Dubai World’s Debt Not Guaranteed by Government -... →
that sucks. their burj-oning debt might be the end of them.
onemoretimewithfeeling: Sufjan Stevens - Oh Holy...
We were both born on third base. Quit pretending you hit a triple.– Jake
A clinic with two doors-- the future of healthcare... →
sds: jayparkinsonmd: At the Lenox Hill clinic, on the insurance side, Helen waited 15 days to get an appointment. On the day of her mammogram, she stood in line at the reception desk in a crowded waiting room. An elderly patient wandered the reception area in her hospital gown, pleading for someone to help her. In the changing room, Helen’s gown was the usual thin seersucker. The technician...
President Barack Obama’s top aides met frequently with lobbyists and...– AP IMPACT: Lobbyists, health care heavyweights visited White House early and often for revamp | Newser
Urbanites Explore the Primal Lure of Hunting -... →
clientsfromhell: Once a client asked me to create a logo for his mechanics workshop. I asked him what kind of work his shop primarily focused on to determine a “main theme” for the logo. He told me that it was average mechanic work: tune-ups, replacement of faulty parts, and other maintenance. He insisted that the logo had to include a chicken. Me: What? Why? Your business has nothing to do with...
President Barack Obama took office promising to lead from the center and solve...– The Coming Deficit Disaster - WSJ.com Mr. Holtz-Eakin is former director of the Congressional Budget Office and a fellow at the Manhattan Institute. This is adapted from testimony he gave before the Senate Committee on the Budget on Nov. 10. I’m glad to see someone is telling them. (via...
The press’s [sic] view on global warming rests on an appeal to authority: the...– James Taranto (via sds) science would be perfect if it weren’t for the scientists.
Blindingly White MSNBC Guilty of Hypocrisy -... →
i loves me some irony
Some Facts on Executive Compensation | Cato @... →
Americans will spend $450 billion this Christmas.... →
davereed: water4christmas.com via hannahbanena
With that, I’ll stop. And, in the best traditional practice of central bankers,...– Richard Fisher, Dallas Fed President, in Paradise Lost: Addressing ‘Too Big to Fail’ (With Reference to John Milton and Irving Kristol) (via crazynutjob) two points for honesty…
Top Quotes from The Simpsons' Moe Szyslak →
for tumblr’s very own Syzlak, who shares a disputable resemblance to the more famous Moe. [via digg]
Congress recognizes no limits on its power. It doesn’t care about the...– Kiss Your Freedoms Goodbye If Health Care Passes - Reason Magazine (via bellatoris)
You cant ask a bird not to fly. You cant ask a fish not to swim. You cant axe a...– Tracy Jordan (via ericmortensen)
It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men– Frederick Douglass via i heart quotes and that’s saying quite a bit.
SEC Falls Short in Financial Audit →
crazynutjob: That’s not an Onion headline. Who watches the watchmen?
Detroit's Famous Pontiac Silverdome Sells For Just... →
Even though some homes in Detroit literally sell for $1, we’re still surprised to see how little an entire stadium fetches. In this case it’s the famous Pontiac Silverdome Detroit News: Nearly 25 years after taxpayers spent $55.7 million building the Pontiac Silverdome and a year after a $20 million sale fell through, city officials have sold the arena once called the most...
In the official record of the historic House debate on overhauling health care,...– In House, Many Spoke With One Voice - Lobbyists’ - NYTimes.com The scandal isn’t that these Congressmen used the lobbyists’ words in their speeches. It isn’t even that they used lobbyists’ language in their bill. The real scandal is that these Congressmen (in both parties) don’t have a clue...
Come, thou Fount of every blessing, tune my heart to sing thy grace; streams...– Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing by Robert Robinson via itiswellwithmysoul: papertowngirl This is one of my four favorite hymns. It is interesting to me that the original hymn has five stanzas; the first half of the second stanza and the second half of the third were removed and the remaining...
bellatoris: azspot: Because one espouses Jesus call for justice, to care for our fellow brothers and sisters, to fulfill the right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness, does not equate to a clarion call for the imposition of a theocracy. To be an advocate for health care for all and adhere to a belief in the separation of church and state is no way whatsoever a contradiction. It’s about...
Once antitrust invites the federal courts to second-guess the decisions of...– S.M. Oliva, Fumbling the Antitrust Football, an article explaining why US antitrust laws prevent the NFL from holding games on Friday or Saturday, which, being an article about both politics and sports, I doubly do not understand. [h/t Mark] (via davereed) interesting. saving to read later.
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So if I understand the Democrats’ logic correctly, health insurance companies...– Radley Balko (via jeffmiller)