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Originally posted on Fabius Maximus:
Summary: Let’s look at the small and large implications of the auto loan boom. It’s an example of our inability to learn, resulting in our credit-driven business cycles. Corporations profit from more sales and interest charges. People suffer from excessive debt burdens, and bankruptcies. Governments run deficits from the eventual busts. So it goes cycle after cycle since the New Deal era regulations were removed. Perhaps eventually we’ll learn, and a new era will begin.
- Auto lending
- Larger lessons
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(1) Auto Lending
Madness is the failure of bankers and regulators to learn from the bankers’ imprudent greed that caused the housing bubble — and bust. With results we see today in auto lending.
… average automotive loan term reached an all-time high of 66 months … loans with terms 73-84 months grew to 25% of all loans originated during the quarter. …
The average amount financed…
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Originally posted on Martuk ... the Holy:
Martuk … the Holy: Proseuche (release date July 22, 2014) –
And cradled in her kindness, I dove back into the blood soaked memories of this, my life.
With those words, the immortal Maruk’s tale continues.
From modern Paris, he speaks of his life in the religious chaos and pagan magic of 3rd century Antioch. Of his friends, a man haunted by grief and regret, and a woman with secrets as thick as the woolen of her constant cloak. Of days marked by the greed of Rome and the ambitions of those driven by dangerous delusion.
He remembers wandering souls who returned with their own stories to tell. Who shared their own memories of blazing deserts and a darkness with teeth. Of being imprisoned in a myth built by the lies of others. And then Martuk recalls a magic so dark it summons demons from a cloudless sky and rips…
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Originally posted on The Baseline Scenario:
By James Kwak
I’m giving a talk at the UConn Law School reunions tomorrow, and one of my closing points is about the plethora of banking crimes/scandals/whoopsies that we’ve seen in the past few years—even those having nothing to do with the financial crisis. This is the slide I created to illustrate the point:
I know I’m forgetting a few, but I figured that was enough. It does really take your breath away.
Happy Earth Day!
Wish the plutocrats would stop offending and pillaging her.
Originally posted on melbrake:
Today is Mother Earth Day, April 22, 2014. We only have one Mother Earth.
This video will help you to connect to Mother Earth.
” I appeal to all people everywhere to raise their voices. Speak out on behalf of this planet, our only home. Let us care for Mother Earth so she can continue to care for us as she has done for millennia. ”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
An aerial view of Geneva, Switzerland. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré.
Earth Day 2014: Green Cities
Earth Day 2014 will focus on green cities, mobilizing a millions of people to create a sustainable, healthy environment by greening communities worldwide. Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. As the urban population grows and the effects of climate change worsen, our cities have to evolve.
It’s time for us to invest in efficiency and renewable energy, rebuild our cities…
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On March 21, 2006 at 9:50 pm pst in San Francisco, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey posted this message: “just setting up my twttr” and one of the most influential social networking sites began with 24 characters. ‘Twas the first tweet of many 140-characters-or-less messages to be tweeted out to inform the Universe of…well, whatever.
Here is a list of the planets on March 21, 2006 at 9:50 pm pst (which uses over 140 characters but it can’t be helped):
Sun 1Ari27 (one day past Spring Equinox 2006, aka, the Aries Ingress when the Sun reaches 00Ari00:00, the Aries Point of reward, fame, prominence and recognition on the world stage–was some founder reading Astrology charts in order to elect the timing for Twitter’s success?);
Moon (the public) 24Sag31, ruled by broadcasting Jupiter, planet of fortunate breaks and lucky wins;
Mercury 13Pis43–Mercury, planet of Communications in creative Pisces (also ruled by Jupiter and co-ruled by vast Neptune of the Unconscious)–Pisces is the sign of The Collective;
Venus 15AQ00 with Aquarius also associated with The Collective via Humanity–attractive yet distant;
Mars 17Gem04, planet of action, energy, initiative, and motivation and ruler of the Aries Point; Gemini, sign of Communications and ruled by speedy Mercury with wings on his helmet and ankles facilitating instant communications, ideas, and the news; Twitter acts (Mars) as a chatty Gemini;
Jupiter 18Sco23—Scorpio, ruled by forceful Mars and Pluto and sign of Big Business, Corporatism, and intensity; an indicator of gaining plenty of high-level financial investment–Jupiter shows how one relates to others so Twitter relates as a Scorpio;
Saturn 4Leo33–Leo, sign of creativity, entertainment, and leadership, and Saturn, planet of authority, systems, boundaries and restriction (140 characters only!);
Uranus 11Pis53, quirky planet of Technology and whatever is the newest thing or invention; Pisces again (see conjunctions, below); Uranus’ sign describes how one behaves so Twitter behaves as a Pisces…evasively? compassionately? well, constant Tweeting can be used as negative escapism!;
Neptune 18AQ50, planet of creativity, The Masses, and the Media, and as noted above; Aquarius, pouring out its gifts to the world;
Pluto 26Sag44–Sagittarius, The Seeker archetype, ruled by Jupiter; Pluto, the primal motivator and planet of
invisible control and great wealth hidden in secret places (also, the saboteur).
As you see, there are three important conjunctions on the First-Tweet list and contain much energy for creative enterprises:
Moon-Pluto (a pair associated with publicity), Mercury-Uranus (a primary signature for technological communications such as computers and other devices, plus it acts as a marker for intellectual genius and denotes power–Pluto–to the People–Moon), and Venus-Neptune, an artistic combo denoting dreamers, visionaries, mystics, and illusionists–and of being attractive (Venus) to The Masses (Neptune.)
All of these potentials are well supported by Twitter’s Sun Ari-Moon Sag blend, a fire-fire combination of energies that can sense the potential opportunity in every situation and inspire others with its persuasive passion.
With Sun Ari-Moon Sag, Twitter has shown what is obviously an entrepreneurial spirit but with a definite philosophical flair, a competitive nature, and an optimistic attitude. Here is Twitter’s philosophy, or Mission Statement with Mercury-Uranus, Moon-Pluto, and Venus-Neptune vibes in attendance:
“To instantly connect people everywhere to what is most meaningful to them.”
And so it does!