Musings from Brian J. Noggle
Friday, October 23, 2009
Good Advertising for the City of St. Louis
Or maybe it was unfortunate placement for these ads:

Downtown St. Louis Thrills by Day
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Downtown St. Louis Chills by Night
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Thrills by day and chills by night. How's that working out for St. Louis?

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Because That's Where The Money Is
The family of a slain family sues the murderer's employer for not preventing the murders:
    The Joyce Meyer Ministries did too little to prevent its security manager, Christopher Coleman, from alledgedly murdering his wife and two sons, according to an addition filed Monday to a wrongful-death lawsuit.

    The suit, filed here on behalf of Sheri Coleman's family, now seeks damages "in excess of $50,000" from the international television ministry as well as Coleman.

    It suggests the killings might not have occurred if the ministry had followed its own guidelines and better investigated anonymous threats against Coleman and his family.
How does that make you feel, employers? You're now responsible for preventing murders.

Also, how do you think this will impact hiring of ex-convicts?

Monday, October 19, 2009
The Meaning of Aid
A St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist discovers that government aid helps the irresponsible:
    Let's consider two families with kids. The first mom and pop buy fancy cars, head off to Vegas, buy the biggest house they can afford. They take a lackadaisical attitude toward work and generally blow money.

    The next mom and pop work hard and advance in their careers. They drive clunkers, vacation in Porchville, live modestly and sock away savings.

    Guess which family is going to get the most financial aid when their kid heads off to college?

    Hedonism has rewards beyond a good suntan, and they come in the form of college financial aid. The federal financial aid formula punishes thrift and hard work.
The aid system for whatever need-based program offers the government money not only helps people who need it through bad circumstance, but also those who either game the system or who are irresponsible.

Then the column goes on to show parents how to game the system.


To say Noggle, one first must be able to say the "Nah."