Manages Parisian Family Office. Began Wall Street, 82. Founded investment firm, Native American Advisors. Member, White Earth Chippewa Tribe. Was NYSE/FINRA arb. Conservative. Raised on Native reservations. Pureblood, clot-shot free. In a world elevated on a tech-driven dopamine binge, he trades from Ghost Ranch on the Yellowstone River in MT, his TN farm, Pamelot or CASA TULE', his winter camp in Los Cabos, Mexico. Always been, and will always be, an optimist.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

humor for hump day.........

I saw a Muslim extremist fall into the river last week, and being a responsible citizen, I informed the emergency services.   It's now Friday and they still haven't responded!

I'm starting to think I wasted a 44-cent stamp.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Liberal, democrat, Obama group-think.......

Dropping the mortgage tax deduction will definitely help the waning real estate market. There is nothing as effective as knowing your taxes are going up to cause people to run out and buy real estate.

Hey everybody, if you buy real estate, you get to deduct the mortgage interest. Ho-Hum.

Hey everybody, if you buy real estate, we took away that pesky tax deduction for the mortgage interest so now you don't have to mess around with reporting it and reducing your taxes! YAAAA!!!!!

BOOYAH!!!     Now I'll go out and buy some real estate after my taxes just went up!!!!!!

Don't get comfortable..........

Elizabeth Hensley will join the Obama administration as a policy adviser to the Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs.

I sure hope Ms. Hensley doesn't get too awful comfortable in D.C. with the Obama Administration.    Mr. Obama's tenure will hopefully be over by January of 2013 when a conservative, smaller-government, accountable American leader takes his place to make the hard choices, the right choices and turns the tide of socialism back to what this nation was founded upon. 

A short spelling lesson.........

The last four letters in American..........I Can

The last four letters in Republican.......I Can

The last four letters in Democrats.........Rats

End of lesson. Test to follow in November.

Remember, November is rodent extermination month.

A big swig of inflation for breakfast

Some interesting insights on how even Wal-Mart is doing its best to mask inflation by penny pinching here, there and soon, everywhere. Below is an example of 20% inflation in the span of a few weeks, which will most certainly not be captured in government statistics of food inflation.

Courtesy of Survival Blog

Carlos in the U.P. wrote: "I noted with interest that the Wal-Mart I shop at had cleared the shelves of "Great Value" brand coffee in 39 oz cans for about 2 weeks. Today the new can appeared, with the following differences: 1.) Can is now 33.9 oz, down from 39 oz. Also conspicuously missing is the conversion of 2lb, 7oz therefore no comparison in pounds is easily made. 2.) Price for this smaller can is up from $9.88 to $10.48, by my rustic math an approximate 20% increase! 3.) Contents of can are no longer 'Premium Columbian' Decaffeinated. Now labeled '100% Classic Decaf'"

Saturday, October 23, 2010

John Thune

A good one-liner on Obama's "car-in-the-ditch" analogy!  I hope you enjoy working with Ms. Noem this year.  The Native Americans in South Dakota deserve your representation.

Dr. Tarpley's Address To Anti-Obama Rally, US Capitol, October 23, 2010

Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.

October 23, 2010

I have been actively opposing Obama since the first days of January 2008. I saw that Obama, like Jimmy Carter before him, was a puppet of Wall Street, and specifically of the Trilateral Commission. I posted essays denouncing Obama on the Internet. My book Obama the Postmodern Coup was published before the 2008 Pennsylvania primary. My second book, Barack H. Obama the Unauthorized Biography, was published in August 2008, three months before the election. That same month, I was with Phil Berg at the Supreme Court when he filed papers for the first legal action attempting to expose Obama’s lack of qualification for the presidency.

