Archive for September, 2008

$4 Trillion to $25 Trillion Bailout

Friday, September 26th, 2008

If you think $700 billion is enough to resolve the financial crisis, you are sadly mistaken.  The government’s estimate is the initial payment to start dealing with the flawed financial business model.  The underlying derivatives will be observed by all of us to truly be financial weapons of mass destruction.  Washington Mutual, a 119 year old company with $307 billion in assets, is by far the biggest bank failure in history.  Stockholders and most bondholders will lose their entire investment.  WaMu participated in a substantial number of credit default swap instruments.  The counterparties will be forced to take a loss against their capital structure. 

What is a credit default swap? 

A credit default swap (CDS) is a credit derivative contract between two counterparties, whereby the "buyer" or "fixed rate payer" pays periodic payments to the "seller" or "floating rate payer" in exchange for the right to a payoff if there is a default[1] or "credit event" in respect of a third party or "reference entity".

If a credit event occurs, the typical contract either settles by delivery by the buyer to the seller of a (usually defaulted) debt obligation of the reference entity against a payment by the seller of the par value ("physical settlement") or the seller pays the buyer the difference between the par value and the market price of a specified debt obligation, typically determined in an auction ("cash settlement").

A credit default swap resembles an insurance policy, as it can be used by a debt holder to hedge, or insure against a default under the debt instrument. However, because there is no requirement to actually hold any asset or suffer a loss, a credit default swap can also be used for speculative purposes and it is not generally considered insurance for regulatory purposes.

What happens if the "insurer" cannot perform?  The underlying asset becomes worth less.  If the holder of the asset is required to "write down" the value of the asset, it is a direct hit against the capital of the the counterparty.  It can create insolvency and it will do so to many smaller counterparties and hedge funds.  Nobody knows the impact of the failure of WaMu and that is why Treasury Secretary Paulson wants a "blank check" from Congress.

If we could get a transparent audit of all the losses resulting from this crisis, I believe the total will be between $4 Trillion and $25 Trillion, if not more.  It will get ugly soon.  There is no way out because the current decision makers know no other paradigm.  The current system feeds upon itself and by definition protects and perpetuates itself.  Interest rates have been lowered to allow these very institutions to re-liquify by transferring the wealth of savers to the financial institution’s balance sheet.

A new business model based on love will be necessary to resolve this crisis.  The current greed-based model will fail soon.

Association of Dentistry and Systemic Disease

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

Biological Conductance and Dentistry

In my previous discussion, I demonstrated, in a case of cancer of the prostate, that there was an electromagnetic relationship of signals at specific dental sites  with sites where prostate and bladder were electromagnetically detected. I also showed, by an iterative or sequential analysis, that the cancer of the prostate did not go away until dental metal was removed.

There are many others cases in which dental metal and other dental foci have similar relationships. In this presentation I have elected to enlarge upon this association by presenting, in tabular form, cases where other pathologic processes seem to be influenced by dental metal. It has been my experience, that removal of dental metal from the sites at which they were detected, helps to bring about a more rapid resolution of the pathological process. The normal process of healing is expedited by removal of the destructive interference of the dental metal and other dental electromagnetic disturbances.

This brief report is in tabular form so it can be scanned easily. An interesting association pointed out by the chart is, that pathological process detected electromagnetically is located at an anatomical site where the pathological process is usually found and that the anatomical site can be found by electromagnetic reckoning.

There are four columns that I used to show the relationship between dental issues and pathology. They are:

1.Tooth number

2.Type of dental metal or other focus

3.Electromagnetic detection site of the pathology

4.Name of the pathological process

Dental Site of Origin      Non-coherent Dental           Site of Detection           Pathological Process

(Tooth Number)              Signals (Codes)

#12                               Non Gamma 2 Amalgam          KI 6a Rectal Veins            Hemorrhoids

No Dental Focus           Methyl Mercury                     SV 65 Platelets                 ITP (Idiopathic thrombocytopenia)-a disease of platelets

#8                                 Titanium  (Implant)                LU 10a-1                           Pleural Thickening

Pleural Lymphatics

#6                                 Gold                                       ST 10 Thyroid Gland          Thyroiditis/Nodule

#2                                 Gold                                       BL 50 Broad Ligament       Uterine Prolapse

#11                               Gold                                       SK 3 Skin, Scalp                 Psoriasis

