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  1. A few shots I took at the Tweedy solo show at Newport last week... http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-8EgMTO7V3Tg/U9vf1m2X1WI/AAAAAAAAnUc/kUeEtfBUXG0/s400/518b.jpg http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rK8jmYx-SIA/U9vgAXURuKI/AAAAAAAAnUk/woRpnFEXQKw/s400/519b.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lGQhtzxoMvk/U9vgYUXWLmI/AAAAAAAAnU0/xIUsiZ69h5I/s400/523a.jpg http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ekHxr5hIxxo/U9vgi9lUHoI/AAAAAAAAnU8/q92X1RW0tVM/s400/529b.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-886ALZib1K4/U9vgsdH9ugI/AAAAAAAAnVE/50mFaMGlBFI/s400/536b.jpg http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3BuijxU6_ho/U9vhDEkozZI/AAAAAAAAnVU/8aF6B9KSDfw/s400/54
  2. Just got power back at 4:30 this afternoon. Outside of a few minutes of computer time at school, which was closed but had power, no internet, phone or TV since Monday evening. Luckily, I could get all the ice I needed from the ice machine in the school cafe. Parts of town were devastated near the coast here in Milford, CT. Went out Monday night to watch the high tide roll in down on Melba Street which is a low lying area along the beach which always gets destroyed in these storms. The water reached the bottom of the street signs and washed the beach side walls of many homes away. One of my fri
  3. Here's a few shots of where I walk every day taken about 1 PM...
  4. Went out for my walk around 6:30 this morning. Wind was a steady 20 mph in your face when you walked directly East. The waves were pretty regular for a normal high tide but it should have been low tide at that time. Some white caps but not anything dangerous. Walked along the sea-wall and didn't get splashed. I had to journey out on I-95 about an hour ago. Some gusts that moved the car a bit but nothing different than one usually encounters on a blustery day.The winds have picked up a bit in the last half-hour. My son who travels all day in his car is still out on the road. I checked in with h
  5. High tide is at 11:30 tomorrow morning here on Long Island Sound in Southern CT. I'll probably go for my daily walk down to the beach if it's not raining too hard yet to watch the waves crash on to the beach. If it's too rainy a drive in the car is always an adventure during these storms. Last year for Irene most of the locals who didn't actually have a house right on the water strolled around on the roads leading to the beach to see the raging surf. Pretty awesome actually. Unfortunately several friends of mine have just rebuilt their homes from that last storm and are preparing for the worst
  6. I thought it was pretty funny. Must not appeal to that Mid-West sense of humor. Things looked pretty slow here so I figured this one might get the juices flowing. Oh, well...back to preparing for the storm of the century. Lou, you'll like these... Mitt's storm tips http://www.economicpolicyjournal.com/2012/10/mitts-storm-tips.html
  7. Here's a few more mentions... http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/reinstating-an-old-rule-is-not-a-cure-for-crisis/ http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/research/files/papers/2012/9/13%20glass%20steagal%20wallach/13%20glass%20steagall%20wallach.pdf http://www.tomwoods.com/blog/repeal-of-glass-steagall-had-nothing-to-do-with-the-crisis/ http://reason.com/blog/2012/05/22/ny-times-columnist-glass-steagall-wouldn
  8. Man, I'm flattered by all the attention my views get from you guys. You sure waste a lot of your time replying to my posts. My thoughts get more analysis here than anything Romney or Obama have to say. I would have stopped back on page two or three of this thread if I were you. It's pretty funny actually. I kind of enjoy reading what you all come up with next. What snide remarks can we make today about the guy who doesn't agree with the leaders and policies that have gotten us into this mess. At least I put some ideas on the table so you could bat them around. Someone else would have given up
  9. You can beleive what you wish. I find liberals an interesting group. They like to act as if there is no such thing as a Constitution that establishes a Federal System that places limits on the powers of the federal government and grants the rest to the states. So be it. Your Great Depression story is just that, a story. Much more complicated than that. But I'm not going to argue with you about it. If that's what you believe, fine. What exactly do you all believe? You sure have a fine time diagnosing my philosophy. Let's hear your solutions if you have any.
