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 James Howard Kunstler
Racism-O-Rama  (8)
Ah, yes, black welfare recipients receiving our hard earned and easily spent tax dollars and providing us nothing save their lives for our investment. The impertinence!! Reminds me of the trillion dollar F-35 fighter jet program ($300 million per plane and they still don't work properly) of which $100 billion or so cannot be accounted for. I'm reassured though. At least those children in Yemen can play "Dodge th...
1/16/2018 at 7:54 AM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Another One Bites the Dust  (5)
I happened to read one of Franken's book about all of the hypocrites in office, business,etc. his sanctimonious air notwithstanding I thought the guy might have some possibilities. After his election to the senate he quickly devolved into one of the creeps he previously railed about. What intrigues me is what seems to happen to almost all elected to national office in the USA. Within months they become the class...
11/18/2017 at 4:17 PM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What Could Go Wrong  (2)
If there are any survivors of the third Reich still hanging out on street corners I'm sure there's a lot going on right here in Der USA to remind them of the way back when good old days.
11/8/2017 at 6:39 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Pushback  (7)
If a university professor has been on the job for more than five years without venturing out into the world there's usually nothing to learn here. Academia has been overly insulated from reality for a very long time. I believe the last generation of academics who experienced a brush with how the rest of us live was the post WWll generation of adults. Usually a little war in one's life scrapes off the pretensions...
9/18/2017 at 4:44 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Perturbations Anon  (3)
And just think - we have Donald Trump and friends to handle the responses to the natural disasters, the severely leaking economy and the nearly leaderless military waiting around with all those enemy wedding parties marching towards the finish line in the Procession of the Damned. Can't wait to see the Grifter-in-Chief spring into action to move the nation closer to the edge. Popcorn companies are a worthy inves...
9/7/2017 at 7:39 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Hot Mess  (5)
When Bunnypants Bush effed-up the federal response to Hurricane Katrina he established a precedent: American victims of natural disasters should not expect too much help from the federal government in their attempts to get their lives back together. Creepy Ted Cruz is admirably continuing that policy. Cruz like Bunnypants has apparently never heard of the word, 'refugee'; yet now he has a whole bunch of them on ...
9/1/2017 at 5:09 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
When the Butterfly Flaps Its Wings  (4)
The "extreme left" term used by Mr. Kunstler to describe a bunch of pissed-off students yelling at the Racist-in-Chief is news to me. The American media, always quick to incite alarm and distaste in the population once again conjures up a threat to our well being. As far as I can tell the biggest killer of all is the US Government. Was it a wedding party or a school or maybe some unsuspecting people just hanging...
8/28/2017 at 9:19 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Hole in the Head  (5)
What's similar about Harding and Trump is they're single purpose presidents. Harding was a crook up there with the best of them and his marching orders when elected were to get as much money into the pockets of the already wealthy any way he could. Trump's no different except for his presence in the electronic age which enables him to siphon more of our wealth into the pockets of his friends and acquaintances, s...
3/2/2017 at 12:08 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
Alan Greenspan renews gold advocacy, Part 2  (1)
Believe it - Greenspan is as dumb as he looks. I'm slightly puzzled as to why the author would use Greenspan as a source for anything. Even a cursory glance at Greenspan's handling of our economy during his tenure would be enough to convince most anyone to flee when ole Alan begins throwing out advice. He can always be counted on for stating the obvious in such a way that it sounds like sage counseling (His one ...
2/20/2017 at 9:36 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America Versus the Deep State  (2)
As the deep state creates more enemies for us to fear hold on tight to your wallets and keep an eye on your wealth. Most of the crises floating around (remember Zika?) are simply distractions whose main intention is to facilitate an easier path to what of our wealth remains. Kunstler is right about one thing: The mainstream media is almost completely incapable of relating much less explaining the truth to almost...
1/9/2017 at 10:29 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Odious Versus the Tedious  (5)
I don't know. Trump may seem incompetent; but the blue ribbon for incompetence must go to and remain with George Bunnypants Bush and his response to Hurricane Katrina. At the least he should have been fired. At the most he should have been tied to a rail and run out of town. Oh, yeah, he was also quite competent at being an incompetent liar.
7/27/2016 at 5:29 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Tom DiLorenzo - lewRockwell
The Pinko Power Elite  (2)
Uh-huh, yeah, maybe; but the impoverishment of the USA (Britain, Greece, etc. You get the idea) has happened under aegis of the capitalist doctrine (although I wouldn't call what's happening out there 'capitalism' ) and its practitioners. What may or may not occur under a socialist government at this time is irrelevant. Nice try, though.
6/20/2016 at 4:50 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Nausea rising  (6)
Bernie isn't much better really. He was fine with throwing away over a trillion dollars now on the F-35 and he's already stated publicly that our involvements in the many Mideast wars are absolutely necessary. Simply another machine politician although a 'kinder, gentler' one. His biggest failing, however, is that he is almost totally disconnected from the entrenched good ol' boy network that really makes the co...
6/7/2016 at 7:16 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Lower Away!  (4)
Hey, "According", go easy on Joe. He's a dear friend of Zippy the Pinhead who could possibly enter the race.
5/25/2016 at 9:23 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Something Happened  (13)
Prior to the financial larceny of 2008 monumental efforts were usually made by the thieves to hide and/or occlude the depth and breath of their theft in financial scandals. Not so with 2008 as the fix was in from the previous administration (the setup), through the cock robin explanations of Big Hank Paulson (the con) and finally the resolution (laundering of the last act trillions). It's still going on. No one ...
