Monday is always hard when your team loses on Sunday. It is even harder when it was a playoff game. Then sometimes a reader (C-T) kicks you when you are down and it hurts even more. Kidding!
All I have left to say is "Lets Go SAINTS!"
A bit short on time tonight so just a small post.
Sometimes You Have to Ask
As of late I have been asking myself just what would shock me in the financial world. At this point almost nothing could surprise me. I thought I would put together a list of unresolved questions I have. In no particular order;
-Has the government joined forces with HF traders to goose stock indices higher by futures gunning?
-If so, how exactly is the stock market a predictor of, well, anything?
-Is unemployment really only 10%?
-What if it was calculated using the criteria from say, 1950?
-If the financial system almost collapsed because two firms failed (Bear and Lehman) is it not a safe assumption that it will collapse at some point?
-What if 80% of the population understood that their money was not really at the bank but lent out 10X over?
-Lent out for mortgages?
-Is there ever a bad time to buy stocks according to CNBC?
-If the answer is no, doesn't that tell you something?
-If the FED rate is at 0% in 2015 and Quantitative Easing programs are still in effect would the FED admit they are failing?
-Has Japan admitted as much?
-Japans "Lost Decade" is touted as something to avoid (no matter the costs) but I have never seen Japanese refugees paddling to China to escape the extreme poverty a deflationary spiral must surely cause. Why?
-Why is it the government acts like Americans could not endure a recession?
-What do they know that makes them believe that?
-Can you really get anywhere by investing unless you have a ton of money to start off with?
-Kind of makes it hard, yes?
-At what point in the future will Social Security be jettisoned as to avoid the working young from strangling older retirees?
-Why do so many in the financial business hate gold so much?
-Don't we always hate what we do not understand?
-Will anyone else pull their 401k accounts should the government move to use them as a fund for treasury debt sales?
-If no, then why not?
-If Peak Oil is real and considering how easily panicked the world is, when do you think those in charge would tell us the oil is running out: years before or days before?
-Am I crazy to think that in the future say oil runs out on a Tuesday that by the next Tuesday there will be a new fusion process (discovered in the 1960's) that solves all our energy needs?
-If that happens would the response be (A) Wow! We are saved! or (B) You know how much I spent on gasoline in my lifetime? On plane tickets? On home heating oil? I am going to kill someone!
-If only 1-3% of all microbes in the world can be grown in a laboratory (and almost none from the Seas which may have 10X the microbial diversity as the land) but those bugs have furnished over 75% of all known antibiotics wouldn't focusing on that be a good idea?
-That would make a good investment, yes?
-How would you feel if you woke up tomorrow and you had only half of your money but everything cost twice as much?
-Why is it the same 50 people or so are the Treasury Heads, FED Heads, and the heads of the biggest banks?
-Is that not a conflict of interest?
-How come nobody cares?
-Why am I being singled out for torture by reports filmmakers are remaking both "Red Dawn" and "The Highlander"?
-Why is it the answer to every problem (education, police, etc) is more money?
-How come the answer is never more money in every one's paycheck?
-Wouldn't that help more people?
-Why did the Grunge music movement end great rock and roll?
-Looks pretty stupid now, yes?
-How is it that the banks were bailed out and now are paying out record bonuses and nothing is being done about it?
-Is America totally devoid of dignity?
-Has it been systematically removed from the spirits of the people?
-Neat trick, huh?
-If you are so worried about today and maybe tomorrow can you even grasp a concept like 5 years from now?
-What's the unemployment rate again?
-Why are we not doing anything about how the economy is being run?
-Did I answer that with the last few questions?
Have a good night.