Guys, we're all supposed to be on the same side, and that side is supposed to be that of LIBERTY. Let the boy make his predictions and let you agree or disagree as you might, but let me add that civility should be one of our benchmarks of behavior. I will say nothing more about this.
OTOH, Jordan, you perhaps need to grow a little thicker hide. Neither of the statements you cited were "insults". Poking some sarcastic criticism in the direction of predictions that you made with nothing in the way of reasoning to back them up does not constitute insult. You opened yourself up to it, so man up and take the pain, if "pain" can even be said to apply in even the least measure.
We should not be at one another's throats. There are plenty of vicious adversaries "out there". What say we keep our focus.
ignominia et contemptum tyrannis
Habeo excelsum artem; afflixerim cum crudelitate illis qui laedas me
The affairs of gold-laden Gyges do not interest me.
Zealousy of the gods has never seized me nor anger
at their deeds. But I have no love for great tyranny
for its deeds are very far from my eyes. -Archilochus
I actually believe his predictions may not be that far off seeing as we're going to be getting massive heroin/QE injections over the next fiscal year. This will probably get the economy high for a little while but I do believe inflation will hit higher highs than ever before, not hyperinflation, not just yet. That special occasion may be reserved just a bit further into the future, I'd guess before 2020. The key point is that most of the tricks and aces up the sleeves have been used leaving little option left at the Fed. It's taken awhile considering the post amendments to the Fed Reserve Act, the start of the Bretton Woods System, the end of the Bretton Woods System, all the big player's currencies in free fall/floating, the huge bubbles following into the late 80s, 90s, 00s, ZIRP, QE1,2,3 (throw operation twist in there though technically it's included). I mean really, what else could they do?
As far as unemployment goes that's just plain black and white Newspeak gibberish. If it does go down it'll be because hundreds of thousands no longer "count" as unemployed and get denominated into the category of "discount these people all together to lower unemployment through the semantic fiat of bureaucratic wizardry."
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December Report: Small-Business Owner Confidence Plunges More than Five Points
One of the lowest optimism readings in survey history
I'm not as far along with my preparations for hard times as I wanted to be, but am making some progress.
Rand can win in 2016 only after the security guards will listen to us rather than the establishment hacks and only after we are able to ensure that the rules are followed and the votes accurately tallied.
I definitely disagree with Jordan, but I'm happy to see him and others sharing their opinion.
Our country seems to be on the verge of an economic disaster. I believe by Dec. 31, 2013 the dollar will be weaker (gold much stronger) and the government will have more power and be more intrusive. I am hoping Obama will not engage the U.S. in another war in the Middle East, but it is possible.
I would not be surprised if there is a veritable collapse with riots and the like within the next 10 years. Some of my liberty-minded friends predict it will be within the next year, but I am thinking and hoping not. I need about 2 years more to be ready.
And yes, maybe my view is a bit extreme, but better to be prepared for the worst than to have it take me by surprise.
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I predict that the white house will release reports showing high job and economic growth
The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it.