By the way, total bombshell Latina woman, then a bonus lovely young Black woman. Who has it better than me?
The Scorpion And The Frog - The Ongoing Saga Of Wall Street
The Scorpion And The Frog - The Ongoing Saga Of Wall Street
I'm certain that you've all heard this story...but do you really know it?
A scorpion and a frog meet on the bank of a stream and the scorpion asks the frog to carry him across on its back because the scorpion cannot swim. The frog asks, "How do I know you won't sting me?" The scorpion says, "Because if I do, I will die too."
The frog is satisfied, and they set out, but in midstream, the scorpion stings the frog. The frog feels the onset of paralysis and starts to sink, knowing they both will drown, but has just enough time to gasp "Why?"
The scorpion replies: "It's my nature..."
So...to correlate this with the title of this posting: we all know that Wall Street is private with their successes, but public with their losses; in other words, when they win, THEY WIN, but when they lose, WE ALL LOSE.
Why have we put up with this for so long?
They are caught, and time and time again, they insist that they can police themselves, and so, laws that would absolutely prohibit the stealing of our monies are never passed, and time and time again, the bastards STEAL FROM US YET AGAIN.
How many frogs must die before we clamp down on that scorpion?
This Popular Weed Killer Wreaks Havoc on Animals and Is Probably Hurting Us, Too
Permanently changing a species: What could go wrong?
An Idea To Pay Off The National Debt - Tax Financial Transactions One PercentIndigo - Upper West SideGot a chance to do some fun shopping at Fairway this weekend. After polishing off our repast, I tinkered with a couple of PCs in my humble abode.
Yes...I did say couple. I have one hunk of junk that works best with a Linux installation...but I think it finallly bit the big one. At any rate, I have a very low-tech PC that I use to listen to tunes.
And, so it was on Sunday morning, that I came to select a two-hour show from INN World Report's Rule Of Law Radio - Free Speech Radio at Its Best:
Posted in 2011 INN World Report on 05/06/2011 12:00 am by innworldreportradioRebroadcast of 04-07-11.Enjoy the show...especially hour #2 - Webster Griffin Tarpley has some very powerful insights to pass along...but what I wish to bring to your attention is something the host, Tom Kiley, brought up in both hours of the show.
Hour 1 guest Ernie Chambers former Nebraska State Senator.
Hour 2 guest Webster Tarpley (http://tarpley.net).
He noted that while you and I are mandated to paying 8.75% tax on transactions, Wall Street isn't so mandated.
He stated that in just one year, Wall Street made financial transactions in the amount of 3.7 QUADRILLION DOLLARS.
Let's spell that out, shall we?
That number is, once again, $3,700,000,000,000,000,000.00 - an impressive sum, wouldn't you say?
So...what if we were to tax that at, say...1%?
I believe the amount accrued would more than pay off the national debt, plus over-fund every ailing program in America, and possibly cover foreign expenditures.
So...remind me as to why Wall Street was bailed out again?
Don't Waste Your Beautiful Minds On Garbageposted by Vincent NunesLast Thursday, I was saddened to discover that Abe George was no longer running for the office of Brooklyn District Attorney. I heard the news just as it was being announced over the airwaves that evening. That sadness, however, was mitigated by the idea that now we are going to bear witness to quite the event: Hynes vs. Thompson, with Abe George in Thompson's corner.
Oh, bubbie...do you really want all of the headache that's sure to come with this? Brooklyn D.A. was such a waste of everyone's time - I wrote that I was going to review the last three episodes, but you know what? I decided not to waste my beautiful mind on that hot garbage.
Jabbar Collins' lawsuit should have you making Yoo-Hoo in your Depends right now, if you aren't doing so naturally.
The writer, Shmarya Rosenberg of FailedMessiah.com, begins the piece thus:
"[Michael]. Vecchione is a proud and confident fellow. As recently as 2006, he declared in a court affidavit that “I and I alone determined the course of our investigation.” He insisted, “I still have a clear recollection of it.” Under questioning by Mr. Collins’s lawyer last month, Mr. Vecchione suffered rapid memory loss. Asked why his signature appeared to be forged on key documents, and asked about all manner of irregularities, Mr. Vecchione took rhetorical refuge in a forest of iterations of “I don’t recall.” He says these words over 300 times.…"And need I mention the Sam Kellner lawsuit?
I'd put my favorite Ben Stern quote here, but that would just be mean.
In other news...Mike's soda ban went into the gutter, as you all well know - Bloomberg's ban on big sodas is unconstitutional: appeals court I'm not gloating.
I will, however, take issue with this quote: "Bloomberg also said that more than 2,000 New Yorkers had died from diabetes since March 12, when the law was struck down just one day before it was to take effect."
Oh, sure...and if we had just obeyed your utterly bankrupt edict, we could have saved those 2,000 wayward souls, right?
Your soda size ban would have rid them of their disease!
"You are all HEALED, by the power of my soda size ban! Aren't you all glad I had a hundred million bucks to blow on a re-election that I shouldn't have had in the first place? I barely beat a sleepwalking Bill Thompson by four percentage points! Imagine if I had some competition - I might have had to send even more of those mailings to your domiciles!"
The homeless could have erected shelters out of that wasted card paper.
