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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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  • [Relevant to some recent posts here, Nobel Prize winning economist and blogger-anointed King of the Shrill, Paul Krugman, weighs in on all the recent crazy-talk about the deficit. I hope […]

    Krugman on ‘Fiscal Scare Tactics’

    [Relevant to some recent posts here, Nobel Prize winning economist and blogger-anointed King of the Shrill, Paul Krugman, weighs in on all the recent crazy-talk about the deficit. I hope […]

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  • In case any of you Friends happened to come across this 10/12/09 blog post in The Register, by Teri Sforza, you might have come away with the idea that Fullerton […]

    Chris Meyer; Local Hero? Hardly.

    In case any of you Friends happened to come across this 10/12/09 blog post in The Register, by Teri Sforza, you might have come away with the idea that Fullerton […]

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  • Saving the Environment is a big job, but someone has got to do it.  Whether its the President of the United States, Governor Arnold or some whacko from Denmark…..there must […]

    Cap & Trade…nah….Cap & Gown!

    Saving the Environment is a big job, but someone has got to do it.  Whether its the President of the United States, Governor Arnold or some whacko from Denmark…..there must […]

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  • The Union Bank of Switzerland has been feeling the heat from the United States Government Department of Justice regarding people in the United States that have been stashing their excess […]

    Lost the Bank’s Address on Bahnhof Strasse?

    The Union Bank of Switzerland has been feeling the heat from the United States Government Department of Justice regarding people in the United States that have been stashing their excess […]

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