Monthly archives: August, 2011

Disability

It was suggested to me to go on disability when I was diagnosed. I bristled at the idea, I felt like I was still a useful person and could work, if I could find a job. Eventually, I did get a job and I’ve been working ever since. I think the main idea for me …

Krugman Stimulus (updated, not Krugman)

UPDATED!!! This wasn’t Krugman, but see below…   “People on twitter might be joking, but in all seriousness, we would see a bigger boost in spending and hence economic growth if the earthquake had done more damage.” -Paul Krugman   Paul Krugman is an ass. Yes, he is the Nobel Laureate columnist for the New …

Amy Winehouse (alcohol)

The news and internet were all a-twitter when Amy Winehouse died. Lots of shaking of the head and “I told you so’s” were going around. The general assumption was that she finally OD’d on whatever it was she was taking. The initial autopsy was inconclusive. That just set off more snark, “They just aren’t sure …

Warren Buffet and taxes

An editorial that Warren Buffet wrote has been making the rounds recently. I can’t link to it since it’s at the NYT behind a paywall, but the essence is this; Warren Buffet doesn’t think that he pays enough in taxes, he doesn’t think the “super rich” pay enough in taxes, he doesn’t think it will …

Mobile savvy

I was at dinner the other night with some family members and the topic of Trukee California came up (don’t ask). Both my brother and I had been there but there was some question about where it was and some of the details about it. We both got out our phones to look it up, …

Things seem to be falling apart

Wow wee, that was a rough couple of days. I’m sure there’s going to be more panic selling the rest of this week too. The strange thing is that the downgrade doesn’t seem to have hurt treasuries, people seem to be flocking to them as a safe haven even though those are the things that …