President Obama reaches out to touch a statue in honor of civil rights activist Rosa Parks at its unveiling in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, February 27, 2013
MoooOOOooorning Early Birds – Happy Thursday.
Good Thursday Morning Chipsticks…TODers currently in the village!
Mooooooorning swbluega – I can’t believe you stole solo first from me, you have RUINED my day!!
But *MY* day has been made!!!! :lol: Come on… are you going to begrudge me that?
YES! :lol: Ok swbluega, I forgive you. Ish.
I’ve commented in the past about the flexibility that “ish” thing gives you. This one falls into the category of “kinda pregnant”. You can’t “forgive-ish” somebody Chipsticks….can you? ;-)
“Kinda pregnant” :lol: So swbluega, you don’t believe in forgiveishness?
I believe in forgiveness. That ish piece says that the forgiveness is not complete.
So come on Chipsticks. Can I get forgiveness without the ish? After all, how often do I get the honor of number one in the comments? :-)
Hmm……… oh, alright then: swbluega – you are forgiven!
♥ ♥ ♥ :-D :-D :-D ♥ ♥ ♥
HAHA. CHEATER didn’t win.
You cheat. Manchester United loses. Very soon, they’ll be in last place.
And a very flippin’ good mooooooooorning to you too!!!!
Good morning everyone :-)
Good Morning Libra! Have a fantastic day!
Thanks swbluega you have a great day too!!
GOOD MORNING CHIPS…..ONE OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE….ROSA PARKS….I USE HER POSTAGE STAMPS ESPECIALLY WHN I AM SENDING A COMMUNICATION TO SOMEONE WHO ‘DOES NOT’ LIKE PEOPLE OF COLOR…TA DAH!…I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT THE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM PBO REGARDING ‘MY BROTHER’S KEEPER’ TODAY. I UNFORUNATELY HAVE TO BE ELSEWHERE BUT WILL PLAY A REPEAT VIDEO. THIS MAKES MY HEART WARM AND IT IS SO NEEDED. I AM CURRENTLY WORKING WITH AN AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY…3 GENERATIONS OF WOMEN AND SO FAR MY ‘LITTLE MAN BRENT’ HAS NO GRANDPAS TO CALL HIS OWN. WHEN I FIRST SAW HIS MOTHER’S SALVATION ARMY APT………….I CRIED FOR DAYS. TIS’ WITH THE LORD’S HELP THAT I HOPE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WITH THEM AND UPLIFT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. MY PROBLEM IS…THE POVERTY STRICKEN BREAK MY HEART AND I WANT TO TAKE EVERYONE HOME. A FEW WEEKS AGO DURING THE MIDWEST ARCTIC BLAST…ONE OF OUR WONDERFUL HOMELESS MEN WE HAVE KNOWN FOR SEVERAL YEARS HAD TO HAVE HIS TOES AMPUTATED DUE TO FROSTBITE….MY POVERTY STRICKEN PRAYERS…DON’T END. BLESSINGS EVERYONE…:)
I was looking at the first picture on the previous post and thinking about pictures that have been shared — mostly from the fabulous Mr. Souza — and have noticed a theme during some of his speeches where POTUS appears to be wearing a halo or appears to be holding a ball of light. It is very much in keeping with the aura that surrounds this President.
Morning, Chips, SW and Libra. Today, we get to enjoy 11 degree weather with the prospect of more snow this afternoon, so we will trudge forward keeping on keeping on. One of my favorite Christmas gifts was two calendars–one with big daily photos of PBO and one with photos of FLOTUS. I keep one in my kitchen and one right near my desk. Throughout February, FLOTUS has been smiling at me while PBO smiles at her. So I will draw my cheer from that and look forward to the March photos this Saturday! Have a great day all!! And by the way after much nagging, prodding and nudging, my son signed up for Covered California. So one worry laid to rest.
Good Morning JackieG! As the VPOTUS said the other day, mothers have a lot of influence on their children at any age. You have made his point…Congratulations on influencing your son to sign up for ACA coverage.
I can’t believe February is almost over. And for those of us who do the time change, Daylight Savings Time starts in a little over a week!
Have a great day!
Moooooorning Jackie, wonderful news about your son, peace of mind!!
Yay for your son getting covered! Peace of mind for you as well as him.
