Posts tagged "Economics"

Huffington B Team: Quinn Has Your Back

Arianna Huffington, Richard Branson of Virgin airlines cum Virgin Galactic commercial space program and Jochen Zeitz, Chief Sustainability Officer at Kering and founder of the Zeitz Foundation for Intercultural Ecosphere® Safety are definitely in lockstep with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Quinn has a taskforce in place to make Illinois the state in which to incorporate... Read more »

H.elp U.s D.evelop Common Sense

If you didn’t catch the significance of the title, here’s a hint.  It’s H.U.D. This idea struck me as I was watching an episode of Treme and noticed the graffiti on a wall for FEMA, “Fix Everything My Ass”. This blog is also inspired by dealing with HUD mentality concerning our apartment in a senior... Read more »

Ice Cream Politics and Commend Amend

Ice Cream Politics and Commend Amend
If you are not familiar with Indiegogo, here’s your chance to learn about some neat *#!t.  Indiegogo is one of the up and coming crowdsource funding sites.  Normal (sometimes not so normal folks), can go on line and pick a cause or project to help fund.  You can start a campaign as well.  I look... Read more »
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Occu-pussies: Not

Here’s yet another abstraction for the Occupy movement.  I’ve heard Occu-puses; suggesting there are so many arms that the movement has no direction but also suggesting that there are so many damned things to be upset about that it takes numerous arms to tackle the mess.  I rather like the second explanation myself but allow... Read more »

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy

Chicago State University: Something is Fishy
Emmanuel Pratt leading kids to enjoy science It’s no secret that I’m an advocate for sustainability.  I happen to think green is sexy. I cruise the web looking for articles on building with bamboo, solar energy, wind energy.  I love the stuff but recently I discovered some real green excitement taking place in a little... Read more »

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago

11 Hectares in England Could be 37 Acres in Chicago
We are in keeping with the Ikea philosophy: We don’t want to produce for the rich or the super-rich; we want to produce for the families, for the people,” says Harald Müller, the head of LandProp A couple of months ago I carbon copied an email I sent to Kathy Boerner of Ikea to Alderman... Read more »
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$2 Gasoline: The Ides of April

I received the following email this afternoon from a good friend and bona fide penny watcher.  I did my usual look see at Snopes.com for associated urban legends.  This wasn’t there.  There was a story about not purchasing gas on April 15th.  Who wants to go anywhere that day anyway?  The IRS has taken the... Read more »

Conspiracies

Conspiracies
I rarely subscribe to conspiracy theories.  I should say I didn’t so much in the past.  As I get older I am seeing way too many patterns that seem to point to big conspiracies, some intentional, some maybe not so much. A friend and colleague posted something on my face book page about a mathematical... Read more »

Who Shot That Child:The Sound Heard Round the World

Who Shot That Child:The Sound Heard Round the World
The sound of gun fire punctuated the tenants’ meeting in the 346 E. 53rd Street building last evening.  The shots were close by.  Close enough to cause a stir in the building.  Residents emerged from apartments, emptied out of the brightly lit meeting room where tenants play at Wii bowling or take exercise classes. People... Read more »
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Chased: http://chn.ge/xD5Ajx

Chased: http://chn.ge/xD5Ajx
Almost everyone who knows me is well acquainted with my stance on the banks and Wall Street. My friends, colleagues, family and even those who can’t stand me realize that I don’t need any prompting to jump all over what I feel is injustice of any shape, way or form.  Because of the above I get... Read more »
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