Slope of Hope Blog Posts
Slope initially began as a blog, so this is where most of the website’s content resides. Here we have tens of thousands of posts dating back over a decade. These are listed in reverse chronological order. Click on any category icon below to see posts tagged with that particular subject, or click on a word in the category cloud on the right side of the screen for more specific choices.
Boy – ‘Do not try to bend the spoon. That’s impossible. Instead …. only try to realize the truth.’
Neo – ‘What truth?’
Boy – ‘There is no spoon’
From The Matrix – 1999.(more…)
If you have been to an airport any time in the past year, you’ve probably be warned verbally by the TSA that, starting on October 1st, you will have to have a “RealID” driver’s license if you want to fly.(more…)
And there go the treasuries………(more…)
I stumbled upon this totally by chance, and it’s mesmerizing. These men didn’t know their conversation was being recorded (it isn’t clear who was doing the bugging), but it is riveting, particularly considering how high the stakes were. The mutual respect is also inspirational.
Preface from Tim Knight: just to be really clear, this is a contribution from an outside writer, and is neither my piece nor my opinion.
As the media highlights the potential impeachment process in the coming weeks, many are so concerned that this will be the “cause” of the market drop we are expecting. Yet, history suggests otherwise.
The narrative will certainly play out as follows: The market likes certainty and stability within our government. (Please ignore that this was the same reason many claimed that the market was going to crash if Trump was elected – yet we were pounding the table in expectations of a large rally). However, an impeachment proceeding places us into a very uncertain and unstable situation within our government. Therefore, the market will react negatively to that uncertainty.(more…)
Even I was surprised to see the size of my little town’s financial dilemma:(more…)