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August 2008



Chinese Checkers

August 22, 2008 – Comments (12) | RELATED TICKERS: FIX , GOLD

What a week, eh?! The Olympics are coming to a close, and we're finally starting to see the Chinese gymnasts debacle coming to a head. Documents are beginning to surface, detailing that at least one of the Chinese girls (He Kexin) who won the gold in the All-Around competition is most probably under the qualifying age of 16 (like by a couple of years), as well as possibly two other Chinese gymnasts. No news to you if you've been following the Olympics as avidly as I have...  [more]



Still Think Your Oil's Going To Be Cheap Again?

August 20, 2008 – Comments (10) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , CVX , COP

With Venezuela actively, and now Russia potentially, using oil as a weapon against the US economy, and the events of the Russian-Georgia conflict unfolding, this article from James Howard Kunstler is timely indeed. Kunstler can be a very opinionated and an in-your-face author but I think he's got some good points, albeit a darker viewpoint than even mine. I think a lot of people (including myself before reading this article) don't understand what Russia's invasion of Georgia really means to our national security in the long term. And that national security is not the trumped-up "War on Terror" but all about oil (which is what the war in Iraq is really about anyway). It's clear to me (and hopefully many others) what Putin wants, and that's to put some, if not all, of the Soviet Union back together. That feat may be difficult now given that some of the former Soviet states are now part of NATO, and Europe & the USA will not (or should not) stand for Putin's power grab to be extended to those states (Latvia, Lithuania, Russian Federation, etc.).    [more]



Oil Crisis -- SOLVED!

August 15, 2008 – Comments (3) | RELATED TICKERS: XOM , CVX , COP

Ever wonder why gasoline is so expensive? (Duh, Mr. Gar! Where have you been living?!) Ever need the logic of oil speculation explained to you? (Ok, Mr. Gar, ya got me there.)  [more]



Medusa, You Look Awful! Can't We Do Something With Your Hair?

August 05, 2008 – Comments (7) | RELATED TICKERS: SPX

Lo, this market is a horrible sight, isn't she?  [more]