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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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You Are Not Going to Be Rich

Franklin @ March 7, 2008 # 15 Comments

I am kind of fed up with the “we want you to be rich” stuff that’s going around (yes, I am talking about the barrage of programs and books from The Secret to the latest Trump publishing endeavor). I think that that is the kind of propaganda that keeps illusions alive, and while we live […]

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Facts Over Fear

Franklin @ February 15, 2008 # One Comment

Members of Congress are hearing you… “The President does not operate outside the law.” — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on the FISA stand-off. “The President’s comments are wrong, divisive and nothing more than fear-mongering.” — House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer in a statement about FISA “We are a strong nation. We cannot allow ourselves to […]

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The House must not fail freedom

Franklin @ February 15, 2008 # One Comment

Demand your representative uphold the Constitution and the rule of law. Email your representatives now. Dear Friend, Once again, the Senate is getting ready to fail freedom. They’re close to passing a dangerous and unconstitutional FISA bill that allows warrantless government eavesdropping on American citizens and grants immunity to giant phone companies. All eyes now […]

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Why Current Inflation Hurts So Much?

Franklin @ February 14, 2008 # 7 Comments

The other day I wrote at www.tradingurus.com that the current inflation rate is historically low. That article was geared towards investors, and pointed out that the current administration has a lot more room to give money away to avert the current financial crisis. By the way, the idea behind www.tradingurus.com is that since American workers […]

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The Case for Gold as the Next Bubble Instrument (and How to Play it Safe)

Franklin @ January 11, 2008 # 10 Comments

I wrote before that gold is a a poor inflation hedge. The myth has its origins in a big run up in the 80s that had as much to do with wild speculators cornering the precious metals markets as with a knee-jerk reaction to two continuous years of double digit inflation rates. With gold hitting […]

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Housing Market Bottom?

Franklin @ December 28, 2007 # 2 Comments

The amount of negative publicity If you are a buyer and you have access to feed news to the media, you want them to picture a bleaker picture than it is. From this point of view alone, this looks a lot like stock market bottoms, when you ONLY read negative information. Although the market is […]

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An Interesting Source of Information

Franklin @ December 20, 2007 # No Comment Yet

Today I want to share a very interesting website: Wikileaks. Their goal is to develop … an uncensorable Wikipedia for untraceable mass document leaking and analysis. Our primary interest is in exposing oppressive regimes in Asia, the former Soviet bloc, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, but we also expect to be of assistance to […]

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Black Swans, Bell Curves and Stagflation

Franklin @ December 19, 2007 # 2 Comments

This is not the promised article about the stupidity of black swans. This is an article about how we tend to focus our attention on the odd, rather than the mundane. I guess some talking head mentioned stagflation, because the previous article on the subject received unusual attention. People are hitting the site searching for […]

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