Wednesday, November 30, 2011

$7.7 Trillion...

700 billion vs. 7.7 trillion

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Maneuvering...

From CBS News:

The U.S. Embassy in Damascus urged its citizens in Syria to depart "immediately," and Turkey's foreign ministry urged Turkish pilgrims to opt for flights to return home from Saudi Arabia to avoid traveling through Syria.

"The U.S. Embassy continues to urge U.S. citizens in Syria to depart immediately while commercial transportation is available," said a statement issued to the American community in Syria Wednesday and posted on the Embassy's website. "The number of airlines serving Syria has decreased significantly since the summer, while many of those airlines remaining have reduced their number of flights."


Here's an update on the US's naval positioning. CVN 77 recently arrived at its new position.


Sunday, November 20, 2011

Current odds for Ron Paul winning the Republican Nomination are 16:1

I'd love to post messages on all the Alex Jones fanboy sites and tell them I'll take them up on this bet (I'll put down the $16 to their $1), but I don't have the capital. The below website is a way for somebody to use the current misshape of political sentiment and mass disconnect from reality to make a freaking lotta money.

http://sports.bodog.eu/sports-betting/political-props.jsp

Don't get me wrong, I like Ron Paul a lot, but there's no way he'll get the nomination. He's just too strange for the average Republican voter.

9/21 time

Saturday, November 19, 2011

more programmed, sample-based orchestral squalor

for the holidays, and the little children...

Diamondhead Two-Step by cyrusfx

Historical Image...



The video of his arrest shows some people booing, some cheering. I don't think they all knew what was going on.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

I need a Job

blue line = U.S. GDP
red line = Dow Jones Industrial Average 
1. Introduction and popularization of computerized trading and ECNs (late 70s - early 80s).
2. Alan Greenspan appointed Fed chairman by Ronald Reagan (Aug. 1987).
3. "Black Monday," Dow slides 22% (Oct. 1987).
4. Greenspan pledges that the Fed "affirmed its readiness to serve as a source of liquidity to support the 
economic and financial system," in response to the crash 2 months earlier (Dec. 1987).
5. Clinton re-appoints Greenspan (1993).
6. The IMF spends $40 billion bailing out Asian banks, pledging to provide more liquidity in the event of future collapses (1997).
7. The Fed spends $3.65 billion for the bailout of Long Term Capital Management and the IMF spends $10 billion bailing out Russian banks, with an additional "several billion" provided by the World Bank (1998). The Glass-Steagal Act is repealed in 1999.
8. In a report to congress about the wake of the recent dotcom bubble, Greenspan assures lawmakers that the markets do not need additional regulation and are self-regulatory (2002).
9. Greenspan re-appointed by Bush, lowers Federal funds interest rates to 1% (2004).
10. Greenspan steps down as chairman (2006), replaced by Ben Bernanke, who served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 2002-05. During his first term, Bernanke expands the power of the Fed to its greatest level since its creation in 1913. (editor's note: I was wrong in a previous comment where that I thought Greenspan owned that honor)

So, basically, the main points of this exercise are:

A. A (more-or-less) parallel relationship between a country's GDP and its stock markets should exist, and right now stocks are way overvalued.
B. Bailouts create moral hazard and encourage corporate greed/sloppiness
C. Lack of regulation creates systemic risk (extreme leverage scenarios, unmanageable or un-valuable MBSs and CDSs).
D. We're due for a big "correction" at some point; who knows when. But when it does happen, I expect the Dow to fall to somewhere between 7000-8000. Its currently at 11,770, so that would be about a 35% drop. 
editor's note: in hindsight, I could have been a little more generous with the "trend line" (black line); perhaps the market was truly oversold at its bottom in early 2009.
E. Greenspan sucks.

(and I know its ironic that I'm using data provided by the Federal Reserve to prove what dicks they are.. I also had an idea for a website that solely uses FOX News articles to prove how dumb Republicans are, for conservatives.. I figured that would be a smart way to get through to them, but that would require even more work than this.)

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Kevin you'll like this



Someone should have told them that rap songs don't go on for 7 minutes, but that's the minimum amount of time you need to sensibly explain the argument of Keynes vs. Hayek, aka the Dirty Austrian. Its actually more like 5 minutes of song and 2 mins of credits.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2011/10/28/141802704/the-friday-podcast-keynes-vs-hayek

And their follow-up video is 10+ minutes long, if you really dug the beat and want more.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Skyrim is...

