"Analog Man" In A Digital World. Joe Walsh. See The Guitar Center Special. Count me In...  

"Patience is waiting. Not passively waiting; that is laziness. But to keep going when the going is hard and slow -- that is patience."
-- Unknown

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JEEZUZ!!!! Gallagher And Lindley Together! Unfortunately Eric Burdon's Their Cross To Bear... The Burdon Is Too Much For Them To Carry...

http://www.businessinsider.com/video-bi ... nbc-2013-1
Piss Fight.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/busin ... ;_r=1&
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2013/0 ... verything/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/01/pe ... cy-debate/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2013/01/pr ... more-88798

4+% Gain In A Month. Something To Protect. There Will Be Down Periods This Year. More Up Than Down Is The Goal. 80%/20% Stocks/Bonds. It's Worked So Far....

Bloomberg visits my world...
http://www.bloomberg.com/video/what-it- ... YqfVg.html

http://www.all-about-portugal.com/mcnam ... -portugal/

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Pretty Good....Not Bad....Can't Complain. Actually, All These Realities Are About The Same. Siegel Schwall. 

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Ya Gotta Temper A Life Lived WFO With Enough Quiet Contemplation To Appreciate It All. Yin And Yang, All In And Walking Away From The Table, Depending On Whatever Is Right At The Time. 

"The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public's money."
— Alexis de Tocqueville

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In an era where many of the singers from the 60's, 70's, and 80's made their sound by racking their voices and are now croaking their way through nostalgia acts in Vegas, it's nice to hear Ann Wilson, who had a great set of pipes to start with and took care of them. Yeah, the song is overexposed and I expect to hear it on a linoleum commercial soon, but the audience seemed to like it... even the 3 geezers in the high buck seats.

I got long and stayed long inna 401 plan into the teeth of the silly ass manufactured "Kliff Krisis" and it worked out OK.... Thinkin' about bankin' it at some point.

http://www.calculatedriskblog.com/2013/ ... -nuts.html

So, about 3/4 of a lifetime ago, my wife said to me that the middle son, a personable, bright, intelligent, bookish, very likeable kid, would probably be better off for something physical he was accomplished at. The kid was small, slight, and put together like a stick figure made of popsicle sticks and scotch tape. Football and rugby were out. So, we bought him a bolt action, .22 rifle and I taught him to handle firearms and shoot. I'd taught his mother to shoot and handle firearms previously and it all worked out rather well. He learned how to be responsible in handling something that extended his personal power far beyond his stature and that he could feel confident about what he had and what he could do and it was actually a lot cooler to keep his mouth shut than running his mouth off. And a few years latter my wife was able to deal with pistol that the part time deputy sheriff left in the waiting room/kids play area of the medical facility she ran.
So this Christmas, my son said to me, "Does the NRA realize that they are not helping? That they are like PETA with their totally out beyond where the buses run position?"
I have to say that the thought of a pair of George Zimmerman armed to the teeth volunteers showing up at the opposite sides of the schoolyard at the same time makes my blood run cold...

http://www.businessinsider.com/banks-sc ... -do-2013-1
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/ ... f=business

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the- ... ife-2013-1
http://www.businessinsider.com/global-y ... 014-2013-1

http://www.businessinsider.com/america- ... ked-2013-1

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Another New Year, Another Political Train Wreck. I Feel I'm Too Mature To Watch Pro Wrestling, Roller Derby, And Destruction Derbies Any More. My Wife Says I'm Too Mature To Watch Jello Wrestling. My Inner Junior High School Kid Sez " Thanks Gawd For Congress And Political Train Wrecks. DID YOU SEE THAT!!!!!!!" 

