Tuesday's middle finger
Billy Joel isn't endorsing anyone, but his lyrics spoke volumes
to one attendee at a recent press club conference. After playing some music, all Joel had to say was: "I'm not going to get up on a soapbox here. I am a piano player."
I'm a piano player, too, and I'm thinking of getting off the soapbox entirely and going back to just doing what I love. There are a few interesting opportunities opening up that I'm not going to talk about today. I think I've waited long enough.
Mark Cuban - who's life story resembles mine
(except that he cashed out in July, 1999, and I crapped out in March, 2000) has made a lot of sound suggestions regarding managing your future lately
. In particular he's advocating doing something about credit cards
, something I talked about a month or two back. My method, however, wouldn't stimulate the economy so much as take a lot of bad money out of circulation
- and drastically reduce or eliminate:
Hey, Mark! Go, Phillies!Lew Rockwell
- credit card payments
- ursurious interest rates
- the profession of debt creation and collection
- foolish spending and spenders
is advocating not voting this year
? Why should I give up my chance to give the establishment the finger?
A zillion intellectual "conservatives" are coming out for Obama, instead of slinking off and forming their own party. I'm sure
their tepid and late support, will be rewarded by the die-hard Dems soon to be in power.
According the news reports, banking failures and higher interest rates have left Iceland a ghost town
. I have yet to hear from an actual person living there...
Every time I get frustrated at my job and entrepreneurial opportunities I remember that there are far weirder things I could be doing
Billy Joel closes out his concerts screaming "Don't take any shit from anybody" - to a huge audience reaction - and his is the kind of music I like to hear. The brilliant Nylon Curtain
always brings me down, and an Innocent Man
always cheers me up.
The National debt has increased 530B dollars in a month. It's now at:
Now, unlike some, I'm not one to extrapolate trends from the most alarming data points, but this trend, if continued, would basically beat Moores law - another doubling of debt in less than 18 months. It took BushCo 7 years to double the debt the first time.
And for all that, the first bucketloads of fresh Federal Reserve cash aren't going out to banks until next week. Jeeze, how hard is it to print and ship electrons? Or are they spending their creative hours developing 10,000 dollar notes
I doubt that... why is it, when ATM machines first came out, back in the early 80s, service was free, the withdrawal limit was $300 dollars? 25 years has gone by, and all you can typically withdraw is $500, with service fees ranging from $2 to $7.50 (what I pay for an international transfer of $500) I've known a lot of people, desperate for the dregs of their savings accounts, willing to pay that fee for their last $20....