Al's Insights – Wed 25 Apr, 2012

Great and informative missive from Mr. Irish re: UK recession.

Mr. Irish,

You  have many astute comments. All are valuable!

Mr. Irish says,

On April 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm,
Irishtony says: (Edit)

“HI AL. Where would you like me to start . Lets start with the cause…THE BANKS. Yes they gambled billions of our money , & lost & we the people , have been forced to bail them out Why ? because our corrupt government has said so . So whats our payment for bailing them out. ZERO INTEREST RATES ON OUR SAVINGS (while the banks lend our money back to us at high interest rates ) AUSTERITY & INFLATION. Small business which is the backbone of any economy are going bust because they cant get loans to expand , & they are been bogged down by regulations imposed on them by the E.U. in Brussels. FUEL costs for business here in the UK are between 25% & 50% higher than they are in Europe….Petrol here is unleaded=£1:42 per litre…DIESEL = £1:48 per litre dearer than it is in europe…about 68% of the cost is tax. The country is a basket case & is only going to get worse as long as the government puts the interests of the Banks & Big business BEFORE THE WELFARE OF ITS PEOPLE


Comments:
  1. On April 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm,
    Marc says:

    Geez Mr. Irish,
    Are you sure you are not talking about the good ol’ USA…I need a Guinness!!

    • On April 25, 2012 at 3:29 pm,
      Irishtony says:

      MARC……….You need a Guinness…………..I need a treble brandy, with the news coming out of the UK today. haha………….You take care ,,,dont let “THEM” get to you.

    • On April 25, 2012 at 4:03 pm,
      Marc says:

      Irish and Karen,
      Good…no…excellent points!

  2. On April 25, 2012 at 1:52 pm,
    Karen says:

    Hi Marc,
    It sure does sound like the USA. Even the Mexicans are leaving.

  3. On April 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm,
    Big Al says:

    Hi Karen and Marc,

    Those were exactly my thoughts!

    Big Al

  4. On April 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm,
    Larry says:

    Looks like booze is the answer for the problems of the day. I concure.

    • On April 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm,
      Big Al says:

      No man, it’s not the complete answer. Just a big part of it!

      Big Al

  5. On April 25, 2012 at 3:57 pm,
    Irishtony says:

    LARRY. I have a better answer , DONT VOTE BACK IN ANY MEMBER OF THE GOVERNMENT………….EVERYBODY WITHDRAW EVERY PENNY YOU HAVE IN THE BANKS , LETS DESTROY THESE “PARASITES”.

    • On April 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm,
      Big Al says:

      What a very interesting idea, Mr. Irish! I am serious, man!

      Big Al

      • On April 27, 2012 at 6:13 am,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        DITTO,,,DITTO,,,,,DITTO, just my 3cents worth…..thats all I had…

  6. On April 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    o

    • On April 26, 2012 at 4:00 am,
      Irishtony says:

      JERRY YOU FORGOT TO PUT ALL THE OTHER NUMBERS BEFORE THE NOUGHT………YOU SILLY SAUSAGE…HAHA

  7. On April 25, 2012 at 5:02 pm,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    i just drew every cent i had..

    • On April 25, 2012 at 6:34 pm,
      Big Al says:

      Right Mr. In the Box?

      Big Al

    • On April 25, 2012 at 11:09 pm,
      castanheiro says:

      Hi Jerry, Irish, Big Al, and all,
      Call me crazy, but I did what I felt I had to do, given what I believe is going to happen in the near future. I have no money in any kind of bank savings account or managed investment fund. 9 years ago, I cashed out a 457 plan when I retired. Paid off all vehicles. Paid off my house two years ago, so no more mortgage. Only money we have in a bank is what we need to write checks from to pay our monthly bills, and no more. Now, I have no debt and everything I could spare has gone into physical metals, cash, mining and oil stocks, and living essentials….AND as Big Al often says, “I sleep very well at night”. That’s just what I’ve done, not telling anyone else to do it. Now, I may have made one big mistake. I did not put in a stash of Irish’s best ‘Guinness’, or, for that matter, any black cherry tobakkee…..may yet have to correct that one blunder… what say ye, Mr. Irish and Jerry?

      • On April 26, 2012 at 3:32 am,
        Irishtony says:

        HELLO MR HERO…..i did what you did..3 years ago, i drew everything out of the bank, just my little one man protest, against these parasites. Just wondering what would happen if millions were to do it ! . It would certainly cut down THEIR visits to the casino…..Just a thought.

      • On April 26, 2012 at 3:39 am,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        c..hero…..like the bible… kjv says…go and owe no man…….principal number one….

        • On April 26, 2012 at 3:40 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          by the way, I have not had a mortgage for 25 years…I dad told me early in life,
          if you can not pay cash for it , you can not afford it….

