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You are not the bank’s customer

Wednesday, 14 January 2009 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 18 Comments »

I walk into the nearest branch of Tatra banka, where I keep all of my accounts. I proceed to the cash window. I have two tasks: Exchange a quantity of Slovak koruna banknotes for euro notes Purchase a number of commemorative coins for ...

Data points on the financial crisis

Monday, 10 November 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary, economics | 5 Comments »

The financial crisis -- or finančná kríza as we call it here in Slovakia -- has started to make itself manifest in my own business. Besides having a rather lousy September in terms of billings, this comes today from the editor ...

Guns of November?

Friday, 31 October 2008 by Mike Gogulski
guns, politics, war | 10 Comments »

A long-ago colleague writes that she (paraphrased): will be a) getting her pistol permit, b) stocking up on ammo, c) investing in a HAM radio all by January if the US election doesn't go well. Naturally, I replied: If the situation is that ...

American financial collapse strikes close to home

Sunday, 14 September 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | 2 Comments »

My ex-wife sent an interesting link along yesterday, joking, "Wanna invest in some Florida real estate?" [caption id="attachment_531" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Home sweet foreclosure"][/caption] This was our first house, purchased new in 1995 for about US$64,000 in Winter Springs, Florida. After we left ...

The Profit Motive; A response to Francois Tremblay

Friday, 29 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics, philosophy | 24 Comments »

Oh, it's late. Anyway, here's the original link... Workers in general do not care about profits nearly as much as they care about their own wages and well-being. I'm not sure whether or not you fell off the definitional rails here. To ...

Why Slovakia?

Tuesday, 12 August 2008 by Mike Gogulski
diary | 3 Comments »

A lot of people have asked me how I came to live in Slovakia. Answering that casts us back to around 1997 when I read Roger Gallo's Escape from America. The book advances the Perpetual Traveler, or PT, philosophy, and provides ...

Stealing for thieves

Tuesday, 15 July 2008 by Mike Gogulski
crime, mind control | 5 Comments »

From ABC News: Day of Reckoning? Super Rich Tax Cheats Outed by Bank Clerk Technician in Liechtenstein Turns Over Names of Americans With Secret Bank Accounts [caption id="attachment_204" align="alignright" width="231" caption="Heinrich Kieber, fuckface extraordinaire"][/caption] Hundreds of super-rich American tax cheats have, in effect, turned ...

It’s good having friends at the central bank

Tuesday, 17 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
economics | Comments Off on It’s good having friends at the central bank

Someone walked away with a cool €13 million or so. Not bad for a day's trading. Another victory for the market? Certainly a victory for having the right connections to the masters of the currency universe. From The Guardian: Slovaks open probe ...

Toms River, NJ-area taxpayers billed $350,000 for botched drug raid

Tuesday, 3 June 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police | 1 Comment »

Just another isolated incident... and what better way for the clown suits to avoid culpability than just stealing more of the slaves'citizenry's money to buy off the case? From the Asbury Park Press: Beaten in raid, man gets $350G EXCESSIVE FORCE ALLEGED A Toms ...

Victoria, BC citizenry to pay $60,000 to brutalized teen

Friday, 16 May 2008 by Mike Gogulski
police, prison, surveillance | 6 Comments »

Willow Kinloch, then aged 15, got picked up three years ago by the Victoria police for the victimless crime of being drunk in public. For her own protection, or something. Somehow unable to manage taking an intoxicated, frightened young woman back ...
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