Category Archives: INTELLIGENCE

Kids Yoga & English in Piesberg

Kids Yoga & English is coming to the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus this spring.

Starting Tuesday 21 March at 5 pm. Don’t miss out. kidsyogaboat

Why don’t you come along and try it out?

When the weather gets warmer we will also practice outside!

Please text or phone me on 0162 437 4604 if you are interested.

Namaste (meaning the light in me greets the light in you),

Christina

 

 

 

 

 

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Summer is here!

sunsalutesolstice16We had the most wonderful summer solstice evening last night in Osnabrück, celebrated with sun saluations during the outdoor event in honor of International Yoga Day. The Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus offered the perfect venue at the old coal station at the foot of the Piesberg. It was a very special evening because we were doing yoga together with millions of people all over the globe as it was the second year since the United Nations had declared  21 June to World Yoga Day. On top of that we were having a full moon on this summer’s longest day, which only happens once every 70 years. We were fortunate enough to have a dry spell for the 1.5 hours this session took. Even though the full moon was hidden by the clouds, we could feel the good vibes through nature’s wonderful expressions both in sound (bird song  abound) and sights (trees overhead and a natural stone wall to feel secure).20160621_194425

The goal of this free event on this summer solstice evening was to give people the chance to get familiar with YOGA or to celebrate YOGA and its benefits for health and the balancing of body and mind. The session was given in a mix of German and English to underline its international character.

The thought for the night was to be mindful of how we can practice non-violence towards others and ourselves, one of the underpinning principles of yoga. Non-violence can begin with wishing other people what you would want for yourself, and in the sense that you aren’t too critical of well-intended attempts of doing well. This also goes for your attitude towards yourself, you can only try your best and have as positive an outlook on life as you can.

With special thanks to the Osnabrücker Dampflockfreunde and the Piesberger Gesellschaftshaus for their cooperation in Osnabück’s first celebration of International YOGA Day.

Namaste 🙂

PS If you want to join the regular yoga sessions from Yoga & English by Christina, you are very welcome to join on Tuesdays at 6 pm or Saturdays at 10 am. Give us a shout at Tel. 0541 120 8888 or 0162 437 4604, or email cniese@rocketmail.com or info@piesberger-gesellschaftshaus.de

Sweeteners? Stick to an apple a day if you have a sweet tooth or end up neurologically damaged.

Hello my friends,

I’m a bit of a stickler for healthy living and eating (the latter especially being my favourite pastime) and therefore I want to share my concerns about what I think is damaging us in the long run. My daughter and I went to sample the organic cafe menu at a castle half an hour up the road. They have their own cattle mooing away behind the garden wall. It turned out that it’s still difficult to find something gluten- and dairy-free even there, but the surroundings made up for all of that, it was sweet, as in pleasing to the senses, pity that motorway runs right past it…that was less sweet. 

Talking of sweet, you can have too much of a sweet thing as you will find out if you read on …

Especially for my wonderful friend Heather from Scotland (thanks for your message, my dear), here are some excerpts from an article on my favourite website, called Natural News, the alternative to the mainstream news channels, which are all in the pocket of big business.

Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban will cause New Yorkers to poison themselves with more aspartame
September 14, 2012 , by Mike Adams
“(NaturalNews) Ah, the hilarity of the nanny state knows no bounds, it seems. Especially not in New York City, where Mayor Bloomberg oversaw a large-sized soda ban that just became law. The really hilarious part of the law? It does not apply to aspartame-laced “diet sodas” which, by any honest measure, are far more toxic to your health than regular sodas made with HFCS. (HFCS=high fructose corn syrup). HFCS may cause diabetes and obesity, but aspartame causes neurological damage and early-onset Alzheimer’s. But that’s just what New York needs, it seems: A wave of crabby soda-drinking senior citizens who are half blind and can’t remember where their apartment building is located. (Or has that already happened?)That the New York city health board actually thinks diet soda is healthier than regular soda is a sad, sad commentary on the state of nutritional ignorance in NYC. So under this nanny state plan, citizens will be pushed to consume more neurotoxic aspartame — gee, what a brilliant plan! Why not ban vitamins, too, and just force everybody to take a daily chemotherapy pill and call it a “public health initiative?”

