No doubt, as Rome burned and Nero played his fiddle, some idiots were having fun enjoying the anarchy and carnage. In the great German film Downfall, about the last days of the German Reich,
Eva Braun had a party as the Russian artilery was leveling Berlin. She even planned a wedding to her special HELL BOUND boyfriend.
But since we are no where near that level of calamity, lets look at some good write ups from the web, that can help us determine, the MOST IMPORTANT variable in buying a stock, that you might have neglected. BUT NEVER WILL AGAIN. Right? Promise?
The varible you should consider is of course...GEO-POLITICAL RISK!
That's right Fools all that war drumming, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac NATIONIALIZATION, corrupt FED interventions, FDIC insolvence, the absurd choices of political cannidates running for presidency etc...increases the GEOPOLITICAL RISK of holding on to US assets.
Babababaoooooooyyyaaaahhhhh! Or BOOOOOM YAHHHHH!
Lets have a gander and some fun at some political Risk right here in the USA:Jon Stewart Obliterates McCain's Acceptance Speech
Jon Stewart Hits Karl Rove, Bill O'Reilly, Dick Morris On Sarah Palin Hypocrisy (HUMOR)
Sarah Palin's Pregnancy Decision Map (PIC) (HUMOR)
None of Your Damn Business! [comic] (HUMOR)
McCain's Voice Mail to Palin Leaked to Press (Listen) - 236 (HUMOR)
More John Stewart on McCain (HUMOR)
Out of Touch: Cindy McCain's Monday Outfit Cost $300,000 Palin Attended 5 Colleges In 6
YearsSarah Palin: Earmark Queen Of The Earmark StateBush Seeks to Make War Powers
Permanent for Indefinite WarFringe Alaskan Independence Party: Palin was a MemberHow Can She
Run a Country When she Can't Run a Carwash?Palin's mother-in-law may vote for ObamaThe Palin
Meltdown in Slo-Mo
This is just FUNNY!
Colbert's 8 Best Atheist Moments (HUMOR)
Sam Stein: McCain Camp Battles National Enquirer Over Alleged Affair"Reformer" Palin Accepted
Donations From Indicted Alaska OilMcCain's Palin Pick: Manifestly Unserious
Press Will Never Get To Ask Sarah Palin Any Questions, Because She’s Studying
John McCain Will Finally Finish Destroying America’s Financial System
Hmm, this sounds kind of familiar if you remember the Keating Five and S&L Collapse: “Nevada regulators have shut down Silver State Bank. It was the 11th failure this year of a federally insured bank. Andrew McCain, son of Republican presidential nominee John McCain, was a member of the bank’s board, but recently stepped down for ‘personal reasons …. ‘” Ha, whatever, McCain Crime Family. Meanwhile, the federal government is about to seize mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. [AP via Cryptogon/Wall Street Journal] Andrea Mitchell Nearly Killed By John McCain’s War BalloonsMcCain Nomination Greeted By Economic Collapse
Here are the current Top Headlines at Bloomberg:
Payrolls in U.S. Fall More Than Forecast; Jobless Rate at Five-Year HighMortgage Foreclosures in U.S. Rise at Fastest Pace in Almost Three DecadesU.S. Stocks Decline After Unemployment Rate Unexpectedly Increases to 6.1%Merrill Lynch Cut to `Sell’ at Goldman; Credit-Market Writedowns May RiseGabelli Says Investors Have Good Reason to Worry About Earnings Next YearMcCain Vows to Change Washington, ‘Restore’ Republican Party’s Principles
Check Out Levi Johnston’s Meth-Trash Ring Finger TattooWasilla Is Meth Capital Of Alaska, Of Course
Ben Stein Repulsed By Sarah Palin, Thinks Henry Kissinger Should ‘Babysit’ Her