Had to bring this over….was typing my little fingers off…and I was all alone. (sigh)
Morning everyone:) From Jim Wright’s latest at Stonekettle Station ( A MUST READ….he hit the nail on the head perfectly)
Make no mistake whatsoever, Folks, if Arizona republicans could have gotten away with it, if they could have signed this bill into law and only gay people and non-Christians would have been negatively affected, they damned well would have – that was the entire point of SB 1062 in the first place.
Instead, Brewer’s veto lays bare the hypocrisy of this blighted ideology and shows it for what it really is: hate for hate’s sake and nothing more.
Common sense, human dignity, and liberty did not prevail today in Arizona.
Right won out only because these people worship power and money far more than they love their small and hateful God.
They won’t do what’s right, but they can usually be counted on to do what is profitable.
And let that be a lesson for future battles.
This is the exact point that I made yesterday…..make NO MISTAKE, this is the truth of the matter. Arizona…..It’s A Dry Hate.
Here’s the link…you should read the whole thing.
To Jim’s point… http://crooksandliars.com/2014/02/bernie-sanders-if-you-cant-afford-take
And we all know they do this time and time and time again. They are spineless hypocrites.
I posted on it somewhere above your original post df – says it all – my quote was
… nothing, and I mean nothing, demonstrates the bottomless hypocrisy and the absolute moral cowardice of the religious fanatics who’ve taken over the Arizona legislature than this veto.
Arizona Republican Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake urged Governor Brewer to veto SB 1062, because, according to McCain, implementation of the law would be “devastating.”
Devastating to the state. Economically.
Devastating to business. Financially.
Devastating to Republicans. Politically.
But not devastating to actual people – especially the gay ones who are apparently not John McCain’s concern. “
Yes…it was on the last thread and the reason I went to read it:) Thanks for posting it. She deserves nothing. They all deserve nothing. It would be like me rewarding my kids for doing the right, expected thing. These people are so utterly offensive to me….the way they lie, and connive on every issue…they literally make my skin crawl.
Brewer wanted the spotlight and the accolades for doing this…it was all for show…..all for the wrong reasons. They all need to go!
Good Morning TODVille,
I agree wholeheartedly with your analysis. Brewer would have signed the law if the people and the media didn’t talk about it and put light on such a shameful and bigot law. She earned no credit from me, though I am very pleased of her courage to veto the stupid and discriminatory bill.
let’s be clear on one thing (and I think history will say so eventually): John McCain is responsible for the tea party takeover of American governance. By choosing Palin – by signaling to the country that any idiot zealot could be POTUS, the floodgates opened in elections. There used to be, before McCain’s traitorous choice, a certain level of education, sober reflection and qualification required for elective office. McCain trashed that. I sincerely believe that, without Palin, the tea party would have remained a noisy fringe but would not have taken over legislatures all over the country.
And yes – Democrats still don’t know how to show passionate outrage enough to quell them. They are still acting as if it’s 1990, with a little more effectiveness on the edges. Our own DNC contributes to this by not standing up tall with PBO and vigorously defending ACA, the stimulus and a host of other issues.
57 – I also find him responsible for much of the open racist attacks on the President – also because of the appointment of Palin. Her campaign events collected the people who started the birther nonsense and openly attacked PBO because of the color of his skin. She has jealousy steaming out of every pore – and continues to stir up hate wherever she goes.
My heart goes out to Gabby Giffords every time the media shows a picture of Palin winkin’ at the old fools who support her.
Believe it or not the birther issue was started during the DEM primary campaign by none other than the Clinton camp. That’s unfortunate because while we have come to associate birtherism with the GOP (and for good reason), it was actually started by a Democrat. The stuff with Rev Wright was also started by Dems in the Clinton Camp and promoted by the likes of Huffington Post.
But I agree with 57 that the whole toxic “Tea Party” atmosphere that ensued following PBO’s election and swearing in was primarily pushed by likes of Palin and her associates, as well as enablers in the left and right media.
I’m sure you are right hf – I came in late and completely missed the primary – so all of the hate I heard started with Palin – she stirred it up in a way I have never forgotten.
I agree, 57, with Palin’s role in inflaming the tea party, but it was the big money GOP who created the Tea Party and lavishly funded the 2010 elections. Palin herself could not have organized that nationwide effort. From start to finish, the Tea Party was ‘devised’ to undermine the president and destroy his agenda. The big money guys didn’t care how crazy the candidates were or what they would accomplish, they were just supposed to obstruct and undermine. The plan worked beautifully, especially since the simple minded legislators they helped elect simply take pre-packaged legislation and pass it like the dimwits they are. Sometimes they go too far, like the government shut down or the debt ceiling and they have to be yanked back, but for the most part the money guys have gotten what they paid for. The DNC has never be very good at fighting, nor have individual Dems with few exceptions. That leaves it up to us to fight most of the battles.
