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The Timing of the "Liquidity Crisis"

Franklin @ September 28, 2008 # 3 Comments

This “liquidity crisis” was patent back in September of 2007. We then discussed whether it was a real liquidity crisis or confidence crisis, but that was just an academic exercise. The point is that what happened last week and prompted the President’ “There is nothing to fear… Fear!!! Panic!!! Oh my god we all are […]

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Political Radar: McCain: Not Offended By Alleged Age-Baiting

Franklin @ May 9, 2008 # One Comment

The news is inconsequential: another entry to the endless entertainment of electoral politics. However, I just found it funny that the McCain campaign read Obama’s “losing his bearings” comment as a commentary about his age, and not his temper. I’ve only heard old people using the expression to denote senility, most young people use “lose […]

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US Economy: Fit, Fat or Bloated?

Franklin @ May 2, 2008 # 2 Comments

President Bush’s refusal to admit the US economy is in a recession is just proof of his delusional state of mind. If you dismissed his idea that people were going to be waiting for the US army with flowers in the streets of Baghdad as an honest mistake, and his handling of the Katrina crisis […]

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Bush Admits to Top-Down Torture

Franklin @ April 15, 2008 # No Comment Yet

Dear ACLU Supporter, On Friday night, in a national television interview, President Bush directly admitted what we have suspected all along: The White House was deeply and intimately involved in decisions about the CIA’s use of torture. For the first time, George W. Bush acknowledged that he knew his top national security advisers discussed and […]

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Looking for a Miracle

Franklin @ March 29, 2008 # 4 Comments

I was going to write a sardonic post about how Barack Obama is the Antichrist and why conservative Christians should vote for him to accelerate the second coming. The sad thing is that there are people out there who really think Mr. Obama is the Antichrist, so much of the punch of the post would […]

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The Myth of Republican Fiscal Conservatism

Franklin @ November 30, 2007 # 13 Comments

Seeing Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney fight over who is more of a fiscal conservative made me think that they are actually barking up the wrong tree. You see, although the Republican Party claims to be the party of “small government”, and many fiscal conservatives vote Republican for that reason, the record shows that the […]

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The Real Economy II

Franklin @ November 7, 2007 # 4 Comments

In the previous article (The Real Economy) I showed that the purchasing power of the Dow Jones, when it is compared against commodities instead of against "imaginary" dollars, has decreased by about 50% since they year 2000. In this article, I will play with the assumption that the US dollar is still backed up by […]

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From the American Dream to the American Nightmare

Franklin @ November 1, 2007 # No Comment Yet

From the American Dream to the American Nightmare How Government policy and public complacency are transforming America from an Owners society into a Renters society I should write a book about the subject, but I am lazy and busy. So I am going to write a review about the non-existing book “From the American Dream […]

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In Shift, Spitzer Is Expected to Back a Federal ID – New York Times

Franklin @ October 27, 2007 # 2 Comments

Pressure to limit the Bill of Rights’ provisions, push them into oblivion, or otherwise ignore them keeps mounting. It is not a matter of Democrats or Republicans, there are people on both parties that vehemently refuse attacks on our liberties, as there are those who either don’t care or expect to benefit themselves. I mentioned […]

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McElections 2008

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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