Friday, November 16, 2012

All your retirement savings are belong to us:

It may be time to take the tax hit and withdraw funds from private retirement accounts before they are forced into long term T-bonds.
The Obama administration is reportedly quickly moving on plans to nationalize private 401k and IRA retirement accounts, and replace them with government sponsored annuities(aka Treasury bonds that the Treasury currently can’t sell to anyone but the Fed).

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Greek Parliament passes new austerity package with tiny majority

Ekathimerini Thursday November 8, 2012
Before the party leaders’ speeches there had been a different type of drama in Parliament. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras>>>>> retracted a proposed amendment to include parliamentary employees in cuts to civil service salaries, after the employees threatened to strike, though he said the bill would be resubmitted.

LIVE CAM--Greece: Huge protest in Syntagma Square against austerity to be voted on today

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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Here's a bunch of links for following the US electionU

US election coverage links

China power structure: an interesting chart

Here is an interesting chart produced by Goldman Sachs:

Bahrain bombs mark escalation in tensions

Bomb attacks in busy area
"The incident was the first since the height of antigovernment protests last year in which coordinated bombs have been planted in busy areas of the capital. ... The attacks came less than a week after a ban by the government on all protest gatherings, a move that drew widespread international criticism, including from the US."

Saturday, November 3, 2012