What would a modern Tower of Babel look like… Photo credit: Inter’nl O.E. Summer 09
Hey, you there, yo, Corporations…I’d like to see your Birth Certificates, please.
A SHORT TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE MAY BE IN ORDER...with Government Shutdowns and the possible default on our Country’s obligations is threatened…
…here we go…
Market plunge remains a mystery – Associated Press Regulators and Wall Street officials went through millions of trades one by one Friday and canceled thousands as they sought to explain a record plunge in the stock market, undo damage and keep it from happening again.—Stevenson Jacobs and Bernard Condon Associated Press (AP) 5/8/10
SEC accuses Goldman Sachs of civil fraud AP 4/17/10
Hard Times Ahead for world – The global economy is expected to lurch into reverse this year for the first time since WWII, and the IMF* (International MonetaryFund) said by far the deepest global recession since the Great Depression – Jeannine Aversa AP 4/23/09
*I just found out the head of the IMF is a lady named Christine Lagarde. Is it possible to get enough women in high places to straighten out this mess?
Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, gets in the European Council for the Informal dinner of the European Council members, 8 December 2011 (Photo credit: European Council)
Don’t worry, guys…we’ll let you take the credit–
- Yeh, Yeh, you look good, but can you work 12 hours a day? How about 8? How about just showing up and not be a Jack@$$…
- Wikipedia Photo Credit
Retail Sales Tank – Stores report worst holiday season since 1969 – Anne D’innocenzio AP 1/9/09
GM Bankruptcy filing expected AP 6/1/09
Chrysler Files for bankruptcy AP 5/1/09
Foreclosures set record AP 5/29/09
FRAUD: Swindler ( MADOFF )sentenced to 150 years for ‘extraordinarily evil’ schemes, The judge said the estimate that Madoff has cost his victims more than $13 billion. Tom Hay and Larry Neumeister AP 6/30/09
Stocks take steep tumble – Dow slides 500 points; worst drop since 9/11 - Tim Paradis AP 9/16/08
As jobs go away, the R word enters – Jeannine Aversa AP 4/5/08
The New Deal created jobs after the Great Depression. There is no reason we can’t do that again…unless SOMEONE obstructs. Wikipedia Photo
Federal Reserve Board Chairman “The odds have grown that the economy will slip into a recession.” Ben Bernanke
– Jeannine Aversa AP 1/14/08
The NEW Federal Reserve Bank Chairman is ALSO a Woman. http://www.nbcnews.com/business/janet-yellen-nominated-first-woman-lead-fed-8C11363369
- New Federal Reserve Bank Chairman, Janet Yellen - Wikipedia
- I‘m PSYCHED! Go Girls.
It was the Bush Administration idea to save our Country by lending money, but when the next President came into Office, a man hated because…because….(we haven’t figured that one out yet,…) Anyway…, President Obama implemented the bail-out for the Country…, and neither man got any credit for the save.
Bailout Request: $700 B “This is a big package because it was a big problem” —President Bush AP 9/21/08
Does John really think God is listening, when people are furloughed and babies need formula? (Photo credit: Wikipedia Boehner Observes National Moment of Silence with Ohio Lawmakers.)
“The American people are furious that we’re in this situation, and so am I,” the House’s top Republican, Ohio Rep. John A. Boehner* said in a statement. “We need to do everything possible to protect the taxpayers from the consequences of a broken Washington.” Julie Hirschfeld David and Deb Riechmann – AP 9/21/08
*Ahem* John Boehner knew Washington was broken before President Obama took office. *shut the front door!*
Economic Growth is again standing still because of “depression” and a lack of hope.
SPEAKING OF “DEPRESSION”……
- Don’t you LOVE to stand in lines? Just think how intense it will be when your kid is “hungry.”
Republicans need to get rid of this guy… This is what deception looks like. Scary, isn’t it? – Wikipedia Jim Demint
And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when property accumulates in too few hands it is taken away. And that companion fact: when a majority of the people are hungry and cold they will take by force what they need. And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed. — The Grapes of Wrath 
2013 is another good time to be a writer…or a bank-robber
Will our money be safe in the Banks? There are many kinds of “hackers” these days… Bonnie and Clyde – Wikipedia
Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men is another important novel about a journey during the Great Depression. Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is set during the Great Depression. Margaret Atwood’s Booker prize-winning The Blind Assassin is set in the Great Depression, centering on a privileged socialite’s love affair with a Marxist revolutionary. The era spurred the resurgence of social realism, practiced by many who started their writing careers on relief programs, especially the Federal Writers’ Project in the U.S.
