Extremely impressive infographic built by the LA Times. Through would be an understatement for this interactive monster.
Think you can eliminate the red ink in California's budget?
The state's budget shortfall for the rest of this fiscal year and next, estimated to be $28 billion, is the size of the total general fund budget of 12 states combined: Delaware, Idaho, Maine, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and West Virginia.
We've provided a wide range of options — spending cuts and tax increases — that cover most of the proposals made by Democratic or Republican lawmakers. It's not easy, but it can be done.
Try your hand at filling this particular $28 billion hole...
"This Is Blood! This Is Mubarek's Blood!" - The Most Amazing Egypt Video - This Is How You Start A Revolution
In case you missed this last week. Clip is on the front page.
- "We will not be silenced, whether you're a Christian or a Muslim, whether you're an atheist, you will demand your god damned rights, and we will have our rights, one way or the other! We will never be silenced!" (0:45)
Video - Dennis Kucinich on Patriot Act reauthorization from the House floor earlier today - Feb. 08, 2011
How to walk away from your mortgage...
Reuters Video - Jan 27 - The debt within the Euro Zone crisis is a ''work in progress'' says ECB President Jean-Claude Trichet in Davos.
What he meant to say...
"We're still trying to get Merkel to sign off on bailouts for everybody, meanwhile somebody needs to turn me loose with the Euro Press. The Helicopter gets all the publicity, but I could out print that punk from here to Weimar with 2 stops in Zimbabwe for wheelbarrows, paper, ink. Too much debt, what? Never heard of that. Our banks are too leveraged, what? Basel took care of that. Last question. Ireland? Fine Gael can kiss my bank bondholder ass."
Considering that the Pentagon spends $500 million in the U.S. annually, just on marketing the wars, this is a mere drop in a leaky, bankrupt bucket.
Several clips of the F-18 flyover are inside, all captured by fans.
Trichet Says 'No Haircuts' For Billionaire Bondholders: "The Plan For Ireland Has Already Been Approved By The World"
Words, like body language, can be subtle.