Thursday, November 17, 2011

Think your airline sucks?

BBC News - Comtel Air probe after passengers 'told to buy fuel':

"An airline is set to investigate reports that it asked passengers to pay £20,000 towards the cost of fuel to complete their journey to the UK."

An airline - investigating itself? Good luck wid dat!

Monday, November 14, 2011

This is why we fail.

Love this article. But even better are the comments.

How can you not love this. Comment 1.10


When Danford planted watermelons last year, he estimates he paid a trucking company close to $10 million to transport them.


10 million? Is that a misprint? If he can spend that much on transportation, then he can pay more than $10 an hour.


But what if he paid a higher hourly wage? The going rate now is $10 an hour. "The [pickle] company wouldn't buy it from you then," [the farmer] says. They'd turn to suppliers in other states where labor is cheaper -- states that allow undocumented immigrants to continue working under the radar.


Could someone please explain to me how this works? Why would the pickle company care how much you pay your workers? I guess I am ignorant in the ways of farming.

That comment is precious to me. You had me at ... . Oh well, nevermind.

Another commenter pointed out that the farmer had essentially admitted to hiring illegal laborers and should be jailed. The big tent of the right. Small government, big jails.

Sunday, November 13, 2011