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#Caturday 3/16/2013: Texas Bobcats

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Filed under Caturday, Open thread at March 16th, 2013 - 2:00 pm

Urban Bobcats

(h/t: IOTW)

Published on Feb 18, 2013 by Kevin martuscello
Bobcats in Carrollton Texas neighborhood


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  1. brookly red
    1 | March 16, 2013 2:28 pm

    never actually seen a bobcat… they look pretty big I am guessing like 30 pounds or so?


  2. coldwarrior
    2 | March 16, 2013 2:35 pm

    jjeze! wales is crushing england in 6 nations rugby!

    had england won, they would have been grand slam champions. but NO!!!

    the guys named jones and williams said…DENIED!

    then they broke out he tom jones records.

    :lol:


  3. Lily
    3 | March 16, 2013 2:39 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    never actually seen a bobcat… they look pretty big I am guessing like 30 pounds or so?

    Twice as big as a normal male cat. They have them around here.


  4. Lily
    4 | March 16, 2013 2:42 pm

    @ Lily:

    They mean too..about as big as a nice size dog. Mean I tell ya.


  5. Lily
    5 | March 16, 2013 2:46 pm

    I have driven everyone away! Darn it. Okay…then this..


  6. brookly red
    6 | March 16, 2013 2:47 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ Lily:

    They mean too..about as big as a nice size dog. Mean I tell ya.

    we don’t get much wild life in the city obviously… maybe a few raccoons.


  7. Lily
    7 | March 16, 2013 2:50 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Those things are everywhere raccoons…and mean as hell. You do not want one of them to fall on you.


  8. Lily
    8 | March 16, 2013 2:52 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Detroit has reversed and gone back to the wild. I mean this is a story just waiting to spread all over the front page…. *crickets*.


  9. brookly red
    9 | March 16, 2013 2:53 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Those things are everywhere raccoons…and mean as hell. You do not want one of them to fall on you.

    you know what is mean? seagulls! boids wit attitude.


  10. Lily
    10 | March 16, 2013 2:54 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ Lily:
    They mean too..about as big as a nice size dog. Mean I tell ya.
    we don’t get much wild life in the city obviously… maybe a few raccoons.

    Rats. Another unpleasent animal. Just saying.


  11. brookly red
    11 | March 16, 2013 2:54 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Detroit has reversed and gone back to the wild. I mean this is a story just waiting to spread all over the front page…. *crickets*.

    Detroit?


  12. Lily
    12 | March 16, 2013 2:56 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    Those things are everywhere raccoons…and mean as hell. You do not want one of them to fall on you.
    you know what is mean? seagulls! boids wit attitude.

    They certainly can be…or as my husband might call them rats with wings…you don’t want to be smelling like a fish or food either.


  13. coldwarrior
    13 | March 16, 2013 2:57 pm

    Wales is your 2013 6 nations rugby champs


  14. coldwarrior
    14 | March 16, 2013 2:57 pm

    ATHENS — In a move that could set off new fears of contagion across the euro zone, anxious depositors lined up at cash machines in Cyprus on Saturday to withdraw money hours after European officials in Brussels required that part of a new 10 billion euro bailout must be paid for directly from the bank accounts of ordinary savers.


  15. Lily
    15 | March 16, 2013 2:57 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    Detroit has reversed and gone back to the wild. I mean this is a story just waiting to spread all over the front page…. *crickets*.
    Detroit?

    See you don’t even know! ;)
    ///


  16. brookly red
    16 | March 16, 2013 2:59 pm

    Lily wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    Detroit has reversed and gone back to the wild. I mean this is a story just waiting to spread all over the front page…. *crickets*.
    Detroit?

    See you don’t even know!
    ///

    I know they are bankrupt and the State has taken over… but nothing about wild animals


  17. brookly red
    17 | March 16, 2013 2:59 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ATHENS — In a move that could set off new fears of contagion across the euro zone, anxious depositors lined up at cash machines in Cyprus on Saturday to withdraw money hours after European officials in Brussels required that part of a new 10 billion euro bailout must be paid for directly from the bank accounts of ordinary savers.

    Cant wait for China to do that to us…


  18. Lily
    19 | March 16, 2013 3:11 pm


  19. Lily
    21 | March 16, 2013 3:20 pm

    httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=y1-g5VG2pWg&feature=endscreen


  20. Lily
    22 | March 16, 2013 3:21 pm

    @ Lily:

    Let’s try that again.. darn it.


  21. brookly red
    23 | March 16, 2013 3:28 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    In the suburbs of what was once Detroit….

    http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/city-of-strays-detroits-epidemic-of-50-000-wild-dogs-20120320

    http://tammybruce.com/2010/02/as-detroit-goes-wild-obama-obsesses-about-talk-radio.html

    oh well sooner or later most liberal cities will look like that…


  22. Lily
    24 | March 16, 2013 3:32 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Yep …. if they keep on that same path. Sad really. Even sadder the fools who voted for the people who got elected and ruined their city.


