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The One Time When More Is Certainly Not Better

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



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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:26 | 3024782 realtick
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Nice chart

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:33 | 3024803 Dr. Richard Head
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:34 | 3024814 ZippyBananaPants
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Is the 'others category' when you Shart your pants?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:36 | 3024830 El Viejo
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Mathew 24 "Wars and rumors of wars and earthquakes in diverse places"



Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:49 | 3024893 FEDbuster
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Looks like the ten year gold chart, just sayin....

We live in interesting times.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:21 | 3025021 icanhasbailout
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It's a chart on how easily people panic over what we used to call "the weather"

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:40 | 3025265 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:42 | 3025285 Yes We Can. But...
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Trend peaked in 2005.  What a relief, cuz I was thinking this boob Obama was *really* going to fuck everything up.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:45 | 3025292 Oquities
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it's clearly a natural disasters head and shoulders formation portending an upcoming crash in floods, storms, and volcanos.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:04 | 3025342 ArkansasAngie
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And ... just as rational

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:15 | 3025373 Dr. Richard Head
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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?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:30 | 3025408 FoxMulder
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:41 | 3025546 hustler etiquette
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Now that's class

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:48 | 3025678 Vampyroteuthis ...
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:00 | 3025791 alesarte
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overlay global population and you'll have your correlation.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:16 | 3026032 old naughty
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"...trend peaked in 2005..."

until we see another peak, hockey stick !

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:23 | 3026038 UncleFurker
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Looks like the worst years were 2000-2008. Maybe god was sending a message?



Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:45 | 3026051 TIMBEEER
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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.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:45 | 3025291 Sauk Leader
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I think this should be a footnote in the chart. Federal Money for "disasters" starting in 1974.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:21 | 3025626 knukles
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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....

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 09:39 | 3026206 nmewn
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"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 doubt...lol.

Tipping points ;-)


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:02 | 3025338 Glass Seagull
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:29 | 3025521 silverserfer
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its a graph showing the increase in documenting natural disaters using graphs

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:52 | 3025571 Zap Powerz
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I will see you all Dec 22, 2012.  Screw the Myans.  If they were so badass, why arent they still here?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:11 | 3025612 formadesika3
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They are still here.

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

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 00:10 | 3025885 Hangfire
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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.   

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:01 | 3026007 formadesika3
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:59 | 3025879 Imminent Crucible
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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.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 01:50 | 3025996 GMadScientist
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The Mayans were reasonably decent astronomers and worked out the period of the wandering of the galactic center about the sky...no end of the world, just a decent watch.


Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:13 | 3026026 old naughty
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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'?

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:03 | 3026012 willwork4food
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+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?



Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:57 | 3024930 MeanReversion
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Except that the bible is steaming pile of horse manure.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:18 | 3025012 in4mayshun
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"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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:32 | 3025751 pipelayer
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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

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 01:21 | 3025968 ServingMyKing
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God was kicked out of government schools in 1962.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 01:53 | 3026003 MeanReversion
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"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...

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 06:01 | 3026126 thecoloredsky
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I tried fact checking your quote by TJ and could not confirm it.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:33 | 3025072 BKbroiler
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hahahahahahaha +100

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:54 | 3025137 _ConanTheLibert...
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Concidering the down votes you got, it's disturbing that still a very large percentage, even on ZH, believes in fairytales.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:02 | 3025157 imaginalis
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RNA World is a nice fairy tale

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:09 | 3025173 in4mayshun
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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.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:11 | 3025363 Ballin D
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I blame the Masons

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:22 | 3025629 Raymond K Hessel
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I blame the Assassins

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:24 | 3025830 magpie
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Nach Alamout gehen wir nicht

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 05:29 | 3026122 Svendblaaskaeg
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I blame the Hassassins

Eddie Izzard


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:40 | 3025431 fourchan
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those with the mental affliction of religion will be the last to recognize they are fucked.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:10 | 3025806 SilverDOG
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"Those" are distracted with arguments in regards to who cornholed them when they learned their affliction. 

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:37 | 3025757 pipelayer
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1 John 5:19

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 02:23 | 3026039 willwork4food
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@in4...yup. Seems to be working for them too. Which logically means the opposite is also true. Funny how that works.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:49 | 3025294 CrockettAlmanac.com
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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.

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