Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year in 2011!

Hello out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re!

I hope everyone had a great holiday week. I basically took cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 whole week off from doing much of anything and it was very nice. Slowing things down can be fun too. I wanted to share a few recent items as well as a few words.

First off, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big snowstorm that came early last week turned out to not be too bad here. Maybe 8 inches of snow, but it snowed for like 18 hours so it seemed like more. Luckily it was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 super light stuff, easy to move. Here is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 House after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 storm looking very pretty all wintered up:

Don't bug me about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 house color, it is atrocious and will be repainted next year I think.

For Christmas dinner I made a 7 pound Prime Rib on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Big Steel Keg. I had never cooked in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cold air before (it was about 20 degrees) and thus I had some temperature control issues as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cold air was like jet fuel for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lump charcoal! I had wanted to cook cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 roast for about 4-4.5 hours at 300 degrees, but it was more like 3 hours at 350-375! The meal tasted wonderful, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was only medium done meat, no medium rare to rare was achieved. What can you do. Here is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 roast before:

And after it was done:

Still looks great at least!

The last news item refers to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 new addition to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 family! A little kitten was adopted from our local Humane Society! Long time readers may know that I love cats very much. When my last cat died a while back I was seriously hurt and it had taken a LONG time to even think about anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r cat. After about 6 months of trips to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Humane Society (who do a great job!) I found a new companion, her name is Jessie and she is a torti mix who is as sweet as it gets:

Of course all tortoise coat cats have a wild streak and she set out right after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Christmas Tree ornaments as fair game:

Little monster!

Our Pug dog Norman was upset for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first couple of days with a new competitor, but he has settled in well now. It is fun to have a cat again.

I know I am supposed to say something memorable or uplifting going into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New Year. I guess I am going to come up short. 2010 was at times great, terrible, successful, a mess, fun, and sad. I would imagine most can say that about any year. All I know is I am committed to getting myself rolling in 2011 and that means some real work on my trading. I kept a bunch of models of various things I had wanted to work on and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y would have done really well (what didn't in 2010?) but I was just not into it. In 2011, I want some money! I am looking forward to writing more as well. Who wants Friday Night Blogging back?

Most of all a fresh start is always cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 promise of New Years, and that is a good promise indeed. I wish everyone a wonderful 2011 and I would hope cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 promise of a fresh start will help you as well.

Have a good night.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I wanted to extend a Merry Christmas to everyone today. For me cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only thing bigger than Christmas is some one's birthday, but Christmas is my favorite holiday by far. It is almost enough to make me like winter just a little.

Our tradition here is to open all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 presents between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wife and I on Christmas Eve after a Chinese food dinner and so it is again this year. We will have company on Christmas day and I have a nice 7 pound Prime Rib Roast going on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Big Steel Keg tomorrow. I will try and grab a few pictures.

I wanted to say thanks to all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 great readers, visitors, and friends that stop by and make this site so much fun. Readers like Watchtower are one in a million and Gawains always can surprise you with his literary talents. I do plan on getting back into things in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New Years so we can all try and make a few bucks.

Merry Christmas again and thanks everyone.

Have a Great Christmas Weekend!

Monday, December 20, 2010

I Love Wintertime

It was a classic day here in Massachusetts. Banner even, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kind of day that removes any doubt that this state has more idiots than any ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r two states put togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r (excluding Washington DC of course).

What happened? How about a quarter inch of snow that's what! While long time residents of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bay State know snow, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re must be a 95% population turnover here year in and year out because everyone goes all mega donkey stupid at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first hint of frozen water falling from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sky as a punishment from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r gods.

I had a 3.5 hour commute home to move 29 miles! How's that for efficiency?

My only question for my beloved home state is this:
Why are you all so stupid? It's a simple question though cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 answers promise to be complicated.

Heard of Gaussian Distribution? I love that science fact when viewed through cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 prism of asking people questions. Ask 100 people if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are dumb, average intelligence, or very smart and 9 out of 10 will say cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are very smart. Of course we know that is not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 case, but whatever.

Anyways, one work day to go. I am hoping for no weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r related issues tomorrow.

Have a good night.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Sunday Night Football

Quick note for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 night.

Sunday Night Football and Christmas Stuff
Quiet weekend and I guess that is good. Looking forward to some Sunday Night Football where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New England Patriots can put a strangle hold on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 number one playoff seed with a win over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Packers. The Packers will not have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir starting QB Aaron Rodgers playing, so a bit of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 luster of this game is lost.

The New York Jets played a rough, physical game against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Steelers today and won a huge road game. I told you those Jets were good!

I am hoping cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Kansas City Chiefs win out as to keep cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 San Diego Chargers out of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs!

The New Orleans Saints lost a tough game in Baltimore to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Ravens so any Superbowl defense will come all on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road. Too bad cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will only be cold weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r outdoor teams in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs except cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Falcons!

WTF happened to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Giants in 7 minutes?????? Wow that was bad.

Two work days to go cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n off until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New Year. I for one cannot wait to swing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 calendar to a new start. I need one badly. So badly.

Have a good night.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Checking In Near Years End

Hello out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re! The cold has really moved in here in New England. Luckily I have tomorrow at work, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n Monday and Tuesday and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n I am off until 2011. I need cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time off that is for sure.

I hope all is well for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 regular readers and occasional stoppers by. I wanted everyone to know I am fine I just have not been really thinking about things financial for a bit. When i do it seems things remain cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same anyway! I am getting pretty excited for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NFL playoff season and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New England Patriots are really doing well. Who knows what can happen this year in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs? It should be wild.

With cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time off I will probably write a bit more. At this point I think I am moving away from trying to change things (that worked!) and just going with what is. 3 full years is a long time to hope for change, it ain't happening. As such, my sarcastic biting wit will remain, along with my endless complaints on things government intervention and banking. I think more science, movies, and tid bits will find cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir way in. I will also share any trades I make as I see plenty of ways to do some damage using my tested system of "using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 script" provided by "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 things that have to happen". Investing for dummies as it is.

On a macro level, here are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 things I am thinking that will come into play. Will cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y in 2011? 2015? I don't know but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are. Without too much writing about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m, here are some central tenets of how I see things after 3 years of on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fly education in finance:

-The Notional Issue is a huge one. What is money, derivatives, options, central bank asset swaps, leverage, and debt guarantees? Heck if I know, but many want to know now. Whecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r we are talking notional bets on gold which dwarf cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 actual metal (all hedged of course so no worries!) or just something as simple as all banks being insolvent in 1 nanosecond with mark to market accounting in place this perpetual machine of credit/debt/promises has been shown as hollow as those Palmer fake chocolate figures (chocolate flavored chocolate, gotta love it!) I love so much. In case you had no idea, here is no perpetual motion machine. I feel this is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 single biggest issue facing things economic. The Notional, as I have coined it, serves only those that benefit from it. Let's face it, a monster share of all trading that is done is of limited to zero value to anything except those making cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trades. They serve no function ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r than to generate churn and small slivers (chop marks?) of return.

