To Serve Man

I woke up this morning with a fear that if Romney wins we’ll be in a Twilight Zone episode (circa 1960), where

the pig-like “Kanamit,” testify that the purpose of their mission to Earth is to “bring to you the peace and plenty which we ourselves enjoy, and which we have in the past brought to other races throughout the galaxy.”

At the end, the UN translator finally deciphers the stolen book he has been working on (using a basic Kanamit-English dictionary provided by the aliens): titled To Serve Man, it is a cookbook!

Yes, Romney says he knows how to create jobs.  At Bain, he did so with Staples:

How do these “Romney job creator” jobs stack up against other jobs? Average Staples salaries for job postings nationwide are 51 percent lower than average salaries for all job postings. The pay at Staples appears to be around $8-10 an hour. That’s $16-20,000 a year, certainly not enough to support a family, or even pay rent in many areas, never mind buying food. (The 2012 poverty guideline for family of four is $23,050.)  http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-johnson/so-did-mitt-romney-really_b_1681248.html

I can’t even listen to the radio now without the latest statistics in the Presidential Race.  Can barely read the Sunday NY Times!  Aargh!

Big Change

I can’t help but think that the Big Change that Romney has been talking about is the $111.8 million that he and his party allies brought in during the first two weeks of October: 11,180,000,000 cents!

The Birds, again

“My” male cardinal, very much alive, contrasted to these birds from today’s Times: Casualties of Toronto’s Urban Skies

FLAP (Fatal Light Awareness Program) estimates that one million to nine million birds die every year from impact with buildings in the Toronto area. The group’s founder once single-handedly recovered about 500 dead birds in one morning.

If you go into the site, this composite photo is a Multimedia Feature with names for the various birds.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/world/americas/casualties-of-torontos-urban-skies.html?hpw

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