|Those Are Large Numbers|
| A great look at the US 2009 proposed budget|
|Yawn... election predictions... snore...|
| I predict exactly the same result as in 2006, except with one less Conservative and one more independent (ie., 2). |
|50 Cent (diluted earnings per share)|
| Hip-hop Portfolios|
The new king of hip-hop wealth [50 Cent] banked $100 million after taxes on one deal alone when his stake in VitaminWater's parent, Glacéau, was bought by Coca-Cola as part of a $4.1 billion deal. 50's portfolio also includes the popular G-Unit clothing line and record label, plus films, videogames and a slew of platinum albums, including last year's Curtis. Also in the works: a mining partnership with South African billionaire Partrice Motsepe.
|Show Me The Money|
| 1. Fold money.|
2. Arrange money on top of picture of celebrity.
3. Make website.
I particularly like the Julia Roberts one.
|GDP Density Map|
| From Econbrowser: The distribution of world income comes this map of "GDP density", calculated by multiplying GDP per capita by the number of people per square kilometer.|
|How to get discounts on the internet|
| If you're ever buying something on the internet and you see a Coupon Code or similar field on the checkout page, take a moment to look around for a coupon that you can use.|
RetailMeNot.com is one site that is dedicated to collecting coupon codes. I searched it for godaddy.com and got 10% off a couple of domains using digg as the code. Nice.
Google is another option, running a search for XYZ coupon can turn up results that Retail Me Not doesn't have. I just checked and it works for Sillysoft.
|2007 BC Budget Consultation|
| One thing the the current BC Liberal government seems to be good at is asking people for their input. They're currently running a 2007 Budget Consultation. It gives everyone an opportunity to share their views on where the budget should spend more and less. It includes an on-line response form, so if you live in BC go and tell them what you think.|
My input (in a nutshell): Spend more money on public transport and to support increased bicycle use. Try and fix healthcare spending before all the baby boomers retire. Ditch the highway expansion spending.