Crime pays - but before you go out and start rigging global interest rates, trading with the enemy or laundering money for the drug cartels, do make sure that you are deemed either 'too big to fail' by regulators or you're able to get the President on the phone.
-- Stacy Herbert

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Adrian Belew;
Then... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZljPQZ5ogo

And Now... http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/ad ... tar-noise/

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-2 ... save-japan
http://www.theatlantic.com/sexes/archiv ... ut/266687/
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... cal-cliff/
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... are=f4dcd#
http://www.businessinsider.com/senator- ... me-2012-12

http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/20 ... e-way?lite
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-01-0 ... ehner.html
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... 3IaI-Ao8xs

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 3657.story

http://www.bloomberg.com/video/-some-re ... SBoWg.html

Fiscal cliff bill. 157 pages of what is needed and a whole buncha stuff pasted on while you were celebrating last night...
http://www.businessinsider.com/breaking ... iff-2013-1

6 Things You Won't Believe That Are In The Fiscal Cliff Bill That The Senate Passed At 2 AM While Most Americans Were Drunk
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/whats-in ... z2GlBYMRnE

Ladies And Gentlemen: Here's The Date Of Your Next Fiscal Cliff
Read more:

Great News, Rich Americans! Congress Just Raised Taxes On Workers While Saving Investors Billions
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/dividend ... z2GlDYSQ6G
Great News For Romney Voters -- Congress Just Socked It To The 47%
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/payroll- ... z2GlEjrONT
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/su ... more-87887
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu ... can-party/


http://www.businessinsider.com/how-the- ... ent-2013-1

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-us-i ... sis-2013-1

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Well, The End Of The World On The Dec 21st Certainly Was Unspectacular. But Our 31st Wedding Anniversary The Same Evening Was Pretty Cool. I'm Down Wid Dat.... 

People only accept change when they are faced with necessity, and only recognize necessity when a crisis is upon them.
-- Jean Monnet

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Surf Music From A Simpler Time...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8__EwAT ... re=related
Surf music And SRV Also From A Simpler Time. It's Been That Long.

"Never Hear Surf Music Again" J. Hendrix

Speaking Of Stuff You've Done That Seemed Like
An Idea At The Time...

Trying To Wipe Off The Sauce And Put It Back Inna Can And Straighten And Unboil The Noodles And Put Them Back Inna Package
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-2 ... wants.html

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-unce ... ay-2012-12
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/le ... more-87593

http://www.businessinsider.com/to-under ... ek-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/congress ... nt-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/plan-b-f ... al-2012-12
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/1 ... like-this/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/qu ... n-pledges/
http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/40 ... hare=8c5d5

Special Holiday Stuff....
http://www.debka.com/article/22629/Isra ... w%E2%80%9D
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-12-2 ... itics.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-most ... 12-12?op=1

http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... -time.html
http://pragcap.com/the-unemployment-rat ... n-november
http://jama.jamanetwork.com/article.asp ... id=1487470

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/12/ ... tions.html
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democrac ... al-cliff-4

http://www.businessinsider.com/mark-cub ... ve-2012-12


http://finance.yahoo.com/news/7-retirem ... 05723.html

Saturday Afternoon ... This is a bridge to the year ending post next Tuesday....

http://www.businessinsider.com/former-r ... se-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/peter-or ... ng-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/closing- ... ss-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/even-the ... is-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/maybe-we ... ng-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/jared-be ... ts-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-repu ... es-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/visual-h ... ll-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/craig-wh ... nt-2012-12
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/12/ta ... airy-tale/

This One Chart Shows That The Fiscal Cliff Fiasco Is The Republicans' Fault
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/this-one ... z2GYeY9bsy

http://www.businessinsider.com/gop-prom ... ne-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/the-chai ... rd-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/fiscal-c ... al-2012-12

http://www.businessinsider.com/starbuck ... ff-2012-12

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The Crux Of The Matter At Sandy Hook Was Not The Means, It Was The Desire To Do Harm. See Bath School Disaster and Tim McVeigh. Think The Gun Control Debate Is Rough? Try Preventative Detention And Forced Medication For The Suspicion Of Intent Or Capacity To Do Harm. I'd Just As Soon These Were The Last Murders Of ANY Kind. But I See Attacking The Root Cause As Fiendishly Difficult, Problematic, And Worth The Effort. I Don't See A Clear Path.... 

