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Some doings.. 28 April 2009

Posted by marisacat in 2010 Mid Terms, DC Politics, Democrats, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Russ Feingold, U.S. Senate.
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Just a couple of things frm Tapper today… ;)  Pols, they’d sell their mother…

Two weeks ago

[H]e kept repeating this mantra.

“If we lose my seat they have 60 Democrats, they will pass card check, you will have the Obama tax increases, they  will carry out his big spending plans. So the 41st Republican, whose name is Arlen Specter is vital to stopping tax increases, passage of card check, and the Obama big spending plans….Those 41 seats are the only thing standing between a Democratic onslaught of higher taxes, more spending and card check.”

It was pointed out by a reporter that he voted for the $787 billion stimulus package.

“I voted for the stimulus package, which was the twin brother for what Republican President Bush had on the $700 billion bailout,” the senator said. “I voted for the stimulus because I was fearful we were on the edge of a 1929 depression. I thought it was necessary in order to put people to work, in order to maintain productivity and to avoid paying massive man hours of unemployment compensation.”

He was asked if he’d considered running as independent or Democrat.

“I am a Republican and I am going to run on the Republican ticket in the Republican primary,” he said.

Of course Ob and the Oblings along with a good number of so called conservative Dems and Red State Dems and whatever other pejorative… Bloooooooooo Dogs!  Boll Weevils! were never going to see card check to fruition.

Sure as shootin’!  Oops another one!  They won’t even speak [hardly] of curbing that ol’ gun issue… talk about guns and butter.  Lives and bullets…

***

And, I don’t care whether it is Bush, scraps of Bush Heap or Ob and his Oblings.. but I LIKE it when the gov loses these state secret scrambles in the courts.  Keep it up!!

Via Tapper:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Tuesday rejected the Obama administration’s claim that a lawsuit involving extraordinary rendition must be halted for national security reasons, and reversed a lower court dismissal of the lawsuit.

As we reported in February, the case involves five men who claim to have been victims of extraordinary rendition who sued a San Jose Boeing subsidiary, Jeppesen Dataplan, accusing the flight-planning company of aiding the CIA in flying them to other countries and secret CIA camps where they were tortured. The Bush administration, and then the Obama administration argued, that the case would

The court found that United States v Reynolds — the “state secrets” precedent the Obama administration had been relying on to block the lawsuit — “recognizes that the Executive’s national security prerogatives are not the only weighty constitutional values at stake: while ‘[s]ecurity depends upon a sophisticated intelligence apparatus,’ it ‘subsists, too, in fidelity to freedom’s first principles [including] freedom from arbitrary and unlawful restraint and the personal liberty that is secured by adherence to the separation of powers.’”

Read the full Appeals Court decision in Mohamed et al v Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. HERE.

A press release from the American Civil Liberties Union, which is representing the plaintiffs, quotes one of the men, Bisher Al-Rawi, who was released from Guantánamo last year without ever having been charged with a crime.

“I am happy to hear this news,” Al-Rawi said. “We have made a huge step forward in our quest for justice.”

And Feingold spoke up…

Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis., who earlier today said that the Obama administration “seems reminiscent” of the Bush administration in its invocation of state secrets, has reacted to the 9th Circuit’s decision by calling it “the latest example of courts being skeptical of the government’s argument that entire cases should be dismissed based on the assertion of the state secrets privilege without any evidence being considered.”

The Obama administration has been invoking the “state secrets” argument in quite a few court cases, among them Jewel v. NSA, where the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is challenging the NSA surveillance by suing on behalf of AT&T customers whose records may or may not have been caught up in the NSA “dragnet” (read more on that HERE); and Al-Haramain v. Obama, in which the leaders of a now-defunct Islamic charity, allege that the National Security Agency under President Bush engaged in illegal warrantless wiretapping (more on that HERE.)

Carry on!

