// I would love to plan a community. I just don't think anyone would want to live there.
// Not sure any of these are actual skills.
Quote:"BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – A trove of old glass negatives bought at a garage sale for $45 have been authenticated as the lost work of famed nature photographer Ansel Adams and are worth at least $200 million, an attorney for the owner said Tuesday.
A team of experts concluded after an exhaustive, six-month examination that the 65 negatives are Adams' early work, which were believed to have been destroyed in a 1937 fire at his Yosemite National Park studio, Arnold Peter said.
// That's a pretty good garage sale find. I once found a seashell I liked at a garage sale…
Quote:"#8 Minnesota Twins
Adopted by: Maniac Latin Disciples (Chicago)
Why: The M stands for "Maniac Latin Disciples".
Complex says: And you thought those scary-looking dudes were all Kirby Puckett fans.
// Man it feels good to be a gangsta
Quote:"A gel that can help decayed teeth grow back in just weeks may mean an end to fillings.
The gel, which is being developed by scientists in France, works by prompting cells in teeth to start multiplying. They then form healthy new tooth tissue that gradually replaces what has been lost to decay.
// Great post from First Ringer. It appears banks are having a hard time finding qualified (i.e. people who will likely pay back a loan) borrowers. Instead, losts of government money is going to risky investments.
Quote:"That is why the American people do not mind what they are instructed by their supposed betters to mind, the supposed problem of legislative gridlock. Gridlock is not an American problem, it is an American achievement!
// A wonderful speech from a smart guy who rarely annoys me.
Quote:"How can you pour trillions of dollars into the economy and not even see the price level go up significantly? Economists have long known that it is not just the amount of money, but also the speed with which it circulates, that affects the price level.
Last year the Wall Street Journal reported that the velocity of circulation of money in the American economy has plummeted to its lowest level in half a century. Money that people don't spend does not cause inflation. It also does not stimulate the economy.
The current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek has a feature article about businesses that are just holding on to huge sums of money. They say, for example, that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is holding on to $26 billion. If so, there should not be any great mystery as to why they don't invest it.
Quote:"Whether we look at nominal income or real income, the result is the same: all income groups have experienced gains in "income per earner" from 1994-2007, and the lowest income quintile did even better than the next highest 3 quintiles. Therefore, the rich got richer, the middle class got richer, and the poor got richer.
// Great graphs
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