Is this complicated?
peterwknox: mikehudack:southpol:mikehudack:wiesen: If the credit markets fail entirely, some bad things will happen. Consumers won’t be able to have credit cards (including the ones they already have). Consumers won’t be able to borrow money to buy a car or truck. Neither will small businesses. Or large ones. Students won’t be able to borrow money to go to college. Large companies who...
Cloud computing is a trap, warns GNU founder →
dailymeh: Larry Ellison: The interesting thing about cloud computing is that we’ve redefined cloud computing to include everything that we already do,” he said. “The computer industry is the only industry that is more fashion-driven than women’s fashion. Maybe I’m an idiot, but I have no idea what anyone is talking about. What is it? It’s complete gibberish. It’s insane. Richard Stallman: ...
America Needs A New New Deal →
claytoncubitt: “Advocates of the free market must confront the fact that both the Great Depression and the current financial chaos were preceded by years of laissez-faire economic policies. Strictly enforced regulations not only protect consumers, they protect companies that behave ethically from those that don’t. The sale of tainted baby food in China demonstrates, once again, that when...
Excerpt from MEDITATION XVII. John Donne
“No man is an island. entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it...
I live in fear that I will lose my job, not that some religious wingnut will...– AntiKris talking to my Republican friend (via antikris)
Citigroup to Acquire Wachovia Assets →
“another one bites the dust. another one bites the dust. and another ones gone, another ones gone. another one bites the dust.” You know, my mattress or perhaps a coffee can buried in the backyard is starting to look pretty good right now. The returns might be pretty low but at least my assets are safe. Maybe just maybe those survivalist nut-jobs aren’t such nut-jobs either. ...
“Army Unit to Deploy in October for Domestic Operations Beginning in...– http://www.democracynow.org/2008/9/22/headlines#10
Get used to the hearing about how the Republicans failed because they weren’t...– Hullabaloo, 2005 (via claytoncubitt)
Are things really that bad? →
Sample Sale at Hermès “I just needed a break,” said a banker who waited, on crutches no less, for well over an hour on Tuesday. “You know it’s not going to be a good year for anyone. But some things are recession-proof, and this sale is one of them. Even if I don’t find anything, I still spend a thousand. It’s like Costco.”
It’s a recession when your neighbor gets laid off. It’s a depression when you...– Harry S. Truman (via bullshit) (via soupsoup)
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Woman "tricked" into sex by penis cream treatment →
peterwknox: notthatkindagay: meltinyourmouth: Sbano claimed he was in talks with a gynaecologist who was anxious for a certain cream to be applied, the prosecutor said. “He (Sbano) suggested he would apply the cream to his penis and apply it inside her. Mr Rees said the woman found the sessions “Clinical, not at all erotic”. She consented only because she believed it was a proper...
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I just received this e-mail. I think it may be a...
soupsoup: thedailywhat: Dear American: I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude. I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion dollars US. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you. ...