Daily Archives: August 1, 2011

Iceland to Europe: go to hell

Revolutionary

I asked about this a month or so ago, and got some intelligent answers from knowledgeable readers. But here’s the take from BusinessInsider.com. As readers suggested, there were no repercussions. Lenders take warning.

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Here’s a tragedy

“Woman” falls to her death at Yosemite. The girl was 26, the same age as my adventurous, rock-climbing Kat. I guess 26 makes her a woman for press purposes, but someone  just lost their little girl, and I am so sorry.

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Central Falls, RI goes bankrupt

As expected. I feel for its retired employees, who are about to get the shaft. I’ll admit that I don’t understand Rhode Island or its finances. It’s always been run by crooks, or so I hear, but it has a decent main city and beautiful land, including some very expensive sea coast, so what’s so hard about keeping it going? I myself won’t go there after Jenny died – too sad – but it should be able to make do without my patronage.

UPDATE: If my own sister, a native of Rhode Island, didn’t get the “Jenny” reference, I guess it’s too obscure. Think “Love Story” (but try not to puke).

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I however, just rip off taxpayers

Biden: Tea Party Hobbits are terrorists. Then he stuffed his Treasury Department rent check in his pocket and went home to his secure house in Maryland.

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Bummer – CR hates the 2012 Honda Civic

They hate it! My Sarah loves hers, a 2004 (?) model. I wonder whether this is a failure by Honda or the wave of the future of new cars?

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Don’t tell Walt

But looking south, all hell’s gonna bust loose in the next hour or so.

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On Line dating

Interesting article here on Match.com. I tried it a decade ago, for one day, after reading a Wall Street Journal article on the site, met a wonderful woman and established a great relationship for several years until she, understandably, chose to seek someone who had better financial prospects. I prefer to think she made a mistake – I actually turned out to have some pretty profitable years, despite my wanting to be a writer – but we parted as friends and remain so today.

Regardless, not a bad way to meet people. And, not surprising to me, conservatives turn out to have no objection to liberals, while liberals are much more intolerant. I think the Birkenstock crowd is losing out on some amusing, intelligent people, but of course, that’s their choice.

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