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Forget Previous Bubbles, This Is The Big Lebowski

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Via Mark J. Grant, author of Out of the Box,

2013-A Year at the Crossroads
“If you really want something in this life, you have to work for it. Now be quiet, they're about to announce the lottery numbers!”
                                 -Homer Simpson
2012 was an odd year in many senses. The juxtaposition was the speech by Mr. Draghi when he promised to “Save the World,” humanity and the birds and bees on the Continent. Yields fell, have stayed low and no one is arguing with the European Central Bank as small pieces of paper are printed, distributed at all of the usual candy stores and the sweet taste of that sugary substances is all that is imbibed and the manna from heaven flows from Frankfurt.
The Fed and the ECB are both verging on $4 trillion balance sheets, the total for all of the world’s central banks is $14 trillion and these small pieces of paper float around in the breeze and are plucked at will to feed the fires of Wall Street. General Calculus used to be a subject at school and is now thought of as a famous Roman war hero. When all of the central banks on the planet work in concert then, without off-world bourses, there is no place else left to go and the spatial restraints of our planet are the same boundaries for the investment of money. It is then Hobbes Law, the gas inside the container will always expand to fill the container regardless of its dimensions.

Here then we find the explanation of 2012; boatloads of money, a promise to use it or create even more of it if necessary and so, for the first time in history, there was no place else left to go and so the markets went up, bonds contracted, the central banks buy 80% of all new deals, demand exceeds supply and everyone with any sense wanders around and wonders if some political pin-prick or some economic fault will not puncture what may be thought of as the largest bubble ever created on earth.
It is not a dot-com bubble or a real estate bubble or a specific bubble of any type at all or any we have ever seen but the Big Lebowski, the giant squid, the mother of all Blue Whales and the days of living in some place that we have never occupied before. In other times, in other circumstances we would have thought that the bogeyman would be Inflation, massive Inflation, nation destroying Inflation but the central bank created instruments of the concert have controlled the notes along with the tune. Everything is contained by the central banks concerted actions so that the dream state of some economist’s fantasy induced dream has come to pass and it is Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World” but having entered, and what I am concerned about, is that no one knows the Rules or even where the goal posts might be located.
Spain, Greece, Portugal or the United States; the numbers, the accounting, has become nothing more than a diversion. More and more and more money will fix everything and we can ignore the rest. It is not the Fountain of Youth but the Fountain of Cash and the promise of eternal life hangs in the air but then there were the Sirens and their songs. If nothing matters or is relevant except some notion, first uttered by Frank Herbert, that “The Spice Must Flow” then what fairytale have we entered and how does it end; or does it?
Those that bet with the central banks have prospered, made fortunes, become vastly richer but how long does this game go on and is there a way out that is devoid of the usual pain to be found in contractions. Will it be an engineered affair which is the way we arrived here or will it be some elongated pin made of politics, made of economics; that pricks the biggest bubble ever created by mankind in our mad rush to save the economies of the world by opening the spigot of never ending cash. The bet of last year was to place your money with the bankers-at-large but will that be the correct bet of this year as the plastic is stretched so thin now that a misstep, the politics of nationalism either of the funding or the funded bursts the balloon and sends it cascading around the room in some wildly gyrating manner.
I wait. I watch. Will the lid on Pandora’s Box get opened?


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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:08 | 3153947 The Gooch
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Ties the room together.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:11 | 3153955 THX 1178
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That's just like... your opinion, man.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:14 | 3153967 GetZeeGold
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Easy dude.....I almost spilled my white russian.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:14 | 3153972 The Gooch
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It's "Caucasian".

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | 3153976 GetZeeGold
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.....I've always wondered why.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:17 | 3153981 The Juggernaut
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An alert to all you NYer's: Gov Cuomo's power is coming down on you by "infringing on your Second Amendment Rights." Call his ass to tell him to stop being the anti-dude: (518) 474-8390



Gov's violation of the 2nd:

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:21 | 3153991 hedgeless_horseman
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Those that bet with the central banks have prospered, made fortunes, become vastly richer but how long does this game go on and is there a way out that is devoid of the usual pain to be found in contractions. Will it be an engineered affair which is the way we arrived here or will it be some elongated pin made of politics, made of economics; that pricks the biggest bubble ever created by mankind in our mad rush to save the economies of the world by opening the spigot of never ending cash. The bet of last year was to place your money with the bankers-at-large but will that be the correct bet of this year as the plastic is stretched so thin now that a misstep, the politics of nationalism either of the funding or the funded bursts the balloon and sends it cascading around the room in some wildly gyrating manner.

