Well my fellow Neoseekers, I'm going to share with you all a bit of my private life. I have done this only once before by uploading a pic of myself for all of Neoseeker to see, but that was about 7 years ago so it's lost in Loungin for now. Muahaha! Anyway, here is my fish tank, conveniently hosted via YouTube. Please feel free to comment on it. It took money, time, patience, fish deaths, but in the end... fish are just a terrific pet to have. The constant sound of water flowing while in bed going to sleep is great and it really takes the daily stress of life off your mind. Who needs to think about work when I get to sit and watch my fish? Enjoy.
Well people, Nip/Tuck has finally ended. The series finale aired Wed, Mar 3 at 10:00pm and ended 11:00pm. The last shot of Nip/Tuck was Christian at a bar picking up a girl. It's fitting, as without him the show just wouldn't of been Nip/Tuck at all. He learned from all these years at McNamara/Troy that Sean needed to be on his own and he let that happen. Christian finally let go of the person he needed and loved most in his life. I'd say it was a good finale to a great show. It will be missed.
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's treasury secretary on Sunday said he cannot rule out higher taxes to help tame an exploding budget deficit and his chief economic adviser would not dismiss raising them on middle-class Americans as part of a health care overhaul.
As the White House sought to balance campaign rhetoric with governing, officials appeared willing to extend unemployment benefits. With former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan saying he is "pretty sure we've already seen the bottom" of the recession, Obama aides sought to defend the economic stimulus and calm a jittery public.
Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council Director Larry Summers both sidestepped questions on Obama's intentions about taxes. Geithner said the White House was not ready to rule out a tax hike to lower the federal deficit; Summers said Obama's proposed health care overhaul needs funding from somewhere
"There is a lot that can happen over time," Summer said, adding that the administration believes "it is never a good idea to absolutely rule things out, no matter what."
'We have to bring those deficits down' During his presidential campaign, Obama repeatedly vowed "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime." But the simple reality remains that his ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care — promised without increasing the federal deficit — must be paid for.
"If we want an economy that's going to grow in the future, people have to understand we have to bring those deficits down. And it's going to be difficult, hard for us to do. And the path to that is through health care reform," Geithner said. "We're not at the point yet where we're going to make a judgment about what it's going to take."
Selling that proposal, however, has proved tricky
"Most private forecasters — and let's use their judgment — suggest you're going to see unemployment start to come down maybe beginning in the second half of next year," Geithner said, adding those same economists predict positive growth during the second half of this year.
At the same time, Geithner and other administration officials are contemplating how to ask Congress to extend — again — unemployment benefits for the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs in recent months. The proposal drew measured support from Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.
"We need to take care of those who are unemployed, but we also need to make sure they get jobs," he said.