Friday, November 30, 2007

Chavez threatens to cut off US oil

President, or shall I say dictator of Venzuela Hugo Chavez threatened to stop the flow of oil to America if he was questioned. Expect the prices at the pump to increase from uncertainty if there are any disruption in the flow of petroleum products.

John Titor said "Get a bicycle!"

Oil Leak ruins beaches in mexico

A large leak of oil ruins beaches in the gulf of mexico. This leak was detected after a storm. We now see month of repair and a large spill that will damage the beaches of the sunny coast. This ecodisaster is one of the high costs of oil.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

homes - worst price drop in 37 years

The prices have fallen and are still falling. We see no end in sight to this mortgage meltdown. The price of new houses has fallen in what is the worst drop in 37 years.

If you had know this fact, you could have sold your house in 2004, bought gold with the money and buy two houses in 2009, or better yet a house twice the size. I predicted a decline in the value of homes back in 2004. The debunkers laughed, now they claim that it was obvious. Well, tell that to the banks, many of which have multibillion dollar losses.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Is the Fed hiding trillions in debt?

What if the situation is worse that we are told? Could it be the what se see is just the tip of the iceberg? One big enough to sink the largest economy, a vitual "unsinkable" Titanic of a country. ICEBERG AHEAD!!!

In 2007 the guv declared a deficit of $162.8 billion, but it was actually closer to 1/2 a trillion dollars. Using tricks they can move money around. As a result we may be in far worse shape than we thought.

Robots are here

The Roomba Irobot is a small vacuum cleaner that has artificial intelligence. This little red robot can detect stairs, and if a floor is hardwood or a soft carpet. This nifty device makes life easier for humans and shows us the first practical application of robotics technology for the home.

That said, we now can see what a robot can do. Actually the company has also created tactical robots for use in Iraq. There warfare weapons are the dark side of the cute cuddly little red vacuum cleaner. It has a big brother that is out for blood.

Monday, November 26, 2007

One Terabyte Hard Drives are here

The debunkers laughed about the one terabyte hard drive, but here it is on schedule. You have plenty of room for storage. In fact, you may want to get two - just kidding. It is great for people who do video editing.

Investors turn to rentals

With the real estate market down, many investors are finding tenants to fill their empty properties. Gone are the overgrown lawns of the formerly abandoned houses as new owners try to spruce them up and rent them out.

Still, some home owners say that this is leading to a decline in property values because renters do not maintain the houses as well as owners would. Some communities are passing laws against renters.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Using Amazon MTURK to make money

First you become an Amazon Affiliate and then you can make money by doing HITs which are jobs using your computer. The program (Amazon Mechanical Turk) is easy to use and the money is direct deposit into your own checking account.

Technology gives us many opportunities, but we must step upto the plate. I have seen many people from India come to the US and get high paying jobs as {computer programmers, doctors, and pharmacist}, that said there is a growing income disparity between the races. Do you know that the wage gap between black and whites has grown in the last few years?

Mostly we see that in terms of real dollars poor families are worse off now than in years past due to H1B visas, outsourcing of work, and offshoring of factories. The computer should create a level playing field for all because Amazon MTURK cannot tell what color you are.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Popsci Predictions

Popular Science predictions exchange is for people who want to fortell the future. So get out your crystal balls and time machines because the future is just around the corner. The PPX is a tool toget people to see what might happen in the days to come.

Friday, November 23, 2007

H&R Block faces mortgage woe

The nations largest tax preparer H&R Block was hit hard by the subprime mortgage meltdown. It faces more challenges in the future as it tries to unload the debt. We see a collapse in the lending sector and many companies are suffering.

