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Alstry Really Signing Off For a While



October 09, 2009 – Comments (36)

Things have now become clear to me...

Why Obama won the Nobel Prize

Why Russia, China and others are moving away from the dollar to a new currency

Why we attacked Saddam Hussein for selling oil in a currency other than dollar

Why Iran is now doing the same thing

Why Russia and China have a mutual defense pact with Iran

Why the stock market is going up despite collapsing revenues and a PE over 100

Why revenues to our local, state and federal governments are evaporating

Why the BLS is lying about unemployment

Why the Fed is simply monetizing contrary to public represenations

Why Congress has failed to bail out the citizens while bailing out the banks

Why our nation is shutting down....especially now that government is slashing

Why so few are cognizent of the true condition of our economy....

The reason is far beyond the scope of CAPS and let's hope it resolves quickly.....when it does I will be back......and yes MOAP did come by all good luck and may the Feeling pass quickly for all that our affected....for when it does, the future will be bright indeed.

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#1) On October 09, 2009 at 6:32 PM, mawnck (< 20) wrote:

The reason is far beyond the scope of CAPS

Oh come on you doggone tease, let's hear it!

Personally I think it's just a tragic confluence of way too many powerful people acting individually in their own self interests, but I'm open to other theories if they aren't too "out there."

I don't subscribe any importance at all to the Nobel Prize other than entertainment value as the right-wing media makes fools of themselves. If there is some sort of secret conspiracy going on, a Nobel Prize award isn't exactly the most subtle or effective way to carry it out.

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#2) On October 09, 2009 at 6:38 PM, andrewl85 (< 20) wrote:


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#3) On October 09, 2009 at 6:43 PM, RVAspeculator (28.21) wrote:

Is signing off 40 blogs a month instead of 100?  :)

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#4) On October 09, 2009 at 6:52 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

AGAIN????????????????OR STILL?????????????

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#5) On October 09, 2009 at 6:54 PM, brickcityman (< 20) wrote:

Uh oh boys...  The biggest of the bears has been muzzled... you know what this means for next week.....



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#6) On October 09, 2009 at 7:29 PM, 1315623493 wrote:


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#7) On October 09, 2009 at 7:32 PM, Sozurmama (< 20) wrote:


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#8) On October 09, 2009 at 7:37 PM, DaretothREdux (59.21) wrote:

If we give you 200 recs for this will you quit blogging forever?


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#9) On October 09, 2009 at 8:05 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

How about a quick game of "What If" before you go? Again.

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#10) On October 09, 2009 at 8:48 PM, topsecret09 (86.50) wrote:

  Good luck "stry"....  Obama wins the NOBEL PEACE PRIZE....  Good time to sign off,and out.........  TS

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#11) On October 09, 2009 at 9:19 PM, RainierMan (64.48) wrote:

Since when is anything beyond CAPS? Have you seen the blogs on CAPS? You can discuss anything.

So what is the mythical "reason"?

I've respected you at least for speaking your mind, but now you take off?

It looks like you're bailing out because Armageddon didn't arrive. I could be wrong, but I'm just saying, that's what it looks like.

Feel free to address these issues if I'm wrong. 

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#12) On October 09, 2009 at 10:16 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Mike....9.09 did arrive.....patience......I will be back

LINCOLN - In an ominous warning, the state's budget czar told state agencies Monday that they need to consider cutbacks now because budget reductions are on the horizon.

State tax receipts are already $93.2 million below the projections used by the Nebraska Legislature this spring to craft a state budget for this year and next, State Budget Administrator Gerry Oligmueller said.

And the situation appears to be worsening.

The state expects state tax revenues for September to be $40 million less than projections. Actual state tax revenues were $17 million below projections in July and August, the first two months of the fiscal year.

U.S. Local, State, and Federal Governments are collectively the largest consumer in the world..... responible for OVER half the U.S. GDP.

In 9.09...revenues to government evaporated....a few of us knew it was coming and are aware of the is something beyond the scope of CAPS and could be one of the most difficult issues to ever confront a U.S. President.

Let's leave it at that for now........