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1. marisacat - 28 April 2009

I carried this from Madman forward, it languished in Moderation for a bit on the last thread…

Interesting … “Swine Flu Hemagglutinin”: amino acid sequence as ambient music

The algorithm I used is a bit complicated, but just in case you’re curious: since the gene is expressed as a surface protein antibodies can sense, it’s considered as a string of amino acids. Each beat corresponds to one amino acid, and the piece is in 3/4 time, so each six measures would correspond to five turns around the alpha structure. (I’m weaseling because I haven’t the foggiest idea how the protein actually gets folded.) Amino acids with side chains that are neither aromatic not aliphatic control the piano and organ: the nine non-hydrophobics the piano, and the four hydrophobics the organ. The three amino acids with aliphatic side chains control the low synthesizer, while the four with aromatics control the percussion. Strictly speaking, this is a version of swine flu hemagglutinin, FJ966952

2. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

remember the two cops killed over the weekend responding to a call at a gun club? It was another Shooting deaths: ‘None of it makes sense’

The events that led to the shooting deaths of two Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies Saturday began in a small top-floor apartment in Fort Walton Beach – with an argument over a tube of Clearasil.

On Sunday, lawmen still were investigating why Joshua Cartwright, a 28-year-old U.S. Army Reserve soldier with a history of violence, killed Okaloosa County sheriff’s deputies Burt Lopez and Warren “Skip” York at a gun range in Crestview.

A few minutes after he killed the deputies, Cartwright was himself killed in a shootout with lawmen in DeFuniak Springs.

“None of it’s logical, none of it makes sense,” said interim Sheriff Ed Spooner on Sunday. “He’d obviously just got something else in his mind.”

An offense report filed against Cartwright the day he died outlines an angry husband who threatened his wife, kept guns and knives on hand, was “severely disturbed” that Barack Obama had been elected president, and believed the U.S. government was conspiring against him.

3. marisacat - 28 April 2009

oh ffs.

We are now to call it, LATE TOO LATE!

“The H1N1 Flue”.

I agree, the swine got slammed… but too late now.

4. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

oops, another GUN NUT winger.

5. metawarrior - 28 April 2009

looks like my actblue page might not be necessary:

I’m sending a check to Specter….

and hoping that other moderate Republicans tired of trying to work within the GOP watch.

I really shouldnt go there. All I do is get angry and want to shake those people hoping some sense might get jiggled loose

marisacat - 28 April 2009

All I can say is the Democratic machine in SF was one of the very first places where the party, and not ignoring all of the Dem party’s own inherent faults and sins, went very Republican, wearing masks. YOu cannot get elected here, unless a Democrat. Before the machine moved in, we were Republican. Plenty of Dems, others, but city leadership was R.

One fo the first things that ticked me off about emerging Dkos was the censorhip of discussions as to who was or was not a DINO. I would have had to shut down life long types of conversations.

Before WIllie Brown (bad enough in his own way) our Mayor was Frank Jordan a R former police chief here (although mayors technically run sans party here). What a dud! If we were in anyway truly left liberal we would never have elected him! It was entertaining watching the city establishment prop him up.

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

ah, the DINO threads … misty watercolored memories …

6. marisacat - 28 April 2009

Lordy.

“Get ready to go to the mat, baby, because we’re coming after you and taking you out.”

Steele. Who tries to be head of the RNC.

catnip - 28 April 2009

Tres sauve.

Today’s GOP: Getting ready to take you out (and not to dinner, honey).

7. marisacat - 28 April 2009

Princess Cruises is not going to be calling at Mexican ports. For a while.

Does this mean that you can’t fully disinfect Puerto Vallarta for the gringos? I guess so…………………

8. marisacat - 28 April 2009

hmmm low flying plane still has legs.

[I]n a memo obtained by CBS 2 HD the Federal Aviation Administration’s James Johnston said the agency was aware of “the possibility of public concern regarding DOD (Department of Defense) aircraft flying at low altitudes” in an around New York City. But they demanded total secrecy from the NYPD, the Secret Service, the FBI and even the mayor’s office and threatened federal sanctions if the secret got out. …snip…

Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

what the hell were they up to?

marisacat - 28 April 2009

If you follow the link there is some indication (wanna be careful here, quoting winglandia) that now the WH is trying to say it was a training mission.

I say, pull back the toys. Make the Secret Service sign them out. [of course I am kidding, we are sunk and no pulling back the toys and royal regalia will not save us]

catnip - 28 April 2009

Are they complete f’ing idiots?

