Online poker vs. online trading……guess which one is illegal.
It’s still way too early, but it looks like the American stock market is about to take another nose dive.
At the time of this writing, investors stand to lose about $65 billion in total value on what’s being called “Black Monday.” Never mind that recent “profits” were an illusion, a money mirage, nothing more than a incendiary balloon loaded full of false hope and hot air, vulverable to explosion.
Sixty-five billion dollars evaporated. Within about an hour, right after the market opened and while most of the West Coast was still slumbering in bed. That’s comes out to about $300 for every adult living in this country. That’s more than the entire net worth of all 32 teams in the National Football League combined (valued at $60 billion). Then again, just to give some added perspective about how ridiculously out of control military entitlement defense spending has become, that doesn’t begin to cover the cost of the F-22 Raptor fighter aircraft program (which is estimated at $79.2 billion and could soar higher). The market still needs to drop another $14.5 billion in value, and then the losses will catch up to what those planes are going to set back the taxpayer while American infrastructure continues to crumble.
Admittedly, I would make a lousy political strategist.
I have no concept of how to appeal to the “average voter.” I have no clue as to why the dopes and dummies of the broad electorate continue electing politicians who consistently act against the best interests of the American working class. Call me an elitist — at least, I’ll admit it. Anytime I hear a candidate — any candidate of either party — saying, “let’s make America great again,” I scream at the television, “HOW?” That’s not a plan you ass jokers, “making America great again” — that’s pandering to the lowest common jingoistic denominator. Pandering, patronizing, and frankly pathetic. Yet, dip shit voters lap up contrived campaign patriotism like thirsty basset hounds.
With the 2016 presidential campaign already in full swing, the only thing missing at the moment appears to be to genuine enthusiasm for Hillary Clinton.
No one seems to be excited about her candidacy, not even hard-core Democrats and former Clintonites. She’s become like the boring real estate agent standing around holding a glass of cheap chardonnay who somehow got invited to the cocktail party, the one common bond inking all the guests as disinterested eyes wander the room, desperate to break away in search of a better conversation.
So nice to see you again, Mrs. Clinton, how you doing? I heard Joe Biden is coming — did he arrive yet? Oh wait, is that Bernie Sanders there across the room? Excuse me, see ya’ later.
Could Hillary Clinton already be doomed?
TEN THINGS THAT SHOULD BE TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS, BUT AREN’T
Elementary Common Sense 101 (An Empty Classroom in America)
Just about everywhere across America, a new school year is about to begin. Now, seems like the perfect time for some reflection on what’s being taught, and what should be part of the curriculum.
Why does half the population not know how to get on and off an elevator?
Think about the last time you went up in a lift. The doors suddenly open up and just as you attempt to walk out, some idiot is standing directly in front of the doors blocking your way. Worse, occasionally these assclowns attempt to muscle their way onto the elevator even before you’ve had a chance to exit. It pains me immensely to admit this situation is all too common just about everywhere — on shuttle buses, subways, trains, and just about anyplace people congregate in public.
Assuming Jesus doesn’t have plans to return to earth anytime soon and isn’t the 2016 Republican nominee (one senses a draft movement may be brewing), a year from now, one of his hand-chosen apostles will stand before a single podium, within the very same frenzied sports arena in Cleveland known as the Quicken Loans Center (oh, the irony) where last night’s first debate took place, hoping to accept his (or considerably less likely, her) party’s nomination to ultimately get slaughtered by the next President of the United States in the general election.
Thursday evening’s first of eight planned presidential debates carried live by FOX News was reportedly watched by 24 million people, begging the first question, namely — what the fuck were the other 235 million people in this country watching, instead? At times fascinating as an overflowing toilet, at other times utterly cringe worthy, and often intimately revealing as to the true character of each of the candidates — the debate wasn’t so much a serious squabble over critical issues as a sold-out ship of fools sailing off into the abyss of the collective incredulous Republican mind, all willingly standing on deck preparing to walk ten gang planks pointing straight out of the political mainstream.