"Lawyers and financial advisers have reported a 50 per cent increase in the number of divorce inquiries since the financial markets collapsed in September.... Like a frog, the Toxic Wife needs to hop safely on to another lily pad, and a rich one, before leaving her husband. She won't stand on her own two feet. And finding a job is quite beneath her.... As the joke doing the rounds among City men goes: 'This credit crunch is worse than a divorce. I've lost half my net worth and I still have a wife.'" -- Recession: When the money goes, so does the toxic wife - Telegraph
"It'll be worse." Nassim Taleb (author of the "The Black Swan") [VIA: Calculated Risk ]
Cuba lives in a world where things run backwards. The Day of the Revolution began an irreversible entropy when cars started to run down, buildings began to crumble, homes began to decay and meals began to shrink. Inexorably, year by year. It was as if history ended in 1959 and began counting down to the 19th century. Now the 18th century is in view. -Belmont Club ｻ Saving the revolution
SUVs at altar, Detroit church prays for a bailout: With sport-utility vehicles at the altar and auto workers in the pews, one of Detroit's largest churches on Sunday offered up prayers for Congress to bail out the struggling auto industry. [VIA Brutally Honest: Christ must be cringing]
The same is true today of leftists (Jews included) who believe that siding with the racist, bigoted and dysfunctional oppressors might save them from the destiny of those their new friends promise. They are the Kapos of this generation, willing to sacrifice their own so as to save themselves.
So what constitutes the gulag for them, keeping them in line? Is it the threat of unemployment? Is it rejection as politically incorrect souls never again to be invited to the best cocktail parties? Or is it complete submission to the notion that victim status, real or imagined, trumps fact?We prefer to think that they all, male and female alike, have been deballed.
Every terrorist act anywhere in the world brings us closer to the moment that an attack with a WMD occurs is unfortunately true. It is in this case, inevitable. While tactics do merge and evolve and morph, the reality is that with every incident, the “terrorists” are emboldened by successful attack and will seek to expand.
The kid who’s loading up on AP courses junior year or editing three campus publications while double-majoring, the kid whom everyone wants at their college or law school but no one wants in their classroom, the kid who doesn’t have a minute to breathe, let alone think, will soon be running a corporation or an institution or a government. She will have many achievements but little experience, great success but no vision. The disadvantage of an elite education is that it’s given us the elite we have, and the elite we’re going to have. -The American Scholar - The Disadvantages of an Elite Education - By William Deresiewicz