Monday, December 31, 2007

Revealed: Pakistan hosed away evidence after Bhutto attack

The scene of the attack was watered down with a high-pressure hose within an hour, washing away evidence, according to a reporter at the scene. A top lawyer also says Pakistan's decision not to conduct an autopsy violated Pakistani law and raised new supicions.

Mayhem and Madness in a Shot Glass

Absinthe spurred Van Gogh to remove ear; now liquor is in a store near you.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

IRS: You may have to wait for your tax refund

More than 3 million people will have to wait until February to get their tax refunds because of Congress' late fix to the alternative minimum tax, the IRS said Thursday.

Shares of EchoStar's spin-off effective January 1 (Reuters)

Reuters - EchoStar Communications Corp
said on Friday that the distribution of shares of a new
publicly traded entity that will hold its set-top box business
and certain technology and satellite assets, EchoStar Holding
Corp, will be effective on January 1, 2008.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Don't Get Drunk, Get a Raise!

Holiday office parties are a great place to get a new job.

Operation Falcon and the Looming Police State

Operation Falcon is the clearest indication yet that the Bush administration is fine-tuning its shock-troops so it can roll up tens of thousands of people at a moment’s notice and toss them into the newly-built Halliburton detention centers. This should be a red flag for anyone who cares at all about human rights.

Ron Paul and David Shuster on Morning Joe Dec. 27, 2007

While substituting for Joe Scarborough on Morning Joe, David Shuster once again goes after Congressman Ron Paul on his comments on Meet the Press. The following video is from MSNBC's Morning Joe, broadcast on December 27, 2007

Friday, December 28, 2007

Kucinich 'Comes Closest to Embodying the Ideals' of Nation

The influential publication The Nation has named Kucinich the candidate who most matches its ideals.

Military family Polls: Almost half say invasion was a mistak

Among military families, 55% disapprove of Bush's performance compared with 64% of Americans without relatives in the service in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll. Men in military families are more approving of Bush (47%) than female relatives (36%).

Holiday gratuity questions? Here are some tips

With the holiday season fast approaching, many families are starting to think about who to tip for services ranging from hair cuts to house cleaning and dog walking — and how much to tip.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Is work too good to give up?

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         In our workaholic society, many people’s lives revolve around their jobs. So retirees can be unprepared for what life is really like once they punch that final time card.

Durable-goods orders edge up (AP)

AP - U.S. factories saw orders for costly manufactured goods rise only marginally in November ? falling short of expectations for a much bigger gain and underscoring the strains on the economy from housing and credit problems.

Santa's Got Nothing on These Guys

Memphis is the new North Pole: inside FedEx's record-breaking night.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Egypt seeks to copyright The Pyramids

In a potential blow to themed resorts from Vegas to Tokyo, Egypt is to pass a law requiring payment of royalties whenever its ancient monuments, from the pyramids to the sphinx, are reproduced.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

What happens when America is threatened from within?

Forget about "domestic terrorism" from people who want to harm our nation or people. What happens when citizens demand change and the establishment refuses to budge?

Fixed-income investing beyond the bank

Interest rates are down and may go down more. That’s not so hot if you want to buy bonds or put money in the bank. So where’s the best place to put your fixed-income holdings?

Consumer Spending Surges in November

Spending jumps the largest amount in 3 ? years as shoppers opened their wallets.

Monday, December 24, 2007

My picks for the biggest assholes of 2007 by Bill Maher

Come on, no list of assholes and fuck-ups could be complete without the Dipshit in Chief. Who will tell this president what everyone but him already knows? The theory of evolution. And the times tables. And where the sun goes at night.

Firefighter Suspended for Skipping Training to Put Out Fire

A D.C. firefighter faces disciplinary action for disobeying a superior's order by deciding to fight a fire in Northwest Washington last month, his attorney said yesterday.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

10 Tips front page

With Americans living longer, a growing number of people are embarking on entrepreneurial second careers ?well into their 80s. For many, running a company has become the new retirement.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

School Inc. front page

With Americans living longer, a growing number of people are embarking on entrepreneurial second careers ?well into their 80s. For many, running a company has become the new retirement.

BlackBerry Isn't Just for Business Anymore

Consumers and small businesses sign up in droves for the portable email devices.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Is a reverse mortgage right for you?

The mortgage meltdown has been dominating headlines for months. The reverse mortgage market has been cruising along briskly. These loans aren’t for everyone, though.

Chertoff plans to turn spy satellites on Americans

Raw Story reports that Homeland Security is preparing to use satellites to observe us here in the US.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Scholar: At least six identifiable crimes in CIA tape affair

White House involvement in the CIA's decision to destroy videotapes documenting severe interrogation techniques of suspected terrorists could constitute as many as six crimes, according to constitutional law expert and George Washington Law professor Jonathan Turley.

Coward Democrat Senate approves $70 billion war fund

The US Senate late Tuesday passed a half-trillion dollar budget bill for 2008 that includes 70 billion dollars for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, dealing a major victory to President George W. Bush.

10 tips on tipping: Who gets how much?

Have you ever felt unsure whether you really should be tipping someone at the end of the calendar year? Here are 10 tips on who should get how much.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Alternative minimum tax growth blocked

Congress acted in its final hours Wednesday to block growth of the alternative minimum tax, putting off an economic hardship affecting more than 20 million taxpayers.

