Friday, May 11, 2012

Some girlfriends will put up with anything.

Many of today’s principals (click here) would be likely to throw the book at a student who pinned down a classmate and clipped his hair, as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney did as a high school senior in 1965.
Romney was not disciplined at the time. If such an attack happened in the public schools of 2012, it would probably lead to suspension and might also be referred for expulsion, a number of local public school leaders said following a Washington Post report of the incident involving Romney...
It is my experience that girlfriends can be very powerful people. It is unfortunate Ann wasn't able to influence her future fiance'.

An exciting Mayan record keeping chamber discovered, places time future into the future.

At the Guatemalan site (click here)  in 2010 the Boston University archaeologist and Ph.D. student Franco Rossi were inspecting a looters' tunnel, where an undergraduate student had noticed the faintest traces of paint on a thin stucco wall.
The pair began cleaning off 1,200-year-old mud and suddenly a little more red paint appeared.
"Suddenly Bill was like, 'Oh my God, we have a glyph!'" Rossi said.
What the team found, after a full excavation in 2011, is likely the ancient workroom of a Maya scribe, a record-keeper of Xultún.
"The reason this room's so interesting," said Rossi, as he crouched in the chamber late last year, "is that ... this was a workspace. People were seated on this bench" painting books that have long since disintegrated.
The books would have been filled with elaborate calculations intended to predict the city's fortunes. The numbers on the wall were "fixed tabulations that they can then refer to—tables more or less like those in the back of your chemistry book," he added.
"Undoubtedly this type of room exists at every Maya site in the Late Classic [period] and probably earlier, but it's our only example thus far."...

We now know where shoe throwing ranks in appreciation of others.

Updated at 9:07 a.m. ET
(AP) OSLO, Norway - The trial of Anders Behring (click here) Breivik was interrupted briefly Friday when the brother of one of his 77 victims hurled a shoe at the confessed mass killer and yelled, "Go to hell," before being escorted from the court room, police and witnesses said.
It was the first outburst from the normally subdued crowd watching the terror trial in Oslo's district court since the proceedings began in mid-April.
Breivik — a self-styled anti-Muslim militant — has been charged with terrorism, admitting he carried out a bomb-and-shooting rampage that stunned Norway on July 22....
"Go to hell," I think that sums it up.

Why, I would do anything for dear old Rupert and News Corp.

Kind, dear Rebekah was so delicious a political ally, too. After all, we all know Rupert is untouchable and owns the world.

...These included Brooks (click here) telling Lord Justice Leveson on Friday morning that she exchanged up to two texts per week with David Cameron during the 2010 general election campaign. He signed off texts with "DC" or sometimes "LOL" – until she explained that the latter phrase meant "laugh out loud", not "lots of love". However, she dismissed reports that they exchanged texts up to 12 times a week as "ludicrious".
Brooks also confirmed for the first time that she was at a Boxing Day party with Cameron in December 2010. This came three days after she entertained the prime minister at her Oxfordshire home, with a dinner during which News Corporation's £8bn bid for BSkyB was discussed.
She said she could recall a conversation with Cameron on the subject of phone hacking in 2010, in which the NI chief executive updated him about developments in the growing number of civil cases.
Brooks told the inquiry Cameron was one of a number of politicians, including George Osborne and Tony Blair, who sent her messages of support – indirectly, in the prime minister's case – after she resigned at the height of the News of the World phone-hacking scandal in July 2011....

Is prevention the final cure for HIV?

11 May 2012 Last updated at 03:27 ET
A panel of US health experts (click here for video) has for the first time backed a drug to prevent HIV infection in healthy people.
The panel recommended US regulators approve the daily pill, Truvada, for use by people considered at high risk of contracting the Aids virus.
Dr Robert Grant, from Gladstone Institutes, said regular use of the drug made protection from HIV infection much higher.
An ounce of prevention is worth...lives saved, quality of life insured and savings in the billions $US of treatment, there is no cure.
The period of acute HIV infection (AHI) (click here) is a relatively brief window of time -- roughly 10 weeks after initial infection -- but its impact on the spread of HIV may be very significant. During this early period, which likely continues through the first six months of infection, that people are considerably more infectious to others than at other stages of infection. 


I look at it this way, if every woman (SEXISM) quits their job and is assured of a secure marriage to raise their children the job market for men would improve, provided they are qualified enough. Romney has a point there. He could grow his economy on the backs of the elite and it might work after all.

