[quote][b]D.Dublis[/b] - There's no one alive who can predict what the market will be doing in Dec. However, there's no logical reason to expect record lows in Dec. [/quote]
True. No prediction, but the rising tide of enthusiasm and MPD0's consumer sentiment is troubling. DDublis would say my thoughts are a product of "cognitive dissonace over Obama" but fundamental factors are being grandly denied. Numbers can be interpreted and reinterpreted in a heart beat. Thursday's "bad" unemployment numbers dented the market immediately and then were soon discarded as we floated up again on the long term promise of the Fed's interest rates..... so indices rose and rose again and have set up even another possible high. Every dip has been bought in the last month. A crash scares nobody and even a pullback is hoped for to continue( late) buying. Sounds like musical chairs to me. Pros are hedged.
Or, to quote King Minos: "Economic anxiety, though, continues to ride upon the back of our dominate prevailing consumerist culture; that culture is almost entirely composed of corporate marketing schemes. Our productive capacity, with the addition of E productivity gains, remains topped-out and dependent on greater gains, or collapse. It is, unfortunately, a classic "grow, or die" mentality. I'd argue it IS unsustainable; this time is NOT different!
The financial crisis, in some ways, has helped to sustain what is unsustainable. In the U.S., properly borrowed capital is effectively "free," and in the EU, they are considering negative interest rates -- or actually paying people to borrow and spend!"posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 17:24
Most people are uninformed and confused. Nothing new. Young boys of scouting age, straight or gay, have only confused ideas about their own sexuality. Adults, straight or gay, also don't really know much about their bodies. But everyone thinks they know.
The history is interesting. People have been hacking up bodies, animal and human for a very long time. Early hunters were keen observers but, of course, lacked advancing tools and scientific knowledge. Empirical evidence showed that seminal fluid and cerebral spinal fluid appeared similar so common Indo-European knowledge deduced that sperm were generated in the brain, the highest organ and closest to heaven: the source of thinking, imagination, wisdom useful experience, memory, enlightenment and vital essence, holy bindu, fluid sperm and kundalini energy/ chi/ki.
So the practices began of meditating and moving these vital energies up and down the spine. See, Dr. Strangelove, for the preservation of vital essences.
So for thousands of years men of wisdom, educated, noble warriors, thought that they could inseminate young boys with wisdom and virtue. It was believed that their sperm stimulated neural growth. Thus, the ancient Greeks are well known for their mass homosexuality, pedophilia and gymnasiums.
But get this. There are current studies that show that ovulating inducing factor (OIF) in Camels can also stimulate neural growth. So who knows where this will lead?posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 16:39
[quote][b]Shine[/b] - See their one token!
As a young lad I had the privilege of fishing in the pristine waters of the Quetico Provinincial Lakes. Our First Nation guide was named Shine.... maybe because his skin was like a copper token or because he could see in the dark or because his eyes reflected the sky and water. How do you come by your name? 190 proof?posted @ Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 11:57
POS technology for wimps.
posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 18:19
May 17 is the opening on dove season? My friends chide me for not using a calendar.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 18:13
[quote][b]CharlesB[/b] - A New 'Smart Rifle' Decides When To Shoot And Rarely Misses[/quote]
Nice design, but a simple voice command from Klatuu shuts the thing down. And not all McDonalds have free Wi-Fi, so it may prove faulty just when you need it most.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 16:14
posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:08
[quote][b]avenger[/b] - @GroversMill: Liberals are always the ones defending police states.[/quote]
From the deep liberal position the idea seems inconceivable.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:54
[quote][b]jtsim[/b] - As for the other part, I don't understand how her mind works, or dosen't work and that is another thing I'm thankful for.[/quote]
There is much wisdom hidden in that statement.
