Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Silver swan hits the Republicans

If you see the world through Republican eyes (US only),
then you might see Nate Silver as the Grim Reaper.

But anyway, this baseball stats nerd got it right, and
he didn't even budget in for Karl Rove cancelling
the Cleveland Ohio votes, because it didn't happen!
I guess he figured that Anonymous would ride in
to the rescue. The man is a prophet.

checkit:  The Observer

Nate Silver: it's the numbers, stupid
The poker player and baseball nerd turned political forecaster won fame after predicting the result of the US election with uncanny accuracy. And as his star rises so too does that of a whole new generation of 'quants' leading the digital revolution
        Carole Cadwalladr
        Saturday 17 November 2012 19.01 GMT

Nate Silver is a new kind of political superstar. One who actually knows what he's talking about. In America, punditry has traditionally been about having the right kind of hair or teeth or foaming rightwing views. Silver has none of these. He just has numbers. Lots of them. And, on the night of the US presidential election, they were proved to be right in quite spectacular fashion.

For weeks and months, the election had been "too close to call". Pundit after pundit declared that the election could "go either way". That it was "neck and neck". Only it wasn't. In the end, it turned out not to be neck and neck at all. Or precisely what Nate Silver had been saying for months. On election day, he predicted Obama had a 90.9% chance of winning a majority in the electoral votes and by crunching polling data he successfully predicted the correct result in 50 out of 50 states.

"You know who won the election tonight?" asked the MSNBC TV news anchor, Rachel Maddow. "Nate Silver."

Twitter went into meltdown. The blogosphere went Nate Silvertastic. Sales of his first book, The Signal and the Noise: The Art and Science of Prediction leapt 800% overnight and went to number two in the bestseller charts. And whole portions of the media decided that this wasn't just a personal triumph for Nate Silver – it was the triumph of the nerds. One man and his mathematical model had bested an entire political class of journalists, spin doctors, hacks and commentators.

Al Gore: the unreasonable truth is I'm a hypocrite

You know when Al gave away the Presidency in exchange
for being the Green Guru for a while? Well, we all knew
 it was bullshit designed to sell a book, while Al went around
the world in his Lear jet.

Well, he's topped that. Even a fat ass like his  or his wife's
don't need 30 rooms, and the reason is that this is not
sustainable. Imagine if 7 billion people each wanted a

Anyway, Al's just another hypocrite who traded in his

Checkit:  Hang bankers

Al Gore purchases $9 million dollar mansion: consumes more energy than an entire working class neighborhood
18 Nov 2012
by Jacque Fresco
If you look at the photos below, you’ll notice there are no solar panels on the roof – even though the region gets lots of sunshine. In fact the house indeed is a real energy pig and probably consumes more than an entire working class neighborhood.

Think of the huge carbon footprint created by manufacturing and importing all the marble, furniture and fixtures from Europe and other places all over the world.

Read more about Al Gore’s lifestyle of the Rich and Alarmist at News Busters here.

He’s probably living next door to carbon fighters Laurie David, James Cameron and Leonardo DiCaprio.

The Bonnie & Clyde economy

As I was watching a Bonnie and Clyde
documentary I realised what relationship
they had with the Financial Crisis of 1929.

People became desperate after a while
because they had no money or jobs.
Bonnie and Clyde both grew up poor
so they knew how to take advantage of
They knew that the government couldn't
cover the crime wave, so they went to town.

Well, here's another difference between
1929 and the Endless Depression of
2008- infinity:

The crime wave has changed location.
Where B&C were proletarian rebels
robbing the banks, now the banks are
robbing us, while our governments
are outside in the jalopy, keeping the
engine running. Obama the Wheel man.
Let's just say they're complicit.

Bonnie and Clyde, Part 2
Here are the stars of the show, in disguise:
Jamie Dimon of JPMorgan, as Rasputin, plays Clyde [Max Keiser]

Blythe Masters of JPMorgan, as Cruela Deville, plays Bonnie [Zerohedge]

checkit:  Rowan's blog

Money Laundering - Why Britain is still the leading centre in the world for funny money laundering!