What does ‘core’ inflation mean anyway?

Last week's reports on a strong uptick in prices have readers wondering how worried they should be about inflation.? The Answer Desk by's John W. Schoen.

IQ Tester Complains About Offers on EBay

IQ Test Maker, Worried About Misuse in Wrong Hands, Wants EBay to Restrict Sales of Tests

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

POLL: Current Sentiment Up, Expectations Still Lag

Confidence advanced sharply, but expectations for economy remained shaky.

Ron Paul Supporters Make History with $6 million Online Haul

Breaking records, further evidence that Americans want reform and freedom!

Monday, December 17, 2007

$1,100 in Christmas Money Flies Away

Police ask residents to return an elderly woman's Christmas money.

How Far Will You Go to Sell Your House?

Tell Your Story to ABC News

Super Rich and Super Cheap

Meet the world's wealthiest cheapskates.

Sunday, December 16, 2007

New Roth 401(k) offers options

Refer to the Roth 401(k) and the likely response will either be a blank stare or a correction: “Oh, you mean a Roth IRA.” But the Roth 401k is real and may be the right plan for you.

Doorman? Barber? Day Care? Who to Tip

The list can be long and expensive, so find out what's appropriate to give.

Who are the winners in mortgage mess?

Financial markets are pretty skittish these days. But in any market, one person’s loss is often another person’s gain. So where did all those “losses” from bad mortgages go?

Saturday, December 15, 2007

It's not too late to nurture that nest egg

In a perfect world, every 40- or 50-something would have a tidy nest egg. But in real life, other financial priorities often come first. But now's the time to buckle down.

Include 529 Assets In Your Estate Plan (Investor's Business Daily)

Investor's Business Daily - Over the past decade, 529 college savings plans have grown popular. Some investors' accounts have grown large.

Ron Paul on Mad Money with Jim Cramer

Best interview yet!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Who gets help from Bush foreclosure fix?

Dec. 10: CNBC’s Steve Liesman talked to two mortgage experts about how far the government should go to help borrowers with mortgages they can’t afford.?(CNBC)Last week’s White House plan to freeze some adjustable mortgages has raised as many reader questions as it answered. The Answer Desk by's John W. Schoen.

Sean Hannity's Favorite Charites Receive Failing Grades

Freedom Alliance, The Favorite Charity of Sean Hannity and Oliver North, Receives an "F" From The Leading Philanthropy Watchdog Group.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Sticky Situation: Chocolate Price Fixing?

Nestle, Cadbury, Hershey, Mars are being investigated in price-fixing scheme.

Dear U.S. Representatives & Senators, PLEASE Repeal H.R. 847

The 1st Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America says: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Tips for Finding and Securing a Virtual Assistant

Finding the right business is important to achieving your goals. Having the money to finance it is one thing, but if you can't get passionate about it, you will never succeed. Other than finding the right area of business to get into, you need to find the right employees, and perhaps more important, finding the right assistant. You are going to be extremely busy and it may be tough to handle all your responsabilites. To alleviate some of your worries, read Tips For Finding and Securing a Virtual Assistant.


Sooner or later? When to take Social Security

While most people take their Social Security benefits before reaching retirement age, it may not be the best choice, especially in the face of increasing life spans.?

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fed deflects criticism with credit crisis steps (Reuters)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke speaks at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina, November 29, 2007. Bernanke on Wednesday diluted criticism of his handling of a global credit crisis with measures to boost bank liquidity that were seen as a constructive step that might well work. (Chris Keane/Reuters)Reuters - U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben
Bernanke on Wednesday diluted criticism of his handling of a
global credit crisis with measures to boost bank liquidity that
were seen as a constructive step that might well work.

38 Reasons to Hate Money and Everything It Requires

Some will apply to you and some won’t, but here are 38 perfectly valid reasons to hate money and everything requires (be sure to read to the end).

Christmas Shopping...Debt Free?

It's about that time again, and Christmas is rapidly approaching. What are you going to buy your loved ones? Don't disappoint them, once again, with that pair of hand stiched socks. Instead, throw down your best buy card and buy that special someone that big screen they really want. Wait! Noooo, don't you dare touch that plastic. You charge that gift now, you will be paying for it all year long. Just long enough to get into next Christmas. You will never be debt free if you continually succumb to the urge of the plastic gods. If this sounds like you, year after year, I highly suggest you read the article Debt Free Christmas Shopping.

Credit Card Debt...Young and Old

It doesn't seem to matter how old you are. Credit has no biases. It will help or hurt anyone, no matter what their age. I'm not saying credit is an all encompassing screw job, but what I am saying could be! It still amazes me that our government allows these financial institutions to get away with this financial pornography. Hopefully, the people in power will open there eyes (and close their wallets) and put a stop to this legal racketeering. Not even the mafia could get away with such a scam. Meanwhile, while we all suffer and pile up debt endlessly, read Credit Card Debt Young People and hopefully we can start to clean up our act.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Is raising kids a fool's game?

Parenting is fulfilling, but the financial burden can be overwhelming — and then there's the crimp it puts in your leisure time . Is it all worth it?

TIME Magazine's 50 Top 10 Lists for 2007

A yearbook of all the top events you've been talking about, from News to Science to Arts/Entertainment to Businesses/Tech to Sports to Pop Culture. You name it -- it's here.