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Amazing Weather Changes
L.A. has more Rain than Seattle!
We have gone off at some length trying to describe for you some of the earth changes underway here on earth for some time. Part of the picture is explained by global warming, but the fact is that global warming does not mean that everywhere on the planet gets hotter. Instead is really means a change in the global climate such that the average temperature globally is hotter, but at the same time, there is a huge disruption of "normal" weather patterns such that global warming almost seems to be hiding.
Take for instance this week's heavy rains here in Southern California. The February has been a strange one according to all the long-time residents I have spoken with. Most significant to me? The fact that Los Angeles this year (since New Years) has experienced about twice as much rain as Seattle!
Having grown up in the Jet City, I can tell you Seattle's reputation as the rain capitol of the universe did seem at times to be well deserved. But we find the reports this morning at LINK that Seattle has only 5.4" of precip for year so far. LA DATA
On a month to date basis, LA has 3.66 times as much precipitation as Seattle and for the year (you'll love this) L.A. has 2.3 times more rain than Seattle.
The usefulness of this data is this: When you hear that the Bush Administration is not joining the Kyoto accords, consider that this year in Washington LINK the weather has been milder than many years and therefore, politicians who steer our future don't sense any urgency.
be watching later this year to see if agricultural hot spots like Lincoln, Nebraska, keep getting more rain than usual. If they do, the impact will be positive on the U.S. balance of trade deficit, as we will have a bumper crop kind of year. But if the averages kick in and the heat goes through the roof this summer and drought ensues, then the swing is against us.
That's what makes global warming such a hotly discussed item: Your perceptions of the issue will be colored by local weather. And this year, the weather's a bit wetter than usual, so what's to worry? Except of course that it still raining like hell here in Burbank and the local flood watch advisories have been extended through Tuesday. And Burbank has 14 inches of year for the year so far...
AIDS Deaths Soaring
There's a report in the Seattle P.I. today about how deaths from AIDS in South Africa re up an amazing 57%: STORY. No, we don't subscribe to the conspiracy theorists who propose that AIDS was artificially created as a population bomb for low income third worlders. But, we also don't dismiss it out of hand, either...
In Iraq, today is supposed to be a Shiite holiday. What it has instead become is another day of suicide bombings, with 11 dead already: DETAILS. The average, if you're keeping track, is three U.S. soldiers dying each day, by the way.
Grand Unified Theory
This weekend for subscribers, I've come up with something that's a sort of grand unified theory of fiat economics and it provides for an orderly transition to a gold standard if it pencils out. We'll find out together this weekend. Subscription Info.
Our 13% REAL Inflation Forecast?
You may recall that back in December, or so, we posted our annual forecast for Inside Report subscribers. In it, we made the bold - almost rash k- assertion that we expected real inflation as felt by consumers to be in the area of 13%. Today, the Labor Department has released the PPI numbers and while nowhere near our worry levels, they are definitely showing the effects of Banker Reserve money printing in order to paper over the fiscal largess of the Bush Administration is taking its toll:
The tables and more at at http://www.bls.gov/news.release/ppi.nr0.htm Inside Report subscribers are watching a very interesting phenomena at work again. Last week's issue was verging on bullish about 2005, but I warned that Ure turning bullish on the market is about as close to the "kiss of death" as you'll find for any market trend.
Moreover, the market close last week at 10,796 on a weekly basis had us looking for this week to take out the one last technical barrier that prevented me from becoming outright bullish in public - which would have been a weekly close over 10,827. Barring Universal Peace breaking out, I doubt the market has the strength to post a closing Dow over that today - and failure here sets up dramatic inflection point as investors go from the verge of bullishness to the depths of cynicism.
There are two related items that will drive things. First is The Conference Board's report on leading economic indicators, which saw a decline in January STORY. But the real story is that the Conference board itself is now under investigation for how its statistical reports are released. LINK. You might remember that we've been after the University of Michigan for many months to tell us if the Federal (banker's) Reserve gets an advance nod on their Consumer Confidence numbers, but we've never heard back from them.
Readers in general are starting to see signs of the Big One coming, too. Here's an email I received this morning:
All of which makes our case for a stagflationary recession by year's end.
Marital Strike is Good?
We must not be reading this REPORT right. It says that women who don't speak up and confront their husbands are something like four times more likely to die of disease. The author of the news story suggested taking the report with a pinch of salt, but we reckon that would violate the low sodium objective. But one thing's for sure: This could explain why the Stepford Wives were all youngish looking...
