Roundup for Monday 6/22/2009

How Goldman Sachs played a key role in destroying the economy, and still managed to come out ahead at the end:

“Imagine a meat company that bred ten billion rats, fattened them on trash and sewage, ground their bodies into chuck, and then sold it all as grade-A ground beef to McDonald’s and Burger King, right under the noses of the USDA: this is exactly the same thing, only with debt instead of food. We’re eating it, they’re counting the money.” – Matt Taibbi (go read the entire article)

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In Iran, the government is starting to violently crackdown on the protests over the recent election. Reuters is putting the death toll at somewhere between 10 and 13, with more than a hundred injured.

I was emotionally struck by this video of a confrontation between protesters and Iranian authorities I saw on Sullivan’s blog over the weekend:

The latest news is that Iranian election monitors have admitted to massive voting irregularities, but the government insists it wouldn’t have changed the outcome. Meanwhile, the Revolutionary Guard has threatened a “revolutionary confrontation”with protesters threatening the regime.

If more blood is spilled, let’s hope it’s not just to replace one set of dictators for another. The Iranian people deserve better.

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Our lead commenter Ian got married this weekend. All the best to him and his new wife!

Just so you know, this is how Ian proposed

3 Comments

  1. Ian

    Thanks!

    And holy crap check out the comments underneath the lolcats pics.

  2. Andrea

    Chris,

    I see you have a future as a Cat Daddy…

  3. Chris

    Gah!