Now that Thanksgiving is over, we feel entitled to start thinking about snow. This gorgeous house is in Switzerland. Morning coffee, anyone?
More snow-bound architecture here.
Medicare payment cut to doctors postponed again - this time for 30 days: "Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., and the panel's top Republican, Charles Grassley of Iowa, say they are working on a 12-month postponement that would give them time to devise a new system for paying doctors. It is estimated that repeal of the current budget formula would cost $300 billion over 10 years that would have to be made up with other spending cuts or added to the deficit."
Quote of the day: "One of the consequences [of 9/11] is you gave a lot of people access to the dots," said Jeffrey H. Smith, a former CIA general counsel. "At least one of the dots, apparently, was a bad apple."
Eileen Nearne, wartime spy for the British, died at 89 in September, after a fascinating life: "It was a life in the shadows, but I was suited for it. I could be hard and secret. I could be lonely. I could be independent. But I wasn't bored. I liked the work. After the war, I missed it."
"The way I look at it, I've built my own little pyramid and it's gonna be around for as long as people have eyes to see." - Leslie Nielsen, in a recent interview published by Esquire this morning.
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