I am a bit burned out this Friday after the event filled week. My cable and internet just came back on about a half hour ago so I am pressed for time as well. I had quite a few things I wanted to write about tonight, but I will slim it down to quick notes and then some comic relief and fun stuff to lighten the mood.
Unvarnished Opinion and Observation
No candy coating or being nice tonight, I am cutting loose.
-If I see another idiot say a country cannot default if they have a printing press I am going to scream. I like Modern Monetary Theory (MMT) as a thought project but in the end it only backs up 100% what I have said; notional money is not real money. Here is the MMT application killer should you encounter one on the street and don't want to physically assault them:
So how come every Japanese, British, and American is not given 50,000 a year from age 16 to death if printing money is so easy and with no consequence? This is where the MMT fails big time, they like to promote the printing press, but only in ways that are book keeping games between central banks. No country with it's own currency should not have 100% millionaires by their reasoning, yet it is not so.Waiting for an answer that makes sense boys.
-Along the same lines I see that the FED said the big banks are healthy as can be and can buy back stock and raise dividends, and the FED will raise rates to 3%, HA! Just kidding. If the banks think the all clear is here, what about all those reserves sitting pretty? Do they get it in their head to deploy them?
-What would be so delicious (and I would cheer FOR the banks) is if they take all those reserves and counter all the currency intervention by central banks! Too funny and I think not too far fetched.
-Is this blog by Dinosaur Trader maybe the best thing you have read all year? It is for me, wow.
-At this point I want Warren Buffet to retire and go away.
-I was over in the 12631 chat room last night and who knew there were so many boxing fans? Cool. Search this blog with the top left search function for Boxing History and have at it. Bonus points if you can identify the fighters in this pic:
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New Engine Idea?
I did not have time to really look into this but it sounds amazing:
Shockwave Generating Wave Discs Could Replace Internal Combustion EnginesHere is a look:
Michigan researchers have built a prototype of a new auto motor that does away with pistons, crankshafts and valves, replacing the old internal combustion engine with a disc-shaped shock wave generator. It could slash the weight of hybrid cars and reduce auto emissions by 90 percent...
It consists of a rotor carved with wave-like channels. Fuel and air enter through central inlets, and the rotor spins to block their exit through a separate outlet. The sudden build-up of pressure generates a shock wave, compressing the mixture. Then it’s ignited, and as the rotor keeps spinning, the outlet opens again to let the hot gases escape. New Scientist explains in further detail.
Anyone know anything about this?
Now Things are Getting Out of Hand
Regular readers know my most ardent future prediction (other than higher gold and silver) is the ever closer take over of the world by robots. Keep laughing, you will come to learn that I was right, punks.
The next step? Biological enhancements for robot brains to make them even better at killing the human race:
Semiconductors Threaded with Nerve Cells Could be the First Step Towards Biological Computers
Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
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Uh-oh. You'll shoot your eye out is real?:
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Not sure how this made it to the store shelves:
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This find should beat out Kid Dynamites toy find.
A couple of clips for the night.
I am totally watching "No Country for Old Men" this weekend as I have had it on my mind all week. Too many great scenes (especially the coin toss scene) but this is a close second:
A boxing film many have not seen is "Streets of Gold" and if you can find it (big if) I can highly recommend it:
Keep on rocking in the kind of free world.
Reader Gawains suggested some Bob Dylan and "Shelter from the Storm" live. I like it:
My lovely wife suggested "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele and this new tune rocks!:
Wow, the word timeless comes to mind.
Ok, I am going new age here! The first time I heard this song I thought the lyrics were cliche like and all that. After a while it grew on me and I can recommend "Jar of Hearts" by Christina Perri:
Not bad at all.
Love the Grand Funk Railroad tune "I'm Your Captain" and if you take it for a spin you will too:
Cus I just can't live without it, nice.
Only two left and I promise no Iron Maiden or Ozzy.
For me live music separates the men/women from the boys/girls. Any fool can sound great with all the studio help, but real talent live is so rare. How about Metallica playing "Sanitarium" live and it's better than the album version?:
Just get out great.
Last call. Hope you have a drink in hand.
I found a new live version of "Harden My Heart" by Quarterflash so have a run!:
Lady playing saxaphone = NICE!
Have a good night.