"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power"
-- Abraham Lincoln

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A Different Christmas Camel...

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Seasonings Greetings, Christmas Goose, Mulled Wine And Cider, And Nutmeg Floating on the 'Nog. 

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See, It's The Whole Pension Deficit Disorder Thing.... See. Like Corporate Profits And Wages vs GDP... Visual Aids Below. Think Right Wing Corporate Political Activities Seeking A Sponsorship By Doc Johnson Enterprises. 

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This, and not much else, is the essence of leadership.
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

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Gibson And Gretsch. For My Part, A Les Paul Sunburst And A Twin Reverb And Michael's Talent Under The Tree For Christmas Morning...

80 years of Corporate Profit/GDP vs Wages/GDP

http://www.businessinsider.com/corporat ... gh-2012-11
Can We Get A Little Reversion To The Mean Here....

http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm? ... AB1A39B56D
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm? ... AB1A39B56D
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/11/re ... t-century/

Two REAL Important Looks At Investing... This has been a so so year for my 401. My benchmark is the default (Balanced Pooled) fund which is a fixed mix of stocks and bonds and I'm behind it this year. I can live with that. When things got risky, I got safe. I still am way underweight stocks even though I see risk as moderate. That costs performance. Still... 6% and safety ain't bad. And I've got an 18%, an 11% and a 9% year in the last 9 years to see what I can do in a good market. Articles like these help me keep my head on straight.
http://alephblog.com/2012/11/30/if-you- ... f-in-life/
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/1 ... acticians/

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 1264.story

http://www.businessinsider.com/how-surg ... el-2012-12

http://www.businessinsider.com/we-may-n ... ll-2012-12

http://www.businessinsider.com/republic ... cal-cliffd
http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archi ... ke/265693/

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/arc ... e/265804/#

Fuckin' "A" Tweetie Bird !!!
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/1 ... stupidity/

Darkness Darkness.... or not. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/us/ho ... p&_r=0
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... page=true#

http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/ ... oil-spill/

http://www.businessinsider.com/best-vie ... sa-2012-12
http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-ma ... eo-2012-12
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/g ... mp;index=0

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A Death In The Family.......... It'll Be A Minimal Activity Week. Let's Stir In A Virus Sunday Eve To Wednesday (So Far, But I'm Feeling Better..) To Make It Even More Of A Downer Week.......... Maybe I'll Distract Myself Posting Here. 

For purposes of action, nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
-- Henri Frederic Ameil

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Back to the past, in a period that was so dark but with so much promise in the future.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v ... =endscreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDcJ2uLa ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGSNNgnA ... ure=fvwrel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lkcKbuR2 ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v ... =endscreen
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W79Wz5T0 ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=en ... M&NR=1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKf67EFl ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45FRXp1a ... ure=relmfu
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6pHN9OD ... ure=relmfu


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-2 ... shows.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-2 ... looms.html

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/26/opini ... e&_r=0
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/magaz ... l&_r=0

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/11/wh ... r-debtors/

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/1 ... -recovery/
http://www.businessinsider.com/grover-n ... ng-2012-11
http://www.businessinsider.com/eric-can ... on-2012-11

http://www.businessinsider.com/peoples- ... ve-2012-11

This Explains A Lot.......
http://www.businessinsider.com/why-ineq ... ma-2012-11

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... e-edition/
http://www.advisorperspectives.com/news ... tique4.php
http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/ ... 748?page=1
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-h ... 735.column

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/11/qo ... -moynihan/
http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... community/

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-the- ... ul-2012-11

Beginner's Stuff
http://pragcap.com/everything-you-need- ... er-an-hour

http://pragcap.com/read-of-the-day-view ... er-goggles

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... -subprime/

80 years of corporate profit/GDP vs wages/GDP

http://www.businessinsider.com/corporat ... gh-2012-11

Stay Tooned.............

