Thursday, December 30, 2010

Obama Administration Officials Cashing In ...

Remember When Obama said he was not going to hire lobbyist in his administration ? Right ... And then he did anyway ? Right ..
Well now those who used their positions to regulate the financial industry are going to jump ship and cash in on their "experience"

Sounds to me like a bit of conflict of interest, no ? These people set the rules are now going to go to those companies which they just regulated .... Nice work if you can get it.

Amplify’d from

The president's recently departed budget director is joining Citigroup.

The New York Federal Reserve Bank's derivatives expert is joining Goldman Sachs.

And numerous investigators from the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission are joining Wall Street's top law firms.

In recent months, prominent officials from the White House, Justice Department, SEC, banking regulators and other agencies, both federal and state, have been walking through the proverbial revolving door to join Goldman, Citi, other financial companies and top law firms in Washington and New York.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Metro is Clean! Well, As Clean as Dirt

Wow, I must say, this is quite a relief ;)

Metro no dirtier than the rest of the world: WUSA9 went searching for germs, swabbing high traffic areas around the Metrorail system like escalator handrails, and ticket machines. Nearly all the bacteria collected were common bacteria found in dirt, and virtually everywhere else.


Monday, December 20, 2010

Seriously? Only 18 Cars You Can Hit

Wow, well done, would have been nice to get a round 20 hit

UPDATE 9:19 a.m.: Police are charging 34-year-old Austina Marie Biggus, of Walkersville, with hit and run and driving under the influence after she apparently struck 18 cars overnight, AP reports.


A person was arrested early Monday morning after striking 18 vehicles in the area of West Fourth Street, Frederick police said.

Authorities responded to the area around 2:19 a.m. after several reports of reckless driving. Officers found the suspect vehicle at the back of the Allegheny Power site near East Church Street and Pine Avenue. The vehicle had crashed into a fence and the driver was still inside. The person was taken into custody.

Police say the vehicle struck 18 vehicles on West Fourth Street, Dill Avenue, and Fifth Street. A tree, a traffic sign, and two gates at Allegheny Power were also struck.

No injuries were reported.


Thursday, December 16, 2010

Jimmy GardnerWatching a documentary on Sergio Vieira de Mello, who was UN rep in Iraq. He was in charge in 2003 when the UN compound was bombed. One Army medic who setup triage said "we had to decide who was going to live and who was going to die". Such a powerful statement brought, tears to my eyes