Showing posts from November 27, 2011

Keeping Sane

You are what you read. I believe that. In 2008, just after our government stole a couple trillion from taxpayers and gave it to banks, (and cronies calling it stimulus) I decided to start paying attention to what these government bastards were up to. If the government could steal that kind of money in broad daylight without a single charge being filed- it was time to pay attention. In fact- what the government did was illegal. They transferred public money to private coffers. Had I done that as a police chief, used budgeted money to pay off friends in various businesses, I would have been guilty of embezzlement. Had any politician done that on some scale smaller than the USG- they  would have faced prosecution as well. I'd like to say one other thing. Government has no right and is not entitled to break the law for no other reason than there is no authority higher- to charge them with the offense. Interestingly enough- we have the old common law citizen arrest powers. Citizen

Six Million People Subjected To "Wite Out" and Now Missing

People are beginning to wake up. They have begun to realize that we are governed by a bunch of fraudulent politicians in charge of fraudulent employees. These are the employees of the Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS. The single greatest saying regarding math is that "figures never lie, liars figure." The problem with math is that it is black and white. It is undeniable truth. Therefore, when math doesn't go your way, you simply rearrange the input to get the proper out put. The spin. Behold the truth. Do not rely on government for anything remotely resembling the truth. The current regime may be the worst ever. Behold the missing 6.2 million American workers. Thanks to Doug Ross and the people who dig the truth out.

The Great Narcissist Offers More Self Appraisal

I have linked the Chicago Boyz piece here. Unbelievable.

Is There Any Integrity Left in Government Produced Statistics? With Additional and Generalized Ranting...

When I saw the giant unemployment drop this morning to 8.6%, my initial thought was the usual and seasonal hiring that occurs in November. After looking at some charts posted on ZeroHedge, I realized Bureau of Labor Statistics or BLS numbers are simply worthless. The elections are coming. If you want to read some really funny shit- read Dave in Denver. I love this guy and I've made him a must read every day. You can't count people who are leaving the workforce. I am one of them. I collect my retirement benefits and thumb my nose at the worthless 9 dollar an hour jobs with bad hours and no benefits. Why? Because I can. For that, I am truly grateful. Let me tell you a little story. I inquired about a a thrift store "asst. manager" job about a year ago. I asked the manager to

Going Silver

I can't begin to tell you how manipulated the silver market is. Margin requirements are so high that all of the small players have been taken out of the futures game. Here are the things that I think make silver a strong buy. Position limits go into effect early in the new year. That means that banks cannot short unlimited quantities of silver and drive the price down. Margin requirements are ridiculously high. I can't see them being increased again in the foreseeable future. China and India are big time silver and gold buyers. Eric Sprott's fund is looking for 1.5 billion ounces of physical silver. I see industrial uses as pretty much static. However, I think some silver miners' might take a hint (Eric Sprott) and start storing mined product rather than exchanging it for paper. That should take more supply out of the mainstream. I don't like the historical valuation comparisons that say gold and silver trade at a 15-1 ratio. There are a lot of people that

Trevor Eckhart Finds Illegal Eavesdropping Software On Smart Phones...This Means All Your Information Belongs To Me *Sinister Laugh

I stumbled onto this story yesterday. I forgot about it in the midst of my heated exchange with Billy Moonbat. What is Carrier IQ? It is software that is hidden and concealed on your phone. It not only turns your smartphone into a tracking device, but it records the keystrokes you make. This is really disturbing stuff. It violates the law. But what is really odd is that this software was installed by big companies with shit hot lawyers who are supposed to know about laws like illegal wiretapping. Good story here.

Billy Moonbat and Me

Billy Moonbat is a friend of mine. We became friends long before I knew what his politics were. Had I known his politics early on, I doubt we would be friends. Billy is a central planning statist. He wants everything regulated. He hates freedom. He still bitches about Bush. Lately, he has been mute on Obama. That is a good sign. Aside from Billy's many intellectual flaws, he tends to be an irritating little bastard as well. That he remains alive today is a testament to my spiritual superiority. Prior to 2007, not only would I have killed Billy by now- but I would have disposed of his body in some untraceable fashion and then patented the process. I still answer the phone when Billy calls. We have history together. He generally only calls when there is some unexplainable good news that runs contrary to my philosophy or this blog. With the DOW up nearly 500 points on Wednesday, I was not surprised to see Moonbat pop up on my caller ID. Like some demented automaton, I answered.

Bank of America Property Just Listed At 349,000

squatting: it’s not just for shitting in public anymore November 29, 2011 –

More Pepper Spraying Cop

“Here at the University Of Austria we like to have beautiful musical times whilst sitting in the park! Sing along, everybody, and let us rejoice in the wonder of some traditional folk songsAUAUAUHAGAHAGAHAGAHHGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH” Posted 1 week ago 222 notes “Where the fuck did this Christmas tree ornament come from

That Image of the Cop Hosing Every One With OC Spray, Just Won't Go Away

I think William Banzai at ZeroHedge started this. Wish I could find those pics.

Chris Christie Calls Obama "A Bystander in the Oval Office"

What the hell are we paying you for? Good question. Nobody knows.