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Voting Is Your Voice. It Is A Life And Death Choice In Regard To The Dignity Of Man And The Destiny Of Tomorrow. On The Other Hand, Every Time You Vote, It Encourages A Politician. Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't....  

"I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me."
--Dave Barry

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Post election silliness.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YyQi-1Z2 ... re=related

The Dignity Of Man, And The Destiny Of Tomorrow...

10% Stocks/90% Bonds....

http://newsandinsight.thomsonreuters.co ... +%27ANV%27
http://www.spiegel.de/international/wor ... 65295.html


http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... obs-arent/
http://arichlife.passionsaving.com/the- ... ever-work/

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/201 ... -committee
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/com ... 0246.story

• I'm not worried about the fiscal cliff because I've seen the end of Thelma and Louise and that plan worked out fine. (@upsidetrader)

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-2 ... s-say.html

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/1 ... with-that/

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-top- ... es-2012-11

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Ya get to my age, you get used to losing the old timers. You become an old timer and you get used to losing your contemporaries; I went to my first High School reunion this year and I was surrounded by geezers, and not as many as there shoulda been. But when you lose one of the younger guys, it ain't expected and it stings. RIP Redbone.  

Our activity as investors is not to try to identify tops and bottoms - it is to constantly align our exposure to risk in proportion to the return that we can expect from that risk, given prevailing evidence.
-- John Hussman

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WsvSVtXR ... re=related

So I'm boppin' home Thursday Afternoon and I blow by a semi flatbed w/ handful of stationary generators on it and the tractor is a plain white wit the FEMA emblem onnit. Four miles down the road in the same direction is the ex Moffet Naval Air Station, now NASA/quasi government/Airforce One, Orion P3, etc base.

Betcha the next day there were a bunch more generators on the East Coast and fewer on the West Coast. Whadda YOU think about throwing natural disaster responsibilities on to each individual state?

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0 ... -wins.html
http://www.businessinsider.com/jobs-bus ... rm-2012-11

http://www.businessinsider.com/karl-rov ... ey-2012-11
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0 ... esume.html

http://www.nbcnews.com/id/49735480/ns/l ... JsIb2_A_yA
http://macro-man.blogspot.com/2012/11/p ... falls.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0 ... -hope.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-11-0 ... money.html

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It's An Interlinked 24/7 Real Time Personal Publishing Social Media Driven World. And I'm An Antisocial, Extremely Private, Cynical, And Snarly Curdmugeon. So I Went To The Stocktoberfest New New Media Conference Last Week And Hungout With Web Visonaries, Social Media App Developers, Retired And Active Venture Capitalists, Entrepreneurs, International Financeers, And Code Monkeys. I Feel Like A Fish Who Just Got Introduced To The Wonders Of The Bicycle.  

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Weather and Politics. Change On The Horizon. One Inexorable, The Other Maybe Not...... 

"The art of investment is the art of selling. Buying is a lesser skill and holding requires no skill at all."
-- Harry Schultz

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Not Only The Famously Dead Before Their Time, But The Supporting Cast Are Dropping By The Way Side....


For a detailed explanation of how the Romney-Ryan tax plan is able to cut taxes by $5 trillion without exploding the deficit or requiring tax hikes on the middle class, simply click on the link below.


http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-2 ... scene.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/10/da ... tionships/
http://nymag.com/news/politics/election ... n-2012-10/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/opini ... l&_r=0

http://www.businessinsider.com/photos-d ... 12-10?op=1
http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... ntPage=all


Gimme a Break!!!!!

http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... n-edition/

27%/73% stocks/bonds... getting lighter...

Thurs Eve.
20%/80% stocks/bonds... Pretty comfortable wit it too.

Stay Tooned...

