spun writes: "New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg apologized to an elderly Brooklyn couple on Friday for about 50 door-pounding visits police made to their home resulting from a glitch in one of the department's computers. The couple's address was used in an automated test and never removed from the system. Now the police department claims to have a foolproof solution: they have flagged the address with a note telling officers not to go there."
spun writes: "A disaster Recovery team from Trilogy International Partners, llc, was among the first responders to arrive after the quake in Haiti. After seeing to the safety of their staff, they worked quickly to bring up emergency generators and restore service to the devastated country. Winners of a State Department medal for their previous work in Haiti, the company appears to be a model not only for proper disaster recovery response, but also for ethical corporate behavior. Their quick action has no doubt saved thousands of lives, but Haiti still needs our help. "
spun writes: "A group of rich Germans has launched a petition calling for the government to make wealthy people pay higher taxes. talk about civic minded, here in America the rich expect to not pay any taxes, get huge bonuses, and get bailed out if they fail. As Adam Smith wrote in "Wealth of Nations" regarding taxes, "It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.""