Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Inconvenient Truth: Rome is Burning

When the lies are far more important than the truth, then the vector is straight down
The sitting President of the United States is never allowed to speak the truth. It's off limits. His mission is to maintain the illusion of empire at all costs. Is there any surprise then that the past forty years has seen various combinations of 'B' actors, draft dodgers, coke addicts, empty shirts and philanderers as President? George Bush Senior was the most qualified president in 35 years and he was unceremoniously dumped after one term for trying to balance the budget (and trade deficit). The Neocons hated him - he labeled their beloved Supply Side Ponzinomics, "Voodoo Economics". And the real problem was never his son George W. Bush, after all, every village has its idiot, it was the 50 million people who elected him twice, even after it was well documented that the reasons for invading Iraq were totally fabricated...

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Dumbfuckistan News: Islamic State Sneaking Across as Mexicans

If someone is trying to clean your house or mow your lawn make sure they speak Spanish and are not carrying an RPG...

Addicted to Gambling with Cheap Money

Why the masses can never acknowledge a bubble before it collapses (i.e. because they are the fucking bubble)...

(Desperate) Saudi potentate warns of terrorist threat from Islamic State

"And then, the wealthiest regional governor requested assistance defending the empire's energy sources, from barbarians"

- King Abdullah

“It is unconscionable to let the country become an American colony with American soldiers for no reason other than protecting your throne and protecting oil sources for their own use. These infidel Crusaders must not be allowed to remain in the Holy Land. You have brought to our people the two worst calamities, blasphemy and poverty.”
[Osama Bin Laden, open letter to King Fahd, 1995]

If I'm not mistaken, a lot of these jihadis came from Europe in the first place. Therefore I am certain that before they attack Europe or the U.S., they will reach Saudi Arabia and make good on Bin Laden's original goal.

Friday, August 29, 2014

No Country for Old Men

The common theme across all of today's global issues, is that the inconvenient truth is only accessible to those who actually want to find it. Sadly, the comfort-seeking majority are running flat out in the exact opposite direction of reality.

Once an enemy loses fear (and respect), a war is already over, before it's begun...

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Deflationary Collapse is Unavoidable

Non-stop bullshit and diversions aside, events of the past several years have greatly simplified the monetary event sequence...

The Invincibility Complex: An Archaeological Experiment

A self-propagating over-confidence bubble
Born of entitlement, delusion, laziness, greed and stupidity. Spiked with mega doses of Fed dopium and laced with whatever other hallucinogenic drugs can be bought over the internet.

The Soylent Idiocracy: "Do Not Disturb"
Any and all risk can and must be ignored to maintain mental stability and conserve ammunition. Plausible deniability is the opiate of the deeply stoned masses. 

"Life, liberty, and the freedom to choose your own euthanasia" 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

The Last Temptation of Wall Street

Bernie Madoff was a piker, dinking around with mere billions. The real Bernie Madoffs are still running around on Wall Street, inflating the Globalized Ponzi Scheme with trillions, putting us all at systemic risk

The Standard Lies and Morally Void ASSumptions

U.S. GDP will "grow" 1.5% this year by borrowing 3% of GDP. The Federal budget has to grow by 12% to offset the current deficit.

You can't make this shit up...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Skynet Pump and Dump: Primed for Implosion

"For those who fear 'the big one', for those who understand market liquidity, for those who got a glimpse of what happens when large crowds meet small doors in the high-yield credit market, today's "broken" market was a cold hard lesson"
BTFATH over and over again on miniscule volume, money printing, record margin debt, and HFT momentum-ignition, and then drop the entire contrivance from high altitude to see what happens:

Today's SPY (S&P ETF) hourly volume was lower than Christmas Eve, which was a half day of trading:
Dec. 24th, 2013: 45,368,800 [3.5 hours]
Aug. 26th, 2014: 47,257,300 [6.5 hours]
On an hourly basis, it was the lowest volume since April 2007

Generation Liquidation: The Rush Limbaugh Generation

The Baby Boomers are the most hedonistic and nihilistic generation in modern history. No generation had more and inherited more than they did, and then left things far worse off for future generations. History will not be kind to the Hippy/Born Again/Yuppy/Neocon freaks...