  23. brookly red
    25 | March 16, 2013 3:37 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Yep …. if they keep on that same path. Sad really. Even sadder the fools who voted for the people who got elected and ruined their city.

    well it’s more that just politics that killed Detroit. The UAW is even more to blame.


  24. Lily
    26 | March 16, 2013 3:42 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Indeed…the union may have done some good at one time but now they are so corrupt ….they basically unioned them out of a job.


  25. Lily
    27 | March 16, 2013 3:46 pm

    Well I never have seen this before. Good grief!

    One Of Our Bridges Is Missing

    The days of casually crossing a creek are over if you live in the Gölçük district of Kocaeli province in western Turkey. Which maybe you don’t. But the point is that someone stole a 22-ton, 82-foot-long bridge from there. It’s just gone.

    Police suspect that the bridge was cut into sections and removed on a truck for scrap metal. Its estimated value is about $11,000. Villagers use the bridge to access their orchards, and a resident, Mustafa Karakaş told Today’s Zaman that, “Now we have to take our socks off and cross the creek.”

    The weirdest part of the theft may be that it’s not the first time a bridge has been stolen in recent memory. Way to maintain the gall, thieves of the world.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/03/16/one-of-our-bridges-is-missing/


  26. Bumr50
    28 | March 16, 2013 3:46 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Pitsburgh’s mayor, who’s under investigation along with the police department, isn’t going to run again.

    Something about paying ungodly amounts of overtime to off duty police officers for personal protection during everything.

    The police chief just stepped down while under federal investigation for other things entirely.

    The Dems who run everything seem to be having trouble settling on a candidate.

    I was remarking to my father on the phone this morning that THIS is how you end up with mayors like Kwame Kilpatrick and Marion Berry.

    The Dems always win, and nobody with a brain wants the job right now.


  27. brookly red
    29 | March 16, 2013 3:47 pm

    Lily wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Indeed…the union may have done some good at one time but now they are so corrupt ….they basically unioned them out of a job.

    even without corruption if you price your self out of the market you are out of the market


  28. brookly red
    30 | March 16, 2013 3:51 pm

    Lily wrote:

    Well I never have seen this before. Good grief!

    One Of Our Bridges Is Missing
    The days of casually crossing a creek are over if you live in the Gölçük district of Kocaeli province in western Turkey. Which maybe you don’t. But the point is that someone stole a 22-ton, 82-foot-long bridge from there. It’s just gone.

    Police suspect that the bridge was cut into sections and removed on a truck for scrap metal. Its estimated value is about $11,000. Villagers use the bridge to access their orchards, and a resident, Mustafa Karakaş told Today’s Zaman that, “Now we have to take our socks off and cross the creek.”

    The weirdest part of the theft may be that it’s not the first time a bridge has been stolen in recent memory. Way to maintain the gall, thieves of the world.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/03/16/one-of-our-bridges-is-missing/

    they learned the Chicago way… http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/03/09/8-school-buses-stolen-sold-for-scrap-in-chicago/?test=latestnews


  29. Lily
    31 | March 16, 2013 3:52 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    Lily wrote:
    @ brookly red:
    Indeed…the union may have done some good at one time but now they are so corrupt ….they basically unioned them out of a job.
    even without corruption if you price your self out of the market you are out of the market

    Well there is the rub. I have known them to take pay decreases down here to keep their jobs. Doesn’t mean that the leaders of the unions aren’t corrupt though. But I haven’t seen a strike in years around here. The only union that has been making noise and really only the ones who care are the ones making the noise is the teachers union. Most people think they are already paid too much.


  30. brookly red
    32 | March 16, 2013 3:53 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Pitsburgh’s mayor, who’s under investigation along with the police department, isn’t going to run again.

    Something about paying ungodly amounts of overtime to off duty police officers for personal protection during everything.

    The police chief just stepped down while under federal investigation for other things entirely.

    The Dems who run everything seem to be having trouble settling on a candidate.

    I was remarking to my father on the phone this morning that THIS is how you end up with mayors like Kwame Kilpatrick and Marion Berry.

    The Dems always win, and nobody with a brain wants the job right now.

    we should stop having elections and start having trials… if your found innocent you get the office.


  31. Lily
    33 | March 16, 2013 3:55 pm

    @ brookly red:

    That figures that something like that would happen in Chicago…oh and dear me that is where our dear leader hails from…corruption.


  32. coldwarrior
    34 | March 16, 2013 3:58 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Something about paying ungodly amounts of overtime to off duty police officers for personal protection during everything.

    this is as old as the police union and the dem party in pgh itself.

    the mayor musta pissed someone off.


  33. brookly red
    35 | March 16, 2013 3:59 pm

    bbiab


  34. coldwarrior
    36 | March 16, 2013 4:04 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    I was remarking to my father on the phone this morning that THIS is how you end up with mayors like Kwame Kilpatrick and Marion Berry.

    and THAT is why i will not live in allgheny county or pgh.


