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May 25, 2012

Overnight Open Thread

Hot dang, that is one scary looking chart. Student Loan Bubble. And the worst part? We the taxpayers are DIRECTLY on the hook.

For one, though banks likely wouldnít take a big hit, the government ó meaning the taxpayer ó would. Thatís not great news for the deficit, but the numbers arenít large enough to be a huge concern. At the same time, itís much harder for the borrower to discharge a student loan than a mortgage. You canít get rid of student loans in bankruptcy, for example. So thereís a much higher chance that the government would get its money back eventually.

Jeez. Good to know that over $400B and rising is no biggie. How in the hell is that not large enough to be a concern? And does anyone actually believe that the government will get its money back eventually from these students as stated in the article? Yeah right. Some politicians are already down with forgiveness. Of course they are, it's not their money and they're buying votes with it.


Ship Naming Cluster F@*k

Some people really shouldn't be in positions of power. City Official Consults Ouija Board Before Vote. First off, Milk was fervently anti-war. To name a warship after him makes zero friggin' sense. But trying to close the deal by consulting a Ouija board? Puhlease. Hell, if that shit works, why are you wasting your time talking to Milk about having a ship named after him. You should be talking to some of the world's greatest leaders and minds and figure out how to run stuff the right way. Or at least get Nostradamus to update his shit.

Conservative Rock Band

Some of you guys probably already know this band. Madison Rising. Madison Rising is a rock band that "promotes the principles of liberty, independence, smaller government and personal responsibility." I can dig that. You NYC morons might be able to catch them on the USS Wasp tomorrow (as part of the NYC Fleet Week festivities).Here is their version of the Star Spangled Banner.


h/t PoliticsandFinance.

Doggeh Story

Aw, not your typical Afghanistan story. Puppy Rescue In Afghanistan By U.S. Troops.

Pron Effect On Women

Hmmm. So fapping does not cause blindness but Pron "Shuts Down" Women's Brains.

The researchers found that viewing pornography lead to a decrease in the amount of blood sent to the visual cortex, the part of the brain that processes visual stimuli. This is, of course, the exact opposite of what happens when we watch television or read a blog. Unlike with the blog or the TV show, the brain doesn't take in all of the visual details of a sex scene, and the more explicit the video, the less blood is sent to the visual cortex. (Looks like there's something to the "you'll go blind" threat, afterall.)

Greatest Movie Taglines

The 40 Greatest Movie Taglines. This brings up a good point. What would you write about yourself in just one line?

Doggeh Vid

Smart doggeh.

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