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  1. June 21, 2015 at 11:11 pm

    Aloha, LN pups…!

  2. June 21, 2015 at 11:12 pm
  3. Chris Maukonen
    June 21, 2015 at 11:15 pm
  4. June 21, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    *heh* At about this same time on Fathers Day ’92, my Better Half had me rushing her to the ER for my stubborn little cuss middle’un, that I swore she held out on me for the penultimate D-Day, being born in the wee hours of the 22nd…! 😉

    Funny how this year coincides with it again…! 😉

  5. June 21, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    Aloha, cmk…! How’s Cleveburgh doing…? 😉

  6. June 21, 2015 at 11:25 pm

    She did call me today, and, tomorrow nite I’ll be cooking for her Bday party, at her place, so I’ll warn y’all ahead of time that I’ll be in-and-out…! 😉

  7. Chris Maukonen
    June 21, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    Cool and wet.

  8. June 21, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    T.S. Bill is cruising thru…?

  9. June 21, 2015 at 11:33 pm
  10. Chris Maukonen
    June 21, 2015 at 11:35 pm

    No…that pass by to the south. Just moist unstable air and a series of cold fronts/

  11. Pluto
    June 21, 2015 at 11:37 pm

    So, I decided to see what Zero Hedge published on a Sunday night (US) when the markets are closed. (My Asian market opens at 4PM PST on Sunday and 11PM PST in Europe — but I wanted to see the US push.) Zero Hedge is generally “contrarian” (to use the lingo of old farts). Or, you could call it financial CT, to use the lingo of “lost farts in the wind.”

    The point is, just about everybody reads it because it is largely based on “news drivers” — which is data released by the markets and central banks of the world. It also features notables discussing news drivers.

    (Gawd, I exhausted myself writing that preamble. Bookmark it so I don’t ever have to do it again.)

    Here’s what’s on their feed right now. Just an FYI. (these are invisible links courtesy the folks who spec’d Disqus for use on FDL— Disqus can be spec’d to highlight links for sites that have an interest in usability.)

    * UK Government Study Finds: If Nothing Is Done, Expect Civilizations’ Collapse By 2040

    New scientific models supported by the British government’s Foreign Office show that if we don’t change course, in less than three decades industrial civilisation will essentially collapse due to catastrophic food shortages, triggered by a combination of climate change, water scarcity, energy crisis, and political instability.

    * Who Said It?

    … the long-term deficit and debt that we have accumulated is unsustainable. We can’t keep on just borrowing from China, or borrowing from other countries because part of it is, we have to pay interest on that debt. And that means that we’re mortgaging our children’s future with more and more debt, but what’s also true is that at some point they’re just going to get tired of buying our debt. And when that happens, we will really have to raise interest rates to be able to borrow, and that will raise interest rates for everybody — on your auto loan, on your mortgage, on — so it will have a dampening effect on the economy.

    … I will repeat again that my administration is going to seek to work with Congress to execute serious entitlement reform that preserves a safety net for our seniors, for people with disabilities, but also puts it on a firmer, stable footing so that people’s retirements are going to be secure not just for this generation, but also for the next generation.

    * Paul Craig Roberts: “Washington Is Impotent To Prevent Armageddon”

    The West is impotent to prevent Armageddon. It is up to Russia and China, and as Washington has framed the dilemma, Armageddon can only be prevented by Russia and China accepting vassal status. This is not going to happen. Why would any self-respecting people submit to the corrupt West? The hope is that Washington will cause its European vassals to rebel by pushing them too hard into conflict with Russia. If European politicians were to break from Washington’s hegemony and instead represent European interests, Washington would be deprived of cover for its war crimes. The breakdown of the neoconservative unipower model would then be apparent even to Washington, and the world would become a safer and better place.

    * Jim Rogers: Turmoil Is Coming

    “I suspect in the next year or two we will see some kind of major, major problems in the world financial markets. I would suspect when we have this correction, it’s going to cause central banks to panic… they will print and spend and borrow, but there comes a time when people are just going to say ‘We don’t want to play this game anymore’. And at that point, the world has serious, serious problems because there’s nothing to rescue us. I suspect the next economic/financial collapse will be the one they can’t deal with.”

    * Investing Simplified

    Who’s your daddy?

  12. June 21, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    Great job, Pluto…! 😉

  13. June 22, 2015 at 12:00 am
  14. June 22, 2015 at 12:21 am

    *sigh* Somebody has an Ocean-sized ego…!

