January 22nd, 2009

yellow_elephant

PSA: Bad Drugs Make YOU stoopid... do not do them

Paul Krugman piles on:
War and non-remembrance: As I’ve already pointed out,the prospect of a Keynesian stimulus is having a weird effect on conservative economists, as first-rate economists keep making truly boneheaded arguments against the effort. The latest entry: Robert Barro argues that the multiplier on government spending is low because real GDP during World War II rose by less than military spending.


Actually, I’ve already taken that one on. But just to say it again: there was a war on. Consumer goods were rationed; people were urged to restrain their spending to make resources available for the war effort. Oh, and the economy was at full employment — and then some. Rosie the Riveter, anyone?

I can’t quite imagine the mindset that leads someone to forget all this, and think that you can use World War II to estimate the multiplier that might prevail in an underemployed, rationing-free economy.

[ cf: Paul Krugman on Robert Barro ]
Hum....

There they go again, trying to limit the debate to merely the factual, actual, and the History that was lived in this Reality...

Oh hold it, not that one...

There they go again, dissing our valiant fighting forces who would be in a war equivolent to world war II, if the attack had been against one of our exterior colonial possessions, and had been followed up with an actual declaration of war, and a conversion of the economy to a war Footing with the massive sale of War Bonds to suck up any possible inflationary pressure....

Which we would have done, but that would have required a break with the already established Klintonesta Policies, not to mention the GreenSpanianisms that advocatd for a Homeland Security Investment Bubble to replace the frailty of relying on a Houseing Bubble after a Tech Bubble...

oh, not that one, since no one is buying the GreenSpanianIsm, and let uus be honest, if they had bought the whole WWII thing, without the WWII economics, uh, then there would never have been the dirth of boots on the ground, and there would have been a commitment to an Actual Marshal Plan for Iraq, et al, rather than more of the same old failed Disaster Capitalism....

So, uh....

BAD DRUGS!!! No Cookie!!!

Do NOT DO BAD DRUGS!!! Bad Drugs make Bad Economics...
yellow_elephant

Today's Learning Lesson...

I'd say that the new kind of recessions now number 3. More importantly so does Krugman and he notes that the last two were followed by the job less recovery and the job loss recovery. Using the alphabet, I'm afraid I'm going to have to predict a job lyss recovery.
[ cf: Types of Recessions ]
Remember Boys and NonPersons....

Spelling Counts.

Reaction Time is a factor in this test, so pay attention.

There is a turtle....
yellow_elephant

Remember The Bible...

Hey kids, it is OFFICIAL. The constitution, in the super sekret special section, says that the president is SUPPOSE to have the one True and ONLY Bible, and is not really the president, unless he swears on the True Christian Bible.... (cf Supreme Ruler ).


I read it on the internet, and would Drudge Lie to us?
yellow_elephant

Why does the Evil Liberal Media Like Torture!

In his post today, Glenzilla thoroughly parses the new Washington Post poll which indicates that solid majorities of the American people believe that torture should not be used in any circumstances, that terrorist suspects should be tried in regular courts and that there should be official investigations into the Bush era torture regime. It would seem that the beltway elite's characterization of people who hold such opinion as being "liberal score settlers" would both indicate that a majority of the country is liberal and that they actually believe that torture is wrong. Imagine that.
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But regardless of his intentions, it's clear that the media has decided that he's trying to have it both ways. I'm sure that's very reassuring to them --- they all love torture and indefinite detention (except for themselves and their friends, who "suffer enough" if they are simply publicly embarrassed.) But if Obama's intention is to send a clear signal that America is not going to torture and imprison people in violation of the law and the constitution, the media that's supposed to convey that view isn't getting the message.

Let's hope they are just being myopic and stupid as usual. If they aren't, or this "confusion" is allowed to stand, then it's likely that the foreign policy benefit of changing the policies are going to be compromised. I hear that the foreigners have the internet these days.

[ cf Beltway Grassroots ]
digby does an amusing job picking on folks, Including Christopher Hitchen, who seems to believer that the desire to torture folks, and to do the rendition and stuff like that was coming from the bottom up....

Yeah.... Tastey there Hitch.....

It could never be that there were just plain old fashion EVIL PEOPLE who were leading an unpleasant display of what happens when folks allow evil to be the national policy Decider....

So even if the evil Liberal Media does not get it, it is SOOOO nice to see that so many americans have decided tostop supporting torture, now that it is no longer the new Pink....
yellow_elephant

why you should not buy pirated software...

Internet security firm Intego said on Thursday that it has discovered a new Trojan horse in pirated copies of Apple's iWork '09 productivity software that could allow an attacker to take control of the infected computer.

The Trojan horse, OSX.Trojan.iServices.A, discovered circulating in copies of the software on BitTorrent trackers and other pirate sites, is rated serious, according to Intego's security alert.

[ cf Trojan found in pirated Apple iWork software ]
Hum....

You think they pirate you software for free????

HELLO!!! The happy days of the old Homeland Security Investor Bubble are over boys and non-perkin.
yellow_elephant

Why stoners should not play pro-war...

You didn't hear about it on the evening news or read about it on the front page of The New York Times, but just a few days ago, the Obama Administration announced a plan to completely decimate and destroy our Armed Forces!
( email: eagle@gopusamedia.com subject: Exposed: Obama's Military Plot to end 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell')
Would this be a bad time to remind the stoners about a guy named Donald Rumsfeld, and the hollowing out of the american armed forces???

Or would that lead to complications....

You know, facts, actual history....