Out With the Old… (DIA,XRT,PIR,FIT,SLV,XBI,XLE,GS,UIS,SIRI,RSX,QQQ)   The local authorities in my city have just notified me that my newborn son’s name is  not acceptable to them, and that I’m going to have to change it.   If ever there were a case of government overreach, this is it.   They’ve informed me that in order to keep the moniker that I’ve longed to give him, I’ll have to go to the courthouse on my own time and at my own expense to have the child’s name officially registered before a judge.   If, of course, the judge agrees. In this day and I age, there’s no shortage of asininity in the world.  I can be…

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Buy the Show (SIRI,DIA)

Buy the Show (SIRI,DIA)   Just when you thought earthly existence couldn’t get any weirder, the country takes another step deeper into the twilight zone.   Q: How do you mean, Matty?   Well, let’s put it into everyday terms – once, politics and journalism were straight up affairs with a measure of integrity, even if both were run and operated by garden variety schemers and crooks.   Then, along came television and internet, and over the course of a few measly decades the whole democratic project was turned into a massive entertainment bijou.  Yet all the while, that semblance of integrity was outwardly maintained, both by politicians and the self-styled ‘gatekeepers of democracy’, the…

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