GETTING OLDER: “When your body actually starts to resemble the ugly sounds your coffee maker makes in the morning.”
Authorities in Conway, Arkansas have arrested a man who was impersonating an officer and ripping people off. He would canvas local motels, and approach the residents and tell them “that he had to test their money for drug residue” and inspect it. He is now charged with robbery and burglary. I find it simply incredulous that people would surrender their money to a fake cop, or to a “real” cop for that matter.
Things in Kansas don’t seem to be much better. An electric meter that stood at the Reno County Landfill FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS without being read was finally noticed. The county will now have to pay Westar Energy almost $10,000 to make up for payments not made on electricity used. Melvin have your read the meter out at the dump? ….. Uh …. I forgot. They cited “human error” as the cause.
Again. Here it comes …. Duh, you think so?
If I neglect my utility payments in Oklahoma, for one month, I am sitting in the dark and freezing my A** off and that is the name of that tune. We don’t have “human error” in our state, and when we do happen across some of it, we promptly elect it to a state office so that it might benefit us even more. Our state legislative branch is loaded with human error, some of it lives in town and others commute.
Following along the same vein, in Colorado, utility shut-offs are on the rise because of delinquent bills, mimicking a nationwide trend, of American’s living payday-to-payday. 8% of households in this country, earning $33 to $55K a year have at one time or another, turned off utilities. Over the last three years it has gone from 8%, to 16% and so far this year, 25%.
Evidently there are some thirsty gamblers in Nevada.
Las Vegas is reaching some 300 miles north to the Carson City area for water to feed Sin City. A bid to pump more than 11 billion gallons of ground water per year was cut to just more than 6 billion gallons this week. Water will be the “new oil” of the 21st century, as sources continue to decline.
The Big Scratch Off!
An accounting clerk, with the same company for over 16 years, has been indicted on charges of embezzlement in Houston, Texas. She is accused of siphoning nearly $6 million from the business over a four year period. That is amazing, she is lifting “$1.5 million” from the till every year, and no one happens to notice this fact?
Sounds like a horrendous gambling problem to me.
Now it is time for me to check out this most recent lead on a late breaking story. Warning is coming to us from the middle east. This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military action against Iraq continues, Taliban authorities will cut off America’s supply of convenience store managers, and possible candidates for President of the United States.
And if this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Dell and AOL customer service reps., and then Motel 6 managers.
It’s getting ugly.