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November 26, 2008 by Genghis Hank
Happy Thanksgiving!

With so much doom and gloom around, I want to remind everyone that we are still truly blessed here in the USA.  Please remember to see the good tomorrow and count your blessings,  Nothing cures gloom as fast as a positive outlook on life.


We are still the same people as before the elections.  We are still as rich in life and blessings as we were before the Wall street meltdown.  The things that are important have not changed.  While ...
September 21, 2008 by Genghis Hank
A thought occures to me at this point.

How is the US different than Communists?

Hugo Chavez takes over companies with real assets that make a profit.

We take over companies with dubious assets that take a loss.

Think about it...
January 24, 2007 by Genghis Hank
Disclaimer: First, the following should be read with a grain of salt. I am not seriously advocating any of this. It’s just a “thought exorcise” designed to come up with an alternative solution to the coronation of Hillary I. Furthermore, I’m not endorsing any particular candidate. I’m just suggesting who I think would have a good shot at going up against the Democrats under these conditions.

OK, here is my take on the situation. Bush is a lame duck. He couldn’t convince the American pe...
August 24, 2006 by Genghis Hank
The universe seems a little smaller today, or at least the solar system. The International Astronomical Union has stripped Pluto of the planetary status. It has been reclassified as a “dwarf planet” along with the former asteroid Ceres and UB313, a recent discovery.

The first question that comes to my mind is: What does this mean for astrology? I guess Aries and Scorpio will have to go back to fighting over Mars.
August 14, 2006 by Genghis Hank
So, once again, it’s our fault. Hezbullah kidnaps Israeli soldiers and Israel retaliates, and it’s the fault of the United States. And once again, the US concedes Israel’s stand by agreeing to the cease fire terms demanded by the Arab states. The Arab countries in turn make these demands because the “street” is against Israel and America in all things. So, it’s all our fault.

I’ve just about lost the faith. Let’s leave. They don’t like us? Then let’s just go home. Leave Iraq to the ci...
August 8, 2006 by Genghis Hank
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Just trying this out...
July 31, 2006 by Genghis Hank
(The following definitions are from

war n.
A state of open, armed, often prolonged conflict carried on between nations, states, or parties.
A concerted effort or campaign to combat or put an end to something considered injurious: the war against acid rain.

pun•ish•ment n.
A penalty imposed for wrongdoing: “The severity of the punishment must... be in keeping with the kind of obligation which has been violated” (Simone Weil).

Over the past weeks we have heard...
July 20, 2006 by Genghis Hank
I am very tired of the world laying all their troubles on the United States. In specific, the issue of all the problems in the Middle East. Sure, our hands aren’t any cleaner than anyone else’s. But to hear the rhetoric today, it sure sounds like most of the world, and many in our own country, are convinced that the USA single-handedly took the world to the brink of Armageddon!

The chaos there today is not about the oil. At least, not really. Last I checked, Lebanon wasn't exactly a net ...
December 8, 2004 by Genghis Hank
I don’t know what it is. Post-Election burnout? Emotional overload? Lack of anything compelling in the news? Maybe the Christmas season? Bah Humbug! Can’t be that.

Whatever it is, I just can’t find a thing to say about politics right now. Not current events either. I don’t even have any interest in commenting on someone else’s blog. I can’t stand to see news on TV now. It just seems like they keep talking about the same things anyway. Whenever they act like they are having discussi...
December 1, 2004 by Genghis Hank
What articles make you want to post in the forums? What types of articles are you most likely to reply to? Articles you agree with? Ones you disagree with? Serious or funny? What categories catch your attention the most? Is a well written article more likely to draw a response, or one that takes an extreme position?

Genghis “I wanna be a points whore too” Hank

(Points aside, I am curious )
November 30, 2004 by Genghis Hank
“What are you?” In today’s era of multicultural awareness, you get asked this from time to time. “What is your family? Where do you come from?” You see, everyone must come from somewhere. By answering, you show how you embrace diversity and are a sensitive and caring person.

I always answer the same way. “I’m an American.”

Now, this simply won’t do. You see, everyone must be from somewhere else. Surely, there must be some culture or heritage that you claim. Everyone knows that th...
November 28, 2004 by Genghis Hank
liberal adj
1: showing or characterized by broad-mindedness
2: having political or social views favoring reform and progress
3: tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism,orthodoxy, or tradition [ant:conservative]

conservative adj
1: resistant to change [ant: liberal]
2: opposed to liberal reforms
3: avoiding excess; "a conservative estimate" [syn: cautious]

Haven’t we let these two words loose their meaning? It seems to me that we have somewhere along the line allowed...
November 26, 2004 by Genghis Hank
Hey everyone! I have a question.

Is it acceptable to reply to a comment made on someone elses blog with an comment and a link to an article of your own, or is it hijacking and bad form?

Thanks for your replies.
November 26, 2004 by Genghis Hank
Look, I don’t claim to be an expert at economics. On a good day I can barely spell it correctly without a spellchecker. But I see all these different things happening that sound troubling and they have me raising my eyebrow. Consider:

Gold reached a 16 year high breaking $450 an ounce, and is expected to go higher.

Oil is still over $48 a barrel, just coming off it’s all time high.

Currency markets have the Dollar lower against all the major currencies.

OK, so interest rates haven...
November 23, 2004 by Genghis Hank
OK, so the media is catching on to the fact that "moral values" didn't mean we were all gay bashing crazed christian fanatics. So what do we make of the exit polls? Here's my take...

First, Kerry went to Vietnam and became a war hero. Some argue that he didn't deserve the medals. I don't know, I wasn't there.

Then Kerry marched on Washington and testified to the senate that the US was committing "war crimes" and that the Pentagon was ordering these acts. Well, that's very commendable...