1 - Is every politician corrupt? Maybe I am overly sensitive since my last governor was a hooker hound, my current governor is just plain corrupt and a congressman close to my district is a tenured piece of corruption who thinks a temporary resignation from his committee is absolution.
Then in a state close by, someone who has no experience and is shown getting a piledriver by a giant hunk of wrestling beef is going to try to buy an election from a guy who is goofy as all get out.
I say term limits of one term. That way, nobody has any incentive to look good instead of being good.
2 - Earthquakes. Haiti, Chile and now Taiwan? Is the Earth trying to tell us something? Yes, I know quakes happen all the time but these are monsters. I saw Bill Nye the science guy on the tube the other day explaining how the Chile quake was so big it actually slowed down the rotation of the Earth. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/tech/2010/03/02/velshi.bill.nye.intv.cnn.
Of course, a dictatorial nut job in the south says the USA's is to blame because we have a device to do it. You want a portfolio implication? He sits on a lot of oil.
3 - Greece! Let me get this straight - they are issuing 10-year government bonds to raise money for a sovereign debt crisis? The interest rate better be 25% payable in gold.
I love gold!
- Mike Meyers as Goldmember (that's a keepa!)