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Last commentary posted on Sunday, January 6, 2013
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 Graham Summer - Gains Pains & Capital
Did the Fed Lie About QE 4  (5)
Assuming this is actually true, it would seem like inflation is LESS likely, since not as much new money, er, currency, would be created, but rather just borrowed. Unfortunately, this is still bankrupting the country and increasing the debt load, which will destroy us, as interest rates move up again, especially considering the short average maturity of federal debt.
1/6/2013 at 6:53 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A look in the mirror  (33)
Mostly true, Denny, but there are at least three huge diffrences between the two:
- ONE doesn't hate his country
- ONE doesn't hate free enterprise
- ONE isn't trying to throttle our energy supply

"Obama" Impeachable Offenses (partial listing- tell us more!)

- Illegal Libyan war

- Possible illegal wars in Mali, Somalia, Yemen, Pakistan and elsewhere

- Illegal firin...
11/15/2012 at 5:04 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Breaking news : Obama’s impeachment enters Congress  (9)
"Breaking news?" LOL! Did you just now discover this? Jones filed the impeachment papers months and months ago, where they have sat and gathered dust, while "Obama" ran wild, tearing apart the nation and its finances, making Bush look like an angel in comparison.

In addition to waging illegal war without Congressional approval, there is more:
Impeachable Offenses (partial listing)

- Illeg...
11/15/2012 at 4:52 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A look in the mirror  (33)
Kunstler's post-election blog trash reveals him for the far left-wing "Progressive" hack he is, full of absurd, slanderous remarks for anyone who opposes him.
11/13/2012 at 6:50 AM  6  7  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Heretics Unite !  (30)
This site keeps Kunstler because we love to hate what he writes- well most of us, anyway.

First of all he 's got his history wrong. Pope John XXIII was one of the most beloved, Christ-like Popes ever-- and a 20th Century Pope, by the way., not 15th as our learned scribe scribes.

Many of James' core beliefs are based on bad science and bad philosophy/theology. Global warming, peak oil, Malthusia...
10/16/2012 at 3:02 AM  6  3  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Government Dependency Will End in Chaos  (17)
"Worse, corporate welfare is also at an all-time high with no signs of diminishing. Though it is hard to quantify, Tad Dehaven at Cato has estimated that the government spends nearly twice as much on corporate welfare than on social welfare"

Whaaaa? Please substantiate. The reference claims that all expenditures of some depts. constitute corporate welfare.
1. Money spent for variouss things<...
10/11/2012 at 3:31 AM  1  8  Rating :  -7 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
True, Obongo is ruining it for accomplished black men, such as Alan Keyes, Herman Cain and others. These are not "affirmative action" boys, they are REAL, black, successful American patriots.
10/9/2012 at 12:15 AM  11  4  Rating :  7 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
One would think Kunstler would be overjoyed at the prospect that his world made by hand prediction could be soon fulfilled, but he is more bitter than ever.

He also fails to divine the extent of ingenious innovation and entrepreneurial "animal spirits" which could get us out of this mess eventually, if only we could get free of the greedy grip of politicians and bankers. It may take drastic action to do...
10/9/2012 at 12:12 AM  8  7  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Ron Paul
Gold is Good Money  (27)
Yo, Cap Firesail:

Right on. House passed the Fed audit bill by a huge margin, but Dingy Harry has gone all out to stop in in the Senate. Too bad he won via election fraud in 2010.

I wonder if Romney will have the balls to talk about it tonight.
10/3/2012 at 6:25 PM  8  0  Rating :  8 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - Afr
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect  (49)
Thanks, Mr. Hultberg, that was truly inspiring.