Last night, 26th November 2012, the BBC's 'Panorama' programme unveiled a truly shocking exposee, dealing with the way that company formation agents in the UK and in the Channel Islands, Dubai and Mauritius are busily setting up companies, both here and in the offshore sector with the express aim of allowing criminals to get round the money laundering legislation.

The programme used undercover reporters using hidden cameras, and they filmed the meetings and the conversations with the relevant entities.

The reporter first presented himself as a wealthy British resident tax-payer who had £6 million stashed in Switzerland, on which no tax had been paid, and on which he wanted to evade any other tax liabilities. For reasons of agreements between the UK HMRC and the Swiss authorities, he wanted the money moved urgently, into another secret facility.

He made an appointment with a firm of corporate servicing agents in York where he met one of the directors. He told him the story of the money and his wish not to pay any tax on it, so the company director was in no doubt that the putative client wished to engage in a piece of unashamed tax fraud.

He was offered a solution involving what was described as a scenario involving a secretive offshore tax haven, a series of companies and trusts and a Foundation in Belize. He was told that the structure would not enable any trace to be made back to the beneficial owner, and that the formation company were already operating up to 10,000 such similar structures already. He was told that in no HMRC investigations have the investigators been able to get to the money.

Jonathan Fisher QC was shown the structure which he then described as containing a number of serious criminal offences.

you can call me Goldie

I know that this oligarch picnic that we
call the financial crisis is just a polite,
suit and tie shakedown by the oligarchs.

They're taking our money and our future
money in every way they can; usually
by buying our politicians.

Well, the leaders of this Devil's Brigade
are the ex-employees of Goldman Sachs.

They have taken over so many key spots that
it's hard to see why there isn't a worse crisis.

The Map of Goldman

Well, because it's a polite war, with
everything hidden in briefcases, I suggest
we hog tie those Goldman alumni and
brand them with a stamp that indicates
their provenance, on the forehead.

Or , since the police protect them so well,
perhaps we should simply refer to them
with the middle name 'Goldie' so that
we never forget that their past might
come back to haunt us.

Mark Goldie Carney          Bank of England
Mario Goldie Monti a.k.a.  
Mario 3-card Monti              Italy
Lucky Lucas Goldie Papademos  former technocrat  of Greece
Petros Goldie Christodoulou     Papademos economic lackie
[knows where the bodies are buried]
Mario Goldie Draghi                     ECB
Peter Goldie Sutherland               Ireland

just don't call them shady:

More white rappers, Goldie Looking Chain

Monday, 28 January 2013

Nobel or a Boot to the head for the Bernank?

I know that Time & Atlantic said that
Bernanke was the hero of the 2008

Unfortunately, he believes it.
His sponsors think so too:
[william banzai 7]
 I was noticing an interesting picture coming
from a Bernanke conference, in what appears
to be a construction site.

It looks like he's about to be given a boot to the head.
A pic is worth a thousand wishes.

There is precedent for this in the adjudication of
wills, in Canada:

there's also a precedent in that Bernanke is
a mean little f^**ker who likes to sit
Buddha-like after pronouncing his wisdom to
an audience, until his ass feels right.
He don't wanna be interrupted by no punk!
Get it!

Sunday, 27 January 2013

why not exchange Christmas colostomy bags?

I think that Mish is a bit anti-everything,
at the best of times. But give him the
Christmas routine and he spouts off
about how anti- he is to everything Yulish.

This has also been a common theme in the UK.
Why exchange gifts with adults at your
office when nobody gives a shit about
anybody anyway? On that, they're right.

But, true friendship doesn't need an office
gift pool. It just worked out that way, because
they're Anglos.
It seems that the Anglos are so keen not to
have any obligations towards
friends, or family, because it just complicates
their "happy" lives.

Oh, and they're cheap.

Leave them alone in the corner, please.
and Happy New Cheap Year

Here are Mish's very logical arguments, but they only
make practical sense if you're a cheap misanthrope.