Look, society is SICK. Disease is rampant. The food supply is toxic. People are eating themselves to death with GMO, HFCS, MSG, aspartame and more. But that’s mostly because huge food corporations dominate the legislation process and the poisons they put into the foods never get questioned.

glossary

nanny state = a government that makes decisions for people that they might otherwise make for themselves, esp those relating to private and personal behaviour.

obesity = being morbidly (deadly) overweight (too heavy)

crabby = bad-tempered, grumpy, being in a bad mood

soda = soft drink, non-alcoholic, usually carbonated beverage, fizzy drink, pop (like cola etc.)

ban = prohibition, something that is forbidden

laced = added, mixed with 

rampant = widespread, epidemic

toxic = poisonous

GMO =genetically modified organism

MSG = monosodium glutamate, a taste enhancer (improves the taste of food)

If you want to hear about the dangers of aspartame in drinks, sweets etc, you can listen to a radio show about it on:

http://loehwing.posterous.com/sustainable-health-nutrition-with-your-host-r-11217

And here’s some research done by the UCLA on how sweeteners make you daft- not in the sense of ‘frolicsome’ as the Scots seem to use it, well that’s what my dictionary says anyway, I actually like frolicsome, we don’t do enough frolicing if you ask me- but think more along the lines of turning into a simpleton 😉 

This is your brain on sugar: UCLA study shows high-fructose diet sabotages learning, memory
Eating more omega-3 fatty acids can offset damage, researchers say
By Elaine Schmidt May 15, 2012
“Attention, college students cramming between midterms and finals: Binging on soda and sweets for as little as six weeks may make you stupid. 
 
A new UCLA rat study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning — and how omega-3 fatty acids can counteract the disruption. The peer-reviewed Journal of Physiology publishes the findings in its May 15 edition.
 
“Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think,” said Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and a professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science. “Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information. But adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals can help minimize the damage.”
 
While earlier research has revealed how fructose harms the body through its role in diabetes, obesity and fatty liver, this study is the first to uncover how the sweetener influences the brain. 
 
Sources of fructose in the Western diet include cane sugar (sucrose) and high-fructose corn syrup, an inexpensive liquid sweetener. The syrup is widely added to processed foods, including soft drinks, condiments, applesauce and baby food. The average American consumes roughly 47 pounds of cane sugar and 35 pounds of high-fructose corn syrup per year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
 
“We’re less concerned about naturally occurring fructose in fruits, which also contain important antioxidants,” explained Gomez-Pinilla, who is also a member of UCLA’s Brain Research Institute and Brain Injury Research Center. “We’re more concerned about the fructose in high-fructose corn syrup, which is added to manufactured food products as a sweetener and preservative.”
 
 

No sweet is worth that, is it now? I can let you in on another secret, if you are craving something sweet, you might enjoy the Chinese naturally sweet tasting  tea, Jiaogulan. It is healthy as well, good against high blood pressure. It is also called immortality tea because the people in the region where it’s grown drink it every day and grow amazingly old while looking young. Available over the internet, find out more here for instance: http://www.immortalitea.com/faqs%20jiaogulan.htm

or here: http://www.jiaogulan.org/jiaogulan-linked-nitric-oxide-production-blood-vessels-2/

Let’s enjoy the sweetness of the fruits of the Earth instead, you won’t appreciate how sweet your everyday orange or apple are until you forego all that processed junk. And cooking or baking it yourself is actually a lot of fun and so satisfying, as you get to eat it, too 🙂
 
 
So stay alert and keep healthy, the longer we can enjoy each other here on this planet.
I wish the air fares to Scotland weren’t so expensive, otherwise I would have gone there this summer to visit my dear friends, we could have froliced in the sea like Puff, the magic dragon!
Instead I had to content with a day out to the bifurcation near the above mentioned castle of Gesmold. This is where the river Hase splits itself in two, (hence the word bi=2 and furcation as in ‘fork’) only the result is two tiny streams instead of a full blown river…see me searching for it below 😉
 If you also would like to listen to the song about Puff, the magic dragon Harry Chapin
 
click on the youtube link:
 
happy frolicing, folks 🙂

In a rare interview, professor Stephen Hawking discusses his work, aliens and living with A.L.S.

Renowned physicist, professor Stephen Hawking at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, June 20, 2010.

By CLAUDIA DREIFUS, nytimes.com:

TEMPE, Ariz. — Like Einstein, he is as famous for his story as for his science.

