I don’t care what party you belong to or what your political beliefs may be – Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, or Constitutionalist. But when evidence of organized wide scale vote rigging comes to light then it is time to pay very close attention. As a naturalized passport carrying U.S. citizen the claim that systematic voter fraud may have been going on for several decades deeply depresses me. If the most basic mechanism of the democratic process – i.e. voting – has effectively been subverted then the edifice of our nation is crumbling and may just come tumbling down.
This may come as a complete shock to you, but this may be the first time in modern history that a German has won a comedy contest, and without British assistance. Yes, just let that sink in for a while. Now I already know what you’re thinking: If this isn’t a clear sign that the West is heading straight into the new Dark Ages then I don’t know what is. And I would agree with you, but let me explain. It all started with Howard Lindzon snapping a screenshot of Marc Faber, a.k.a. Dr. Doom, who was trying out what must have been his new comedy routine on MSNBC, suggesting that the Dow may at some point touch the 100,000 mark. So Howard snaps a screenshot and puts it on [...]
Fun fact about the featured video: Saga used to be my favorite band as a youngster and I wound up attending that very concert back in 1991. Took me a long train ride to get there and after the show I ended up sleeping at the train station as there were no return trains until early next morning. Now if you’re under 25 years old and are breaking out in hives when being exposed to 1980s style synth pop then you may want to point your browser here for some similarly themed eye bleach. But when it comes to actionable information it is message is that matters, not the messenger. And we do have technical progression on the equities side that requires our attention:
I swear, I can’t leave for more than a day without the market throwing a tantrum. What quickly has become known as the Fed’s ‘One-Two Punch‘ symbols across the board were thrown into a spastic gyrations last Friday courtesy of contradictory statements issued by various FOMC members. Frankly I’m not sure what all the excitement was about. It’s not that we haven’t been there before as Mrs. Yellen and Co. appear to be adjusting monetary strategy on the fly each month based on arbitrary market measures.