Mergers bad, and other commentaries

* Mergers bad: After suffering for the past two days over IFO’s “integration”of her accounts with her Oregon/Washington credit union, which recently merged with a California credit union, she says with complete, furious sincerity,” I voted against the merger! I’m glad I did.”

The merged entity sent three pages of instructions just for Quicken accounts alone. It’s not working. The credit union has been apologizing for a week. The merger was approved more than six months ago. They waited until the Memorial Day weekend to give themselves lots of time to make the change. Let’s just say, it wasn’t enough time. Grrrr!

* Why the John Edwards criminal indictment? “…the case is … a huge test for the Justice Department‘s small Public Integrity Section, which in 2007 bungled a corruption case against Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens  [R. Alaska](who died last year) by failing to disclose key evidence to the defense.”

Is this a warning to ALL presidential candidates? No one has mentioned this, but talk show hosts, when they talk about it at all just chuckle in a kind of misplaced schadenfreude (Noun: Pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune) that could come back to bite them or their favored candidates.

* Don’t drink the ink!  IFO just read the fine print on an HP ink coupon, towit: “CAUTION Ink may be harmful if swallowed.” Questions – how do you drink printer ink out of those little cartridges and why on earth would you try?

* Dr. Jack Kevorkian just died. E. coli? He had a lot of things wrong with him, but his recent symptoms sounded somewhat like those in the current E. coli outbreak originally blamed on Spanish cucumbers [there’s a crude joke in there somewhere], including the “unusual” incidence of kidney problems. Could this have been the doctor’s deliberate suicide?  Or was it Divine retribution? From personal experience, IFO knows that “died peacefully with no pain,” is a euphemism for being pumped full of painkillers, which gradually shut down all physical systems.

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One Response to Mergers bad, and other commentaries

  1. Hydrangea says:

    Re: E. coli. Maybe there’s another explanation. Maybe it’s an attack on Germany. This infection is a highly suspicious combination bacteria that is unlikely to occur naturally.

    As for punishment, Mish said in Dec. 2010 (http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2010/12/support-rises-for-european-nanny-state.html) “It would seem that Merkel stood up FOR Germany and against the banks when she insisted on haircuts.” By that he meant the banks should be required to take the losses (haircuts).”

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