Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 26 to 50 of 70
  1. #26
    Valve Master
    Latindancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    10,680
    Quote Originally Posted by fishlocker View Post
    I allways wanted to go out with a bang, hell what would you expect, I am an American.
    Onya, Slim.

    Attached Images Attached Images

  2. #27
    Fresh Seaman CaptainNemo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Online
    18-02-2018 @ 04:17 AM
    Location
    in t' naughty lass
    Posts
    5,408
    Quote Originally Posted by pseudolus View Post
    Capt Nemo is off to join the Euphemism society it seems.

    As I always say, anyone who says the world is over crowded should tup themselves. DIRECT ACTION.
    Do you think there's a business in there somewhere..? That anyone'll include some of these anyones then?
    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/s...ng-people.html

    Someone ought to explain to people in the rapidly growing parts of the world that they can loose their mess outside the furry fartress... if not all over the elton john posters on their bedroom walls.
    Roll on robots...

    The Church of Satan believes that sex robots could actually save our society | Metro News


    You can't solve the problem of overpopulation by shifting the population (and problems) of the developing world into the developed world.

    More people into the labour market and welfare system prompting massive expansion of debt, in lieu of increasing access to land, just increases the cost of land, and that cost underlies every other cost in every other market.

    They've mitigated the pension bubble by extended the retirement age, but it's not enough...
    there are layers upon layers of different forms of rent-seeking/access-taxing non-productive "businesses" that are killing actual productivity - "businesses" like:
    advertising, entrance/booking fees, car finance, house finance, debt finance, environmental taxation, regulatory taxation (like on fags and beer and flights and petrol), import/export tariffs, estate agents, recruitment consultants, clampers & traffic wardens, "advice" fees, and "admin" fees for things that are barely services at all, just simple information gatekeeping, and many many more, skill-less "professions".

    So many income streams are based on nothing than "harvesting" off people.

    Mass immigration is like a ponzi-scheme approach to propping it all up.

    The whole reason so many see it as a bubble is the lack of any actual tangible good for the prices put out there... rather like with dot com businesses... all they really come down to is harvesting user calories though passive advertising revenue and active entrance fee paying... both just forms of rent.

    Everything on the never never, everyone an indentured labourer to some extent.

    When the number of people reduces due to wars and natural disasters, it releases capacity for more tangible growth again. There are too many people in some parts of the world, and the recent mass influx of them into developed parts of the world, particularly western europe underlies many of the economic and political chickens coming home to roost at the moment.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H1F2i0rYMj8

    we are all figments of our own imagination.

  3. #28
    Valve Master
    Latindancer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    10,680
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post

    So many income streams are based on nothing than "harvesting" off people.

    Mass immigration is like a ponzi-scheme approach to propping it all up.
    Well said, Nemo. Unfortunately the state of the US economy, the world's environment, immigration in Europe and elsewhere, and general preparations for war suggest the population reduction may be coming soonish.

  4. #29
    peckerwood SKkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    gone down the rabbit hole
    Posts
    5,109
    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainNemo View Post
    So many income streams are based on nothing than "harvesting" off people.
    "Mining the human mind's energy to fuel the system." (2:40 or so...)



  5. #30
    I am in Jail
    Mr Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Last Online
    Today @ 06:30 PM
    Location
    In the Jungle of Love
    Posts
    14,778
    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Well said, Nemo. Unfortunately the state of the US economy, the world's environment, immigration in Europe and elsewhere, and general preparations for war suggest the population reduction may be coming soonish.

    This guy has some interesting predictions, I would not wanna be in the USA at this time!


  6. #31
    Thailand Expat

    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Posts
    1,873
    https://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosli...ulation_growth

    This video is seven years old. Same mental age as Earl so even he should get it.

  7. #32
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    And housing? Similar or different to approximately 10 years ago?

    This Rare Bear Who Called the Crash Warns Housing Is Too Hot Again

    By Prashant Gopal
    January 22, 2018


    Tom Barrack Says Hardly Any Real Estate Is Underpriced


    When real estate investors get this confident, money manager James Stack gets nervous.


    U.S. home prices are surging to new records. Homebuilder stocks last year outperformed all other groups. And bears? They’re now an endangered species.


    Stack, 66, who manages $1.3 billion for people with a high net worth, predicted the housing crash in 2005, just before prices reached their peak. Now, from his perch in Whitefish, Montana, he says his “Housing Bubble Bellwether Barometer” of homebuilder and mortgage company stocks, which jumped 80 percent in the past year, once again is flashing red.


    “It is 2005 all over again in terms of the valuation extreme, the psychological excess and the denial,” said Stack, whose fireproof files of newspaper articles on bear markets date back to 1929. “People don’t believe housing is in a bubble and don’t want to hear talk about prices being a little bit bubblish.”

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...gger-into-2018



  8. #33
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,395
    Any news on all the other crashable items?

  9. #34
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    Any news on all the other crashable items?
    Is there a debt bubble?

    Non-housing debt.



    In fact, the numbers make it look like the housing bubble was almost exactly replaced by new bubbles in education and cars. From 2008 to 2016, housing debt has decreased by $1.01 trillion, while student and auto loan debt together have increased by $1.04 trillion. The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has an even higher estimate than the NY Fed for current student loan debt, at $1.41 trillion.



    https://mises.org/blog/six-graphs-re...and-auto-loans

  10. #35
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    43% of the entire US population has a car loan. How's the retirement fund doing?

    A record 107 million Americans have car loans



    by Heather Long @byHeatherLongMay 19, 2017


    Americans went on a massive shopping spree for cars and trucks in recent years. Many paid for their vehicles by taking out a loan.

