This Has Nothing To Do With Alan Greenspan | - Part 2

Turbo Encabulator

Gotta get me one of these (hat tip ES)…

For more, see the Wikipedia offerings on Turboencabulator and Technobabble.

Our Possible Futures

From time to time I’ve wondered how Mankind could possibly evolve into anything like what you see on just about any episode of Star Trek given how we seem to be reversing course in many ways in recent years. Others are apparently wondering about the same thing.

From the archive at The Cagle Post.

Radio Shack R.I.P.

Commentary related to the bankruptcy filing of 94-year old Radio Shack has run the gamut from astonishment (that they could have stayed in business as long as they did – was it really just a money laundering operation for the last decade? ) to heart-felt reflection about the useful service they provided for many, many years. John Oliver takes a look…

As an electronics engineering undergrad in the early-1980s (with lots of lab work), I found myself spending a good deal of time at the local Radio Shack and they almost always had the solution to whatever problem I encountered, so, count me in the latter category.

Faber: Short Cental Banks

Purveyor of the newsletter Gloom, Boom, and Doom and frequent CNBC personality Marc Faber hasn’t exactly been firing on all cylinders in recent years as U.S. equity markets have melted up but, like all bears, he’ll eventually be right again.

For one possible reason why, just listen to the awkward silence after he predicts “The central banks will be exposed for what fraud they commit” less than a minute into the clip below.

On a related note from another CNBC video, Pawn Stars star Rick Harrison comments on how it has become difficult to find physical gold from the wholesalers he works with.

It seems that the Swiss Bank move, the prospect of a GREXIT, and ravenous demand for the metal in Asia might finally be manifesting itself in tighter supplies domestically, though we’ve certainly heard that story before.

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