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NIA Releases The "College Conspiracy" Video, Or Why The College Bubble Is Next To Pop

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Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:06 | 1276546 I think I need ...
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i guess no one is going to ever wake up......when is gold revaluation? July 1 seems like a big date

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:46 | 1276850 asdasmos
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"The message is on target, but the NIA is just some 2-bit stock hustling boiler room. Lebed is a convicted stock con-artist. This is just a thinly veiled infomercial to get you to subscribe to their "gold/silver newsletter" so they can sell you their investing products, and sell your email address. Don't be fooled. These 2-bit hustlers are just after your money, just like anyone else.? Clearly, they are long metals, and are talking? their book. Please thumbs up this before it scrolls off."


 - I wonder if this Youtube comment has any truth to it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:57 | 1277214 FastBoat
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As opposed to a tax cheat, erm Treasury Secretary, talking his book on the dollar?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:21 | 1277558 Missiondweller
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I agree, even though I positively view NIA.

There were some good things about college in the video. Many colleges are degree mills that spent huge $$$ on capital improvement during the period Gen Y was pushing universities to capacity. That, I believe has passed and many of these universities are going to find themse;ves in trouble.

Certainly the point made about text books is true. they've always been ridiculously expensive but profs seem to have a deal w/ bookstores to change them each year so that students cannot use books even a year old.

I can't quite get to the point where I believe a college degree isn't worth it though. Students should usually go to a state school and "pay as you go" as much as possible. I worked my way through most of my school and had only $1k debt when I graduated. Of course, tuition has gone up quite a bit since then.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:31 | 1277448 flacon
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What happens on July 1st?

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:52 | 1277643 Mec-sick-o
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QE2 ends.

I assume he's expecting QE3 to begin.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:09 | 1276547 Oh regional Indian
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Nice. College, education, University Branding.... these are the new must haves. As someone with many years of education, I have to say it was fun, but I did not learn much.

And the loan followed me back here to india. how much I paid Citi!!! Aaarrrgh!



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:11 | 1276552 longorshort
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Hi Tyler, Can you please add a blacklist feature for like 500 users plus in our account areas?  It would make it much easier to read comments following articles that add meaningful perspective, information, or trading ideas behind the articles.  Also a feature to categorize the post as a question, rant, or added perspective might help remove some of this crap posting that goes for miles.  Also if some these are paid for advertisements could you put sponsored or something at the top so we know that.  This would save you some money on bandwidth costs too id imagine.  Thanks.


Are there any good shorts left in the student loan arena?  I know sallie mae went down allot when goverment restructured its loan program a while back.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:45 | 1276845 chumbawamba
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Hey Fucker.

Would you like a sandwich with that?  And perhaps a unicorn?

I am Chumbawamba.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:36 | 1277153 Max Hunter
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He wants to turn this into a junior high style forum where everyone is threatening to blacklist or "ignore" each other.  What a fucking pansy.. He's the kid that ending the great neighborhood football game by taking his ball and going home because his team was losing..

That would actually be the WORSE thing Tyler could do to this site and would go AGAINST everything this site offers that elevates it above ALL others..

In other words dickface... It's a shitty idea to silence anyone in any way.

Every time someone suggests that I think of some worthless piece of shit that can't handle having his feelings hurt especially when he's got it coming like a mother fucker.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:41 | 1277746 longorshort
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Moron I dont want want to read 200 posts of crap.  If you cant take the time to write something worth saying, I would like to see the option to ignore it.  You must have more time being on your 99 weeks of unemployement and food stamps.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:08 | 1277820 bigkahuna
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You would have just been "blacklisted".

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:51 | 1278084 Fish Gone Bad
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I am thinking longshort needs to watch Fight Club again.  Zero Hedge is about the fight.  If you can't stand getting a whoopin' then maybe its time to learn to fight better/read faster/not read everyones comments.  If you want to help ZH, then consider donating some money. 

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:11 | 1277996 BandGap
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Yep, it's motherfucker, not mother fucker.  Jeez, lame-ass good for nothins.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:35 | 1277319 Ben Dover
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Oooooooooooo!! I can get a unicorn?????