-The Script is anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r big one. I know bond yields are rising and this means eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy is about to rocket off past Voyager 1 at light speed or cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar is about to lose all it's value (notional?) but don't get excited and pass out just yet. A home mortgage at 6% or 7%? Good joke, but no worries. Welcome to QE just add numbers. This of course feeds back into The Notional. Can cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FED swap out enough stuff with banks so yields stay low and banks finally deploy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 goods (unlimited credit)? Who knows, but that is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 script. Eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r way, it will be more than interesting to watch.

-The Big Lie will also come into play in between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 two ideas above. Right now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ECB is peeing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir pants in a dark suit over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea that senior bond holders may have to take a hair cut (just a bit off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 top please!). The Big Lie is that this will make raising money impossible in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 debt markets. It will, for about 5 minutes. After a restructure and a more believable plan (I did not say really possible, but more believable!) money will rush in to fund a new "hot sector". This was always possible here as well and all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "credit markets would have frozen and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world would have ended" dumb asses would have been right...for about 24 hours. What if debt holders lost big? They would DOUBLE DOWN on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next play! What is so hard to understand here? Banking is older than prostitution for a reason, it makes money when done even kind of right. You have to really mess it up to lose.

I have to say to do miss writing here most nights. Maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will be a Friday Night post? Who can say. Until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n, sound off and try not to savage me like poor Kid Dynamite got attacked after a few contentious articles! I wanted to make a Youtube video asking "LEAVE KID ALONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" after all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 drama but I know he is good to go.

Have a good night.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Quick Note

It has been a really busy weekend so just a couple notes.

So, Is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re or is There Not a JP Morgan Short Silver Position?
Kid Dynamite makes a cogent, solid case that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 JPM silver short is not all that:
The Greatest Story Ever Told
Persuasive, but of course if anything going on was easily seen what sense does that make? What next? Mark to market accounting, HAHAHAHAHAH!?

New England Patriots - All Weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r Foes
Not much to say. First place Chicago Bears, in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir stadium, in weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r that was horrid, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pats deliver a blow out. Scary stuff. One win or maybe 2 in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last 3 games and ALL AFC playoff games come through New England. Good luck with that. Did Branch have 160 yards receiving? Really?

Have a good night.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Patriots win and More Robots

Well that was a long night of watching football!

New England Patriots Win
A stunning 45-3 win last night by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New England Patriots over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rival New York Jets! Tom Brady was in full command of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game, and as I have written before, when he is on like that it is good night.

It was a huge win but no one should get crazy here. The Patriots have a defense with tons of holes and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are much better at home than on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 road. The Patriots are a very good team playing good football. The Jets seemed overwhelmed and all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hype before cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game may have spooked cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m. I do not think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jets are anywhere near as bad as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y looked last night.

I want to eat crow about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Randy Moss trade a while back. I thought that move would hurt cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pats, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have been more dynamic on offense ever since. Moss just goes straight down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 field, Deion Branch is able to run all kind of routes to drive cornerbacks crazy. Branch burnt Antonio Cromartie repeatedly last night, while Cromartie usually shuts down Moss. I was wrong.

Real Steel Film
Seems I am not cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 only one who thinks robots will take over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Earth! In a new film that I am very interested in seeing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future boxers are high tech robots! Sounds interesting indeed:
Real Steel
Hugh Jackman plays Charlie Kenton, a washed-up fighter who lost his chance at a title when 2000-pound, 8-foot-tall steel robots took over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ring. Now nothing but a small-time promoter, Charlie earns just enough money piecing togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r low-end bots from scrap metal to get from one underground boxing venue to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next. When Charlie hits rock bottom, he reluctantly teams up with his estranged son Max (Dakota Goyo) to build and train a championship contender. As cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stakes in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 brutal, no-holds-barred arena are raised, Charlie and Max, against all odds, get one last shot at a comeback.

io9 has a nice round up of news as well:
We were already excited for Real Steel, Hugh Jackman's movie about robot boxers pounding each ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r to scrap — but now we've read cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 script, and we're twice as stoked. This is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 robo-rumble you've been waiting for. Spoilers below.
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Have a good night.

Monday, December 6, 2010

New York Jets at New England Patriots 12-6-2010

It does not get much bigger than tonight:


AT


It is very rare to have two fine teams playing a divisional game late in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 year with so much riding on it. The winner tonight has cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inside track to home field advantage throughout cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 loser will have to grab a wild card spot and go travelling in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 playoffs. When looking at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NFC, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 winner here would look mighty fine indeed.

So who is going to win? I cannot pick cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jets even if I wanted to! I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Patriots hold on late for a 27-24 squeaker win. I would not be surprised to see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jets win, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are playing very well and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir defense is a real edge. My man Jake at EconomPic is a huge Jets fan so I wish him luck but not really.

In any case, a special Monday Night Football game is upon us.

Have a good night.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Battle: Los Angeles Film

Um, yes this looks cool:

Battle: Los Angeles

Based upon this strange incident in 1942:
Battle of Los Angeles

Alternate creepy trailer here.

Of course I love this kind of stuff.

Have a good night.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The End of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Week 12/3/2010

The cold air has really moved in now and it feels very much like winter. This is not great, but it is unavoidable of course. Still, A Friday night post is sure to keep things warm, yes?

Views on Things
Maybe my last post was spot on with timing. The jobs number today was a mess, and I think it says reams about how things are that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 headlines about 5 minutes after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 release were that this report was an "outlier" or "not true, sure to revised way higher". Of course we have had two years of strange job loss numbers but those were all just outliers as well. The trend will change at some point, may as well price it in 12 months in advance, right? Exactly.

With cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy roaring as hard as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2007 highs (well not quite) cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stock market thinks it's time to get parabolic. Why not indeed. Even this Sunday on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 show "60 Minutes" Boom Boom Bernanke will make it clear cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 spice, I mean cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 liquidity will flow! Here is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 relevant headline:
Bernanke Tells Nation This Sunday: More QE Coming
Because I am blinded by my bearishness and refuse to see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stellar data in front of me I would ask why we need any more QE if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 recovery is pouring forth like a tsunami of prosperity? I could ask, but I am an idiot after all. The plan has been clear for a while now, but as anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r reminder, here is Sir Alan Greenspan in case any hotshot stock pickers need a reminder that a rising tide makes everyone look brilliant:
Addressing a gamut of issues, from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 European debt crisis to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 floundering US housing industry, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 former central bank chief said cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rising stock market—up more than 80 percent from its March 2009 financial crisis lows—has been pivotal.
“There’s a real upward momentum here,” he said. “I think we are underestimating and continuing to underestimate how important asset prices, very specifically equity prices, are not only to shareholders but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy as a whole.”
The point is important in that it as at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 center of current Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke’s efforts. The Fed has dramatically expanded its balance sheet in hopes that more liquidity in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy will help drive up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 prices of riskier assets, particularly stocks.
Such movement helps create psychological momentum that in turns lifts everything else, advocates of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 policy say.
Got it?

