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  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Rin's corroboration with a female ex-classmate, mell said:

    Peter P says

    As a result, there is much moral outrage towards prostitution, yet family-destroying divorces are allowed and encouraged.

    Very true.

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in The folks is starting ta smells the coffee., mell said:

    More and more people of all ages are striking up conversations about Patrick's 'Debt is Slavery' car-sticker, agreeing with its basic premise, some admitting to being former debt-o-holics, high-fiving on being debt-free and generally waking up and smelling the foul stench of the Fed counterfeiting, Keynesian deficit-spending nightmare that's crushing the middle-class. Don't know if a momentum will come out of this, but it's a start and I'll take it. Oh, and Audit the Fed passed and is back.

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America, mell said:

    Heraclitusstudent says

    What part of 2% inflation are you not getting?

    While the number may not be as high as some claim, that number is bs because they throw in electronic gimmicks that are not essential. You just have to look at housing/shelter, education, healthcare and other essentials to get a better picture. Nobody needs to buy electronic gimmicks, everybody needs to buy health insurance, shelter, daycare etc.

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Rin's corroboration with a female ex-classmate, mell said:

    Peter P says

    Isla Fisher is my favorite Australian actress. I like funny people. Her husband is even funnier though.

    Iwog is my favorite Austrian actress.

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America, mell said:

    Peter P says

    Analyzer says

    humanity says

    Outright putting money into the economy would be far more inflationary than

    QE was.

    Can you quantify this?

    It is intuitively obvious. Giving people more money to chase the same resources will cause prices to skyrocket.

    Yeah, but the funny thing is that putting money into today's Robber Baron's (failed TBTF banks/companies/FIRE sector) hands who then can control the velocity and type/area of spending is even worse from a stable economy standpoint. At least by spreading the fiat evenly the market reaction will be more stable and spread across sectors and goods/services ;)

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Who are the best investors? Those who forget they have an account., mell said:

    The buy and forget will only work on a long enough timeline and only as long as the Fed keeps counterfeiting into any major correction. Also if you need the money during a connection you're hosed of course..

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Instead of QE, the Fed Could Have Given $56,000 to Every Household in America, mell said:

    gsr says

    This would have been equally immoral. It would have rewarded debtors directly at the expense of savers.

    Agreed. But it may be even more immoral to spend it on preferred pet sectors, companies and projects, giving it to the first-in-line receivers who need it the least ;)

  • On 18 Sep 2014 in Mr. Morality Conservative Dinesh D'Souza faces Jail time, mell said:

    bob2356 says

    Making bad government policy isn't a crime

    Treason is. And the punishment is quite severe.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Scotland, fuck yeah!, mell said:

    Patrick says

    I'd love nothing more than an independent Scotland, except perhaps a completely unified independent Ireland.

    I agree. The UK has become a corrupt clusterfuck.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    YOUR argument was asking the rhetorical question "If a little is good, why isn't a lot better?" which also contains the false premise that "If a little is good, a lot must always be better.

    No, in that case it wasn't a rhetorical question because as opposed to the Vit. A intake you do better if you print more money for yourself or those who you want to see benefit.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    WTF is wrong with you????? I didn't dispute it!!!

    Then there you have it. Printing money is good for the money printers and bad for those who don't control the printing and distribution. What part of that argument don't you understand?

    iwog says

    I'm university educated

    So are the professor and many others!

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Iwog Idiocy Strikes Again, mell said:

    They are university educated like Paul Krugman! High five!

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    Your new direction is this: "Printing helps the individual who prints but not society at large" which isn't a logical corollary at all but instead a simple blind assertion.

    LOL! You want to dispute that now, too? How about that earth rotates around the sun? So you're saying if I print a lot of money I will benefit at the expense of others is not true? How is it then, legally printing money is bad for yourself?

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    HydroCabron says

    The Fed does not print money. It buys treasuries by electronically creating money in the accounts of those it's purchasing the treasuries from. This removes one sort of instrument from circulation and replaces it with a more liquid instrument. A lot of what the Fed does is irresponsible bullshit, but it has not yet gone full Weimar.

    Do not fall into the trap of using the terminology of the anti-abortion pro-strong-father libertarian cult.

    Sure we can wrestle about the terminology, but effectively increasing money supply/credit = counterfeiting. And I agree that they haven't gone full Weimar yet and I never made that claim.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    tatupu70 says

    The Federal Reserve isn't counterfeiting.

    Yes they are.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    My rebuttal:

    Your rebuttal is rubbish because there is no correlation. You can print a lot of money for yourself and you will do indefinitely better at the expense of others, but a lot of Vit. A will kill you as you so astutely observed. He who prints and distributes is clearly at an advantage at the expense of others, i.e. the middle-class and wage slaves.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    mell says

    If counterfeiting is good or non-consequential for the economy, why not cure poverty by letting everybody counterfeit the money they need? Why are you running away from that question?

