October 2nd, 2008

yellow_elephant

Strong Dollar Policy....

Hey kids, would this be a bad time to talk about how the dollar is now selling for less than 1.4 Euro????

Could it be that cleaning up the crap in the housing bubble fiasco is a way to strengthen the dollar????

What ever would americans do, if we stopped the serial bubbling of assets???

Ah yes, you know, go back to a nation based upon the actual wealth created the old fashion way by creating the goods, services, and products, that really sell....

And not merely putting organic fertilizer in big bags and calling them asset backed financialized feature richness goodie thingie poohs...

Wouldn't that be worth sending the troops overseas to kill other people for? You know, to secure the resources which we can not acquire by way of free markets and free trade.....
yellow_elephant

Proof Positive that Global Warming is Liberal Propoganda!!

Stocks tumbled Thursday as frozen credit markets and weak economic reports amplified jitters ahead of the House vote on the $700 billion bank rescue plan.

Credit markets remained tight, with two closely watched measures of bank lending jitters at record highs. Treasury prices jumped, lowering the corresponding yields, as investors sought less risky places to put their money.

Weekly jobless claims soared to a 7-year high, alarming investors ahead of Friday's big monthly report. And factory orders slumped to a 2-year low.

[ cf Bailout fears sink stocks (emphasis added)]
You see, clearly there can be no worry about global warming while the credit market is frozen....

Progress Is Progressive!!!

{ no wonder Pippy Long Stockings was some sort of Communist Stooge of the Progressive movement.... }

And now back to your regularly scheduled post-surrealism....
yellow_elephant

Should America Support Criminalizing Crime????

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has admitted for the first time that she led high-level discussions beginning in 2002 with other senior Bush administration officials about subjecting suspected al-Qaeda terrorists detained at military prisons to the harsh interrogation technique known as waterboarding, according to documents released late Wednesday by Carl Levin, the Democratic chairman of the Senate Armed Service Committee.

Responding in writing to questions by Levin, who will convene a hearing today on the administration’s interrogation program, John B. Bellinger, Rice’s legal adviser at the State Department, said they recalled participating in meetings with Ashcroft and then-Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in July 2002 about an Army and Air Force survival training program called Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) meant to prepare U.S. soldiers for abuse they might suffer if captured by an outlaw regime.

[ cf Rice Admits She Led High-Level White House Talks About Torture ]
Ah yes....

Do folks not understand that SERE was not about how to get actual actionable information out of information containers??? It was about training the folks how to deal with persons who may not respect the rule of law....

Oh well....

Who knows, some day, americans may want to be able to have a moral standard that will mandate that law be legal.

Hey kids, what if america were both in an election cycle, and in a time of "war like related activities programmes, and funding bills".... do you think americans should be allowed to go ahead and discuss if americans would want to support war crimes more or less....