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Tue, Aug 28, 2018 - 2:51pm (Reply to #24837)
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AM: You're speeding

I was responding to "Then 2 x 19 plus another 2 x 19 is what we might look for."

“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus
Tue, Aug 28, 2018 - 3:02pm (Reply to #24841)
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Gregory

"Maybe with a lot of debt on the books, or owning half the globe's stocks and be looking for an exit strategy."

So we cycle back the the Economist...maybe. That Gregory guy looks to be about 23 cycles back.

“Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.” ― Albert Camus
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A pictorial gallery response

A pictorial gallery response to GL's Papal visit to Ireland meme of yesterday:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/social-affairs/religion-and-beliefs/the-pope-in-ireland-1.3607810

It would appear he got the crowds in the venues, but not overall and not everywhere, as was the case for the earlier visiting pope back in 1979.

I can't quantify the difference, but it was significant. And there were protests this time, which I have not seen references to from the previous visit 39 years ago.

Artistic and press coverage constraints naturally apply to the information, but this gallery seems a reasonable portrayal of the visit from a spectator-and-audience perspective.

argentus maximus Rhythm and Price https://www.greenhobbymodel.com/rhythmnprice.html This analysis - global markets
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - 4:56am
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@ Ruffian

You are indeed a complex individual. Sometimes you crack me up. Sometimes you scare the sh!t out of me with your clarity on complex subjects. And sometimes I wonder WTF you are talking about and wonder if you know either. Sometimes I wonder if you could hook me up with an oz of what you are smoking....for medicinal purposes. laugh

Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - 7:47am
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Ruffian,  Woo woo wouldn't be

Ruffian, 

Woo woo wouldn't be a very persuasive name. It's like saying idea's people can't relate to and have no tangible application.

Aristotle was a student of Plato like Plato was a student of Socrates. They build on each others foundations and brought out new information. Aristotle and Plato taught the Moist Robot theory and how humans couldn't apply reason and they were too influenced by their emotions/sentiments/vices. So they were offering people of the time a way to get outside their bias's and use a system to derive truth.

People call Plato Idealistic. If you read the "Republic" as a in political philosophy than it is idealistic. If you read the Republic as a treatise in "Spiritual Law" and show people how live improves when people follow the principles, and how freedom and prosperity decline when people don't follow it, it's nothing more than a lesson in natural law which Richard Maybury wrote for people to consume on an 8th grade level. Maybury's "Whatever Happened to Justice" is a modern day "republic" The DC grid in Washington DC is an influence of Plato.

Their idea's about forms aren't contrary. Aristotle just took it further. And Aristotles writing on logic might be similar to how Cernovich and Adams are trying to get you out of your emotions and see what you probably haven't looked at before.

You have to read these things in the context for the times they were written not as absolute truth. Aristotle was writing about gold relevant to the times and also as a metaphor. the same realities do not exist. So to repeat it verbatim, and exclaim, see, See, Gold is the only real money is unfair to Aristotle. 

 Just like people read the behaviors of the Founders and call them slave owners and therefore immoral people and do not consider the context of the times and assume you would know better. They weaponize this idea and use it as a reason to scrap the constitution and turn the US into a Socialist heaven.

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This article can be about

This article can be about gold analysts that become so much part of our culture that we never question the wisdom because the words cater to our emotions. 

Behavior changes ONLY when we believe that everyone else believes the information. THAT’S what changes behavior. And when that transition to common knowledge happens, behavior changes fast.

The classic example of this is the fable of The Emperor’s New Clothes. Everyone in the teeming crowd possesses the same private information — the Emperor is walking around as naked as a jaybird. But no one’s behavior changes just because the private information is ubiquitous. Nor would behavior change just because a couple of people whisper their doubts to each other, creating pockets of public knowledge that the Emperor is naked. No, the only thing that changes behavior is when the little girl (what game theory would call a Missionary) announces the Emperor’s nudity loudly enough so that the entire crowd believes that everyone else in the crowd heard the news. That’s when behavior changes.

https://www.epsilontheory.com/harvey-weinstein-common-knowledge-game/

Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - 8:20am
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This seems relevant...

The Death Of Hope And Why It Is Crucial For An American Awakening

"The death of hope can push us into a very dark place, but that darkness is the birth canal of real change..."

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For many of us here, the political process offers false hope. Religion has always taught us that some savior will swoop in and save the day when it is needed the most.

In comparison to this dangerous ideology, the solutions are actually quite simple.

The author of this article is a recovering Bernie Sanders supporter, but the principles remain the same.

Hoping that somebody else will change our lives for the better is a timeless trap that has always been exploited by the powers that be.

Be the change you want to see.

