Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Paul Krugman is WRONG about The Obama TARP Plan

Economist Paul Krugman has been attacking the Obama / Geitner Troubled Assets Relief Plan (TARP) as using taxpayer money to pay investors to take the assets off bank's hands. But he offers no alternative. Paul is wrong in that he wants the "bad assets" to remain on bank statements, but for what? To continue to freeze the credit market? His blog posts in the NY Times on this matter are intellectually sloppy at best. That -- for a Nobel Prize winner -- is terrible.

Krugman sets up straw person examples to prove the idea that the investor spends little of his or her own money -- but that is the idea. I do not know why he comes up with these half-baked statements at all. Perhaps he is just angry that Obama did not pick him to be economic advisor.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Road Trip: We hit the Atlanta Auto Show

Few of the highlights that would pull you to Atlanta Auto Show

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Brides and prejudice: Planning a gay wedding in the South

Lesbian editor Kirsten Ott opens up about the happiness and heartbreak in planning a gay wedding in the South in the cover story of The Sunday Paper, a weekly newspaper in Atlanta, Georgia

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Bobby Valentino Kiss Magazine Photoshoot

Atlanta's own Bobby V dropped in for a photoshoot with Kiss Magazine and celebrity photographer Treagen Kier. Check out some behind the scenes photos here

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"Real Atlanta Housewife," Lisa Wu Hosts EF Mag Launch Party

Explore Fashions, Inc. will be having their official launch party for their new online publication EF Magazine (www.efmag.net), Monday, March 16, 2009, hosted by “The Real Atlanta Housewives” star, Lisa Wu Hartwell.The event will be from 10:00pm-3:00am and will be open to the general public.For more information, visit www.explorefashions.com.

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Airports' homeless resist efforts to remove them

His bags propped neatly beside him, Roger Gleen is among a dozen or so ticketless passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, folks with no destination in mind. Throughout the night they often blend in with stranded fliers, a shoeless foot or tattered clothes some of the only signs they're not ordinary travelers. Some roam

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10,000 metro Atlanta foreclosures up for sale in April | ajc.com

The foreclosure problem in metro Atlanta appears to be worsening. More than 10,000 lender-owned properties are scheduled to be sold on courthouse steps next month, according to EquityDepot.net, which tracks foreclosures. The 10,138 figure for 13 counties /

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Atlanta Weathers Water Damage

Atlanta homeowners are prone to water damage any time of the year; from storms to broken pipes water is no match for Kiwi water damage and repair services. On call 7 days a week and 24 hours a day, Kiwi water damage and repair of Atlanta reduces the risk of mold, mildew and bacterial contamination associated with water related damages.

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Atlanta ammunition supply is severely constrained

Mike Jones was at the Walmart sporting goods counter in Fayetteville, Georgia this evening, looking desperately through the empty shelves for ammunition to feed his .45 ACP pistol. He did not find any, and his said that this was the second store he had visited in less than a week.

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Hip, Chic Interior Design in Domicile section of Jezebel Mag

Interior design article highlights unexpected and unique renovation of a 1949 home in Atlanta. Cool ways to introduce uber-modern into a traditional, classical architectural home.

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Stormy Daniels Performs at The Pink Pony in Atlanta Georgia

Stormy Daniels the 2007 AVN Contract Star of the Year and 2008 AVN Award Crossover Star of the Year is Performing 2 shows each night at 8:30 pm and 11:30 pm at the Pink Pony in Atlanta Georgia, March !6th, 17th and 18thDon't miss Pink Pony, The hottest girls Atlanta has to Offer and Stormy Daniels, This Hot Blonde will get your blood rising.

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AVID Design Continues Expansion, Adds 2 Web & Multimedia

Atlanta healthcare marketing group AVID Design continues to thrive, despite the challenges and pressures of being a small business in a troubled economy

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The National League East Lowdown

The Atlanta Braves have missed the playoff for 3 straight years. Many might think that is because the Braves have fallen from their historic run through the 90s. I feel that might have something to do with it but also the N.L. East has built some absolute stud teams over the last few years.

