Newsletter 446


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[1]The Browser
    Links:
      1. http://thebrowser.com

[5]California And Bust
    Links:
      5. http://b.rw/ngkC8u

Michael Lewis | Vanity Fair | 29 September 2011

"The relationship between the people and their money in California is such
  that you can pluck almost any city at random and enter a crisis." Lewis asks
  Schwarzenegger why. Then visits officials on frontline of Golden State's
  crisis [6]Comments
    Links:
      6. http://thebrowser.com/articles/california-and-bust

[7]Amazon, The Company That Ate The World
    Links:
      7. http://b.rw/odhuRo

Brad Stone | Businessweek | 28 September 2011

Who can stop the e-commerce juggernaut? With new Kindle offering, Amazon
  takes its place as the Walmart of device world, to Apple's Prada. Steve Jobs
  set the market for tablet computers alight. Now Bezos wants to pour petrol
  on it [8]Comments
    Links:
      8. http://thebrowser.com/articles/amazon-company-ate-world

[9]I Can Find An Indicted Warlord
    Links:
      9. http://b.rw/mQW6ph

Mac McClelland | Mother Jones | 28 September 2011

His name is Bosco Ntaganda. He owns a bar, a farm and a mansion in Goma,
  eastern Congo. And the ICC has a warrant out for him. So why isn't he in
  jail? Because his gang pretty much runs Goma. If you cross him, he kills
  you. Or worse [10]Comments
    Links:
      10. http://thebrowser.com/articles/i-can-find-indicted-warlord

[11]Human Folly
    Links:
      11. http://b.rw/p9XaPq

Matthew Adams | New Humanist | 16 September 2011

Moriae Encomium by Erasmus revisited, 500 years later. Tried to unite
  classical philosophy with Christianity. Instead sparked secular revolt. No
  surprise, it's often "as if Christopher Hitchens has stepped on to the page"
  [12]Comments
    Links:
      12. http://thebrowser.com/articles/human-folly

[13]Grabbing Dinner
    Links:
      13. http://b.rw/p45K3A

Bill Heavey | Garden & Gun | 15 September 2011

"You got to remember – you're not petting that frog. You're not slapping
  that frog. You got to grab that frog." So begins a nighttime frogging
  expedition in Louisiana. And frog eyes are whiteish. "Don't grab anything
  with red eyes" [14]Comments
    Links:
      14. http://thebrowser.com/articles/grabbing-dinner

[15]Brad Pitt Stars As Brad Pitt
    Links:
      15. http://b.rw/n1pA7l

Anne Helen Petersen | Celebrity Gossip, Academic Style | 26 September 2011

"Jolie is intense, dark sexual energy; Pitt is golden, easygoing sex appeal.
  That’s why their images go so well together. Sex and sex. Sex and cute, not
  so much: Aniston and Pitt. Sex and snotty, also not so much: Paltrow and
  Pitt" [16]Comments
    Links:
      16. http://thebrowser.com/articles/brad-pitt-stars-brad-pitt

FiveBooks Interview

[17]Dahlia Lithwick on US Supreme Court Justices
    Links:
      17. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dahlia-lithwick-on-us-supreme-court-justices

Who  are the men and women in black robes who sit on America’s highest
  judicial bench? A legal correspondent takes us inside this most influential
  institution  through a look at some of its most fascinating characters
  [18]Read on
    Links:
      18. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/dahlia-lithwick-on-us-supreme-court-justices

Featured Topic

[19]Sex
    Links:
      19. http://thebrowser.com/topics/sex

Call girls, bondage, pornography, naked yoga, adultery and the science of
  sperm; it's all here but maybe NSFW [20]Read on
    Links:
      20. http://thebrowser.com/topics/sex

Reader Recommendations

[21]@polit2k Sorry, but this trader's banking confession was no prank | The
  Yes  Men[22]  t.co/awwaIkmf via @[23]guardian #[24]gfc2 #[25]browsings
  [26]More like this
    Links:
      21. http://twitter.com/polit2k
      22. http://t.co/awwaIkmf
      23. http://twitter.com/guardian
      24. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#gfc2
      25. http://twitter.com/#!/search?q=#browsings
      26. http://thebrowser.com/browsings

Book of the Day

[27]Book of the Day
    Links:
      27. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/dicing-death-by-stephen-senn

[28]Dicing with Death by Stephen Senn
    Links:
      28. http://thebrowser.com/recommended/dicing-death-by-stephen-senn

[29]David  Spiegelhalter  says:  “Stephen’s  background  is in medical
  statistics, and he looks at clinical trials. He is full of very entertaining
  jokes and rude remarks about people” [30]FiveBooks Archive
    Links:
      29. http://thebrowser.com/interviews/david-spiegelhalter-on-statistics-and-risk
      30. http://thebrowser.com/fivebooks/archive

Video of the Day

[31]The World's Top Football Freestyler
    Links:
      31. http://thebrowser.com/videos/worlds-top-football-freestyler

Don't try this inside. Extraordinary
  [32]More videos
    Links:
      32. http://thebrowser.com/videos

Quote of the Day

[33]Diego Gambetta, on trust
    Links:
      33. http://www.stanford.edu/~mpblimpo/Trust_Blimpo2009.pdf

For trust to be relevant, there must be a possibility of betrayal
  [34]More quotes
    Links:
      34. http://thebrowser.com/quotations

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