...fucking clean. I'm very pleased with it. They've simplified certain things and removed some complexity, but I'm not upset about that. I feel like almost all the changes are for the better, except maybe for the fact that I can't sort items by weight in the inventory screen. It's definitely the best looking game I've ever seen. It has such a massive scope of fluidly streaming terrain with clean weather effects, you really feel like a Nordic powerhouse blazing trails to new lands.

'The Media is Full of Shit,' Vol. 2...

CNBC released this statement after pulling an online poll Wednesday that showed Ron Paul in the lead with 62% of the vote (highlighting is mine).

"Gamed Poll... So We Took It Down

We had a poll up from our Republican Presidential Debate asking readers who they thought won. One candidate was leading by such a margin that it became obvious the polling wasn't so much a reading of our audience, but of the Internet prowess of this particular candidate's political organization. We have therefore taken the poll down."

Is CNBC really making this justification? Internet prowess? Doesn't CNBC realize they were conducting an internet poll? Wow man, it just doesn't get any more transparent than this.

Originally Aired April 2010...

So many great nuggets strewn through this one. Every time I see him in interview, William Black manages to eloquently unfold this great big 'evil conspiracy.' And you gotta love Moyers and his legacy.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

more pics from inside the occupation

which is now over. or pretty much over, here anyway. the bloodshed has stopped, and peace has once again been restored in South Park, but at what cost? you can click them for enhanced squalor.





Powerful points...

1) If you want a financially successful career in economics, advocate Keynes.

2) If you want to be ignored, advocate the 'Austrians'.

3) Lou Reed and Metallica (Loutallica) are bat-shit insane.

4) Blazing left hand legato chops are within your reach.

5) Blazing right hand chops are trickier.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

my favorite sign I saw this afternoon

concise, to the point...

and now possibly the most important news of the week


Brian Eno sings a capella with Michael Stipe and Stephen Colbert. It was hard to get a still shot of them not looking goofy, because they all kinda look like funny men, in their own way. The show's guest was Brian Eno, he talks about designing Windows 95 chimes, getting laid a lot because of ambient music and his new weird performance/art installation pieces, such as The Clock of the Long Now. Its nice to be reminded that such awesomeness exists in our lifetimes.

I'd like to watch the Skrillex fanboys take on these chaps



The above track is more entertaining because it has an accompanied vid, but the track that really got me pumped was the remix below. Its almost similar to Lil Jon or something, but I would like to think there's this inherent bit of complexity in the "dubstep" beat that makes it more resonative in my cognitive pleasure centers than mainstream hip hop. I admit I can't really understand what the fuck they're saying, but I've usually considered lyrics to be more like additional percussion or melody in a song rather than a message/story that goes with the song. Here's the track that makes me jump around in my chair, its quite grimey:

Clean Classic

Friday, November 11, 2011

Fiendish Homo Seeks Fresh Boy-Flesh...

Probably the best assesment of OWS yet...

Matt Taibbi tears it up, calls Anne Coulter the ReichSkank.

Some choice quotes (bold highlighting is mine):

"Occupy Wall Street was always about something much bigger than a movement against big banks and modern finance. It's about providing a forum for people to show how tired they are not just of Wall Street, but everything. This is a visceral, impassioned, deep-seated rejection of the entire direction of our society, a refusal to take even one more step forward into the shallow commercial abyss of phoniness, short-term calculation, withered idealism and intellectual bankruptcy that American mass society has become. If there is such a thing as going on strike from one's own culture, this is it. And by being so broad in scope and so elemental in its motivation, it's flown over the heads of many on both the right and the left."

"Eventually the Occupy movement will need to be specific about how it wants to change the world. But for right now, it just needs to grow. And if it wants to sleep on the streets for a while and not structure itself into a traditional campaign of grassroots organizing, it should. It doesn't need to tell the world what it wants. It is succeeding, for now, just by being something different."

"What happened on Wall Street over the past decade was an unparalleled crime wave. Yet at most, maybe 1,500 federal agents were policing that beat – and that little group of financial cops barely made any cases at all. Yet when thousands of ordinary people hit the streets with the express purpose of obeying the law and demonstrating their patriotism through peaceful protest, the police response is immediate and massive. There have already been hundreds of arrests, which is hundreds more than we ever saw during the years when Wall Street bankers were stealing billions of dollars from retirees and mutual-fund holders and carpenters unions through the mass sales of fraudulent mortgage-backed securities."

Damn, owned.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Incidentally...

...we are close to achieving our post quota for the year. Here is a sports-based representation of that fact.

This interview actually happened...

These questions were actually posed to Ron Paul by a major network, during valuable airtime. How do you stop the truth from getting out? Waste the truthsayers media exposure time. Because, hey, at least he got the interview, right?

