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“Voice of Hillyard” Provides dENSA with Economic Commentary

Bob is the proprietor of a bar in Spokane. In order to increase sales he decides to allow his loyal customers (most of whom are unemployed alcoholics) to drink now and pay later. He keeps track of the drinks consumed on ledger (thereby granting the customers loans).Word gets around and as a result increasing numbers of customers flood into the Comet Bar.  Taking advantage of his customers freedom from immediate payment constraints, Bob increases his prices for beer and wine, the most consumed beverages. His sales volume increased massively.A young and dynamic customer service consultant at the bank recognizes these customers debts as a valuable future asset and increases Bob’s borrowing limit. He sees no reason for undo concern since he has the debts of the alcoholics as collateral.At the banks corporate headquarters, expert bankers transform these customer assets into

DRINKBONDS, ALKBONDS AND PUKBONDS. These securities are then traded on markets worldwide. Know one really understands what these abbreviations really mean and how the securities are guaranteed.  Nevertheless, as their price continues to climb, the securities become top selling items. One day, although the prices are still climbing, a risk manager of the bank (subsequently, of course, fired due to his negativity) decides that the time has come to demand payment of the debts incurred by the drinkers at Bob’s bar.However they cannot pay back their debts. Bob cannot fulfill his loan obligations and claims bankruptcy. DRINKBONDS and ALKBONDS drop in price by 95%. PUKBONDS performs better, stabilizing in price after dropping by 85%.The supplier’s of the Comet Bar, have granted generous payment due dates and having invested in the securities are faced with a new situation.  Bob’s wine supplier claims bankruptcy and his beer supplier is taken over by a competitor. The bank is saved by the government following dramatic round-the-clock consultations by leaders of the governing political parties. The funds required for this government bailout are obtained from a tax levied against the expected children and all others not presently drinking and will want one, when they find out.This explanation of our present economic situation was derived at while drinking and to simplify an understanding for your benefit.

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Does Spokane City Code Address the Critical Matter of Balloons and Flags on Benches?

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Tireless seekers of Truth, Liberty and Justice, on hand to help celebrate  “Bench-O-Rama”

The "Voice of Hillyard with Doug Clark & Councilwoman Nancy McLaughlin

The "Voice of Hillyard" with Doug Clark & Nancy McLaughlin May 7, 2009

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There appears to be much broader support for this more believable advertising campaign that begs Spokane to, “wake up and read me.”    A previous “good paper” campaign lacked credibility and is generally believed to have been a dismal failure.

A dENSANOMIC study recently found that the financial value to dENSA for a full page advertisement in the local newspaper  would now result in a net credit-back of $56.00.  A significant increase in value over a year ago.

Survey data provided by dENSATRY shows that the owners of this news organization remain ranked #1 in Spokane at operating a shopping mall, while benefiting from other people’s taxes.

Note:  Spokane surveys often yield cross-field finding that conflict with official government and newspaper representations.  Go figure.

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Socio-Economic Commentary From Wall of the Park Inn Tavern

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Heaven is where:

The Police are British, cooks are French, auto mechanics are German,  lovers are Italian, and it is all organized by the Swiss.

Hell is where:

The Police are German, cooks are British, auto mechanics are French,  lovers are Swiss, and it is all organized by  Italians.

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What about Main Greenhouse Gases?

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Letter to the WSJ in the May 4, 2009 Issue:

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The letter writers of April 30 miss a critical point in their critique of the Environmental Protection Agency (and Supreme Court) in the absurdity of rulings defining CO2 (and also methane, nitrous oxide and miscellaneous gases) as a “pollutant” since it “contributes” to global warming (“The EPA Follows the Supreme Court in CO2 Ruling“).

By far, the largest greenhouse gas influence comes from water vapor, at about 95%. Calculations often ignore water vapor so as to inflate contributions from CO2 by making them bigger percentages of only a small piece of the pie. Only about 3.2% of atmospheric CO2 is man-made, divided among transportation, energy production, etc. So total elimination of these portions would leave 96.8% of CO2 remaining.

The bottom line is that after adjusting for relative influence on greenhouse warming, water vapor is responsible for 95%, and CO2 for 3.5% of the greenhouse heat retention. When natural CO2 is subtracted, then the man-generated CO2 contributes just 0.117%. That is 0.117% of the total greenhouse effect, probably too small to detect any change elimination of this might impart.

The recent EPA announcement said it did not include water vapor because “it was not like the other gases” being regulated. “Not like”? Could it be that had the EPA included the dominant contributor, the absurdity of this would become too obvious if they had to begin the regulation of showers, clothes drying, hot tubs and lawn watering?

James W. Benefiel
Dunedin, Fla.

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Congratulations to Molly on her pending graduation from the S.C.C. Nursing Program on June 18th.   dENSA is sending official representatives to observe the momentous occasion; in recognition of Molly’s steadfast service providing gallons of beer, tons of food and infinite patience supporting dENSA discussions and deliberations.

Molly

Health Care Specialist Molly

Spokane Events

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Free metal detecting  and Treasure Hunt at Liberty  Park on Saturday, May 16th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm.   Details at:  http://www.sharingtreasure.com/ ****The organizers of this event are looking for additional treasure donations for the practice field.  Badges, pins, trinkets, coins, jewelry, or anything a child might find delightful and has some metal in it.

“Fire Rally” Live Music on Saturday, May 16th at 6:00 pm at the Rocket Market on 43rd Ave, on Spokane’s South Hill.  Featuring  local acoustic acts Darin Hildebrandt, Rajah Bose, and Kimberly Wescott, Kevin Long,    Firepalooza is free to the public.  More details at the Som Show: http://thesomshow.com/

Spokane Lilac Festival Events on Saturday May 16th

*Cruizin the Falls Car Show 12:00n to 6:00 pm

*Armed Forces Torchlight Parade 7:45 p

Spokane Shock Season is on. Next home game May 23rd.    http://www.spokanearena.co

Health Care Forum 7:00 p.m. S.C.C. Lair on May 27th

Spokane Civic Theater performance of, “A funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”  on June 3rd.   This is  a Spokane Central Lions Benefit event details at: http://spokanecentrallions.org/ or phone: 328-6900   Spokane Civic Theater Website:http://www.spokanecivictheatre.com/

ElkFest May 30 & 31st; http://www.myspace.com/elkfest

Spokane Indians Home Opener:  June 20th

4th of July Tea Party Details at:  http://northwestteaparty.org/

20th Anniversary of the Spokane Hoop-fest June 27th and 28th http://www.spokanehoopfest.net

Mariners: http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=sea

Next dENSA Meeting will be at the Bull Dog Tavern on May 20th.

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