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#13) On October 09, 2009 at 10:35 PM, jesusfreakinco (28.24) wrote:


Here is your 9.09 event. Fiat currencies not far from collapsing, possibly...


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#14) On October 09, 2009 at 10:38 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote: is all related to 9.09 and simply components of a much larger issue.....the process is well under way....let's all hope the right decisions are made....for all of our well being.

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#15) On October 09, 2009 at 10:55 PM, awallejr (35.81) wrote:

Your choice to stop the blogs. Personally I think you are bailing before your points actually turn negative. Would be embarassing if your rating was <20 in light of your always pointing that out regarding others whenever they disagreed with you.

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#16) On October 09, 2009 at 11:04 PM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

awa....the blood is only will be flowing everywhere

Buyout programs have failed to attract as much interest as GM hoped. Mass layoffs may be soon to follow.

I wish I could reveal more...but somethings better left unsaid

Japan threatens to kick out US troops

During times like this....we need all the friends we can get.

My picks will stand...............the score is the score.

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#17) On October 09, 2009 at 11:46 PM, lquadland10 (< 20) wrote:

jesusfreakinco's CAPS Blog Gold: Could spike 250-300 any day ; Physical deliveries...


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October 09, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: TRE , GLD , SLV

Central Banking: A Blight On Humanity

...a number of well-heeled market participants “bought” substantial tonnage worth of gold futures on the London Bullion Market [LBMA] and immediately told their counterparties they wanted to take instantaneous delivery of the underlying physical bullion.

Because these banks did not have the bullion to honor their contracted commitments, one or both of them approached the counterparties and asked if there was any way they could settle this embarrassing matter quietly on a “cash basis” to absolve the banks from fulfilling their physical bullion delivery obligations.  The purchasers were not interested in a ‘cash settlement’ and demanded delivery of physical bullion giving these banks 5 business days to resolve the situation.  A premium of as much as spot plus 25 % [that would be 1,250 – 1,300 per ounce of gold] was offered to settle this matter in fiat money instead of the embarrassment of a very public “failure to deliver” on the part of the London Bullion Market Association.

Stunningly, if accurate [and there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that this is not accurate], this means that gold is already in SEVERE backwardation and this fact is being hidden from the public.

To think that anyone wonders why our financial system and fiat money will soon to be TOAST?

Now I see why Alstry picked 9.09 as such an important date.  We are just a few days behind, but the truth may soon come out...


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#18) On October 09, 2009 at 11:49 PM, kirkydu (90.14) wrote:

Al, play the "what if" game, it usually makes me feel better.

Start with, what if Bush & Co were really trying to:

A. Reduce the ties between the U.S. and slow growth Euro economies.

B. Increase the ties between the U.S. and Asian and Eastern Euro growth economies.

C. Get richer.

How would they do it?  The answers are pretty interesting.  Let me know when you get there. 


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#19) On October 10, 2009 at 12:21 AM, cthomas1017 (98.49) wrote:

alstry will be back... Tomorrow, more than likely... You can count on it.

He left on October 1.  He quit blogging.  On October 1st, alstry said he would quit blogging.  On October 2nd, he returned - not to blog, but to post information and provide commentary.

alstry will be back... If not tomorrow, then Monday... You can count on it.  If not, I will quit blogging.  (But I reserve the right to continue posting and providing commentary.)

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#20) On October 10, 2009 at 12:35 AM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

#19--Kinda like Herpes!!!!!!!!!!

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#21) On October 10, 2009 at 1:46 AM, RainierMan (64.48) wrote:

Spit it out, Alstry. Don't get shy now. What's changed so much that you need to sign off? And why would you do that anyway? For those of us who always thought there was something to your rants, let's hear it. Your last hurrah before you depart.  

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#22) On October 10, 2009 at 1:49 AM, awallejr (35.81) wrote:

"I wish I could reveal more...but somethings better left unsaid"

What a bunch of  baloney  You'd be "revealing" whatever you could.  Same "suspense" crap as you tried to pull with the whole 9.09 drama. We saw where that went, market kept rising.


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#23) On October 10, 2009 at 6:45 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

What if the world were trying to shut us down and abate our growth....while a few got rich?????