There is hope...

Most of us have been unwilling to admit we were real problem gamblers. No one likes to think they are different from their fellows. Therefore, it is not surprising that our gambling careers have been characterized by countless vain attempts to prove we could gamble like other people. The idea that somehow, some day, we will control our gambling is the great obsession of every compulsive gambler. The persistence of this illusion is astonishing. Many pursue it into the gates of prison, insanity or death.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:22 | 3154003 FEDbuster
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Little Lebowski Urban Achievers one and all.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:38 | 3154049 Big Slick
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Say what you will about the tenets of national socialism, dude, at least it's an ethos.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:53 | 3154106 redpill
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MDB was a good trader, and a good man. He was one of us. He was a man who loved the indoors... and trading, and as an internet troll he explored the forums of the web, from zerohedge to seeking alpha and... up to... yahoo finance. He died, like so many young men of his generation, he died before his time. In your wisdom, Lord, you took him, as you took so many bright flowering young men at Khe Sanh, at Langdok, at Hill 364. These young men gave their lives. And so would MDB. MDB, who loved momo stocks. And so, Milyon Donatello Bonoskawitz, in accordance with what we think your dying wishes might well have been, we commit your final mortal remains to the bosom of the latest fat finger HFT tsunami of packet stuffing trades, which you loved so well. Good night, sweet prince.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:40 | 3154280 vamoose1
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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | 3154556 RafterManFMJ
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Awesome Red Pill! I'm sending you some cash...just gotta go find a cash machine.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:18 | 3155660 mtomato2
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Man.  That was, maybe,... the best post I've ever seen here.

And I've been here awhile.

Fuck it, Dude.  Let's go bowlin'.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 20:15 | 3156019 msamour
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What? what did the guy really die?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:37 | 3154044 Winston Churchill
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The FIRST step .

What problem was the cry from the bankers..

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:52 | 3154517 Jonas Parker
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Gold, Bitchez!


Sorry! I couldn't help myself...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:19 | 3153996 kridkrid
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It's a trap.  They won't even have to "false flag" the response... they are anxiously awaiting the opposition.  In 5... 4... 3...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:30 | 3154027 Snakeeyes
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The Big Lebowski is right! $16+ trillion in debt, spending on a moonshot path, the Fed going crazy and enabling Obama/Congress theft from taxpayers/future generations, Europe doing more or less the same thing.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:43 | 3154059 NewAmericaNow
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Why bother. They are going to do what they want anyway. There is no law anymore, so why listen, It's just them writing shit on a piece of paper and it don't mean shit

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:44 | 3154060 NewAmericaNow
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You seem to be under the impression that the system works. When the law is unjust and unconstitutional there is no law.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:16 | 3154195 lostintheflood
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Call his ass to tell him to stop being the anti-dude:

it's too york will be our petri dish...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:01 | 3154359 Bicycle Repairman
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I hope Gov Cuomo and Mayor Bloomberg have no presidential aspirations. They have just killed them.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:57 | 3154523 Jonas Parker
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Both do have, unfortunately, dictatorial ambitions...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:41 | 3154686 aerojet
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It's probably a bit too late to be calling at this point.  Your time would be better spent preparing to resist.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:42 | 3154463 Reprobate
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Add cream to Black Russian, create White Caucasian Russian. (vice Caucasian)

edit: Fuck, too many Causasions

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:04 | 3154362 squib
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"Easy dude.....I almost spilled my white russian."


Are we talking about the drink or the AK-47xWhite Widow cross?


Love White Russian (the white widow ak-47 cross, that is).