#15                               Root Canal                              BL 50 Lateral Lobe            Prostate Carcinoma

#19                               Non Gamma 2 Amalgam           GB 39 Bone Marrow          Carcinoma, Unknown 1o

#20                               Gold                                        SP 11 Ovary                      Carcinoma, Unknown 1o

#32                               Non Gamma 2 Amalgam           CI 8-1 Diaphragm              Carcinoma, Unknown 1o

#15                              Mercurius vivus                        TW 1d Mammary Gland     Cancer, Breast, Recurrent

#29                               Gold                                        LI 1a Iliac Plexus               Constipation

#31                              Mercurius vivus                        LV 1a Liver                       Hepatitis C

No dental Focus          Methyl Mercury                        CI 7b, LY 11 Lymphatic     Hepatitis C


No Dental Focus          Methyl Mercury                        SV 66 T-Lymphocytes      Hepatitis C

#31                              Mercurius Vivus                       SI 18 Acoustic Nerve         Neuritis

#31                              Mercurius Vivus                        SI 18a Otic Ganglion         Vestibular Neuritis

Multiple Teeth            Root Canals                               LY 2 Teeth                        Chronic Fatigue

No Dental Focus         Methyl Mercury                         GB 39 Bone Marrow           Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

SV 66 T-Lymphocytes

#32                             Wisdom Tooth                           HT 8a-1 Pericardial            HodgkinLymphoma


#15                             Non Gamma 2 Amalgam              CI 8-1 Diaphragm               Cancer, Ovary

#19                             Mercurius Vivus                         LI 1c Peritoneum of          Cancer, Ovary

Large Intestine

#19                            Gold                                            TW 1d Mammary Gland      Cancer, Breast

#17                            Wisdom Tooth                            TW 16a Deep Cervical        Lymphadenopathy, Neck

Lymph Nodes

#17                           Wisdom Tooth                             BL 50-1 Cervix                    Cervical Dysplasia

No dental Focus       Metal Prosthesis (Bridge)            BL 65 Prostate                    Prostatic Hyperplasia

#18                           Mercurius Vivus                           HT 6 (R) Myocardium          Heart Failure

#18                           Root Canal                                   HT 6 (L) Myocardium           Heart Failure

#15                          Mercurius Vivus                            HT 9 Pulmonary Valve         Pulmonary Valve Stenosis

No Dental Focus      Methyl Mercury                            ST 10 Thyroid Gland            Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

SV 60 B-Lymphocytes

No Dental Focus     Methyl Mercury                             SV 45 Bone Marrow             Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

GB 39 Bone Marrow

#32                        Wisdom Tooth                                HT 8a-1 Pericardial              Hodgkin Lymphoma


#8                           Root Canal                                     SV 60 B-Lymphocytes          Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

#32                         Wisdom Tooth                               SP 1a Spleen                        Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

#16                         Chronic Pulpitis                             NV 1c Spinal Cord                Multiple Sclerosis

No Dental Focus    Methyl Mercury                              SV 60 B-Lymphocytes          Multiple Sclerosis

No Dental Focus    Methyl Mercury                              AL 3 Allergy, Head               Multiple Sclerosis

#18                         Gold Crown                                    GB 3 Trigeminal Nerve         Trigeminal Neuralgia

#17                        Wisdom Tooth                                GB 17 Reticular                    Multiple Sclerosis


#17                       Wisdom Tooth                                 GB19 Archicerebellum          Multiple Sclerosis

Summary of the teeth involved

Permanent Teeth, Universal Numbering System

Tooth                                      Number of times involved
Tooth Notation

  • 3rd molar (wisdom tooth)                 8
    1, 16, 17, 32
  • 2nd molar                                          8
    2, 15, 18, 31
  • 1st molar
    3, 14, 19, 30                                      4
  • 2nd bicuspid
    4, 13, 20, 29
  • 1st bicuspid                                      1
    5, 12, 21, 28
  • Cuspid                                               2
    6, 11, 22, 27
  • Lateral incisor                                    0
    7, 10, 23, 26
  • Central incisor                                   2
    8, 9, 24, 25
  • None                                                 7 (Methyl mercury)


Most of the dental problems originated in the molars, the location where most of the dental restorations are placed.

Methyl mercury is out-gassed from dental amalgams and some food sources but is not able to be located in a specific tooth site.


