Phillims

Posted in advanced thinking 101, Madras, Peelings on May 12, 2009 by filarial

How come there are no films curtailing a poor village in Tamil Nadu where a group of Brahmin kids play soccer and win some equisite international tournament in a heart rendering tale I ask?

Fear Socialism .. :| all hail capitalism

Posted in advanced thinking 101, Governments, Idiot Soceity on May 8, 2009 by filarial

Another instance of hidden socialism… 😐 …. 😀

AT&T Inc., the second-biggest U.S. mobile-phone company, agreed to pay $2.35 billion in cash to buy assets that regulators forced Verizon Wireless to sell.

The network assets and mobile licenses are for 79 service regions in 18 states, mostly rural areas, Dallas-based AT&T said today in a statement. Costs to integrate subscribers and other expenses will dilute earnings per share by about 6 cents in the year after the deal closes, AT&T said.

Political Clout

Posted in Blighted Media, Governments, Idiot Soceity on May 4, 2009 by filarial

Corruption in politics is a given. Its just more organised in the western world.. consider this

The sad truth is there is enough data on the government rescue efforts to indicate decisively that OppenheimerFund would have received a much better deal if it was politically well- connected. It’s an especially good idea to have connections in both parties.

For comparison’s sake, consider the treatment of Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

When American International Group Inc. crumbled, threatening Goldman Sachs with huge losses, the government stepped in and made the firm whole. It funneled a whopping $12.9 billion to Goldman Sachs through the AIG bail-out.

Part of Club

Might the government have been so generous because Henry Paulson, Treasury secretary under President George W. Bush, and Robert Rubin, an Obama adviser, are both former Goldman Sachs men?

the circumstances uder which Lehman Brothers were allowed to fail but Goldman Sacs and AIG are just too BIG to fail is very questionable and funny.

The other funny thing is the way the secured bond holders are being potrayed as devils incarnate.. 😀 they are investing hard earned money which the govt wants to donate for public casues.. ummm isnt that socialism.. 😀

Economic Times?

Posted in advanced thinking 101, Governments, Idiot Soceity with tags on March 20, 2009 by filarial

I dont understand something about the AIG hue and cry. Executives have made obscene amounts of money for decades. It is what capitalistic society is about.. :D. SO suddenly if an executive flies first class it is outrageous?/.. 😐 and then this tax bill passed through the US senate..

The 328-93 House vote came amid a national outcry over $165 million AIG paid in bonuses last week after receiving $173 billion in bailout funds as part of the government’s efforts to stabilize credit markets. President Barack Obama said he was “stunned” by the bonuses and vowed to recoup the money. Nineteen state governments have begun probes of the AIG bonuses.

That is kind of the biggest cover up of the lack of finacial regulation and accountability. It adds up to .. I will give you 173 Billion dollars and then subtract 165 million so that the tax payers money is going to the right cause. That still amounts to 172.99 Billion dollars.. 😀 okay I know I am weak in math.. 😐 .. 😀 and the fact is .. there was no regulation in place which said- the money u are drawing is to pay of bad assets not keep your employees happy!

Parochial Parrots

Posted in advanced thinking 101, Idiot Soceity, Stupid Politicians on March 3, 2009 by filarial

I was wondering all morning when a Parachial Idiot would come up with this.. 😀

Islamabad: A Pakistani minister accused India of being behind the attack on Sri Lanka’s cricket team in the city of Lahore on Tuesday, saying the attackers had crossed into Pakistan from India.

 

“The evidence which we have got shows that these terrorists entered from across the border from India,” Sardar Nabil Ahmed Gabol, minister of state for shipping, told private Geo television

But absolutely shocking string of events….

The Simpsons!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 27, 2009 by filarial

I remember one of the first jokes on the Simpsons show that I laughed insanely too over 16 years ago :

Homer: looking at the globe and snickering in homer style – pointing to Uruguay and saying: ” look Marge there is a country for Gay people- U-r-gay”..:D over the years I have tortured many a soul with this joke..:D 😀

though their quality has gone down in the last few years no doubt- this is a great achievement- hats off to the team that created the Simpsons!

Animated comedy The Simpsons is to become the longest-running prime-time series in US TV history after makers Fox ordered another two seasons.

 

 

Action!

Posted in Governments, Stupid Politicians with tags on February 24, 2009 by filarial

Is this what these idiots need to be concentrating on?

President Obama’s address Tuesday to a joint session of Congress will have a heavy emphasis on the economy and will try to strike an optimistic tone, aides said.

That’s a sign Obama has heard the criticism, including from former President Clinton, that he needs to mix sober talk with an upbeat bottom line.

Get out of campaign mode and do something already!