10/27/2015 at 1:35 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Tick Tick Tick  (38)
Rose was following someone's script, someone a little higher up the power ladder than he. Effective, insightful and honest journalists are a dying breed. Investigative reporting is quickly becoming a lost art; instead 'journalists' simply write what the government, corporations or military hands them. There may be the occasional in-depth story about a crack addicted mother, but little else. When truth does manag...
9/28/2015 at 9:31 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Where Candidates Fear to Tread  (11)
To say the presidential candidates are clowns is to state the obvious. They are like men in the heat line for gratuitous sex - they'll say anything to get their hands on the prize and once they do they quickly forget whatever it was they felt they had to say to get what they wanted. It really doesn't matter who gets elected, what they promised the American people and what they're going to accomplish once they si...
8/5/2015 at 6:27 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Trump Hits a Bump  (9)
I'm surprised not many are aware of McCain's fellow POW's claims about his special treatment by his Vietnamese captors and his broadcasts for them and his attempts to convince other POW's to be more co-operative with their captors. Once the Vietnamese discovered that McCain's father was a military power broker with plenty of influence, conditions changed for young John and he wasn't the least inclined to refuse ...
7/22/2015 at 8:31 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Enter Jeb and Hil  (10)
Never thought, ever, that I would look back at Nixon and wish he was running for Grifter-in-Chief. Jeb Bush, really? Hillary Clinton, more really? The old adage saying that whenever a candidate desperately wants whatever position they are aiming for they should not, definitely NOT be selected, elected, chosen, appointed much less considered. The fact that we are simply causing as much trouble as we possibly can ...
6/16/2015 at 2:57 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Money Worries  (12)
Ah, yes, he mentioned the poor who only serve as the scapegoat when those who pull the strings blow it big time. Can't wait!
4/27/2015 at 7:26 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
She’s Back!  (11)
Kunstler failed to mention the hoard of wandering thirsty people from the southern Cal area that will appear before various city gates in the coming years. Many of the politicos and powers-that-be are still pretending the problem is only a minor inconvenience. If you are not in SoCal hold on to any real estate you have. It will be worth much more sooner than you think.
4/15/2015 at 9:00 PMPermalink
 John Rubino - Dollar Collapse
Clueless In The Middle East  (1)
The U.S. Government is doing a laudable job pretending they have made error after error. However, one must bear in mind that resolution to conflict in the Mideast is not to the government's advantage. If any of the ongoing conflicts were to be resolved our presence there wouldn't be necessary. Our goals and strategy, sadly, aren't for ameliorating any conflicts; but for increasing the chaos and confusion. Anti-t...
4/3/2015 at 4:43 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Welcome to World War Three  (28)
ISIL seems to fulfilling America's foreign policy objectives. Just sayin'.
2/16/2015 at 11:57 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Chris Martenson
The US' Suicidal Strategy On Ukraine  (3)
Suicidal? - Most certainly. Against our better interests? Most Assuredly. This loud and threatening noises emanating from the pie hole of the US Government against the Russians are merely distractions as the practitioners of the new and twisted form of 'capitalism' sharpen their fangs to strike deep into the heart of the Russian and eastern European economies. One could imagine what would happen if Putin and cre...
2/13/2015 at 6:20 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Broken Template  (10)
The USA is way above average in two commercially viable products - self-deception and damage. Corporate America and the US Government have been working very diligently and have been enthusiastically creative concerning the long range prospects of the F-35 fighter plane. $One trillion so far and we've all had so much fun imagining all those potential startups which could have sprouted from a fraction of that mone...
1/28/2015 at 7:22 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Cool Interval  (6)
Careful Mr. Kunstler, you are treading very close to blaming the victim. How would you propose black people respond to white people legislating equality? If they weren't feeling some anxiety that would constitute something to be suspicious about. A better observation would be that we as white people have absolutely no idea what their response should be as our race wasn't toiling to make America great with chains...
1/7/2015 at 3:04 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
2014 Year in Review: 7 Examples of Police State Technology Making Our Rights Obsolete  (2)
This article is mostly correct in its information and assumptions. About the only reality we the people have going for us is 'our' government's arrogance and its subsequent arrogant behavior and policies directed at us. A humble and simple suggestion for the time being (for the time being) would be an invisible strategy, the strategy employing tactics which ultimately and hopefully cause the security state to fo...
1/5/2015 at 5:45 PMPermalink
 Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Michael Parenti - Land of Idols: Lies, Wars, and Empire  (10)
Parenti is a distinguished man of letters who rarely is asked his opinions these days because of the obvious reason that he speaks truths that the 1% of the 1% do not wish anyone to know about. Thanks. DJC
8/8/2014 at 8:08 PMPermalink
 Michael Pento - Delta Global Advisors
It's Deja Vu Disappointment All Over Again  (1)
Reinvesting in infrastructure is barely enough these days to barely keep a going concern going. Welcome to the bankers' interpretation of business and growth.
7/28/2014 at 11:41 PMPermalink
 Thorsten Polleit
The Worst of All Monetary Policies  (7)
What goes up...
7/19/2014 at 10:51 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Heads, You Lose  (22)
Once again subsequent events prove beyond any doubt that the U.S. Government not only lied about almost every facet of our Iraqi 'effort'; but that every facet of that effort was a complete and utter failure. Yet I'm reassured - Amidst the renewed destruction and death Bush/Cheney's and Obama's cronies have been well taken care of. Oh, yeah, don't bother with Geitner's book (unless you enjoy laughing and crying ...
