Five indicators for tracking the Credit Crisis... →
—via jeanphony: From New York Times Economix blog. Five indicators tracking the change in the supply/demand for Credit: High-Yield Bonds, 30-day Commercial Paper, 3-month LIBOR, 3-month t-bills, and TED Spread vruz: yes, tracking Wii sales is a stupid thing to do.
The other Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Nassim Taleb, Bob Shiller, Niall Ferguson,...– Nouriel Roubini, just now on twitter
irc doesn't. I repeat: irc DOES NOT hide your...
—via foca: hahaha, I’d forgot about http://bash.org/?244321 xD <Cthon98> hey, if you type in your pw, it will show as stars <Cthon98> ********* see! <AzureDiamond> hunter2 <AzureDiamond> doesnt look like stars to me <Cthon98> <AzureDiamond> ******* <Cthon98> thats what I see <AzureDiamond> oh, really? <Cthon98> Absolutely ...
Protesters Clash With Police in Geneva →
vruz: reports of marie antoinette’s death are greatly exaggerated
BBC: keep the pressure on →
—via jhnbrssndn: Let’s see: we have a campaign of protests and returning license fees. We have the initiatives of celebrities (see David Soul, Ursula Le Guin and China Mieville on the Stop the War website). We have had three BBC HQs occupied, the latest of which was BBC Manchester. There was also a new protest outside BBC Scotland yesterday. We have 112 170 MPs backing a motion to force...
It's Davos, but where is the Bono of the financial... →
by Marina Hyde, The Guardian — ht Ms Marmoset
We helped trigger the biggest financial and economic collapse in history through...– The price of everything: An open letter to the Western banking establishment (via crazynutjob) vruz: mr jones, you can help by abdicating, quitting, retreating, vanishing, going home, receding, taking off, and many other ways. be a part of the solution, or be nothing at all.
the talking heads stole mr jones from dylan now... →
Ballad of a Thin Man Because something is happening here But you don’t know what it is Do you, Mister Jones?
The Mortgage Trap →
Businessweek, june 2005. vruz: I sent this BusinessWeek article back then to a friend who was in the real estate business. she said I was being negative and that nothing would happen. you can’t say this was an outlier, that it was totally unprecedented, absolutely unpredictable, if I… a total outsider in that industry knew this wasn’t going to end well. you really need to...
The consensus is catching up with me, but it’s still behind, I don’t know what...– Nouriel Roubini, via Bloomberg News: Roubini Sees Global Gloom After Davos Vindication vruz: they’re not smoking, they’re eating their own dog shit, and the rest of the world is paying for it. arianna huffington (who I don’t particularly love) was right and incredibly precise to...
Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase →
vruz: more like a buzzword, actually… and Obama is only being pragmatic: “a Pentagon-funded study last year recommended that the U.S. do away with the terminology as the strategy behind it was “not successful in undermining al Qai’da’s capabilities.”
The credit crunch according to Soros →
(via azspot) vruz: great FT recap of George Soros’ phenomenal success and financial rebirth
People would say to me, ‘Bill, you vote for Clinton, he’s gonna raise your...– Bill Hicks, 1992 —via danielholter:kateoplis:frothyparadise:clothedinsky
Want To Know If The Economy Is Really Going Down...
feastingonroadkill: So sez eurogamer here: “With an enormous audience of market newcomers for whom gaming is arguably not yet established as a key form of entertainment, Nintendo’s Wii is the canary in the coalmine - the first whiff of economical toxicity will hit the Wii market before it goes anywhere near the more established “hardcore” end of the games sector. The Wii, however, is still...
The Age of Stupid →
usermod -s goosh.org vruz ? →
the google again shell
Branson: Fortunes to be made in downturn, freezes his ass off with BBC interviewer in Davos
President Obama's half-brother arrested in Kenya... →
vruz: the puritan media reports. you saw it first in puritan cable network.
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something...– -Stephen Hawking (via retropolitics)
The National Film Board of Canada has made nearly... →
—via brilliantlydisruptive :nighthawks :ettafung :saintjustin :thesemodernsocks
Disagree about #rncchair being as exciting as paint drying, just longer....– Ana Marie Cox
Our president’s approval rating is somewhere between pictures of baby pandas on...– Rachel Maddow (via uoma: newsandbooze:butnotmine:apsies) vruz: and with that, the so-called fucking “Bradley effect” is forever debunked and buried for good…