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Friday, July 18, 2014

My translation of the Iliad performed on

The Iliad

Frederick Lazarus Light's resolve to write a greater Iliad in English than Homer composed in Greek is manifest. This translation impersonates Homeric Greek. It runs with Achilleus and like man-shattering Hector in the shock of arms is resolutely sharp. As unrelenting as sublimity, not yielding lyrically, unprosaically vindicating Homer's vision, the brightest labor has been attempted and is brought over as a consummate attempt.

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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hoover teaches FDR

Hoover’s opinionated hebetude

Presumptuous spending never would preclude.  

Fretful blunders

A president of fretful blunders, no
Empiric lessons learning, will leave business slow.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Riding The Roosevelt Island Tram

too good not to post

NYC Skyline

NYC Skyline
Originally uploaded by clarsonx
a line of profit

Top Of The Rock

Top Of The Rock
Originally uploaded by clarsonx
Mundanity revealed.

NYC Sunset

NYC Sunset
Originally uploaded by clarsonx
The View is all.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Why merely Victorian?

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

This bridge, built bhy the PRR, suffered little damage.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

After the spate.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

Read the memorial plaque.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

This appears to be below the bridge.

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

This picture is from June 1889.

Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA
Originally uploaded by hannibal1107
The Cambria Iron works are shown.

Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA
Originally uploaded by hannibal1107
Twenty one feet of inundation in 1889.

Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA
Originally uploaded by hannibal1107
Historic Johnstown

Johnstown, PA

Johnstown, PA
Originally uploaded by hannibal1107
A Commemoration of 1889 - Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Paul Craig Roberts on naked shorting of gold

Paul Craig Roberts on the naked shorting of gold:

"There are many signs of gangster state America. One is the collusion between federal authorities and banksters in a criminal conspiracy to rig the markets for gold and silver.
My explanation that the sudden appearance of an unprecedented 400 ton short sale of gold on the COMEX in April was a manipulation designed to protect the dollar from the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing policy has found acceptance among gold investors and hedge fund managers.
The sale was a naked short. The seller had no gold to sell. COMEX reported having gold only equal to about half of the short sale in its vaults, and not all of that was available for delivery. No one but the Federal Reserve could have placed such an order, and the order came from one of the Fed’s bullion banks, one of the entities “too big to fail.”
Bill Kaye of the Greater Asian Hedge Fund in Hong Kong and Dave Kranzler of Golden Returns Capital have filled in the details of how the manipulation worked. Being sophisticated investors of many years of experience, both Kaye and Kranzler understand that the financial press runs with the authorized story planted to serve the agenda that has been put into play.
Institutional investors who have bullion in their portfolio do not want the expense associated with storing it securely. Instead, they buy into Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and hold their bullion in the form of a paper claim. The largest, the SPDR Gold Trust or GLD, trades on the New York Stock Exchange. The trustee and custodian is a bankster, and only other banksters are able to turn investments into delivery of physical bullion. Only shares in the amount of 100,000 can be redeemed in gold.
The price of bullion is not set in the physical market where individuals take delivery of bullion purchases. It is set in the paper futures market where short selling can drive down the price even if the demand for physical possession is rising. The paper gold market is also the market in which people speculate and leverage their positions, place stop-loss orders, and are subject to margin calls.
When the enormous naked shorts hit the COMEX, stop-loss orders were triggered adding to the sales, and margin calls forced more sales. Investors who were not in on the manipulation lost a lot of money.
The sales of GLD shares are accumulated by the banksters in 100,000 lots and presented to GLD for redemption in gold acquired at the driven down price.
The short sale is leveraged by the stop-loss triggers and margin calls, and results in a profit for the banksters who placed the short sell order. The banksters then profit again as they sell the released gold into the physical market, especially in Asia, where demand has been stimulated by the sharp drop in bullion price and by the loss of confidence in fiat currency. Asian prices are usually at a higher premium above the spot prices in New York-London.
Some readers have said “don’t bet against the Federal Reserve; the manipulation can go on forever.” But can it? As the ETFs such as GLD are drained of gold, their ability to cover any of their obligations to investors diminishes. In my opinion, these ETFs are like a fractional reserve banking system. The claims on gold exceed the amount of gold in the trusts. When the ETFs are looted of their gold by the banksters, the gold price will explode, as the claims on gold will greatly exceed the supply.
Kranzler reports that the current June futures contracts are 12.5 times the amount of deliverable gold. If more than 8 percent of these trades were to demand delivery, COMEX would default. That such a situation is possible indicates the total failure of federal financial regulation.
What the Federal Reserve has done in order to maintain its short-run policy of protecting the “banks too big too fail” is to make the inevitable reckoning more costly for the US economy.
Another irony is the benefactors of the banksters sale of the gold leeched from the gold ETFs. Asia is the beneficiary, especially India and China. The “get out of gold line” of the US financial press enables China to unload its excess supply of dollars, accumulated from the offshored US economy, into the gold market at a suppressed price of gold.
Kranzler points out that not only does the Fed’s manipulation permit Asia to offload US dollars for gold at low prices, but the obvious lack of confidence in the dollar that the manipulation demonstrates has caused wealthy European families to demand delivery of their gold holdings at bullion banks (the bullion banks are essentially the “banks too big to fail”). Kranzler notes that since January 1, more than 400 tons of gold have been drained from COMEX and gold ETF holdings in order to satisfy world demand for physical possession of bullion.
Again we see that institutions of the US government are acting 100% against the interests of US citizens. Just who does the US government represent?"

