Berkeley CSUA MOTD:2005:April:16 Saturday <Friday, Sunday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
2005/4/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:37218 Activity:nil
4/16    Maybe this is kind of dog bites man story nowadays:
       (yahoo Reuters)
        US reporter found to fabricate story, pandering to animal rights.
2005/4/16 [Computer/SW/Mail] UID:37219 Activity:nil
4/16    I am Mr. Livi Chima, the Manager funds release with Standard Trust Bank
        (plc), I am the accountant in charge of Mr.Moris Miller`s account who
        used to work with a Multi-National oil Firm in Nigeria. Here in after
        shall be referred to as my client On April 21, 2001, my client, his
        wife, and their three children were involved in a car accident along
        Sagamu express way.
2005/4/16-18 [Politics/Domestic/California, Politics/Domestic/President/Bush] UID:37220 Activity:nil
4/16    Evil Democrats are 'against people of faith':
        May conservatism be strong in the US, and GOD BLESS.
2005/4/16-17 [Reference/Tax] UID:37221 Activity:kinda low
4/15    Teresa Heinz's 2004 return:
        $2,338,000 primarily from dividends and interest
        $2,777,000 in tax-exempt interest income from state, municipal and
        other bonds.
        Total fed tax: $750,000
        Effective rate: 14.7%
        \_ How would you factor in the fact that she's subsidizing state,
           municipal, and other debt at a lower rate than would be earned
           by putting the money elsewhere?
2005/4/16-18 [Uncategorized] UID:37222 Activity:nil
4/16    What's the best RAMDISK utility for WinXP?
2005/4/16 [Academia/OtherSchools] UID:37223 Activity:high Edit_by:auto
4/16    MIT Prankster submits an auto generated paper, AND it gets accepted:
        \_ Old. This was posted several days ago here.
        \_ Keywords: bogus conference eddie kohler
2005/4/16-19 [Transportation/Airplane] UID:37224 Activity:kinda low
4/16    Quite decent article on why airline deregulation has blown major ass
        \_ How does making air travel more affordable "blow major ass"?
           \_ Cacelling pension obligations to keep the mediocre middle
              management of United in place is criminal for starters.
           \_ Wow, you didn't read the article.  What a surprise.
              \- that article has been classified as: ass. as in the case
                 of ca energy mkt the airline industry isnt totally
                 deregulated [and i am not suggesting it should be], but
                 there are some pretty unambiguously crazy regulations on
                 the books. YMWTGF: "wright amendment". a lot of the
                 allegation/evidence in the article have the flavor of
                 "there is a huge range of prices on torillas in SF. in fact
                 "there is a huge range of prices on tortillas in SF. in fact
                 i can buy a DVD player for the same amount $ as 15 packs
                 of torillas. isnt that crazy? there is a SF tortilla
                 of tortillas. isnt that crazy? there is a SF tortilla
                 conspiracy!". note: i am not taking a position on
                 airline dereg, just feel it isnt a good article.
                 BTW, if the source of the problem is mkr power [due to
                 BTW, if the source of the problem is mkt power [due to
                 mergers and concentration], that is a differnt problem
                 than dereg of prices. if you are more seriously interested
                 in IO analysis of airlines, look at something like Rand
                 Journal Econ. i dunno if they have free articles via WEEB.
                 they may be in something like JSTOR. ok tnx.
                 \_ Here's a quarter, go buy yourself a copy of Strunk
                    and White. Learn how to write in complete coherent
                 \_ (Restored) Here's a quarter, go buy yourself a copy of
                    Strunk and White. Learn how to post in coherent
                    sentences. And don't be a fucking ass and delete
                    my post or I'll nuke yours like I did last night,
                <stop deleting my posts, jerkwad, and learn how to spell
                 \_ Why did you delete the post from the guy suggesting you
                    obtain an elementary English usage book?  This post does
                    look like it was written by drunken English tourists (and
                    makes about as much sense.)  -John
                 \_ Industry consolidation is a direct result of deregulation.
                    It was even one of deregulations goals.
                       \- As indicated above, I think it is productive to
                          distinguish between price-deg of previously regulated
                          fair on air routes and a general change in how much
                          vigorousness the DoC/FTC antitrust people persue
                          mkt concentration issues.
                     <and also learn how to spell "pursue">
                 \_ By the way, potential knee-jerkers should note that this
                    isn't a Republican/Democrat thing - airline deregulation
                    was a Carter initiative.
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