Archive for October, 2007

Follow Up on U. Florida Police Abuse

Wednesday, October 31st, 2007

There is an interview in The Today Show’s web space of all places (not an especially serious news outlet) with the University of Florida student who was tasered by the campus police(?) there for asking silly questions of John Kerry at an event on campus. After reading the interview it is blindingly clear that the […]

If it has to do with China, It Must Be Good.

Sunday, October 28th, 2007

Hang Seng. Hong Kong. Is that near China? The numbers boggle the Mind! The Hang Seng Index opened tonight up 1,131.73 points or 3.8% above the previous close. That is a 423.62 point gap above the previous high (1.4%).  At its high, the Hang Seng has been up so far tonight by 1,636.92, or nearly […]

Do You Trust Google?

Sunday, October 14th, 2007

The recent brouhaha over Google taking down a Susan Collins ad which mentions raises some really interesting questions. First, why would the USPTO grant a Trademark to an organization that does not engage in commerce? Is “trade” in ideas, the overwhelming majority of which are political ideas, the kind of activity that should lend […]

Signposts on the way to a ‘Brave New World’?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2007

I recently opened a brokerage account for a trust I manage. One of the things that the government is trying to do to combat global terrorism is to require financial intermediaries to “know thy customer”. This in itself makes us less free than we were before. It is a trade-off we must make, and as […]