Sunday, January 25, 2009

It's Time to Bail Out the Comic Book Industry


DC Comics recently announced layoffs of some employees. Monthly comic book sales continue to decline. Marvel only offered Mickey Rourke $250K to appear as a villain in the next Iron Man film, and might have lost Samuel L Jackson as Nick Fury because of similar financial concerns.

Marvel has taken what's probably the highest-profile step toward asking the federal government for some of that sweet TARP scratch by making an ass-kissy comic book featuring Spider-Man "teaming up" with the current president. But I can't imagine this will be the last. Expect to see Wolverine with Joe Biden, Hillary Clinton with Wonder Woman, and Timothy Geithner with Aquaman.

The comic book industry, in particular Marvel and DC, are too important to American pop culture to be allowed to fail. Think of the damage to the psyches of our youth if their favorite heroes, Spider-Man and Superman, are forced out of business. The kids need the hope for the future provided by comic books, no matter how empty that hope might be. The die-hard fans need something to bitch about on message boards and blogs. And of course we cannot forget the intrepid freelancers who give so much of themselves to these characters they don't even own.

President Obama, do your civic duty! Save the comic book industry!

1 comment:

MC-Shalom said...

You Bail Them Out, We Opt Out.We Want Some TARP


Dear, I should say Expensive Chairman Ben S. Bernanke,


All of Our Economic Problems Find They Root in the Existence of Credit.

Out of the $5,000,000,000,000 bail out money for the banks, that is $1,000 for every inhabitant of this planet, what is it exactly that WE, The People, got?

If my bank doesn't pay back its credits, how come I still must pay mines?

If my bank gets 0% Loans, how come I don't?

At the same time, everyday, some of us are losing our home or even our jobs.

Credit discriminates against people of lower economic classes, as such it is unconstitutional, isn't it? It is an supra national stealth weapon of class struggle.

Credit is a predatory practice. When the predator finishes up the preys he starves to death. What did you expect?

Where are you exactly in that food chain?

Credit gets in the way of All the Principles of Equal Opportunity and Free Market.

Credit is a Stealth Weapon of Mass Destruction.

Credit is Mathematically Inept, Morally Unacceptable.

You Bail Them Out, We Opt Out

President Bush Proposed the TARP, Senator Obama Voted It.

We Want Some TARP.

Opting Out Is Both Free and Strictly Anonymous.

My Solution: The Credit Free, Free Market Economy.

Is Both Dynamic on the Short Run & Stable on the Long Run, The Only Available Short Run Solution.

I Am, Hence, Leading The Exit Out of Credit:

Let me Outline for You my Proposed Strategy:


My Prescription to Preserve Our Belongings.

Our Property Title: Our Free, Strictly Anonymous Right to Opt Out of Credit.

Our Credit Free Money: The Dinar-Shekel AKA The DaSh, Symbol: - .

Asset Transfer - Our Right Grant Operation - Our Wealth Multiplier.

A Specific Application of Employment, Interest and Money.
[A Tract Intended For my Fellows Economists].


If Risk Free Interest Rates Are at 0.00% Doesn't That Mean That Credit is Worthless Already?

Since credit based currencies are managed by setting short-term interest rates, on which you have lost all control, can we still say that are managing?

We Need, Hence, Cancel All Interest Bearing Debt and Abolish Interest Bearing Credit.

In This Age of Turbulence The People Wants an Exit Out of Credit: An Adventure in a New World Economic Order.

The only other option would be to wait till most of the productive assets of the economy get physically destroyed either by war or by rust.

It will be either awfully deadly or dramatically long.

A price none of us can afford to pay.

“The current crisis can be overcome only by developing a sense of common purpose. The alternative to a new international order is chaos.”

- Henry A. Kissinger


What Else?

Until We Succeed the Economy Will Necessarily Keep Sinking Into a Deeper and Deeper Depression


You Bail Them Out, Let's Opt Out!

Check Out How Many of Us Are Already on Their Way to Opt Out of Credit.



Let me provide you with a link to my press release for my open letter to you:

Chairman Ben S. Bernanke, Quantitative [Ooops! I Meant Credit] Easing Can't Work!



I am, Mr Chairman, Yours Sincerely [Do I really have the choice?],

Shalom P. Hamou AKA 'MC-Shalom'
Chief Economist - Master Conductor
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Tel: +972 54 441-7640
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