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I wrote a real downer of a diary last week. It was supposed to be thought provoking but instead it turned into barf inducing. Oh well, it happens. I'm a computer geek who writes SIMD graphics code. ...
by ontheleftcoast
Comment Count 70 comments on Thu Mar 24, 2011 at 10:39 AM PDT with 34 Recommends
The Opportunity A well-crafted rescue program could save US homeowners $2 trillion dollars over a decade. This proposed program averts a growing housing crisis, creates 300,000 ...
by greenkrete
Comment Count 28 comments on Mon Aug 29, 2011 at 04:52 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Is the value of one arrest worth the cost of nine stops of innocent pedestrians? Such did the RAND report try to ask about NYPD's Stop & Frisk policy. Aside from the fact that a lesser percentage of ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue May 14, 2013 at 05:34 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
Congress and the new administration focus on strengthening oversight for the Treasury’s TARP program, but meanwhile few are paying any attention to the Federal Reserve. Since September, the ...
by Danielle Ivory
Comment Count 22 comments on Fri Jan 30, 2009 at 01:20 PM PST with 11 Recommends
I have a little bit of hope today. I have hope that people here and everywhere in the United States are waking up. I've diaried about this so many times, and yet I realize that I have to go ...
by Mr Horrible
Comment Count 32 comments on Wed Jun 02, 2010 at 07:51 AM PDT with 10 Recommends
My friends, I know that we can all get sucked into our own little world of internet laziness. Commenting, writing diaries, preaching to the converted here at the Kos... god, it feels good doesn'...
by MikeDub
Comment Count 19 comments on Tue Sep 23, 2008 at 02:00 PM PDT with 7 Recommends
Okay, let's get the obvious out of the way. $17 trillion is a huge number. It's a number that scares people. Now imagine you step on a scale, and you weigh 325 lbs. That might be scary. However,
by Woody25
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Nov 12, 2013 at 05:24 PM PST with 6 Recommends
Speaking in Poznan, Poland, in conjunction with the UN climate talks there--the last big round before the follow-up to the Kyoto Protocol needs to be finalized in Copenhagen, Denmark at the end of ...
by trykindness
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Dec 03, 2008 at 06:57 AM PST with 6 Recommends
As noted by the Los Angeles Times , Americans spent 17.3% of our GDP on health care in 2009, up from 16.2% in ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 14 comments on Sat Feb 06, 2010 at 05:36 PM PST with 4 Recommends
Here are some examples to try to illustrate just how much $1 Trillion (1,000,000,000,000) is to give an idea of the scope of the Wall Street bailout, please add your own examples: $11,790,228.26 ...
by Loudoun County Dem
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 10:48 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
As we enter budget negotiations in this post-shutdown, post default-crisis moment, I thought it would be helpful to discuss what led to is in the first place. The debt ceiling and the government ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 01:29 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
A trillion dollars is over $8,900 per American household (calculated by dividing a million million dollars by 112 ...
by Quequeg
Comment Count 32 comments on Fri Apr 17, 2009 at 10:52 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
In my mind this is how this stuff works. (The Far Left Side is a thrice-weekly progressive web comic of my own invention. Enjoy.)
by Farleftside
Comment Count 2 comments on Wed Sep 24, 2008 at 01:29 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
(transcripts from a recording on a corporate jet flying to Cayman Islands) Ooooooooohhh, MAN! I didn’t think he could pull it OFF!” “Shit yes, HE DA MAN!” “It was ...
by fourthcornerman
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Sep 19, 2008 at 03:59 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
Recent estimates by non-partisan actuaries indicate that Medicare will be bankrupt in 2024, and Social Security will only be able to meet 80% of its obligations after 2033. The dire warnings about ...
by Woody25
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue Jan 15, 2013 at 05:59 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Yeah, that's right. The estimated one trillion dollars to be spent on the bailout-the ones-whose-greed-prevented-them-from-doing-common-sense-bailing-back-when-the-water-was-around-their-ankles plan,
by yorlik7
Comment Count 10 comments on Mon Sep 22, 2008 at 10:49 PM PDT with 2 Recommends
Wild idea, but wild times cause for wild ideas, maybe.....
by Tom0063
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Jul 27, 2011 at 08:53 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
$1 trillion dollars deficit.... $1 trillion dollars!!!! This is an unconscionable amount of money. The amount of money being spent in Washington is so beyond the pale, has reached such levels ...
by BillinCSprings
Comment Count 58 comments on Tue Jul 14, 2009 at 05:37 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
When news came out about the Wall Street bonuses in 2008 totaling about $18.4 billion, a funny thing happened. Before long people started rounding the figure up. But we weren’t rounding up ...
by Knappster
Comment Count 2 comments on Thu Feb 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM PST with 1 Recommend
Little Alex in Wonderland : The State with nothing to ...
by 6dbl5321
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Jan 26, 2009 at 03:33 PM PST with 1 Recommend