I was going to write about a few things tonight but I am tired and the week has had enough written on it. All I can say is I already see serious discussion about how and when QE 3.0 will happen and I know that I will be proven right that the FED is now a permanent part of our markets. Here is a picture for you to think over:
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Alas, a reader left a sharp comment the other night in the post on 11/1/2010. I am including it here because I think it has real value when thinking about how far we are going to go to attain the old levels of blow off top spending after a huge bubble collapse. From reader Watchtower:
Could the US have a currency crisis?
I say yes, and all the fallout that goes with it.
This is my main thought when I think of things financial.
On the surface it seems ludicrous to think the US won't continue in it's 'Pax Americana' tradition but even Rome finally crapped out.
Personally I don't think the US will have hundreds of years to wind down like Rome.
Everything is going faster at this point in history, we now have instant global communication for one.
Who would have ever believed such a thing as the internet for example, or that ordinary people from most western civilizations (and elsewhere) would have access to it?
It appears that mankind has made huge strides in the past 100 - 150 years, but one thing that never changes is human nature.
And a part of human nature is greed.
And out of greed usually comes deceit.
And to my way of thinking that is where we are at, living in a stinking sarcophagus of fraud.
Not a house of cards as some say, but a burial tomb in which the first stone was laid around the turn of the last century for our nation.
Some say that they won't kill the goose that lays the golden eggs, but it's just human nature to do so, whether they want to or not.
There was a program on 60 Minutes that showed a movie crew filming in San Francisco just a few days before the big earthquake in 1906.
People were going along their merry way, no thought of imminent disaster or that their world was about to be violently shaken.
I sometimes get that feeling when going about my daily routine of meeting and greeting this person and that.
Sure they know that things have changed, but do they really have a concept of the precipice that we are on?
Not in my opinion.
I would love to believe that everything is going to turn out OK but I just can't.
I've been raised to believe that the piper has to be paid, and to my reckoning there is one hell of a bill coming due.
"...and the wind began to howl"
A thoughtful comment that I am thankful for.
Friday Night Entertainment
I know I need some distractions, how about you?
I do believe that Jack Finney's special novel "Time and Again" has a new fan! Who wants to go ice skating in front of the Dakota Hotel?:
One of my favorite novels.
Win or Fail, it is Funny
Some selections from Failblog.org?
Looks like fun:
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We usually went to the zoo or the Lowell Library for field trips but this would have worked:
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Star Wars Travel Posters
Amazing and original work by Steve Thomas! Check them all out but here was my favorite:
That is so going on my wall in the den.
Clips and Stuff
Some items worth a look.
It seems ALL of the episodes of the series "The Highlander" are now full length on YouTube. Yes, I know I am an addict. This show was what really great TV could be, I only wish it was an HBO series with a proper budget. Oh well.
In any case, take a few minutes and watch this clip from the episode "Finale part I" and the scene I love starts at the 12:17 mark. Follow through to the 19:50mark and tell me it was not special:
Speaking of HBO series, No more "Rome" and no more "Carnivale". At least "True Blood" looks like it will be on forever....
Time for the tunes. With no requests I am on my own. You have been warned!
I like this song and I guess I have no idea why, but lets go back to 1965 with Billy Joe Royal and "Down in the Boondocks":
Old music is wonderful.
From old to new, here is Pink's new song "Glitter in the Air":
I like that one.
Set aside the theatrics and the make up! Alice Cooper's "I'm 18" is a great tune:
WISH I was 18 again. Thought I knew everything. Such a waste.
On a lighter note, try Primus and "Winona has a Big Brown Beaver"; sure to get a chuckle:
So very wrong, but strangely funny.
In case you missed the million times I played it, here it is again! "Two of the Lucky Ones" by Droge and Summers Blend (with lyrics):
What a special song.
Two left! Unlike some bloggers (Hi Jake of EconomPic!) I deliver the tunes. I also have nothing else to do so I have that going for me. Which is nice.
A little romance song for you all! Take a ride back with Whitesnake and "Is this Love":
The song is good too!
Last call! Last tune, last chance for what? Redemption? Absolution? Revelation? Who can say.
All I can say is if you leave me with no requests, you get a live Randy Rhoads tune to close! Rock out with "Children of the Grave" and I triple dog dare you to listen to the whole thing and not get a little amped up. I dare ya!:
That is just moving to the very core.
Have a good night.