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) will be closing the bulk of its highway rest areas, effective October 19. With 18 current “pit stops” available, RVers and other snowbirds traveling the Grand Canyon State will soon have but five to choose from. Caught in a budget crisis, ADOT is relying on commercial businesses to take up the slack when the shutdown occurs.

Yes...the shutdown is occuring.

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon plans to announce even more spending cuts and state worker layoffs in a couple weeks, his budget director said Friday.

Year-to-date net general revenue collections have dropped 10 percent from last year, to $1.7 billion from $1.9 billion.

Net general revenue collections for September decreased 16 percent to $648.7 million, down from $774.7 million in September 2008.

Money is running out fast against a HUGE pile of debt.  Missouri, Nebraska, New York, Massachusetts, California, Indiana, Arizona, Florida, Maryland......and many many is simply evaporating in 9.09.

And it it not just states running out of is cities and counties.

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - Grand Rapids City Manager Greg Sundstrom says there will be a "struggle" to balance the city's budget, now $24 million dollars in the red.

"Undoubtedly, there will be signficant layoffs of city employees.

First ask why are taxes evaporating in 9.09?????  Then what if...... 

What if a nation with the largest government in the world with the largest government obligations simply runs out of money and no one will lend it any.....what would the government be forced to do????????

What would be the consequences of each decision???

How is that for a what if game??????????????????  Now we are playing all in for the ultimate stakes.....survival.

Could you imagine if Fools really understood the implications of MOAP????? 

Somethings better left for people to Feel rather than see.

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#24) On October 10, 2009 at 7:05 AM, ingodshands2 (< 20) wrote:

good ridence!

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#25) On October 10, 2009 at 7:10 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

What happens to our nation when half our workers really have nothing to do or there is not much money pay them?????

Hinckley — which has been making boats since 1928 and is known for classically designed, beautifully constructed sailboats as well as sleek, easy-to-maneuver powerboats — is under financial pressure. It has significantly reduced its work force — from about 625 employees at its peak in mid-2008 to 305 at the end of August. The layoffs, in turn, have affected Southwest Harbor businesses, some locals say.

Autos, Airlines, Architecture, Building, Boating, Construction, Law, Sales, Travel, Technology, Retail, Commercial Real Estate, Finance, Health Care, Government

You simply can't have all these people sitting around......

Need is not relevant when there is no money.........practically everyone can't be contracting yet the recession is over......something may have to happen to change feelings so we don't know

Israel will 'attack Iran if sanctions not in place by Christmas'...

Iran to 'blow up the heart of Israel' if attacked...

Apache Pilots Shocked by Size of Attack on Outpost...

RUSSIA: New US missile plan raises 'questions'...

What if we lose support???


Now be patient and let it happen.......let's hope it is the right is time for Alstry to sign off for a while.....

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#26) On October 10, 2009 at 7:40 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

It has never been its time to take a rest....until its over.....

With construction stalled for months on the 210 Trade condo tower, rumors continue to swirl through the development community that the project isn't going to happen.

But David Flaherty says by early June, workers will be back on site. "We should be starting construction within the next 30 days," says Flaherty, president of 210 Trade developer Flaherty & Collins Properties. "When they start seeing the floors go up, that will quiet the naysayers."

The developer of the stalled 210 Trade tower in uptown Charlotte has launched Chapter 7 bankruptcy liquidation for the condo project.

Flaherty & Collins Properties filed the bankruptcy proceedings Oct. 2 for its affiliate Charlotte FC, the limited liability company developing the 48-story, 419-unit tower that is partially constructed at the EpiCentre complex.

I am tired of documenting the cutting and is getting too much and too burdensome to keep up with......and it is just at the beginning..........

Supervisor speaks out on proposed budget cuts

$3 million in budget cuts needed

Florissant mayor suggests cuts for budget

State budget cuts hit Genesee County schools

California students, educators join in statewide protests over budget cuts

City planning more budget cuts

Additional budget cuts are coming for SLPS

Budget cuts may impact public schools

Budget cuts may mean staff cuts at U of I

Berkeley City College Protests Budget Cuts

Colleges Brace For Budget Cuts

More Budget Cuts Coming for Kitsap County Sheriff, Prosecutor

With each new round of cuts to the budget, Kitsap County Undersheriff Dennis Bonneville says he and his staff have found ways to “pull another rabbit out of the hat” to preserve public safety and stave off layoffs. “But we’re fresh out of rabbits,” Bonneville said. And the cuts keep coming.

