A Day In The Life of Richard Kendzior: June 9, 1944

On this day, 76 years ago, D-Day+3, my father landed in Normandy as part of the Allied efforts to defeat Adolph Hitler and the Axis forces. At the time a citizen of Britain, and serving in the British Army, he landed in the British sector on the Normandy coast. He was serving with the Royal …

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What Happens Next?

My recent thoughts about how certain religious leaders revere the behavior of Donald Trump leads me to more questions. The protests that have gripped the nation and some other countries suggests there is more going on here than first meets the eye. That so many people are sufficiently motivated to protest, and continue to protest, …

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Explaining Evangelicals’ Support for Trump

My Comments: For three plus years, many of us remain mystified how Trump maintains a level of support from those we think of as religious purists. It turns out there are purists and then there are purists. I hear and read comments by the likes of Franklin Graham and am dumbfounded. I can envision no …

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A three-phase recession will be ‘unlike anything we have seen in modern history’

My Comments: Mindful that we could use some good news, this may disappoint most of you. But it is what it is and like so many messages these days, we all need to come together as one and fight like hell for a better world. But the reality of economics, just like the reality of …

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Climate Change?

It's like watching grass grow or a car turn to rust. It's slow, from day to day you're never sure it's happening, but over a month or a decade, it's inevitable. The science behind climate change is real. You can say it's natural or man made or whatever, but to deny it's happening is folly. …

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Income Inequality Today

The news last week was disturbing for many reasons. As I sit and reflect on my life to this point, nothing in my history can compare with the agonizing and frustrating experiences of so many millions of Americans. As I sit and attempt to digest the pain experienced by others, I'm frustrated by my inability …

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Stocks Have Reached a Tipping Point

My Comments: DOOM last Wednesday, EXCITEMENT yesterday, and now that it's Friday, we're somewhere in the middle and I can't find the right word for it. by John Authers \ 29 MAY 2020 \ https://tinyurl.com/y8b6j2wz When Things Move Fast Tipping Points, as Malcolm Gladwell pointed out, can be hard to spot in advance, but when …

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What If You Prepared For A Bear Market And No One Came?

My Comments: This is almost 180 degrees from what I posted yesterday. I share it to reinforce the notion none of really knows how the future will play out, just that it will. I have put my toes back in the water and if yesterdays post was prophetic, I'm not hurt too badly. On the …

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Prepare For A Bear Market

My Comments: Nothing much I can add to this... by ESI Analytics Limited \ 24 MAY 2020 \ https://tinyurl.com/y7tkvryd Summary This article discusses evidence that a bear market is likely to persist. It concludes that long-term investors are best off on the sidelines. A model portfolio shows how purchasing power can be preserved for large …

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The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest Winners for 2019

Where *WWW* means Wretched Writers Welcome... My Comments: And I do feel welcome though have never had what it takes to call myself wretched and will probably never achieve that exalted status despite the hours I fill, as the pandemic continues and I'm forced to stay at home because I want to, and despite the …

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