Diana Ross - Upside Down (1980)
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OTIS REDDING - SCRATCH MY BACK…………
46 yrs ago today we lost a genius.
I don’t have to pretend to be anything around him. He doesn’t have to do anything except be himself around me to make me happy. I can say pretty much anything I want to him, and he accepts it. He tries not to judge and tries to help me see the positive in everything, except without being an obnoxious ray of sunshine about it.
Do you know what a fucking relief it is to have a person like this in your life? I can’t see him everyday quite yet, but hopefully soon I will. You can’t rely on other people for your total happiness, but you kind of can. Really good people can help you become a better person, and that makes you happier in the end.
This doesn’t even tell a millionth of what I feel for this man, but I felt like sharing this little bit. I’m so grateful he’s in my life.
I’m so grateful she’s in my life too.
As regulators prepare to implement what many see as one of the biggest regulatory changes in years to how Wall Street operates, both bankers and their adversaries are voicing concern over the complexity and scope of a rule meant to rein in risk at big banks.
The so-called Volcker Rule, which was crafted by former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker, aims to stop big banks — specifically those that are granted deposit insurance by the federal government — from taking high-risk bets with other people’s money. It was proposed as part of the Dodd-Frank Act of 2010, a behemoth bill passed in response to the 2008-09 financial crisis.
The rule started as a simple ban on proprietary trading (banks trading for their own profit, not clients’ gain) and a ban on banks investing in hedge funds, which often make higher-risk trades. Hedge funds, unlike consumer banks, aren’t insured by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.
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It’s easy to forget how recently this international hero was viewed as a terrorist and enemy of the state.
Otis Redding……I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
George W. Bush is selling a Christmas ornament of one of his paintings through his museum, because nothing says Christmas more than George Bush’s history of war. The Resident (aka Lori Harfenist) discusses.