Now how many shares of AAPL or AMZN cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long term unemployed have or how much is left of many 401k's after all this time probably is not important, someone is making out. As Gordon Gekko said in "Wall Street" though, stock trading is a zero sum game; for all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 multigenerational winners of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last big run somebody has to lose. Care to take a guess who that is? Go on, try it.

As always, Ilargi of The Automatic Earth tends to say what I want to better than I do, so I will add this quote to last night's post on how I see things:
As uncertainty has increased, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re has been more and more emphasis on gaming cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 system in order to wring a quick profit out of it and less and less emphasis on productive investment, as productive investments have too long a time horizon to deliver gains in a world proceeding at a frenetic pace. This has been going on for years, and has led to our current milieu of casino capitalism, or ponzi finance.

This system of money chasing its own tail in ever tighter circles is clearly unstable, and I would argue is about to self-destruct under cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 increasing pressure of its own internal contradictions and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 catabolic (self-consuming) process taken past real limits. As it does so, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pace of change will becomes even more rapid for a period of time, and coupled to that will be increasing hardship for a critical mass of people.
Nice.

Friday Night Entertainment
Some lighter stuff to get you ready for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weekend. Monday Night Football cannot come soon enough.

Visual Cues
Because seeing is so much easier.

Well, it is Friday:
Funny Pictures - Friday I'm In Love Cats
see more Lolcats and funny pictures
I know you all feel this way.

We do need social security reform because all those oldies have had plenty of time to buy and hold enough stocks to make cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m rich a few times over, yes?:
epic fail photos - Oddly Specific: Pay Up Gramps!
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Indeed.

Questions
Some items worth a ponder.

-What is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 purpose of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 X-37B and why was it in orbit for 7 months?
-How unimaginable is 6,000,000 megatons of TNT (600 times cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world's nuclear arsenal) which was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 power of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 punch comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 delivered to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 planet Jupiter in 1994? Wow.
-The master puzzle Kryptos is still unsolved, so maybe section 4 was made wrong?
-The Anasazi of very early America had awesome houses, how did cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do it?:


Rock Blogging
A few tunes for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weekend.

A couple of oldies that I have always loved.

The Everly Brocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs and "All I Have to do is Dream":

What vocals!

Look I know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Beatles (LMAO) and Elvis are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 true kings of rock and roll, or so cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 story goes. So what about Bo Diddley? Oh, you don't know? Well try this out:

Yeah, that's good.

No I have not been lying that I am 34, just like old stuff too! One more that I have had one before, Sha Na Na and "Those Magic Changes":

Just like that one!

Ok, I will get somewhat modern!

Let's get a little nasty with Rage Against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Machine and "Guerrilla Radio" LIVE on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Letterman show:

SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you want to laugh your ass off at a funny cover, here is Alanis Morissette trying and failing BIG TIME! Just stop.

Maybe a top 10 song for me is Black Sabbath's melodic, dark, and moody "Planet Caravan":

Sweet.

Two left.

Ok, I am not religious at all (though I love religion tales and stories!) so I am submitting cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kick ass tune "Calling on You" by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 80's band Stryper because it rocks:


Last call!

Evanescence closes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 show with "Breacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 No More", and a sad tune it is:

Ouch.

Have a good night.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Optimism is a Blind Spot Too

Well I had wanted to stay off posting for a bit but I saw a few things over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past few days that eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r hit me or bocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365red me and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n some nifty science stuff came out today that was wild so a quick post.

Optimism is a Blind Spot Too
I have been reading so many victory lap stories and many "it was all so clear what where you thinking?" type posts as of late and it is starting to get me annoyed. There are two sides to my annoyance, one philosophical and one scientific, which have simmered for a few days now. I will present cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m even though I had wanted to stay off this stuff for a while for holiday spirit reasons.

I don't even want to spend much time on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 philosophical objection I have to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shaking with excitement of a bull run folks who endlessly parade "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stock market is up and jobless claims are down 3%, it's a nirvana!" type stuff. Great. Wonderful. Glad you rode it up, you are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greatest investor/trader/gambler/crystal ball watcher/dart thrower perhaps of all time to have ridden a "generational move up in markets" and thus we should all commit all our capital now or whatever. I fully understand many have a profession that requires cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to trade and make money for clients. That is your choice. Just know you are part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 structural problem with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 big banks and an overweight financial sector. It's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 truth. Again, no problem and I respect cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 talent and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 balls you got BIGTIME! But don't complain and write books about how bad cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 behavior out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n do it as well, that's pretty lame. Weak even. We all have choices. I work in biotech, but I will not test stuff by jamming it in animal eyes to make a buck, I draw cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 line. Enough said.

My second annoyance is more practical. Take out your graphical tools and punch up all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "hard data" you want. Match it up with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stock market. The markets have bet on improvement with not much to back it up until very recently. Eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r markets are priced right now to perfection, a monster explosion of mythic proportions is at hand for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy, or wishful thinking and dependence on liquidity without end is priced in. Corporate profits are wonderful but most of that is based on:
-employment cuts
-low input costs (until recently)
-ultra cheapo money rates (thanks FED for some disclosure!)

All of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se are sure long term dependable strategies. They all back up my point about structural low rates being market guarantees, not short term props. Thanks, it's hard being right.

Finally, I submit my fianl evidence, Krispy Kreme Donuts. Can a market be driven by excess easy cash (liquidity that needs a home?), algos, technical bots, and momentum players looking to "sell to you sucka!" to borrow a phrase from Kid Dynamite? Via FINVIZ:

Well cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latest rating on this stock had a price target of $5! Blew up past that by a mite, yes? Up 20% in one day? Is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 donut business recovery better than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rail traffic recovery? WTF?

Oh, don't bocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r leaving a comment about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 double top on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chart breaking cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 double over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 shoulder boulder holder pattern or ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r crap, 20% moves in 5 minutes are not normal nor reasonable unless market players are eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r:
-Retarded and got super surprised
-Playing games
Occam's Razor argues for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 latter reason.

I can imagine this post is coming off a bit nasty, and I would ask anyone offended to maybe re-read it later and think about it before ripping me (all 6 of you that read it, LOL). In any case I welcome all input.

Arsenic as a Phosphate Substitute
I was super excited when I read a week ago about NASA's press conference to come today concerning a "find" in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 astrobiology field. Of course I was dreaming of weird bacteria, water bears, or ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r strange life that maybe hitched a ride here on a Mars meteorite (hint to you rich guys; chicks will dig holding a rock that came all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 planet Mars and enjoy cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 tale more than a ride in Porsche!) or ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r pathway. Most scientists accept that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Earth's water came here via comet impact, why not life as well that adapted?

I was a little let down to find out that a new bacterium was fully studied (it was known before) and had unusual abilities. After I read about those abilities, I was excited again!

