Saturday, December 29, 2007
Drat! Has the Long, Slow Decline Begun?
On the home front, the NSA managed to give away secret intel and paid the Chinese to steal it. I'm sorry, but it's inherently stupid to outsource intelligence work, especially sensitive intel. The NSA should be exempt from the government hiring freeze. The dumbass who authorized this outsourcing should be fired and his pension should be taken away.
Gather round and watch the U.S. circle the drain due to inept foreign policy, inept monetary policy (i.e. credit crunch due to ignoring lending policies and regulations), stupid government practices (see above), etc. It'd be amusing if it were another country. It hurts worse, seeing it happening all around you. The average person is just trying to tread financial water, while others are trying to become millionaires and billionaires off of the little guys/taxpayers/consumers via hypercapitalism. I call it that, because supercapitalism sounds like a good thing, whereas hypercapitalism can have a neutral or negative connotation. Anything taken to excess can have negative consequences.
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