Checkitout:  Mish

Do Gift Cards Make Any Sense? Is it Time to Ban Christmas Presents Altogether?
Here is the "Black Friday" question of the day from Martin Lewis at the Telegraph: Is it time to ban Christmas presents?
    Is it time to ban Christmas presents? Across the country people are growling at the enforced obligation to waste money on that they can't afford, for people who won't use it. Festive gift-giving has lost its point, risks doing more harm than good, misteaches our children about values and kills the joy of anticipation of what should be a joyous time.
    Before you think this is just curmudgeonly bah humbug, this rant isn't about presents under the spruce from parents or grandparents to children or spouses. It's about the ever growing creep of gifts to extended family, colleagues, children's teachers and more.
    The next year, I polled 10,000 people on whether we should ban presents. Seven per cent said ditch all of them, 30 per cent said to all but children, and a further 46 per cent said limit it to the immediate family. Fewer than one in five supported giving beyond that.
    Social convention says give a gift to someone, or their children, and you usually create an obligation on the recipient to buy back, whether they can afford it or not. If that obligation is something they will struggle to fulfill, you actually let them down.
    Gift giving misprioritizes people's finances.
    Christmas presents are a "zero sum" game, as people usually swap gifts of similar value. Look at it as a simple equation:
     David gives Nick a £40 blue tie for Christmas; Nick gives David a pair of £40 designer orange socks.
    The net result ... Nick has spent £40 and got a blue tie; David has spent £40 and got orange socks.
    Effectively, you pay to receive someone else's choice of object. Fine if people have wealth, but consider Janet and John. Financially, everything's bonzer for her, so she decides, generously, to buy gifts for all and sundry. In her cousin John's case, it's a pair of £25 funky cufflinks. Yet he's skint, in debt, and has three kids but pride obliges him to buy her something of equal value.
    Without the gift giving obligation, would John have really chosen to prioritise spending £25 to receive cufflinks? Instead, perhaps he'd have replaced his children's shoes or repaid some debt. Worse still, maybe he borrowed more to buy Janet her gift.

    In other words, giftswapping skewed John's priorities. He would've been better off if Janet hadn't bought him a present.
Gift Cards

Gift cards are popular, but what the hell is the point?
I give you a $50 gift card to Kohls and you give me a gift card to Home Depot? Is there any point to this madness?
Getting a gift card to a place I shop certainly is better than getting something I have to exchange (or throw away), but how is a gift card better than just getting $50 in cash. Yet, if I give you $50, and you give me $50 what is the point?

The obvious answer (yet one that few see), is there is absolutely no point at all.

Christmas Is For Kids

Young kids cannot shop for themselves, nor do they have any money, so I suppose a case can be made for getting children presents, provided one does not break the bank to do so.

Matter of Practicality

Other than shopping for kids, the whole Christmas charade makes no practical sense whatsoever.

Yet every year, the vast majority acts like a herd of lemmings, rushing around wondering whether or not Aunt Martha or Sister Suzie will like will like the gifts we bought them.

I actually like shopping. However, I hate crowds and I hate shopping under pressure.

Instead, I buy gifts for people that I am sure they will like, whenever I see them. Frequently my Christmas shopping is nearly finished by June.

This way, shopping is a joy, not a chore. And gifts from the heart are always more appreciated.

For everyone else it's high time to be practical.

Call the Whole Thing Off

If all you are going to do is exchange gift cards, or worse yet buy any damn thing just to get Aunt Martha, Sister Suzie, or cousin Louie something they may not need and/or could not afford to buy on their own, then why bother?

There is no need to ban Christmas, but there is certainly a need for common sense, and common sense suggests the best thing to do is have a "family gathering" suggesting to call the whole Christmas exchange charade off.

