Thursday, July 09, 2009

Thursday Night Randomosity

  • The stock market closed in the green. Advancers led.  Financials and semis did well.  Oil broke a losing streak.  Jobs number came in "less bad" than expected.
  • T. Boone Pickens'  huge wind farm scrapped
  • The New York Yankees have the Minnesota Twins number.  Beat 'em again today for the sweeeep.
  • The Michael Jackson memorial price tag?  $1.4 millionLos Angeles officials say Tuesday's memorial service for Michael Jackson cost the city $1.4 million to cover security, traffic control, and other services, according to the Associated Press. The figure includes $1.1 million in overtime pay for the 4,173 police officers securing the Staples Center, Forest Lawn cemetery, and other areas that attracted fans and media, the Police Department said in a statement.
  • C'mon, we all know Michael Jackson is still alive and he faked his death.  Now the money is rolling in from sales and he's laughing all the way to the plastic surgery table.  In Hungary.
  • Global warming agreement at the G8 summit.  Meeting here in L'Aquila, all parties agreed that global temperatures should not rise by more than an average of two degrees above pre-industrial levels.  Somebody better fax that memo to the Sun.
  • G8 members also agreed to work toward an 80 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2050. While developing nations have committed themselves to negotiating cuts, they have not yet agreed on specifics.  The specifics are that the jobs will go to the developing nations, who are more than happy to expand their middle class.  And say, that (growing middle class) seems like a good idea for investment dollars, no?

As you can see in the picture, Michael Jackson is not dead. He is performing at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas as a "dealertainer."

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