Published on September 29 2008

In fact, some of the most basic details, including the $700 billion figure Treasury would use to buy up bad debt, are fuzzy. "It's not based on any particular data point," a Treasury spokeswoman told Forbes.com Tuesday. "We just wanted to choose a really large number."
Bad News For The Bailout - Forbes.com.

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I'm looking at my 401k for the year. Excuse me while I go shoot myself.

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Published on September 27 2008

I was going to scribble a bit about my impression of the debate last night, but after reading Cassandra's post, I decided to just let her speak for me, lol. I wonder if it's noticeable that every time I read her site, my head is nodding? I am doing it even now, especially reading this line:
As McCain correctly pointed out, the question on so many issues is NOT (as Obama kept trying to steer it to) "How did we get here?" but "What are we going to do about this?"
Go read the rest. Villainous Company: McCain-Obama First Debate Impressions

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"Lay back and raise hell....bye."

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Published on September 24 2008

... I just can't quit giggling at this pic that came in today's email. ROAR!

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Published on September 20 2008

Considering that I've been known to just about come unglued at loud noises, I guess we can see where I fall on the "Liberal/Conservative" scale....
We present evidence that variations in political attitudes correlate with physiological traits. In a group of 46 adult participants with strong political beliefs, individuals with measurably lower physical sensitivities to sudden noises and threatening visual images were more likely to support foreign aid, liberal immigration policies, pacifism, and gun control, whereas individuals displaying measurably higher physiological reactions to those same stimuli were more likely to favor defense spending, capital punishment, patriotism, and the Iraq War.
Political Attitudes Vary with Physiological Traits -- Oxley et al. 321 5896: 1667 -- Science.

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Published on September 17 2008

2. A case study/evaluation of how NATO responded to the Berlin Crisis, including a study of the the factors that shaped NATO's response.

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Published on September 16 2008

NEENAH, Wis. – If two-ply toilet paper is good, then three-ply tissue must be better. At least that's what toilet-paper researchers in northeastern Wisconsin hope. Yes, there is such a thing as a toilet-paper researcher. And a team of them at Georgia Pacific's Innovation Institute in Neenah has come up with a three-ply version of its Quilted Northern product. The new product will be launched Monday. The company touts the toilet tissue as "ultra-soft" and says it plans to market the product to women 45 and older who view their bathroom as a "sanctuary for quality time."
Toilet-paper researchers create 3-ply tissue - Yahoo News.

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Published on September 15 2008

I love that old Eddie Money song. The lyrics are kinda dumb, but it has a good beat and you can dance to it. On the other hand, I don't think I ever wanted to live it. Besides, I never had the coordination required to be a cheerleader. Or the shoes. JS Online: Associated Press News.
GREEN BAY, Wis. AP -- A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman. According to the complaint, Brown wanted to get her high school degree and become a cheerleader because she didn't have a childhood and wanted to regain a part of her life that she'd missed.

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