Monday, December 22, 2014

Joe Cocker Dies

Big And Bigger O

'Outfoxed'

Outfoxed shows how the Fox News channel is used to promote and advocate right-wing views. This is the video in its entirety.

Never Happen

Have A Great Monday

work by Leonora Carrington

The Onion - Biden Tossed Out Of Car Passing By White House

TRNN - Who Should Pay For the Costs Of Climate Change?

The Drought

Ridiculous

Global Warming - The Future

Choosing Sides

  This thing is getting out of control. I'm not picking a side, because I want both things. I want police to be safe and not assaulted or shot or anything, the police have a ridiculously hard job and everybody knows it, and I want the black community to not be targeted. Can't we get both these things and are we bad people because we want both. If there was ever a time for a well respected mediator who commanded respect from both sides to step up, now is the time, and by the way it sure as hell is not Al Sharpton.

AlterNet: NYPD Union President Evokes Fear in Black New Yorkers in Aftermath Police Shootings - The gunman acted alone, but an entire community braces for a siege.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. It is 30 degrees and overcast here in the Upper Hudson Valley. The forecast is predicting it will get into the 50s around here by Christmas Day. That is unheard of. Also it looks like the weather could be a little messy with lots of precipitation. At that temperature its rain and not snow but at the moment we have a dusting of snow from overnight. I hope you had a good weekend. I was over at the local Y yesterday running a few slow miles around the small track. The Y is a good place, it's worth the money and the effort to get over there.

  At 8:50 a.m. ET futures are moderately higher and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open higher and oil equities will once again be under pressure.

  The oil producer shake out and game of chicken continues with the Saudis telling the world f.u. we are not cutting production. And so the price of oil will continue to tumble until those ventures that have new stakes and new claims find it not profitable to continue pumping oil. It's going to be a wild 2015 in the stock market.

CNN: Stocks: 4 things to know before the open
Firmer oil is also helping Russian markets. The ruble is rising against the dollar, trimming its losses for the year to 42%.

Sande Music

Sunday, December 21, 2014

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Have A Great Sunday

work by Glenn Klotz

The Onion - Scientific Community Baffled By Man Whose Waist 32 With Some Pants, 33 With Others

TRNN - Why Did The CIA Really Use Extreme Torture?

The Drought

Two NYPD Officers Murdered

Global Warming - Confederacy Of Dunces

Nutistan

Winter Solstice

December 21st is the Winter Solstice. From today until June 2015 the days get longer and longer.

NYT: Bring On the Dark - Why We Need the Winter Solstice