Showing posts from May, 2010

Facebook "friendbore"?

It could be you!

As a frequent offender in this category, and parent of a 'tween child and all the drama that entails, I was telling my husband how schools, or preferably parents, ought to introduce their children to the finer points of "How Not to be a Cad on the Internet".

My husband said: That makes me think of something. I used to have 405 Facebook friends two days ago and today I only have 403.

Maybe they really weren't your "friends" in the first place.

Yeah, but to get unfriend-ed by two people in the space of two days?

Well, didn't you accidentally befriend that person who mortally betrayed us in business because you used the Facebook Email Addresses Ap (and you had forgotten they were still there)? They agreed to friend you and then you "unfriended" them within a space of minutes. That was pretty cold.

(Distracted) I'm still wondering what I might have done recently.

Maybe you're one of "those" people.

What people?


Trichet in Greek Squad ECB

So the inevitable happened, Trichet punched the nuclear option and went all QE on the problem of Greece.

For those of you who have real jobs and want the "here is what you missed last week", Greece has been living high off the hog for a long time, their tax bases evades, and they are about to default on their sovereign debt, because the cost of rolling over is too high.

You can either default, adopt a fiscal solution (raises taxes spend less) or go for a monetary stimulus. Fiscal solutions are tough politically. On one hand you have germany and my wife who state that it is their own damn fault because they are pigs. And on the other other you have the grownups, like france and myself, that think that losing the euro over 2 bit wishy-washy philosophy show a remarkable lack of understanding of how modern money works. Meanwhile the cameras focus on the burnt cars, the rioting in the streets of greece, the banks on fire to the shout of "thieves", the dead.

The monetary…