Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox
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All the bagels are swimming in the water

The good news is I received a check from the Tire Protection Plan. They paid in full, including labor. I'm surprised they included labor in the payout because I was told that the plan only covered the tires. I'm also surprised that they paid out in full because, in the claim form, I wrote that I didn't know where and how the tire punctures happened because I only saw the problem the next morning.

Okay, I'm done with the pictures from the weekend, so here is the one showing the aftermath of people tossing bagels at the waterfowl. After taking another look at the picture, I can only conclude that those people are crazy. You could feed a small village with that many bagels! Isn't there a homeless shelter or soup kitchen that could make better use of the bagels than just throwing them in the lake?

From Whiskey and Gunpowder: The Sorry State of U.S. Government Accounting Practices
Here's the executive summary:
1. Including Social Security, Medicare, and other benefits/obligations, the Federal Government is $46 Trillion in the hole. There is no easy fix to get out of this one.
2. The Federal Government's financial reporting is shoddy, so it could be worse than that.
3. The aging population is going to do a number on Social Security and Medicare.
4. The bagel waste problem doesn't sound so bad any more. :)
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