Showing posts from September 19, 2010

The Soft Sell- Any Action Better Than Inaction

WWIII Came and Went and Like the Great Recovery- Nobody Noticed

Dude, are you making this up? No way on God's green earth would we do business with enemies- would we? Well maybe- we'll let you build a reactor- if you'll let us set up some banking shops to exploit you. Another coincidence?? You cannot make this shit up.,7340,L-3702978,00.html

Why Obama Will Be an Epic Fail

It is not necessary to level angry hate speech. It is not necessary to get in nasty political wars back and forth. What follows is an explanation. A simple explanation why President Obama will become an epic fail. It has nothing to do with skin color, your reverend, or your golf game. It is much simpler than that. President Obama just doesn't possess the key ingredient, found here: Imagine having the greatest opportunity life gives anyone. Then imagine all those belief systems, those unworkable and ill conceived- sometimes true and false- belief systems that manifest themselves in some childhood fantasy. Of hope and change. Two words designed to capture votes, but of themselves are hollow. There can be no hope or change where courage does not exist. Imagine hope and change without courage in 1860. Imagine the probable outcome facing a man who given the greatest opportunity in life would squander it for lack of courage. Perhaps it would have been handed off or left for some

The National Ponzi Scheme

First a definition of a Ponzi scheme...from wikipedia...not the whole paragraph they provide. A Ponzi scheme is a fraudulent investment operation that pays returns to separate investors from their own money or money paid by subsequent investors, rather than from any actual profit earned. Ok. Clearly Social Security fits this definition. You pay in, the government rips off the trust, and now it must be funded by a reduced and subsequent demographic of younger "investors." It has never made any "profit." Somehow a job reduced structural environment with declining demographics must pay for the boomers. That cannot work and unlike a pure Ponzi- your contributions are never voluntary. Now let's look at the stock market. Does the stock market fit the definition of a Ponzi scheme? Yes. People buy stock hoping that it will appreciate and at some future point- subsequent investors will buy that appreciated stock. We agree to this Ponzi scheme- in fact- it is legal.

Creating the Illusion of Economic Health- Why it is Vital To Blow Smoke Up Your Ass

A comment snipped from ZeroHedge. by Cognitive Dissonance on Tue, 09/21/2010 - 06:40 #594472 The existing power structure will remain in place as long as they can shield the population from the consequences of it's actions. Combine this infallible truth with the sociopaths who make up the top tier of the current power structure and the answer is they will do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING they can to shield the population from the consequences of their actions. That most certainly includes stock market manipulation by any means necessary. ANYTHING and EVERYTHING ! Very often I see heated debates with people on various web sites where the consensus view is that people like the one above are nuts. Absolute testimony to the success of the lies told by politicians, leaders, and the FED. They are given great credibility yet chaps like this are dismissed. There is a real danger in attaching all of that credibility in your leadership. They have everything to lose. They are HUGELY motiv

Bullshit Today and on Monday, More Bullshit

I just had to clip this pollyanna bullshit from a CNN headline. Liberal Arts people have no business writing about anything found in the left hemisphere. Really. A housing rebound? Yes, it's possible. Monetary policy is also in the spotlight Tuesday, with the Federal Reserve releasing the minutes from its last meeting. The central bank is widely expected to keep its key interest rate target unchanged at historical lows between 0.0% and 0.25%. Investors will scrutinize the statement for "any signs that the Fed will raise rates, or take any other intervention actions," said Mark Luschini, chief investment strategist at Janney Montgomery Scott. With such a heavy schedule of reports on tap, stocks could see more action this week than they have in a slow September thus far. Last week, stocks ended higher on Monday and Wednesday but closed mixed to flat the rest of the week. The Dow gained 0.6% over the week, while the S&P added 0.3% and the Nasdaq leapt 1.3%. T

Doctor Zero...Is My Hero...Nails the Current Consequences of Obamacare

I have pasted a comment I made on Dr. Zero's blog. I meant every word. Doctor Zero. Unbelievable. I was going to blog this very subject. After having read this, I simply defer to you. I am in awe. Not only are you articulate and precise, but your citations are most effective. I think the greatest praise one writer can have for another is to link a piece so well written that it cannot be improved upon. With your permission, that is what I am going to do. Thank you. This dude is my favorite writer on the web. I mean that and I read a LOT. Find out why.