They say respect the office, even though you don't respect the holder, but the office has been so demeaned by its recent occupants that it has become impossible to respect either. Clint Eastwood was right on target. He was not just acting lines- he was speaking from the heart- and what a heart. I'm amazed he was allowed to say that by the Republican Fascis...
9/7/2012 at 6:57 AM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Doug Hornig - Casey Research
Big Changes Ahead: Gold Just Became Money Again  (7)
Back when Nixon "closed the gold window," almost everyone missed its significance. This may be another such event.
8/20/2012 at 11:55 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Elegy  (15)
We won't even be able to flee into the woods-- legally, anyway-- Jim. Why? Because Kuntsler's allies are implementing Agenda 21, which forces you out of the wilderness into even more dreary "rack and stack" residences, with stores on the ground floor, walkable communities with no parking, no cars. Meat eating isn't allowed. Unaffordable bullet trains may never be built to whisk you between the few permissible h...
4/30/2012 at 9:53 PM  2  3  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Matrix of Rackets  (11)
I wonder if that's the real reason Chris Matthews' leg was tingling and not really his man-crush on "Obama?"
3/26/2012 at 5:33 PM  2  2  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Intermezzo  (14)
Maybe Kunstler will retreat to his homestead now and leave us alone for a couple decades?
3/12/2012 at 7:16 PM  4  3  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Suspended Civilization  (22)
I'm a big critic of James, but he mostly got it right this week, but maybe for the wrong reasons. It's good to have a weekly column like this just to remind us of how buffoon cheerleaders like him helped get us into this mess. Yes, James, we could go back to a "world made by hand," but I doubt that technology will get erased by even a new Dark Age. More likely, most people will no longer be able to afford it, t...
12/5/2011 at 8:17 PM  3  3  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Blue Bus Is Calling Us  (14)
I gotta agree with his financial assessment. Maybe the boyzzz will up the ante (with your money and credit) and keep the party running a bit more, but that's about it. Stealing Celente's gold is a warning to everyone. Celente and others will exact their revenge.
11/22/2011 at 5:19 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Is Obama America’s First Elected Dictator  (25)
You're right.
11/9/2011 at 6:39 PM  0  3  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Critical State  (55)
That candidate is probably Bloomberg or Trump.

Actually, we do have a hundred years of natural gas and quite a bit of oil, if we would go after it. We also have the largest shale oil deposits in the world, which still need more economical technology to extract. Finally, we have nuclear power. We haven't seen a new nuclear reactor started since the 1970's.

James, you and your ilk have done much ...
11/8/2011 at 9:44 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Is Obama America’s First Elected Dictator  (25)
Ron talks big about the Constitution, but lacks the guts to call for impeachment, lacks the guts to point out that "Obama" is not even eligible for the office. Yes, Ron, you are also part of the decay of Constitutional law in this country.
11/8/2011 at 9:34 PM  0  3  Rating :  -3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nowhere to Run, Nowhere to Hide  (23)
Kunstler actually makes some sense this week. However, if we have to "grow potatoes and train a mule," it will because his allies have brought the world to this point.

However, I doubt that technology will just vanish, while we return to the dark ages, James.
11/2/2011 at 6:27 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
TSA Thugs on the Loose!  (34)
If only he understood some of the foreign threats, I might, Firesail. Defense is the raison d'être of the Constitution. That's the one thing we MUST get right. I agree that we are overextended and butting in where we don't belong, but also realize that we have legitimate defense needs, which he does not appear to.
10/27/2011 at 12:29 AMPermalink
 Ron Paul
TSA Thugs on the Loose!  (34)
Good luck in Cuba, dude. Maybe you can get the ladies in white to stand vigils for you, while you're in the dungeon. We can start a chapter in the USA to stand outside the FEMA camps in a couple of years.
10/27/2011 at 12:29 AMPermalink
 Ron Paul
TSA Thugs on the Loose!  (34)
prblmsolved: People have done that, even up to the Supreme Court, but it has not helped so far. So much for a pocket Constitution as a "get out of jail free' card.
10/27/2011 at 12:26 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Jet-Lagged and Ragged  (46)
James, James, James: Why don't you emigrate to Sweden (or put yourself out of your self-induced misery)? You won't be so popular there when they learn that you have also been infected with potty-mouth and are more like the louts you describe than you realize.

