"A Wolf In Sheep's Clothing"

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Transitory Disinflation's picture

This is my ode to you all...

An ode to ZH

bitchez, bitchez - transitory riches
corrupted ratings, moodys and fitches
ponzi, fiat, lies to the masses
debt getting bigger soon to be crashes
house crash and squatting, mortgages in limbo
financial terrorists must end up in gitmo

secret spending, trillions in bailouts
big men, pigmen, filling their snouts
currency, cash, etfs or gold
tiz poker at ben's table, raise, call or fold

wheel out the teleprompter - must lie some moar
Buffets got intel, he knows the score
too big to fail, too big to save
who beleives in the elliot wave
HFT, BTFD, which way to trade
watch out bitchez, thugs are coming to raid

insider trading, must be a mole
watch for Bernanke outta Jackson Hole
Chocozone collapsing, shorting is banned
It's all GODS work says the Bald headed man

11-11-11 = Binary triple Six
APPLE, LULU, pilling into Netflix
You makes your choices - You make your pledges
All the people need to read Zero Hedges

Storing your GOLD in the United State Nation
leaves you open to GOV confiscation
GOLD to the moon says Mike Maloney
Will it happen or is that just phoney

Inflation, deflation tiz the end of a nation
All the elites will live on the space station

The all seeing eye is watching you
The capstone is coming but you already knew
count the bricks from 1776 - if you dare delve
The dollar tells you the end is coming, its in 2012

Open your eyes there is lots to see
Gold is money - paper is currency
paper paper everywhere, the helicopter is flying you better beware

Iphones and Ipads shuts up the masses
remember bitchez WATCH OUT FOR THE CRASHES

Clueless Economist's picture

But Becky Quick seems to think he is a charming old geezer.

Oracle of Omaha my butt cheeks.  More like Ogre of Omaha.

wanklord's picture

Americans are a bunch of stupid animals easy to manipulate and subdue. The sooner the US economy collapses the better, so these brutes will finally learn NOT to live beyond their means.

Usotsuki's picture

I actually think people underestimate Buffet. Yes, he represents the status quo and I'm tired of it to. I also agree with 95% of what the author wrote too. However, I think Buffet understands these greedy politicians and knows they are out to get the rich. But he always one-ups them by PRETENDING to go along with their false and hypocritical ideology of taxing the rich.  He shows he is PRETENDING by the fact that he DOESN'T give his money to the govt; because he knows his capital is much better utilized to create more jobs, wealth, and capital by investing elsewhere.

So he pays them lip service (and let's agree current rules on capital gains vs. regular income taxes are STUPID, right? He is right about them being stupid, though I don't agree with any taxes going up - they should all go DOWN!) all the while knowing that if they think him a friend they probably won't devour him and his companies like they do to others. I really believe he only does it to keep them off his back to make his own life easier.

Do they use him and his comments like a tool? - YES! Does he seem like a tool a lot of the time? -YES!  Is he hurting the real cause of freedom and liberty by paying them lip service for such stupid policies and ideas? - YES! But he is only doing what's in his own best interest - paying them lip service so they will leave him alone so he can do what he wants to do.  Which he apparently wants to work until the day he dies making millions and billions of dollars. Which is great for all the people who do now and will in the future, work for one of his great companies.

You can hate him all you want and I don't blame you. But don't you think he isn't as stupid and he sounds and looks? Think about it, one of the top 3 richest guys in the world...don't you think he's figured some things out along the way, like stay out of the politicians way?  At least he isn't out there like all the other busy bodies running for office and trying to force us to live they way he wants us to...

LFMayor's picture

You're convincing a troll here, Usotsuki.  Your points are resonable and well stated but this guys mission is to fly into a discussion thread and shit in the corner, trying to incite some flammable rhetoric.

Ruffcut's picture

I thought he same thing, but remember shit does burn.

WarriorClass's picture

Break the fucking code, bitches:




Bring the house down!

raki_d's picture

"Riemann hypothesis" solved ?

eisley79's picture

LOL, best picture ever, too bad zero hedge commenting blocks inline images, it shows up in the editor, but not the comment page.  I am sure its just to save bandwidth, click the link, its BI-#WINNING

YHC-FTSE's picture

It's been over ten years since I spent sleepless nights trying to find clever ways to find primes - then the EFF was offering stupid amounts of money for the largest verified primes, so I am familiar with the subject. Familiar enough to recognize the old tools you are using on the site. However, I don't understand your tenuous link between primes and Jehovah. Far be it for me to tell others how to think, but as far as I'm concerned religion is a private matter between you and God. You might find your site more receptive if you concentrated on the maths, and less on the metaphysics. 