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:50 | 1277770 longorshort
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Thanks that was insightful from a guy in a van down by the river.  My life is so much clearer now.   We are all dumber for this post.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:51 | 1278092 Fish Gone Bad
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Ok, now that was funny.  Not making any friends, but still pretty Megans-list funny.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:05 | 1277232 dark pools of soros
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blacklists do not work.. the trolls will just make multiple accounts.  And the user you disagree with once or twice will never be able to enlighten you when your ideas may cross paths at a later time.

Make commenting for paid members only. Say a few oz of silver per year?


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:00 | 1277519 trav7777
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what, so this place can end up like Douchinger's forum?

Ignore lists are for people who come to discussions to reinforce confirmation biases

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:27 | 1277756 longorshort
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Thats fine, but my idea would work too because zero hedge does manually approve the accounts currently.  It would be pretty easy to spot 90 % of trolls since most ISP dont rotate ips all that often anymore even though they say its not static.  You could still easily half to 3/4 the crap posts.

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 00:00 | 1278103 Fish Gone Bad
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Now where is the fun in that?  I have been reading ZH since it was on blogspot.  People come and go all the time.  There are some pretty interesting personality disorders here.  Think of ZH as inexpensive therapy.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:10 | 1277827 kairological
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a PERSONAL hide/ignore list sure would be useful though.  Would save a lot of time scrolling past ju-co flunkouts posting "silver bitches!!!" or other no-f'ing shit Sherlock epithets for 8 out of 9 posts.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 19:58 | 1277521 trav7777
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hey doucheface, before you post this comment to yet ANOTHER thread, I'm sure there's a forum out there with idiots just like you who won't ever say anything you don't like.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:51 | 1277761 longorshort
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I think your just mad because you would be on most everyones list, because no one likes a smartass.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 20:57 | 1277655 Mec-sick-o
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Use page search in your browser:

Press F3 or CTRL-F.

Type your favourite user nickname.

Scroll/jump by pressing the arrows.

You have the control, if you want to.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:29 | 1277872 longorshort
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Be nice to have a screen scraping program work against a blacklist, cause you enver know who will post, especially as new content and posters come along.  If anyone has a macro already built in a proggie Id like to hear about it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:36 | 1278059 ManOfBliss
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You sound like a complete fucking douchebag. Despite what the FTC has brainwashed you to believe, it's NONE of your business what is sponsored and what isn't.

All that matters is that the content is quality.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:08 | 1276554 silberblick
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Here's a funny animation mentions the seriousness of this problem and what to do about it:


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:45 | 1277766 longorshort
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Grow up and fix your profile, my god this silver spammer is still here.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:20 | 1276581 Living_Stone
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So Higher Education is a racket.  So what?  Take a few courses, make a few friends, get your lambskin and move on.  Or don't.  Kinda 'meh' about this "movie".

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:39 | 1276658 dwdollar
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You forgot the part about leaving with $30k in debt.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:54 | 1277202 Max Hunter
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Reminds me of something.. Back when I was 22 I was going to a community college part time. Just taking a few music classes.. I was a long haired Metallica loving guitar player and just wanted some insight on music.

I remember being ouside of a class with others and the Dean came up and was talking to us.. He asked me why I wasn't taking English, I said i'm going part time and work full time. I can't afford to not work and come here for the whole day.. He browbeat me with a stern and authorative look and said "they have loans for that" and walked away.

I was just telling my GF, he had no right to influence my decision.  As it ended up, I went to school to be a Mechanical Engineer at night and the company I worked for paid for it.  I have no College debt and recently paid off a 2 year tech degree (Mechanical Design) loan I got nearly 20 years ago..  It all worked out in the end.. I'm glad I didn't listen to that fuck head Dean.

My roommate, however, did go for 4 years and got a degree in music with a major in classical guitar. He works as an electrician (apprentice) and posts some of his guitar playing on YouTube... Daddy paid for school but if he'd gotten loans he'd be fucked.

Although I don't agree with everything in the movie, it certainly made a good and accurate point that jumping into school and going into debt for a Bachelors degree isn't always the best route.. ESPECIALLY in today's environment..

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 23:45 | 1278036 baby_BLYTHE
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Cool, this sounds a lot like me today. I like Metallica, but I am into more extreme forms of metal such as "death" and "metal core". (The Black Dahlia Murder, Unearth, Between the Buried and Me, Lamb of God,etc)


I said FU to loans and decided in favor of a work/study. I will go to school 5.5 years instead of 4, but in return I don't owe a lick to a bankster and get to convert my labor into precious metals instead!