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:11 | 3153956 SelfGov
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But it smells like chinaman pee.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:17 | 3153986 GolfHatesMe
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The Chinaman is not the issue here

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:43 | 3154062 Gamma735
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What the fuck are you talking about? The chinaman is not the issue here, Dude. I'm talking about drawing a line in the sand, Dude. Across this line, you DO NOT... Also, Dude, chinaman is not the preferred nomenclature. Asian-American, please.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:52 | 3154319 Jeff Lebowski
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Walter, this isn't a guy who built the railroads here.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:11 | 3153957 TheGermanGuy
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This is what happens when you fuck a stranger in the ass...


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:18 | 3153989 GolfHatesMe
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Also when you Find a Stranger in the Alps

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:14 | 3153970 Gypsyducks
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Yeah, I've got a rash man.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:37 | 3154039 I need more cowbell
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Shut the fuck up Gooch you're out of your element.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:51 | 3154098 The Gooch
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:45 | 3154066 Dooud
Dooud's picture can call me Dooud, or el doouderino, but don't call me mr. Lewboski.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:42 | 3154691 aerojet
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Aw, fuck it! 

Yes, fuck it, that's your attitude about everything.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:47 | 3154073 azzhatter
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"This naked agression will not stand"


Just watched the Dude again the other night- great flick  

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:10 | 3154380 ptoemmes
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:33 | 3154448 BullsNBeers
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Darkness warshed over the Dude. Darker'n a black steer's tookus on a moonless prairie night. There was no bottom.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:12 | 3153963 wisefool
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I will not tolerate another toe. (tax cheat as SEC-TRES under both fiat and keysenism)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:29 | 3154021 ChubbNut
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Abide anther toe.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:34 | 3154037 wisefool
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Not to be combative, but are you correcting my quote, or are you making an announcement to the hedgefund world that "carried interest" is not what Einstien meant by the most powerful force in the universe?

I, for one, welcome our new IRS task master.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:37 | 3154040 The Gooch
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With open "arms".

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:39 | 3154277 wisefool
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Timmay uses a straw to steer his reatrded world. "Arms" are for up and commers.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:56 | 3154115 hedgeless_horseman
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Abide anther toe.

A. Oh, yeah... oh! oh! Do the bunny! Give me the bunny!
B. You want a toe? I can get you a toe!
A. OY! OY! Ahhh...

Bunny Lebowski: Act of inserting one's big toe into the anus of your partner during sex, especially to achieve orgasm.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:58 | 3154126 Flakmeister
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Damn, learn something new every day....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:57 | 3154339 FEDbuster
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Who says you can't get an education on the Internet?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:59 | 3154346 ronaldawg
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Does that "toe" thing work on white guys?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:28 | 3154240 GolfHatesMe
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You're not blowing

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:21 | 3155672 mtomato2
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That must be exhausting!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:59 | 3154535 Jonas Parker
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But you toenail sure looks messy afterward...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:13 | 3153968 westboundnup
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Bernake's a good doctor and thorough.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:14 | 3153969 AccreditedEYE
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We are off the lows... LOL

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:14 | 3153973 Darth Silver
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The Dude Abides!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | 3153974 tradewithdave
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Er go... Diamandis and Google's Kurzweilian Planetary Resources.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | 3153975 tooriskytoinvest
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Goldman Sachs And The Big Hedge Funds Are Pushing Leverage To Ridiculous Extremes

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:22 | 3154006 GolfHatesMe
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Darkness Warshed over the Dude

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:29 | 3154024 yogibear
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The vampire squid knows the taxpayer is always there to bail them out if their big bets go horribly wrong. It's still a socialize losses and privatize profits operation.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:16 | 3153978 kridkrid
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As Kyle Bass says, it ends in war... it always ends in war.  And the war has already started. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:28 | 3154018 FEDbuster
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This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:48 | 3154075 azzhatter
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Goodman was fantastic in that movie. The Dude abides

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:56 | 3154118 Ness.
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Shut the Fuck up Donny

