Friday, January 22, 2010

Obama Seen as Anti-Business by 77% of U.S. Investors

Jan. 22 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. investors overwhelmingly see President Barack Obama as anti-business and question his ability to manage a financial crisis, according to a Bloomberg survey.

The global quarterly poll of investors and analysts who are Bloomberg subscribers finds that 77 percent of U.S. respondents believe Obama is too anti-business and four-out-of-five are only somewhat confident or not confident of his ability to handle a financial emergency.

The poll also finds a decline in Obama’s overall favorability rating one year after taking office. He is viewed favorably by 27 percent of U.S. investors. In an October poll, 32 percent in the U.S. held a positive impression.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Is "bing" an attempt to reestablish mainstream media control over the daily news cycle.

I have been noticing some strange happenings with "bing" the new search engine from Microsoft which seems to be selectively directing users toward what can only be called traditional left leaning websites . For those that don't know "Bing" is the current web search engine from Microsoft. Bing was unveiled by Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on May 28, 2009 .

"Bing" is billed as eliminating the search over load, but what I have noticed the last several weeks is despite the fact that I continually search for say the "drudge report" , if I put drudge in the search bar only the "drudge retort" a third rate wannabe website pops up . I have also noticed this with the "Ridgewood blog" ,where bing only gives me links to the silly imitator and far inferior "Ridgewood Views" . Interesting that "bing" seems to be able to discern and lead away from any "conservative" websites and force users toward main stream ie... liberal media .

With the terrible ratings of say MSNBC and many of the over failing mainstream media outlets and the fact that liberals seem to abhor and avoid debate at all costs it seems more than a little obvious that "bing" is being used to mislead and subvert searches,therefore subverting information dissemination. Is "bing" an attempt to reestablish mainstream media control over the daily news cycle. This seems to cast doubt on the viability of "bing" and reemphasises the very reason the main stream media continues to lose viewers and begs the question is 'bing ' being used to control access to Internet content therefore controlling the flow on information?

Key details about AIG's bailout were suppressed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is once again in the spot light about his role in the massive bailout of failed insurer American International Group Inc. The House Oversight Committee is responding to news that key details about AIG's bailout were suppressed by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York while Geithner was its president.

Geithner made head lines previously when it was discover that the man with the silver foot up his arse had failed to pay his federal income taxes while working at the federal reserve. Critics at the time questions his credibility as the nations number one tax collector ,when he seemed to have so inexplicably failed to pay his own taxes.

The public was lead to believe the left wing anti business Geithner was the "man for the job" , "the job" meaning bailing out failed financial firms for your friends and not running the treasury for the benefit of the Amercian people.

Recent discovered emails seem to imply a cover up by the New York FED and a growing chorus of lawmakers says Geithner must explain his involvement in deals that diverted billions from AIG's bailout to Goldman Sachs and other big banks. The New York Fed claims the the FED and Treasury say Geithner was not made aware of the e-mails that pushed for more secrecy.