Posted by: doggings | October 21, 2012

Take the Red Pill ?

So the dog’s been spending a lot of time on this doomer site lately, but likes this page a lot “The meaning of the Matrix

watch both videos, take the Red Pill – wake up!

(.. why, is it time for walkies? :P)

some very cool videos on the youtube red-pill.org channel

Posted by: doggings | March 3, 2012

Mike Norman is Still a John Thomas!

Remember this guy on the left here? “Mikeydog” – Pitbull Economics – Mike Norman?

( The link is to a 2009 video – check how his “predictions” panned out :) )

Mike "John Thomas" Norman

We’ve discussed him and his “John Thomas” like qualities a few times, here and here and here. Firstly let’s define exactly what is meant by “John Thomas” here.

from www.definition-of.com/John Thomas

John Thomas

Definition

John Thomas  rate this definition:
(Adult / Slang)

The penis. Chiefly British usage, but is also heard in the US; in the movie On The Border , it is shortened to John Tom. See penis for synonyms.

QUOTES:

(1) The Protestant in Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983): ‘ I can wear anything I want on my John Thomas… I can wearFrenchticklers if I want.’

(2) Sung by Eric Idle in Monty Python. The Meaning of Life (1983): ‘ Isn’t it awfully nice to have a penis / Isn’t it frightfully good to have it on / It’s swell to have a stiffy / It’s divine to own a dick / From the tiniest little tadger to the world’s biggest prick / So, three cheers for your Willy or John Thomas / Hooray for your one-eyed trouser snake / Your piece of pork, your wife’s best friend, your passing or your cock / You can wrap it up in ribbons, you can stuff it in your sock / But don’t take it out in public or they’ll stick you in the dock and you won’t come back.’

So hopefully you get the gist of it, so this dog thinks it’s pretty funny (and quite apt) given that the first post about him was titled  “Mike Norman – what a cock!” that he then went on to work at “John  Thomas Financial”

Ahem, yes, thats the Dog’s English toilet humour training showing there.. :)

So anyway, Mikeydoggy has clearly still not learnt his lesson from his multiple Schiff annihilations, and is still going on TV advocating printing money to get out of problems caused by printing too much money.

Here he is on RT this week, with a priceless moment what Lauren Lyster asked him how with his preferred “solutions” to the European debt crisis (money printing obviously, this is all he knows) how there would ever be a “Free Market”

Mike Norman: “What do you mean, a free market? ” –  yup, seriously.. :)

As it happens Google seems to quite like one of the Dog’s pictures of him, this one, and it still applies, for there is no doubt whatsoever:

- Norman, all this time later, you are still a proper John Thomas.

Posted by: doggings | January 30, 2012

Place Your Doggy Bets

So the dog’s always had a bit of a penchant for gambling, as apparently his granddoggy was quite a famous poker player,  its in doggings’  blood.

poker

doggings granddoggy gambling

Lately, I’ve really gotten the bug for the modern version, the Japanese Housewives’  favourite –  Forex.

Being as simple dogs don’t understand the  imaginary paper game, we leave currencies to the 2 legged ones, and only play with imaginary  “real” things and therefore trade Gold, Silver or Oil.

But as this clearly isn’t the place or forum to go into this in much detail, Dog features has decided to set up a new blog to document his often very humorous online gambling  trading activities in detail.

Anybody with an interest in how what is an entirely logical mathematical activity can be completely dominated by the (canine) emotions of fear and greed might like to check it out  here in a couple of weeks  – Doggings trades gold and silver – and once dog-features has worked out how to do his own WordPress it would be entirely possible to take the exact opposite of the doggy trades and make good money.

Posted by: doggings | April 18, 2011

Gas Prices Getting Too High?

gas prices getting too high?

Pretty soon humor is going to be the only option left to us to deal with this, so lets start now.

Doesn’t matter to me, dogs like running anyway, humans, not so much..

