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Entries from December 2009

The Journal’s Russia Scandal and Liesman

December 15th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics, Markets

Moscow Just before Christmas in 1997, as a tumultuous stock-market crisis ravaged emerging markets in every corner of the globe, readers of the Wall Street Journal were treated to some good news: Russia was going to emerge from the mess unscathed. While conceding that “few debt markets outside Southeast Asia were hit harder by recent financial […]

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Jason Calacanis on Facebook Privacy Changes – not good !!!

December 13th, 2009 · No Comments · Technology

Jason is alerting everyone who uses Facebook . . . beware – agree. Is Facebook unethical, clueless or unlucky? Location: CalaCompound, Brentwood, CA Date/Time: December, 13th 2009 11:20AM =============================== Facebook proved again this week that they are either the most unethical or clueless internet company in the world. An amazing accomplishment since Facebook is also […]

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Rex Tillerson and oil

December 9th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Rex Tillerson, Chairman & CEO, Exxon-Mobil Corp.  commenting on a wide range of energy/climate related issues. Read it here.

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Afghanistan : Letter From Kabul

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Geopolitics

Letter From Kabul What the United States Must Overcome in Afghanistan Kim Barker KIM BARKER is Edward R. Murrow Press Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Part I: Corruption In his inauguration speech, Afghan President Hamid Karzai stressed the importance of the country’s fight against corruption and spoke of his commitment to ending “the […]

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The celibate were inoculated, the promiscuous intoxicated !

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Markets

A nice article that explores many areas . . . and captures some of the truth. Organic mechanics By Clive Cookson, Gillian Tett and Chris Cook, ft.com Published: November 26 2009 21:43 | Last updated: November 26 2009 21:43 What do you call a financier in search of the iron laws of human behaviour? Answer: […]

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From 25 years ago . . sounds familiar !

December 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Energy

Monday, Nov. 28, 1983 By John Greenwald;Barry Hillenbrand/Bahrain Falling revenues force Persian Gulf states to curb their spending For most of the past decade, the money flowed like oil from the local gushers. All told, nearly $1 trillion poured into the sparsely populated, energy-rich Arab states along the Persian Gulf.* Now that stream has dwindled […]

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