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Bastille Day 2.0
on 26 Feb 2019
, latest 3 days ago It’s not just the yellow vests. This has been on my mind for a long while.Is it just me, or does something inexplicable tell me that a new Bastille Day...
Electronic Brain Link Network
on 28 Apr 2017
, latest 4 months ago I am a huge fan of science fiction. Playing the What-If Game is always a fun mental exercise with clever people... What if we didn't have to wait for wireless...
Hong Kong Protests Will Spread
on 4 Oct 2014
, latest 4 months ago The Chinese real estate bubble has burst. Land sales through Soufun are down 22 percent for the year and still dropping. http://www.businessweek.com/ne The fiat wealth that the Chinese government had...
on 30 Aug 2019
, latest 5 months ago Three credible sources about electronic brain linking...https://www.thestree https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0 https://www.bbc.com/news/techn Musk is not an innovator this time. He's decades late and he knows it, but he IS being forthright about his...
Ban Private Armed Security
on 3 Aug 2019
, latest 7 months ago If the second amendment is all about a well-regulated militia rather than an armed populace, then private armed security should be banned until LESS wealthy Americans have access to the...
Worldwide Common Culture
on 15 May 2019
, latest 9 months ago Instant and inexpensive translation is coming, from any language to any language. It’s only a matter of time.Will direct instant communication via the internet begin pushing us toward a common...
War of the Nine Dashed Line
on 3 Aug 2016
, latest a year ago I find it quite amusing how large an issue the media can ignore during Obama's administration. Granted, we are accustomed to inflamatory language from Iran, Syria, North Korea, ISIS and...
Who Will You Blame?
on 26 Feb 2017
, latest 2 years ago There is no knowing what event will trigger it, but the big debt hemoglobin hot tub is a sure thing now. Who will you be blaming? After 16 straight years...
Right to Private Security
on 1 Apr 2018
, latest 2 years ago I detest Hollywood gun control hypocrites ducking out from behind their highly armed private security long enough to give a speech, flash their dental work, and disappear back to the...
Just Sold My Last Mac
on 2 May 2017
, latest 3 years ago Got my first Mac in 1985. I had several working continuously ever since, but I sold the last of my MacBooks two weeks ago. I was one of the original...
When Cali Goes Broke But You're Still Rich on Real Estate Sales...
on 12 Feb 2017
, latest 3 years ago ...Which side of the argument will you find yourself on? California should, on that inevitable and swiftly approaching day of bankruptcy: a. Go hat in hand to Congress and ask...
Iran Defies UN Resolution
on 30 Jan 2017
, latest 3 years ago Iran launches ballistic missile test in defiance of the UN Resolution. Trump wants to reduce US dealings in UN affairs (meaning he thinks we should stop paying for everything). On...
on 18 Jan 2017
, latest 3 years ago As a few of you know, I am fiercely independent. I don't view the world in Left vs. Right, but in Keynesianism vs. Fiscal Sanity, especially in regard to foreign...
Record Stocks are the Hidden Inflation
on 12 Nov 2016
, latest 3 years ago I argue that inflation is nowhere near under control, nor at the levels government statistics would have us believe. Stock prices for Silicon Valley dream merchants in biotech, bandwidth management,...
One Way Don and Hill are the Same
on 10 Nov 2016
, latest 3 years ago What I fear most is something I know either of those two would do without thinking...put one of their corrupt buddies from Goldman Sachs in as Secretary of the Treasury....
"To All the Women..."
on 9 Nov 2016
, latest 3 years ago I thought I'd do a bit of translating of parts of Hillary concession speech for those who can't read between the lines. "And to all the women, and especially the...
Both Parties Bail-Out the Rich
on 19 Oct 2016
, latest 3 years ago Both candidates are Keynesians. They both rely on the leverage that comes from borrowing money at zero interest, creating money to cover massively toxic international debt, and inflating the money...
