Saturday, July 23, 2016

I’ve been having problems with the net in the early mornings. About a month ago it was in the afternoon.

My best guess is the sun angles allowing me to access Google and WordPress. That’s even after my ISP advised me they would be working on the system from mid-night to dawn.

Anyhow. . .

I’ve always been fascinated in a mild way by the government going after businesses for price fixing and collusion.  Most businesses would probably agree that they set their prices b y observing what other businesses sell the same product.

Some businesses you’ve seen do it – gas stations. Theirs are called price wars.

Now ever, the government goes after them from time to time for gouging, price fixing, and collusion.

Then one comes across something like this:

Bartlesville city officials will commission a wage assessment survey to see how city employee wages compare to those in similar-sized cities before proceeding with cost-of-living and merit raises

Which is clearly a public statement of wage fixing, and, if taken to court, they would claim that it is just an attempt to go along to get along.

Politically speaking, of course.

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From the reaches,

Ten Whiskey

About tenwhiskey

User tenwhiskey is also the author of this blog. He currently lives in small town Kansas in a semi-retired condition. His kids are married and gone (thank you). An empty nester. Divorced. Very happy with life as it is. Ten Mile maintains a personal blog here, writing of events as they appear to him; commentary, and opinions abound. He deviates into fiction as the mood strikes and creates flash fiction stories and short stories. He will not warn the reader when he drifts from fact to fiction. He feels adults are, generally, smart enough to figure out which is which. He does, however, attempt to make his fiction sound as true to life as possible. You have been warned. He, as time permits, writes and occasionally sells writing. More often than not he gives it away to various non-paying publishers of Ether Magazines, forums or for entertainment on a wall for in need of a hand friends. He likes candy, pies and a certain amount of strife. In the matter of strife - in his yourth on the farm, he became embroiled in a slinging fight. The fight involved lath as a launcher, fresh cow patties as ammo and it was a six way free for all. A little mud only adds (Umm?) a certain taste to life.
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