That for the NYMEX and COMEX Division Trading Floors:972 cubic feet of paper is swept off the trading floors each day. In a year, that is enough paper to fill 10 full-length New York City subway trains.
“At the risk of drawing attention to a hateful organization, I would like to make my little monster fan[s] aware of a protest being held outside the Monsterball in St.Louis tonight. Although we have had protesters before, as well as fundamentalists at the show this group of protesters are hate criminals and preach using [lewd] and violent language and imagery that I wish I protect you all from. Their message is of hatred and divisiveness, but inside at the Monsterball we preach love and unity. My request to all little monsters and public authority is to pay these hate criminals no mind. Do not interact with them, or try to fight. Do not respond to any of their provocation. Don’t waste your words, or feelings, no matter what you hear or see. You are more fortunate and blessed than they are, and in your heart just pray for them. Although I respect and do not judge anyone for their personal views on any politics or religion, this group in particular to me, is violent and dangerous. I wanted to make my fans aware of my views on how to approach, or rather not approach, these kinds of hate activists. Be inspired to ignore their ignorant message, and feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are.”—
LADY GAGA, Tweeting to her fans about a “protest” by the hate group Westboro Baptist “Church” outside a concert in St. Louis last night.
I guess its starting to make sense now. I would keeep it real and your just not ready for that.
Just because we are family doesn’t mean we have to be friends. But is hurts cause I thought we were close. Every time you “like” my pics on FB or comment on whatever I haven’t managed to block you from I have nightmares. There are ones take me back to my childhood remind me of what little connection we had back then, how I longed to fit in with my own blood and how cruel children can be. I also have nightmares that paint me a future in where my niece no longer knows my name.
I keep on building on to the wall you started but it all feels like a repair job, filling in the holes but never starting anew. I’m lost and so are you but I guess we will continue out battles separately. We are no longer warriors, we are no longer sisters. We are (solely by the blood that bonds us) family, we are relatives and that’s where it ends.
“Given that you wouldn’t collect much revenue from a liquor tax in a nation where there was no liquor, this might have seemed an insurmountable problem for the Prohibition movement. Unless, that is, you could weld the drive for Prohibition to the campaign for another reform, the creation of a tax on incomes.”—
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent
*Insights from the book I am currently reading. Ooh so this is how it starts for income taxation. There is not a single government action that is not tied to another cuase.
The Pew Research Center released a report today that looks at spending and borrowing habits, which demographic groups have been the hardest hit, and peoples’ hopes for the future of personal savings.
While nearly a third of adults in the labor force have been unemployed at some point during the recession, a rather frightening 55 percent of working adults say that they have been unemployed, taken a pay cut or a reduction in hours, or spent time working a part-time job they would otherwise have not needed to take if conditions were not so bad. Forty-eight percent of the survey participants said they are now in worse financial shape than they were three years ago, and 63 percent said it would take at least three years to regain the savings they had before the recession. Thirty-five percent of adults 62 and older have delayed retirement. And, 54 percent of adults felt that the recession was far from over, while 41 percent said things were only just now beginning to look up.
A bit ironically, the demographic groups hit hardest by the recession — “blacks, young adults and Democrats” — were more upbeat about economic recovery than their less affected white, middle-aged and Republican counterparts.