Picture Phone Use in China
Interesting story out of China today on how it will be a while before taking your cellular picture phone to China will make sense: STORY. Frankly, we used to think people who wanted a cellular picture phone were crazy. Now, we've accepted it as a fact.
Here's the "official" USGS list of earthquakes which we've been watching this week...
You'll notice that we had a 6.6 on Tuesday, a 6.6 on Wednesday, but no 6+ quakes on Thursday at least by the official record. There is one thing that seems to be changing - look at the depth of the quakes. See how many of them are "deep" (more than 100 KM down)? that's down near the earth's mantle and that is worth watching. Anything over 20 km deep is of particular interest. The shallow quakes do the damage but the deep ones are indicative of "big" movements. Our three 6.5's in a 24-hour period threshold hasn't been met, but we're watching it till things really settle back to normal.
Turns out the breaking apart of one of the earth's two major plates is something that scientists at Columbia University have been watching since 1995; STORY. But where's the public plan for what happens next??? What else has happened since '95 that we're not being warned about?
Other Earth Changes: The rains are falling again in Southern California where LA is now running at twice its normal average rainfall for the year to date. ALMANAC. If L.A. is double wet, Phoenix is close to "triple wet" for the year: ALMANAC. So is El Paso. (Am I the only one that sees humor in El Paso's airport code being Kelp - which is about as unlike anything you'd find in El Paso?) Apparently not, a reader writes:
Russia Backing Iran
Vlad Putin is backing Iran up today in the escalating war of words with the neocon gunslingers. Says Vlad, Iran is not going to building weapons. STORY. Naturally, we're as skeptical of Putin's foreign policy assessments as anyone, but if there's an attack on the Bushir nuclear plant in Iran, it'll be Russian investors who will feel the string and Vlad knows that.
There Goes the Neighborhood
As the US quest for oil in the Middle East may run into a few bumps (like the story above) we notice that oil rigs are showing up all over Texas. The UTI rig down the street from the ranch that gave us 90-days of noise is gone (presumably it hit) but not we're seeing reports of rigs popping up in residential areas of Houston. STORY.
About your Income Tax
Speaking of Socialists - here's an interesting report from the Socialist's web site about taxes that worth the read: STORY.
What's Next in the Middle East
The recent "successes" between Israel and the Palestinians have sure lost their luster, as events elsewhere in the Middle East have taken most - if not all - the shine off the necon's vision for Pax Americans in the Arab oil patch. CNN mildly understates that Tension mounts between U.S., Syria. Syria, for it's part is stocking on on weapons, realizing the serious nature of events. DETAIL. More. And with Syria and Iran forming an alliance, we figure it's only a matter of time until Iran shoots down an unmanned US surveillance aircraft. PENDING.
With the stew turned up to low boil, we can almost see the next headline - due in a few days - "Iran shoots down U.S. spy plane." When it happens, as we think it will, the question is "What next?" Iran has several ways they can respond. Their buddies in Syria could cause more problems in Lebanon, or Iran could simply start making noise about selling their oil for Euros and not sell to the U.S. or American companies. This would likely have Russian backing, because Russia has built the Iranian nuclear plant and doesn't have any problem selling arms to anyone with cash.
That would leave the U.S. in a shoot or blink mode - and we expect that with U.S. forces already plentiful, relatively speaking, in the region, the Texas gunslinger is likely to shoot first - as he did in Iraq. Our fear is that we will be lied to again - like we were over WMD's in Iraq - so the next predictable thing will be the demonization of Iran and beefing up the ranks.
Therefore, let's look for Bush administration planted stories in the next week that will allege a lack of democracy and will try to paint Iran's leadership as devils who need to back off or be punished. Whipping up a war fever may be more difficult for the Iraq-wizened citizens of the U.S. This will be accompanied by a big push to bring back the military draft in the U.S. and the advance stories about that are already surfacing. LINK. Next year will not be a good time to be 19 years old.
Taxes for Social Security
Here's a no brainer: The President, the Prince of Deficits, the Boy Wonder of the Printing Press, seems to have figured out that there's no more free lunch so Social Security taxes will have to be raised. STORY. The proposed increase would be aimed at those of us who make more than $90K a year. Gee, thanks. Not to state the obvious, but how long has it taken the Harvard MBA grad backed up by armies of green-eye shade dudes to pencil this one out?
