They pretty much have to.
Who the hell has the time to give a rat's ass about some other guy's friend?
What newspaper has the column inches to give anyway?
The man below, you couldn't do justice to in ten thousand words.
The final issue here has to do with the fact that he wouldn't want it anyway.
Gerhard preferred to "keep things quiet".
So, I'll say this much and then leave it alone.
One of the two or three most honorable men I've ever known.
November 10, 1927 - March 19, 2010
Gerhard Stadler, Sr., beloved husband of Isabella (nee Baumgartner). Loving father of Katharina (Werner) Linder, Gerhard Jr. and Dr. Frank (Dr. Marcia Lu). Cherished grandfather of Alexander Linder; Christian, Nicholaus and Isabella Stadler. Gerhard worked at the First National Bank of Chicago for 30 years where he became Vice President. As a world renowed expert of precious metals, he began the Precious Metals Department. He later continued his expertise as Vice President of LaSalle National Bank. For the past 15 years, he owned and operated Water Tower Precious Metals at Lakeside Bank.
Rest in peace my friend.
Ok, in the first chart below, we see the ratio of workers to beneficiaries go from 41.9 to 3.3.
Then, in the table further below, we see the tax rate move from 2% to 15.3%.
I like to troll through Dr.Mark Perry's blog every week or so.
Dr. Perry is a professor at the University of Michigan, Flint Campus, School of Management.
Here's a nice table that illustrates what might be the single most profound issue with the "Social Security Trust Fund".
We are living a lot longer.
But retiring younger.
Click anywhere in the chart for Mr. Perry's fine blog, "Carpe Diem"
You ain't gonna like it!!!
Raise the retirement age from 61 and 65 to 67 and 71.
The following piece was produced by the Hungry Beast television program.
It runs for just under five minutes, and is worth every second of life you spend watching it.
Hungry Beast is a weekly, topical news program airing on ABC1 in Australia.
In their own words,
"It covers everything from the silly, to the serious, to somewhere in between; always from a different perspective.
Hungry Beast also publishes regular new topical stories exclusively for the web."
Unfortunately, you can't (at least I couldn't) fire up segments from their site, but YouTube has a lot of their work.
Way most highly recommended.
As an aside, this segment is hosted by someone who calls himself Daniel Keogh, but who is in actuality, Bozo T. Clown's secret, illegitimate son Bonzo.
Proof positive you cannot trust "The Press" to get it/anything right.
Thanks to Evan for the above find.