I can see the pre-nups now. "...Father will provide a home and quality of life to the requirements of parenting agreement. The woman will receive just compensation for years without income during her parenting years until the graduation from doctorial school of the children, while undergoing rehabilitation of her career. This guaranteed regardless of market forces..."
Two weeks ago Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney found himself facing accusations of elitism – not to mention no small amount of ridicule – when he suggested one of the first steps to take on one’s way to finding the American dream of monetary success was to borrow money from the First National Bank of Mom and/or Dad. “We’ve always encouraged young people: Take a shot, go for it. Take a risk. Get the education. Borrow money if you have to from your parents. Start a business,” Romney said to students at Otterbein University in Ohio.
Ha. Ha. According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute, the average Baby Boomer with less than ten years to go till retirement has a grand total of $78,000 saved up for their golden years. A third have $25,000 or less. This crowd can’t even afford to send their children to college without resorting to student loan industrial complex, never mind funding a start-up. Telling the kids to borrow from mom and dad is parenting advice for the one percent and Romney rightly got called on it.
But when Dr. William Sears, the guru of attachment parenting, says the same thing as Romney, we are, apparently, too distracted by a mammary gland and our never-ending debate over what makes a good mom to notice. According to Pickert, Sears proposes, “mothers quit their jobs and borrow money” to afford to carry out his recommendations. On the plus side, Sears is not a hypocrite. He and his wife “subsidized” his sons’ families so the moms could practice attachment parenting. “It was the least we could do,” Martha Sears told Time....

The girls don't have a mother, but, they are alive. She must have fought him.

UNION COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) — Union County Sheriff (click here) Jimmy Edwards has confirmed that Adam Mayes has died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head shortly after being found.

Union County Coroner Mark Golding says the suspect died at 8:20 pm at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Union County from the injury.

Edwards said Mayes was in critical condition when police found him in the vicinity of the church, according to reporter Justin Lewis.

The body is being taken to Jackson for an autopsy.

Both men say that the two young girls—12-year-old Alexandria Bain and 8-year-old Kyliyah Bain—are alive....

The Banks can't be trusted with the global economy.

Dodd - Frank wasn't enough and the GOP wants to roll everything back. I don't think so!
JPMorgan Chase & Co. CEO James Dimon, center, flanked by Goldman Sachs & Co. CEO Lloyd Blankfein, and Bank of New York Mellon CEO Robert Kelly, at 2009 congressional hearing  Lawrence Jackson/The Associated Press

Your Wall Street reform reading list for today

By Shirley Gao 

2:37 pm, July 26, 2011 Updated: 1:17 pm, August 1, 2011

Big U.S. banks are among the harshest critics of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, but they stand to benefit from a CFPB crackdown on risky products, which would limit the banks' future credit and litigation costs, according to a major credit rating agency….

Who was it that delayed the nomination to the Credit Protection Bureau? I can't imagine why, can you? Cronies and elections.
May 11, 2012
JPMorgan Chase, the largest bank in the U.S., (click here) said Thursday that it lost $2 billion in a trading portfolio designed to hedge against risks the company takes with its own money.
The company's stock plunged more than 5% in late electronic trading after the loss was announced.
Other bank stocks, including Citigroup and Bank of America, suffered heavy losses as well.

"The portfolio has proved to be riskier, more volatile and less effective as an economic hedge than we thought," CEO Jamie Dimon told reporters. "There were many errors, sloppiness and bad judgment."

The chief investment office has been transformed in recent years under Dimon into a unit that makes bigger and riskier speculative bets with the bank's money, according to five former employees, Bloomberg News reported April 13.

Some bets were so big that JPMorgan probably couldn't unwind them without losing money or roiling financial markets, the former executives said.

The trading loss is an embarrassment for a bank that came through the 2008 financial crisis in much better health than its peers. It kept clear of risky investments that hurt most of its peers….
The Dow closed up though12,855.04 +19.98 (0.16%).

The global markets haven't held up
as well. 
Secretary Geithner has all the reason
he needs to ask the other markets
to regulate, especially, where it 
meets with impacts on the USA 
economy. This is ridiculous.

May 11, 2012 - 4:55PM
Australian shares lose 2.5 per cent for the week, the worst weekly return since the end of November last year, as investors fret over the outlook for the global economy.
4.55pm: And here it is: the end of the week stocks wrap. Good weekends all.
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4.40pm: All right, one last comment - this time about the dollar:
ANZ global head of FX strategy Richard Yetsenga said the Chinese economic data pummelled the Aussie dollar this afternoon. “Everything was weak,” he said.
Mr Yetsenga said that in the current climate scheduled economic data is not the biggest risk for the dollar but rather unscheduled events.
“In Spain, there is the possible bank recapitalisation package,” he said. “The issue there is - will the market assess that Spain has actually realised big enough losses (with its banks)?” That is due to be released later today, Spain time.
"The second issue is what’s going on with Greece? Will the coalition government be formed or not."
Should the dollar fall under parity with the greenback - where there is a lot of support - it would likely have a “big move down,” Mr Yetsenga said. He declined, though, to have a punt on how far it might sink….