Larry Kudlow: “You know nothing about young people..SCHMUCK”

This guy is one of the slimeballs that poisons the mind of people. A republican healthcare mandate is now deemed unconstitutional by republicans due to the democrats adding it to the reform. The President did it to appease these scums but they wanted to implement it themselves….cry babies, never satisfied…HE”S ON MORNING JOE NOW

Lawrence “Larry” Kudlow (born August 20, 1947) is an American economist, television personality, and newspaper columnist. He is the host of CNBC‘s The Kudlow Report. As a syndicated columnist, his articles appear in numerous U.S. newspapers and web sites, including his own blog, Kudlow’s Money Politic$.

Kudlow was born into a Jewish family and grew up in New Jersey. Kudlow attended the private Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, New Jersey, from the second half of middle school to high school.[1]

Kudlow graduated from University of Rochester in Rochester, New York with a degree in history in 1969.[2] Known as “Kuddles” to friends, he was a star on the tennis team and a member of the left-wing SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) at Rochester. In 1970, Kudlow joined Joseph Duffey‘s “New Politics” senatorial campaign in Connecticut. Duffey was a leading anti-war politician during the Vietnam war era. Kudlow, working with Yale student Bill Clinton as well as many other rising young Democrats, was known as a “brilliant” district coordinator. In 1971, Kudlow attended Princeton University‘s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he studied politics and economics.

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“Is Lawrence O’Donnell carrying the TIM RUSSERT TORCH??!!”

Ed, you’re no joke too my friend. Stick it to them..

Lawrence Francis O’Donnell, Jr. (born November 7,[1] 1951) is a progressive political analyst, journalist, actor, producer, writer, and host of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell, a weeknight MSNBC opinion and news program. O’Donnell called himself a “practical European socialist” in a Newsmaker Interview dated November 11, 2005.[2] He frequently filled in as host of Countdown before getting his own show on the cable network. On 19 October 2011, it was announced that beginning 24 October 2011, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell would be switching time slots with The Ed Show, with Ed Schultz taking over the 8 p.m. Eastern slot, and O’Donnell returning to the 10 p.m. Eastern slot.[3]

O’Donnell has also appeared as a political analyst on The McLaughlin Group, The Al Franken Show, and Countdown. He was an Emmy Award-winning producer and writer for the NBC series The West Wing and creator and executive producer of the NBC series Mister Sterling. He is also an occasional actor, appearing as a recurring supporting character on the HBO series Big Love, portraying an attorney. He began his career as an aide to U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and was Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee.

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LOOK OUT BRICS: “CURRENCY WAR heats up”

This can be solved easily with manufacturing returning in abundance to our shores. It may result in higher prices for goods, however, quality is the benchmark we got rid of for quantity. i.e. China, India, etc.

South Africa this week will take some initial steps to unseat the US dollar as the preferred worldwide currency for trade and investment in emerging economies.

Thus the nation is expected to become party to endorsing the Chinese currency, the renminbi, as the currency of trade in emerging markets.

This means getting a renminbi-denominated bank account, in addition to a dollar account, could be an advantage for African businesses that seek to do business in the emerging markets.

The move is set to challenge the supremacy of the US dollar. This, experts say, is the latest salvo in the greatest worldwide currency war since the 1930s.

In the ’30s, several nations competitively devalued their currencies to give their domestic economies an advantage over others.

And this led to a worldwide decline in overall trade volumes at the time.

The north will be pitted against the entire south in a historic competitive currency battle — whose terrain has moved to the Indian capital, New Dehli — where the Brics (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) nations will assemble next week.

China seeks to find new markets for its currency and to lobby to internationalise it throughout the Brics states.

For China this is not a new game. In 2009 senior Chinese banking officials issued a statement that the international monetary system was flawed owing to an unhealthy dependence on the US dollar, and they called for a “super-sovereign” international reserve currency.

Experts say Beijing’s first step is to internationalise its currency (by expanding its reach beyond China), liberalise it (to allow its value to be determined by the market instead of actively managing it as they currently do), and then make it a reserve currency for many nations in the developing world.

Africa’s largest bank, Standard Bank, says in a research document: “We expect at least $100 billion (about 768 billion rand) in Sino-African trade — more than the total bilateral trade between China and Africa in 2010 — to be settled in the renminbi by 2015.”

The bank anticipates that the use of the renminbi will lower transaction costs in Africa, thus lowering the barriers to doing business.

