Dec 31

A man who looks for security, even in the mind, is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble. - Henry Miller

Dec 30

As the purse is emptied, the heart is filled. - Victor Hugo (1802-1885)

Dec 29

Don’t Let the Bedbugs BiteAs if you needed something else to worry about, bedbugs, those pests from the old bedtime rhyme are making a comeback

via WebMD.

Dec 29

All the performances of human art, at which we look with praise or wonder, are instances of the resistless force of perseverance: it is by this that the quarry becomes a pyramid and that distant countries are united with canals. If a man was to compare the effect of a single stroke of the pick-ax or of one impression of the spade with the general design and last result, he would be overwhelmed by the sense of their disproportion; yet those petty operations, incessantly continued, in time surmount the greatest difficulties, and mountains are levelled, and oceans bounded, by the slender force of human beings. - Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Dec 28

Below is an updated list of rent ratios — the price of a typical home divided by the annual cost of renting that home — for 55 metropolitan areas across the country.

via bubbleinfo.com.

Dec 28

Below is an updated list of rent ratios — the price of a typical home divided by the annual cost of renting that home — for 55 metropolitan areas across the country.

via bubbleinfo.com.

Dec 28

Nearly 100 U.S. banks that got bailout funds from the federal government show signs they are in jeopardy of failing.

via WSJ.com.

Dec 28

The Federal Reserve Board, chastised for regulatory inaction that contributed to the subprime mortgage meltdown, also missed a chance to prevent much of the financial chaos ravaging hundreds of small- and mid-sized banks, according to a McClatchy investigation and confirmed this week by a federal report.

via MiamiHerald.com.

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