Mayan 2012 message.Aboriginals, rise up

This is working well. The #idlenomore
is going wild on Twitter. It's about time
that white folk joined them in taking
back their rights.

marching in Ottawa, old home of the Odawa tribe

on the Hill, that used to be theirs: OOPS

checkitout:  The Globe and Mail

Naomi Klein
As Chief Spence starves, Canadians awaken from idleness and remember their roots

Published Monday, Dec. 24 2012, 11:24 AM EST
Last updated Monday, Dec. 24 2012, 11:27 AM EST
I woke up just past midnight with a bolt. My six-month-old son was crying. He has a cold – the second of his short life–and his blocked nose frightens him. I was about to get up when he started snoring again. I, on the other hand, was wide awake.
A single thought entered my head: Chief Theresa Spence is hungry. Actually it wasn’t a thought. It was a feeling. The feeling of hunger. Lying in my dark room, I pictured the chief of the Attawapiskat First Nation lying on a pile of blankets in her teepee across from Parliament Hill, entering day 14 of her hunger strike.
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I had of course been following Chief Spence’s protest and her demand to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to discuss the plight of her people and his demolition of treaty rights through omnibus legislation. I had worried about her. Supported her. Helped circulate the petitions. But now, before the distancing filters of light and reason had a chance to intervene, I felt her. The determination behind her hunger. The radicality of choosing this time of year, a time of so much stuffing – mouths, birds, stockings – to say: I am hungry. My people are hungry. So many people are hungry and homeless. Your new laws will only lead to more of this misery. Can we talk about it like human beings?

Guns, tyranny, Alex & Piers

One of the more interesting cross-over events
(between the MSM & the real-news Internet)
was the interview of Alex Jones by Piers
(cofff- Moron) Morgan.

Alex Jones has led the cry for Piers to be
deported because Piers is a scumbag
pawn of the rich and guilty of phone
tapping, by his own admission. The
fact that he doesn't go to prison is
proof enough for me that he's got
some power-brokers hiding up his quiff.

The point of the conflagration was always guns.
Piers took THIS opportunity, with the
massacre of school kids to play the
grand philosopher and say that guns should
be banned. Unfortunately for Piers, Alex Jones
knows that Piers is a hypocrite (quelle surprise)
in that during wars, Piers helps his political
masters by banging the war drums.
So, Alex says "governments with guns killing
innocent people vs private guns for protection from
tyranny. Piers is a threat" A bit far, but not wholly

Digression: Piers also helped turn the tables
on  Greg Palast (a GREAT investigative journalist)
because Greg caught Labour, in 1997,
well...being Blairite, accepting handouts
from big US companies, for favours. He did
this with a false story that he concocted, and
he was caught red-handed, again.
I'll get the story later.

So, Piers knew that he could get Alex to
blow up on his show, and Alex took his
one chance at the big time and became
incandescent. The key issue was gun

Piers knows that US gun-lovers look scary
to the rest of the world, so he hoped
to gain some popularity by showing
the world what a gun-lover looks like
and acts like.

However, they both walked away looking
better, to their own audiences. I have to say
I agree with the Jones supporters that
Alex had but one chance on the corrupt
CNN channel, with the corrupt Piers
to make a stand. So, good. I can't
condone guns, but I don't live in the US,
and I know that once you say
"the criminals got lots of them,
so should I", it's hard to argue for the
Jesus method, of taking your lead
and turning the other cheek.

I personally find Alex bombastic. He keeps
important stories going when others get
bored, but his style is so over the top that
it makes his good ideas seem wasted, because
they burn out in a rage, and nothing
changes when you rage. I wonder if he's
been put where he is, but he needs to know
his methods (not his message) are in
need of change. He also says
conspiracy A,B,C without proof, like
everybody knows. I hate that. Show me
proof. I don't think that conspiracies are
an issue, because either way, we're being
screwed systematically. You wanna
sit in a chair and say "it's a conspiracy"
so that it absolves you from having to act?
Well, that would make you an idiot.
I got no time for conspiracy idiots.

I can see how government gun-control
can be seen as tyranny, when the
government is as corrupt and all-seeing
as the present one is.
However, the tyranny goes much
further than that. But, most Americans
only see gun control as a tyranny.
Their whole legal system has been
turned upside down, and they don't
seem to care.

