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PREY for Wall Street

April7

that’s no typo.

http://lnkd.in/bMEj-cd: I loved this story until I realized its an infomercial for Wall Street and big banks.

it feeds all of our suspicions that the Street is rigged, and then makes the case that the whole sinister mess is resolved and fair.

thats garbage. that said, its a fun read. just don’t take it too seriously.

The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street

The Wolf Hunters of Wall Street – nytimes.com

How a band of outsiders discovered that the stock market was rigged — and set out to change it.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

We might love Google but she has no friends

May29

Brian Patrick CorkFascinating…

As Apple is poised for a surge the jackals begin to bare their teeth and chip-away at the Android eco-system.

The title of this article is misleading. That’s your first clue. Its actually about HTC. They make the best best Android unit on the market, the HTC One (I like it better than the Nexus 4).

Android shows growing refinement. But, if you look at some of my other recent posts you know that the makers of Android phones suffer in the margins. Despite the software being “free” Google makes money on each phone with advertising, subsidies, and app downloads. That is VERY different from Apple whom makes sure partners make money and survive to expand the iOS eco-system.

Google Inc (GOOG), Apple Inc. (AAPL): Android’s Sinking Ship -… – insidermonkey.com

“Android operating system currently powers 900 million devices, which are made by a plethora of hardware makers. There are over a million new Android…”

Brian Patrick Cork

Brian Patrick CorkIf I’m right; and, you know I am, the predators will start massing on Google to drive that share price down next.

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

shadowy groups known as, THEY, GOVERNMENT and WALL STREET

March20

have you paused when someone invokes the amorphous “they” in a conversation, or lecture? as in, “you know what they say”.

they are insidious. the word, the interlopers, it’s pervasive nature unto itself…

consider these other musings, of my own…

the-truth2that smoking Rabbit again

dire Warnings, indeed

the secret series: in pursuit of They

that word is broadly used around almost anything uncertain, sort of like almost any reference to government and Wall Street.

it’s probably worse with government, especially when it’s invoked as, “the government”. such bodies are meant to be form or function, not an end-all reference as if it’s the best or only example.

here is how we can tie it all together to make you feel really uncomfortable:

“they say the government controls Wall Street”.

or,

“they say the government is a helpless pawn of Wall Street”.

so… can you name the dude, bloke, puppet-master that actually runs the government? whom is actually in-charge of Wall Street? how is the ultimate decision made? is it all in the hands or at the feet of a shadowy group of old men, or smoking rabbits? or, is it really about a black pipe-smoking dog?  where do they get their training? are they actually Muslim youth Soccer coaches? don’t they actually have the most influence? what if Atlas really is shrugging?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

AIG Shareholders are Citizens too

January9
AIG Is Thinking About Suing the Government for Bailing It Out – news.yahoo.com

It’s been almost five years since AIG‘s stock dropped 60 percent in a day leaving the company doomed to failure, when Uncle Samswooped in with $182 billion to rescue it. But AIG must have a short memory, because on Monday…

on one hand, AIG would not be around today to level a lawsuit against the government had it not been for the loan. but, if their interpretation of the law is correct, the government could have pursued a different philosophy through the loan. they had the option not to gouge AIG, right? today, AIG is simply taking a step to look-out for it’s shareholders, which is appropriate.

AIG shareholders are Citizens too. but, I wonder if AIG failed to make a contribution to the correct political campaign?

peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

brian patrick cork

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