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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?



Source: Goldman Sachs


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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:20 | 3025020 chebetts
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I'd also "overlay" weather modification....say what....starting in the early 90s? Who knows?

Those geo-engineers have our best interests at heart....just like those central bankers.....

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:15 | 3025198 holdingontomypants
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Chebetts-you must be refering to the military HAARP program.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:26 | 3025041 vast-dom
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and then superimpose a REAL UNEMPLOYMENT chart up there and the Mayans were dead on.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:39 | 3025094 JPM Hater001
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Someday we will allow mass use of DMT and figure out this who God particle...I swear the disasters are linked to the human experience...more just just havng been in one.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:59 | 3025148 Dick Buttkiss
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How about an overlay of "militaries and governments":

"The global warming issue is then a double hoax. First, it is a fake crisis in the sense that humanity’s traditional activities are not the main cause of such warming. Second, real warming has been caused by geo-engineering, which militaries and governments have been playing with since the 1950?s."


Sat, 12/01/2012 - 05:54 | 3026125 TumblingDice
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We can just trust the wise prophet B.I.G. on that one.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:33 | 3024808 LouisDega
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It would great on a Macbook pro with retina ( A hint to the wife )

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:34 | 3024816 Big Slick
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Looks like a classic head and shoulders to me which means the worst is over.

Actually... scary how close that resembles the S&P 500

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:48 | 3024888 Stuck on Zero
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The chart nearly matches the growth of "diagnosable mental conditions."


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:17 | 3025010 Gazooks
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...or demographic erection frequency trend.


jus sayin'

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:55 | 3025139 crusty curmudgeon
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The chart nearly matches the growth of "diagnosable mental conditions."

I tried to junk you but my clickophobic mental spasms and surrealopothic condition wouldn't allow it.

It's not pretty but I get a lot of prescription drugs out of it.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:15 | 3024997 Stoploss
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Everything turns to shit in 1964..


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:19 | 3025729 knukles
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Lyndon Johnson announced the Formation of the Great Society and all its attendant Entitlement Programs.

Now, was that a disaster or not?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:15 | 3024999 LongSoupLine
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Others=birth of bankers

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:27 | 3024785 czarangelus
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there's a lot more people living more places.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:31 | 3024805 B-rock
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... and better reporting.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:38 | 3024841 NotApplicable
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If a tree falls in the forest, and no one hears it...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:54 | 3025309 Boxed Merlot
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What color is a lemon if there is no light?...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:47 | 3025558 THX 1178
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:31 | 3025747 Monedas
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I'm gonna market a refrigerator with a peep whole .... so you can make sure the light goes off !

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 06:22 | 3026129 Mark Wilson
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Not a bad idea. A couple of years ago, our fridge didn't appear to be cooling properly. Turns out the door switch for the interior light was loose and the light was staying on with the door closed.    

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 01:00 | 3046489 Boxed Merlot
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The answer is it has no color. Light is required to give anything "color".  Without light, any / everything is black.

This is one of those areas where theology has practical application in the physical realm.

People were given grey matter for a reason.  Now is as good a time as any to use it.

Just wish I had more of it to use.



Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:54 | 3025315 francis_sawyer
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Krugman will have his plebes on it & project the boon to GDP... [as soon as his salary demands are inked for the coming year]...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:28 | 3025049 Umh
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:31 | 3025409 css1971
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Bigger, more of.

All you need these days is a mobile phone.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:48 | 3024889 ebworthen
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And on the coasts and in flood plains.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:27 | 3024786 buzzsaw99
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the squid should know they caused them

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:28 | 3024788 Flakmeister
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Yawn, just another signature for AGW....

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:31 | 3024802 buzzsaw99
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buy your carbon credits from the squid!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:36 | 3024827 Flakmeister
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And what would that achieve?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:41 | 3024859 buzzsaw99
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bonuses - duh!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:49 | 3024892 Flakmeister
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What exactly was your point?

Were you trying to imply that I support an auction and trading of carbon allowances and purchasing bogus offsets? Sorry, but you may have got me confused with somebody else....

