Sunday, June 26, 2011

More Content Moving to the Washington Times Communities

My Washington Times Communities columns are becoming increasingly active, and you can now read more of my material over there under both the Prudent Man and the Curtain Up! banners. My second (and older) column primarily offers news and reviews of music and theater performances primarily in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Meanwhile, the new Prudent Man column is meant to offer advice and insight for investors concerned with the influence of politics and macro-economics on their wobbly portfolios as well as nuts-and-bolts advice for stock and bond market newbies trying to catch a break in the most treacherous investing and business environment I, as a professional, have ever encountered.

It seems sensible to move most of my material over to the Washington Times tabs in the future. Although the flagship paper has had its troubles over the past two or so years, it's on firmer financial footing now. And, as a recognized brand, it's attracting far more readers to my material than I could ever hope to gain over here at HazZzmat. The amount of social networking you have to do to attract eyeballs to an independent blog these days is mind-numbing and I just don't have the time to do all my own PR here. The Times and its quasi-independent Communities area online are creating the synergy that an independent writer and commentator like myself desperately needs to get his (or her) message out to the public in an age where what's loosely called "social networking" seems to be where everything is going.

I'll continue to post here at HazZzmat, particularly on matters that require lengthy backgrounding that generally loses the interest of your average net surfer. But the whole idea of all three areas--Prudent Man, Curtain Up!, and HazZzmat--is to help readers gain insights on how the left continually interferes in disparate spheres to weaken and destroy the American way. Folks need to know what's going on before it's too late to do anything about it. We're trying to help.

Obama Fakeout Obscures High Oil Price Policy

Few in the MSM have picked up on the ludicrousness of President Obama's and the IEA's surprise Strategic Petroleum Reserve announcement late this past week. It was intended to disrupt speculation in oil prices/futures, particularly in the price of Brent crude which was way out of line and causing no end of vexation in Europe. Read all about it in my latest Washington Times Communities column under my new blog/column head, The Prudent Man.

The real story here, however, is more complex. The administration has done everything it possibly can to squeeze oil, gas, and coal supplies/usage in this country, the better to drive fuel prices up to unnatural, unaffordable heights, thus causing the US populace to beg the Feds to support non-fossil fuel alternatives. I.e., the administration is still enslaved to the myth of global warming climate change and will destroy this country and its middle class to force a non-solution on an unwilling people, all of which, of course, is subsidized by the taxpayers. Roughly 19% of whom, BTW, are out of work for some reason.

Sunday, June 05, 2011

New "Prudent Man" Post Up at Washington Times Communities

My explication of the ridiculous LinkedIn IPO--Part II--is now up on my new column, The Prudent Man, at Washington Times Communities. If you wondered why you couldn't get any stock in this offering, check it out, and all will be revealed.