The One Time When More Is Certainly Not Better

Tyler Durden's picture

Presented with little comment - except to say, maybe those Mayans were on to something?



Source: Goldman Sachs

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Dr. Richard Head's picture

Could we also get an overlay of money creation from each of the central?  Correlation might not be causation, but I bet the charts would be pretty similiar across the board.

ZippyBananaPants's picture

Is the 'others category' when you Shart your pants?

El Viejo's picture

Mathew 24 "Wars and rumors of wars and earthquakes in diverse places"


FEDbuster's picture

Looks like the ten year gold chart, just sayin....

We live in interesting times.

icanhasbailout's picture

It's a chart on how easily people panic over what we used to call "the weather"'s picture

Whose numbers are they using? Was the definition of what is considered to be a flood, storm, etc consistent through the time period shown on the graph? Is this worldwide data? Were disasters in remote areas reflected in the old data (before satellites, fewer meteorological stations, thinner population) as opposed to newer data?

Does this graph show a greater awareness of natural disasters rather than an increase in disasters themselves.

Yes We Can. But Lets Not.'s picture

Trend peaked in 2005.  What a relief, cuz I was thinking this boob Obama was *really* going to fuck everything up.

Oquities's picture

it's clearly a natural disasters head and shoulders formation portending an upcoming crash in floods, storms, and volcanos.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Please don't be so quick to dismiss the Fibonacci Sequence, as it is the math behind EVERYTHING! Or was that the quants and algos?

Vampyroteuthis infernalis's picture

People live in places they didn't before. In the past, if no one is hit by a natural disaster, is it still a disaster? It is all probability.

alesarte's picture

overlay global population and you'll have your correlation.

old naughty's picture

"...trend peaked in 2005..."

until we see another peak, hockey stick !

UncleFurker's picture


Looks like the worst years were 2000-2008. Maybe god was sending a message?



TIMBEEER's picture

Yes, he was telling us to get ready for the Prophet. And he came.


While Jesus only needed a few bread and fish to feed his followers, this Prophet is serious. He throws around FunnyMoney and ObamaPhones, food stamps and iCrap.


Sauk Leader's picture

I think this should be a footnote in the chart. Federal Money for "disasters" starting in 1974. 

knukles's picture

Not only awareness but as more people populate the place more stuff gets reported, more folks live in dumb ass locales like flood plains where they get flood insurance....
Like when the Venerable Fearless British Explorers on Expedition arrived somewhere in what to be Burma in the 1899's they found areas along the ocean which seemed pristine, unpopulated, etc... which winds up having been decimated years earlier by a tsunami. (From ancient lore of the locals)
None of the dead locals who'd ever even heard of the Brits had the courtesy to report it to the London Times
Plus, all sorts of shit is now considered a disaster which used to be just another day in paradise.

Looks a bit like the IPCC hockey-stick shit to me....

nmewn's picture

"Like when the Venerable Fearless British Explorers on Expedition arrived somewhere in what to be Burma in the 1899's they found areas along the ocean which seemed pristine, unpopulated, etc... which winds up having been decimated years earlier by a tsunami. (From ancient lore of the locals)"

Same with New Orleans...a real head scratcher for the local injuns. The fact that its sinking into the muck will someday be promoted as localized "sea level rise" no

Tipping points ;-)

Glass Seagull's picture

Or a chart showing the increase in info and reporting technologies (along with more people in the world to witness/tweet these things).

GS is just trying to scare the S&P to their 1250 target during these last 20-odd days of 2012 trade.

silverserfer's picture

its a graph showing the increase in documenting natural disaters using graphs

Zap Powerz's picture

I will see you all Dec 22, 2012.  Screw the Myans.  If they were so badass, why arent they still here?

formadesika3's picture

They are still here.

They just got tired of paying taxes and drifted off into the jungle.

Hangfire's picture

I'd disappear into the jungle to if I had to play a game that's a cross between soccer and basketball without using your hands or feet.   

formadesika3's picture

If you had to use your hands or feet, they had a special league for that. They had nerds too. That penis-piercing thing with the tailbone of a sting ray is what I couldn't handle.

