ParthenonLas Vegas bookmakers are taking bets as to which happens first, the U.S. government shuts down in a funding dispute or Greece is auctioned off.  “And what do I hear for the Parthenon? Think how this would look on your lot. A fixer upper that will make you the envy of your neighbors.” Who has the over-under on a U.S. default?
… I was somewhat confused by the TV show “The Chew”. I thought the ladies from “The View” had started devouring guests but it turned out it was just another cooking show. When I was a kid in Indiana there was another show called “The Chaw” involving tobacco. It was nowhere nearly as interesting and was pretty disgusting to boot. … I’ve always been confused by the sign for self-storage facilities. Why would I want to store myself? … There was a provocative headline this week about Pakistan transporting its nuclear weapons in everyday vans. It opens up a potentially great advertising campaign. “Dropping the big one. Ending civilization? Ryder has the trucks for you.” Hire a couple of friends to help you move, and you’re ready for business. … Former New Jersey governor Jon Corzine has hired a criminal lawyer as investigations intensify into the collapse of MF Global, the securities firm he has headed since he was booted out of office. Hardly newsworthy; New Jersey politicians under investigation is considered part of the job description in this state. Last modified on Sunday, 16 June 2013
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Bob Scott has been informing and entertaining the mid-market financial software community with his email newsletters for 10 years. And he has been covering this market through print publications for 18 years, first as technology editor of Accounting Today and then as the Editor of Accounting Technology from 1997 through 2009. He has covered the traditional tax and accounting profession during the same time and continues to address that as executive editor of the Progressive Accountant.

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