It also says that the Chinese will be more successful in transacting in renminbi in Africa than anywhere else because most currencies are weak and somewhat localised.

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TIM RUSSERT: “WE MISS YOU BROSKI !!”

True journalist along with Amy of Democracy Now, Matt of Rolling Stones, Shepard at Fox, Cynk of TYT, Keith of Current and a few others.RIH Broski…My morning rants excuse my cheese

The voters of the U.S. are about to choose new leadership for the world’s most important nation at a time when we are beset with wars, economic failures and confoundedly complicated social issues. Every Sunday, more than 4 million Americans tune in to Meet the Pressseeking help in trying to understand the issues and the candidates. They choose that program because Tim Russert is among the most astute, discerning and relentless pursuers of truth in the nation, and has been for years.

Most candidates are not eager to present themselves to Tim’s incisive scrutiny, which is fed by his prodigious study and preparation. But they have little choice: appearing on Meet the Press today is as vital to a serious candidate as being properly registered to vote.

MORNING JOE: “Stop the nonsense with our SOCIAL NET”

What about the corporate subsidies-oil, Wall Street, military spending, politicians pay, and a few others? Speak more on that my friend. Get rid of the insurance company and pharma sweet deals to reduce healthcare cost. Mika, do not let him just spew half truths. Joe, you know this, so speak the truth….DAMN MAN

New Fraud Futures Market: “Insurance or betting against Hollywood Movie Flops”

Get ready i-bankers, traders, greedy aholes and big dreamers, a new futures market is coming. I predict there will be insurance and selling futures against Hollywood movie flop in the next two years. I smell lobbying for this one, more than likely its being brought to DC already.

HERE’S one for “The Hunger Games” crowd: What if, in that blood-tingling climactic scene near the Cornucopia, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) had skewered poor Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) with a wayward silver arrow?

In the real world of Hollywood, questions just like that nag Paul Holehouse.

Mr. Holehouse, 63, isn’t some oddball “Games” fanatic. But he does play an unusual, and unusually high-stakes role in modern moviedom. His job is to ensure that, as they might say in “The Hunger Games,” the odds are ever in his company’s favor.

He is a longtime risk consultant for the Fireman’s Fund Insurance Company, the go-to insurer for the American entertainment industry. This 149-year-old company is best known for workaday automobile and homeowner’s insurance. But it has also carved a lucrative niche for itself in Hollywood and beyond.

The Fireman’s Fund, part of the German insurance giant Allianz, won’t insure against box-office losses — the Hollywood equivalent of a six-alarm fire. Not that “The Hunger Games,” which opened on Friday, is expected to fall flat. On the contrary: the movie, which cost about $80 million to make, could have opening-weekend sales of more than $100 million, far more than the first “Twilight.”

Mr. Holehouse’s job is to assess the risks associated with actually making movies like this — risks as varied as the health and habits of the actors to the dangers posed by the stunts, sets and locations. Even in the best of circumstances — a sweet romantic comedy, say — figuring out what might go wrong is daunting. But with “The Hunger Games,” a dystopian drama involving a futuristic fight to the death? Come on.

Lions Gate Entertainment hopes that “The Hunger Games” will vault it into the Hollywood big leagues. But even before the director, Gary Ross, began shooting the film, Mr. Holehouse had to do some serious risk analysis. (Neither Lions Gate nor the Fireman’s Fund would discuss the cost of the insurance, which for action movies accounts for as much as 4 percent of a movie’s total production costs, say studio heads and insurers.)

Mr. Holehouse traveled to North Carolina to check out the location, deep within DuPont State Forest. He took into account bugs, poison ivy, falling trees — anything that might pose a threat to the actors or the production schedule. He considered a chase scene across fast-running water, as well as the dangers posed by abandoned warehouses that were used as part of the set — and, of course, all swords, arrows and other weaponry.

Then there were the bears. When the movie’s location manager spotted a bear heading toward the set one day, the cast and crew were told not to bring food to the set.

“Over time, bears do find food and people,” Mr. Holehouse says. “We all had to drive off out of the property to have our lunch and dinner.” A park ranger helped keep the bears away.

OF course, insurance has been part of the motion picture business since the early days. Ben Turpin, a cross-eyed comedian remembered for his work in silent film, is said to have bought an insurance policy with Lloyd’s of London, payable if his eyes ever uncrossed. Betty Grable insured her legs for $1 million. Jimmy Durante took out a $50,000 policy on his nose.

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