Summary of signals producing destructive interference

Signal                                Number of times detected

  • Mercury                                   11-from mercury amalgams
  • Gold                                          8-from gold crowns
  • Wisdom tooth focus                  6-possibly from an unhealed cavity in the jaw bone following an extraction
  • Methyl mercury                         6-out-gassed organic mercury from mercury amalgams
  • Root canal                                 4-from root canal material alone or from pulpitis in a root canal treated tooth
  • Titanium                                    2-from dental implants and titanium prostheses

Diseases associated with abnormal dental signals

Methyl mercury is associated with:

Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

  •      T-Lymphocytes SV 60
  •      Bone Marrow GB 39; SV 45

Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis

  •    Thyroid Gland ST 10
  •    B-Lymphocytes SV 60

Multiple Sclerosis

  •     B-Lymphocytes
  •     Allergy of the head AL 3

Non gamma 2 amalgams is associated with:


  • KI 6a Rectal veins
  • Carcinoma, Unknown 1o
  •      GB 39 Bone Marrow
  •      CI 8-1 Diaphragm
  • Cancer of the ovary
  •      CI 8-1 Diaphragm

Mercurius vivus  is associated with:

  • Cancer of the ovary
  •      LI 1c Peritoneum of the large intestine
  • Heart Failure
  •      HT 6 (Right) Myocardium
  • Pulmonary Valve Stenosis
  •      HT 9 (Right) Pulmonary Valve
  • Breast cancer, recurrent
  •      TW 1d Mammary Gland
  • Hepatitis C
  •      LV 1a Liver
  • Neuropathy
  •      SI 18 Acoustic Nerve
  •      SI 18a Otic Nerve

Gold is associated with:

  • Cancer of the breast
  •      TW 1d Mammary Gland
  • Thyroiditis/Nodule
  •      ST 10 Thyroid Gland
  • Uterine Prolapse
  •      BL 50 Broad Ligament
  • Psoriasis
  •      SK 3 Skin of the scalp
  • Carcinoma, Unknown 1o
  •      SP 11 Ovary
  • Constipation
  •      LI 1a Iliac Plexus

Titanium is associated with:

  • Pleural Thickening
  •      LU 10a-1   Pleural Lymphatics

Root Canal is associated with:

  • Prostate Carcinoma
  •      BL 50 Lateral Lobe of the prostate
  • Chronic Fatigue
  •      LY 2 Teeth
  • Heart Failure
  •      HT 6 (R)(L) Myocardium
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  •      SV 60 B-Lymphocytes

Wisdom Tooth focus is associated with:

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  •      GB19 Archicerebellum
  •      GB 17 Reticular Formation
  • Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
  •      SP 1a Spleen
  •      SV 60 B-Lymphocytes
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  •      HT 8a-1 Pericardial Lymphatics
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  •      BL 50-1 Cervix
  • Lymphadenopathy, Neck Lymph Nodes
  •      TW 16a Deep Cervical
  • Hodgkin Lymphoma
  •      HT 8a-1 Pericardial Lymphatics

Chronic Pulpitis

  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • NV 1c Spinal Cord


    The association of dental signals with pathology that are listed in this small sample are but a fraction of similar associations I have made over the years. It became apparent to me that dental influences had a major impact on disease processes and that an attempt at correcting  these electromagnetic influences was necessary for clinical improvement. This sampling of cases serves a purpose in making one aware of the need to incorporate dentistry related issues  in the iterative analysis of a case but is too small of a sample to reach any definitive conclusions. Much more study is needed to determine sensitivity and specificity of these relationships but early observation on a case by case basis seems to indicate such a need. In my judgement, correction of dental interference will have a major impact on the genesis and progression of systemic disease.

    Interference patterns of metals vary with the type of metal. This will be the subject of my next log.

    Love is kind

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

    Luke 6:35  But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

    Christians who critically judge others have a hard time embracing this Scripture.  Man’s judgment opposes loving your enemies.  Judgment carries a view of separation, superiority, and competition against the enemy.  Our Heavenly Father is in the business of reconciliation, not separation.  Jesus went to the cross to remove the barrier of separation between us and The Father.  The veil in the Temple was ripped when Jesus died on the cross.  That symbolic barrier of separation was eliminated.  An enemy is one who opposes you, especially with hatred.  Hate is "a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action".  This emotion evokes an action to oppose.  Kindness causes hatred to dissipate.  There is much hatred in the world today.  The U.S. has many enemies around the world.  Why?  By invoking our will against others, hatred ensues.  Who is to say that we have the right to invade other countries?  What man can adequately define "our national interest’?  Only the God of Heaven and Earth can righteously define "national interests".

