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Category: politics

11/25/08 06:21 - 38ºF - ID#46834

Thanks Chuck Schumer

Dear Mr. Visco:

Thank you for writing and sharing your thoughts about America's financial crisis. I agree with you that giving the Secretary of the Treasury authority over a $700 billion dollar fund to stabilize the financial system, without any checks on his authority, or oversight of his actions, would have been a grave mistake. However, the severity of this economic crisis forced the Congress to act in order to save Main Street from further financial pain. If we had not acted when we did, small businesses trying to fill orders and meet payroll, students looking to pay for college, consumers looking to buy cars and so many others would have faced even greater economic hardships, which would have been disastrous for household wealth and jobs in our country.

That is why I made the difficult decision to support the administration's rescue plan after insisting on changes to the program to ensure that taxpayers will share in the rewards of recovery, that executives of these mismanaged financial institutions would not be enriched with taxpayer money, and that there would be effective oversight of the program. When the economy recovers, taxpayers should be able to recoup most, or all, of this money because the federal government will earn a return from any investments it makes in banks needing assistance. To hold the banks' executives accountable, the bill requires that all companies that benefit from government assistance limit how much they pay their top employees and, in many cases, eliminate golden parachutes entirely. And to guarantee effective oversight of the rescue program, major oversight mechanisms were written into the legislation, including the creation of a new Inspector General and Congressional oversight panel.

Finally, we forced the Administration to add protections for homeowners into the bill that address the eye of the financial storm - the foreclosure crisis. Of course, this is only one part of a comprehensive solution needed to get our economy back on the right track. Congress stands ready to deliver a broad-based economic stimulus package to invest in Main Street, create new high-paying jobs, and keep the engine of our economy going.

Again, thank you for contacting me on this important issue. Please do not hesitate to contact me again if I can be of further assistance on this, or any other matter.


Charles E. Schumer
United States Senator

Please do not respond to this email. To send another message please visit my website at . Thank you.
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Category: dancing

11/23/08 01:18 - 31ºF - ID#46806

Dancing at Ohm again

After reading (e:djkgunz,46758) I went dancing at Ohm last night with (e:terry), (e:jim) and (e:james). It was so crowded as last week but I still had a good time. I decided I like their dance floor a lot when its not crowded. I also realzied I need to start wearing ear plugs if I want to be able to hear for a couple more years. I tried wearing my gym sneakers to see if they were comfortable to dance in. They seemed okay but I missed my regular shoes which made moving my legs trickier than usual because it felt unnatural.

The first dj, who I think is the guy who wrote on here the other day was fun to dance to as was the second dj. Then the third dj was playing trance, which I generally like, especially when it is live like Dharma Lab or all the Goa parties I would go to back in Germany but this guy played what always felt like built up and never really hit it for me.

Maybe we didn't stay long enough but at 1:30 we left for Cathode which was packed like I never saw it before. I think it has to do with winter. If you took all the people that usually sit on the patio and put them inside it would always be that crowded. The lack of patio in the winter just about halves the size of the bar.

Saw a lot of people I haven't seen in a long time including (e:chris)

This is an almond fantasy.
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11/22/08 10:11 - ID#46802 pmobl

The god of tuna

Ortiz brand tuna in the glass jar at wegmans. I could only afford the
$5.00 can but rest assured I will eat the glass jarred on at some point.

If you like tuna fish and you never tried it, I would definstely
suggest it.
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11/22/08 04:22 - ID#46796 pmobl

Furnace Filter Sale

These 3m filterete allergen reducing furnace filters are on sale for
$12.96 at Value on hertel and elmwood. Better still all sizes are the
same price.

We paid like $25 for one at home depot a couple weeks ago ;(
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Category: food

11/22/08 12:43 - 26ºF - ID#46795

Paul's Pomeganite Sauce

After expirementing with mint and frash raspberry sauce the last two weekends, I decided to try making pomegranite sauce. I like pomegranites and I like making sauces so I decied to try and combine the two together. I totally made this recipe up so I am not promising anything but I like it. I like just making recipes up now.

