February 14, 2012
I realise none of us is compelled to watch the interminable displays of professional log-rolling and improbable frocks otherwise known as movie awards ceremonies; but somehow the obsession of the broadcasting media with these festivals of self-congratulation leaves us with no escape. Thus, at 7am yesterday, I – along with everyone else whose reluctant emergence into daily consciousness is punctuated by Radio 4?s news bulletins – [...]
The Real Winners of the 2011 World Series of Poker
November 9th, 2011 | Author: Russ
Nine individuals came to Las Vegas this past weekend to compete for the championship at the World Series of Poker. Who would be the lucky winner? And who really got to keep the money?
This year’s World Series of Poker concluded late last night at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The winner of the main event [...]
Human development is a process that is affected by nearly everything that we experience, from conception to our final moments. Many of these experiences injure our minds, our bodies, or both, and many others help us survive and thrive. William Deresiewicz, author, critic and former English teacher at Yale, tells a story from his own life that shows how the wrong kind of education can injure our minds.
When he was 35, and a [...]
Today’s economic data avalance is a trifecta of horror: the August trade balance came at – $46.3 billion (deficit, duh), on expectations of $-44.0 billion, with the previous revised to ($42.6) billion. This is the second highest trade deficit in years. This also means the Q3 GDP will be revised lower again. Oh yes, and Schumer is currently frothing in the mouth as the [...]
This is what a “Statistical” Recovery looks like:
First, report a boom based on fraudulent data, dishonest algorithms and, of course, the interpretations of craven and complicit establishment economists who are no more than Regime propagandists. Big Media trumpets this boom and the millions of invisible jobs that are being created, Big Money revels in it and Big Govt indulges in an orgy of self congratulation: the Upper class agrees and [...]