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There has been a huge move over the last year from 117 or so Yen per dollar, all the way down to 102/1 which it is at this morning as I type this.

There is more to currencies then just the ratios though, it should be noted both currencies are changing in value within their own economies. 1 dollar today isn't the same as 1 dollar 5 years ago, and neither is 102 Yen the same as 102 Yen 5 years ago. So that has to be taken into consideration when comparing two currencies.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

Both have great oil inflation. The dollar more than any currency.


Ah election years.
Greenspan in 2000 decided that the republicans must win the election, he popped the then current dotcom bubble, raised interest rates, and the end of the Clinton "good times" followed quickly enough to help defeat Gore. ( It was a close run thing even with Greenspan's aid)
Now after 8 years the USA has another election. Bernanke is doing his damdest to keep the repuclicans in office. Interest rates will be lowered several more times this year, right up to election week. If this allows the republicans to retain office, the interest rates will stay low; if the dems win or Ron Paul wins, a strong dollar will suddenly be the FED mandate. Interest rates will sky, and all the crap that awaits will be unleashed at once.
The Supreme Court may follow the elections and modify its findings somewhat; but the FED determines elections. ( None of the above is intended to give the Clinton's a pass, they mandated the busting of Microsoft because MSFT was at that point not paying any attention to the power of DC.
In 1999, MSFT had a total of one part time lobbyist in DC. Today MSFT has one of the smoother and larger lobbying staffs in DC.
Notice how much you have not heard about AOL, netscape, Oracle, Sun and the other complainants about MSFT since 2000.) The only people trying to give MSFT a hard time are the EU bureaucrats, MSFT pays the pocket change fines and goes on about its business. MSFT even arranged that the FEDGOV surveillance of their activities remain in place for several more years. Tough to go after MSFT at home when it is protected by the US government.

James in Wisconsin


What time, on Sat, March 8th., will you be "on-the-air"???

I checked the web site of WMAC, NYC, and they support pod-casts.

If you don't know the exact time, which program will you be on ??



I wouldn't worry too much about MSFT these days. Their insane pursuit of Yahoo! is tantamount to painting a giant red "OUT OF IDEAS" sign on their HQ in Redmond.


Not worried about MSFT. It is following the classic path from first gen entrepreneurial firm to second generation managed dullard firm. Best picture of which is IBM pre and post Thom Watson. Actually an even better picture is XP was the last of the MSFT operating systems where Gates had significant input. Vista is a classic corporate craptastic product, Gates had much less input and cared much less for Vista after the managerial types pulled most of the "innovative" ideas and instead spent time and money on making distinctions without economically intelligent differences among the dozen or so variants of Vista. MSFT has the size and the inertia to keep going in much the same way ATT and IBM have kept going long long after they were supposedly reined in by government anti-trust suits. Entrepreneurs need ideas, large corporate structures just need to keep on being adequate.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

I have no idea when I will be on the air in NYC because something very weird is going on between the guys who interviewed me and our joint email service.

We are now getting rather paranoid about this. I warned them that the CIA and others want to keep me off the air and have worked hard for the last 15 years at this.



The Party's Over, it's time to call it a day.
They've burst your pretty balloon and taken the credit away.

It's time to wind up the masquerade.
Just make your mind up the piper must be paid.

The Party's Over.The candles ficker and dim.
You danced and dreamed through the night,
it seemed to be right just sticking with Ben.

Now you must wake up, all dreams must end.
Take off your make up, The Party's Over.
It's all over, my friend.


Some comments surfacing about the illiquidity in the market for off the run Treasury securities. This is normally a no-brainer market. That problem has deepened overnight. One trader at a very large shop described the "off the run" market as being in lockdown. The same trader suggested that the historical relationships between cash markets and futures markets had broken down.

I spoke with another trader who has made relative value trading of off the run Treasury debt his life’s work and he noted that there has been practically no trading today. The market has dried up.

Elaine Meinel Supkis

WOW. Thanks, Cato. You give a lot of good information. I have to pick my son up and take him to Amtrak today. Will look this up later.



Dear God Elaine, I can honestly say you are one of the bravest, most ruthlessly honest, knowledgeable and prolific writers on the alternative news internet world today.

I dare anyone to find anyone better.

I thought the person trying to get you onto the air was just trying to use human ego to trick you into wasting your time getting wrapped into a editorial controlled format that will tame your ruthlessly accurate forecasting.

Now I realize they are clueless that they are risking your life. If it matters my opinion, I would vote for you to keep in a safe place for writing. Or podcasting. Let distributed computing works its magic.

My mom experienced this as a doctor near the construction site of a large nuclear power plant when she reported extreme drinking accidents that she had to treat. The threats are very real and scary.

Keep safe and keep writing!

Elaine Meinel Supkis

They have no reason to bother me. Note that the mainstream media works smoothly to prevent any open talk. This, again, is why Jimmy Carter, a former president, is now NEVER in the news, for example.

Silence, for them, is golden. And the nuttier stuff like 'there is no bin Laden' believers don't listen to me, either. It is amazing, watching how people fall for all sorts of obvious tricks.

Bin Laden is real. The bin Laden family is really close to the Bush clan. This matters a lot. Note how few people ever mention this, just to give an example.

And your mom: ANYTHING to do with nuclear power or research is top secret and they get mad if anything leaks out. This has been true from day one.

Gary W

Microsoft is doomed, it's such a dinosaur that its brain hasn't noticed its body rotting and falling away. The only things keeping it in business are coercive pre-installs (that have been illegal for a long time now) and customer inertia.

The company is partly a victim of Moore's Law: the price of hardware has fallen so far that the software, Microsoft software, is now more expensive than the computers it runs on (notwithstanding recent price cuts for Vista, the biggest yawn ever in commodity computing).

The most successful marketing company in history is being done in by a mob of part-time garage hackers; the freshest and most interesting hardware of 2007, the Asus Eee ultraportable, runs Linux and other open-source software.

And Elaine, despite using Macs, you are right to be paranoid. You really should look into encryption, especially emails, using GPG. It is no big deal to set up and relieves a lot of paranoia. We should ALL be using encrypted emails! But inertia and lack of forward thinking will leave the spooks with plenty of rich pickings to misuse.

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