  35. Bumr50
    37 | March 16, 2013 4:05 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Rich Fitzgerald.

    (Who runs the County whose prison system is under federal investigation, with leadership and guards dropping like flies…)

    Gotta love the all the city/county bureaucracy that overlaps into a knot that makes the Christmas lights seem like child’s play!!


  36. Lily
    38 | March 16, 2013 4:17 pm

    Well slap my face with a feather and paint me pink! The media isn’t doing it’s job and is covering for obama. Well I never!

    ABC, NBC, CBS Avoid Noting Obama Dereliction On Missile Defense

    The Obama administration in 2009 dropped the Bush administration’s plan to add missile interceptor capability against North Korea, yet on Friday, when Obama’s Pentagon realized their error and scrambled to announce a reversal to implement the Bush plan, ABC, CBS and NBC failed to mention Obama’s dereliction. (Below: Krauthmmer zinged “Democratic resistance” to missile defense. “Reagan was right.”)

    FNC’s Mike Emanuel, in contrast, on Special Report with Bret Baier, noted: “That interceptor expansion had originally been proposed by the Bush administration until President Obama, in 2009, stopped it.” Even CNN’s Erin Burnett squeezed in how the new Obama plan to deploy 14 additional interceptors “is a plan by the way, that President George W. Bush had put forth that the President moth-balled when he got into office.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/2013/03/16/abc-nbc-cbs-avoid-noting-obama-dereliction-on-missile-defense/


  37. RIX
    40 | March 16, 2013 4:27 pm

    well it’s more that just politics that killed Detroit. The UAW is even more to blame.
    @ brookly red:

    Unreasonable wage demands & work rules that allowed them to
    put out an inferior product killed jobs & ruined Detroit.


  38. Bumr50
    41 | March 16, 2013 4:38 pm

    ‘BIRTHER QUEEN’ ORLY TAITZ SHOUTED DOWN AT CPAC PANEL

    I’d have watched this if Breibart livestreamed.

    ht -- The Blaze


  39. brookly red
    42 | March 16, 2013 4:42 pm

    RIX wrote:

    well it’s more that just politics that killed Detroit. The UAW is even more to blame.
    @ brookly red:

    Unreasonable wage demands & work rules that allowed them to
    put out an inferior product killed jobs & ruined Detroit.

    but it is evolving… as I am sure you know foreign companies are glad to build non-union plants in the south.


  40. Bumr50
    43 | March 16, 2013 4:46 pm

    These guys are handing out flyers at CPAC.

    The American Society for the Defense of Tradition, Family and Property (TFP) is an organization of lay Catholic Americans concerned about the moral crisis shaking the remnants of Christian civilization. Its earliest origins date back to January 1971, when the first TFP members started to group around the publication Crusade for a Christian Civilization. Today, with over 120,000 active members, volunteers and donors, the TFP is on the front lines of the Culture War, peacefully defending the values of tradition, family and private ownership.

    The flyer:

    7 Reasons to Reject GOProud at CPAC

    I don’t agree with them, but they lay out a good argument.


  41. RIX
    44 | March 16, 2013 4:46 pm

    but it is evolving… as I am sure you know foreign companies are glad to build non-union plants in the south.@ brookly red:

    And succeding.


  42. brookly red
    45 | March 16, 2013 4:53 pm

    RIX wrote:

    but it is evolving… as I am sure you know foreign companies are glad to build non-union plants in the south.@ brookly red:

    And succeding.

    as much as I don’t think fear should be a major part of politics it does have it’s place… If I was a GOP strategist I would be screaming Detroit from the roof tops.


  43. darkwords
    46 | March 16, 2013 5:03 pm

    @ 43 Bumr50:I always view gay as being a bad choice. Genetics change. Genes have social on off switches. But the world is full of worse choices that are ok. I would like to see a polarization of individuality rights that separates our national defense and markets from individual choice and bedroom habits. I’d let the pride people speak and represent themselves. No reason not to hear them out in a forum that is for hearing people out.


  44. brookly red
    47 | March 16, 2013 5:08 pm

    darkwords wrote:

    No reason not to hear them out in a forum that is for hearing people out.

    basically


  45. RIX
    48 | March 16, 2013 5:12 pm

    @ brookly red:
    Right, Detroit is just another progressive success story.


  46. Bumr50
    49 | March 16, 2013 5:14 pm

    @ darkwords:
    @ brookly red:

    I can’t help but note that it’s the SoCon group urging against dialogue.

    Can’t be down with that. Sorry.

    It’s not like we’re the only ideology with this problem:

    No gay-lo for Rob Portman: Many libs lash out at senator for ‘evolving’ on same-sex marriage


  47. Bumr50
    50 | March 16, 2013 5:19 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Most gays aren’t going to STOP being gay.

    Most SoCons aren’t going to accept homosexuality.

    The country is falling to pieces.

    Why can’t there be agreement to disagree?

    It’s ONE trivial issue in the grand scheme of things, and I’m not going to be convinced that allowing a “gay conservative” group some space at a “political action conference” is going to help topple Western Civilization.