When the Euro crash hits hard, there will be lots of people there as skinny as "super-models," because they will be hungry, James.
10/27/2011 at 12:19 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Occupy Everything  (18)

I agree that there is strong Fascist tone to our country and am not in favor of it. Bush was certainly no bargain, but Obama/Pelosi/Reid took it to an entire new level. Who do you favor for the Presidency?

I am very suspicious of the protest organizers:
10/14/2011 at 9:53 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Who Else Is on Obama’s Secret Kill List  (36)
Hmm, even one of my brothers commented on this blog.

Ron Paul is a mixed bag. I agree with at least 90% of his positions, but the rest give me serious heartburn- especially his attitude towad the deadly threat of Iran. I agree that the majority of our laws are unconstitutional, that the government is far too deep in our pants, that the Fed is unconstitutional and our fiat money is becoming like monopol...
10/11/2011 at 7:07 AM  1  3  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Occupy Everything  (18)
Although the protestors raise some good complaints and some that we even agree with, some of their "solutions" are comical:

- Abolish Capitalism, which has raised more people out of poverty than any idea in history
- Raise taxes. Just where do they think the money will come from after they abolish Capitalism? Take a look at Cuba and North Korea for the answers. Would you kill your dog because it ha...
10/11/2011 at 4:58 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
Media Lunacy: Gold Is Backed By Nothing, Unlike the US Dollar Which Is Backed by the US Govt  (4)
Gold has intrinsic value, no counterparties, centuries of accceptance, hard to inflate it/make much more, durable, divisible, acceptable medium of exchange, REAL money! Any more questions?
10/6/2011 at 10:40 AMPermalink
 James howard kunstler - Kunstler
Here Come the OWSers!  (15)
Not so fast, Jim C.! Kunstler just may have begun the long, painful process of admitting that he and his 60's cohorts were wrong. He may indeed not be so sure of what he's talking about-- yet.

It is evident that the younger generation has been ill-prepared by Kunstler's cohorts, who were in charge of the system while the young'uns cum OWS'ers were being brainwashed.

The OWS'ers are strangely s...
10/4/2011 at 1:04 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Seeing Stars  (9)
You may be assuming that it would merely exploit known resources faster. But everything I mentioned, plus enhanced deep water nmineral recovery, makes it a whole new ball game, with far more resources to draw from than were previously imagined.

Add to that a future solution for the extraction of vast shale oil resources and we're talking centuries more. The U.S. now also has at least a century of natga...
9/14/2011 at 4:00 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Seeing Stars  (9)
M: The original peak oil calculations were based on then current technology and knowledge of reserves, extrapolated. The subsequent development of horizontal drilling, improved sensors, resource mapping, "fracking," etc, has changed the whole equation. There will be a future "Peak Oil" situation, but further to the right on the chart.
9/13/2011 at 10:51 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Seeing Stars  (9)
This was pretty bad. Hardly worth my keystrokes to comment. Why does think this worthy of inclusion on their generally fine site? If you want funny, biting, but intelligent commentary on the collapsing economy and actionable advice, try Jim Willy instead.
9/13/2011 at 7:47 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James howard kunstler
Perestroika  (17)
Perry's not really a Conservative.
9/7/2011 at 5:41 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Chris Powell
GLD trading today at a 2 percent discount to gold
Do we know that GLD is fully gold-backed?
9/7/2011 at 5:40 AMPermalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Man the Lifeboats
Right on, onesimus. Being originally from Long Island myself, I must agree with you.

But, even on the West Coast, people are brainwashed by the banks/Fed/Keynesian economists, but I repeat myself. I still hear about "the barbaric relic," that gold is "in a bubble," that it will soon fall hard (I've been hearing that for a decade), a "recovery" is underway, balanced portfolios include bonds, inflation...
9/6/2011 at 9:27 AMPermalink
 James howard kunstler
Perestroika  (17)
Kuntsler wants Agenda 21. No, that's not a "conspiracy theory." Go to their UN web site. Then compare it to what ICLEA is doing on coordinating the implementation.