Bankers can deal with mafia and drug dealers.
but, if somebody refuses to answer the
police, they can't "take the 5th" and
shut up, because they'll get tasered.

Banks are stealing homes from people
who don't owe them money!
the 2008 crash was the result of lax laws,
but included lots of crime, and the rap
sheet gets longer by the day.
Corzine is still walking free. Theft of
a billion, taken from the victim class, it must
be said.

I wish I had time to comment on the text below
and the letters I added, but life is a bit
wild , these days.
Suffice it to say, each bit has something
to add to the complex story.

checkitout:LIBerty BLITZ

Google Trends: “Democide” Goes Parabolic
Posted on January 8, 2013
No matter what you think of Alex Jones and his performance with Piers Morgan on CNN last night, the most important point is that he was invited on the show to begin with.  This is just further proof that the dinosaur mainstream media channels are dying and are being forced to invite alternative media personalities on their shows to increase ratings.  The alternative media is becoming the media.
Meanwhile, Alex told viewers while on air to google “democide” and you can see the results below. According to Wikipedia: “Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientist R. J. Rummel as the murder of any person or people by a government, including genocide, politicide, and mass murder. In the 20th century, democide passed war as the leading cause of non-natural death (according to Rummel).”
In Liberty,

    Hap (@hap317) on January 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm said:
    I must confess I am rather disappointed with Alex. He was given a wonderful opportunity to blow the doors of people’s minds with facts and logic and possibly awaken a few people. Instead, he ranted and raved and shouted and screamed and essentially made himself look exactly like the Establishment wants him to: a psych-ward patient filled with ‘crazy ideas’ desperately in need of more medication. He gave Morgan all the power, who remained docile and calm, while hollering and jumping off topic frequently. This was a major opportunity for him and many in the alternative media out there gaining access to the mainstream. He may have actually done more harm than good. As a trader, I do not rely upon hope or prayers for what I see in front of me, but I really had a lot of hope for his chance to awaken many out there to the realities of what is going on in America. All he did was confirm to the TV-drones that tune into that twit Morgan, is that these things ‘cannot be possibly happening.’ His behavior caused the show to change its format and he ruined the chance to have a debate between himself and Dershowitz and Morgan. So, that opened the door for them to verbally assault his lunacy in a calm and collected manner. Just what the Sheeple want to hear. “Everything is fine. Do not pay attention to the wild man waving his arms and shouting and bellowing insane ideas. Your government is here to help you. Do not be afraid.”
    We need more level-headed members of this movement, like Mike to lead the charge to holding civil, rational, well-intended debates with Pro-Establishment cronies like Morgan. Not shouting matches filled with inconsistent dialogue and rabid behavior.
          Lore on January 8, 2013 at 9:29 pm said:
        Hap, you nailed it. Alex came across as a nutcase on the verge of staging his own shooting incident.
        Mojo on January 9, 2013 at 8:40 am said:
        After the way Piers treated Larry Pratt, I don’t blame Alex for not giving them an inch. He knew he had a short amount of time to say as many thing as he could. As off the wall as he was, tons of people out there who had never heard of him, went straight to their computer and Googled the things he said.
        Do you guys really think that Piers Morgan and Alan Dershowitz would have allowed there to be any kind of real debate if Alex had kept his cool
        They would have continued spouting off their fake facts about guns and violence in our country, and asking worthless questions to make it look like they actually care about the children, and violence in our country.
        It may have been their intention to make him look like a kook, but when has Alex ever been calm? I used to think he was a kook, but I don’t anymore. I think he is mad as hell about what is happening about in our country, and he has the guts to say it, with no apologies.
        If you are not outraged, you are not paying attention. Get mad, grow a pair, and get something done. At least Alex is doing something.
               Kevin on January 9, 2013 at 3:48 pm said:
        Was Alex Jones put on that program to make 2nd Amendment backers look crazy? Who knows?