Posted by: doggings | February 22, 2011

The Egyptian’s Rioter’s Remarkable Headwear

Reproduced in full.

Original Message —–

From: Dude
To: Dude’s mates

Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 7:27 PM
Subject: Fwd: Egyptian Revolution Protective Armour

I don’t often get emails these days which make me laugh out loud inappropriately….

So just to outline here – these are makeshift helmets made by the Egyptians whilst scrapping in their current predicament. I shall guide you through these pieces of registered non standard army kit:

Your classic 1979 ‘Tribottle rag’ helmet – a must in any type of combat

A late 80’s ‘boxhat’. The bloke next to him doesn’t appear too sure of its effectiveness

A renaissance period piece of brickwear teamed with a black and cream scarf. Textbook

Old skool 80’s broken bin helmet. Im not sure that tuna sarnie he is about to lob is gonna cause to much destruction. I personally love the fact he needs to lift it up to see

Textbook saucepaning with lifejacket combo. He’s not taking ANY $hit!!

I literally have no idea what this is.

And the winner by 100 miles. This bloke is going to war with 2 baguettes strapped to his ears and a ham salad roll sellotaped to his forehead. I’d def wanna be behind him if someone lobs a load of bricks at me.

Posted by: doggings | November 13, 2010

Crash JPMorgan – Buy Silver

So Max Kaiser had an idea live on a radio Interview with infowars.com host Alex Jones and suggested a civil action plan involving the whole population of the USA each buying an Oz of Silver with the plan that this would drive up the price and at some point “break” the Silver shorts held in the market by JP Morgan & HSBC.

The rally cry is “Crash JP Morgan buy Silver” but one of the dog’s associates had a better idea..

..why not get 1 Oz of silver free & help take out JP Morgan just the same?

the dog doesn’t think it’s very likely to work but thinks that a large pile of the shiny metal coins wouldn’t be a bad thing to have to keep the pack of rottweilers over the road at bay when times get hard.

Posted by: doggings | August 25, 2010

Mike Norman vs Peter Schiff Round II (Is the US Bankrupt?)

Ok, so the dog wants to hold a poll, to make sure his doggy senses haven’t upped and left without telling him, and he’s officially an out-in-the-midday-sun, mad dog.

Mike NormanIt’s regarding Mike Norman again, the dog’s been over at his Comedy-Norman-Omics blog trying to engage him in serious debate, but LittleMikeyDoggy apparently can’t even debate a dumb dog and keeps deleting my comments, so I’m going to host a Normanomics session on WordPress and see what the general public thinks here.

We’ve mentioned before (once or twice) the famous (and highly amusing) occasion where Mike Norman graced our TV screens in a debate with Peter Schiff about the housing bubble, and Norman is:

  1. as wrong as it was possible to be
  2. pretty damn funny, mainly because he was cluelessly laughing at Schiff, thinking he was right, when he just could not have been more wrong, then, and ever since.

If you haven’t seen it before, you should probably acquaint yourself with it now, and if you have, watch it again, because it is pretty damn funny..

Mike Norman (who works for “John Thomas” Financial – I kid you not :) ) ..believes and I quote:

“This whole notion of bankruptcy is a non-starter in a country that issues it’s own currency, and where all of it’s debts and obligations are denominated in that currency, and where there’s no convertibility into Gold, or some other currency, or some other fixed rate of exchange”

Seriously, he really thinks this, watch the video if you don’t believe it. The relevant part starts at 1min 12 secs.

And here’s Peter’s thoughts on Mike’s lunacy.

“One of the things Norman said that was just so amazing, they were having this discussion on  National Health insurance, and whether or not we can afford it, given our financial circumstances, and Mike Norman tried to point out that:

“the whole discussion is nonsense, there’s no limit to what the government can afford, we can have anything we want, now that we’re no longer on the Gold standard we can have everything, because the government can print money, and that whatever the government wants it can afford, because it can print the money to pay for it..”

