This Should End The Semantic Debate Over Whether... →
three interviews summarized: Steve Liesman with Tim Geithner on June 2: “The Fed is absolutely not monetizing debt.” Steve Liesman with Bill Dudley of the New York Fed, “I don’t think [the Fed] is monetizing debt to any meaningful degree.” Bill Dudley: “Excess reserves are funding the purchases of Treasuries and Agencies”
The Shell Game - How the Federal Reserve is... →
southpol: poortaste: by Chris Martenson [h/t CNJ]
Eunice [Kennedy] belonged to America’s dwindling population of outspoken...– Ross Douthat - A Different Kind of Liberal - NYT (via sds)
Bettman Continues to Ruin NHL
syzlak: “The NHL has admitted along with the previous owner of the Coyotes that based on a minimum player payroll of roughly $40 million, the franchise in Phoenix doesn’t raise enough money from marketing, broadcast rights, tickets, luxury suite income, and the rest to top a gross income in the $20 million range.” http://www.cbssports.com/mcc/messages/thread/16820796 Fire Bettman & move...
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to...– 57% Of Voters Would REPLACE Entire CONGRESS [Digg] (via hilker) (via mikehudack) In other news, what % of Americans don’t believe in evolution? (via caterpillarcowboy) What does one have to do with the other? (via mikehudack) exactly, mike. if 57% of americans is meaningless, then barack...
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% would vote to...– 57% Of Voters Would REPLACE Entire CONGRESS [Digg]
Bill would give president emergency control of... →
“Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet. They’re not much happier about a revised version that aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller, a West Virginia Democrat, have spent months drafting behind closed doors. CNET News has obtained a copy...
Happy Birthday, William Wilberforce
sds: [August 24] marks the 250th birthday of William Wilberforce, the Christian statesman who, for 18 arduous years, led the crusade against the abominable British slave trade. […] To speak of Wilberforce is to speak of biblical worldview in action. […] And indeed, for Wilberforce, Christian faith meant action. He could not stand idly by and see the imago Dei of each person, the image of God,...
In an effort to teach people not to leave valuable items in their cars, police...– U.K. Cops Will Rob You for Your Own Good - Asylum.com
Federal Reserve Loses Bloomberg FOIA Lawsuit,... →
HUGE. i wonder if bernanke even wants that second term apointment after this…
Oh man: Autumn is coming...
davereed: and I LOVE autumn. I love the the orange and yellow-clad trees, the foggy evenings, the smell of wet leaves on the ground, the narrow streams of sunlight peaking through the rain clouds after a storm… Every year I tell myself I’m going to get outdoors and do all the quintessential Fall activities, like hay rides and pumpkin-picking in the country and all that, but it never happens… ...
Arby’s roastburger did not agree w/ me. Making things better: scott mcfarlane on WCVE
Crazy Nut Job - The Framing is All Wrong →
an excellent piece. excellent.
California spends $216,000 annually on each inmate in the juvenile justice...– Op-Ed Columnist - Priority Test - Health Care or Prisons? - NYTimes.com to clarify, imho, this isn’t justification for spending more on schools, but less on “correction” “systems” that don’t correct and are only generously called systems. [via digg] (via hilker) Why shouldn’t we spend more on...
California spends $216,000 annually on each inmate in the juvenile justice...– Op-Ed Columnist - Priority Test - Health Care or Prisons? - NYTimes.com to clarify, imho, this isn’t justification for spending more on schools, but less on “correction” “systems” that don’t correct and are only generously called systems. [via digg]
Things Very Rich People and Very Poor People Have... →
Obamacare's Bait & Switch →
“After all, prohibiting insurers from charging more to older and sicker customers amounts to a tax on the young and healthy who must pay higher premiums to subsidize their less-healthy counterparts. And letting people buy insurance after they get sick means healthy people have little incentive to buy insurance. Put the two together and, as the Congressional Budget Office has warned, the...
apparently it’s been around for a while, but i’m just now checking it out. might be helpful, but not revolutionary.
Parasite causes zombie ants to die in an ideal... →
rocketboom: A study in the September issue of The American Naturalist describes new details about a fungal parasite that coerces ants into dying in just the right spot — one that is ideal for the fungus to grow and reproduce. coming soon to biological warfare near you.
Kansas City makes short list as World Cup site →
“Kansas City is now on a short list of cities to potentially host a FIFA World Cup soccer tournament game in either 2018 or 2022, USA Bid Committee Inc. said Thursday. Kansas City is one of 27 cities that remain part of the U.S. bid to host the event. Arrowhead Stadium made the cut Thursday, when the list officially was whittled down from 45 potential candidates announced in June. The...
Facing the prospect of spending at least 3 1/2 years behind bars, one-time Super...– Ex-Giant Burress pleads guilty in weapons case - NFL - Yahoo! Sports Does anyone think this merits two years in jail? The man shot himself—why isn’t that punishment enough? (via jeffmiller) the real tragedy, i think, is that donte stallworth was convicted of DUI manslaughter & served a mere...
$262 billion →
crazynutjob: southpol: August Surprise: A Lower Deficit On August 25, the Office of Management and Budget will release its latest estimate of the federal budget deficit. In May, the administration projected a deficit of $1.84 trillion. That’s now down to about $1.58 trillion, according to an administration official. The basic reason: the financial sector didn’t hit rock bottom, and so a lot...
Top All-Time Donors 1989-2008 Summary |... →
tag cloud for the top 20: UNION [via digg]
NY dealers pull out of clunkers program →
“NEW YORK (AP) - A New York dealership group says hundreds of its members have left the Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government. The president of the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association says about half its 425 members have stopped offering rebates from the program because they can no longer afford them. Mark Schienberg says the...
spaghetti with tomato sauce made from tomatoes & spices grown in our back yard and homemade focaccia topped with parrano & homegrown rosemary (you’d almost kill a man for the smell of this bread). my wife is too good to me.
The Brooklyn Dollar: What Would Neighborhood... →
“Hyper-localized currencies have been popping ever since the economy went sour—not surprising, since local currencies also gained popularity during the Great Depression. Five local Massachusetts banks have developed Berkshares (above)—there are 185,000 paper notes are already in circulation—each of which is designed by a local artist. California’s Humboldt County...
Laissez faire does not mean: Let soulless mechanical forces operate. It means:...– Ludwig von Mises, Human Action (via ptbruiser) This complements what I’m currently reading. (via sds)
via fuckyeahbeer [EDIT: the embed code isn’t working correctly, so please click through to see how How Sam Adams Helped Save Craft Brewing | Fast Company] this is a very good interview. he talks about how sam adams heped other craft brewers during a worldwide hop shortage and how the brewery property is not owned by sam adams but by a neighborhood improvement corporation/co-op.
Driver accused of hitting cyclist also faces child... →
“A 57-year-old man faces charges of vehicular assault and child abuse after investigators say he hit and dragged a man riding a bicycle on Sunday afternoon while children were in his SUV. OAS_AD('ArticleFlex_1'); The Colorado State Patrol says 57-year-old Jeffrey Detlefs of Evergreen was driving an SUV when he hit and dragged 52-year-old Rex Hegyi of Denver on the ramp from...
Why Miles Davis' Kind of Blue is so great →
givemesomethingtoread: Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, which was released 50 years ago today, is a nearly unique thing in music or any other creative realm: a huge hit—the best-selling jazz album of all time—and the spearhead of an artistic revolution. Everyone, even people who say they don’t like jazz, likes Kind of Blue. It’s cool, romantic, melancholic, and gorgeously melodic. But why do critics...
Secret abilities of animals revealed - Telegraph →
Heroes + Animal Planet = this.