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:25 | 3154223 disabledvet
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Great line. Those who have followed the Fed have done okay...those who have followed Wall Street have gotten killed. Makes you wonder why we bailed them out. Sure "they repaid all that we lent them"....and look! We got trillion dollar deficits as our reward! "Plus a lawsuit" it would appear. "Oh the humanity!" Seriously tho the business cycle and the Federal GOVERNMENT is what has propelled wealth creation....not "reading the tea leaves" of Ben Bernanke. With interest rates this low why do we need the Fed again? Heck the last time the USA got downgraded the interest rates on our debt collapsed. Sorry Mr President but I'm not buying this "game of chicken" theory. Submit your spending priorities and then Congress will "commence the taxpayer dollar clock." Congress will stop when the money is gone. If you wish to fund the rest personally or with your buddies by all means. Unless of course you believe in the "Government money only flows one way" theory.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:40 | 3154050 IamtheREALmario
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There has been much prophecy (provided by whatever means) of the third world war that the United States is involved in.

- It is a short war

- NY City is completely destroyed (maybe this is the same time that Rome is destroyed by fire from above ... dunno)

- The outcome for the US is uncertain depending on whether the attack starts from the East or West

- During the war there is a period of 3 days of darkness (some argue that it is 70 hours)

- 1/3 of the population of the planet is killed

There is much more prophecy ... some regarding the war and some just regarding our future. Maybe it is all B/S and maybe not. The anti-christ was forecast to be someone who would initially appear to be a being of peace, but his true nature as a beast of destruction would eventually become apparent. I do not know if Obama is "the beast". However, I think that it is possible that he believes he is. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:56 | 3154113 Captain Benny
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I'm not Catholic or any of that shit, but the "Prophecy of the Popes" has come to an end with the current one... that guy that looks like Emperor Palpetine from Star Wars....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:34 | 3154449 Mi Naem
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Malachi's prophecies may well end like a Mayan Calendar, with a whimper rather than a bang at the last page. 

Further, the status of recent "Popes" as actual Popes is not completely certain among Catholics, neo-catholics, nor "any of that shit". 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:55 | 3154114 Captain Benny
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Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:58 | 3154344 Mi Naem
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Seriously Mario, forget all that Bayside crap.  It's just more diabolical disorientation dressed up as gnostic, heavenly newsfeeds. 

Fatima's all you really need to know.  The incontrovertible Miracle of the Sun and the realization of the predicted nocturnal illumination presaging the beginning of WWII provide the proof of the reality and validity of our Blessed Mother's prophecies and requests there.  Lucy was told that "eventually the Holy Father will consecrate Russia to my Immaculate Heart, but it will be late".  Well, we certainly have the "late" part down.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:44 | 3154695 aerojet
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It's all bs.  Some future scenarios may actually play out that way, but nobody predicted it.  Prophecy is just more mind-control bullshit.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:10 | 3154803 enloe creek
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don't look now but there really is no United states,  all the power is with the internationalists. the people have been hypnotized by gadgets and glitter into servitude. the war is ove,r we lost

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 15:19 | 3154829 Mi Naem
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Yep.  I especially love to hear "conservatives" bray about how "we won the cold war". 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | 3153980 The Gooch
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I hate the Eagles, man. Unless they are Au or Ag.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | 3153982 Flakmeister
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Dude, we will be lucky if we can find non-dairy creamer to make a White Caucasian when this is over....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:19 | 3153988 The Gooch
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Got (powdered) milk?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:16 | 3153983 foodstampbarry
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Long on AR-15's Bitchez!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:18 | 3153993's picture

Not a fan of carbines, then?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:36 | 3155526 Fedaykinx
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this dude prefers mid length

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:22 | 3154002 CPL
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Printable full modifications for 3d metal mill


Or those with better things to do than hang out in the woods with a stockpile of beans waiting for the man.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:43 | 3154367 FEDbuster
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Looks like the "printable" standard (30 round) capacity AR/AK magazines are already a reality.  Go long magazine springs, trigger groups, bolts and barrels, all other parts can be "printed".

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:32 | 3154032 Flakmeister
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This could be the place for you

Marxists, Socialists, Liberals, and Establishment Republicans may find that living within our Citadel Community is incompatible with their existing ideology and preferred lifestyles.