At the age of 21, the British physicist Stephen Hawking was found to have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Lou Gehrig’s disease. While A.L.S. is usually fatal within five years, Dr. Hawking lived on and flourished, producing some of the most important cosmological research of his time.

In the 1960s, with Sir Roger Penrose, he used mathematics to explicate the properties of black holes. In 1973, he applied Einstein’s general theory of relativity to the principles of quantum mechanics. And he showed that black holes were not completely black but could leak radiation and eventually explode and disappear, a finding that is still reverberating through physics and cosmology.

Dr. Hawking, in 1988, tried to explain what he knew about the boundaries of the universe to the lay public in “A Brief History of Time: From Big Bang to Black Holes.” The book sold more than 10 million copies and was on best-seller lists for more than two years.

Today, at 69, Dr. Hawking is one of the longest-living survivors of A.L.S., and perhaps the most inspirational. Mostly paralyzed, he can speak only through a computerized voice simulator.

On a screen attached to his wheelchair, commonly used words flash past him. With a cheek muscle, he signals an electronic sensor in his eyeglasses to transmit instructions to the computer. In this way he slowly builds sentences; the computer transforms them into the metallic, otherworldly voice familiar to Dr. Hawking’s legion of fans.

It’s an exhausting and time-consuming process. Yet this is how he stays connected to the world, directing research at the Center for Theoretical Cosmology at the University of Cambridge, writing prolifically for specialists and generalists alike and lecturing to rapt audiences from France to Fiji.

Dr. Hawking came here last month at the invitation of a friend, the cosmologist Lawrence Krauss , for a science festival sponsored by the Origins Project of Arizona State University. His lecture, “My Brief History,” was not all quarks and black holes. At one point, he spoke of the special joys of scientific discovery.

“I wouldn’t compare it to sex,” he said in his computerized voice, “but it lasts longer.” The audience roared.

The next afternoon, Dr. Hawking sat with me for a rare interview. Well, a kind of interview, actually.

Ten questions were sent to his daughter, Lucy Hawking, 40, a week before the meeting. So as not to exhaust her father, who has grown weaker since a near-fatal illness two years ago, Ms. Hawking read them to him over a period of days.

During our meeting, the physicist played back his answers. Only one exchange, the last, was spontaneous. Yet despite the limitations, it was Dr. Hawking who wanted to do the interview in person rather than by e-mail.

Some background on the second query, the one about extraterrestrials. For the past year, Lucy Hawking was writer in residence at the Origins Project at Arizona State University. As part of her work, she and Paul Davies, a physicist at Arizona State, started a contest, “Dear Aliens,” inviting Phoenix schoolchildren to write essays about what they might say to space beings trying to contact Planet Earth.

Q. Dr. Hawking, thank you so much for taking time to talk to Science Times. I’m wondering, what is a typical day like for you?

A. I get up early every morning and go to my office where I work with my colleagues and students at Cambridge University. Using e-mail, I can communicate with scientists all over the world.

Obviously, because of my disability, I need assistance. But I have always tried to overcome the limitations of my condition and lead as full a life as possible. I have traveled the world, from the Antarctic to zero gravity. (Pause.) Perhaps one day I will go into space.

Q. Speaking of space: Earlier this week, your daughter, Lucy, and Paul Davies, the Arizona State University physicist, sent a message into space from an Arizona schoolchild to potential extraterrestrials out there in the universe. Now, you’ve said elsewhere that you think it’s a bad idea for humans to make contact with other forms of life. Given this, did you suggest to Lucy that she not do it? Hypothetically, let’s say as a fantasy, if you were to send such a message into space, how would it read?

A. Previously I have said it would be a bad idea to contact aliens because they might be so greatly advanced compared to us, that our civilization might not survive the experience. The “Dear Aliens” competition is based on a different premise.

It assumes that an intelligent extraterrestrial life form has already made contact with us and we need to formulate a reply. The competition asks school-age students to think creatively and scientifically in order to find a way to explain human life on this planet to some inquisitive aliens. I have no doubt that if we are ever contacted by such beings, we would want to respond.

I also think it is an interesting question to pose to young people as it requires them to think about the human race and our planet as a whole. It asks students to define who we are and what we have done.

