Monthly Archives: August 2009

Stockholm Syndrome writ very large.

Comes now the news Ben Bernanke has been reappointed as head of the Federal Reserve. It seems to me like our whole nation has plunged deeply into a gigantic Stockholm Syndrome when it comes to the parasites, fools, and thieves … Continue reading

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Our Tyrant-Emperor calls for even MORE death, murder, and suffering in Afghanistan.

Today, in a rousing speech, our beloved Tyrant-Emperor called for even MORE murder and death for the long-suffering nation of Afghanistan.  It’s a war worth fighting, he says from the safety of his Secret Service protection.  If we don’t fight … Continue reading

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More on deflation.

The bad news keeps coming in. Nearly 1/3 of mortgages are under water, that is, the mortgagees owe more money than their houses are worth. Add in the mortgages that are “almost negative”, and we’re at 38%.  Here in Oklahoma, … Continue reading

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More thoughts on dysfunctional aristocracy.

Yesterday’s post led to further thoughts today on our problem with dysfunctional aristocracies. Simon Johnson writes today about the problems our “too-big-to-fail” policies and our refusal to properly regulate Big Finance will cause for our future.  He notes that the … Continue reading

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Economic check

Well it’s been a while since I’ve ranted about the financial crisis.  So how are we doing?  Are we now safely out of the woods so everyone can ignore my various advices to prepare for a financial hurricane? The short … Continue reading

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Civilian death toll soaring in Afghanistan

The United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan reports that civilian deaths are up 24% over last year. Somehow I missed this report on our imperial mainstream news.  This figure relates only to direct casualties of battle and assasinations, etc.  It … Continue reading

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