- In their ongoing quest for new legal innovations that would allow them to fluff their financial presentations, it's now revealed that Lehman was loaning money to itself and its subsidiaries through a shadow corporation.
- It's Confederate History Month in the great State of Virginia, so here's a bit about Mississippi's failure to ratify the constitutional amendment repealing slavery.
- What does a company get after an explosion at one of their unsafe facilities kills 29 people? Upgraded from 'hold' to 'buy.' Market. Failure.
- Young people in Greece and Ireland are starting to emigrate in larger numbers, after several years in which growing economies had been keeping them home or luring them back from careers abroad.
- Republicans and Tea Partiers are openly cheering plans to raise private armies to oppose the federal government. I think there's a word for that, starts with an 's', ...
- The Pakistani national government is starting to pay attention to acid attacks on women, but local officials often ignore them and for some reason, it seems to be ridiculously easy to get strong acid.
- A sidewise perspective on the role of celibacy in the Vatican child abuse scandal.
- There are no working 'clean' coal prototypes as yet, nothing that could be cost-effectively deployed, and yet there are governments who think it's a great thing to build a deregulated industry around.
- Good news out of President Obama's nuclear summit, as Ukraine has agreed to get rid of their weapons grade uranium by 2012, as well as change over their reactors so they won't need to be producing it anymore.
- Apple has moved to ban development for the iPhone using Adobe products, not by name, but worded in such a way that Flash applications can't be directly ported to the iPhone. This news actually makes me glad I don't have one, and ensures I won't get one.