  48. 51 | March 16, 2013 5:20 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    It’s because the Flaming Gay movement wants to shove Gay ‘marriage’ down the rest of the country’s throats like, well…you know!


  49. brookly red
    52 | March 16, 2013 5:21 pm

    RIX wrote:

    @ brookly red:
    Right, Detroit is just another progressive success story.

    It is more than that it is a case study in politics and economics, that is a microcosm small enough to be studied and hopefully learned from. How do you take a vibrant modern industrialized city in a period of time that should have lifted it to a place of envy and prominence on the world stage and reduce it to a textbook example of epic failure?

    Liberalism.


  50. brookly red
    53 | March 16, 2013 5:37 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ Bumr50:

    Most gays aren’t going to STOP being gay.

    Most SoCons aren’t going to accept homosexuality.

    The country is falling to pieces.

    Why can’t there be agreement to disagree?

    It’s ONE trivial issue in the grand scheme of things, and I’m not going to be convinced that allowing a “gay conservative” group some space at a “political action conference” is going to help topple Western Civilization.

    my view of national politics is financial (foreign policy is another matter) and if gays are on board with financial responsibility welcome to the party. If you want my tax dollars to support you deviance, I have to fight you tooth and nail.


  51. brookly red
    54 | March 16, 2013 5:56 pm

    Macker wrote:

    @ Bumr50:

    It’s because the Flaming Gay movement wants to shove Gay ‘marriage’ down the rest of the country’s throats like, well…you know!

    Interesting… the term gay refers to a carefree lifestyle. Marriage on the other hand does not. I am inclined to give it to them and file it under “be careful what you ask for you just might get it”


  52. Bumr50
    55 | March 16, 2013 6:20 pm

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, edging out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by two percent in the three days of voting.

    Paul, with 25 percent of the vote, follows in the footsteps of his father, who won CPAC straw polls in 2010 and 2011. The ballots had 23 candidate choices and voters wrote in another 44 names, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

    ht -PJM

    Rubio had 23 percent.


  53. Bumr50
    56 | March 16, 2013 6:21 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Rubio had 23 percent.

    Supposed to be in text block.


  54. brookly red
    57 | March 16, 2013 6:24 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has won the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll, edging out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) by two percent in the three days of voting.

    Paul, with 25 percent of the vote, follows in the footsteps of his father, who won CPAC straw polls in 2010 and 2011. The ballots had 23 candidate choices and voters wrote in another 44 names, including Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon.

    ht -PJM

    Rubio had 23 percent.

    well Paul is more conservative than Rubio so that makes sense.


  55. coldwarrior
    58 | March 16, 2013 6:29 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    If I was a GOP strategist I would be screaming Detroit from the roof tops.

    racist


  56. huckfunn
    59 | March 16, 2013 6:32 pm

    Sad story.


  57. brookly red
    60 | March 16, 2013 6:40 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    brookly red wrote:

    If I was a GOP strategist I would be screaming Detroit from the roof tops.

    racist

    yeah I get that all the time.


  58. coldwarrior
    61 | March 16, 2013 6:41 pm

    the yeast has been pitched onto Fat Beagle Brewery’s first run of production in 12 years.

    Princess Vika’s Divided Sky IPA will be bottled in 10 days.


  59. Bumr50
    62 | March 16, 2013 6:42 pm

    How I feel today:


  60. coldwarrior
    63 | March 16, 2013 6:45 pm

    @ huckfunn:

    bbc ran a documentary many years ago about spaghetti trees in italy


  61. brookly red
    64 | March 16, 2013 6:47 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    bbc ran a documentary many years ago about spaghetti trees in italy

    shit, what bout them money trees in DC?


  62. RIX
    65 | March 16, 2013 6:49 pm

    @ brookly red:
    Any criticism of Detroit will be smeared as “racism’.
    But , so what? The word is so overused , it is losing meaning.


  63. coldwarrior
    66 | March 16, 2013 6:49 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    brookly red wrote:
    If I was a GOP strategist I would be screaming Detroit from the roof tops.
    racist

    yeah I get that all the time.

    i have embraced it


  64. 67 | March 16, 2013 6:50 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    bbc ran a documentary many years ago about spaghetti trees in italy

    I didn’t see it, but I got the afterclap when my dorm tried to convince me that spaghetti came from trees. Unfortunately I did not know exactly where spaghetti-pasta came from (since I was young), but I was pretty sure that it was processed something like other pastas.

    So I had the whole dorm browbeating me for 15 minutes on this absurdity until I was ready to accept it just to get them to leave me alone. A 16th minute and I’d have believed it myself.

    English public school, wot fun, old chap.

    On the bright side, I did get an understanding for what Orwell was rabbiting on about in 1984.


  65. coldwarrior
    68 | March 16, 2013 6:51 pm

    brookly red wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ huckfunn:
    bbc ran a documentary many years ago about spaghetti trees in italy

    shit, what bout them money trees in DC?

    pressius printeeii i beleive


  66. coldwarrior
    69 | March 16, 2013 6:53 pm

    Zimriel wrote:

    English public school, wot fun, old chap.