    Why do people become enemies?  Often, the source of this hatred is competition.  The competition may be for money, power, natural resources, or simply pride (ego).  People get distracted by competition.  There is an underlying assumption of scarcity that drives competition.  Competition is divisive in nature by separating the conqueror from the conquered, the elite from the average, and the strong from the weak.  Jesus saw no need to compete or to conquer.  He came to reconcile a divided world.  The best way to kill your enemy is with kindness, a method of conversion rather than destruction.

    The word kind in Scripture is also translated as "easy": Matthew 11:30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.  Kindness will promote a lighter burden!

    Financial Crisis Status & Scorecard: 9/24/2008

    Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

    Inflation is defined as an increase in money supply.  Price inflation results after the money supply has been increased.  The U.S. Government wants us to focus on price inflation rather than true inflation of the money supply.  Remember when the Fed quit publishing M3 Money Supply increases?  They said it cost too much money to publish.  Give me a break!  They print the stuff.  This was as of March 23rd, 2006.  They knew they had problems then.

    The graph below depicts the growth of the U.S. Money Supply- M3.  M3 is the broadest and most complete measure of the overall money supply of the United States.  It is the best overall indicator of inflation and expected price inflation.




    We are about 1/3 of the way through the crisis.  Hank Paulson needs some more money to fix the problem.  Let’s see what will push the value of the U.S. Dollar down and the relative value of gold up:

    1. Fed’s discount window: $33bn balance

    2. Expansion of temporary swap lines with central banks: $180bn

    3. Fed loans through the Primary Dealer Credit Facility: $20bn through sep 17

    4. Treasury purchase of GSE MBS (Mortgage-Backed Securities) this month: $10bn

    5. Potential cost of Fannie/Freddie bailout: $200-$300bn

    6. Loan to AIG: $85bn

    7. Treasury buying mortgage-related assets: $700bn – $1,500bn

    8. Potential supplementary stimulus package favored by Democrats: $100bn

    9. Insuring money market funds: $50bn

    10. Treasury fortifying the Fed’s balance sheet: $100bn

    11. Treasury fortifying the FDIC’s balance sheet: $150bn+ (799 financial institutions are suspect now)

    12. Fed purchase of agency discount notes & ABCP(Asset-Backed Commercial Paper): amount not specified


    Total $1.7 Trillion to $2.5 Trillion


    "A trillion here, a trillion there… before long, you’re talkin’ real money!

    $700 Billion is just the beginning…

    Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

    Many of us who have been around for a while know that when Washington says $700 Billion, they really mean $1.4 to $2.1 Trillion.  Over the weekend, King Henry (Hank Paulson) spoke on the networks about the need to shore up the financial system.  He focused on the impact to the average American, not the real beneficiaries- the banks.  Most of Paulson’s career was spent at Goldman Sachs.  His wealth was created during this time.  He is comfortable operating in this paradigm.  His net worth is reported to be $700 million.  (

    Paulson is shrewd.  His compensation package at Goldman Sachs was reported to be $37 million in 2005.  Wasn’t that in the midst of this sub-prime and derivative debacle?  Hmmm!  How can we expect a man who profited from the era of greed to oversee the cleanup?  In his request to Congress, he added that there would be no action subject to Court review.  What does this mean?  It sounds like a "get out of jail" card for all of his former (or current) associates.  Congress is being pressured to pass a bill immediately.  They have been told "there is no time".

    "If financial conditions fail to improve for a protracted period, the implications for the broader economy could be quite adverse," Bernanke said in his prepared statement for the Senate Banking Committee panel.

    "We must do so in order to avoid a continuing series of financial institution failures and frozen credit markets that threaten the well-being of American families’ financial well-being, the viability of businesses both small and large and the very health of our economy," Paulson said.

    On the FBI’s Fraud Prevention Web Page, the telemarketing ploy to get your money uses the phrase: "You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good."  Does this sound familiar?  This storm has been brewing for months and years.  This website has been warning individuals to prepare themselves for the financial crisis for nearly a year yet Congress has only days to pass a bill that will surely have a negative impact on every American and many in other countries.  I guess you should have urged your Congressman to read our website.