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:15 | 3025001 Fedaykinx
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:52 | 3025461 viahj
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and yet you continue to expell CO2

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:48 | 3025561 nmewn
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I'm waiting for him to call for the killing all wildlife on the planet and entombing every tree that falls in the forest inside plastic...lest more CO2 be released.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:14 | 3025723 Jendrzejczyk
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I'm doing my utmost to consume as many cows, as rapidly as possible, to save the planet.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:35 | 3025853 nmewn
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We must all do our part for the greater good of Gaia ;-)

Maybe if we stampeded them over cliffs like the Indians did, we could finally prove our true love of nature and gain the respect of the tree hugger class (who, by the way, live in concrete trees for the most part) constantly pointing their accusatory finger of waste and mismanagement at the very ones who supply the power, water, meat, vegetables and sewers to take it to & from their doors.

The amount of hypocrisy (and energy, thus CO2) dedicated to overheating Google server farms will only be surpassed by the by the absolute dead silence of a billion "screeching obssesed greenies" when the lights do finally go out.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:28 | 3024790 Cognitive Dissonance
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Maybe Mrs. Cog is right after all.

<Exit stage right to the Plan B mountain retreat.>

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:44 | 3024869 Piranhanoia
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wish mine was saying that

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:52 | 3024907 Cognitive Dissonance
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I am extremely lucky that Mrs. Cog came into my life with an open mind and a loving heart.

<It just doesn't get any better than that.>

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:52 | 3024910 Manthong
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Out of the blue, Mrs. Thong expressed a desire to go the range with me and develop some proficiency.

That kind of surprised me.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:16 | 3025006 Cognitive Dissonance
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Are you sure she isn't planning on mind. :)

<What you don't know might actually hurt you......or worse.>

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:44 | 3025106 Manthong
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Well, she does have a bit of a temper, but If she ever decided to do me in, she’d likely opt for a more subtle and delicate method.

Actually, if she was going to do something like that, it certainly would have happened by now.   :-)

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:17 | 3025007 Fedaykinx
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right on.  everyone should be competent with a rilfe/shotgun/pistol.  probably in that order, imo.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:20 | 3025018 JohnG
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Mine too.  Started her on pistols last week.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:29 | 3024793 Lost Wages
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Looks like we are entering a disaster recession. Or a blowoff top.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:30 | 3024795 RopeADope
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Nominal disasters does not a point make.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:30 | 3024797 q99x2
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Should put up a graph of animosity against Goldman Sachs.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:11 | 3024980 piceridu
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blowoff top would have a different meaning...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:30 | 3025406 imapopulistnow
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Need to use a logarithmic scale.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:31 | 3024800 tickhound
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nice head and shoulders there. 

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:34 | 3024817 stormsailor
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yeah, and when it breaks things should get calm again.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:39 | 3024845 tickhound
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I dunno... I'm seeing strong support around the 250 NND.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:37 | 3024836 SKY85hawk
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Or, is it trending down since 2009?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:35 | 3024820 PUD
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Completely predicted by climate change models.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:35 | 3024821 gamera9
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Benanke's Bazooka will end this deflationary spiral. Get to work Mr. Chairman

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:35 | 3024822 drivenZ
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definitely Bernanke's fault. 

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:51 | 3024900 Coast Watcher
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No no, look at the pattern. Obviously Bush's fault.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:36 | 3024824 MonkeyBOOM
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Interesting, but this could be explained simply by: More people living in more areas, more people bothering to report things at all (because its getting technically far easier), and an increasingly low bar for an event to be considered a "disaster"... would be interesting to dig into this


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:38 | 3024838 mckee
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"an increasingly low bar for an event to be considered a "disaster"... " Cable going out?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:51 | 3024905 FEDbuster
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The last election cycle?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:57 | 3024929 MrButtoMcFarty
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TV Camera

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:32 | 3025411 zerozulu
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Perhaps this chart shows how big insurance companies have become.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:36 | 3024825 mckee
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Yeah... but in the 1950's people still thought thunder was caused by the "Gods" bowling or something so....


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:37 | 3024832 TWSceptic
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Actually over a longer period of time there is no change in the number of natural disasters. Sorry environmentalists.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:46 | 3024878 mckee
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So are you saying a 50 year dataset from 100's of millions of years isn't valid? I bet your one of those "loonies' who don't believe in climate change either!!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:18 | 3025011 SokPOTUS
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Looks like a picture-perfect head and shoulders formation.  Short Climate Change FTW.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:08 | 3025423 TWSceptic
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No I'm saying that natural disasters have always occured and humans are not going to change that. You're attacking a straw man as I never claimed to disagree with VALID data (how could anyone disagree with that unless they are insane?).