It seems cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 GFAJ-1 strain of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Halomonadaceae can fully utilize arsenic to form DNA backbones (hence RNA as well) and use arsenic as an ATP coupler too! Ok, I know that sounds like a big who cares but it's huge! Here is a DNA molecule and I trust readers here know what DNA is:

Ok, in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 diagram, every P with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 O's attached is a phosphate backbone of DNA, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 helical secret of life. Arsenic is of course very toxic as it is reactive with proteins in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bad way! But this bacteria can affix As as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 DNA/RNA/ATP backbone! This is bigger news than you may think.

One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 basic tenets of science is that for life to exist elsewhere, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 basic molecules we use must be in place. I always have found this to be both limited and Earth centric. Today we see a species on Earth that can use an alternate to phosphate for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 building blocks of life! HUGE CAVEAT: This bacteria lives at a pH of 10! This is super basic (think TUMS antacid times 10!) so this may remediate cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 charges on arsenic in some way, but lets have fun!.

Arsenic is Phosphorous' next neighbor, as Silicon is Carbon's! This news is big, much bigger and more important than ECB stealth bond buying (which everyone knows, but pretends cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y don't to make a buck, it's all about who's richer right?) and it is bigger than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FED laying out trillions on bad collateral because in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 long run we are all dead and that stuff will make par value.

Have a good night.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Cost of Capital

Just a quick note for tonight.

The Cost of Capital
There has been a strange dynamic in play for about a year now in regards to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cost of capital. In normal markets rates are set by various inputs that in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 end give both cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 borrower and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 creditor a feeling that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are getting "fair value" both in taking cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 loan and in making it.

That is not how things work anymore. What would a mortgage written by a bank cost right now if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y were left alone to set rates? With cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 double dip in home prices already here and a slew of inventory on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 books, I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 10 year US Treasury number would not even be in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ball park. Of course policy now is to make sure those rates stay ultra low.

CDS spreads have gone crazy for many European countries, but I have been watching CDS spreads for some time and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y fail to make me take cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m too serious. What is serious is even a troubled state like Portugal is looking at rates going up to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 7% level(up from 4% in March) but along comes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ECB and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y say "that is not right, we will lend money at 4% or 5%". The US FED has done much cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 same here. Add to this troubled US states like California have been taking advantage of US backed muni debt sales at rates far below what a open market would demand.

Now I think we all know that distortions cause problems....eventually. Easy money has a nasty habit of finding poor places to live. You can get things like bubbles or woefully miss priced instruments of all kinds that imply a lack of risk that simply does not exist. I think this should be clear. But let's look at anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r point.

If creditors are forced by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 will and actions of government to lend at lower rates than cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y might want to, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are going to push rates where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can much higher. I would ask you all to review your credit card rates over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past year and see how cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y are moving. I just got a huge letter from my bank explaining cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 monster fees and penalties that will result now if I go into overdraft or miss any kind of payment on anything. Of course no one speaks for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 little guy here, we will all just pay high rates and fees because that is where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 banking system has pricing power now. They will chase return where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y can.

Taking a step back, when you read that Ireland or whomever simply cannot pay debt back at such "high rates" as 7%, or even 10% cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is an issue cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re. If a US state is on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 verge of going bust over a 2% difference in a loan rate that is really walking a fine line. Yes, I know we are talking big bucks and it adds up, but really? I have argued that artificial low rates are now a structural necessity, not a short term support mechanism. Can cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 10 year really be at 6% in 2 years without major issues? I would ask that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 readers ponder what steps will be needed to keep rates of all stripes at all time lows for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next 5 years at a minimum and write cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m down or write cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 comments. Going furcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r, ponder what avenues will be used by creditors to balance out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir "fake risk" book with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir "real risk" book. I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 answers will be useful in making investment decisions going forward.

Have a good night.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sith Lords of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Star Wars Expanded Universe

I spent cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 better part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last two days fixing up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 half bathroom on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first floor. New counter vinyl covering, new light fixtures, and new bathroom sink and faucet. The sink was quite an issue as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 supplied gasket for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 drain would not seal and I went all over creation trying to find a larger gasket to fit cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 larger sink. I think I have it done now, but what a path to get cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re. At least cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bathroom looks good and I also changed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hallway ceiling lights as well. Time for a break!

Sith Lords of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Star Wars Expanded Universe
Most of you know I am a monster Star Wars fan, especially for all things Sith related. I understand that not many know of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 characters of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Expanded Universe, so here is a gallery and quick note on some Dark Lords of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sith you may not know.

Darth Sion
One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 three members of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sith Triumvirate in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 game Knights of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Old Republic: The Sith Lords, Darth Sion was held togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r by his embrace of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 darkside of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 force:


Darth Traya
Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r member of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 KOTOR Triumvirate, Darth Traya is as cool a character as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is in Star Wars:


Darth Bane
The Sith Lord who made "The Rule of Two", Darth Bane is perhaps cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greatest Sith in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Expanded Universe:

My personal favorite.

Darth Zannah
Darth Bane's apprentice and eventual conqueror, Darth Zannah is a master of Sith Alchemy and uses a double bladed lightsaber:


Darth Plagueis
The master of Darth Sidious, it is thought that Plagueis was cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first to create life through influence on midichlorians (Anakin Skywalker) and next year cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re will be a new novel about this mysterious Sith Lord:


Naga Sadow
An ancient Sith Lord, Naga Sadow pictured here with his meditation Sphere:

The ancient Sith used Sith Swords which were created with alchemy and could withstand lightsaber battles.

Freedon Nadd
One of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first Sith Lords to have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ability to imbue his spirit to remain, Freedon Nadd is a curious Expanded Universe character:


Of course cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sith used Holocrons like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Jedi, but Sith artifacts were triangle in shape:

Nifty.

Of course cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greatest of all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sith, Darth Sidious, was a master of influence. Here is a picture I love of Sidious and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future Darth Vader:


Have a good night.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving
Could not ask for more today. Weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r is about 50 degrees, not cold but still cool like this time of year should be. All cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 grub is on schedule to be cooked (sorry, wife said NO to a turkey on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 smoker) and plenty of football on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way.

The Wiki entry for today:
Thanksgiving

Don't bocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r me with comments about how we used native Americans and Thanksgiving is a scam, I like this holiday so too bad:


Thanks to everyone that makes this so much fun. Thanks for all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 great readers that come by and offer so much. Have a drink on me all.

Have a good day.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Darth Vader and Lord Voldemort: A Comparison

Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r funny find today.

Darth Vader and Lord Voldemort: A Comparison
Here is a contest of supervillains! Via NerdBastards (click over or click picture for better view):

Enjoy!

Have a good night.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Perspective

Nifty find today.

US Debt in Perspective
Found this gem of a post over at Ptak Science Books. Click on over for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ultra cool graphs of US debt from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 later 1800's.

