WAPO, Oct 3, 2017 … How big is the federal workforce? Much bigger than you think. A new study on “The True Size of Government,” by Paul C. Light, professor of public service at New York University, says the government’s “blended” workforce is 7 to 9 million strong — including contractors and grantees.
Well said, Rana Foroohar in the Sept. 27th NYT opinion piece which can be read here.
Part one, Creation of the Label Ball, can be read here . I entered the label ball into the Sonoma County Fair’s Amateur – Adult Home Arts – Other Paper Arts – Altered Art (yes, that is the full category) and won a 2nd place ribbon! This also comes with a $4 check, so, after … [Read more…]
Louis Brandeis once warned the American people, that as a nation, “We must make a choice. We may have a democracy, or have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” Democracy In Chains, p 211.
It seems to me that this breach as outlined by F. Manjoo in the NYT today is about trust. The crown jewels have been stolen. Because they all use the same dataset and we’ve always considered them interchangeable, there is no difference, TransUnion and Experian are as culpable as Equifax. So, now that the data … [Read more…]
Daily Alta California > 3 December 1857 — Information was given at the Police office yesterday, that a negro had been robbed by a hackman whose name we did not learn, but who is known by the name of “Sinbad,” an appropriate name, if the account given of him is correct. It appears that the … [Read more…]
Sonoma Democrat, 17 December 1857 BY VIRTUE OF AN EXECUTION issued out of the District Court of the Third Judicial District, in and for the County of Alameda, State of California, duly attested on the 4th day of June, A. D., 1857, and to me directed :Whereas a judgment was rendered in said Third Judicial … [Read more…]
Sonoma Democrat, 17 December 1857 We take the following account of the execution of three murderers at Sonora, Dec. 12th, from the Sonora Correspondent of the Morning Call: “The all-absorbing topic of conversation at this time is the hanging of Lyons, Poer and McAuley, for the murders perpetrated by them some time back. At ten … [Read more…]
Monsanto and BASF, what could go wrong? Washington Post, Aug 29, 2017. “This miracle weed killer was supposed to save farms. Instead, it’s devastating them.”
An interview by Mark Karlin, Truthout magazine, with writer Nancy MacLean, who’s book ‘Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America’ shines a light on the work of economist James McGill Buchanan who’s work inspired the Koch brothers, among others. If you have the nerve after 6+ months of … [Read more…]