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A few thoughts that need to be captured before they return from whence they came. I’ve been re-reading Baudrillard’s Simulations – thinking about it in light of the possibility of Internet Identity . Online identity is already a concept that’s overloaded; it’s become a blank slate on which entrepreneurs, privacy advocates and open source geeks project their hopes, dreams and ambitions. Binding code to the soul to create a hard link posits a kind strong symbolic order that we’ve seen before i
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Submitted by Leo Kolivakis, publisher of Pension Pulse . First things first, let me tell my mom that I love her dearly and wish all the moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day. Now, I have put off writing this comment long enough. This is partly because analyzing this economy is not as easy I first thought. Having said this, let me explain to you why I think this will likely be a “W” recovery. U.S. led us into this mess and it will (hopefully) lead us out Back in August 2008,
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Do you have any business or company website? Wondering how to make your website visible to the world? Now there is a place where you can list your business or company website. Introducing WebDir.biz - a business directory for you to see. WebDir.biz is a site that had been created to assist users around the world to get access to a variety of business links. This site list business sites from different business links. You can choose from the provided categories such as accounting, retail
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It’s going to be a busy Mother’s Day Weekend in B-Town, and here are this weekend’s haps from our Free Weekly Event Newsletter ( sign up today ): FRIDAY, MAY 8th: 3 WISHES’ CLOTHING FUNDRAISER, 3 WISHES BOUTIQUE 10am-6pm: 3 Wishes Boutique, located at 929 SW 152nd in Olde Burien, is holding a fundraiser for the YWCA’s “Dress for Success” program, and is asking residents to bring in clothing they no longer wear to donate to disadvantaged women. Bring in & donate clothing you no
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by Aaron Hu Your wedding is surely going to be special for you but how about making it equally memorable for your guests with wedding favors or rather, unique wedding favors. Your guests will not only be talking about how the couple looked and who else was there but how creative you got with the wedding favor that they never really expected to receive. Guests show their love by making effort to attend your wedding party. Your way of returning that love would be a unique wedding favor and don't
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In response to the L.A. Times’ Michael Hiltzik saying that “someone needs to stand up” for the credit card companies, Matt lets the media have it: “Someone needs to stand up” for the credit card companies? Did I hear that right, Michael Hiltzik? Apparently it is not enough that the credit card companies have spent $15.5 million on lobbying fees in the first quarter of 2009 alone (this according to CREW, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington), while employees of credit c
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The Wall St Journal reports that over 20% of US homeowners owe more on their mortgage than their homes are worth. Some metropolitan areas are faring worse – much worse – than others. Las Vegas takes the prize, with an astounding 67.2% of homes that are “upside down” in terms of equity. Maybe the Obama administration can order the remaining 32.8% can take what’s left of their home equity over to the roulette wheel at MGM – appealing to their patriotic duty to help less fortunate home and cas
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Year 2, Week 39 Major Position Changes To see historic weekly fund changes click here OR the label at the bottom of this entry entitled ' fund positions'. Cash: 59.0% (vs 42.8% last week) 28 long bias: 31.4% (vs 36.6% last week) 11 short bias: 9.6% (vs 20.6% last week) 39 positions (vs 41 last week) Weekly thoughts It's been a remarkable 8 weeks in the market, and right now the mood seems buoyant... I am reading throughout the internets how a pullback is due, but wh
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By: Lorimer Wilson Monday, 4 May 2009 This article is a follow-up to my recent piece on “America’s Financial Oligarchy” which was a synopsis of Simon Johnson’s “The Quiet Coup” on how the financial industry has effectively captured our government. This follow-up article is an edit and review of a lengthy 231-page report prepared in March 2009 by the Consumer Education Foundation (see wallstreetwatch.org/reports/sold_out.pdf for the full report) on how, over the years, the ‘Money Industry’ as
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Three big Burien events coming up – the annual Spring Art Walk, Plant Sale and “Cards for a Cause” on Friday, May 8th and Saturday, May 9th. Here are the details: WHAT : Annual Spring Art Walk and Plant Sale and “Cards for a Cause” Play Texas Hold’em, roulette and blackjack tournament. WHEN : Friday, May 8th from 6pm to 8pm and Saturday, May 9th from 10am to 5pm; “Cards for a Cause” is from 3pm to 8pm Sat. May 9th. WHERE : The stroll and plant sale will center on SW 152nd Stree
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