"When the student is ready, the teacher will appear."
Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - 8:39am
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I have a family member who is

I have a family member who is a statistician. He worked in big industry and now works for big banking. His job is to calculate your behavior before you behave that way.

He once told me NEVER BUY the purchase protection insurance. Why? Because you'll never use it.

Insurance industry is much like the casino industry. It is designed to make you believe that the possibilities are designed in your favor. "A Dollar and A Dream"

Purchase Protection Insurance is designed to separate you from your money and to help you mitigate the fear that you have that something will go wrong and you will loose your investment. However, there are smart people behind the designs of this policy and they know the statistics better than you. And that a very very small % of people ever cash in their policy because the product will likely not fail within that two year period OR the insurance policy will expire and you have now thrown away $300 bucks without any tangible benefit. That is $300.00 that could have been earning interest someplace else if you ever needed to buy a new widget that got all wacked up in the first two years. 

Whenever somebody asks me if I want the two year protection clause, I say to him, well maybe I shouldn't buy it if there is even a remote chance that it will break in two years. You should see how fast they recalibrate their sales pitch to me. They first try to sell me on a promise that i was buying quality, only to insert doubt in my mind latter and to grab the rest of the money in my wallet. They matched my hope and expectation, and then went looking for my fear. 

Same with cell phone insurance either for loss or damage. It's a money grab. 

The origin Insurance Industry goes back to ancient times and rituals used by Jews to make people fear that they would go to hell. I have to skip the story for times sake.

So when AM asks the question "When Is it Time to Stop Being Bearish" has no narrative attached to it. But it seeks a narrative based tried and true forecasting methods.

The entire point of the meme post was to help us identify what is true and what is nudging us. We move from "gold bug" to informed "investor" Consider it a promotion. 

Some years back one of the wise guys, forgot his name, said that Gold was only good if you were Jewish in Nazi Germany.

What we automatically do is resist the things the wise guys whisper to us. 

Anything we hear from JP morgan these days, we automatically think as bullshit. Except, the things we decide to take in.

Is he telling you the truth or is he nudging you? 

I bought gold not as an insurance policy. I bought gold to make money. My insurance is the money I have stashed away for a rainy day just like Ben Franklin told me to do.

All I am doing is "nudging" you to look at your arguments. Test them. Use the experience, a necessary experience, to understand why you did what you did, and not take slick people's narrative. The Shadow Magicians exist because we have created the market. No different, than we get the leaders we deserve. It's NOT just a few bad apples, it is a symbiotic relationship. We demand somebody to tells us what we want to hear, and all of a sudden there are snake oil salesman everywhere. 

Gold will go up because cycles. That's my narrative. No hyperinflation words involved, no the markets are broken and there is NOTHING else worth anything. No cute aphorisms. Sure, I can start building that case to look at whatelse will be going on, but let me start my arguement with a core truth. No assertions than I am smarter than the everybody else who doesn't own gold because I can assure you there are smart people out there that don't own gold.

It has become near impossible to cut through the bullshit. And Donald Trump knew that when he talked about gold as real money. And it is why I pointed out that some times two days after we talked about a conspiracy subject in DOTS, that he was tweeting about it.

I don't want to be nudged. I don't wanted to be persuaded. I want to be taught and educated what is real. I don't want to be reduced to repeat postulates and aphorisms to make my case. I want to understand the case.

I don't want to advocate for gun rights based on fallacious logic. By the way, the current government of South Africa is trying to take the guns away from the white farmers. GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. Some have already been able to defend their lifes with their guns. There is your argument. Not that you're going to take on an advanced military, but you can defend your life against thugs. I'm ALL FOR THAT! 

Let's keep looking at the technical realities that will make us gold holders go back to being in the money. But we need to be impeccable repeating our narratives. Let's call something what it is.

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I plead guilty of not knowing

I plead guilty of not knowing the Middle Eastern/Byzantine Empire origins of the Catholic Church. But that was yesterday, before I spend the evening reading of it's origins.

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Ruffian wrote: Ruffian is

Ruffian wrote:

Ruffian is currently out of fags. She was going to go cold turkey on Monday. A serious attempt mind you. But perhaps it should be today. It's been five hours already. Maybe I'll live to 42 then hehehe.

I highly encourage your attempt to quit. I did it every new years eve for a couple of decades. sometimes I was at the liquor store the next morning and a couple of times it lasted through the year. 1993 was my best effort and I have struggled at times since then but been primarily off. During a tough year I may smoke a pack a year.

Just say NO.