6/17/2014 at 9:19 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Whose Client State  (21)
A few days ago Putin made a serious peace/negotiation offer which not only the American media almost totally ignored but the government as well.
5/13/2014 at 7:34 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
All This and World War, Too  (30)
Matt Taibbi has been writing for years about the thieves and their thefts on Wall Street so much so that so-called sterling publications such as the WSJ and the NYT will rarely even mention him much less review his work (shades of of U.S. Rep. John Conyers when he uncovered massive voter fraud in Ohio and none, that's NONE of the 'major' newspapers even bothered to review his book about it much less print a stor...
4/15/2014 at 7:57 AM  5  1  Rating :  4 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Attention Deficit  (28)
One of the largest factors inhibiting the creation of sane and functional policies in the United States is our 'leaders' (I participate in the electoral process to hopefully be represented, not led) insistence on maintaining a global presence. This has helped create a national psychology of arrogance and self-deception, a squandering of valuable lives and resources and deep feelings of resentment and outright ha...
4/1/2014 at 8:57 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Deep State Blues  (26)
Our sanctions will no doubt improve the Russian economy in the long run. Let's just hope they don't return the favor.
3/18/2014 at 8:33 PMPermalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
The Evil of Economic Sanctions  (21)
At this point in time Sanctions imposed by the US government will most likely improve the Russian economy.
3/17/2014 at 5:55 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 Permalink
 Clif Droke
What could go wrong for stocks and right for gold in 2014  (2)
I'm from the bank and I'm here to help. I'm from Goldman and I'm here to help. I'm from Morgan and I'm here to help. I'm from Monsanto and I'm here to help. I'm from the Fed and I'm here to help. I'm from the government and I'm here to help.
1/24/2014 at 5:09 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The End of Pretend  (19)
I noticed someone mentioned Obama's failure trying to make America socialist. I don't agree. He's doing an admirable job making America the twenty-first century version of National Socialist Government Against the People. Better re-explore The Statistical Abstract to compare the percentages of our money funneled to corporate headquarters the world over and that mother in Chicago on 'welfare'. We're rapidly appro...
1/6/2014 at 9:07 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Between a Rock and a Squishy Place  (14)
Does anyone really expect America to be integrated into the "Global Economy" without turning out like the workers and small business owners in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Greece, etc? Good guy Billy boy Clinton started us rolling to big time corporate dominance and his successors have been working very diligently and admirably to make things worse for the majority of us. It hasn't been capitalism for quite some time n...
12/3/2013 at 11:36 PM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Hugo Salinas Price -
The Siren-song of Welfare State  (17)
One of the most fascinating truths about the Cold War which very few scholars are ready to admit is that the United States also went bankrupt in the process of bankrupting the Soviet Union. I wonder how it all would have turned out if we had followed Armand Hammer's (the guy who made a lot of money doing business with them) suggestion that we trade instead of prepare for war with the Russians.
11/11/2013 at 6:22 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Lew Rockwell
Why Governments Love Secrecy  (7)
Governments employ secrecy ( our government has more secrets than most others combined ) because they are afraid of their citizens' reactions to policies they know would neither be acceptable or tolerated. Our government possesses a very deep and ultimately tragic contempt for us, its own citizens because the nearer it approaches illegitimacy and draconian behavior the more it wishes to hide its unlawful and des...
6/20/2013 at 12:57 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Giuseppe Verdi  (2)
Thank you for this piece. Verdi also possessed a deep social commitment - he shared his wealth with the poor among other things.
5/24/2013 at 11:14 PMPermalink
 George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
Who paid for the Civil War   (18)
The dead, the maimed and their families paid for the Civil War.
5/21/2013 at 7:37 PM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Nelson Hultberg -
America's Ruling Troika  (14)
I believe the political spectrum you describe is a little too narrow. We have an historical wonder occurring right now in America: If Obummer is a radical Marxist (as opposed to a moderate or conservative Marxist I suppose) then the judicial and legislative branches of government have a neofascistic relationship with corporate finance and the rest of Wall Street. These two extremes of governing do share one outs...
5/2/2013 at 12:30 AM  5  0  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Jan Skoyles Real Asset Co - The Real Asset Co
The Roman Emperors of today  (6)
Another way the Romans liked to straighten out their economy was to invade nations they hadn't yet conquered. Sound familiar?
4/19/2013 at 8:00 PMPermalink
 Mac Slavo - ShtfPlan
BitCrash: Down 50 In Massive Sell Off: Over $1 Billion Vaporized In a Few Hours  (10)
The question remains: Who did Bitty's rise in value threaten?
4/12/2013 at 12:54 AM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jim Willie CB - Hat Trick Letter
USDollar: Ring-Fenced Checkmate  (18)
No matter what anyone says, the accumulation of gold by governments and banks is all anyone really needs to know. Most of the ink and visual media on the subject are merely the old diversionary illusion tricks used by all magicians. The harder and hotter they try to convince us that everything will work itself out, the more I'm inclined to move in the opposite direction. Hold on to your hats if you can't hold on...
4/1/2013 at 7:28 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Money Worries  (20)
Simple explanations are sometimes the best: The banking and Wall St. 'elites' want it all and will do anything to get it. Cyprus and Greece are simply the proto-assaults on what wealth we still retain. They'll try to refine their theft of our remaining wealth to the point where, as they're walking away, arms laden with our wealth, we will be cheering them and throwing roses instead of grenades at their feet.
