Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Blundering Towards Collapse

A society as cynical as this one doesn't need lies; it just has widely ignored corruption
For anyone who isn't watching the Kardashians 24x7 or otherwise searching for missing airliners, it's a widely acknowledged fact that in addition to the Fed printing money to buy stocks, this "cycle" has been all about financial gimmickry, pretty much anything and everything a totally corrupt society could come up with: Tax inversions, leveraged buyouts, debt-funded dividends, debt funded stock buybacks. These gimmicks are all of course public knowledge, but don't take my word for it, listen to the "Mad Man":

Everyone's Onboard for Another Ground and Pound

Belief in the Grand Lie is Complete
If you're wondering why everyone seems so fat and happy, it's because they are:  The Dow Jones Mind Trick has artificially manipulated the "consumer" sugar buzz back to decade highs. All while ETraders borrow unprecedented amounts of money to gamble in the same casino that robbed them the last two times.
   

GLOBALIZATION@FULL PONZI

History's largest-ever human exploitation machine

THE AGE OF DESECRATION

Mindless money whores, venerating the billionaires who enslave them. 
Mass consumption is destroying the planet. The human race will not be spared.

All Along the Watchtower
"Businessmen, they drink my wine, plowmen dig my earth.
None of them along the line know what any of it is worth"
Let us not talk falsely now, the hour's getting late
[-Dylan]

Monday, July 28, 2014

Blowback. The gift that keeps on giving.

Guerrilla Warfare: Lose Moral Authority. Lose the War
 BIN LADEN WOULD LATER SAY that the United States had always been his enemy. He dated his hatred for America to 1982, “when America permitted the Israelis to invade Lebanon and the American Sixth Fleet helped them.” He recalled the carnage: “blood and severed limbs, women and children sprawled everywhere. Houses destroyed along with their occupants and high rises demolished over their residents…. The situation was like a crocodile meeting a helpless child, powerless except for his screams.”
[The Looming Tower (p. 151)]

Ignoring the Y2K (and Lehman) Indicators

In the Era of Risk Amplification and Oblivious Consumption Drones


Belief in the Grand Lie is All Pervasive. Done.

The future has already been planned; conveniently assuming full exploitation
Don't ever expect anyone you meet to believe that the status quo will ever end. They're not the least bit capable of believing it. This has nothing to do with facts and data. This is solely about people's inability to accept that the consumption oriented lifestyle is ending. They are programmed to believe in more, not less. Forget about the 2008 wake up call, I assure you that they already have. Forget that the global economy is deteriorating in real-time. Forget that global debt has grown 40% since 2008. Forget about ghost cities in China, Third World factory exploitation, record wealth inequality, 0% interest rates forever, printing money to buy stocks, mass outsourcing, sovereign ponzi bonds, falsified unemployment data, political incompetence, growing geopolitical unrest. Charts, facts and reality play no part in this fantasy delusion. The average zombie, burned out on their rat race to nowhere, has literally no capacity to even contemplate the end of the status quo. They are well programmed to only believe in more, never less. All of this means that this fiasco will be well into its final spectacular collapse before it dawns on the masses that it's actually ending. For them, life itself, IS the status quo consumption oriented lifestyle. Dopamine addicts can't survive without "more".  Hence all debate on this subject is essentially pointless, because you can't convert people to believe in something that runs counter to their deeply held worldview and deepest aspirations for the future. They've already extrapolated the status quo into the indefinite future. Always more, never less.
This is a psychological limitation of the human species. Charts mean fuck all.
  

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Ponzi Capitalism: The Ultimate War Generation Machine

100 Years since WWI. What have we learned? Less than nothing
Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the "War to end all wars". WWI. Self-absorbed cynics are surprised to find that 100 years later, human proclivity towards war is alive and well. They see a world wherein the top 85 billionaires own as much wealth as the bottom 3.5 billion, and they wonder "why can't everyone just get along?". 
Economic and political oppression leads to wars. Always. Every time. No exceptions.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Living the Grand Lie: Three Decades of "Rational Self-Indulgence"

Detroit proves that Globalization is just a massive fucking lie
Under the textbook theory of "creative destruction", capitalism will destroy certain jobs and industries and create new ones in their place. Detroit has been experiencing "creative destruction" for decades now and we see that it's really all about destruction and very little creation.
It's a lot easier to eliminate jobs than it is to create new ones. This is a lesson the econo-dunces will learn the hard way when their faculty positions are eliminated and their next best option pays twenty-five cents on the dollar...

A Binary IQ Test: Do You Trust the Psychopaths on Wall Street?

If you said "no" then you are likely more intelligent than anyone you've ever met, and ultimately far more solvent... 
   

Ignoring the Lehman Indicator: In the Era of Risk Amplification

The dutiful money whores are following Wall Street straight into the abyss, no questions asked. All according to their "risk amplification plan"...

