Last week was a big one for the banks. On Monday, the foreclosure settlement between the big banks and federal and state officials was filed in federal court, and it is now awaiting a judge’s all-but-certain approval. On Tuesday, the Federal Reserve announced the much-anticipated results of the latest round of bank stress tests.
How did the banks do on both? Pretty well, thank you — and better than homeowners and American taxpayers.
She’s a Utah 4th grader by the name of Zia and I think she’s probably a bigger man than me.
Here’s what a 60 meter ramp looks like from another angle:
What was killing all those honeybees in recent years? New research shows a link between an increase in the death of bees and insecticides, specifically the chemicals used to coat corn seeds.
The study, titled “Assessment of the Environmental Exposure of Honeybees to Particulate Matter Containing Neonicotinoid Insecticides Coming from Corn Coated Seeds,” was published in the American Chemical Society’s Environmental Science & Technology journal, and provides insight into colony collapse disorder.
Colony collapse disorder, or the mass die-off of honeybees, has stumped researchers up to now. This new research may provide information that could lead to even more answers.
And guess which company is trying hardest to stop countries from banning neonicotinoid insecticides…
[Santorum:] "People ask me why I am the best candidate to run against Barack Obama. I feel like in many respects like I am running against Barack Obama here in this primary because Mitt Romney has the same positions as Barack Obama in this primary," Santorum said Saturday in Effingham, Ill.
Obama and Romney are basically the same, and I’m losing against Romney, so you should pick me to run against Obama!
Logic that cannot be denied.
Brazilian prosecutors have said they will file criminal charges against 17 executives of Chevron and drilling contractor Transocean for a new oil leak near the offshore well where at least 110,000 gallons (about 416,000 liters) spilled late last year.
A federal judge in Rio de Janeiro state granted a request from prosecutors on Saturday, barring the 17 executives from leaving Brazil, pending criminal charges.
Charges are expected to be filed on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to the prosecutors’ press office.
Those targeted include George Buck, chief operating officer for Chevron’s Brazilian division, federal prosecutors’ spokesman Marcelo del Negri said by telephone.
Other than Buck, he did not know how many of the executives worked for California-based Chevron and how many for Transocean, the drilling contractor for the well where the leak occurred last year.
“We are taking a beating over this,” said Lee, who defends the investigation. “This is all very unsettling. I’m sure if George Zimmerman had the opportunity to relive Sunday, Feb. 26, he’d probably do things differently. I’m sure Trayvon would, too.”
What the fuck would Trayvon have to do differently? He was buying snacks for his brother and was fucking killed for it!