Framing the Dialogue

Posts Tagged ‘protection’

How to Survive the End of the World As We Know It

Is it being paranoid when people are really following you?

I flirt with disaster.  I am not a thrill seeker, but I can see the potential for a period of either economic, social, or health related (pandemic) emergency.  I would like to be prepared for such an emergency and have been looking at good resources to decide how to approach this.  I have posted about a few books that I have read and How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It has been the best so far.  This one will certainly go on my bookshelf.

Protection Racket

I think, therefore I Am…

I am starting to really like this category as it is all about what I think.  I don’t have to spend a lot of time doing research, linking to articles, you know the hard, time consuming stuff.  The thing that is bothering me today is the whole identity theft thing.  I hate to use the word scam, but what do you call an industry that purports to protect you from harm caused by others and allowed by others?

Congress acts, but bank bill has work ahead

In this series I choose a current news article and you decide via a multiple choice format which terms were used and whether others would have been more accurate…….

WASHINGTON — In the end, it’s only a beginning.

The __________ (comprehensive, far-reaching, power grabbing, socialist) new banking and consumer protection bill awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature now shifts from the politicians to the technocrats.

The legislation gives regulators __________( latitude, unlimited power, control, plenty of campaign contributions)  and time to come up with new rules, requires scores of studies and, in some instances, depends on international __________ (approval, loans, agreements, scorn) falling into place.