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Joel Thorson is a a software engineer who lives in Portland, OR. Before tackling software he was an English major, taxi driver and newspaper journalist, moonlighted as a bouncer at a Moebius strip club, apprenticed as a quantum mechanic, and ran a muck for a mucking company. His views are not necessarily those of his family or friends, and vice versa.
(4 comments) SHARE Wednesday, October 15, 2008 Osama's Doomsday Machine
The Sage of Omaha's 2003 warning about "Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction" fell on deaf ears -- or did it? What if someone was listening after all -- someone who doesn't like us very much?
SHARE Tuesday, July 1, 2008 Bank "shocked, shocked" to find gambling taking place in its casino
Could it be that the unchecked growth of the international derivatives market over the last six years might just bring down the entire global banking system? Could it be that a little regulation might have helped avoid the catastrophe? The Swiss bank that made it all possible is having second thoughts.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 25, 2008 Wrong time for populist push-back
If Congressional Democrats get the Paulson rescue package wrong, they could get the blame for something much worse then anything we've seen so far
SHARE Thursday, February 7, 2008 McCain: The Undead
Perception and reality diverge wildly where Sen. McCain is concerned, thanks to his many friends in the MSM
(4 comments) SHARE Friday, March 7, 2008 Our next regime-change project
Venezuela Could Be The Next Big Thing. Will Bush use the same bogus claim approach he used to justify taking out Saddam to take out Chavez?