Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cha-Cha-Cha-Cha In Amerika

You No Like? Then You Go Someplace Else.

Offered without Comment, except to say if it was a possibility to emigrate back to the land my grandfathers left just 92 years ago, I'd be sorely tempted.

What holds me back is that it's the same Rich Man's Mambo over there, too.


(Screenshot: New York Times, August 16, 2012)
Click On Image To Enlarge. Fun For The Kids!


(Screenshot: Reuters "Counterparties", August 16, 2012)
Click On Image To Enlarge. Good And Good For You!

Good Thursday, and Good Luck.



MEHR: Then, there's this recent image from the Curiosity Rover:






2 comments:

  1. Freddy el DesfibradddorAugust 17, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    recently i was investigating the possibility of emigrating to the country my very own father was born and raised in, and discovered to my regret that there is no welcome for pensioners like myself - were i a man of property, in the position to start my own business, it would be a different story

    sometimes i think that this whole world
    is one great prison yard
    some of us are prisoners
    and some of us are guards

    --- bob dylan


    and some are extremely highly paid corporate executives with lavish stock options

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    1. CORONA, CA (New York Times) -- They were once advertising executives, engineers, social workers, teachers and purchasing managers. Now they come week after week, dressed for the office, carrying binders full of résumés ... When the three-hour meetings end, they mosey over, some reluctantly, to a table packed with day-old bread donated by a supermarket.

      ... In the sprawling suburbs east of Los Angeles that make up the Inland Empire, the job market seems more upbeat than it has been for months, but unemployment remains at 12.6 percent.

      “You come in thinking you know everything, because you’ve been working for years,” Mr. Reeves, 55, said after one recent meeting. “You think you’ll bounce back quickly. Then, after a while, you get nothing and realize that in your entire career you’ve only had three or four jobs...”

      ... These are not unskilled workers looking for entry-level jobs. They are men and women in their 40s and 50s who were midlevel managers with salaries that made them comfortable enough to buy homes and take vacations. Nearly all have college diplomas, and some have advanced degrees.

      __________________________________________

      I think about the plight of the age cohorts between 25 and 40 who can't find work, or enough of it. The mountains of student loan debt. That unemployment among black teenagers is over 25%.

      Then, I think about Larry Ellison and Mark Cuban, 'taking delivery of their superyachts' (a description that makes it sound as if they were picking up pizza) at the same time -- right after Larry spent $500 Million to buy his own island. Ellison's superyacht was, reportedly, built to outclass another superyacht owned by a rival software mogul.

      Good Times.

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