All hail these hearts of darkness!

All hail McDonald’s “unconventional wisdom”… or is it just outright mendacity? Their stockholders better hope MickieD ain’t using that same “fuzzy math” on their balance sheets! Among the helpful tips McDonald’s offers to its employees:

      • don’t buy food
      • don’t buy clothing
      • don’t heat your home
      • don’t pay more than $600 in rent
      • don’t spend more than $20 on health insurance premiums per month
      • while you’re at it, better get a second or third job too, because you can’t live on what MickyD pays, and SNAP only goes so far!

Speaking of “oh, SNAP!”, it looks like Iowa State is turning out a lower grade of moron these days. Just read this mutton-headed idiotorial on “food stamp abuse”. ‘Many students may wish they had a little extra cash for groceries. However, food is an absolute priority for living’. Does Daddy’s precious little teabagger really understand the BS they’re spewing, or the proper use of ‘however’, even? I kept looking for the “Are there no prisons? Are there no workhouses?” line to be trotted out. Must not be an English major amongst the petty thugs that scrawled this piece.

Re-wiring the bankster brain: “If you are in any doubt about how little has changed on Wall Street since 2008, check out yesterday’s front page New York Times story about how banks like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley profited wildly by hoarding and slowing the supply of various commodity metals like aluminum, driving up prices on the global market in the process”. Banks: anything they touch turns to evil™.

Okay, on to brighter, shinier things!

It may look like an enormous mosquito coil, but the Slingatron is designed to be a cheaper way to put bulk cargo into orbit.

There’s something you don’t see everyday: ‘Traffic Zebras’ enforce road safety in Bolivia.

“Look into the eyes of a cat for a moment. Your gaze will flicker between recognising another being, and staring into a void“.

Get acquainted with the legendary Walter “Mad” Halliday (obit 1872) and his hobby of burying genuine Roman coins in odd places with the expressed idea of puzzling future antiquaries.

The biggest virus evah! Each is around 1 micrometre long and 0.5 micrometres across, and their respective genomes top out at 1.9 million and 2.5 million bases — making the Pandoraviruses larger than many bacteria and even some eukaryotic cells.

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2 Responses to “All hail these hearts of darkness!”

  1. Mordanicus Says:

    You might now understand, why I never go to McDonald’s.

    This is the reason why I support a basic income which is sufficient to live from, albeit a quite modestly livestyle. Those who desire a more luxurious livestyle should work for it.

  2. offlogic Says:

    Yes, I say NO to McDonald’s as well. The food alone will put you off your food! 🙂
    Right now, the minimum wage would be almost $11/hour it had kept up with inflation over the past 40 years, instead of $7.25. That means a pre-tax income of $1160 for a full-time worker at minimum wage. On that, you could scrape by if you squatted or had a lot of room-mates, maybe, but many U.S. employers are limiting workers to 30-35 hours a week to avoid providing “full-time” benefits.
    Hard to sell goods and services to people that have no money.

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