Discussing De-Dollarization with Da Jackass


A perceived acceleration toward the end of US dollar hegemony has been a hot topic here at TFMR this week. Thus, we thought it should be the primary topic for our holiday weekend Jim Willie discussion, too.

There's no easy way to summarize this conversation with bullet points. Instead, just notice that we began the call by discussing de-dollarization and then just let it flow from there.

I think you'll find this interesting and informative. Thanks again to The Jackass for so freely sharing his time with us!



Sep 3, 2018 - 12:31pm

Facebook Censorship Now

I just noticed in recent days that I am not allowed to post any comments on certain posts by my friends. Other friends are noticing that fewer friends are viewing their posts and comments. Interesting that Q noted that one of the creators of Google is related to the CEO of You Tube. I think Trump will be taking action against Facebook, Google, and You Tube at some point. Q had posted something about the 1990's social media having connections to the goals of the intelligence agencies. This fall promises to be very interesting and perhaps historical.

Sep 3, 2018 - 12:07pm

Sa Farms

Some of my friends were farmers, amongst the first to be driven off their land and abandon the farm. They used to bulldoze the back garden for diamonds if they needed money.

I really miss South Africa but I just can't imagine living there in the current circumstances. I can't even imagine going back as a tourist to show my wife where I grew up.

The brain drain has been massive. It's all downhill from here...

Katie Rose
Sep 3, 2018 - 11:44am

AGAU ~ about working braless

It all depends on the size of the breasts.

I am flat chested and I worked braless my entire life. I also weighed 105 pounds most my time as an adult. I am now 69 years young and weigh 132 due to my butt expanding.

However, a woman with huge boobs, I don't think I'd like to work next to her if she was braless. She probably would be sweaty and smelly as well.

I have noticed that the two often go together -- big, unfettered boobs, and strong body odor.

Sorry if this is too gross for you, I'm just telling it like I have seen and smelled it over the course of my life.....

Sep 3, 2018 - 11:24am

Corporate Debt Bubble

A month or so ago I did some work on the top Dow stops-the ones with the biggest % of the Dow and mentioned my findings here.

These companies have reported so much fake income from NON GAAP and bought back so much in stock and paid dividends, and borrowed to do so since they really did not have the income they said they had, that these companies now have negative tangible net worth/book and are in fact, illiquid. Assets they have are tied up in fixed assets or in apples case, tied up in minority interests in illiquid small tech companies.

We are on the cusp of an epic problem.


Joseph Warren
Sep 3, 2018 - 11:19am

PC military- WTF ?

While in the service, the Marines I was around often used much more colorful language than this. Are too many Obama holdovers still in command positions? -


Sep 3, 2018 - 11:03am

From zero hedge

Human Rights Alert: Woman Files Discrimination Complaint For Right To Work Braless

I believe the employer could argue that for most of the female public this would be a trip hazard ",,

Although it does pull wrinkles out of their faces

Sep 3, 2018 - 10:53am
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Sep 3, 2018 - 10:30am


I'm sure you're correct. The last time I boosted a blog post was July. A lot has happened since then. I think I'm going to try to transition to Gab.com where free speech is appreciated and protected.

Sep 3, 2018 - 9:57am

Once you get rid of real money; convince people that FIAT

is real, every other lie becomes completely possible and plausible. People will believe anything and everything so long as their FIAT still buys something.

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