Hometown: San Francisco
February 15, 2013
Journalist, app dev
This Wednesday is a little difficult because I have to babysit baby chicks for a community garden (long story). The little guys should be out of my life by the end of Thursday, however, so any time after that I can make myself available.
That sounds great, honestly. Also have you seen import.io? It's not perfect yet (I definitely ran into a few roadblocks when doing a test scrape), but it's interesting. I still want to be able to build my own, just for the control and flexibility, but it seems nice in a pinch.
Wasn't sure if you got my budget line. Is it [masked]? I sent one version yesterday but updated today after crunching some numbers.
Angela: Sorry I didn't provide a good time. Any time is OK for me: [masked] ...
Angela: That is a good synopsis. I can't think of a better subject than the schools meltdown. Pretty soon, California kids will be going to class three days a week. In rich areas, parents subsidize the education process. And then we have Capistrano, which has even laid off the birds ... I think Jerry Brown is really Wackford Squeers in disguise. ... When would be a good time to speak tomorrow? ... I like your pensive mug shot ...
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Angela: Yes, Sunday would be a good time to speak ... When you say that policy affects people's lives by "shifting the burden," what does that refer to? It's interesting to study how severe inflation has wrecked the economy. In 1967, people on the lowest rung of the ladder, or "quintile," made about $9,500. In 2012 dollars, this was worth more than $60,000. My dad made peanuts, but gas was 30 cents a gallon and a candy bar cost 5 cents. In 1979, it cost me $100 a semester at San Francisco State.
Hi, Angela. I edit your stories all the time at BANG; you're very good ... I'm interested in the project Tom spoke about. I do a lot of blogging on economic issues and enjoy the subject. I think the problem is worse than we think: It will be around for years, and the jobless rate is far higher than 8.2% when you factor in the long-term unemployed, the swelling rolls of the disabled and those who are part-timers. Anyway, tell me what I can do. Sounds like an exciting project.