CIA Director Goss was out making headlines yesterday, saying things like al Qaida was thinking about our leaky southern border and WMD's being used on American soil are only a matter of time. REPORT. While Goss is worried, there's more reason for concern in a UN report that suggests there's terror in our future. LINK.
Life On Mars
Not exactly nightclubs, freeways and Tivo, but there is at least some evidence of microscopic life on Mars: DETAILS. I've got genuinely mixed feelings on the space program. Part of me wants to go star-hopping on the Enterprise - but a larger part says we ought to get things right here on earth before we go invading the rest of the solar system and beyond. Otherwise, odds seem to favor us becoming the Klingons...
Homo Sapiens seems to be 35,000 years older than many had previously thought - so sayeth the Scientific American STORY out today.
Banker's Reserve Boss Speaks
In his testimony to congress today, Alan Greenspan admitted again that he doesn't know what will happen next on rates. Sounding a lot like our comments on the narrowing of rates recently, His Holiness said:
What this boils down to is " it will be some time before we
What About Interest?
Before you go rushing headlong into swallowing the speech of Sir Alan hook, line and sinker, you might want to read his recent speech on Adam Smith, who's "Wealth of Nations" is something like a globalist's Bible. Earlier Speech. While raising partially due praise for Smith, the Chairman of the Banker's Reserve talks about how ideas rule history, yet much as a blind man, he manages to get through an entire speech again without questioning the whole notion of "rent of money" - better known as interest. In his speech, Greenspan's only reference to "interest" is as self interest - not the compounding debt kind of interest that rules the modern world. If I have one regret about life this time around, it is that the Big Lie about the economy was so well shielded from me when I was young. Life in America is no longer about hard work. It's about owning paper that indentures and manipulating people for economic gain. Getting ahead is not about building houses, factories, and taking time to smell the roses. It's about paper.
So when the head of the Banker's Reserve gives a speech about the economy, ask yourself "Is he being straight with us about the role of interest and the whole fractional reserve pyramid scheme?" I think you know the answer to that one already. Interest is a banker's meal. And what of hard work? That's for the folks who make minimum wages and the illegals we bring into the country to do the real dirty work while we hold the paper - interest bearing instruments - as a better whip than slavers ever had. Even the Knight himself admits that:
The dirty lie is that the ascendancy of paper debt instruments has allowed the rich to get richer and the poor be damned. And when tragedy strikes, as it has recently in Indonesia, we'll dare not call bankers bastards for charging "interest" to starving people for rebuilding their homes. Story 1, Story 2, Story 3. Free help for dying people? Nope. We're not that rich or generous as a planet - It's predatory lending globalist and Greenspan's rosy references to "self interest" compounds the lie.
United Against Bush: Syria and Iran Link
In what could prove to be a very difficult problem for the Bush Administration, Syria and Iran have announced a sort of mutual self-defense pact which is aimed at causing Washington to have second thoughts about attacking either Iran or Syria: STORY. The U.S. lacks, by most reasonable estimates, the manpower to pursue a conventional ground war with both countries simultaneously. Iran had earlier charged the Bush Administration with using unmanned drone spy planes to line up target data for a possible invasion. The US ambassador has been recalled from Syria to Washington for talks - and now there's something besides the bombing in Lebanon earlier this week, to talk about. LINK.
Would the US public support a US first strike using nuclear, chemical, or biological weapons? We think not. But then again, not telling if the neocons have managed to sell "all hat no cattle" on the idea of "nukes for freedom."
There's a heck of a report about the troubles at CBS in today's New York Observer at http://www.nyobserver.com/pages/nytv.asp Oh the troubles of getting the news produced.
We notice that CBS has picked up the California mileage tax story that we told you about months ago. Story. The idea is that if you drive a long distance to work, you ought to pay a penalty compared with someone who drives 50-miles each way to work.
New HIV Strain in Calif.
Not that it comes as a surprise, but the new aggressive type of HIV that can turn into full-blown AIDS in 90-days is now reported in San Diego. LINK. Which means it will likely show up in \Palm Springs and San Francisco shortly, too...
