I'll talk Chuck tomorrow. But on Fringe, does it feel like it's racing to an exciting cliff hanger?
That's because I keep seeing indications that Peter's going to go with other Olivia (especially when he finds out she had his baby). It really seems like that's where the story is headed. Even when he was holding her hand, that's what I got. And when they kissed, it was her initiating it. And she told him she loved him and he smiled at her and nodded.
Now I don't pay attention to all the romance stuff between them so I could be wrong, but I do think that was the first time Olivia told him she loved him.
And he just nods.
What a dick.
Now, have you heard all the lies about how the US stock market's doing well because bin Laden's dead? Me too. Jerry White (WSWS) has some truth:
Wall Street stock indexes soared in April with the Dow Jones Industrial Average rising 490.81 points, nearly 4 percent, to 12810.54. The Dow has reached its highest level since May 2008, before the financial crash, and is just 10 percent below its peak of October 2007.
The Nasdaq Index has surpassed 2007 levels and is now approaching heights not seen since the dot.com bubble in 2000. The Russell 2000 small capitalization index is up 150 percent since its low in March 2009.
The bull market is being driven by investors’ access to virtually free credit and a spike in profits for America’s biggest corporations. About three quarters of the top companies reporting earnings so far have beat Wall Street expectations, according to Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
The market is also rising in anticipation of the multitrillion-dollar cut in entitlement programs and other social spending being debated by the Obama administration and congressional Republicans. While there was a one-day sell-off April 18 after the credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s issued a warning on US government debt, the markets quickly rebounded as Wall Street investors realized the warning would be used to ram through historic budget cuts.So that's why the stock market's gone up. Did they really think something like killing bin Laden would make the stocks rise? Of course not. Wall Street's only interested in killing the workers.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"