Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Sometimes I post stuff at http://www.nhi-net.org. In their blogs section... Just so you know.

Friday, January 04, 2008


Thursday, January 03, 2008

Unpaid Credit Cards Bedevil Americans

Be careful out there, shoppers... FULL ARTICLE

Americans are falling behind on their credit card payments at an alarming rate, sending delinquencies and defaults surging by double-digit percentages in the last year and prompting warnings of worse to come.

An Associated Press analysis of financial data from the country's largest card issuers also found that the greatest rise was among accounts more than 90 days in arrears.

Experts say these signs of the deterioration of finances of many households are partly a byproduct of the subprime mortgage crisis and could spell more trouble ahead for an already sputtering economy.

"Debt eventually leaks into other areas, whether it starts with the mortgage and goes to the credit card or vice versa," said Cliff Tan, a visiting scholar at Stanford University and an expert on credit risk. "We're starting to see leaks now."

The value of credit card accounts at least 30 days late jumped 26 percent to $17.3 billion in October from a year earlier at 17 large credit card trusts examined by the AP. That represented more than 4 percent of the total outstanding principal balances owed to the trusts on credit cards that were issued by banks such as Bank of America and Capital One and for retailers like Home Depot and Wal-Mart.

Could Rick Noriega Get Called to Duty?

Houston Chronicle Story on Rick Noriega

NHITV may weigh in on this...

NHI Blogs

Another Post at http://www.nhi-net.org

Latino Voters in Iowa


The Iowa Caucuses are officially here. I woke up wondering what sort of coverage has been given to the Latino vote in Iowa. Sure, it's got to be a small number of potential voters, but there must be SOME Latino voters there.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Sometimes Cops Like to Manufacture Crime


Sometimes Cops Like to Manufacture Crime, Blog Links

Blog 1 "Reason"

and this:

Blog 2 "Godfather"

The lights are on, but nobody's knocking.

This day is not really going as expected. AdSense and Checkout aren't as easy to set up as I thought they might be.

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Here's NHITV's New Blog


The New Year

Already started out doing quite a few productive tasks. It's amazing how rearranging a few books on their appropriate shelves can improve a place's appearance.