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calendar   Monday - January 19, 2015

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moo.

No, i ain’tn’t dead yet. A bit under the weather perhaps. Mainly I’m just being kept too busy. Wife has a bunch of days off from work again, so somehow I have no time for blogging.

We had a nasty little ice storm here. Most of it melted away, but for half a day it was like a skating rink out here.  And there was much spreading of calcite ...

I found out the hard way about a poor automotive product. I had this windshield spray over the summer called Bug Wash ... in very fine print it says “not suitable for sub-freezing conditions”. What a stupid product. Fine, maybe you don’t have to make the stuff out of antifreeze. But at least put a little alcohol or some propo in there so that it stays semi-liquid down to 10°. Nope. Who the heck remembers about changing out the windshield squirt? This stuff freezes solid at 32. Left me with a frozen reservoir and a popped tube. At least it was an easy fix when things thawed and leaked everywhere.

So, news? I haven’t really even watched any. Or spent much time online.

Alright, let’s take a quick look ... oh, sweet. HALF OF THE WEALTH OF THE ENTIRE WORLD is held by 1% of the population; the 80 richest folks have more money than the population of the poorest half of the planet combined. Gee, that’s nice.

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Horry Clap. You know, there’s hardly any point even in “occupying” these rats and “redistributing” their wealth ... it adds up to about $400 per person, even if you can assume no distribution costs at all.

Billionaires and politicians gathering in Switzerland this week will come under pressure to tackle rising inequality after a study found that – on current trends – by next year, 1% of the world’s population will own more wealth than the other 99%.

Ahead of this week’s annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in the ski resort of Davos, the anti-poverty charity Oxfam said it would use its high-profile role at the gathering to demand urgent action to narrow the gap between rich and poor.

The charity’s research, published on Monday, shows that the share of the world’s wealth owned by the best-off 1% has increased from 44% in 2009 to 48% in 2014, while the least well-off 80% currently own just 5.5%.

Oxfam added that on current trends the richest 1% would own more than 50% of the world’s wealth by 2016.


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