I received an irate email yesterday from an accountant who was incensed that I excluded lawyers and accountants from the real people who make real things. The gist of it was "What do you mean? Accounts are real people... " Well, sort of. Don't take it personally if you're an accountant (or lawyer...) What I was referring to was the traditional business school distinction between the line and a staff of traditional company. The line (named after the production line) is where products are made. The staff are the people who don't make the product but are necessary to support the line which does. Schematically it looks like this, realizing that the arrows are really bi-directional and not everyone agrees about the role of general management's central locations in plan, control and directing traffic...and yes, accounting touches all departments just like HR and legal:
Nevertheless, when I say "real people who make real things" I'm not throwing rocks at anyone, and I'm just recognizing that millions of line jobs are now done overseas (jobjacking victims) while the staff positions (with the exception of IT) have been largely unscathed in comparison. That said, accountants are real people in the consciousness arena, but not when it comes to the line which manufactures a product or delivers a service.
Urge to Merge
Well, it's almost strange how our urge to merge story comes along right after the romance of Valentine's Day...but then again, maybe it's not so strange. We have reports today that Saks may go on the block according to the NY Post. But this is more likely trimming following the reported breakup of merger talks with Mays. Then there's the unsolicited offer to take Circuit City private LINK. Then we have Verizon-MCI going together. DETAILS. Ainsworth Game Technology may merge with a Russian partner: Story. Yup, sure is like spring. At some point, we expect all the merger talk to result in a few more sleepy heads waking up on Wall St. to the notion that merger talk is generally good hype for the market and one of the few recent reasons to buy many stocks. On the other hand, gold made a nice bounce offs the $409 levels and the dollar seems to have peaked, so we'll see if the mergers really do anything for the market. Driving season is coming, and you know what that can do to oil prices...
Credit to Contract?
Resident fractalist G. Lammert has some thoughts on the possibility - remembering that the U.S. is trying to find buyers for debt - and the mega-mergers gobble up lending...
Bye Bye Long Distance
Good article in today's Jersey Star Ledger about how communications deals like MCI-Verizon are reshaping the future of long distance calling: DETAILS. We're quite impressed with the internet entries into the long distance fray in general, and in particular, we're happy with www.skype.com which offers long distance on the internet, to most places in the civilized world for 2.3 cents a minute which compares with bargain phone cards at about 8 cents a minute. And with no equipment to buy, if your laptops, like ours, have standard built-in sound cards that you can plug a mic/headphone into...
We'll Survive 2029
Although it will be close, scientists now figure that the earth will be missed by a larger asteroid that held the potential to be a planet-killers; STORY. Naturally, we don't expect dyed-in-the-wool conspiracy theorists to buy this - after all, if earth were going to be hit, do you really think the powers that be would tell anyone? I think not...
M.E. Peace Fleeting
We report sadly this morning that the big bomb blast in Beruit yesterday did enough damage to tender relations in the Middle East that it could start another round of fighting. DETAILS. Our expectation is that Syria will not be forced to withdraw their troops from Lebanon, although when you get right down to it, if the Bush Administration were sincere about freeing people, they would start in places like Lebanon. But, of course, they don't have oil...and they weren't going to sell oil for Euros... As our military affairs correspondent writes: "Just in case you haven't heard. It's been a poorly kept secret that US Special Ops. teams have been operating inside Iran for over a year."
Today, Israel is worried that Russian missiles sent to Syria could fall into terrorists hands. DETAILS.
Speaking of which... We know how sensitive the U.S. is about people who sell oil in Euros and so by our reckoning, one of the most dangerous meetings in a long time is the little heralded on between OPEC and the European Union: STORY. It wouldn't surprise us if something happened to derail these talks. Oil for Euros is something the Buck (not to mention the neocon gunslingers) would have a tough time dealing with... hence, we wouldn't be within blocks of that meeting given our druthers.
We note that one of Russia's top diplomats is warning his countrymen not to be too anxious to jump on the World Trade Organization railroading of workers. STORY. In case you hadn't applied rigorous thought to the issue, our take is that the WTO is like the smoke-filled back room where corporations figure out how to play the spread between worker salaries in various places around the world. So, instead of paying working wages in the U.S., the globalists pay maybe 10% of the labor costs and hire cheap labor in places like India and the Philippines. That's why the "economic recovery" was so lame - it was there alright, but in places like Manila and Mumbai. The job creation at home was for lawyers and accountants. Not people manufacturing goods.
