Profile and commentaries of algreeny
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Last commentary posted on Friday, May 1, 2020
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 James Howard Kunstler
Slouching Toward Resolution  (9)
Excellent writing Mr. Kunstler - worthy of my continued support of your Patreon Page. I urge others to do so as well. I would only ask that you please clone yourself several times so we can get such excellent reporting and commentary on the many fronts of relevant topics needing such an airing. Keep up the good work as our Republic depends on it.
5/1/2020 at 7:09 PM  3  2  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Christmas in Flyover Land  (3)
Great depiction of the current scene which is played all over New England and I guess most every state in the Union. The old brick factory buildings here in the rural towns have become a mix of small industry rental spaces, living spaces and some offices. Banks and other financial services taking much of the space. This has taken the better part of 40 years to achieve and there are still many large brick clad...
12/23/2019 at 9:05 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
With Trillion $$ Subsidy, Banks Still ‘Struggle’  (5)
Me thinks the only ones left in the market are fools and thieves....mostly thieves.
4/7/2014 at 2:38 PMPermalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
The Split Birth of New Scheiss Dollar  (12)
Yes, Jim - the astute already know who was behind the great evil event. It doesn't take too much study to connect the dots.
One is a heartless zombie and the other an idiot puppet controled by the money changers who own Congress - now an artist like Hitler wanted to be.
A refreshing note that the New Hampshire Legislature is following their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution by nullifying the NDAA for...
2/12/2014 at 6:26 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
Why is Germany repatriating their gold  (12)
Asking if Germany should repatriate it's gold is like asking if one should prepare for a bad storm given the very dark clouds in the western sky.
How many fools does it take to sit in a room at a hearing and listen to the likes of The Bernanke answer that gold is not money and not one burst out in laughter at that ridiculous statement?? Anyone with a sound mind and eyes to see can look and see Mr. Corzine wa...
1/20/2013 at 2:35 PM  12  1  Rating :  11 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
Extreme Symptoms Hidden Menace  (28)
It seems there is nothing the powers won't do to maintain control - since no National or real Constitutional allegience. "Nothing" means even the destruction of property and people. If they even sense a loosing of control they will possibly employ any means to make those dependent on their services and beholden to them realize they are in control even if it means turning over the card table as a last resort. Any...
10/18/2012 at 4:57 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Deep Cause Of The Great Financial Crisis: The Peace Diktat Of Versailles  (17)
How is the President, under the Constitution, given the power to do this?
Would it not be instead the Congress that is granted such power - who subjucated it's own power over monetary issues by Legislating the Federal Reserve Creature into existance?
10/10/2012 at 8:40 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
To further emphasise the point about Congress: An article entitled " 73 Members of Congress Supported Legislation that Benefited Themselves".
10/10/2012 at 12:49 AM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Empty Pageantry  (23)
While Main Stream Media continues to portray the Presidential contest in a manner similar to a boxing match or whatever sporting event, it isn't a bad time to make a few points.

1) The power to spend rests with the Congress. Period.
2) The Congress (goverment) has no money - except that which it extorts/demands from it's productive citizens or that which it borrows from future generations (without ...
10/9/2012 at 4:46 PM  13  2  Rating :  11 Permalink
 James West - Midas Letter
Defeat of Position Limits Direct Threat to Precious Metals Potential  (10)
There is nothing to prevent Uncle Sam from being a client of any of the mentioned trading agencies.
Thus the entire hoard (the unnecessary to audit hoard) is available to short. So, technically speaking, they do "have it" and can write and sell short. Please correct me if I'm wrong on this...
10/1/2012 at 6:12 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
In Full Flight  (37)
James - I always enjoy your writing. Quite on the money with your analysis. I believe the GOP shot itself in both feet and then hacked off their nose at the Convention by totally dissing ALL of the Ron Paul followers. He needed each and every one of them to win and they are the ones most likely to actually vote. The campaign ended then and there. It really is - as you point out - just a carnival act as the real ...
10/1/2012 at 5:53 PM  22  8  Rating :  14 Permalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
A Look at the Fed's Election Campaign  (9)
If only the public would realize when Bernake and his ilk say: "More economic stimulus" translates to "Steal from the poor, the elderly and the underpriviledge by raising their cost of living" or translates to "Squeeze the middle class" or "Confound the producers of goods by making future pricing of items almost impossible" - then, just maybe, real outrage would begin.