It's not about what one believes either. It's about what one can prove. There is evidence for changing temperatures, as there has been changing temperatures since the earth was formed. There is no conclusive evidence that humans are changing the long term climate considerably or to a dangerous level. That's something some people have blindly accepted though, you seem to be one of them.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:59 | 3026440 gmak
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I think that he / she was being sarcastic.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:38 | 3024840 urbanelf
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Is Krugman's alien invasion under "Other"?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:38 | 3024842 urbanelf
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Well... I guess an invasion isn't a natural disaster.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:39 | 3024846 Dr. Engali
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Why do all these charts look like the long term S&P 500 chart?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:40 | 3024855 Arbysauce
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Much ado. See data FAQ #3

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:14 | 3024996 pods
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I like the "state of emergency declared."

That about sums it up.  Hype.  10 or more killed?  100 or more affected?

I would think that you can subtract every super bowl/NCCA/NBA/World series out of that dataset.

And evey forecast of snow down here in the South.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:23 | 3025029 JohnG
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Yup.  ust let someone *think* snow.  Suddenly all grocery stores cleaned out of bread, beer, diapers and buttwipe.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 00:57 | 3025945 Jugdish
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Every quickie mart cleaned out of beer, cigerettes, lotto tickets, and porn magazines.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:41 | 3024860 I am a Man I am...
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everything is a crisis and a disaster nowadays

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:42 | 3024862 the not so migh...
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Chart is sorta fubar, so there were no disasters before 1950 or almost none?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:06 | 3024967 RopeADope
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Goldman didn't mean to release the disaster data set, it is for internal use only. What Goldman meant to release was the Acts of God data set which has an inverse correlation, Just keep racking up consumer debt because the world is a happier place with fewer AoG.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:43 | 3024864 The Axe
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can i add my P&L and my marriage to the list    .lol

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:22 | 3025228 Marge N Call
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Holy Crap!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:45 | 3024874 Richard Head
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Like subprime, it's all contained.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:46 | 3024876 Piranhanoia
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But can we be sure that they are reporting them all?    Sandy will be renamed Brew-102 so no one will have to count it.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:46 | 3024877 I am Jobe
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IS there a sale anywhere in Amerika? Just need more wafffle irons, phones and panties.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:48 | 3024887 Joe moneybags
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In California, any rainy day is a "storm".  That graph can also double as "the number of pussies who feel victimized by everyday events".

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:53 | 3024902 magpie
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Same here. Since times immemorial people have hedged as best they could against cyclical 'natural disasters', eg. storms, droughts, floods etc. If you no longer can, then put them under the same category as earthquakes, meteor strikes and volcanic eruptions.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:16 | 3025003 Jim B
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States are incentivized by the FEDs to inflate damages…  More damage = more free money!!!!!!!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:50 | 3024897 ShrNfr
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I suspect that if you deflate this chart by the total global population in some manner, you will find things relatively constant. As the population grows, people tend to settle in places where there were no people previously. The reason that there were no people previously is often because the place was downright hazardous. Also "major" seems linked to the total number of people killed or displaced. As the number of people increases, there are simply more of them around to die. More people will die tomorrow on average than ever died before.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:53 | 3024913 Essential Nexus
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Just what I was thinking.  New Orleans is a perfect example: drain a swamp build a city below sea level and then complain when things get wet.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:13 | 3024989 ShrNfr
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Actually, it was above sea level for a while when they first built it. The problem is that it was just muck and as you built on it, there was considerable subsidence. I am waiting for a reasonable sized earthquake to hit Boston sometime. Not that I really want to see it happen, but most of Boston is built on imported mush. The only way they could build the "Big Pig" was literally to pipe liquid nitrogen into pipes adjacent to where they were tunneling and freeze it solid for a while. Back Bay was a bay back then.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:50 | 3024898 Spastica Rex
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It looks like Peak Calamity was about 2006. Huzzah! It's all down hill, now! All down hill.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:28 | 3025052 falak pema
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shuss as they say in austria...shuss...sounds very downhill/

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:53 | 3024915 debtor of last ...
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I believe the source of the chart is the biggest disaster. Should i be a muppet and buy this?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:55 | 3024921 Nothing To See Here
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I bet they change the definition of "natural disaster" just like they change the definition of inflation as they go...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 16:59 | 3024939 MrButtoMcFarty
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After perhaps war....what better way to expand government?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:01 | 3024938 epwpixieq-1
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The Nature is not happy when its children do not consider that every system exhibiting growth, as the advanced industrial human society, for example, on average, has to adhere to the Natural growth.

