Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A few photos from the streets.-FOR LEASE!

Each photo has a human being sleeping in the door way of empty business. I see lots of economic activity all day long. I also see a lot of Commercial property for lease tons and tons of for lease signs very strange.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

1000 Billions in a Trillion

1 Trillion

The Finance sector of the US has gotten well of over a Trillion in bailouts and sweetheart deals from the Treasury and Federal Reserve.
Yet the government wants to sweat the US Post Office which does a great job of delivering the mail in a fantastic service to the American people, because the Post Office may need and infusion of money of a few Billion dollars.
Just not fair.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Game changer port of Gwadar Pakistan

China is building a port in Gwadar Pakistan , if you look at the map you can see how close this port is to the Straits of Hormuz and strategic water ways, that carry something like 40% or more of the worlds energy supplies.
Imagine Chinese submarines cruising these waters 7-15 years from now, heck China could even turn the tables on the US, one were the US energy lines could be cut to the US and her allies.
The implications of this port are huge, China could directly get her energy needs from Gwdar, and build pipelines and rail links to this point, shortening her supply routes and creating energy safety from the US Navy.
What ever happens in this port will have major strategic implications.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Huge Proxy battle going on between US and China in Pakistan

Of all the global flash points  between Super Powers, I would say the most tension right now is in Pakistan in the Contest between the US and China.
The leaders of Pakistan fear the are losing control of their country and are running to China for help.
China in return has given Pakistan 50 JF-17  jet fighters
China has asked the US to please honor Pakistan Sovereignty.
Pakistan has come out and said it welcome's China's help in building a Naval Base at the strategic port of
Gwadar Pakistan.
I mentioned some of this in my blog in piece I wrote 9-5-2010 called aptly "String of Pearls"

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Belle Epoque

Belle Epoque , I just like the way it sounds, brings up images of Argentina, and how they copied this style from Europe at the height of their wealth.
Some say the US is going through a phase like this right now , and that this era that is ending now will be looked back upon with nostalgia .

Monday, May 16, 2011

I would give Eliot Spitzer careful consideration if he ever ran for President of the USA.

I would give Eliot Spitzer serious consideration if he ever ran for President of the USA.  Don't know that much about him but that the banking elite set him up to be taken out before the big banking melt down is good enough for me.
That means he was an obstacle to the bailouts and ripoff of the American people.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Learned a lot of valueable lessons in the mid 2000's working a skilled construction trade

I learned a lot in the mid 2000's about the competitive nature of life while working a skilled construction trade.
Learned how hard you could work to make a buck, and how ruthless and tough people can be to hold positions of power even in that small little world.
These lessons have not left me and will remain with me through out my life, I guess that is how wisdom is gained one experience at a time.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Another, day of fighting in  the streets of San Francisco for a living.
Weaving through  traffic finding customers, dealing with different personalities, and surviving the day in one piece quite an achievement in one of the densest cities in the United States.
Cab driving is a combination of art, poetry, and focus.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Pavlik Wins Come Back Fight!!!

Kelly Pavlik won his come back fight at 168 pounds(Super Middle Weight verse Alfonzo Lopez on May 7, 2011, he definitely won the fight but looked rusty, and one wonders if he is going to carry his punching power up to this higher weight division, Pavlik previously was champion at 160 pounds Middle Weight.
I think many questions are still open after this comeback fight. But the fight itself was a positive step for Pavlik's career, now if he can just stay sober , and his brain trust is patient and intelligent in their training  and match making for Pavlik we can hope for a Pavlik resurgence.
All in all a good win and first step after 13 months  off and 2 months in the Betty Ford Clinic, Pavlik is supposed to be sober since November 2010. Hope he keeps up the good work.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Kelly Pavlik Come Back fight May 7, 2011

Kelly Pavlik of Youngstown Ohio will fight on the Manny Pacquiao  under card in a come back fight at the weight of 168 pound verses Alfonso Lopez.