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closing National Monuments and Minds


Brian Patrick Cork:

loads of chatter over the radio about national monuments being closed and barricaded to the public in Washington, DC because of “the shutdown”. apparently there are no federal employees available to guard or maintain things like marble walls.

so… you probably won’t hear or read this question from the Obama Media Militia

who put up the barriers? 

Tourism Imperiled as Shutdown Closes Monuments, Parks and Museums

“Historic national park sites such as the Statue of Liberty closed Tuesday due to the government shutdown, resulting in significant lost tourism revenue. Businesses that rely on tourism are immediate victims of the government…”

this is what happens with closed minds and hearts.

much of this will have John Adams spinning in his grave.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

casting Stones at the Media


Brian Patrick Cork : 

while Yahoo! news is pointless and carries virtually no credibility unless you really care about reality television, it’s certainly no Onion.

so… I’m thinking Yahoo! has inadvertently proven that most news we have driven at us by the media, in general, these days is contrived and a joke. – Cork

sharon-stone-hollywood-swineFrench police have named actress Sharon Stone as their prime suspect in the daring heist, in which more than $1.4 million in jewels were stolen from a hotel room during the Cannes Film Festival….”

“while Sharon Stone’s last starring role in a major theatrical release was in 2006’s ‘Basic Instinct 2,’ which should have gone to straight-to-DVD anyway,” a spokesperson for the Nice police told Hollywood & Swine. “So what possible business does Sharon Stone have attending the 2013 Cannes Film Festival other than to steal expensive jewels? No one including Ms. Stone has been able to give us a good answer.”

I suppose this is better than ambien.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

rotten for Apples


Brian Patrick Cork

this is just bull-shit. tomfoolery.

Apple was pushed down in an manipulative manner. now, the same people realize they have made a huge blunder that never accounted for panic and access to fast negative trading in the form of “program” triggers that had more criteria developed into them than most analysts are aware of.

this means that you had traders, analysts and fund managers at cross-purposes. The stock fundamentally does not belong at its current level. but, now they understand they could harm the entire market much like a virus.

a vital clue is what has happened with gold and oil. that means there is growing unease with fundamentals.

Its all rather fascinating, really. Just unfortunate.

If Apple Breaks $419, the Stock Market Will Break – the“How Apple goes will have a strong bearing on which way the stock market moves.”

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

This really is just another example of why following the crowd might be a bad idea


My crowdfunding concern –

“The revolution will not be crowdfunded. FORTUNE — Tuesday was Y Combinator Day, a bi-annual showcase for startups that have received the blessing of VC shepherd Paul Graham. And the buzzword this time around was crowdfunding….”

Brian Patrick CorkThis is well done. The next thing you need to know is that the SEC now has a crowd funding “watch List”, and rightfully so. Crowdfunding is a short-cut, and will become part of the problem, and less so a solution, except for bandits. – Cork

Additional thinking…

Paul Niederer

Paul Niederer : Enjoyed the objectivity in this article. 

Pledge crowdfunding relies upon instant gratification within a few months. Equity crowdfunding is built on hope. There will be no “initial user surge may be huge” in this space as pumping up hope for an individual raising will pander to misrepresentation and breach securities regulation.  

Most equity raises will follow a relatively boring path with a few handfuls of investors who will mainly come from friends, fans, family and followers of the entity raising capital. Yes there will be exceptions but they will be few and far between and will usually be buoyed by external factors like well known investors investing and sudden credibility improvements like new team members, new deals and improved exit possibilities.

Let’s be part of the Solution.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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