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Star Trek Movie: Where Are The Black Men?

There's a lack of Black men in the Star Trek trailers and director J.J. Abrams called and invited Tyler Perry to be in the movie to make up for the oversight

Monday, March 16, 2009

How Zennie62 (Zennie Abraham) Makes A Video-Blog

This is the companion video to my segment on "Why I Vlog" and shows the process I use to make a vlog: camcorder, computer, and software. I recommend a MacBook computer with iMovie, a Flip Video camera and a basic camcorder.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act: Fox Facts vs. actual facts

Fox News has also aired on-screen text claiming that "current law requires workers to vote by secret ballot"; in fact, current law already allows a union that shows it has the support of a majority of workers to represent the workers if their employer voluntarily agrees to recognize the union.

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This Week's Atlanta Underground Music Events

A run-down of this week's hottest and most promising concerts and music events in Atlanta.

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No bids for Vick's mansion

The auction of Michael Vick's Atlanta-area mansion failed to attract a buyer. WSB reports.

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Clark Howard: What to do if you're laid off

Many years ago, I had the opportunity to start an Atlanta-based civic program called Career Action. The program's goal was to provide free resources to help the jobless and underemployed find steady work.

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Atlanta Wages a Civil War Against Allergens & Air Quality

Atlanta advocates of clean air are quietly waging a civil war against allergens and other common air quality culprits that lead to Asthma or other causes of respiratory distress in collaboration with Kiwi air duct cleaning services.

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Thursday, March 5, 2009

Terrell Owens Released (Cut) By The Dallas Cowboys Today

After three years, 3857 yards and 38 touchdowns, the Dallas Cowboys released wide receiver Terrell Owens. Rhis was a mistake as Owens is an exceptionally talented athlete who has no off-field problems and years left in him

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Rush Limbaugh Is Wrecking The GOP And I LOVE IT!

http://www.zennie62.com -- Rush Limbaugh's idiological rants are out of touch with an economic reality that will keep The Democrats in power for at least the next 10 years. The reason is the economy itself and the need for government investment.

Between 1960 and 1999 the U.S. Economy added 20 million new jobs every 10 years, but from 1999 to today, only about 4.7 million new jobs. What happened to the 15 million jobs? They went overseas to countries like India, France, and north to Canada. And with jobs goes wealth. It's a key reason America's now the 3 largest exporter whereas we were number one for years, until 2004. We're now behind Germany and China.

All of that wealth lost has resulted in wrecked credit over time. We have to have jobs to afford our mortgages and our population did not stop growing through this period. But what happened was that we started to lose jobs from the remaining stock of them. Remember, we have millions of people that aren't even being counted in our economy -- they don't exist for employment purposes. The "Joe The Plumbers" of today are the steel workers of yesterday. With a thriving growing manufaturing industry, we were able to employ Americans and jobs were plentiful. Not today.

With this weak World Credit system we need government spending to replace the private investment spending that's gone. Indeed, with fewer businesses there's less private investment spending -- goverment must catalyze the growth of business.

All of this calls for an activist government and that's something -- that need -- will keep The Democrats in power for years to come.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Atlanta Has Snow? Wow. Snow Has Fallen In Atlanta!

Atlanta snow fun for some | ajc.com: “
It may not stick, but for many in Atlanta Sunday’s snow was quite a sight to behold — and to enjoy.”

-- And the AJC has photos -- looks like a lot of snow. I'm in Cali right now, but I could come and throw a snow-ball or three.

Atlanta PeaceTree Run Featured At AJC.com

More at AJC.com The PeaceTree run is coming up and you will be able to register for it in 12 days as of this writing. Race organizers expect 50,000 people to sign up, making it as large as the San Francisco Bay To Breakers.