H&R Block replaced both the CEO and Chairman after facing mounting losses from subprime mortgages. The company is now selling assets to raise money.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

The new gold rush

In the heart of the Amazon mud splattered men are digging for gold with their bare hands. The price of gold on the world market has soared over $800/oz creating an auric hysteria. Its gold fever boys. This is no flash in the pan, the gold is real. The Eldorado do Juma wildcat gold mine in the Brazilian Amazon is like a modern Klondike. The rich earth is full of golden nuggets and the roughly 10,000 men have hit pay dirt.

A friend of mine who pans for gold in Alska says that finding two to three ounces per day is easy. He plans to hit the gold fields early next spring. Can't wait to see how it all PANS out.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Gear up on tactical clothes

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From sturdy rugged tactical footwear to tactical dress uniforms, everything is built to last. TDUs meet all of the MILSPEC requirements and come in various colors and sizes.

511 tactical has become a leader in the law enforcement community due its high quality products and commitment to customer service. They have a huge inventory and are able to ship most orders within 24 hours.

There is free shipping on orders over $50 and you get a free tactical operations flashlight with an order of $100 or more.

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Vegetable oil van

A man with a vegetable oil van says that he saves nine thousand a year on fuel. His green machine runs on waste vegetable oil he collects from restaurants. The conversion to waste vegetable oil means he can pour crisco into his tank.

It reminds me of that old VW van hippie car in the Disney Pixar movie CARS. His name was Fillmore and he was always arguing with Sarge. Fillmore said "Drink organic fuel man!"

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Comet Holmes grows bigger than sun

The incredible expanding comet is now the largest object in the solar system. Comet Holmes has grown bigger than the sun. The bow tie comet is rapidly growing in size and can be seen by the naked eye.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Water War

Lake Lanier is the primary water source for Atlanta, however the reservoir is drying up. Officials got the OK to reduce the outflow of water 16%. Will that be enough?

As global warming gets worse there will be more droughts are evaporation increases faster than rainfall.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Democrats attack

each other. It was Hillary vs Obama. Well, Hill is way ahead. It looks like snow white and the seven dwarfs. These tiny little men are angry. They need to grow up. I believe that we will not get a serious challenger to Hillary.

The Democratic Debate only helped to further weaken the party. People are now less inclined to vote for Hill & Bill, but without helping Edwards or Obama. The next few weeks will tell if they can break out of the 20's for Barak, or the teens for John.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

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Foreclosures Slam Cities

Cities are hit hard with record foreclosures. It is not just Florida and California, in Detroit foreclosures are up 92% over last year and GM just declared 39 billion in losses. The economy is going into a tail spin as more and more banks fail.

We face a crisis situation, meanwhile in Washinton politician focus on Iraq and terror. The big terror is no jobs, no home, no food.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Tata car avail in Jan 2008

The Tata car will sell for $2200, the lowest price on earth for a new car. However more Indian companies are jumping into the waters of sub $3,000 cars, and it will soon get crowded. There is a raging demand for small fuel effecient automobiles.

In other news internet superstar eTrade may soon declare bankruptcy as people pull their money from the darling of daytraders. Some bad loans have come back to bite this company.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Sony CEO Wishes for Time Travel to Solve High-Def Format War

Sony CEO want to time travel back to the past to solve format war between the HD DVD vs Blu-ray video players. He would like to time travel to the past to avert the war which he says is now in a stalemate.

The question is, which side will win HD DVD or Blu-ray?

Friday, November 09, 2007

DOWn again today!

The declining DOW divebombs to yet another low losing 200 points today as news of mortgage meltdown starts to seep into other areas. No longer are banks and builders the only ones affected now the entire economy is in trouble.

I predict that more 200 point down days are in store. The dow dropped 200 points for a reason. The reason is not just the high price of oil or the declining dollar, but that the US economy has been hollowed out by greedy exectives who moved our factories offshore. All this outsourcing to India and China is now killing the goose that laid the golden eggs.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

SMART car comes to the US

It is a small subcompact that is so tiny it seems to be too small to be a Mercedes, yet it is. This minicar called the Smart car is actually quite comfortable. I had one when I was living in Europe and it gets over 40 mpg. With the high price of gas it really is a SMART car.

