Swiss Government Maddened By American Treatment of UBS

Swiss Government Maddened By American Treatment of UBS
The Swiss are pissed.  Who would have thought that would actually happen.  Usually, the Swiss are known for being nice, neutral.  If you talked trash about their moms they would say, “I see your point and it’s valid.  Let’s all be merry and eat peppermint scones, shall we?”...

71% of Japanese Want Tiny Taro Out.

71% of Japanese Want Tiny Taro Out.
Oh Taro!  Look at you, standing up there with that big microphone they gave you.  You’re just tiny! Oh dear!  Tiny Taro Aso, fledgling Prime Minister of Japan, is in a bit of trouble.  On Saturday, a poll revealed that just over 70 per cent of Japanese want him to resign. When asked for comment,...

Carbon Footprint Explained.

Talk in the news about a carbon footprint always happens this way: the firm has pledged to reduce their carbon footprint. Oh, that carbon footprint. People are always trying to reduce you! A carbon footprint is essentially the total amount of green house gas emissions that are produced by something....

Scamford’s Ties To Antigua Revealed.

Scamford’s Ties To Antigua Revealed.
Scamford smiling as he destroys little Antigua’s hearts, minds, and 401Ks. As Scamford is examined by the media, they’re slowly finding out how comfortable he was with the Antigua government.  First of all, I’ve never even heard of Antigua.  Was it in that Beach Boys song where...

C.D.s Explained.

A Certificate of Deposit, what Scamford used to allegedly rip off thousands of people of $8 bazillion dollars, is probably the most boring items in finance.  It’s not very sexy.  But really?  You’ve got nothing else to do.  Let’s learn how a C.D. works. A Certificate of Deposit...

Taro Aso: Why Japan’s Totally Screwed.

Taro Aso: Why Japan’s Totally Screwed.
Tiny Taro, unafraid of a little man-ass, hopes to battle for political capital. Meet Taro Aso, the Prime Minister of Japan. You know that nerdy, geeky kid in high school that we all completely hated?  He would lend you his CDs and not even care if you ever gave them back, just so he could be your...

Explaining Ponzi.

Explaining Ponzi.
In the news there’s been a lot of talk about a Ponzi scheme.  Here’s a brief rundown of what it is before I head to lunch.  In fact, this rundown will be so brief I may leave out key, necessary facts, which will leave you dumber than before you started reading this. Do you want to be dumber?...

Holy UBS! How The Bank May Have Hid Fortunes.

Holy UBS!  How The Bank May Have Hid Fortunes.
In a memo released yesterday, UBS is accused of hiding the fortunes of 52 000 accounts.  Now federal authorities pushed the bank to release the identities behind these accounts.  In response? UBS is like, “dude, we’ll give you 250 names.” You know that’s not going to cut it....

Benji’s Back! Netanyahu is Israel’s Leader Again.

Benji’s Back!  Netanyahu is Israel’s Leader Again.
Benji maddened but still holding pose for a photographer. Israel hopes this balancing act of charm will carry her through the next term. You may remember Benjamin Netanyahu, or Benji as he likes to be called in certain circles. Okay maybe he hates that. Earlier today, he was asked by the President...

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