5 days ago
Thursday, July 5, 2012
FRIDAY FAST ONES
2.) There were 2,100,000 viewers of the HBO series premier of "The Newsroom." Sad that there are less than 100,000 viewers of the Rachel Maddow Show which is excellent real live reporting 5 days a week.
Sadder still that O'Reilly over on Fox gets 2-3 million viewers.
3.) A 14 year old ballet dancer sponsored an online petition to get Seventeen Magazine to stop photoshopping their models - and it worked.
The Seventeen staff has signed an eight-point Body Peace Treaty, promising not to alter natural shapes and include only images of "real girls and models who are healthy." Next they are going after TeenVogue. Hopefully the advertisers will take notice of this desire for the natural.
4.) I keep hearing negative things about "small" employers looking for ways to evade offering health insurance as the Affordable Care Act requires. What is it to these employers to offer insurance? There is no mandate that they pay any part of it. They simply have to use their position as employers to offer plans which would not be available, or as inexpensive as when offered as a group plan.
I set up the insurance plan for our tiny company (3 employees and the owner) It took very little time and cost nothing to arrange. I made some adjustments to our payroll software and the deductions and tax info are automatic. So even administrative costs aren't a valid argument. Any ideas about this? Educate me.
5.) So glad the spell check is back...the function has been missing from Blogger for a week or so.
6.) An odd week with a day off in the middle. No complaints that it is the weekend again! Enjoy.