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

At Labored Variance in production

My drama, At Labored Variance, was produced by Jesse Bernestein and can be downloaded by

About Jay Gould and the Knights of Labor, this play takes place in 1886, when strikers assailed the Missouri Pacific Railroad.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The Bull Moose fool 1912

During a speech of demagogic sputter shot,
The Bull Moose fool would economics blot.

Friday, January 18, 2013

list of 100 financial blogs   from suitpossum

Calculated RiskCassandra does TokyoTheMoneyIllusionDaneric's Elliott Waves
Naked CapitalismFinancial ArmageddonThe Research PuzzleDr. Housing Bubble
The Big PictureJesse's Cafe AmericainMacro-ManGlobal Econ Matters
FT AlphavilleOil PriceMacro Market MusingsGreg Mankiw
Felix SalmonMinyanvillePeakProsperityLiberty Str. Economics
Business InsiderWSJ MarketBeatStreetwise ProfessorMacroblog
DealbreakerEconomixThe Burning PlatformMax Keiser
Abnormal ReturnsMarginal RevolutionTim IaconoModeled Behavior
Zero HedgeReal Time EconomicsThe Oil Drum
EconbrowserMegan McArdlePsy-Fi Blog
Von Mises InstituteWorld Betare: The Auditors
Economist's ViewThe Economic PopulistAleaThe Market Ticker
Credit WritedownsThe Aleph BlogA Dash of InsightWSJ Deal Journal
Reformed BrokerEpicurean DealmakerBespoke InvestmentDistressed Debt Invest
Angry BearCredit SlipsEschatonBrazilian Bubble
Mish’s GlobalEconVoxEUiMFdirectMacrobusiness
InterfluidityFalkenblogMarc to MarketMoney is the way
Brad DeLongEzra KleinMarket MontageAutomatic Earth

FreakonomicsTestosterone PitDollarCollapse
The Baseline ScenarioBeat the PressAllAboutAlphaEnvironmental Econ

Bronte CapitalBonddad BlogPension Pulse
Infectious GreedRoubini GlobalEconBoom Bust BlogQ-Finance
Pragmatic CapitalismFree ExchangeCapital Gains & Games
Of Two MindsFootnotedCapital SpectatorWorthwhile Canadian
Jeff MatthewsCoyote BlogNo.100: Your Choice!
Market Folly

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thursday, November 10, 2011


In wreckful disposition, unconcerned
With greatness, they assert what is unearned.

Wreckfully feeling powerful, Foucault
No filthy affirmations would forgo.

Relieving impotence, he’d wreck the fit
Attainments which are feasible by wit.

In wreckful petulance, all earned renown
Traducing, seek the deconstructive crown.

