Spend Matters Friday Latte

Sans le carburant, personne ne vole...

As French Strikes Continue, Worries About Fuel Supply -- There was little sign of a softening by unions protesting planned pension reforms in France on Friday as industrial action and demonstrations moved into a fourth day, intensifying fears about fuel supplies as strikers continued to target the fuel industry.

Speaking of flying, this one's stateside.

New documents uncovered by Judicial Watch show Pelosi took 85 trips on military aircraft -- Previous documents received by the non-profit watchdog group revealed that Pelosi's travel "cost the United States Air Force $2,100,744.59 over a two-year period -- $101,429.14 of which was for in-flight expenses, including food and alcohol," according to Judicial Watch.

Total cost analysis of...murder.

How much does murder cost? -- The average cost of a murder tops $17.2 million, according to a new study that calculated the monetary costs of criminal careers using a sample of 654 convicted and incarcerated murderers. Researchers assessed the total costs -- from the cost of incarceration to lost productivity -- stemming from murder, rape, armed robbery, aggravated assault and burglary in the study Murder by Numbers.

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It's Friday. And that means tomorrow is Saturday. And THAT means a trip to Ann Arbor to watch me some Michigan football. Have an excellent crispy, fall weekend all.

Sheena Moore

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