Germany: war with Iran can’t be ruled out. Anything to buck up our spirits and take our mind off of failed economic policies. Of course, Germany, France and Great Britain are no longer capable of waging war so their bellicose posturing is really just a toothless threat to unleash the United States.
Would Obama return to the Middle East? Depends on how low his poll ratings are, and they aren’t looking good. I might just vote for Ron Paul after all.
Denied food stamps, woman shoots herself and her children. Yes, it’s a tragedy – for the children, anyway – but we’ve got a theme going here.
All quiet on the MLS board, but things are busier than normal this close to Christmas. I’ve been out with different buyers (okay, Walt, you caught me – the same buyer using a different name so that I’ll feel good about myself) and I’m going out again in an hour. I have never claimed that my tiny real estate practice is representative of the market as a whole but the flip side of that is that, if I’m busy with buyers then the big guys must be running around the clock.
I certainly hope that all this activity translates into quick purchases: New York’s black powder season for deer opens December 12th and I anticipate gutting Bambi soon thereafter.
This quarter's for you, Frankie
Reader Libertarian Advocate sends along this argument for state-run lotteries. You should read the whole thing but the author’s basic point is that lotteries give the innumerate and the stupid ( and a trio of hedge funders who are both) a chance to dream at minimal cost while diverting millions into state coffers. I see the logic but I’d add one more benefit: it keeps the masses docile, so long as they think they have a chance, however remote, to get rich.