Key summary by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 author:
What we see here is a history of American federal indebtedness from 1791 (when cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 public debt stood at 75.1 million dollars) to 1881 (about 2 billion). Using cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 CPI (consumer price index) as a factor to translate that number in 2008 dollars (or so), cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2 bil grows to about $40 billion (a nickel cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n is about a dollar now). The interesting part of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 legend--and what drew me to this graphic even before its somewhat unique shape--state "1"--370 millions", that is one inch of pink horizontal bar stands for about $370,000,000, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last bar on this graph is about 6 inches long, which, adjusted for inflation, would now be about 10 feet long. .That said, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 really interesting part comes next--if we use this measure to graph a horizontal bar for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 American debt as it stands in 2008, it would pink a pink bar that was about a HALF MILE long to express our 10(+) trillion dollars of debt. OR, somehow, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 old debt of 1881 would be about 1 story of a house, while cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 2008 version would be up one side of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Empire State Building and down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r (and yes that includes cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 aerials). I don't know how to put this comparison in context, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 differences are so staggering.

Again, go cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 graphs, it is worth cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 stop.

I guess it is true, some have worried about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 US debt for a long time but it never matters! This is excellent news. Soon I am thinking a new 100 year roll over of all national debts of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world will happen and we can deal with it cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n.

Have a good night.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Wowza!

Allow me:



The New England Patriots held on for a huge win in a huge game against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hated rivals Indianapolis Colts. 31-28 and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 difference was a slight jam against Peyton Manning on his final pass that resulted in a game ending interception. Tom Brady has now won 25 games in a row at home and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Patriots are 8-2. Shocking really.

My second love, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New Orleans Saints have caught fire and are looking very stout indeed. Who in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 NFC can beat cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m? Exactly.

In racing news Jimmie Johnson won his 5th straight title which would make him cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 greatest driver of all time, but allow me to be blunt; those fuckers cheat and everyone knows it. Johnson is a pansy and a bore. Where cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hell is Dale Earnhardt when you need him? How many IROC races has Johnson won (in identically prepared cars against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best drivers???? NONE.) Sad really.

I have to work Monday and Tuesday cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n off until cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next week! That will work.

Have a good night.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Cover That!

Saturday night and nothing to do!

Cover That!
I ran across some great stuff on YouTube today and so a short post is in order.

One of my favorite songs is "Tears of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Dragon" by Bruce Dickinson (front man of Iron Maiden) when he had one of his solo albums, Balls to Picasso. The song is really wonderful and you can see cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 original here.

Now of course cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 wonders of YouTube can bring you covers of said song. Some are terrible, some not bad, and some are really good. I of course have zero music talent and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dream of playing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 guitar was not to be, even with my Dad's best efforts to help me.

Here is a fellow, jesustcbtv, who plays his heart out on acoustic and does his best with a tough vocal song:

Right on! Great effort.

Here is an amazing acoustic cover of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 song played by a lady named Yves:

When I heard that today I was stunned silent. Very nice playing.

Of course if you play a sick cover a tune like Crazy Train, you may get Ozzy's attention and get to play a live show like 7 year old Yuto Miyazawa:

The kid is good!

How about an all time classic tune like "Hotel California"? Well, julianaeveryday has you covered and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n some:

Most impressive.

Here is oooopmymom wailing out Van Halen's ultimate rock tune "Atomic Punk":

Nasty!

A band named Sabre tries out Dokken's ballad "Alone Again" and it is not bad! Posted by CompGEED:

I like it.

How about a facá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r and son playing my favorite Journey song, "Wheel in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Sky"? Here is tonedr:

Great stuff.

If you know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 guitar duel from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 film "Crossroads" cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n you may like this cover of Eugene's winning riff by bolajunky:

Wow!

See, you can find most anything if you want to look.

Have a good night.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Good Stuff

Who needs deep thought on a Friday night? Not I!

What about "Personalized Medicine"?
Reader Watchtower asked a question about how having genomic information may play a role in possible treatments for people. This is an area that I have tons of experience and knowledge about so you can imagine I wanted to go all out! For cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sake of brevity and simplicity I will just use a few links and offer some commentary.

I was at a company when I first started working that was at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 forefront of thinking about "personalized medicine". Today it even has it's own Wiki entry!:
Personalized MedicinePersonalized medicine is a medical model emphasizing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 systematic use of information about an individual patient to select or optimize that patient's preventative and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rapeutic care. Personalized medicine can broadly be defined as products and services that leverage cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 science of genomics and proteomics (directly or indirectly) and capitalize on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 trends toward wellness and consumerism to enable tailored approaches to prevention and care.

This sounds complex but it is not too bad. Every person has a unique genome. While maybe 99.9% of it is just like anyone else's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re may be differences (as small as single nucleotide polymorphisms, SNP's or as large as gene fusions or re-arrangements) which can be used to predict how various treatments may impact that person. This is especially true in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 case of cancer cell genomics. Some treatments may target a certain pathway to kill cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cancer, but if that patient's cancer can side step that pathway or has a mutation in that gene cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 treatment may not work at all and would be a waste of both time an resources.

Pharmacogenetics is a large area of interest right now as companies are looking to find cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir target markets ever more tightly. Clinical trials will often screen a patient group for markers that have been shown to be important for a drug's activity. One can focus on patients that will see a benefit this way.

I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 question was more in a broad sense and in that way having cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 genomes of various types of people (Norcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r European, Asian, African, etc) can help cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 choosing of treatments. We are still a ways away from being able to sequence a person's genome quickly, but luckily most time just small sections need to be looked at to determine cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best treatment options. This goes on right now, no waiting for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 future! Looking ahead I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 focus will result in better treatment on a patient to patient basis and cut down on dead end treatments. Still, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is a long way to go. Hope this helps!

Writing Sample
I have often teased that I sort of work on a possible long short story (novella?) that has been in my head for some time. I do try and think about it from time to time, but it never seems to come out right. I wanted to put what I had written down for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 prologue section on here and see if it grabs anyone. No title, that's in flux, but here is how it would be set up:
Prologue
Look, I never set out to make "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 device".

I was a kid in second grade with a new set of colored pencils. One day I sat down and started drawing. This led to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first schematics of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 machine I imagined. It all made sense at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time, very useful, and I even thought it was possible. I was in second grade!

Don't ask me if I had a vision. I was not visited by aliens. No God whispered in my ear. I was just doodling and something appeared from no where. If I had it to do over, I would have drawn a fucking rainbow or a pony.

But I didn't.
Let me know what you think!

