#We gotta get out of this place#

Don’t you just love how the bankruptcy reform act of 2005 is blowing up in the faces of the bill’s authors- the credit card companies? I just love it when a plan (doesn’t) come together. [Mish]

These pix of the flooding in Iowa are certain to conjure questions in the minds of those wondering about a Black Swan event occurring. If not, it probably will. [Boston Globe][Hat tip]

Firefox 3.0 is out, and they fixed the most serious problem- memory leaks, and the most annoying- the download manager that functioned at a blistering 200 baud (seemingly). I installed it and like it’s just like says on the (virtual) tin. I’d already migrated over to Opera long ago, so prefer to stick with it for now, but I still prefer to use Firefox over IE. [Firefox 3.0]

Does the “full faith and credit of the United States Government” mean anything when the subject is effectively bankrupt?


“99% of everything done in the world, good or bad, is done to pay a mortgage. Perhaps the world would be a better place if everyone rented.” -Nick Naylor, in Thank You For Smoking

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