Milt, the Rays are doing better than expected given that they lead the Major League with 10 players on the DL that include 4 starting pitchers and their closer and starting first baseman. The patchwork rotation has had 5 games where their starters lasted more than 6 innings and allowed no more than 2 hits in their 11 games. No team in the last 100 years has matched that feat in their first 10 games. Once they get their starters back they could be considerably more competitive in what looks to be a down year for the AL east. Keep an eye on Steven Souza, Jr. The kid looks like the real deal and should help us offensively. As for your Sox doing the last to first thing again, I'm not sure that has happened before, but again, with the AL East not as strong this year it is certainly not out of the question. And no, it wouldn't be great. I think it would suck of course...Good luck, a long season to go - just getting started.
in west central Florida are out in full force this year, already...it's very early for them...an obvious sign of man-made global climate change, I'd say,...and then we have a territorial war between Redheaded Woodpeckers and Red-Bellied Woodpeckers that is escalating by the minute, each fighting for their own space - a war that might have never happened if not for humanity screwing up nature, and I'm counting my carbon credits and worrying about my carbon footprint...Sasquatch lives!!!!...
The Austrian Business Cycle Theory (ABCT) has proved to be correct time and time again. When the money supply is expanded, when credit is expanded, in essence, when money becomes easy to attain, then it is a certainty that malinvestment will become as widespread as Dandelions and Dollar Weed. It is a cycle, and it is coming back around to bust, at least as far as the TBTF banks are concerned as they, for the most part, have been the main recipients of the Fed's nearly-free money. Our biggest problem when that occurs is that of not letting malinvestment be liquidated, as opposed to propping up failures, i.e. being held hostage by the Henry Paulsons and other bankers that believe that privatizing profits and socializing losses is a good thing. Did the global economy collapse when Lehman Bros. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection? No, less than a month later Barclays bought out their North American division, and Nomura Holdings bought their Asian, European and Middle Eastern divisions if I recall correctly.
The pot is boiling again, and Citi wrote the legislation that did away with the push-out rule written into Dodd-Frank. In short, their derivative exposure is now firmly insured by the US taxpayer when they lose, and should they not lose, the profits are of course, all theirs. Clearly, I have no problem with them privatizing their profits, but I do have a problem with them socializing their losses, and their and their shareholders malinvestment should be subject to bankruptcy laws if and when that occurs.
"....... modern finance is built on the "time value of the money" and capital being a scarce resource."
You see, this is what Keynes neglected to admit or acknowledge In his "General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money" - the scarcity of resources (and capital is a resource as you say) - except towards the end of a boom when the fact that scarcity is readmitted into the analysis, as an apparent exception, and then under his designation of "bottlenecks". He failed to acknowledge the effect of scarcity upon the incessant variation in prices of raw materials, wholesales prices and foodstuffs. Keynes insisted that prices were entirely unmotivated and irrelevant except at the end of a boom.
While Keynes was a major adherent to excess government spending in a recession, to rekindle the flames of consumption, his most notable "theory", and the basis of his book started with the correct idea that extensive unemployment was the result of real wages being too high. Realizing that the proposition of lowering money wages was something that could "only be brought about by a struggle so painful and prolonged, that it could not be contemplated." Thus, he concluded that real wages must be lowered through the process of lowering the value of money. He stated that"If labor insists on a level of money wages too high to allow of full employment, the supply of money must be increased as to raise prices to a level where the real value of the prevailing money wages is no longer greater than the productivity of the workers seeking employment. In other words, manufacture inflation, and "cheat the workers." He wanted government control of the economy, or dirigisme, which leads to socialism and a totalitarian state, which in turn leads to what we are currently faced with.
"It is the aim of good government to stimulate production, of bad government to encourage consumption."