The economic solution is to require companies pay "leveled labor costs" using a systems of purchasing power parity, such that workers who put in 8-hours in a phone room in New Delhi can live at the same levels as the workers they replace in Oakland. Think this approach will get wings? No chance! It's also why when there are economic breakdowns in history, banksters are hunted down and strung up...
Did Iraq Elections Work?
If you're in the U.S. you'll see that even skeptics of the war, who point out how we were lied to about the WMD issue, are admitting, as Bill Maher did with Larry King last night, that the Iraq elections were impressive. However, in the Arab press, there are concerns that the elections may actually result in more instability. REPORT.
The Chinese are reporting the largest mine disaster since the 1940's. LINK. More than 200 people being killed in a mining accident is serious, but even more worrisome is whether this is somehow tied in to all the land movements around the world...movements touched by the Boxing Day Quake and tsunami.
It's a mixed bag - revised to up 1.1% in December while down a smallish 0.3% in January according to the latest NUMBERS: The problem for the Bush administration continues to be stubborn unemployment. Yes, a few people are getting ahead, but those much hyped productivity numbers ultimately mean fewer jobs, so be careful about what you wish for. Perfect productivity doesn't include any people...
I almost got my wireless network at the office up yesterday, but it wasn't without effort. To begin with, SBC (which one reader suggested means Satan-Based Communications) had screwed up internally and had actually canceled my order on the 8th - something I had been talking to SBC outposts about on a daily basis, but which everyone denied until the actual due date. The Good news was that once the order error was discovered ("Oh, we shouldn't have canceled that!") the problem was solved within an hour. To SBC's credit. But then came another couple of hours while I had port 25 unblocked so I could check my EarthLink account and send mail there instead of using the SBC outgoing server. And then the wireless router died of presumably infant component failure (or it couldn't handle my strong language...) So this morning a new wireless router (Belkin) will replace the new but recently dead unit (D-Link) which will go back for warranty replacement, although I didn't keep the box while I waited for SBC for Lord knows what will happen there.
A New Thought About Chemtrails
OK, I know this gets out there into the borderland science arena, but here goes. There's a report that a new kind of infrared camera system can catch what could - and I emphasize the world could show pictures of UFO's: STORY. This is only sort of marginally interesting in and of itself.
However, when coupled with this STORY about odds shapes being seen in the chemtrails (contrails), we find support for the notion that UFO's are not from some other place in space but may just dissolve into our world from another dimension right next door. Which, for what it's worth, would fit with a lot of religious descriptions, including parts of the Nag Hamadi scrolls which detail the beginnings of the world in much different terms than the Bible.
♥♥♥ Monday ♥♥♥
It hasn't fallen over!
We pointed out to Inside Report subscribers this weekend that something went horribly wrong in Madrid this weekend. The large high rise building which caught fire, burning out Deloitte-Touche's operations, didn't fall to the ground: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4261315.stm All of which gets us asking once again So tell us again why the Twin Towers (and building 7) blew over with the 9/11 event? Something continues to smell fishy here... Only question was what was the object of the fire? An Audit underway or something Xinhua was going to press with?
Gullible Public Leads Market Rally
That's one conclusion that a wild-eyed semi-reformed pattern day-trader like me would infer from looking at the closing averages of the Dow and the NYSE's own statistics:
What this chart sez is that although the sheeple are slowly wizening up up to the fact that there's a huge hand off of securities from the strong hands to the weak, the market has been in a fine updraft here for a while. Although, as we explained to subscribers this weekend, getting over the 10,827 level on the Dow is a daunting task even for the super Bulls.
I bought Elaine a little something for Valentine's Day, although on the far side of 55, a high performance laptop might not quite be the universal archetype of sexy.... One thing we would suggest is that if you love someone, call them today and remember, love is the best investment there is...or Skype them if you have the high performance 'net connection.
Should I mention that when I bought the computer which was advertised at $699, it rang up as $1,264 even though nothing was added at the CompUSA checkout stand? The difference? All in the form of rebates. Scads of them...more paperwork than some days at the office!
Remember: If you send it a rebate, keep a copy and put a date on the calendar to follow up with people. We did a rebate purchase about two years ago and Compaq/HP had to be "reminded" 8 weeks later. That's one way to save money...
Concern: We notice that a lot of major earthquakes have occurred on named holidays. The Boxing Day Tsunami last year and the 64 Good Friday Quake in Alaska...that's the stuff that makes us focus on doing good and holding good thoughts...
War on Tyranny to Replace War on Terror?
