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Corruption in Alexandria, VA?

Corruption in Alexandria, VA?

[Alexandria (VA) City Architect Henry] Lewis started raising hell and — to make a long story short — [Jeremy] McPike got him fired. An Alexandria jury found that Lewis had been wrongfully terminated, according to the anti-retaliation provisions of the Virginia Fraud against Taxpayers Act, and awarded him $104,000 in back pay. The city is […]

How Could He Be So Dumb?

How Could He Be So Dumb?

Two lawyers—one a man of many years in the practice, the other, a young man new in the practice—are meeting a new client. The client’s problem is that he is a public figure and now the government is closing in on his fraudulent schemes. His corruption will be exposed. He will no longer live in […]

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Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Frugal Living and The Tightwad Gazette

Over the years our average income has been less than $30,000 (including my husband’s Navy salary and all allowances, plus my spotty freelance income). In less than seven years we saved $49,000, made significant investment purchases (vehicles, appliances, furniture) of $38,000, and were completely debt free! That is an annual savings/investment rate of over $12,500 […]

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi — 10 Goals That Were Too Good for His Age But [Lionel] Messi is best appreciated, [Pep Guardiola, the former manager of Barcelona] admonished, in the virtuosity of the moment, not against the backdrop of history and statistics. Soccer, like figure skating, demands art as much as sport. This is not baseball, where […]

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Earth at night on Google Maps

Earth at night on Google Maps

https://earthbuilder.google.com/10446176163891957399-13737975182519107424-4/mapview/

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Welcoming Princess Leia to the Disney Princess club

Welcoming Princess Leia to the Disney Princess club

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The Election will be over soon…

The Election will be over soon…

What an Astronaut’s Camera Sees at Night (from ISS)

What an Astronaut’s Camera Sees at Night (from ISS)

What an Astronaut’s Camera Sees: International Space Station Hat tip Radley Balko

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Quantitative Easing (QE) Explained

Quantitative Easing (QE) Explained

Clarke and Dawe – Quantitative Easing     Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Pocket Constitution Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates The Federal Budget Process     Related PostsBailouts Explained – Clarke and Dawe: European Debt Crisis

But Wait! There’s More!

But Wait! There’s More!

Willy Bays for Crony Clean: The spray that breaks down bureaucracy!     Courses Congressional Operations Briefing – Capitol Hill Workshop Drafting Federal Legislation and Amendments Writing for Government and Business: Critical Thinking and Writing Custom, On-Site Training     Publications Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide Pocket Constitution Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials: […]

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