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The Next 20 Years Is Really Gonna Suck

I would like to take a few moments to congratulate the baby boomers and Gen-Xers on the utter destruction of western civilization. Through your inattention to the shifting political landscape around you, your children’s children will now be forced to spend their adult lives in the Sisyphean labor of defending common sense, virtue, and reason at every turn. They will defend it or trudge in the cacophony of timid, mindless souls who see this life as nothing more than an endless exercise in instant-gratification, butthurt, and self-imposed victimization.

In creating a world where everyone is a winner, you have imbued upon an entire generation of young people, a world where there is no hope in rising above the din of social-antipathy, because thanks to you, no one is allowed to be special. In short your generation of “winners” has created a generation of losers.

You’ve created a self-reinforcing feedback loop of discontent and self-loathing. The more these mush-minded simpletons despise themselves and each other, the more justification they have to hate themselves and each other. They will henceforth wage the holy crusade of mal-contention and puerile ego-stroking narcissism. Each and every one, stretching his 15 minutes of fame into a lifelong Odyssey of vanity and completely unwarranted aggrandizement.

To the mindless, unindustrious, intellectually-lazy malcontents of this latest generation, I have a few words of advice. Grow up. Get over yourself. You are not special until you have accomplished something which makes you so. You were lied to… sold a bill of goods, as it were. The real world does not work the way you want it to and thankfully, it never will. The real world is ugly and mean and can at times be downright vicious. I see in your collective future much anguish as the full force of reality smacks you in the gob and leaves you breathless.

Get used to it. Hell, embrace it. The sooner you accept reality for what it is, rather than what you want it to be, the sooner you will have a leg-up on those who refuse to do so. Santa Claus is not real. There is no Easter Bunny.

Suck it up you bunch of whiny, preening, crybaby, know-it-all bitches.


Paris Vigil Stampede After Firecrackers Set-off

The person responsible should be dragged into the nearest alley and beaten to death.

The Paris shooters caught and killed in car (?)


ISIS Threatens Attack In DC…

The goat humps threaten to attack America’s heart, but then they continued saying “…in Washington D.C.”

I don’t think they understand Americans, at all.

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It may be wrong to feel this way, but as the hippies like to say, you can’t choose how you feel.


America Needs John Wayne

America needs John Wayne. She needs him now, more than any other time in her post-colonial existence. Sadly, she will accept Hitler instead. Let me explain:

America was envisioned as a nation of laws, populated by Men. I use the self-styled proper noun there to indicate a certain archetype for the male of the species. I have written on this matter previously, but it never hurts to keep the idea fresh in the minds of my countrymen. America needs men. America needs men who are willing to stand up and say “Enough, damn it!” We need men who are not afraid to stand alone and be right, damn the consequences.

We need men who tinker, and dream, and more importantly – who build. Men who are not afraid of dirt, or blood. Men who know the smell of a disemboweled animal, because they killed, before they cleaned it. We need men who know well the pain of busted knuckles, chipped teeth, bloody lips – the invigorating satisfaction of victory and the soul-rending pains of loss and defeat.

We need those who will not shrink away at the pain of adversity or the risk of physical injury, at the expense of the weak and timid. In a world of imaginary “micro-aggressions”, phony “rape-culture”, and often faked “hate crimes”, simply stated – we need men.

Hippies are partially correct in the ability to identify as a man. Many biological males lack the characteristics required to qualify as men. Having the correct chromosomal order, does not in fact make one a man. A man is he who stands when others will not. A man is one who has firmly-established values, based upon experience in the very-real world of actions. He dares to have his own opinions and while his behavior may run the gamut from silence to being outspoken, he knows what believes and doesn’t hide from it.

In the fast-collapsing post-modern Western world, being a man is becoming less and less common. Where as recently as 30 years ago, our society engendered the rugged individualism which made plumbers, mechanics, and police the last refuge of single women and old people – we now live in a society of near-ubiquity that sees us calling for someone to save us at the slightest disruption of our mundane, androgynous existence.

Just 20 years ago, my friends and I grew up trying – before our time – to be men. The popular refrain of our betters was the exhortation to “just grow-up”. We drank and smoked, spending time in the company of the authoritative male figures in our lives, hoping against hope that some of their respect might be ours, as men alongside them. We struck out on our own, as we could, attempting in vain to mimic their behaviors and establish ourselves, of our own right.

