The cab ride that restored my faith in humanity …

A photographer I know invited me to the opening reception of his exhibit last Saturday. greedBecause it was a rainy day the friend I was going with and I decided to take a taxi.

As luck would have it, part way there we drove right into a protest. There’s no way the driver could have known — there were no signs, no indication of a march and we didn’t see them approaching until we were more than half Continue reading

Day 91. Very Disturbing

Money really is the root of all evil.  Yesterday I read a most disturbing article that someone had posted on Facebook.  Even more so, because tomorrow Americans go to the polls to elect a President.  So today, I’m compelled to write about ethics (which, coincidentally, begins with an “E”).

I am including a link to the story I’m referring to, but essentially it’s about Mitt Romney who, it alleges, has violated the federal Ethics in Government Act by improperly concealing his multi-million dollar windfall from the auto industry bailout.  It seems that he and his wife made anywhere from $15.3  million to $111.5 million through their investments in a hedge fund, Elliott Management, which held a stake in the auto bailout recipient, Delphi Automotive.

If this is true, not only did Mitt Romney make a fortune from the misfortune of others, he failed to disclose his profits.  Which happens to be in contravention of the law that requires presidential candidates to disclose their personal finances.

According to the article, The United Auto Workers, the Service Employees International Union and other groups plan to file an ethics complaint against him. And apparently, they’re holding a press Continue reading