The president is playing the gun control card post-Aurora: "AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals." I think Kirilenko's not quite ready to coach West Point after signing with Minnesota.
Interesting piece on Apple's profit-stash overseas; about $74 billion of profits earned overseas have yet to be repatriated. That's a bit bigger thatn UPS and would be the 59th largest company were it to be spun off.
Note that it is perfectly legal and not sleazy. However, since Apple is cool, don't expect liberals to dog on them for their overseas exploits.
This story hit over the weekend; the IMF's head European economist, Peter Doyle left and dissed his bosses for slowness and timidity.
Mr Doyle, former adviser to the IMF's European Department, which is running the bailout programs for Greece, Portugal and Ireland, said the Fund's delay in warning about the urgency of the global financial crisis was a failure of the "first order".
Big entities tend to run slowly, and the IMF is no exception. Since it's an international consortium that no one country controls, they are functionally independent, so they can take their sweet time to do things; however, doing things slowly is often not a bad thing, since you're rather them screw things up in small doses rather than hose a country with austerity up the five hole.
Interestingly, the Doyle name brought back memories of David Doyle, Charlie's Angels' supervisor. While I was a-Doyleing, I spotted Jerry Doyle, who was the security chief on Babylon 5 and is now a Paulista talk show host. I like this quip about his role as Garibaldi, a "Mick from Brooklyn playing a Wop from Mars."