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July 26, 2013

Overnight Open Thread (26 July 2013)

Municipal bankruptcy. It's what's for dinner so who is next? Maybe some on this list. 19 U.S. cities have proportionately bigger workforces than bankrupted Detroit. However, the data is missing some pretty important pieces of data.

Remarkably, the Census Bureau excluded from these figures all teachers and education professionals, which make up the largest group of local government employees.

The figures also do not include separate government divisions that comprise significant portions of many urban public workforces, like the 1,200-employee Baltimore City Housing Authority, the 1,000-employee Philadelphia Housing Authority and the 2,300 employee Chicago Park District.

Transit systems, such as the 9,500-worker Chicago Transit Authority and New York's 7,000-person Port Authority, are also not counted.


Dress Up Dog

Meet Trotter, the French bulldog that likes to dress up. That's a pretty good Elliot Spitzer look there.

Urban Legend?

Malawi: Trade in severed genitalia 'growing'. Man, I thought this stuff was an urban legend. $25K for a severed penis?

The Happy Seat

Alright 'ettes. What would you rather do? Go running or ride a bike with the 'Happy Seat'?

An Exhibit For Your Teenage Driver

This could be a valuable example for those of you with teenage drivers that drive recklessly. Bad behavior does have consequencs unless you work in the Obama Administration. Driver to stand trial for manslaughter in the deaths of two women who were electrocuted by downed power lines when they tried to come to his aid.

Cosplay

Nobel Prize Winners

Nobel prize winners are put to the task of drawing their discoveries. Now if they included peace prize winners, here's a depiction of what the President's drawing would look like.

Cars and Hackers

How safe is your car from hackers? Next time I get a speeding ticket, I'm going to use the hacker defense and say someone made me speed.

Dog Video

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