“..I mean this is the type of economic wisdom..? ..Just print money? ..this is it? this is his solution? everything is free? I mean too bad the world isn’t that easy, according to Mike Norman there should be no hunger, there should be no starvation or famine, there should be no economic downturns of any kind, anywhere in the world,  ..all governments need to do is print money and they can have whatever they want, they can simply print prosperity into existence by running money off the printing press, it’s absolutely amazing..

..the fact that governments can print money whenever they want, that’s not a good thing, according to Norman this is fantastic, its the greatest thing since sliced bread, that we dont have to pay for anything..

..as if being on a Gold standard prevents prosperity, and now that we dont have a gold standard, we can have whatever we want..

..somehow Norman things that Governments create purchasing power when they print money..”

Here’s the video, the relevant part starts at 3 mins 10 seconds.

So who’s right here? – See this dog was always under the impression that using paper certificates in exchange for bones was alright as long as you actually still have some bones in reserve when the time comes.

If however you’ve already eaten all your bones, and then borrowed trillions and trillions more bones from the pack of Rottweilers over the road,  having promised you will definitely repay them at some point, (but with no actual way of ever repaying them) that at some point the pack of Rottweilers whom you owe those bones to are going to realise you’re full of shit, and not want your bone certificates any more?

Mikey Pitbull Economics Norman, thinks not. Apparently the government can just keep spending, either bones the rottweilers are stupid enough to still lend, or after that bone certificates we print.

But Mikey, one question, once the Rottweilers dont want our bone certificates any more, what will we give them to get more bones then?

..MikeyDoggy, you have got one rude awakening coming to your fantasy paper-bone world in the not-too-distant future, – didn’t yo’ silly bitch of a momma ever tell you there’s no such thing as a free Bonio?

More classic Mike Norman nonsense

Mike Norman is still a cock (John Thomas) 2010

Economics Numpty of the Year 2009 – Mike Norman

Mike Norman vs Peter Schiff on Gold 2008 (great video :) )

Posted by: doggings | August 20, 2010

What’s Wrong with War

Being an ex dog of war this Dog knows a bit about it, and more specifically recognizes others that do too. And this guy does.

John Kozy – www.jkozy.comRarely do humans make this much sense, and even less often American ones.  Respect is due.

Edmund Burke’s statement, “Those who don’t know history are destined to repeat it” is frequently cited, but in truth, even history’s obvious lessons are unrecognized by many who know history very well.

There was a time when every school child could recite the Gettysburg Address from memory, especially its famous peroration: “we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” But that resolution has largely gone unfulfilled. So exactly what did the Civil War accomplish?

Most certainly, it preserved the union territorially and abolished slavery—two noteworthy things. But the slaves who were freed, rather than being benefited by their freedom, were left in the lurch, and the prejudicial attitudes of Confederate whites were most likely hardened; they certainly were not softened. So although the war united the nation territorially, it failed to unite its peoples, and that division is still evident today.

After the 2004 Presidential election, The Dallas Morning News ran a feature about this division titled Beyond the Red and Blue. Using the red states that went to President Bush and the blue states that went to Senator Kerry, it pointed out how red and blue states ranked in various categories.

  • People in red states are less healthy than those in blue states.
  • People in red states earn less than those in blue states.
  • People in red states are less educated than those in blue states.
  • More people in red states live in mobile homes than those in blue states.
  • The red states have higher birth rates among teens than the blue states.
  • More people are killed by guns in the red states than in the blue states.

And the Dallas Morning News missed a number of other inferior attributes of the red states.

The red states have higher rates of poverty, both generally and among the elderly, higher rates of crime, both general and violent, have higher rates of infant mortality and divorce, and have fewer physicians per unit of population than do the blue states.

These statistics do not paint a pretty picture. And since the red states are commonly referred to as the conservative heartland, one would think that the people who live in these states would vote against conservative candidates merely on the basis of their own rational, self interests. But they don’t.

