The Vulgar Trader

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You can see the initials “SD” on the truck. They stand for “School District.” These are the school district’s cops.

You can see the initials “SD” on the truck. They stand for “School District.” These are the school district’s cops.

The receptivity of the great masses is very limited, their intelligence is small, but their power of forgetting is enormous. In consequence of these facts, all effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand by your slogan. As soon as you sacrifice this slogan and try to be many-sided, the effect will piddle away, for the crowd can neither digest nor retain the material offered. In this way the result is weakened and in the end entirely cancelled out.

—Adolf Hilter, Mein Kampf, Chapter 6, “War Propaganda”

A crash is coming, and it may be terrific. Factories will shut down, men will be thrown out of work, the vicious circle will get in full swing and the result will be a serious business depression. There may be a stampede for selling which will exceed anything that the Stock Exchange has ever witnessed. Wise are those investors who now get out of debt.

Inevitable End Result of ‘Big Data’

Originally From Market-Ticker.org:

From CNBC:

In her first year as principal of the all-girls Fontbonne Hall Academy, Mary Ann Spicijaric was leading a grand experiment that couldn’t be discussed outside the halls of her Catholic high school in Brooklyn. The 38 teachers, along with school administrators and attendees, were under strict rules to keep quiet about the new Web-based software they were testing that helped educators manage assignments, grade papers and communicate with students.

…the secret is out and it has a name: Google Classroom.

So now we’re gonna give every kid from kindergarten on a Google login ID, and that’s going to track everything they do in school.  Oh, and I’m sure it won’t be just in school either.  Google will own all of that data, your child will not, it will form a part of their indelible record in the hands of commercial interests that have no responsibility to guard that information or remove it on request.

In fact, Google appears not to be charging for this, which means they’re getting value from somewhere — and you can bet it’s not as simple as CNBull**** wants you believe, which is simply the proposition that everyone so-exposed will then “use” Google later in life.

Like Hell. That data, from school performance to where else that kid goes online has value.  Lots of it, and there is utterly nothing to prevent Google from using it. They will. You’re flat-balls nuts to allow this to happen.

Remember when George Costanza decided to do the opposite of everything his instincts told him, and as a result everything turned around for the better? Well, my friends, the U.S. is definitely not going to go that route. It will pursue its instincts to the grave, which is what we are witnessing on a daily basis. Like an alcoholic, the U.S. will “hit bottom” on the other side of death.

Our strategy will fail yet again. This president needs to rise to the occasion before we all get killed here at home. They will open the gates of Hell to spill out on the world. This is not a Sunni-versus-Sunni problem. This is ISIL against mankind.

Culture of Death: Urban Outfitters sells “vintage Kent State” sweatshirt, complete with blood.

Culture of Death: Urban Outfitters sells “vintage Kent State” sweatshirt, complete with blood.

Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.

Voltaire

After the Oracle (Greenspan) left, they pushed first a bearded gnome (Bernanke) and then a grandma (Yellen) forward as the public face — the kind of people nobody would perceive as a threat. Putting a guy who looks like second hand car salesman in charge of the Fed wouldn’t work, not when a big financial crisis looms, and then continues on for a decade and counting. That makes keeping up appearances the number 1 priority. That’s when you want a grandma, or you’d lose your credibility real fast. You need grandma for your theater, for the next play you’re going to stage.