Friday, January 22, 2010

The Second Wave of Mortgage Resets

The results of this boggle the mind, if I'm reading it right.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fractional Banking, Private Currencies and Humble Freedom

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Big Oyster

"A crisis (and this will be a very real one) always draws exhortations from the authorities to 'unite' and 'pull together' ?- which usually boils down to following orders and turning in those who don't. People will want, and will get, 'strong leadership.' This does not bode well for libertarians, classical liberals, and free thinkers, in general. . . I suggest you at least consider the possibility of transplanting yourself, or at least start by transplanting some assets. Don't look at it as a negative thing. The world is your oyster. Make the most of it." --Doug Casey

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Escalating Complexity and the Collapse of Elite Authority

One shakes one’s head in disbelief. Is there anything our “educated classes” can’t fuck up, any reality they won’t deny?

Full essay.

Monday, January 11, 2010

The Crazy Ones

"Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or villify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do." --Steve Jobs
They probably don't stand out in a crowd either.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes "Awww!” --Jack Kerouac
Thanks to Tessa in the comment section.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

The Planet of Clowns

"I am almost "religiously" unimpressed with myself and the rest of humanity." --unknown
I'll buy that.

And I don't give a good god damn about Tiger Woods, Obama's vacations or Nigerian underwear styles.

...a tale told by an idiot...

I thank you, Willie, for pointing that out.