Sunday, May 3, 2009

A made in the Region solution?

"Sayed Jalal, a former child prodigy famous across the country for brokering talks between Iran and the Taliban around a decade ago, plans to run for the presidency in August 20 elections on a promise of bringing peace through diplomacy."

Interesting possibilities in this article that lend speculation to number of possible outcomes.


  1. The Difference Between A Mercedes and a Bottle of Merlot . . .
    A man asked a waiter to take a bottle of Merlot to an unusually attractive woman sitting alone at a table in a cozy little restaurant.

    The waiter took the Merlot to the woman and said, 'This is from the gentleman who is seated over there', and indicated the sender with a nod of his head.

    She stared at the wine coolly for a few seconds, not looking at the man, then decided to send a reply to him by a note.

    The waiter, who was lingering nearby for a response, took the note from her and conveyed it to the gentleman. The note read:

    'For me to accept this bottle, you need to have a Mercedes in your garage, a million dollars in the bank and 7 inches in your pants'.

    After reading the note, the man decided to compose one of his own in return. He folded the note, handed it to the waiter and instructed him to deliver it to the lady.

    It read:

    'Just to let you know things aren't always what they appear to be, I have a Ferrari Maranello, BMW Z8, Mercedes CL600, and a Porsche Turbo in my several garages.

    'I have beautiful homes in Aspen, Miami, and a 10,000 acre ranch in Louisiana. There is over twenty million dollars in my bank account and portfolio.

    'But, not even for a woman as beautiful as you are, would I cut off three inches.

    'Just send the bottle back.'
    And now for a 2:28 clip on the Swine Flu Song --
    ". . . a promise of bringing peace through diplomacy."

    Good premise to work on but, unfortunately, it will never work. If the west would simply leave altogether, let those people get on with their own lives in the way they want to, there does lies a glimmer of hope.

    But the west won't leave. We are the problem, and the solution is for us to leave, or better still, have a complete change in govt. thinking and acting in the west, instead of interfering in other countries' business.
    Wotcha cocks! Long time no talk to. Everything is peachy keen here, warm and fuzzy all over. Reminds me a little of hairy in his flamboyant days!
    Another Brick In The Wall; sorry, another govt. bites the bullet! --
    Ron Paul on this farce of a pandemic. --

    "Scare the People to Death and then Socialize the Medicine". Precisely what big pharma wants govts. to do, so they can reap billions more in profits for themselves.

    I can see why the CPC have reintroduced Bills C-51 and 52 as Bill C-6. Undoubtedly they will make nice fiscal gains from it, by eliminating the natural health food stores.
    THOUGHT FOR THE DAY! (Courtesy

    "The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them." -- George Orwell, English writer, 1903-1950


    Hasn't the ponzi game been fun to watch?

    Investors singing "La-la-la I can't hear you"......


  3. And we expect this to work?

  4. About stress tests, more la la la, and need to know basis;

    "The exact roster of banks needing to build their capital positions is still unclear. Banks are expected to be briefed on the official results today. The Federal Reserve and Treasury Department will also tell them how policymakers plan to publicly unveil the market-sensitive results, the source said, speaking anonymously because the discussions are private.

    The Treasury and Fed declined to comment on how many banks will be directed to raise more capital. "

    From the dept. of Image and Perceptions.

  5. "Investors singing "La-la-la I can't hear you"......

    Interesting how the US has been insisting the EU spend more on stimulus while the EU says the US spending plan in not a plan. The EU has decided not to throw out the big parachute because of future liabilities in massive public debt. They have decided to take it on the chin now and work from the bottom up. The US on the other hand has decided to parachute down and deal with bankrupting the public through fallout such as massive tax increases, hyperinflation and a second and massive round of job losses as the massive stimulus runs out.

    My feeling has also been massive public debt increases is not a plan but then so is the EU plan of not doing anything until the worst is over because the worst will likely be WW3.

    Oh I`m such a worrier, our msm is filled polls and distract dismiss deny news on when our next federal election will be and not a single `what if` so things must be under control.

    Bernanke says economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year

    "We continue to expect economic activity to bottom out, then to turn up later this year," he told lawmakers.

    EU says euro-zone jobless to hit postwar record

    "Almunia did say quarterly growth is unlikely to emerge until 2010, and that even then both the EU and the euro-zone will likely shrink 0.1 percent over the whole year -- provided the banking sector recovers and world trade turns around.

  6. "provided the banking sector recovers and world trade turns around"

    Bordering on intolerable let me repeat the same ignored items I`ve been posting the last couple of years.

    Fact, banks are not leading because the credit crunch is a lack of cash. The problem is a lack of credit worthy borrowers.

    Fact, world trade is based on consumption by consumers who are so over spent, in debt and so under saved they have gone from cash and carry to save and spend to borrow and buy.

    In conclusion the banking sector will not recover until world trade turns around and that won`t happen till consumers save and pay down enough debt to again borrow and buy and that won`t happen with massive public debt increasing taxes. Borrow and buy and certainly cash and carry from the increase in US savings will not withstand the onslaught of massive tax increases so just getting back to borrow and buy needs more than government spending replacing consumer spending.

