Random thoughts

The Fed will start another round of money printing on any real weakness in the markets. Count on it!

Every 10 cent drop in gas prices is $10 billion back into the economy. There is no bad news in this story. Biggest beneficiarys are airlines and truckers.

Much talk about this v-shaped move in the market failing. Not so sure. Easy money works. Still finding many more stocks and groups in the negative column than in the positive column…even with this recent move up.

Gold and silver sink deeper into the abyss. The gold bugs never give up though. Rule #1…never fight the trend and for the better part of 3 years, these areas have been bearish.

This administration remains a jumbled mess. Blasting the head of Israel while currying favor with Iran…different rules for different people on Ebola…a refusal to do what’s logical to protect the folks…a clear disregard on transparency and the treatment of any one who has a differing opinion…and that’s just this week.

Speaking of this administration, they are now looking to lower the standards on getting mortgages with some mortgages with just about no money down. Yup…that’s worked well before. Insanity continues to rule the day in Washington.

In case you forgot, an election will be held next week. My bet is the Republicons take the Senate over the Democraps. Nothing will change though as this Prez will enact whatever he wants. Never knew a prez could have so much power without the house and senate.

Watching my Knicks down 33 points to the Bulls as I write this. Just another crappy year coming up. Chicago is stacked and if they stay healthy, they win the east over the Cavs and lose to the Spurs in the finals. The Spurs are that good.


  1. Agree! Presidents record speaks for itself:

    1) Obamacare
    2) Obamanomics
    3) Multiple disasters in middle east (Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt)
    4) US Disaster with borders open – http://bit.ly/1066HEs

  2. Here is a veterinarian’s comment on ebola quarantines:
    Lewiston Idaho Veternarian’s Letter to the Editor re: Ebola, Nails it!
    The present Ebola crisis in the world is frightening. I have submitted the following letter to the editor of the Lewiston Morning Tribune:

    Editor, Lewiston Morning Tribune:

    If I wish to import a horse into the United States from Liberia or any African country other than Morocco , the horse needs to undergo a 60 day quarantine period at a USDA approved quarantine facility prior to mingling with the general population of horses in this country. Africa has a disease called African Horse Sickness that does not exist in the US ; this is the way we have kept it out of this country. African Horse Sickness does not cause disease in people, only horses; our government has determined that it would be devastating to the US horse industry if it were to come here.

    The United States (and virtually all other countries) require a myriad of tests and often quarantine prior to bringing in a foreign animal.

    I can’t legally cross state lines in the United States with a horse or cow without a health certificate signed by a USDA accredited veterinarian stating that the animal has been inspected and found free of infectious disease. In most cases blood tests are also required. In fact I can’t legally cross the Snake River and ride my horse in Idaho without a health certificate and a negative blood test for Equine Infectious Anemia.

    I’m not complaining; the United States of America , the States of Idaho and Washington as well as the other 48 states take the health of our livestock very seriously, and we have a very good record at keeping foreign animal diseases out of our country. I am happy to do my part to maintain biosecurity in our animal population.

    If I am a resident of Liberia incubating Ebola, to enter the United States all I need to do is present a valid visa, and lie when asked if I have been exposed to Ebola. Within hours (no quarantine required) I can be walking the streets of any city in the United States .

    I feel very fortunate to live in a country that values our animals so highly.

    David A. Rustebakke, DVM

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