    On the bright side, I did get an understanding for what Orwell was rabbiting on about in 1984.

    and some cricket and rugby.

    so it want all bad


  67. brookly red
    70 | March 16, 2013 6:55 pm

    @ RIX:
    @ coldwarrior:

    wolf! wolf!


  68. Bumr50
    71 | March 16, 2013 6:55 pm

    Zimriel wrote:

    On the bright side, I did get an understanding for what Orwell was rabbiting on about in 1984.

    What have we here, laddie?

    Poems??


  69. Bumr50
    72 | March 16, 2013 6:58 pm

    I’m sure this isn’t going to go over well.

    An Oregon company says that it has developed and will soon start selling technology that disables unmanned aircraft.

    The company, called Domestic Drone Countermeasures, was founded in late February because some of its engineers see unmanned aerial vehicles—which are already being flown by law enforcement in some areas and could see wider commercial integration into American airspace by 2015—as unwanted eyes in the sky.

    Get it?

    ht -- WZ


  70. brookly red
    73 | March 16, 2013 7:00 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    I’m sure this isn’t going to go over well.

    An Oregon company says that it has developed and will soon start selling technology that disables unmanned aircraft.

    The company, called Domestic Drone Countermeasures, was founded in late February because some of its engineers see unmanned aerial vehicles—which are already being flown by law enforcement in some areas and could see wider commercial integration into American airspace by 2015—as unwanted eyes in the sky.

    Get it?

    ht — WZ

    I see a major client in Pakistan


  71. Bumr50
    74 | March 16, 2013 7:01 pm

    @ brookly red:

    Once disabled, are you responsible for where it lands?

    I’ve seen pictures, and some of these things are big.


  72. RIX
    75 | March 16, 2013 7:01 pm

    Chris @ChrisGSC

    Dr Ben Carson is too dumb to know that his fans like him because he’s a nigger that dislikes the president.
    8:53 AM -- 12 Mar 13
    5 RETWEETS ReplyRetweetFavorite

    The Left stays classy.


  73. lobo91
    76 | March 16, 2013 7:04 pm

    LA Times Op-Ed: Conservative White Men Who Have Guns Worse Than International Terrorists

    There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat with the U.S. government. They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.

    They’re not jihadists. They are white, right-wing Americans, nearly all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.

    The Southern Poverty Law Center, which has been tracking hate groups for 30 years, released its latest report on the growth of these organizations this week. Its findings were, to say the least, alarming. The center divides its subjects into militias, which are mostly groups of weekend warriors who train for combat against imaginary foes; hate groups, which target minorities; and “patriot” groups, whose beef is with the U.S. government. Patriot groups first began surfacing after the massacre of a bizarre sect by federal agents in Waco, Texas, in the early 1990s. They showed their teeth in 1995, when a patriot adherent blew up the federal building in Oklahoma City.

    Gee…how did I know that this would involve the SPLC?


  74. huckfunn
    77 | March 16, 2013 7:04 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ huckfunn:

    bbc ran a documentary many years ago about spaghetti trees in italy

    This documentary is about the homegrown variety.


  75. yenta-fada
    78 | March 16, 2013 7:04 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    ATHENS — In a move that could set off new fears of contagion across the euro zone, anxious depositors lined up at cash machines in Cyprus on Saturday to withdraw money hours after European officials in Brussels required that part of a new 10 billion euro bailout must be paid for directly from the bank accounts of ordinary savers.

    From zerohedge; The U.S. keeps printing money to give to foreign banks.

    Those who have been following our exclusive series of the Fed’s direct bailout of European banks (here, here, here and here), and, indirectly of Europe, will not be surprised at all to learn that in the week ended February 27, or the week in which Europe went into a however brief tailspin following the shocking defeat of Bersani in the Italian elections, and an even more shocking victory by Berlusconi and Grillo, leading to a political vacuum and a hung parliament, the Fed injected a record $99 billion of excess reserves into foreign banks. As the most recent H.8 statement makes very clear, soared from $836 billion to a near-record $936 billion, or a $99.3 billion reserve “reallocation” in the form of cash -- very, very fungible cash -- into foreign (read European) banks in one week.


  76. yenta-fada
    79 | March 16, 2013 7:06 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    Continued:

    It may anger Americans to learn that by the time the Fed is done with QEternity (if ever), all of the newly created cash will have gone to mostly European banks. Because with every passing week, whatever new reserves are created by the Fed in exchange for monetizing the US deficit, end up as cash solely at European banks: a sad reality we have seen non-stop since the advent of QE2 when US bank cash balances remained relatively flat in the ~$800 billion range, and every incremental dollar went straight to Europe


  77. brookly red
    80 | March 16, 2013 7:06 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ brookly red:

    Once disabled, are you responsible for where it lands?

    I’ve seen pictures, and some of these things are big.

    hey, it is what it is… haughty is what haughty does.