Monday, August 25, 2014

The Boy Who Cried Meltdown

"The problem with bubbles is that they force you to look like an idiot before the peak or a bankrupt idiot after the peak". A serious dilemma all around.

The S&P 500 Hit 2000 today and closed at 1998. 666 x 3 = 1998. Among other things, 666 was the low from 2009, where Etraders swore "We won't get fooled again !". 

Yes they did...

Reality Check: Europe

The Euro is tanking, now at a one year low...

Graveyard of Empires

The Middle East has descended into a clusterfuck that defies all description. So here are some of the most ludicrous facts gleaned recently regarding the current "situation"...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Extend and Pretend: An Elevator Ride into the Abyss

The Idiocracy sold its soul (and everything else) for a few more years of debt-fueled mass consumption, but then conveniently forgot their end of the bargain. 
Angel Heart is the story of a "detective" hired by "Louis Cypher" to help track down a serial murderer. In reality, the detective himself is the murderer, but he had conveniently assumed an alias and given himself amnesia so he could escape his end of the "bargain" he had made with Lucifer. In the end of course, despite the various futile attempts to hide, Harry Angel is confronted by the truth and promptly takes an elevator ride into the abyss.

Generation Liquidation: "You didn't build this"
Between 2000 and 2012, 17 factories closed every day in the U.S.
Today's masses have conveniently developed amnesia as to what they've sold in order to put the reality check of 2008 behind them i.e. everything. The Idiocracy sold its soul and its childrens' future to enjoy a few more years of Third World exploitation and shopping sprees, instead of confronting reality as to the total unsustainability and scalability of the Globalized ponzi scheme. They also knew that this asinine gambit would open the floodgates for Third World poverty to flow straight back to the developed world via a cascading wave of bankrutpcies and empty factories. Therefore, the end result of Extend and Pretend will be a prompt elevator ride back down to reality, this time with far fewer assets and less solvency than they had in 2008. 

How to Become Third World (as quickly as possible)
If the goal of this entire disaster was to outsource the jobs and factories inevitably leading to wages collapsed down to Third World levels, all for Wall Street's sacred profits, then it would have made more sense just to collapse the wages and keep the jobs and factories. As usual, the Idiocracy chose the most dumbfucked of all "options". In Econo-dunce terms, it was pareto inefficient from a U.S. standpoint, albeit highly efficient from a Chinese standpoint.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Third World Deflation is Tanking the Pseudo-Economy

Jobless "consumers" can't maintain a developed world standard of living while competing against Third World wages. The overriding theme of the past three decades.

Therefore once again, Fed Dopium dealers are cutting liquidity to their asset bubble, while the economy is still outsourced to China

Thursday, August 21, 2014

The Peter Pan Society: Never Grows Up

"Nobody told me..."

"That Wall Street can't be trusted"
"Nothing changed since 2008"
"The stock market is a rigged casino"
"HFT flash crashes every single day"
"My broker gets kickbacks for HFT frontrunning my account"
"Printing money to buy stocks is a bad idea"
"We can't borrow our way out of a debt crisis"
"We shouldn't have outsourced the economy to China"
"Game show hosts are not real leaders"
"Faux News is not real news and the truth is not 'liberal'"
"The same people who caused the last crisis should not still be in charge"
"Debt is 'bad'"
"I shouldn't trust my investment advisor - the one who lost my money the last time"
"I shouldn't have my head installed in my own ass"

"Nobody told me!"

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The High Cost of Mega Lies and Psychopaths: $Everything

Prozac use up 400% in 10 years: Papering over the cracks in the facade. 

Monday, August 18, 2014

Skynet is Running the Hotel Californication

Group check-out is not permitted

[Aug. 18th, 2014]
Dozens Of Flash-Crashes - as BATShit Breaks again.

