YOU THINK +YOU+ HAD A BAD DAY

I owned shares in Diamond Crystal Salt, decades ago, and vaguely, faintly remember something about this, which was maybe just a $45 million footnote in an annual report. Reading the full story now (which I won’t spoil by summarizing it) leaves one’s head shaking in wonder. “Oy,” is the best way I can describe it.

(And then, if you’re on summer break, click the “previous” story, about Peshtigo, Wisconsin, or any of the others on this “Damn Interesting” site. A sort of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not for people with attention spans.)

PUBLIC OPTION

James Musters: “If a public option would drive private health insurance out of business, how – asks Political Irony – do UPS and FedEx survive against the USPS?”

FUN

Maureen Dowd Sunday on Sarah Palin. (It was less a resignation, writes Tina Brown, than a cry for help.)

INDIA GOES GAY

Seventeen percent of the LGBT people on the planet were decriminalized yesterday. Read it here.

 

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