Monday, July 21, 2014


History's largest-ever human exploitation machine

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

CEO of IPO SFX Entertainment summing up Wall Street's view of Main Street

The Post-2008 "Recovery" (for Idiots)

[Insert five seasons of the Kardashians here]

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...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Slowly at first, then all at once

This latent disaster has conned all but a handful of people. Ok, you and me. The media are back to discussing Malaysian airliners, Wall Street has its head in the feed bag; and the comfort-seeking masses always look away when they're bent over the log
In summary, the economy is slowing sharply, Europe is self-imploding (yes, again), small caps are tanking, recession stocks are rolling over, bonds are rallying and the Dow Jones Illusional Average is now held aloft by layoff announcements from Wintel. Willy Gates wants to monetize his shiteware while there are still morons willing to spend five minutes re-booting. Too much truth for one day? There's an app for that, it's called "CNN"...

Alice in Blunderland

We've been hearing about downed Malaysian airliners for half of the year. And for the other half of the year, all we've been talking about is the Ukraine. 

So now we can talk about downed Malaysian airliners IN THE Ukraine. 

Who makes this shit up? No blog can possibly compete with these headlines...

A Gold Standard Can't Fix Corruption

Money ultimately is never backed by gold or anything else for that matter
Money is only ever backed by the integrity of the prevailing government, which in turn is backed by the integrity of the prevailing society...

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Life is Wasted on South Park Nation

Corporate profits are worshipped above life itself. This experiment is ending - God will render final verdict on the new Sodom and Gomorrah
This just in: Microsoft to layoff 18,000 employees (20% of the workforce). Because $22 billion in annual profits is not enough.

Twilight Empire: Fifty Years of Blunders

Nothing was learned in Vietnam
Next year marks the fiftieth "anniversary" of the U.S. invasion of Vietnam. Vietnam is called the "10,000 Day War", because the French and Australians had been fighting insurgency in that country long before the U.S. got involved.

The Soviets had their denouement in Afghanistan from 1979 to 1989, immediately after which the Soviet Empire collapsed. Of course, the British had three failed wars in Afghanistan long before the Soviets, prior to the dissolution of that empire. None of this "history" deterred the Milton Bradley strategists in the Pentagon from trying their own fiasco...

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Party Like It's 1929: BYOU (Bring Your Own Underwear)

The Dow is doing its part by holding up while everything real collapses in the background
Rupert Murdoch made an unsolicited bid to buy TimeWarner today and thereby assimilate the last part of the U.S. media he doesn't already own. It's hard to imagine how the "quality" of American infotainment propaganda could go any lower, but we are constantly surprised by a new lower common denominator. To wit, I keep seeing the same type of vacuous articles everyday, conjecturing as to why the pseudo-economy isn't "picking up steam". Why are jobless consumers not spending? Why are companies not hiring in the U.S. - when they can get labour in China for ten cents on the dollar? It's all a fucking mystery!!! It's been an "interesting" waste of time - these past few years - waiting for the morons at large to come to terms with the fact that their mass consumption party is already over and the only thing keeping it going is their own manic self-delusion, their fondness for borrowing themselves into oblivion, and their willingness to gamble in the same casino that robbed them the last two times...

Monday, July 14, 2014

A Collapse to Call Our Own

Collapse will be backdated to when the silent billions were enslaved to Globalization
When archaeologists "pinpoint" the beginning of the collapse of the industrial age, they will backdate it before this time, by decades. To the point in time when the ponzinomic pseudo-economy became a zero sum game between wages and corporate profits. It's not going to date from Dow collapse when an entitled few were startled by the sudden shattering of their sacred illusion.

