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The index that timed the 2008 crash perfectly just slumped to a 3-decade low
By Bubbabear in jobs   3 comments, latest 20 minutes ago:
Bubbabear says Mark D says refused to quote Ultimately, lower prices for shipping should themselves actually encourage supply, raising the Baltic Dry from the depths one again.

Alexis Tsipras "Open Letter" to German Citizens Regarding Extend-and-Pretend
By Mish in misc   13 comments, latest 1 hour ago:
bob2356 says thunderlips11 says As you can see from actual observation of reality, the correlation between defaulting and shrinking GDP is, shall we say, "Overstated". Yea, but it was a hell of a rough ride...

Anti-Vax doctors should lose their license
By tovarichpeter in misc   2 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
carrieon says tovarichpeter says I'm a practicing physician specializing in internal medicine, that is, the prevention and treatment of disease in adults. Over the last few years, I have moved away from teaching and now...

Blue Shield versus Sutter Health
By EBGuy in misc   8 comments, latest 2 hours ago:
bob2356 says Bellingham Bill says What a joke. Out here the Children's Hospital declared war on the Community Hospital. http://www.fresnobee.com/welco The entire system is about market share, profits, and even more important executive compensation. Here's...

Plague in Madagascar
By Vicente in misc   1 comment, latest 3 hours ago:
bob2356 says Plague is always around somewhere. Once and a while it gets big enough to make a slow news day. Planning on visiting the slums of madagascar?

Why religion (particularly Christianity) is vile, evil, narcissistic & dangerous
By Dan8267 in misc   158 comments, latest 5 hours ago:
Dan8267 says marcus says Especially when you get all hot and bothered. Just because I'm demonstrating what a fool you are doesn't mean I care enough about what you say to get upset. I've said...

Why Democracy Works?
By Oilwelldoctor in misc   6 comments, latest 5 hours ago:
Dan8267 says Oilwelldoctor says Clay Christensen on Religious Freedom. So democracy works because of religion, which is why the Middle East is a bastion of democracy. And being so religious, there is no need for...

Court weighs in on pomegranate juice ads (final story in Briefs)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 7 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine In December 2012, the Central Valley Water Board issued waste discharge requirements that allowed farmers in the watershed to join a coalition of growers called the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, which holds...

Bakersfield and San Francisco are not so different after all (4th story)
By tvgnus in misc   posted 7 hours ago:
http://www.centralvalleybusine In December 2012, the Central Valley Water Board issued waste discharge requirements that allowed farmers in the watershed to join a coalition of growers called the East San Joaquin Water Quality Coalition, which holds...

Making friends with AI
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 7 hours ago:
Bellingham Bill says AI should be a lot more advanced than it is. I should be able to ask google "what is the third tallest mountain in New Zealand" and it should know that already,...

Professor fired for criticizing Israel, sues
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 7 hours ago:
https://firstlook.org/theinter Steven Salaita, an academic whose contract for tenuredprofessorshipwas abruptlyterminated by the University of Illinois board of trustees last September for tweets critical of Israel, has fileda lawsuit against the university’s administrators and unnameddonors. Salaitas...

NFL gets billions in taxpayer subsidies
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 7 hours ago:
HEY YOU says "Those massive profits are made possible in part by the billions of taxpayer dollars that local governments spend on teams," Could the local voters be called stupid?

Dumb ass Reuters erroneously describes Latino as a race.
By Blurtman in misc   1 comment, latest 7 hours ago:
Bellingham Bill says Since we whiteys can't tell Latinos -- the typical mexican from the typical Chilean -- apart, they are a race. It's synonymous for "immigrant from Latin America". This is as cohesive as...

New Greek government already making good on its anti-austerity promises
By darlag in misc   76 comments, latest 8 hours ago:
indigenous says Heraclitusstudent says I'm not even convinced that smaller banks would avoid the TBTF problem. The solution to the problem is better regulation. Decentralizing does tend to make the smaller banks more vulnerable as...

Google Bus Protesters in SF
By BayArea in misc   36 comments, latest 8 hours ago:
Vicente says drew_eckhardt says Rezoned for buildings like salesforce.com's 61 story tower Thinking too small. Go straight to Arcology.

Dr. Dre sells L.A. mansion for $32 million ... to financier who plans to tear it
By jvolstad in misc   posted 8 hours ago:
https://homes.yahoo.com/blogs/ A $32M tear down? Wow!!!

Living to 150 - The new holy grail
By tovarichpeter in misc   posted 9 hours ago:
http://www.theaustralian.com.a

So how many non1% ers in CA are going to be caught up in Obozo's new taxes
By lostand confused in misc   33 comments, latest 9 hours ago:
Vicente says debyne says Prop 13 makes no sense. If the cost of shared gov't services (e.g., police) increases over time, why shouldn't everyone contribute more to pay for them? Here's the thing in other...

Scared Yet?
By Robert Sproul in misc   posted 9 hours ago:
Smirking Lizard Man William Bratton just launched a battalion of heavy infantry onto the streets of New York. His Lizard brain also conflates anti-terrorist duties with handling citizens demonstrating for redress of grievance. Bratton: Its...

Prosecutors framing medical marijuana users
By tovarichpeter in misc   1 comment, latest 10 hours ago:
Blurtman says Their mistake was not cutting the TBTF's in on the revenue. There is a two-tiered justice system and citizens are in the bottom tier.

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