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Thursday, June 30, 2011

Good Times

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Economic Confidence Index by Week, 2010 and 2011

The worsening of Gallup's economic confidence measure during June may be due in part to the dissipation of the "halo effect" surrounding the death of bin Laden. Confidence has now moved back near the April 2011 low. This suggests that the consumer benefits associated with steadily declining gas prices at the pump -- down 14 cents per gallon in the past two weeks -- are being offset by other factors. One such factor might just be that gas prices remain 82 cents per gallon higher than they were a year ago. Another could be the continuing dismal jobs situation.

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke last week seemed to add to the growing economic pessimism, noting that the Fed has reduced its 2011 growth forecast for the U.S. economy. Wall Street continues to suffer as a result of the Fed's apparent confirmation of the economic "soft patch" and the financial problems in Europe. The battle over raising the debt ceiling has not disrupted the money markets to this point, but certainly represents another negative for overall economic confidence.

It may be that declining gas prices will eventually lead to improved consumer confidence and increased consumer spending, which could make the current economic soft patch modest and transitory. At this point, however, Gallup's monitoring of economic confidence does not support that idea.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Uhh...New Meaning For The Word SICKO!

BOULDER, Colo. -- 30-year-old Luke Chrisco insists he isn’t "crazy." Yet he admits to hiding inside the tank of a portable toilet to spy on women at a Boulder yoga festival last week.

“I was at the yoga festival, doing a little bit of yoga, and I’m just seeing all these goddesses,” Chrisco told FOX31 Denver. “It seems crazy, but I just felt like I was being blessed by their energy, even though it was unintentional.”

He said he is a voyeur and not a rapist, and he said the idea of waiting in a tank of waste and urine didn’t bother him.

“There’s bacteria in there, but to me it’s just normal...we all have bodily fluids,” he said. “It seems terrible, but it didn’t actually smell that bad or anything. I still would have done it even if it smelled a little weird, because where there is muck, there is gold.”

Police believe Chrisco has been watching women through bathroom peepholes in restaurants and businesses all over Boulder. Investigators are contacting local businesses named by Chrisco in an attempt to substantiate his claims.

Chrisco said he may have spied on as many as 200 women.

“Detectives have already confirmed that there are “peepholes” in the restrooms of several local businesses,” said Boulder Police spokeswoman Kim Kobel. “Owners of those businesses are taking appropriate action to seal the holes.”

Police are not releasing the names of the businesses because of the ongoing investigation.

“I’ll be honest, it was a lifestyle that I was living,” Chrisco said, “just by choice trying to find my private way to exercise my spiritual beliefs. I made a vow to myself...that I never wanted to frighten any girl. I would rather put a gun to my head than scare anyone or hurt anyone. That’s how I live my life.”

He also told FOX31 Denver that he was making a pornographic spiritual website before his arrest.

According to The Smoking Gun, Chrisco is the owner of several blogs and web sites, among them,, and (Warning: Adult Content).

The sites feature women in sexually suggestive positions, but stop short offering true pornography.

domain search shows Chrisco as the administrative and technical contact for those web sites, which feature photographs of him.,0,3556843.story


S&P 500 Index Chart - Short Takes Stock Market Blog Ciovacco

Prior to the Fed’s June 22 statement, there were enough positive technical developments to justify a belief that Chairman Bernanke would give the markets a much needed push. The market wanted some signal the Fed is willing to implement some form of additional quantitative easing (QE) sooner rather than later. That is not what the market got.
We are not in favor of money printing/asset purchases/quantitative easing. However, if you are going to use QE as a policy tool, it should be done before asset prices start to plummet again. Why did QE2 come into play? Asset prices began to fall in the flash-crash correction of 2010. It looks as if the Fed is willing to wait for asset prices to fall again before taking additional policy steps. That means we must continue to err on the defensive side in the coming weeks.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Revolution...It begins

MADRID (AFP) – Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Madrid Sunday blaming bankers and politicians for causing a financial crisis that forced the country to adopt painful spending cuts.
Demonstrators of all ages linked to a protest movement called the "indignants" assembled early Sunday in several neighbourhoods on the outskirts of Madrid.

Saturday, June 18, 2011


"The first magical indication is that any reading above around +20% is a pretty good sign of an oversold bottom for stock prices, one that is worthy of a bounce.  It does not seem to work the same way when we look at extreme negative readings for this indicator.  Remember that the VIX is a fear indicator, and so the sudden development of fear which produces a high reading on the 7ROC is not the same phenomenon as a sudden abandonment of fear.  Deeply negative readings for this indicator are usually seen at the kickoff of a strong up move, and not at the end of one."