          • On April 26, 2012 at 4:05 am,
            Irishtony says:

            JERRY IF YOU CANT AFFORD IT…………….How very true. The problem with people is they are not willing to wait & save………they want everything now. Most live beyond their means……..sad very sad.

      • On April 26, 2012 at 3:52 am,
        Marc says:

        Bravo……Mr. C….Bravo!!!

        • On April 26, 2012 at 8:13 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          DITTO

  8. On April 25, 2012 at 5:36 pm,
    jeff w says:

    I need a Guinness…. maybe I should invest in the liquor companies

    • On April 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm,
      Big Al says:

      You know Jeff W,

      I learned as an undergraduate that in times of economic turmoil the two strongest industries were alcohol and tobacco. Not sure that still holds true for tobacco, but I bet it still is the case for booze!

      Big Al

      • On April 25, 2012 at 11:13 pm,
        castanheiro says:

        Sounds like a plan Big Al. Will have to consider the wisdom of that, as after all, alcohol is both a preservative and a medicine, right? And some good natural tobacco to calm the body and lower blood pressure for those summer evenings on the porch, amen?

        • On April 26, 2012 at 8:26 am,
          Marc says:

          OOOH….now you are talkin my LANGUAGE, Mr. C!!!

      • On April 26, 2012 at 12:26 am,
        shawn says:

        Don’t forget chocolate and Hershey Pennsylvania, it boomed during the 1930′s.

      • On April 26, 2012 at 4:06 am,
        Irishtony says:

        AL I also read that.

  9. On April 25, 2012 at 6:08 pm,
    Jerry O^OTB says:

    GUINNESS FOR EVERYONE……AL AND IRISH ARE BUYING……

    • On April 25, 2012 at 6:24 pm,
      Marc says:

      Jerry,
      Sounds great….glad they agree!

      • On April 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm,
        Big Al says:

        I really need to ask my business manager Mr. In the Box. I am all for it!

        Will keep you posted!

        Big Al

        • On April 26, 2012 at 3:44 am,
          Jerry O^OTB says:

          Yes , ACCORDING TO OUR RECORDS….WHICH HAVE BEEN KEPT BY IRISH, THE NUMBERS
          LOOK GREAT, AND THE SKYS THE LIMIT, “G” FOR EVERYONE…….LIVE, LOVE, ENJOY….

    • On April 25, 2012 at 11:10 pm,
      castanheiro says:

      Alright guys, I’m there! :)

  10. On April 25, 2012 at 7:06 pm,
    Mark Alan says:

    And here is something that will make EVERYONE happy!

    http://freebeacon.com/obamas-swiss-banker/

    • On April 26, 2012 at 2:30 pm,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      YOU SEE WHO’S DRIVING THE CART,,

  11. On April 26, 2012 at 2:05 am,
    Werner says:

    Well, you are certainly right in your analysis. However, I got the impression that you think UK is not a part of Europe. Sure, it‘s an island off the continent. And it is part of the EU, too. So the question I have in mind is: You’re Irish, Northern Irish, aren’t you? Do you like Britain? I doubt it.
    Best

    • On April 26, 2012 at 3:56 am,
      Irishtony says:

      HELLO WERNER….I am southern Irish , i come from Dublin. The UK is not part of europe , as you say . It’s in the EU…yes therefore it’s dictated to by the IDIOTS IN BRUSSELS. Do i like Britain ?…..YES. this country has given me a living & enabled my wife & i to raise a family. So yes i like the UK,…..Thats why i get so angry , when i can see this country going down the pan. We have the EU imposing so much regulation upon us & the only politician with the spine to stand up to “THEM is MR FARAGE. We also have bent government who’ sole purpose seems to be,…Kissing the arse’s of the banks & big business…….I hope now , you have a better understanding, of me . GOOD HEALTH TO YOU.

      • On April 26, 2012 at 12:13 pm,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        IRISH…MY FRIEND….YOU CAN ALWAYS SAY IT AS YOU SEE IT……
        AND YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT……
        little america is right behind Britain……535, wimps, no 534, I WILL GIVE RP
        some credit….

  12. On April 26, 2012 at 4:19 am,
    Irishtony says:

    On April 24, 2012 at 8:26 pm,
    shawn says:
    Hi Al, I just can’t believe how “The Hippy Generation” that fought so hard to stop The Vietnam War could sell out their ideals in later life. I was sure that when that period of history was over we would see a new age but what we got doesn’t resemble those ideals. My generation actually became more square in their thinking and doing than the parents we rebelled against.
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    On April 25, 2012 at 12:33 am,
    Irishtony says:
    SHAWN……..The they were brainwashed by the PANDORA’S BOX in the corner…..T.V.