Kuntsler, you're right that we lack cost-effective technology to extract Bakken shale oil now, but rising prices, falling extraction costs and technolgy will eventually intersect to take care of that problem. However, if you actually read 24h...
9/6/2011 at 8:22 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Michael J. Panzner - Financial Armageddon
Man the Lifeboats
All true, but in spite of all the talk, what percentage of people have actually bought physical gold or legitimate, fully gold-backed ETF's -- and what percentage of their portfolios are allocated to such investments?

It's still tiny. The short supply of gold and inability to get much more will push the price way up before this is over. The big danger will be "paper gold," sold fraudulently at many tim...
9/3/2011 at 7:37 PMPermalink
 Ron Paul
Mission Accomplished in Libya  (16)
Aside from violating the Constitution, the War Powers Resolution, taking direction from foreign powers, illegally spending money we don't even have, risking the precious lives of our brave military people, flouting the will of the people and plunging us into a conflict that may result in even worse, more America-hostile leadership than before, which will benefit neither Libyan nor American people, Barry did a gr...
8/31/2011 at 6:39 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Katrina in Vermont  (25)
LOL, Platinoid :-). I wuz gonna bypass the Drama Queen's latest screed, until I saw your comment.
8/31/2011 at 6:15 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Stop Runaway Federal Spending!  (20)

Please provide your GPS coordinates to NORAD. This is a mandatory requirement.
8/17/2011 at 8:31 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Ron Paul
Stop Runaway Federal Spending!  (20)
I wonder if Ron thinks that the Tenth Amendment applies to individuals as well as states?

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
8/17/2011 at 8:28 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
High Corn  (27)

I’m familiar with what you are saying, but do not agree with it all. It is more of a symbiotic relationship between the bankers and the pols. The current group of Progressives in power- and I include most of the Republicans in that statement- WANT the big spending programs, WANT to increase their power, WANT the Socialistic nonsense, because it enhances their positions. The bankers are only to...
8/17/2011 at 7:58 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
High Corn  (27)
Fact is we're both right. The Fed feels compelled to raise money for Washington's 60+ year spendathon, which included the welfare state, wars and more recently the huge bank bailouts, many of which were secret. Who is "pretending patriotism?" Instead of answering my question, you simply attacked me. Great dialogue.

FDR helped enable the global banksters to destroy us in the 1930's, because he thought t...
8/16/2011 at 7:46 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
High Corn  (27)
You're right, Bob P., but like a moth attracted to flame, I flew by.

Bobbny: Bachmann 's doing a lot more than praying, although that also helps. Doesn't sound like that's your bag. Who are your patriots, or is that not your bag either? At least we agree on the evil Fed and monetary policy. They think they need it to fund the Progressive welfare state, since no economist worth his salt would create hyp...
8/16/2011 at 10:30 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
High Corn  (27)
As I was reading this, I thought, this is "High Corn" in itself, only to see that Jim C. beat me to it in his comment.

Kunstler's rhetoric has sunken beneath contempt. His other Progressive heroes have disappointed him, so he now seeks to conflate Rick Perry with a patriot like Michele Bachmann and heap vile insults upon her. She unfortunately isn't perfect, but would be a huge improvement over NWO RIN...
8/16/2011 at 12:40 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 24hGoldwire - 24hGold
D minus 7 Days : New record low of the US dollar to Gold  (1)
Is it still a "barbarous relic" that doesn't "pay any yield?" Is it only just an "asset" and not real money (Bernanke)? Is it true that "you can't eat gold?" How about eating Federal Reserve notes, which are certainly more digestible and far more plentiful? They can also fuel your stove.
8/9/2011 at 6:08 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Change You Don't Have to Believe In  (15)
Why dos such garbage appear on
8/8/2011 at 7:51 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Weimar Meets Waterloo  (14)
Kunstler predicts a new dark age, which he played a small role in creating.
8/4/2011 at 7:01 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nobody Knows Anything  (12)
Yeah, that doesn't sound too far from the truth James, but how come you just got around to selling your Treasuries, since this can blow up any time? Also, why did you give support and comfort to some of those who caused this? Jim C. said it well.
7/25/2011 at 6:35 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Amazing Dissolving Nation  (11)
When the world as we know it melts down-- and I agree with Kuntsler that it will-- that it already has started, I hope he goes with it. I am so disgusted with his ilk.