We learned, as all generations throughout history have, that our status as men relied less upon the things we said (or the age we had reached) than it did on the content of our character, the deeds applied to our words. These days, we shelter our children and celebrate their post-pubescent adolescence. We encourage this behavior in males, largely into their undeniably-adult lives.

In the age of video games and perpetual childhood, these individuals are never required to “just grow-up”. Is it any wonder that women lack a proper man to settle down with? Is it any wonder that our nation is exploding with unwed mothers, fatherless homes, broken families, over-crowded jails, and a populace growing more dependent by the day?

We do not encourage manhood. We celebrate the infantile while mocking anything resembling fatherhood or genuine maleness. We tell college-aged boys that muscles are unhealthy masculinity, while at-the-same-time telling women that they can choose to be as unhealthily masculine as they like.

We encourage males to be submissive, simpering, feckless cowards and wonder in amazement at the collapse of our society. Unreal.

We require the archetypal John Wayne as we watch the pendulum, now on it’s down-swing, come back full-force in the opposite direction. Sadly, history and the prudence she provides, has shown us that when societies abandon traditional archetypes in favor of refinement – at the expense of integrity and intellectual curiosity – those societies collapse.

Thus, when civilization most needs men to defend her, it finds them in short supply, leaving a vacuum into which an overly-strong man generally steps. These men are psychotic and opportunistic, tending toward mass murder and totalitarian control. American in this hour needs John Wayne, but sadly, will likely end up embracing Adolph Hitler.


A New Phrase For The Average American

I would like to introduce a new term to the popular vernacular of Mainstreet America: “The Taint Principle”.

“My favourite definition of an intellectual: ‘Someone who has been educated beyond his/her intelligence” ~Arthur C. Clarke

Much akin to “The Peter Principle” (but considerably less useful), “The Taint Principle” is achieved when – to paraphrase Mr. Clarke’s quotation “One is educated beyond their understanding.”

As in “The Peter Principle” (yes, I realize it has nothing to do with the male sex-organ, indulge me) – where one is said to be promoted to the level of their incompetence, by being evaluated for future roles based on performance in current roles – those affected by “The Taint Principle” have been promoted in academia (or passed, as it were) to a level of education, upon which they have zero – or very little – functional understanding.

When a News Reader, ahem… ‘reporter’, is promoted based upon their NYU transcripts, rather than their understanding of the subject matter upon which they will report, this person is has achieved “The Taint Principle”, which places them somewhere between being a male sex-organ and a brown-eye. Either way, that is no place anyone of any respectability cares to be. Often this principle applies to politicians, post-graduate students on the educational-career-plan, corporate management, university faculty, sports coaches, and even preachers.

Most of those who lack a functional understanding of that in-which they have been educated, don’t recognize their intellectual deficiency. This clear lack of understanding causes them to misinterpret their views on any given matter, as something anyone else would ever care to have their ears poisoned with.

When one encounters the verbal diarrhea spewed forth from the slobbering jibs of these intellectual cave-dwellers, they are said to have been “tainted”. Have you ever been “tainted”? How many times have you been cornered by some smarmy beyond-college-aged pseudo-intellectual, only to be lectured on the viability of green energy, the viciousness and depravity inherent in eating the flesh of animals, or why you should fight for gender equality by only voting for someone because they have a vagina? Be honest, now. There is no reason to hide that you have been tainted.

There is a simple cure for having been tainted:

1) Wash.
2) Turn on a rerun of the Dukes of Hazzard, Archie Bunker, or Ponderosa.
3) Crack a cold adult beverage.
4) Clean one of your rifles.
5) Abstain from eating anything with vegetables as an ingredient, unless said veggies passed through its digestive tract first.


There’s A War Coming To Germany…

I don’t say this lightly. If people want to understand how the Germans allowed the Nazi’s to take over, just watch the next couple of years.

I do believe we may-yet see the transformation of the Euro-vaj culture into a hajj-eviscerating machine of (mostly-German) renaissance. Maybe not…in which case, they deserve what they get.

UK’s Pat Condell explains (indirectly) how the invasion continues apace.

