Monthly Archives: January 2008

What Not To Do On An Airplane

This pilot probably won’t be flying again for awhile…

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A Cure for Alzheimer’s?

Perhaps, but this discovery has a long way to go before anyone calls it a cure. A fascinating possibility however.

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Ben Bernanke, Please Give Us More Rum!

It is kind of funny what explanations the press comes up with for the daily gyrations of the stock market. However, sometimes they get it right. Yesterday the stock market was up almost two hundred points because the news came … Continue reading

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Tales From the (Continuing) Housing Bust

From coast-to-coast the news in regards to housing is bleak. There is a tale from Ft. Meyers, Fl. here, and one from Orange County, CA, here. Personally, I’d be a little leery about buying now, who knows if the market … Continue reading

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Strong Words from Peggy Noonan

George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, … Continue reading

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Societe Generale And Its "Rogue Trader"

Think a low-level trader could lose 7.1 billon dollars without the bank that he works for knowing it? This is the story that Societe Generale, a bank in France, would have us believe. I do not believe it for a … Continue reading

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Die Fighting

A good example of why, when you are in a desperate situation it seems better to me to die fighting then to be carried off like a lamb to slaughter. I started thinking about this after those four college students … Continue reading

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My Brother’s Grandkids Demonstrating Their (Inherited) Genes

Ha, ha, ha. This little guy is taking after his grandfather.

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What The Rest of the World Thinks About Bernanke’s Actions

Not much… “I worry over the call of politicians to ‘prevent a recession’ as if interest rate cuts by the Fed and tax rebates could combat or undo the structural forces unleashed by the weakness in the banking sector,” he … Continue reading

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Pentagon Continues Down PC Path (Gag Alert)

Well, well, well, so the Pentagon fires a “Christian zealot,” fingered as such by the new consultant to the (wuss) SecDef. What a sad state of affairs!

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