Iraq elections look like phoney, corrupt exercise

Preparations for elections in Iraq next month have been thrown into disarray by a row over a court ruling allowing hundreds of candidates to stand, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The candidates were banned because they are affiliated with Saddam Hussein's Baath party which ruled the country before the invasion in 2003. The … Continue reading Iraq elections look like phoney, corrupt exercise

An evil twerp – Ross Douthat wants to steal your Social Security and Medicare

"To this list, I would add tax reform and entitlement reform. The former should broaden the tax base while cutting taxes on work, child rearing and investment. The latter should means-test both Social Security and Medicare, reducing both programs’ spending on well-off retirees rather than questing fruitlessly for their privatization." That's the word from 30-year-old … Continue reading An evil twerp – Ross Douthat wants to steal your Social Security and Medicare

White House and New Democrat Coalition – cut Medicare to subsidize world’s worst health plan

The new insanity is that instead of passing healthcare for all at no cost - the world standard - nitwits in Congress and the White House have decided to rape Medicare. One of the targets is home health care. The cuts are major and since the people involved are housebound, there is no danger of … Continue reading White House and New Democrat Coalition – cut Medicare to subsidize world’s worst health plan

Outsourcing MBAs – a new and wonderful trend

With more than 27,000 employees around the world, State Street Corp. will absorb 100 employees from Morgan Stanley Investment Management as part of a deal announced today to provide servicing for investments worth about $300 billion. State Street, which specializes in providing financial services to institutional investors, will handle trade settlement, portfolio administration, and reporting … Continue reading Outsourcing MBAs – a new and wonderful trend

NY Times Wong says I’m right

More on swine flu battle in China. This is from NY Times: By EDWARD WONG Published: November 11, 2009 CHANGGANG, China — Few farmers in this southern village gave much thought to the epidemic that had begun spreading rapidly in the United States early this summer until the authorities sealed its 100 residents off from … Continue reading NY Times Wong says I’m right

U.S. = 4,000 swine flu deaths; China = 53

The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been playing games with the press by changing the way it has reported Swine Flu deaths and hospitalizations. The impression given was that swine flu is nowhere near as dangerous as other countries believe - nations that used quarantines, for example. The original reporting of swine … Continue reading U.S. = 4,000 swine flu deaths; China = 53

Fed Chairman Blames Banks For Continued High Unemployment

The investment cash is going to China, India, South Korea and Vietnam, where factories are being built by American companies to make products to export to the U.S. and elsewhere. Those countries rebate the local Value Added Tax (around 20%) to exporters because most every country has their own VAT on products coming into their … Continue reading Fed Chairman Blames Banks For Continued High Unemployment