This is one thing that was automatically enforced by the Gold standard.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:19 | 3025016 RopeADope
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Our next generation of leaders was raised on virtual world so I see nothing but good things in the future.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:00 | 3024942 Oldballplayer
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Pagan Nature worship bitchez.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:02 | 3024948 earleflorida
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looks like mother nature having a multiple orgasm 

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:03 | 3024956 I am Jobe
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Nah the read needs to be upside down to see the reverse effects.

Ok, back to my drinks


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:03 | 3024959 papaswamp
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Heck of a leap in the late 70's when satellites came on line....

More population + better detection capabilities = spike in data

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:05 | 3024965 dolly madison
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A few things lining up in space could cause some changes in the gravity our planet is subjected to which could change the tides and could change pressures on the tectonic plates, so there could be some extra natural disasters in this period. 

However I also wonder if the increases in the chart correspond to keeping better track of naturl disasters than before.  Now you get extra help from the Feds if you can declare an emergency.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:39 | 3025092 Umh
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It just seems much worse since the only time people go outside now is when the weather if perfect ( maybe 3 weeks a year ) or when a disaster forces them to experience it.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:09 | 3024977 Seasmoke
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dont ever let a crisis, go to waste !

- Rahm Emanuel

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:16 | 3025002 AON
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I'll say it again:  There's only one thing you need. One thing only.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:19 | 3025014 Bastiat009
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Do you know how many hurricane hit Florida before 1492?

Docs tell you what was the weather like in Greece 2000 years before that.

My point is that the more you document events, the more events you will find.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:28 | 3025046 farmerjohn2112
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:26 | 3025040 docmac324
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Insert Jaws theme, here.


Nice chart.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:40 | 3025095 knicks3005
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Time for "Great Change" BITCHEZZZ!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:42 | 3025098 edifice
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It's almost Christmas! HAARP, the herald angels sing...

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:46 | 3025112 nevket240
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Usual fraud from the Kings of Thieves.

GS and one big fat manpig are in business together, GIM. Have been for years. A lot of the disasters ,if you read the web news, are.. the worst in 60 years or the hottest in 40 years. They simply tell lies.

We also have a massive population in coastal areas world wide. So more are hit when it happens, re Florida.

Humans have also invented the satellite to watch and record shit happening, better obsevation.

and don't forget the amount of public funding, your fucking taxes, being expertly stolen by these reprehensible EcoFacsisti.

GS and Gore will rort to death any and all Carbon schemes, that is why they are talking their book here.


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:49 | 3025125 riphowardkatz
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strong correlation with m3

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 17:59 | 3025146 rjiver33
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Looks like several head and shoulder patterns to me and we're sitting on the right shoulder. So should we really be expecting a move to the downside in disasters? Length of the neck below the neck line?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:10 | 3025177 tuku2400
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:10 | 3025180 tuku2400
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looks like a head and shoulders top


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:11 | 3025185 wally_12
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According to Gevin Giorbran in “Everything Forever” , time events flow in cyclic patterns. This chart shows a downtrend in catastrophic events in the near future.

Good times are on the way, right?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:20 | 3025220 Satan
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A Random Walk Down Tornado Alley?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:26 | 3025239 Hobbleknee
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One time?  I can think of a lot of things were more is not better.





Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:33 | 3025263 shovelhead
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Entirely a matter of perspective.

Win for:





Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:29 | 3025252 Marge N Call
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It's pretty damn clear people. If we had created a thriving environment for government-sanctioned HFT players in weather and natural events, these "crisis" would have been averted. There are algos that could have taken the other side of those catastrophes, thereby providing the liquidity necessary to have prevented them. Then, the WetherEx could have hiked margin requirements on these so-called natural events, and made sure that profits (in the sense of saved lives of course) were locked in, and Mayans received their fair share.

I can't believe you guys are that dumb.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:39 | 3025277 FinalCollapse
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"...Please don't worry"

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 18:47 | 3025297 Dapper Dan
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If we dam up all the rivers on the planet and create enormous reservoirs, will that influence the spinning of the earth?

  China's Monster Three Gorges Dam Is About To Slow The Rotation Of The Earth

The Myth: The filling of the reservoir behind Three Gorges Dam in China changed the rotation of the Earth.