    Paulson fully participated in the game of greed.  Some of his $700 million came from the results of working deals in the derivatives and sub-prime instruments.  Once Americans are fully briefed on the new law, they will be outraged.  Bernanke and company have only one way to pay for this new liability- hyper-inflate the U.S. Dollar.  What will this mean?  Higher commodity prices and higher inflation.  Oil and gold both spiked up on news of the bailout.  Why?  Big money understands the impact.  The average Joe does not.  How do you like the language in the draft:

    "Decisions by the Secretary pursuant to the authority of this Act are non-reviewable and committed to agency discretion, and may not be reviewed by any court of law or any administrative agency," the original draft of the proposed bill says.  It goes on to say, "Any funds expended for actions authorized by this Act, including the payment of administrative expenses, shall be deemed appropriated at the time of such expenditure."

    America’s greed is placing unbearable weight on the current economic system.  This is no different than the societies of the past.  The insatiable appetite for "more" is self destructive.  If you have a net worth of $700 million, what else do you need?  Another $100 million!  Mankind continues to operate with logic rather than the heart.  Logic tells you to keep this complex system afloat.  The heart would tell you to simplify.  The financial institutions created an unbelievably complex environment that defies understanding.  AIG was saved because it is too big to fail.  I would suggest that it is too complex to fail.  Nobody in Washington or New York could effectively determine the outcome of the bankruptcy of AIG.  Therefore it was too risky to let it fail.

    Paulson and Congress want to include just about any debt of any institution in the bailout.  However I doubt that you and I will have access to any of that money.  They will put plenty of spin on the bailout to make it palatable to the American public.  After all, it’s election time.

    The perfect storm has three fronts.  We are now in the midst of the derivatives storm.  Let’s not forget storm #2, Peak oil, or storm #3, the unfunded liabilities  associated with the baby boomers that are moving toward retirement!

    Get out of debt, simplify, and most of all…. pray!

    A flight to safety

    Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

    For nearly a year I have been warning readers of the coming financial storm.  It is here!  Pundits have told us many times "the worst is over".  That is not the case.  We are still at the front end of the mortgage crisis.  There are still many mortgage loans that have not yet reset.  The recent demise of Lehman Brothers investment bank will take months to unwind.  This domino is very significant.  When the derivative instruments are fully cashed out, the counter-parties will take a big hit.

    Was Lehman too big to fail?  Nobody knows.  Their bankruptcy is a huge risk to the global financial system.  The greed of the last five years has come home to roost.  All of the exorbitant bonuses collected by greedy financiers should be sought by the courts, and they probably will be.  Securitizing  a heap of junk and calling it "AAA" was the epitome of fraud by the banks as well as the ratings agencies.  The regulators looked the other way as well.  The Federal Reserve and U.S. Treasury have no experience to deal with a disaster of this magnitude.  They are simply guessing and that is scary!

    There has been an orchestrated attempt during this crisis to knock down the commodities including gold and silver.  Gold is the barometer of the perceived status of the fiat financial system.  Gold has no underlying liability attached to it.  Historically when fiat currencies head south, investors move to gold thus moving its relative price upward.  Central banks and their "agents" have been battering gold for the last several months in attempt to manipulate the market’s perception that "all is well".  How much longer will they attempt to do this?  Certainly through the U.S. election just 49 days away. 

    The fundamentals of the precious metals suggest that they will be significantly higher soon.  This is the time to acquire real insurance- gold and silver.  Headline inflation exceeds personal savings rates.  This means your U.S. Dollars are slowing losing buying power.  This could escalate.  Stocks are at risk due to the unwinding of the financial instruments of mass destruction.  What are we to do?  One must keep liquid to pay the bills.  Gold will be here one month from now.  Your financial institution may not.

    Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
    Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
    All the King’s horses, And all the King’s men
    Couldn’t put Humpty together again!


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    Example of Energy Market Manipulation

    Thursday, September 11th, 2008

    Everyone was quick to call on Congress to go after the speculators who caused the increase in oil prices earlier this summer.  Oil company executives were summoned.  Congress wanted to file a lawsuit against OPEC.  However, we are now sensing that there is an unseen hand affecting the market to the downside.  The price of oil is down $1.55 to $101.03.  This makes no sense given the fact the most of the rigs in the Gulf of Mexico remain "shut-in" since before Hurricane Gustav arrived.  OPEC just curtailed production by 500,000 barrels per day.  Below is the projected path of "Ike" overlayed on oil & gas platforms and refineries.  Hurricane force winds extend 115 miles from the eye.



