Google Maps StreetView House on Fire

Here’s an odd photo a friend forwarded — its a Google map streetview of a home in Arkansas — on Fire.


Go to Google Maps, and search for "Eagle Point Drive, Ark" then head south on Eagle Point Drive. (You can even see the fire trucks on Butterfly Dr).



Update: August 11, 2008 3:43 pm

An emailer tells us that Neatorama first posted this, so hat tip to them!

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech


Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Legal, Valuation

Betting on Bear’s Bust

Category: Options, Psychology, Short Selling, Valuation

Is the Market Still a Future Indicator?

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Hedge Funds, Markets, Trading, Valuation

U.S. Poised for Weak End to Year

So much for the decoupling:

U.S. Poised for Weak End to Year
Consumer Caution and Global Slowdown Confound Forecasts
WSJ, August 11, 2008

Category: Economy, Video

Meet The Press: Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson gets grilled by Tom Brokaw — live from Beijing.

Running time, 07:36 minutes

Thank to VJ for alerting TBP about this this video, who posted the following comment:

"Brokaw repeatedly splashes Paulson in the face with reality on this morning’s Meet the Press: * Tells him the stimulus checks that his Treasury sent out "had about as much effect as a BB gun on a bear". * Displayed his ‘CONTAINED’ quote up on the screen, "I don’t see [subprime mortgage market troubles] imposing a serious problem. I think it’s going to be largely contained." * Showed the video of Chimpy saying that "Wall Street got drunk". Paulson said that in 5 months, he exits, stage Right."

Who knew Brokaw had the stones to grill a senior politico?

UPDATE: August 10, 2008 7:12pm

It looked much harder hitting on NBC than it does on the web. There were more pull quote — they all looked rather foolish. Perhaps that gave the audio interview a tougher appearance than warranted

Category: Credit, Economy, Video

Category: Financial Press

Lessons Learned From A Dangerous Year

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Economy, Markets, Trading

The Risks of Desert Farming

Nice video on the NYT about how Israel is irrigating high-tech desert farming. High food prices have made certain previously unlikely farming profitable.


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Can Israel Find the Water It Needs?   
NYT: August 9, 2008

Category: Commodities, Video

Who is the least trustworthy C.E.O. on Wall Street?

Category: Corporate Management