Monthly Archives: December 2010

True Grit

Stanley Fish has an interesting review of the movie remake True Grit in the New York Times. I find his review compelling. There is a since in which True Grit is a religious movie, not overtly of course, but religious … Continue reading

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Air India Copilot Sends Aircraft into Nose Dive

This is a bizarre story from start to finish. The copilot did not know how to pull the aircraft out of a dive? Are you kidding me? There is more to this story than they are letting on.

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Europe Crosses the Rubicon

An interesting analysis of European events in the WSJ. The implication is that the crisis for the Euro and the European countries will bring them into closer union, and one with which I would agree. Either they will end up … Continue reading

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More Nitwittery from the Fed

I’m not sure why I keep posting these criticisms of the Fed because they all seem to read the same way and it’s a bit like pounding my head against concrete. I may think it is necessary, but it’s not … Continue reading

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The Afghanistan Quagmire

My main concern about getting into Afghanistan was the historical realization that it has been the graveyard of empires dating back to before Alexander the Great. I sure wish George Bush would have understood this, perhaps we wouldn’t be there … Continue reading

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China vs. USA in Geopolitical Chess Match: Gary Kasparov vs. Donald Duck

A fascinating article pointing out that China is playing a global chess match with long term goals and a strategy to match. The U. S. is playing tic-tac-toe. Who do you think is going to win that chess match?

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Nutshell View of Where We are Headed … Off a Cliff

If you want a simple, one article explanation of where we are going, read this article. Simple. Direct. Easy to understand. From the article: There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom expansion brought about by … Continue reading

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Spain Circa 1550 Equals US Today?

My bro pointed out this column comparing Spain’s world empire with that of the U. S. It is frighteningly similar. I don’t hold out much hope that we will not repeat Spain’s mistakes.

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Jon Stewart and Ben Bernanke and QE2

Wow! Jon Stewart catches Ben Bernanke in an outright lie. Got to love The Daily Show.

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Fiat Money Inflation Part 4

We pick up where we left off in this excellent little book… One of the opponents of the French plan to print a second batch of paper money backed by land stripped from the Catholic church was M. Maury who … Continue reading

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