Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Ain't That a Shame...

***I've shopped at Etsy for the last time. It's a site for people to sell their hand-made goods, and they really have some pretty things. However, they have bowed to the Habitually Offended crowd and have banned the sale of anything with a Redskins logo. I'm done with them, and I wrote to them and told them why. How utterly ridiculous this has gotten.

***Obama's going to lay out his ISIS strategy tonight. I think it's time to rearrange my sock drawer.

***We all know this, but maybe a few of the die-hard 40% will listen if we keep hammering the facts: Obamacare destroys small business jobs, lowers pay.

While Obamacare was implemented to help the little guy, that hasn't been the case, according to a study from the American Action Forum, a center-right think tank.

The report found that the Affordable Care Act is cutting small-business workers' pay by at least $22.6 billion a year. And it calculates that Obamacare has eliminated 350,000 jobs. The study defines a small business as one that employs 20 to 99 workers.

"The relationship between rising premiums and lower pay was already well known in academic literature," the report states. "Our research simply measured how the ACA has affected the relationship between health-insurance premiums, small-business wages, and employment."

Duh, people. The government shouldn't mandate what employers offer their employees, and they shouldn't force people to buy something they don't want to buy. 

***IRS targeting Breitbart. What a surprise.


You’ve heard of grade inflation? Welcome to the world of degree inflation.
A new report finds that employers are increasingly requiring a bachelor’s degree for positions that didn’t used to require baccalaureate education. A college degree, in other words, is becoming the new high school diploma: the minimum credential required to get even the most basic, entry-level job.

Perhaps if they would teach the basics, how to read, write, and do math, rather than sex education and what you shouldn't eat, we'd be graduating capable seniors.

***Earth sheltered homes. Not for me as I like lots of windows and light, but these are interesting. Great pictures, but I can't copy them here. Click the link to see them.

***Abandoned islands. 
Great pictures here as well, but I can't copy them here. See them at the link.

***Okay, this is a cool sand sculpture:

***"No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else." Charles Dickens

***Have a great day!

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