top heavy….

Smitty sent me this fable illustrating why the American auto industry is in deep trouble while the Japanese car makers are faring so much better. The premise of the story, top heavy management, seems entirely reasonable to me; although I have no idea whether or not the statistics cited at the end are true or … Continue reading top heavy….

Cindy McCain

Cindy McCain is quite an accomlished woman. I favor John McCain for president and when I read about Cindy I see that she would make a good president too; certainly better than Hillary. snopes.com: Cindy McCain Cindy Hensley McCain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia John McCain 2008 - John McCain for President

an article that will get your attention…

The Mountain Sentinel: energy depletion, sustainability, fascism, socioeconomic collapse, democracy, equality, activism, peak oil. This article is simultaneously scary as hell and hopeful. We are indeed addicted to technology and I suspect this is natural for Humans; technology is one of the traits that sets us apart from other creatures (stone age tools are a … Continue reading an article that will get your attention…

P2P lending

Kiva - Loans that change lives This is a way for ordinary people to make small loans to small business entrepreneurs in the US and in other countries. I like the concept of individuals being able to lend to other individuals, bypassing the big business financial predators. Microfinance - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Prosper: The … Continue reading P2P lending

Maxed Out !

Maxed Out: Hard Times in the Age of Easy Credit by James D. Scurlock | LibraryThingI just finished this book and I find the whole situation to be appalling. Unless we make some radical changes in our system, we are doomed.related links...Americans for Fairness in Lending - Homefrontline: secret history of the credit card | … Continue reading Maxed Out !

notes…

Sweetous and I drove to State College today to visit Piglette and Mike. We went out for supper at a steak place called Quaker Steak & Lube. Interesting decor and good food, very reasonable prices ! I was impressed. After supper we saw a movie: The Reaping, a horror film featuring the plagues of Egypt … Continue reading notes…