Monday, February 28, 2011

Frank Buckles, the last living America WWI veteran, passed away yesterday at 110 years of age. (navytimes) NYTimes on same.

“I told him birth certificates were not made in Missouri when I was born, that the record was in a family Bible. I said, ‘You don’t want me to bring the family Bible down, do you?’ ” Buckles said with a laugh. “He said, ‘OK, we’ll take you.’ ”
He enlisted Aug. 14, 1917, serial number 15577.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Winners Take ALL.  Mother Jones has some revealing graphs on American income inequality.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Why isn't Wall Street in jail? (RollingStone)
"Nobody goes to jail. This is the mantra of the financial-crisis era, one that saw virtually every major bank and financial company on Wall Street embroiled in obscene criminal scandals that impoverished millions and collectively destroyed hundreds of billions, in fact, trillions of dollars of the world's wealth — and nobody went to jail."

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

TAL claims they have the secret Coca Cola recipe.  Ready, set, DIY.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A short opinion piece on the Stock Market's decreasing role as an actual Market.
Today, however, stock markets, once the bedrock of American capitalism, are slowly becoming a noisy sideshow that churns out increasingly meager returns. The show still gets lots of attention, but the real business of the global economy is inexorably leaving the stock market — and the vast majority of us — behind.
The Dirty Little Secrets of Search (nytimes on gaming google's pagerank)

Thursday, February 03, 2011