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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 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Ties the room together.

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

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

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:17 | Link to Comment 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

 

Contact: http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact/GovernorContactForm.php

Gov's violation of the 2nd: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/albany-gun-control-bill-expected-pas...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:21 | Link to Comment 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...

http://www.gamblersanonymous.org/ga/

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 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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Little Lebowski Urban Achievers one and all.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:38 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment vamoose1
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beautiful

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:06 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment msamour
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What? what did the guy really die?

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

What problem was the cry from the bankers..

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

 

Sorry! I couldn't help myself...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:19 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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.

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/debt-star-federal-deb...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment lostintheflood
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Call his ass to tell him to stop being the anti-dude:

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:01 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Jonas Parker
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Both do have, unfortunately, dictatorial ambitions...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:41 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment SelfGov
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But it smells like chinaman pee.

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:43 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Jeff Lebowski
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Walter, this isn't a guy who built the railroads here.

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

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ausPKEMVk0

 

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:37 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment The Gooch
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:45 | Link to Comment Dooud
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....you can call me Dooud, or el doouderino, but don't call me mr. Lewboski.

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:47 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment ptoemmes
Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:33 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment ChubbNut
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Abide anther toe.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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With open "arms".

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TANqlCkUbk

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:56 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Damn, learn something new every day....

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

www.tradewithdave.com

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

http://investmentwatchblog.com/goldman-sachs-and-the-big-hedge-funds-are-pushing-leverage-to-ridiculous-extremes/

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment FEDbuster
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This will not stand, ya know, this aggression will not stand, man.

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:25 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Captain Benny
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<dupe>

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:58 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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I hate the Eagles, man. Unless they are Au or Ag.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:15 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment The Gooch
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Got (powdered) milk?

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:18 | Link to Comment CrockettAlmanac.com
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Not a fan of carbines, then?

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:22 | Link to Comment CPL
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http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7483897/AR-15_Lower_Receiver___5rd_Magazine

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7477522/AR15_IGES_files_for_Machining_(Upper_Lower_Handle)

 

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.

 

http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/7322510/Nerf_Gun

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:43 | Link to Comment 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".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKAaO26FAvA

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

http://www.iiicitadel.com/

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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Yep...

I wonder what happens when the MREs run out....

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:12 | Link to Comment 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?

pods

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 13:27 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Naw... I'd rather watch paint dry...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:13 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment GolfHatesMe
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Let's Go Bowling

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:14 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment buzzsaw99
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ben don't roll on shabbos

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:29 | Link to Comment 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."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21023478#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source...

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:30 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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Ah... the smell of idealism in the morning... 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:31 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Temporalist
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And where you left your scuba gear

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:34 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Flakmeister
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More porn too....

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:00 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Spastica Rex
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Hmmmmmmm............ no.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:46 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment the not so migh...
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The word itself makes some men uncomfortable. Vagina.

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 11:51 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment Hannibal
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Physical silver still cheap folks, hint,...hint!

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:04 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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."

 

HAIL CALCULUS!

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

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

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:27 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment monad
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CFR: Communists From Russian mafia

 

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 12:47 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment teolawki
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Bye Bye Miss American Pie

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAsV5-Hv-7U

 

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

 

http://bullandbearmash.com/chart/dow-jones-weekly-stalled-long-term-resi...

 

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 | Link to Comment monad
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Being Lebowski is a good gig.

Tue, 01/15/2013 - 14:17 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment 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 | Link to Comment loveyajimbo
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Watch this and please pass along:  It all ties in:  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKDT7XwgMMo&sns=em

Wed, 01/16/2013 - 02:44 | Link to Comment 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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