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Saturday, September 10, 2011


when debt was a dirty word -

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I believe we're
entering the "GREAT CONTRACTION" now. It's finally payup
time. And it may not be pretty. La Jolla is now lined with stores
or apartments and condos for sale. Little groups of vagrants (women
among them) hang out behind the supermarkets, hoping for a handout
(which are illegal). The markets are not allowed to dole out unsold
food to waiting vagrants (sanitation rules). At every freeway entrance
or exit men and women are seen, carrying signs such as "Veteran,
will work for food" or in the case of women "Single mother,
help me buy food for my baby".


Friday, September 9, 2011

European Economics

Don't count on governments in Europe to come up with a solution to the financial crisis either.

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The financial
crisis in Europe has become so severe that it has put the future
of the euro, and indeed the future of the EU itself, in doubt. If
the financial system in Europe collapses, it is going to plunge
the entire globe into chaos. The EU has a larger economy and a larger
population than the United States does. The EU also has more
Fortune 500 companies
that the United States does. If the financial
system in Europe breaks down, we are all doomed. An economic collapse
in Europe would unleash a financial tsunami that would sweep across
the globe. As I wrote about yesterday, the nightmarish sovereign
debt crisis in Europe could potentially bring about the
end of the euro
. The future of the monetary union in Europe
is being questioned all over the continent. Without massive bailouts,
there are at least 5 or 6 nations in Europe that will likely soon
default. The political will for continued bailouts is rapidly failing
in northern Europe, so something needs to be done quickly to avert
disaster. Unfortunately, as anyone that has ever lived in Europe
knows, things tend to move very, very slowly in Europe.


global warming - science or politics


Be the smartest person in the room by being the dumbest.

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So try this: be the least intelligent person at every meeting and gathering. You’re a spy, gathering all the intel you can. Unlike everyone else at the meeting, you are guaranteed to learn something (because everything people say is something you don’t know, almost by definition). Because of the compounding effect, at some point, you will be the smartest.



Doesn't the government have bigger fish to fry? (probably against fried foods too)

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At issue is
whether the FDA will use the relied-upon RDA (Recommended Daily
Allowance) that covers the nutrients needs of 98% of the population
or the EAR (Estimated Average Requirement) which only addresses
the nutrient level needed to meet the needs of 50% of the population.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


Do you really own property? I think not.

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1) I am no
longer guaranteed the right to private property.

may arrive upon my sovereign territory unannounced, without proper
paperwork and force me to demolish my own home before being shooed
off the premise. (Not to mention that citizens must pay thousands
of dollars in annual feudal fees known as “property taxes”.
In many other “third world” countries, the fee is so miniscule I
shall not even mention it).


Good Intentions

no good deed goes unpunished -

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However, we
are. So, it’s time to stop lying to ourselves and each other.
We, the people, have been complacent and apathetic too long. Blind
far, far too long. The crisis we find ourselves in today is our
own fault. The peoples’ fault. We forgot to be vigilant. We
prospered, we got comfortable, and we decided to leave governing
to the well-intentioned politicians and ‘experts’ who
knew best how to run the country and maintain our prosperity. At
least – that’s what they told us and apparently what they
thought. Look around…how well has that worked out for us? Daniel
Webster warned long ago, “Good intentions will always be pleaded
for every assumption of authority. It is hardly too strong to say
that the Constitution was made to guard the people against the dangers
of good intentions. There are men in all ages who mean to govern
well, but they mean to govern. They promise to be good masters,
but they mean to be masters.” And master they did, but they
were not “masters” of anything except a slow, insidious
destruction. Time to admit and correct the mistakes.


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Monday, September 5, 2011

may december marriages

exploring ideas for a new domain

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What they found was that the men maximized their "evolutionary fitness" - ability to pass on their genes to future generations - by marrying women who were 14.6 years younger, and vice versa.


greater depression

Is civil unrest on the horizon?

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Daily Bell:
Will there be accompanying civil unrest – rioting, looting
and assorted acts of criminal behavior?

Doug Casey:
Almost certainly. I think the riots we have seen recently in London,
the various flash mobs we have seen around the US, and even the
rioting that happened in Vancouver, are just an overture. When people
don't have jobs – and actual unemployment in the US is running
at over 20% if it is calculated the same way it was 30 years ago
– they become very unhappy, while they have lots of time on
their hands. Combine that with the fact a vastly higher number of
people live in cities than was the case in the '30s – trouble
always arises from cities. Combine that with skyrocketing inflation
and a generally collectivist/statist psychology on the part of all
segments of the population, and the result is inevitable. Living
in a big city, or even a suburb, impresses me as a mistake.