Okay, here goes:

Who directly “owns” the Federal Reserve Bank? Is the institition another department of the executive branch? Outside the Governors and Directors, do the other employees’ paychecks come directly from the Treasury?

I watched my head rolling on the floor. It landed face up and a big tear came out of one eye. --Shirley MacLaine

All you ever wanted to know about FRB structure can be found at:

After all, what is your hosts’ purpose in having a party? Surely not for you to enjoy yourself; if that were their sole purpose, they’d have simply sent champagne and women over to your place by taxi. – P. J. O’Rourke

Thanks, Doc! That was exactly the information for which I sought.

Now. . . I’ve got this pain in the small of my back. . . .


right said fred: Welcome to the boards! Please for the love of God consider using the following fo your signature file:

I’m too sexy for a sig.

Thank you!


Yer pal,

Still not smoking, but away from my meter!

Dear Mr. Satan:

A few questions.

A. Should I be worried that Satan has welcomed me to the SDMB? Where exactly am I?

B. Why is Satan invoking “the love of God?”

C. Whose idea was it to convince Satan to become a non-smoker?

D. Should your signature file be “I’m too sexy for a cig?”

Your Buddy,
right said fred