Archive for June, 2022

Dragon Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon (June 20, 2022)

Posted in China, Foreign Policy, Russia on June 20, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon

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[See the e-commentary involving Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon throughout this site.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Dragon < Eagle > Bruin; Dragon + Bruin > Eagle; Eagle + Bruin > Dragon

Juneteenth

Solstice

Hold ‘em?  Fold ‘em? Who knows? (June 13, 2022)

Posted in Economy, Song Reference, Stock Market on June 13, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “Fold ‘em?”

J          “Hold ‘em?”

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K          “Uncertain times.”

J          “Certainement.”

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K        “Every measurement, every metric, every benchmark, every instinct, every impulse, every pulse screams that the financial system should have exploded and imploded years ago.”

J          “The only thing the little person in the American criminal enterprise system can do is buy and hold in and for the long term.  The system is otherwise rigged to plunder the little person and protect the big person.”

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[See the e-commentary at The Great Checkmate And The Great Seesaw: Interesting Rates (April 11, 2022), Careening Toward A Global Totalitarian Authoritarian Behemoth?  And Then There Is The Fed’s Self-Inflicted Great Checkmate. (January 3, 2022) and “Bitcoin”, “Ethereum” . . . “Blockchain Technology” Say What? (July 3, 2017).]

Bumper sticker of the week:

Hold ‘em?  Fold ‘em?

A day late and a Bitcoin short.

“You’ve got to know when to hold’em, know when to fold’em,  Know when to walk away, know when to run.  You never count your money when you’re sittin’ at the table, There’ll be time enough for countin’ when the dealin’s done.”  “The Gambler” written by Don Schlitz and sung by Kenny Rogers.

Hard come, easy go.

Impeach Kavanaugh, Gorsuch and Barrett? For Perjury? For Not Good Behaviour? (June 6, 2022)

Posted in Perjury, Perjury/Dishonesty, Supreme Court on June 6, 2022 by e-commentary.org

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K          “We agree on something!”

J          “You agree with me on something!”

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J          “The lie is the backbone of contemporary civilization.  But lies are costly and inefficient and not good because you know that you still must commit resources – time and money – to discern the truth. ”

K          “Lying is a way of life.”

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J          “Asking a potential justice how he or she might rule in the future is not allowed in our shallow and faux political politeness.  Asking a justice how he or she respects a ruling in the past – a precedent in a system purportedly underpinned by stare decisis and the rule of precedent – is appropriate.  The ambitious potential Justices were asked about Roe v. Wade . . . and appear to have lied to the Senate to get the job.”

K          “The Constitution states that the judicial officers can remain in office for ‘good behaviour’.  It does not state that they can be removed only for bad behavior.  The test is all well and good and places the burden of proof and persuasion on the judge or Justice.  A procedure should be established to require every federal judge to evince to the satisfaction of the public that he or she has exhibited ‘good behavior’ on the bench every four years.” 

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K          “There is no final decision from the Supreme Beings, so as the lawyers would say the issue is not ripe.”

J          “The Democrats are betting on the January 6 hearings to save them this November not a negative response to the likely decision.”

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[See the e-commentary under the Categories Perjury and Perjury/Dishonesty.]

Bumper stickers of the week:

If it feels good, do it.

“I’m not upset that you lied to me, I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”  Friedrich Nietzsche (?)