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October 5, 2008

Newsletter 10/5/2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:45 pm

I can’t believe it has been this long since my last newsletter. I have been very busy to say the least including a trip back home for my son’s wedding and much more.
To answer all the emails that I received while I was “away from my computer”, no I have not stopped this newsletter, I just had so much to do that I had to forgo it for a few weeks.
The news has been full of financial talk from the multiple bailout of banks, financial companies, etc. Since our government is broke, I guess we can move on to other things now like the election. Hmm, I am not going there.

OK, since the election is in the news here are some web sites that will give you all the info you need to make a decision.

The Federal News Service has the following on its information page. Actually there is a tremendous amount of news articles covering all thing Federal, including transcripts, news archives, and current news stories relating to the Federal Government.
“FNS offers the fastest and most cost effective broadcast monitoring, taping and transcribing service available! We will monitor and provide you with daily or weekly reports summarizing every story concerning your interests broadcast on networks, cable and local news programs in more than 100 (and growing) markets.
http://www.fednews.com/

This next web site has information on current legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Congressional Record, links to Committee reports, and more. It also has on its home page a link to read the “Emergency Stabilization Act of 2008” or the wall street bail out that is costing you and I a small fortune and will continue to cost us and our children more in the future.
http://thomas.loc.gov/

From the home page…
“Contacting the Congress is a very up-to-date database of congressional contact information for the 110th Congress. As of October 01, 2008 there are 540 email addresses (of which 519 are Web-based email homepages), and 539 WWW homepages known for the 540 members of the 110th Congress. Traditional ground mail addresses are available for all current members of Congress.”
This site has all the info on all the senators and congressmen, how to contact them, phone numbers, web sites, etc.  A good bookmark if you need to contact any person in congress.
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/index.html

This site provides the State and Local Government Internet directory in a convenient one-stop website of thousands of state agencies and city and county governments. If there is an agency or an office anywhere in the US related to any government agency it is listed on this web site. Lots of stuff here folks.

An example of thing I found here: student loans, grants, insurance, education, credit reports, jobs, phone directories, city guides, and my least favorite thing lawyers.
http://www.statelocalgov.net/state-de.cfm

Since I mentioned the bailout package earlier, and the FDIC plays a major part in this whole mess, you might want to check out the FDIC web site to see what they have to say for themselves. Actually there is some good information on this web site, but maybe just more boondoggle, so see for yourself.
http://www.fdic.gov/

Please register to vote. Your vote does count.

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