79 Years Later

79 years later and only the characters have changed. And from the Chicago Tribune This is interesting background: http://www.flickr.com/photos/53074154@N00/5740393674/

Supreme Court upholds Obumblecare

The Supremes just handed down their decision on Obamacare, and it says we’re screwed.

€urosclerosis: Two elections

From Socialists Secure Majority in France By DAVID GAUTHIER-VILLARS And GABRIELE PARUSSINI PARIS—President François Hollande secured the parliamentary majority he says he needs to revive France’s economy and help repair the euro zone, after voters gave his Socialist Party a commanding lead in Sunday’s legislative elections. Because a Socialist-led coalition already controls the Senate, the …

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BO Sticks the Lunch Bill on the GI’s

Now wasn’t it just a few days ago BO chastised the Repubs for running up a fictional restaurant Bill and leaving the bill for him. He used this for a metaphor to bash Bush for about the 5,000th time this election series. And here BO skips out of lunch with the GI’s stuck with the …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting

From CNN: Greeks set election date amid possibility of bank panic From Antonia Mortensen and Matthew Chance, CNN | May 16, 2012 — Updated 1212 GMT (2012 HKT) Athens, Greece (CNN) — Greece will hold new elections on June 17, state media reported Wednesday, after Greeks pulled hundreds of millions of euros out the banking …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting

From European Officials Warn Greece By COSTAS PARIS, GEOFFREY T. SMITH and VANESSA MOCK BRUSSELS—European finance ministers urged Greece to stay the course on Monday, warning the country it risks being ejected from the European Union if it doesn’t form a new government and stick to the terms of its bailout deal. While several finance …

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€urosclerosis: The Greeks are revolting! Updated: Standard & Poors raises Greece’s credit rating to junk status

From May Day Protesters Take Aim at Austerity By DARCY CROWE and ART PATNAUDE in Madrid and ALKMAN GRANITSAS in Athens Demonstrators turned out in large numbers for May Day rallies in hard-hit European countries on Tuesday, protesting their governments’ push for austerity and flexing populist muscle ahead of key Greek and French elections. Protesters …

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Ben Bernanke, Paul Krugman and the reality of responsibility

From Slowing Growth Stirs Recovery Fears Weaker Business Investment Weighs on Economy in First Quarter Despite Brisk Consumer Spending By Ben Casselman | Updated April 28, 2012, 12:52 AM ET The economy lost steam in the first quarter, as onetime engines of growth sputtered and robust consumer spending was unable to propel the recovery on …

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