Q. I don’t mean to ask this disrespectfully, but there are some experts on A.L.S. who insist that you can’t possibly suffer from the condition. They say you’ve done far too well, in their opinion. How do you respond to this kind of speculation?

A. Maybe I don’t have the most common kind of motor neuron disease, which usually kills in two or three years. It has certainly helped that I have had a job and that I have been looked after so well.
I don’t have much positive to say about motor neuron disease. But it taught me not to pity myself, because others were worse off and to get on with what I still could do. I’m happier now than before I developed the condition. I am lucky to be working in theoretical physics, one of the few areas in which disability is not a serious handicap.

Q. Given all you’ve experienced, what words would you offer someone who has been diagnosed with a serious illness, perhaps A.L.S.?

A. My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit, as well as physically.

Q. About the Large Hadron Collider, the supercollider in Switzerland, there were such high hopes for it when it was opened. Are you disappointed in it?

A. It is too early to know what the L.H.C. will reveal. It will be two years before it reaches full power. When it does, it will work at energies five times greater than previous particle accelerators.

We can guess at what this will reveal, but our experience has been that when we open up a new range of observations, we often find what we had not expected. That is when physics becomes really exciting, because we are learning something new about the universe.

Q. I’m wondering about your book “A Brief History of Time.” Were you surprised by the enormous success of it? Do you believe that most of your readers understood it? Or is it enough that they were interested and wanted to? Or, in another way: what are the implications of your popular books for science education?

A. I had not expected “A Brief History of Time” to be a best seller. It was my first popular book and aroused a great deal of interest.

Initially, many people found it difficult to understand. I therefore decided to try to write a new version that would be easier to follow. I took the opportunity to add material on new developments since the first book, and I left out some things of a more technical nature. This resulted in a follow-up entitled “A Briefer History of Time,” which is slightly briefer, but its main claim would be to make it more accessible.

Q. Though you avoid stating your own political beliefs too openly, you entered into the health care debate here in the United States last year. Why did you do that?

A. I entered the health care debate in response to a statement in the United States press in summer 2009 which claimed the National Health Service in Great Britain would have killed me off, were I a British citizen. I felt compelled to make a statement to explain the error.

I am British, I live in Cambridge, England, and the National Health Service has taken great care of me for over 40 years. I have received excellent medical attention in Britain, and I felt it was important to set the record straight. I believe in universal health care. And I am not afraid to say so.

Q. Here on Earth, the last few months have just been devastating. What were your feelings as you read of earthquakes, revolutions, counter-revolutions and nuclear meltdowns in Japan? Have you been as personally shaken up as the rest of us?

A. I have visited Japan several times and have always been shown wonderful hospitality. I am deeply saddened for my Japanese colleagues and friends, who have suffered such a catastrophic event. I hope there will be a global effort to help Japan recover. We, as a species, have survived many natural disasters and difficult situations, and I know that the human spirit is capable of enduring terrible hardships.

Q. If it is possible to time-travel, as some physicists claim, at least theoretically, is possible, what is the single moment in your life you would like to return to? This is another way of asking, what has been the most joyful moment you’ve known?

A. I would go back to 1967, and the birth of my first child, Robert. My three children have brought me great joy.

Q. Scientists at Fermilab recently announced something that one of our reporters described as “a suspicious bump in their data that could be evidence of a new elementary particle or even, some say, a new force of nature.” What did you think when you heard about it?

A. It is too early to be sure. If it helps us to understand the universe, that will surely be a good thing. But first, the result needs to be confirmed by other particle accelerators.

Q. I don’t want to tire you out, especially if doing answers is so difficult. But I’m wondering: The speech you gave the other night here in Tempe, “My Brief History,” was very personal. Were you trying to make a statement on the record so that people would know who you are?

A. (After five minutes.) I hope my experience will help other people.

Patch Adams interview: What’s your gesundheit?

It’s been a while since I had time to post something here, but this I don’t want to keep from you.

If you are interested in a refreshing view on health care, then read these articles on Natural News.

I wonder why you never hear things like this in the conventional media, guess they’re all in each other’s pockets, hey?

I salute Patch Adams of the Gesundheit institute and Mike Adams of NaturalNews.


Saturday, May 07, 2011 by: Mike Bundrant, naturalnews.com:

(NaturalNews) I wanted to talk to him about his approach to health, but the voicemail I received in response to my inquiry took things in a totally different direction.

