Nevada Seniors Coalition
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Some thoughts on "A note from the Sun."
It is irritating though to read that the bulk of the Sun's problems are the direct fault of the Review-Journal. It seems that after years of declining profits the RJ is now losing money like so many print media companies are and that has resulted in what Brian must have assumed would be a lifetime annuity to the Sun drying up. It is a central tenet of today's elite to play the blame game. Whenever something goes wrong it's always someone else's fault. In this case the ownership and management of the RJ is simply not living up to its responsibility to provide cash flow to the Sun.
The "Note" runs every day. It's like opening your mailbox and getting a solicitation from a charitable group seeking your help
to fight hunger or to help children with life threatening illness or to help our wounded veterans or to stop animal abuse. Except
in this case you're being asked to donate your money to a multi-millionaire capitalist with other business interests with cash
flow that could support the Sun for the next 50 years.
As the song from "The Music Man" said, We got trouble, right here in River City."
Any cat lovers out there? Have you heard about the new business enterprise revolving around our feline friends? They're called Cat Cafes and the headline in the Wall Street Journal 1/10/18 read; "Catty question: Who thought this was a good idea?"
The idea is to provide a place where stressed out humans can interact with mostly shelter cats. Believe it or not there are about forty of these Cafes around the country, The folks running these places have found out that while the thought may be good, the execution has some serious problems: One store had a brick thrown through their window by a dog lover. Some landlords are dog people and flat out don't want to rent space to cats.
These obstacles are minor compared to the day to day problems with the "Staff." For example, it is not a good idea to try to belly rub a staffer unless you are looking to get bit and scratched. One cat took off for two weeks (vacation?) and then one day just came back to "work." One really big problem is that the staff is unpaid and will simply not take orders. Why? "Because they're cats." Also, they sleep 12 to 16 hours a day creating a real productivity problem. I don't know but it seems to me the business model is fatally flawed, and some folks have thrown in the towel. But, it’s important to remember these are cat people and most of them are soldiering on. They better hope the staff doesn't unionize.
Vice-President Knight Allen can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org