With an Orchid (by Yanni)

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共和党南卡Fox辩论

Ron Paul的表現如此出色,以至於35%的現場評判员都認同他是最好的,大幅跑贏第二名Mike Huckabee的18%。

精彩部分

Asked about his viability, Paul took umbrage with a question about whether he is electable as the GOP nominee.

“Are you suggesting the Republicans should write me off because I am
a strict constitutionalist? I am the most conservative member here. I
have voted, you know, against more spending and waste in government
than anybody else,” he said.

“You’re saying now that we have to continue borrowing more money
from China to finance this empire we can’t afford. Let me see if I get
this right. We need to borrow $10 billion from China, and then we give
it to (Pakistani President Pervez) Musharraf, who is a military
dictator who overthrew an elected government, and then we go to war, we
lose all these lives, promoting democracy in Iraq. I mean what’s going
on here?
And you’re saying (I am) not appealing to Republicans?” Paul
asked.

     

所謂“大行”

去年被廣泛報道的高盛入股蒙古能源一事,深刻的說明了所謂的大行為了賺錢可以喪盡天良。而今天有幸看到如下幾則報道,我在感慨大行之蠢的同時,更深深地為自己的國家"失望和震驚"(套用張展的話)。

郑州拓普上市“冲关”

“在轧钢设备制造和轧钢领域,郑州拓普是国内的龙头企业之一,而这,符合摩根士丹利、高盛旗下各种基金组织的‘收购’目标。”

河南惊现科技华南虎

“这无疑是目前世界水平最高的轧机,在30至50年内,不可能有人超过这一水平。”

我卷入了这场“科技华南虎”的圈套中

拓普轧机:中国制造之痛

另外一篇佐證大行之蠢的文章

Shorter Floyd Norris:

We bankers are
idiots, we can’t do basic math, have little in the way of risk
management. Lobbying for FASB rule changes is the only way we can cope.
Also, our investors may likely be idiots also.

Longer version can be found here:

Banks Plead They Can’t Follow Rules
FLOYD NORRIS
NYT, January 11, 2008
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/business/11norris.html