  78. coldwarrior
    81 | March 16, 2013 7:08 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    exporting debt without a bond sale.


  79. coldwarrior
    82 | March 16, 2013 7:09 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    US bank cash balances remained relatively flat in the ~$800 billion range, and every incremental dollar went straight to Europe

    last man standing wins in competitive devaluation.

    this could get rather interesting


  80. brookly red
    83 | March 16, 2013 7:12 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:

    US bank cash balances remained relatively flat in the ~$800 billion range, and every incremental dollar went straight to Europe

    last man standing wins in competitive devaluation.

    this could get rather interesting

    at the end of the day he who wields the sword wins.


  81. yenta-fada
    84 | March 16, 2013 7:13 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    exporting debt without a bond sale.

    Yep. You won’t see Russia and China buying up U.S. debt.


  82. brookly red
    85 | March 16, 2013 7:14 pm

    OK Saturday night… gotta go now


  83. yenta-fada
    86 | March 16, 2013 7:14 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    US bank cash balances remained relatively flat in the ~$800 billion range, and every incremental dollar went straight to Europe
    last man standing wins in competitive devaluation.
    this could get rather interesting

    Currency Wars by Jim Rickards. Some good youtubes out with him talking about this topic.


  84. coldwarrior
    87 | March 16, 2013 7:16 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ yenta-fada:
    exporting debt without a bond sale.
    Yep. You won’t see Russia and China buying up U.S. debt.

    no, they are buying gold. and if the world economy collapses big enough, commodity prices, including gold and silver can very easily go down as there is less demand.

    so far the US has managed to export inflation and debt. its quite a tightrope being walked by the fed


  85. coldwarrior
    88 | March 16, 2013 7:16 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    yenta-fada wrote:
    US bank cash balances remained relatively flat in the ~$800 billion range, and every incremental dollar went straight to Europe
    last man standing wins in competitive devaluation.
    this could get rather interesting
    Currency Wars by Jim Rickards. Some good youtubes out with him talking about this topic.

    this isnt the first time, nor the last time that this goes on.


  86. huckfunn
    89 | March 16, 2013 7:18 pm

    lobo91 wrote:

    LA Times Op-Ed: Conservative White Men Who Have Guns Worse Than International Terrorists

    LA Times op-eds are simply graffiti masquerading as journalism.


  87. yenta-fada
    90 | March 16, 2013 7:20 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ yenta-fada:
    exporting debt without a bond sale.
    Yep. You won’t see Russia and China buying up U.S. debt.
    no, they are buying gold. and if the world economy collapses big enough, commodity prices, including gold and silver can very easily go down as there is less demand.
    so far the US has managed to export inflation and debt. its quite a tightrope being walked by the fed

    From what I read, the Fed has boxed itself into a place where they have NO CHOICE. If Ben quits, some other guy will come in and do the same thing. QE to infinity is the only plan. The Chinese are now the largest trading entity in the world. They try to do things as slowly as possible because they don’t want a crisis. By keeping the commodities down in price (oil/gold) they buy gradually at low prices so that the prices don’t go up too quickly. More stability is better for all.


  88. coldwarrior
    91 | March 16, 2013 7:24 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    oh, there is always a choice as long as you are running the currency that has seigniorage


  89. yenta-fada
    92 | March 16, 2013 7:25 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Historically all fiat currencies come to the end of their timeline. I’ve been reading (tiny bits at a time) Martin Armstrong’s emails on global economics. He looks at all countries and their interactions as a basis for his models. I still don’t understand economics, but if you are living in the middle of massive denial of reality wrt to money, it is like knowing how the movie ends instead of watching the trailers (newspapers).


  90. coldwarrior
    93 | March 16, 2013 7:26 pm

    not like we got a lot of help from the local! screw em.

    Afghans are again at the mercy of the ruthless chieftains they hoped the Western military intervention would banish.


  91. Bumr50
    94 | March 16, 2013 7:28 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?

    They probably NEVER want us to leave…


  92. yenta-fada
    95 | March 16, 2013 7:30 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    oh, there is always a choice as long as you are running the currency that has seigniorage

    Absolutely. What you cannot predict are the sheer number of black swan events. I listened to a talk on Cyberwars. They were discussing the relative ease of hacking into passwords on a global basis. Someone has hacked the New York Times, the Pentagon, possibly a power grid, websites, etc. If you have, for example, a criminal organization taking down a bank by hacking, the consequences could be out of proportion to the event. The lecture went on to talk about the sheer difficulty of even finding out who did the original hacking. Cyberwars can destabilize all kinds of things society relies on.


  93. coldwarrior
    96 | March 16, 2013 7:31 pm

    @ yenta-fada:
    now that i think about it, seignorage is the wrong term at this point.

    all fiat currencies do end. unless they are the one the one that everyone else bases trade on and are the one where money can be parked in the long term when there is trouble elsewhere.

    do you want to invest in greek banks or american stocks?

    lose that and its all over.