Re: "It's conceivable to me that Barack Obama may be the last president - for a while. He was a decent fellow but, in the end, ineffectual, and of course he got no help from the legislative branch, including especially colleagues in his o...
7/19/2011 at 2:57 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Chris Powell - GATA
With dollar tumbling, Bernanke has to pretend that gold isn't better money  (6)
Helicopter Ben is an actor in a Greek tragedy, er American tragedy-- actually worldwide tragedy. His lines are words even he doesn't believe.
7/14/2011 at 9:12 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America's Sweetheart  (11)
Phil: I agree with you about Romney and corrupt media. We don't write these comments for Kuntsler, but for the readers.

I have a problem with Paul, who is weak on amnesty, inserts earmarks which he knows will be accepted then, votes against them and is on the complete opposite side of the scale from the warmongers and would would leave us with nearly no defenses. There is a prudent medium. He hasn't s...
7/13/2011 at 6:46 PM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America's Sweetheart  (11)
Good point Jim C. Compared to Kuntsler's idol, Barack Hussein Obama/Soetoro/Soebarkah/Bounel, Romney looks pretty good, although I would be extremely disappointed if he was the GOP nominee.
7/12/2011 at 9:42 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America's Sweetheart  (11)
Kuntsler seems to be in an advanced state of meltdown. He also confuses the dregs of America, which he seems to focus on, as its median, which it is not.

Jim C.: Look a little closer at Romney. He's no Conservative. he's a NWO candidate right out of central casting. He has reversed multiple positions which do not sell well in his party: Global Warming, cap 'n trade trade, abortion, spending, Obamneyca...
7/12/2011 at 9:53 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Birthday Card  (11)
Your contempt for America is astounding. Biting the hand that feeds you. And on Independence Day.

So, why do you remain here James? Why do you continue to enjoy the remaining fruits of our extraordinary republic, admittedly descending, even as you have contributed somewhat to its destruction, by your support of corrosive Progressive ideas, eating away at its heart and soul. Thank you so much, homicida...
7/5/2011 at 10:08 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
The Temple Tax  (1)

Why is it wrong to make a profit? If you can buy it elsewhere for less and sell it for more, by all means do so. Then, Jason will be forced to chase people's business.

Surely you recognize the difference between profit margins and compound interest?
6/30/2011 at 2:15 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 1 AnswerPermalink
 Ron Paul
Energy Independence: Government Should Neither Inhibit Nor Subsidize Any Type of Energy  (4)
I'm as "free market" as the next guy, but I doubt whether private industry would have developed nuclear power on its own by now.

Meanwhile, drill, baby, drill!
6/29/2011 at 2:00 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Suspended Agitation  (11)
Kunstler can't make a point without childish profanity and Alinskyite ridicule. Interesting to see that he already realizes Bachmann is a serious threat to his Marxist/Progressive idols and is already piling on the attacks a la MSM.

Then, back to his tiresome "world made by hand," which we are being forced into by our leaders' incompetence and in some cases, active support.
6/29/2011 at 1:52 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Black Swans From New Normal  (3)
Jim: It seems as though the Obama/Fed/NWO regime is going all out today to collapse PM and oil prices again. They are making major releases of strategic oil reserve and selling dowm gold and silver again. Buying oppty?
6/23/2011 at 8:47 PMPermalink
 Rick Ackerman
Will the United States Survive Until 2015  (2)
I would hardly take Fox as a gold standard. It typically cheerleads for mediocre NWO RINO political candidates, ignores evidence of the same NWO interference in our affairs and pretends that "Barack Obama," if that is even his legal name, is a Constitutionally eligible "President." Consider who owns Fox: Murdoch and Arabs.

I agree with "Carrier Pigeon's" comments. Ron Paul is a good high level idea man...
6/22/2011 at 1:11 AMPermalink
 Jeb Handwerger - GoldStockTrades
What Germany's Political Decision To Exit Nuclear Means For Uranium Mining Stocks
"U.S. .... continuing full speed ahead with safe and up to date nuclear power plants." ???

