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The Dark Wraith Lecture Series: Lecture 1
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Lecture 1: "The Road Ahead for the American Economy"
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Is it supposed to play from here? I see a green > button, and the rest are grey, with no loading indicator. I'll leave it a while and come back.
You know, work sucks when 2 people call in the same sporking day, especially when it was SUPPOSED to be my day off.
This is getting old. It does make for brownie points with the boss. However, I LIVE with the boss, so brownie points only help so much...
Good afternoon, Wild Clover.
You should be able to press the green button with the ">" sign, and the streaming audio will start to buffer; shortly after that, the file will play.
Let me know if it isn't working for you.
The Dark Wraith might still have to work out some bugs in this new device.
From the sidebar:
"Yet another "cult" has been smashed by law enforcement..."
It was timed to coincide with the visit of the head sodomist of "The child rapists of the world", the pope.
Great lecture, DW.
I used to annualize percentage rates when I was in banking. I never learned that in school. Good job! Wish I had a teacher like you.
I was reading your sidebar about the FLDS raids and it was reminding me of Waco and the Elian Gonzalez debacle and somehow I don't think that the children who are rescued will not be better off. I almost feel like we are in the novel 1984 and given something to hate.
Good morning, BlondeSense.
With respect to your comment about the FLDS raid and the Elian Gonzales debacle, in my judgment these are examples of a sheer and strange madness that has engulfed American culture: we are using children as maleable idols to express deep fears, confusion, and hatred in adults about everything from violence to sex to religion to families. Our very own inabilities to come to grips with our own pasts, our own presents, and our own futures are being expressed through law, law enforcement, regulation, and education upon children.
It percolates clear into the college environment, where these kids, finally somewhat grown up, come to teachers like me as quietly confused people who look rather shocked when I mention, off the cuff, that they have been treated like precious but stupid pets who were not supposed to be abused by anyone or anything except the State, itself, which has taken free license to do everything from experiment on their minds with idiotic education theories and on their bodies with mandatory and growing vaccination regimens and medical exams, on through to experiment on their sexuality with abstinence-only education and on their citizenship with utter destruction of their rights of privacy and speech.
By telling them what they probably already sort of knew deep inside, maybe I can make them angry enough to rage against the system, each in his or her own way, for the rest of their lives.
Unfortunately, maybe they'll think their politicians or the courts will fix the mess we as a culture are creating of our young.
I should point out to them the folly of that assumption.
The Dark Wraith still has much radicalization of youth to carry out.
Damnit Wraith, just read your shower debacle and I will say that you are fortunate that you didn't die with the water running. Get some of those gizmos that stick to the floor of the tub for traction and use that spray shit that prevents all that biology from occurring and then realize how much safer you are from horrible accidents, as all that spray shit goes down the drain to your local wastewater facility where it has whatever effect on the facility and environment.
But please, don't die in your shower.
Gotta go make a suds run now, will listen later.
Good afternoon, Dark Wraith.
I enjoyed the lecture, but missed the visuals:)
As far as falling in the shower goes, I did that once, when I was much younger (thank goodnesss) and cracked my ribs on the side of the tub. It was horrible trying to make it into work. The walk from the car was sheer torture. A couple weeks later I had to take the kids to the water park. I did not enjoy that-I'm sure I screamed going down the water slides from the pain. The kids had a great time, though.
I hope you didn't get hurt too bad.
Good evening, DW. Again, a sincere thank you for your Herculean efforts at edumacatin' us. Pretty basic stuff, but this needs reiterating to help focus on first, what needs to be done, and second, what will be the results of each candidate's economic policy decisions. I think I can safely rule out John McCain's policies as the demented 'trickle down' claptrap it so obviously is. I mean c'mon...talk about taking the Laffer curve to extreme lengths of absurdity...! So, that leaves only the Dems positions to contemplate, always remembering that wanting certain outcomes is not the same as achieving the goals hoped for.
Blackie's suggestion has merit, but this spill, combined with the previous one on the icy sidewalk this winter, seems to cry out for a more personal non-slip solution; Such as affixing those goofy flower-power-lookin' appliques to the bottom of your feet!
I would rather slip, fall, and crack my skull than put those appliqués on the bottom of the tub.
The Dark Wraith must draw the line somewhere when it comes to civilized fung-shui.
I wouldn't sweat it, DW. You've only got a couple more years before you'll be in a retirement home, and they have sturdy hand rails for your bathing needs.
Careful there, big fella!
Wow! Trog69, that was good! Gut laugh, baby, gut laugh:)
It works today. I'm not sure I needed to be depressed about interest rates and inflation though, so it is a mixed blessing.
I am very grateful for your continuing my education by providing these lectures, you know. They are always so good, and I always learn something new.
Dark Wraith @ 04/19/08 at 23:49:49:
You should keep yourself safe, so we can keep learning from you (and not have to worry so much).
Now, in reference to the sidebar item about slickery bath tubs, you don't have to use flower gription decals, either.
Just do it.
(Tsk! Don't make me come down there!)
Good evening, Moody Blue.
Am I supposed to put that stuff on the tub or on me?
The Dark Wraith is sort of reticent to use duct tape on himself, y'know.
I'd suggest the tub. Unless you're really into gription.
The Dark Wraith is running low on Grr.
Running low on Grr? I hope that's a good thing.
Cuz I'd rather you crack a smile than yer head.
Don't worry, Herr Professore; I'm not going there.
Moody Blue, you should know better than to tempt me like that!
This will help:
And that was quite a pep talk. I'm glad to hear that someone is telling the kids what life will be like as they hunt for work and avoid collection calls on their student loans.
But really, you're being optimistic!
They won't be unplugging the respirators. It'll be more like soylent green, but done the natural way.
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