Write-Offs: 12.28.11

$$$ European Bank Worry: Collateral [WSJ]

$$$ Elsewhere, Italian debt costs tumble after auction [FT]

$$$ Fed seeks to curb repo market risk [FT]

$$$ Allen Stanford’s Bid to Delay Trial Denied [Bloomberg]

$$$ Nadex Files To List Options On 2012 Presidential Election Outcomes [Dow Jones]

$$$ Feuding monks brawl at Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem [NYDN]

$$$ China eclipses US as top IPO venue [FT]

$$$ Here, have some MMT [Economist]

$$$ Judge Rakoff continues to be unimpressed by the SEC [WSJ Law Blog]

$$$ The IATA is trying to jinx your holiday flights [Bloomberg]

$$$ “It’s very difficult to explain, even with the law of probabilities, what has been happening to some of us in Latin America,” Chavez said in a nationally televised speech to the military. “Would it be so strange that they’ve invented technology to spread cancer and we won’t know about it for 50 years? [Bloomberg]

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    I prefer my feuding monks in the Shaolin style… walk the rice paper without making a mark.

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    One of the best jokes with monk references has the punchline: "Well, why don't you spit on it like the monks do…?"

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    Having the Palestinians think you're going overboard about your religion is the NKI.

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