Good Joke
Caught this over at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Big Steel Keg cooking board. Men, do we need to enroll?:
CLASSES FOR MEN
Southwest Tech is offering a new 2 year associates degree: Becoming a Real Man. That's right, in just six mini-mesters, you, too, can be a real man as well as earn an associates degree in MA (Male Arts).
Please take a moment to look over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 program outline.
FIRST YEAR
Autumn Schedule:
MEN 101 - Combating Stupidity
MEN 102 - You, Too, Can Do Housework
MEN 103 - PMS: Learn When to Keep Your Mouth Shut
MEN 104 - We Do Not Want Sleazy Under things for Christmas
Winter Schedule:
MEN 110 - Wonderful Laundry Techniques
MEN 111 - Understanding cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Female Response to getting in at 2AM
MEN 112 - Pa renting: It Doesn't End with Conception
EAT 100 - Get a Life, Learn to Cook
EAT 101 - Get a Life, Learn to Cook II
ECON 001A - What's Hers is Hers
Spring Schedule:
MEN 120 - How NOT to Act Like a Buttface When You're Wrong
MEN 121 - Understanding Your Incompetence
MEN 122 - YOU, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Weaker Sex
MEN 123 - Reasons to Give Flowers
ECON 001C - What Was Yours is Hers
SECOND YEAR
Autumn Schedule:
SEX 101 - You CAN Fall Asleep without It
SEX 102 - Morning Dilemma: If It's Awake, Take a Shower
SEX 103 - How to Stay Awake After Sex
MEN 201 - How to Put cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Toilet Seat Down
Elective (See Electives Below)
Winter Schedule:
MEN 210 - The Remote Control: Overcoming Your Dependency
MEN 211 - How to Not Act Younger than Your Children
MEN 212 - You, Too, Can Be a Designated Driver
MEN 213 - Honest, You Don't Look Like Tom Cruise
MEN 230A - Her Birthdays and Anniversaries Are Important
Spring Schedule:
MEN 220 - Omit! ting %&*! from Your Vocabulary (Pass/Fail Only)
MEN 221 - Fluffing cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Blanket After Passing Gas Is Not Necessary
MEN 222 - Real Men Ask for Directions
MEN 223 - Thirty Minutes of Begging is NOT Considered Foreplay
MEN 230B - Her Birthdays and Anniversaries Are Important 2
Course Electives:
EAT 101 - Cooking with Tofu
EAT 102 - Utilization of Dining Utensils
EAT 103 - Burping and Belching Discreetly
MEN 231 - Mocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs-in-law
MEN 232 - Appear to Be Listening
MEN 233 - Just Say "Yes, Dear"
ECON 001C - Cheaper to Keep Her

I pass many but not all of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se!

Fascinating
Some nifty finds today.

Maybe a Native American went back to Iceland with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Vikings?:
Native Americans Visited Europe 1000 Years Ago
Very interesting and found via genomic sequencing!

Money tends to stay in certain geographic areas. Check out how closed up New England is with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 cash!:

Very interesting.

Video Killed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Radio Star
Some items of possible interest.

Here is how all that genomic sequencing gets done in an easy to see sort of way:

There are newer ways that this is done as well, but this covers cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 basic idea. Here is a PCR reaction.

I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 film "The Fountain" could have been an all time great, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y missed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mark a little. Still, it is well worth a look and I can recommend it:


Just picked this classic up and will probably watch it tonight, "American Werewolf in London":

Awesome!

Rock Blogging
A few tunes to send you off for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 weekend.

Gawains provided quite a list to choose from, so let's take a trip with KISS and "Room Service":

Never heard that one. My favorite KISS clip here.

Get your lighters up for Saigon Kick's ballad "Love is on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Way":

You know you like that one!

This maybe a repeat, but who cares! "Signs" by Tesla is a good tune:


I am past cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 no 1 year repeat zone with Soul Asylum and "Runaway Train":

'And everything seems cut and dry, day and night, earth and sky'

I like Garbage, not that kind, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 band! Here is "The World is Not Enough":

Nice!

Two left. Two and out.

A little Pat Benatar goes a long way! Here is "All Fired Up":

Love that lady!

Last call! Get up, get up and get down, 911 is a joke in your town!

Close cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 show with a live clip of Metallica's "Ride cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Lightning":


Have a good night.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Any Ideas?

Hello All!

I am open to ideas for Friday night's off topic post if anyone has any.

Poll added at top left for answers.

Have a good night.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What If?

Came across something crazy today.

World War II Axis Invasion Plans for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 United States
This kind of stuff always catches my attention.

As a thought experiment or real fear, possible Nazi invasion plans for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 United States were fabricated for Life magazine. From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 article over at io9:
These diagrams from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 March 2, 1942 issue of Life detailed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Nazi invasion of America shortly after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 attack on Pearl Harbor. Check out such alternate reality battles like cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 bombing of Detroit and invasion of Norfolk, Virginia.

Link is here. Worth a look.

More details can be seen here.

Have a good night.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Why So Nervous?

Just a quick note for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 evening. No real posts for a bit.

Sunday Night Football
I was shocked by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 New England Patriots last night. One week after cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y could not do much of anything right, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y put it all togecá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r for a huge road win against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pittsburgh Steelers.

I think last night was about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 third time I saw Tom Brady in "cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 zone" and when he is on like that you are witnessing something special. I don't care about Peyton Manning and all his baloney numbers; cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is no better big game quarterback than Tom Brady. There is not, get over it.

Speaking of Manning, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Indianapolis Colts travel to Foxboro next week for anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r big game with playoff implications. The season is getting very interesting indeed.

Why So Nervous?
All of a sudden muni bonds are getting hammered. Why? I have no idea, why does anything happen cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se days? Does someone know something? Is this frontrunning cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FED who may be looking to buy this crap in QE 23? No idea, but it is kind of funny to watch.

Jeff over at The Housing Time Bomb goes over ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r bond news tonight. Check it out, maybe Mr. Market is about done with Boom Boom Bernanke? Credit markets tend to lead stocks but this has not been true for some time. Who knows.

Of course, if you want great writing The Automatic Earth has anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r stellar post up:
The Keynesian Vacuum Universe

Have a good night.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Big Game Sunday

Hello all! I trust you are having a good weekend.

Big Game Sunday
Economic Disconnect has had a constructive Sunday and is feeling pretty good tonight.

The New England Patriots travel to Pittsburgh tonight to play cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Steelers. I think it is a TALL order for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Pats to be able to handle cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Steeler running game and I have a feeling cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 passing game of New England will have a hard time as well. I think cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Steelers win this game tonight, but I want to see how cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 young players on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Patriots react to a rough environment and harsh conditions in a road game.

Any way you look at it, this game is between two of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best teams in recent history. I am hoping for a good tilt.

Have a good night.

Friday, November 12, 2010

I am Ambivalence

Thanks to many for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 kind words in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 comments last post and a few very nice emails. I can assure you I am ok and that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 break I need is not due to burn out or being frustrated by markets or policy. Sometimes personal issues require attention and that is all I want to say. Thanks again.

I am Ambivalence
A few not-quite-poetry verses to sum up ambivalence.

Stocks have raged 80% since cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 lows;
The market is never wrong so I should buy;
Should I hedge that position or go all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 way long?;
Do that.

Silver and gold are real money;
Always have been and always will be;
Get physical or keep paper shares?:
Indeed.

