There's something of a kerfuffle over on Stonekettle Sation today. I just read what's there so far, and in lieu of writing a post today, I'm going to make a request. If you visit here, and you're not a reader of Jim's blog, please go read this post. And if you've got a blog, please link his post.
The short story is that a Navy Corpsman was killed in action and a bank in California is being an asshole about releasing the Government money that is intended to pay for his funeral and any other immediate needs the family may have. The bank is hiding behind Federal Regulations that allow the bank to hold a check for 10 business days prior to releasing the funds.
Now, I'm not a banker, but I'm fairly certain that the regulation does not require the bank to put that hold on a deposit, merely allows it to do so. I base this on the fact that my bank clears most of the amount of every check I deposit, nanoseconds after I've deposited the check and it rarely takes more than three days for the rest of the deposit to register, regardless of where the check comes from.
At any rate, some asshole from the bank started making anonymous comments without understanding that Jim could easily trace the IP address back to the bank's server. (Hey, Jim, get a mapquest map based on the Longitude/Latitude info and post which branch the asshole works at.)
Anyway, in his comments, Jim adds that he's never done anything to go out of his way to attract more readers. So, I'd like to try to do it for him. I'm asking you, not only to read the link and the anonymous comments from the idiot, I'm asking you to link the article on your blog too.
Like I said, the number of people who read me and don't already read Jim's blog probably aren't a lot of people. But, if you few link it and ask others to link it, I think a lot of people who wouldn't have otherwise seen this...will.
And, also, Jim's a damn good blogger. You should be reading him anyway.