Monday, March 14, 2011

Any Pretext in a Storm

Taking a cue from Rahm Emmaunel's book, the Saudi's have sent 1,000 troops into Bahrain to "help" their neighboring despots maintain power. The UAE has sent 500 policemen. I wonder if there will be some sort of escalation on the Saudi's part in order to form the new Caliphate? Only time will tell, but I'm wagering that the King and his family will be "kept safe" by the Saudi's only as long as it suits Al-Saud.

This seems to be getting very small play in the press because of their zeal in trying to take advantage of the Japanese Calamity to foster fear of Nuclear power. I wouldn't put it past some of the Coal Barons to sent a couple of guys with Laws rockets to further damage the Nucleear plants.
They don't want to lose market share to Nuclear any more than Duke Power wants to compete with TVA.
There's trillions of dollars at stake. Does anybody doubt a motivating factor?

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

A prediction

The new lead paint remediation laws handed down by the EPA will cause a sharp drop in existing lower income housing stocks due to the high cost of remediation vs. the return on investment. Considering the lack of a tax incentive or writeoff balance, there will be a new willingnesss to just tear them down and let the land grow over. many will simply let the property go to municipalities for taxes and throw the burden on the backs of the taxpayer.

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Boxer owned for Racism

An inconvenient debt.