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I Gotta Bad Case O' Short Timer's Attitude... I've Had It Since The Early 80's.  

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If You Are Smart, Talented, And Lucky, It Seems You'd Be Unstoppable. But The Third Leg Of The Stool Trumps The Other Two Hands Down.... 

"No one that ever lived has ever had enough power, prestige, or knowledge to overcome the basic condition of all life -- you win some and you lose some."
-- Ken Keyes, Jr.

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http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/roy-bucha ... ign=121006

Poetry For The Times... Pretty Much All Times And Every Time. Check the Years RK Was Born And Died. Pretty Much Timeless.

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/10/ja ... existence/

1980 to 2000 and 2000 to now. What I do with my 401 is situation dependent. This is an active management period for my self managed plan. When the time is right, I got no problem sitting still and getting rewarded big time for it... But now ain't that time. Now is more of a make hay while the sun shines cuz it ain't gonna last and don't be so stupid as to stand out inna rain and get wet, cuz ya can always lose what you've made being asleep at the switch... Pretty clear to me...


http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2 ... onomy?lite
http://bottomline.nbcnews.com/_news/201 ... aults?lite

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I'm Not Going To Vote For Romney, But I'd Sure Like To Take Advantage Of Tax Rules Like He Does....  

“The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.”
-- John Kenneth Galbraith

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I went to see Billy Cobham back inna 70's and Larry Coryell was the opening act. I expected to see his "11th House" electric band. Instead, he walked out onstage carrying an acoustic guitar in front of a boisterous crowd wired for an electric WFO evening. The sound set up was AWESOME and so was Larry. His opening number got a 2 minute standing O and he left us all hammered flat. Here he is from about then, and I believe he has some help with him....
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7UM-lf8 ... re=related

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-2 ... nefit.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/ro ... x-records/

How Republican!

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/un ... cide-pool/
http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... -jobs.html

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012 ... t_freeland
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... lionaires/
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11723376 ... bonds.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/ ... story.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ ... ml?hpid=z3
http://www.businessinsider.com/heres-th ... omy-2012-9
http://www.teribuhl.com/2012/10/01/how- ... arns-sins/

http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... fit-1.html

http://www.nationalmemo.com/mitts-sprou ... n-florida/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-0 ... check.html

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Ride Fast; Take Chances. Never Risk Your Tombstone Bearing The Epitaph "Nobody Noticed Him When He Was Here, And He Left No Mark When He Was Gone". No Fear 

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Yee HAAAAA!!! (Famous Chinese Rodeo Cowboy. Son Of Waa Hoooo.) 

"The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails."
-- William Arthur Ward

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My kids spent 2 years plus in England and through them I met one of their acquaintances who was also a racer like I was at the time. We sat down with a beer each and were watching some IOM footage and I hear him going..."paint...tree..tree...lightpost.....house..... down two..left..left.. down two..hard right..up two..bridge..jump..land..intersection... under his breath. He had run the race a time or two and had once gone offroading at over 100MPH, broken a wrist in a tank slapper, got it back on the pavement and finished the race.
I was never even close to that crazy.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ph0SjLC_ ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pGE-J7U ... re=related
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeAtItTm ... re=related

That's Impressive....

Lower Left To Upper Right. I'm 65%/35% Stocks/Bonds And Prolly Getting More Aggressive Really Quickly. Don't Get Me Wrong... I Don't Think This Ends Well. But I Never Made A Dollar That I Couldn't Find SOME Use For..... And Even In The Dark, I Know Where The Doorway IS....

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/busin ... f=business
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/busin ... wanted=all

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/go ... on-romney/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/nyreg ... wanted=all
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opini ... r=2&hp
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree ... n-bullshit
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/16/opini ... wanted=all
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... s-healthy/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... eform.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... tims-.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... utiny.html
http://dyn.politico.com/printstory.cfm? ... CFF5CE1576

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... ities.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... ising.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... -says.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-09-1 ... rency.html
http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2 ... e-edition/

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As I Was Tellin' One O' My Richmond HomeBoyz.... Homie Does Not Engage In That Recreational Pastime. 

