Bob Bogle of the Ventures passes away: God Bless…

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June 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , . Entertainment, Music, Popular Culture. Comments off.

It Takes a Taxpayer: LA County suggests paying parents to take care of their own children…

Just when you thought California couldn’t get any farther out there in LALA land…

LAT:

With steep state budget cuts under debate in Sacramento, Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to push for changes to CalWorks and other government aid programs they said would save nearly $270 million.

Included in their suggestions is a novel proposal: Put unemployed parents to work caring for their own children. Parents now receiving assistance must attend job training and search for work. While they fulfill those requirements, they are eligible for subsidized child care, which typically costs the state about $500 a month per child in L.A. County.

The parents of children under age 1 may stay home and still receive benefits. Now, county officials propose expanding that to parents who have one child under age 2 or two children under age 6. Monthly job training and child-care costs for such parents often exceed their welfare check, Santana said.

In Los Angeles County, 8,000 households with more than one child under age 6 receive CalWorks-subsidized child care, according to the county’s department of social services. If adopted, county officials estimate the proposal — intended to counter Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s threat to eliminate CalWorks — could save the state $140 million this fiscal year.

Well now I’ve heard it all. We went without in order to have one of us home when the kids were little. No new car, no vacations for a few years. It was more important to us to have one of us home when the kids were small. Inflation being what it is we simply went without.

Apparently, LA doesnt think it takes a village, LA thinks it takes a taxpayer or two or three million, to pay parents to stay home and care for their own children. Unreal.

June 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , , , . Economy, Music, Politics. Comments off.

Harper’s Island – 1.10 ‘To The Marina’ – Sneak Peek

MiM going on record here, I think it’s Henry! Henry is the who in the whodunnit!

A clip from this week’s episode of Harper’s Island, Snap. In this clip, Henry finds Katherine, dead, and wants to get everyone off the island.

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June 18, 2009. Tags: . Detective Stories, Entertainment, Horror, Mystery, Popular Culture, Suspense. Comments off.

Market Mover Thursday: Geithner on the Hill – Again! and weekly jobless claims…

Timmeh is on the Hill – AGAIN! CNBC Live Stream here. My word every time we turn around we see Timmeh or TOTUS talking…ENOUGH! Go do some actual work!

Jobless claims rise but continuing claims fall a bit, a wash:

CNBC:

…Initial claims for state unemployment insurance rose 3,000 to a higher-than-expected seasonally adjusted 608,000, the Labor Department said. Analysts polled by Reuters were expecting claims to dip to 600,000 from a previously reported 601,000.

However, so-called continued claims tumbled 148,000 to a smaller-than-anticipated 6.69 million in the week ending June 6, the latest week for which data is available. It was the lowest level since May 9, and the largest one-week drop since November 2001….

June 18, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Economy, Entertainment, Finance, Labor Department, Music, Obama Administration, Politics, Uncategorized, Unemployment Statistics, Wall St. Comments off.

Supernatural – Jensen Ackles on the S4 Finale…

Courtesy of the CWSource:

We caught up with Jensen Ackles at the Paley Center for Media’s Sixth Annual Celebrity Golf Classic. There we talked a bit about gold and of course the shocking season finale of Supernatural. Plus, Jensen tells us what he’d like to see happening next season with the two brothers.

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More Power to the Fed – CNBC.com

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