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Originally posted by oniongrass
The 7 year lease proposal is pretty startling.
And pressure is increasing all over. The lions of Wall Street, the big investment banks (but now officially bank holding companies) are seeing revenues decline because of Dodd-Frank; they are being turned more into brokerage firms, a lower form of financial life than the dealers they used to be, and for sure they do not like it.
I can sense the pressure building on them that could force them into making deals with governments. I used to think they were above governments but now maybe not, and that is a big change. The pecking order used to be something like Hedge Funds > Investment Banks > Governments. Now hedge funds have a hard time making money, investment banks are forced to rely on fee revenue, and government is able to exert pressure, so it seems more reversed: Government > Investment Banks (Bank Holding Companies) > Hedge Funds. The only successful form of hedge fund seems (we cannot be sure; these organizations do not report their profits publicly) to be the real-time traders who are collocated with financial exchanges, who live off their ability to read market signals and make trades automatically in microseconds. This does not seem like a sustainable basis for private financial enterprise to me.
Obama, much despised at home (USA that is) is doing some very powerful things. It's mysterious how this could happen, and I suppose it does burnish his credentials for being a major player in the end-times.edit on 18-11-2010 by oniongrass because: (no reason given)
There is no need to post that link. It´s not worth it. Stereologist doesn´t care for answers.
This is all part of the dehuminization conditioning, as in the days of Hitler. I cannot believe that so many Americans really believe those recent staged airplane bombs in the media, were for real, and that these TSA methods are for their own good.
Obama, much despised at home (USA that is) is doing some very powerful things.
Forty-five percent of those polled disapprove of Obama's job performance and 5 percent said they are unsure, according to the polling company based in North Carolina.
While he [Obama] is not liked in the US, he continues to lead the US into the hole.
You were given a link to get informed about any question you may have, and everything we have resorted all to no avail. You´re not interested in anything more than disruption, and that is boring.
He didn't provide a link. I provided a link, just for the reference of anyone reading the thread, even you. You seem to have ignored it.
Speaking of ignore, welcome to my ignore list. As a last substantive comment, I would note that 45% disapproval is very high. Disapproval hardly goes down, only up. It's generally slow to build (disaffected people may just say they're unsure), even slower to go away.
Disapproval hardly goes down, only up