Monthly Archives: May 2012

Testosterone Pit – Home – The Inexplicable American Consumer Hits A Wall

Have we hit peak consumerism?
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The strongest and toughest creature out there, and maybe the smartest one, that no one has been ab…

Uncle Sam admits monitoring you for these 377 words:

Exercise. Cloud. Leak. Sick. Organization. Pork. Bridge. Smart. Tucson. Target. China. Social media
Oh noes. I’m being watched
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May 31, 2012 New York City One of breakout standup routines from the late, great George Carlin was his 1972 monologue “Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television.” In the presence of polite company,…


FT Alphaville » Debunking goldbugs

Strawman (noun) – see:
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ADP Private Payrolls Print At 133K, Miss Expectations; Manufacturing Jobs Drop Two Months In A Row

Remember in January when everyone was talking about how Obama turned the economy around. Yeah, that was a good one.
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That the ADP would miss today’s expectations of 150K is no surprise: after all as we have been explaining for a while, the only way the Fed will have a green light to proceed with NEW QE if it so chooses…

Yeah! The Housing Bottom Is Here! (PWBC™) | The Big Picture

I think we’ve reached the point where we need the government to get involved and do something about real estate… oh wait.
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Ever since the data made it obvious — at least to us — that Housing was topping out in 2006, we have watched with various degrees of bemusement the annual

What Is The All-Time Low 10-Year Yield? | The Big Picture

History in the making. US #Debt is about to reach a 220 year low yield. #ZIRP leading to #ZYP leaving savers ZIP!
Link excerpt: – Treasury 10-Year Yield Falls To Record Treasury 10-year note yields fell to a record low as investors sought refuge from the deteriorating

We’ll All Be Dead By The Time This Pays Off | The Daily Capitalist

On a long enough timeline, the success rate of every government program drops to zero. In the long run…
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This is what happens when politicians allocate your precious resources instead of letting the market decide where capital should be invested. This article from

What Do “Home Grown” “Exercise” “Tucson” And “Pork” Have In Common? | The Daily Capitalist

I’ll take Big Brother for $1000, Alex. The Answer: They can all put you on the government’s #threat list.
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The government has a list of bad words they don’t want you to use in your open source media: The Department of Homeland Security has been forced to release

Conversations w/Great Minds – Paul Krugman – End This Depression Now | The Big Picture

Conversations? Check. Great Minds? Not so much. #Krugman on #Gold, #Capitalism and… #FourthTurning?
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For tonight’s Conversations with Great Minds, Thom Hartmann is joined by Nobel Prize winning economist Dr. Paul Krugman. Krugman received a Ph.D. from MIT – and

Second shooting of day takes place in downtown Seattle – KCPQ

Yeow, Seattle! Get your concealed carry permits!,0,4276809.story
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A second shooting in the city of Seattle happened before noon on Wednesday, police confirmed.