We've always had respect for literate people with a good grounding in history, when they take on issues of the day. No exception in the latest from William Engdhal at this LINK. All of which leads naturally to a discussion of how the administration is...well, check out this logical quote:
Duh. Venezuela has oil.
Leading the Sheeple to Iran (4% of world oil)
Ready to charge another semi-modern country back into the Stone Age? Well, get ready! No question about it, the neocons are still riding high in the saddle in DC. The latest is that the US has been using unmanned drones in Iran to figure out which targets might be ripe pickens. But does a war with Iran still lurk in our future? As best we can tell, You Betcha! STORY More Mind you, we don't have any problem with invading Iran, after all, they do hold about 4% of the world's oil reserves, and absent meaningful fuel economy moves by the neothinks, the only solution will be to take oil at gunpoint by any means necessary. Not that we're against that, don't get us wrong. We like check gas as well as the next SUV driving family. Speaking of which...
Fidel Gets It Right
Although we're no fan of cigar smoking dictators, we have to give Fidel Castro credit for two things. First: His call that if there's an assassination of Venezuelan President Chavez, it will be something which can be laid directly at the feet of of the neocon train wreck in Washington. LINK. Our other area of agreement with Castro is on his choice of cigar...which isn't to say much. Meantime, we expect that at least some arms have arrived, or Chavez would not be labeling the US as a "terrorist state" DETAILS.
Putin Takes up Our Mantle
We notice with some pleasure that Vlad Putin is trying to pay off the debts of the Russian government at the "soonest possible date". LINK.. We can't agree more with Vlad on this one. I case you hadn't noticed, debt is the same as slavery and a person is debt is not free. Which means there are really how many free people in America? Can I see a show of hands, please? I mean NO debts that aren't zero'ed out month... Come on...someone besides E & me? Lord help us - a Russian leading the charge for fiscal responsibility. Have the commies won and are now running America?
We're sure they're not running Russia. But, George Soros says that Russia is no longer a democracy despite the PR blitz. STORY.
Rapid Onset AIDS
The biggest health story over the weekend involves the emergence of a rapid-onset version of AIDS which follows a new strain of HIV making the rounds in big cities like NYC which we note is only an hour or two from Atlanta, or 6 from San Francisco. Yet scientists are urging calm. LINK. Meantime, my son's project to bring instant on-call HIV testing to the Northwest ( www.testnw.com ) is not being overrun with clients, which means apathy is still the biggest enemy out there.
It Ain't Web Bots But...
The article about the Princeton EGG's is not new to us... http://www.rednova.com/news/display/?id=126649 but thanks to the dozen or so readers who picked it up and sent it along. The principle is the same, in the sense that both technologies are involved in picking up the "bow wave" from massively impacting future emotional events before they happen.
Elaine and I ventured off to the local CompUSA store on Sunday to pick up a Valentine's Day present for E. When the bill was rung up, I noticed the price was $1,200+. "Say, how do we get to $1,250-something off a $699 computer?" I wondered. "Well, sir, that'd be the rebates. You've got one for the router, one for the printer, one for the computer, plus there's a coupon inside the box, plus....." "So all this is paperwork? I do enough of this crap at the office - so I have to do the paperwork here to get the computer?" I wondered. "Yes sir...."
OK, so E has a new computer but we will not roll over everything onto the new box until we sort through the rebates and double check that we are really getting a computer for the $699 advertised price. I don't need a discounted meal...I want a good computer price and all the coupons on God's green earth don't fix the issue of "does it work?" and "does it support extended desktop after SP2 for XP is installed?" Then, and only then, will we wangle our way through the paperwork.
Speaking of computer gripes: I received my business DSL box from SBC last week and tried to fire it up for four days. "Solly sir," one SBC jobjack in the Philippines told me, "But your due date isn't until the 14th..." "Bet me, this won't work on the 14th if it isn't working now...." I challenged. "I'm solly sir, but you will have to believe me it will work on the 14th as promised...."
We'll see, but expect a huge anti- SBC rant (nothing libelous, as truth is the defense against event the best/worst of lawyering) if it doesn't work. If it does (as the stroke of midnight, then all will be forgiven and I will be proven a globalist paranoiac. Which I doubt sincerely, but I would love to be proven wrong...) (I will commend SBC as the best telco on earth. But we're 4-hours from due date and it's not working yet. So, we'll see, huh?
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