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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

March 2018 Quotations (56)

"How did we become a species made up of psychopaths?"
~~ G.E. Nordell

"When your children act like leaders and your leaders act like children, you know change is coming."
~~ musician Mikel Jollett

"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."
~~ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. [1929-68]

"Life beats down and imprisons the soul, and art reminds you that you have one."
~~ Stella Adler [1901-92]

"The fact is, climate disruption is real and the consequences in New Mexico and across the country are tremendous. We're seeing more extreme drought conditions, larger wildfires, shrinking forests, and increased flooding. This is the reality happening right now. The longer we wait to act, the more difficult and expensive the solutions become."
~~ Sen. Martin Heinrich [Dem-NM], in December 2017

"The world is beautiful, but has a disease called 'man'."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"Interesting time to be living in, where 'stop shooting our kids' is seen as a 'liberal talking point' by the 'pro-life' crowd."
~~ Herb Neu, on Facebook

"Young people have helped lead all our great movements. How inspiring to see it again in so many smart, fearless students standing up for their right to be safe; marching and organizing to remake the world as it should be. We've been waiting for you. And we've got your backs."
~~ Barack Obama, via Twitter on 22 February 2018

“This is your life and it is ending one moment at a time.”
~~ journalist Chuck Palahniuk

“Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.”
~~ Natalie Babbitt [1932-2016]

"A pat on the back is a good thing, provided [that] it is low enough and hard enough."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

“Gold is money, everything else is credit”
~~ J.P. Morgan [1837-1913], in testimony before Congress shortly before his death

"We do not grow absolutely, chronologically. We grow sometimes in one dimension, and not in another; unevenly. We grow partially. We are relative. We are mature in one realm, childish in another. The past, present, and future mingle and pull us backward, forward, or fix us in the present. We are made up of layers, cells, constellations.”
~~ Anaïs Nin [1903-77]

"Leadership is not about the next election, it's about the next generation.
~~ Simon Sinek ( after James Freeman Clarke [1810-88] )

"Accept the things to which fate binds you, love the people with whom fate brings you together - but do this with all your heart !"
~~ Marcus Aurelius [121-180 C.E.]

"I've lived through some terrible things in my life, some of which actually happened.
~~ Samuel Clemens aka Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."
~~ scientist & TV host Carl Sagan [1934-96]

"Integrity is the essence of everything successful."
~~ visionary R. Buckminster Fuller

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”
~~ Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh [1853-90]

“One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.“
~~ May Sarton 1912-95]

"To find inner peace, search deep inside yourself. Is there a donut there? If not, take corrective action."
~~ Hurts Donut Company, USA [est. 2014]

"The truth is that men are tired of liberty."
~~ Benito Mussolini [1883-1945]

"Never offend an enemy in a small way."
~~ Gore Vidal [1925-2012]

"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."
~~ Gen. Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower [1890-1969]

"One of the things [that] citizenship teaches us, over the long stretch, is that there is no perfectibility in human affairs."
~~ Zadie Smith

"Normality is a paved road; it's comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it."
~~ Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh [1853-90]

"America's sense of reality is dictated by what it is trying to avoid."
~~ James Baldwin [1924-87]

"Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
~~ John Adams [1735-1826]

"The constant happiness is curiosity."
~~ Alice Munro

"Many a good argument is ruined by some fool who knows what he is talking about."
~~ Marshall McLuhan [1911-80]

"Be confident, not certain."
~~ Eleanor Roosevelt [1884-1962]

"Ah, but in such an ugly time the true protest is beauty"
~~ folk singer Phil Ochs [1940-76], in the liner notes for album "Pleasures of The Harbor" [1967]

"Authenticity is the journey of figuring out who you are through what you make."
~~ actor Donald Glover

"Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh."
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

"The will alone is always a whore."
~~ Martin Luther [1483-1546]

"A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked."
~~ radio host Bernard Meltzer [1916-98]

"One can't prove that God doesn't exist. But science makes God unnecessary.”
~~ Stephen W. Hawking [1942-2018]

"Oh, November 6th, hasten the day. There is blue tsunami coming."
~~ The Pen at Peace Team activism website

"No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude."
~~ Alfred North Whitehead, OM FRS [1861-1947]

“People are always blaming their circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and if they can't find them, make them.”
~~ George Bernard Shaw [1856-1950]

“Most people are other people. Their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation.”
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

“Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand.“
~~ Xian Bible, Matthew 12:25
"A house divided against itself cannot stand."
~~ Abraham Lincoln, June 1858 speech
~~ Lyndon B. Johnson, February 1964 speech {quoting Lincoln}

"If you can do what you do best and be happy, you're further along in life than most people."
~~ Leonardo DiCaprio

"Plans are useless, but planning is everything."
~~ Gen. Dwight D. 'Ike' Eisenhower [1890-1969]

“I am not young enough to know everything.”
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

“Words are all we have.”
~~ Irish playwright Samuel Beckett [1906-89]

"The only source of knowledge is experience."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"We say a person is a person through other persons. You can’t be human in isolation. You are human only in relationships."
~~ Bishop Desmond Tutu

“There may be ultimate answers but . . . I would be sorry if we were to find them . . . I would like very much to find them, but their discovery would leave nothing for those coming after me to seek. Each generation builds on the advances of the previous generation, and this is as it should be. As human beings, we need the quest."
~~ Stephen W. Hawking [1942-2018]

"You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life."
~~ Albert Camus [1913-60]

"In the beginning the universe was created. This made a lot of people angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move."
~~ Douglas Adams [1952-2001]

“The past is a place of reference, not a place of residence; the past is a place of learning, not a place of living.”
~~ Roy T. Bennett

"I have committed the worst sin of all that a man can commit. I have not been Happy."
~~ Jorge Luis Borges [1899-1986]

"Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”
~~ Albert Camus [1913-60]

“There are no obstacles, only conditions of the game.”
~~ Steve Zaffron, founder of Vanto Group [est. 1992]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

local March For Our Lives (New Mexico)

March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24

Old Town Plaza - Albuquerque, NM at 10:00 AM

Haynes Park - Rio Rancho, NM at 10:00 AM
2006 Grande Blvd. SE

Roundhouse Legislature - Santa Fe, NM at 12 Noon

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Predicting The October Collapse

Hard to nail down details on the matter, but several economic news emails that visited my Inbox tell portions of the collective dire expectations for October 2018. (The federal fiscal year 2019 begins October 1st.) The silver lining in any collapse in October is that it will be just a few weeks before the 2018 U.S. national elections in November, and thus help Democrats. Silver lining notwithstanding, any such collapse will hurt everyone - worldwide - and likely last a really long time.

The gist of the matter is that the government bond markets are all bubbles (the junk bond market is also a bubble, but the problem is smaller and thus a side issue). There are roughly a TRILLION dollars worth of U.S. ten-year Treasury bonds coming due for repayment on October 15th. Congress is ignoring the matter, and Emperor Trump is busy tweeting inanities. A default in these promissory notes will 'wreak havoc' across the Stock Market Casino, this time much worse than the G.O.P. Economic Meltdown of 2008 – and without the team of Barack Obama and Ben Bernanke at the helm to prevent disaster.

But that is not quite the half of it. Also in October, E.C.U. treasury bonds of a further TRILLION dollars will come due. In China, there are another TRILLION dollars of local government and corporate 5- and 10-year bonds coming due in 2018-19 - starting in October.

Web financial analysts are using terms like 'tsunami' and 'Armageddon' for any bond selloff or bond default cycle.

And the situation will be made even worse if the artificially-inflated cryptocurrency market collapses first.
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