There’s an obvious clash here, for the red states are the home of that group that calls itself “moral America.” But how can a moral viewpoint countenance poverty, crime, and infant mortality? What kind of morality is it that doesn’t care for the welfare of people? Just what moral maxim guides the lives of these people? Certainly not the Golden Rule, the Decalogue, or the Second Commandment of Christ. From what I have been able to gather, moral America needs a new moral code. The one it has is, to use a word the members of this group dislike, relative.

So what motivates the conservative nature of the people in the red states? Let’s look at some history.

For a century after the Civil War, the south voted Democratic, but not because the people shared any values in common with the rest of the nation’s Democrats. (Southerners even distinguished themselves from other Democrats by calling themselves “Dixiecrats.”) These people were Democrats merely because the political party of the war and reconstruction was Republican. And when, in the mid-twentieth century, the Democratic Party championed an end to racial discrimination, these life-long Democrats quickly became Republicans, because the Republican party had in the intervening years become reactionary.

What motivates these people even today, though most likely they don’t recognize it, is an unwillingness to accept the results of the Civil War and change the attitudes held before it. When a society inculcates beliefs over a long period of time, those beliefs cannot be changed by a forceful imposition of others. The beliefs once practiced overtly continue to be held covertly. Force is never an effective instrument of conversion. Martyrdom is preferable to surrender, and even promises of a better future are ineffective.

So what did the Civil War really accomplish? It united a nation without uniting its people. The United States of America became one nation indivisible made up of two disunited peoples; it became a nation divided, and the division has spread.

Therein lies a lesson all nations should have learned. By the force of arms, you can compel outward conformity to political institutions and their laws, but you cannot change the antagonistic attitudes of people, that can remain unchanged for decades and longer waiting for opportunities to reassert themselves.

Any astute reader can apply this lesson to the present day’s activities in the Middle East. Neither force nor promises of a future better than the past can win the hearts and minds of people. And soldiers who die in an attempt to change another people’s values always die in vain.

All wars, even when carried on by the strongest of nations against weak opponents, are chancy, and their costs, in every respect, are always much more than anticipated, even putting aside the physical destruction and the lives lost.

Nations that have started wars with the psychological certainty of winning rarely have, and when they have, the results were rarely lasting or those sought. As Gandhi once observed, “Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.”

The Crusaders, fighting under the banner of Christ, could not make Palestine a part of Christendom. France, under Napoleon, conquered most of Europe but lost it all and Napoleon ended up a broken man. Prussian militarism prevailed in the Franco-Prussian War, but in less than a century Germany had lost all. The Austrians in 1914 could not only not subdue the Serbs, the empire and its monarchial form of government were lost. The Germans and Japanese after 1939 and astounding initial successes were reduced to ruin.

But even the winners are losers.

Americans won the Mexican War and acquired the southwestern United States, but that conquest brought with it unfathomable and persistent problems—racial prejudice, discrimination, and an irresolvable problem of immigration and border insecurity. Americans likewise won the falsely justified Spanish American war and acquired a number of colonial states but were unable to hold most of them. The allies won the Second World War, but France and England lost the colonies they were fighting to preserve, and these two powers, which were great before the war, were reduced to minor status (although both still refuse to admit it). Israel has won five wars against various Arab states since 1948, but its welfare and security have not been enhanced, and Arab hatred and intransigence has grown more common.

People need to realize that after a war, things are never the same as they were before, and that even the winners rarely get what they fight for.

War is a fool’s errand in pursuit of ephemera.

At the end of World War II, American leaders wrongly assumed that America’s superpower status gave it the means to impose its view of what the world should be like on others everywhere. Then came Korea and the assumption proved false. Despite all of the destruction and death inflicted on the North Koreans, their attitudes went unchanged. The lesson went unlearned. It went unlearned again in Viet Nam, after which Henry Kissinger is reported to have naively said, “I could not believe that a primitive people had no breaking point.” The Vietnamese never broke. Now again Americans are foolishly assuming that the peoples of the Middle East will change their attitudes if enough force is imposed for a long enough time and enough promises of a better future are made. History belies this assumption.