Broken Markets [March 23, 2012]: 
What has the SEC done in the meantime? Nothing.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Surrounded by Psychopaths. The Inner Party is in Full Control

This era is a test of sanity, honesty and morality. Best not to fail.  

The Last to Know: Ponzi Schemes Collapse from the Bottom Up
Why are we being lied to so incessantly? What type of dystopian insane asylum are we trapped in anyway? First they enslaved the working class, who have no voice. Then they outsourced the middle class, who no longer exist. Then they shrink-wrapped the yuppy class (aka. "The Outer Party", in Orwellian-speak) who never speak out of turn, anyway. Who is left? Oh right, the billionaires, aka. The Inner Party. They control the media, they control the message (more on that below).

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Lehman Indicators all correctly predicted the recent (so far) market top...

Soylent Idiocracy: Thinning the Herd

Denialism as self-appointed extinction: False optimism is a lethal bias
Admiral James Stockdale (POW), Hanoi Hilton Survival Guide: 
"Who didn't survive?" 
"That's easy, the optimists: You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end - which you can never afford to lose – with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality, whatever they might be.”

Not everyone survives what comes next. Not everyone should. 

We always knew where this was all heading:
"The 20th century's industrialization has left the world overcrowded, polluted and stagnant by the turn of the 21st century. A dystopian future suffering from pollution, overpopulation, depleted resources, poverty, dying oceans, and all year humidity due to the greenhouse effect. Much of the population survives on processed food rations, including 'soylent green'."
1973: Soylent Green 

In a race with a grizzly, the race isn't between you and the bear, it's between you and everyone else. It's good to have a head start.

A Clash of Civilizations

While the world has been acutely focused on the "colonizing" Israel, Muslims have increased their land holdings by over 9 million square miles since 1920.
(Huntingon, Samuel, "The Clash of Civilizations and Remaking of World Order", page 84).

A fact that you will never hear as an offset to the mere 8 thousand square miles claimed by Jews in Israel. Much of the Islamic expansion occurred in Sub-Saharan Africa e.g. Mali, Niger, Sudan via forced conversion i.e. by sword and by "implantation" aka. rape.

"Viewed through the eyes of men (Al Qaeda) who were spiritually centered in the seventh century, Christianity was not just a rival, it was the archenemy. To them, the Crusades were a continual historical process that would never be resolved until the final victory of Islam. They bitterly perceived the contradiction embodied by Islam’s long, steady retreat from the gates of Vienna, where on September 11— that now resonant date— in 1683, the king of Poland began the battle that turned back the farthest advance of Muslim armies."
Wright, Lawrence (2006-08-08). The Looming Tower (Vintage) (p. 171)

No Protests for the 700 just executed in Syria by Islamic State
Just thought I would put some facts on the table as to who the real colonizers are in the grand scheme of things. Anyone who is willing to die trying to convert me to anything, will be duly rewarded.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Fuck Kyoto: Peak Oil Just Drove a Stake Through Globalization

Globalization IS Peak Oil and Global Warming Desecration
[Aug. 16, 2014] "Billions in oil investments at risk from low prices"
"The majors have a potential capital spend of $548 billion (328 billion pounds) over the period 2014-2025 on projects that require a market price of $95/barrel," CTI said, adding that $357 billion of this is earmarked for as yet undeveloped, high-cost ventures. (Cancellation or deferral) is becoming increasingly necessary as near term cash flows are not sufficient to maintain both dividends and capital expenditure plans."
Low Prices = $95 per barrel?  DONE. The remaining oil may as well be on Mars...

The Idiocracy's "Secret" to effortless wealth

Printing money to buy stocks. Is ending. 
Etraders are now officially holding the bag, betting ALL IN on the impossible. 
Having artificially levitated stocks for several years straight, as a proxy for a real economy, the Fed has now officially transferred title in the over-leveraged, over-valued stock market, to Etraders. Which is very considerate, because Etraders only like stocks at the top, they hate them at the bottom. Now they just need the economy to float back from China to justify their "investment"...

