Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Random afternoon catch

Open government updates from over the pond. Read the Guardian on: Local government data: how to make it really open.  Basically local governments in the UK are about to be forced to release "release every spending item over £500" or about $750.  Can you imagine?

It's a flat world yunz......    Really random diaspora note of the day that comes from the author of an online entry posted on Salon about South African cuisine of all things: Koeksisters: South Africa's twisted and delicious dessert
I was born in Pittsburgh and raised on a steady diet of "Brady Bunch" reruns, Barbies and TV dinners, with the occasional 10-course Chinese banquet thrown in.

Finally. Why does this make news here any longer? 


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Because there must be 10,000 people who reside in Allegheny County employed by USAir or retired from it. Ever caught the last Sunday night flight on Southwest from PHL to PIT? It might as well be branded the USAir employee air-bus. (Southwest offers employees of other airlines cheap standby tickets--one way it builds goodwill).

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 5:24:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

There certainly are not 10,000 USairways employees residing here any more... Nor even a fraction thereof even accounting for the long distance commuters of sorts. Retirees I suppose.

but it is an interesting question how many USAirways employees could still be residing here vice the fewer and fewer that actuall work locally.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010 5:47:00 PM  

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