On tipping - and breast sizeStunned, I tell you.
Yes, it does make a difference, at least according to a study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. The larger the breasts, the bigger the gratuity.
This is one of the reasons that we can't fix all our budget problems with higher taxes on the rich--if we do that, revenues are going to collapse dangerously every time there's a recession.What I said. Michael Hiltzik, the pathetic excuse for a business columnist in the LA Times, disagrees.
That kind of thing makes liberal hawks get all starry eyed. But what makes Libya different than most of the other places where tyrannical governments do nasty things to their citizens isn't terribly Wilsonsian:Well, gosh, that's not very useful. because if that's good policy, then invading Iraq made perfect sense - and as we all know, the smart kids have all determined that it made no sense (I'm remaining on the fence myself, but I'm neither smart nor a kid).
* Qaddafi's rule over Libya is, on balance, a net negative for US interests;
* The US doesn't care much for most of his friends either;
* He's sitting on not insignificant fossil fuel deposits;
* He has no real support among the great powers; and
* The UK, US, and France really, really, really don't like the guy.
People who truly possess a green thumb, usually live life with a full heart. The late SGT James Nolen of the 2/508, 82nd Airborne had one, and anticipated gardening at his house near Ft. Bragg, NC when his deployment ended. His wife Rachel writes:
"When we moved into our new house before James deployed all he could talk about was how much he couldn't wait to plant trees, have nice gardens, and a beautiful yard. James had a green thumb so there was no doubt that he would have done it. But unfortunately things got so busy before he deployed we never got to begin his gardens."I'm going to post the punchline to this story because I want to make sure the name of Gellen Lawn Care gets broadcast far and wide...here's Rachel:
"This afternoon the nicest thing happened to me. Over the weekend I signed a contract for lawn service with Gellen Lawn Care. Well, today, Patrick (the owner) came to cut my lawn. He noticed James' memorial garden. After telling him all about James he thanked me for his sacrifice. Then he gave me back my contract and offered to cut my lawn for free as long as he was in business. It truly means so much to me that a complete stranger would be so nice. I know James is smiling down from heaven. I'm telling you it's the little things that mean so such."Some things, thankfully, speak for themselves.
Parks has been targeted for removal by the DWP's union, the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18, and its affiliate IBEW 11, as well as the city's police union and the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor and SEIU Local 721.
The cash-rich unions representing thousands of city workers have organized a massive independent expenditure campaign, pouring more than $650,000 in contributions into electing Hogan-Rowles.
Parks, as head of the City Council Finance and Budget Committee, has infuriated IBEW Local 18's outspoken and powerful business manager, Brian D'Arcy, and L.A. Police Protective League president Paul Weber, by seeking more control over DWP pensions and benefits, challenging the public utility's rationale for rate hikes, voting against a costly police contract and backing layoffs and furlough days for city workers.This is what the capture of the state and local political process by public-sector unions who are primarily interested in their own interests looks like, and this is why it's critical not only that we deal with the fiscal consequences of the last 25 years' control of the political process, but with the mechanism that brought us there.
The County Federation spent more than $8.5 million to defeat Parks when he ran in 2008 for the 2nd District Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors seat, which he lost to Mark Ridley-Thomas.