Wait a minute! I think I’ve been insulted – Abnormal Returns blogger wisdom. Apparently the brilliance Scott Bell previously bestowed on my post may be in danger of revocation. Probably jealousy since his blog is always comprehensible and worthwhile.
Lance’s Last Stand If you haven’t been paying attention to the Armstrong soap opera this is a pretty good summary. The fact is if you didn’t dope during that era you not only couldn’t win, you couldn’t even make the top 20 in the Tour de France. Did he dope? Absolutely. Did he cheat? Probably not. What made Lance so grating to many was that he didn’t stick to the standard line of most pro riders and say “I never cheated anyone.” He flat-out claimed he never doped – and went out of his way to bully and sue anyone who dared suggest otherwise, when it was obvious to anyone with half a brain it was a lie.
Weight loss linked to reduced cancer incidence, mortality Unintentional weight loss generally means something is wrong already.
Study reveals secrets of a successful tweet Credible sources make a difference. The death of mainstream media is imminent in that case.
Hospital volume and surgeon specialty influence patient outcomes Practice makes [something closer to] perfect.
How Long Before VPNs Become Illegal? It it very likely only a matter of time. There are some distributed solutions to the privacy problem under development (as well as DNS and certificate authority issues) that need all the support they can get.
Finance blogger wisdom: ten year horizons Some great, and simple, ideas. I’ve been working on the Brian Lund and Sean McLaughlin ideas for a while.
Broken heart, broken bones: Falls among elderly tied to depression A good illustration that parts of your brain may act on your feelings in ways you may not like.
Calcium Channel Blockers, More than Diuretics, Enhance Vascular Protective Effects of Angiotensin Receptor Blockers in Salt-Loaded Hypertensive Rats I’ve never been a fan of diuretics since they make any volume of exercise extremely difficult.
Spanish Assets Wildly Overweighted with Housing Very sobering numbers, and I’m always sober.
Mutations in JAK3 gene identified in subtype of lymphoma provide potential drug target My lone note on JAK3 inhibitors is “high infection risk” but in this application that shouldn’t matter that much.
Wow, maybe one less thing for me to worry about. No increased risk. HbA1C and Cancer Risk in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes – A Nationwide Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study in Sweden
In an effort to further confuse the Vitamin D and calcium supplementation issue: Vitamin D with calcium shown to reduce mortality in elderly You’re welcome.
Don’t they know this is perceived as an admission of the worst imaginable guilt? Wells Fargo Closes Business Checking Account of “Mortgage Lender Implode-O-Meter” Citing “Credit Risk”
The boys are bad: Older male ants single out younger rivals for death squad And you thought your family was dysfunctional.
Peer-to-Peer Lending: Will Aggressive Operators Screw Up a Promising Idea? Actual performance of P2P lending is not that good. Prosper.com has these numbers:
Loans Originated November, 2005 – June, 2009
Seasoned Returns as of March 31, 2012
|Prosper Rating(4)||Loans (#)||$ Amount Loans||Avg Loan Amt||Yield(1,5)||Loss Rate(1,5)||Return(1,5)||Weighted Average