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Butter Pecan with Butterscotch

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Written by macheide

6 February 2008 at 9:16 pm

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Cheese Tortellini

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Cheese TortelliniEarly dinner tonight: cheese tortellini with tomato sauce; a slice of Texas toast; and a little lettuce mixed up with a deviled egg and some cucumber salad dressing.

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6 February 2008 at 5:34 pm

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Precious Occupies the Corner Office

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Precious Occupies the Corner Office

Precious fills in doing the work Kitty would normally be doing at this hour of the afternoon.

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6 February 2008 at 4:07 pm

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Government-Issue Foglights

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(5) Identification and basic plan information and actuarial information included in the annual report for any plan year shall be filed with the Secretary in an electronic format which accommodates display on the Internet, in accordance with regulations which shall be prescribed by the Secretary. The Secretary shall provide for display of such information included in the annual report, within 90 days after the date of the filing of the annual report, on an Internet website maintained by the Secretary and other appropriate media. Such information shall also be displayed on any Intranet website maintained by the plan sponsor (or by the plan administrator on behalf of the plan sponsor) for the purpose of communicating with employees and not the public, in accordance with regulations which shall be prescribed by the Secretary.

– ERISA §104(b)(5) as added by §504(a) of the Pension Protection Act of 2006, effective for plan years beginning on or after January 1, 2008

As always, Mary Walsh does well in her Feb 3 NYT article, Trying to Clear Fog From Pension Plans, even with the mild mix-and-match of single-employer pension plan requirements with multiemployer pension plan ones. Her article would have had a somewhat sharper edge to it, however, had she reached as far as one of PPA’s provisions, quoted above – a promise that if kept, ought rather alter the landscape currently occupied by FreeERISA, among others.

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Written by macheide

6 February 2008 at 1:20 pm

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Dueling Decadence

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Dueling DecadenceWe had five eggs in the refrigerator.

That gives me two for making two slices of French toast for Susan. I would have used three eggs and stretched it to four slices of French toast, but Kelly declined, saying it was too decadent to have so soon after the batch I made this past weekend.

Susan traded her French toast in for a bacon (3), egg (2) and cheese sandwich she made for me, using a burger bun since we have no croissants around.

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Written by macheide

6 February 2008 at 10:47 am

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“Plain” Doesn’t Necessarily Mean “Correct”

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Want a “plain language” explanation of how my head sees the world of pensions and other postretirement employee benefits? Try Actuarially Speaking: A Plain Language Summary of Actuarial Methods and Practices for Public Employee Pension and Other Post-Employment Benefits, published by the California Research Bureau.

But have an entire shakerful of salt on hand if you do. You really can’t expect all that much from a report that starts out promising “a basic understanding of actuarial accounting [sic] practices.”

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Written by macheide

6 February 2008 at 10:17 am

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relative presents

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a distant cousin checked out a risque rental video game again and encouraged us to experience its effect. th adult game had no visible or any other obvious reason for being rated with so high a restriction. it turned out, though, that if one went through th motions demanded by expert play in th video game, it would send th body into a state of extreme sensual bliss that would feel as though th player had been engaging in a very intense sexual encounter. we found th concept intriguing, but were not interested in actually playing, so left her to her own fun

a senior relative who was very wealthy had given many in th family $100,000 each for a christmas present. knowing that in the not-too-distant future he would be leaving th rest of his estate as inheritance, he decided to hand out additional gifts to each. some of the parents in th family were disappointed upon opening their envelopes, having expected th bulk of th estate to be divided at that time, which would have given each of us several millions. instead, he was only handing out an additional amount that this time was a shade over $101,743 each. off in th corner, th cousin who had been playing th video game lay half-dressed, passed out, completely oblivious to th debate going on about th cash disbursements

i decided that i needed to take a stand about th situation with my automobile instead of remaining quiet about it as i so far had been, so marched across th street to where my father lived. as i climbed th stairs to his place, i passed his latest wife heading down th stairs, going out to run some errands for him. she was a woman who had difficulty keeping up after herself, her clothes just thrown on her and her hair uncombed and her eyes dark from lack of sleep. she said nothing as we passed, her eyes darting nervously away

upstairs i confronted my father, wishing to know why th sports car i had been given for my 18th birthday had been loaned out to my younger brother just so he could drive it to a casual job. a careless driver, jim had quickly damaged my car in an accident, yet my father had shrugged that incident off and permitted jim to continue to use th car. shortly thereafter, th car had been totalled in another accident. yet now th word was that my father was planning on diverting funds intended for other needs of mine (college?) to purchase a new car for jim. i felt this all to be entirely unfair, since the sports car was supposed to have been my birthday present, but my father just shrugged off my complaint as selfish, pointing out that i had over $200,000 from my rich relative, giving me sufficient funds to purchase a car on my own (ignoring th fact that both he and jim each had th same amounts from th same rich relative)

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Written by macheide

6 February 2008 at 4:04 am

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