~Jean Baptiste Say
Again, I would ask that none of you pay any attention to the false narrative and deflections of Komrade Talovoy (CPUSA card#666), but I'm certain that none of you are. As a CPUSA operative he has been assigned with the task of seeing to the implementation of Soviet-style Kommon Kore in this great country's education system. He is a political termite, if you will, who seeks to undermine the foundation of our Constitutional Republic. He will stop at nothing to complete his mission. The lengths that he will go to to accomplish this are outlined in great detail in the 500 page file that the FBI keeps on him,. He is known to have carried on sexual relations with Huma Mahmood Abedin, as well as Melissa Harris Perry, having mounted both of them numerous times. In between there were relations with a few four legged barnyard animals, but that is normal for one with his background. Currently, Komrade Talovoy is engaged in a hot, steamy, romantic relationship with one Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. Rumor has it that something with Soviet DNA may be growing in her womb. Wasserman-Schultz is a willing partner in advancing Talovoy's mission to undermine this great nation, and Talovoy's relationship with her only illustrates just how far this heartless Marxist will go to accomplish his goal. His devious deflections concerning my past with his ultimate sexual goal, Hillary Clinton, are simply that - baseless, ridiculous and false deflections to cover his own despicable actions.
Official Ballot For Democrat Presidential elections:
1. Hillary Clinton
2. Hitlery Clinton
3. H liar y Clinton
4. Scorned Bitchlary Clinton
5. John Elway's daughter, Chelsea Clinton..
Obama wants us oil-dependent upon his middle-eastern friends. He has quashed Keystone and is now doing his best to kill the Trans-Alaska Pipeline. The Alaskan Pipeline runs from our largest oil fields in the U.S., in the Prudhoe Bay area, south to Valdez. Through executive orders, Obama has decreed the area "wilderness", and thus not open to oil drilling or exploration. The pipeline once carried 2.2M barrels per day. Now, thanks to Obama, the daily volume hovers around 500,000 barrels per day. A volume below 300,000 barrels per day creates operational problems as the oil gets cold, and the pipeline's function becomes useless. If the pipeline shuts down, by law, it must be dismantled. That is what Obama seeks to do, because he cares about caribou more than he cares about you. The oil industry accounts for 85% of Alaskan State revenues and one third of the state's jobs. Obama seeks to financially destroy what he thinks is the 57th state. We're talking about 60 billion barrels of oil he wants us to leave in the ground, and keep buying from his and Valerie's pals. The land that Obama has set aside for no drilling was mandated by Congress in 1980 specifically for oil and gas drilling and exploration. King Obama has trashed that law in his effort to starve the Alaskan Pipeline out of existence. The state of Alaska be damned to, I guess.
Again, do not be fooled by Komrade Talovoy. After exhaustive research I have found out the following about his institute: First, and most disgustingly, they have "tortured some folks." Waterboarding is just one of their methods of torture at the "institute". They also force their victims to listen to audio versions of books such as "Dreams Of My Dada, Idi" by Barry Soetoro, "It Takes a Millage Increase" by the institute's board member, Hillary Clinton, "The Audacity of Dope" by Choomer Obama, "Bolshevism For Dummies", and "The Politically Correct Guide to Progressive Fascism," often for 72 hours, or more, consecutively. For those patients that show no progress after that, Comrade Talovoy personally administers the Trademark "In and Out in Ten Minutes - No Waiting" Jiffy Lobotomy that he perfected at The Marx and Engels Clinic in his homeland. He is said to have performed a frontal Lobotomy on Hillary Clinton after the drunken witch fell and busted her stupid head. This would explain her emotional outbursts at Senate Committee hearings, the flailing of her limbs as she spewed venom, and the misguided belief that she should be President because, well because it's her turn - that's why.
Patients are also instructed as to the proper labels to use to describe "their enemies". While sticking their fingers in their ears to avoid listening to facts, they are taught to call their enemies names such as "Bagger", "Birther", "Denier", "Faux Newser" or just plain "Ignorant". No, don't be fooled by Komrade Talovoy. His "institute" is akin to a State-run Mental Institution. Sadly, at his institute, it is those that need the most mental help that are running the show. Their political and medical agendas would make Uncle Joe and Chairman Mao proud, very proud indeed.