3/25/2013 at 6:51 PM  7  0  Rating :  7 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Reply To Gary North  (73)
Small businesses in America drove the economy at one time and I wouldn't necessarily label them inefficient. I would rather, under all circumstances, purchase from a small business than something like Walmart. I know, I'm 'old fashioned', out of touch and ultimately 'anti-capitalism' simply because I'd rather support someone who made their way and their livelihood from a business they created from practically no...
3/4/2013 at 9:22 PM  8  1  Rating :  7 Permalink
 Rick Ackerman
Why Isn’t Gold Higher  (19)
If central banks are buying gold they will do everything in their power (and today their power is truly, yet unreasonably formidable) to keep the price down. When they finish buying gold then and only then will the price find its true value.
1/31/2013 at 10:06 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Commitments and Obligations  (18)
Hmmm, yeah, Social Security and Medicare and it's all such a waste, big waste. Uh-huh, big waste. Speaking of big waste - the Pentagon and its associated manufacturing enterprises have come up with a sure fire approach to our fiscal difficulties: The F-35 fighter plane. A mere $365 million dollars per plane, it will most certainly insure our victory over the rowdy and hungry masses of peasants now assembling the...
1/22/2013 at 12:09 AM  9  3  Rating :  6 Permalink
 Doug Casey - Casey Research
On Russell Means  (3)
There's even newer scholarship indicating that of the fifteen to twenty million North American Indians who perished in the North American Holocaust, more than fifty percent of those victims were killed by DIRECT, HANDS-ON VIOLENCE. Of course, there is now an ongoing and contentious discussion over what is true and what's not. However, even if the contaminated blanket theory were mostly true, it was done intentio...
1/2/2013 at 11:12 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Food for thought
Who will destroy the World  (17)
Hunger and bankruptcy possess great leverage and are very powerful motivators - two fundamentals, among others, of the elites' strategy.
12/24/2012 at 10:28 PM  2  1  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
America the Horror Show  (27)
Want a view of American men's self-image? Simply watch t.v. commercials. After a half dozen or so one begins to understand how American men or how some American men view most American men. I'm unable to discern whether most commercials are made by men or mental institution inhabitants or creatures from another planet. The message seems to be, among others, 'You'll hate yourself even more thoroughly if you don't ...
12/17/2012 at 9:51 PM  5  1  Rating :  4 Permalink
Arguments Against Freegold  (9)
Please consider the benefits of both items. Some may even call TP a commodity and I believe we've passed the tipping point. I used a roll today to buy two loaves of bread, some lunchmeat and eight ounces of American cheese. Didn't have enough for a small jar of mayo; but the clerk assured me that by next week I'll be able to make complete sandwiches.
12/13/2012 at 10:54 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Christmas Story  (21)
Through narrative Kunstler seems to be offering the results of some applied solutions to our economic dilemma. Kind of vague about the methodology; but I'm heartened by the ultimate effects and results. Bigger and more aren't necessarily better. Some advances should arguably always be our companions: medicine (especially care and understanding of the human body), electricity, transportation (ultimately without t...
12/12/2012 at 12:12 AM  4  0  Rating :  4 Permalink
 Alasdair MacLeod - Goldmoney
The coming silver price eruption  (12)
"In a properly functioning market..." is the giveaway here. Mr. Macleod's mechanics are essentially correct; but they apply to the markets of forty or fifty years ago. Shorts and longs can stand up to analysis and predictions on paper; but he assumes that we're operating in an honest market and investment atmosphere. Sadly, the mechanics and science of market investing, development and statistical information ha...
12/10/2012 at 6:21 PMPermalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
More Nannycrat Insanity: EU Wants to Ban Youth Unemployment  (4)
They have to at least claim they're trying to 'ban' youth unemployment. Unemployed European youth are usually the first ones signing up to join the rebellion, any rebellion.
12/7/2012 at 8:46 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Doug Casey - Casey Research
On the America That Was – Now the United (Police) State of America  (6)
Mr. Casey is certainly correct in stating that the government is the largest threat to our health and wealth; yet he omits mentioning the damage done to our economy by thieves, liars and thugs in business. There's certainly enough evidence available now to categorically state that our economy was almost thoroughly destroyed by a large clique of thieves found in financial institutions and Wall Street banks and b...
11/24/2012 at 12:36 AM  3  1  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A look in the mirror  (33)
The difference between the two major candidates in the presidential election were negligible, their similarities conspicuous: The banksters and brokers who are still in the process of looting our nation most likely would have been rewarded more heartily by Romney; but the Obamarama Show isn't very far behind. None of the thieves would be held accountable by either of them and any preventive measures concerning t...
11/13/2012 at 11:14 PM  5  3  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 John Browne - Euro Pacific Capital
Banks Punished For Central Bank and Political Errors  (2)
I don't know what current regulations he referring to. If anything, there's been much smoke and no fire when it comes to regulations (The Libor manipulation is the current joke). However, it has been proven time and again since 2008 that decreased capital requirements was one of the causes of the downturn. What he fails to mention, among other things, is that because of uber low interest rates, there's absolutel...
10/22/2012 at 8:58 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Snake Garden  (21)
Ah, yes, the Social Security and food stamp moochers. Hmmm, starve 'em, I say. It's for their own good of course. What a better way to teach them about current 'free' market principles and principals. I humbly suggest the next time you mention the moochers that you check the corporate welfare statistics, government largesse to Wall St. and the cash giveaways to the big banks (and all this has nothing to do with ...
10/22/2012 at 8:38 PM  4  2  Rating :  2 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Snake Garden  (21)
Obummer's had a lot of help destroying capitalism; but I guess it's easier to blame it all on him and until his cohorts are brought to justice (yeah, right) nothing will change except that conditions will grow worse, much worse. It's very easy to blame Obummer; yet it accomplishes nothing. The thieves and thugs who have turned Wall St. and investing into a living nightmare are still thumbing their clogged noses ...
