Will oil soon be traded in a currency that is thousands of years old? What would a “gold for oil” system mean for the petrodollar and the U.S. economy? Are Russia and China hoarding massive amounts of gold because they plan to kill the petrodollar? Since the 1970s, the U.S. dollar has been the currency that the international community has used to trade oil around the globe. This has [...]
IT has been confirmed that Adele will make her anticipated return to the stage when she performs ‘Skyfall’ at the 85th Academy Awards next month.
It will be the first time the singer, who recently gave birth to her first child, has performed the Bond theme live.
She said: “It’s an honour to be nominated and terrifyingly wonderful to be singing in front of people who have captured my imagination over and [...]
by James Altucher, Lew Rockwell:
This was going to end badly. I would play chess all day in my office with the door locked. My boss would knock on the door and I would put my headphones on and ignore him. People would complain that the software I wrote didn’t work. My boss would say, “where were you yesterday” and I would say, “it was a Jewish holiday” even though there was [...]
December 31, 2012
I’ve been listening to a stream of police dept. audio during the initial response to the Sandy Hook shooting.
This link has most of its action in the first four minutes:
At roughly 2:38, a police voice says: “Party in custody.”
Then at 3:49, “We have a suspect down.”
This next link, for me, was somewhat clearer:
Starting at roughly 3:13, there are relevant police comments:
A D V E R T [...]
From The Grumpy Economist:
Warren Buffett, New York Times, on November 25th 2012:
Suppose that an investor you admire and trust comes to you with an investment idea. “This is a good one,” he says enthusiastically. “I’m in it, and I think you should be, too.”
Would your reply possibly be this? “Well, it all depends on what my tax rate will be on the gain you’re saying we’re going to make. If the [...]
“The Medici of rock ‘n’ roll!”
Because I was taking a few notes in the dark at the Paris Theatre watching “Inventing David Geffen,” I don’t know exactly which of the many geniuses (or Genii) speaking onscreen about David Geffen, said this, but at the party afterward in the elegant La Grenouille restaurant, Mike Nichols rose and repeated it as one of his own favorite quotes of the night. That part [...]
The ECB: The Missing Assets/Liabilities
“To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.”
Yesterday I published the assets/liabilities of the European Central Bank as provided by them. I provided some analysis that I thought was relevant as I also asked all of you to look at the numbers yourself. To be quite open; I was stunned by the data they provided and [...]
ext month, a security firm will incorporate — no kidding — zombies into a disaster-crisis scenario at the company’s annual Counter-Terrorism Summit here.
The five-day event will provide hands-on training, realistic demonstrations, lectures and classes geared to more than 1,000 military personnel, law enforcement officials, medical experts, and state and federal government workers.
The far-fetched scenario of a government grappling a zombielike threat — think movies like “Night of the Living Dead” [...]
Massport could be on the hook for billions of dollars in damages as part of a lawsuit filed by the owners of the World Trade Center who accuse the agency of “abysmal” security at Logan Airport on Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaeda terrorists hijacked two jets and unleashed their war on America.
The suit — one of the last linked to the attacks 11 years ago today — could give the [...]
As the New York Times reports, “The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday fined Google $22.5 million to settle charges that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser to show advertisements, and violated an earlier privacy settlement with the agency.”
As one can imagine, the federal lawyer on this case was pleased to win this case. And it’s historic: “The fine is the largest civil penalty ever levied by the commission, which has [...]
Since January we have been pounding the table that 2012 is nothing but a carbon copy of 2011. Whether this is due to the limited imagination of the central planners, or a quota on the number of pages in the market’s script, we don’t know. What we do know is that since now everyone acknowledges that the two years have been fused into one, we suggest readers take a double [...]
The President has seldom been a risk taker; he has operated within the boundaries of the possible, avoiding postures that yield no results. But he and his campaign have cleverly recognised that Mr Romney’s slow-footedness and lack of imagination presents an opportunity for them to shine in contrast. They have reversed the usual dynamic of reelection campaigns, highlighting the challenger’s stodginess while making Mr Obama’s into a nimble incumbent.
It was their R&D model I saw operating. It was great. Hands On. I got to feel one heat’n up.