(rhetorical question)

9. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

Jim DeMint

Sanchez: Republicans are making it very difficult for other Republicans because, and he said this on several times, you tell me what you think of it. You’re shrinking the electorate to an extreme, to a point that a regular republican can’t win. What do you make of that argument?

DeMint: Oh, that’s quite the opposite. We’re seeing across the country right now, the biggest tent of all is freedom and what we need to do as Republicans is convince Americans that freedom can work in all areas of their life, for all Americans, whether it’s education or health care or creating jobs…

Sanchez: What the hell does that mean? The biggest tent is freedom. FREEDOM, I mean, you gotta do better than that.

DeMint: No, what it means is what has worked in America, free people, free markets for years.

10. Madman in the Marketplace - 28 April 2009

Not all Democrats supporting Specter

Even though Sen. Arlen Specter has the blessing of the Democratic leadership in switching parties, not every Democrat is ready to support his re-election back home.

Former Constitution Center CEO Joseph Torsella, who was the only announced Democrat in the race, said that he would be remaining in the Democratic primary against Specter for now.

“I decided to run for the United States Senate from Pennsylvania for one simple reason: I believe we need new leadership, new ideas, and new approaches in Washington. It’s become obvious that the old ways of doing business might have worked for the special interests, but they haven’t worked for the rest of us,” Torsella said in a statement.

“Nothing about today’s news regarding Senator Specter changes that, or my intention to run for the Democratic nomination to the Senate in 2010 – an election that is still a full year away.”

And Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) told MSNBC he still is waiting to hear the motives behind Specter’s decision before he gives him support. Sestak, who had been mulling a Senate campaign, said he would not rule out running for the Senate in the interview with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell.

11. catnip - 28 April 2009
12. lucid - 28 April 2009

I posted something on one of my favorite audio engineering sites, because they had a group orgasm about the Pirate Bay decision… and the forgot the sexual stimulation…

13. catnip - 28 April 2009
Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

hey, it’s not MY fault!

Much of the American establishment loathed Bush and Cheney for exposing, and threatening, the onward march of America’s “grand design,” as Henry Kissinger, war criminal and now Obama adviser, calls it. In advertising terms, Bush was a “brand collapse,” whereas Obama, with his toothpaste-advertisement smile and righteous clichés, is a godsend. At a stroke, he has seen off serious domestic dissent to war, and he brings tears to the eyes, from Washington to Whitehall. He is the BBC’s man, and CNN’s man, and Murdoch’s man, and Wall Street’s man, and the CIA’s man. The madmen did well.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

The admen did well too…………………….
:twisted:

14. marisacat - 29 April 2009

A 23-month-old child becomes the first to die of swine flu in the US, and the first such death outside Mexico, officials say.

For more details: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news

NYCO - 29 April 2009

There was a very contentious press conference with Mexican officials last night. It’s becoming clearer that the reason why there have been so many deaths in Mexico is because this epidemic went unrecognized and poorly handled by Mexican authorities for almost a month.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

Another thing I read a few days ago.. and i have no idea the protocol in this sort of thing, but in the town, La GLoria, along with the 4 year old and ohter children, there was a “wave” of infants who died of “flu” in Feb… they are dead and buried and his was the only swab that was retained. AND there is no plan to exhume and examine the deaths where there was no swab.

15. catnip - 29 April 2009

Did I just hear Obamalama say during his town hall, “that’s why I’m conservative”?

marisacat - 29 April 2009

hmm I have to find a full text of that little TownHall whatsis.

16. catnip - 29 April 2009

Obamalama: “There have been several recent flare ups in Iraq that have been highly sensationalized.”

Yes. How dare they cover trivial things like death and war when they should be covering him and Michelle’s latest dress?

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

not to mention those darned Iraqis, throwing their body parts up in the air … messes up a perfectly good (fake) withdrawal!

It’s time for them to stand up, or something!

17. BooHooHooMan - 29 April 2009

Wretched. This outbreak frankly, bear with me here, is as mysterious as seeing an 800 mile wide storm headed for the Gulf Coast. Yet Bush had McCains Birthday Cake for him on the tarmac…Obama , in his turn, has happy hour for Arlen Specter the withered face of New! Democratic! Change! brought to Washington..

