It’s been another week of great mysteries—which included why would ANYONE tell Joe Biden that he has the best looking facial skin in the world on National TV?….Let’s get started:
Nobody Knows: Today Obama took a big victory speech at the White House, which was more than annoying, it was silly. According to him, Obamacare signed up 7 million people …and he laughed with his big silly grin when he proclaimed there WERE no death panels!
(What? Do you think he’s stupid? Technically, he’s right. You will die when you are refused care, it’s already written into the law.)
This is, of course all baloney, because Obama lied about Benghazi, he lied about everyone keeping their doctor, he lied about Fast and Furious, he lied about Buddy Love, and Reverend Wright and…when doesn’t he lie?
When he’s sleeping.
It’s being said that Obama has spiked the football once again by fudging the numbers, because Obamacare is all about force. The biggest lie is that those people are going to get “affordable” health care.
The moon will disappear from the sky before THAT happens.
Nobody Knows what caused the earthquakes in California and Yellowstone last week, but some are suggesting the Kim Jung Un was detonating nuclear bombs under the ocean for fun because North Korea had one too, so maybe that fault line is getting a bit of a push from Kim Jung. (Update: Another one–8.2 off of Chile)
“North Korea fired 500 rounds of artillery shells over more than three hours, about 100 of which fell south of the sea boundary, South Korean Defense Ministry spokesman Kim Min-seok said. South Korea responded by firing 300 shells into North Korean waters.”
Since Obama has made sure that we can fight only one war at a time, if Kim Jung tries to invade South Korea, at the same time that Putin is invading Europe, what ‘war’ will Obama decide to fight?
(HINT: The war on the 18th hole. )
Nobody Knows, but we DO know that both Obama and John Kerry will declare that “This is just not how any state should act in the 21st century.” assuring the world that they—can look important saying absolutely ridiculous things. .
And speaking of Putin…
Nobody Knows why we have stopped talking about Putin? Which country will Putin go for next? According to a guy who used to work for him, he has a BIG list:
“Parts of Georgia, Ukraine, Belarus, the Baltic States and Finland are states where Putin claims to have ownership. “It is not on Putin’s agenda today or tomorrow,” Illarionov said. “But if Putin is not stopped, the issue will be brought sooner or later. Putin has said several times that the Bolsheviks and Communists made big mistakes. “
And speaking of taking back half the country….
Nobody Knows if Obama learned to spike the football from the big bankers on Wall Street. It was reported on 60 minutes this week that SOMEBODY spent $350 million on a super cable network on Wall Street–basically rigging the stock market for a few select people. These computers were just a few milliseconds faster, but it was enough to rip billions of dollar off of investors: (see video) by Michael Lewis.
Michael Lewis is not talking about the stock market that you see on television every day. That ceased to be the center of U.S. financial activity years ago, and exists today mostly as a photo-op. This is the stock market that Lewis is talking about; the one where most of the trades take place now, inside hundreds of thousands of these black boxes located at more than 60 public and private exchanges, where billions of dollars in stock change hands every day with little or no public documentation. The trades are being made by thousands of robot computers, programmed to buy and sell every stock on the market at speeds 100 times faster than you can blink an eye. A system so complex, it’s all but invisible.
Michael Lewis: “The insiders are able to move faster than you. They’re able to see your order and play it against other orders in ways that you don’t understand. They’re able to front run your order. From Brad Katsuyama’s point of view, when he heard they were willing to spend that kind of money for milliseconds it told him the sums involved were vast. That was one of the first questions he said he had. He says, “All right, I’m getting ripped off. Everybody’s getting ripped off. But what does it add up to?” And I think when he heard the story of Spread Networks, he realized this is tens of billions of dollars we’re talking about.
Add to that:
And last but not least…Nobody Knows whose bright idea it was to put a $400,000 glass camel (courtesy of the American taxpayers) in front of the Pakistan American embassy.
Shall we take bets?
If anyone has any answers to these questions, or any other great mysteries of the universe, like what moisturizer Joe Biden uses—-please email Rachel Ray.
There ARE good investigative reporters out there, and here we find that when Obama was ranting and raving about Wall Street, he was getting a lot of money out of them.
If you go by this video, it’s true that it’s the Feds and the Banks have way too much say in controlling Presidents, Congress, and the world.
I won’t say enjoy it, because I didn’t. But it is something you might want to watch.
This video was posted on the 15th of January, 2011. Peter predicted EXACTLY why, my bacon costs $9.00 a slab now, and he was right in every prediction. He nails it. (Unfortunately for us.)
He also explains in plain English what has happened, and will happen again.
Peter Schiff gets my Nobody’ Fool Award for the week, because I’m tired of going to Nostradamus.
Congratulations Peter! Keep up the good work.
I would not be doing my parent’s memory any favors if I did not remember the day in history that Pearl Harbor was attacked. My father ran off at fifteen to join up to go fight the ‘Japs’, as did his father and his brother (who was killed in the Pacific) and my mother’s first husband was wounded and so he divorced her (his idea) and then she met my father while he was on leave on a boat on the Mississippi…in his sailor’s suite..and that’s why I’m here. My father’s rubbery legs were just too hard to resist.
