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MarkGB 

"Who controls the food supply controls the people; who controls the energy can control whole continents; who controls money can control the world" - Henry Kissinger

and yet...

"Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences" – Robert Louis Stevenson

Jeb Bush launches his bid for the White House

In response to an FT article by Demetri Sevastopulo on 15th June 2015, entitled 'Jeb Bush launches 2016 White House campaign'

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/39585fce-1387-11e5-ad26-00144feabdc0.html#ixzz3dAPyDFQJ

Ladies and gentlemen...presenting to you...almost live on satellite...for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the twirl...in the red corner...from Midland, Texas USA...weighing in at $5 billion dollars...the man that junior likes to call 'junior'...Jeb 'Crude Oil' Bush...and in the blue corner...from Chicago, Illinois, USA...also weighing in at $5 billion dollars...the woman that Bill likes to call when he's in town...Hillary 'Snake Oil' Clinton.

These two manage to combine the qualities of being wannabes and has-beens simultaneously. What a depressing thought. Personally, I'd like to hear a real debate - a debate between two people who actually believe in something other than their own sense of entitlement. 

Rand Paul vs Elizabeth Warren...that would be a debate. 

Good banking isn't dull - it's relational

Sure, Hillary Clinton will go after Wall Street - Wall Street money