Whether it’s disease or politics, (truly combinant of late) these are not immutable things…

Thus Bush Era Donklephant feces bred Obama Larvae.
Very much so in PA. They don’t know they’re not supposed to land.
let alone mutate further, turning out every incumbent.

What’s NEXT, politically speaking now-?
A Torrential downpour of toads and locusts?
Oh we can look forward to The New! all right.
Packaged as Natural. The “What could we Do?!?
Politics and all.

More on Rendell and Arlens current weedling coming up in a bit….

18. catnip - 29 April 2009
lucid - 29 April 2009

Can’t find a direct link to the photo – but that kind of reminds me of my friend Cynthia’s piece Baby Grand Piano.

catnip - 29 April 2009

I’d like to see that if you eventually find a pic to link to.

lucid - 29 April 2009

I know she did it on commission for an Italian museum, so it is possible that the full image on the net is restricted. But hunt around – just got an e-mail from her last night, maybe I’ll ask her when I get home.

lucid - 29 April 2009

should read “I’ll hunt”…

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

shouldn’t they have used guys for the bottom shelves … built in book end and all.

19. marisacat - 29 April 2009

hmm this languished a while in my inbox as I slept…

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

Confirmed U.S. Swine Flu Cases Now at 91 [11:24 a.m. ET]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com: http://abcnews.go.com

There si some level of hmm well freak out, sort of, over in the E Bay… several cases of suspected or confirmed SF … and the Dept of Public Health actively closes the schools.. for about a week.

I notice one thing that gets mentioned a lot less than masks is that the virus lives for 2 – 3 days on dry surfaces.

NYCO - 29 April 2009

WHO is rumored to be declaring the Big P in about an hour. We’ll see.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

I can’t think why. Turns out the baby who died in Houston had come into the US on a visit to Houston from Mexico. We need to devalue the death. Not an American. [this is a joke!]

Somehow I think when they set up the E Bay Dept of Public Helath in Richmond to do testing of virus samples.. that they knew something.

A neighbor jsut back from a extended cruise to Mexico, standard coastal ports of call then a slow return, about a 15 day cruise, said for the ist time they filled out a form at the ONSET of the cruise, on their current health condition and were asked about GI upsets or if they had colds or coughing flu etc.

Obviously the cruise co (Princess) knew something. When his ship got back Monday am it was supposed to go back out Tuesday evening, for the same cruise. Cancelled and for the forseeable future. Next day, Carnival cancelled their Mexican cruses.

Poor Mexico. It will be hard to survive thsi..

lucid - 29 April 2009

Maybe we should ask Smithfield Ham to compensate Mexico for lost tourism dollars.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

I am running very slow today but did just check the email for the Democracy NOW! and saw this…

The “NAFTA Flu”: Critics Say Swine Flu Has Roots in Forcing Poor Countries to Accept Western Agribusiness *

As the US reports its first known death from the global swine flu, the World Health Organization has raised its pandemic threat level. Several countries around the world have banned the import of US and Mexican pork products. We speak to professor and author Robert Wallace, who says the swine flu is partly the outcome of neoliberal policies that forced poorer countries to open their markets to poorly regulated Western agribusiness giants.

Listen/Watch/Read

http://www.democracynow.org/2009/4/29/the_nafta_flu

lucid - 29 April 2009

Hey, the pork lobby has apparently been up in arms about the moniker ‘swine flu’, maybe they’ll accept ‘NAFTA flu’ as an alternative! ;)

marisacat - 29 April 2009

NAFTA flu works for me. N-Flew!

NYCO - 29 April 2009

Even if you can’t trace it to agribusiness, the implications of this are clear… the U.S. has kept Mexico “barefoot and pregnant” for 150 years, without an efficient government or health care structure, right on its own borders. OOPSIE!

marisacat - 29 April 2009

One of my big dismissive, Oh get over it! lines about some of the frantic US health advisories… fat, smoking, whatever, ban flat feet.. whatever.. has been, if they really believed all the bullshit they spout – if ANY of it was really about “health”, they’d for damn sure clean up the Rio Grande. But they don’t…

Effluvia and filth from the maquilladoros for decades now. We have impoverished Mexico. And Haiti. And Latin America… and so on

20. marisacat - 29 April 2009

ugh… when the second big crash does come, it will be a doozy.

