I got tired and aches all over just looking through the 12 prescribed circuit (most e-mailed article today):
1. Jumping jacks Total body
2. Wall sit Lower body
3. Push-up Upper body
4. Abdominal crunch Core
5. Step-up onto chair Total body
6. Squat Lower body
7. Triceps dip on chair Upper body
8. Plank Core
9. High knees/running in place Total body
10. Lunge Lower body
11. Push-up and rotation Upper body
12. Side plank Core
May 10, 2013, 1:03 pm
How to Stop Government
By ANDREW ROSENTHAL
In a recent Pew Poll, 80 percent of respondents said the president and Republican leaders were not working together to address important issues — and, by a two-to-one margin, said the G.O.P. was more to blame for gridlock.
Despite their minority status in the Senate, the people on the right side of the aisle have managed to muck up the works. Their obstructionist repertoire is so extensive that you almost need a field guide to their delaying techniques.
Here’s a start on that guide.
Boycotting: Also known as taking your marbles and go on another vacation
Denial of services: Some government agencies require a certain number of members, or a permanent chief, to operate. If the Republicans don’t like those agencies, they simply make sure those positions never get filled.
Investigate again and again and again like Bengazi, Boston Marathon, Immigration ...
Refuse to negotiate: Republicans in Congress used to complain that the Senate Democrats hadn’t produced a budget in the last four years. But recently the Democrats did just that. So the Republicans abandoned their old talking point and are now refusing to form a conference committee to reconcile the Senate budget with the House budget.
K-Street and paid goons: NRA, fundamentalists, Tea potters, anti-tax narcissist ...
4:00 PM At the close: Dow -0.26% to 15067. S&P -0.48% to 1625. Nasdaq -0.06% to 3411.
Treasurys: 30-year -0.05%. 10-yr -0.02%. 5-yr -0.03%.
Commodities: Crude -0.82% to $95.83. Gold -1.25% to $1455.35.
Currencies: Euro -0.92% vs. dollar. Yen +1.63%. Pound +0.57%.
zeltxe, Yes zel, there was a 3rd shooter at Dallas grassy knoll. Yes zel, the landing on the moon was done over the Surface of the Moon park in South Idaho. Yes zel, Elvis was sighted in Pancake house with the white glove Jackson...
Apparently behind the mid-afternoon drop in the S&P 500 (SPY) (a not insignificant 10 points), the soaring dollar (UUP), and sinking commodities (GLD, USO) was the rumor of a Jon Hilsenrath article set to hit the WSJ claiming "tapering" of asset purchases is coming sooner rather than later. Thus far, nothing is up.
una, You have read my messages, I had opined that Billary was the culprit as she was in charge of the State Department. She had accomplished nuthin positive during her office, not on the wars, not on Israeli-Palestinian conflict, not on N.Korea, not on human rights in Asia, Arab States ... at least nuthin that calls out for all the accolades piled upon her.
rah, One more thing. If you have been around this board long enuff, you would recall my position on Bush's Wars. I had always and continue to defend Dubya's war decisions. He was our elected POTUS then and he made the choice for us. That's why we put him in the oval office, twice. That's how our democracy works.
una, Okay, Capitalism is coming to an end. Stores are closing left and right. Auto industry are all Japanese owned. Banks have ceased all credit flows. Your 401K is 101K. Our sons are still dying by the thousands in Mid-East theaters. Bengarsi is a tragedy that warrants more of our soldiers to die on foreign land.
The danger now is the Fed may decide to cut back on QE-3. That should be good for main street, those 50% Americans with little to none assets in the stock or home markets.
They'll file for bankruptcy and let the public to pick up the tabs from healthcare and property liabilities:
By Devin Kelly
May 5, 2013, 8:00 a.m.
The fertilizer plant that exploded last month in West, Texas, holds just $1 million in liability insurance, a negligible amount compared to the estimated cost of the damage caused by the blast, lawyers said.
