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December 2009

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Gold Bubble?

December 27, 2009 – Comments (12)

The price of gold may go down from here, but it is not "in a classic bubble" as this mental midget claims:  [more]

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We, the Sheeple

December 17, 2009 – Comments (20) | RELATED TICKERS: RHP , NU , GOV

Bernanke reconfirmed despite overwhelming public opposition.  It's time to take back our government.  How about this ridiculous idea:  I'm going to run for Senate on a VERY SIMPLE platform -- I will poll my constituents on issues and vote as the majority wants me to!!  I know, I know...  People are too dumb, so we need representatives who know better.  Father knows best.   [more]

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Am I the only one who is suspicious of the "data" today?

December 04, 2009 – Comments (16) | RELATED TICKERS: BREW , LINE , SNCR

By now, everyone ought to know how meaningless the economic numbers that come out of the government are.  If you are someone who takes these numbers as cold hard fact, here is a primer for you on employment numbers:  [more]

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Should Ben Bernanke be Re-Confirmed? A Poll

December 03, 2009 – Comments (18)

I'm curious how the general public feels so that I can compare it to how are elected officials vote.  An unscientific poll:

 


Should Ben Bernanke be re-confirmed as Fed Chairman?(polls)

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$2,000 Gold vs. $140 Oil -- How gold and oil are very different

December 02, 2009 – Comments (49) | RELATED TICKERS: GOLD , FOR , EVR

Who can forget the insane run-up in oil to $147/barrel?  At the time, there was substantial disagreement as to whether the spike was speculator-driven.  I will personally confess that when it was all happening I didn't think speculation was the primary impetus for the run-up.  With the benefit of hindsight, however, I've changed my mind.  I'm with the majority now who think it was a speculative bubble.  (Although I do believe in peak oil and that oil will see $147+ again in the next decade)  [more]

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