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DOD Convoy Truck Rear-Ends A Nuke Truck

Okay, no one was put at risk…this is just funny.


China And The Fake US Capitol Building

China makes the best knock-offs around:


They even managed to capture the effectiveness of the real thing!

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14 Things Successful People Do Before Breakfast


While I am certainly no captain of industry, I do consider myself mildly successful (in business – though I am quick to note that I place no faith in any of it, as it can all be gone in a moment). I am very successful in life. I have a wife who loves me, children who love me, and a good church to learn and grow in. I am happy.

As I began reading this article to see how many of the habits of the rich & successful I have, I couldn’t help but wonder at how much of this, the people I know (some rich & successful, some not-so-much) do on a daily basis, also.

It’s intriguing to think that there are patterns of behavior which lend themselves to being successful.

Reading, exercising, having a semi-regimented schedule of “things” that make the burdens of leadership and achievement that-much-easier because you no longer have to direct effort or mental capacity to the simple and often-disorganized activities in your daily routine as they (not unlike firearms training) have become a matter of discipline…of muscle memory…habit.

I likewise could not help but notice the lack of discipline in my less-successful acquaintances. Some of these people dedicate countless hours every week to football, or hockey, or working on their cars, trucks, hunting, fishing, or other skills – but they miss the connection to and impact of their lack of discipline with regard to their career.

To paraphrase my loving Mom, “Imagine if you put half the energy you put into hockey, into studying and preparing for your future.”

I’m not suggesting that people drop their hobbies. By all means, keep those behaviors even if they seem non-productive. Those other behaviors directly impact the quality of your life. Just add a bit more discipline to the other areas, as well.

As many of you are aware, I spend a great deal of time in my own head. I believe, as Charles Haddon Spurgeon said that a “Thorough examination will do the healthy no harm, and it may bless the sick.”

I have been thoroughly examining my life, my habits, and my behaviors (as I am wont to do) for the past year or more. I have fallen off with emotional troubles, but my introspection and self-examination are apace once again… this time with a renewed focus on God Almighty and the saving grace he has shown through Jesus Christ.

This focus on my relationship with God has given me new insights into how the things I do directly impact the outcomes I see in my daily life. (~As a sidenote, I wrote a thesis for psychology in 12th grade which outlined my understanding of the human personality and how our daily attitude not only contributes to our long-term personality, but has a cumulative effect which dictates as much over the long-term. This belief is why folks often hear me say that “Happiness is a choice you make each and every day.”)

I have begun introducing new habits and behaviors into my daily life which supplant less-helpful activities and behaviors I have become accustomed to over many years.

This thought-stream, brings me to the comment section of the article I was reading. The people were angry with the idea that some rich people would try to tell them what they are doing wrong. Obsessed with the material aspects of these subjects’ lives, the readers were missing the point, entirely.

They accused these men & women of treachery, thievery, back-stabbing, slavery, and all manner of ills, because their own lives hadn’t turned out the way they planned. This envy is manifesting itself in the public arena as a tired rehashing of the same old Marxist maxims. It’s incredibly destructive to individuals and institutions alike. It will be the undoing of our global societies.

People from all ends of the socio-economic-political spectrum are buying into this class envy meme and finding a cause to rally behind. (External pressure always seeks to find a way to fill a vacuum.) We have created a society where everyone sees the inherent benefit in victim-hood and the absolution it provides to the actions of the victim. This is a very dangerous game.

The fact of the matter is that most poor people are in this condition because of the choices make each-and-every day. Instead of squirreling away that $20, they spend it on pizza or McDonald’s or beer. When that new phone, or shoe, or car comes out, they go into debt to keep up with the Joneses. They have abandoned long-term struggle and success for fleeting ephemora of short-term instant gratification.

They mainline social media like a smack-addict on the fast train to self-destruction. In doing so, they are engaging a self-defeating negative-feedback loop which is their undoing. They are spending the precious time they have, scrolling and liking, sharing and getting worked up over…matters over which they have no control – while drinking or wasting away the time they could spend on matter of hich they have some ability to influence.

