Now do not panic! I do not need money and this site does not generate enough traffic to need a bigger host (I know, how can it not be bigger? LOL). I am as anti-ads as can be. So what's the deal?
I just figured that in case there is some millionaire out there that would like to make a donation why stand in the way? I also thought any donations I get can be used for the following:
-I donate across many of the sites I frequent, so I could pass it along that way
-I donate to charity quite a bit (ASPCA, American Cancer Society, VFW, others) so I could use any funds for that
-Grilling supplies like charcoal, meat, and a new camera to take pictures with
-If I get enough, I will channel it to retiring more COMEX gold/silver delivery contracts
In reality I do not expect anything, but I thought I would give it a shot. The PayPal button is at the left.
Quote of the Day
It comes from Barry Ritholtz, see i can still be nice!
Via this post:
As a client of mine recently put it regarding flight to safety:Love it!
The U.S. is the best looking horse…at the glue factory
A Week to Remember?
The events of Thursday May 6, 2010 are still quite amorphous and I will need to think things over a bit. As of now I think this could be a game changer as it relates to psychology, which is almost 100% of the market. If we did a word cloud concerning the markets and the banks I think the following would come up plenty:
-Fraud, Scam, Ponzi, Fake, Rigged, Manipulation, Bubble
As in the above quote is bemuses me that when things get ugly everyone runs to the US bond/stock markets for safety. We export financial crap around the world, run up Trillions in deficits for years, and rig our markets, yet it's the best thing going!? Sounds like a serious lack of options. At least we do buy back all our garbage (via the FED balance sheet) so we have that going for us, which is nice.
This past week may be one that stands out in the future or it may just be an aberration quickly forgotten. In my mind I think some things were broken this week and it will take some time for the full meaning of that to sink in. Any system based on confidence is fragile and it is my opinion that the cage has been rattled one too many times.
The only thing that stands out to me right now is stuff like this via Calculated Risk (see I can be nice again):
1) On Europe: there is a reasonable chance of a major announcement this weekend. Earlier today there were rumors of a €600 billion loan facility for European banks. One key analyst thinks the Fed might re-open the dollar swap lines for Europe - one, or both, or something else could be announced on Sunday.This rumor included loans for banks in the EU at 1% for a year. I think you can guess that the metals gold and silver will enjoy this ginormous abuse of the printing press. Deflation will often bring about panic moves and these moves are what make a currency crisis. At some point all this free money going around will devalue all the money, after all, it does grow on trees it seems. For the banks anyway.
Friday Night Entertainment
After a long and heavy week, it's time to let loose and relax.
Some visuals for the evening.
A scottish fold ear kitty looks for the tooth fairy gift:
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Fitting for this week:
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If you do not know what "Photobombing" is, allow we to show you:
See more at Photobomb.
It is time for the tunes as I am out of time!
One day at the pool in the Bahamas one song came on that got everyone all riled up and ready to go. It could have been the included mixed drinks or it could have been "The Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor:
I am ready to rock and roll!
Michigan native Bob Seger celebrated a birthday on May 6 and thus as a special request by a friend here is "Turn the Page":
Reader Lurker would like 3 Dog Night's classic "Old Fashioned Love Song" and who am I to deny:
Going old school with some Beastie Boys and "Fight for Your Right":
It's in the constitution I think, the party part.
P-A-R-T-why? Because I've got to mister!
My friend Mark from this blog makes fun of me because I repeat myself on material. If it's good then go with it! One of my favorites that I have had on a bit is "Joey" by Concrete Blonde so hit it again:
Two more because you all want more!!!!!!!!!!!
Heard this on the radio today and I forgot how much I liked it. Take a ride with Foreigner and "Jukebox Hero":
Time to close the show. What to do, what to do.
As a default I have to go with a favorite of mine. It is my blog after all. Still, so many to choose from.
One of my favorites is the song "Anybody Listening" by Queensryche. The words are haunting and the music speaks for itself. Try it out for me:
At the 4:10 mark - "There's a warm wind from the south, hoist the sail and we'll be gone; by morning this will all seem like a dream".
Have a good night.