Good point jackie. Now that you mention it, I will agree that Palin was simply used as a “hockey mom” front for a very well-funded organization (including the corporate media). She was happy to help – no doubt, but I will concede that she alone couldn’t have done it.
It was the CHOICE of Palin that opened the door. It was the perception that any zealot/bigot/ proud-of-ignorance ignoramus carrying a flag and a Bible was Better than the Educated Elites that opened this Pandora’s box. No, she didn’t do it on her own and that’s not what I said. But the choice of her brand of hatred and ignorance as worthy of high office – that was McCain and McCain alone. Yes, the moneyed interests found their vehicle and poured money like crazy. But let’s be clear: these were not ordinary, sane, educated Republicans running for office all over the country in 2010, this was a new brand of Stupid that had never had that kind of stranglehold on public governance and discourse. There were many contributing factors to their immense success, including deregulation of media (Thanks, Bill Clinton!) but I firmly believe that, without John McCain, the respected ‘maverick’ or whatever myth he drew around himself, telling the country that Sarah Palin was worthy of running the country, we would never have had the influx of complete ignorance and zealotry that we have at the highest power of government that we have right now.
30 Pieces of Silver: "Common sense, human dignity, and liberty did not prevail" in AZ. Wrshp of power, $$ did. bit.ly/1mG6qPj— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 27, 2014
yanno Dudette….if all of those things were present in the AZ legislature this bill would not have passed both houses….i am grateful that something was able to prevent such a travesty from occurring….
perhaps we should use the $$$ method to fight other things….it took a year but the Montgomery Bus Boycott helped to defeat desegregation…
My feets is weary, but my soul is rested.”
— Mother Pollard
Mother Pollard (ca. 1882–1885 – before 1963) was one of the participants in the 1955–1956 Montgomery Bus Boycott, a seminal event in the U.S. civil rights movement that produced a political and social protest campaign against the policy of racial segregation on the public transit system of Montgomery, Alabama. Martin Luther King Jr. recounted in his writings that after several weeks of walking to her destinations rather than take the bus, Mother Pollard was asked if she was tired, to which she replied, “My feets is tired, but my soul is rested.”
It was also told, in Freedom Walkers that she was close to being 72 years old. She was old, yet she had more faith and courage than any other person could have asked of her.
Is there something special with John Steinbeck today? Google made me wonder…..I read all those books:)
Birthday – 1902
morning Ms. Chips!
thought I had TOD to myself the past hour and half – up very early as usual
Mooooorning Linda, our earliest of early birds!
And the idiocy continues…
“Youth Softball Team Raffles Handgun”
A girls softball team is raffling off a handgun as a fundraiser and some parents don’t think that’s a good idea.
The team mom said they’re simply offering a prize that will get the biggest response.
“When we offer a gun, we’re offering something that people want to participate in,” said April Harrison. “Some people may not want a TV.”
She said they’re taking steps for a safe transfer using a voucher that would be redeemed through a gun shop…”You either have to have a concealed weapon permit which means you’ve already passed a background check, or pass a background check at the gun shop,” said Harrison.
According to the team mom, the Walton County Sheriff, some county commissioners, and Georgiacarry.org support the raffle.
And that’s not the only group doing something like that…
“Fundraiser to Help Butte Youth Hockey”
The Butte Community Ice Rink is holding a gun raffle, with all proceeds going to Butte youth hockey.
Raffled guns include shotguns, handguns, and rifles, with an average $500 price. All winners must pass a background check…The raffle involves a drawing for a gun per week for one year, and each week,
We have GOT to get these people out of office. We simply MUST!
GM Ms Chips and early birds. I am amazed how you all keep so positive – bad weather, bad politics – but everyone keeps smiling – must be PBO or FLMO or both :)
I put it down largely to the presence of an Australian women at TOD, she always keeps our spirits up!
She must be as good at hiding reality as a certain Governor cause this aussie keeps seeing the stupid attacking the President – repeating absolute lies as truth – and she gets sad. Still – the weather has been max in the 80s the last few days – so that is worth a smile
Good West Coast morning Chipsticks & TOD family. Water is falling from the sky!
Happy Day-After-Your-Birthday-Day GGail – keep dry!!!!
You do know how to make me smile. ♥
Well, you’re a whole year older now, so I had to try and cheer you up :-)
Ooooh no you didn’t!!!
