I work in federal contracting and what is probably happening is this: the companies that these folks work for bill the Federal government at (at least) the SCA minimum rate but pay their employees less. They treat the difference as profit. This is, of course, 100% illegal, but these companies probably won their… » 4/09/15 11:51am 4/09/15 11:51am

My mom used to work for the Maine Audubon society and helped tagging moose during one of Maine's occasional moose hunts. The hunters were supposed to bring in the animals they killed so numbers could be tracked and basic statistics collected, etc. Some dumb motherfucker brought in a donkey he shot thinking it was a… » 12/30/14 7:08am 12/30/14 7:08am

Genuinely curious - how does Gawker Media square gleefully publishing stolen emails with their editorial sanctimony over publishing stolen nudes?

I only ask because I think both are wrong and I'd like to know what sort of logic you uses to justify releasing one while condemning those who released the other. » 12/15/14 10:43am 12/15/14 10:43am

Not saying they weren't partying, but Sept 28 is a full month into the semester and just two weeks before mid-terms typically start. It's the first half of the semester, sure, but hardly "when everyone's just getting back to school and classes haven't ramped up yet." » 12/05/14 10:21pm 12/05/14 10:21pm

I'm confused as to whether this is a real proposal or just throwing shit at a wall to generate discussion. Either way, it's a pretty bad, overly simplistic and poorly thought through idea primarily because there's a lot more to governing than just getting your constituents higher salaries. » 12/01/14 3:30pm 12/01/14 3:30pm

Come on, Tom! Please, please explain to me how it's right and just and good that this dude had his store trashed. Please explain to me how the Grand Jury decision justifies the wanton destruction of the property of people that had nothing to do with the killing of Michael Brown. Please explain to me how you can't be… » 11/25/14 9:39am 11/25/14 9:39am