    If taking vitamin A is good for the body, why not take 100 times the amount of vitamin A?

    Answer: Because it will kill you.

    I can't believe you are this fucking stupid. Are you gunning for CIC's position?

    Non sequitur. You are still running..

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in The CPI Came in Negative- Will Yellen Freak Out?, mell said:

    smaulgld says

    Fed leave "considerable time" language in statement-ZIPR lives!

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/text-of-the-federal-reserves-decision-2014-09-17?link=sfmw

    Who da thunk? More cowbell!

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Rin's corroboration with a female ex-classmate, mell said:

    drew_eckhardt says

    I do have one regret - on our Amsterdam to Madrid to Canary Islands to Madrid to Amsterdam honeymoon we did not take the 150 mile detour to Marrakesh.

    Marrakesh is fantastic! Next time.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    mell says

    Yes. Math is simple and doesn't lie. If counterfeiting is good or non-consequential for the economy, why not cure poverty by letting everybody counterfeit the money they need?

    You aren't using math. You're using bullshit.

    You acknowledge that wages have increased or even surpassed purchasing power during the entire time the dollar has fallen in value. If someone held cash for a hundred years they would get hurt, but who does that?

    However at the same time, you pretend that deflation will help everyone because things will be cheaper.

    This is a gross contradiction.

    If counterfeiting is good or non-consequential for the economy, why not cure poverty by letting everybody counterfeit the money they need? Why are you running away from that question?

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Chiropractors cannot cure diabetes (or anything else), mell said:

    Rin says

    mell says

    but the mainstream docs don't investigate it.

    Mainstream doctor means a 5 mins lookup, followed by either an Rx prescription or a referral to a specialist. Internal medicine doctors are a complete joke, as even pharmacists know more about those drugs than them.

    Yeah, you can go there for diagnostics you couldn't get otherwise, but don't take their pills. There are very few though that still take their profession somewhat seriously and to the heart. Maybe 1 in 20. At some point research shifted from MDs to clinical and microbiologists, even chemists. It's good to keep up with recent research papers published because those are 20 years ahead of med school. But even medical research is heavily politicized and influenced these days.. ;)

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Chiropractors cannot cure diabetes (or anything else), mell said:

    CaptainShuddup says

    The Chiropractor is only a $35 in and out charge, then follow that up with a $75 deep tissue massage, and the ole gal was feeling as good as new.

    When my wife stopped going to the Doctor who was only more than happy to reinforce her pain by calling it fibromyalgia, which only freaked her out and made her feel even worse.

    She started feeling better and getting on with her life. Sometimes the human body just feels like crap and needs a professional set of hands to work them over. Every culture has some extreme form of massage or another.

    Have her investigate/work on her lymphatic system, it may often be at the root of fibro and similar dxes (chronic blockages/sluggishness and inflammation), but the mainstream docs don't investigate it. That's also why massage helps.

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in The CPI Came in Negative- Will Yellen Freak Out?, mell said:

    Print moaaaarrrrrrrr for the masters!

  • On 17 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    iwog says

    mell says

    I don't think anybody is claiming that the worker was able to buy 20 times more goods and services

    Excuse me??? That is your entire premise!!! Deflation so things get cheaper and we can buy more right?

    Yes. Math is simple and doesn't lie. If counterfeiting is good or non-consequential for the economy, why not cure poverty by letting everybody counterfeit the money they need?

    tatupu70 says

    mell says

    but clearly there were long enough periods were families could live well on one income, so the dollar simply consistently kept losing more purchasing power bc of the Fed's counterfeiting than the workers wages could keep up with

    You're problem is that you think that the failure of median wages to outpace inflation is due to the Federal Reserve. You've been shown this many, many times. But you refuse to change your views.

    Why is that?? Iwog is correct, that it's almost a cult....

    It's not a problem, it's the most logical explanation according to occam's razor. The Fed counterfeits and the dollar is debased -> Inflation. If counterfeiting is good or non-consequential to the economy, why not cure poverty by letting everybody counterfeit the money they need?

  • On 16 Sep 2014 in Stop predicting the dollar will collapse, mell said:

    bob2356 says

    I am focused. If the dollar has lost 95% of it's value 1776 to 2014 then show me how the average worker in 1776 was able to buy 20 times more goods and services than the average worker in 2014. or show how the top quintile was able to buy 20 times more goods and services in 1776 than the top quintile in 2014. You posted the chart so stop dancing around the question.

    I don't think anybody is claiming that the worker was able to buy 20 times more goods and services, but clearly there were long enough periods were families could live well on one income, so the dollar simply consistently kept losing more purchasing power bc of the Fed's counterfeiting than the workers wages could keep up with. What is completely nuts is that people simply accept the Fed's privilege to counterfeit which is forbidden under severe punishment to the ordinary man. If printing money is so great for the general good then why cannot everybody print the money they need?

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