Linux, politics, and other interesting things
John Robb wrote an interesting post about running web sites to target corporations such as Goldman Sachs  (such as tracking where it’s employees live).
Naked Capitalism has an interesting post about US investment banks getting preferential access to vaccines . In the comments section some people state an intention to deliberately infect Goldman employees if they get sick.
Rob Blackwell at American Banker writes about a popular iPhone game based around the idea of defending the White House from attacking bankers who try and steal money . The game features a number of ways of killing bankers.
It seems to me that the US bankers have gone way beyond the level of greed that will actually benefit themselves and their actions seem to indicate a death-wish.
As the banks are supposedly too big to fail they should also be too big to be allowed to kill themselves, so maybe we need some sort of corporate suicide-watch. According to a blog post I read when someone is admitted to a psychiatric hospital after a suicide attempt they are watched by video at all times, inspected every 15 minutes, and regularly searched for sharp objects. Maybe part of the bail-out package should have included the US government inspecting the offices of bankers every 15 minutes, watching them at all times by video, and regularly searching them for toxic assets, derivatives that no-one understands, etc. It seems that the TSA employees would rather search for money than weapons , so they could be redeployed in searching bank offices. TSA employees never were much good at searching for bombs anyway .