If Congress, which is a group el...
9/11/2012 at 12:07 PM  9  1  Rating :  8 Permalink
 Jesse - Jesse's Cafe
Simon Johnson On the Quiet Coup d'Etat in the Anglo-American Financial System  (13)
I agree. We are stuck and stuck without a real solution or even the ability to create a solution. Today, individuals trade their limited time for a mandated currency being debased in a spectacular manner. Without a unique or special franchise, an individual must accept this arrangement AND pay taxes on any gains. If an individual is able to create something that becomes popular and can duplicate it perhaps only ...
9/9/2012 at 1:45 PM  4  1  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
No CB Solutions: Liquidity vs Insolvency  (8)
Thank you Jackass - I look forward to your essays and read them wide eyed. They are like a good horror flick - only more frightening.
9/6/2012 at 12:32 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Audit of the Federal Reserve Reveals $16 Trillion in Secret Bailouts  (30)
I was recently asked to price my product for year 2014 to 2015 to secure a large and attractive order.
How am I supposed to do that with this kind of treatment to the currency in which I must (by law) do price discovery?? My wife and I are small business owners and this is debilitating and makes it nearly impossible to plan or practice. I don't have the means to hedge currency or some other off-the-wall sc...
9/5/2012 at 7:13 PM  19  1  Rating :  18 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg - Afr
Clint Eastwood and Disrespect  (49)
Bravo Mr. Hultberg, bravo! If we could only find 535 Clint Eastwoods and Clintess Eastwoods and send them to Washington to make illegal the lobbying, unlimited campaign donations, special retirement, special health insurance terms, book deals, insider trading privileges, special traveling trips and the countless other privileges granted by previous "club" members, we just might have a chance at the freedom we s...
9/5/2012 at 1:55 PM  20  3  Rating :  17 1 AnswerPermalink
 Ron Paul
How Long Will the Dollar Remain the World's Reserve Currency  (35)
This is so true and the solution so logical. While logical, it probably will only happen after the connected few have repositioned themselves to benefit from the new currency regime.
9/4/2012 at 3:10 PM  12  1  Rating :  11 Permalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Welcome to the Third World, Part 8: A PhD Is Now a 'Path to Poverty'  (7)
The low interest rates discourage savings and encourage borrowing/debt. Debt is slavery. Debt in the form of government school loans is "lifetime" slavery. Government interventions in "free" markets causes havoc and unusual symptoms as described in this very well written and meanigful article. The cure for a free market economy is less (smaller) government and no intervention. Since this is not likely to happen ...
8/24/2012 at 1:38 PM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Keith Weiner
In A Paper System, All Assets Are Backed by the Treasury Bond  (9)
The Russians and French were hungry and cold. The Colonists could see they would become so if the King could tax them endlessly and without representation from the Colonist as producers. We are (in a sense) right back where we started. At least on the Federal level we have taxation without representation. We elect our Congresspersons and they go to Washington where they are bought off by lobbyists and corporate...
8/20/2012 at 11:58 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Mac Slavo - shtfplan
Report: Soros Unloads All Investments in Major Financial Stocks; Invests Over $130 Million In Gold  (3)
You have to love Mr. Soros as his is the classic "rags to riches" story which we ALL love to read and know about. I aim to soon read his biography. I find him interesting like I do the Wizard of Oz.

Interesting is one thing but trying to gauge which way to play by following what he is doing is like trying to predict the weather by looking at the sky in the rearview mirror while driving 70 mph on a wind...
8/19/2012 at 1:07 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Lew Rockwell
The Only Choice on November 6th  (43)
The current system will not be changed at the voting booth. Too many dependants on the Fed for food and heat.

The Southern states did have the right to leave. Killing and maiming millions of Americans was the wrong thing. Rmemeber what you learned in Sunday School "It's WRONG to kill people".
Slavery was ending everywhere else in the world and would have ended here, too. The civil war may have ou...
8/19/2012 at 12:00 PM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Keith Weiner
In A Paper System, All Assets Are Backed by the Treasury Bond  (9)
..."the Treasury in all cases" and to continue: The Treasury is backed by the mightiest industrial-military-espionage system the world has ever known (remember Eisenhower's warning). This sytem is now controlled by a political system that has an $ IV line from the same financial / corporate system made possible by a Supreme Court (last defence line of the Constitution) decision to allow unlimited campaign contri...
8/19/2012 at 11:11 AM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Ron Paul
Legalize Competing Currencies  (21)
Thank you Dr. Paul for another brief, sensible essay on the proper treatment of the Nation's illness. So much is written about the symptoms it is truely refreshing to hear about the cause and learn of the correct treatment. I've tired of listening to people, Congresspersons, presidential candidates, etc. who have hidden agendas due to their source of re-election funding - don't know if they believe what they a...
8/14/2012 at 10:27 AM  8  0  Rating :  8 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
That Old Martial Spirit  (26)
I can land something on Mars if you give me enough credit. Yes, it's a great feat indeed made payable by the blessed "petro dollar" scam - soon to be ending I hear.
8/6/2012 at 6:44 PM  9  3  Rating :  6 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
That Old Martial Spirit  (26)
Howard, me thinks they are just going to paper it all over. What makes you think they can't just print and buy the bonds like they have been doing. If no one else buys them then the Fed will - they can do this until the preverbial cows come home. No? Yes, inflation has arrived (not withstanding the housing bubble). I am paying $34 / gal for paint. $2.30 per ft. for 3/4 x 8" clear pine for trim.
Debt is ext...
8/6/2012 at 6:41 PM  17  2  Rating :  15 Permalink
 Chris Martenson
Wall Street Really Does Enjoy a Different Set of Rules Than the Rest of Us  (1)
Thank you for detailing the problem and offering solutions by way of a dialogue. You are correct, there is an all powerful and very connected elite of politicians and money interest who do play by a different set of rules. Washington controls the mightiest military complex the world has ever seen. They are supported by the controllers of the mightiest monetary system. The population is dependant on them for foo...
3/27/2012 at 10:35 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink