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Saturday, June 5, 2010

Oil as Utility

Hey Barry:

Its time to open the discussion bout makin oil a national utility.

Itsa simple idea - when sumthin gets so big that evybody jes gotta have it, then is time for the govment to step in. An thas where we is bout oil today.

If'n the guvment dont step up, then the folks wot runs that bizness gonna screw us - thas totally predictable.

Here da solution - make a National Oil Public Utility Commission [NOPUC] that reglates the oil corps. Da goal is to keep the oil weasels from screwin us.

The method is this: the corps can set they prices so dat they get a reasonable return on investment, but they gotta show the NOPUC they profits and returns before they can change prices.

An, NOPUC can make sure they don do stupid thangs like they done in the Gulf.

Wattya say Barry - bout time for dat.

Good thang is jes talking bout it may scare them suckers inta betta behavin - could happen.

Your pal,

Friday, June 4, 2010

Bank Weasels Win Delay

Hey Barry:

Them bank weasels is still at it.

They'd sooner see us all rot than lose a nickel. Makes me wanna - you know.

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6532B620100604

UPDATE - G20 still talkin tough: http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20100605-701338.html?mod=WSJ_latestheadlines

Mebbe they make sum good happen - we'll see.


Your pal,

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blood, Tears, (T)oil and Sweat

Hey Barry:

Sum of da pundits sayin that the oil thing is your make or break; read Carolyn Lochead here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/06/03/MNFE1DOLPC.DTL

They aint right, Barry, but seems ta me that y'all gotta get in front of it, big time.

Y'all been tryin, but yo aint there yet.

Y'all lives in a 'gimme NOW' world an y'all dealin wid a complex mess. So far, seems y'all is behind the complainin when yo needs to be in front.

Jes like Churchill in WW2. He inherited a mess and hadda get in front of it. Thas when he pulled out his blood and tears thing:'I have nothing to promise you but blood, tears, toil and sweat. We will fight them on the beaches, we will fight them in the fields and we will fight them in the streets. We will never surrender.'

Thas a pretty po rememberin of that speech, but Barry, mebbe it has sum lesson for y'all there.

Your pal,

Monday, May 31, 2010

Kyrgyzstan - More of the Same?

Hey Barry:

Here's a downbeat view of events in Kyrgyzstan - more of the same according to BORUT GRGIC in the NYT.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/01/opinion/01iht-edgrgic.html.

Is he right?

Time will tell, but we gotta keep our eyes open.

If he's right it'll mean more of the same old. An, that'll mean nuther revolution in bout 5 years.

Your pal,

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ship Turnin

Hey Barry:

Y'all up there is gettin that big boat to turn round.

Read it here: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2010/05/30/EDS81D45T8.DTL

DefiNITEly the big FDR thang. Good on y'all.

Your pal,