  15. Chris Maukonen
    June 22, 2015 at 12:35 am

    I trust Tyler Durden more than I trust you, which is not at all.

  16. June 22, 2015 at 12:38 am

    Indubitably so, cmk…! 😉

  17. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 12:39 am

    this appears a very conservative assessment. my research has a shorter time line.

  18. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 12:39 am

    cohen the poet

  19. June 22, 2015 at 12:40 am

    Aloha, ts…! How’s the hinterlands tonite.,..?

  20. June 22, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Grow up, dub…! Have you ever researched a single NGO, lo these many daze of sheer bullshit buffoonery…? 8-(

  21. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 12:49 am

    well, beautiful, and my selfish nature hopes you will never be gainfully employed

  22. June 22, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Well gosh, ts, I gotta do something to pay my way…! 8-(

  23. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 12:53 am

    didn’t know he wrote a novel. the world needs more lovers

  24. June 22, 2015 at 12:54 am
  25. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 12:56 am

    sorry tuttle, really enjoy your presence

  26. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:06 am

    yes, yes. think big brother has a plan. if i have to eat wedgitables, so be it

  27. June 22, 2015 at 1:08 am
  28. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

    think this lady could skip high school and go to college

  29. June 22, 2015 at 1:15 am

    I should add that she’s also in the second trimester of my latest grandchild…! I’m truly hoping it’s a gal to reign in her rowdy older brother…! 😉

  30. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:15 am


  31. June 22, 2015 at 1:16 am

    *heh* Gotta luv her heart, eh ts…? 😉

  32. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:18 am

    hey grandpa, or pappa terry

  33. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:19 am

    your name never sounded so sweet

  34. June 22, 2015 at 1:24 am

    Happy Summer Soltice as well, y’all…! 😉

  35. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 1:25 am

    don’t worry about nothing, cause he’s got his own

  36. June 22, 2015 at 1:30 am
  37. June 22, 2015 at 1:49 am

    Interestingly, Al Jazeera, posted some great video clips…!

    And some Lebanese blowback is clearly afoot…Lebanon arrests guards over prison beatings

  38. June 22, 2015 at 1:57 am

    At what conceivable juncture have ya evah been right about anything, dubs…? 8-(

  39. June 22, 2015 at 2:04 am
  40. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 2:06 am

    this is good shit

  41. June 22, 2015 at 2:16 am
  42. terry sexton
    June 22, 2015 at 2:24 am

    dub, you’ve got it. thank you

  43. June 22, 2015 at 2:35 am

    So much for the grand Pesh Merga’s safety…! Wonder how many will dare to make the sojourn to Kabul…? 8-(

    Afghan parliament comes under militants’ attack

  44. June 22, 2015 at 2:37 am
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  46. June 22, 2015 at 3:29 am

    this IS a big deal.

    Ya think so…? Taliban attack Afghan parliament in brazen assault

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  49. Ruth
    June 22, 2015 at 4:14 am

    thanks Pluto, surely times they are not a’changin’
    Here in Jollie Olde place, it’s after 9 and there on the ET it’s 3 ish
    Off to see the sights here.

  50. June 22, 2015 at 4:51 am

    How long are ya staying in Jolly Olde England, Ruth…? 😉

    Are ya gonna crosspaths with my BH, in Heathrow, on the 25th-26th…? 😉

  51. June 22, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Naturally, you’re completely ass-backwards in your assessment, dubs…! 8-(

  52. Ruth
    June 22, 2015 at 5:03 am

    oh, how funny. the 25th I’ll begin doing the little bit I am here for, going to some therapy with Avedon, who is putting me up while I help her get to and from. Wish BH would be here tomorrow, when the pavilion goes up at Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, another item worth traveling here to visit.
    And I’m staying out in the Indian area of London, Green Street, yes great atmosphere.

  53. June 22, 2015 at 5:09 am

    My BH is headed to the (annual) International Congress of the Salvation Army, Ruth…! It’ll be her very first experience with Europe…! Wish I could’ve afforded the opportunity for her to see Paris and Rome, as well…! 😉

  54. Ruth
    June 22, 2015 at 5:13 am

    Sounds really good, she’ll have a chance to see some of the sights and still won’t be a trip just for frippery, when you feel guilty spending the money. The place can be costly.
    Now off to the British Museum for some hours of awe.
    good days, pups.