Notice how the anchor sloot tries to corner him in like a rabid attorney grilling a witness. Her patronizing snickers at the end make me want to bear down on her soul.

"I oughta bitchslap you for being so stupid."

-Ron Paul

2 new Radiohead songs


The Butcher and Supercollider can be downloaded here.

This is painful to watch...



This is what happens when the puppets forget their lines. Sometimes its nice to base your position on basic, rational principles, so you can improvise when your brains farts on a particular point.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

morlulz

minor lulz



I guess this only happened on DirectTVs playing this message, but still thats quite a viewer share for a Lady Gaga commercial. Its also interesting to note that today's Emergency Alert System testing was generally considered to be a failure on a national level.

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

In our particular "Civilization" game...







...I'm pretty sure somebody in our empire just pushed the "Police State" civics button... 

Two turns of Anarchy, anyone?

(BTW, if you didn't know, this is from today, in Honolulu. Its hard to believe shits really real until you see it in person.)

Monday, November 07, 2011

Tweaked names o' bad folk...

Genie Simsons aka Schlocky McRock Suck
Crim Jamer aka The Circus Master
Herr ManCain aka The Lamer Obama
Bakee Bernenyahu aka The Tidy Printer

*mulch*

.old radio commentary shows all times across the spectrum centered around this dude.
.The data moves and didn't die so that we own podcasts we inevitably cannot escape.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Meta-post clarification...

I want to make sure ye all are aware of a certain situation which transpired some weeks ago. At this point I must resort to bullet forrm to insure the integrity and logical flow of this post.

.5) Ski.

1) I failed at successfully completing a blog post about some business, though some residual post matter was left behind.

1a) I considered deleting the post but did something else instead.

2) Cyrusfx took notice of this failure and commented upon such thread, 'the post that was a ghost'.

2a) Then some time passed.

3) I then secured a new lease on life for the post by putting up an image of the "Ghost Ship" movie poster. The cycle was complete.

3b) I became curious as to whether anyone else noticed.

4) This post was created a month or so later to clear up the confusion and bring us one unit closer to our posting quota for the year.

5) Tandoori Ovens are effective.



deja vu


I had an idea for a book or a movie involving the multiverse, of course. The plot is centered around this dude who has an extremely rare brain mutation that allows him to interact subconsciously with past and present earths, as well "dark matter"-composed invisible universes which coincide in time with our own.

For example, he hears things on old radio commentary shows that coincide precisely with his current predicament, and the people in the past recordings can almost feel the dude's intrusion on their reality as he listens to the program, They comment on it by saying what the dude is thinking they're about to say, and it turns out that's the way the broadcast always was. (hope that makes some sense)

With the help of a new psychoactive drug which targets a previously unknown neurotransmitter system that allows the dude to become more aware of the existence of the multiverse, he learns that things that happened in the past are an unavoidable part of the future. There's all these other communicable universes within the multiverse that run parallel in time with him, and he builds a brain-computer module that allows him to interface with different, individual universes.

Basically, the message comes down to the idea that all things coexist at all times across the spectrum of the multiverse, which is composed of an infinite amount of universes, and that we are doomed to repeat the past as we inevitably cannot escape the relative non-evolution of human nature.

Rar!

Dr. Fuckrad Murry

This is a list of peeps I hope disappear from the planet after this blog post, so I'll never have to hear about them and their intellect-evaporating trivialities ever again. I've given them WWW names (or WCW, whatever you prefer) to highlight their "specialties":

Dr. Connie "Nutrod" Murray, aka The Undertaker
Casey "Jones" Anthony, aka Queen Manson
Amanda "No-knocks" Knox, aka The CIA Jackyl
Andrew "Un" Breitbart, aka the Tea Bagger
"Dirty" Dr. Drew "Pinskinhead," aka The Great White Hope
Alex "Jonestown" Jones, aka The Koolaide Assassin
"Rowdy" Ron Paul, aka The Fed Killer

I actually like Ron Paul and I hope Obama makes him the next Fed chairman.
I probably got more but will finish them later

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Saber-Toothed Squirrel: King of all squirrels!

Early mammals such as this kept it hot and didn't die so that we could live free and ski.

Useless data mining...

1) Do a google image search for 'amazing image'.

2) Pick the the most amazing images and display them here.




The Evolution of Western Dance Music...

Here's an animated depiction of the inter-genre development of said music. The data moves too quickly in 'play' mode so I suggest manually dragging along the timeline. Things get crazy around 1975. This post is the cornerstone of my Phd. thesis at the CyrusFx Institute for Techno Studies.

Nifty data display.

This next pic shows you how to dance like a tweaker.