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Ecuador: Looking for fools wanting to part with their money

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Encumbered forever by desire and ambition
There’s a hunger still unsatisfied
Our weary eyes still stray to the horizon
Though down this road we’ve been so many times

This report is dated April 1st, but it’s no joke:

Ecuador to meet investors in non-deal roadshow

Ecuador has hired Credit Suisse to arrange meetings with fixed-income investors in the UK and the US beginning on April 4, according to two market sources.

Non-deal because Ecuador defaulted on US$3.2billion of debt in December 2008, and it’ll take quite a bit of tap dancing and some really high (pie in the sky, perhaps?) interest rates for incurably gullible optimists to buy Ecuadorian debt, and hope it doesn’t default.

Apparently Ecuador also hired Citigroup.

Sing it, guys!


Argentina: Roger backtracks on the Falklands

Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

Roger Waters softens Falkland remarks
Pink Floyd founder – in Buenos Aires for string of live shows – states position after interviews in Chile last week

“A journalist from Argentina misunderstood me and wrote a news piece in an Argentine paper quoting me as stating categorically that the islands belong to Argentina. I said nothing of the kind.”

In the actual interviews Waters qualified his remarks by saying it was a complicated situation and the Falkland Islanders should have a say.

Then he went & met with Cristina,

During the 40 minute long meeting, the President and the musician did not discuss the Malvinas islands sovereignty, Mothers of Plaza de Mayo founding member Tati Almeyda said, following Waters’ comments regarding the disputed islands.

Here’s the video (in Spanish):


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Roger Waters OKs Iranian anthem, blows it on Gaza

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Roger Waters Approves Reworked Pink Floyd ‘Anthem’

ROGER WATERS has applauded a Canadian band for reworking the PINK FLOYD classic ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL to use as a political anthem for Iranian youth.

Rockers Blurred Vision, founded by two exiled Iranian brothers, changed Waters’ lyrics to protest against the strict Islamic laws in Iran, where rock music is outlawed. In a reference to high-ranking religious clerics, the refrain was adapted to “Hey, Ayatollah, leave those kids alone!”

And Waters insists he is pleased with their efforts, insisting the band has been crucial in “the resistance to a regime that is both repressive and brutal”.

Roger couldn’t leave well alone and conflated Iran with Gaza:

He says, “I applaud and support the resistance of Palestinian children in Gaza and the West Bank to the repressive and brutal occupation they endure.”

I wonder if Roger will be doing any CD signings at the Mall in Gaza

Here’s the original Pink Floyd version of Another Brick In the Wall,

Here’s the stirring Blurred Vision version,

Also visit Blurred Vision’s Facebook page.

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Where’s my global warming?

Thursday, April 12th, 2007

After a much too brief respite from the cold weather we’ve been having, I’m waiting for the promised Global Warming to start.

As I wait, I’ve been wearing winter clothes under a winter coat in April, reminding people at dinner that this winter was so cold (how cold was it?) that young kids were contemplating skating on the canal all the way from West Windsor to Kingston (their mother put the kibosh on that idea), the Scouts are swearing never to go winter camping again, and the Weather Channel right now has some ugly pictures of blizzards in the Mid-West.

Which are heading East – it’s already snowing in upstate NY. Of course, it only stops snowing in upstate NY for three weeks, and then it starts again.

George Will, who I hope by now has recovered from his orange condition, points to the media hype

In a campaign without peacetime precedent, the media-entertainment-environmental complex is warning about global warming. Never, other than during the two world wars, has there been such a concerted effort by opinion-forming institutions to indoctrinate Americans, 83 percent of whom now call global warming a “serious problem.” Indoctrination is supposed to be a predicate for action commensurate with professions of seriousness.

As part of the indoctrination, the media’s doing its darnest to raise our awareness of global warming.

Then there are the concerts. (Will Pink Floyd get together again, and will they play uninterrupted by ads? But I digress.)

Tim Blair asks,

Apparently the point of these Gaiapalooza concerts is that they’ll raise awareness of global warming. You know, just in case you’ve never heard of it and require a seven-nation, 120-network Woodstock of warmening to bring you up to speed.

But if raising awareness is so crucial, why does Al Gore place restrictions on media coverage of his awareness-raising speeches?

Blind belief in Medieval Environmentalism will make you do that.

Of course, this was to be expected: Hugo Chavez: new icon of global warming cult. Aleksander Boyd of VCrisis fisks Derek Wall of Britain’s Green Party:

Venezuela lives in the real world, not in the make-believe world that some commenters create in order bash Chavez.

Chavez’s fiefdom, otherwise known as Venezuela, does not live in the real world. Instead the reputation of the country is in an ever decreasing curve thanks to the antics of its deranged militaristic president. Take for instance the issue with ethanol. Not long ago Chavez was all hyped and cheerful for he had signed 11 agreements with the Cuban dictator to develop the ethanol industry in Venezuela. He did the same with his other ‘partner’ Lula. Not a day had passed after the Texan offered trade and ethanol deals to the nations he visited, and we saw how the ‘green’ Chavez backpedaled in all his signed agreements and went as far as stating that he would make Lula reconsider Brazil’s position on the issue. The bearded pimp got out of his deathbed to lend a hand, all very… green should we say?

Over in Cuba, Fidel’s green… with ethanol envy!

While the Alaskan otters are suffering because an unbudging sheet of sea ice has blocked off the waters where the Alaska Peninsula’s sea otters forage, forcing the starving animals inland on a search for food and making them easy prey for wolves and humans, Ahnuld wants to make the environmental movement “hip and sexy”

Speaking at a conference in Washington, he urged campaigners to focus on the positives of cutting carbon emissions rather than making people feel guilty.

The movement must change its image just as he helped transform the “sketchy” reputation of bodybuilding, he said.

Ahnuld said,

Weight-lifting was once considered a pursuit for weirdos

Was once considered?

Obviously, I’m in denial.

But never mind that; I can’t wait for the day when I can start wearing my summer uniform,

Look at the bright side: by the time it’s warm enough to wear this, the blouse will probably be on sale.

Anyway, here are some otters enjoying happier times:

I bet they’re glad they’re not in Alaska freezing their little otter butts.

Let’s hope it doesn’t snow in two weeks when the Scouts go camping or the guys will come back groaning.

Update Camille Paglia is another Global Warming skeptic (via The Dumb Ox)
It’s snowing in Ann Arbor

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Global Orgasm reminder

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

As previously noted, tomorrow’s both the Winter Solstice and the Global Orgasm for Peace Day.

I figured I better give advance warning to anyone interested, in case you either want to synchronize yourselves or prefer to abstain, so you can make the necessary arrangements.

My apologies to people in the countries on the other side of the International Date Line for being remiss in notifying you ahead of time.

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Following up on other news, the eyeballs went for £16,500.00. Does that include shipping and handling? No, it doesn’t
Shipping: Collection or shipping will be the buyers full responsibility.