The Next Fed Chairman?

In light of the absorbing Federal Reserve developments of today, let us stay on that theme: who will be the next Federal Reserve chairman

TFMR Podcast - Wednesday, Sept 18

In a stunning development <sarc ON>, The Bernank decides to maintain QE at $85,000,000,000 per month.

Pre Fedlines Open Thread

Only about 3.5 hours to go before all the fun starts. Here's a thread to get you ready.

TFMR Podcast - Tuesday, Sept 17

Turd's back and he's ready for The Fedlines and all the taper theater.

Whatever Happened to Justice?

"It may be affirmed, on the best grounds, that no small share of the present embarrassments of America is to be charged on the blunders of our goverments....What indeed are all the repealing, explaining, and amending laws, which fill and disgrace our voluminous codes, but so many monuments of deficient wisdom"

James Madison  Federalist #62

"The faculty and excess of law making seem to be the diseases to which our governments are most liable." 

James Madison  Federalist #62

Quoted from "Whatever Happened to Justice?" Page 17

Back To Work

Just a quick Monday Evening Post to get the week rolling...albeit with a late start.

The CFTC and the sad joke of "Regulation"

If the allegations are true, there are millions of victims of this ongoing fraud.  Any person whose retirement account includes an index fund owning gold or silver mining companies has been defrauded as a result of these actions.  Any investor who owns gold or silver has been defrauded by these actions.  Any person who, in desperate times, has had to sell gold or silver at a “cash for gold” shop has been defrauded by these actions.  What is the CFTC going to do about it?  We all know the answer to that question.  More importantly, what are YOU going to do about it

Depressions Compared and "Are We There Yet?"

Some recognizable stages of a depressionary bear market and how to spot a return of rising asset prices.

How Good Intentions go Wrong

You decide (well not you, but someone you know) to give $100 to the kid who can produce the best business plan for a lemonade stand.  So all the neighbourhood kids go off and make business plans, and come back and present them, and your neighbour gives $100 to the kid with the best plan.

Survivalist of a Different Stripe

Got farmland and a community who knows and (even if grudgingly) respects you? Knowledge of the land and how to cultivate it? Willingness and ability to get hands dirty, and to remain determined enough to weather what storms may come?

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