Archives for: "November 2008"

The Indian Student in History Class

Thanks to Rusty for sending me this gem... It was the first day of a school in USA and a new Indian student named Chandrasekhar Subramanian entered the fourth grade. The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give… more »

What will Black Friday bring?

Although I never go shopping on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, and therefore am probably not a great indicator, I find it hard to imagine that the day will be anything other than black, indeed, from the point of view of retailers. My… more »

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. I hope everyone has something to be thankful for during these somewhat difficult times. Here's what I'm most thankful for: more »

Ross on the radio today

For those of you who are interested and have the time, please tune in your radio or your web browser to listen as I guest host the Amy Oliver Show on Newstalk 1310 KFKA in Greeley, Colorado Wednesday morning (November 26) from 9 AM to 11 AM Mountain… more »

"With confident smile and kind eyes"...

I saw this ad on Tuesday night, and I didn't know whether to laugh, cry, or scream. I suppose as much as anything it says a lot about the audience who normally watches "Nancy Grace", which is what my wife had on (yes, I deny all responsibility) at the… more »

Don't buy the liberals' claims about the Clinton tax hikes being harmless

Some liberals try to argue that tax hikes on the wealth are economically OK because the economy didn’t crater under Bill Clinton after his 1993 tax hike. However, if you compare the four years beginning with the 1993 tax hike, i.e. 1993-1996, to the… more »

Film Review: "A Conversation About Race"

It’s not often that you see a documentary about your own society that makes you squirm a little bit…without any sex or violence. And that’s especially true when you agree with the filmmaker’s viewpoint. But the subject of racism in America has become… more »

Mixed signals from the markets

Apart from the market squeezing me out of 2/3 of my day's profits in the last 5 minutes (and then coming right back down to where I needed it to be), there were some interesting things to note in Friday's trading. It was an options expiration day,… more »

Some brief thoughts on the markets

I'm fairly angry with myself right now. I predicted this sell-off and still found a way not to make any money from it. That should never happen. Anyway, my brain is rather fried from these last few days of trading so I'll make this short. The market… more »

The Obama/Paulson Market

The stock market market has been down 8 out of the 11 days since the election (through Wednesday), with the S&P 500 down %20% from 1005 on November 4th(the closing price on election day, before the results were known) to 807 on Wednesday. Over that… more »
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