Saturday, May 20, 2006

CEOs have all the luck

The Big Picture: CEO Options: Luck -- or something else?

Great summary of a WSJ article showing surprising "coincidences" in CEO stock options being set at a very low point in the company's stock price so that they end up maximizing their returns. I'm still pissed about my AT&T Wireless stock options being worthless when I left that place because they gave us options at a high point that it never recovered to. Yet all the execs continued to gather options that they exercised to make millions.

Although, one might argue that the best time to give options as incentive to turn things around would be when times are tough. So, is it luck, or a brilliantly engineered rouse?

Friday, May 12, 2006

Worst President EVER -- more proof

Daily Kos: 29 Percent

A new low for Bush, and this country.

Call your phone company

Daily Kos: ACTION ALERT: Tell ATT, Verizon, Cingular, SBC NO NSA SPYING!

I called Verizon Wireless and they said that it was not them, but the parent Verizon, which is the subject and that VZW does not divulge this information (known in the biz as CPNI).

I urge you also to call your phone company if they, like Qwest, did _not_ provide your information and thank them. I also did that for Qwest.

Telco liability could be staggering

Think Progress: Telcos Could Be Liable For Tens of Billions of Dollars For Illegally Turning Over Phone Records