Mon, 05/16/2011 - 03:51 | 1278363 shesalive
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cool...i like converge and zao. and i find that running on the treadmill absolutely requires lamb of god.

Tue, 05/17/2011 - 15:19 | 1284187 baby_BLYTHE
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cool. I have actually seen both of those bands live before at various shows I attended.

Converge- "Jane Doe" is a hardcore classic!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:13 | 1276743 WaterWings
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I have a hunch you didn't watch it. You know, posting 16 minutes after Tyler put it up. Just sayin'. I guess $800+ billion ain't that much to sniff at anymore.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:14 | 1277102 Hugh G Rection
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He could have watched it. NIA released it yesterday

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:24 | 1276785 oddjob
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Fossils expecting tenure,sickening.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:11 | 1276909 rumblefish
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If that's all you took away you missed the point...ie: - government involvement always does the opposite of it's stated intention - gov't involvement makes things more expensive - this current college system lines the pockets of a small # of progressive fucktards while the bill is ultimately paid by Joe taxpayer. The question is when do the college bailouts start.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:22 | 1276952 JW n FL
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by rumblefish
on Sun, 05/15/2011 - 16:11


If that's all you took away you missed the point...ie: - government involvement always does the opposite of it's stated intention - gov't involvement makes things more expensive - this current college system lines the pockets of a small # of progressive fucktards while the bill is ultimately paid by Joe taxpayer. The question is when do the college bailouts start.


a song for your Koch Bro's Loving Idiotic Ass!


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 22:10 | 1277832 StychoKiller
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Govt-backed student loans are just disguised welfare payments for over-educated University eggheads!

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 21:52 | 1277781 longorshort
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It had some good points, but for they left allot of important things out like vocational schools for trades people need or taking specific courses that teach you a skill.  This thing felt a little like a gold or silver infomercial without them disclosing it.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:24 | 1276596 Butchery101
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Just seen it, a MUST SEE !


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:28 | 1276606 Hugh G Rection
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As an NIA member I was looking forward to this video and wasn't dissapointed. 


My question... I have heard other ZH members refer to NIA as a pump and dump operation.  While they do send out stock/miner suggestions from time to time they always offer full disclosure of Gerard's holdings.  Can you guys provide evidence of any funny business?



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:29 | 1276621 DrFever
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Read up about the NIA please and the NIA's founders.  Thet suck those with similar ideas and huge followings into following them or collaborating with them.  They use that audiece to suck more in.  Just read. Google NIA scam and you won't be left with a shortage of reading material.


Sun, 05/15/2011 - 14:33 | 1276627 Hugh G Rection
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Thanks I'll check it out.


I still like their vids, I just assumed they were fellow PM bulls fighting the good fight.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 18:18 | 1277285 dark pools of soros
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they avoided any counter points, and kept forcing the gold/silver mantra.  So it comes off contrived.  It comes off like the kid yelling at his mirror instead of going up to the bully.


I agree with many points, but not everyone can make a lab at home for courses that need those. So the solutions presented are half-baked.  Also, as we all know here, hold silver and gold won't make you rich, just preserve the wealth you have.  If you are living paycheck to paycheck you will have to spend your PMs almost as fast as you are buying them. 


By the end of the video, the only answer that comes off is to live like the Mexicans do in the USA.  Get any job and live as cheaply as possible.


No word was mentioned about all the other countries that are pumping out kids with degrees so even if you say that if everyone in America has a degree it doesn't give you an advantage, well you get tossed aside if you don't so it is a disadvantage for not having one.


EXCEPT if you just start your own business and make your own jobs..  which is another point it makes but then moves on.  Should of stressed more on how kids can do those things. Nothing was mentioned on ways kids CAN do these things. So just lip service.



Sun, 05/15/2011 - 15:16 | 1276764 MyKillK
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That blog is a scam more than anything. He keeps saying 'I've done research and found NIA to be a fraud!' but doesn't provide any of that evidence what-so-ever.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:59 | 1277213 Max Hunter
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Not to mention, you can find anything (with a google search) you need to support ANY idea you have.

Sun, 05/15/2011 - 17:28 | 1277132 JustPrintMoreDuh
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Yeah their call on GPL at ~ .70 some while ago was full of $hit.  Fuckers.

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