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Working Remotely

February 28th, 2013 Comments off

I’ve been working remotely several days a week for close to two years now.  It’s a fantastic setup.  I live in the same city as one of our corporate headquarters so I can go in when necessary but I have the freedom to work from home.  I typically work in the office 1 or 2 days a week depending on meetings and family schedule.

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Stubborn Financial Culture – AIG and “Hank” Greenberg

October 27th, 2009 Comments off

Maurice “Hank” Greenberg is heading a new corporation, C.V. Starr & Co, Inc.  This is important because Hank is the man who led A.I.G. to the heights of our recent and still impacting recession on the wheels of massive CDO securitization and CDS contracts.  If you’ve forgotten, the Bush administration agreed to bail out A.I.G. in September 2008 to the tune of $85 billion which was then re-negotiated by that administration in November to a $40 billion disbursement from the TARP with another $60 line of credit from the Federal Reserve.  By March of 2009 the Obama administration had increased the bailout to A.I.G. up to $150 billion and A.I.G. wrote down some $60 billion in a first quarter loss.

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Punitive Against TARP Recipients

October 22nd, 2009 Comments off

In a Reuter’s article, a lawyer is quoted as saying,

I don’t understand why it is in the taxpayers’ best interests for us to be punitive in regard to TARP recipients.

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Pres. Obama, Sec’y of Defense Gates Want to Cut the Military

April 7th, 2009 Comments off

Monday, April 6, Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, announced plans of the Obama administration to make major changes to the U.S. military.  The intended goal of the administration is to shift focus from larger, more conventional warfare to smaller, unconventional wars like Iraq and Afghanistan or insurgents from Pakistan who disrupt their host nation and raid into neighboring Afghanistan.

I like the idea of focusing on an agile, unconventional military and I see scrapping the F-22 as a potentially worthwhile deal (how long has that thing been in development?) but I think it’s ridiculous to not keep a large, standing military with “dumb” weapons like rifles as well as putting dollars into developing new technology planes and submarines.  I don’t like the idea of throwing away the conventional for the unconventional; I’d prefer that we utilize both.

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Embryonic Stem Cell Research: Not The Boon You Might Expect

March 18th, 2009 1 comment

According to Dr Bernadine Healy, former director of the National Institute of Health (NIH), embryonic stem cell research, the type that President Obama just opened up when he lifted the ban President Bush put in place, may not provide the benefit once thought. Embryonic stem cell research may help those who have their own cord blood banked in the future but it appears that this avenue of research has lost its luster for most.  Embryonic stem cell solutions have, in some cases, led to tumors.

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