I’ll get you when I get to work, grrr!
The week-long EXTRAVAGANZA continues! Happy Day After, GGail! :-D
Oh, good good good! Glad you got our package sent SF Express.
It’s still raining here, too. It feels soooooo good.
the gop will not stop voter suppression and intimidation!
for those who are looking for local PBO-supporting strong Dems to financially support, please consider Ms. Nina Turner, who is running for Ohio Secretary of State;
she is a very strong person – maybe some of you have seen her on MSNBC (aka, Joy Reid’s “twin”) and very well spoken;
she would be a worthy investments – I will be working my heart out for her campaign and the whole Dem ticket in Ohio because as we say, “So Goes Ohio, … So Goes the Nation”;
Ohio eliminates Sunday voting, ending the "Souls to the Polls" programs which many black Ohioans used to vote. msnbc.com/msnbc/ohio-ear…— (@rosierifka) February 27, 2014
This is going to be fought in court – and last time Husted tried it – it was defeated at law. He hopefully will lose again – but it takes time and much effort which would be better spent on the campaign to defeat him.
anything that benefits ordinary people is a target for destruction by the gop;
Arkansas GOP Pushes To End Medicaid Expansion, Kick 100K Off Coverage | Crooks and Liars crooksandliars.com/2014/02/arkans…— Rick Cooley (@rcooley123) February 27, 2014
LOL. #Obamarmy http://t.co/g5lYpY2Zan— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2014
Second-largest US child care provider will adopt Michelle Obama's healthy eating and activity guidelines: apne.ws/OF3reD— The Associated Press (@AP) February 27, 2014
That’ll be 1000 bucks please.
speaking of which,
Shoutout to nature for not giving wings to snakes.— Men's Humor (@MensHumor) February 27, 2014
Think of all the fun danny will have with flying snakes.
He’s having enough trouble with a flying magapie, his sworn enemy!
But there are some that can glide.
Will Monopoly money do? :-D
I love My FLOTUS!
Christie’s minions standing up for him – we will learn soon enough what Patrick Foye knows
“A day after Executive Director Patrick Foye slammed Chairman David Samson in print as unfit to lead the bistate agency, five members of the Port Authority’s board of commissioners sent a letter to Foye criticizing his “harsh personal attack.”
The letter, obtained by the Associated Press, is signed by board members Anthony Sartor, Raymond Pocino, David Steiner, William Schuber and Richard Bagger. All are New Jersey appointees to the board, as is Samson, a Gov. Chris Christie appointee. Samson didn’t sign the letter.”
So not only do Christie’s appointees attack the exec director (who OPENED up the bridge lanes) but they leak said attack to the Press. When letters get to the press that quickly – has to be a GOP leak.
Heh, “Samson didn’t sign the letter” – That is a sign of class, ok?
Like Christie – happy to see the underlings do the dirty work – and Foye did not “slam Samson in print” – he ” told the newspaper’s editorial board that Samson didn’t have the moral authority to lead the agency,” Presumably the paper (NY daily news) printed his statement.
I find the Foye/Samson interaction interesting – and adding the Samson/Rechler (No 2 on the board) emails – even more interesting.
Samson tried to blame Foye for the media getting the truth about what happened. Rechler disagreed. Christie will have to give Foye up soon.
Still looking for info. on what time POTUS will be announcing his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative but FLOTUS will be on at 11:00am.
1st Lady will describe food label changes as,"a big deal" that will make a difference for families. 11:http://t.co/GYdKEbYxbf East Room.— PETER MAER (@petermaercbs) February 27, 2014
Here you go Melanie:
2:0 EST: President Obama meets with foundation and business leaders to discuss his “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative; State Dining Room
3:25 EST: Delivers remarks on the My Brother’s Keeper initiative
1st Lady Michelle Obama & federal health leaders to announce most sweeping food label changes in 2 decades. New emphasis on CALORIES.— PETER MAER (@petermaercbs) February 27, 2014
FLOTUS is EN FUEGO!!
Love this new change and love that she’s got so many people on board to carry out her focus on nutrition and Let’s Move. BRAVA!!
The new food nutrition label vs. the old nutrition label: http://t.co/EiGWOmssUs— (@igorvolsky) February 27, 2014
I heard about the new change on the morning news, proud of our FLOTUS work.
Notice a difference in Dietary Fiber % between the old and new label. Wonder if that is just a mistake? The old one lists Dietary Fiber as 16% and the new as 14%. Both are listed as 4g.
