I have heard a great deal of rumors that the USA left behind many missile silos in Subic Bay. There have been stories of workers going down elevators blindfolded to fix plumbing. This is certainly possible since the American servicemen did move a whole mountain in Subic and performed many other amazing feats – some […]
Growing up on the East coast of the USA I often heard how absolutely marvelous this destination was to visit. Unfortunately, when I grew up in the 70′s/80′s most of its 50′s luster was lost and people did not frequent it as much. I was able to find an old 1950′s photo that I wanted to […]
Dear Dad, You were a person I really wanted to know more about but you were not accustomed to sharing. Now that you have been dead for over 1 year I think about the time we could have shared together. Some people build bridges and others build walls. If only, you could have communicated […]
Emotional suppression is needed at certain times in our lives and the ability to skillfully manage it should be taught by schools and our parents. In controlling this mental function will we be de-humanizing ourselves or actually saving ourselves from disaster and irrational thought? But how can we de-sensitize ourselves from images or events that […]
Over a 10 year period (2002 vs 2012) USA quarterly GDP rose from 10.5 trillion to 15.5 trillion (seasonally adjusted figures) or appx 47%. During that same period the money supply MZM grew appx. 89%. When money supply grows faster than GDP inflation is usually a certainity. There are a few caveats to this theory but this […]
More than half of the TARP money was used to pay back the TARP loans and still it is difficult to get a loan. Wait a minute….when a government increases liquidity the banks are supposed to loan money (Finance 101) but that does not seem to be happening here. There is a monumental divergence going […]
This will bode well in the short run but what happens when you pull in the general population to support an ailing investment industry and faltering economy? What are the rules in determining if these masses are accredited? Just like the NINJA mortgage loans we may soon have unaccredited investors being passed on as […]
This is a topic that I want to bring up for general discussion. Yelling “fire” in a crowded theatre has been a valid reason to limit the protection granted under Freedom of Speech but what about newspapers, press syndicates, bloggers or news agents? These mediums can cause great havoc but do they have any due […]
Thai Restaurant in Fort Bonifacio called Silk. Vibrant colors, tasteful presentation and worth repeating. I have found a lack of Thai restaurants in the Philippines so I was pleased to stumble upon this one.
These issues are quite dear to me. For many reasons it will forever haunt me. Being a New Yorker, the destruction of the World Trade Center was like losing a beloved friend. Often I repeat a thought in my mind when I think about….I wonder what where the last words, the last […]
Here is a picture of an old pastime for Mom’s. The imagery of the 50′s mom all dolled up and acting as the perfect wife was great from a man’s perspective. It was not reality and many women lived hallow lives in that generation although it was picture perfect.
Fresh air, delightfully contrasting structures, historic spots, beautiful scenery and a notorious prison. From soup to nuts San Francisco satisfies your exploration needs and provides the tourist with a great time.
I stumbled upon this place in Camp John Hay. It seems these tombstones were created by some American servicemen in the Philippines a long time ago.
In the year 1991, I was pleased to be able to surf the web and even open an online account with PCFN, a stock investing and trading securities brokerage. The internet back then was not even 1/10th of what it is today. One thing that does disturb me until today……the time to complete any given […]
I find it quite amazing how something as simple and regular as paper can become so beautiful. Paper has been a means for details and documentation for me but to see a whole other side is truly brilliant and uplifting.
Favorite holiday of the year. It is when I can finally exhale from the hard work of the past 12 months. Looking forward to 2012.
These two stats are confusing….Net Interest Margin improved after the bottom in 2008 due to the removal of all non performing loans via TARP or other Federal programs. Then why has it fallen back down again? Something seems amiss. http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/NPTLTL http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/USNIM
I enjoyed this video overall. I just wonder how much of it was intentionally created to keep people calm. America, Keep Calm Carry On Spending, and leave your blinders on. How can the largest economy in the world so easily de-leverage (and in the process threaten its status as the reserve currency) without the markets […]
There is nothing more horrible than war.
MARCH 2013 Market is tough to call when the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK controls it. American’s talk proudly that they have a free and unregulated market while other countries markets’ are overly controlled by their upper classes and the government. What hypocrisy. USA Gov’t is manipulating the press and the markets and even the minds of […]
Velocity of M2 Money Stock (M2V) Interesting topic to review. This link (below) defines the situation but does not give a “what if” scenario. If it is taking more money to produce a positive GDP that does not bode well when QE stops printing and it has to stop eventually. http://www.economicsfanatic.com/2012/02/us-adjusted-monetary-base-surging-with.html
Swiss banks were really hurt by the American Government. Some of these banks were dead wrong in their practices but were they all deserving of American punishment? http://www.mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/frameset.php?pageid=http%3A//www.mi2g.com/cgi/mi2g/press/010212.php
Google just made me sick and I threw up… read below… http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2214115/Google-Warns-of-Upcoming-Exact-Match-Domain-Algorithm-Change Google was the destroyer of boundaries and a leveler of the business playing field. Did not take them too long to listen to big business and learn their game. Middle class there are no winners here for you as Google is just in […]