On my way to work at 6 am this morning (7/21/2009), I came across a police road block at Miller Valley Rd. and Fair St. Having only my Coolpix point and shoot, I got what photos I could.
Here’s a link from the Prescott Courier about the incident.
I just read Support for Obama on healthcare slips: poll and I see that folks are beginning to realize that government run health care, which I’ll call FedHealth, is a bad deal for most of us. Those who want something for nothing, i.e. someone else to pay for their medical needs, are in favor as are those who relish the federal government getting even bigger and more powerful. I am not in either group!
From the linked article:
Public support for‘s handling of healthcare reform, the pillar of his legislative agenda, has fallen below 50 percent for the first time, a Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Monday said.
Republicans and some fiscally conservative Democrats argue the plan, with an estimated cost of more than $1 trillion, could hurt small businesses, add to budget deficits and reduce the quality of medical care for many Americans.
Those concerns may be having an impact on the public, according to the poll, which showed 49 percent of respondents approving of Obama’s stand on the issue compared to 57 percent in April.
Obama and the Democrats are trying to rush this through so people don’t have a chance to think about it.
No blogging this weekend, Gary and I are seriously overbooked. On Saturday we did 2 photowalks concurrently (they were both in downtown Prescott). Later on Saturday we attended a firearms class which continues on Sunday. To recover, I’m taking Monday off from work. I’ll post some photos I got on the photowalks Monday.
I was amazed when the percentage of email that’s received by the organization where I work exceeded 50% a few years back. Today the number is over 90%. What a waste!
I have always wondered “why?”, and obviously the conclusion was that it generates more revenue for the spammers than it costs. But I guessed that less than 1% of the email users who get spammed responded to it. I was wrong. According to this article, 12% of those who read spam respond to it. I have no way of knowing if this is true, but even if they’re off by an order of magnitude and 1.2% respond then I have been way overestimating my fellow email users.
Why, in a rational world, does spam continue to exist? Because someone you know—or maybe it’s you—has actually tried to buy something from it, a new study finds. Find that person and beat him (or yourself) with a stapler.
It says that 12% have responded to spam because they were “interested in product/service.”