Holy shit. The green bar above is the entire GDP of Germany. The blue is the entire GDP of the Eurozone. The red is Deutsche Bank’s current derivative exposure. Isn’t that nice? Let’s put this in perspective. Germany is considered, probably correctly, Europe’s strongest economy. Deutsche Bank is the largest bank in Europe, and the argument could… Continue Reading →
Some good movies so far this year. Very surprising. I think we may have turned a corner in terms of action movies, and a new action renaissance like the 1980s may be upon us. Robocop – No, it’s not as good as the first Robocop, but were you really expecting it to be? This reboot… Continue Reading →
I have found that the best criticisms of politicians come from those politicians ex-supporters. The absolute best, most fact-filled anti-George W. Bush book I ever read (Crude Politics) was written by a right-wing republican who voted for Bush. I warned the Obama voters back in 2008, telling them Obama was lying and wouldn’t change a… Continue Reading →
Hell yeah baby. This trailer was not quite as good as the one they had for Expendables 2, but I’m not complaining. Seeing Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson, and Arnold all there, and seeing Snipes there, fresh out of prison…it’s just…awesome.
It never ends. Congress just fast-tracked $1 billion of American taxpayer cash to bail out Ukraine. But as usual, the money isn’t going where you think it is… Not a single needy Ukrainian will see a penny of this money, as it will be used to bail out international banks who hold Ukrainian government debt…. Continue Reading →
I recently watched Bridge on the River Kwai, which is a must-see movie if you have not seen it yet. There’s a scene where Alec Guinness (the original Obi Wan Kenobi in the Star Wars films) gives a little speech about how old he is, and how old he feels, and how there are “less… Continue Reading →
My final entry in 2013 movie reviews. Now I can start in on the new movies from this year. Minor spoilers ahead. This Is The End – What happens when six pampered pussy actors get trapped in a house during the apocalypse? This is a bittersweet movie about actors like Seth Rogan, James Franco and Jonah Hill… Continue Reading →
This video is a work of literary genius.
About a year ago I placed a small piece of thick cardboard over the webcam in my laptop. I felt very funny doing it. A strong part of me was saying “Oh, come on, there’s no way anyone could/would actually use this to spy on me. You’re being a paranoid, self-absorbed nerd.” I did it… Continue Reading →
The Index of Economic Freedom has just released its 2014 numbers, ranking all the countries in the world based on the overall freedom level of their citizens. The criteria they use are rule of law (property rights, lack of corruption), limited government (government spending, government waste, tax rates, etc), regulatory efficiency (business, labor, and monetary… Continue Reading →