14 May 2012

Reasonable men are dangerous; remember Germany?

Came across this article via the editor of econintersect.com and thought I’d bring it to others attention. Number one, remember how Germany was chiding the rest of Europe about meeting ‘austerity goals’? If not see here. And now there’s this article that sounds like it’s describing the U.S. Like these

13 May 2012

Food Sunday: Leavenings for the mind

In case others don’t know ‘leavenings’, here’s the definition:”Also called leavening agent. a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or batter; leaven.; 2. the act or process of causing to ferment by leaven.” Not that anyone’s mind is “dough or batter” but there are a lot of good things

10 May 2012


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-ORlQfHWrQ Adding to the post by Tom Englehardt of Michael Klare’s treatise about oil wars, here’s from China’s english news sources(some of them): http://www.globaltimes.cn/SPECIALCOVERAGE/SouthChinaSeaConflict.aspx http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2012-05/10/c_131578905_2.htm Which I got to from this BBC news item. This is heading for another China/U.S. confrontation and the Chinese are NOT going to back down.

08 May 2012

Hear Ye,Hear Ye, whither the Democratic Convention?

The headline is “North Carolina passes Amendment 1 banning same-sex unions” as being reported here. Now this isn’t just ‘gay marriage’ but civil unions also !! “Voters in North Carolina have approved a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions, according to the Associated Press. It will become the 30th state to

05 May 2012

The zero bound limit, an ingenious fairy tale

Read this ‘fairy tale’ and thought it explained well what is going on between the Fed and the banks; by ‘well’ I mean in a manner that others than those who are into financial machinations can understand. A few excerpts from the ‘fairy tale’ In a small, peaceful town there

05 May 2012

Saturday Art- Dance is/as art

I’ve always been a fan of tap dancing; think it has to do with my love of percussion; drums just ‘do it’ for me. And nowadays, what passes for ‘dance’ seems more like acrobatic and gymnastic movement than ‘dance’ to me but ,hell, I’m an old fart so I guess

27 Apr 2012

The Inaugural Public Banking in America has begun

You can watch all sessions live on Ustream! The lineup of speakers are in the program here. Ethan Allen gave us a brillian exhortation last night, sharing his perspective on public banking with the crowd packing Fergie’s Pub in Philadelpha. Click here to see the video from the his historic

23 Apr 2012

Social Security news and views

My sole source of income is social security so I pay attention to it diligently. Today the SS trustees came out with a new report and the mainstream media -again- put forth the moans and groans about it’s so called solvency. And ,of course, the congress critters jumped on the

22 Apr 2012

Miscellaneous news and musings

I was going to title this “odds bodkins” til I looked up what it meant: “Odd’s bodkins is a mild profane oath, which literally means ‘God’s dear body!’ It’s now archaic, but was used as an exclamation like God damn! or a host of others. ” And in doing so,

16 Apr 2012

Out of the blue and into the black

Out of the blue and into the black They give you this, but you pay for that And once you’re gone, you can never come back When you’re out of the blue and into the black. -“Out Of The Blue”,Neil Young It’s almost two weeks since I was discharged from