10/22/2012 at 7:13 PM  7  2  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Gary Dorsch - SirChartsAlot
If Romney Wins, Expect the End of Quantitative Easing  (4)
Doesn't matter: Romney will find and employ another method of transferring large quantities of our wealth to he and his friends.
10/18/2012 at 5:20 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Charleston Voice
Watch What Happens When a Nation Bans Guns  (14)
Hello, again, David and I agree with most of what you state in your response. I'm somewhat relieved to discover someone who is actually into maintaining a discourse. It has been strikingly absent in political exchanges over the past ten years or so. In any case, I do not believe that ideologues necessarily drive or operate this publication. Their presence is obviously involved in the commentary to be found here;...
9/19/2012 at 11:44 PM  3  1  Rating :  2 1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
Watch What Happens When a Nation Bans Guns  (14)
Since the gold standard was abandoned, David, gold itself has become very political, especially these days. If one thinks about tools governments use to enlarge and retain power paper money fills the bill. Gold, among other things, possesses the ability to limit a government's ambitions at enlarging their power simply by the fact that it can ultimately serve as a relief currency in times of chaos. People these d...
9/18/2012 at 6:03 PM  6  3  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Why Didn't Anyone See It Coming  (13)
Thanks, Phil. There was no boasting intended. I would imagine those who had a negative response were either seriously burned or profited themselves. I will continue to confine my financial moves to stepping out of the way when I feel it's necessary or to investing in a business which actually makes something other than money out of thin air. I refuse, heartily, to capitalize on someone's misery or even potential...
9/14/2012 at 3:16 PM  9  1  Rating :  8 1 AnswerPermalink
 Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Why Didn't Anyone See It Coming  (13)
A simple question can sometimes explain more complex developments and now, in hindsight, it is the logical question to ask. Statements such as, "We didn't see it coming.", are relatively meaningless especially as Rome continues to burn. A more appropriate response to the economic carnage might have been, "Who stood to profit the most from the destruction of the economy?" and progressing along those lines, "Who d...
9/13/2012 at 10:15 PM  44  39  Rating :  5 1 AnswerPermalink
 Charleston Voice
Israel’s New Secret Weapon Unveiled  (352)
Yeah, can't wait for all the babies in incubators and the sick old folks hooked up to life support to begin convulsing. What a show! Wasn't one of Bush Sr.'s claims (bogus like most of his family's claims) that the Iraqi invaders in Kuwait pulled the plug on hospital equipment? Hmm, from the tone of the article it sounds as if Netanyahu and the other sociopaths running amok in Israel and elsewhere can't wait to ...
9/10/2012 at 11:46 PM  240  150  Rating :  90 Permalink
 Mac Slavo - Shtfplan
Breakdown: Three Tons of Food Looted From Grocery Stores In Spain As Millions Struggle  (4)
I just hope they were polite when trying to feed themselves. For some reason I believe it might be a little rougher when it begins happening here in the USA.
9/6/2012 at 11:04 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Join Up!  (37)
1. Bring your family closer. The extended family has been seriously affected over the last fifty years and even its replacement, the nuclear family, has become isolated. Isolation is one of the goals of the corporate/government coalition and it seems to be working. 2. Get to know your neighbors. A safe neighborhood is preferable to one where people mistrust each other and we will be needing each other sooner tha...
9/3/2012 at 7:44 PM  27  2  Rating :  25 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Male Energies  (93)
You're absolutely correct; yet the congress does still possess a function - they can officially endorse such presidential declarations of war by NOT impeaching the fearless leader for ignoring the constitutional process. Afghanistan, Panama, Iraq, Grenada, the ongoing bombing of Pakistan and soon, although we might all say a few words of entreaty and mercy to our chosen Power Greater Than Ourselves that the curr...
8/27/2012 at 8:07 PM  16  14  Rating :  2 2 AnswersPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Male Energies  (93)
Kunstler hits the mark again. He forgot to mention male endeavors and energies conspicuously absent when the cowards in congress drop bombs on some hapless nation filled with the poverty stricken and very hungry. Hmmm, how many of these 'freedom loving' congress persons are veterans of ANY of the wars they so enthusiastically endorse or simply veterans of military service? Check out the leadership of both partie...
8/27/2012 at 7:06 PM  33  17  Rating :  16 2 AnswersPermalink
 Tom DiLorenzo
Obama’s 'You Didn’t Build It' Canard  (23)
Well, Professor DiLorenzo, throws out the word 'Marxist' like it's a live grenade. All right, that's as good a label as any; but I certainly hope he doesn't lose his job. I'd enjoy watching him making bean and hamburger (if he has enough left to buy some) casserole with his foodstamp allotment. Yeah, those pesky problem folks giving up promising careers in order to live in shacks and eat beans, pasta and potatoe...
8/14/2012 at 5:36 PM  7  11  Rating :  -4 Permalink
 Doug Casey - Casey Research
On denationalizing the Olympics  (11)
God, man, where's your spirit of adventure, romance, drama, ingenuity, thrills, excitement and DANGER?
A drug addled Olympics would at least be very interesting. The South Americans and Afghanis would most likely amass the most medals. Liars Poker with dollar bills would be a great event and would put that large surplus we've been pumping out to better use than what we're using them for now.
8/3/2012 at 4:57 PM  12  0  Rating :  12 Permalink
Chris Hedges: Brace Yourself, the American Empire Is Over  (4)
Just wondering if you'll co-sign my mortgage.
