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Economics / Re: Hyperinflation or Deflation?
« on: April 14, 2013, 08:05:48 AM »
I have some money in gold that I own through the agency of BullionVault, but not as much as I used to have.  I agree with Nicole Foss over at TAE that gold is in a bubble, and when that bubble deflates and you own gold through the agency of BV or GoldIsMoney, you might have a very difficult time finding a buyer for converting your gold holdings back into usable cash.  And because something in a bubble tends to end up rather lower in value than when the bubble began to inflate, one could conceivably stand to lose a lot.  So now I have some of money still in gold, most in short-term US Treasury Notes, and some in a money-market.  The idea is to avoid having my proverbial eggs all in one basket. I think all monetary value is in a bubble, so there are no "perfectly safe" strategies for covering your assets indefinitely, the best you can do is buy yourself some time.

The Kitchen Sink / Re: Futile or not, here I come.
« on: September 19, 2012, 07:21:48 PM »
I'm one of the forty-somethings so underrepresented around here, and would you like to know something interesting about me?  Starting this week, I added to my list of daily petitionings to the One Spiritual Power (Who Is God And Goddess) that the current incarnation I am living be terminated as soon as the absolute minimum of its spiritual business is complete.  I want to receive my ticket to the Great Beyond post haste.  And don't tell me I don't really mean that, because once I added this item to my prayer-list, I started praying twice instead of just once a day in order to drive the point home.  The reasons why are numerous.  I am lonely as holy fuck with little prospect of ever being anything else.  My job at a narcissistic corporate grocery store is the only thing I have that gives my life the closest thing it has to meaning and structure.  I am sick with both diabetes (controlled) and adrenal fatigue from years of over-the-counter stimulant-abuse (caffeine and pseudoephedrine, I'm off the latter and trying to wean myself off the former), and don't look forward to dealing with collapse while my spirit inhabits this abused and broken body.  And the final reason is too personal and probably a little bit too twisted to relate.   :'(  But anyhoo, that's where Mr. Roboto is at right now.  And yes, I'm feeling the collapse burnout.  Orlov and Kunstler do recycle the same themes over and over, and The Automatic Earth is becoming more pedantic and repetitive than informative.  Economic Undertow and DD frequently offer interesting reads though.

The Kitchen Sink / Re: Pump Up the Volume
« on: July 25, 2012, 08:43:34 AM »
Though it didn't take very long for his teen-idol good looks to start fading precipitously.  CS was one of those unfortunate young men for whom this process began in his early twenties.  We cauccasians don't really age very well, do we?

The Kitchen Sink / Re: Pump Up the Volume
« on: July 24, 2012, 07:32:16 PM »
This movie made me want Christian Slater so fucking bad, it hurt.  And the film itself made quite an impact on me, too.  It was my favorite movie until *Donnie* *Darko* came along.

Geopolitics / Re: Parsing the Middle East
« on: March 17, 2012, 08:20:51 AM »
Speaking of Iran, do any of you suppose that this move by the global elite will be the spark that ignites WWIII?

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