Imminent Crucible's picture

If you go to eastern/southern Mexico or Belize, you will find plenty of Mayans. They speak Nhuatl. I heard one their priests say the Western world has completely misunderstood the Mayan calender. Dec 21 does not mark the end of the world (he said), it marks the end of an age. It is not a day of disasters and nothing particularly unusual is expected to happen. However, it is a demarcation between a corrupt age that is dying and a new age that is coming to birth. He said the current powers that be will mightily resist the dying of the old age, and kill many people in an attempt to stave off the inevitable. They resist the necessary birth of the new era because it will mean the end of their power and wealth. When asked who these people are, he said "They are those who stand behind the great financials and corporations that wish to twist humanity to their own ends. The transition will be full of turbulence and peril. There is no guarantee that the forces for good will succeed in birthing the new era. If they fail, the world will enter a darker age."

I don't know much about it, but he didn't sound at all crazy to me. All I can tell you for sure is, the Mayans make a fantastic Cochinita Pibil. Those dudes know how to do slow roasted pork.

GMadScientist's picture

The Mayans were reasonably decent astronomers and worked out the period of the wandering of the galactic center about the end of the world, just a decent watch.

old naughty's picture

They may very well be...

You said it, galactic...What's outside of the galaxy?

I often wonder how one reads from outside of the known confines of our galaxy, local universe, larger universes?

Imagine a stream of thoughts (signals) sent from somewhere far far far faraway, and yet landed in no 'time'?

willwork4food's picture

+10 Funny how people forget the Mayans knew solar & sun spot activity but entered into their own dark age.How did they know that?? In a word: Impossible. but they did. They question might not be what kind of age we will be entering but how they knew we were to enter an age such as this many years ago.

 Perhaps knowledge does not equate into morality over time. Perhaps their love of pork made them world connoisseurs of pork and suffered massive heart attacks from all the fat intake?

All I know is..something's up. Sup?



MeanReversion's picture

Except that the bible is steaming pile of horse manure.

in4mayshun's picture

"Whenever they are saying, 'Peace and Security,' then sudden destruction is to be instantly upon them..." 1 Thessalonians 5:3 (refer the the UNited Nations website and look at the top left tab)

Matthew 24:1-51

2 Timothy 3:1-5

1 Timothy 6:6-10

If you would actually read the Bible you would find that it is much wiser than you are.

pipelayer's picture

You are spot on in4, but you know 2 Corinthians 4:4 and on this site 2 Peter 3:3....but keep on preaching brother

ServingMyKing's picture

God was kicked out of government schools in 1962.

MeanReversion's picture

"The Christian god can easily be pictured as virtually the same god as the many ancient gods of past civilizations. The Christian god is a three headed monster; cruel, vengeful and capricious. If one wishes to know more of this raging, three headed beast-like god, one only needs to look at the caliber of people who say they serve him. They are always of two classes: fools and hypocrites."

-Thomas Jefferson

Keep deluding yourself with fairy tales, you are only wasting valuable time in your ever ephemeral life...

thecoloredsky's picture

I tried fact checking your quote by TJ and could not confirm it.

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

Concidering the down votes you got, it's disturbing that still a very large percentage, even on ZH, believes in fairytales.

in4mayshun's picture

I hate to tell you this, but the wealthy elites of the world believe in those so-called "fairy tales" as well; in fact they guide much of ther lives by the Occult and Satanic worship. It matters to no one that you don't believe it.

fourchan's picture

those with the mental affliction of religion will be the last to recognize they are fucked.

SilverDOG's picture



"Those" are distracted with arguments in regards to who cornholed them when they learned their affliction. 

willwork4food's picture

@in4...yup. Seems to be working for them too. Which logically means the opposite is also true. Funny how that works.'s picture

Although I don't believe in the Bible as literal truth there's still a lot of good stuff in that book. And why the slight against fairy tales? Children's stories remain a great way to see the folly of the world around us. Just consider the Emperor's New Clothes, The Goose That Laid the Golden Egg, The Ant and the Grasshopper and Henny Penny. That's really all you need to know to recognize the causes of the current crisis and to plot a solution as well.