When I was 9, I tried walking down the sidewalk with my eyes closed to see how far I could get. These are lessons better learned young.posted @ Friday, May 17, 2013 - 10:25
[quote][b]E.J.[/b] - To simply not talk about it [/quote]
Ah, the simple beauty of the ignore feature.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 23:24
[quote][b]Shalmaneser[/b] - Lewinsky and Clinton- consensual. Sexual harassment- not consensual. See the difference?[/quote]
Look, for enlightened adults like you and me, maybe it's no biggie. Lying, adultery, sex isn't sex and smoking cigars is safe and all that.
But for millions of teenagers and undeveloped minds, the President failed as a role model. Our nation sank deeper into darkness as we laughed it off. Clinton has a strong ego but millions of ordinary humans are on the far low end of the self esteem scale. They were not served by a powerful man waving his finger at the world and lying.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 22:49
You can take all the tea in China and all the stories and conspiracies about the military industrial complex and the secret societies and illuminati elites and Bilderbergs and" stories about conflict, winning versus losing, infidelity, adultery, Hollywood gossip, the latest electronics and hair styles and, of course, anything about sex" and rape and murder and war and thugs and slavery and evil men and women but in the end only you can free your mind from mental slavery. Bob Marley coming right up. Redemption Songs is all that matters.
I can suggest a book by Judith Herman, MD, "Trauma and Recovery" But most people, victims and persecutors, are unable to speak the unspeakable and remain numb to recovery. The horror is prolonged. The explanation about the military industrial complex is an intellectual escape to avoid responsibility. It's hatred that puts human beings into mass graves and it will go on as it has long before the world was industrialized. And after the hatred and the trauma and rape and the killing, survivors miss the chance at redemption. It's too difficult. So the cycle of blame and justification begins again.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 22:21
Obama tries to regain control
Can't be done...... when I was a around 20 I tried to regain control. The harder I tried the less control I had.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 20:09
And now, this just in from Benghazi. More than a shovel load.
Once again, time for my favorite topic.
And as a little follow up. Notice how the crack in the day is ending up - or down.
Die Starbucks die you pig.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 15:53
[quote][b]mcdawg[/b] - How many of Professor Britt's characteristics are emerging in our nation's culture and political institutions? http://www.oldamericancentury.org/whitepapers/defining/identifiers_britt...[/quote]
Britt's identifiers are interestingly similar to Umberto Eco's 1995 paper on Eternal Facism. Of course each point can also be considered from an alternative point of view. I find it ironic that the more logical, intellectual cataloging that takes places the more a tyrannical view is expressed once you remove pre-existing bias.
Colonel, Colonel, this one is just for youposted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 14:03
"Obama aims to halt perception of passive president"
The passive fish can refer to either passive fish or passive poker players.
how do you deal with passive fish on your left? - Poker Forums
posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 13:05
And here is Cornell Wilde, also making a statement.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:37
[quote][b]mcdawg[/b] - dominating the media these days it more closely resembles the work of Lewis Carroll.[/quote]
Speaking of Lewis/Charles this is his famous 1858 photo of young Alice.
posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:32
[quote][b]Mr Lightborn[/b] - How can there be a grassroots resurgence of an astro turf movement?
Is there no agronomy in Crete?[/quote]
Excellent 2 lines of entertainment value but they are just like chemical weapons that can drift back on you while you're spraying.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 10:14
Some food for thought.
People are excited that CAT will be hiring a large workforce here in Bogart.
But they cut 300 jobs in Milwaukee 2 weeks ago and then 460 jobs in Peoria, Illinois last week.
These cost cutting measures, going on for years in our manufacturing sectors, have boosted profitability in the short term. What else can one do if you are dependent on inflated union workers? Even 40 years ago companies began moving away from the midwest. I remember when Bear Archery moved from Michigan to Gainesville Florida. The city rolled out the red carpet, just like our stupid ACC government does. True, such companies may offer 2x minimum wage which is 1/4 union wage scale. And they will transfer their top people. Net result, not much for Athens but okay. .... and another disaster for the armpit of the nation, like Peoria.posted @ Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 09:16
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