I implore each and everyone of you think for yourself, and not fall into the trap of the above poster. His name is Vladamir Talovoy, and he has recently returned to this board after a long "vacation" at a re-education camp in the Motherland. He is a known CPUSA operative , and his "institute" is little more than a front for the Party. His institute is in fact funded by the CPUSA, George Soros and millions of foreign dollars channeled to him through the Clinton Foundation.
Their mission statement is multi-faceted in that they seek to stamp out individualism wherever it may hide its insidious face, to enforce, through childhood re-education, the known fact that absolutely NO ONE is capable of creating ANYTHING WHATSOEVER without the gloriously benevolent Leviathan State paving the way for them. They further seek to to bring legal charges against anyone who would deny that not only is man-made global climate change real, but it is in fact, a Rethuglikkkan policy initiative aimed at destroying the poor and down-trodden victims of corporations. Further, they seek to enlist each and everyone of you to help fight the GOP Global War on Women. They state that everything they do is in the interest of making us all more safe, or secure, and any policy that doesn't fit that agenda is of course, "for the children".
Beware of this poster. He is simply just another deranged believer in unicorns, rainbows and free stuff for everyone, all of the time. He has taken the Glorious State's communion, and has eaten of its flesh and drank of its blood. He is a very dangerous man.
Talovoy believes that in the spirit of kollecktivism, only her Royal Thighness, Hillary Clinton should be allowed to run for dictator, er, queen, or Dear Leader of Amerika. You are either with her or against her, and those that are against her will be given a shovel-ready job in Northern Alaska when she is anointed with the title of Glorious Dear Leader, after she claims all 538 electoral college votes and 100% of the popular vote. All hail the glorious symbol of the fasces and commit to memory: Tutto nello Stato, niente al di fuori dello Stato, nulla contro lo Stato...
C11ray might be the most ignorant life form ever..you are wasting your time Genralissimo..
eat pork?..I think that I saw a picture of him, sleeves rolled up and all, eating at a BBQ restaurant once, but I think he got the chicken samich...maybe the beef....
I am listening to the Seldom Scene tonight...It's been way too long...Lord I have erred and strayed like a lost sheep...but the prodigal sheep is home tonight...
Wow!!!! John fruckinreagan and Fritzprince come home to graze on the same night....Its a fable...tomorrow's hunt will be good..
“The risk of catastrophe will be very high. The nation could erupt into insurrection or civil violence, crack up geographically, or succumb to authoritarian rule. If there is a war, it is likely to be one of maximum risk and effort – in other words, a total war. Every Fourth Turning has registered an upward ratchet in the technology of destruction, and in mankind’s willingness to use it.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning
If one is interested, Jim Quinn has a 4 part article on theburningplatformdotcom which is very relevant to this topic. I recommend it to anyone that is interested. It is titled "Fourth Turning - The Shadow of the Crisis Has Not Passed.
“A Fourth Turning harnesses the seasons of life to bring about a renewal in the seasons of time. In so doing, it provides passage through the great discontinuities of history and closes the full circle of the saeculum. The Fourth Turning is when the Spirit of America reappears, rousing courage and fortitude from the people. History is seasonal, but its outcomes are not foreordained. Much will depend on how tall we stand in the trials to come.”
“Don’t think you can escape the Fourth Turning the way you might today distance yourself from news, national politics, or even taxes you don’t feel like paying. History warns that a Crisis will reshape the basic social and economic environment that you now take for granted. The Fourth Turning necessitates the death and rebirth of the social order. It is the ultimate rite of passage for an entire people, requiring a luminal state of sheer chaos whose nature and duration no one can predict in advance.” – Strauss & Howe - The Fourth Turning