I am worried about retirement;
Everything is so volatile;
What can I do to protect what I have?;
Wear a cup.

The Republicans won cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 election;
Only 48% of voters are happy about a GOP majority;
Why isn't anyone excited about this?;
I missed cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 question.

QE adds no new money to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 system;
Commodities were flying until margin increases;
If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re is no new money, why is this happening?;
Yup.

If it is best to be contrarian;
But a contrarian will know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 contrarian view;
Is it better to be cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 second contrarian in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 chain?;
6th would be best.

The I-phone rules;
The I-pad is genius;
Apple is god?;
The dinosaurs are extinct, killed by a huge meteorite.

I have doubts;
I have fears;
Will it always be this way?;
So.

Friday Night Entertainment
Ok! After that it may prove difficult to salvage a post, but here goes.

Quantitative Easing Cartoon
This was making cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rounds and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se things crack me up to no end. Enjoy this one, it is a classic:

"What is 'The Deflation'? Its not two funny it's three funny.

Pump and Dump
This could be a news story, but I find it more in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 realm of comedy. As Kid Dynamite likes to say "Sold to you, SUCKA!":
David Tepper Dumps 20% Of Financial Holdings During Quarter Of Infamous CNBC Speech
So fitting.

Robotic Sponge Baths?
Submitted without comment:
A Sponge-Bathing Robot
Nothing is sacred.

Comic Relief
Turn that frown upside down!

From FailBlog, maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 best (worst?) ever:
epic fail photos - Peek-a-Boo FAIL gif
see more funny videos
Wow.

So true:
TRUTH
see more Very Demotivational

Film Clips
A few movies you may have seen or not but should.

Not too many Stephen King novels translate well to film, but "The Dead Zone" certainly did. Big scene:


You can catch a young Jason Gedrick in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 touching film "The Heavenly Kid":

I have always loved this film.

Rock Blogging
Even in bad times, rock and roll is good. That is good for something.

Watchtower, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 longest running reader of Economic Disconnect was interested in Journey's song "The Party's Over" so it leads off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 show:

I think I heard this song one time before. Not bad.

Scharfy noted a neat Johnny Cash tribute that you can check out here. I wanted to run a Cash clip, so let's go with "Sunday Morning Coming Down":

I love that one.

From cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 film mentioned above, enjoy "Out on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Edge" by Jon Fiore:

Not bad.

Pardon cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dark selection, but "Down in a Hole" is a great one by Alice in Chains:

Ouch.

I have had this up before, but I was in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mood for The Cranberries and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir heavy duty tune "Zombie":

Nasty good.

Last two for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 night. What's on tap?

Found a sick as all get out live video of No Doubt and "Don't Speak" that is well worth cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 time:

Wow.

Last call.

Look, it's my blog and I am sorry to replay but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 writer was going to watch "Streets of Fire" in a bit so you get "Tonight is What it Means to be Young". Sorry:

Nice.

Have a good night.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Had to Post This

I am thinking about taking a bit of a break from writing for a little bit. I think I will post short takes and links, and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Friday Night fun is always a nice time for me at least. Again, I am sorry but you have to do what you have to do.

Had to Post This
Saw something today that made me feel that I do know what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 f%ck I am talking about! From Mish:
“We do also need creditors to be involved in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 costs of restructuring,” Merkel said today in Seoul, where she’s attending a summit of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Group of 20 leaders. “There may be a conflict here between cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 interests of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 financial world and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 interests of politicians. We can’t constantly explain to our voters that taxpayers have to be on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 hook for certain risks, racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r than those who make a lot of money taking those risks. I ask cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 markets sometimes to bear politicians in mind, too.”

Trichet’s Stance
Trichet says such talk risks exacerbating cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 situation for indebted nations as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y struggle to cut cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir budget deficits.

“The more you talk about restructuring debt, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 harder it is to obtain debt,” Irish Finance Minister Brian Lenihan said Nov. 2. “That is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reality.”

Thank you! Thank you!

If cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re was ever a more clear picture of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 reality we are now in please show me. As long as debt can be rolled and everyone pretends it's all good cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n no problems! Like I have written, if anything happens that demands real money in today's system it's all gone in about 10 minutes.

Have a good night.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Things to Keep in Mind

Blog Note
I want to apologize to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 readers. I am having some problems concentrating and being motivated due to a personal issue. Add to this cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 clock change now guarantees it to be dark when I go to work in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 morning AND when I come home and you get a blogger more than a bit off his game. Just when I had a grand plan to get some work done. Thanks for your understanding.

Things to Keep in Mind
Today featured quite a few things we have discussed over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 past few months so no reason to beat cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m to death. A few things to keep in mind going forward are presented below.

Margin Issues not Just for Old School Companies?
I am not sure how much I can read into one report, especially with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea that Cisco (CSCO) may well be pulling a fast one by lowering guidance so much, but a billion dollar revenue shortfall is not a small matter. Market Ticker has some ideas on were cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pressure is coming from:
Companies talking about input cost margin problems (remember cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 commodity ramps from late 2007 into 2008?) and forward guidance cuts.
Folks, you buy stock on tomorrow's earnings expectations. You've been buying 'em lately on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 premise of multiple expansion driven by The Fed.
I said you would get destroyed doing this, and it might have started this evening.
If you remember this article, I said that it is my cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365sis that economic Depressions come not from credit collapses so much as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do from margin collapse. That is, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 inability to make a profit due to input cost ramps while you are unable to pass through those costs to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 consumer of your product or service.
This in turn forces you out of business, and you cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n lay off all your workers. They now have no money, and thus can't buy as much as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y used to. That in turn tightens cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 spiral on ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rs in business - cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y have cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 input costs but can't drop prices to what people with damaged incomes can afford.
Cisco seems to have been "blindsided" by public sector, cable company and consumer softness. How could cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y be? I've been charting this in durables for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 last two months!
This bears watching if technology companies are seeing end user issues due to cost problems.

Retail is Aggressive
At both Home Depot and Lowes this weekend all cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Christmas stuff was already up and looked like it had been for some time. It is not even Thanksgiving yet! As a kid I never even considered Christmas until after Thanksgiving, but now cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 holiday sale season lasts for months. Anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r data point, old warhorse Sears will be open on Thanksgiving for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 first time ever to try and increase sales:
Sears to be open Thanksgiving for first time

Might as well I guess.

Year End POMO is Almost Every Day
The 2010 POMO schedule was released today and if you think Silver is a crowded trade, this thing is 10X worse!

That said, no reason at this point to doubt cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 magic effects of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FED bond buys. Some commentary better than mine:

Tim Knight
How to Get on POMO's Side
With today's announcement of over $100 billion POMO purchases in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 coming weeks, I gave some thought as to how to try to get on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Right Side Of Ben, since I'm kind of sick of griping about POMO and would racá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r benefit from it.


