Saturday, May 8, 2010

Good Saturday Morning, All. We have a bit of sun today but it is very windy. Woke up to temps in the upper 40s which have since risen to the mid 50s. I still am going to bring in the tomatoes and tent the three tubs I have planted.

Update on the glasses. They feel a bit weird but I think that is because I haven't worn glasses past morning coffee in years. I went to my usual source for the new contacts and glasses: Target Optical. Some years ago I used to go to the Wal-Mart but switched. I don't remember now what ticked me off but something did and I haven't been back since. I was pleasantly surprised this year because the costs were less than I had anticipated. I pushed my last year's supply of contacts to two and a half because of my unemployment. The cost for this year's supply was only about $75 more than the last time I bought. My AARP membership took about $150 off the exam, glasses, and contacts combined. THAT was a very pleasant surprise.

I found this in my Google Alerts from the New York Times. I hope those New York judges get really tough on the debt collection lawyers and make them prove every bit of debt. Having had a couple of experiences with their ilk I have no sympathy with them or their clients.

Well, as you can see, it is now Sunday. Hope it is a good day for everyone and a Happy Mother's Day to all Mothers out there. I rather liked my sister's comments earlier--she wished all a Happy Mother's Day whether they are mothers or not. It is a 'girl's day,' after all.

I found this item which tickled my mind a bit. A bit over 10 years ago two men got into a fight in China and one man disappeared. A year later a headless body was found in a well and the remaining man was arrested. Under torture he confessed and was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Earlier this year the 'dead' man reappeared. He, the 'dead' man, fled after the fight thinking he had killed the other man. My question: to whom did the headless body belong?

According to this article the SEC and others investigating the crazy stock plunge on Thursday still don't know what happened. Though the 'fat finger' hypothesis is still in the wings it is no longer the most likely explanation. Instead, investigators are looking a the relatively new and little known high-speed trading networks that interact both with each other and the traditional stock markets. The author notes that these are very much under the radar and not well known even to savvy investors. And, I would bet, very much unregulated.

Happy Mother's Day to all.


Pennsylvania slip and fall lawyer said...

Happy mother's day to all the mothers and for future mothers! They deserve this! Nice post.

Looking to the Stars said...

I wonder too, who does the headless body belong to. I have always believed that beating a person to confess to something never gets correct results. But, its been going on since the dark ages, you would think people would learn.

have a good one :)