There is a new show Saturdays at 4 PM on Washington’s top-rated station, WAMU 88.5, all about people coming up with ideas to solve problems. http://wamu.org/programs/bigfix You can write to firstname.lastname@example.org and suggest that Major League Baseball market Gehrig jerseys to raise money for ALS. I guarantee that this idea will get on the air…because [...]Read Full Post
Time Magazine fondly recalled our penny protest in Concord in last week’s issue
It wasn’t the lead story but, hey, it was three years ago and people still remember it.
For those of you new to the blog, a number of merchants refused to accept pennies at all, agreeing to round transactions down to the nearest nickel, [...]
Lots has been written about the recent report that pennies now cost 2.4 cents apiece to make. The “solution” to this problem ? The government is exploring the use of cheaper metals. Washington dare not phase them out altogether because to do so would invite protests that retailers would round up to the nearest nickel, [...]Read Full Post
Imagine your tax refund or social security checks being worth 10% to 25% more. The ShopAmerica Gift Card creates that option — you just need to spend the money at your choice of stores, over time.Read Full Post
OK, folks, to paraphrase the immortal words of the great philosopher Humphrey Bogart, the problems of 6,479 little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. (Hopefully that number will rise too, though I suspect it will fall at first. Some of us in this ALS support group are actually dying.)