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  • Greg Smith worked for Goldman-Sachs.  He turned on his former employer and in fact the whole Wall Street Industry in order to let folks know the “ins and outs” of...

    How to fix Global Banking….101

    Greg Smith worked for Goldman-Sachs.  He turned on his former employer and in fact the whole Wall Street Industry in order to let folks know the “ins and outs” of...

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  • Let’s start off by saying that Robert L. Citron has gone on to greener pastures.  Poor Bob, a really eclectic full time USC Trojan Fan, Astrology Devotee and best of...

    Retiring Baby Boomers and the like….

    Let’s start off by saying that Robert L. Citron has gone on to greener pastures.  Poor Bob, a really eclectic full time USC Trojan Fan, Astrology Devotee and best of...

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  • . One of the scarier times for planet earth occurred back in October of 1962.  They called it the Cuban Missile Crisis.  A young, brash American President was playing a...

    Playing Fiscal Chicken….No Cliff in Sight!

    . One of the scarier times for planet earth occurred back in October of 1962.  They called it the Cuban Missile Crisis.  A young, brash American President was playing a...

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  • . There seems to be a variety of parallels going on in life right now.  The Republicans had a kind of a non-convention-convention and today the Democrats launch theirs.   In more...

    Extras off stage…bring on the Stars!

    . There seems to be a variety of parallels going on in life right now.  The Republicans had a kind of a non-convention-convention and today the Democrats launch theirs.   In more...

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  • Several years ago the Bush Administration determined that there was a big black hole in the American economy.  International Investors….like Bernie Madoff, Bernie Ebbers, Ken Lay, Jeff Skillings and literally...

    Bain Capital, Cayman Islands, Swiss Bank Accounts and Amnesty?

    Several years ago the Bush Administration determined that there was a big black hole in the American economy.  International Investors….like Bernie Madoff, Bernie Ebbers, Ken Lay, Jeff Skillings and literally...

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  • Mark Zuckerberg on a whim bought Instagram for a cool Billion dollars, out of his personal petty cash account.  Richard Branson is busy spending Billions and Billions on his new...

    What this country needs is a good Anglo American Airline!

    Mark Zuckerberg on a whim bought Instagram for a cool Billion dollars, out of his personal petty cash account.  Richard Branson is busy spending Billions and Billions on his new...

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  • . . . Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony and Dominic Strass-Kahn.  Looks like no matter where you go…..getting away with murder or rape is just a matter of public relations and...

    The Wheels of Justice…

    . . . Amanda Knox, Casey Anthony and Dominic Strass-Kahn.  Looks like no matter where you go…..getting away with murder or rape is just a matter of public relations and...

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  • . . . How can anyone not like Sarah Palin?  She is cute, with enough wrong with her to be the most attractive person, who may or may not be running for...

    Sarah Screws the Pooch again – with video!

    . . . How can anyone not like Sarah Palin?  She is cute, with enough wrong with her to be the most attractive person, who may or may not be running for...

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  • . . . . . “It’s the most wonderful week of the year” chimes the ESPN commercial to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” You got...

    Want to reform college football? Pay the players

    . . . . . “It’s the most wonderful week of the year” chimes the ESPN commercial to the tune of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” You got...

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  • Switzerland has about 8 million people, Sweden about 9 million.  When you look on the actuarial tables of the world’s Insurance Companies, you will always find both of these countries right up...

    The US can’t even make a Coo Coo Clock.

    Switzerland has about 8 million people, Sweden about 9 million.  When you look on the actuarial tables of the world’s Insurance Companies, you will always find both of these countries right up...

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  • For those who have not been paying close attention, Southern California Edison has been changing out the mechanical meters they have used for years…..for digital. We had a feeling that...

    Keeping the Lights On?

    For those who have not been paying close attention, Southern California Edison has been changing out the mechanical meters they have used for years…..for digital. We had a feeling that...

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  • Everyone remembers growing up with their first electric train.  That first big black engined “O” Gauge.  It came in this huge box and it had sections of track you put...

    Finding the Right Track!

    Everyone remembers growing up with their first electric train.  That first big black engined “O” Gauge.  It came in this huge box and it had sections of track you put...

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  • Back in the early 1950′s Banks were our friends.  We can remember vividly that our 4th Grade teacher wanted us to go get a Christmas Club Account.  We lived in...

    Cooking the Golden Goose!

    Back in the early 1950′s Banks were our friends.  We can remember vividly that our 4th Grade teacher wanted us to go get a Christmas Club Account.  We lived in...

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  • Everyone has probably heard about the Euro and the Greek Debt Crisis that eveyone is talking about.  This is truly a Global Banking Classic.  Here goes the most wonderful story of...

    Investment Banks – Make a wish!

    Everyone has probably heard about the Euro and the Greek Debt Crisis that eveyone is talking about.  This is truly a Global Banking Classic.  Here goes the most wonderful story of...

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