Today is a sad day for freedom.‚ The front page of the business section for the New York Times is just a list of what the government is doing to redistribute capital.‚ Entrepreneurs, creatives, founders, innovators and freedom-lovers everywhere should cry.
I have developed an intense loathing of reading or watching journalists cover the stock market.‚ Invariably, whether the stock market goes up, down or stays the same, journalists feel the need to attribute it to some obvious factor.‚ For instance, today the NYTimes.com (usually a good newspaper) had a front page article that said, “On Wall Street, financial markets initially seized on the fact that monthly job losses had not increased in February, and stocks rose in early trading.‚ … read more “Stock Market Reporting Completely Garbage”
People are willing to put up with a staggering amount of shit, if it’s fed to them correctly.‚ There are a very few people who have an absolute limit to what they will take, rather their limits are relative and if you increase it at a rate under their “exponential suffering curve”, they will tolerate it.‚ … read more “Longsuffering People”
The Snoqualmie Tribe recently received recognition by the federal government with the sole goal of building a casino near Seattle.‚ In 1996, greedy investors approached the few Snoqualmie tribe members living in the area and set up a deal with them to get them recognition as a tribe (done in 1999), get them a reservation (done in 2006) and get them a casino (opening in a few days).‚ … read more “Snoqualmie Casino Scandal: Snoqualmie WA Casino Hurts Washington”
Now that the United States government has cast aside its free market ideals in the wake of the subprime mortgage & credit crises, it is planning on expanding its reach from just banks to auto companies and perhaps ailing steel and airline companies. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford are at the front of this line of poorly managed companies begging for bailout cash.… read more “U.S. Government May Bailout Auto Companies”
… Ok, so maybe that’s a little bit exaggerated, but look at the graph below of the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) over the last year to see how much the stock market has been dropping.
The markets are way down and going down further each and every day.‚ Today alone, the DJIA fell over 500 points and the S&P 500 lost almost 6% of its total value.‚ … read more “Stock Market in Death Spiral”
Marriage is a strange beast. Marriage involves dedicating yourself to a single person for the rest of your life. To make such a commitment, you must agree to give up many of your old priorities and take on new ones that may or may not be what you would like.
By getting married, you must give up much of your freedom.… read more “Marriage”
I have spent far too much money in the last month on going out to restaurants, bars and clubs. I also spent money on various other ridiculous crap. Here is my analysis of the $1200 of stuff I have spent my money on lately. I need to be a lot wiser with the spending…. this doesn’t even include my grocery shopping at Costco which runs me a freaking grand a month.… read more “Too Many Expenses”
The guy on this motorcycle is probably wishing that he had worn that protective gear instead of his cool bandana and t-shirt to impress his friends. Now he is probably a drooling vegetable with road rash all over his body.