The GAP QUAL 100 simulation that I’m running on the current season shows some surprises. The bonus system that I’ve devised definitely opens up competition. No lead is safe. It is entirely possible for consecutive bad races to … Continue reading →
U.S. financial markets are exhibiting the classic behavior patterns of an addict. Just a hint that the Fed may start slowing down the flow of the "juice" was all that it took to cause the financial markets to throw an epic temper tantrum on Wednesday. In fact, one CNN article stated that the markets "freaked [...]
It seems liquidity (or counterparty mistrust) is beginning to reach extreme levels in China as the nation's banking system is now quoting overnight repo transactions at 25%. The explosion in funding costs echoes the collapse in trust (and surge in TED spread) among US banks in the run-up to the Lehman bankruptcy. MSCI Asia-Pac stocks are down over 3% wi […]
I meant to post this two weeks ago, but life is too damn hectic. A few weeks back, I did a three-day promotion in connection with Bookbub.com. For the benefit of the book marketing wonks out there, here is my report. Diary of a Small Fish had received a lot of very good reviews in […]
“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke is on the way out the door, but the consequences of the bond bubble that he has helped to create will stay with us for a very, very long time. During Bernanke’s tenure, interest rates on U.S. Treasuries have fallen to record lows. This has enabled the U.S. government to […]
The “Gang of Eight” immigration reform bill (S. 744) currently being debated by the Senate would squash the jobs prospects and wages of the American working class, crush our already-struggling middle class, increase inequality, and trap many of the immigrants themselves in a welfare state roach motel. Other than that, it is a great idea. […]
Hopefully within the next day or two we will be able to get Modeled Behavior.com to redirect to our Forbes Blog. Yet, it looks as if there is no way to get our RSS feed to continue to work. Here is a link to our new RSS feed a Forbes. http://blogs.forbes.com/modeledbehavior/feed/ We also will not […]
Item title Reviewed by David Wendt on Jan 6. Delicious, tasty pizza in Eastlake! L’Amourita serves up traditional wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizza, brought to your table promptly and without fuss. An ideal neighborhood pizza joint. Rating: 4
nanopatentsandinnovations.blogspot.com A devastating sinkhole occurred in Florida on February 28, 2013, raising questions and concerns about this incredible phenomenon. Around 20% of the U.S. lies in areas susceptible to sinkhole events, highlighting the need for research and to be informed about this hazard. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embe […]
We were approached via phone yesterday by a reporter (who happened to find us with a Google search!) who was doing her research on the heat we were having on Wednesday & how it affects the homeless! While we gave … Continue reading →
June 20, 2013 – Drought Kills 102 in Bolivia: Bolivia has declared a state of emergency following a nationwide drought. Pictured above, the Pampa in Bolivia. The Pampas (meaning “plain”) are fertile South American lowlands, covering more than 750,000 km2 … Continue reading →
As Firesign Theatre pointed out, you can’t get to the Old Same Place, from here. So it is for the global paper markets. The sales pitch on the Grand Ponzi Scheme doesn’t work, anymore. The central banks have taken a page from the French Revolution and started a regularly scheduled riot. Italy’s downfall will be the Eurozone’s gain. They’re not finished with Greece, either. The objective of Commerce is always conquest. The civil disturbances tell us that agents have been sent forth to devour all of the people’s substance.
I hope everyone has noticed the increasingly addictive behavior of the past few weeks. The Occupy Wall Street activity is a case in point. One demand was for a $20/hour wage, whether people work, or not. Before considering that this would just subsidize inflation, I have just one question: Do they want fries with that?
Before rushing to judgment and being too harsh on the useful idiots, we must remember that state and local governments have been making the same demands, for decades. No one notices because they’re a little higher up in the corporate structure than the peons living in the streets. A panhandler on the sidewalk is looked down upon, and the worst is assumed. Yet, government can do the same and it’s called “managing”. Any excuse will do. We hear, “It’s for the greater good.” They say. “It’s for the children.” Legislation is accompanied with good words and fair speeches about “securing the future for our posterity.” No one has ever given a satisfactory explanation for how stealing from generations yet unborn and saddling them with debt that can’t possibly be repaid, is going to secure the future. People are addicted to the borrowed debt from the Federal Reserve as strongly as the alcoholic is to his bottle, or the junkie to his needle.
This is what is coming. While everyone is waiting for the “recovery” that was never coming, the tensions will rise and boil over. The public will clamor for government to do a better job of begging for them. The result will be that government redoubles it’s efforts to rob their neighbors, for their gain. We are already seeing this in the government efforts to sweep the foreclosure fraud scandal under the rug. Isn’t that convenient? Government can give the banks another bailout, without being troubled by debate, in Congress. If the members of Congress feel useless. they should. When the Preservation of Government meeting was held, they didn’t even know that it was scheduled, until after it was over. They weren’t invited. Two Mafia hoods walk into your business, offering to sell you “protection”. You decline and tell them that you’re going to report them. They respond with, “Call your Congressman”. They then proceed to beat the Hell out of you and trash your establishment. That’s how Corporatism works. It worked just like that for Hitler.
HB 87 IS NOW THE LAW – What Does it Mean to You? Cross-posted from the Law Offices of Evan M. Rosen On Friday, June 7, 2013, Governor Rick Scott signed Florida House Bill 87 into law which takes effect immediately. This law affects all outstanding mortgages and pending and future foreclosure lawsuits in Florida courts on … Read more Related posts: Trial Thi […]