“What we know is well over a dozen other banks are being investigated by U.S. and U.K. authorities," Davidson says. "And if it turns out that this number has been the product of a coordinated — or even an uncoordinated — series of self-serving lies by over a dozen banks, then it really calls into question the entire way that our global financial architecture works.”—Scandal That Cost Barclays Chairman His Job Threatens To Spread : Planet Money : NPR
After decades of misguided hysteria, the War on Drugs may have an epidemic worth freaking out about, and it’s spreading across state and demographic lines at the speed of the Internet. NATASHA VARGAS-COOPER travels the country to uncover the way-less-glamorous-than-it-sounds world of bath salts, which has already come to a strip mall near you.
This has been around for years and no one started caring until someone applied it to a case of someone doing something crazy that wasn’t even using it. I can’t help but feel like this is a managed campaign; good or bad. All of a sudden, I can’t stop hearing about it, but no one is talking about the fact that the zombie guy wasn’t even using them.
I just re-watched all the “Lord of the Rings” movies back-to-back, and now I’m out of root beer. Plus my bladder hurts, but the bathroom’s all the way down the hall. I wonder if I could convince Mommy that the dog’s the one that wet down her potted…
….the American people, are a really big group. There are lots of us. We tried, but we couldn’t all fit around the table at Dunkin Donuts. There are so many of us that we can’t even fit in a big conference room. Or Dodgers Stadium. Or the Grand Canyon…
“When my firstborn was two years old, we put up our very first family Christmas tree. The first year of her life, we lived with my parents, and they had an artificial tree all decorated for us to enjoy…”—The tree. The damn tree. | Post Departum Depression
How many people are going to see this news? The mainstream media has already done the damage with their recklessly irresponsible reporting. They’ll jump onto any unproven accusation to scare the shit out of the public and blame drugs. Something needs to be done about instituting some sort of fucking standards in journalism.