Saturday, June 30, 2007
Friday, June 29, 2007
"About a year ago I hired a developer in India to do my job. I pay him $12,000 to do the job I get paid $67,000 for. He's happy to have the work. I'm happy that I only have to work 90 minutes a day, talking code. My employer thinks I'm telecommuting. Now I'm considering getting a second job and doing the same thing."Considering getting a second job? He should get 10 jobs and outsource them all.
Besides outsourcing your own job, you can also outsource your personal life -- I'll post more on that soon.
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Thursday, June 28, 2007
The current 10/20 compulsory minimum is laughably low and means that we all have to essentially self-insure ourselves against at-fault drivers through uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage. The number of uninsured drivers and drivers with only the minimum $10,000 coverage means that UM premiums are much higher than they should be. The irony is that we essentially have to self-insure for accidents, yet because we are not a no-fault state, the coverage is expensive because of the massive cost (read: attorney's fees) of our tort-based system. Increasing the minimum required coverage from 10/20 to 25/50 is an adequate start, and the state should increase enforcement of minimum coverages and impose stiffer penalties for violations.
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007
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Tuesday, June 26, 2007
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Monday, June 25, 2007
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Sunday, June 24, 2007
Sri Sri Ravi's central message is that humans are like bananas, nourished by spiritual values common to all world religions and most individual spiritual paths, while the symbols and practices of these religions are like the banana's skin. I am not making this up. His aim is to foster a secularized, humanized, non-exclusive spirituality that will help people recognize the good in every human being.
Perhaps if things don't work out with his holiness Sri Sri, Nagin can ask the Church of Scientology to help us out. God help us all.
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Saturday, June 23, 2007
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Saturday, June 16, 2007
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Wednesday, June 13, 2007
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Monday, June 11, 2007
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Saturday, June 09, 2007
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
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Monday, June 04, 2007
This massive increase in government spending cannot be entirely blamed on hurricane recovery efforts. The simple truth is that government spending is out of control. From serving in Congress over the past three years I can tell you firsthand that government spending in Washington is out of control. And it appears to be contagious, as Louisiana is also on a spending binge of historic proportions. There is no individual, no family, and no business that could survive with these unbridled, undisciplined, and irresponsible spending sprees.
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Sunday, June 03, 2007
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"It's not our fault that the levees breached that the federal government built," he said, launching into the speech's singular moment of unscripted oratory and rousing the night's only standing ovation. "It's not our fault that we were stranded and left. It's not our fault that the Road Home program has issued only 12 percent of the grants after almost two years. It's not our fault that our water system is leaking today. It's not our fault."
To see local bloggers who disliked the speech, see Moldy City, Library Chronicles, et al. For bloggers who liked the speech, see here: .
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