The Jon Corzine Affair: When This Administration is Through, President Obama Is Going To Make Richard Nixon Look Like a Piker

Don't you find it interesting that President Obama spent more time publicly on the "beer summit" with a cop and a black guy...than he has with his campaign bundler, Jon Corzine? Jon Corzine is a former CEO of Goldman Sachs and NJ Governor. He was also CEO of MF Global which declared bankruptcy a month ago. Bankruptcy in and of itself is not particularly novel nowadays although it seems fairly rare for brokerage houses. What makes this bankruptcy outrageous is that the company, MF Global, didn't just declare bankruptcy on it's own accounts-it is missing in excess of one billion dollars of it's customers' cash. And they can't find it. This latest news tidbit is certainly not comprehensive but gives you an idea of just how baffled everyone is. Here is the latest find. Wher

The Bard of Murdock Bids Barney Adieu

A Delightful Intro Original verse by Hilaire Belloc Here, richly, with ridiculous display The Politician’s corpse was laid away. While all of his acquaintance sneered and slanged I wept: for I had longed to see him hanged.     The Bard's Version  

Barney Frank Retires, Good Riddance to Bad Rubbish

More good news today. One of the architects of the financial collapse of this country is calling it quits. Barney Frank who was looking at a district full of new, enlightened, and angry voters did what cowards do best. He retired. Barney Frank embodied every thing that I detest in politicians. He was a bought and paid for banking shill who sat on that committee. He took his bribes campaign contributions from bankers. He literally co-erced banking interests into forcibly relaxing lending standards so that people who should not have been able to buy homes did. Owning a home is not an entitlement. When Fannie and Freddie flamed out, once again there was Frank blaming everyone but himself. Barney Frank couldn't take responsibility for his actions or tell the truth if he had to. He is the epitome of a slimy politician. Morally and ethically bankrupt. I could c

A Profile In Courage and Integrity, Judge Rakoff Apparently Believes In the Rule of Law

On the heels of "The God of the Machine" blog which points out the ignored and decaying rule of law in this country, comes this refreshing story today. There are still rays of hope. United States Federal Judge Jed Rakoff has set aside another one of those cozy arrangements that the SEC loves to engage in. This time, Citibank completely misrepresented an asset class which caused investors to lose 700 million dollars. Not only did Citibank essentially lie, but they SHORTED those same investments and made 160 million. Innocent investors lose 700 million. Citi makes 160 million. So guess what number the Securities and Exchange Commission landed on? You guessed it. A whopping 285 million was the "settlement." How nice. And the SEC didn't even bother mentioning if they were going to try and restore all those losses to the people who were suckered by Citi. So let me summarize this. Citi lied to investors. I call that fraud. The SEC then cuts Citi a sweetheart fine

The God of the Machine

Today I stumbled onto the answer to a question that I have asked my entire life. I am not sure that I have ever understood the full scope of what I am about to say. But what I read today- makes sense. Here is the question. Of all of the countries on planet earth, what made the United States so successful? Why were we able to make tremendous advancements in productivity, in engineering, in the medical and pharmaceutical fields? How and why did we become the leaders in technology? Why do we have the most effective fighting force with the most advanced armament of all time? How did our culture crawl to the top of the heap? Was it luck? Are we smarter than everyone else? How was the United States able to advance so dramatically while other cultures were left far behind? I have always wondered about that until today. Today, I think stumbled on to that answer. Initially we got lucky. We isolated here on this continent as free men and we were insanely productive without anyone lording o

The Boise Bum Barometer

Activity in Boise among the bums is really picking up. I have seen bums in places I have never seen them before. Many are holding gas cans. Gas cans, in addition to the usual cardboard pleas, are the new props. Geezus. Just the other day, I saw a hot looking gal (I am not making this up) holding up a cardboard sign at Orchard and Overland. I have never seen a bum on this corner prior to that spotting. Nor have I ever seen such an attractive gal out pan handling. Bizarro world. If I see Ward and June Cleaver and the Beav out pan handling- I will not be surprised. In fact, I am seeing quite a few women popping up all over town. I have never seen that before. I saw three yesterday. There is now evidence of shift changes and platooning. On a couple of days, I have had to go back and forth between the Lowe's/WalMart complex on West Overland. This is a popular spot for bums. I now notice that the bums are changing faces but inhabiting the same popular spots. I have also noticed

This Has To Be Exhausting Work, Warding Off the Economic Apocalypse

All you can do is laugh. The world is getting a margin call. What I am going to try and do today, is explain why the world is broke and why it can't fix itself. I have this picture in my mind of a bunch of stodgy assholes sitting around tables somewhere and everywhere, desperately scheming. Trying to preserve the status quo banking operations that they have used to fleece people for generations. They have two problems. The bankers have to create the illusion of fiscal wellness. In simple words, they can't let you see them sweat. These guys will go to any lengths to do that and they have. They have even managed to prop up stock markets. A US market that by my estimation should be trading 4000-5000 points lower than it is. Other averages chopped in half. The bankers need the politicians to comply and help. So far, so good. The other problem that bankers and politicians have created is far worse. The world is bankrupt. The bankers have used fractional banking and money c