There are many valid reasons for opposing Obama. Mine may be different from those of some of you. It is important to attack Obama for what he does, not for what he says. Obama operates through duplicity, deception, and deceit. The things he says are often lies to neutralize his base in the Democratic Party. Obama ran as a peace candidate, at least regarding Iraq. In reality, Obama is a warmonger – a bigger and more clever warmonger than any neocon. During his presidency, he has almost always had more combat troops in the field than Bush and Cheney ever did. The Iraq war goes on. The Afghan war grows more and more tragic. Obama has started a third war, a whole new war with Pakistan, a large nation with many times the population of Iraq, and which really does have nuclear weapons. Obama could order an attack on Iran at any time. There are now US military operations in Yemen, Somalia, and virtually all of the countries surrounding Iran. Obama has destroyed the peace movement that once protested these things.

Far from being a friend of organized labor, Obama is a union buster. He has extorted billions of dollars from the pension funds of the United Auto Workers which have been transferred to Wall Street in exchange for dubious Chrysler and GM stock certificates. The UAW has had to accept wages and benefits at the same level as open shops in the so-called right to work states of the South, where there is no union. Most dramatically, Obama’s Race to the Top Program aims at destroying the most important public sector unions, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association. As usual, this is done under left cover, in this case under the slogan of reform. Teachers are being vilified, fired, denied tenure, and subjected to merit pay, even as hundreds of public schools are shut down. Obama’s Secretary of Education, Arnie Duncan, has been leading the charge with the unlamented Michelle Rhee. Their goal is to destroy free, universal, compulsory, quality, education as we have known it since the Northwest Ordinance and the days of Horace Mann.

Under his deceptive left cover, Obama is more of a dictator than Bush ever was. He openly claims the right to assassinate American citizens if they are outside the country. Under Obama, renditions (kidnappings), black sites, torture, and the Guantánamo concentration camp are still going strong.

Most of all, Obama has been a tool of the banks and financiers. Early in his term, Obama invited the leading zombie bankers to the White House and told them he was the only thing standing between them and the populist pitchforks of angry Americans. That is how Obama sees himself: the protector of Wall Street against mass protest. Obama has confirmed Helicopter Ben Bernanke at the Federal Reserve despite his colossal responsibility for the world derivatives panic of September 2008. Obama has given more power to the Federal Reserve, and fended off attempts to nationalize the Fed. Obama has supported, continued, and expanded the criminal Bush-Paulsen Wall Street bailouts to the tune of $24 trillion. Obama first delayed financial regulation, and then protected derivatives, foreclosures, adjustable rate mortgages, payday loans, car title loans, too big to fail, and all the other practices that should have been outlawed with bright line prohibitions. Right now there is a big demand in the Democratic Party to stop foreclosures — fraudclosures. But even on the verge of electoral defeat, Obama puts subservience to Wall Street first, and is actively sabotaging any attempt to protect the right of Americans to stay in their homes.

Obama’s health-care bill is clearly unconstitutional. Obama’s goal was to bail out the insolvent insurance companies which had been bankrupted by speculation in derivatives. He cynically used the 40 million uninsured as a cover for this operation. We reject Obama’s individual mandate, an invention of the Republicans Senator Grassley and Mitt Romney. We refuse to be coerced into buying shoddy insurance, astronomically overpriced, from a deregulated, for profit, rapacious and predatory private insurance industry complete with masses of kited derivatives and executives with golden parachutes. The American people want Medicare for all, and Obama is here to sabotage that demand.

So Obama is a warmonger, a union buster, and a Wall Street puppet. If you’re a Democrat, you cannot support Obama. Franklin D. Roosevelt sponsored Social Security, which Obama is planning to destroy if he can during the lame-duck session in November and December of this year. John F. Kennedy championed the moonshot and the space program. Obama has already destroyed the US manned space program. Lyndon B. Johnson passed Medicare, which has saved millions of lives. Obama has looted $500 billion from Medicare as part of his bail out for bankrupt insurance companies.

Obama has attacked and betrayed every group that ever supported him, starting with blacks, Latinos. Obama must be dumped from the Democratic ticket for 2012.

