Thursday, April 30, 2009

Rebates Could Be in Your Hands by May

"The idea is to target the money on the people who will spend a large share of it, and to target it on people who are likely to be hurt by an economic downturn."

Most taxpayers could expect a rebate of up to $600 starting in mid-May under the economic aid plan set to go through Congress within weeks. Couples could get twice as much, with even more for most families with children.

All that, however, depends on smooth sailing at the Internal Revenue Service, and the agency already is up to its eyeballs in filings and refunds.

The Treasury Department says that despite the strains of tax filing season, the IRS will be able to begin delivering the payments within 60 days after President Obama signs the plan into law, and complete the process in approximately 10 weeks, possibly sooner.

The payments would come separately from regular tax refunds.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Jennifer Aniston Freezes Her Eggs!

Article by admin

Angelina Jolie may have secured the headlines over the weekend by finally revealing her much buzzed about baby bump, but Brad Pitt's former ladylove, Jennifer Aniston, quietly made preparations for her own brood.

The 39-year-old isn't pregnant yet, but Star reports she's put her eggs on ice until Mr. Right comes along. It was a really smart move, because it buys (Jen) a few years to figure it all out,an insider told the magazine.

The pressure has lifted. The insider claims Jennifer could postpone having her first baby until she turns 45, and with ample resources and plenty of stamina, the actress isn't worried about the wait.

She has loads of energy. And she's so rich that she could just hire five nannies!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Bayside Shakedown (1998) (Japanese)

It starts off as a regular day at the Bayside Precinct shortley after a mysterious body is found floating in the river.

Later in the day they realize that a whole bunch of things are stolen from the police station and finally they find out that the Commissioner has been kidnapped.

The Metropolitan Police Department(MPD) set up an HQ at the Bayside Precinct to investigate the kidnapping but unfortunately the cops from Bayside are left in the dark concerning this case. Investigator Aoshima will try to get involved in the kidnapping case much to the disapproval of MPD.

The next three days will easily be the worst days that the Bayside Precinct will ever see.

Bayside Shakedown is based on a Japanese TV series by the same name that was first aired between January - March 97.

The TV show had great success and was very popular in Japan which spun off into several special episodes and eventually a movie.

The Japanese box office made 100 million US with Bayside Shakedown, and the movie was nominated for 12 movie awards.

Cast: Yuji Oda, Toshiro Yanagiba, Eri Fukatsu, Miki Mizuno, Kyoko Koizumi, Chosuke Ikariya, Takehiko Ono, Soichiro Kitamura, Akira Saito, Yusuke Santa Maria

Director: Katsuyuki Motohiro

Genre: Action / Comedy / Crime

Runtime: 119 min

AKA: Odoru Daisosasen: The Movie

Country: Japan Language: Japanese

Subtitles: Yes, Eng + Nordic (.sub)

Friday, April 24, 2009

Stock Chart Analysis MCHP

Article by downtowntrader at Chart Analysis MCHP Microchip Technology Inc. (Public, NASDAQ:MCHP)

While the markets have been looking weak to me, I noticed more then a few semiconductor equipment stocks tonight with interesting patterns developing. There are more then a few that look like they are attempting bottoming patterns. MCHP is one for instance.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Clinton warns of Iran sanctions

EU forces big mobile price cuts

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- Suspected Maoist rebels in eastern India who held up a train carrying 300 passengers Wednesday ended their siege after a four-hour standoff, officials said.

An election official in Maharashtra Wednesday says Maoist rebels seized the train as India continued to vote.

No one was hurt, said A.K. Chandra of India's east-central railway. The suspected rebels seized the train, apparently to protest that some former comrades are taking part in general elections that are under way in the country.

The Maoists didn't want the former rebels "to join the mainstream and, therefore, stopped this train," said Sarvendu Tathagat, deputy commission of the Latehar district in the state of Jharkhand.

Jharkhand is a mineral-rich state where rebels -- known as the Naxalites -- claim to be fighting for the rights of the poor and the dispossessed who have not benefited from the state's resources.

About 300 men, apparently unarmed, boarded the train, disabling its braking system as it passed through a dense forest.

The hijackers released the train after "persuasion" by area villagers and railway officials, Chandra said.

"They wanted your (media) presence," he said of the hijackers' possible motive.
Jharkhand has seen stepped-up deadly attacks by rebels while the country is in the midst of month-long general elections. The second round of the elections begin Thursday.

On April 16, when the voting began, suspected rebels triggered an explosion that forced a bus carrying border security troops to stop in the same Latehar district. When the troops stepped out, the attackers killed at least six in a three-hour gun battle.

And in neighboring Bihar state, suspected Maoists, who had called for a general strike, set ei ght trucks on fire, shot dead a driver, and blew up a government office on Wednesday, police said.

The Maoist insurgency has claimed more than 6,000 lives since the late 1960s. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has called the rebels India's biggest security threat.

The elections, covering more than 3 million square kilometers of the planet, will run until next month in several stages of scattered polling. Then, elections officials will count the vote electronically in a single day -- on May 16, three days after the last round of polling.

It is an exercise that India undertakes every five years for its 1 billion-plus population. This year, the country is voting in 543 boroughs of the Lok Sabha, or the lower house of the Indian parliament.