7/21/2012 at 9:01 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Tom DiLorenzo
The Party of Great Moral Frauds  (15)
Mr. DiLorenzo, by singling out the Republicans, leaves the Democrats off the hook. Three million dead Vietnamese might have something to say about that. Actually, since we're now officially a kleptocracy, there is no need to continue making any distinctions between the two parties. They're all after our wealth and if you happen to get in the way of their steamroller, you're a goner. As far as Native Americans ar...
7/13/2012 at 5:29 PM  14  4  Rating :  10 Permalink
 Frank Shostak
Yet Another "Operation Twist"  (2)
Perhaps some day far off into the future some historian will discover that all QE's, no matter what there declared intention was, were simply involved and not so involved scams to relieve most of the citizens of the USA (and now it seems elsewhere as well) of their wealth. A glaring clue - I can easily detect who is NOT receiving any of these 'bailouts.
7/12/2012 at 6:50 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
The Drowning Pool  (40)
What has surprised me the most is that the most outraged and numerous Americans, small business people and wage earners, have not expressed their outrage more forcefully. The fundamentals of the capitalist process have been under assault for years now, destroying livelihoods and businesses and bringing into focus a looming future that bodes well for no one except the criminals in government and corporate America...
7/9/2012 at 6:51 PM  43  3  Rating :  40 Permalink
 Rob Kirby - Kirby Analytics
The Greatest Hoax Ever Perpetrated on Mankind  (35)
Well, don't expect anything to change. In fact, the situation will most likely grow much more precarious.
Proof? If anyone found time to view the Senate committee hearing with Dimon of Morgan; one could only walk away with the understanding that he owns those senators, except for Merkely of Oregon. I watched with a burgeoning feeling of disgrace as one senator after another prostrated themselves in absolute ...
6/18/2012 at 2:19 AM  8  0  Rating :  8 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Mike Rozeff
U.S. Military Defeated in Vietnam  (4)
Jim C should have toured Khe Sanh three months after Tet. God, it was a great place for American tourists back then. Got you in shape very quickly as one had to run everywhere he went. Don't know how many times Jim C danced with the NVA; but they were monster dancing partners. Could dance all night and we American boys had such a wonderful and busy time learning all the new steps.

As for never losing a ...
6/4/2012 at 4:59 PM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Still standing amid the wreckage  (8)
Yes, Mr. Kunstler may be right in his architectural assumptions. Sounds nice; yet it also sounds like people will have to have money to enjoy the new approach to urban living and Mr.Kunstler never stops reminding us of the chaos and change that is headed our way. I agree with him on that observation also. So, as I'm sitting in my ecologically 'balanced' walkable, livable and enjoyable community, sipping on my la...
5/15/2012 at 7:25 PM  3  2  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Dan Dontrose
Are You Serious Repulsive News From China  (2)
I trust Mr. Dontrose is also advocating for the protection and rights of Afghani, Iraqi and soon, Iranian children.
5/11/2012 at 9:45 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Jesse - Jesse's Café
Michael Hudson and Pierre Rinfret: The Myth of Alan Greenspan
Anyone who speaks publicly like Greenspan should not be trusted. His reputation for 'brilliance' is vastly overstated. In fact, he's slightly above a moron with regards to I.Q. and his one 'gift' is that he can take a simple situation or condition and change it into something confusing or unintelligible. However, he cannot do the reverse. A true proof of brilliance or genius (Both terms I've seen connected to Gr...
5/10/2012 at 8:58 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
Elegy  (15)
Kunstler gets close. However there's another factor which not many people bother to mention or want to talk about. If this current state of affairs is where capitalism is heading for and going to wind up - I don't want any part of it simply because it's not capitalism. It's theft in action and no one seems very intent on explaining exactly HOW we can stop the looters, liars and thieves from running amok and ruin...
5/1/2012 at 6:48 PMPermalink
 Jesse - Jesse's Cafe
Unfulfilled Dreams: A Tension At the Heart of the Universe  (2)
You're too late, I'm afraid. One is able to assess the 'accomplishments' of a great nation not only by the gifts and opportunities it has provided to humankind, but also by the amount of damage left in its historical wake. Without intending to sound presumptuous, I firmly believe that whenever the weak and vulnerable are exploited, attacked, murdered and reduced to the lowest levels of human misery by a 'superpo...
4/17/2012 at 12:51 AM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Truth Versus Obfuscation  (3)
Sadly, the market situation is evolving to the area where fraud, insider connections and lies have become essential fundamentals for investing and speculation which necessitates those honest investors and traders still standing having to play the game by these skewered rules. We're almost there. However, if people like Ranting Andy keep the situation in view and exposed, we do stand a chance to recover some of t...
4/12/2012 at 5:27 PM  2  0  Rating :  2 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Gold is Manipulated… and It’s Not Okay  (8)
More manipulation = more desperation on the part of the manipulators. For the long run - a positive sign.
4/3/2012 at 8:20 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
What is Wealth  (10)
The key word in Mr. Hewitt's discourse on the meaning of wealth is 'more'. However, wealth is not necessarily surplus. One would like to believe that wealth, intrinsically, is something, anything really, as in wisdom, thrift, intuition, application, interpretation, a something which will not only enhance and produce efficiency, but will provide a sensible framework within which capitalism's survivability will be...
3/31/2012 at 5:48 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Why the U.S. Wants a War  (14)
Only in spirit; but I believe we keep our wealth in the same angst bank.
