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Warren & Becky Sittin' In A Tree…

It’s springtime, so that can only mean one thing…yes, Becky Quick is in position for another Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholders Meeting in Omaha. Let the lovefest begin. As sure as the Swallows return to Capistrano each year, Becky and her camera crew will show up for their standing hotel reservation deep in the heart of Buffett…

Morning Headlines: Swine Flu and Stress Tests

I guess there are two big stories competing for everyone’s attention this morning, neither of them positive… First up, it seems that the first confirmed Swine Flu death in the US was reported from Texas. From the New York Times: A 23-month-old child in Texas has died of the swine flu, marking the first confirmed…

More Hot Links: Girls, Booms and Chrysler

More Hot Links for Weekend Reading Ken Belson bring us Things to Remember the Boom By in the New York Times, a thoughtful piece in which the author notices the dozens of empty $2,625 seats at the new Yankee Stadium and remembers other items that epitomized the ’03-07 era. That character from Fiat who is…

We Are All Flint, Michigan Now

Below is a post I did for Clusterstock (The Business Insider) this week… Raise your hand if you had to sit through a presentation of the film Roger and Me in high school… Yeah, me too.  Michael Moore‘s scathing expose of how General Motors and its then chief executive Roger Smith destroyed an auto-assembly-dependent town…

The Somali Pirate Takes Manhattan!

This has FARCE written all over it… From the New York Times: A Somali teenager has arrived to face what are believed to be the first piracy charges in the United States in more than a century…Abduhl Wali-i-Musi, the sole surviving Somali pirate from the hostage-taking of an American ship captain, was handcuffed with a…

Why 10% Of Us Are Unemployed, Exhibit A

Hey Kids, I’m an ardent patriot and as American as apple pie, or the apple-flavored pie they serve at McDonalds.  That said, I came across the below video, not exactly flattering to Americans in general, and thought I’d pass it on.  For my friends who don’t feel like reading the Wall Street Journal, here’s a…

The Two Most Important Points From Today's Goldman Call

Goldman Sachs held an earnings conference call early this morning which was live-blogged by the New York Times‘ columnist Floyd Norris.  Good, ’cause I had some Cookie Crisp cereal to eat right around that time.  Congrat’s on your $5 billion capital raise, but I gots to feed the machine. There were two notable things on…

Vasectomy Boomlet Another Sign of the Great Decession?

[vodpod id=Groupvideo.2350430&w=425&h=350&fv=%26rel%3D0%26border%3D0%26] I couldn’t help myself with the video, sorry. My sense of humor is not everyone’s cup of tea, but I did find this New York Times article about the uptick in vasectomy operations poignant. The doctors and health professionals quoted are all discussing the anecdotal evidence about how the bad economy is driving…

Hot Links: Icahn, Roubini, Sir Allen & Blockbuster

Hot Links for Weekend Reading It’s about time the Kaiser of Korporate Governance weighed in on the lack of accountability on the part of congress when doling out TARP (your) funds.  Carl Icahn wrote a sharp op-ed piece for the New York Times called “We’re Not The Boss Of AIG“.  The main thrust here is…