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December 2009



How your money is being spent in Afghanistan

December 03, 2009 – Comments (6)

NPR's Melissa Block recently interviewed Inspector General Arnold Fields, whose job it is to make sure the U.S. taxpayer money we're spending on projects in Afghanistan (e.g., schools, military bases) gets to where it's supposed to go. You have to listen to the interview to decide whether you should feel confident that your tax dollars are being well spent. But here's one quick exchange:   [more]



Be careful on your bikes, trikes, and unicycles!

December 03, 2009 – Comments (4)

NPR has a story about a doctor who was convicted for using his car as a deadly weapon against two cyclists. It included this line: "According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, traffic crashes killed 716 cyclists last year and injured 52,000 people riding bikes, trikes and unicycles."  [more]



Craigslist: Where the capitalists and scambags come together

December 01, 2009 – Comments (8)

The wife and I are moving the family to a smaller (though cooler) house in January, so we've been selling quite a bit of furniture on Craigslist. In less than 48 hours, we've sold three items. Awesome.   [more]

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