Obama has refused to produce a birth certificate, and has fought all attempts to open the files. We must conclude by now that he is unable to show where he was born. This means that he can easily be blackmailed – blackmailed by intelligence agencies, or by cliques of rich bankers, or by cabals of generals, or by other forces. This situation is by itself an intolerable threat to national security. If the president can be blackmailed, then our country becomes a helpless plaything of dark forces and enemies at home and abroad. If Obama cannot prove his qualifications, he must leave the White House for the good of the country. Nor are birthplace and citizenship the only issues. The convictions of Rezko and Blagojevich suggest that Obama can be blackmailed for past corruption. Nor should we forget the explosive allegations about Obama’s personal life which we can read about in any supermarket checkout line.

The Constitution is not a delicatessen. You cannot pick the parts you like and ignore the rest. Leftists and progressives who opposed Bush and Cheney on valid constitutional grounds cannot now pretend that the natural born citizen clause is quaint, irrelevant, or taboo. Those who raised this issue are no longer a voice crying in the wilderness. According to published reports (such as the “Ulsterman” emails), Obama’s behavior has become increasingly erratic, indicating that he may be suffering a mental breakdown as his messianic charisma dissolves with defeat at the polls. Institutional forces are reportedly considering whether Obama should be removed from office under the provisions of the 25th amendment. It is now responsibility of all of us to work for a constructive solution to the present constitutional crisis. This must start by dumping Obama.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Will the Tea Party hire WalMart management?

Americans spend $36,000,000 at Wal*Mart every hour every day. This works out to $20,928 revenue every minute!

Wal*Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

Wal*Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.

Wal*Mart employs 1.6 million people, is the world's largest private employer, and most speak English.

Wal*Mart is the largest company in the history of the world.

Wal*Mart now sells more food than Kroger and Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only fifteen years.

During this same period, 31 big supermarket chains sought bankruptcy.

Wal*Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

Wal*Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are Super Centers; this is 1,000 more than it had five years ago.

This year 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at Wal*Mart stores. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 Billion.)

90% of all Americans live within fifteen miles of a Wal*Mart.

You may think that I am complaining, but I am really laying the ground work for suggesting that MAYBE we should hire the guys who run Wal*Mart to fix the economy.

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, EVERYONE!!

To the President and all 535 voting members of the Legislature, both parties, it is now official; you are ALL corrupt morons:

The U.S. Postal Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.

Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.

Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.

The War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they only want more.

Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.

Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.

The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars.


Just saying what we all know .....

The following was posted on the best financial web site on the planet, by a contributor who goes by the name,  QevolveQ Holdings.   It was far too good not to share on a Friday.  Does the SEC or FINRA or Congress care about retail investors?  

Sent 10-21-10 to SEC Enforcement Division

To Whom It May Concern,

I have a question. Why does the SEC allow high frequency traders/co-location traders/etc., to front run retail orders every day in almost every security? When I say front run, I mean the practice of utilizing sub-penny orders whereby these so called traders step in front of real bids and offers by 1/100th of a penny to get the trade done, knowing there's a bid or offer right behind them. This has happened to me at least fifty times in the last year. It is particularly a problem on illiquid issues in which the sub-penny order that front runs my orders may be the only business done at that level. And so my order just sits there and never gets filled.

This exact scenario in fact happened again today, as I was a 700 share bid at $6.10 in PROV from 11:39am till the close. At 2:26pm 450 shares were executed at 6.1007. On 450 shares that is equivalent to just 31 cents better than my 6.10 bid. And that sub-penny trader got the order instead of me because they were able to front run me without even showing a bid in the market (i.e. the 6.1007 print just magically appears on the tape with no bid having been shown there in the Level II system). I would gladly have paid that price, but of course I'm retail and cannot use sub-penny increments.

