The following blog entry, from March 10, 2009 expressed my opinion on Mr.
Bernanke. Eight months later the majority of the congress and a great portion
of the financial world seem to agree with my opinions below. Rewind the tape
and watch his opinions on the housing disaster and the direction our banking
system took. He says everything is cool, and there is nothing to worry about
as close as two years ago. He was as wrong as Jim Kramer recommending to buy
more Bear Sterns stock 30 days before their collapse!
(March 10, 2009) - I am watching yet another Bernanke speech with a Council
of Foreign Relations backdrop.
This guy was born to be a University professor. All he is talking about is
what a parrot would read from the text books. He is not qualified for the job
for what we need now during the depression of 2009. No one cares what he
thinks. At least Greenspan had ... (more)
FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) has just published an article
on Avoiding Investment Scams which is available below:
FINRA Avoiding Investment Scams
This article is six pages long, and depending upon your perspective, either
teaches you how to run an investment scam or how to recognize one. It
however, does not teach you how to avoid one in the first place.
Here is a reprisal of the earlier piece we did on how to AVOID an investment
This is what you have with The Barfield Group and what you can tell your
friends: It is very simple, but oh so effective:
1) Have ... (more)
Slowly -- and sometimes not so slowly -- the bricks have been giving way to
the clicks for the past 15 years. Plenty of formerly unassailable business
models have suffered as a result. The tears flowing for these companies,
however, have been few outside their own high, stony walls.
Users, customers, innovators, seekers -- the majority bottom sections of the
social and economic pyramids -- these are the big winners in the many
wonderful effects of the Web and Internet. And I for one have the freedom,
productivity, choice and empowerment to prove it.
Except in one glaring area: bank... (more)
Analysts from the Everest Research Institute and Sanford C. Bernstein & Co.
will hold a one-hour Webinar to discuss the new challenges in the Information
Technology Outsourcing (ITO) market stemming from a decrease in the
mega-deals segment of the ITO market, lack of traction in the Small and
Medium Business (SMB) segment, and the emergence of the Large Enterprises as
a key driver of growth in the ITO. The Webinar, “Life after Mega-deals
in the IT Outsourcing Market,” will be held March 12, 10 a.m. CDT/11
Ross Tisnovsky, Vice President of ITO Research at Ev... (more)
I often make recommendations on the applications I use daily while sharing my
perspective on the Linux desktop. However, recently I've been getting
feedback from users on what they feel are the most valuable open source
desktop applications and why. Don't take my word for it...take theirs. In
this article users discuss their most useful desktop applications. Maybe
you'll want to give them a try - if you already use some of them, you may
discover features that you were unaware of.
Contributed by Jon Carnes, Network Guru, Featuretel
My favorite desktop appl... (more)
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