Totally stolen from Decrepit Old Fool
“The large print giveth, the small print taketh away. Microsoft, which recently laid off 1400 employees, is now claiming that some of those lucky schmoes were inadvertently overpaid on their severance package. A letter from the company, which was subsequently circulated on the internet, states: ‘We ask that you repay the overpayment and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience to you.’ Microsoft has confirmed the authenticity of the letter, but it’s not known what the amounts in question are, or how many of the 1400 were affected.”
(This is snidely whiplash, in case you didn’t know.)
… At sixteenth. Barack Obama was number 1, edging out Jesus who was forced into the number two spot.
God, the omniscient entity hisself, came in 11th, sandwiched between Mother Teresa and Hillary Clinton. Don’t think about that to closely.
The poll results, from Kos:
- casiopea’s diary :: ::
div id=”extended”>The results are in:
- President Obama
- Jesus Christ
- Martin Luther King
- Ronald Reagan
- George W. Bush
- Abraham Lincoln
- John McCain
- John F. Kennedy
- Sully, the hero of the Hudson
- Mother Teresa
- Hillary Clinton
- Billy Graham
- Colin Powell
- George Washington
- Bill Clinton
- Condoleeza Rice
- Oprah Winfrey
- Sarah Palin
- General Patton
- Bill Gates
10 tornadoes confirmed in Ga., including one with winds topping 160 mph
Ten tornadoes, one packing winds of more than 160 mph, touched down in parts of Georgia on Wednesday, the National Weather Service said Friday.
The storms caused an estimated $25 million in insured losses, said John W. Oxendine, the state’s insurance commissioner.
“I spent some time surveying damage and talking to residents in Jasper, Putnam and Hancock Counties” on Friday, Oxendine said in statement. “I believe claims will easily reach $25 million. Actual losses are much higher when you consider things like infrastructure damage and uninsured losses.”
Reminds us that Tornado season is coming. Maybe it is already here in parts of the country, or maybe it is a bit early this year in the south. It is important to keep tornadoes in perspective. It would appear that for the last half century, the frequency of tornadoes in the US is rising, though this could be totally or in part because of increases in reporting. Warming climate should result in more tornadoes in areas where tornadoes already occur, or at least that is a reasonable assumption unless countervailing effects can be demonstrated.
So when is tornado season exactly?
I know we’ve had a lot of ups and downs, but I wanted to wave hello and say “We’ll have a hamburger today in your honor!”