Archive for June, 2012

The Foundation of Money

June 27, 2012

What money, you may ask? And that will be a good question; yes Good Sir, a good question indeed and I will allow discussion on that. Let us have a look at this thing called Money.

There used to be a time when Governments vowed to exchange a one buck note of money for its value in solid gold but that time … well, it’s a long time ago. There have been many good stories about money including one of my favorites about the fellow in Germany long time ago, stacked all his money in a suitcase and went to the railroad station to spend it because it had become almost worthless, all his savings over a lifetime, but when he turned his back on the suitcase for few minutes he discovered to his amazement that his money was scattered all around the platform but the thief had taken the empty suitcase.

Way back then when money was still real one’s wealth was usually measured in terms of hard assets, land or other real estate; stock in trade in the business was visible in concrete and steel and, if you, for instance, owned a bicycle factory your inventory would include steel, leather, bells and whistles of the actual hardware through the various stages of manufacturing.

The natural thing any wise bicycle manufacturer would do in those days would be to keep an eye on the vacant lot next door with a view to buying it to enlarge his facilities when the time was right and when it came he would call the bank; a manager would come over and look at the lot and advance him the money.

Those days ended I would guess around 1990, about the time we got a thing called The Webby or as they would have us all call it The Mighty Internet, the Space Highway some call it and we all rise up in rage when any effort is mentioned to curtail or lessen our Freedom in Space.

You guys will argue with me now but I wish you to think about it. Who owns the Internet? The robbers, thieves and the drug cartels, ole friend, they own and operate it.

But what does that have to do with the Foundation of Money, you will ask?

Good Sir[s], you really think that the woes of the Financial World are over? Well, you had better think and have another guess, Good Sir[s], and think well, mind that. It ain’t over Sir; in fact, it has only just started.

The Webby and its owners have converted your money to entries on a computer chip.

Oh yeah, better watch your suitcase; spend the money that you have now; spend it and borrow as much as you can and spend that too. Debt is about the wisest investment anyone can have these days because The Foundation of Money exists no more.

The Webby is about to take over. Freedom, you ask? It’s a myth, good Sir[s]. Read all about it in the Euro Barclays Bank Scandals and what will happen to Greece/Spain to mention a few as things unfold over the next few weeks.

IMF on the verge

June 19, 2012

Yes I know that I am not much but I shall tell you one thing. That is that I am not stupid, no sir, stupid I ain’t; poor I may be, half-blind and half deaf now too, but I ain’t ever been stupid.

The IMF is in trouble, in deep trouble; and don’t you go blaming it on George W Bush or on Greece. The problem is elsewhere no matter what anyone tells you.

How do I know this, you may be asking? Correct indeed, good Sir, to ask that question and I shall tell you. It came over our Government controlled and owned News Networks in the early hours this morning that the IMF has obtained a 2 [two] billion dollar loan from South Africa. To borrow money here means that they couldn’t get it elsewhere; that means trouble. I won’t even bother to tell you the rest of the story; why should I put myself in a position where you will doubt my sanity? I shall advise you though to watch your own money and the mugs and the hoodlums that handle money in your country of domicile before they take you down with them.

Down you go, folks. And you all had better show me some respect from now on.