This Is What Happens When You Ask Too Many (Or The Wrong) Questions

Tyler Durden's picture

With the lies, cheating, and conspiracies running wild in the US, we thought it worth dusting off the archive and remembering Michael Burry. Burry, infamous for his 'Big Short' into the subprime crash that made him and his clients extremely wealthy, reflected on his ability to see this coming in an Op-ed at the time asking a broad swath of politicians, economists, and professional 'seers' why they didn't see 'It' coming? As he explains, soon after asking that uncomfortable question, things escalated rapidly for him and his firm... simply unbelievable in the context of the ongoing investigations currently... As he explains, "I bet against America, and won," and it seems 'America' didn't like that...


Forward to 14:00... (and grab the popcorn)...

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gmrpeabody's picture

The new stuff will be out in the fall...

THX 1178's picture

Windfall tax on precious metals. Govt only likes profits when they can get a cut of the action.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

McCain's gonna need a bigger fence.

James_Cole's picture

A re-run but still great. Burry is the best.

Manthong's picture

He did not bet against America, he bet against the clowns running America.

The problem is that the clowns figured out that their circus act was not farcical enough, so going forward they decided to turn everything into a fatal theater of the macabre.

random shots's picture

"It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it." - Upton Sinclair

rosiescenario's picture

I placed the same bet: leap puts on was a no brainer....if I could see it anyone could.


It was really a bet against the S&L's and Wall St....and then there were the poor foreign idiots who bought the crap from Goldman and others...

smlbizman's picture

what is donald southerlan duing there?

Buck Johnson's picture

And he was telling the truth, the govt. will by hook or by crook take away your financial sense of well being and lowered standard of living.

Ham-bone's picture

OK - in the spirit of asking questions???

Public debt = '08 - $5.1 T .... '13 - 11.9 T --->$6.8T or approx 235% increase

Intragov debt = '08 - $4.08 T .... '13 - $4.86T --->$784B or approx 19% increase

Total outstanding debt = '08 - 9.21 T .... $16.765 T --->$7.5T or 182% increase

Anybody want to answer the question why the public has gone ballistic while the intra is relatively slow moving?  ($3T Fed, $3T Japan / China?)


Pinto Currency's picture


Komrade Burry is a dangerous subversive.

Jumbotron's picture


IRS Official in Charge During Tea Party Targeting Now Runs Health Care Office

jwoop66's picture

Ha!  They just don't give a fuck~!    Damn the torpedoes(press, public)! Full speed ahead!   Comrades!

nmewn's picture

So, it won't be frrrreeeeeeeeeeee?!?!?


jwoop66's picture

time to set up an internet alter-ego; one that supports democrat policies and politicians.   Getting older.  Don't want to be put on a waiting list when I need that gall bladder. 


Oh, shit....     I've been posting on zero hedge for years...   


TYLER!!!!!! How do I scrub my posts?!?!    or have you handed everything over to the gov already?

TuesdayBen's picture

It is not necessary to do any 'handing-over'
Uncle Sam 'reaches in'....

dtwn's picture

Damn, I was hoping for a reach around. . . . 

Papasmurf's picture

Your posts route through Utah.  You can't scrub the mutliple copies.

A Nanny Moose's picture

They let him speak? I am surprised a trap door didn't open up in the stage, and swallow him.

Peconic Bay's picture

Because Medicare up until recently had been self funding.  Its surplus was used to offest the general fund deficts, thus creating the intra-government obligation.

idea_hamster's picture

"...we thought it worth dusting off the archive..."

Right -- it's their point.  This time isn't different.

gmrpeabody's picture

If we can't kid each other..., who can we kid?

(certainly not the gubbermint)

SMG's picture

America is controled by the Global Elite.  They have no country, and their only desire is to rule us all.  This is how they operate and quell dissent.

They went after this guy too

Andrew Maguire is an independent bullion trader and a whistleblower. He alleged to United States regulators that fraud had been committed, and that prices in the international gold and silver markets had been manipulated. Maguire and his wife were injured in a hit-and-run accident a day after he was identified as the source of the allegations.

And many others.

They harass you with the IRS, the court system, federal agencies, thugs or hitmen, whatever it takes to shut you up.

Everyone needs to know this, thanks Zero Hedge for help getting the word out.

If everyone knows, it's the only shot we have left at freedom, and living in the America we want.


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

If you can't be bribed (and if you are blowing the whistle that means you have already decided to forgo that route, due to having principles) then you will be threatened.  If you don't succumb to threats you will be intimidated.  If you can't be intimidated , you will be harrassed, assaulted, battered... 

Don't fly any small airplanes during this period, also make clear to your family you have no intent to commit suicide, esp. not with two shots to the back of the head.  That should be regarded as suspicious.  :)

francis_sawyer's picture

& thanks to 'truthseekers' [like yourself ~ SMG]... That constantly & vigilantly wield the truth scalpel... & remind everyone...


That's its NOT 'this'... It's 'that'...

The 'THIS-ERS' are proud to call you one of their own...

fonzannoon's picture

Hey Francis I caught that reply you sent me the other day. That was pretty awesome. Nice job having your own blog site. Really interesting stuff.

whstlblwr's picture

Then he caught you, too, right? ~ ~ ~ ..... This is the identifier for Francis [~ ~] He can keep it straight that way.

Ness.'s picture

we thought it worth dusting off the archive and remembering Michael Burry.

Wile-E-Coyote's picture

Did someone steal their clothes and they had to put on the curtains?

resurger's picture

They hate us for ...

prains's picture's the new chip


eat it !

resurger's picture

If i say that the sun rotates around the earth then you believe that.

Kind Regards,

Captain Obvious.

thisandthat's picture

The whole fucking universe rotates around the earth - you just have to look out the window at night...

Captain Oblivious.

prains's picture

are you sure it's not NYC that thinks everything rotates around it

thisandthat's picture

We need the impartial opinion of some Wall street bubblehead on this - what about this one:

prains's picture

very life like in a plastic kinda way

Jendrzejczyk's picture

Is that a "CheesePope" outfit on the right?


random shots's picture

A lot of people saw it coming....but in this business being early is the same as being wrong. 

Nid's picture

Who's the  doosh in the blue beanie with the fake accent?

venturen's picture

Burry for president!

GOSPLAN HERO's picture


Cacete de Ouro's picture

Well, after the bet (in hindsight) it might have been worth moving to South America.....

prains's picture

Simon Black already bought all the alpaca's

IndyPat's picture

Well, short alpacas. I did see that coming.
I ALWAYS bet against alpacas and Simon Black.