I guess what I am getting at (in a long-winded way) is that we should spend less time worrying about externalities, and more time focused on matters over which we have some measure of control. To wit, I offer my list:


  1. I wake up early (I have always hated having to deal with people’s bull straightaway.)
  2. I drink water like it’s going out-of-style. I have since my first deployment to the desert all those many years ago.
  3. I exercise (my primary mode of transportation to and from the office). This gives me time to get my head right – leaving home and work where they belong.
  4. I try to plan my day as I’m getting ready, checking emails and reading the news (the Revo).
  5. I work on my personal projects, with my kids, on the weekends. My biggest passion is reading, which I can do anywhere at anytime.
  6. I am up at 0530, so I only see my wife (and occasionally my son), before work. I am often, not in a friendly mood, so I generally just sit quietly until it’s time to go.
  7. I try to pray with my wife, which is an incredibly intimate and relationship strengthening activity.
  8. My wife is a stay-at-home mom, so uh, yeah… I’m not making my bed.
  9. I limit the amount of time spent on home activities – at work – and likewise, the time spent on work activities, at home. (Checking emails and organizing my day, is purely a preparatory mental exercise, taken up in the dead space of morning)
  10. I spend my bike ride in prayer and thanksgiving. I’m easily distracted by shiny objects and women in tight clothing, so it gets jumbled at times, but I am deliberately focusing on spending time each day giving thanks and just dedicating time to God.
  11. I tell God and my wife, through prayer, all the things I am thankful for.

My family has recently begun observing the Sabbath. While every day is a gift from God, I have found that dedicating this day, every week, to the remembrance of God and celebrating his grace in the company of my family, has been incredibly invigorating and comforting. It has had an immediate impact on our relations and closeness. It’s amazing.

By focusing less on the world and more on how I live my life as it relates to my relationship with God and my family, I am able to recognize more of what God wants me to understand. Spend less time on the diversions and focus more on the primary objectives, whatever those may be for you. I strongly recommend it to anyone who is looking for more success in their life.

The article was published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Business Insider.


Drone Slayer: “I Wouldn’t Put Up With It No More”

Thanks to the irrepressible Matt Drudge for this story.

This is what happens when dumbasses have access to cheap, next-gen technology and use it thoughtlessly. I have some question marks as to the altitude and using a shotgun effectively against it, but either way, the law often lags behind advancement. This is a clear win for a man who felt his 4th amendment rights were violated. If only he could find such relief against his government…

“I just want him to do the right thing.” Boggs said. “His neighbors, he knows, everybody knows that no way (were) we under 100-and-something feet. That never happened. And so if they said, then they’re not telling the truth.”

Experts at UoL’s Speed School of Engineering say get ready for more cases like this.

“People are maybe not quite sure of where the boundaries are while they’re waiting for the law to catch up,” Associate Professor of computer engineering and computer science Adrian Lauf said.

Lauf said bad press is pressuring drone manufacturers and the FAA to make the rules clear.

“If we practice more common sense, we probably wouldn’t have as many shotguns shooting drones down, nor would we have people who feel threatened,” he said.

Merideth also was facing a charge for firing his gun in a residential neighborhood. That charge was dismissed as well.

“I feel good,” Merideth said. “I feel vindicated. Police told me there was nothing they could do about it. Nobody would do anything about it, so I did something about it.

“I was being watched. It was an invasion of privacy and I just, I wouldn’t put up with it no more.”


Housing Bubble? What Housing Bubble?

History has a rhythm…


Hillary or Monica?


Yes, I’m a seven year old. I denounce myself.


Hipsters: A Form Of Manliness Lacking Substance

I recently encountered this specimen on my daily fairy, ahem…ferry commute. I tend to enjoy people watching and often like to guess the story of those I encounter as a form of indirect situational awareness. It keeps me aware of my surroundings while staving off boredom and masking my paranoia.

The hipster, as you may or may not know, is defined as someone who is “…pretentious, overly trendy, and effete…”. While accurate, I think they can be more succinctly described as “…dude who wants to look manly, but isn’t…”.

The male of the hipster species can often be identified as the beta, imitating an alpha, in places where you would never find an actual alpha such as high-end clothing stores and overpriced bars that play folk music and sell beer with ingredients like wheatgrass, saffron, and estrogen.

Given to organic living and a religious fervor for environmentalism, these docile creatures tend to avoid the dangers of the urban jungle by camouflaging themselves with the appearance of manliness.


