Friday, March 15, 2019

Thursday, March 14, 2019

How Important is Wage History ?

In a recent meeting of Cincinnati's Political Correctness Committee, the issue of barring free speech and banning employers from asking potential employees about their salary histories arose.
Of course it was couched in sexist terms, but, in my experience, employers didn't jump on the fact I was used to a lower wage - they just denied me employment.
The thing is, I had just been employed in a smaller town where the pay scale was less than in the big sexist Queen City. I had the skill & experience employers wanted, they were just biased against me because of my lower pay history.
SOLUTION - I started lying and then I got hired.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Commuters - Trying Something New With a Data Driven Approach

In a recent Budget & Finance meeting the dilemma of parking for workers in all the new businesses in OTR was brought up and agonized over.
The thing is, the problem isn't really parking so much as getting people to work & back home. And the rash of new businesses does create a new issue.
Greg Landsman as about the only councilman to mention transit altho a guy from Chatfield college did, and Landsman and Tamaya Denard both brought up making data driven decisions. Denard brought up finding new solutions.
So, how about this - survey the new business owners and Chatfield college about where their employees & students come from & when they come & go and then work with Metro to see if any routing & scheduling changes could accommodate these folks?

Monday, September 10, 2018

The Siege of Cincinnati

Not much f a siege, really, it was more like We Came, We Saw, We turned around & went back home....

Monday, July 09, 2018

Starfish Prime

56 years ago, the United States detonated a nuclear weapon high above the Pacific Ocean. Designated Starfish Prime, it was part of a dangerous series of high-altitude nuclear bomb tests at the height of the Cold War. Its immediate effects were felt for thousands of kilometers, but it would also have a far-reaching aftermath that still touches us today.
On July 9, 1962, the US launched a Thor missile from Johnston island, an atoll about 1500 kilometers (900 miles) southwest of Hawaii. The missile arced up to a height of over 1100 km (660 miles), then came back down. At the preprogrammed height of 400 km (240 miles), just seconds after 09:00 UTC, the 1.4 megaton nuclear warhead detonated.

And all hell broke loose.


Tuesday, January 09, 2018

Is it Time to Embrace Our Prostitutes ?

Cities, counties, and states are competing for business and resident investment. Just look at what people are doing to recruit a new Amazon HQ. Ohio's Clark County, suffering population loss & declining wages despite the best efforts of Jim Jordan and Rb Portman. They recently unveiled a new plan to stabilise the county.
During the European colonisation of Africa, people sent erotic postcards home in an effort to entice new settlers.
Perhaps it's time to stop demonizing and trying to 'cure' our prostitute class and embrace them as taxpayers and ambassadors for our communities.
BiC has long championed the legalisation, regulation, and taxation of 'the world's oldest profession'.
We could use them to market our cities, counties, and states as the European colonists did in Africa 100 years ago - except - we wouldn't be colonists. We would be helping our prostitutes and they would be helping the geater community.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Xmas Eve with H.R. Geiger

with patented flicker cam.