Sometimes it seems like you are in the waiting room at the DMV for half of your life… (in some places this is really how it is in real life…) Even the most liberal anti-austerity Dem has felt the slow rot of the DMV waiting line at least once or twice.
Thankfully, the good folks at the MVD Express in NM (a private company btw) will speed things up for you for a small fee… In other states you may have to spend months waiting to smog your work truck.
In any event, my excuse for this week’s relatively small blog post fare at Hedgephone is clearly not my severe recurring writers block (complete with headache and the shakes) or the incredible fear that comes from having a few dedicated regular readers (I love you guys, btw). No, I’m sticking with long DMV wait times and dealing with traffic tickets. Working a regular job has its benefits but for an aging hipster like me it’s taxing sometimes to find the energy to bark to you all about how slimy the stock market Ponzi party has become.
We won’t snitch (whether its dry snitching, wet snitching, or anonymous snitching) at Hedgephone. Calling out white collar corporate ponzi-people is different because they aren’t gangster at all, they are usually cowards acting out of greed and jealousy — ie Ponzi people are player haters. Eminem called the cops when his car was stolen. America was stolen, but we just blog about it because the cops don’t get it and will simply think you are crazy. Kinda like this guy who decided to snitch on himself:
Btw, because fraudsters and con artists are a lot like child molesters as they violate their victims — eventually people in prison will figure out that thieves aren’t real gangsters… For now, the white collar jerks are looked at like mafia men and not sexual predators, which is a much better analogy.
Some new things are brewing here and we may have some cool guest blogging ops coming up, so don’t worry I’m not dead or in county or the pen (at least not right now as writers block is still not a crime) and Hedgephone.com lives on — next week our theme will be about avoiding the overvalued stock market without making a stink about it too publicly. We will let someone else create a (completely deserved) market panic. I feel like some of the other sites aren’t as compassionate in their assessment of the situation. In America we are served up a piling heap of bullish stock market gruel for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a small plastic tray with a tiny carton of milk and a plastic spork. We are then ordered to “buy buy buy” because there has never been a better time to “go long” than right now.
The stock market is our new centrally planned reality grid, and it has become way more central to the lives of Americans than ever before — a nation of sick degenerate stock gamblers indeed. Consider Hedgephone your stock trading addiction therapy session. Let it go down ten percent and then take another look.
For contrarians out there like me, it’s hard to sit on your hands and whistle Dixie when both Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke both go on T.V. (your centrally planned reality box) to say that stocks are cheap in the same one week period. If history is any guide, now is the time to start seriously bugging out, but like I said, we’re better than that at Hedgephone 2.0…… Growing up a little bit finally, plus the whole nation is sorta long right now (scary ain’t it). Look, America will let evil men in suits steal everything so long as they don’t miss The Voice or Dancing With the Stars. While I don’t blame the victim, the outcome isn’t pretty.
One thing I have learned over the past week is that being honest with people in the system actually works. There are good people even in shady places or circumstances. Some thieves even have feelings of remorse occasionally. Most of them have already spent the money they stole or went to prison for their crimes, unless of course they robbed a public corporation or committed accounting fraud at a public company. It takes a sociopath to rip off shareholders the way it commonly happens on Wall Street. Sociopaths move up the ladder pretty quickly it seems, but they never find true happiness.