The Evidence: Three Gorges Dam, China crosses the Yangtze River in Hubei province, China. It the world’s largest hydroelectric power station by total capacity, which will be 22,500 MW when completed. When the water level is maximum at 175 meters (574 ft) over sea level (91 meters (299 ft) above river level), the reservoir created by the dam is about 660 kilometers (410 mi) in length and 1.12 kilometers (0.70 mi) in width on average. The total surface area of the reservoir is 1045 square kilometers, and it will will flood a total area of 632 square kilometers, of land. The reservoir will contain about 39.3 cu km (9.43 cubic miles) of water. That water will weigh more than 39 trillion kilograms (42 billion tons).

A shift in a mass of that size would affect the rotation of the Earth due to a phenomena known as the moment of inertia, which is the inertia of a rigid rotating body with respect to its rotation. The moment of inertia of an object about a given axis describes how difficult it is to change its angular motion about that axis. The longer the distance of a mass to its axis of rotation, the slower it will spin.

Read more:

Now if one dam would, what would 5 thousand do?


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:15 | 3025501 yrbmegr
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If they were all over the world, there would be no effect.  If they were all in China, there would be a measurable effect.  The moment of inertia is changed if the distribution of mass is changed.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:30 | 3025526 Dapper Dan
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most dams are located in the northern hemisphere,

80 %  or conceivable more.

90% of the worlds population lives in the N.H.



Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:10 | 3025365 SilverMoneyBags
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Mayans understood Elloitt Waves?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:15 | 3025374 Ura Bonehead
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Of course, the irony is that the data was collected/presented by Goldman Sachs.  Shouldn't this come with a formal disclaimer to the effect of,"At the time of this report Goldman Sachs was responsible for no more than 30% of these events."

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:22 | 3025390 eurusdog
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Nope, the number of natural disasters is about to collapse. Doesn't any one see the breakout to the bottom side under the right shoulder of the head and shoulder pattern!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:25 | 3025395 css1971
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You (GS) forgot a word.


The moral of the tale is, "know what you're measuring".

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:26 | 3025398 Bansters-in-my-...
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What about man made disasters like chemtrail spraying and HAARP in conjunction. This is the cause of many of our present day disasters. Please ,people who know it is going on,Inform your friends and families even if they don't want to hear. It's the real deal going on......


Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:06 | 3025490 Simplifiedfrisbee
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People are too consumed in all regards to care about the air they breathe or the waves that shake their brain. The gubinment can fix anything. Especially with the magical printing press than the great wizards have created.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:50 | 3025452 greenknightist
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obviously THEY know something WE dont !!!

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 19:57 | 3025477 Simplifiedfrisbee
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At this stage, these charts along with others are futile. That is of course, unless you have become a zombie and have decimated every intellectual gift you were given since birth and are now prone to forget what you experienced the previous day due to a high stress, high sodium, and genetically modified diet. ZH, is the last stand socio economically and politically-anywhere. Even so, if it was to give birth to a prognostication to the infallible nature of creation, it comes to a screeching halt when the first sign of our fallacies are shared in all their voraciousness. Why? Because the lack of Love. And to Love takes faith. And to have faith takes sacrifice. And who is willing to sacrifice for Love? Especially when we have a cushion of money, or power, or security or gubinment.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:12 | 3025496 yrbmegr
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Interesting.  I suspect this is just a result of population growth and people living in areas that flood more than they used to.  Note that nearly all the increase is in the "flood" category.  Note, also, that a flood is not a "disaster" unless humans are affected.  A flood area that is inhabited today but was not inhabited 25 years ago would move from the "not disaster" column to the "disaster" column.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:18 | 3025623 Bear
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And a hypersensitive media and everywhere eyes of the Internet

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:30 | 3025525 Brian
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This is the kind of post that makes people point to ZH and say that we're a bunch of conspiricy theorists.  Fiat money is a disaster of our own making.  Earthquakes and Volcanos?  Those kinds of disasters are not increasing in frequency.  Chart or no chart, that is actually crazy talk.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:42 | 3025668 Colonel
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Increasing birth pains? Romans 8:22

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:46 | 3025555 stiler
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People have given bible verses and others have tried to explain this phenom, as man's evil or to even deny, saying it's more people in more remote places, but no one that I have read has connected the dots. If the weather/earthquakes are getting more frequent and more intense, then ...

this is leading to something climactic, even though evolution says, "for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation." (II Peter 3:4) spoken by Peter of those scoffers in the last days.