I think this was posted here yesterday but in case anyone missed it——–comprehensive and worthwhile reporting on PBO and My Brother’s Keeper…
Goooooood Morning TOD!
Good morning my friends! http://t.co/oYM5qArzyR— Cindy Torosian (@petsaremything) February 27, 2014
Mooooooning Mama Chips! What’s crack-a-lackin’? :-)
:lol: Danny’s certainly crack-a-lackin, although that might just be the sound of him dismantling his latest flowerpot.
Soooo, doing his job then! “Good Boy Danny!” :-D
What the????? :lol: That poor dog!!!
He Is Not Impressed! :-D
I was waiting for him to eat her at the end of the video!!
It is time to End the Republican Party. #UniteBlue #tcot #VoteBlue #ConnectTheLeft #VoteOutGOP #teaparty http://t.co/dLavMMHwl2— (@bennydiego) February 27, 2014
Charlie Crist Leads Rick Scott By 12 Points in Latest Florida Poll – politicususa.com/2013/03/19/cha…
YEEAH….Pink Slip #RickScott— Jill (@NooneOfan) February 27, 2014
It’s early, but if only the Democrats can get some of these Governor offices back.
The Messina Group turns 1 today. Thanks to Taya, Ty, Jordan, Tara, Shiah et al for building a family. More news coming soon— Jim Messina (@Messina2012) February 27, 2014
One more reason we have to keep Congress in check and vote the bums out:
The GOP tax reform plan includes a big tax hike on the blue state rich: talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/gop-tax-pla…— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) February 27, 2014
Christie could learn from these guys – drop all state and local taxes in red states and penalize the blue states who actually raise money to govern their states. I need to crash my head against the wall a few times!
The GOP then say – the democrats don’t want to close loopholes – don’t want to raise taxes. They are evil and the democrats MUST find ways to tell people the truth.
Brutal cynicism and bitterness. I detest them beyond words.
When I read “polls” that say Republicans have a strong edge in 2014 elections, I just want to scream. Yes, polls are most likely trash but this is the ongoing and pervasive meme. We cannot let up.
"In recognizing the humanity of our fellow beings, we pay ourselves the highest tribute.Supremem Court Justice" ~ Thurgood Marshall— Vashti McKenzie (@vashtimckenzie) February 27, 2014
Can I get an AMEN?
This is what scares RWNJ's… http://t.co/Jw8c4Kyhz2— Bryan Henry (@lightgood) February 27, 2014
Hallelujah Sister! :-)
Thanks to my TOD Family, I get plenty of these things in ample supply! :-D
The best things in life are free. http://t.co/gUDwzbgOwB— Lorenzo Monteforte (@Renzo_Soprano) February 26, 2014
Laughing at Seth Meyers new segment on his new show—–a game show titled “Fake or Florida?”—-contestants have to decide if bizarre news is fake or just nutty Florida again. Just ran across 2 new items in Orlando he could use—–“Man tells cops he didn’t know cocaine was illegal in Florida”—–and a commissioner running for re-election posting on her Facebook page—-“Horrifying alert!!! If you’re Christian like I am, WAKE UP!!!” saying she was shocked! to discover her opponent was not even Christian!!! (and we all know what that could mean——nothing?)—-(and said opponent disputed her Horrifying Alert, by the way) It’s just Florida being Florida again.
I am the motherfish, i speak to you in peace. http://t.co/ezLNJ0lHTh— Fascinating-Pictures (@Fascinating_P) February 27, 2014
Someone should send Hillary Clinton a link to Stonekettle – NO-ONE should be praising Gov Brewer
OMG, are you kidding me? UGH.
The more I know……
Not to mention – see below – that her bipartisan skills can fix up all those problems in the ACA – pfffft
Yeah, I saw that yesterday. She fancies herself the Great White Hope. And, apparently, so does the GOP.
Happy 95th birthday, @GrandCanyonNPS! go.wh.gov/xXNHYf http://t.co/bmzVrv8aX2— The White House (@WhiteHouse) February 26, 2014
I took the sam picture if my friend when we went to the grand canyon in 2003. He stood at the exact spot as PBO. It is an amazing site to see.
This is what bravery looks like http://t.co/DEqBqGTvzj— Women in History (@HowWomenLove) February 26, 2014
Yes Dudette, it surely is. Just look at that little sweet girl. If we only knew what our people had to suffer through because of the evil of racism.