    Job losses is a lagging economic indicator because supply has pressured demand. Employment increase is a leading indicator because demand in pressuring supply.

    The faux private sector jobs created by stimulus are not the result of demand but by future tax increases.

    Obama might consider asking who he is speaking to on wether jobs are the only economic indicator to 300 million Americans.

    btw our current situation is not a failure of capitalism, the public or societies, it is a failure of government, in our case broken by corruption

  7. Right poppavox, the government is entirely controlled by Zionist J-ws and the Shabbat Goi.

    The whole system needs to go!

  8. The certain triggers in a partisan debate include Limbaugh and Moore. First it was said that Limbaugh wanted Obamas economic plan to fail. Total lie, in fact he said the economic plan had already failed so there was no need to wish for it to fail. I let it go because there was no advantage in pointing out the WH pr sec repeated/generated that lie during a press conference. Avoiding a partisan debate furthers any ambition to address issues such as globalisation effects. Slightly more important than the chatter of partisan pr.

    Moore is another but my response was not to remind everyone Moore is a blatant bullshitter and his work is purely partisan that only the most gullable would believe.

    His attempt to portray capitalism as the motive of the Madoff Ponzi when criminals tend to migrate to the left and not the right is all partisanship.

    Herb. If you want to attack capitalism by inferring criminality is a product of the right and socialism will protect us from capitalism then make it an issue. On the other hand if you want to make the case socialism will protect us from criminality then tell us which MP`s were elected with money stolen from the treasury.

    In any event leave the partisan bull shit behind because the problem is government, the system, and its a lot bigger than which Party needs to be voted against because they are the worse when there is no better.

    Or probably Herb, lol, just stuff your attitude up your ass because I was long ago under the impression you were a writeoff. Besides what we write here has absolutely no influence or havn`t you noticed with all the observation the plan derived before it was realized how serious the downturn was going to be is still in place.

    For the rest of we crazy revolutionists.

    Now they are saying recovery hopes ands jobs hopes are on the rise.

    October 2007, cash is good. Last spring though to last fall, the US will bottom out next summer and start a 5 year recovery cycle. Now that we are almost there, as predicted, perhaps we could move past which Party is the worst and needs to be voted against to save Canada.

    The next generation is in a hole so deep it is doubtful they will climb out before our federal government digs it so deep it`ll collapse on them. Of this there is no doubt.


    I have no idea who Zionist J-ws and the Shabbat Goi are or what they have to do with our problem of rampant corruption within our system nor do I have any evidence to support a suspicion. Sry but I can`t add to your file.

  9. 'My feeling has also been massive public debt increases is not a plan but then so is the EU plan of not doing anything until the worst is over because the worst will likely be WW3.'

    I don't know if war is a solution. I thought the Liberal plan was a good one because it created 'new' and destroyed 'old'. I don't believe that a war has to occur in order to take money out of the wealthy few.

    Seems like lots of cash is coming into Canada without the fundamentals. I imagine after the Winter Olympics....

    A draw down on gasoline sent oil/gas stocks up today. Look for inflationary pressures although I imagine the numbers will tell a different story. Take a look at the bond yields on both sides of the border.

    Went to the grocery store to grab a couple of items. Some very good deals on pork but everything else??? I'll have to take a walk around the Wal-Mart. Another thing I noticed is the shelves are packed with stuff or 'crap'.


  10. "I don't know if war is a solution. I thought the Liberal plan was a good one because it created 'new' and destroyed 'old'. I don't believe that a war has to occur in order to take money out of the wealthy few."

    I`m another that feels war is mostly a result and not a solution.

    The wealthy won`t be paying for the Liberal plan, the outnumbered future working class will. Conservative Capitalism is life on the cheap. Socialist Capitalism is very expensive.
    The more we tax, including the rich, the more consumers pay on goods that make the rich rich, so they never ever pay.

    Still the biggest problems such as hyper-inflation or indenturing the next generation limits massive deficit spending to short term, followed by a hyper risk increase in a catastrophic economic failure.
    The Dems admitted the plan was conceived before they knew the scope of the problem. Now that they know they still have not altered course so war must be the Dens eventual solution. My 5 year road to recovery was made before the extra trillions in stimulus, that 5 years is now extended to 10 to never, war, what is it good for?

    The financial condition of the global consumer of under saved and overspent was created by the borrow and buy that this stimulus plan is supposed to resuscitate. Bad plan, what else can we save about government spending replacing consumer spending. Not only has spending reached the limits of credit it will face excessive pressure from massive public debt. This is not a plan but as I said earlier that offended so many at garts place, the purpose or deficit spending is to prop up a failed system. In the case of the US it is the financial system, in Canada it is our federal government we are propping up. Quite a few threads age I asked our cadre if anyone thought indenturing the next generation was worth the cost in saving this system when it has obviously failed.

    After 40 years of little or no work done combined with the ongoing and increasing economic disaster I would encourage everyone to seriously consider a provincially nominated federal government before war is the result. Canada can play a big part in leading the world to recovery but not under the current configuration steeped in blatant corruption.