Endorsing impotence for lack of wit,
Foucauldian schools all weaknesses permit.

Wreckfully feeling the enormities
Of fraud, they’d vanquish normal verities.

The preferential impotence that slurs
In earnest Milton’s propagations errs.

Buncombe is wreckful in their books, all sight
Debarring from the sunniest minds of light. 

Coxcombs of buncombe, with assailant slurs
Fairness negating, feed your mind with blurs.

Buncombe is wreckful in their books against
Authorial blessings rhythmically enhanced.

Dazzled with odious buncombe, be your thought
As injudicious as what Dewey taught.

This whining humbug of Foucauldian grief
That lust should not be judged has won belief.

In heinous whining he’d undo the shame
That impudence deserves with no good name.

A wannion overcome these whiners, who
For sordid impudence defy review.

This whining humbug querulously would
Coerce the shamers not to say, “No good.”

Slothful complaints that capital is quick
In reproduction make the market sick.

Whiners, repining at the winners’ fame,
Demand that losers have an equal claim.

Winners, in disaccord with all that whine,
May for undimming prosecutions shine.

Whiners, not fain that winners should prevail,
Demand an equal part for those that fail.

Winners, assiduously more aware
Of fortune than their foes, intents prepare.

Whiners, not vigilantly logical
In labored opulence, let loss befall.

Winners upon acclivities of work
Have mounted to attainments in New York.

Demolishing acclivities that rise
To fortune, all effects they’d equalize.

Grudging preeminence in grade to prime
Attainers, do your deconstructive crime.

Offending the effete, more forcible
I’d grow to prove in greatness masterful.

I do effete Foucauldian coteries
The best offense I can and none appease.

Offending emptiness, I find no fit
Response to clarity they can transmit.

I do the vilest tutors devastate,
Offending those who freedom would vacate.

Offending educative emptiness
In Berkeley, nothing fruitful I assess.

Tutors, promoting fruitlessness as right,
Against authorial cornucopia fight.

Inoperative blunders opportune
In Berkeley seem where reason they impugn.

Tutors were not obstreperous dotards till
Rortys in myriads bade them reason kill.

Dastards are educative dotards, not
Inspired with Hamlet in pursuit of thought.

The bleakest educative blunders are
Enforced in textbooks, which good English bar.

Jargon in educated jobards is
No instance of instructive sentences.

Unstructuring Miltonic pulchritude
In language, all instruction they’ve subdued.

Those ripping pulchritude asunder would
No form allow poetic likelihood.

Unstructuring embodiments of strong
Composure, they’d disintegrate a song.

On DNA’s consistent genesis
Of image they inflict catalysis

Mitotic pulchritude unstructuring,
They would poetic DNA unstring.

On geneses of formed delineation
In English lines they’d force mutation.

Mutating the iambic measurement
Of goodness, nothing fruitful they invent.

Where anabolic fruitfulness abounds
No Derrida poetic work confounds.

The dimmest cloud of childish dotage will
In classrooms be enclosed where minds are still.

What is benighted in your brain unless
Calumnious books which criminate success?

Delusive loathers of Apollo, not
Delighting vitally, have life forgot.

What is benighted in deludable
Believers who find Dewey beautiful?

Delusive schools are losing Shakespeare, not
Retaining the perfection that he sought.

Those in occluded circumstances may
With insular assertions lose their way.

Delusive closure is in colleges
Not open to commercial auspices.

The dullest schools far more deludable
Have left their students, who’d Foucault fulfill.

Professors would be forcibly in prime
Renown who’d by defacing Shakespeare climb.

Those contradicting eloquence as too
Renowned in highness would all heights subdue.

The dullest in consensus may delude
Themselves who never Homer have reviewed.

Consensually not cognizant of great
Effects in Greek tragedians, many prate.

Incognizantly not considering
What Shakespeare offers, to Foucault they cling. 

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Schiff before a Congressional Committee

Free men originate prosperity
With new proposals of activity. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Power Worsens

Power worsens, waning with the impotence

To keep us all in central measurements

Size Matters

The greatest size of grief is Washington

With constitutional restraints undone.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Motives are Removed

As movies have replaced your motives, be

As hateful to the gods as vagrancy.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Possess vacuity

To cinema's vicarious nothingness

Succumbing, more vacuity possess!

