[Admin Note: Copyrighted photos removed from diary] Uniqlo founder Tadashi Yanai, above, is worth over $9 billion. From New York Magazine… Every day, at every Uniqlo worldwide, customer advisers repeat what are known as "the six standard phrases," which they are expected to use while on the floor. The first
Engineers have stopped the flow of oil and gas into the Gulf of Mexico from a gushing BP well, the federal government’s top oil-spill commander, U.S. Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen, said Thursday morning.
That’s the very good news! And now…
“If they tell me some important stuff, like appointments, if I don’t write it down or put it in my BlackBerry right away, I’m not going to remember,” Cain says.
Unemployed and living on a medical retirement income, Cain says he is uncertain about his future.
“I really wish that they’d go away,” he says of symptoms such as short-term memory loss and his tendency to startle easily. “I didn’t want them to tell me I had a brain problem, because I was a pretty smart person before. I had straight A’s. … It really frustrates me.”
And wouldn’t the Democrats be screaming bloody murder if George W. Bush and Richard B. Cheney had personally intervened to make 9/11 possible!
But after Ken Salazar personally intervened in federal court to overturn an injunction against offshore drilling, specifically for the catastrophic well at Mississippi Canyon Block 252…
Democrats just grinned their usual shit-eating grins, and blamed everybody else except Barack Obama.
And that’s the real story.
Suppose your household sits exactly in the middle of net worth in the United States, meaning that 50% of households are worth more and 50% less, exactly at the median of net worth. What is YOUR net worth?
According to the most recent (2007) Survey of Consumer Finances from the Federal Reserve, YOUR net worth is…
Now suppose that all the wealth in the United States were distributed equally among all the households, so that everybody had exactly the average (mean) amount of wealth.
What would YOU get?
“President Bush’s greatest failure was not Iraq, Afghanistan or Katrina. It was his failure of imagination after 9/11 to mobilize the country to get behind a really big initiative for nation-building in America.”
“Sadly, President Obama seems intent on squandering his environmental 9/11 with a Bush-level failure of imagination.”
Can anyone imagine a stupider way to celebrate Earth Day than rolling out yet another version of one of the most lethal fighter-bombers ever invented?