Comparisons between the late-2000s recession and the Great Depression Both currencies in 1929 and 2008 were the US dollar, but in an analogous way it is as if one was a Saber-toothed tiger and the other is a Bengal tiger; they are two completely different animals.
Saber Toothed is Extinct
THEY ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ANIMALS
- Today’s tiger is sneaky and uses camouflage.
Where we have experienced inflation since the Crash of 2008, the situation was much different in the 1930s when deflation set in. Unlike the deflation of the early 1930s, the US economy currently appears to be in a “liquidity trap,” or a situation where monetary policy is unable to stimulate an economy back to health.
- It’s not MY fault I’m shrinking.
- Wikipedia Photo
It was “Great” until there was no more money. What happened to the money… Photo credit: Gatsby The Movie
2007 and 2008 eventually saw the world reach new levels of wealth gap inequality that rivaled the years of 1928 and 1929.
Yes, What happened to the Money???
Wikipedia – Koch Brothers
Whoo, Whoo, they really got rich in the last few years! Why are they trying to cause so much harm? It doesn’t make any sense.
Leaning Tower of Pisa built on shaky sand foundation. – Zemanta Photo
What do you have your foundation planted on?
I hope, not money.
The Tower of Babel (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Man, this artist rendition really DOES look like the real Pisa Bell Tower, doesn’t it.
But Peter said unto him, “Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.” Acts 8:20
CAN YOU SPOT A SOCIOPATH?
10 signs for spotting a sociopath
#1) Sociopaths are charming. Sociopaths have high charisma and tend to attract a following. They have a “glow” about them that attracts people who typically seek guidance or direction.
#2) Sociopaths are more spontaneous and intense than other people. They tend to do bizarre, sometimes erratic things that most regular people wouldn’t do. They are unbound by normal social contracts. Their behavior often seems irrational or extremely risky.
#3) Sociopaths are incapable of feeling shame, guilt or remorse. Their brains simply lack the circuitry to process such emotions. This allows them to betray people, threaten people or harm people without giving it a second thought. They pursue any action that serves their own self interest even if it seriously harms others. This is why you will find many very “successful” sociopaths in high levels of government, in any nation.
#4) Sociopaths invent outrageous lies about their experiences. They wildly exaggerate things to the point of absurdity, but when they describe it to you in a storytelling format, for some reason it sounds believable at the time.
#5) Sociopaths seek to dominate others and “win” at all costs. They hate to lose any argument or fight and will viciously defend their web of lies, even to the point of logical absurdity.
#6) Sociopaths tend to be highly intelligent, but they use their brainpower to deceive others rather than empower them. Their high IQs often makes them dangerous.
#7) Sociopaths are incapable of love and are entirely self-serving. They may feign love or compassion in order to get what they want, but they don’t actually FEEL love in the way that you or I do.
#8) Sociopaths speak poetically. They are master wordsmiths, able to deliver a running “stream of consciousness” monologue that is both intriguing and hypnotic.
#9) Sociopaths never apologize. They are never wrong. They never feel guilt. They can never apologize. Even if shown proof that they were wrong, they will refuse to apologize and instead go on the attack.
#10) Sociopaths are delusional and literally believe that what they say becomes truth merely because they say it! Excerpt from: http://www.naturalnews.com/036112_sociopaths_cults_influence.html
Since October and Fall is here–
and Thanksgiving and Christmas and everyone’s Holiday Season is upon us, perhaps we should agree…
- Image Credit: Storylet.org
…The best Holiday Provisions are Love and Forgiveness.
Merry Christmas – You are furloughed, but look on the bright side – YOU NOW CAN GET HEALTH INSURANCE.
Do you think this Christmas Shopping will be jolly? Can you MAKE them jolly?
Will we be counting what blessings we DO have…or continue to complain. What do you think?