Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Fine Print: The executive chairman of the World Economic Forum says that the worldwide crash of commodities prices will spread “economic woe” across the world sending a wave of immigrants to Europe that would “eclipse today's refugee crisis.”
Say/Do: After telling the debating society that she was serious about cracking down on Wall Street she has scheduled a Wall Street fundraiser for four days before the Iowa caucus. And why not, they've already paid her $2.9 million for chatting with them.
Message In A... If you buy a barrel of oil, have them drop it off in the barrel. The barrel is worth more than the oil in it.
Words Is Words: The Japanese Foreign Minister says that the women from conquered countries who were forced to work as whores in Japanese Army-run brothels were not sex slaves, they were just “comfort women.” Wonder if he'd say the same thing if it'd been his mother.
Pants Suit On Fire: The Clintons – both Hillary and the little Ms – have been “less than completely truthful” in their characterization of Sanders' healthcare proposal.
Tidings of Comfort and Joy: Speakers at the World Economic Forum expect that robots, AI and automation in the world's 15 leading countries will take over 5 million jobs. There is a small and fleeting concern as to where these five million former consumers will end up.
97 Pound Weakling: The latest national polls show that Bernie would defeat either Trump or Cruz, while Hillary would lose to Cruz. She may well lose to Bernie before that.
Priorities: Citigroup says its huge increase in quarterly profits was due to a sharp drop in legal costs as they finish buying off prosecution for various mortgage-related issues.
Spoon, Gag Me With A: Marco Rubio says he rushed out on Christmas Eve to buy a gun as “the last line of defense between ISIS and my family.”
The Parting Shot:
Posted by Charles Kingsley Michaelson, III at 8:17 AM