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Archive for September 2nd, 2008

Early Glimpse of 2008 Pension Experience

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For S&P 500 companies that sponsor defined benefit pension plans and have released annual financial statements for non-calendar fiscal years ending in 2008, for fiscal years 2004 though 2008 this chart shows aggregate net periodic pension cost (red diamonds), actual investment return on pension fund assets (purple triangles), and employer contributions (blue squares).

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Written by macheide

2 September 2008 at 10:10 pm

Posted in άctuary

Dead and Dying Journal

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Long, unfortunately far too long, after ADASTW had made far too many of the same mistakes that doomed opendiary and journalspace to perpetual obscurity, I finally accepted the inevitable this past January and left, no looking back, no regrets.

Seems I’m not the only one to recognize that ADASTW has little to offer the serious Internet journalist or community. And given its policies and attitudes and disrespect of its authors, the current trend is irreversible. If I were still struggling to keep my journal intact over there today, I wouldn’t waste another second on their dying ship.

Bumper Sticker [] - reprobate

Written by macheide

2 September 2008 at 6:10 pm

Posted in reprobate

Late Commuting, Low Mileage

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I know there are more than a few drivers out there who would do almost anything short of killing to have a tank of gas give them better than 35 miles per gallon. So maybe I should be happy even with the second worst mileage I’ve had for a tankful this year.

I’m not.

I guessing that if I want to get the Blue Bug back up to her potential, I’m going to have to cure myself of waiting until the height of the morning rush hour before I head into the office.

//] - abelian

Written by macheide

2 September 2008 at 8:36 am

Posted in abelian