Tuesday, November 20, 2018

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No one would ever imagine that the UK terror chief could, deliberately or not, show off an ultra-confidential and ultra-sensitive piece of information to the press about a current anti-terrorist operation, which, if disclosed, could actually jeopardise the whole of the operation and put at risk the agents involved. Even in a James Bond film…


Unfortunately sometimes real life goes far beyond the fiction! Unbelievable yet true, last Wednesday, Bob Quick, the most senior counter-terrorism officer in the United Kingdom, was photographed in Downing... Read More

By Amo

...who for generations brought smiles to millions of fans around the world, with their zany slapstick humor that now seems to be the standard incorporated within the Obama inner circle…only this time we’re not laughing.

Watching President Obama, Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and Senator Chris Dodd’s performance on the AIG debacle, one couldn’t help but think back to those three loveable bungling buffoons, slapping each other silly as they performed one prat-fall and comedy routine after another.

First it was Secretary Geithnere; you know the guy who... Read More

I know I have mentioned before that our way out of the current mess is largely going to be determined by attitude. Our faith that things will get better and yes, sometimes it seems like blind faith but here is some eye opening information to bring some clarity to all of us. Here we go:

To all those newswriters and general naysayers, let's see how we stack up against The Great Depression:

Decade Data 1929-1939:

Key Stat: Unemployment 25%

Dow Jones: Down 89%

GDP (Gross Domestic Product): Down 11% or $103 Billion

Current Market Data

Key Stat:... Read More

The recession began in December 2007. That was fifteen months ago. Since that time, the U.S. economy has lost 4.4 million jobs. According to the Department of Labor more than half of those 4.4 million loses have happened in the last four months – three of which are while Obama has been president.

He promised reform and recovery. So far he’s delivered speeches with the help of teleprompters, flown all over the United States on a “spiffy” plane, named at least four people to his cabinet who don’t think they have to pay taxes and treated British Prime Minister Gordon Brown like a red-headed... Read More

The country’s unemployment rate stands at 7.6 percent, meaning that more than 11 million Americans are now without jobs. However, while the employment rate among high school graduates with no college education hovers at eight percent, those with bachelor’s degrees or higher are seeing the unemployment rate drop by more than half, to 3.8 percent, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Additionally, the average annual salary for individuals with graduate or doctoral degrees is $75,000, while bachelor’s degrees command an average salary of $51,000. For... Read More

The headlines the other day were ominous; GM will cut 47,000 jobs (upwards of 10% of their workforce) and in order to stave off total financial ruin for the U.S. economy, they need an additional 18 Billion, with a B, dollars from the U.S. Government.At first blush these numbers would seem to lend credence to the idea that the sky is indeed falling and Chicken Little is right, but in fact, a quick look at the “actual” numbers tell a far different story. GM will indeed cut 47,000 jobs worldwide, but only 20,000 of those will be in the U.S. And those half a million jobs which are so... Read More

In the past year, we have all asked the question how did we (the United States) get to where we are now, in terms of our economy. I cannot say that it was greed or lack of forsight but here is my take on how we got here and what the journey ahead may look like in the coming months.When the economy was on an upswing around 2003/2004, a lot of things came easily. Loans, houses, jobs, bonuses, opportunity, all of it was free flowing and didn't seem to have an end in sight. The tech bubble was deflating and everyone was getting their real estate license and making a lot of money selling houses.... Read More

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