Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Savage Nation

Michael Savage has a great talk show. Here are links to his material.

910KNEW Michael Savage Page

910KNEW Michael Savage Podcast Page

Update (9/11/09)- 910 KNEW has stopped broadcasting Michael Savage. Details and alternative ways to access his podcasts are listed HERE.

ABOUT DR. SAVAGE: Author of the Best selling books "The Savage Nation" (30 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller List), "The Enemy Within" and "Liberalism Is A Mental Disorder," Michael Savage is the number one drive time talk show host in the San Francisco and in many other cities around America. The Michael Savage Show is syndicated by Talk Radio Network.Trained as a scientist, he holds Masters degrees in medical botany and medical anthropology, and earned his Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in Epidemiology and Nutritional Science. He spent decades searching and saving tropical rainforests."I guess people love my show because of my hard edge combined with humor and education," he says. "Those who listen to me say they hear a bit of Plato, Henry Miller, Jack Kerouac, Moses, Jesus, and Frankenstein. I pull many of my life experiences, including that of father, son, husband, brother, ice cream factory worker, busboy, lifeguard, writer, scientist, and my huge library of books." Listeners also hear top-flight guests and, in keeping with the fact that talk hosts attract the audience they deserve, listeners hear literate callers with intelligence, wit, and energy.

Monday, December 29, 2008

How Big is Wal-Mart?

I received this in an email today:

verified on snopes http://www.snopes.com/politics/business/bigwalmart.asp
They actually have even more sales than stated below.

1. At Wal-Mart, Americans spend $36,000,000 every hour of every day.

2. This works out to $20,928 profit every minute!

3. Wal-Mart will sell more from January 1 to St. Patrick's Day (March 17th) than Target sells all year.

4. Wal-Mart is bigger than Home Depot + Kroger + Target + Sears + Costco + K-Mart combined.
5. Wal-Mart employs 1.6 million people and is the largest private employer.

6. Wal-Mart is the largest company in the history of the World.

7. Wal-Mart now sells more food than Kroger & Safeway combined, and keep in mind they did this in only 15 years.

8. During this same period, 31 supermarket chains sought bankruptcy (including Winn-Dixie).

9. Wal-Mart now sells more food than any other store in the world.

10.Wal-Mart has approx 3,900 stores in the USA of which 1,906 are SuperCenters; this is 1,000 more than it had 5 years ago.

11.This year, 7.2 billion different purchasing experiences will occur at a Wal-Mart store. (Earth's population is approximately 6.5 billion.)

12. 90% of all Americas live within 15 miles of a Wal-Mart.

13. Let Wal-Mart bail out Wall Street.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Cerberus Capital Management

I was just reading an article about Chrysler and the bailout and decided to look up the history of the name Cerberus. Cerberus Capital Management owns Chrysler. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus_Capital_Management

Per Wikipedia: Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. is one of the largest private equity investment firms in the United States. The firm is based in New York City, and run by 48-year-old financier Steve Feinberg. Former U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle has been a prominent Cerberus spokesperson and runs one of its international units.

Per Wikipedia: Founded in 1992, Cerberus is named for the mythological three-headed dog that guarded the gates of Hades. While many of its peers have bought out companies in order to strip assets and sell on for a profit, Cerberus builds its reputation on identifying firms that are undervalued, and assisting in rejuvenating them by working with current management. Feinberg has stated to his employees that while the Cerberus name seemed like a good idea at the time, he later regretted naming the company after the mythological dog.

Per J.N. Kish: The negative religious tie-in's related to this name are interesting to me. It is pretty obvious to see why Feinberg regrets naming the company after Satan's dog.

Think about it: A huge company with a satanic-related name rises from obscurity, gobbeling up previously-great world wide companies when they are weak and near-bankrupt. Forcing them to "sell their souls" to the holding company. Pulling them into the huge private company known for it's secrecy (see wikipedia article). This shadowy company quickly becomes one of the largest employers in the world, thus controlling the livleyhood of hundreds of thousands of employees from Shanghai to Detroit. Eventually, the products that this company provides, if not already, could touch every person in the world (see the list of companies that they own). This stuff would make a great plot for a Religious Conspiracy Novel or Movie. When thought about this way, the real-life company becomes strangely similar to the unstoppable law firm Al Pacino runs in the Movie: The Devil's_Advocate
In this movie, Al Pacino plays the character of the Devil

Here is a story about how they came up with the name "Cerberus." http://blogs.reuters.com/blog/2007/06/04/cerberus-capital-comes-clean-about-its-name/

Here's a wikipedia article on the name Cerberus: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerberus

According to Businessweek, Cerberus is bigger than Cisco, Coke, Or McDonald's. Here is the article: http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/05_40/b3953110.htm

Here are some more interesting articles about Cerberus:

Cerberus: At the Gates of Hell? http://seekingalpha.com/article/109670-cerberus-at-the-gates-of-hell

GM Bails out Cerberus http://blog.tomevslin.com/2008/12/gm-bails-out-ce.html

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Friday, December 12, 2008

A swiftly rising threat.

Americans should never underestimate the importance of manufacturing strength with respect to national security.

Manufacturing, science, technology, prosperity and security. Each of these walk hand in hand.

I can't help but think that more and more of our leaders have forgotten this valuable lesson.
Rush Limbaugh: How the ChiComs Can Take Us Out

Hot Air: Is China Now More Capitalist Than the US?

Here is a video of what we are up against:
YouTube: Some chinese factory - workers in stamping press

Remember WWII? It was won by superior manufacturing, science and technology.
YouTube: WWII Aircraft Manufacturing Ads for Recruiting Workers

Lawmakers: We need fair competition. Please, help us compete. Stop fighting the very things that have made this country a world leader. Help us continue to prosper.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008