This minicar fits well in tight parking places and drives well along the narrow winding roads of Europe, but I wonder if Amerioa is ready for the SMART. It is much smaller than a mini cooper and even smaller than the VW bug, but it sure is cute.

Garage Flooring

I have an old garage floor that is cracked and ugly. The worst part is that it is stained. There are big oil stains on my floor. They did not go away with detergent. Then I found out about garage floors. I have been looking at some black diamond garage flooring, also at some concrete sealer to prevent the cracking. One problem I have is that previous coatings have started to peel. A thin epoxy basecoat could probably help here.

Carguygarage is the flooring expert, but they not only have flooring, but also all kinds of cabinets for storage. I need a lot of storage. My garage is getting cluttered with all my stuff in it.

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Google and Gas

It seems that Google will put maps on your gas pump to help you find your way. Well, now you can Pump Gas and Get Google Maps! Let the good times roll.....

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Wall Street down 360 points

The stock market moved sharply lower as Wall Street was hit by a weak dollar and record oil prices, also not helping were problems in the financial markets roiled by mortgage meltdown hitting banking firms hard. Wamu was down 17% and other banks are feeling the pain as Fannie Mae is refusing to buy their home lonas.

The situation got worse when China annouced it would begin to sell dollars and buy euros in an effort to get out of the weak currency. China sent the dollar down to a record low. Gold futures shot up ten dollars to $833.50 the highest it has been since 1980. However, the biggest news of the day was the record loss at GM - $39 Billion, a staggering amount that may sink that company.

Putin Warns USA of Missile Crisis

President Putin of russia warned Bush about a Missile Crisis in the near future. If we cannot solve the problem. It could be similar to the 1962 Cuban missle crisis when the world stood on the brink of war.

Plans to install a missile shield in Poland, once a former soviet satellite have the russians worried. It could lead to a confrontation, perhaps even war.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Biggest company in the world

Which is the biggest company in the world? Well it is not Exxon, it is PetroChina worth one trillion dollars - that is TRILLION with a "T". Exxon is worth less than half that. The Chinese oil giant stocks trade in Shanghai, Hong Kong and New York.

As we enter the new millennium we realize that we are living in a different world, one no longer dominated by Europeans. The center of power first moved west from Europe to America, and west again from America to Asia.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Citigroup CEO out

Charles Prince, the CEO of the biggest bank in the US - Citicorp has been fired. He is blamed for much of the subprime substandard performance of the bank. The real estate mortage meltdown hit Citigroup hard. The big bank lost billions, actually $11,000,000,000 - thats a lot of zeros, and now the bank has one less zero.

Charles Prince, earned, well, was paid just under $26 million in salary, bonuses and other compensation. FOR WHAT? The guy was a joke.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Both pilot & copilot fall asleep on redeye flight

Drowsy driving and its airborne counterpart "flying fatigue" are killers. The two pilots were way over speed and over altitude. The two airline pilots fell asleep on a flight from Baltimore to Denver. They quickly awoke to frantic calls from air traffic control.

Especially during the night it is easy to fall asleep in flight. The visual clues are gone and the gentle vibration can lull you into drowsy state where you are not 100% aware of your suroundings.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Man tried to blow up nuclear power plant

A man brought an explosive device to a the biggest electrical generating plant in the US - bigger than nine Hoover Dams. He wanted to blow up the Palos Verdes Nuclear Power Plant in Arizona. This would be a major terrorist act, worse than even Chernobyl.

The nuclear plant employee was stopped with the explosive device, a capped pipe, today at the Palos Verdes Nuclear Power Plant. This is the largest nuclear power plant in the nation.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Texas Town FOR SALE on eBay

Yes eBay, that wonderful place on the internet with all sorts of interesting stuff. The Texas town of Albert is being auctioned off on eBay. We wish however wins it luck with their new town.