Friday, February 29, 2008

No we are not in a Recession - just maybe a little inconvience maybe a little Depression for some and a BIG ONE for others - Who Cares about them!?

* "I might have to take two jobs," said Alex Aguilar, who was working on his car Friday afternoon on Albion Street in Bridgeport.
* A cook at a Westport restaurant, Aguilar said his gas tank is taking more and more of his money.
* Forget about meals out, a drink after work, getting the car cleaned and detailed by a professional — all the money for these things "I got to put it in the tank," he said.
* "No more going to dinner on Fridays," he said, standing in the parking lot of Syms on Black Rock Turnpike. "No more long trips to New Hampshire."
* "Soup and salad is $8," he said. The deli owner tells him the price is going to cover electricity and heat.
* "All my life, my mother always had it warm. Now I go over there and I say 'I'm freezing, mom,' " he said.
* "The economy is tough," said Guzman, who has two children, ages 12 and 8. In just a year, his family's food bill has gone from about $150 a week to $250 and sometimes $300 a week, he said, adding, "Everything is double."
* "Heating oil dealers usually never want the winter to end," Herb said. "This year, they are yearning for the season to end because continued cold will push their customers further into arrears."
* What's scary about this situation, compared to economic downturns of the past, Herb said, is that people have jobs and are still struggling to pay bills.
* According to Riley, it's as if life's basic necessities — like food, shelter and heat — are slipping just beyond many people's grasp.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

William F. Buckley, Jr. - Rest In Peace

A foundation Republican of our time. Not a Political Republican, Not a Religious Republican - A real Republican respected by all for his Wit, Opinions, Sarcasm and authenticity. A man who respected people for who they were and what they brought to the table. He will be missed.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

How Do you know - that what you know - Isn't so

Easy, when things don't work out, when losses are early and permanent while positions seemed to be secure. When will you know when you don't know? When it's too late?

I am training myself to cut losses as quickly as possible. It's what I call my 50% rule. When the negatives are more than 50% (over positives)- time to stop and review quickly!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

"He hit me....So, I hit him back" - "That's how it started"


And contrary to the Evangelistas, Creationists, Intelligent Design and all of that Bull Shit...."He hit me....So, I hit him back" - "That's how it started!" At every level of the evolution of every living, crawling thing.

What Caused this? Fear

....and the reason? Survival (Of life, belief, thought and community!) and of course - of Me and Mine, not You and Yours!

.... it's been going on for 4,500,000,000 years.

let's accept it, try to minimize the damages....and get on with life!

That doesn't negate my belief in god - it negates anyone who wants to tell you how to believe in god - They are looking to control you and your mind in their direction - not God's

......Lunar Eclipse and Full Moon Rising

El Viejo

Monday, February 11, 2008

V = O

"God is inexorable in the way He has allotted His gifts. He gave me the stubbornness of a mule and nothing else; really, He also gave me a keen scent." - Einstein

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

I Related this to A Friend Today - Sums it up!

It's 4:30am, I've been up for an hour - The Asian markets have just closed and the European markets are opening. I enjoy the challenge of Trading - providing more excitement than anything my prior professional life had to offer. I'm off to work - without even leaving my environment - As long as I have a cell signal - I can be anywhere - including while I'm driving - I do pull over.