OPTIMISTS, EAT THIS REALIST DUST
Sores on America black and blue,
30-plus percent unemployment
where American industry began and grew
into the biggest steelworks in the world -
where, for awhile,
canyons of molten metal ran wild,
like a planet forming new.
Did you know?
Gary, Indiana, Michael Jackson's
served as the basis for the design
of Magnitogorsk -
Stalin's biggest steel town?
30-plus percent unemployment
and don't forget California:
the state is broke and the specter grows
of hunger and a dust-bowl
in the valleys, where there's
30-plus percent unemployment.
Hope is low.
Monday, June 29, 2009
I'd believe in the economic recovery if not for the fact that Japan's exports are 40% lower than last year. Fix that. CLICK
WHAT'S GOING ON HERE?
SCARY STORIES IN SIX WORDS
Friday, June 26, 2009
My favorite: "Radio static . . . nothing . . . then a voice."
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Such outright fictions
are the world's religions
that they have called lies truth
and truth, lies,
arrogated good for evil designs,
and created irreversible linear time:
so that we shall do a blind, futile climb
from "Year Zero",
then fall by God's dead weight
over Earth's wayside.
NOTICE THE PINK DOTS
Monday, June 22, 2009
AND THE FEDERAL RESERVE WILL SOON HAVE EVEN LARGER POWERS
Thursday, June 18, 2009
One of the blogs I admire most, The Automatic Earth
, posted this about the Federal Reserve today:
The Federal Reserve is at least in part owned (the people are not allowed to know this), by private enterprises whose interests may potentially be 180 degrees different from those of the people.
It's absolutely true.
Outside Washington D.C., all the Federal Reserve branches in New York, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Chicago, etc. are private corporations - a fact that is never announced and only admitted to sparingly. Each one is run by CEOs and Presidents. The Presidents are tasked with meeting in Washington D.C. occasionally and voting on critical issues. When they're doing that, they're called Governors in Washington parlance and they're supposed to act like public servants. Everywhere else, they're known as Presidents and they're the heads of private corporations. Private corporations in charge of the Dollar.
All of this was explained to me by the press woman at the Federal Reserve of Philadelphia. She summed it up neatly: "We're a private corporation - only in Washington are they public servants."
Goldman Sachs is total, but still liable to crumble.
MY FAVORITE NORTH KOREA PROPAGANDA
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
You'll find what you'd
debt, and pain, and death are
ready for life
doubt your gods and doubt,
in a sense,
all in sight
Monday, June 15, 2009
Saturday, June 13, 2009
SEE ALSO: FLO
Friday, June 12, 2009
Oil derricks at Signal Hill, outside Los Angeles, in 1938.
The city pumped about 1/4th of the world's oil - and was home to more cars than anywhere else - in the 1920s. CLICK
This machine is as important to progress as the dawning of the Monolith...CLICK
YUP, IT'S A PANDEMIC
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
WHO DECLARES PANDEMICTHE MAP
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Do you ever miss the power of ideologies? I feel the ideology is dead now.
PAEAN TO GOLDMAN SACHS
Oil, bonds, stocks, commodities,
and the clandestine, quadrillion exchanges:
No market is too big
for your manipulation.
No government is beyond your
Goldman Sachs is total.
Headquarters of Goldman Sachs.
IN THE 1870s THEY KNEW THIS
Friday, June 05, 2009
Thursday, June 04, 2009
Wednesday, June 03, 2009
They didn't notice in 1930 either,
just a vague feeling, more for-rent signs,
and the hint of a fever.
CHAPTER IN HISTORY
Monday, June 01, 2009
Hyperinflation in Germany, 1920-23. In the end, American bankers led by J.P. Morgan negotiated the Dawes Plan, which put the German economy under an American (WASP, not Jewish) economic "czar," with wide policy-making authority. The Dawes Plan also cued the entrance of General Electric, Du Pont, and the other major American corporations into Germany. They set up advanced industry, electrification projects and even primitive computerization in office buildings.
During the hyperinflation, speculators bought up stores with 1 U.S. dollar. Germany became the brothel of the world, with every imaginable form of prostitution available (children, mother-daughter teams, amputees). All classes were wiped out. Currency became continuously more worthless by the minute, until finally it took 100 trillion marks to buy a single U.S. dollar.
At that zenith, the "inflation consensus" in Germany called it quits and turned to J.P. Morgan for a solution. The Dawes Plan scrapped the old German currency and set a new one on a foundation of real estate assets, which were stable despite the hyperinflation.