Saturday, February 14, 2009

$850 Billion, 1588 pages, and counting... somebody needs to read it!

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Joaquin Phoenix on Late Show w/ David Letterman Feb 11 2009


Dealbreaker - A Wall Street Tabloid - Business News Headlines and Financial Gossip

  • March 6: Fly to Moscow
  • March 7-11: Lovely time in Moscow
  • March 11 (evening) - March 15 (morning): That's right - 80+ hours on a train from Moscow to Irkutsk.
  • March 15-17: Spend some time in Irkutsk near Lake Baikal. I hope to do some dog sledding.
  • March 17-19: Roughly 30 hours on a train from Irkutsk to Ulanbataar, Mongolia
  • March 19 AM - March 22 AM: Mongolia, baby!
  • March 22 AM - March 23 PM: 30 hours to Beijing via train
  • March 23 PM - March 27: Beijing, round two!
  • March 28 - March 29: Fly home. Beijing to Tokyo to Vancouver to New York to Chicago

How to travel by Trans-Siberian Railway from
London to China & Japan


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It was incorporated under the name in late 1998, at the beginning of the passenger rights revolution.

Its founders included travel journalists Christopher Elliott, Charles Leocha and Terry Riley.

After 9/11, it became and in 2005, it morphed into

Tripso is derived from two words: "trip" and the Latin "ipso." Loosely translated (and we mean, very loosely) it's your site "because you travel."

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

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AppBeacon - iPhone & iPod Touch Apps Discovery Made Easy


Talking Points Memo | Breaking News and Analysis


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Bobby's Best Consumer Product Reviews, Product Ratings & Coupons

Today, buying even basic products for the home can be overwhelming. Who's got time to read consumer reports, compare customer reviews and shop for the best price? Don't you wish someone would just tell you the best product to buy or the best service to use? Bobby's Best is your unbiased source for everyday consumer product reviews and buying tips. Our easy to read reviews get to the heart of what's good and bad—we don't bore you with minor details. Plus, we find the best deals and coupons to save money on our recommendations.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


St. Louis Fed: Economic Data - FRED®

Welcome to FRED® (Federal Reserve Economic Data), a database of 20,038 U.S. economic time series. With FRED® you can download data in Microsoft Excel and text formats and view charts of data series


Urban Prankster

Urban Prankster covers pranks, hacks, participatory art, flash mobs,
and other creative endeavors that take place in public places in
cities across the world.


Reason Magazine

Reason is the monthly print magazine of "free minds and free markets." It covers politics, culture, and ideas through a provocative mix of news, analysis, commentary, and reviews. Reason provides a refreshing alternative to right-wing and left-wing opinion magazines by making a principled case for liberty and individual choice in all areas of human activity. | Willem Buiter's Maverecon blog

Professor of European Political Economy, London School of Economics and Political Science; former chief economist of the EBRD, former external member of the MPC; adviser to international organisations, governments, central banks and private financial institutions.

YES WE CAN!! have a global depression if we really continue to work at it…


Puli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Puli is a medium-small breed of Hungarian herding and livestock guarding dog known for its long, corded coat. The tight curls of the coat, similar to dreadlocks, make it virtually waterproof. A similar looking, but much larger Hungarian dog breed is called Komondor.


Funny Videos on CollegeHumor


World Prout Assembly

PROUT stands for PROgressive UTilization Theory. It means, the progressive utilization and rational distribution of all the earth's natural resources. PROUT advocates another type of revolution called "nuclear revolution." In nuclear revolution, every aspect of collective life - social, economic, political, cultural, psychic and spiritual - is completely transformed. New moral and spiritual values arise in society which provide the impetus for accelerated social progress. The old era is replaced by a new era - one collective psychology is replaced by another. This type of revolution results in all-round development and social progress.


World business, finance and political news from the Financial Times


The Judiciary Report

This web site was created by Aisha in response to the sweeping corruption she witnessed in the U.S. Court system. Her findings will be included in a forthcoming Sonustar film that is centered on this case and two others. The film is slated for release in 2007.

Sonustar is an independent, wholly owned music, film and literary company. We use the latest technology combined with cutting edge concepts to market our products in over many countries.

