Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Daily Reckoning

This is an indication of how the IR arose in the UK. At that time the land owners were renting out their land on shorter leases. So it was decided ? by whom? to let it for the duration of three generations in the family. This should have lasted maybe 70 years, but improving health and productivity meant more wealth than normal accumulated in the hands of the tenants who worked on the land. Unfortunately, we are now in time of deflation fr the next 20-40 years so getting rich quick is no longer a wealth plan!

But what the English landholders did not anticipate was a large, one in a three-generation inflation in land prices during the term of the leases they had granted. Land prices in Europe surged, partially because the money supply surged with the opening of gold and silver mines in the new world. Meanwhile, the land owners were receiving fixed rental payments, just as the three-life lease holders were fully benefiting from an historic appreciation in land prices.

Getting into an asset class at the right time is the single best thing you can do to increase you investment returns. It's really the most important factor - more important than stock selection or individual security analysis. The lease holders got historically lucky, and their good fortune literally generated much of the capital that would finance the industrial revolution.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Close companies? Stock exchanges rigged?

This is useful to keep in mind if you wish to invest in quoted companies. Most european esp German companies are not quoted. Quoting involves banks! Banksters! A great deal for the guys behind the float and for those on the inside but who owns what?

Backbone of complex networks of corporations: The flow of control

Abstract: We present a methodology to extract the backbone of complex networks based on the weight and direction of links, as well as on nontopological properties of nodes. We show how the methodology can be applied in general to networks in which mass or energy is flowing along the links. In particular, the procedure enables us to address important questions in economics, namely, how control and wealth are structured and concentrated across national markets. We report on the first cross-country investigation of ownership networks, focusing on the stock markets of 48 countries around the world. On the one hand, our analysis confirms results expected on the basis of the literature on corporate control, namely, that in Anglo-Saxon countries control tends to be dispersed among numerous shareholders. On the other hand, it also reveals that in the same countries, control is found to be highly concentrated at the global level, namely, lying in the hands of very few important shareholders. Interestingly, the exact opposite is observed for European countries. These results have previously not been reported as they are not observable without the kind of network analysis developed here.

Vitamin D Sunshine

Vitamin D leads to stupidity and deficiency in bone mass. It also has a role to play in resisting viruses:

Despite Anti-Vitamin D Bias, CDC Stumbles on Deficiency Link to H1N1 Deaths
Posted by: Dr. Mercola
September 22 2009 | 91,908 views

vitamin D, flu, swine flu, flu vaccine, swine flu vaccineSo far, Swine flu, H1N1, has killed thirty-six children in U.S. and analysis of CDC data indicates Vitamin D deficient children at higher risk of death.

The CDC did not realize they discovered this. However, anyone familiar with the Vitamin D literature will recognize it.

Almost two-thirds of the dead children had epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other neurodevelopmental conditions like mental retardation.

All of these neurological conditions are associated with childhood Vitamin D deficiency. Exacerbating the problem further, many of these kids take anticonvulsant drugs, which lower Vitamin D levels.

58 million American children are Vitamin D deficient; 7.6 million are severely deficient.

When researchers looked at more than 6,000 American kids (age one to 21) who were carefully selected to be representative of the average American child. 9 percent of the kids had 25(OH)D levels less than 15 ng/mL and 70 percent had levels less than 30 ng/mL.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Better government

Very few people will be in favour of such a move because bad government creates jobs, incomes and sometimes billionaires.
The internet allows all the governing factors and background needs and purposes to be made public and to allow wiki-like public decision and action. By the availability of information, we can reduce the numbers of public servants.

See! You already hate it!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Indon earthquake 3rd Sept 7.3

I draw attention to the disparity in the effects of this quake felt many kilometres away, and the Aceh quake of December 26th 2004 reported as9.3 ie 100 times as big!

Aceh was not a natural quake! It was merely 6 or 6.3 as initially reported.

I am unable to see any results or comments on undersea nuclear testing, but it is possible that a nule was used in order to get wuicker access to the oil in this disputed province. The local civil war stopped immediately after.

Collateral damage? 100,000 in addition to the 150,000 in Aceh. Shame!


Flame is visible plasma. It is more than a hot gas. It is attrcted to iron, steel and to other structures that can accumulate charge.

Fires appear to be increasing due to AGH. Global warming. The policy of allowing wood to accumulate in forests means worse fires and more of them. The attraction of wooded areas is known in Australia as "treechange" as people flee cities and start to retire.

Loss of life and property is the consequence and this will worsen as public money, or the weather, dries up.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

A death curse

Nocebo "Latin: I shall/will harm" is the opposite of placebo.
So a "doctor" can curse people to death or pain.

Morgellons disease

An experiment in mind control through suggestion.


All are born with genius. Only subsequent malnutrition and indoctrination destroys this ability.
The genius does require indoctrination to manifest. It also requires some forgetting and considerable effort and patience.
No wonder it is so rare.

Arbeit macht frei

A terrible lie.
Written over the entrance to a terrible place.
Nowadays, we tell people that they can work for 30 or 40 years and then retire to a comfortable lifestyle after a lifetime's work.

Another terrible lie. Everywhere in the world, not just in a German concentration camp. Deflation and depression will destroy all savings not in specie. That is Latin for "in kind" ie objects that are useful for barter. Or use which amounts to the same thing. The world financial systems have been subverted. Perhaps not in all countries but in most. Fiat currency. And venal controlled governments that are corrupt.