Ahh but you see I agree with you. The thing is that it is not anymore moral to steal from the "rich" than the poor because frankly unless you are a multi billionaire someone is always richer and unless you at the point of death from starvation someone is always going to be poor compared to you.
" The fine is nominal — one part of government fining another is rather pointless, but it does show that there's a little bit of accountability"
in the voice of Sir Humphrey Appleby.
No minister it is not pointless at all. You get to show that their is some accountability at no cost to the government in monetary terms. The error will be shown to be a problem with a contractor that is following his original contract instead of the new updated rules so no one in the civil service will be held responsible and in the end nothing really will change and we can get on with the business of running the government.
The House Ethics Committee has quietly done away with the requirement that lawmakers disclose their all-expense-paid trips on annual financial forms, National Journal reported on Monday.
Trips paid for by private groups are now no longer required to be noted on annual financial-disclosure forms filed by Congress members, according to the Journal. The move was never announced publicly; the Journal said that it discovered the change in a review of the disclosure filings.
There's an easy answer for that, once you've had 16+ years in the industry, and I stumbled onto it by accident, and thanks to this one weird tip I have gotten a raise every few months.
That weird tip: keep your Dice, Monster, and Linked In profiles active and up to date.
I'm not currently looking for a change, but last week I had 48 hours in which I had 12 recruiter calls. And I've been able to wrangle a 2%-4% raise out of every job change for the past three years.
The reason is simple. They are poor people in the third world taking money from the rich people! Why should they care? They are sticking it to the man.
Just remember that next time you feel no sorrow sticking it to the man. You are the man to someone else.
"The vast majority of your deities, including today's most popular ones were conjured up by winos and opium addicts."
Yes, they were. You can tell them from the real thing by not being universal and lacking the ability to say, choose the gravitational constant for the entire universe.
Of course it also prevent a lot of starvation.
I knew all that but their has been no new news for a few months.
Because a video is proof? Have you never been to the movies? Did you not see Tom Hanks get a medal from LBJ?
or Ironman save New York from an alien invasion?
I saw a picture of Tom Hanks getting a Medal from LBJ and of a large alien starship over New York so it must be true.
I never saw a picture of Native Americans driven from their lands so that must be held in doubt....
In other words what???????
"If that were the case, kids who are overfed carbohydrates would be smarter and taller, not fatter and dumber."
Every look at an AP class? Fatter does not mean dumber.
Of course the best combination might be a high carbohydrate and a high activity diet for young people.
If there was trouble at my house, I'm not going for any of my handguns. Then it's shotgun / AR-15 time.
Not strictly on topic but I think it was your link to a video by an anesthesiologist that had me questioning what I assumed "center of mass" to be.
My sister hired some ex-military guy for personalized gun training and was taught ("get a 9mm" and) a "one in the head, two in the chest" thing. But from what that doc said, and that slide that showed the major artery systems of the human body, it looked like you want to shoot below the rib cage.
(And of course the other takeaway was that handguns suck as far as lethality.)