Friday, Feb. 10th, 2012 – I wonder if people see the progression of events to their logical conclusion. The analogy in the financial world would be solving the Titanic’s problem by hitting the iceberg, harder. The central banks have only one chance to try it, and they are taking it. We’ll see how that comes out. For me, there are no options in that scenario. There is only one way it can come out. I know that people disagree with that statement and adhere to their optimism. That’s nice. I’ll save a place for them in line, at the soup kitchen. Starvation shouldn’t be a penalty for misjudging decisions. That’s the general public view. Perhaps public opinion errs on that point. Famine is a common condition in the world. Life doesn’t work, the way people expect it to. It’s a simple choice. Some things work. Some things don’t. The choices produce the circumstances. I can agree with the position, to each their own. It’s not my job to run the rest of the world. The other side of that coin is that everyone is without excuse.
It is amazing, how much ground can literally be covered. The capabilities of technology compress time requirements. Things are possible that were Science Fiction, a generation ago.
I’ve known about StartPage for a long time. In any case, regardless of browser choice, I still delete about 400 adware cookies, per day. That is the nature of cyberspace. Commerce is a war zone.
The model of community farming that existed before the urbanization of of the post – Great Depression era, still works. The people who lived and grew up on farms in those years remember that they were fortunate to be in that independent circumstance.
REITs have been in the background of the news for at least a decade. Eventually, they incurred the stigma of the shady underworld of real estate reputation. Speculation and cheap currency eventually burst the real estate bubble. Inevitably, the commercial real estate market had to implode. Currency and market collapses happen in steps, transferring wealth from the population, to the banks. The investment side of the system is designed to fail. It always reminds me of horse players describing their activity as “investing”.
I see this conflict as being no different than the turmoil of the 1960s. All of the parties involved represent factions, struggling to gain position and influence within the corporate structure. There are only two groups of people in the world. There are the few that just want to get out of Babylon. There are the many, who want to conquer Babylon, and rule over it. I’ve seen too much of Alex Jones, behind the scenes, to pay much attention to anything that anyone says.
If the new currency is an excuse for devaluing the new currency, that could be disastrous for people with currency in bank accounts. There has to be a reason that people want their holdings to be more mobile than that. Are they afraid that they might not have access to their funds, until after an exchange rate for the new currency is announced? Are they keeping their assets ready to move, perhaps to exchange outside the Eurozone? That would certainly be in keeping with preparing for the worst. Planning ahead is just self preservation. It comes down to what I wrote about things that work.
The corporate consolidation of the world continues. The central banks are picking off the stragglers, one by one.
MF Global torpedoed the paper metals markets. ETFs are a hard sell, and should be. The word of the brokers is only as good as the regulations. Since the brokerages can comingle investor funds and wipe their investors out, investors don’t know what they’re getting in, that brothel. Whatever they thought they were getting, rolling over face to face with a pig has to be a very negative experience. The margins could be halved again from where they are now. There still isn’t any trust in the commodities markets.
The Socialist bent of the phrase is most offensive. There are those that will murder people and say they are doing God a service. By it’s nature and source, the military is an agency of Corporatism, the embodiment of humanistic tyranny.
It will be interesting to see if there are organisms more complex than microbes. It would also be interesting to see if there are dissolved gases in the lake water, from subterranean sources.
This was a topic of discussion in my group of friends, last week. The nickel is the only U. S. coin being issued with a higher melt value, than face value.
That relationship is certainly not a political statement. Government presents itself as a god, and demands worship. That is a political statement, enforced by commercial action, if “necessary”.
I’ve found that nothing works for writing like independence. Once I understood the legal definition of the term, “employee”, I knew that I didn’t want to be one.
Politicians just naturally tell the story most likely to keep them in office. The pander to the poor with promises of more benefits. They get into office and sell out to the corporate structure. Their mouths say one thing and their commercial actions say the exact opposite. In that respect, they are exactly like their constituencies. People vote for the one that they believe will steal for them.
Debt is an economic spider’s web. The disturbance of the struggle to escape brings the predator rushing in. The debtor becomes cocooned in strands of compound interest. They ende up as a packaged meal, unrecognizable as a human being.
People have forgotten the importance of independence in producing wealth.The advocates of Socialism always point an accusing finger at the Robber Barons of late 19th and early 20th century Capitalism as the cause of evil in the world. The Robber Barons never went away. They enlisted the services of government, and became Socialist Robber Barons.
Recognizing Corporatism is the first step in avoiding participation in it. the traps are insidious, invasive and coercive. The bait is something that not one in a thousand recognizes. It is the currency. This is the tool used to involve everyone in the commission of the same crime.
Robert Reich did say that people who work with their hands and produce things, have no future. It look like that future, is now. It’s amazing that any Secretary of Labor could have so little respect for honest labor.
A corporation is a creation of man. By legal definition it is, and always has been, a dead thing. Corporations just produce more of their own kind, dead things.
Fiat currency has something in common. with a hammer. For a time, you can build real things with it. The longer you use it, the greater the possibility of hurting yourself with it, becomes. The biggest difference is that fiat currency becomes less effective with age. It’s not real.
Anything that works better than the status quo always runs into opposition. No good deed goes unpunished. Corporatism protects revenue streams by whatever means necessary. It is built on the back of indentured servitude. Walking out from under it leaves Corporatism without roots or foundation.
Of course, the god that failed is fiat currency. It always fails. The world is being dragged, kicking and screaming, to the necessary treatment. This time, it’s worse than a trip to the dentist’s office.
I found this for Eliyahna.