United States Citizenship: The Hotel California

[The version of the song that I had up is all gone now, but this new link is pretty good too]

This is the best version of the Eagles song that I’ve ever heard.  United States citizenship is the Hotel California:  “You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.”

[I found the unplugged version at Daily Motion]

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Open Letter to the Executive Director of the Society of Biblical Literature

A letter to the Executive Director of the Society of Biblical Literature, an association with over 8000 members, informing him why the author will not be renewing his membership:  The US Federal Government is persecuting American citizens abroad of whom the author is one.

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Petrobakken manipulation: who is going to pay the fine this time SEC?

A few months ago I wrote a post critical of the hardline that the SEC took against Jonathan Lebed for so-called “pump & dump”.  Lebed was a 15 years old at the time, and he was promoting penny stocks that he liked using bulletin boards and the like.  It turned into a pretty lucrative trade for him, but the SEC made him pay a huge fine.  I said that it was not right for them to go after some kid, when the people on Wall Street do this sort of thing all the time.  Today, I think I found an example with one of the securities that I trade, Petrobakken.

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