Inflation Tsunami Warning… it’s coming!

September 19, 2008

I love Max Keiser of Karmabanque Radio. His boisterous, outrageous style of financial commentary had him pigeonholed as a kind of conspiracy theory blowhard. However, now that the sky is really falling in the American economy, Max is starting to be touted as a sort of genius prophet. Anyone who has been following his podcast, for the past 3 or 4 years, is only surprised this banking collapse took so long to materialize. This could be the end of America as we know it. A tsunami of inflation is going to hit the US dollar. The tide has left the beach. What are you going do? Stand on the shore scratching your head? Or run for higher ground?

Anyways, here’s a few of Max’s recent tv appearances…

Max says that ultimately it will be good for the developing world who have the savings and resources. End of the US dollar as reserve currency.

Max about the fears that Wall Street’s woes will spread around the world.

Max says that the financial crisis is an aftershock of 9-11. 

 

The following is much better explanation of the coming US dollar inflation tsunami than I’ve ever been able to articulate. This is from a Canadian blog: Critical Brain Candy http://www.thier.ca/cbc.

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Debt is Slavery, Money is Debt

March 23, 2008

The fractional reserve monetary system is the wellspring of many sinister conspiracy theories. However, the simple truth of how the world economy functions is as real as the air you breathe. It’s important to understand the nature of the engine that drives of daily lives.  Attribute to it whatever folktale you wish to help your mind come to terms with the realty: shadow gov’ts, new world order, reptilian overlords, whatever. Our economy is only sustainable by perpetual exponential growth. This is growth is arguably responsible for global warming, war, pestilence and famine. It is the beast upon which the four horsemen of the apocalypse ride (sorry to go biblical, couldn’t resist). The current monetary system enslaves us all, turning the people of the world into parasites, instead of caretakers, of the Earth. The inequities created by this system pits brother against brother, makes kings of immoral men, and averts governments away from the pleas of it’s peoples. Unfortunately, we must continue to feed this growth or else our economy will crash and cause much suffering. We are slaves to it. However, if we continue on this path, it will lead to our collective destruction. This is the essence of the apocalypse myth. It has happened to many nations and empires in the past. Humanity has yet to learn the harsh lessons of our history… blah blah blah…Anyways, whenever I attempt to explain, with my limited knowledge, the financial situation we face, I always end up sounding like a raving lunatic. I take comfort in learning there are many other lunatics in the world who are raising their voices in hopes of positive change. The following is a video called “Money As Debt” by Paul Grignon that explains our current banking system in easy to understand terms.  For further discussions on the coming collapse of the US economy read this article from Rick Falkvinge of the Pirate Party.http://www.falkvinge.com/2008/03/why-us-is-collapsing.html  


Don’t be shocked by the US Dollar Collapse

March 21, 2008

Here’s a few videos to help you prepare psychologically for the inevitable collapse of the US dollar.  If you’re still not convinced, read this interesting thread from BoingBoing and/or listen to Max Keiser‘s daily podcast Karmabanque Radio. Find out what the American media isn’t allowed to tell you. When it comes to the health of the US dollar: mum’s the word. However, with more and more major banking institutions begging for gov’t bail outs, it’s getting very difficult to keep a lid on the truth about this financial crisis.  America can put its fingers in its ears and sing “la la la” for only so long.  Don’t be caught with your pants down. Buckle up, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride.     


Simulcast: Suburban Transpondency 84

February 24, 2008

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This is the first 15 or so minutes of webcam video from episode 84 of Suburban Transpondency (audio podcast).  Ennui, depression, idealism, positivity, acceleration, culture, dead romance, and other random topics. 
 
 
from “IODA SXSW Opening Day Bash Sampler 2008”(ioda)
 
 


A few words against the Positivity Nazis

February 13, 2008

Think positive. Be happy. These have increasingly become the mantra of our culture. New age guru telling us we need to vibrate on a higher wavelength. Reject all negative or depressing thoughts and only indulge your mind in positive, happy, optimistic ideas. That’s all fine and dandy for some. I’m tried of being looked down upon for dwelling in my sweet darkness, for brooding, or celebrating my pessimistic viewpoints. Life is a two sided coin: happy / sad, light / dark, life / death, etc. You can’t have one without the other. These New Age soldiers of positivity seem to overlook a key factor in the nature of “vibrations”. Waves rise and fall. Positivity and negativity create the pulse of life. This is denoted in the symbol ying and yang. You can’t have a one without the other. If you tip the scale of emotion so that you never allow sadness, that’s still an imbalance. It’s that disharmony which will lead to more suffering. I believe “everything in moderation” is a healthier maxim.

Arguing the Upside of Being Down

All Things Considered, February 11, 2008 · Author Eric G. Wilson has come to realize he was born to the blues, and he has made peace with his melancholy state.

But it took some time, as he writes in his new book, a polemic titled Against Happiness: In Praise of Melancholy.

At the behest of well-meaning friends, I have purchased books on how to be happy. I have tried to turn my chronic scowl into a bright smile. I have attempted to become more active, to get away from my dark house and away from my somber books and participate in the world of meaningful action. … I have contemplated getting a dog. I have started eating salads. I have tried to discipline myself in nodding knowingly. … I have undertaken yoga. I have stopped yoga and gone into tai chi. I have thought of going to psychiatrists and getting some drugs. I have quit all of this and then started again and then once more quit. Now I plan to stay quit. The road to hell is paved with happy plans.

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