Markets in the US are closed until tomorrow – which is traditionally called National Call Your Broker Day.
Of course, that was back before we were beggared and poor as a country.
The usual headlines are about: Retailers are hoping against rising bills at home that this will be a Big One
The big mover in Asia was Japan, up half a percent – hardly notable. In Europe, Germany and France are up over one percent each. The Kneeler:Land (where Pilgrims escaped from to come to the US) is up 3/4th’s of one percent. Probably glad to be reminded they got rid of us…and maybe they’re right… we’ll see.
In other business news, we note how.
Want to know why?
OK: It’s because of all the customer service jobs being sucked up there.
If you deal with a company that is “nominally” US-based, and you speak to some who calls you something like “Mr. George” – hang up, call the US HQ of said company and ask to speak to someone who is a citizen (green card or naturalized only, thank you.)
Otherwise, we will see EVEN MORE of our country’s jobs being shipped off.
This has got to become a social movement: If the money is spent in the US can we keep the economic benefit here that should accrue with that?
“Is there anything else I can do for you today, Mr. George?”
Well…now that you mention it…
A group thank-you to people in police, fire, medical, and retail who are working today…
Thinking About Headlines
I’m snarfier than usual with my cold….so try some of these on: (Fair warning – you may not like my views)…
This informs us that Chicago really is working hard to promote racial divisions and conflict. And since ChiTown is run by former Obamster Rahm What’sHis…why are we surprised?
And the dimwitted media are promoting it as much as possible to further fan divisions…because that’s good for RupeRev and good for ratings…but shoot-darn, let’s recycle a 13-month old story, shall we?
Send your lost-revenue bills to Rahm’s office…or just appreciate that this is all orchestrated with almost Trotskyite precision.
WeaselZippers is wondering: Why Did Family Of Laquan McDonald Receive $5 Million Settlement From Chicago, When He Was A Ward Of The State?
People in Chicago have a history of voting for bad government…wanna talk ex-governor? – So this is what you get.
Meanwhile, president Obama pardoned a white turkey this week.. Symbolism runs rampant, though, for the aware observer.
Screw nurturing – lets get some Education going and stop BS’ing ourselves.
What part of “If you feed, they will breed” does this man not understand? What emergent Africa needs is EDUCATION. And yes…that includes about where babies come from, for God’s sake.
Kenya has 1.646 MILLION AIDS victims. Ideas like rhythm roulette belong three centuries ago.
Quick: Ship 23-tons of compassion and 8 containers of nurture to Kenya! WTF? Jingoist politispeak for the moronic masses.
Another missed opportunity:
Can we start by talking about “Staying Home” and fixing their countries instead of wrecking ours and others?
Yep, that’s a fine religion of peace, ya’ll have there. Did you here my “Stay home” idea?
What everyone seems to forget is the Obamiots armed Syria to the teeth and once again the backroom neocons are pulling the strings. There is NO UN MANDATE TO REMOVE ASSAD…
Remember the last time we decided to go-off on a head-of country?
Pick Gadhafi or Hussein and what happened there? Answer: Islamic State wins Libya and Iraq. Pissed homeless come looking for revenge…d’oh!
Look up brain-dead dickweeds and see which neocon’s picture comes up.
Arab Spring is Arab Invasion and no apology yet from the ‘cons. They brought date rape to foreign policy.
Is Cameron too stupid to figure out that people tend not to stay home while their country is having the shit bombed out of it? FMTT – led by morons in kneeler-land, too.
They wouldn’t be there IF Obama would enforce existing laws. I don’t see anything in Federal Law about Sanctuary Cities, either, but I’m not a legal scholar/neighborhood organizer, I ‘spose.
However, I too come from a racially mixed background: Pappy was Scottish and republican, mom a Danish and democrat…so there, you go.
Can I be president now?
And get me one of their Peace Prizes while Ure at it.
Repeat after me: She is buying the office.
She’ll be anointed Obama III and the collectivist Utopia will be realized on Your Back. Don’t spend anything in 2016 – you’ll need the dough as America goes to Hill in a handbasket.
Remember the NY Post earlier this month? Hillary is ‘often confused,’ says trusted aide Huma in fresh emails. Why is the media recycling Chicago Shooting from a year ago when we have a confused Hil to worry about?
BUT since we live in ADHD ‘Merica, a two week attention-span to the facts is about all we can muster…
There… a harsh look back at the harsh world.
<More tomorrow when we begin with Friday Matters>in 2017