You gotta be kidding. The USA has not started a new reactor project since 1979. There is exactly one project in approval. The Obama administration is dragging its feet on new approvals, trying to kill the Nevada waste storage facility, delaying reactor certifications and throwing up obstacles to uranium mining...
6/22/2011 at 12:58 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Man Down  (9)

Poor Tom Ball was simply resigned and lacked the initiative and imagination to go elsewhere and make a new start. He was indeed trapped and probably unfairly so.

Regarding your perception of modern man in general … Your sampling is probably skewed by your perceptions and the venues which you frequent. That’s about all I would expect from a NY hippy liberal who wrote for Rolling Stone. It...
6/20/2011 at 6:07 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler - Kunstler
A Distant Sound of Churning  (10)
Oh, Jim C, you're another one of those "Conspiracy Theorists" (takes one to know one).
Kunstler seems about to lose it. Why doesn't he give up all his 21st century gadgets, such as computers, Internet and car, so he can see how romantic his "World Made by Hand" truly is.

Re: "Men in impeccable suits on Swiss terraces cannot hide their anxiety. " LOL! He was at Bilderberg 2011?
6/14/2011 at 7:53 AM  0  2  Rating :  -2 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
U.S. Hurtles Toward System Failure  (16)
A lot different from MSM pap, huh, readers?

You da man, Jim. As spectacular as this essay is, your subscriber newsletter outdoes it, with far more detail, specifics, references and useful advice. I've been reading it for over two years and have benefitted substantially.
6/10/2011 at 12:15 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Creeping Nausea of American Exceptionalism  (6)
Kunstler is an increasing cranky, old, burned out Progressive hippy, who tries to apply his failed left wing model to the world and is continually frustrated. He is doomed to repeat this mistake for eternity in the grave.

Unfortunately he's probably right about the country going to hell, but for mostly the wrong reasons. At one time, it WAS somewhat more exceptional than it is now.
6/6/2011 at 10:51 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Memorial Day: Enter Hitler, Release 2.0  (16)
Kuntsler, you're showing your true far left orientation. Palin a "loser?' She was a successful state governor, has millions of fans and is a multi-millionaire, with her own television show and more. And you scrabble along writing left wing books.

The real Hitler wannabe is Ozero, who is stealing power as fast as the courts, MSM and Congress will allow him to. It's a mystery why Congress has not pres...
5/31/2011 at 4:23 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Hyperinflation Nonsense in Multiple Places  (3)
"Did the elite benefit in Weimar? Zimbabwe? Argentina? Anywhere?"

No, but they did it anyway, didn't they, Mish?

I'd like to see how you would do in a head to head debate with John Williams, or Jim Willie.
5/26/2011 at 5:45 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Get Real  (8)
Jim C.: the drilling will help, but we have exploited most of the cheap oil already. Major drilling, particularly in new areas, fracking, new exploration methods and horizontal drilling will all give us a bump, but it ain't enough. Solar and wind won't do it either and now all of the Luddites want to stop nukes cold (again). It won't be just Japan that goes "midieval." Where is "cold fusion" when we really nee...
5/25/2011 at 4:11 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Get Real  (8)
Pawlenty wouldn't be my first choice either, but that "bumbling nonentity" made stuff happen as governor and would be infinitely preferable to the Marxist usurper fool with the phony Social Security and draft cards in the White House now.

The media aren't merely stupid. they are willfully diverting the attention of the sheeple, in response to the direction of theit masters. It is nothing so benevolent a...
5/25/2011 at 3:47 AMPermalink
 Eric de Carbonnel - Market Skeptics
Fukushima Crisis Upgraded to Level 7 while Radiation Experts Warn About “Radioactive Bananas”  (2)
Somehow, we survived hundreds of nuclear tests up to 70,000,000 tons TNT equivalent, so I imagine that we'll survive this too, although it's a fine mess. Wouldn't want to be near Ground Zero, though.
4/18/2011 at 2:42 AMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Skeleton Dance  (3)
James, James, James. All of these tragedies you've chronicled and it still hasn't penetrated your cranium that the Marxist line you so dearly support is the cause of much of them. Hope you enjoy your "walkable," "sustainable" communities in Luddite poverty, since there will be no fuel, no minerals, no food, no Constitution and little real money.
4/18/2011 at 2:38 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
An Odd Rumination  (4)

I don't think they can put the genie back in the bottle, so you'll have to peddle your Agenda 21 stuff elsewhere. Ozero seems to be doing a good job with it here.