"Economic history is a never-ending series of episodes based on falsehoods and lies, not truths. It represents the path to big money. The object is to recognize the trend whose premise is false, ride that trend and step off before it is discredited."
-- George Soros

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Local Band From Back Inna Day... Everybody Knows Them From The Last Number. There's Always More To A Band Than Their Top 40 Hit...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCiLxRCB ... ure=fvwrel

Doin' OK... Holding My Own Against The Defined Benefit Option, While Missing The Drop This Year...And The Bounce. Twenty Years Into The 401, It's More About Me Minimizing Risk. When The Risk Is Low, THEN Is When It Comes Together More Like A Symphony And Less Like A Train Wreck. The 5% and 10% Plus Years Of The Last Decade Will Prolly Show Up Again, But On Their Own Sweet Time...
That's When The The 401 Gets Low Effort And Low Time Intensive...


Bummer... http://economywatch.nbcnews.com/_news/2 ... adder?lite
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/09/ba ... yet-again/

Holy Shit. This is painful to watch.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoMSId7J ... r_embedded
http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.co ... um=twitter

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/busin ... 1&_r=1

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'scuse Me.... Albert King 

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Doo Wah Diddy.... Having Said That, It Pretty Much Brands Me As The Anti- Millennial... 

"Being shot out of a cannon is always better than being squeezed out of a tube,
that's why God invented fast motorcycles bubba..."
-- Hunter S Thompson

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http://www.theamericanconservative.com/ ... -the-rich/


http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... -hole.html
http://bonddad.blogspot.com/2012/08/sea ... -real.html

http://www.slate.com/blogs/spitzer/2012 ... tion_.html
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/arc ... _page=true

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/do ... p-discuss/

http://www.project-syndicate.org/blog/g ... t--mahoney
http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0 ... stability/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/wh ... sion-47th/
http://thezikomoletter.com/2012/08/28/t ... own-clown/

http://www.bespokeinvest.com/thinkbig/2 ... -bull.html

http://www.indexuniverse.com/hot-topics ... craze.html
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/bi ... -children/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/a- ... of-wusses/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/janet-tav ... 38935.html

http://www.alpinestars.com/randy-mamola ... olumn-130/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/plu ... _blog.html
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/08/ ... ree-words/
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/opini ... .html?_r=2
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000087 ... itorsPicks
http://www.economist.com/blogs/democrac ... s-thinking

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No Blog This Week.... 

60% bonds, Balance Stocks

See ya next weekend....

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My Toast Is Cold And My Orange Juice Is Hot.... That's The Bag I'm In.... Fred Neal  

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Purple haze all in my brain. Lately things just don't seem the same. Actin' funny, but I don't know why. 'Scuse me while I kiss this fly... 

Never appeal to a man's 'better nature.' He may not have one. Invoking his self-interest gives you more leverage.
-- Robert A. Heinlein, The Notebooks of Lazarus Long

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Thing is, being a cynic, you're really hardly ever disappointed by what comes down. And most surprises are pleasant ones. This doesn't surprise me.
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... es-2005-2/

http://www.caleinthekeys.com/2012/08/03 ... struction/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-0 ... -says.html


From Jeff Miller's "A Dash Of Insight" @ http://www.oldprof.typepad.com/

I've been following this stuff for well over a decade and what Jeff pays attention to DEFINITELY gets stirred in... THIS is what it takes to manage a self managed 401 plan.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ ... ?track=rss

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... he-nation/

It looks like the market is climbing a wall of worry. Price appears to be rising with time. I don't like the macro, I don't like the election volatility, I don't like the fiscal cliff, I don't like the current and threatened warfare inna Mid East, There's a lot I don't like. But I can see a path to muddle through and I can see some upside drivers. So, discipline says toss a dollar or two out there because. But discipline also says don't leave it unwatched and keep an eye on the technicals....