  13. On April 26, 2012 at 4:39 am,
    MissiveDuTexas says:

    Does anyone think the people can get out of these traps without getting involved in the divine sciences now?

    Individual independence and local control is the way back to governments by the people:

    “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

    Anybody here consents to TSA molestations and radiation baths?

    • On April 26, 2012 at 12:15 pm,
      Jerry O^OTB says:

      I SAY THE TSA are a bunch of loosers….with rubber gloves…., no telling where
      those rubber gloves have been…..

      • On April 26, 2012 at 12:17 pm,
        Jerry O^OTB says:

        I HAVE NOT FLOWN SINCE THEY STARTED THIS JUNK , AND WILL NOT CONSIDER
        FLYING EXCEPT INCASE OF EMERGENCY,,,,I think you can drive , or take a boat
        anywhere in the world…….think about it…..

        • On April 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm,
          D. Brophy says:

          Jerry what about the rapture, I guess that counts as an emergency. Now the Hippy`s they were into LSD trips. My older brother is voting for Obama, so he flying still and he was a hippy, now I think they are called bums.

          • On April 27, 2012 at 5:51 am,
            Jerry O^OTB says:

            D.B…how ya doing, great to hear from you…..rapture sounds great to me……

        • On April 27, 2012 at 5:01 am,
          MissiveDuTexas says:

          The end-game goal is TSA in a neighborhood near you….

          Documents Reveal TSA Research Proposal To Body-Scan Pedestrians, Train Passengers

          http://www.forbes.com/sites/andygreenberg/2011/03/02/docs-reveal-tsa-plan-to-body-scan-pedestrians-train-passengers/

          • On April 27, 2012 at 5:50 am,
            Jerry O^OTB says:

            THAT WON’T WORK, IN A STATE LIKE FLORIDA, WHERE” YOU STAND YOUR GROUND”, IS A LAW….,
            I have lived most of my life in the north…..for the lasts 6 years I have had the
            opportunity to live in the south, in some great cities….,,,my frequent advertures
            to the guns shows, have shown me that there are some “good ole boys”, who
            are not going to put of with that stuff….(as they say,,,)

    • On April 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm,
      provoagentmignon says:

      Americans are a sorry bunch of spineless losers. The first day they gave you the choice of either radiation or molestation, or both, you should have acted at every airport across the country, defending your and your families’ God-given dignity. I’m not telling you what to do, or advocating anything specific. Just remember that once Hitler was in power, there were more than forty plots to get rid of him, none successful.

      • On April 26, 2012 at 3:36 pm,
        Irishtony says:

        YES< DAY ONE "WAS" THE TIME TO ACT.

  14. On April 26, 2012 at 5:23 am,
    Irishtony says:

    MISSIVE…Re. your last sentence, i totally object to these measures & i make it quite plain to the zombies who carry out this action on behalf of “THEY” who want to control us , every time i travel………..People MUST GET IT ..9/11 was just an excuse to impose more control upon us…………..IT’S TIME TO FIGHT BACK, IF WE’VE NOT LEFT IT TOO LATE.

  15. On April 26, 2012 at 11:48 am,
    jimmyd says:

    After reading all of these very cogent thoughts I have made a final decision. I bouught some shares of Diageo. As you know this company owns Guiness and they are building a new brewing centre in Dublin. Irishtony is probably the construction manager. The shares simply keep going up and up. Everyone is getting the same idea.

    • On April 26, 2012 at 3:34 pm,
      Irishtony says:

      jimmyd………..you are one wise bunny…DIAGEO is a rising star. & how i wish i was the construction manager.

    • On April 26, 2012 at 3:45 pm,
      BE:R economics report says:

      Great idea, I just got home from performing some more due diligence at the pub. Not sure I heard it clearly, but it seemed like those not drinking beer were talking about APPL CIDR or APPL ATION ;-) Did you look into any more brewery shares?

      The 35 largest brewing groups worldwide as of 2010:

      1 AB InBev 2 SABMiller 3 Heineken 4 Carlsberg 5 China Resource Brewery Ltd. 6 Tsingtao Brewery Group 7 Grupo Modelo 8 Yanjing 9 Molson-Coors 10 Kirin 11 Efes Group 12 BGI / Groupe Castel 13 Diageo (Guinness) 14 Asahi 15 Polar 16 Grupo Schincariol 17 San Miguel Corporation 18 Gold Star 19 Chongqing Beer 20 Radeberger Gruppe 21 StarBev 22 Grupo Mahou – San Miguel 23 Pearl River 24 Singha Corporation 25 Petropolis 26 Hite 27 Saigon Beverage Corp. (SABECO) 28 Obolon 29 CCU 30 Shenzhen Kingway 31 United Brewery 32 Damm 33 Foster ́s Group 34 Oettinger 35 Oriental Brewery