I think big bucks is €40,000,000:
They are looking for smaller investors. If you wanted to invest for instance, €5,000,000. The time to invest is now, not later…Is this ’Big-Bucks”? I think it would be a worthwhile investment. They will use the money to take their product to the next level. This is just the beginning.
I was shocked [...]
From the first day of 2012 we predicted, and have done so until we were blue in the face, that 2012 would be a carbon copy of 2011… and thus 2010. Unfortunately when setting the screenplay, the central planners of the world really don’t have that much imagination and recycling scripts is the best they can do. And while this forecast will not be glaringly obvious until the debt ceiling [...]
by The American Dream
Does it seem to you like there has been an unusual amount of seismic activity around the world lately? Well, it isn’t just your imagination. The Ring of Fire is roaring to life and that is really bad news for the west coast of the United States. Approximately 90 percent of all earthquakes and approximately 75 percent of all volcanic eruptions occur along the Ring of Fire. Considering [...]
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) - Sixty-nine-year-old Bob Biggs’ claims of a lion attack made national news. It was an astonishing attack, followed by an amazing rescue: by a bear.
“It was defending its cub, I think, and trying to save me,” said Biggs.
However, it seems Biggs failed to convince the Fish and Game Commission that a bear would rip a lion off his back.
“The evidence right now says inconclusive, but he lives in mountain [...]
The federal government is considering closing dozens of courtrooms across the country, many located in small, rural communities, as part of an effort to cut costs. The Associated Press obtained documents showing that 60 federal court facilities in 29 states could be on the chopping block. Most of the courtrooms are in buildings that house other federal agencies including in post offices and many are located in remote [...]
January 18, 2012
There is a sea change happening now in 2012, as Americans reject en masse a tired neoconservative mantra, one which has brought the Republic to its knees.
Globalist operators like William Kristol are fading, as their flawed ideologies become replaced by emerging revolutionaries. Only one candidate in the 2012 race has successfully captured the imagination of America’s youth – Ron Paul, because he is actually addressing the real [...]
Not again. Not weapons of mass destruction. Those lunkheads in power are devoid of imagination. Throw them out of office. Give them a real job, attending to the incontinent.
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Both gold and silver have made big moves higher so far this year, but silver’s gains of more than 30% year to date are more impressive than gold’s 25% climb and, likely, will continue to be.
“Own gold and silver as soon as you can,” Alex Cowie, editor of Diggers and Drillers, said in a recent report for Daily Reckoning Australia. But “I [...]
Although he doesn’t say so explicitly, he seems to be encouraging QEIII. How does he think this will help? He wants us to have more confidence in the economy so that we will borrow and spend more while the economy is clearly shrinking and consumers have less money to spend. I think he represents the prevailing wisdom for the last 30 years or so, which [...]
International trade touches us all. We drink soda from cans made of aluminum mined in Australia, wear shoes made in Europe, eat fruit from South America, build machinery from steel milled in Asia, wear clothes made from African cotton, [...]
Downtown buildings go mostly dark to celebrate Earth Hour but lights stay on at the Saddledome, foreground, because of an event in Calgary, Alberta on Saturday March 27, 2010. (Larry MacDougal / THE CANADIAN PRESS)
TORONTO — More Canadian municipalities are pledging to power down Saturday for Earth Hour, but an expert says interest in the event may already be fizzling.
Earth Hour has “done a great [...]
“Wynter_Benton update on their recent raid: With permission, I can update the results of our raid. It was successful beyond imagination but that “success” has spawned even more questions about the price of paper silver going forward. It was reported by SGS that he heard that on Friday Blythe was offering 30-50 percent premium and that at least 4500 hundred contracts will stand for [...]
A high-priced lawyer, a low-priced lawyer, and the tooth fairy are sitting at a table. There is a $100 bill sitting on the table. The lights go out. When the lights come back on, the $100 bill is gone. Who took it?
The high-priced lawyer took the money, of course…………because the tooth fairy and the low-priced lawyer are “figments of your imagination”…………….Just like the economic reports of “recovery” this morning!!
I’m sorry but there is a distinct lack of imagination if you think ‘people have to live somewhere’ and that means the housing market can’t shrink in size – it is shrinking.
The fact that prices are going down – is proof that that demand isn’t there. It’s economics 101.
But beyond simply those who owned two houses, now only choosing to own 1, you have, all this spread – one [...]