    A record 107 million Americans have auto loan debt, according to data released this week by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. That's about 43% of the entire adult population in the US.

    It's an eye popping number. Auto loans have been growing rapidly. In early 2012, only 80 million Americans had car loans. In fact, more Americans had home mortgages than auto loans in 2012. But all that has changed.

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/19/news/economy/us-auto-loans-soaring/index.html

    http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/19/news/economy/us-auto-loans-soaring/index.html




  11. #36
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,395
    Apparently the leased car values at termination aren't covered by the monthly payments, plus any deposit. This leads to an increased borrowing on the next car "lease" when the residual is rolled into it.

  12. #37
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    Is this good?

    Home prices surge to new high, up 6.2% in November


    • The supply crisis in the housing market is not letting up, and neither are the home price gains.
    • National home prices rose 6.2 percent annually on S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller's most broad survey.
    • Another S&P index of the nation's 20 largest housing markets showed a 6.4 percent gain, higher than analysts had expected.




    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/30/home...-november.html

  13. #38
    hangin' around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    13,421
    What's your opinion, you pointless prick?

  14. #39
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    What's your opinion, you pointless prick?
    Read my posts in this thread.

  15. #40
    hangin' around cyrille's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Chiang Mai
    Posts
    13,421
    Christ, no.

  16. #41
    Days Work Done! Norton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roiet
    Posts
    28,047
    Is this the beginning of the bubble pop?

    Dow plummets 666 points capping worst week in two years

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/02/us-f...ng-yields.html

  17. #42
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,395
    From my Swiss mountain chalet only the tops of the clouds are visible below and a shining sun above. To my left are my chests of gold and to my right are the chests of my Thai harem.

    Is there something else, one should be aware of?

  18. #43
    Days Work Done! Norton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roiet
    Posts
    28,047
    No idea. Is there?

  19. #44
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,395
    If one is uncertain of the road ahead, certainly. If one has made sufficient allowances to any event occuring beneath the clouds, no.

  20. #45
    Days Work Done! Norton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Roiet
    Posts
    28,047
    Quote Originally Posted by OhOh View Post
    If one is uncertain of the road ahead, certainly. If one has made sufficient allowances to any event occuring beneath the clouds, no.
    Most but not all.


  21. #46
    I am in Jail

    Join Date
    Sep 2017
    Last Online
    20-10-2018 @ 09:17 AM
    Location
    Ft. Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    1,127
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Is this the beginning of the bubble pop?

    Dow plummets 666 points capping worst week in two years

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/02/02/us-f...ng-yields.html
    We shall see.

    Greenspan has lost a lot of credibility and he's been wrong before, but here he's noting the term...."bubble."

    Alan Greenspan says there are bubbles in both stocks and bonds


    • "I think there are two bubbles. We have a stock market bubble and we have a bond market bubble," Greenspan says Wednesday on Bloomberg Television.
    • He predicts a rise in inflation and interest rates.




    Tae Kim | @firstadopter
    Published 31 Jan 2018CNBC.com

    Adam Jeffery | CNBC
    Alan Greenspan, former Federal Reserve Chairman

    Alan Greenspan gave a stark warning about the financial markets Wednesday.
    "I think there are two bubbles. We have a stock market bubble and we have a bond market bubble," Greenspan said in an interview on Bloomberg Television. "I think [at] the end of the day the bond market bubble will eventually be the critical issue."

    The former Federal Reserve chairman predicted a rise in interest rates and fretted over the national debt and budget deficit.

    "We are dealing with a fiscally unstable long-term outlook in which inflation will take hold," he added. "In fact I was very much surprised that in the State of the Union message yesterday all those new initiatives were not funded and I think we're getting to the point now where the breakout is going to be on the inflation upside. The only question is when."

    Greenspan noted how productivity levels have not risen much in the past 10 years. He also cited the recent drop in the value of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies.
    "We are working our way towards stagflation," he said.

    Greenspan is widely known for the "irrational exuberance" speech he gave at the American Enterprise Institute in 1996. The address warned about asset price levels, but came well before the stock market topped out in 2000.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/31/alan...and-bonds.html

  22. #47
    Thailand Expat
    fishlocker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    Bungling in the jungle
    Posts
    6,969
    I've heard from friends that the housing market is a hot sellers as they said two weeks on the market is about right. Seems this may be a trend around the country as well.

    This and the last credit crunch/ housing bubble has caused rents to spike as those that lost it all due to poor money management ( taking out equity loans in excess of a homes value) are now forced to rent as they have poor credit and or no cash to get back in the game.

    Also younger people know mobility is a must in todays world as the days of 30 years and out apply to fewer and fewer positions. The plus side is some major metropolitan areas see a revitalization as the young seek these locations for many reasons including commute ease ect.

    When will the bubble burst again, who knows? But it will. Time will tell.

    This is how long it takes to sell a house - Nov. 27, 2017

  23. #48
    peckerwood SKkin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Last Online
    @
    Location
    gone down the rabbit hole
    Posts
    5,109
    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    Is this the beginning of the bubble pop?
    Just a message sent for the memo fiasco...and a brief pause in the melt-up.

  24. #49
    Thailand Expat
    sabang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Last Online
    04-11-2018 @ 10:19 AM
    Location
    There
    Posts
    30,794
    Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
    Half a pound of treacle.
    Thatís the way the money goes,
    Pop! goes the weasel.

  25. #50
    Thailand Expat
    OhOh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Last Online
    Today @ 07:14 PM
    Location
    Where troubles melt like lemon drops
    Posts
    15,395
    Ah, at last an educated poster.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •