Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I found this snippit HERE
When Henry Paulson became the Secretary of the Treasury in May, 2006, so that he would not have a conflict of interest, he personally had to sell $492 million in Goldman-Sachs stock and options. But because he sold it to become a public servant, he was not required to pay any income or tax penalties. Just for round numbers, a 28% tax rate on $492 million comes to $55 million per year for the 30 months that he served as Secretary of the Treasury. Although this was indirect (ie: keeping what otherwise would have been paid in taxes) it essentially makes him the highest paid government official ever.... and it was all legal. And to ensure his stint was limited to only 30 months, he had to do a really, really crappy job so Obama would not want him... and that Henry Paulson also did exceptionally well.
Pretty crazy shit. We are getting fucked here folks. Thay dont care about us. They are getting their affairs in order before TSHTF.
amusing vapid shit of the day
Friday, February 20, 2009
THIS IS A MAN MANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER EVEN HEARD OF. THATS HOW RICH HE IS.
Pay attention. This is a guy that understands money like you understand fucking oreo's, or the channels on your TV. This guy knows how EVERYTHING works. He says the markets have "broken down".
George might be wrong. I hope so
Thursday, February 19, 2009
You know what it is? I dont want it to happen. But Im afraid. We are on the edge of an abyss, and a dramatic political move could push us over. I hope for everyones sake Im wrong.
Hope Im wrong
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Its a cop making sure the people that previously lived in this house, had left after forclosure.
pretty fucking sad.
Great show on CNBC last night, "House of Cards". Completely explains the entire subprime mess. Basically says we have pissed away all the equity in our property on cheap trinkets made in Taiwan.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
First a video to show he isnt some crack pot.
and his scary, scary prediction about our future.
Now I love ice in my scotch, cold beer, and dental care. I am not the type to be alarmist. But Im scared for people, and my way of life. Listen to what this guy says. Better to be scared and wrong, then optimistic and wrong.
"Optimism is the content of small men in high places"
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Mugger gets ass beat
Gravity can be kind to tits
Seriously, no one else thinks we are FUCKED!?
Winter Carnival. Good for the economy, bad in general. Sad that we are so remote, and have so little as a area to offer, that we have an event revolving around drinking. I mean, Im all for drinking. I love drinking. But we attract some real mongoloids. 100 years ago the word carnival was a positive one, now I associate it with a transient freak show.
I mean each drink has to lower a persons IQ, functionally not chronically(I hope), to some degree. The average person is starting out at 110. Say each drink averages out to 5 points, over the course of 10, the last having more impact then the first, most people are basically retarded. Put a bunch together, and group think lowers those numbers further.
God knows we need the money. The area is suffering. I might look back at this weekend, and wish we had more drinkers.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Not a Bill fan of Will's, but this actually could be a neat movie.
I read an interesting article today. It had a great line, "Rome didnt fall, it was outsourced."
Every single thing I read lately, is about outsourcing. Accenture and other companies like it, are being paid by other companies to find cheap labor. This company in particular, is based out of Barbados, and they dont pay any taxes. They made something like 25 billion dollars last year, finding companies cheap labor. Thats a ton of money, therefore it must be a ton of jobs gone. I would think so.
So, no jobs. Not a big deal. We can all be supported by the goverment. Well if no one is paying taxes, sans job. No tax revenue. And the biggest companies arent making any money here. They are making and getting taxed there.
So no tax revenue. We can tax the super rich. right? No they already left. Took the money and run, ho ho ho.
So what is left? Nothing. Sadly, we are done in by the very philosophy we have idolized for years.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
they might be fools, but they know how to steal like street urchins.
Bob bell changed his hair color!
Here are two pics from the wind farm in Brainardsville, New York. It is worth the drive. Its near Malone, and it is really impressive.
This is looking straight up at the blades. It's really unnerving watching the HUGE blades turn from this vantage point.
My truck parked near the base to give you a sense of scale.