US Stocks Up Following Fed Report

New York Times – ‎23 minutes ago‎

By AP Stocks surged Wednesday, lifting the Dow Jones industrials more than 200 points, even after the government said the economy as measured by the GDP contracted at an annual rate of 6.1 percent during the first three months of the year

I went to Google news to check for SF reports (the one they are carrying from SF Gate is behind on school closures in the East Bay.. geesh) and saw the above.

hey who cares about anything, Dow UP!

21. marisacat - 29 April 2009

Germany up to three…

Germany Reports First Cases of Swine Flu

At least three Germans have been diagnosed with swine flu, and further suspected cases are being tested. The development comes as countries around the world increase security measures amid fear of a global pandemic. Bavaria’s health minister, however, warns against panic.

LINK

lucid - 29 April 2009

Right… don’t panic! But go get tested for swine flu if you’ve psychosomatically convinced yourself you have symtoms…

catnip - 29 April 2009

Well, it’s a bit bizarre that (here) they’re telling people who think they have that flu to stay home (understandable) but it seems to me that they lose the ability to track actual cases if they’re not reported to a medical official and tested.

I’m confused…

22. lucid - 29 April 2009

Upon brief perusal of the GOS front page, it appears DemfromCT is already revving up his ‘buy two weeks of water and duct tape’ shtick…

marisacat - 29 April 2009

Wrap your house in plastic!

lucid - 29 April 2009

This reminds me of a fond memory I having during the early Bush years while standing in line at the bank. A poor, confused elderly gentleman was asking everyone in a very serious and panicky way what they thought of the ‘duct tape and plastic sheeting’ thing to save yourself from a chemical attack, because if one really did that, they’d run out of oxygen… he couldn’t wrap his mind around why our government would suggest doing that.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

.. and then at least one person actually did it… I still remember the pics of his house.

23. marisacat - 29 April 2009

FWIW:

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

World Health Organization Raises Alert Level for Swine Flu to Phase 5 [4:11 p.m.]

For more on this and other breaking news go to ABCNews.com: http://abcnews.go.com

24. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Suspected cases in Albany and Schenectady counties. Samples undergoing testing; no further details disclosed by state or county health officials.

NYCO - 29 April 2009

It’s all over de place up here now. Suspecteds in Onondaga, Ontario, Wayne, Monroe… et cetera.

(Oh, and we’re having the Veep in for a commencement speech next Sunday in the Dome. For those of us working this event, the “fun” just got 100 times funner. One wrong move and you either go to Gitmo, or to the disinfection room…)

marisacat - 29 April 2009

well I just saw fillm of a panel in Mexico, making announcements w/r/t SF.. they put little ”sockies” over the mics. Their own little mask, draped over the mic, with the strings hanging down. Quite the vision..

It’s pretty clear if one reads around that only an antimicrobial mask is worth the effort. Good old handwashing … still does a lot.

25. lucid - 29 April 2009

Maybe a pandemic should really come along and wipe us out as a species… We’re friggin’ nuts:

Egypt slaughtered all its pigs and the central African nation of Gabon became the latest nation to ban pork imports, despite assurances that swine flu was not related to eating pork.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

I was really sorry to read of what Egypt did… First they just relocated them, but then they slaughtered teh lot…

NYCO - 29 April 2009

Can someone explain to me why Egypt even has pigs? (What does one do with pigs in a Muslim country?)

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Raised by and for the Christian minority.

The Arab world’s most populous nation has been been badly hit by the H5N1 bird flu virus in recent years and the move to cull up to 400,000 pigs – seen by Muslims as unclean animals – was designed to calm fears of an impending pandemic.

But it left Egypt’s large Coptic Christian minority up in arms, especially the slum-dwelling “Zebaleen” rubbish collectors who rely on the hogs for their livelihood. Scores of them blocked the streets and stoned the vehicles of Health Ministry workers as they arrived to carry out the government’s order at pig farms on the outskirts of Cario this afternoon.

