Archive for March, 2010

  • I Fought The Law, and The Law Won
    Posted by on March 15th, 2010 at 2:56 am, Comments: 0

    I went to Concord on Friday to pick up some new enhancements at Lowes for the folding door of our maple syrup evaporator, and smoke […]

  • Sunday Links
    Posted by on March 14th, 2010 at 11:08 pm, Comments: 0

    This Lehman story is remarkable.  I mean, Lehman is basically another Enron – only bigger and much more entangled in the global financial system.  I’m […]

  • Project Maple
    Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 9:23 pm, Comments: 0

    When you buy an antique house in New Hampshire and discover that the previous owners left you a bunch of maple sugaring equipment in the […]

  • April Fools? Proposal To Ban The Use of Salt by NYC Restaurant Chefs
    Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 7:25 pm, Comments: 0

    When I see an article like this, I immediately do two things.  First, I check the date to see if it’s April Fools Day.  Then, […]

  • The Fannie Mae Fraud Time Machine Courtesy of Michael Burry
    Posted by on March 11th, 2010 at 2:59 am, Comments: 0

    Earlier this week I linked to an excerpt of Michael Lewis’s new book about Scion Capital’s Michael Burry.  My friend, The Dude, pointed me to […]

  • Sign of the Apocalypse, Wednesday Edition
    Posted by on March 10th, 2010 at 10:20 pm, Comments: 0

    courtesy of MISH: “But we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” – Nancy Pelosi -KD ps […]

  • Today’s Sign of The Apocalypse
    Posted by on March 9th, 2010 at 7:10 pm, Comments: 0

    Thanks to Dealbreaker for the heads up:  Lindsay Lohan is suing Etrade for $100MM. NY Post: “Lindsay Lohan is suing the financial company E-Trade, insisting […]

  • Speculators Are Not the Reason Greece Has Problems
    Posted by on March 9th, 2010 at 1:06 pm, Comments: 0

    I can’t believe I even need to write this post.  Really – I don’t want to – but when the Prime Minister of Greece places […]

  • Well Worth The Time To Read
    Posted by on March 7th, 2010 at 1:40 pm, Comments: 0

    A few links today, which will be well worth your time to read: – Michael Lewis’s long excerpt in Vanity Fair, “Betting on the Blind […]

  • John Stewart Tries Chat Roulette (NSFW)
    Posted by on March 6th, 2010 at 11:34 pm, Comments: 0

    hat tip to Paul Kedrosky for this hilarious Daily Show clip featuring John Stewart’s experience with Chat Roulette. The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon […]

  • Privatize!
    Posted by on March 5th, 2010 at 10:22 pm, Comments: 0

    I read this NY Times story this morning about Arizona closing a few handfuls of rest stops to save money. “Arizona has the largest budget […]

  • Inside the Sovereign Default Time Capsule
    Posted by on March 5th, 2010 at 12:55 pm, Comments: 0

    ZeroHedge has a terrific research piece from JP Morgan titled “Sovereign Default Time Capsule:  what people were saying in real time as debt and currency […]

  • Anecdotal Real Estate Data Point
    Posted by on March 5th, 2010 at 1:41 am, Comments: 0

    A friend came for dinner last night, and told us that she was trying to buy an apartment in Manhattan.  It was a condo, and […]

  • Best Research Report Title of the Week
    Posted by on March 4th, 2010 at 7:32 pm, Comments: 0

    Citigroup’s piece on sovereign CDS, titled: “You Can’t Blame the Mirror For Your Ugly Face.”  wins the “best title of the week” award.  (h/t Felix […]

  • Blame It On Mars
    Posted by on March 4th, 2010 at 1:42 pm, Comments: 0

    The Pragmatic Capitalist points out that “Analysts at JP Morgan are telling equity investors to ignore the bad news coming in the next month as […]

  • Tidbits: WYNN Q4 2009 Earnings Call Transcript
    Posted by on March 3rd, 2010 at 4:01 am, Comments: 0

    “Bigger ain’t better’; better is better” – Steve Wynn Steve Wynn is the best in the business.  He understands the casino business and enunciates his […]

  • Correcting the Mainstream Media, and Other Links
    Posted by on March 2nd, 2010 at 1:25 pm, Comments: 0

    Felix Salmon is part of the mainstream media, yet he has repeatedly demonstrated a much greater understanding of complex financial issues than some of his […]

  • Tidbits: Berkshire Hathaway Letter to Shareholders
    Posted by on March 1st, 2010 at 1:48 pm, Comments: 0

    Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders is always a good read.  Last year I went through it and just pulled out parts I […]