“If you want to talk about how the government has ruined our chances of survival as a species…if you’d like to use this topic as your approach to an article on health, then call me.” Patch Adam’s voice was intense and not at all what I expected from my experience of his character as played by Robin Williams in the movie Patch Adams.

“I’m a nerd,” Patch told me when I called back. “I’m sitting here in my small apartment and all I see are books. All I do is read and study and I can tell you that we are heading toward extinction. In another 25 years the demise of the human race will be unstoppable – too late! But nobody cares.”

Patch turned his attention to the newspaper I publish, Healthy Times. “I’m looking at your Healthy Times Newspaper here and I don’t see any advertisers that really offer health to your community. What I see are a bunch of businesses that want to make money and are using health and wellness as their angle. If you want to promote health, I have a plan for you,” the passion in his voice began to rise. “Require all of your advertisers to offer a free community health day at their practice or place of business. For just one day, they must offer their services for free to anyone who shows up. Advertise it in your newspapers and watch how the community responds. Then you will be promoting health!”

Patch was on a roll, “Everyone is focused on money and power and it is killing us. The environment may not be recoverable. The economy is not sustainable and real health care should be free. This is what I have always strived to offer. When they made the movie about me, they promised that my free hospital would become a reality. It is the only reason I agreed to do it, but it never happened.”

Was I beginning to detect tones of resentment in his voice? Is this comedian/doctor who travels the world dressed in a clown suit really a cynic? Patch’s dream of making the Gesundheit! Institute the world’s first free health care system with a hospital that offers 100 percent free service has been a work in progress for decades. Garnering support has been tough and progress, while ongoing, has been slow.

During our conversation I silently wondered if the lack of support over time has worn on Patch or if the reverse were true. Does Patch’s natural contrarianism prevent him from forging the partnerships that could make his dream of a new health care society come to pass? Either way, the project continues to this day, with Patch’s free hospital as the flagship dream. This from his website, patchadams.org:

The Gesundheit! Hospital Project

The Gesundheit! Institute started in the 1970s with a pilot project that is described in Gesundheit! by Patch Adams, M.D., and was the basis for a motion picture. The Gesundheit Hospital is a proposal for a model health care system aimed at changing society: a forty-bed rural community hospital in West Virginia, where care is free and is based on compassion and friendship.

What I took from my interview with Patch had little to do with health and a lot to do with what drives this man to change the world. It begins with an uncommon intelligence and perspective on where the problems lie and a clear vision of where things need to go. It is fueled by the deepest kind of dissatisfaction and anger with the status quo.

What difference do you want to make in the world and what are you willing to sacrifice for it?

Patch Adams holds onto his dream of free health care that begins with Gesundheit! (which means “good health”). Whether or not it comes to pass, Patch has given his life to the mission and has made an impression along the way. Given the popularity of the movie about his medical school days, it seems he could have capitalized on his fame and built a commercial empire. Instead, he used it to help his radical cause continue limping along. No selling out for Patch.

What about you? Where is your passion for a better world and how are you making efforts toward realizing it? What’s your Gesundheit? It doesn’t matter (so much) what it is. I don’t believe in offering free health services to the masses, as Patch Adams does. However, Patch is an extraordinary example to anyone with a dream. He is one of those rare souls who simply won’t sell out. He refuses to trade his dream and his values for money, fame or the approval of the powers that be. This quality of person is extremely rare and a gift to the rest of us, regardless of our personal beliefs.

If you don’t have a personal cause that you won’t sacrifice for any amount of money or fame, you are not alone. Most people are merely “working for the weekend” and don’t want to be bothered with radical ideas or risk sacrificing the luxuries of a steady paycheck and regular Sunday barbecues just to champion some personal cause that stands little to no chance of making a difference.

Look at Patch. Millions around the world know his name and in 40 years he has still not broken ground on his free hospital. What’s the point? This line of thinking catastrophically misses the point! The difference you make in the world has less to do with what you accomplish on the outside and everything to do with what you stand for and who you become. Patch Adams’ failures make most people’s successes look bad.

About the author:
Mike Bundrant is a retired mental health counselor, NLP trainer and publisher of Healthy Times Newspaper.

Rumpole: Law versus justice !!

