Sunday, January 31, 2010
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I previously owned a couple of SAABs and loved them so I was very disappointed when it looked like SAAB was done. Shortly after buying my SAABs I received a package in the mail from SAAB-SCANIA. I opened it and inside found two coffee mugs with the SAAB logo and inside each one was a packet of instant coffee, two packets of sugar, a packet of creamer and a stir stick. On the other side of the mug this message was inscribed.
"Make this your one for the road."
Perpetuum Jazzile covers Toto's Africa. I really like a cappella music and these ladies and gentlemen are good! I love the rain storm introduction and ending. It's a clever, creative touch. Also, check out the beatboxer. Like everyone in this choir, he's individually miked and he's good!
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Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Conceived and developed by Tom Henderson, a member of the Rotary Club of Helston-Lizard, Cornwall District, U.K., the ShelterBox is a self-contained emergency shelter unit, complete with emergency survival supplies. Each ShelterBox is designed for up to ten people.
The international relief agency Feed the Children, has called Tom's Shelter Box "the best disaster relief tool they have seen in their 20 years of experience." It even brings an implement called the life straw (10 of them in each box) which a person can dip into the foulest, most disease ridden water and suck through to drink clean, purified life-sustaining H2O. The life straws last up to a year.
To see what these boxes look like, learn all about the contents of the boxes and the organization's relief efforts click here.
They really are a cool idea and a wonderful way to help those in need.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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Today the verb astroturfing has a different meaning and many are wondering whether our esteemed Ellie Light is another conjured up astroturf initiative. Let's face it, the administration has had a rough couple of weeks and could use the support. More about Ellie here at Patterico's Ponitifcations and if you want to hear someone who purports to be Ellie Light speak so you can decide you can go here.
Monday, January 25, 2010
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Well, here we are, one year later and I have faithfully posted one manager description a week, every Monday. I still have many more so I guess I will have to keep the blog going for at least another year. Once again, thanks for reading and enjoy the MOTWs as they keep on coming. Cheers!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
This is huge and will affect Bank of America Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Citigroup Inc. Placing limits on propietary trading will hurt banks like Citi, which despite its losses is still effective in this arena and traditionally has had an excellent track record at making money from these trading activities. This is not a way to help banks recover, but rather a way to show main street that Obama can tame Wall Street's bankers. It will only slow the recovery more.
"Mr. Obama is also expected to endorse, for the first time publicly, measures pushed by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, which would place restrictions on the proprietary trading done by commercial banks, essentially limiting the way banks bet with their own capital."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Perhaps the way they will make it work is by including a link to the article in the alert announcing the change and charging readers when they click on it. Oh wait, that is what they are doing in this message, but of course there is no charge yet. Go ahead, click the link to read more. After all, it is still free.
Breaking News Alert
The New York Times
Wed, January 20, 2010 -- 9:19 AM ET
The Times to Charge for Frequent Access to Its Web Site
Starting in early 2011, visitors to NYTimes.com will get a
certain number of articles free every month before being
asked to pay a flat fee for access.
From the article...
"Analyst John McDonald of Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. wrote, "Citi enters 2010 with strong capital and reserve positions, but the company's timeline for a return to profitability" and true earnings power "remain key uncertainties for investors."
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Countries that have the ability to help should work together and no one should be bickering at a time like this. What is important is coming to the aid of the poor devastated people of Haiti. If any country should want to level that accusation (which they should not) it should certainly not be France. Finally, I thought electing Obama and his brilliant international diplomatic ability was supposed to end this kind of criticism. Mais non.
UPDATE: From the U.S. Army's official site, a recent report on the "occupation." Read the whole thing.
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I had a roommate once who was an excellent bongo player. He was so good that people would try to get him to play under the flimsiest of pretenses. Looking back I never once asked him where he acquired his bongos or where he learned to play them. I was just happy when he did.
Monday, January 18, 2010
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According to this WSJ article, the mean amount of time the football is actually in play in an average NFL game is approximately 11 minutes.
This WSJ article explores the manner in which owner Zygi Wilf, a New Jersey real-estate developer who bought the Vikings in 2005, has worked tirelessly to build the team into a challenger that can win it all. Let's see if the team can do that this year. Their first challenge, beating the Cowboys on Sunday.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
But wait, that merlot you had in the plastic cup on the beach at that party you were looking forward to all month was perfect too...
The duo at the WSJ write about precisely this point, that the best wines for one's palate are deeply personal and that while the wine is definitely a big part of it, many factors play into one's memories of the perfect wine experience.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
From: Terri Dial
Date: January 12, 2010
Every journey faces twists and turns. My decision to move to a Senior Advisor role at Citi marks an important, unexpected shift in direction for me. As much as I have enjoyed my time leading North America Consumer Banking, I must now focus all my energies on my family. That is my top priority. Fortunately, I make this change with complete confidence in the direction of our consumer business for North America and the progress we’re making to put customers at the center of everything we do.
As you continue to journey forward, now under the direction of my talented colleague Manuel Medina-Mora, I ask you to always work to earn the right to serve our customers’ lifetime financial needs. We’ve ushered in a new era of simplicity, honesty and transparency in our consumer business. So remember to SHINE every day. Keep striving to get the fundamentals right for our customers and exceed their expectations.
I am honored and humbled to have served with you. We have accomplished great things together. But it has truly been the teamwork - each of you working together on a mission for customers - that will always be my greatest source of pride. I wish all of you continued success and thank you for your support and friendship along our journey together.
Second, the in between sound of The Hardest Things.
And third, the in your face sound of To The Tune Of 5,000 Screaming Children.
Sadly, because of major label problems these guys are no longer together making music. Which of the three tunes, if any, do you prefer?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Words are nice, but action is better. Under our current government processes that should be kept secret become transparent, and dealings that should be and have been promised to be transparent are kept secret. Come on guys, let C-SPAN in.
From the article...
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
White House Reveals Obama Is Bipolar, Has Entered Depressive Phase
Monday, January 4, 2010
From the article...
Let's all cry a river of tears for Sanford Weill. I feel just terrible that the man feels sad. After all, he is still baronially wealthy and while the article refers to him as Citi's creator my humble opinion is he is more like Citi's destructor and that Citi's downfall began the first day he set foot inside the building.
Also, never a man to shy away from the limelight, he is very quick to throw both John Reed and his hand-picked successor, Chuck Prince, under the bus. Whichever way you look at it, Citi is indeed living his legacy.
Chad Henne played the entire first half and then did not answer the bell for the second half due to a mysterious eye injury. Enter rookie Pat White looking thoroughly overwhelmed by the situation and the end result of his play was that the offense was stagnant and ineffective. White left the game on a stretcher after a very scary helmet to helmet collision which paved the way for Thigpen to enter the game. He rallied the team, threw for a touchdown and moved the offense well enough to set up another score on an end around by Hartline. From there Miami looked in charge of the game, but alas, Thigpen threw two critical interceptions which sealed the game and thus the season’s fate.
Although head coach Tony Sparano has called the result of this season’s campaign mediocre it is hard to find a lot of fault with the Dolphins record given the injuries the team sustained during the year. The team lost its starting quarterback (Pennington), tailback (Brown) and nose tackle (Ferguson) at different points in the season, never to return. The team also lost its versatile number three back (Cobbs) and its top cornerback (Allen) also not to return to play during the season. There were also other more minor injuries.