    For all graphics: Rigs/Platforms: Blue: evacuated only; Yellow will require inspection before restart; Red: damage requiring repair; Refineries: Black: operational impact (partial shutdown) Green: Operational impact (full shutdown) Red: Damage likely; Ports: standard hurricane flags for wind

    MMS reported Wednesday that staff has been evacuated from 452 production platforms (63.0%) and 81 rigs (66.9%) – (95.9% of the oil production and 73.1% of the natural gas production has been shut-in as a precautionary measure for Hurricane Ike.)

    In the past, this event would have immediately pushed oil prices higher, not so today.  What is a speculator?

    A Speculator is a person who trades (i.e. derivatives, commodities, bonds, equities or currencies) with a higher-than-average risk, in return for a higher-than-average profit potential. Speculators take large risks, especially with respect to anticipating future price movements, or gambling, in the hopes of making quick, large gains.

    Could Paulson and Bernanke be speculating with the global financial system?  What are the fruits of their labor?  Bear Stearns, Lehman Brothers, Indymac, Washington Mutual, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, US Dollar value at home & abroad, etc. 

    The following article provides a professional’s view of what is happening:

    Unequal weights and measures are fully incorporated at all levels.  It so blatant that I’m sure the Wall Street crowd are joking about all the dopes on the outside of the "club".  Such arrogance will come home to roost.

    "Save the Hill"

    Thursday, September 11th, 2008

    We are now in the midst of the largest market intervention in history.  Why?  They must "save the Hill", Capitol Hill.  Until the November elections, those in control of the purse strings will throw everything at the market to maintain "status quo".  Remember last year when we were told there were no issues with Bear Stearns?  Then suddenly, they vanished.  Recessions are only reported by the government after the fact, never during the recession.  It’s all about perception.  They depend on public sentiment to keep the wheels on the financial wagon.  Why?  There is nothing else supporting the value of the U.S. dollar.

    What will be the effect of this massive intervention?  Inflation, possibly hyper-inflation.  Prices of tangible assets will rise.  Oil, gas, gold, and silver will all respond.  When?  After the election if the market intervention works.  Notice how the Dow Jones Industrials Index continues to stay in a narrow band between 11,000 and 12,000.  The macroeconomic picture would suggest the 8,000-9,000 range.  Gold and silver have been targeted since they represent the "canary in the mine".  Silver is selling at 10.80 in the financial markets but you cannot buy the physical metal and receive immediate delivery.  Most delivery quotes are 2 months out due to supply constraints.  The markets are broken.  Former U.S. Fed Chairman Paul Volcker agrees:

    Over the weekend, U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson led the effort to "nationalize" Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Who were the winners and losers?


    Bondholders of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.  Bill Gross of PIMCO just happened to dramatically change his portfolio to take advantage of the bailout.  The result?  $1.7 Billion payout. I guess he’s just lucky.  See

    Former CEO’s of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. Maybe temporary.  The (ESOP) retirement fund may sue them.  They were paid millions of dollars to bring about this mess.

    Derivatives holders (for now)


    Common Stockholders of Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac.  They were sacrificed by Paulson.  I’m sure he didn’t own any stock in his 9 digit portfolio.

    U.S. Taxpayers, their children, grandchildren, etc.  No matter how you spin it, the government added $5.4 Trillion to the liabilities side of the balance sheet.  The asset entry is questionable and declining daily with the decrease in housing values.

    Productive Government Programs.  The expected losses will force curtailment of spending programs.  Some local highway projects were put on hold last week due to an abrupt halt of federal funding.

    The price of oil has been declining in the midst of an overall decline in production of oil.  This is temporary.  I would not go buy an SUV.  One of my favorite gold stocks, Minefinders (MFN), has been hit hard by short sellers.  Thank you.  I will continue buying more of this stock at these depressed prices.  The fundamentals of gold and silver stocks suggest higher prices in the future.  Overall gold production is down and not expected to rise.  Don’t let the short sellers scare you out of your positions which is their intent.  That is how they make money.  They use fear to exploit shareholders.  If you are convince of the long term fundamentals for gold, you simply hold on during this severe correction.  Never leverage your investments unless you have sufficient cash to cover them.