My favourite fictive barrister, Horace Rumpole, can be seen and more importantly heard in this video, giving a most profound speech to the British jury about the Law versus morale justice.

What a delight to be able to watch this free on YouTube!

Especially now that the lovable and talented author of this hero of mine, John Mortimer, has passed away last year and therefore, we will have to cherish this treasure chest of Rumpole stories he created.

What a relief to hear someone with the courage to make a stand against the establishment. Hear, hear!
So watch and enjoy I would say.

See my transcript of his speech below, I have given a few synonyms or explanations of words in red in brackets.

For further explanations of unknown words, go to www.thefreedictionary.com by Farlex.

If you are a Rumpole fan like I am, then here’s a fun quiz to do.

A big thank you to my great lawyer friend and fellow Rumpole fan who spotted this and sent it to me over the weekend.

Transcript of Rumpole’s speech

Rumpole:

“Ladies and gentlemen of the jury,

Miss Mary Skelton (not sure about the name) , the cashier, was in love.

She was in love with her boss, that larger than life cook and character Jean-Pierre Aulegins (again not sure about the name, sorry).

People do many things for love. They commit suicide, they leave home, sometimes they simply pine away. (to pine away=to become very sad and weak as a result of a loss you feel)

It was for love that Miss Mary Skelton caused a life mouse to be served up at the Maison Jean-Pierre after having paid the station waiter a considerable sum to perform the trick.

She it was that wanted to ruin the restaurant so that my client’s vengeful wife, Siobhan, should get nothing out of it.”

Judge: “Mr Rumpole!”

Rumpole: “ But I deny you nothing of this dire (=dreadful, terrible) plot, he was entirely innocent.(entirely=completely) “

“Mr Rumpole! If a restaurant serves unhygienic food, the proprietor (=owner) is guilty, in Law!”

Rumpole: “You are not concerned with the law, members of the jury, you are concerned with justice!”

Judge: “That is a quite outrageous (=shocking and unacceptable) thing to say! On the admitted facts of this case Mr Aulegins is clearly guilty!”

Rumpole: “No British judge has the power to direct a British jury to find a defendant guilty!” (defendant = person in a trial of Law who is accused of committing a crime or who is being sued by another person)

Judge: “I warn you, Mr Rumpole, I shall tell the jury that he is guilty in Law!”

Rumpole: “His Honour may tell you that to his heart’s content, what you do, members of the jury, is a matter between God and your consciences (=moral senses)! Can you in all conscience find a man guilty and condemn (=sentence, say what punishment will be) him to ruin, when he was as free of criminal intent and conspiracy (=plot, secret plan) as the innocent little mouse itself? Can any of you! Can you!?”

The facts of the matter in this case are in your hands and your hands alone, members of the jury. My task is done. The future of that great maitre-de-cuisine, Jean-Pierre Aulegins, is in your hands and your hands alone.”

Cramer vs not-Cramer


The Guardian, 13 March 2009:

How strangely unsurprising to report that when shouty CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer finally showed up on the Daily Show last night – after a high-profile feud that’s been running all week – it was the comedian and presenter Jon Stewart who offered the penetrating insights about the US media’s complicity in the current economic crisis, and the financial expert who was left looking hammered into the ground.

After the initial PR disaster that sparked the standoff – Rick Santelli, CNBC’s ranting demagogue, pulled out of a Daily Show interview at the last minute – someone had clearly advised Cramer to abandon his forthright TV persona and try being apologetic instead. So he barely disputed Stewart’s litany of charges that hyperventilating TV talking heads have misadvised the public for years. “If I’d only taken CNBC’s advice I’d have $1m today,” Stewart said last week, “provided I’d started with $100m.”

And he watched mutely as Stewart played clips from an interview – never intended for television – in which Cramer, a former hedge fund manager, openly discussed how he manipulated the market in his favour. “I can’t reconcile the brilliance and knowledge that you have of the intricacies of the market with the crazy bullshit I see you do every night,” Stewart observes at one point, building his thesis that there are “two economies”: the one normal people trustingly invest in, and the one where Jim Cramer’s profit-crazed friends use everyone else’s money to take disastrous risks.

Let’s give Cramer some credit for his conciliatory attitude here. But only some, because you just know he’ll be doing his Mad Money thing, exactly as before, in just a few hours’ time.”


Full Episode on The Daily Show