I hope somebody at the SEC actually reads this. I would very much appreciate a response as well. Please tell me, why is this practice (among others) allowed for some market participants and not others? It is a complete ripoff in my opinion. Our equity market has become a total farce because such practices are allowed. I have little to no faith that I am operating on a fair and level playing field. The marketplace has become dominated by machines and those with the highest levels of capital to deploy. The average retail investor like myself is simply left to be exploited by the robots of greed. These practices are not going unnoticed, and I want to voice my opinion that this nonsense happens in the equity market every day. In my opinion, it is deplorable and likely responsible for investors' seeming lack of confidence in this rigged financial system we are forced to operate in.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Applause Applause Ladies & Gentlemen...........

We can thank the following for their excellent hard work in yet another POMO ramp today. Please give them a round of applause. This is beginning to look a lot like the end of April...

BNP Paribas Securities Corp.

Banc of America Securities LLC

Barclays Capital Inc.

Cantor Fitzgerald & Co.

Citigroup Global Markets Inc.

Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC

Daiwa Capital Markets America Inc.

Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

HSBC Securities (USA) Inc.

Jefferies & Company, Inc.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC

Mizuho Securities USA Inc.

Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated

Nomura Securities International, Inc.

RBC Capital Markets Corporation

RBS Securities Inc.

UBS Securities LLC.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

October 19th..........


October 19, 1987 was a doozy.  So is today.  In the big picture, today is a hiccup.  No, a burp.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Junior Seau making the big hit.............

Junior, keep those big hits between the goal posts.   Cliff driving is really bad for your health and keeps the auto repair folk busy.  Real busy.   Smack the opposing running backs pal and don't litter the beach! 

Junior Seau, a former pro-bowl NFL linebacker for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots, was arrested for domestic violence early Monday morning (Oct. 18) in Oceanside, CA. He subsequently drove his car off a cliff near Carlsbad, CNN is reporting.

The domestic violence incident began when police were called to Seau's house after reports of an assault. The alleged victim is Seau's live-in girlfriend, who sustained minor injuries. She claims Seau assaulted her during a verbal disagreement. Seau was not home when the police arrived, but returned home later to speak with the officers.  Seau was arrested early Monday morning and charged with spousal assault. He was released on bail. Sometime later that morning, he drive his SUV off a cliff and landed on the beach. He was taken to nearby Lo Jolla Hospital for treatment. Law enforcement is still investigating the cause of the accident.   Seau is still hospitalized. There is no word as to his condition at this time.

Jordans Ground Zero

I have never had a fear like I did Saturday.   Hoping your son will move their hands or feet on command instills a fear I had never had before.  May I never have fear like that again.

It was a tremendous collision between speed and mass.

The laws of physics were really at work.  This play ended my sons 8th Grade football season. 

Geno Collora

Email your email address as soon as possible.

Friday, October 15, 2010

A true modern-day fairy tale..............

One day, long, long ago, there lived a woman who did not whine, nag, or complain.

But it was a long time ago, and it was just that one day.

The End.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Eliot Spitzer...........

Anyone else have a good laugh tonite watching and listening to Eliot Spitzer on CNN covering the Chilean miners coming out of their 69-day underground "home" into the arms of their wives and girlfriends.

Almost like the guy went from hooker to hero overnight.  Par for CNN.

Never too old......

My Dads first pedicure at age 87!  He said he should have gotten one 40 years ago.

Under the lights.............

Three generations of football players, 87, 56 and 14. 

Alabama, say no more..........

Officials in 49 states have launched a joint investigation into allegations that mortgage companies mishandled documents and broke laws in foreclosing on hundreds of thousands of homeowners.

Alabama was the only state not to join the investigation.

"This group has the backing of nearly every state in the nation to get to the bottom of this foreclosure mess," Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller, who is leading the probe.

Alabama is Sen. Richard Shelby's state. The self proclaimed anti-bank activist who is the biggest bank puppet after (maybe) Dodd and Frank.