AIG Spends half a million after bail out at a retreat.

All I have to say is how does this happen? How can they justify spending this type of money.

Less than a week after the federal government committed $85 billion to bail out AIG, executives of the giant AIG insurance company headed for a week-long retreat at a luxury resort and spa, the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, California, Congressional investigators revealed today.







Two AIG CEOs testify to Congress about their use of tax payer bailout money.



"Rooms at this resort can cost over $1,000 a night," Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) said this morning as his committee continued its investigation of Wall Street and its CEOs.


AIG documents obtained by Waxman's investigators show the company paid more than $440,000 for the retreat, including nearly $200,000 for rooms, $150,000 for meals and $23,000 in spa charges.


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Strange Familiar

At the familiy reunion this past Saturday my Uncle Hob told me about a band called "The Strange Familiar" band. He worked on the lighting for one of their music videos and one of their concerts. So I went online and checked them out.. Kira has a great voice. I really liked the song called "Courage" See them on youtube and make up your mind for yourself.. After that buy the album (I did!!!).

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Randy Pausch - Last Lecture

I was very moved by this lecture from Randy Pausch. If you have 75 minutes.. Sit back, listen and reflect on your life and the life of others..
Randy Pausch, the Carnegie Mellon University computer scientist whose "last lecture" about facing terminal cancer became an Internet sensation and a best-selling book, died Friday. He was 47.

Pausch died at his home in Chesapeake, Va., said Jeffrey Zaslow, a Wall Street Journal writer who co-wrote Pausch's book. Pausch and his family had moved there last fall to be closer to his wife's relatives.

n May, Pausch spoke at Carnegie Mellon's commencement ceremonies, telling graduates that what mattered was he could look back and say, "pretty much any time I got a chance to do something cool, I tried to grab for it, and that's where my solace comes from."

"We don't beat the reaper by living longer, we beat the reaper by living well and living fully," he said.

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I want to be a Tigger!!!!!

Palindromes

From Wikipedia
A palindrome is a word, phrase, number or other sequence of units that has the property of reading the same in either direction (the adjustment of punctuation and spaces between words is generally permitted).

I thought this video was pretty neat by Al Yankovic

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Here is Bob Dylan's Original

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What a wimp I am..

I was on my rollers the first time in years but even then I have a bar that the front fork connects where the front wheel would be. It has been a long time since I have ridden the rollers with out it. I am going to take a spin (pun) at riding them the correct way.. Here is what it should look like.. (obviously this is not me)

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