Whole Shebang 10/19/2014
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Shelley is host for this edition.
1. Freeze your eggs, anyone? Facebook and Apple are offering their employees the opportunity to freeze their eggs. Shelley asks if this latest benefit of working for big techie companies is just a logical extension of foosball in the lobby, free sushi, and over-night accommodations, or as some suggest that it is the beginning of the doom of civilization. Jen’s response is scathing; Cait’s full of possibly legitimate paranoia.
2. Banking boondoggles. Bank of America is buying itself out of trouble with the Justice Department with a multi-billion dollar settlement for its allegedly fraudulent mortgage practices that in 2008 resulted in so many home foreclosures and trouble for investors who bought the bonds. Shelley’s ire is still up because the practices that caused the problems with the system have not been rectified; Jen feels the ones to punish are the people who hired and okayed the people who robo-signed mortgages; Cait’s fully justifiable paranoia continues. And, specifically what has been the government’s role in the financial crisis and continuing mess? Just for fun watch this video from Jon Stewart about the AIG trial which makes one laugh and cry at the surreal absurdity of the bailout and the companies that were saved.
3. Air umbrella. Did some fellas in China build a better mouse-trap with this addition to personal rain gear, or is this just plain silly?
Enrichments or Enragements:
|Mom is enraged, or perhaps en-saddened, by the devaluing of the virtue of loyalty.|
|Cait is enraged by a wrong-headed ad on the bus aimed at Millennials.|
|Jen, for the trifecta, is enraged by her sense of disenfranchisement when working with(?!) her government representatives over a serious local issue.|