To do so, they find the overt physical characteristics of actual manly-men (referenced above – Derek Weida) and combine them to create a super-manly appearance. Then, they put on skinny-jeans, some throwback sneakers, and a tampon – and venture into the world.

Being a hipster requires one to be open to all sexual proclivities, but generally results in an asexual lifestyle, because – let’s be honest – really? It has been shown that the urban hipster has trouble reproducing, due to low sperm count caused by wearing his sister’s pants and taking birth control.

While camouflaging themselves to blend into the male culture, the male hipster counter-productively emits a natural repellent to females of the non-hipster variety, thereby insuring that his only chance of procreation ends with a woman who would more-likely prefer to sleep with his mother.

Often attempting to look like military veterans or lumberjacks, the male hipster mostly looks like a sad affirmation of the decayed state of popular culture…an ode to the long decline of Western civilization.

During times of distress, the male hipster can often be found curled tightly beneath a table or hiding behind his “girlfriend”. (His sister is gonna be pissed when she sees that he wet her pants.)

There is no scientific record of any male hipster living beyond the age of 43, so little is known about the later life of these loveable creatures. It has been suggested that the male hipster sheds his outer skin during the later stages of his life, trading it instead for pleated pants, button-down shirts, sleeveless sweaters and confused young men. It is during this period of late-life transition that the male hipster finally recognizes what the rest of humanity already clearly understood.


Enjoy your Friday, my friends.



A Period Of Peace

Good people are from time to time exhausted by the relentless nature of the enemy and need some period of peace, but those who worship darkness thrive on the battle, on violence and hatred, and have no taste for peace.

~Dean Koontz, Odd Thomas: Deeply Odd

I have been tired. There is a battle heating up, for the soul of our nation, and I have desperately needed a recharge. I’m almost there. Rest up, kids. It’s gonna be a long one.


Freudian Slip Or Typical Dumbass?


Bureau Of Reclamation Orders 52,000 Rds For Hoover Dam

Cliven Bundy better call his friends back.

In a move that’s prompting questions about the stockpiling of weapons by the federal government’s nonmilitary agencies, the Bureau of Reclamation wants to buy 52,000 rounds of ammunition for use in law enforcement at Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.

After learning about the purchase request, Nevada Rep. Mark Amodei vowed to inquire with the bureau about its operations, number of officers carrying firearms and how much ammunition it uses, according Brian Baluta, a spokesman for Amodei.

Department officials declined to provide specific information to the Sun regarding details of the ammunition purchase request. “We want to limit the amount of information any bad guys might have about our protection capabilities,” said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman.

A review of federal procurement records by the Sun shows that the Bureau of Reclamation, best known for its management of Western waterways and dams, solicited bids in June for 41,600 rounds of hollow-point ammunition along with 10,400 rounds of shotgun ammunition.


Dear America: You’re Fired!



The Case For Bernie Sanders

I will attempt to lay out my case for why conservatives in America should support Bernie Sanders for president.


Socialists have taken over academia, media, and pop culture. The indoctrination of America’s youth is nearly 100%. Even socially conservative youngsters will give you socialist answers to any question on the proper role of government. Most under 35 believe that housing, food, and medical care are human rights. The left has completely removed the idea of individual responsibility and liberty – placed upon each of us by our Creator – and supplanted them with “human rights” which are granted and guaranteed by the very government they say is built-upon institutional racism and oppression.

They trust this same government to look after their best interest – indeed the same evil cops whom they say will rape & kill you for looking at them wrong, or being black.

Our populace is largely disinterested in anything political after decades of being dumbed-down, beat-down, and talked down to. They can’t be bothered to get involved in the process. I understand their sentiment and have echoed it myself. I don’t get involved in the political process because

1) I don’t like either party and I’m not really a “joiner”
2) I don’t think we will ever sway enough people to make a material difference

We are trying to compete with social media, a 24-hour news cycle, and the rapid deterioration of our way of life. People would rather stay insulated inside their bubble, than to step out and get involved.

We are lemmings, being pushed over a cliff by reduced educational standards and near-constant diversion. The only thing that gets our attention are fear-inducing headlines. When people get scared, they respond. It’s basic fight-or-flight biological response. The Republican party will never do what conservatives want them to do, because conservatives can’t be dragged away from Honey Boo-Boo long enough to get involved.

