Showing posts from September, 2008

Stock Meltdown - 7 billion dollar party bill

Bail out - who deserves to be bailed out and why? Would you bail out an alcoholic after he drank all his money - and let him go back to the bar straight away on your tab. Would you bail out a gambler after he has blown all his money on the roulette wheel, craps and poker - and let him go back to the table with your money. Would you pay the drug addicts dealers debts, dress him up in new clothes you needed for your children (health & education) - and let him party on til he crashes again taking you with him down to the bottomless pit. I believe the money would be better spent on the education and sustenance of any unemployed people as a result of the correction. Risk has a downside and as they say if you play with fire you may get burned. Now they have set a conflagration that may take Main Street USA with it. Addictive unrestrained greed led to poor judgment, the overlooking of known problems, accumulation of risk and finally the credit crises and meltdown. I don't see the CEO

Hope Springs Eternal - Please don't give up on your dreams and ambitions, John. Hope Quotes: Better than stock quotes right now Antoine de Saint-Exupery: If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea. Muhammad Ali My way of joking is to tell the truth. That's the funniest joke in the world. Reinhold Niebuhr: Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite a virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love which is forgiveness. Elizabeth Gilbert: To sit patiently with a yearning that has not yet been fulfilled, and to trust that, that fulfillment

Chinatown and Soho New York - Good Lunches

Forget Grimaldi's or whatever the restaurant on Spring Street is called - Lombardi's - the best Pizza is right beside there L'asso 192 Mott St - thin crust , great sauce, nice vibe - not overrun with touristicos...its cool tasty and great! They have happy hour with $1 slices! Try em you'll like em. So say you want a clean diner style - try the Cup & Saucer 89 Canal Street - I like to have a grilled chicken on a soft roll and a pint of milk. Fancy a great barebecue pork chop - Thai Son - 89 Baxter St - get over rice or a la carte for more chops - even better. A little dopey staff wise but the chops are worth it. And my favourite lunch special - Excellent Dumpling House - 111 Lafayette St - near a lot of subway stops - all the lunch specials are great and the service is fast - try the won ton soup starter or hot and sour or the drop all great. A lot of folks do the scallion pancakes, fried dumplings with gloops of hot sauce (!!) and soups - its all good. I like the f