Innovation meets ingenuity. Communications meets creativity. Sight meets sound. Music - Movies - Television - Theater.


Soweto Gospel Choir


Josh Groban and The African Children's Choir


Ellen's Amazing Duet with Josh Groban! The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Monday, February 09, 2009


Travel Writing & Writers Resource - Written Road


StumbleAudio (2 million+ music tracks to discover)


Unclutterer » Daily tips on how to organize your home and office.

Unclutterer is the blog about getting and staying organized. A place for everything, and everything in its place is our gospel.


The Happiness Project : Would You Be Happier if You Switched Doctors?

A wonderful doctor is a tremendous source of comfort and reassurance; over the last few weeks, four friends have mentioned to me how much happier they were after they switched doctors. In every case, they were seeing a doctor who didn't appreciate the amount of pain they were in and who dismissed their efforts to try to explain the problem or find some solution.

One OB/GYN said something like "Women have babies every day. You just had a baby. So you're in pain—get over yourself." Turns out my friend had a broken pelvis! Another friend kept explaining to a doctor that his advice wasn't yielding any results in her case. He implied that she wasn't being diligent about following instructions. When she switched, the new doctor put her on a medication that cleared up the problem immediately. Etc.

Given the importance of trusting and respecting your doctor, why is it so hard to make a change? I myself find it practically impossible to prod myself to switch, once I have had even one appointment with a doctor.

First, we need to believe that the doctor is smart and correct. Switching away from a doctor signals that we no longer trust his or her judgment, and that's scary, especially if there's some particular cause for concern.

Second, what with the records and charts and everything, it's confusing to know HOW to switch.

Third, inertia is so powerful. Switching means finding a better doctor, which means doing research, questioning your judgment, tracking down information, figuring out who takes your insurance, where the office is located, and so on.

However, when my 9-year-old was a baby, I switched to a different pediatrician in a flash. My maternal instinct swamped my usual reluctance to make a change, and once I decided that I didn't like the doctor, I had no trouble telling his office that we were going elsewhere. Maybe a way to coax yourself into switching doctors is to think of yourself in the third person, or to imagine how you'd act if a member of your family were receiving the treatment you've been getting.

(As a side note, I use this trick frequently: If I'm not sure about my reaction to some event, I imagine someone describing the situation to me as if it happened to a stranger. That often clarifies my view. Along the same lines, I remember reading somewhere that writer Anne Lamott thinks about herself in the third person, to take better care of herself: "I'm sorry, Anne Lamott can't accept that invitation to speak; she's finishing a book so needs to keep her schedule clear.")

Remember, too, that you're helping other patients when you switch away from a bad doctor, because your switch demonstrates to a doctor that his or her treatment was unacceptable. I heard a lecture by a child-education specialist who said, "The only way that teachers know they're assigning too much homework is when the most diligent kids can't complete it. If you let your child stay up until 2 a.m. to finish, you're not helping." Same thing with a doctor.

Of course, tougher than making a switch from a bad doctor is having no choice about what doctor you see or having no doctor at all. It's good to remember that.


Travel Blogs - Travellerspoint

Inform yourself, be inspired, or start your own free travel blog to share your experiences.

Sunday, February 08, 2009


Lim Ding Wen 林鼎文

This is Lim Ding Wen, he is currently 9 years old and is very interested in programming. He started learning programming at 7 and is probably the world youngest Apple IIGS programmer!

Ding Wen is now an iPhone developer, with his software Doodle Kids available in Apple App Store. Ding Wen is probably one of the world youngest iPhone developers.


Slate V - What Was I Thinking? Blind Date

What Was I Thinking? Blind Date

Part of our series of true stories about passionate romance and the bad breakups that often follow. In this episode, a good girl falls for a very unsavory boy.


Foreclosure homes for sale by auction |

Welcome to Zetabid! If you're looking to realize the dream of home ownership or just looking to make a smart investment, Zetabid auctions are a convenient solution for bidding and purchasing bank-owned and builder-owned properties.


Diary of a Crossword Fiend : Daily Commentary on Crossword Puzzles


Ryan and Brian do Crosswords

Ryan Hecht and Brian Cimmet rise and fall with their individual successes (and failures) in combat against the New York Times crossword puzzle.

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