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Pension Obligations Level Out

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pension obligations level out

Defined Benefit Pension Plan Assets (blue) and Projected Benefit Obligations (red) – For FYEs 2003-2007 for 200 of the approximately 350 pension plan sponsors of the S&P 500, representing the experience of pension plans with an aggregate asset value as of the end of the 2007 fiscal year exceeding $1.3 trillion (about 85% of the pension assets held by all S&P 500 companies).

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Written by macheide

28 February 2008 at 5:30 pm

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Behind Bars

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behind bars

Tiny contemplates escape plans.

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28 February 2008 at 2:29 pm

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Lunch at Panera

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lunch at paneraTuna salad sandwich and a bowl of chicken rice soup, with the french bread side, at Panera Bread down across the Gulf Freeway from Baybrook.

The soup would have been worth a second bowl if I had been in the mood for stuffing myself. Even the carrots, which were just right, cooked just enough to give the soup the flavor the carrots were meant to give it.

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Written by macheide

28 February 2008 at 12:33 pm

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What More Might Be Expected?

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Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.

James Russell Lowell

Even an actuary can ensure no other certainty than that he is as normal as anyone else.

Or as a great poet who knew what it was like once put it —

Well, anybody can be just like me, obviously
But then, now again, not too many can be like you, fortunately.


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Written by macheide

28 February 2008 at 5:16 am

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