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... saw-coming
http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... f-problem/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/th ... my-fallon/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-0 ... gress.html
http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/ ... computers/
http://www.businessinsider.com/citi-lev ... rns-2012-8
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/wh ... ny-things/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/or ... mplacency/
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/08/ta ... age-fraud/

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New Computer...stay tooned... 

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"My Mind Starts Relaxin' When I See Pictures Of Jackson..." Richard "Little Richard" Penniman 

Losing less money is considered a big success on Wall Street. In the world of fund management, relative outperformance vs. a benchmark is the focus, but any individual who is struggling to only lose 30% or so vs. the 37% that the S&P 500 has lost is going to barely survive.
-- James “Rev Shark” DePorre

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So, I'm coming home over the Bay Bridge from the three union meetings we had over contract negotiations and allocations, and I keep seeing doughnuts in the middle of burnouts... Then I find this...
far out.

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/to ... 6965.story

Skanky... http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/fa ... g-america/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/22/opini ... .html?_r=1

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-2 ... aders.html
Watch for news on Romney's IRA... Interesting... http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/eq ... ing-dodgy/

http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/0 ... e-money-2/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-2 ... imism.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/ ... G120120724

http://www.economist.com/blogs/buttonwo ... fsrc=gn_ep

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Bankers And Other Financial Professionals... Like Say Barclays Or Peregrine... Threat? Or Menace?  

Rick: Your cash is good at the bar.
Banker: What? Do you know who I am?
Rick: I do. You're lucky the bar's open to you.

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Troy Bayliss is one of the most talented and determined racers of all time. But in 2002, Colin Edwards had his measure...Bayliss was one full race worth of points up on Colin going into Laguna Seca. And he took the first Laguna race. Colin won the second race and all of the rest of the season.
http://www.superbikeplanet.com/2012/Jul ... lassic.htm
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Riders/ColinEd ... ampion.htm
http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/Race ... F_1024.jpg

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48187483/ns ... _business/
http://www.debka.com/article/22182/Assa ... als-defect
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... gists.html
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... -fail.html
http://www.minyanville.com/business-new ... 2/id/41862
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/th ... certainty/

I'm all bonds now inna 401. I will be all stocks at some point. A day, a week, a year or seven from now. The thing is that the right balance between premature and too late will end up making the maximum amount of money in the 401. I'm comfortable with my concerns right now. Of course I was comfortable with them at the generational(?)low in 2009 and I left a lot of money on the table staying too comfortable worried about losing money. I think I'll allocate a little more time toward being uncomfortable.

http://www.marketfolly.com/2012/07/geor ... dvice.html

http://finance.yahoo.com/blogs/daniel-g ... 21988.html

http://oldprof.typepad.com/a_dash_of_in ... ircus.html

http://www.thereformedbroker.com/2012/0 ... brightest/

Fuckin' "A" Tweetie Bird!!!!
http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/ne ... g-address/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/th ... d-victims/

http://www.ritholtz.com/blog/2012/07/sa ... layground/

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-1 ... ounts.html

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Bull Markets Are A Breeze, You Buy, You Hold, The Money Flows In, And You Look And Feel Like A Genius. Bear Markets, You Allocate And Reallocate And Risk And Work Hard For A Hand Full Of Dollars. Oh Well. That's How The Game Is Played.... Victories Are Unimpressive And Sweet! Or So I've Been Told...  

Thoughtless risks are destructive, of course, but perhaps even more wasteful is thoughtless caution, which prompts inaction and promotes failure to seize opportunity.
-- Gary Ryan Blair

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Butterfield with.... Dylan with... Gravenites with...Bloomfield with...BLOOMFIELD!!
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Butterfield http://www.bluesharp.ca/legends/pbfield.html


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