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Cofee* AIG’s CEO threatens to quit, due to that meddlin’ government (you know, the same government that saved AIG’s hide and made it possible for there to be a CEO job in the first place). So much for dancing with the one who brung you.

* Bailout for burglers? The recession helped reduce break-ins.

* Michael Moe believes that Twitter is worth less than its latest VC valuation.

* Morning Call: U.S. futures point higher, London rises early, European shares keep gaining, the Nikkei flattens and Hong Kong shares hit 15-month high.

* Patrick Keane, CEO of Associated Content, makes the case against “engagement” being the key online advertising metric.

* Pay to Play? The photo on this News & Observer story is of former North Carolina CIO Patricia Garrick, but it’s Credit Suisse execs that comes off as looking underhanded.

* John Doerr is NOT running for governor of California, despite some arguments put forth for his candidacy. As an aside, Joanna Rees is indeed running for mayor of San Francisco, based on a meet-and-greet Evite I was forwarded.

* A call for help: Alan Cohen, the head of credit and distressed debt investing at York Capital Management, is suffering from leukemia and is in need of a blood stem cell match. There will be a match drive on Nov. 19 in New York City. Please go here for more details.

* Lee Potter: Don’t get used by usary laws.

* Does Silicon Valley’s spending spree signal a recovery?

* If you’re considering a charitable donation this Veteran’s Day, a good option is Fisher House, which provides free or low cost lodging to veterans and military families receiving treatment at military medical centers. More info here.

* Last week, Jeff Bussgang posted about what makes the Boston startup scene special. Here’s a video of his presentation:

Jeff Bussgang at HBS: What Makes Boston’s Start-Up Scene Special? from Jeff Bussgang on Vimeo.