Anyway, I couldn’t resist finding out what else had happened on the infamous day, so here’s a few of the events that interested me, with some really nebulous Nobody thoughts:
43 BC – Marcus Tullius Cicero (b. 106 BC), Roman orator and politician assassinated.
(We honored him with a salad dressing, and a city in IL, which contains a big prison. .)
1787 – Delaware becomes 1st state to ratify constitution
(And now, one of the first to ratify gay marriage)
1808 – James Madison elected 4th US President and George Clinton Vice-President
(Any relation to Bill? And if so..what happened to the gene pool?)
1868 – Jesse James gang robs bank in Gallatin Missouri, kills 1
(Who was shot by Jesse just for fun, but to this day it’s denied)
1877 – Thomas A Edison demonstrates the gramophone
(OMG–imagine…no recording of ANYTHING? I simply can’t. Because of Tom Edison, we got to see video pictures of Pearl Harbor being bombed.)
1937 – Red Sox acquire the contract of 19-year-old Ted Williams
(Who now lies frozen without his head. Or his head lies frozen wo his body..which is it?)
1934 – Wiley Post discovers jet stream
(COME ON…I think they knew about that LONG before Wiley.)
1941 – Japanese attack Pearl Harbor (a date that will live in infamy)
(Even if we wanted to forget it, the Japanese would never let us.)
1945 – Microwave oven patented
(Mr. Tortino will forever be grateful)
62 – Great Britain performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site
(Uh..WHY did we let the Brits test THEIR bombs on OUR soil? Didn’t we win the war? Couldn’t they have tested in on one of their many empires? What? )
1968 – M Dodd returns a library books his Great grandfather took out in 1923.
(It was probably a book about Cicero. I wouldn’t have returned it either)
1973 – Wings release “Band on the Run”
(Nobody could figure out why Paul McCartney was running…unless it was from drug charges. He should move to Colorado with his new wife, and do a new version of Rocky Mountain High…Colorado…)
1987 – Palestinian uprising against Israel in West Bank
(For those of you who do not read history…newsflash…this will never stop. )
1988 – Mikhail Gorbachev cheered by Wall St crowds upon arrival in NYC
LOL! A communist cheered by Wall Street! Proof that Wall Street LOVES a good communists because a free market President would have never bailed them out!
1990 – Ted Turner & Jane Fonda announce their engagement
(And they lived happily ever after until he found a woman with bigger boobs.)
And so, today, something might happen.
Let’s just hope it not a repeat of Pearl Harbor.
To all the vets from all the wars
We love you all.
“It has been demonstrated again and again, from Imperial Rome to Weimar Germany, that epidemic greed is a symptom not of reveling in present triumphs but of a fear that the game is winding down.”–Laurence Shames(1951) “Wall Street Greed is Fueled by Fear” 15 June 1989
Last Friday night it was a night of, “Let’s get away from the Television shall we?” for the family. We have been playing Monopoly on the Holidays gatherings and I always lose. I was becoming the laughing stock of the family. So…Friday night, I was determined to win. To war. To kill. I was going to be ruthless, something that is completely against my character as a human being. I watched the other player’s strategies, took the best from each player, and went for the throat.
And I was..ruthless. Not only was I the only player who had any buildings on their properties, I had all the money. ALL the $500 dollars were stacked high in my slots, after I had emptied out the bank with all my winnings. I had all the railroads, all the utilities, just the right properties, and every time any player landed on my property, it cost them over $1,000. I had hotels on every piece I owned.
As I watched the faces of my family, members that I have watched time and again…winning, I could see the surprise, the depression, the hopelessness drain from their faces. It wasn’t just a game anymore. I was winning. I was ecstatic, I wanted it all. I wanted to “do it again.”
And winning is the best feeling in the world. Why had I always never tried to win? Was it because I didn’t want to hurt others feelings? That was part of it. Somehow the Christian upbringing came into it. I didn’t like to make people feel bad. I wanted them to like me.
But, I did notice, that unlike when I was a kid, now, I really didn’t care that the other players felt bad … After all…it’s a game. I told myself.
Exactly. It’s the game. And I thought…is this how it feels to grab the millions on Wall Street?
So, where did this game that everyone has played all over the world come from?
History reports that Charles B. Darrow of Germantown, Pennsylvania, showed the game to the executives of Parker Brothers, during the depression of 1934. It was very similar to one patented in 1904 by Lizzie J. Maggie, a Quaker woman from Virginia. The game was called, The Landlord’s Game, and was based on the philosophy that the renting of land and real estate produced an unearned increase in land values that profited a few individuals (landlords) rather than the majority of the people (tenants). It was intended to illustrate the negative aspects of concentrating land in private monopolies.
Former Wall Streeter Derk Solko explains, “Monopoly has you grinding your opponents into dust. It’s a very negative experience. It’s all about cackling when your opponent lands on your space and you get to take all their money.”