“Our pigs are healthy. They are our capital and they have no diseases,” said Adel Ishak, who feeds his pigs from the rubbish he collects in Manshiet Nasser, northeast of Cairo.

::snip::

Officials said that the farmers would be offered compensation of 1,000 Egyptian pounds (£120) per pig but there seemed to be little confidence that the money would ever materialise.

Mr Ishak said that his community receives 6,000 tonnes of organic rubbish every day, but if the pigs die there will be nowhere to put the waste. “What is the use of compensation? It will feed us only for several months, what then?” he asked.

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

From comments at a Globe & Mail editorial titled One notch up from killing all the chickens to stop chicken pox:

George T from Mississauga, Canada writes:

As a Coptic Christian of Egyptian descent, this is upsetting news, but honestly, it’s not unexpected. Barriers are often placed on the Coptic community in Egypt, and I doubt there was any hesitation to move to ban pork products.

* Posted 29/04/09 at 6:22 PM EDT

26. marisacat - 29 April 2009

LOL… the second half of the “interview” is very glib. He’s got all the economic voices named, says Volcker is integral to him, tho I read he’s been very effectively shove to the side… and he drags in Granny Typical White Person to explain that we will cut old people off – at the hip…

[W]hat I’m very confident about is that given the difficult options before us, we are making good, thoughtful decisions. I have enormous confidence that we are weighing all our options and we are making the best choices. That doesn’t mean that every choice is going to be right, is going to work exactly the way we want it to. But I wake up in the morning and go to bed at night feeling that the direction we are trying to move the economy toward is the right one and that the decisions we make are sound.

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

the only people who get to make those decisions are rich people and actuaries.

27. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

FYI Marisa – Vote on BofA’s Lewis too close to call

Shareholder voting on Bank of America Corp.’s 18 directors and eight shareholder proposals has closed. Preliminary results show a shareholder resolution on keeping Chief Executive Kenneth Lewis as chairman is too close to call. BofA says more time is needed to count votes. The results will be announced in a press release later today.

During the annual meeting, which started at 10 a.m. Wednesday, a number of shareholders spoke out for and against Lewis and the bank’s board of directors.

marisacat - 29 April 2009

well I thnk Lewis should go. LOL They ALL should go.

Pretty damn dumb to merge (or whatever it was) with the Nations Bank in the Carolinas. Not that the BofA hasn’t been dumb as clucking chickens for years…
:roll:

28. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Retry on the link re BofA: Vote on BofA’s Lewis too close to call

marisacat - 29 April 2009

NYT reporting he has been ousted… unless they jumped teh gun…

marisacat - 29 April 2009

gah.. reads as pretty fake, frankly. Musical chairs

Shareholders Oust Bank of America Chief as Chairman

By LOUISE STORY
Published: April 29, 2009

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bank of America shareholders stripped Kenneth D. Lewis of his chairman’s title on Wednesday while allowing him to remain president and chief executive officer, in a vote that may mark the beginning of the end of his leadership at the embattled bank.

Walter E. Massey, the former president of Morehouse College and a longtime board member, will succeed Mr. Lewis as chairman, the bank said. …snip…

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

From NPR:

Lewis will remain the CEO of the bank, but board member Walter E. Massey will become the bank’s chairman.

Shareholders narrowly voted to split the job following months of rancor over the Merrill acquisition. After the deal was sealed Jan. 1, Merrill reported $15 billion in fourth-quarter losses.

The vote came after an angry four-hour annual meeting Wednesday.
The meeting at a theater near the bank’s Charlotte, N.C., headquarters began late because so many attendees — including bank employees — were still streaming in at the 10 a.m. ET scheduled start time. Security was tight and, as expected, there were protesters outside the building.

29. Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

I think an NPR link got stuck in mod.

Completely OT, but to me, hilarious: I ran across a photo of myself, age 2, today. Which cute woodland creatures were knitted into the pattern of the sweater I was wearing at the time? Squirrels!

Madman in the Marketplace - 29 April 2009

I love old daguerreotypes (ducks and runs) …

Intermittent Bystander - 29 April 2009

Yes, O Fuzzy One . . . we know!

30. marisacat - 29 April 2009

gnu….

link

…………….. :roll: ………………..


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