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Don't eat the pistachios, either -- nationwide recall follows salmonella find

Via the AP, a California producer is cooperating with the FDA.

Federal regulators say consumers should avoid eating pistachios or foods made with the nuts until they can determine that they don't contain any nuts that Setton has recalled. The FDA on Monday also advised wholesalers, retailers, and operators of restaurants and food service establishments against selling or serving any pistachios or pistachio products until they can figure out whether they came from Setton.

Saint Warren serves with both hands

Buffet, whose fraudulent ratings agency, Moody's, helped make The Big Shitpile as Big as it became, is not just a bailout booster -- He's a beneficiary! McClatchy:

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett has been lauded for his plainspoken denunciation of the greed and foolishness behind the economic crisis. He's pushed the massive federal bailout of imploding banks as the essential response to an "economic Pearl Harbor."

A Sacramento Bee examination of regulatory records has found that his extensive holdings in financial firms have made Buffett ... one of the top beneficiaries of the banking bailout.

Go Spartans!

Beat LA! Beat LA! Oh, wait, wrong league. In fact, wrong era. Sorry!

Still, classy! Read more about Go Spartans!


Who says you can't buy happiness? Time to get the economy jumpstarted with our very own Corrente-style auction! Buy some crap, feed the hamsters, and get a warm glow from being a do-gooder, all right here, right now!


This auction is for...

---one signed screener DVD of the indie feature AMAZING WORLD (90 min., English, color, NTSC) Read more about AUCTION: AMAZING WORLD DVD

Cute acronym, COP

Linky goodness on Elizabeth Warren's Congressional Oversight Panel:

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COP blog;

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Bankster of the Day


[Larry] Summers, the former Treasury secretary and Harvard president who is now the chief economic adviser to President Obama, earned nearly $5.2 million in just the last of his two years at one of the world’s largest funds, according to financial records released Friday by the White House.

Impressive as that might sound, it is all the more considering that Mr. Summers worked there just one day a week.

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TARP cost to taxpayers doubles

Yay banksters!

U.S. congressional budget analysts have raised their estimate of the net cost to taxpayers for the government's financial rescue program to $356 billion, an increase of $167 billion from earlier estimates.

The TARP cost projection was raised due to changes in financial market conditions, new transactions and a shift in expected timing of payments, the CBO said. ...

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Honesty is an unproductive policy

Jon Meacham:

"I do not think it is productive to dismiss religious belief as superstitious and wrong."

Is it ever "productive" to bust a Ponzi scheme? They can last so pleasingly long if no one ever blows the whistle. Read more about Honesty is an unproductive policy


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