Archive for May, 2011

Fukushima FUBAR

Fukushima FUBAR

TEPCO official admits there will be “major delay” to contain crisis because of triple meltdown — Stabilizing reactors by start of 2012 may be “impossible” — Japan Times Fukushima risks Chernobyl ‘Dead Zone’ — Over 5,000,000 becquerels per square meter of Cesium-137 outside 20 km zone —  Bloomberg Off the Chart: 225 Sieverts per hour at...
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Inflation 2011: Honey – They Shrunk Our Paychecks

Inflation 2011: Honey – They Shrunk Our Paychecks

Do you ever have the feeling that there are holes in your pockets?  These days our money seems to slip through our hands faster than ever.  The Federal Reserve keeps telling us that the rate of inflation in 2011 is "close to zero", and this is causing confusion for many Americans because they are...
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What’s So Bad About Formalized Public Trading?

I just had a lateral leap in a discipline I hate: economics. I now understand formalized public trading. Individual investors cannot make money in the ‘market’ because public markets don’t create wealth – they spread risk from corporations to individuals. That’s the only reason equity markets exist. ‘Specialty’ markets – commodities, metals, hedges…all...
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Congressman Warns: “Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out Of the City”

Congressman Warns: “Those Who Can, Should Move Their Families Out Of the City”

There are a whole host of events that can bring the world as we know it today to its knees. From a hyperinflationary economic collapse to an electro magnetic pulse originating from the sun or a nuclear weapon , there exists a real and present danger that our system may, in the near future,...
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When Faith In U.S. Dollars And U.S. Debt Is Dead The Game Is Over – And That Day Is Closer Than You May Think

When Faith In U.S. Dollars And U.S. Debt Is Dead The Game Is Over – And That Day Is Closer Than You May Think

A day is coming when the rest of the world will decide that it no longer has faith in U.S. dollars or in U.S. debt.  When that day arrives, the game will be over.  Traditionally, two of the biggest things that the U.S. economy has had going for it were the U.S. dollar and...
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