“You will surely make noise when I take you deep,” texted Representative Anthony Weiner, the great BlackBerry lover, to his virtual inamorata, Lisa Weiss, the famous dissident, aviatrix and Vegas blackjack dealer.
“Yes I will,” she texted back. “I will be sore for days.”
This past year took the world deep, and the world made noise, but unlike Ms. Weiss, it had, in its soreness, no luxury of bed rest.
Though the deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi remains in hiding, the rebels that overthrew his rule have begun to sort through the damage that has been done in the months of fighting. According to the Guardian, they have some good news to report: at Libya’s national archaeological museum, the Jamahiriya Museum, almost no works were damaged.
Let’s say I have $60 billion in assets, not frozen but liquid. And let’s say that after 42 years of glorious rule and personal enrichment, and a few weeks of pointless, no doubt Western-inspired bloodshed, I decide enough is enough. What if I moved to New York? What could that $60 billion buy me?
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