The Buzz is Wearing Off: "More Heroin, Please"

Supply Side Ponzinomics
35 Years of failed policy, lies, delusion, and bullshit

Thursday, August 14, 2014

The Running Man: Anarchy as Spectacle

Episode 3: Dead or Alive

The Psychopathy of "More": The Truth is Wholly Unaffordable

Ponzi Capitalism Is the Ebola of Economic Models i.e. Self-destructing
It consumes everything in its path: the environment, jobs, people, local businesses, sustainable "demand", until it ultimately consumes itself. It's the Ebola of economic models, it only ends when it burns itself out. The securitization of financial assets requires ever-greater profits in order to sustain prices. The model doesn't go in reverse. "Less" is not a financially stable option:

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Truth Has Been Annihilated

"The first casualty of war is the truth"

Since the day the post 9/11 "War on terror" began, the truth has been missing in action...

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Peak Dumbfucks

"Has monetary policy aided and abetted risk-taking? I hope so. That's why we did it" 
Bank of England chief economist Andy Haldane. [July 13, 2014]

"We are beginning to discover that the reason the world recovery is so slow is that monetary policy isn't the answer now, and other policies need to be put in place to rebalance the world economy,"
- Mervyn King, Former Governor, Bank of England [Aug. 11, 2014] 

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

The USA Today
"The war is not meant to be won, it is meant to be continuous. Hierarchical society is only possible on the basis of poverty and ignorance. ... The war is waged by the ruling group against its own subjects and its object is not the victory, but to keep the very structure of society intact."
[George Orwell, "1984"]

The Human Race is the Only Obstacle Between Us and a Better World

Life without Third World exploitation is too horrible to even contemplate
For five years straight, Central Bank liquidity has papered over ever-growing borrower insolvency. Now liquidity is receding. No one wants to even contemplate how this is all going to end. So no one does.


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Globalization as Cultural and Economic Colonialism Cont...

“It is unconscionable to let the country become an American colony with American soldiers for no reason other than protecting your throne and protecting oil sources for their own use. These infidel Crusaders must not be allowed to remain in the Holy Land. You have brought to our people the two worst calamities, blasphemy and poverty.” 
[Osama Bin Laden, open letter to King Fahd, 1995]

Many Saudis shared his hostility to the continuing American presence in the Kingdom, especially after Dick Cheney’s well-known pledge that they would leave. Ostensibly, the troops remained in order to enforce the UN-mandated no-fly zone over Iraq. By 1992, however, and certainly by 1993, there were enough new basing agreements in the region that the Americans could have withdrawn without jeopardizing their mission. But the Saudi bases were convenient and well appointed, and there didn’t seem to be a sufficiently pressing need to leave.
[Wright, Lawrence (2006-08-08). The Looming Tower (p. 210)]

Monday, August 4, 2014

Globalization is Economic and Cultural Colonialism

Empire exists to protect the natives from foolishly rejecting Ponzi Capitalism
"This is the consideration that must be decisive in judging questions of colonial policy. European officials, troops, and police must remain in these areas, as far as their presence is necessary in order to maintain the legal and political conditions required to insure the participation of the colonial territories in international trade." - Ludwig Von Mises

If the following alternating terminology of "liberal" and "conservative" is confusing, it's because it's meant to be. This entire topic comes down to the use of military force to ensure unfettered access to local markets by large corporations. Everything else around this topic is 100% specious pseudo-academic bullshit...

Friday, August 1, 2014

Sadly, This isn't a Fucking Mystery Novel

Proving that the impossible is not possible, is a fool's errand. 
We're lied to by psychopaths incessantly now. All guardians of the status quo...

CollapseWatch: Tracking the Collapse of Globalization in Real-time

Seven months of Dow gains wiped out in one week. Dow Prozac back at December levels. No panic yet; therefore no capitulation, which means...