I wrote a piece regarding the fluorescent lamps that were to be mandated by law to replace our incadescent bulbs that described the hazards that these bulbs posed to you and I.
One of the 'incentives" to using said bulbs was that we were supposed to enjoy a hugely extended lifetime.
I'm here to tell you that this claim is UTTER BUPKIS.
I found the following information on a complaint forum:
Name of Product: Mini-Spiral 13 WManufacturer: Fujian Joinluck Electronic Enterprise Co. LtdDate of Manufacture: January, 2002 through April, 2003. The date code is BHWWYY or BHWWY where WW signifies the number of the week that the product was produced and YY or Y signifies the year in which the product was manufactured. Therefore, date code BH0702 signifies that the lamp was manufactured in the 7th week of 2002, or BH342 signifies that the lamp was manufactured in the 34th week of 2002.Hazard: The lamps were manufactured with parts that UL did not investigate. These parts can fail and melt a hole in the enclosure, posing a fire hazard and exposing the user to hazardous voltage. These lamps are not authorized to bear the UL Mark.Identification: On the product: The units are marked “Globe Mini-Spiral, 13 W, 120V, 60Hz, 225mA". The products also bear an unauthorized UL Mark with the UL file number “E197131"In the past, when I was living in my bachelor pad, I had one of these bad boys FLAME OUT and drop onto my carpet not four feet from my head.
The model in question was installed and lasted for less than one bloody month.
Explain that, please.
Think about this, also...these bulbs aren't just supposed to be thrown into the trash, like our light bulbs of old. They contain mercury, and present further dangers to you and I.
I'm going to ask someone in the know as to just how exactly this bulb should be discarded.
I'll post that information once it's been received.
You know...it's absolutely a possibility that we would, in November, have welcomed Anthony Weiner in as Mayor of New York City, if he hadn't...you know...shown everyone his.
Understand this, Anthony - you can stick it out (my God - I just made a funny without even trying at ALL!) if you wish, and you may well actually win; but the first casualties will be the joke writers for EVERY LATE NIGHT SHOW IN EXISTENCE.
New York will be the butt (come on!) of jokes all over the world for FOUR SOLID YEARS.
Maybe you should stay home and enjoy your family. Why don't you give Huma a big hug for being a trooper?
Tell her the big guy says she deserves it.
General Mills Partners with Organic Valley to Help Conventional Dairy Farms Transition to Certified Organic
Here, I will discuss this very topic, in light of the very thing the article mentions having had happened, only with a different name, and a different formulation.
Et Tu, Metro?I hope that what I am about to reveal to you is not standard policy at Metro.
Metro is one of the free daily newspapers offered to New Yorkers. The publication is also offered in Boston and Philadelphia. I prefer their publication because they actually made the effort to place staples in the spine to bind the pages. As a free daily, you'll find copies of it adorning subway platforms and seats...but at least, they're in one piece.
So...let's get to the meat of my latest piece. My last two postings have concerned the nature of high fructose corn syrup, or HFCS, in our soft drinks. I have done my own independent research into the properties of HFCS, and found them not to my liking.
I was very happy to see my position vindicated by today's Metro; first, in the polling: "Yesterday, we asked: is high fructose corn syrup an ingredient you avoid when buying food and drinks?"; 65% indicated that they do indeed avoid HFCS; 35% indicated they did not. The second instance was found in today's letters to Metro:
"RE: Corn Syrup: A Syrup By Any Other Name?: Corn Syrup is sugar the same way that anthrax is organic. Aside from the obesity issue, there are a host of impurities in the corn syrup refining process that are not present in cane sugar. Similar to GMO producers who don't want their products labeled, the Corn Refiners Association is deliberately attempting to mislead a poorly informed public." - Kevin Kolack, Ph.D, Woodside"High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) is not the same as sugar (sucrose). Most HFCS is 55 percent fructose and about 43 percent glucose, meaning it has about 25 percent excess fructose over glucose. Fructose increases serum triglycerides, increasing risk of heart disease and contributing to obesity. It is also the most chemically reactive of common sugars and forms formaldehyde, a carcinogen and promoter of asthma, among other adverse health effects. Changing the name is like putting a sugar coating on a toxic slurry." - Prof. Glen Lawrence, YorkvilleThank you, gentlemen. It's nice to have independent verification of one's studies.
However, I wish to present to you something you have not seen on Metro's online article: my initial comment.
If you go to the page, you will not see any instance of my having posted said comment.
Metro...please say it isn't so.
Update @5:59 PM [Don't have the image properly uploaded as of yet...here's your chance to beat me to the punch, Metro - restore my faith in your publication.]
Update @9:50 PM [Never mind - please find the file attached below.]
Update @10:28 PM [Whoa! Something strange has occurred. Go to the Metro URL for yesterday's story - http://www.metro.us/newyork/national/article/635291--corn-sugar-a-syrup-by-any-other-name#commentbox - something seems to have posted.]
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Imitation. The best compliment a writer can get
HFCS By Any Other Name Is Still The Same
Now there is a version of HFCS that contains 90% fructose, and so, it is going by the name fructose. There has to be something that can be done in that regard; this is utterly false advertising.
I'm going to listen to Dr. Ted Broer on the Hagmann and Hagmann Report - more tomorrow.