I am the Alexander Haig of Ricochet


You may be noticing, if you’re paying very careful attention, that posts are moving around the page, seemingly at random. That’s because as of now, I am in control here at Ricochet. In the mid-afternoon, while everyone in America’s asleep, I run this place.

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  1. Profile Photo Member

    Not knowing much about Turkey, beyond some evenings in “le passage,” and that nobody I met had an ideology that didn’t include a “but,” or an “except,” I envy you the experience of today. As far as being in control of Ricochet, that too is a worthwhile endeavor. My most fond impressions of Turkey, Istanbul really, all the taxis were ’55 and ‘57 Chevys.

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    Joe Don Baker: Are these guns loaded?

    Guy that looks like John Saxon: Some of them are. Not sure which ones.

    Crow T Robot: They’re randomly loaded. It’s a little game I play.

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  3. Profile Photo Editor

    I am still in control. While America sleeps, I continue to exercise my shadowy powers.

    My attention is focused on the world’s currency markets. I’m about to send the renminbi soaring. I’m giving you this tip for free. It’s bonus for being awake.

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  4. Profile Photo Coolidge

    Claire, you’re my favourite.

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    Quite like that, Ted. Dangerous. Surveillance cameras trained on me from every angle. Surrounded by sinister people with strange accents. Paranoid. Prepared.

    You can laugh, but you won’t be laughing when you watch the renminbi rise, rise, rise.

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    One of the things you learn from Burn Notice is that all who delve in dark and dangerous places can rig cell phones to do practically anything. Even Hello Kitty phones.

    Hey, Soros, stop calling it the renmibi. They just renamed it, like Esso, except that didn’t stick. People that say renmibi also say Beijing, Mumbai, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. All fictional places. Unlike Constantinople.

    Re the yuan, I majored in economics, and still can’t figure out why people go on the teevee with serious expressions and intone about how the Chinese are whippin our butts because they pegged their currency. Currency is a mere scorecard. Like grade inflation, it doesn’t change reality.

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    Claire: I would never question your power to cause currencies to fluctuate: you obviously have powers similar to the subject of your latest book, the wonderful Maggie Thatcher.

    Ricochet readers: you need to read Claire’s book. It’s a terrific biography of a great lady (and one of the three best leaders of the last century: the other two were Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan).

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    Claire: Isn’t being in charge at Ricochet like being the night manager at 7-11? Actually, I sleep much better knowing you are at the helm.

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