Archive for June, 2005

Website-Blog Activity

Monday, June 27, 2005 22:40 Comments Off

The updates to this website/blog will be suspended indefinitely.

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Gross Grossing Out

Sunday, June 26, 2005 11:13 Comments Off

“Until May, we were in the neutral to bearish camp,” Gross told a Chicago auditorium jam-packed with fund managers and financial advisers. “But now we think over the next three to five years, disinflation ultimately triumphs.” Bill Gross of Pimco, a formerly heroic bear, turned bull a while back. Now he sounds a bit like [...]

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Technology on a Whole New Level

Saturday, June 25, 2005 10:13 Comments Off

I recently wrote how iPod technology has changed the way I buy, collect, and listen to music. Gone are the days of buying CDs, except for special anthologies, box sets, and hard-to-find local and world music. iTunes allows one to collect, store, and purchase music, and burn creative mixes to CD via little effort. And [...]

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Bitchy

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 19:19 Comments Off

Looking at my past few posts, damn I’m getting bitchy about this stuff. I’m pissed off at the constant deluge of “what’s mine is mine, what’s yours is mine” thuggery. I am sick of pushing to educate myself and working my ass off only to have one-third of my BENEFITS DERIVED THEREIN spent on the [...]

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Bread and Circuses (and Welfare) for the Kiddies

Tuesday, June 21, 2005 19:11 Comments Off

It’s this kind of garbage that makes me one pissed-off victim of the Oppressive Tax Scam-o-Rama: Students in the Dysart Unified School District don’t have to go a whole summer without cafeteria pizza, barbecue chicken or mashed potatoes. Thanks to a federal summer food program, Dysart students can eat free breakfast and lunch at sites [...]

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Radiohead and Public Enemy?

Monday, June 20, 2005 23:15 Comments Off

Talk about bullshit — see Spin‘s top albums list for the past 20 years. I ain’t seeing the choices on this list, especially since it reeks of college radio categories.

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Music Industry Execs – Go to Hell

Monday, June 20, 2005 23:08 Comments Off

As someone with 2,200 CDs – including over 100 box sets – music industry execs should be concerned that I no longer purchase their CDs. Now, Sony, EMI, and BMG are selling non-iPod compatible CDs, meaning, they are copy protected, and can’t be popped into iTunes and downloaded onto an iPod.

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Book Tagging: Say What?

Saturday, June 18, 2005 7:21 Comments Off

What the heck does it mean to be book tagged? Now I know ‘cuz I’ve been “book-tagged” by the irrepressible Claire Wolfe. See her rundown here. Essentially, when someone book-tags you, ya gotta do the standard rundown as Claire presents it. Now Claire was book-tagged by Wally Conger, who also has a rundown. My first [...]

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Treasury Securities Conspiracy Theory

Saturday, June 18, 2005 6:43 Comments Off

Who is buying them all up, and why? America’s traditional financiers [Japan, China and Korea] have actually reduced their holdings of US debt obligations but our new best friends, the Pirates [hedge funds?] of the Caribbean have dramatically stood in for the debt fatigued Asians in accumulating a walloping 23 billion in additional US debt [...]

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Defining Cool

Saturday, June 11, 2005 13:04 Comments Off

A discussion at work this week found me and my colleagues talking about some weird stuff. Us ladies of finance got to discussing our “doable” list. There was the “current celebrity doable” list, the “old but doable” list, and finally, the “dead but doable” list — that is, were they not dead, of course. The [...]

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