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Devolution Number Nine

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Crazy) has a new plan to fight poverty. There is actually a chapter on criminal justice that is worth some attention. Why is there a piece on criminal justice in an anti-poverty report? C’mon, you know! Also there are pieces on job training, regulation, and education.

My interest is in the chapters on the Earned Income Tax Credit and the safety net, but the common theme throughout the report is to convert Federal programs into block grants. A block grant is a fixed pot of money provided to a state or local government for broadly-defined purposes. Ryan’s report is at pains to assert that the conversion would not entail spending cuts. This could not be further from the truth.

(Source: azspot)

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Top 10 Ways the US is the Most Corrupt Country in the World

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Starring: Audi RS6 Avant
 (by Eddy CJ)

carpr0n:

Starring: Audi RS6 Avant
(by Eddy CJ)

(Source: beakersblog)

What is boring to true football fans?

A lack of competition
A one sided game
A called off game

Yes this is aimed at the American public and American media who seem to think watching a duel is dull. Who think seeing the tactics of a match being playing out is boring. Who think that defensive battles are snoozers.

It’s been an interesting observation for the Expats to watch the little growth spurt of enthuse for “soccer” when the USA could limp through their group and only get beat one nil by Germany in a game that didn’t mean anything to them. We’ve heard lots of proud of our losers talk, and hope for the future pitches, we’ve even heard people say they’ll start watching MLS instead of just watching the Premiership (EPL for you Bob Ley’s out there) and unfortunately for the professionals in this country with a fair weather fan base they’ll struggle to truly develop an atmosphere at the stadiums and therefore a connection to the game.

We rooted for the US, well most of us did. We ignored the hype, “I believe” and the supposed awesomeness of Bradley and we said okay this is our adopted home lets shout them on. What we saw was a team trying to do things right but ultimately disorganized, one dimensional and fortunate. Truth be told I saw good things for the future, but nothing to hope for in the present.

Where was / is the critique? I know the American way is try and even if you turn out mediocre there will be applause but the level of praise for what was largely average seems proportionately gargantuan.

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