Dug into the Southie Projects like Ticks - 7/30/2012
Here's what we're following this morning:
(via Dangerous Minds)
Goldman Sachs expects the ECB to buy every private asset that is put up for sale - Goldman Sachs via Zero Hedge | Addicts need bigger and bigger hits to achieve the same sensation as the first drop. When you're speaking about the hundreds of trillions in the markets, this is going to be far worse than some "Breaking Bad" extended scene.
Is America crazy? - Truthdig | "We're brutalizing the audience. We're going to end up like the Roman circus, live at the Coliseum. The respect for human life seems to be eroding." Orson Welles said this...back in the 70s. Things have become even worse since then.
"You didn't build that" is now being classified as racism - New York Magazine via Never Yet Melted | No comment.
German finance minister basically tells Geithner "You crazy, Timmy!" - Financial Times | Shared goals, certainly. Who wants a total collapse of the financial markets? But for the US to criticize the way any other country handles its financial obligations and duties is a bit of a stretch.
Proposed bill could tax Bay Area drivers a dime per mile driven - Wired | Don't worry: it's one of only 5 models being considered. Might be time to find a carpool buddy if you're living out there.
The motivation for voters is stopping the other guy - The Washington Post | Q: "What do you stand for?" A: "Whatever he's against."
Dollar's strength eats into corporate bottom line - Wall Street Journal | On the campaign trail and during press conferences, a strong dollar is talked about, wanted, and encouraged. Reality shows us that countries want the cheapest currency around so they can export goods to EVERY OTHER COUNTRY.
Obama's fake recovery - Counterpunch | Oh, great -- another reference to how Obama should pull from the FDR playbook. And we all know how well THAT turned out.
CIA considers Israel its number 1 counter-intel threat in the agency's Near-East Division - National Public Radio | The best of friends...the worst of enemies.
Olympics 2012 opening ceremony honors Tim Berners-Lee, NBC anchors don't know who he is - Boing Boing | Uh, hey Meredith? Matt? Ever use that little thing called "the Internet"?