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April 2009

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Google and Privacy

April 30, 2009 – Comments (4)

There are certain things about google that I truly like.  I find their search engine superior to all others I have tried and the google reader automatically sends me news and blogs of interest to one place where I can scan the headlines and the first 3 lines to decide whether to read the full story.  [more]

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That flu

April 30, 2009 – Comments (7)

I am still following the news.  As an educator I consider schools one of the most dangerous places to work in the event of a serious disease outbreak.  Unlike adults, children engage in behaviour that increases the risk and spread of disease and teachers mark their work so we handle papers that kids sneeze on and have their dirty hands all over.    [more]

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Pension Pulse

April 28, 2009 – Comments (0)

I just added Pension Pulse to my reader.  [more]

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Phase 4

April 27, 2009 – Comments (4)

The World Health Organization has increased the alert on the swine flu from 3 to 4 out of 6.

 

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With Barry - Are you $hitting me

April 27, 2009 – Comments (5)

Big Picture has a post about compensation to financial workers, which because of the bailouts is the same as before the financial crisis began...

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Following the swine flu

April 27, 2009 – Comments (3)

I have been following the swine flu story since it broke on Friday.  [more]

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Forever Twilight

April 27, 2009 – Comments (2)

This has nothing to do with investments, but with twilight, the time between day and night.  [more]

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Earning manipulations?

April 24, 2009 – Comments (2)

Financial Armageddon has linked to a post that shows the difference between operating and as reported earnings.   [more]

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Good-bye US Reserve Currency

April 24, 2009 – Comments (17)

I have predicted that the US will no longer be a reserve currency and that gold will become the reserve currency.

Well, today I saw a post that seems to be pointing that way...

China has secretly been stocking up on gold.

 

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Financial recessions are worse

April 23, 2009 – Comments (3)

Here's a link to a report that looked at the difference in recessions in terms of the cause.  [more]

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Prime going delinquent

April 22, 2009 – Comments (8)

This topic seems to be in the news today, here is Big Picture on it.   [more]

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Commercial Real Estate Time Bomb

April 21, 2009 – Comments (2)

I would have to say Mish has been right on target with his posts, stating what's to come with great foresight.  He has a post on commerical real estate that is simply saying what's to come in this area and what's been over looked.  [more]

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Today's read, - BofA fraud

April 21, 2009 – Comments (9)

From big picture.

 These guys need to be stripped of their ill gotten gains and spend their lives in jail.

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Pension Shake Down

April 20, 2009 – Comments (3)

I was looking back and I re-read what I wrote in The Glory of Ignorance.  I mentioned my beliefs in pensions back then and now we are seeing the pension problems.    [more]

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Profits down far more then the market

April 20, 2009 – Comments (7)

Big Picture has a post on what happened to profits this past year, down 85%,   [more]

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The Great Deleveraging

April 19, 2009 – Comments (10)

Big Picture has copied a post from John Mauldin titled "the Trend May Not Be Your Friend."  [more]

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Mish on misused definition of deflation

April 17, 2009 – Comments (3)

Mish did a post on deflation using the commonly used wrong definition of deflation, which he has clarified right at the beginning.  [more]

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Financial crisis with globally synchronized downturn

April 17, 2009 – Comments (3)

Naked Capitalism has a post with data on recovery time for different types of recessions.  Financial crisis and recessions that happen in many economies at the same time have been the worst to recover from.

Looks like we have a global recession with a global financial crisis...

 

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Tax dollars to the rich

April 14, 2009 – Comments (4)

Aren't you glad your tax dollars are being used to bailout ponzi investment schemes?

At least Goldman Sachs is getting more investment money to fund the next round of losses....

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William Black Calls Them As He Sees Them - must read

April 12, 2009 – Comments (6)

Financial Armagaddon linked to a great piece in Barron's that is an interview with William Black, who was a deputy director at the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance.  [more]

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Decline in Birth Rate

April 11, 2009 – Comments (12)

Somewhere I have predicted that the US will have a decline in birth rate and today I saw an article that I think shows how that plays out, the increased demand for vasectomies.  [more]

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Pensions have half the funds they need

April 08, 2009 – Comments (5)

Micro economics works much better then macro economics in figuring out how much pension money is there, imho.  [more]

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Printing versus Savings

April 07, 2009 – Comments (2)

Mish goes after Krugman about what is savings and what is printing money.

I had Krugman on my reading list, but he gets too many things wrong.

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OECD economic outlook

April 02, 2009 – Comments (4)

Naked Capitalism has a post on the OECD economic outlook and wow:  [more]

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Commercial Real Estate Defaults Ignored

April 01, 2009 – Comments (1)

So, second round for the big write offs, first round was mortgages, and banks are overwhelmed by the losses.  Mish has a post that to me is showing how this round is playing out a bit differently, using more delay tactics...

 

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