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Franklin @ October 23, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Can you relate to this feeling? You have had a long day, you are hungry, and the only place on your way is a McDonald’s restaurant. So you go there and you are presented with this large 20 item menu which seems to provide a large variety of choices. And yet, alas, when you deconstruct […]

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The Doors In the Walls (Beware of Illegal Immigrants…)

Franklin @ October 15, 2007 # 2 Comments

“I’ve spoken of the shining city all my political life, but I don’t know if I ever quite communicated what I saw when I said it. But in my mind it was a tall, proud city built on rocks stronger than oceans, windswept, God-blessed and teeming with people of all kinds living in harmony and […]

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Official Reports Confirm Economy Worse Than in 2000

Franklin @ October 11, 2007 # One Comment

The Dow Jones’ new high is a numeric illusion The Personal Savings Rate is at the same level it was during the last recession Economic growth (GDP) is lower than inflation growth (i.e., the economy is not growing) Even after adjusting for inflation, cost of living is 17% higher than it was in 2000 The […]

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Banks Drive to Grab Land

Franklin @ October 8, 2007 # 2 Comments

When writing articles about foreclosure, the mantra seems to be “the banks want your money“, they are willing to negotiate and help you keep your home. The pesky reality, however, is pointing in another direction. According to a recent AP article, US July Foreclosures Rates were Up 93% from a year ago. So, if the […]

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President Bush, support our troops!

Franklin @ October 5, 2007 # 2 Comments

As a Commander in Chief, G.W. Bush managed to combine, all in one, the shortsightedness of Harry S. Truman with the incompetence of Lyndon B. Johnson and the dishonesty of Richard M. Nixon. When the First General of the Nation has no clear compass, moral or military, he needs to resort to political tactics to […]

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In Bush We Trust

Franklin @ October 3, 2007 # 4 Comments

I’ve had it! Today, with the excuse of President Bush vetoing a measure to help insure the health of children, the blogsphere became a Bush-bashing festival. Guys! People! Stop this! I don’t buy the arguments that Bush is uncompassionate, insensitive or even evil. What kind of serious political argument is that? Those who compare what […]

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Expect increased volatility

Franklin @ October 1, 2007 # 7 Comments

On August 20th, when the concern on the media was the liquidity crisis and the falling market I wrote to a good friend of mine “The move on the DIA since the bottom of 2002 looks parabolic. If we break the previous high we will be “on the other side of the curve” when things […]

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The US should leave Iraq and call in UN peacekeeping operations

Franklin @ September 28, 2007 # 2 Comments

When I wrote a few minutes ago about the conditions for runaway inflation being created by the current administration, I must admit, it was with some fatalistic perspective (hence the medieval sounding title of the article). I assumed the war in Iraq will keep going, and that the next administration will not be able to […]

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Let the party begin. We will be dead tomorrow

Franklin @ September 28, 2007 # 3 Comments

The current administration is creating the conditions for runaway inflation in the near future in order to support the war efforts

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Another guy with a conspiracy theory

Franklin @ September 26, 2007 # No Comment Yet

He said: “This conjunction of an immense military establishment and a large arms industry is new in the American experience. The total influence – economic, political, even spiritual – is felt in every city, every Statehouse, every office of the Federal government. We recognize the imperative need for this development. Yet we must not fail […]

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