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.)
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?”
INDIA GOES GAY
Seventeen percent of the LGBT people on the planet were decriminalized yesterday. Read it here.
Quote of the Day
As long as they're born faster than we can make them hate us, we're in business.~veteran, unnamed airline employee quoted in the New York Times Sunday Magazine
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