Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Americans can't see what is staring them in the face...

...and that alone will make it all the more painful.
Citizen groups around the country are mobilizing to save their Starbucks after the company announced it will shut down 600 stores. These people don't realize that Starbucks will have to double or triple their prices as the dollar continues to crash and the reason Starbucks has to close is because Americans are too broke to buy quality stuff now that their currency has become the laughing stock of Forex.

Incredibly, and Forex traders can't help but chuckle at this, these citizens are not mobilizing to restore habeas corpus, or to restore the rule of law as it applies to America's spying telephone companies, or restore the checks and balances of the Republic that would prevent the president from declaring himself sole judge and jury in any case against any American who can then be detained for any length of time for any reason -- as is now the case with the recent ruling of the US Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.
All of that is a self-flagellating waste of time
when time would be better spent hunkering
down or battening the hatches.