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Archive for September, 2008

SOB – I’m on the DO NOT CALL LIST!

I was trying to be polite but some telemarketer called me last night despite being on the national “Do Not Call List” and I lost my temper.

After hitting the splat/star or “*” four or five times, most computers will automatically take you off their list and never bother you again.  This is really important to do around election time since there’s some weasel clause in the Do Not Call List that lets political candidates whore you to death with every proposition known to man.

Anyway, after hitting * * * *, instead of the usual “We will take you off our list,” I got a real person who just wouldn’t take no for an answer an eventually had to tell him to stick it where the sun don’t shine.  Some people are real a55holes.  I’m on the DO NOT CALL LIST! Don’t call me MF.

I Feel Safer With Gold in My Pocket

Today I bought 2 oz of gold and I feel much safer with gold in my pocket.  It was a relief to get rid of the $1874 USD from my wallet and 4-1/2 oz eagles into my front pocket.

Somehow when carrying around that much cash, you get this strange feeling that someone is gonna conk you over the head  and steal your money.  But with the cash gone and gold in the front pocket, they take my empty wallet.

Holding gold in unsure times gives you some sense of safety.  This is especially true when the government is about to steal $700 billion from the citizens to payoff the bad investments the rich made.

Shit, with all the losses I took from the market last week, it will take 50 years to write off my loss since they limit your loss to $3000 per year.  Do you think I’ll get a break for all the bad investments that I’ve made. I’ll be dead and broke if that ever happens.

But the rich will make out like bandits and instead of cutting their right hand off for stealing, they’re going to cut our hand off leaving us to eat with the hand we wipe our butts with.

My only solace is that I’ve got some gold in my pocket, cause the US dollar is worthless.

The Rich Bankrupt US

Too much accumulated wealth for any single person or entity is bad for our country and world. This is especially true if the equity is unfairly distributed.

Today we are faced with another $700 billion bailout for the rich that will add to our deficit … and we know who’s going to pay for it … the peasants.

According to U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders:

While the middle class collapses, the richest people in this country have made out like bandits and have not had it so good since the 1920s. The top 0.1 percent now earn more money than the bottom 50 percent of Americans, and the top 1 percent own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. The wealthiest 400 people in our country saw their wealth increase by $670 billion while Bush has been president. In the midst of all of this, Bush lowered taxes on the very rich so that they are paying lower income tax rates than teachers, police officers or nurses.

Of course the government will not raise taxes to take on this enormous debt obligation. Of course we’ve just become a socialist state. Of course we cannot do anything about it.

Folks, we’re in serious financial bankruptcy, it’s time to pay the piper and I think it’s fair that the people who profited should be ones who pay. The hardworking tax payers should not burden this debt alone.

Price of Gold Jumps to $867 Per Ounce

Today, the price of gold per ounce jumped nearly $90 on fears of a collapsing economy.  Investors and ordinary citizens are rushing out and buying gold in droves.  I’m pretty sure that gold can easily reach several thousand dollars per ounce.

The nationalization of debt continues to put downward pressure on equities and a forthcoming collapse of the dollar.  No wonder that polls now show Obama leading McCain by +5 when only Monday the rolls were reversed with McCain leading Obama by +2.

McCain who throughout his career has been a strong advocate for deregulation that only brought us to the brink of bankruptcy.  Now he changes his life-long position after the stock market drop %10 in two days?  The economy is fundamentally strong he says.  What planet is this guy from?

Laws written during the Great Depression that were meant to protect us were broken and not enforced by the current Administration.  There’s a reason for deregulation: we’re greedy bastards.

So go out and get your gold while you can because if history repeats itself, I’m sure the government will steal it from you (I mean “nationalize it”.)

Gas Prices Skyrocket After Hurricane Ike Hits Gulf Coast

Gas prices have skyrocketed on the average nearly 20 cents per gallon since Hurricane Ike hit Galveston TX this weekend.

The Colonial Pipeline which supplies fuel to the South and East Coast was shutdown with two back-to-back hurricanes. According to a press on Sept. 10,

Colonial Pipeline is at full operating capabilities following power outages caused by Hurricane Gustav. The storm knocked out electricity at three central Louisiana stations on Sept. 1 and forced Colonial to operate at reduced rates for nearly a week.

It is unclear to what extent the major artery for supplying fuel was affected by Ike. Some areas in Alabama are seeing gasoline shortages and prices as high as $5.29 per gallon. The price hikes are localized to the South and East Coast while West Coast prices remain steady.

Hurricane Ike Rips Through Galveston, TX

Our prayers go out to all who affected by Hurricane Ike. Galveston Texas was hit hard as it took the full brunt of the center of the hurricane.

Hurricane proof windows are a good idea but many residents but low lying suburbs of Huston were flooded from the storm surge.

One-tonne marble monuments dedicated to the building of the storm wall after the 1903 Galveston hurricane were moved several feet from the powerful tidal surge.

Lipstick on a Pig

Apparently the Republicans think that Americans are so stupid that when Obama said “Lipstick on a Pig,” he was implying that Palin is a pig.

The fact is that the Republican neo-nazi party machine is so stupid that “Lipstick on a Pig” actually is slang for no matter what you dress up your same shit it’s still shit.

I think Obama was rather nice only calling her a pig if that was his intent.  I don’t think it was since he was referring to McSame’s policies which will continue to cause our cuntry to go deep and deeper in debt.

I call it as I see it, SSDD (same shit, different day) — Lipstick on a Pig.

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