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The clark recommended a $3 production protection policy

 for my $10 4 lb engineer hammerangry

I love hammers. 97.25% everything in this entire world that doesn't work can be fixed with a solid thumping, protection policy be damned . The other 2.75% can be handled with a blade

Giving the clark a squint eye I asked to test drive it on his noggin. Seems he didn't get the joke. Probably too many run ins with blunt objects.

The only product protection policy that worked for me was the 50,000 mile extended warranty purchased on a new 2004 XJ8 Jag. Mmmmmm! That was a crumpet catcher. Ya'd thought Ford could'a jerked a knot in the boffins on Swan Lane to put the fix in when they rolled out this new model. 

Ruffian. Remember the scene from Game of Thrones Season 7 next to last episode. Snow and his crew are going north to bag a white walker. Cersie was never going to ally herself with the other tribes because the white walkers didn't concern her. She needed to see one of these walking dead. 

There's a big red bearded wildling Tormund Giantsbane. He's bantering with Snow and the topic Brienne of Tarth comes up. Tormund's eyes light up. He's got a huge fascination for Brienne, thinking they could produce a race of giant children who'd rule the world. With genes like those, living in a dangerous world of war and violence, only the strong will survive. Maybe season 8 will see these two get together. But now the Night King's got a dragon, a factor that's going pose a huge challenge.

That said, we live in a world beset by mushy soft fat-body little moist robots Schmoos. Walking through the world I'm forced to wade through these two legged wetware adjuncts to their I Pads and Google phones. Sometimes it's hard to tell what's running what. Are the two legged meat sacks just the transportation system for the smart phone or vicey versey?

 Fuckin' hell, it's like stepping around lemmings 

Come the revolution the giants who walk the earth will have plenty of fresh grub. Li'l Abner got that right. Schmoos are the other white meat. Nothing goes to waste. They're easy to catch, easy to clean and cook up nice on the Barbie. Their whiskers make good tooth picks and buttons are fashioned from their eyes.

The world needs some strong DNA. Warrior DNA. The genes of the people who aren't afraid to say

"What the fuck" 'Fuck off" "Get the fuck out of here or I will seriously fuck you up" People fail to understand there are lines in sand, lines that cannot be crossed.

We're are breeding ourselves in to a planet full of Eloi. The world needs people to fight the Morlocks. Strong warrior DNA will be needed.

Martin Armstrong's article was a drive by past Fearpornia's suburbs. 34 volcanoes erupting right now including 3 in the Indonesian region. That's 200% more than 2015. The magnetosphere is collapsing faster than any time in recording history. Gamma ray volume has increased bigly and cosmic ray showers are increasing. Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Michael at Dutch Sinse has been on a tear lately. I've listened to more podcasts in the last 10 days than 6 years of Dr Willie.

His position on seismic activity and forecasting where the quakes will happen is pretty spot on. So much so that the USGS and it's German, Mexican and French counterparts are trying to smack him around while adjusting quake magnitudes downward to avoid causing public concern. He does go one about HAARP and the conspiracy of agencies to conceal data. One funny part is when his quake map shows all of Russia, China and Africa devoid of quakes. Must be quake free zones. With all the news about quakes in our area I think setting up a nice bivvy in SA or Botswana would be a good idea.

AGXIIK

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Ruffian

For a minute there, I thought you could make horses write with a pencil and paper. I thought, Damn ! You are REALLY good with horses. laugh

I think I'll go back to bed now. I think I need a bit more rest.

Wed, Aug 29, 2018 - 11:40am
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I never had a bourbon pour itself

But I did have a glass of whisky refill itself. Swear to god, it magically refilled itself. And that tip was better than I was drinking

Damn Leprechauns, I tell you!! 

Betcha there are some horses smarter than the collective IQ of certain nations or the people who're trying to buy a yearling

I have the opinion that none of us are separated at all. Not a single degree of separation. The internet just makes the connections easier because it's a matter of energy connecting to energy connecting to energy with nothing but a bit of plastic and metal between all of us

I recall the scene with Jamie and Olenna She's imprisoned in the tower. Jamie's tasked with executing her. She asks him if it will hurt. No, and gives her poison. Her revenge was epic killing Joffrey but she had nothing on Cercei who used Green Fire to destroy her enemies Her son can't stand the world and jumps out the castle window. Cercie imprisons Olenna's daughter and grand daughter, poisons the grand daughter and lets her spend days dying while her mother is chained up beside her.

Interesting actor Diana Rigg. Played Emma Peel in The Avengers. Good show with Patrick MacNee Very gin and tonic. I remember Rigg when she was really young, maybe in her 20's What a dish.

Best line in Season 7 Someone said the Queen needed to be convinced of the white walker danger

"Which Queen, the one with dragons or the one who fucks her brother"

I gotta find a way to work that into a conversation.

AGXIIK

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