Reuters: US weighs measures against Russia, Fri Sep 26, 2008 4:53pm EDT.
The United States is mulling what measures to take should Russia exploit the oil or minerals of two Georgian breakaway provinces it invaded last month, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said on Friday.
"We're looking at questions of what the posture of the United States would be, should Russian companies ... choose to try to do business in, or certainly, involve themselves in extractive activities, in what is a zone of conflict, and is indeed a part of ... the internationally recognized boundaries of Georgia," she said.
"Extractive can mean more than oil, it can also mean minerals," she said. She did not say what the United States could do about any such mining. "We haven't made any determinations."
Translation: We, the Empire of Yoo Ess of Ey, do not care that you have invaded Georgia. We do care, however, if you will be brazen enough to get legal contracts for natural resources, such as minerals, or god forbid oil, and buy them; then we will come down hard on you and the rest of our slaves - errr, sorry, "Western", "freedom loving", "free market" (sorry, when I wrote that "free market" phrase I had to laugh for about 30 seconds) world will be with us, spewing lies and propaganda - sorry, again - truth - from the TV, radio and political podiums.
You see, we, the Empire, deem that those resources are ours.
And the entire (curs, prostitutes, whores) "Western" "community" of nations is outraged that you would legally buy those resources when we, the Empire, have invested so much money, arms and training of the Georgian gang of murderers - err, sorry, again - Army which should have guaranteed that those natural resources shall be ours.
See, this is a zone of conflict, and by some law which is unwritten and no one knows about (we just made it up right now, the past day), you - Russia - cannot get oil or minerals from Ossetia, Abkhazia or Georgia.
Now, some cynics among you could say that we, the Empire of Yoo Ess of Ey, get our oil from Iraq - especially the Kurdish autonomous region - which situation is 100% similar, the same, exactly the same, as the one in Abkhazia and Ossetia - all three are unrecognized, yet de facto nation states in a zone of conflict.
But people who would dare say that are unpatriotic, anti American, probably anti-semitic and a few things "anti" that we'll think about and say later.
What we say goes, and we say that all oil around the world is ours.
Otherwise we'll show you! (why do you think we have all those military bases around the world, including virtually all the countries surrounding Russia).
All your bases are belong to us.
Business Week: Look Out for Bloody Tuesday, Posted by: Matthew Goldstein on September 26.
Now there’s a new worry for average investors: Bloody Tuesday, which is the deadline for hedge fund investors to put in requests to get their money back by year’s end.
With so many hedge funds—including some very large ones—posting negative returns this year, there’s a big fear that wealthy investors and pension funds are itching to take some money off the table. Many funds limit redemptions to four times a year in order to give managers breathing room to navigate choppy markets. But in order for an investor to qualify, managers generally require investors to submit a request 90 days before the end of the quarter.
Already, the redemption requests have been pouring into hedge funds well ahead of the Sept. 30 deadline. But it’s not uncommon for investors to wait until the last moment to submit a redemption demand.
I predict that the market will fall like a shot down Georgian jet fighter into the ground, fast, on Tuesday.
I know, I know - I am a genius.
Anonymous reddit user, 7 months ago (that is seven months ago from today, posting before this whole fiscal shitstorm and the "bailout" aka stupid Americans are being robbed and are too dumb to notice):
It is of the utmost importance to the Lobbies for the Elites that the stock market not plunge dramatically. The biggest hunk of income for these special people comes from unearned income--mainly stocks and stock like vehicles--taxed at a much lower rate than normal (work) income. If the banks are "allowed" to fail the Markets will plummet very rapidly. This would really hurt the Elites and is the major economic concern of the American Government. A gradual, paced fall of the market, as the Fed is allowing now, allows the Elites to repossession their economic exposure before the real crash. I expect this Fed will do anything to protect unearned income, including destroying the US currency. But not, of course, before Berneke and friends are, safely holding Euros.
Well, he nailed it.
This is how the world really works.