There is also this tidbit *just* for you

 Every able-bodied Patriot of age within the Citadel will maintain one AR15 variant in 5.56mm NATO, at least 5 magazines and 1,000 rounds of ammunition. The responsibility for maintaining functional arms and ammunition levels for every member of the household shall fall to the head of household. Every able-bodied Patriot will be responsible for maintaining a Tactical Go Bag or Muster Kit to satisfy the Minuteman concept. Details TBD and posted elsewhere.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:40 | 3154285 Mi Naem
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I briefly checked out the Citadel site.  Clearly, this is one of many Waco's for the new millennium.  

Worst thing you can do is bunker up and make an "impenetrable" target of yourself.  Ask Saddam (oops, never mind), or see the French example early into WWII. 

Blend in as inconspicuously as possible if you wish to survive.  Otherwise you commit suicide in a glorious blaze of (superior) firepower. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:46 | 3154297 Flakmeister
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I wonder what happens when the MREs run out....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 17:09 | 3155402 Citxmech
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See:  "Grey man"

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:12 | 3154387 pods
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Wow, good one Flak! 

Wonder who is going to enforcing all these rules within this "free' community?

Details TBD? 

Is that like rules TBD?


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:27 | 3154423 Flakmeister
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Its a commune thingie where everyone yet no one is in charge (The irony is delicious...)

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:37 | 3154460 FEDbuster
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Dig deeper.  The guy trying to set it up is a crook using an alias.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:45 | 3154488 Flakmeister
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Naw... I'd rather watch paint dry...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:13 | 3154588 FEDbuster
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Watching paint dry is a seriously underrated activity.  I really like the ceiling paint that goes on pink and drys white.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:21 | 3153992 SilverDOG
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The psychological profile of bank overlying strategy, and stated novelty thereof, sums fuel and food for the idiocy of the masses... again.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:19 | 3153994 GolfHatesMe
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Let's Go Bowling

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:21 | 3154000 alentia
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This article is about "nothing"

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:14 | 3154184 Mad Mohel
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This sums it up nicely,

Donny: Are these the Nazis, Walter?
Walter Sobchak: No, Donny, these men are nihilists, there's nothing to be afraid of.
Nihilist: Ve don't care. Ve still vant ze money, Lebowski, or ve fuck you up.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:21 | 3154004 moroots
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I wouldn't hold out much hope for the tape deck....or the Credence.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:23 | 3154009 buzzsaw99
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ben don't roll on shabbos

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:26 | 3154010 FubarNation
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The old man told me to take any rug in the house.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:29 | 3154019 Temporalist
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Germany's economic growth slows sharply in 2012

"The German economy grew by 0.7% in 2012, a sharp slowdown on the previous year, preliminary figures show.

The figure was well below the 3% growth seen in 2011 and suggests the economy contracted in the fourth quarter."

"The eurozone economy as a whole is already in recession, having contracted in both in the third and fourth quarters of last year."

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:30 | 3154028 IamtheREALmario
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"The spice must flow ... the roads must roll" ... to combine two similar quotes. And so sides are chose. The empire tighten's its grip and all sorts of stuff starts oozing out from between its fingers.

I have to wonder, what is so terrible about free markets, fairness, free will and treating each person with respect and goodwill? Obviously the consequences must be something terrible because almost nowhere throughout human history has such a condition existed. And yet, the vast majority of the people I know envision that as the goal... not some tin-pot dictator's idea of what those in power have the privilege to do to others.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:52 | 3154101 Flakmeister
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Ah... the smell of idealism in the morning... 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:31 | 3154030 NoDebt
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"but having entered, and what I am concerned about, is that no one knows the Rules or even where the goal posts might be located."

Forget the rules and the goalposts.  The thing you need to know at all times is the location of the exit.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:32 | 3154034 Temporalist
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And where you left your scuba gear

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 03:39 | 3156909 MeelionDollerBogus
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:32 | 3154031 1971
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The Bernank treats objects like women, man.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:34 | 3154036 Strange-Currencies
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Quit the alarmism already!  How do we make money in '13, is the question.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:35 | 3154455 Panafrican Funk...
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"How do we make money in '13, is the question."

The question is "how do I retain my wealth in '13".  If all you give a shit about is nominal gains, then go all in SSO.  If, however, you're concerned about preserving your wealth, divest of paper ASAP and purchase physical gold.  