Pegasus Muse's picture

Mrs. Barry (Michelle) Soetoro: Setting an example with a certain “uniquely Michelle” IDGASWTHYT style and flair.


Shared Sacrifice: Lady Obama Spends $10 MILLION on Vacations In the Past Year

 Mac Slavo

 August 25th, 2011


President Obama needs your help. In a July 15, 2011 briefing he told the American people that we have to be willing to seize the moment, but that it would take shared sacrifice to do it:

And so during the course of these discussions with congressional leaders, what I’ve tried to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. We have a chance to stabilize America’s finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years, if we’re willing to seize the moment. Now, what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says, “We’re going to make significant cuts in domestic spending.” -Barack Obama July 15, 2011 (video)

While Americans are chipping in by sacrificing their jobs, homes, kid’s college tuition, and their retirement plans, Ms. Obama apparently missed her husband’s speech:

White House sources today claimed that the First Lady has spent $10million of U.S. taxpayers’ money on vacations alone in the past year. Branding her ‘disgusting’ and ‘a vacation junkie’, they say the 47-year-old mother-of-two has been indulging in five-star hotels, where she splashes out on expensive massages and alcohol. … The First Lady is believed to have taken 42 days of holiday in the past year, including a $375,000 break in Spain and a four-day ski trip to Vail, Colorado, where she spent $2,000 a night on a suite at the Sebastian hotel. And the first family’s nine-day stay in Martha’s Vineyard is also proving costly, with rental of the Blue Heron Farm property alone costing an estimated $50,000 a week. The source continued: ‘Michelle also enjoys drinking expensive booze during her trips. She favours martinis with top-shelf vodka and has a taste for rich sparkling wines. ‘The vacations are totally Michelle’s idea. She’s like a junkie. She can’t schedule enough getaways, and she lives from one to the next – all the while sticking it to hardworking Americans.’ … While the President and his wife do pay for some of their personal expenses from their own pocket, the website whitehousedossier.com says that the amount paid by the couple is ‘dwarfed by the overall cost to the public’.

Source: Daily Mail

We would comment, but none is necessary.


owensdrillin's picture

Good point but I wouldn't call it  "vacationing her ass off".

Usotsuki's picture

Just for the record I'm not defending Buffet. I agree that the tax code is screwed up, but I totally disagree with taxing the "rich" more. I'm tired of hearing we need to cut benefits and raise taxes.  NO!  Cut benefits and CUT TAXES too! I'm extremely angered when these elitist super rich like Buffet talk about policy like they are an authority or something. Speak for yourself and leave everyone else out of it. You don't speak for "rich" people no matter how rich you are.


A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

Also I would say that there is a pretty big difference between 250K and the 35K that the average sap in the US is making.


But I'm sure that all of the college boys that post on ZH are in the top 1% and therefore upset by Obama's "Radical Socialist Agenda" 

narapoiddyslexia's picture

Alexa says that ZH is viewed by men over the age of 45, dude.

A.W.E.S.O.M.-O 4000's picture

By "college boys" I meant college graduates.

whstlblwr's picture


Kind of like stinky funky monkey.

macholatte's picture

Obama is the perfect puppet for TPTB (Buffet, Soros, Gates, etc) because he has a Marxist mindset and is a political animal where the puppeteers are into it for money, power and control. In a totalitarian regime, the people who really benefit are the top level bureaucrats and the very wealthy. Feeding the Useful Idiot whatever he needs to keep him going while raiding the cookie jar is the method of operation. Just look at the Obama Czars, their Communist mindset, and that O gets all his "advice" from the Center for American Progress (Soros). Now look at who sits next to him, his Chief of Staff Daley from JPM. The list goes on and on. He is a play boy at heart and is having a ball and who could blame him. He's going to parachute out of the White House and make many, many millions on phony book deals and speaking engagements very much like Clintons did.

 It's doubtful Obama has had an original thought at anytime in the past 20 months because he is so "protected" and spoon fed by his handlers.  Who wrote that piece on the "Nero in the White House"?

destiny's picture


I think you still believe in Santa Claus...  Buffet ain't a nice guy, NO ONE underestimate Buffet's plans, he ain't trying to get politicians off his back, he IS politics...and politicians are his servants...that s what the author says.   I have many doubts about THESE GREAT COMPANIES MAKING BILLIONS...legally !  

