Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Outrageous! Or Business as usual?

First read this;

Then this;


  1. Comrad that is business as usual for sure.

    It should be fun in the coming weeks to see the fallout from tomorrows state visit. Media companies are starving and going bankrupt yet our esteemed holy leader in his wisdom after getting upstaged by cbc yesterday has decided only pictures of him and the president will be seen. Nothing from the 15 minute meeting with the gg and certainly nothing with the opposition leaders.

    Wouldn't it be nice if the media walked away entirely and took no pictures at all in protest?

  2. "Give me that old time Religion . . . Sing it with me brother"...

    . . . which goes with . . . Guaranteed to get morning train commuters at Liverpool, Eng., tapping their feet and a great crowd for the artists!
    Seems like the same old, same old all over again except things are really taking flight now and sheeple are becoming increasingly violent.

    The hot weather hasn't even begun yet, but peoples' tempers have; yesterday, two looloos pepper-sprayed a couple of cops here, others breaking into houses at 6 a.m. etc.

    Dee -- you're correct. My brother and his ladyfriend teach ESL in south-east China, just across from Hong Kong. The vast majority of work the govt. does is unseen, but Big Brother exists there.

    They check all e-mails and the like, block whomever they want.
    Remember The Cycle of Nines? This person states The Crash of 2009 is almost here (US). No doubt that will include pretty much all of us, in one way or another.

    One headline on last night was quite interesting. The former Eastern Block -- from East Germany thru to to the Soviets -- is about ready to explode again, with sheeple enjoying the good life and not doing pre-planning for their own futures; consequently, with factories and production shutting down all over, what is there left to do but riot?

    Following links tells what is happening and YES, MASSA BWANA BANANA -- the masses are revolting! --
    This is an IT story from -- gasp! -- Canada. Most of you have probably seen it, but crime is rife all over.

    Also, the tech sector layoffs (US) have swelled to 300,000. --

  3. Morning Charles,

    I enjoyed the video. That took imagination and a lively creative instinct.

    The story in the Ottawa Citizen contained in your last link was vewy interwesting too. Hats off to the reporter and the Citizen too. That took some guts. Especially the last paragraph. I was quite surprised that the blogger Maxwell would write about this, knowing what I know. It's one thing to say the system is corrupt, and quite another when one gets specific.

    An aside, I noticed the items that Maxwell presented haven't received any comments or encouragement from the blogging liberals on that site. There's somethings to be drawn from that too.

    I guess when the nuances come down to measuring who has the widest white stripe on their backs, it's difficult to be overly sanctimonious.

  4. Speaking of business as usual. This isn't worth a topic on it's own, but I notice the markets are settling today and yesterday was ok on the DJIA. Maybe the petulant ones are settling down from their tantrums over not enough porridge in their bowl.

    Interesting to watch yesterdays gainer become today's loser. Up and down around and around. Every time some Spert or billionaire says this or that is a bargain, those stocks go up for a few days, then track back down. Them guys is still making money, and so are the brokers. Buy or sell, they's makin' money.

    Reminds me of childhood rhyme a friend of mine made up with his neighbors in mind.

    Mommy Biddle plays the fiddle

    Anne Biddle does a dance

    Little Bobby Biddle piddles in his pants.

  5. Very interesting article. Thank you for posting.

    Comrade? I would take a look at the futures of commodity trading before thinking anything about the Baltic Dry Index. I'm wondering if speculators are pushing the Index up hoping copper and everything else will follow. China can be an enigma. How do you control 1.5B people? Make sure they're well fed.

    Good day Comrades!

  6. Dee, re: speculators,I wouldn't discount that possibility. On China, yep that goes a long way, but some have tasted the candy apple now, and others have seen it and want it. Them's the dangers of playing with the Capitalist dream.

  7. From A Child's Mouth (Oh Dear) . . .
    Several years ago, when I lived in New York and flew to customer sites often, my wife would usually drop me off at Newark (N.J.) airport and pick me up when I returned.

    On one trip, I was only going to be gone for a few days, so I drove myself, and parked the car at Newark.

    When I returned, the weather was lousy, and it was late at night. I wanted nothing more than to get home to the comfort of my wife and my own bed. When I arrived, the storm was very loud, with crashing thunder and Severe lightning.

    As I came into my bedroom about 2 a.m., I found my two children in bed with my wife apparently scared by the loud storm. I resigned myself to sleeping in the guest bedroom that night.

    The next day, I talked to the children, and explained that it was okay to sleep with Mom when the storm was bad, but when I was expected home, please don't sleep with Mom that night. They said okay.

    After my next trip several weeks later, Carolyn and the children picked me up in the terminal at the appointed time. Since the plane was late, everyone had come into the terminal to wait for my plane's arrival, along with hundreds of other folks waiting for their arriving passengers.

    As I entered the waiting area, Alex saw me, and came running shouting "Hi, Dad! I've got some good news!"

    As I waved back, I said loudly, "Hi, Alex! And what is the good news?"

    "The good news is that nobody slept with Mommy while you were away this time!" Alex shouted.

    The airport became very quiet, as everyone in the waiting area looked at Alex, then turned to me, and then searched the rest of the area to see if they could figure out exactly who his Mom was.
    ------ -- is quite interesting, especially the second article. It is easy to understand why Obama is nothing more than a rook amongst us pawns, doesn't have a cat in hell's chance of fixing the mess.

    He has only been put in charge to re-arrange the deck chairs on the Titanic, and that's fully three-quarters submerged now and going under full tilt.
    Along with a couple of freebies from money& . . .

    ". . . dozens of supposedly smart managers like Fisher Investments, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley and bank trust departments are buying and holding investments that have plunged 50% ... 60 % ... or even up to 95% IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS ALONE.

    "Just look at these losers in their portfolios ...

    "Citigroup: DOWN 94% ... AFLAC: DOWN 74% ... Occidental Petroleum: DOWN 45% ... GM: DOWN 95% ... Target: DOWN 48% ...

    "It would be laughable if it wasn’t so tragic: With brain-dead investments like those, it’s little wonder why, with the markets down about 40%, America’s 25 largest mutual funds are down MORE: An average of 55.1%.

    "But WHY are all these supposedly smart investment experts making such boneheaded moves?

    "The answer is clear:

    "They’re still using BULL market rules to invest in this BEAR market!

    "The Washington Bailout Disasters: How and when the new stimulus and bank rescue packages will backfire; Wall Street Treachery: How big mutual funds, financial planners and Wall Street brokers have dumped pure garbage into your portfolio. . .", etc., etc.

    Now y'all understand why we're on the deck of the Titanic!
    It's official: There is no intelligent life in Washington, DC and it stands to reason there is none in the HoC either! --

  8. David Letterman's take on the bailout. It should be over by the third quarter of 2009, and a really funny look at new ice cream flavors named after dubya (plus the Obamatoon of the day).
    Intro. makes for a good night's read!

    "The business and political elite are flying blind. This is the mother of all economic crises. It has barely started and remains completely out of control." --
    Concerning the US, possibly Canada as well and Ukraine has all but finished financially, part of one para:

    "The global financial crisis could lead to an economic meltdown - and to instable democratic structures in the western world. Because governments spend more billions than they possess, the outcome will probably be a massive inflation connected with millions of lost jobs - or even the total collapse." --
    Seems as if Mexico is having a spot of bother! -- and Disney is planning to cut an unknown number of jobs. Yadda yadda yadda!