October 18, 2015 8:12 AM
A warm homecoming for an SNL original
“I’m not an actor, I’m a [standup, sitcom, movie, & former SNL] star!”
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November 1, 2015 2:57 PM
How exactly did the market 'lock in' gains? I'm not sure that term means what you think it does...
November 1, 2015 2:56 PM
Because that's not accurate.
Oh, c'mon! Yes, I made back what I was down in the last several months, but I'll bet October wasn't any kind of record month for stocks for most investors.
"Investors attribute the broader stock-market gains to global central banks, which have either talked up the prospect of further stimulus to boost sagging inflation and growth, or delayed interest rate rises that would tighten monetary policy."When the private market is being strangled by Marxist federal government interference, it stands to reason that the only "positives" will come from largesse of the Marxist federal government.
There are no "gains" in the stock market casinos. There have been Central Planner/Central Bank felonies, successfully drawing marks to the tables and games.
November 1, 2015 11:09 AM
Don't laugh. Mr. Keka's launch capabilities probably rival NASA's at this point.
November 1, 2015 11:07 AM
Gotta love that headline!
November 1, 2015 11:01 AM
He wants the U.S. To subsidize his hobby.[slaps forehead]
November 1, 2015 11:00 AM
The African version of "October Sky!"
Third World humor.
This is great. With limited resources, this resilient man has done what most of others only dream about.
Cheers to Keka and Congo! Keka, be aware of there are a load of miserable gits in rich and developed countries. Be prepared against claims of those gits about persecution of animal. They have plenty of time!
“I will do my utmost to bring that rat back alive,” he says. “But if not, there’s a lot of rats in Kinshasa.”Mr. Keka, if you run out of rats, relocate inside the Beltway. You will be set for life.
Whoa - Hillary is going to space now? . She's already flown so many miles...!
I loved the story. It's a nice little respite from the economic stuff.
This guy is awesome.
Best of luck, Mr. Keka! Looks like you're having fun, too. That's great. No harm in asking for money, but my stocks haven't been doing so well lately...
November 1, 2015 10:59 AM
Where is PETA?
Mr. Keka deserves help from an American foundation
For the sake of accurate journalism, please state up front or in the title that this is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), versus the Republic of Congo. Some readers may not know that Kinshasa is the capital of the DRC. Yes, there are lots of rats in Kinshasa, and they are all politicians. You can start by launching Joseph Kabila into space.
What a fun story. But I bet Disney makes a movie out of this guy before he gets a rat in space.
Estes model rockets and their solid fuel motors have been sold to American kids since 1960.
It certainly would bring new meaning to Out of Africa. Maybe Ovaltine can do a promo; for every label they donate a buck.
November 1, 2015 10:58 AM
He is sending Obummer in to space?Where can we send him funds?We could only hope
Correct, typical weekend reportage.
November 1, 2015 10:57 AM
Space: The final frontier, where no rat has gone before. Hey, it's not rocket science!
A story about homemade rockets and not a single photo of one of them - just a crappy illustration.
November 1, 2015 10:56 AM
Didn't I read this story in the National Lampoon about twenty years ago?
November 1, 2015 10:55 AM
Hey you know what, he's pursuing his somewhat bizarre rat rocketry passion, having fun, not hurting anybody. More power to him. Given the history of the Congo, this is a pretty benign activity.I'd rather have this guy launching rats than the Iranians launching nukes. What they didn't mention is his missile defense system the Yam Dome.
Keep on believing in your dream, Mr. Keka. That's what it takes.