Category Archives: Scarce Facts

Austerity: the Banker’s Solution; the People’s Problem

Austerity is the most oft-repeated word on the evening news. It’s the vogue in Europe as Greece and Italy are taken over by economists. [After all, who better to call in to do the dirty work of imposing doom than … Continue reading

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Greece is still the Cradle of Democracy

When Goldman Sachs restructured Greek debt some years ago, a major portion of their financial problem was concealed with clever accounting. Needless to say, the 99% had nothing to say about the deal struck for the benefit of the 1%. … Continue reading

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DJIA: Greatest Monthly Rise Since 1987, 24 years ago!

September 24th we observed that the markets made a mistake in responding to the fear campaign which threatened the 10,800 support level we had tracked in our series of posts on the DJIA. We observed: Every so often the market … Continue reading

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Eric Leeds, Please Don’t Push Your Luck at North Anna

Eric J. Leeds* is the Director of NRCs Office of Nuclear Reactor Regulation. He decides if the North Anna Reactors, 1 and 2, are ready to restart following the quake on August 23rd. In reporting to the Commission in Rockville, … Continue reading

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Obama’s Job’s Bill – Is it more Poppycock?

The afternoon before President Obama’s speech to Congress about his Jobs Bill my Post made the point that Anybody who says they can increase Jobs without increasing Demand is talking Poppycock! Let’s see how the President did, given that criterion. … Continue reading

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North Anna Nuclear Reactor Update

Playing it by ear. According to Scientific American everyone is feeling their way on exactly how to deal with restarting the first operating Nuclear Reactor in the United States to be hit by an earthquake beyond its design parameters. To … Continue reading

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NRC: Pre-Quake List Wanted Upgrades at North Anna

Prior to the August 23 quake in Mineral, Virginia which shook the 2 North Anna Nuclear Plants beyond design limits, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had listed both North Anna plants among those for which Seismic Risk Evaluation Upgrades were considered important. … Continue reading

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