Mortgaged Backed Securities And Oil Futures

Start connecting the dots, and it makes sense why we have so much domestic crude, and continued high gas prices!

The next time you drive to the gas station, only to find prices are still sky high compared to just a few years ago, take notice of the rows of foreclosed houses you’ll pass along the way. They may seem like two parts of a spell of economic bad luck, but high gas prices and home foreclosures are actually very much interrelated. Before most people were even aware there was an economic crisis, investment managers abandoned failing mortgage-backed securities and looked for other lucrative investments. What they settled on was oil futures.

An oil future is simply a contract between a buyer and seller
Clark, Josh.
“How does oil speculation raise gas prices?” 16 October 2008. 11 April 2014.

Love Johnny Paycheck

If you are a P.C. type, then stay away from one of my favorite country dudes!

Yeah, We Know The REAL Reason This New Mexico Bank Voluntarily Took Down Its American Flag, Don’t We?

Originally posted on Rat Nation:


If our flag offends you, haul your ass back to wherever a flag flies that doesn’t offend you

A Wells Fargo bank branch in New Mexico has taken down the American flag it’s had hanging inside the building for almost a year. It says “a few people” complained that the flag was “offensive.” When questioned as to why the flag was offensive, the bank refused to provide an answer. Of course it did.

Via The Blaze:

A spokesman for Wells Fargo told KRQE-TV they have received “a number of complaints” from people in “different states” about U.S. flags on display in the banks. When asked why the flag might offend people, the bank could not come up with an answer.

But other customers are not happy about the decision.

“We have to stand up for what’s right and it’s right to be able to display the flag!” one frustrated customer said…

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Modesto Muni


This is the soon to be torn down and rebuilt clubhouse at one of my favorite golf courses. I played here daily while going to community college, and twice a week after transferring to the local university. Just a lot of great memories and fun times.

Good Drama

We have an awesome drama department.

rhs drama department

One American, one Japanese and a Greek

Originally posted on Ekaterina Botziou:

A short Greek joke for you today folks – something to make you laugh and keep you smiling over the weekend!

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Angry Mother Destroys Common Core by writing this on her sons test

Angry Mother Destroys Common Core by writing this on her sons test.

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