Thursday, March 31, 2016

One sad panda

Zaha Hadid, whose seminal design for the Vitra fire station in Weil-am-Rhein, thrust her into an emerging category of the "starchitect," within the profession, passed away today in Miami.

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Friday, March 18, 2016

I'd be taking a major stake in Kevlar

If history is any sort of teacher, said Yoot will need it.

Watch for fallout if something happens, or even if it doesn't.

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

File under, "Outright Lies"

And you expect people to sit down, STFU and just take that abuse that you're doling out.

Shrills, you're a fucking cunt.

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Friday, March 11, 2016

A study in worthlessness

Monday, March 07, 2016

More no thinky

My first thought when I read this bit,
"...BIS economists highlighted the fragile global economic backdrop and said negative interest rates could become a reality for many more countries as central banks search for ways to stoke real growth and battle issues like tumbling oil prices."
was, "Bitch, don't make me laugh."

The reality of the situation, if this kind of stupid "economic policy," becomes standardized as the BIS is suggesting, is NOT any sort of stimulation of the various economies of the world, but precisely the opposite, with an attendant global war to follow.

Come to think of it, that might be precisely what these morons are cooking up.

Best to go long on canned food and firearms in the coming weeks and months.

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Friday, March 04, 2016

More fractures

With the current environment and talk of "cashless" transactions for goods and services, it comes as little surprise that people would turn to traditional stores of wealth, such as precious metals.

The real harbinger of doom, however, is that BlackRock is suspending issuance of their exchange traded fund, which is nothing more than paper-backed (electronic shares, actually) gold, and not the real thing. Why would the world's largest asset manager be so...worried about issuing more certificates? Because they know the marker being called (selling) will bankrupt them if the price for gold continues to rise via demand.

Not the first, not the biggest, nor is this the last of the cracks in the edifice of Big Banks Backed by Big Government, but just another one.

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Wednesday, March 02, 2016

From LIRP to ZIRP to NIRP to Banning cash outright

Steve Forbes gives his take here.

Forbes, quoting Seth Lipsky, from the New York Post,
“When criminals use guns, the Democrats want to take guns from law-abiding citizens. When terrorists use hundreds, the liberals want to deny the rest of us the Benjamins.”
As is the way of all totalitarians, they thirst for control,
The move to destroy cash feeds into the economic commissars’ fantasy that they can better control the economy. 
Ann Barnhardt weighs in. Heavily.

Velocity of money can then be rigged to whatever the algorithm du jour is fancied by the current czar.

Get the picture?

This place is probably going dark soon.

Poor bastards.

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Tuesday, March 01, 2016

REVIT sucks!

The sooner this abortion of BIM software can die a horrible, screaming death, and replaced with something else, the better.

It could hardly BE any worse.

That is all.

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