Unfortunately, history teaches its lessons to only those willing to learn, and the American oligarchy shows no signs of having such willingness.

So let’s start singing bye-bye, Miss American Pie

Warring is nothing but a bad way to die!

John Kozy is a retired professor of philosophy and logic who blogs on social, political, and economic issues. After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, he spent 20 years as a university professor and another 20 years working as a writer.

He has published a textbook in formal logic commercially, in academic journals and a small number of commercial magazines, and has written a number of guest editorials for newspapers. His on-line pieces can be found on http://www.jkozy.com

The dog thinks his writings should be part of the US education syllabus.

Posted by: doggings | July 9, 2010

Mike Norman is Still a Cock

Haha remember this?

Mike Norman

The dog had a laugh at Mikey boy a while back and froze frame his stupid video to show the real Mike Norman to all those stupid enough to be fooled by numpty’s permanently bullish smiling over-tanned dentist commercial face.

Guess what? Google thinks it the second best picture of him out there.

The dog doesnt really do webstats, but looked tonight and we’re representin’ Mikeyboy in Google images with quite a few hits a day now.

bet he loves that :)

Well this dog would like to report that Norman is not such a cock any more but a quick glance at his lame blogspot blog shows that he still has as much clue as he had back when Peter Schiff was right.

here hes advocating that the government starts buying stock to artificially prop that up too (as if they dont anyway, PPT anyone?)

He STILL doesnt get it after all this time, Mike Norman, in 2010 you are still a cock.

lets check that again, just because Norman is Soo funny. enjoy..

Posted by: doggings | July 9, 2010

Screw Insurance Scammers & Get Your Cash Back

So this week the Dog is a very happy pup indeed.

He’s never believed much in insurance, or more specifically in the companies themselves as lets face it, they’re in the business to make money, which statistically means that more people will pay them their fees than will collect.

So if you’re one of life’s gamblers you have good odds that you can usually just not bother, and deal with the problems, whether it be car, home or pet, whenever it arises, cheaper than paying insurance all that time and then claiming.

Especially as companies do all they can to wriggle out of paying using small print in their contracts, delaying payment, demanding receipts for 6 year old stuff, the list is endless of the ways they try to renege on their obligations, fuckers.

Of course there are exceptions, cars need 3rd party insurance, buildings need fire insurance, I’m not talking about real genuine insurance here I’m talking about this last decade’s insurance scams, since the Insurers decided they liked the Bankster’s action and decided to get in on it themselves.

Yes, all those scuzzy “would you like extended protection on that” scammers, the way Dixons wont sell you a PC without a sitdown consultation with one of their (insurance) sales staff whose prime purpose to be there is to get you to sign a 5 year cover policy for a $300 laptop, worth way more than the PC over that time.

And the worst of this lot are the PPI pedlars, Payment Protection Insurance, taken out on loans to cover payment, often bundled into the price without your knowledge or consent, just try and ever get one of those fuckers to pay come the time, I dare you.

Well anyway, enough ranting, the good news is that you can now quite likely get it back

See the vast majority of these policies were “mis sold” ie not suitable in one way or another, not even told, pressured, you name the ways the sleazeball commission-driven “salesters” dumped this crap onto people, if you can think of it, they already did it.

As it turns out, so has the dog over the years, albeit unwittingly in 2 of the three instances.

Well (huge) thanks to the guys at Simplicity PPI Claims the dog got a rather substantial cheque back last week, and immediately swapped it for some real money

Yep,  Gold.

In a way the dog’s quite grateful to all the Insurance thieves, unbeknownst to them they acted as a compulsory savings scheme, and although they thought that money was permanently stolen, turns out they were just hanging onto it for a few years when theres no doubt this dog woulda pissed that golden handshake up the wall.

nice.

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