There was a made for TV movie about little Ruby. In the movie she was isolated from the other kids and only one teacher. She was assigned a psychologist to see how this affected and because of her parents and their faith she was more mature than the adults. When adults were screaming hateful things her mother told her to pray for them.
And someone should also remind Clinton that the US should have had universal health care in the 1990s. She needs to go away – hasn’t got a clue as to what is needed to actually pass a health care bill
Hillary Clinton defended Obamacare on Wednesday while voicing her support for changes to the health care law, CNN reported.
guilty dog. http://t.co/0nFP6fNS0I— (@amk4obama) February 27, 2014
Looks like he peed in the tub….my cat does that when I ignore her when she wants outside.
Retweet if you agree that America should have the best airports, the best roads, and the best trains in the world.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) February 26, 2014
… and yes, there’s still this:
Good news for Arizonans…we are still allowed to discriminate against Hispanics. #SB1062 #SB1070— Matty J (@Dem0crats) February 27, 2014
Or better yet
@Dem0crats Exactly. Stop praising Jan Brewer for caving to financial interests. Discrimination is alive and well in Arizona.— Angela de Joseph (@adjshow) February 27, 2014
I will never understand the depth of this.
Isn't it ironic? Don't ya' think? http://t.co/PKUCrbk972— Damon Ross (@RossDamonC) January 31, 2014
Eastern Kentucky also has the highest use of illegal Oxycontin that traces back to the pill mills of Florida.
I saw a great documentary titled ” Oxy Express ” on Current TV ….they followed it Kentucky….one sheriff said that over 90 % of the arrests are for illegal pills
Wow. Thanks for that reference.
One of the most chilling films I’ve seen in the last few years, which stars Jennifer Lawrence at her very best, is Winter’s Bone, about the tragedy of excessive drug use among the very poor in the Ozarks.
WOW – the American Public Health Association is showing us (& FLOTUS) how they move! :) :)
Challenge accepted, @FLOTUS & @LetsMove! This is how we move here at APHA: goo.gl/dnUwaQ #LetsMove— APHA (@PublicHealth) February 27, 2014
Hope to see the other federal agencies follow suit!
This Program Is Helping Crush Childhood Obesity. Guess What Republicans Want to Do to It. motherjones.com/politics/2014/…— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) February 27, 2014
Shares in Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) have fallen sharply after the troubled company reported its biggest annual loss since being rescued by the UK government during the financial crisis.
The bank’s pre-tax loss for 2013 was £8.2bn, compared with £5.2bn in 2012.
Its shares were down by more than 9% to around 320p. The average price paid by the government in 2008 was 500p.
Ross McEwan, RBS’s newly appointed chief executive, told the BBC the results were “very sobering”.
The fall in RBS’s share price has wiped almost £2bn off its stock market value.
Here is the kicker.
Despite the increased loss, RBS set aside £576m for staff bonuses in 2013, a drop of 15% on 2012. Of that sum, £237m went to investment bankers.
Mr McEwan defended the bonus pool, arguing that attracting the most talented staff was essential. The best employees, he warned, were constantly being “tapped on the shoulder” by other institutions.
The present lot of bankers all over the world should be shot dead. Let the nextgen takeover.
And our airline – that the government sold for a song – is going down the tubes – big time – and they still won’t fire the horrible little man who is killing it off – he tells us how his pay have been reduced – probably down to about 10 million.
NOBODY is worth the sort of money companies now pay their top staff. PBO should be the highest paid salary earner in the US. Entrepreneurs are a whole different ball game – but most top executives today – simply salaried staff – they take NO risks at all with their own assets.
Quantas? They were sold?
The government used to own it – they sold it off – At the moment 50% HAS to remain in Australian ownership but the horror who runs it has been complaining about that for years – he wants us to be a country without our own airline – and he is losing money so fast there will be nothing left to sell anyway.
Let's go on a walk http://t.co/ksjiFzmeF6— Wise (@1WiseTweeter) February 26, 2014
You're here, I'm pleased. I really dig your company
Your style, your smile, your peace mentality
youtu.be/skTEkKRkiAY— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) February 27, 2014
Oh well, let’s just listen to the whole song, cuz ‘AWESOME’! Have a great day everyone!
Past my sleep time – nite all – stay warm and bring down the GOP
RT @ethanklapper @samsteinhp: a tale of two newspapers: http://t.co/q1iDwaB5D7, h/t @bgavio— Roger Simon (@politicoroger) February 27, 2014
Rise and Shine.
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