It's really not that hard dude.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:44 | 3154064 Spastica Rex
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Meh. Slow burn to a neo-feudal world; my bet is it takes a couple of generations at least.

It will be a lot like the last feudal world but with less manual labor and more TV.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:50 | 3154087 Flakmeister
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More porn too....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:53 | 3154107 Spastica Rex
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I DK, there was some pretty hot stuff, back in the day.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:00 | 3154134 Flakmeister
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Fair enough, but do you think that the current crowd could deal with that level of abstraction?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:03 | 3154147 Spastica Rex
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Hmmmmmmm............ no.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:46 | 3154071 Gamma735
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Walter Sobchak: I told that Kraut a fuckin' thousand times, I don't roll on shabbos!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:48 | 3154078 Sudden Debt
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Well, they print money that nobody has or will get their hands on.

They print billions and less and less people get by.

So you have a hyperinflation in the money supply

And a depression in the real world.

Strangely... time catches up and reality sinks in into the real world.

After the commercials that is....

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:48 | 3154079 the not so migh...
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The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:48 | 3154082 azzhatter
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Walter - Shut the fuck up Donny, you're out of your element

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:50 | 3154090 Flakmeister
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Where can I find the "vaginal" paintings?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:51 | 3154096 azzhatter
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"I'll suck your cock for $1000 dollars"


"I'm going to find an ATM"

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:52 | 3154100 Hannibal
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Physical silver still cheap folks, hint,...hint!

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:04 | 3154145 Mad Mohel
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Nobody fucks with the JESUS!

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 17:13 | 3159586 e-recep
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nobody except roman soldiers.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:04 | 3154155 paddy0761
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Put Bernanke in the "most modestly priced recepticle" and chuck that fucker over the cliff without a parachute - just make sure the wind is blowing the right way.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:09 | 3154171 IridiumRebel
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"General Calculus used to be a subject at school and is now thought of as a famous Roman war hero."



Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:53 | 3154519 fuu
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Et tu Bernoulli?

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:12 | 3154177 stiler
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I'm bullish: Youtubes about the end, population control, useless eaters and government conspiracy theories.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:19 | 3154207 joego1
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Grow poppies, the sheeple will need lots of pain meds soon.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:27 | 3154231 monad
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You think this is bad? Ha! Wait til you see what's coming next." - Hannibal Barca

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:32 | 3154256 monad
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CFR: Communists From Russian mafia


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:47 | 3154304 SmoothCoolSmoke
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Someone please explain to me how Mr. Grant IS NOT just a POTENTIAL broken clock.  I see no ACTUAL TRANSPIRED EVENTS to cause me to think otherwise. 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:50 | 3154310 teolawki
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Bye Bye Miss American Pie


Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:59 | 3154350 orangegeek
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Barry and Ben spent trillions of tax dollars keeping these markets up - so Barry can get re-elected.


Dow weekly has a long way to fall in 2013 - the Dow was up over 10% in 2012, but GDP was about 1% - nice job Barry.


Careful what you wish for Barry and keep raising those taxes.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:31 | 3154441 monad
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Being Lebowski is a good gig.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:17 | 3154598 reader2010
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Large-scale even perhaps global-scale war is quitely brewing behind the scene. 1945 plus 80 gives you the target year of 2025. Be prepared.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:50 | 3154730 Clesthenes
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You ask, “is there a way out?’

Yes, there is; and it is a historically-proven solution.

The central problem is taxes or debt imposed on people without their consent.

Here is a short account of how English rebels brought down judges and tax collectors, bishops and kings who thot they had a divine right to impose taxes/debt on other men without the latter’s consent; men, who 150 years later, guided American rebels.

This power/right belongs to all men.  It is available to us thru the First Amendment.

See my further remarks at this comment.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 18:07 | 3155623 loveyajimbo
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Watch this and please pass along:  It all ties in:

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 02:44 | 3156870 Ancaeus
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Hobbes Law?  What are you talking about? 

Thomas Hobbes was a 17th century philosopher and legal theorist.  He had nothing of note to say about gases and containers.

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