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‘Between Two Shrubs’

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March 19, 2014 Posted by | President Bush, teabaggers | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

“Quote of the Day”

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 Ms Ashburn: Please tell us again why you are there?

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March 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment

Retirement: A third have less than $1,000 put away

Via: USA Today

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Most people have very little tucked away for retirement, and many aren’t even trying to figure out how much they’ll need later in life, a new national survey reveals.

About 36% of workers have less than $1,000 in savings and investments that could be used for retirement, not counting their primary residence or defined benefits plans such as traditional pensions, and 60% of workers have less than $25,000, according to a telephone survey of 1,000 workers and 501 retirees from the non-profit Employee Benefit Research Institute and Greenwald and Associates.

Only 44% say they or their spouses have tried to calculate how much money they’ll need to save by the time they retire so that they can live comfortably in their golden years, the survey shows. Workers who have done calculations on what they need to save tend to have higher levels of savings than those who haven’t crunched the numbers.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/personalfinance/2014/03/18/retirement-confidence-survey-savings/6432241/

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March 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , | Leave a comment

Thailand gives radar data 10 days after plane lost

Via: Boston Globe

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Thailand’s military said Tuesday that its radar detected a plane that may have been Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 just minutes after the jetliner’s communications went down, and that it didn’t share the information with Malaysia earlier because it wasn’t specifically asked for it.

A twisting flight path described Tuesday by Thai air force spokesman Air Vice Marshal Montol Suchookorn took the plane to the Strait of Malacca, which is where Malaysian radar tracked Flight 370 early March 8. But Montol said the Thai military doesn’t know whether it detected the same plane.

Thailand’s failure to quickly share possible information regarding the fate of the plane, and the 239 people aboard it, may not substantially change what Malaysian officials know, but it raises questions about the degree to which some countries are sharing their defense information, even in the name of an urgent and mind-bending aviation mystery.

With only its own radar to go on, it took Malaysia a week to confirm that Flight 370 had entered the strait, an important detail that led it to change its search strategy.

When asked why it took so long to release the information, Montol said, ‘‘Because we did not pay any attention to it. The Royal Thai Air Force only looks after any threats against our country, so anything that did not look like a threat to us, we simply look at it without taking actions.’’

TEN DAYS – Brilliant, absolutely Brilliant!

http://www.boston.com/news/world/asia/2014/03/18/thailand-gives-radar-data-days-after-plane-lost/3biqBN5FvbS6yJVaQsg0FO/story.html

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March 19, 2014 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | Leave a comment