Crumbling Empire

No Pride. Just Hubris

Friday, July 25, 2014

This is THE ERA OF RISK AMPLIFICATION (I Get it Now...)

Globalization is to be obliterated. Fucking buried. I like it - thanks to legions of dumbfucks for coming up with the idea...

CollapseWatch: Tracking the collapse of Globalization in Real-time

The collapse sequence is already well underway. 



Ponzi Capitalism: The Real Welfare State

A world of fake choices, all predicated on the assumption of indefinite exploitation 


The asinine debate around "redistribution" continues unabated. Profits (% of GDP) have never been higher and wages never lower, however we're still being told daily by man-boys that the U.S. is teetering on the brink of "unfettered socialism". Give me a fucking break. One thing both sides in this ludicrous debate don't want to admit is that the heavy duty "redistribution" that is occurring is from poor nations to wealthy nations in the form of the globalized Ponzi trade scheme that has factory slaves working in Third World nations for ten cents on the dollar relative to what we make - exporting the wage deflation that makes 0% interest rates possible. Only a self-absorbed jackass assumes that cappuccino baristas deserve a wage that's 10x higher than someone making the latest iPhone...

Printing money to buy stocks: the dumbest fucking idea in history

The Fed is leaving ETraders high and dry
The Fed is reducing asset purchases into a weakening economy, leaving Etraders holding the bag.

Below, the Fed balance sheet with velocity of money. Fed attempts to encourage more reckless borrowing have largely failed (except of course at the Federal level):


We are being led into the abyss by hardcore dumbfucks

This is a lethal strain of intelligence-resistant dumbfucks

The Post-2008 "Recovery" (for Idiots)

  
[INSERT FIVE SEASONS OF THE KARDASHIANS HERE]


(No, this never gets old)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Opinion Television: Choose Your Own Infotainment Enema

"From the most trusted name in fair and balanced bullshit"

"In general, the greater the understanding, the greater the delusion: the more intelligent, the less sane" - George Orwell, 1984

The best laid plans of truth avoiders, often go awry...

The Size of Collapse Equals the Size of the Bubble

Today's mega-bubble is a profit bubble, within a debt bubble, within a globalized ponzi trade bubble 
There is no way to compare today's "valuations" with anything in past history. Only the jackasses on Wall Street and ETraders still pretend that there is any rational basis for comparison. Today's inflated asset values are the end result of three decades of serial asset inflation now culminating in unprecedented outsourcing, debt-sponsored stock buybacks, rampant monetary inflation and 0% interest rates for six years straight.
Today's markets are priced for obliteration

The Business of Continuous Warfare

Roughly half of the world is engaged in some form of military action right now. The U.S. is NOT highlighted below because the U.S. conducts all of its 134 wars in other countries. The colour of that global operation is money green.


Monday, July 21, 2014

Careful What You Wish For

The HALO Crash scenario is now the only logical outcome
Any one investor can still get out of risk markets at this late juncture, but it's impossible for everyone get out or even meaningfully reduce risk, without generating a self-induced panic. Just as momentum has pushed the Dow to new all time highs for over a year now, so too will momentum fuel a feedback loop to the downside...

All Ponzi Schemes Collapse Suddenly and Violently

This One Will Be No Exception.

The Biggest Trading Disaster In Human History

Has been in silent preparation for five years now. 
The Age of Hazardous Immorality will end with a big fucking bang. A society that doesn't learn from its mistakes gets buried by its mistakes...

Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Days of Rage: Batten Down the Hatches

The frontiers of the Globalized Empire are disintegrating in real-time. When the Dow catches down to reality, the facade will collapse like a cheap tent...

Keep Dumping Until Shit Breaks

Wall Street's tried and true IPO Strategy
Wall Street's IPO Pump and Dump had a bit of a "hiccup" here in July with only 9 priced so far, but never fear, 20 more are scheduled before the end of the month

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Freedom Incorporated

Ban Contingency Lawsuits aka. "ambulance chasing"
No country run by and for lawyers will ever be "free"

HFT: Wall Street's Zero Day Virus

I just read this article about a hacker attack on the Nasdaq, called "How Russian Hackers Stole the Nasdaq"You can't be serious. Russians didn't steal the fucking Nasdaq, they wrote the Nasdaq. High Frequency Trading (HFT) is the biggest zero day computer virus in the history of mankind. It's Skynet...

The smart money has already left the building

Bagholder: "a bagholder is a shareholder left holding shares of worthless stocks"

Lifestyles of the Rich and Disgusting

One thing all of these ultra-wealthy celebrities and billionaires have in common is that they are all totally oblivious as to how most of the world lives. Which is all the more egregious given that they constantly flaunt themselves as the ideal to be emulated, despite the fact that the odds of achieving their level of wealth is the limit approaching impossible...