Aug 3, 2011

Stuff you may also want to know. Skipwaves from RMAN

Rachel Maddow reporting that if the Congress doesn't compromise this fall, the Big Deal will force heavy pentagon cuts in the so called TRIGGER if they fail to agree on additional cuts.  To the tune of up to ten percent.  But nobody knows for sure... they never did detail it out.

By the way, when the pentagon cuts (which it rarely does), jobs go because workers make the pentagon's toys.

Politico, with videos, describes winners and losers on the BIG DEAL!

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When nobody was looking, the Congress cut 4,000 workers from the Federal Aviation Administration.    Delta and the GOP are looking pretty bad and will look a lot worse if there's an accident during this forced federal layoff.    Have a nice flight!

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The S&P 500 turned negative for the year on Tuesday as the wrangling over the U.S. debt ceiling faded and investors turned their attention to the stalling economy.
The broad-based index fell for a seventh day and crashed through the key 200-day moving average in an ominous sign for markets. The seven days of losses mark the longest losing streak since October 2008.

"It is going to be a long week," said Jim Maguire Jr., a NYSE floor trader at E.H. Smith Jacobs. "The bid is not here in the market."

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Last week, for the first time in memory, the pentagon did not report any KIA in Afganistan or Iraq.  That was noted on This Week with ABC's Christiana AManpour....whose program reports a weekly "In Memoriam" on the Sunday show.

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Kansas City Catholic Diocese was about to kick off a big building fundraiser but since there's a current embarrassment underway with a pedo priest and his kiddieporn stash, they've postponed it.

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107 degrees Tuesday....pity people using a WD-40 model car air conditioner.  (Get it?  Windows Down at 40mph?)  Old joke among poor people who drive clunker cars with broken AC.

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So far, waters haven't risen much to soak the sandbags at Parkville, which has been in readiness for the wrath of the Missouri river for a month now.   The Missouri misery is further north.

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Tony Botello's invite onto KCPT's Week in Review Publica affairs snoozer turned ugly.  Two regulars refused to appear with the controversial blogger... a hispanic woman, Mary Sanchez that Tony's been feuding with and her coworker at the Kansas City Star, Steve Kraske.  Only the Star's Dave Helling was willing to appear with Botello.  Tony might want to learn that what goes around comes around...and he's not been very nice to the Star, or Sanchez.  Now, Tony was uninvited... and he's mad as hell.  Said Tony on his blog, MARY SANCHEZ MUST PAY!!!  

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Charlie Sheen's character on 2 and a half Men will indeed be killed off, first episode in September.  Then Ashton Kucher makes his debut replacing the fired Sheen.  And the boy is way past cute puberty so the dynamics of the hit show will be way different, no matter what.


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Netflix Deadline Fast Approaching.  Oh the Horror



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