Daily Digest for July 30th

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Daily Digest for July 29th http://tinyurl.com/mo5gb7 [#]
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My X-glide suit is giving me an unfair advantage. It’s back to trunks for me #fb [#]
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Buck 65. No links or anything, just Buck 65 [#]
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I don’t think I’ve ever been so busy or involved in work. It’s OK for a while but isn’t sustainable. And I missed my holiday… [#]
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Louis Theroux’s Weird Weekends: Rap http://tinyurl.com/nn8xla [#]
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@Celeste_c The start of the video project coincided with it. I thought I might fly out tomorrow but there’s still too much to organise… [#]
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Nooo, my site crashed! Hope it wasn’t anything I did. [#]

Daily Digest for July 29th

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Daily Digest for July 28th http://tinyurl.com/m6rr8r [#]
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@TaraStiles A little bit like you, a little bit like Kate Moss [#]
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New Beasties single http://bit.ly/PmskZ
On iTunes to buy. Hope MCA’s cancer surgery sorts it. [#]
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Evil may not exist in individuals, but it seems it does in corporations: Goldman Sachs http://tinyurl.com/laofuh [#]
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Quorn Bacon-Style Rashers (172/365) http://tinyurl.com/ldkwxv [#]
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Met the guy who installed Krishnamurti’s hi-fi today, quite buy chance, in Winchester [#]

Evil may not exist in individuals, but it seems it does in corporations: Goldman Sachs

And here’s the real punch line. After playing an intimate role in four historic bubble catastrophes, after helping $5 trillion in wealth disappear from the NASDAQ, after pawning off thousands of toxic mortgages on pensioners and cities, after helping to drive the price of gas up to $4 a gallon and to push 100 million people around the world into hunger, after securing tens of billions of taxpayer dollars through a series of bailouts overseen by its former CEO, what did Goldman Sachs give back to the people of the United States in 2008?

Fourteen million dollars.

That is what the firm paid in taxes in 2008, an effective tax rate of exactly one, read it, one percent. The bank paid out $10 billion in compensation and benefits that same year and made a profit of more than $2 billion — yet it paid the Treasury less than a third of what it forked over to CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who made $42.9 million last year.

via The Great American Bubble Machine : Rolling Stone.

Daily Digest for July 25th

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Daily Digest for July 24th http://tinyurl.com/ntofax [#]
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Talked to Mum; she’s really enjoying retirement in France. Great that you can have so much fun after working hard ‘all’ your life. [#]
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This person lives without money. http://sites.google.com/site/livingwithoutmoney/ [#]
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How the Food Industry Has Made Bacon a WMD http://tinyurl.com/l7rxlp [#]
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Peninsular Square, Winchester (168/365) http://tinyurl.com/kq8sul [#]

How the Food Industry Has Made Bacon a WMD

There is: bacon ice cream; bacon-infused vodka; deep-fried bacon; chocolate-dipped bacon; bacon-wrapped hot dogs filled with cheese (which are fried, then battered and fried again); brioche bread pudding smothered in bacon sauce; hard-boiled eggs coated in mayonnaise encased in bacon — called, appropriately, the “heart attack snack”; bacon salt; bacon doughnuts, cupcakes and cookies; bacon mints; “baconnaise,” which Jon Stewart described as “for people who want to get heart disease but [are] too lazy to actually make bacon”; Wendy’s “Baconnator” — six strips of bacon mounded atop a half-pound cheeseburger — which sold 25 million in its first eight weeks; and the outlandish bacon explosion — a barbecued meat brick composed of 2 pounds of bacon wrapped around 2 pounds of sausage.

via Gonzo Gastronomy: How the Food Industry Has Made Bacon a Weapon of Mass Destruction | | AlterNet.

Daily Digest for July 24th

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Daily Digest for July 23rd http://tinyurl.com/n5b7rs [#]
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@BrandonBaker http://twitpic.com/b9v6a – Or maybe just the old residents? [#]
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Went to London with Adam to pick up a Mac. We’re pretty much all set now #fb [#]
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London (167/365) http://tinyurl.com/nty22c [#]
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Woman Delivers ‘Stone Baby’ After 60 Year Pregnancy « Derren Brown Blog http://tinyurl.com/nq5g5q [#]
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@TaraStiles Hope it went well way out west [#]
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That’s quite enough of that; now for plenty sleep. [#]

Woman Delivers ‘Stone Baby’ After 60 Year Pregnancy « Derren Brown Blog

In a bizarre turn of events straight out of Mr. Ripley’s personal files, comes this true story of a 92-year-old woman who delivered a child (albeit not a live baby) she had been carrying for over half a century! (Long pregnancies are one thing, but THAT is ridiculous!)

Huang Yijun told the press she didn’t have the money to have her fetus removed after doctors told her it had died inside her in 1948.

via Woman Delivers ‘Stone Baby’ After 60 Year Pregnancy « Derren Brown Blog.