Monthly Archives: October 2008

Grave Advice

October 15, 2008
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It appears the current financial turmoil has some Germans looking for answers from the past. About 150 years worth of past to be exact. According to Kate Connolly with the Guardian.co.uk, demand for the works of Karl Marx are up by as much 300% in his mother country. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2008/oct/15/marx-germany-popularity-financial-crisis In times of uncertainty it...

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What Goes Up?

October 14, 2008
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So all the guru’s met over the weekend, the traders looked into their crystal balls and presto! That barometer of capitalism the world over, The Dow Jones Industrial Average, bounced back over 900 points Monday. Yippee, hurrah, hurray, zippity-doo-dah, happy days are here again! I wish it were that easy. It’s not that easy....

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Perspective

October 13, 2008
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From the “road less traveled” category: With all the financial free for alls, wall street four wheeling and political pandering out there it’s so easy to forget what really makes our own little worlds go ’round. I was reminded of that in so many ways this past weekend. You see mom and pop are...

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Feast or Famine?

October 10, 2008
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Well, well, well, my, my, my. The dow closed down over 675 points yesterday, and over 1500 down so far for the week. All the media is abuzz with the doom draws nigh and this is the end of American capitalism as we know it. In terms of full disclosure I must disclose that...

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Drowning In Debt

October 9, 2008
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While Washington and the media tout the $700 billion bailout, it would be good to remember that they conveniently leave out all the other “goodies” they put into the bill that pushes the total nearer to a nice round one trillion smackeroo’s. And speaking of a trillion. Seems we’ve already pre-spent a few of...

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Leadership Vacum

October 8, 2008
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I watched with disdain last night as the B & J show soft shoed across the stage and tap danced around the issues for almost two hours. Whether it was Obama’s clinging to his B.S. about 95% of us getting a “tax cut” (he should read a dictionary definition of “cut” before calling it...

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