3/31/2012 at 4:11 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Andy Hoffman
Why the U.S. Wants a War  (14)
Andy should keep ranting. Sane commentary is being relegated to the antique shops. There's a stunning contradiction afoot these days with regards to not only 'international relations', but the business climate as well. This contradiction, containing the tautological phrase, 'American Exceptionalism', reveals the inherent sociopathy of the current interpretation of the American business ethic. Those running thing...
3/30/2012 at 8:39 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 1 AnswerPermalink
 Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Bernanke's Problem with the Gold Standard  (2)
The best and most germane strategy concerning Bernanke is to simply isolate his strategy from his speeches, writings, comments, etc. and act accordingly. Most of us understand that this corrupt numbskull represents most everything which is actively pursuing the ultimate destruction of a functioning capitalist system; so, as a response, one must glean what his intentions are. When that is accomplished, then one m...
3/27/2012 at 6:20 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Doug Casey - Casey Research
The Ascendence of Sociopaths in US Governance  (10)
Mr. Casey's assessment of current government is trenchant and foreboding. However, his explanation of a national sociopathy is incomplete. True, contemporary government has become a haven for authoritarian individuals of every political and psychological stripe; but his analysis fails to include those sociopaths who are in the process of fomenting a coup in American business. Capitalism has been turned on its ea...
3/22/2012 at 5:46 PM  10  1  Rating :  9 Permalink
 Paul Tustain -
Sparta - Gold prohibition in a collapsing economy  (5)
There was another factor influencing Sparta's decline - Concentration of wealth. Sparta's citizens had practiced a very effective form of citizen participation in state affairs for hundreds of years until the early version of the Goldman and Morgan players began to exert influence. What had once been a society where all citizens had a voice slowly grew into a society where fewer and fewer families possessed the ...
3/16/2012 at 6:18 PM  3  0  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The "Crisis of Capitalism" Is a Lack of Capitalism  (3)
To say that capitalism is undergoing a crisis is an understatement and quite a big one at that. The economic system alive and breeding in America today is something, but I wouldn't label it 'capitalism'. It's something, but nothing akin to the system that has been, more or less, successfully practiced by Americans for three centuries now. Mr. Lewis offers a trenchant description of what our economic system has d...
2/28/2012 at 5:21 PMPermalink
 James Howard Kunstler
A Fog of Mendacity  (14)
He's certainly right about the desperation of Americans to believe any seemingly hopeful interpretations of our current energy situation. It has been said that the amount of capital expended to get the gas and oil out of the ground and processed in the plains states has already surpassed the inherent value of those resources. It's true in other areas of American life as well: Foreign policy, politics, anti-civil...
2/27/2012 at 7:04 PM  5  2  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Mike Rozeff
Senator Lindsey Graham: Interventionist, Warmonger, Man of Empire  (5)
Thank you, Professor Rozeff for more sane commentary. Now that the NY Times is firmly on the warmonger wagon, your voice is a peal through the wilderness of violence and devastation which the USA has seemed to be relying upon quite a bit more since Bunnypants Bush was elected back in 2000. Without intending to sound cynical, the USA is still a major producer in one area - destruction. We lead the world in that a...
2/22/2012 at 9:34 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Clif Droke
Gold and the next Great War  (2)
It's difficult to know where to begin with comments on this article. A more comprehensive explanation of Mr. Droke's criteria for what's considered a war might help with my confusion. Korea wasn't a war? Some historians claim over ten million people perished in that one so I imagine numbers aren't a factor. He contradicts himself with starting dates: Vietnam '66 or is it '61? Bunnypants Bush junior gave us Iraq ...
2/21/2012 at 1:39 AM  1  1  Rating :  0 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Mike Rozeff
THE U.S. v. Iran  (9)
Mr. Rozeff should be working for the U.S. State Dept. His assessment displays a humanity, compassion and practicality which has been conspicuously absent from not only US Gov't sources, but from the US big media as well. The fix is in and we are still be hammered with the "hate Iran' message so that the US and Israel can fulfill their agenda concerning Iran. People who pay attention to details regarding the Iran...
2/16/2012 at 9:49 PM  5  2  Rating :  3 Permalink
 Michael S. Rozeff - Mike Rozeff
Detente With Iran  (2)
I sincerely thank you for your sane and responsible analysis regarding our current 'situation' with Iran, Professor. One would think that a more sensible engagement policy approach would have come forth from the Obama Administration. Sadly, all that Obama has manifested is proof that the neocon Neanderthal diplomacy is alive and well in the echelons of power and what was once a neurotic policy under Bush has dev...
2/13/2012 at 11:51 PMPermalink
 Jesse - Jesse's Cafe
US Seizes Iranian Assets Citing 'Deceptive Financial Practices'
It's Nobel Piss Prize.
2/8/2012 at 6:43 AMPermalink
 David Galland - Casey Resarch
The Rise of the Praetorian Class  (12)
Mr. Galland's comments and Mr. Kofod's analysis of the current political and economic situation in the United States are worthy efforts which do not, however, quite measure up to the realities which we find ourselves confronting on an almost daily basis. Almost, but not quite. I agree that a praetorian class has evolved. I agree that the political class has managed to insert its agendas into almost every aspect ...
1/23/2012 at 7:53 PM  13  0  Rating :  13 1 AnswerPermalink
 Peter Souleles
I understand that Mr. Souleles means well, but, "Let's pray that in 2012 leaders, losers and winners find a different way." does not inspire confidence. MF Global was simply the tip of the iceberg as far as investing one's wealth is concerned. The way that scam turned out will 'inspire' investors to flee the markets (which they are doing in larger numbers every day) and never return until perps like Jon 'I Don't...