  94. yenta-fada
    97 | March 16, 2013 7:32 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?
    They probably NEVER want us to leave…

    How many banks launder drug money? All of them? Most of them? Do governments get a cut. Opium is a currency. That explains why I have to have photo ID to get prescribed painkillers though. //


  95. coldwarrior
    98 | March 16, 2013 7:32 pm

    Bumr50 wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?
    They probably NEVER want us to leave…

    that joint is a cess pool. kipling was right

    The Young British Soldier

    When the ‘arf-made recruity goes out to the East
    ‘E acts like a babe an’ ‘e drinks like a beast,
    An’ ‘e wonders because ‘e is frequent deceased
    Ere ‘e’s fit for to serve as a soldier.
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    Serve, serve, serve as a soldier,
    So-oldier ~OF~ the Queen!

    Now all you recruities what’s drafted to-day,
    You shut up your rag-box an’ ‘ark to my lay,
    An’ I’ll sing you a soldier as far as I may:
    A soldier what’s fit for a soldier.
    Fit, fit, fit for a soldier . . .

    First mind you steer clear o’ the grog-sellers’ huts,
    For they sell you Fixed Bay’nets that rots out your guts --
    Ay, drink that ‘ud eat the live steel from your butts --
    An’ it’s bad for the young British soldier.
    Bad, bad, bad for the soldier . . .

    When the cholera comes — as it will past a doubt --
    Keep out of the wet and don’t go on the shout,
    For the sickness gets in as the liquor dies out,
    An’ it crumples the young British soldier.
    Crum-, crum-, crumples the soldier . . .

    But the worst o’ your foes is the sun over’ead:
    You ~must~ wear your ‘elmet for all that is said:
    If ‘e finds you uncovered ‘e’ll knock you down dead,
    An’ you’ll die like a fool of a soldier.
    Fool, fool, fool of a soldier . . .

    If you’re cast for fatigue by a sergeant unkind,
    Don’t grouse like a woman nor crack on nor blind;
    Be handy and civil, and then you will find
    That it’s beer for the young British soldier.
    Beer, beer, beer for the soldier . . .

    Now, if you must marry, take care she is old --
    A troop-sergeant’s widow’s the nicest I’m told,
    For beauty won’t help if your rations is cold,
    Nor love ain’t enough for a soldier.
    ‘Nough, ‘nough, ‘nough for a soldier . . .

    If the wife should go wrong with a comrade, be loath
    To shoot when you catch ‘em — you’ll swing, on my oath! --
    Make ‘im take ‘er and keep ‘er: that’s Hell for them both,
    An’ you’re shut o’ the curse of a soldier.
    Curse, curse, curse of a soldier . . .

    When first under fire an’ you’re wishful to duck,
    Don’t look nor take ‘eed at the man that is struck,
    Be thankful you’re livin’, and trust to your luck
    And march to your front like a soldier.
    Front, front, front like a soldier . . .

    When ‘arf of your bullets fly wide in the ditch,
    Don’t call your Martini a cross-eyed old bitch;
    She’s human as you are — you treat her as sich,
    An’ she’ll fight for the young British soldier.
    Fight, fight, fight for the soldier . . .

    When shakin’ their bustles like ladies so fine,
    The guns o’ the enemy wheel into line,
    Shoot low at the limbers an’ don’t mind the shine,
    For noise never startles the soldier.
    Start-, start-, startles the soldier . . .

    If your officer’s dead and the sergeants look white,
    Remember it’s ruin to run from a fight:
    So take open order, lie down, and sit tight,
    And wait for supports like a soldier.
    Wait, wait, wait like a soldier . . .

    When you’re wounded and left on Afghanistan’s plains,
    And the women come out to cut up what remains,
    Jest roll to your rifle and blow out your brains
    An’ go to your Gawd like a soldier.
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    Go, go, go like a soldier,
    So-oldier ~of~ the Queen!


  96. coldwarrior
    99 | March 16, 2013 7:34 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    Bumr50 wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?
    They probably NEVER want us to leave…
    How many banks launder drug money? All of them? Most of them? Do governments get a cut. Opium is a currency. That explains why I have to have photo ID to get prescribed painkillers though. //

    our boys in kosovo (the narco state set up by W launder and transport just about all of the opium out of afghanistan)

    kinda makes ya go hmmmmmmm

    heroin has never been cheaper and more potent


  97. yenta-fada
    100 | March 16, 2013 7:34 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    now that i think about it, seignorage is the wrong term at this point.
    all fiat currencies do end. unless they are the one the one that everyone else bases trade on and are the one where money can be parked in the long term when there is trouble elsewhere.
    do you want to invest in greek banks or american stocks?
    lose that and its all over.

    Ordinary savers and investors are being forced into ever-riskier investments in search for income/yield. We are the bag-holders of last resort. I’m convinced that there is no plan to pay off sovereign debts. Debt ceiling is an oxymoron.


  98. coldwarrior
    101 | March 16, 2013 7:38 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    there are two options WITHOUT actually growing the economy.

    take everyone’s 401 k’s

    or / and

    forgive all debt and start over.