But you'd be proud of our local officials here: there's a hearing in town tonight on mandatory bicycle paths. The county is imposing draconian development rules and hypersubsidized bullet trains will run the lenghth of the sta...
3/22/2011 at 4:25 AM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 David Vaughn - Gold Letter
Gold 1,500 The World Is Changing!
Burying silver is a real bad idea, unless you can put it in a completely moisture-proof container, with dessicants to absorb any internal "sweating." Silver's not corrosion-resistant like gold.
3/8/2011 at 9:42 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
White is the New Black  (5)
Good article. Also, congratulations for getting through at least one piece without attacking the Tea Parties, which are defending what allows you to even write.
2/22/2011 at 6:16 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Mummy's Tomb  (4)
Mr Kuntsler:

You do better when you stick to your areas of expertise.

1- You seem to ignore the real possibility that the Muslim Brotherhood will take over and establish a militant Islamic state/

2- Re: "In fact, nothing would make me happier in 2011 than the coming-true of the threatened NFL "lock-out" - except maybe if Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) were nabbed in flagrante delicto at a S...
2/7/2011 at 7:19 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Earth Shifts  (2)
Good piece. I was with you until the climate change part. The big crop problems are politics, population, pestilence.

Certain countries refuse to acknowledge that we have stayed ahead of Malthusian disaster mainly because of technology and free enterprise. Increasing resistance to use of chemicals and genetically modified plants is slowing down technology improvements (I know you don't want to hear tha...
2/1/2011 at 9:39 AMPermalink
 Stewart Dougherty
America's Impending Master Class Dictatorship  (77)
Five years ago, I would have thought this to be the work of a paranoid delusional. But, now, it seems truer every day.
1/24/2011 at 5:26 AM  6  1  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Nick Barisheff - Bullion Management Services
The New Gold Rush  (2)
Actually, there is a chance now to increase wealth by owning gold, not just "preserve wealth."

- Gold was artificially manipulated downward for 30+ years, from 1980 to 2001, so it was significantly undervalued vs the dollar.
- So, now it is not only going up because of monetary inflation, but it is playing catch-up. Also gold is acquiring an additional "disaster premium," due to the probabl...
1/5/2011 at 6:11 PMPermalink
 Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint
Gold / Silver ratio forecasting price weakness  (2)
Whaaa? "“natural” gold/silver ratio is the mid sixties" Historically, it's more like 16.
1/5/2011 at 3:27 AMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Ron Paul Claims Chairmanship of Monetary Policy Subcommittee, Prepared to Subpoena Fed  (1)
Good, but it also looks as if Bachus will have veto power over anything serious that Ron could do. We'll see how that works out.
12/9/2010 at 4:45 PMPermalink
 Bix Weir - Road to Roota
Everybody Loves Silver !  (3)
Loved your article. Full of enthusiasm, but also backed by reason and logic.
12/2/2010 at 6:48 PMPermalink
 The Gold Report
Rick Rule: Systemic Shock Will ...  (4)
Intelligent approach. Reduces risk and provides a more probable upside. But, how do yo get truthful information to even do the analyses? They say that a mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing over it. Juniors don't even have that.
3/15/2010 at 1:17 AMPermalink
 The Gold Report
Rick Rule: Systemic Shock Will ...  (4)
Intelligent approach. Reduces risk and provides a more probable upside. But, how do yo get truthful information to even do the analyses? They say that a mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing over it. Juniors don't even have that.
3/15/2010 at 1:17 AMPermalink