Guest Post: When Things Fall Apart

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Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:09 | 1041882 TruthInSunshine
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Does this mean there will not be a virtuous circle ala The Bernank?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:32 | 1041943 The Deacon
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The more this cycle carries on the more I find myself interested in what people like CHM, Dmitry Orlov and other Big Picture thinkers have to say.

Their distance from wall street is a plus.

They provide original thought and Everyone else just talks their book.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:49 | 1041988 impending doom
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Whatever happened to the happy little trees? Oh yeah, we chopped them down, Easter Island style.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 20:05 | 1042792 Logans_Run
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No just an invertuous circle jerk by the bernanke of his elite buddies.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 23:35 | 1043270 TruthInSunshine
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Junked for shredding Bernanke...gotta' love it.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:13 | 1041889 Oh regional Indian
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i have two words, total oxymoron, that explain it all:

Financial Innovation!

Once that genie was out of the bag, we were lost, in this paradigm anyways. Race from reality...FTW!



Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:13 | 1041893 reader2010
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everything's planned. don't you get it?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:07 | 1042064 FreedomGuy
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It's funny how "planned" centrally managed economies never work out. I have read several articles now on how the financial sector grows and dwarfs all others in a planned inflationary economy. All of the economies of the world are primarily inflationary as it benefits net debtors. We are all net debtors because we support large welfare states, which includes not just your basic welfare recipient and anyone who can tap into the government teat. Government becomes a government of favors, i.e., subsidies, protection, fat contracts, favorable legislation, tariff protection, and so on. All of it is corrupt but the final accounting is that we actually don't want to pay the true cost of what we demand and the monster we create. That is called the deficit. The illusory financial system allows us to make it foggy and put off the true accounting. A friend of mine has a nice website: where he differentiates the "real" economy versus the "financial" economy. It is essentially the same thrust as this article and I have come to believe it over the years as it seems to accurately predict events.

I personally believe that we will show why democracies do not last. Somehow the treasury has to be separated from the populist process. A Constitution would be a wonderful idea...but only if people actually follow it.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:57 | 1042291 RafterManFMJ
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Oh, I don't know...I think things are working out EXACTLY as planned.

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 00:50 | 1043386 fxrxexexdxoxmx
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Thanks for the link.  I will make some of the depression sugar cookies Carla shared

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:16 | 1041899 Azannoth
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Reality in your Face! Bitchez!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:16 | 1041904 velobabe
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charts charts, every where. m e n love charts†

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:34 | 1041947 papaswamp
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I'm sorry velo did you type something...I was distracted by your avatar

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:51 | 1041991 impending doom
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Can I have some of your DMT while I ride my Cervelo?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:19 | 1041912 Ricky Bobby
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If you want to guage the state of Modern Amerika, watch American Idol. It shows you all you need to know.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:25 | 1041924 Cursive
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We should bring back a PSA like the crying Indian except this time George Washington would be sobbing.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:26 | 1042151 MsCreant
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I like it. Or maybe the constitution being raped by a bunch of congress people while Uncle Sam cries, helpless? And then just when you think Obama is going to bust in and dispense justice, he unzips his fly and gets in line. Sam finally decides to bend over and take it for her. He screams out in agony as, oh never mind. Sorry to bother you. 


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:29 | 1042170 11b40
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Or visit your local Wal Mart about 11:00 on a Friday night.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:09 | 1043098 Ironmaan
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Kinda like the Star Wars bar.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:58 | 1042295 Bad Asset
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So a bunch of 14 year old girls slobbering over musicians is a guage of modern America?  Give me a break.  I don't know why American Idol gets bashed on this site so much.  Take it at it's face value ... a music competition.  Youtube Casey Abrams, they do find unbelievable talent.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:10 | 1043099 Ironmaan
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How bout Jersey Shore. Can we bash that?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 18:43 | 1042430 InconvenientCou...
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Watch the global phenomenon of bald monkeys singing for fame and fortune. You will see people willing to take risks to achieve a personal goal or what not. You can see people from every region on Earth at play and take pleasure from it, like when you watch a puppy play with a toy.

Simple pleasure is not the evil you are looking for.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:24 | 1041920 justtotaketheedgeoff
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Anybody hear Prince Whatshisface al Saud on CNBC?  He says the Day of Rage is really a Day of Allegiance to the King of Saudi Arabia and people are just getting out on the street and mingling among themselves. Like a block party, I guess.  He's talking so fast, he sounds absolutely terrified.

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 14:10 | 1044670 DosZap
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I thought my kids could lie when young, the Arabs, have the title hands down.

It's ALWAYS The Mother of ALL _ _ _ _ _ _

You fill in the blank.

It's like throwing rocks at M1A1's.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:25 | 1041927 10kby2k
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Tax corporations, require them to hire domestically, cut entitlements and get tough with everyone. We need a benevolent dictator....democracy does not just feeds the ponzi.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:38 | 1041960 Pladizow
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A democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what's for dinner.