Rent Drop Data
on 7 Sep 2016
, latest 3 years ago Interesting new numbers (via Zumper). Rents are down (on 1, 2 or 3 bedroom locations) year-over-year in 34 of the top 100 markets. 30 of these markets had YOY rental...
The Housing Demand Titanic
on 6 Jul 2016
Posted 4 years ago Demand for housing is not currently connected to income, but rather to indebtedness. The central governments cannot create growth - only an increase of indebtedness - which brings the illusion...
Builders Expecting a Bust
on 13 Jun 2016
, latest 4 years ago Single Family home inventory at record lows. New single family home building also low. George Soros buys gold and declares China nearing a financial breakdown. Chinese cash buyers at better...
Pensions, Property Tax, Inevitable Inflation
on 29 Mar 2016
, latest 4 years ago Unfunded liabilities pushing upwards of 80 Trillion dollars - probably more (I honestly don't want to know). One big troublemaker is that big entities never sock-away money to cover their...
Time to Conquer
on 23 Mar 2016
, latest 4 years ago There is something to be said for the ancient tradition of conquering civilizations. If the good, reasonable, and most importantly, wealthy Muslims living in the Middle East will not eradicate...
Immigration Surge will Help Trigger Housing Crash
on 14 Mar 2016
, latest 4 years ago Of course there are a myriad of factors, but I'm convinced, because of the predictable behavior of both parties over the past 20 years, that surges of needy immigrants into...
"Get Down and Stay Down"
on 11 Feb 2016
, latest 4 years ago For the better part of 20 years, the Fed, the Treasury, the Central Banks, and inane optimism have come charging to the rescue of any economic downturn. Now, that type...
China takes the road most travelled
on 3 Jan 2016
, latest 4 years ago In 1988, Japanese investors reached a peak when they spent 16.54 Billion dollars on US Real Estate in a single year. By 1991, The buying binge was over and the...
Oil's Not Well
on 8 Dec 2015
, latest 4 years ago Oil moves below $40 a barrel. The timing is perfect for a brand of gasoline guaranteed to have been produced and refined in the Western Hemisphere. I would gladly pay...
on 7 Dec 2015
, latest 4 years ago No gun purchases for those on a Terrorist Watchlist? A list made by the Federal Government. Are any of these potential 'terrorists' American citizens, by chance? Does this list include...
Shariah is Extremist
on 21 Nov 2015
, latest 4 years ago I would enjoy irritating Ben Affleck with this discussion. Ignoring for a moment the Islamic fringe elements murdering innocent civilians, I would like to restate that Shariah Law is incompatible...
Racism and Guns Are Nothing New, So...
on 20 Jun 2015
, latest 5 years ago ...what is different these days? we seem to drift back to only a couple of issues at times like this. Does anyone else, however, wonder about whether overpopulation, or the...
Afghan Woman was Innocent
on 23 Mar 2015
, latest 5 years ago Beat, burned and dumped in the river for burning pages of the Quran... Except it was a Persian-language prayer book. Oops. Next time we'll do a full forensic analysis of...
Feels like the Time is coming to Unplug
on 4 Dec 2014
, latest 5 years ago There is something about how meaningless noise turns to oscillations that become increasingly amplified and resonate through sociological fear across the Internet, the financial markets, politics, and family life these...
Time for $20/Gallon Gasoline
on 30 Jul 2014
, latest 6 years ago The militant Islamic asses in the Middle East have carried on their repugnant barbaric violence in the name of an apparently demented god for too long. They have had far...
Canadians "Drunk on Housing"
on 21 Aug 2013
, latest 6 years ago http://www.calgaryherald.com/t "...that's because while some of the data, such as home prices and starts, is pointing to the soothing "soft landing" that homeowners, economists, banks and politicians are fingers-crossed hoping...
A few reasons why the market will dive again.
on 13 Aug 2013
, latest 7 years ago Many are still not considering the monetization of the real estate by big investment. Any demand from speculators is artificial. Their reasons for investing change by the day or even...