1/16/2012 at 8:38 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 James Howard Kunstler
What Gives  (11)
It's indicative of our contagious national sociopathy when the potential genocidal extermination of another nation's people is described with such insouciance. We have already declared war on the Iranians and the 'embargo's' goals will soon begin to produce the desired results: Dead kids, dead old folks, dead sick people and healthy people becoming sick, dead women and ultimately death to male portion of their p...
1/16/2012 at 7:38 PM  9  1  Rating :  8 Permalink
Iran Starts Uranium Enrichment at Fordo : Iran Has Ability to Block Strait of Hormuz
Most people are extremely reluctant to admit that the United States' 'leadership' is inhabited by a group of classic sociopaths. I understand. Who wants to admit that? While trumpeting all of the usual encomiums concerning business, investment and capitalism in general, their actions speak much louder than their words. It seems that every time a possible breakthrough appears government sticks its greasy mitts ri...
1/11/2012 at 4:08 PM  1  0  Rating :  1 Permalink
 Aubie Baltin
The Prince of Thieves  (8)
Did someone mumble "Goldman Sachs"? Run in the other direction if anyone is using their information, unless you're a crook. In that case, do exactly the opposite from what Goldman is suggesting, intimating, guessing or "vigorously recommending" and you'll either be prosecuted (doubtful given the actions of the current "justice" department and SEC) or winging your way to that island where all the previous Goldman...
1/4/2012 at 7:51 PMPermalink
 Jason Hommel - Silverstockreport
Natural Born Liar  (2)
We're back to the Obama citizen thing again? That's like crying about losing your IPad as your home is burning down around you. I understand your other points, though and I agree. However, when I closely study the alternatives to this destructive president, I don't see anyone capable enough to deal with the issues confronting our nation. Someone with the sane responses of say, Ron Paul, would have a very, very l...
11/16/2011 at 4:27 PMPermalink
 Doug Hornig - Casey Research
All Aliens
Mr. Hornig's on to something here. Its premise begs a few more theoretical possibilities and questions. How would an alien race which did not want to inflict casualties on its own members approach a complete takeover of a targeted planet? Poison the atmosphere, poison the water, poison the soil are all starters and to carry their program further - mess up the economic system beyond repair in order to preclude an...
11/14/2011 at 4:17 PMPermalink
 Ron Hera - Hera Research
How the U.S. Will Become a 3rd World Country (Part 1)  (10)
Why do writers keep referring back to Greenspan? His 'policies' have continually proven to be some of the major reasons why we are in this current disaster. His non-action spoke much louder than his action/response to the then looming catastrophe and, guess what? He got away scott-free. Scrupulously avoid investing your money with anyone who continues to hold him in high regard. Shovel him off to some very remot...
11/12/2011 at 6:40 PMPermalink
 Doug Casey - Casy Research
Doug Casey on "Occupy Wall Street"  (2)
Mr. Casey talks about 'real economics'. I might be wrong; but I haven't seen real economics at work for a long, long time and I'm certainly not buying the argument that it is principally government intervention which has caused the damage to pretty much everything financial over the last few years, although gov't has definitely participated in the Great Unwinding. Mr. Casey is correct in referring to the 'sophis...
11/11/2011 at 6:55 PMPermalink
 Ron Paul
Is Obama America’s First Elected Dictator  (25)
The good doctor forgot to mention Mr. Obama's ties to Wall Street and the banks, the strength and depth of which preclude any sane approach to our current fiscal ills. He also forgot to mention how truly easy it is to buy a congressman - simple economics - those who offer the most money get what they want (see Jack Abramoff's comments on purchasing congressmen). Can one really expect a president and congress mem...
11/8/2011 at 5:07 PM  4  -1  Rating :  5 Permalink
 Mish - Global Economic Analysis
In Act of Desperation, G20 Asks Germany to Pledge its Gold for EFSF Rescue Fund, Bundesbank Refuses  (88)
Italy's next. Then, who knows, maybe us?
11/7/2011 at 9:59 PMPermalink
 Axel Merk - Merk Fund
Auf Wiedersehen, Au Revoir, Greece!
Mr. Merk should do a little investigating of the Argentinian experience ten or so years ago. Also, bank recapitalization worked extremely well here in the USA, so let's try it somewhere else. Giving money to banks with B-I-G holes in them is great for the folks who are invested in the banks (perhaps Mr. Merk is invested in European banking); but a B-I-G bummer for the rest of us. Mr. Merk is a capitalist/sociali...
11/4/2011 at 5:31 AMPermalink
 Peter Schiff - Euro Pacific Capital
In defense of the 1  (9)
Generally, I agree with Mr. Schiff's positions. However, he has made some disingenuous claims in his piece concerning OWS. He claims that living standards rose more rapidly in the 19th century. He's correct, but one must consider the comparative nature of the rise. Where were the living standards of the lower and middle classes during their initial acceleration in the 19th century? They were nowhere. That's wher...
10/31/2011 at 10:31 PM  0  1  Rating :  -1 1 AnswerPermalink
 Lew Rockwell
The Evil 1  (12)
Jim C. had the obvious and appropriate response to the Rockwell article. A certain amount of 'state' is absolutely necessary. I recall after Bunnypants Bush took the teeth out of the FDA the number of Americans felled by food poisoning went through the roof and need I mention what happened when Clinton and Bunnypants took the teeth out of the regulatory arms of the SEC and the Federal banking watchdogs? We have ...
10/24/2011 at 11:28 PMPermalink