Friday, March 26, 2010

Why Now?

News Alert: Obama administration to order lenders to cut mortgage payments for jobless
06:02 PM EDT Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Obama administration plans to overhaul how it's tackling the foreclosure crisis, in part by requiring lenders to temporarily slash or eliminate monthly mortgage payments for many borrowers who are unemployed, senior officials said Thursday.

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My question is why now?  Would it not have made better sense and helped people to do this when they were doing the Economic Stimulus Package.  This could have helped me out a lot (and it still may).  I am sure the mortgage company lobby will be out in full force on this.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Spys, Terror, Organization

At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA

I just read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  Of course it helps that I have an avid interest in the CIA.  I really think this book was underrated when it came out (My wife found a hardback copy for sale at Dollar General for $1).
Mr Tenet and Mr. Harlow have a good writing style.  The book flows from Administration to Administration and from each area of concern to the next smoothly.  I don't want to give away much about this book, but it did confirm some suspicions and theories I had.  In conclusion, I would recommend At the Center of the Storm: My Years at the CIA.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Another Interview

I recently had another job interview.  This job seemed to me perfect - an IT job in an area I wanted to live.  My skill set matched the ad almost perfectly.  I thought the interview went well.  Then I was notified by email that there was another candidate who matched more closely what they were looking for than me.

Nothing like a kick in the gut to wake you up.  From now on, I will redouble my efforts to find a job, refine my interview skills, review old skills and learn new skills.  I really need a job.