Last year exactly, the G7 nations were all fighting with the US to get the dollar stronger. This was their first reaction to the banking crisis that began on 7/17/7. Today, they are grimly settling in with a very fragile return to the status quo which was lost back then. So stocks go up, of course. AIG is now running in circles trying to avoid being arrested for fraud, grand larceny and treason. Send them to China to be punished! And dear readers, those of you who hate socialism, read today's posting very carefully. The Rich LOVE socialism for themselves and intend to make you all pay for all this AIG-style socialism while you get nothing in return except a lifetime of debt. This is called 'peonage' or 'serfdom', not freedom.