Friday, November 12, 2010

On Television

In evanescent metamorphoses

You hollow your cognition, liking these.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Following TV

Accommodate your ignorance to slavery,

In visual unawareness following TV.

Too Severe for CBS

The sovereign essence of mankind is too

Severe for CBS, which manhood would subdue.

Weary Eyesores

Your eyes, dispirited by eyesores, have

Forgotten aspiration like a slave.

A Lack of Perseus

As a stupendous lack of Perseus now

Admits Medusa, freedom disavow!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Underseller

Computers in amassed assemblies Dell

Has made who would his rivals undersell.

The People's Intercourse

The people’s intercourse of capital

Breeds cities where enrichments never pall.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Unseen Simplicity

The economics of invisible

Simplicity shall men together pull.

Friday, August 20, 2010

The Inertia of Enormities

Proposals of unchecked enormities

Befit Utopia, not realities.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Populations Rise

As far as cornucopian enterprise

Is not deluded, populations rise.

Talking is undictatorial, taking on

The prospects of a hard phenomenon.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Unsober Judges

Obtunded to distraction or extremes

Of faction, there’s no judge who sober seems.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Penile Intimidation

Penile intimidation all the pricks

Of government enlarge with politics.

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Thriftless Eyes

There is no vision in extravagant

Effects of money, leaving business scant.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

The Practice of Reason

Uncostly regimens are rational,

Confirming whether we are practical.

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Necessary Striving

The costliest legislation would make null

Our necessary striving never dull.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Mutual Appeasement

Mutual appeasement, morally approved

By Mercury, from Russia was removed.

Ungoverned Honesty

A market of ungoverned honesty

Will prove the government disorderly.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

A Parlous Simulation

A parlous simulation is McCain,

Who expeditious freedom would restrain.

McCain Resembles

McCain resembles masculinity

But with a big chest bulges lethargy.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Frigid Environs

Frigid environs we alleviate,
Defying our environmental fate.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010


Apes of stupendous animality
Hormonal ardor argue urgently.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

What televisors offer

The degradations of infirmity

Have televisors offered you for free.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Not Living Dubitatively

Not living dubitatively, the left

Believing, be of liberties bereft.

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Stupors in coexistence with the state

Extend where being and time are desolate.

The Common Watchers

The common watchers of inconsequence

Peruse the video for their visual sense.

The Wrong Inflationists

The wrong inflationists, in Keynesian praise

Together, will electorates amaze.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sonnets Jan Feb 1985 (click the page to make it readable)


As Powerful As Shakespeare

By Man Rand from NYC on 1/27/2010


5out of 5

Pros: Deeply Informative, The expertise of comprehe, The expertise of clarity, Easy To Understand, Deserves Multiple Readings, Great Insights, Well Written

Best Uses: Setting People Straight, Older Readers, Gift, Younger Readers

Describe Yourself: Everyday Reader

This is a book of 1500 couplets on economic freedom, all written with Shakespearean vigor and intelligence.


Friday, January 15, 2010

Ebb Europe without waves of enterprise,

By regulation letting few arise.

Bibulous Vacancies

Vices of bibulous vacancies prevent

The earnest procreation of intent.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Laden Down

With sterile legislation laden down,

In self-concern no populace is grown.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Birth Rate

In Greece unpropagated genesis

Will make the country a necropolis.

Friday, January 01, 2010

The State is Doctored

The state is doctored by statistics, had

From institutions which are paid to add.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Where Masteries

Where masteries are communized, no man

Can seriously work upon his plan.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Insalutary Frenzy

Upon insalutary frenzy men

Saluted Hitler, losing Salus then.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Factious Be Gore

Factious be Gore, concerting fallacies,

Not brooking diffidence where any disagrees.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Couplet Removed From a Book

By higher concentration, in concern

For comprehension, more than friends we learn.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sample Page from book

The first page of Upward to Emptiness the State Expands is positioned here.