31 August 2020

Stocks and Precious Metals Charts - And the Love of Most Will Grow Cold

"I see.  So they talk, pray, march, plead, petition and what do they get?  Cossacks, prison, flogging, police, spies, and now, after today, they will be shot. Is this God's will?  Are these His methods?  Make war on your own people?  How long do you think they're going to stand there and let you shoot them?   

YOU ask ME who is responsible?  YOU ask?"

Count Witte to Tsar Nicholas II

"The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.”

Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

“Now we are witnessing a transformation: a true opium of the people is the belief in nothingness after death, the huge solace, the huge comfort of thinking that for our betrayals, our greed, our cowardice, our murders, that we are not going to be judged.”

Czeslaw Milosz, The Discreet Charm of Nihilism

"The queen abides, growing quieter, and steadily a bit weaker, sleeping most of the time with Dolly at her side.  I measure out the hours with patches and syringes, a tender touch of caring and a reassuring word, as I obtain similar consolations from my own angels of the moment, who bring a meal and a helping hand.  There is little fear and no pain.  It is like watching a butterfly becoming.  God is making an angel.

These are His tender mercies."

Jesse, 27 August 2017

Stocks popped, and then flopped a bit into the close.

The markets narrowed again today, with a few of the new era story stocks leading the way, as evidence in the outperformance of the NDX.

Silver got some legs. Gold was held to unchanged.

The dollar continued lower.

The VIX rose.

Tech stocks are in a significant bubble that is continuing to expand.

It will break, badly.

When did we come to be so selfish, so self-centered, so willful, like spoiled children.

How did our leaders come to be so unworthy, so dishonorable, shameless, and corrupt.

And so many follow their example, and are encouraged by it, to harden their heart, and serve the darkness.

It is not too late to be sorry for our pride and hatred and abusiveness, and seek forgiveness. But the time grows short.

Today is the third anniversary of the passing of the queen.

Have a pleasant evening.

'Wear a Mask,or Go to Jail'