I attempted to estimate the number of plastic bottles of water sold in Grand Junction in one week. But discount giants and other corporations hold on to sales figures tighter than oil companies hang on to fracking formulas.
Recognize this melody? If you're a Blue Shield of California member, you hear it pretty much every time you call and end up holding till an actual person answers. A few days ago I heard it for half an hour.
This tale recounts the interwoven fate of an Air Force Chief of Staff, potentially disastrous handling of nuclear weapons, and a financial advising company with more than 300,000 military personnel as investors.