  99. yenta-fada
    102 | March 16, 2013 7:40 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    there are two options WITHOUT actually growing the economy.
    take everyone’s 401 k’s
    or / and
    forgive all debt and start over.

    Argentina is taking all the pensions. If you have enough currency controls, trade regulations, etc. you trap people inside their own currency.
    DEBT JUBILEE. It does get talked about.


  100. CynicalConservative
    103 | March 16, 2013 7:42 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    And what, if anything, can your average Joe do about it.

    /galt


  101. yenta-fada
    104 | March 16, 2013 7:44 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    Bumr50 wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?
    They probably NEVER want us to leave…
    How many banks launder drug money? All of them? Most of them? Do governments get a cut. Opium is a currency. That explains why I have to have photo ID to get prescribed painkillers though. //
    our boys in kosovo (the narco state set up by W launder and transport just about all of the opium out of afghanistan)
    kinda makes ya go hmmmmmmm
    heroin has never been cheaper and more potent

    I want my share. No dope; No peace. /


  102. coldwarrior
    105 | March 16, 2013 7:47 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    coldwarrior wrote:
    @ yenta-fada:
    there are two options WITHOUT actually growing the economy.
    take everyone’s 401 k’s
    or / and
    forgive all debt and start over.
    Argentina is taking all the pensions. If you have enough currency controls, trade regulations, etc. you trap people inside their own currency.
    DEBT JUBILEE. It does get talked about.

    pensions are not 401k


  103. yenta-fada
    106 | March 16, 2013 7:47 pm

    Caturday. Cat knocks on doors.

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/fca4106463/cat-knocks-on-doors


  104. coldwarrior
    107 | March 16, 2013 7:47 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    And what, if anything, can your average Joe do about it.
    /galt

    depends on your investment horizon and aversion to risk.


  105. yenta-fada
    108 | March 16, 2013 7:49 pm

    @ coldwarrior:

    I don’t remember what Kirchner in Argentina has taken over exactly. However, they regularly devalue their currency. At least once per 20 years.


  106. coldwarrior
    109 | March 16, 2013 7:50 pm

    yenta-fada wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    I don’t remember what Kirchner in Argentina has taken over exactly. However, they regularly devalue their currency. At least once per 20 years.

    anyone who invests anything other than hot money into argiland is a maniac


  107. yenta-fada
    110 | March 16, 2013 7:51 pm

    The cameraman and the lion.


  108. coldwarrior
    111 | March 16, 2013 7:52 pm

    @ yenta-fada:

    i want that rover.

    new thread at 8pm eastern.

    some levity for a saturday night


  109. yenta-fada
    112 | March 16, 2013 7:52 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    I don’t remember what Kirchner in Argentina has taken over exactly. However, they regularly devalue their currency. At least once per 20 years.
    anyone who invests anything other than hot money into argiland is a maniac

    I got stuck in McEwen Mining which has a mine in Argentina. Brilliant management/good mine/wrong place.


  110. yenta-fada
    113 | March 16, 2013 7:53 pm

    coldwarrior wrote:

    @ yenta-fada:
    i want that rover.
    new thread at 8pm eastern.
    some levity for a saturday night

    Good plan! You actually noticed the car? lol


  111. coldwarrior
    114 | March 16, 2013 7:53 pm

    gotta put the twin crumbcrunchers in bed. see yinz on the next thread


  112. yenta-fada
    115 | March 16, 2013 7:56 pm

    CynicalConservative wrote:

    @ coldwarrior:
    And what, if anything, can your average Joe do about it.
    /galt

    Hard assets. Whatever that might mean to you and your personal situation. No guarantees on timing, of course. If anybody can tell you the timing, imo they are lying.


  113. CynicalConservative
    116 | March 16, 2013 8:21 pm

    @ coldwarrior:
    @ yenta-fada:

    Oh, I know. Was mostly rhetorical.

    /galt


  114. 117 | March 16, 2013 10:38 pm

    Macker wrote:

    @ Bumr50:
    It’s because the Flaming Gay movement wants to shove Gay ‘marriage’ down the rest of the country’s throats like, well…you know!

    EXACTLY.

    It’s part of the leftist war on Christianity -- particularly on its more traditional forms. They want us to knuckle under and abandon our principles -- and if we don’t, they want to marginalize us as “bigots.”

    coldwarrior wrote:

    yenta-fada wrote:
    Bumr50 wrote:
    @ coldwarrior:
    Are the chieftains the ones in charge of the opium?
    They probably NEVER want us to leave…
    How many banks launder drug money? All of them? Most of them? Do governments get a cut. Opium is a currency. That explains why I have to have photo ID to get prescribed painkillers though. //

    our boys in kosovo (the narco state set up by W launder and transport just about all of the opium out of afghanistan)
    kinda makes ya go hmmmmmmm
    heroin has never been cheaper and more potent

    The narco state was set up by the Clintons, but the Shrub cemented it into place. They’re all a bunch of sewer rats.


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