July 31, 2011

What You Missed At NASCAR This Morning

Category: Uncategorized — jerry @ 5:32 am

July 30, 2011

Debt

Category: Money & Investments — jerry @ 1:44 pm

From the NY TIMES.

Memory Lane (Information Superhighway Version)

Category: Movies/TV,Technology — jerry @ 5:18 am

July 28, 2011

It’s Coming…

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 11:21 pm

July 27, 2011

Thor’s Hammer

Category: Technology — jerry @ 11:04 am

Our God’s bombs are bigger than your God’s bombs. One block from the Norway bombing:

July 25, 2011

Overtime

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 11:31 am

Overtime from ouryatlan on Vimeo.

July 24, 2011

What You Missed In Church This Morning

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 5:20 am

July 23, 2011

Go Outside–Cults

Category: Music — jerry @ 5:07 am

Cults is the name of the musical group that did the song feature in this video. It features non-violent footage of the folks at the Jonestown compound in Guyana that I have written about here before. The Jonestown story always gives me the chills, so I found the video intriguing. Exploitative? Ghoulish? Maybe–but it is still a powerful story and I urge you to see the documentary I reference in that previous link. Here’s the music video:

July 22, 2011

Ladies!

Category: Uncategorized — jerry @ 11:50 am

July 20, 2011

“Surprise! The big bad bailout is paying off” (FORTUNE Magazine)

Category: Money & Investments — jerry @ 5:10 am

The U.S. government’s often maligned $14 trillion intervention not only staved off global collapse – but is making money.

From the current FORTUNE Magazine:

FORTUNE — The bailout of the financial system is roughly as popular as Wall Street bonuses, the federal budget deficit, or LeBron James in a Cleveland sports bar. You hear over and over that the bailout was a disaster, it cost taxpayers a fortune, we didn’t really need it, it didn’t work, it was a failure. It has become politically toxic, which inhibits reasoned public discussion about it.
But you know what? The bailout, by the numbers, clearly did work. Not only did it forestall a worldwide financial meltdown, but a Fortune analysis shows that U.S. taxpayers are coming out ahead on it — by at least $40 billion, and possibly by as much as $100 billion eventually. This is our count for the entire bailout, not just the 3% represented by the massively unpopular Troubled Asset Relief Program. Yes, that’s right — TARP is only about 3% of the bailout, even though it gets about 97% of the attention.
A key reason for the rescue’s profitability is that the Federal Reserve System has already turned over more than $100 billion of bailout-related income to the Treasury, and is on track to turn over $85 billion more this year and next. That’s not something most people include in their math. On the negative side, we’re including what may be the first overall cost calculation of a special tax break that’s worth tens of billions of dollars to four big bailout recipients. And, of course, we’ve analyzed reports from the Congressional Budget Office, the Treasury, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., and other sources….[Rest of article]