Friday, June 23, 2006

10 x 10 in Hong Kong















Photographer Michael Wolf took these pictures of residents in their flats in one of Hong Kong's oldest housing estates. Each of the 100 flats is 10 feet by 10 feet in size. 100 rooms, 100 square feet each. Pretty interesting pictures. I'll never complain my place is too small.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

World Cup

I got up early yesterday (early by my standards) to watch the USA get stomped by the Czechs in their first game of the 2006 World Cup. It was a horrible game - I'm not a true soccer fan by any means, but it seemed like the US had no mojo, and when Czech scored first about 5 minutes into the game they stole all the momentum. I hope the game this Saturday against Italy turns out better. One goal perhaps?

Monday, June 12, 2006

Violent Crime Rises

why is everyone so pissed off lately? maybe because we're pissing away hundreds of billions of dollars in Iraq and still haven't caught Osama?

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Valleywag














If you are an internet dork like myself, I think you'll find Valleywag f-ing hilarious! You can find out about disturbing new technologies like stalkerati and where Larry Page just ate a burrito

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Proposition 82



"Given California's tax-happy political culture, it is no wonder the wealthy and the successful are leaving the state in droves. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of Californians reporting million-dollar incomes plummeted from 44,000 in 2000 to 25,000 in 2003—at a cost of $9 billion in lost tax revenue. Even the stock market downturn after the "dot-com" bubble burst cannot account for such a dramatic decline. It is time policymakers finally learned the lesson of the early 1990s, when an increase in the top income tax rate to 11 percent elicited a mass migration of the wealthy to more friendly environs, precipitating a fiscal crisis. Less than a decade later, it appears California is intent on repeating that costly mistake."

Read Your Official Ballot Pamphlet Carefully and You Will See:

  • A $2.4 billion increase in taxes and spending only increases pre-school attendance by 4% under Prop 82!
  • Prop 82 provides for just 3 hours of pre-school a day!
  • Under Prop 82, just 3 hours of pre-school may cost as much as $8,000 per child.
  • Prop 82 lets the current Sacramento bureaucrats create a huge new expensive bureaucracy, then lets the politicians impose a new tax, a Parent Tax, when there is a cost overrun! A Parent Tax?