TINFOILHAT: Fill in the blanks. BHO44 is …?


Doug Casey on Obama and the 2012 Election
Interviewed by Louis James, Editor, International Speculator

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L: So, should we define Obama?

Doug: That’s hard to do. You know, it’s funny. When Trump was running, I criticized him. It’s hard for me to say anything good about Trump under any circumstances – but he at least had the brass to ask questions about Obama that other public figures wouldn’t touch, questions about who Obama really is and how he seemed to appear from nowhere. To my knowledge, no one has stepped forward to identify themselves as a school friend, or even a college friend of his. I’m not a conspiracy theorist, but I have to say that as far as I know, none of these questions have been satisfactorily answered.

L: You don’t need to believe any conspiracy theories to notice that there’s something odd about the man. He seems like a big zero to me, not a big O. Even when he’s reading the speeches people write for him to pull on the population’s heartstrings, he comes across almost completely wooden. Sometimes I’m sure he’s pausing not where there are commas or periods, but where the lines wrap on his teleprompter. He has the personality of a frozen mackerel.

Doug: It’s interesting that you point that out – I’ve often wondered if the special interests behind him couldn’t come up with anyone better. I’m not saying he has to be another George Carlin or Dave Chappel, but it would be nice to see that someone is home. Obama is so flat, I can’t even be sure whether he’s intelligent or not, although I initially assumed he was very smart. With Baby Bush, it was clear that he actually lacked intelligence. With Obama carefully plodding through his teleprompted speeches, I actually can’t tell if he’s smart or not. He was president of the Harvard Law Review, which would seem to argue for intelligence, but that could have been finessed as well. And exactly who paid for all his schooling and related expenses? I honestly don’t know who we’re dealing with.

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Someone else asking similar questions?

And no reported or writer is digging out the facts.

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MONEY: Predicting a Euro collapse


2/09/2012 @ 12:35PM
If The euro Breaks Up — Scenarios For Greece, PIIGS And Total Collapse
Tom Groenfeldt, Contributor

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SunGard is not alone in modeling the potential for a eurozone break-up. Finextra reports that firms such as ICAP and industry utilities like CLS, the FX settlement bank, have initiated scenario planning in the event of a major soveriegn default and subsequent euro exit. It also said that banknote printers have reported that central banks have been scouring the market for printing presses capable of running large stocks of once-defunct currencies.

As the song says, breaking up is hard to do.

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So how does the little guy play this?

Like the sailing ship of old, it’s rig for stormy weather.

* Cut your OPEX (operating expenses).

* Minimize your CAPEX and build your capital for the future.

* As many in the tin foil hat community say, build your food larder. Even if you’re not preparing for the end of the world, food prices are not going down anytime soon. The Mormons are said to believe that everyone should store a year’s worth of food. Can’t hurt.

* Save in inflation protected way. (The tax of inflation is the silent killer of savings.) If nothing else, everytime you get a nickel save it. (It’s worth 7½¢ now.)

* Develop skills or sidelines that can lead to alternate streams of income. A web-based business can have an store open 24/7/365. You can write stories and publish them for free.

* Stay in shape because getting sick will be even more expensive in the future.

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