Masters Of The Universe

The irreplaceable zero hedge gives us a little peek behind the curtain at the kind of malevolence and indifference to the fortunes (both senses of the word) of others with which the country's only remaining "investment bank" operates. Goldman is raising the target price of a company, for which it still in the process of soliciting stock interest until November 17th (one would imagine some sort of...

ACTA – Say Goodbye to YouTube, Flickr, Vimeo

***UPDATE 11/12*** - the indispensable BoingBoing brings us the latest on this story, with a 20-minute video, every second of which is worth watching. (Original post, November 4, follows): The United States is currently engaged, along with numerous other countries, in international negotiations surrounding what is called ACTA - the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. I think we can all agree...

The Wheels Of Justice Grind Slowly

…but they DO grind, and sometimes, you just have to stop the day and draw in a large lungful of life-giving air, when you read stories like this: Bible looted on Kristallnacht returns to Vienna home By The Associated Press A 16th century Hebrew Bible looted by the Nazis from a library in Vienna during Kristallnacht, the start of the Nazi pogrom against Jews six decades ago was returned to...