Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wall Street’s Flea Market in trouble already?

Now that the weekend is over the stalls will come down and the flea market will close for the work week.

Etsy was a boon for craftsmen all over the planet. They made things by hand, listed their handiwork on Etsy and hoped to sell enough to make a living. That was a good platform, a good model until the market place went public.


Image Source: Charles & Hudson Flickr.

It is not the kind of setup that stock market investors are accustomed to or care about. Investors are all about cutting costs and raising profits.If that does not happen they sell out and walk away. That street dog mentality is what drives Wall Street: “If you can’t eat it or f*k it, then p#ss on it.”

Etsy will probably have trouble with those demands. Either it will have to raise the fees it charges its vendors, thus driving them away, or cut costs drastically to satisfy the wolf pack. Possibly neither will work.

For it to survive, the handmade marketplace will have to run with the wolves while trying to nourish the lambs. That will not happen.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Jeb Bush' Clarity On Iraq Invasion

What part of “I would have supported Iraq invasion – I would not have supported Iraq invasion – If I coulda, I woulda” do you not understand?



One could of course use 100% hindsight to oppose the invasion. One could also see how 100% falsified allegations of Iraqi WMDs and uranium procurement were used to justify the attack on Iraq by the then administration. Even though after Ambassador Joseph Wilson could not find any evidence of Niger Uranium being shipped to Iraq and the price he paid for an honest day’s work of having the cover blown off his CIA agent wife Valerie Plame, the Bush Whitehouse adamantly proceeded to invade Iraq.

Or one could just simply back his brother. 

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Screw You Californians!

Nestle’s actions deliver a simple message: Instead of whining about not having natural water provided by rain and aquifers just buy premium bottled water which Nestle has provided for the public in attractive earth destroying, ugly plastic. 
Oh yes! It is recycled. So they say. That presumably should earn them some credit for corporate responsibility. 
It is not just California, Nestle has the same message for the rest of us: “Screw you humans”. Here is a clip from LipTV where host Tyrel Ventura tells about people being arrested in Chile for collecting rain water instead of buying Nestle’s bottles. 



How crazy is Nestle? Here is Abby Martin’s duel with this insane food and water giant company.


Challenged over former CEO’s assertion that access to drinking water is not a human right, Nestles current CEO has put out this utterly laughable, overly patronizing Perrier washed statement on their website (Image taken on May 12, 2015).
They really do not actually believe in this human right but they will not interfere with your right to water; said non-interference demonstrated abundantly by police action in Chile.


Friday, May 8, 2015

2016 U.S. Presidential nomination seekers. Same old faces, same old promises.

Support Ted Cruze.
In Ted Cruze’s world this is the face an American would make when forced to kiss an immigrant. Ted should know, after all he was born in Canada.

Support Hillary Clinton.
Really Hillary! You need to dump your make up artist and the $5.00 hairdo. In your attempt to save the last penny you probably forgot the salon is owned by a Republican stylist. Also you should feel lucky Amanda Bynes has been put away in rehab. Wait till she gets hold of your Yoda inspired image.

Support Marco Rubio.
This Senator from Florida is drinking up half the supply of potable water while denying climate change.


Support Mike Huckabee.
This Billybob evangelizing preacher cum hopeless politician has two priorities; (Not uniquely) Israel First and driving out Palestinians from Palestine. He visited Netanyahu in Israel in February 2015 ahead of the Israeli PM’s visit to Washington to encourage him to sabotage Barack Obama’s Iran policy.



Thursday, May 7, 2015

Verdict: New England Patriots have smaller balls and overly inflated egos!

Let’s face it! The Patriots did not need any balls to win against the Indianapolis Colts, who, for that matter could have played with imaginary balls and would have still lost. Again in Super Bowl XLIX   the Patriots won not because of their balls but because Russell Wilson decided to hand them the only ball the Seattle Sea Hawks had.
To watch in the US here is an ABC News report on Deflategate:

ABC Breaking US News | ABC Politics News

Note: Following Video may be blocked by YouTube in the US due to Third Party Content (namely NFL).


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

South Carolina college student qualifies as The Apprentice for Hell’s Kitchen.

Hayley King, the new celebrity chef and a University of South Carolina student, has been experimenting with live spit and window cleaner to replace herbs and condiments in her new recipes. It is rumored Gordon Ramsay may invite her to the show so they can both together spit and shine a new brand of recipes for Hell's Kitchen.



Monday, April 27, 2015

Kazakhstan President Nazarbayez re-elected in landslide

Nursultan Nazarbayev re-elected with 97.7 per cent of vote in hotly contested, free and open election in Kazakhstan.


Here is the ballot:


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ted Cruz; From Canada with Hate.

Senator Ted Cruz , an erstwhile Canadian citizen, could not stand his country of birth. His disgust was well placed. Who in their right mind would like it anyway? This boring nation seems to have an unhealthy disinterest in engaging in endless discussions on critically serious issues such as health care, same sex marriage, immigration, gun control, and meddling in other countries’ affairs.
One wonders what do they do with all that free time on their hands.


Credits: Ted Cruz; Gage Skidmore Flickr. James Bond; Johanoomen Flickr.

The Canucks have a much more relaxed immigration policy. Newcomers in return bring untold prosperity to the nation. What a revolting thought; who needs immigrants to bring prosperity to their new homeland? We certainly don't want that kind of thinking in the U.S. Why else would we call them aliens?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Sodaheid: SodaStream’s newest flavor

Especially carbonated by Benjamin Netanyahu.

Scarlett Johansson in The Israel Project
Squeezed by dispossessing inhabitants of seven Palestinian villages, this unique taste evokes nostalgic memories of apartheid as practiced in South Africa. One sip and your senses will be occupied territory for a long time keeping your desires hostage to endless fantasies of being controlled behind chain link fences.

Even the carbonation use in Soda Stream is unparalleled. Provided by Benjamin Netanyahu’s acid reflux from swallowing too many illegal  
settlements the emitted carbon dioxide is well pressurized and adds a peculiarly sharp, tangy aggressive feeling to the drink.

Caution, however, is advised since Sodaheid can be addictive, motivating consumers to go out and steal other people’s land.

Sodastream sells fountain jet home soda making machines and supplies manufactured in a plant on stolen occupied Palestinian territory.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Victoria Nuland 'One and Done' Ukraine Strategy

Assistant U.S. Secretary of State Victoria Nuland’s One and Done handling of Ukraine crisis.


Source: BBC Website Screen Grab Hey EU!FU!.

To be exact, Nuland’s endearing message was "F them" to the 28 or so countries of the European Union and was uttered in a private phone call to Geoffrey Pyatt, the U.S. Ambassador to the East European country, advising him she would prefer the United Nations to ‘glue’ the whole thing together.
Now that is a lot of countries to 'F and Glue'. The ambassador then promptly added “Exactly!”

As is usual and customary, the NSA was listening 
in and recording the conversation but could not bleep out the salacious proposal by the Assistant U.S. Secretary of State.

According to the U.S., the Russians who were also allegedly listening in promptly Snowdened the entire 4 minute conversation out to YouTube instead of sending the recording to The Guardian newspaper, which is standard protocol for NSA revelations.