The thing of it is, that this climax will arrive without anyone knowing it, as informayshun wrote earlier. Then no one will be able to get out of it. God requires faith. It's the one test all must pass or fail. Messiah comes like a thief in the night. His shakina glory will pierce the darkness of this sinful world. Get into Him like Noah got into the ark, friends.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 20:48 | 3025559 CCanuck
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Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:11 | 3025613 PLove
Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:25 | 3025631 El Hosel
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>> Don't forget the Drought in the midwest, huge water sheds in Colorado were/are at 10% of historic levels much of this year. Many of the large grain producing states are in extreme drought, a couple more seasons  like this and we "little people" go on soylent green diets.... You can drive you car UP the ski slopes in Colorado right now.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 21:53 | 3025689 1835jackson
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Mayans??? Pleeease.

Jesus is coming back for His elect and no man knoweth the hour when he returns until then this world is in Satan the asshole's hands (with God limiting his power). Of course the modern mind is repulsed by such fairy tales. Do not be naive there IS a God and there is a devil. When you think about it deeply enough the fact that you are even reading this is a miracle.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:12 | 3025715 durablefaith
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Correlation is not causation, but ignorning correlation defies common sense.

Starting around 1974, the US military started experimenting with weather modification. See this senate hearing transcript regarding cloud seeding during vietnam war:

This practice goes by many names (weather modification, geo-engineering, chemtraisl, haarp, etc) and it typically gets those who mention it admitted to the tinfoil hat club.

Oddly, the US military is exempt from the tinfoil hat club for publishing documents and plans such as "Owning the weather by 2025".

Flame on, nothing to see here....

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:26 | 3025721 Monedas
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Mayans weren't on to anything .... the Egyptians were something .... Aryans wintering and waiting for the ice to recede .... not the happless Morsi idiots of today !  The far east had some good things going on .... but they never figured out music, nor the digital alphabet .... never got beyond hieroglyphs !  I've offended more than a few Mexicans .... they're taught the Mayans were equal to the Egyptians (wintering Aryans) ? Go figger ?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 23:28 | 3025837 magpie
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Made my day...Welteislehre meets Jared Diamond in Tahrir. Forgot the Zionist Comedy Jihad Baktun 13 though

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:23 | 3025733 Monedas
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Cancer and wild weather are being observed more .... they've always been around !  I'd rather watch weather catastrophies .... than boring UN General Assembly pussy fights ?

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:25 | 3025738 Monedas
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While I'm at it .... tugboats can't tow icebergs !

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 00:14 | 3025890 Yen Cross
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Good point/  I have never ever junked you Modenas. I know you are unique and smart.

Fri, 11/30/2012 - 22:44 | 3025767 gregga777
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I do not believe these types of very unscientific reports. Most have biases serious enough to completely discredit them.

First, they are subject to the observer / instant reporter / 24-hour newschannel effect. That is, there are far more observers today, living in areas, that for much of history, were sparsely or completely uninhabited. And anyone can collect data and make charts. Few, if any of them account for the above factors in their methodology. Most importantly few if any publicize their methodology.

Second, those observers, using today's (year 2012) telecommunications infrastructure to make and distribute audio-visuals made during the storm, flood, etc. The immediacy of seeing the disaster unfold obscures earlier, in cases much more severe disasters.

Now consider the "Little Ice Age" of the early-19th Century. People could ice skate on the Thames in London and fairs were held on the ice. Then there was the year without a summer, again in the early-181X's, caused by a volcanic eruption halfway around the world. Crops failed in New England. The sun shined for only a few hours per day.

There was the Great Warming during the 13th century. It was so warm that the Vikings colonized Greenland (talk about deceptive advertising) and Newfoundland. When it turned cold again a more tha a century later the Greenland colony failed. The Newfoundland colony may have succumbed more due to hostile Native American opposition to the Norse interlopers than the return of the cold. The Norse were at the furthermost limit of their logistical support. The Native Americans had untold numbers of warriors to fight the Norse incursion.

I doubt that the schools teach history like this nowadays? It would call into question their "Global Warming" religion that puts the cause solely on humanity for burning hydrocarbons and releasing CO2 into the atmosphere.

The Earth's climate is too complex and poorly understood to definitively / scientifically place the blame solely on CO2 emissions.

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