Today, let us be thankful that the following has not occurred…YET.
A young lady waking up one morning, pouring herself a steaming cup of coffee, and stretching as she walks over to turn on her TV. As she clicks her remote, she suddenly sees a disturbing image of the U.S. President on the screen (flanked by the Secretary of the Treasury, and the Federal Reserve Chairman) making an unscheduled speech….at 7 in the morning. She tries to change the channel, but it seems to be on most stations, even non-news stations.
“The President has called for calm in financial markets.” “Authorities try to stabilize currency and bond markets, ahead of Dow opening.” “Dow futures down by 845 points.” “Dow futures now down by 985 points.”
“The President has asked for patience as banks are to close for a brief period, before reopening again next Tuesday.”
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Stacy Summary: Here he is at PMQs today. Cocaine?
Stacy Summary: Long time no jibber jabber. Well, here’s that thread for you as protests continue.
Stacy Summary: This is an interesting interview with Jim Rogers who has finally gone long Russia. Partly because everyone in the world hates it. Partly because he thinks the Kremlin is finally doing the right thing. And mostly because they have no debt, huge foreign currency reserves and a convertible currency. Of course, we interviewed Liam Halligan last year and he said the same re: the reasons why Russia is a good place to invest. It was, however, at that time, missing the crucial ingredient of deep hate. Emotions are how investors lose money – that’s why psychopaths and sociopaths do so well.
I strongly believe that the reason so many Americans blindly support the widespread use of drones is due to the mistaken belief that they are precise and result in few civilian casualties. It’s important to get some of the facts out to the public in order to have a more informed debate on the matter…
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An alleged Irish business magnate owned fuel company a while ago won a lucrative Irish government contract worth 20m euro. On the board of the company, now known as Topaz (previously traded under the Statoil and Shell brands), sits ex (allegedly drunken) prime minister Brian Cowan.
It’s worth noting that nowadays the peaceful civil disobedience grass roots water rebels have boycotted the same company, leaving forecourts of these petrol stations without their full quota of customers. This is because the same alleged magnate won a major contract for part of the installation of the hated water meters and had 300,000,000 written off on three deals which saw him acquire Topaz, Siteserv (parent company to GMC Sierra water meter installers) and The Beacon Private Hospital for 230 million euro. This person is said to be not tax resident in Ireland but has however had the (IMO dubious) honour of being on the stage close to Prime Minister Enda Kenny at the ringing the Wall Street bell.
The same businessman has an interest the lions share of privately owned media outlets in Ireland under the Independent News and Media brand and rumour has it that he may even threaten legal action against lowly internet chat rooms who take his name in vain. As a journalist one quakes in one’s boots at the prospect of mentioning his name.