Those of us still awaiting "the collapse" have what is known as survivor bias. Most people who will be ultimately affected by final collapse have already been ploughed under. They have no voice. A critical aspect of maintaining the illusion of the status quo is pretending that the people who have already been abandoned, just don't exist. It's a clear indication of some measure of callousness to discuss collapse as if it exists in the future, when for the majority it has already occurred...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Spain (Italy, Portugal) @ Full Ponzi (Revisited)

Instant insolvency, just add panic
Now we know who has (still) been buying down the yield on Spanish Ponzi bonds. Spanish banks. Unfortunately, unlike regular loans, bonds are "marked to market" daily meaning when they sell off, Spanish banks will be rendered insolvent instantly. Considering that Spanish banks hold ~37% of Spain's debt, that pricing "decision" will be made by the market for the other two thirds of outstanding debt, not by the banks. All it will take is for investors to realize that 2.8% is not an appropriate yield for ponzi bonds.
Momentum feedback loop: Gains from ponzi bonds have masked deep losses from loan write-downs. That sword cuts both ways...

Bull Trap: High Stakes Game

Bets by small investors on continued upside are at a 3 year high. Bets by large investors on a "Black Swan" event are at an all time high.

Billionaires are betting millions on financial collapse. ETraders are betting on a Tesla rally.

After all, "Nothing is solved and everybody knows it". Some people always know more than others...

The Days of Rage: The Last 48 Hours

Dow Prozac is wearing off and it's still at maximum dosage

Grasshopper or Ant?

The only choice we've faced, since 2008 warned us we're not better than "them"
The Idiocracy locked in their choice, with the vacuous guidance of CNN, Faux News, South Park, ESPN, the Kardashians, econo-dunces, Wall Street "advisers", and sociopathic game show hosts in dealership.

Grasshoppers all around. History's largest economic "bull trap".

The Kool-Aid has been imbibed with gusto. Grasshoppers don't (want to) know when they are being lied to...

Friday, July 11, 2014

Preparing for the HALO Crash

HALO: High Altitude. Low Opening
aka. Skydiving without a parachute

Collapse Globalization: Save The Blue Planet

Globalization IS Peak Oil and Global Warming


"Collapse is inevitable and everyone knows it"

The Almighty Power of Conformity
This Walmartized society is bounding merrily towards oblivion

"Even the high and mighty assembling at the Swiss resort recognize, now, that grotesque inequality is the greatest threat to world peace. Their answer: Party on!" (Jan. 21, 2014)

"The bottom half of the world’s population owns the same as the richest 85 people in the world.”

"By almost any measure, the world is better than it has ever been." (Bill Gates, Jan. 2014)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Greed is Blindness

The Biggest Mega Bubble in Human History

This post is dedicated to all of the morons who keep denying that the markets are in a new bubble. Of course none of those people read this blog anyway since Faux News and TMZ take up so much time.
The collapse will be fucking epic...

The Globalization greedfest is ending. HALO Crash is on deck

Most people just assume that there will always be Third World factory slaves working for them in exchange for worthless IOUs
These new-fangled "socialist" accoutrements:  sovereign ponzi bonds, *special* dividends, stock buybacks are all compliments of Third World wage slaves and massive recurring trade deficits. Now the $25 trillion Financial Death Star 2.0 is already starting to implode and Skynet hasn't even had a system test yet.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Canary Meet Coalmine

There's a country we all know well, which in terms of organic growth peaked decades ago. Subsequently it has been using an "eight ball" of fiscal and monetary heroin in order to patch the ever growing crater where its economy used to be. The corrupt politicians take full advantage of the attenuating boom/bust cycle to get elected and then immediately renege on all of their promises for "hope and change". With each cycle of this recurring madness, there is less and less left of the real economy remaining, as fiscal debt has soared to log Ponzi levels. This malfeasance is allowed to continue because the government is controlled by cynical geriatrics who just want this all to continue during their lifetimes so they can dump the irresponsibly accumulated debt onto the kids. The latest iteration of this circus is now ending amid soaring inflation and stagnant incomes. The government is printing money to buy stocks in a futile attempt to keep the market from collapsing (yes, again). United States? China? (stop guessing)