Thursday, June 9, 2011


The Plague Is Back?

Source: Food Freedom

Food Freedom has deliberately refrained from posting any suggestion that Germany’s superbug is related to biowarfare, until further evidence emerged. Various sources now corroborate this story, including The Atlantic:

“On Tuesday [May 31], the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung reported that [leading German E. coli researcher Helge] Karch had discovered that the O104:H4 bacteria responsible for the current outbreak is a so-called chimera that contains genetic materia from various E. coli bacteria. It also contains DNA sequences from plague bacteria, which makes it particularly pathogenic.”
Though he emphasized “There is no risk, however, that it could cause a form of plague,” Karch added that plague DNA sequences make the superbug “particularly pathogenic.”

Also, it is interesting timing to note that the European Union banned herbal remedies on May 1, 2011. Below is Dr Rima Laibow’s summary of this developing story. ~ Ed.

By Dr Rima Laibow
Natural Solutions Foundation

They tell us the “Super bug E. coli 0104:H” is terrorizing Germany, causing otherwise healthy people to develop Hemolytic-Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in which their kidneys fail, their red blood cells explode and then, tragically, they die.

Germ sleuths and clinicians alike have been even more horrified than the average Spanish cucumber eater (the vegetable pinned with the blame for the lethal outbreak). The general public just wants the disaster to go away. The doctors want to know why, what and, now, WHO is responsible.

E. coli is found in the guts of every mammal and is generally harmless. In fact, it is present in massive quantities: half of the volume of the normal bowel excretion is made up of their huge numbers. But when a good germ goes wrong, it can cause disease in the host or anyone who picks it up through contamination or lack of hygiene.

And E. coli 0104:H4 has gone very, very wrong, with, it would appear, quite a bit of help from its friends.

Mike Adams, the intrepid Health Ranger, revealed to the English speaking world that this extraordinarily aggressive E. coli (from a family of bugs which are normally passive and non-aggressive in the extreme) had been systematically genetically altered through laboratory manipulation, to be totally resistant to 8 classes of antibiotics.

Funny and Scary!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Photos of a Mexican Drug Lord's home after being raided.... WOW, NO WONDER WE ARE LOSING THIS WAR...

Yes, That is cash piled on that table in the background!

Just a small collection of guns - these people are not really dangerous at all.....

Yes, that is real gold on these guns!

Gold and Titanium 45 Caliber semi automatic pistols - they found 16 like this

Go and kill in the name of the Lord my son! There was a matched pair of these found.

357 Magnum semi automatic with solid gold grips.

This guy had a better gun collection that most legitimate museums do

Just a quaint little villa in the hills - Drug money bought it all!

Man made cave and hot tub inside the home

A collection of exotic animals - which were cared for in the grandest fashion by the way

8 Lions were on the property

A very rare Tiger

The back yard pool

Exotic art collection - some of which was illegal to own - some stolen

More guns than you could ever imagine!

This pile of cash before it was counted was estimated to be approximately 18 Billion Dollars!  After it was counted it turned out to be a little more than 22 Billion Dollars!
From another angle

Guns were hidden all over the house, along with ample ammo, just in case of trouble.

Stacks of cash were found in every nook and cranny...

This case is filled with 100 dollar Bills estimated to be 1/2 a million dollars and no doubt headed out to make another drug by perhaps from the Columbians.

18 plastic bins filled with 100 dollar bills were found...

Another cabinet stack tight with cash - all 100's.

More 100's

Each of these stacks of 100's holds 250,000 (a quarter of a million dollars)!
They also had millions in Columbian money and Mexican Pesos although they preferred
  American dollars for the most part. 
There were even stacks of Chinese Yen found in one closet.

More Gold machine guns and pistols - most were never fired, just held for collection value.

They just burned it all down!

The money and valuables found in this one house alone, would be enough to pay for health insurance for every man woman and child in the USA for 12 years!  
There are believed to be approximately 27 more of these houses in Mexico alone not to mention the ones in other countries who are enriching themselves in the drug trade. These people have so much money, they make the Arab oil sheiks look like welfare recipients.
Their money can buy the best politicians, the best cops, the best judges, whatever they need they just throw down stacks of cash and it is theirs!
This is why the drug problem is so difficult to fight......