Recent comments by Blackhalo

Rajesh wrote:

There are still people who say QE will never end.

There are some who thought there would never be a college football play-off either...

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

That's why I sleep in a van down by the river

RIF is Matt Foley, motivational speaker?


Nemo wrote:

Everything's bigger in Texas

Horns, Cowboys and Texans all win!

Firemane wrote:

I've been pumping up my cash recently in a standard savings account - (interest rate of laughable). But, I've paid off all credit cards, and currently only have my Mortgage and Car payments (the car at 0%) to worry about.

Why do you hate America?

poicv2.0 wrote:

We probably need to throw this indicator away.

Deadpool for the last positive indicator left standing?

lawyerliz wrote:

Or, college football at this scale is not appropriate for institutions of learning.

Perhaps it should not be the students that have amateur status, or not. But the institutions. i.e. profitable contracts eliminate them from amateur play.

Nemo wrote:

Nothing screams...

What about a monster truck?

arthur_dent wrote:

Here’s the real reason iPhones are bending

Uri Geller explains...somehow the energy and excitement of the 10 million people who purchased iPhones has awakened their mind powers and caused the phones to bend.


Doc Holiday wrote:

I continue to believe that tech will crash very hard, as Boomers tell the tech industry to get F'd

So no iPhone 9 for you?

Outsider wrote:

rocker panels

That sounds like an odd inspection requirement.

Rocker Panel Repair

Nothing some duct tape and bondo or sheet metal and acetylene would not fix.

sum luk wrote:

… news flash: the value of the Fed's mbs have increased so much, Janet has decided to stop printing.

Well, she only added 23.4 million last week. Compared to the 1.7 trillion outstanding, that's practically zero.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

So we've got that ... which is nice.

"10.7 percent of all residential properties with a mortgage, were still in negative equity"

So, 6 years after the bust. That's a lot of optimists.

Whiskey wrote:

an honest attempt to measure economic behavior.

Pay no attention to that thumb on the scale.

Whiskey wrote:

What's the argument here?

Never argue with an idiot. They will only drag you down to their level, and will beat you with experience.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

I just threw away an old toaster.

Are you Daquan's dad?

Vonbek777 wrote:


There are rules?

poicv2.0 wrote:

housing prices dropping.

Isn't affordable housing a GOOD thing?

Cinco-X wrote:

Who said the bull market was over!?

Isn't New Home Sales one of CR's most favored leading indicators?

fudge_hend wrote:

Start selling sponsorships on the munitions we are dropping...

Do you get a free re-up if your munition hits a wedding party, or Chinese embassy?

Nemo wrote:

KarmaPolice = Belmont

KP took a lot longer to disappear, for me.

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Outsider wrote:

New home sales power higher in August, soar by 18 percent

We're well below historic norms...

Nemo wrote:


When will the overnight Fed funds rate change?

lawyerliz wrote:

Been out doing my economically worthless gardening.

Wouldn't a GDP boosting hobby be more patriotic?

curious wrote:

the absence of buyers.

Where'd all the cash go?

Nemo wrote:

What Would Scotty Do?

No TRUE Scotsman would remain part of England.

No true Scotsman - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 

On a year-over-year basis, the median CPI rose 2.2%

Is this the one SSA uses for COLA?

robj wrote:

That was almost a degree under erasure, yogi.

A Little Respect

The FOMC is expected to reduce monthly QE3 asset purchases from $25 billion per month to $15 billion per month at this meeting.

A 40% reduction seems, bold.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

CBC talking heads are detailing just how stupid the whole clusterfuck is going to be.

Who outside of the Haliburton crowd, think this ends well?

sm_landlord wrote:

There has been considerable inflation in pro CD player prices since I last bought one.

Shouldn't you have converted to FLAC by now?

Jackdawracy wrote:

hand cannon deaths

I'm pretty sure the bulk of that are suicides, and to Outsiders point about assisted living...

Outsider wrote:

I think we should mind our own beeswax.

But that leads to Hitler invading Poland!

Outsider wrote:

Do we really want to send arms to the middle east?

Shouln't we better fund the VA costs for our existing wounded first?

Outsider wrote:

Do we really want to send arms to the middle east?

Boeing, Reytheon et al say "heck yeah!"

War Is GREAT For Business - YouTube

robj wrote:

Goodell might be going down

Perhaps they should change the "breast cancer awareness" pink jersey scam, for a domestic violence one?

Belmont wrote:

I am hoping they die of a heart attack

Ah, a fellow traveler who also has better things to do. This world needs more soup Nazis.

traderwalt wrote:

four digit deductibles that will never be collected.

Still better for the hospitals to get even 50%. When I worked medical collections anyone could get a paid in full status for the bill if they would just pay 50 cents on the dollar.

SPOOL wrote:

"Apple Pay"

I see folks using a similar app to pay for coffee and such, and it takes five times as long as a credit card swipe.

Outsider wrote:

I'm not going assisted living.

My parents took care of their moms, when they were at that point. I hope I can live up to that example, but the prospect terrifies me.

sm_landlord wrote:

Oh, you have tenants too?

Ah! Thanks for giving me some perspective.

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

limit services to 1970 standards

A lot of those did not suck. Most great life extending procedures came to a halt once Pharma figured out that is was more profitable to treat, rather than cure.

justaskin wrote:

fundamentally based on the lack of a business model.

But who is going to pay for the [insert reporting job better done by internet] that traditional news outlets historically provide? [followed by a YouTube clip show featuring videos I saw on Reddit a month ago]

Just look at TMZ of all things, breaking stories the well connected outlets won't touch.

robj wrote:

I think it was only 10k in medical bills

How many minimum wage hours would one need to work then, to pay that off vs. the same procedure today?

Jackdawracy wrote:

the coming out party for me...

In '62! I thought that would result in a lynching back then?

Ever have one of those days, where you thought you went the extra mile, and some one says, "why didn't you do this right?"

The lackluster August employment report clearly defied expectations (including my own) for a strong number to round out the generally positive pattern of recent data. That said, one number does not make a trend, and the monthly change in nonfarm payrolls is notoriously volatile.

Wright Model B

Citizen AllenM wrote:

I just checked the pool, we have had almost 6 inches of rain overnight.

You trying to top it off with SoCal tears?