Friday, September 26, 2008

My Faves for Friday, September 26, 2008

So FDIC got Chase to buy the assets, and the insurance fund didn't get emptied.

Quoted: As the debate over a $700 billion bank bailout rages on in Washington, one of the nation's largest banks - Washington Mutual Inc. - has collapsed under the weight of its enormous bad bets on the mortgage market.

[tags: washington, history, AP]

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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

My Faves for Thursday, July 31, 2008

if you drive your car into a group of bike riders and run people over because you're "late for a reservation", you and your car deserve what they get.

the driver's story ( about just wanting to rev his engine and not knowing the car was in gear is somewhat plausible, but still, you can't blame people for how they responded.

the driver does get decency points for saying the critical mass people should not be prosecuted.

[tags: seattle, police, news]

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

My Faves for Wednesday, June 04, 2008

mmm....g.t.a. is the pinnacle of western civilization

Quoted: LIBERTY CITY—I was shot 14 times on my way to work today, including twice by police, said one Algonquin-area resident. That is unacceptable.

Quoted: Many blame the LCPD directly for the increase in criminal activity, citing the department's lax procedure for arresting criminals, which involves taking 10 percent of the suspect's money, confiscating his weapons, and simply releasing him from custody later that day. Outraged citizens say this is not enough, especially in a city where assault rifles can be found on factory roofs and grenade caches are located under the globe at the old World's Fair site.

[tags: police, onion, crime]

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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

My Faves for Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Quoted: A-DATA 1GB 200-Pin DDR SO-DIMM DDR 333 (PC 2700) Laptop Memory - Laptop Memory with fast shipping and top-rated customer service. Once you know, you Newegg!

[tags: newegg, shopping]

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Monday, April 28, 2008

My Faves for Monday, April 28, 2008

hmm...interesting. hey emily, were henry and what's-his-name aware of this when they were talking about that internment-camp study?

Quoted: A woman's diet around the time of conception may influence the gender of her baby, research suggests.

[tags: how, uk, news]

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

My Faves for Tuesday, April 15, 2008

the trouble with all-natural health ideology: nature is going to kill you.

Quoted: This thinking cleaves to a popular motif: The natural world is less toxic and more healthful than the industrial one.

[tags: cancer, health]

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

My Faves for Saturday, March 15, 2008

Quoted: The new clashes came as authorities said they had regained control of Tibet’s capital, Lhasa, where at least 10 people were killed.

[tags: china, tibet]

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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

My Faves for Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Quoted: Download Free Mobile Games to your mobile cell phone via WAP and PC. Thousands of downloadable Free Mobile Games for your Nokia, Motorola, Sony Ericsson and LG mobile phone.

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Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My Faves for Tuesday, January 08, 2008

i'm getting really into this book.

Quoted: Among the revelations: the first Americans may not have come over the Bering land bridge around 12,000 B.C. but by boat along the Pacific coast 10 or even 20 thousand years earlier; the Americas were a far more urban, more populated, and more technologically advanced region than generally assumed; and the Indians, rather than living in static harmony with nature, radically engineered the landscape across the continents, to the point that even "timeless" natural features like the Amazon rainforest can be seen as products of human intervention.

[tags: book, history]