LongBalls's picture

Not fair to most Americans. Unfortunatley for most Americans things are so expensive with wages flat and jobs shrinking that they are working their rears off just to get by and don't have the time to try and figure out who is lying. Sadly for them it's most everyone since little to no one really understands the Federal Reserve enslavement system. Hell, that goes for the world not just Americans. They will figure it out soon though. Lets just hope they choose freedom over "free" food for enslavement.

Gotterdammerung's picture

some of us may be stupid,... but if it wasn't for us,.... all of Europe would be speaking German and saluting a swatstiska!   My Brother works with a guy who has a cousin who he says is not stupid so there!!!!

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TheTmfreak's picture

I am actually (or was about a month ago) in the middle of reading Walden. I have two negative opinions about his writings.

 A. When he starts trying to act like a poet or somebody trying to be beautifully wordy, its boring and not my cup of tea. I fell asleep a many of times to his descriptions of his surroundings. I'd rather live it than read about it.

B. Some of his arguments are him just bitching and acting whiney. And even the ones that I agree with, many are very whiney and lack any real rational attack. Those obviously I find a little less annoying but his arguments come off really stale especially viewing how much has changed since his days. Here is an example.

At one point in time he bitches about why people feel the need to make a multi-state telephone line , or a train that goes 30 miles an hour "just to go thirty miles an hour." I can understand an argument saying we should (individually) ask what technology does for us and embrace it if it suits us rather than "just for the sake of."  Also he comes off as a communist one too many times for my tastes, however, in general its a good book.

eureka's picture

Everything has its time - and then it disappears.

RE: "the concept that the poor can become rich but that the rich can become poor.  It is this second part that is the most dangerous to social cohesion when it disappears."

Let's contemplate and discuss "social cohesion"... - not just today, but until we find a valid definition.

What is "social cohesion"? How can we have it - in a dynamic way, so it doesn't diappear, sucked up by power or bureaucracy? If Libertarianism is based solely on individual pursuit of happiness, how can it possibly create social cohesion?

I want to hear all your descriptioms of dynamic cohesion - if such a concept/model is at all a real possibility.

OR - is U.S. quite simply to big and too divided - ethnically, culturally, financially, territorially - to ever be socially cohesive, and therefore by definition destined to fracture?

Let's go a little deeper for a while. Let's see if we have any real brain power - and any real interest in each other's ideas - and thus by extension in community in general and this country in particular.

Thank you all. I await your intellectual contributions to our common potential for dynamic cohesion.

GoldBricker's picture

Your question is an old one.

See Plato's Republic. Use the Allan Bloom translation.

Plato says that the state won't hold together if it's every man for himself, or a few in charge against all the rest. He holds that a form of organization arrived at by reason has the best chance, and says how he proposes to get there. He recognizes all sorts of concepts, including the value of division of labor and comparative advantage.

Temporalist's picture

First I think you should get a better definition of "Libertarianism" because it is not just about "individual pursuit of happiness" it is about the LIBERTY to do things even those that make you miserable too or even kill you as long as it doesn't hurt someone else or their property.

People take things for granted when it is right there all along.  The U.S. Constitution has been disregarded for too long but one day it will be the law of the land again.  Perhaps the Declaration of Independence is one definition of Libertarianism for you; as it points out it is about "rights" not "happiness" and without Rule of Law, which has been abandoned in most of the modern world, there can be no "social cohesion."

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."





Random_Robert's picture

Where this country has failed is in preserving the separation of church and state...  bear with me.

I'm not talking church in the Roman-Catholic, bible toting, mass on Sunday sense.

The church that has captured .gov is the church which espouses the "God's work" of one Lloyd Blankfein.

You must realize that these uber-rich sociopaths (the same ones who no posess adequate concentration of wealth that they effectively chart the course of society) are compelled to fight for the status quo only to validate their own self righteousness... It is a religion to them, and they are the high Priests.

Does the Catholic Bishop truly believe that his robe and collar are his ticket to heaven, even as he is sodomizing the alter-boy in the confessional booth? Without seeing into the mind of a sociopath, that question can never be answered.

This status-quo, which is so vehemently defended, either creates sociopaths, or it simply offers them the nutrient-rich environment to thrive.  Either way, it must yield to entropy.

The Constitution?  the Constitution is easily summed up in 3 bullet points:

1) Express yourself

2) Represent yourself

3) Defend yourself

Societal cohesion is born out of the underlying respect that everyone deserves these 3 liberties just as much as anyone else does...

