Dear Rhiannon Pooler,
I am sorry that you decided to major in sociology at Arizona State. It was your choice, surely you knew that your job prospects were low. To assume that the American taxpayer is going to foot the bill is ridiculous. Yes, the company may work down the debt with you, but those negotiations will subsequently be passed on to us. . .
Very Sincerely Yours,
Small businesses are the foundation of a vibrant economy. Despite the current tight business climate, there is help for veterans seeking to start their own business:
Veterans Small Business Association Foundation (VSBAF.ORG) was founded by Rallie P Rallis of Seal Beach, California, in January 2013, as a mean to help those who serviced our country.
Rallie is a ex-Navy officer who served in the Civil Engineering Corp. In addition to his naval career, he is a published author, business coach, internet marketer, and real estate investor, with over 50 years of business experience, in manufacturing, marketing, and business building.
Rallie Rallis has experience leading Seabees. Let him help you. (Although, if I were writing his website as his websmaster, I would add an s after Corp. And the line those who serviced our country should read those who served our country. I am, after all, a language nerd. And I service websites.)
Update: Courtesy of NavyDavy, this site is a possible scam. Tread carefully when getting serviced by VSBAF.
Of primary worry to me is the Scooter Store. They could very easily be a front for some sort of (nefarious) terrorist after-school club. Good thing the FBI just raided them. Under the pretense that they are committing fraud. I’ve seen the ads with Doug Harrison and he is so convincing, I’ve almost considered getting one. (I’d soup that thing up with the engine-du-jour, a hybrid. Say, ten horsepower?)
Why would Leitny Cisse al-Djoumat say this about desert grass mats: It’s the first time someone has bought such a large amount. They didn’t explain why they wanted so many.
ZG Raiffeisen eG
I can’t help but to be impressed by Mr. Peter Breiter, the sole worker at the Raiffeisen Gammesfeld eG cooperative bank in southern Germany.
His views: People said I would get bored, but I’m not. My hobby is my job. What could be finer?
Buffett insider trading?
Uh oh, standby for some very serious allegations about ketchup and Warren Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway.
Specifically: The Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday that it had obtained a court order to freeze assets in a Swiss trading account, questioning profits made ahead of the announcement of H.J. Heinz Co.’s $28 billion acquisition by a group including Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway.
If it turns out Warren Buffet is the insider or he had knowledge of the insider, add him to the list of people who need to stuff a pie in their piehole. The whole we can pay more taxes meme is tiresome. Especially if it turns out he is insider trading. (Although in all fairness to the man, the amount made, less than 2 million clams, is pretty much small potatoes.)
The great state of Florida just unveiled a new logo and they are taking heat over it possibly being sexist:
The new logo of Florida, perfect climate for business
In all fairness, I’ve seen woman wearing ties too. And I like Florida, they don’t tax military retirement.
I will read any article titled: This Tech Entrepreneur Is About to Launch the Blackwater of the High Seas. The techie is Anthony Sharp and his company is called Typhon:
Anthony Sharp of Typhon, a new private security firm
Anthony Sharp, a 50-year-old veteran of tech startups, grew up with a love for ships. On February 7, he’ll turn that boyhood affection into what might be the first private navy since the 19th century. Sharp’s newest company, Typhon, will offer a fleet of armed ex-Royal Marines and sailors to escort commercial ships through pirate-infested waters. In essence, Typhon wants to be the Blackwater of the sea, minus the stuff about accidentally killing civilians.
Sharp thinks the market is ripe for Typhon, a company named for a monster out of Greek myth. Budget cuts are slicing into the wallets of the militaries that provide protection from pirates. The conflicts and weak governments that incubate piracy in places like Somalia persist. “Maritime crime is growing at the same time that navies are shrinking,” Sharp tells Danger Room by telephone from the U.K. “The policemen are going off the beat.” Sharp thinks that creates a potent opportunity for the fleet he’s buying.
The policemen are going off the beat? Hey, not so fast. We are still out here!
I will confess, I do not know what: The Revenge of John Bogle means. But this link explains it to you, those of you of good stock. . .
I had a friend in college who weighed 450 pounds. He was fat, but he was also powerful, as in the power-lifting type. And he got banned from this one Asian buffet we used to go to. In a similar vein, the Gobi restaurant in Brighton, England, which offers a Mongolian Barbecue for just £12 ($19) banished two customers, George Dalmon and Andy Miles. The gentlemen apparently ate a lot.
Emeco designed the iconic aluminum chair for the U.S. Navy in 1944. But furniture rival Restoration Hardware released an identical Naval Chair recently:
The Emeco original on the left, the Restoration Hardware Rip-off on the right
The original one sells for $455? Wow. Go to DRMO and pick up a real one for free.
For a private developer to create a garden, it’s a question of who gets credit. To do it without their blessing, you’re basically insulting them, Ori Feibush said. I’m not looking for a thank-you, but I’m not looking for a big F.U.
I feel your pain, Ori. As a blogger, I’m not looking for thanks or the big bird either.
Yo Philly, lighten up. (Note: I did not say, light up. I’ve heard of those exotic Phillie Blunts. And I know that they’re more than just cigarros. )
There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire. If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working. . .
Do you know what the term “on the arm” means? Or “full boat?” I’ll give you a hint, one that I learned in this article on Chipotle. It has to do with cops getting free or discounted food.
Six months ago, I posted on a Patrol Boat that was for sale for $18,000. It is back on the market for 24.5K. Get out your wallet, YP 702 could be yours:
Or is this another boat altogether?