              Liberty on January 9, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:
        I disagree. Honest debate is not possible within CNN timeframe. The 3rd part would be equally split between three of them just for talking points. LOGIC cannot persuade neither socialist-progressives nor religious collectivists. They think with heart. Alex Jones did the correct thing – he did not let Morgan to go over the script. That is in itself a revolution considering Alex’s calm ending with British accent.
        gallopinglibertarian on January 8, 2013 at 3:35 pm said:
    What Alex Jones did was make the term Democide go viral. Google it like he said. Track it but most of all spread the word about with the weblinks below. It is our best argument against gun control by far.
    This is the largest database of Democide death/murder by government on the net after disarmament.262,000,000 million slaughtered by their own governments.6 times more murdered by their own governments than those killed in ALL THE WARS IN THE LAST CENTURY COMBINED. Think about for a minute. Are you going to turn in any weapon if they are banned? Anyone that says “Oh but that could never happen here, this is the USA” is historically unaware.
    Democide is the best argument against any kind of restrictions or gun bans of any kind in my opinion.
      Davidus Romanus on January 8, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:
    Agree that Alex missed an opportunity here. The facts are on our side. Alex made himself look like a crazy man. Ron Paul would never act like that no matter how bad a hit piece was. I’ll never forget his being asked how he could be a defender of the Constitution and also want to amend the constitution. His reply? Amending the Constitution IS Constitutional. No hysterics or arm waiving from Dr Paul. Just polite reasoning and a refusal to be drawn in to baloney arguments.
       River on January 8, 2013 at 9:06 pm said:
    A lot of people think Alex is a plant by TPTB and after seeing that I’m inclined to agree.
        Lucas on January 9, 2013 at 3:59 am said:
        The main reason I stopped listening to him, yes the “facts” he gives are logical and make sense but the format he provides them in and all the over the top shouting and mouth foaming are just too much to bare
    Menotyou on January 9, 2013 at 3:13 am said:
    Alex Jones is the Pied Piper of Extremism. He is a COINTELPRO agent designed to lead the ignorant, frustrated and disenfranchised up the proverbial garden path. Best case scenario; He may not be consciously aware he is playing into the very hands he supposedly despises. He is one of the planted/selected opposition detailed in the 12th Protocol of Zion regarding control of the press. They need Alex to vector his audience towards violent ends. They need an inarticulate, angry, dogmatic, irrational and emotionally charged individual as their fighting platform.
    Violence is precisely what the Government needs to further their agenda. They will respond with ever more violence and enact even more liberty stripping laws. All supported vehemently by the petrified zombie masses.
           Liberty on January 9, 2013 at 6:27 pm said:
        You need lithium, but lithium is controlled by elder of Zion. What an axiety you must have!
    Daniel McAmoil on January 9, 2013 at 4:05 am said:
    Word is,, Alex had a cup of coffee right before the show that was druged. Anyone knows Alex is a little wired anyway,, and how else better to push him and his view over the edge than a few tabs of speed in his coffee 20 minutes before the show..
           Stu on January 9, 2013 at 6:30 pm said:
        I don’t know whether to laugh or cry at your gullibility. I am losing my faith in humanity by the minute.
       Riley on January 9, 2013 at 5:14 am said:
    * feminized americans, just weak kneed dumbed down politically correct nitwits. Passion comes from suffering, from being lied to, abused and seeing the evil surrounding. Should Alex be a “politician” like R Paul or a citizen who is fed up with all the wars, false flags and life in nut house usa. Go Alex!
    john on January 9, 2013 at 8:48 am said:
    Alex is not COINTELPRO or a “plant.” For folks who have just woken up in the last several years and decided that “because of his style” he is a plan of the NWO or PTB, you need to do more research. Go back to the 1990′s when Alex first started on cable access TV in Austin TX. He said the same things back then as he says now! He openly urges people AGAINST violence and nothing I’ve heard him say has been substantially wrong and I’ve listened to him for years (after spotting that Glenn Beck was a fraud and not telling the “whole truth”).
    Is he bombastic? Yes. Does he exaggerate? Yes. Is he loud? Yes.