First cut up and pull the gems out of the pomegranite. Watch out it stains really bad.

It is amazing just how many gems you get from one pomegranite.

Next step is to mash them all up in a big bowl (to catch slashes). It should make a lot of juice and seed mash. Don't worry if there is still some juice in the seeds, you will get it in the next step.

Pour the juice and seed mash through a fine strainer or cheesecloth. The stariner hsould be fine as long as the mesh is small because the seeds themselves are quite large. Then use a tool to smash it more to get out the remaining juice. If you were using a cheese cloth you could just twist it.

Heat in a pan on low. Add a bunch of sugar and cook it down.

When its just about done it will bubble like this and get a bit thicker. If you want it thicker keep adding sugar, but be careful not to go overboard and keep stirring it constantly, nothing is grosr than burnt sugar.

I decided to toss in a couple cloves to complete the flavor. I think it would be good served on poultry or perhaps over ice cream or cake - maybe even with white fish.
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Category: body

11/21/08 09:14 - 24ºF - ID#46791

I will never be satisfied

So I went to the gym this evening to work out and post-workout visited the sauna where there were a bunch of super hot guys, a couple of which had similar body types but were totally ripped. I don't mean like sort of hot, they were so freakin' super hot - like the gardener guys from Desperate Housewives. Instead of feeling better after working out, I just felt crappy. Normally I would be turned on by such a beautiful view but instead I was nauseous with jealousy.

I kept telling myself maybe they were all shorter in stature as short people tend to look way more muscular. Its hard to tell when everyone is sitting down.

I am so not jealous of the dudes with 10 inch penises, or the super buff body builder types, both things I know I cannot be - but when it is someone of a similar body type but the target weight / muscle bulk I want to be, I just feel defeated - like that could be me.

It seems the crux for me is that I cannot seem to eat enough - that and the whole crohn's battle. Also from the sounds of what they were talking about they had jobs that involved physical labor. If only mental exercise could produce physical beauty the same way that physical exercise does - I would be so freakin "ripped" lol.

Its crazy. I remember thinking I would die to be 150, now I am 150 and I feel like I am even more unhappy than when I was 130. I feel like 175 would be better but then will 175 feel like 150. Is there no end to the cycle.

(e:Terry) says I just need to give it up.
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Category: web

11/21/08 05:45 - 25ºF - ID#46788

Italians are not white?

I know italians were not always white but i thought generally now they are, then I saw this:

Younger Guy for My Wife - mw4m - 38 (buffalo
Looking for yonger man for our first threesome. You need to be clean, d/d free, discreet, respectful (especially to my wife), under the age of 25, white or italian, neatly trimmed (not shaven), 7" or less, and in decent shape (HWP).

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Category: food

11/21/08 02:34 - 26ºF - ID#46785

Squid == cholestrol

Who knew that squid had so much cholestrol. The other day (e:enknot) and I ate the squid I bought at the local asian grocer (e:paul,46615) It was so freakin tasty. I used my time tested cinamon, clove, carrot, tomato paste, olive oil recipe (e:paul,40613)

Then I looked at the package and saw just how much cholestrol is in squid. 263mg per serving with 6 serving in the bag. I had 5 servings about. That means I got 1315mg of cholestrol. That cannot be good, does anyone know if this is the good or bad kind?

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Category: pets

11/21/08 02:31 - 26ºF - ID#46783

Giving Basra a Bath

Basra got his winter bath today. He was relatively clean to begin with. Its amazing how little a tortoise smells. Our previous home zoo always smelled so bad because of the freakin sugar gliders. I feel bad for basra that he had to live with them.


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11/19/08 10:42 - ID#46752 pmobl

Too early for Christmas

When I took this picture last week, it as entirely too early for
Christmas. It still is. When will they start in the summer.
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