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Can Obama Turn It Around?

I really must stop thinking of Americans as hillbillies.  I never thought they had the sophistication to look past skin colour.  But, they surprised me.  Of course, they had a class A wonderful candidate.  Poor, old, broken John McCain never had a chance.  Then that wingnut Sarah something, only made matters worse.

But honestly, what a hornets nest Barack is stepping into.  Can he do it?  Can he turn it around or is the almighty US of A all but KO’d?  Considering the amount of thievery that’s been going on Wall Street, if you’re not a crook you don’t have a chance to realize “The American Dream”.   The poor schlepps who were so happy they finally owned a house, lose everything while the crooks get a bailout.   Some dream.

Take Madoff.  OK, you can call it greed that lured big money into his web of deceit.  Why is it the SEC never reacted even after their noses were pushed into the evidence?  I believe the SEC was involved in the fraud.  I believe that is why dear Bernie is not in prison as we speak but able to live his life in his mansion apartment.

It’s no wonder we get crankier with the years.  We see this sort of crap and are powerless to do anything about it and the frustration makes us angry.  I hope Obama has the backup he needs to clean up Wall Street or shut it down completely. 

None of us need castles in the sky.

January 16th, 2009 Posted by | Business, politics | no comments

The Forex Market

I just found something that may interest you if you’re thinking of buying and selling currencies.

The Forex market is a non-stop cash market where currencies of nations are traded, typically via brokers. Foreign currencies are constantly and simultaneously bought and sold across local and global markets and traders’ investments increase or decrease in value based upon currency movements. Foreign exchange market conditions can change at any time in response to real-time events

The investor’s goal in Forex trading is to profit from foreign currency movements. Forex trading or currency trading is always done in currency pairs, which seems to be going under constant change within a certain range for a period of time. It is estimated that anywhere from 70%-90% of the FX market is speculative. In other words, the person or institution that bought or sold the currency has no plan to go by in taking such decision. This is the major reason why people undergo a lot of loss in Forex.  If planned properly then Forex nothing but, a Money Minting Machine.

To invest in such high risk business market, the need and use of professional help comes naturally to mind.The basic business involves only prediction of future prices and a probability of change in the ratio of value of different currencies all over the world. This kind of prediction can be done very difficult for any human being but such calculation are very simple when done on a computer, the only thing needed is an interface/software through which the computer can interact and gives prediction of fall and rise in prices. Forex software of such kind have been under development for a while now and finally eToro is launched. eToro’s is extremely friendly interface which you can monitor, share, and discuss your trading activity while enjoying the latest financial updates and has the latest technology and uses the a highly developed algorithm to track and assist in price management. This easy to use platform allows you to use real or virtual money to execute real-time trades with a click of a button.  What’s more the software is available for Free Download too so try it and judge it for yourself.

June 21st, 2008 Posted by | Business | no comments

Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks

That should have read “An Old Dog Is Learning A New Trick”.

Here it is, mid January, and I’m trying to get caught up on everything.  Well, the tree and decorations have been down for about a week or so.

I bought (finally) Office 2007 after having worked with Office 1997 for 10 years.  Actually, when I told a client of mine, he laughed uncontrolably for about one whole minute.  So, I guess you could say, he shamed me into it.  At any rate, I am now trying to learn Access.  I even got “Access for Dummies” to help me.  That means, if I ever figure it out, I will be spending all weekend inputting.  Did I tell you how much I hate data entry?  Gawd.  It’s boring and yet you have to be ever so careful because as we all know, garbage in – garbage out.

Well, I guess you now know what I’ll be doing for the rest of January and maybe even into February.

Wish me luck.

January 17th, 2008 Posted by | Business | no comments

Illegal Immigration From First Nations Point of View

A thought just struck me – what about the population of the Americas?  Aren’t we all illegal immigrants?  The native people did not give the settlers and looters permission, did they?  And they kept coming, ship after ship full of folks looking to grab what they can.  Permission, titles, grants came from their home country.  Kind of makes you chuckle – in a crazy sort of way – doesn’t it?  The natives were just overwhelmed and overrun by these palefaces.  They didn’t have a chance. 

However, I predict that in the years ahead, they will take over.  You can see it now.  They are now educated and have accumulated some wealth.  They are using the law of the land to their advantage.  The reservations, which initally were created to put the natives on designated land and, therefore, away from the palefaces and their daughters, now have the power to run their own businesses including gambling, banking, all manner of services.  In short, they are getting rich and with riches comes power.

If you live near a successfuly run reservation, you hire their services.  For example, say you need carpeting or flooring.  Hire a native contractor working from the reservation and you save the taxes.  Furthermore, since they don’t have to pay sales taxes, they buy their materials cheaper and pass the savings on.  You can save yourself a bundle by dealing with native businesses.  So, let’s support native industry.

March 14th, 2007 Posted by | Business, Musings | no comments

The China Cabinet Story

It’s been quite some time since I posted to this blog.  It’s been a wild time for me as I’ve been very busy trying to fill impossible positions.  There is certainly nothing easy about the work I do.  Some days I feel totally burned out.  Like today, for example.

Last week, we had a court date in Small Claims Court, trying to get our money out of a client that hired someone I presented, under the table.  Everything I stated and proved, he denied.  So now, we go to trial.  I hate this.  Maybe it’s time to get out of the business.

To top it all, I had sold my china cabinet which meant that the contents of same were all over the place – in boxes on the floor etc.  I took a lot of time scouring the internet.  I looked in both eBay and Kijiji.  I was starting to feel defeated. Finally, yesterday I took the bull by the horns and set up a couple of appointments to see a wall unit and a china cabinet.  The wall unit was a piece of crap.  The china cabinet had possibilities but you could tell it was not a quality piece.

I felt depressed.  We drove towards home and decided to hit Brampton Galleries.  We’ve bought from them before and been happy with the quality of their stock.  We were not disappointed this time, either.  There, in a back room stood the china cabinet with my name on it.  It was perfect.  Clean lines.  Mahogany.  Lovely. Bingo, bango, we bought it and am now anxiously awaiting for Wednesday to come as they are delivering it to us then.

February 26th, 2007 Posted by | Business, Interior Decor | no comments