A republic, which is what the USA is supposed to be, is when you give the sheep a gun!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:59 | 1042041 10kby2k
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Stocks are going higher for 1 reason...they are making a ton of money.  Until Joe Schmoe gets a cut or the government takes a bigger cut or the profits evaporate again when Joe Schmoe can't buy anything.....the brainless money managers will push it higher (all the while denying their inner voice that tells them this is not sustainable).  NOT ONE literate person I have spoken to believes this 'recovery'. But its 4 o'clock in New York and do you know where your money is??

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:51 | 1041998 impending doom
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Once NGO's amassed more FRN's than the gov that prints them it was game over.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:16 | 1043109 StychoKiller
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Corporate taxes ultimately come from their customers, meaning us!  Check your premises.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:27 | 1041929 nobusiness
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We don't need no stinking POMO (or is it a stealth POMO day?).  This market is to the Moon Alice.  Break down of the 55 DMA my ass.  Start of a new 132 day run up.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:12 | 1042097 repete
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I think that they have to let the air out of this thing so that the country (cramerica) will  insist on qe3.  Problem was the quake scared them so they had to take it up today.  The market will go lower to accomodate easing.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:27 | 1041937 gwar5
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We know it's centrally planned. We know it's fraud. We know it's propaganda. We know it can't last.

Choir here. But thanks, I've been passing it along. Good luck getting it past the MSM and Ministry of Truth.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:40 | 1041955 plocequ1
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Exactly. What the fuck can you do. Just live your life and think Thurman Munson.. " Im just happy to be here " .

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 22:13 | 1043103 PeterSchump
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Evil triumphs when good does nothing.

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 08:53 | 1043860 NidStyles
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That's the problem, People don't think they can do anything. It's really easy to simply remove yourself from the pyramid raping. That's all people have to do to end it, remove themselves from it.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:28 | 1041938 sschu
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We (friends) have come to the conclusion that the "if" answer to the end game is decided, we will experience a catastrophic currency failure.  There is virtually no way to avoid this calamity.

So the questions have now moved into when, what form and how does one prepare. 

Those that believe the "if" question has been answered need to quickly move into the when and what questions.  For my money:

When - 12 - 24 months

What - currency collapse (take your pick), what your neighborhood/community will look like is anyone's guess, be ready for most eventualities.

What you do - food, PMs, guns, shelter, water, friends and your Bible.  And other items I am sure.




Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:54 | 1042010 impending doom
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If history is any guide, catabolic collapse is more likely: austerity-collapse-more austerity-further collapse-etc

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 18:01 | 1042302 RafterManFMJ
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You'll also need those sunglasses that allow you to see the lizard people - but be careful as they will not reveal their human collaborators. Trust no one.

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 14:15 | 1044679 DosZap
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Question for all.


How much percentage wise of your total net CASH worth, do you still have in FRN's?.

We talk about how we're BTFD all the time,is it bluster, or bravado, or the real deal.?

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:30 | 1041939 dbradsha
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Not another one. Reggie mark 2. Look at the markets all these "Deep thoughts" are worth BA. BTFD nothing else works.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:30 | 1041941 max2205
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The S&P 500 could not even dip 5% from the highs...with all the crap going on,,,ben is still fingering the major indexes...I think sector rotation is well underway.  Still need to watch the 50 EMA IMHO

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:39 | 1041959 baby_BLYTHE
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He's Got the WHOOOLE World... In his hands, he's got the whole wide world... IN HIS HANDS!

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 17:18 | 1042119 zaknick
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He's got you and me, brother, in His hands!

Motherfuckers, repent because the End is nigh!!!!


The US has destroyed so many lives and so many countries with its evil elites and their thievery (oops, imperialism i mean) that it is about time the dragons came home to roost! I know most of you don't know the dirty details of what Im talking about but .... oops, you gonna pay for it too, bitches!

The ones i most look forward too seeing eat some serious shit are the cocksuckers who always try to cover up for their evil masters with: why do you hate Amerika? rofl

bitches, God hates Amerika for this country is an abomination to humanity!

die, bitches...DIE


Fri, 03/11/2011 - 18:46 | 1042459 Calmyourself
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When this dragon goes down its thrashing will trash whatever shithole backwater your wasting oxygen in..

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 14:17 | 1044686 DosZap
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Certainly obvious you do not even know who HE is.

Sat, 03/12/2011 - 04:25 | 1043665 ft65
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baby_BLYTHE, please go back to the other place ;-)

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:41 | 1041970 plocequ1
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Hes got a terminal hooked up to his Yacht.

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 21:41 | 1043051 Kina
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Think Zimbabwe ...


DOW 360,000,000,000

USD - 0.00000000000001

Gold - infinity

Fri, 03/11/2011 - 16:32 | 1041944 TradingJoe
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Oh Well! More Charts! More Cheap Talk! No Action! We ALL Know Already About

Everything! When Are We Going To See Or Hear Someone(Many), Do Something

About It!

In the meantime "market" rallies, I have found no reason to, as I did not many times

it rallied, today maybe because it's Friday:)))!

So until we will fall apart please let us all at ZH KNOW about more short term things

intermediate things, things we can eventually use, we have gold and silver and 

guns and ammo and food and more ammo, etc!

No word about the "rage":))) or any other more "market" related stuff! Give (U)s 

something we don't know yet! :))) Happy Friday!

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