Archive for November, 2009

Monday, November 30th, 2009

A Family Member Gets Sacked

Well just when I thought the tide was turning, I found out that a family member was sacked today.  The company evidently laid off 40 people today and may do more in the future.   I still have quite a few friends unemployed and some are beginning to run out of unemployment so I wonder what […]

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Sunday, November 29th, 2009

Crazy Conspiracy or Incredible Coincidences?

Sometimes things happen in the world that could be very attributable to incredible random coincidences and yet sometimes the events fit a very plausible conspiracy theory even if it is a bit far fetched.   So in the past few weeks I’ve been reading about some interesting happenings around the world and I’ll start with Martin […]

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Friday, November 27th, 2009

Can I Bash Dubai Now?

Fellow reader “James” posted this comment on my blog post “The Collapse of Dubai” that I wrote about 6 weeks ago. This article continues on the blogging trend of 2009: the Dubai bashing bandwagon. Your post has done zero research. Neither did time magazine. 5,000 a day leaving? From where? Have you been in the […]

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Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Can Whole Foods Survive?

I’ve been doing a great deal of shopping since I’m hosting Thanksgiving tomorrow at my house and today I visited three stores:  Whole Foods, Costco and a local grocery chain.  This is what I saw: Costco – Moderate traffic but significantly lower than I’ve seen in years past although I did see a few people […]

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Thursday, November 19th, 2009

And The Riots Shall Begin

It seems like all revolutions start on college campuses and this time won’t be any different.  From California, it seems unbearable tuition hikes were the final straw… The UC regents are expected to put the final seal today on a hefty 32 percent tuition increase as students resume the protests that shut down their board […]

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Sunday, November 15th, 2009

A Word About The US Dollar – Rolling the Dice on the Dollar

If you haven’t been keeping up, almost every other story that comes out of Bloomberg or some other finance news agency has a quip about US Dollar bashing and whenever everyone moves to the left side of the ship, I like to move to the right side of the ship knowing that people will have […]

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Friday, November 13th, 2009

My Absence Will Continue….

Well… haven’t been posting lately because I am swamped at work, school, family, and other obligations that I just don’t have enough time to write any posts.   It literally feels like every single hour of my day from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. is accounted for leaving me very little free time to do anything.    […]

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Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Black Friday Almost Here, Which Store Will Have The First Tragic Stampede?

If you recall last year, there was a stampede at a Wal-mart during the big “Black Friday” event in which a person was tragically stampeded to death for the sake of shoppers buying cheap plastic crap from China.    I still can’t figure out the whole marketing genius of keeping/holding all of your sales potential for […]

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Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Observations On The State of The Economy While on Business Trip

It’s beginning to feel like the Tale of Two Cities, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the […]

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