28 September 2008

Bailout Legislation Text

Here's a PDF of the $700 billion bailout legislation. Quite a ways from Paulson's original version. What a Funway to spend a Sunday.

(a) PRICING.—To facilitate market transparency, the Secretary shall make available to the public, in electronic form, a description, amounts, and pricing of assets acquired under this Act, within 2 business days of purchase, trade, or other disposition.

[followup: it failed in the House (205 to 228) and somehow this guy didn't even have to vote. The Senate version is 451 pages and passed (74 to 25), the House then took their mulligan and decided to pass it (263 to 171) ]

14 September 2008


In case you missed the coolest thing yet:

Ubiquity for Firefox from Aza Raskin

13 September 2008

09 September 2008

The Tree That Owns Itself

Athens, GA (~1830)
I, W. H. Jackson, of the county of Clarke, of the one part, and the oak tree… of the county of Clarke, of the other part: Witnesseth, That the said W. H. Jackson for and in consideration of the great affection which he bears said tree, and his great desire to see it protected has conveyed, and by these presents do convey unto the said oak tree entire possession of itself and of all land within eight feet of it on all sides.