Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Today we're partnering with Feeding the Nations to feed starving orphans in Zambia and Haiti.  We have a special sense of urgency with this!  There's a train leaving Saturday night at 8pm with room to fit 6 more 40' containers.  Since each container has 275,000 meals, we're looking to provide 1.650 million meals. Here's the deal: it costs $11,000 to ship a container to Zambia, and $6,500 to ship a container to Haiti.  We want to send 3 containers to Zambia ($33,000) and 3 to Haiti ($19,500).  That's a total of $52,500.  So, please call now to fill up these containers for these hungry kids so we don't "miss the train!"

We're joined in studio by Tom Lewis and Jack Eason. To give, call 888-500-5262.

$100 = 4,000 meals

$250 = 10,000 meals

$2,500 = 100,000 meals

$6,500 = 275,000 meals (a container to Haiti)

$1,000 = 40,000 meals.  And the first 12 gifts of $1,000 or more will get a special lunch with me here at the KKLA studio in Glendale, a tour of the studio, and a signed copy of my book Shattered. 

The "Table of 12" will be:  1 Karen (Bell Canyon), 2 Jeff (Corona), 3 Jerome (Inglewood), 4 Raffi (Pasadena), 5 Keith (Simi Valley), 6 Vince (Panorama City), 7 Don (Temple City), 8 Rob (Yorba Linda), 9 Kristine (Colton), 10 Ed (Simi Valley), 11 David (Whittier), 12 Dennis (Redlands).

First Alternate:  Michael (Corona),

Second Alternate:  David (Orange on the web).

• Laurence Kotlikoff, Bloomberg (8/10/2010) U.S. Is Bankrupt and We Don't Even Know.

• USA Today (8/11/2010) Federal workers earning double their private counterparts.

At a time when workers' pay and benefits have stagnated, federal employees' average compensation has grown to more than double what private sector workers earn, a USA TODAY analysis finds.

Federal workers have been awarded bigger average pay and benefit increases than private employees for nine years in a row. The compensation gap between federal and private workers has doubled in the past decade.

Federal civil servants earned average pay and benefits of $123,049 in 2009 while private workers made $61,051 in total compensation, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The data are the latest available.

The federal compensation advantage has grown from $30,415 in 2000 to $61,998 last year.

• Fox News (8/11/2010) Britain bans anti-terror radio ad that asked people to report 'suspicious' neighbors.