Thursday, April 3, 2008
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Appearing before a House committee, the executives were pressed to explain why they should continue to get billions of dollars in tax breaks when they made $123 billion last year and motorists are paying record gasoline prices at the pump.
"On April Fool's Day, the biggest joke of all is being played on American families by Big Oil," Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., said, aiming his remarks at the five executives sitting shoulder-to-shoulder in a congressional hearing room.
"Our earnings, although high in absolute terms, need to be viewed in the context of the scale and cyclical, long-term nature of our industry as well as the huge investment requirements," said J.S. Simon, senior vice president of Exxon Mobil Corp., which made a record $40 billion last year.
"We depend on high earnings during the up cycle to sustain ... investment over the long term, including the down cycles," he continued.
The up cycle has been going on too long, suggested Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo. "The anger level is rising significantly."
Monday, March 31, 2008
Driving in Nova Scotia is difficult on several levels...
Goodwin told the Los Angeles Times the phenomenon of cognitive capture occurs while drivers are engrossed in a conversation and causes them to be less aware of what is going on around them.
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Davidson College is a liberal arts institution founded in 1837 by ministers of the Concord Presbytery. Its 1,700 students come from almost every state in the nation and many foreign countries. A highly selective admission process brings students who are proven scholars and leaders to a close campus community in the small town of Davidson, North Carolina.
There it is, just north of Charlotte and west of Kannapolis, North Carolina - hotbed of college basketball and hometown of Dale Earnhardt. They'll have to know how to get back home, now that their Final Four (not really final) hopes have been dashed by the Jayhawks. The Jayhawks' win in the Midwest Regional final sent all four No. 1 seeds to the Final Four for the first time. Nitwits all over America are going to win money on their "Bracket Pools" merely because they picked the "ones" to go to the finals. Spend it wisely. Your taxes are due in two weeks.