For some reason, the word “socialist” scares the bejeezus out of Americans. Perhaps, the remnant of some bygone era when people actually cared… and deep inside the American conservative knows that we are heading that way and feels powerless to stop it. Maybe, they’re just so self-absorbed that they don’t care to bother.

A groundswell of support for the only openly socialist candidate in the race would embolden progressives everywhere to come out of the closet and openly proclaim the object of their desire to be socialism. This, in due turn, would scare the bejeezus out of the American conservative and perhaps reawaken a long dormant concern for the body politic. An imminent, existential threat to their perceived way of life, might just bring about a tidal shift in America. At the very least, it will bring the commies out of the woodwork and force them to finally accept the moniker we have long ascribed them… and create a handy list should one ever be needed.

Forcing the darkness of socialism into the light of day is likely the best short-term option we have to motivate a disinterested populace to action. As such, I will continue to develop my opinion on the matter and consider further Saul Alinsky’s Rules For Radicals, and attempt to change the battlespace using their own rules against them.

I have picked a target – socialism.
I have frozen the target – Bernie Sanders IS socialism.
I intend to personalize the target – by showing the many wonderful things Bernie can bring to America.
It is my hope that this effort would create a polarized dichotomy of socialists and the motivated “rest of us”.

At the very least, it draws the enemy out the tree line and into the open field of battle.

While many liberals and progressives largely agree with such an analysis and have come to view socialism positively, too many of them see socialism, the word, as an unnecessary burden, a liability (as if we could easily expropriate the expropriators so long as we called it something else). We need those sympathetic voters to see socialism as “the name of their desire” and with Bernie as the major left-wing challenger he could serve to legitimate socialism as a political ideology in the eyes of millions.

We will not win with conventional tactics.


Greece: The Keynesian Economic Laboratory


The Austrian School of economics has a concept called a “crack-up boom” in which a critical mass of people conclude that their government is actively trying to devalue its currency.

Consumers respond by front-running the government, spending their paychecks immediately in order to convert their soon-to-be-less-valuable money into real things. Merchants, not happy about the sudden influx of suspect currency (and sensing the panic of their customers) hold out for ever-higher prices, causing inflation to spike. But it’s a special kind of inflation, driven not by a sudden increase in the money supply but by collapsing confidence among holders of the currency.

In a very short time, so goes the theory, the supply of stuff available for purchase dries up, prices hyperinflate, and the economy collapses.

Welcome, in other words, to Greece:

When Greeks start clamoring to pre-pay their taxes, you know the end is near.

But viewed through a Keynesian rather than Austrian lens, this process actually looks kind of positive, like really effective stimulus. The Greeks appear to have discovered the secret to convincing an over-indebted people to keep borrowing and spending: Just telegraph the destruction of their savings and watch the little folks consume.

In an era when new and wild economic theories are being tested on a weekly basis, Greece is perhaps the most interesting laboratory of all. If this sudden burst of consumption and tax compliance results in “growth” and “a balanced budget” then don’t be surprised if the people running the eurozone, Japan and maybe the US come to the comical but from their point of view logical conclusion that far from screwing up, Germany actually did something right in Greece. And that maybe the rest of the world should pre-announce capital controls and bank bail-ins to get their citizens off their butts and into the mall.

Which, when you think about it, might be exactly what the war on cash is setting up.


Your Pepsi/SNAP/WIC Earnings Report – Because Words & Numbers Are Hard

Frito Lays of 1000’s, Ruffles a few feathers…


From the comments:

OK, my critique on this (not that you asked):

1. Lots of color. Very good. Colors amuse me and keep my attention. I want to touch them.

2. Soda bottles and snack bags. Check. It’s what they do which I didn’t know before. Thank you for the information.

3. Words…. OK, this is a step backwards. More pictures would be better.

4. Numbers…. Grrrrrr. Numbers are racist. Please discontinue the use of numbers in future earnings reports. Even a bar graph would be pushing it.

5. And this one really freaks me out…. the numbers and words are being spoken BY THE SODA BOTTLES AND SNACK BAGS. See the speech bubbles coming out of them? It’s a little weird. Like they’re saying “If you don’t believe these numbers from our Chairman, let the snacks tell you about it themselves! Take it away, snacks!”

