Sunday, March 15, 2009

I'll get by with a little help from my friends,

I'll get high with a little help from my friends..

Millions in AIG bonuses fuel political storm.

Woodstock 1969, Joe Cocker



    h/t FA

    Like watching a drug addict/junkie selling everything it can to get the next euphoric rush or fix.

    Peace dudes.

  2. The mint no less. Imagine. Maybe pieces of Parliament on Ebay?

  3. Supposed to read, Maybe pieces of Parlianment on Ebay next.

  4. Why do Geishas walk like that, or a culture shock from Japan . . .
    Wise Words from The Okanagan Sunday:

    "Last night I dreamed I ate a 10-pound marshmallow, and when I woke up the pillow was gone." -- Tommy Cooper

    Sumtin' like us. When we woke, there was a fresh layer of snow. Isn't it illegal to snow after March 1?

    Global warming my ass!
    And that's when the fight started

    1) After retiring, I went to the Social Security office to apply for Social Security. The woman behind the counter asked me for my driver's license to verify my age.

    I looked in my pockets and Realized I had left my wallet at home. I told the woman that I was very sorry, but I would have to go home and come back later.

    The woman said, 'Unbutton your shirt'. So I opened my shirt revealing my curly silver hair. She said, 'That silver hair on your chest is proof enough for me and she processed my Social Security application.

    When I got home, I excitedly told my wife about my experience at the Social Security office. She said, 'You should have dropped your pants. You might have gotten disability, too.'

    And that's when the fight started . . .
    2) My wife and I were sitting at a table at my high school reunion, and I kept staring at a drunken lady swigging her drink as she sat alone at a nearby table.

    My wife asked, 'Do you know her?' 'Yes', I sighed, 'She's my old girlfriend. I understand she took to drinking right after we split up those many years ago, and I hear she hasn't been sober since.'

    'My God!' said my wife. 'Who would think a person able to go on celebrating that long?'

    And that's when the fight started . . .
    Keep in mind that AIG, which is giving it's execs. $450 mln. iin bonuses this week -- runs an insurance company -- or something like that -- which guarantees 95% of the mortgages / funds / investments held in Israel.

    Guess that's one reason why Obama sold himself out to the zionist neo-clowns. Well, what goes around must come around.

  5. When the spirit is willing...but the flesh, not so much;

  6. THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! (Courtesy

    "I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the freedom of the people by gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations." -- James Madison, American president from 1809-1817, helped draft the Constitution
    Proof positive that China will always protect Iran in the event of the US pulling some daft stunt. China needs their gas and oil; Russia and Iran hold between a fifth to a quarter of said world reserves. --
    If the downturn builds up to full speed, then look for new and further bank fees in Canada before they (banks) tank as well. --
    This is further to Ben Bernanke's 60 Minutes show Sunday night. Comments from --

    Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said in a CBS interview broadcast Sunday that the United States had averted another Great Depression.

    Webmaster's Commentary:

    "Famous last words? Because I don't see the high-paying jobs returning to this nation yet."
    Very interesting -- see lead-in following. --

    president bamboozler

    March 15, 2009 at 11:45

    "Obama did NOT inherit this mess. He helped create it. And what he didn’t create, he manipulated to further his agenda, to the tune of almost two trillion dollars.

    "Rahm Emanuele wasn’t kidding when they said, 'never let a serious crisis go to waste'."

  7. "further to Ben Bernanke's 60 Minutes

    "Famous last words? Because I don't see the high-paying jobs returning to this nation yet."

    A recession is shrinking GDP while a depression is generally regarded as double digit unemployment.
    The great depression counted everyone that couldn`t find work, today we just count the ones still looking for a job.

    Ben Bernanke says the recession could end this year. From the limited data I`ve looked at, it appears the 1929 recession ended in 1932 thanks to massive government spending.

    btw this is confusing. Harper says Canada will recover first and stronger yet he also says the US economy has to recover before ours, all in the same interview.

    Perhaps I`m not the one confused.

  8. I think Harper is trying to be optimistic. I don't think too many people believe him.

    Guys? The fellow on this morning 9:30 BNN said he was a little concerned about eastern european banks and how they may take the rest down. Have you read or seen anything about that?

    I went to the U.S. mint site to see if the Wall street article was true about the eagles. Yup. Guess a lot of people are more nervous than they're willing to admit.

  9. Dee, the east European banks are a major concern as they have suffered from high levels of defaults and delinquencies etc. The main problem for the greater economic structure is that the Austrian banks are heavily exposed there, to the tune of something like 80% of the GDP of Austria. It doesn't stop there though, as the German banks and some other European banks are heavily exposed to the Austrian banks, who are exposed to the mother of all ponzi's, the American banks.

    Tip the domino and.....

    The thigh bones connected to the knee bone, the knee bones connected to the shin bone, the shin bones connected to the ankle bone...