Evil Speculator
Ben’s Middle Finger
Well, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365re you have it, folks – do I care about those POMO auctions? Not really – I’ve long given up on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 notion of final justice for eicá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r Mr. Bernanke or cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 fat cat banksters he’s feeding cookies on a daily basis. But what I care about is downside risk and that’s pretty much eliminated if you can lever $105 Billion by a factor of 100 and throw it into cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 equity maelstrom.


Trader Mark
Holy POMO
In cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 grand mass psychology experiment i.e. cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 herding of rats through a maze cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 conventional wisdom is you can no longer bet against cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 market on POMO days as cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Fed lifts treasuries off cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 primary dealers hands in return for mad money and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 primary dealers...well magical things happen to assets. If you take out cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 middle man (primary dealers) you are just left with cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Fed and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 magic of a market that jumps when commanded and asks how high. And now that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 rats are trained to front run cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 primary dealers it has become self reinforcing.
There is so much money coming down cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pike and if cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next months schedule is reflective of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 ensuing 7 months bears apparently will have 2 days a month to operate in a free market.


I think you get cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 idea. Now that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 banks have returned to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir perfect or near perfect trading day records it would take some kind of major event or shock to stop this animal from running until years end. None of this is trading advice, you have to be brave and/or crazy to be playing on this field but I wanted to cover it once again.

Have a good night.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Linkage

Short on time tonight so a few links of interest.

I Have No Idea What this is But Somebody Does
I have seen cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 videos and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 pictures of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 "mysterious" object that was in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 air of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 coast of soucá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365rn California. I don't know what it is to be 100% honest, but I am leaning towards it not being a simple contrail from an airplane.

Great write up here:
NORAD: Er, we’re still not sure what cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 mystery missile is; Update: Looks like a plane, say defense analysts
Now maybe I am mistaken but I am pretty sure we have dedicated launch surveillance satellites in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 sky that look for a missile launch 24 hours a day 7 days a week. There should not be this kind of confusion as to what is going on. This did make cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Nightly News and that is not good.

Here is what I mean for detection capabilities:
General Ballistic Missile Defense
PAVE PAWS Radar System
Just check cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365m and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n we will know if it was a plane or what.

Rising Costs Hit Bottom Line
The Reformed Broker covers some stories about rising input prices having an effect on bottom lines. While prices has been on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 uptrend since summer, only now is that making it's way into reports. From TRB:
The Cow in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Coal Mine
How do dairy and packaged foods companies like Endless Zero interest rates and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar/commodity one-way seesaw? Well, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y do not like it at all judging by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir big earnings misses. Commodity costs are now eating up cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir profits....

...My pal Barbarian Capital notes that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 company saw its EBIT margin drop by 40% in Q3 vs. Q3 last year: 3% vs. 5%. As someone who knows this industry cold, it's not encouraging to hear him say "Thanks for playing and welcome to QE2 wonderland."

"And That's cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Bottom Line, Cuz Stone Cold Said So!"

Silver Isolated for Higher Margin Requirement
As we all know speculation in stocks and houses = AWESOME and speculation in gold and silver = Not Funny. The dichotomy is a puzzler because I am sure metal holders will feel more wealthy and spend cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365ir money in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 economy should prices rise so what is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 difference? I think you know cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 difference. Via Zero Hedge:
When JPM/HSBC Don't Like The Results, The CME Just Changes The Rules: Full Revised Silver Margin Schedule
Hypocrisy, hallowed be thy name.

Great Post for Right Now
Spotted a great write up over at Fund My Mutual Fund. Small excerpt:
Thrilled with This Morning's Sale of Silver Wheaton (SLW), Wish I had Shorted
Trader Mark made a great exit on a stock going bananas this morning. What caught my eye:
Back to SLW - it's fast approaching that gap at $30, but cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 whole commodity complex to be is one big Silver Wheaton. When cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se trades reverse this market is going to enjoy very ugly skid marks... all shorts have been eviscerated (hence cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365y cannot provide support by 'short covering' i.e. buying on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 next downturn) & huge air pockets exist on countless charts. I can only find one blogger out of about 40-50 blogs I scanned this weekend (ex daytrader types) who is actively shorting this market on cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 intermediate term...

The farcá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r we go up, in non stop fashion, cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 higher cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 risk for people who are buying with no thought process and little risk control. Maybe cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 selloff will be from here... or S&P1300 or 1800 or 2500; I don't know because this type of market is foreign to me - but once again we live in an artificial atmosphere, no different from NASDAQ 99 and housing 2006. The only question is, are cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365se days more like April 1999 or February 2000. I wonder how many Fed induced wealth destruction cycles we need to go through before anyone not named Ron Paul points at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Fed.
Spot on.

Hubble Capture
An edge-on look at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Galaxy NGC 4452:

Great stuff.

Have a good night.

Monday, November 8, 2010

How Much Room to Run?

The bad weacá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r has come to Massachusetts with some wet snow falling a bit west of here. It will not be long now.

How Much Room to Run?
I have been looking at markets quite a bit as of late and wanted to touch upon a dynamic that should be coming into play fairly soon.

By now most are aware that huge runs in equities, metals, and commodities have been reflected in a weakening dollar. The QE 2.0 talk that started this summer initiated a melt down in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 buck and assets soared. It may be helpful to take a look at where we are. Here is a dollar index chart going back to 2008:

It should be readily apparent what we are looking at:
-cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 March 2009 lows in stocks were a top in cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar
-cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar was smashed during cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 run up in asset prices
-cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 buck was king kong again at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 height of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Euro concerns and cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 summer slowdown
-QE 2.0 hopes have taken cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar down once again

That's nice, but what does it mean?

Looking at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 charts cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar has found a continual bottom around 74, and maybe has touched 72 a few times over cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 years. I have seen discussions about cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar breaking down under 70 and what that may mean. While I have little doubt cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 FED could lose control, I just do not see it happening. 74 or 72 will hold and by cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365n cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Euro mess may come back to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 front pages.

Recent history has shown that a stronger dollar will be bad for stocks and most everything else. We are sitting at about 77 right now, so anocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r 5% move can be expected to cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 downside for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar. This may not correlate to a 5% upside in ocá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365r assets, it may well be more than that. What I am trying to show here is that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 upside will be limited going forward. Unless.....

Asset classes decouple from cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar dynamic that has been in play for some time. This is not impossible but I do find it unlikely. Still, this is something I am watching right now and will make plans accordingly. You will want to be watching at cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 72-74 range for cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 dollar if a shift occurs. Many trades right now are very crowded and upon a reversal cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 exits could be jammed.

I am Not an Alarmist
My long held vision that cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 world will be over run with robots is not new, yet I am sure we have never been as close as we are now! Take a look at this wishful thinking from long ago:
News Article from 80 Years Ago Warns of cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 Impending Robot Age
Here is cá cược thể thao bet365_cách nạp tiền vào bet365_ đăng ký bet365 scary vision from way back:

I think this was a bit premature. Now, not so much!

Have a good night.