And isn’t that what the world has witness these last few years? The bankers (with the help of our politicians) went wild, lost trillions, and the whole world collapsed. They did not go to jail, and they passed GO so many times they had to close hundreds of banks just to keep up.
Or was this a planned collapsed?
The problem is, the rich will never give it back. He’s sitting on Boardwalk with three hotels. It will be the other players on the board that will be placing the money in the pot.
Because of this tremendous greed that we have witnessed…there is a big push to get rid of capitalism, but it’s not capitalism that is bad, it’s the monopolies formed by governments with their hands in the pockets of multinational companies, some of whom have more money than most countries, that kicks us all off the board.
Nobody Thinks that there is definelty a well planned global monopoly strategy.
The rest of us want the monopolies of global multinational companies to be broken up and allow more competition, and have us all get a piece of the pie that way. But that’s not part of the plan. Like in Monopoly, once you hold the most property, you almost always win.
Nobody Thinks that the sheer joy of winning and smashing your competition must be addicting. Heck, if I can get so ‘high’ off a simple game of Monoploy, what kind of “high” do people like George Soros get? Like synapses in your brain being formed to desire cocaine, the same desire to devour your competition to a pulp without caring a hoot about how many lives it destroys, might have started with that feeling that you got as a child winning Monopoly.
I’m not so sure it was a good thing that I never took the game seriously. If Monopoly was invented to teach children about the horrible effects of what can happen when one person has all the control to take all your money, it didn’t really do a very good job. Instead we got a lot of people addicted to winning at all costs, and then smashing everything else around them.
In the United States, men running monopolies have broken the bank of America….just like I did, and I can bet you, every man guilty of that, Corzine, Bernanke, the Goldman Sacks, Barney Franks…—they all feel like they just won a game of Monopoly. Hoo-rah. It’s not about caring about the world, it’s about winning the game.
And the game is still on: Mobopoly. Pick your pieces, hold onto your money… and roll.
Most everyone will agree… our education system is…abysmal. While there are many public schools, in areas where the lawyers, doctors, and fairly well-off people live that do a fairly good job, for most of America, the story is very different.
We are so far behind in science and math compared to other countries, it a no- brainer that Mitt Romney and Bill Gates want to import more brains from other countries. The main thing that has separated the haves from the have- not’s is knowledge. And there is one bit of important knowledge that the rich know that the poor are never taught:How to play the stock market.
Who is Heddy Green? (1834-1916) She played with the big boys, back when Jay Gould, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller went around the country snatching up natural resources, fixing prices, cheating the government, and trying to destroy one another. This was also before the Sixteenth Amendment was passed giving the federal government the right to tax individuals and corporations. (Now, the rich just put all their money in off-shore banks.)
Hetty was every bit as good at the game, she took no prisoners, and she became a very ric multimillionaire, by playing the stock market.
And HOW did a woman back in the Victorian era accomplish this feat?
From The Rich and How They Got That Way
Hetty father and her grandfather made their money in the whale business. As a girl , Hetty sat on their laps while they read the business news and stock market report to her. Later when their eyesight began to fail, she did the same for them. Since Quakers traditionally regarded women as men’s equals. Once when Hetty went to New York for the winter social season, her father gave her $1,200 to buy clothes. She invested $1,000 of the allowance in bonds instead. All through her life she held high society in utter contempt.
When he died, he left his estate of about $6 million to his daughter. Her father had left his bequest in a trust to be administered by two male executors. Hetty’s income from her various holdings amounted to roughly $1000 a day. yet she wore the same dress every day. She bought railroad stocks and bonds. In one year in London, she made more than $1.25 million on her investments.
So, is it any wonder why the lowly working man is angry? With the right investments, a man or woman needs never lift a finger to survive. And today, we have even bigger robber barons—
“Anybody who plays the stock market not as an insider is like a man buying cows in the moonlight.” The robber barons prevailed partly because they were good gamblers but also because they had no ethical scruples, and no person or agency was powerful enough to stop them. By 1900, America had the highest per capita standard of living in the world. It was the heroic age of American capitalism.
They destroyed one another by manipulating stock prices with the blind enthusiasm of barbarians. The act of a corner was to acquire the entire stock of a commodity in order to resell it at a higher price, a perfect corner obliterated the bears who had sold stock short in anticipation of buying it back cheaper at a later date.
So…the reason that we are in this terrible mess, is because a lot of very rich people, saw a way to get very rich on the stock market, and they crashed fortunes, nations, and futures with no remorse.
The little nobodies had no clue, because they were not taught in his schools, how bonds, stocks, derivatives, and even capitalism works.
Nobody Wins, when a nation is kept ignorant by design, of how stock markets work. That gives the cream at the top the advantage.
A man is robbed on the Stock Exchange just as he is killed in war by people whom he never sees.
American have not only been robbed of our money, we have been robbed of our future.
It’s about time, we educate ourselves.