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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read tons of great articles, some of them really good. Here are the best of the bunch for your enjoyment.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Each week, Josh and Chuck read a ton of great articles. Here are the best of the bunch.

The Best Stuff We've Read This Week

Every week, Chuck and Josh read tons of articles. Here are links to the best of the bunch.

Thanks to the fine folks at Boing Boing for this one. A couple of half-wit Japanese smugglers were cold busted trying to sneak $134.5 BILLION in U.S. treasury bonds into Italy from Switzerland. Yes, you read that number correctly. Apparently ten of them were "Kennedy bonds" worth a cool $1 billion each. Then they had 249 government bonds worth half a billion each. Right now there's no word on whether or not the bonds are real or counterfeit, but either way it's a pretty intriguing story. And get this -- if they are real, by law Italy can lay claim to 40 percent of the loot. That means almost $54 billion by my math, although the amount varies depending on which article you read. That much money could reverse Italy's current deficit, or could rebuild the earthquake-devastated region of Abruzzi five times over.