Deny the sociopath the ability to "do right" by you, and you remove their power to corrupt society.



SteveNYC's picture

Firstly, to be "in pursuit" can not lead to lasting happiness, the statement was flawed from day 1. The "pursuit" itself of something, anything, will ensure that you can not become "one" with that thing as the desire to have it clouds your inherent relationship with it. Even when one gets what one pursues, it is but fleeting. When the illusion breaks down, so does the temporary state of happiness. In order to be happy, don't pursue.

Secondly, there is limited understanding not just in this country but in all the world right now, about what we are. The fact that we are all linked, one, has been blown apart by the lies and misinformation rammed down our throats day after day after day by media, politicians, business leaders, neighbors etc. Until we realize what we are, "dynamic cohesion" is just a concept, a pipe dream. Our priorities as a race right now are all f*cked up.

Ok, that's my 2 cents.....

EvlTheCat's picture

To be "in pursuit" of something is subjective.  As a base case place a man in the woods with nothing but a knife and a string and tell him to survive.  If he does not choose to be "in pursuit" of satisfying his basic needs then he is as good as dead.  If living does not make you happy then that is because you cease to appreciate what the natural world has to offer, or you have been convinced that a reward awaits you in a better place after you die..  This is the crux of the problem complex societies create; ceasing to understand the beauty and necessity of the natural world and to appreciate our place in it.

Our society, dependent of fossil fuels, has made the pursuit of necessity an easy task.  Upon removing the need to pursue basic needs people create abstract necessities to pursue.  Our need to dominate our natural surroundings is a perversely abstracted concept at this point.  When you pursue abstraction then I agree you will never be happy.

At this point requiring our abstracted world to revert to some more balanced natural state is inconceivable.  Central planners still believe this can be achieved by force, through laws, and elite run bureaucracies.  All perversions for the need to dominate our surroundings instead of living in balance with it.

As to the second part of your statement, I tend to agree with it, but on a cosmic scale as opposed to limiting it to a planetary scale.

My 2 cents...

narnia's picture

if history has taught us anything, it is that "social cohesion" cannot be mandated by force.  no one can make me like you or value what you value and vice-versa.  true "social cohesion" only comes when you and I come together voluntarily.  the more you try to make that involuntary, the less likely we are to peacefully coexist.

Imminent Crucible's picture

Thoreau was not a communist, but rather inclined toward Transcendentalism with a taste of Anarchy. He lived in his cabin on Walden Pond from 1845-47, and published the book in 1854. Das Kapital did not appear until after the Civil War.

That's not to say that he and Karl Marx would not have found much in common, if they ever got around to spending a morning together at Starbuck's.

CPL's picture

while at starbucks they would rub body glitter on their bodies, straighten up their man purses and make sure their apple products were updated.  Once the whole gay affair was done, they would don their cardigans and corduroy jackets and give each other handjobs in the parking lot while mincing about how a committee to discuss the realization of south east asian farmers benefits the plight of the average north american post office worker...


Then Marx and Thoreau would give each other hand jobs again.


<ahhh, there we go...troll post complete>

ManOfBliss's picture

Good. Shut the fuck up.

***Takes big sip of java chip frappuccino while checking portfolio performance"**

Diogenes's picture

Ha ha ha when Thoreau wrote  Walden the  telephone hadn't been invented and  Das Kapital hadn't been written.

This is sort of like the critic who complained Shakespeare used too many cliches and common sayings.

PistoleroPedro's picture

My favorite part of Walden; he borrowed an axe and a shovel to build his cabin, and returned them two years later sharper than when he borrowed them. Give me a world full of people like that.

Monday1929's picture

People who keep borrowed items for two years?

Dixie Rect's picture

Click on the annoying Obama 2012 banners, not to support the bunghole, but to make his campaign pay ZeroHedge per click. Won;t be long until Uncle Warren Buffoon's pic will be on the banners.

Freewheelin Franklin's picture

But Becky Quick seems to think he is a charming old geezer.


I'm glad I'm not the only one that has noticed how Backseat Becky drools all over herself whenever she interviews Buffet. I thought it was just my sick mind.

Cash_is_Trash's picture

Sir, a golf clap for your effort

economessed's picture

Would someone with more talent than I have set this to music please?  It would be an excellent video as well.

Nicely done.  If you didn't already know it ..........you're a poet.

Transitory Disinflation's picture

It started off in the tone of

Big Brovas - ~My favourite things.... then it went off course... no idea on the backing track.

Sometimes things just flow and other times it is a mess.

Thanks for you comment