  10. Those are issues that are not the business of the federal government. Marriage laws are the left up to the states according to the Constitution as are murder laws. It is a waste of time to discuss them every presidential election cycle. As a libertarian and a constitutionalist I believe people should be free to do what they want in their personal life as long as you don't harm or threaten another person's life or destroy their property. You could interpret that to mean decriminalizing victimless crimes as well. 10th Amendment: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constituti
  11. Trying to steal your vote??? Romney family buys voting machines through Bain Capital investment "Through a closely held equity fund called Solamere, Mitt Romney and his wife, son and brother are major investors in an investment firm called H.I.G. Capital. H.I.G. in turn holds a majority share and three out of five board members in Hart Intercivic, a company that owns the notoriously faulty electronic voting machines that will count the ballots in swing state Ohio November 7. Hart machines will also be used elsewhere in the United States. In other words, a candidate for the presidency of th
  12. March out of the Middle East. Lower taxes. Let the interest rate find its' natural level. Stop the financial bailouts and stimulus injections. Stop printing money for the banks to sit on. They are not too big to fail. Their good assets will be purchased by better performing institutions during the bankruptcy process. Stop creating financial bubbles with cheap money. Begin the cuts in defense. Roll back government subsidizing of college loans to reduce the costs of college. Provide social services for the very needy. Begin a means assessment for everyone else. Cut back on or eliminate foreign
  13. Lowering taxes or getting rid of them altogether gives the people their money back to spend or invest it as they choose. That is good. The less the taxes are the better. That is a significant aspect of libertarianism. The government actually did the right thing in allowing people to keep their money. Look what they did with it. You call that government intervention? Those taxes which were raised by government in the first place should have been lower. They realized the harm in keeping them so high and made the proper correction. When did I ever advocate higher taxes? Lou, I was a Liberal at
  14. Just watched the Neil Young Journeys film. I wish it had more of him driving around telling stories. Ohio was the highlight performance for me.
  15. The Fed did nothing. There was no stimulus. Taxes were reduced and the debt was slashed by a third. And people went back to work in a very short period of time. The depression ended. Did I miss something? The federal government did not do what Keynesian economists ever since have urged it to do: run unbalanced budgets and prime the pump through increased expenditures. Rather, there prevailed the old-fashioned view that government should keep taxation and spending low and reduce the public debt. I know its' hard to accept anything I post here. You have all gotten so used to attacking everyt
  16. I actually thought you would give this some serious consideration. This explanation and the interview about how the Fed funds war as well as the 12 year old girl video pretty much says it all. It is pretty simple really and makes perfect sense. Stimulus is a temporary fix that takes money out of productive pursuits... "Stimulus" Spending Doesn't Work — Or Make Sense On a more basic level, the jobs that government creates are unprofitable — that is, they consume more resources than they produce. If that weren't true, then the profit-seeking private sector would be funding them already. In fac
  17. Lou, we have no free market as long as we have constant government created central bank intervention through the manipulation of money and credit every time there are signs of a slumping economy. This intervention gives rise to the boom-bust cycle which plagues us constantly and has lead to the current economic crisis we have been experiencing for over four years. How does it do this? Here's and explanation that should help you see what I am talking about... Government-established central banks can artificially lower interest rates by increasing the supply of money (and thus the funds banks
  18. Guess who funds all these wars we are so opposed to??? One of these times it's going to click and you will understand what the fuss about the FED is... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4DK1DnmHRk
  19. I just downloaded their remake album of some of their better known songs "All You Want". Like them all. They played two new ones on Sunday that sounded like they haven't missed a beat in 17 years. I would like to see the Gin Blossoms as well. Very similar in style. Missed them in August at Infinity Hall. On vacation. http://www.amazon.com/All-You-Want-Toad-Sprocket/dp/B00526W4MY/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1350688041&sr=8-4&keywords=toad+the+wet+sprocket
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