Alstry can relate.....let's hope the right decision is made....good luck to all....because it is a worldwide issue.......

Latvia 'to find more budget cuts'

Latvia's PM pledges to extend planned budget cuts in order to meet targets agreed with the EU to secure rescue loans.

Again....good luck to now I am certain most of you know.

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#27) On October 10, 2009 at 7:52 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Please help those around you......we are one nation.......and never let the truth die........

U.S. Office Vacancies Reach Five-Year High of 16.5%, Reis Says
US apartment vacancy rate hits 23-year high-report
Shopping center vacancy rate hits 17-year high: report

Hotel defaults, foreclosures rise in California

Remember...everything is more today compared to 15-20 years go.  Government is space is are more......we have more shopping centers.......

As a result....the distress is more as the cuts get bigger and the Zombulator is now turned on Full Power....and little is gained by documenting what is now obvious.

Let's hope we restructure before its too late.........

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#28) On October 10, 2009 at 7:56 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

At some point...the financial crack dealing bankers will simply cut us off.......

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) -- The bleak September jobs report appears to have cracked the political logjam blocking progress on a third stimulus package.

Many economists have come to think that a third stimulus makes good sense. "I think the economy needs more help and they should provide it," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's

When they do, what choices will Obama have.................????

Let's hope he makes the right one........if he even has a choice....

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#29) On October 10, 2009 at 8:47 AM, PdoBear (25.22) wrote:

See you on Monday, Alstry. That would be signing off for a while.  Alstry loves semantics. I'll be signing off for a while too. Ten minutes.

Credibility. Look into it.

I have found his posts entertaining but he's got to go after the bet welching.

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#30) On October 10, 2009 at 11:41 AM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

"Alstry Really Signing Off For a While"

a ha ha hahahaha!!!!




Yup, I'm still laughing at you... because you were WRONG again!

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#31) On October 10, 2009 at 2:29 PM, PdoBear (25.22) wrote:

Hey Jd, he signed off for a while... to go buy a coke. He wasn't lying. He knows what the definition of "is" is.

Now I want him to stay for the comic relief. Credibility: Zero.


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#32) On October 10, 2009 at 4:57 PM, SideShowMel0329 (32.12) wrote:

Ding dong, the witch is dead!

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#33) On October 10, 2009 at 5:24 PM, Rasbold (79.50) wrote:

Come on, dude. Don't puss out now. We are in the middle of the ride. These are the most interesting times of your lives. Enjoy the experience. Good or bad doesn't matter. You get what everyone else gets; You get a lifetime.

Don't hide. If the nuclear blast comes, stand on your roof and let it hit you square in the face. Don't run. The fire is near.


Good Luck and May Your Dow Never Jones!

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#34) On October 10, 2009 at 5:39 PM, IIcx (< 20) wrote:

The White House Wants to Hear From Fools

I didn't see your post on that blog -- here your chance to tell the White House about 9.09.

Regards, IIcx 

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#35) On October 10, 2009 at 8:32 PM, Starfirenv (< 20) wrote:

#34-- Thats brilliant. Alstrydomous needs to tell the President.
 Just explain that he is the "Self Proclaimed Oracle of Caps", tell him all about it, and maybe we "STUPID FOOLS!!!!!" won't be so DOOMED!!!!! and ZOMBULATED!!!!!!, and EXTERMINATED!!!!!!! Could you do that for us Al???????
EXCEPT for 10.31- Fellow Fools, there will be Zombulation!!!!!
And Ghostulation and Ghoulation, and some Frankensteins and scarry stuff. Happens every year.

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#36) On October 12, 2009 at 3:34 PM, jddubya (< 20) wrote:

"Alstry Really Signing Off For a While"

 Really?!?!?!?!?  WHEN?!?!?!?!?

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