Meanwhile, in China, the police have threatened to arrest malicious short sellers:



Meet The Man Behind The NYSE Outage

Courtesy of John Galt.

He is devious and conniving.

He’s got great power over technology.

He’s shut down an entire airport in the past.

He’s endangered people’s lives just for a good laugh.

His ability to manipulate localized electrical grids should terrify most Americans.


After all, that’s what CNBSFBNCNNFNCBBG would have you believe so don’t worry, be happy and believe them when they tell you that the major brokers have your best interests and account first and foremost in their hearts.

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Watch The Left Hand…

China: Headed for 1929 style crash, as entire western world focuses on flags, gays, and Greeks.

$3.5 trillion (USD) in losses… in 3 weeks. Who will they bomb when shit goes sideways? Looks like the first attack came via the interwebs, this morning. George Soros had better up his personal security.

While all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing on the other side of world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the most infamous stock market crash in history and the start of the economic catastrophe of the Great Depression.

In any normal summer, a 30pc fall in the Chinese stock market – a loss of value roughly equivalent to the UK’s entire economic output last year – after an ascent which had seen share prices more than double within the space of a year would have been front page news across the globe.

The dramatic series of government interventions to stem the panic – hitherto unsuccessful, it should be added – would similarly have been up there at the top of the news agenda. Yet the pantomime of the Greek debt talks, together with the tragi-comedy of will they, won’t they leave the euro, has relegated the story to little more than a footnote – even though 940 companies, more than a third, have now suspended trading on China’s two main indices.


SCOTUS: This Doesn’t Mean They’re Corrupt, But…

…it definitely lends itself to the appearance of impropriety.

The Supreme Court’s top justice and two associate justices have repeatedly ruled in cases involving companies in which they owned stock, according to a court watchdog group.

The organization Fix the Court says in a report (pdf) that Chief Justice John Roberts and Associate Justices Stephen Breyer and Samuel Alito have created potential conflicts of interest by participating in decisions that potentially affected their stock portfolio.

Fix the Court reviewed cases heard by the court between 2009 and 2013, and focused on 19 cases in which the three justices owned stock in companies that filed “friend of the court” or amicus curiae briefs. The report says that, in those cases, 68% of the time Roberts, Breyer and Alito sided with the companies in which they owned stock.

The other six justices were omitted from the study because they don’t own a significant amount of common stock in individual companies.

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Beware The Snake Oil Salesman

This is what happens when corporations & scientists get into bed with governments. Always & everywhere.

“It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine.”

– Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime editor-in-chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ) (source)

“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness.”

– Dr. Richard Horton, the current editor-in-chief of the Lancet – considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world.


Feel The Bern!


I’m considering casting a vote for Bernie Sanders. Because, it’s time to elect an overt socialist to the Presidency. The only difference between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is that he admits he’s a socialist. The only difference between either of them and Jeb Bush, et al, is that Jeb claims to be a conservative.

I think the country will be primed and ready for an overt socialist by 2016 and I might just help it along. It’s safer than targeting politicians for violence and gets us to the same place as all of our currently viable options. It doesn’t matter which party wins, we will be a progressive nation. The sooner we offend the sensibilities of enough Americans, the sooner honest Americans will demand an end to the destruction. Forward!

Bernie-mania swept through here last night, as more than 7,500 screaming, sign-waving supporters packed a downtown arena — many lining up hours early — for surging Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders.

The outpouring came as a Bay State Democratic congressman warned one-time sure-shot Hillary Clinton has an “excitement problem” in the Democratic race for the White House.

“In case you didn’t notice, this is a big turnout,” Sanders told the cheering crowd at Cross Insurance Arena. “From Maine to California — we have friends from Alaska and Hawaii as well — the American people understand that establishment politics and establishment economics is not working for America.”

The rally started 20 minutes late so the people stuck in line outside could filter in, and nearly every seat was filled. Some supporters waved homemade signs, including one that read “#Bern Baby Bern” and “Feel the Bern.”

“We love you,” one woman shouted toward the end of Sanders’ speech.

Thousands more watched a YouTube live stream of the rally on the campaign’s website.

“Hillary is not bad. It’s just, we all know she is having an excitement problem. We all know that. It’s not a secret,”