John McCoy, one of the attorneys representing the company that owns West Fertilizer Co., confirmed the amount in an email to the Los Angeles Times after the Dallas Morning News reported it Friday. He said the plant did not hold excess or umbrella insurance policies.
“We do not yet know how this horrific accident occurred,” McCoy added in the email. “We are waiting for federal and state officials to … complete their investigation.”
The April 17 blast killed 14 people, injured more than 200 and leveled buildings several blocks away. The office of state Insurance Commissioner Eleanor Kitzman said in a statement quoted by the Dallas Morning News that the amount of damage may run into the tens of millions of dollars.
“Others have estimated the damages at $100 million — far more than the amount of insurance we have heard the company may have had,” the statement said.
Randy C. Roberts, who is among the lawyers who have filed lawsuits against West Fertilizer’s owners, said he received an email Thursday disclosing that the plant held $1 million in insurance.
He said he was “floored” by the amount, but he also wasn’t surprised.
“It’s not uncommon to see very serious operations conducted with minimum insurance or, in fact, no insurance” in Texas, Roberts said.
He and other lawyers for the plaintiffs will look to see if other companies can be held liable for the explosion.
“I don’t see the million taking care of even my three clients, much less the hundreds of people that need to be taken of,” Roberts said.
rah, November 2007 was prior peak of Wall Street and when the economy was going gungho. Go back and double check.
as on why it took so long, (5 1/2 years??? how do you get that?), it was because of the great depth of The Great Recession, near Great Depression II, and the obstructionists doing nuthin but trying to make sure Barry is a one term POTUS. Now they are trying to reclaim the Senate instead of doing the people's business. PASS THE JOBS BILL ALREADY instead of foaming at their mouths on Bengazi or Seria or NRAID.
una, You should take a look at the historic initial claims going back to the reagan years before passing judgement.
springs, Thousands of more kids wouldn't be alive? How about many many thousands of more kids would be dead if every household has about ten guns somewhere. It is like higher auto accidents having more cars on the road.
That was before the economy had gone into the septic tank.
8:31 AM Initial Jobless Claims: -4K to 323K vs. 335K consensus, 327K prior (revised). Continuing claims -27K to 3.00M. he 4-week moving average slides 6.25K to 336,750. Continuing claims fall 27K to 3.01M, the 4-week average off 24.5K to 3.03M.
4:00 PM At the close: Dow +0.3% to 15101. S&P +0.41% to 1633. Nasdaq +0.41% to 3411.
Treasurys: 30-year +0.12%. 10-yr +0.05%. 5-yr +0.01%.
Commodities: Crude +0.95% to $96.53. Gold +1.61% to $1472.15.
Currencies: Euro +0.58% vs. dollar. Yen -0.05%. Pound -0.33%.
lang, Those are research universities. You do know how much the old innovative HP used to spend on R&D right?
Composite rate for new I Bonds issued between May 2013 – October 2013 1.18%
Here's how we set that composite rate:
Fixed rate 0.00%
Inflation rate 0.59%
Composite rate = [fixed rate + (2 x inflation rate) + (fixed rate x inflation rate)] [ 0.0000 + (2 x 0.0059) + (0.0000 x 0.0059)]
Composite rate [0.0000 + 0.0118]
Composite rate 0.0118
Composite rate 1.18%
island, You got your accounting degree from University of Phonix?
Total Cash (mrq): 12.63B
Total Cash Per Share (mrq): 6.50
Total Debt (mrq): 28.25B
Total Debt/Equity (mrq): 121.28
truely, You are telling us that Noah never left the pair of Dinosaurs on the river bank because they were too big for the Ark and that was why they are extinct?
Toddler: Life, you are so very unfamiliar
Teen: Life, you are so very aggravating
20's: Life, I am out to conquer you
30's: Life cannot be conquered
40's: Life has conquered me
50's: Life, I'm starting to figure you out
60's: Life, I'm going to savor every moment of you before it's too late
70's: It's too late (get ready to wear those diapers)