THE INFORMATION #961 OCTOBER 6, 2017

THE INFORMATION #961
OCTOBER 6, 2017
Copyright 2017 FRANCIS DIMENNO
francisdimenno@yahoo.com
https://dimenno.wordpress.com 
Wealth is like sea-water; the more we drink, the thirstier we become; and the same is true of fame. –Arthur Schopenhauer
 
WHEN THIS WORLD CATCHES FIRE
BOOK THREE: SAVAGE NOXTOWN
CHAPTER ELEVEN: PART FORTY-FIVE: DAYS OF WRATH

 

The Count and Cadger Tandy were taking a late summer constitutional one evening, along the wharfs of the Salt River, where the water lapped the shore leaving rings of rime and foam, and where innumerable derelicts lay sprawled in rags amid barrels and bins, many clutching bottles of cheap rotgut. “From the way the slobber over that hooch,” said the Count, “it seems as though they’ve found their ruling passion. S’good. A man ought to figure out at some point in his life exactly what he’s good for,  and stick to that. Haww…!

And then the Count grew reflective. “What a world. Drunk for a dime and dead drunk for a dollar. Curious how a man’s financial outlook shrinks and narrows when all he’s concerned about is where the next bottle of kill-devil is coming from. ‘Consider the lilies of the field,’ et cetera, ad nauseum, ad infinitum.

“Yob, there’s an a-number-one reason to have a bit of dosh about you at all times,” said Count Victor Justin to Cadger Tandy. “Not just so you can lap up all the booze you please, and buy a round for the boys on a whim. No; what you really need money for is for simple survival–in case you fall ill. Because a sick man is little better than a helpless animal. There’s no use arguing, or trying to deny it. That’s just the way of nature.

Naow, I know full well that a robust young buck such as yourself don’t think HE’ll ever be subject to the sickness unto death. But if you would only use your eyes, you would see that most of the world’s work is done by people who are feeling perfectly lousy. Either from some condition or disease or its lingering aftereffects. Cooks in greasy spoons come into work with colds and flus and sometimes typhoid fever and are unusually prone to dosing themselves with whiskey and cocaine. Streetcar conductors nearly all have walking pneumonia at some time or other, and are usually drunk. I’ll wager that a lot of Apothecaries are pale and ghostly white from tuberculosis, and they dose themselves with laudanum for it. All the rum-sodden Jack Tars who pass through Memphis and New Orleans and points south are prone to Yellow Jack and nearly all of them have had it.

 
“In any event, I’m supposing–and kindly correct me if I’m out of line–I’m supposing that a strapping young yellof like you need not concern yourself overmuch with minor maladies. No, Yob–it’s the infectious diseases that will lay you low. I suppose you could go your whole life long living in an ivory tower and never contract so much as the sniffles, but if you’re out and gadding about in the world, you’ll bound to catch something, sometime. Schools, hospitals, department stores–all of them brimming over with sick people who aren’t always scrupulous about coughing into handkerchiefs. Public restrooms–stay away! Better you should piss in an alleyway, and shit in a nearby thicket of woods. ‘To piss undt fart ist gud for the heart.’ 
“My old Austrian grandmaw used to tell me that.  She also used to warn me about the perils of the poor hospital. ‘Zey carry zem in…undt who knows ven zey valk out? Nie! Neffer!’ She also told me many a tale of the Black Bottle.  ‘Zey give you a trink, and dot’s all she wrote. Vun little sip…undt your lights go out for gud!’ 
 
“That’s why you always want to be able to afford at the very least a semi-private room at one of the better hospitals. Because, when you’re sick, it’s nice to have things like a window view of the park, and fresh cut roses, and a Persian rug on the floor, and a fireplace, and gourmet food brought in from a good restaurant instead of the slop the ordinary patients get. It’s good to be waited on hand and foot by pretty nurses, and be treated like a king. It does wonders for the disposition of a sick man, I’ll tell you that. Clean sheets and cool fresh breezes can make all the difference to how soon you’re back on your feet again.
 
“Because the docs in the poor hospitals are either young interns who need unwilling bodies to experiment on, or old butchers who won’t listen to a word you tell them. Those Yellofs are so case-hardened that you might as well be yelling at a stone. It gets so a doctor looks upon his patient with all the compassion that a drunken horse doctor uses to treat a broken-down nag. And, just like you would put down a sick dog, don’t you know that half of those docs would shoot the poor, if they could get away with it? The poor hospital is a death trap, full of filth, and rats, and putrid smells. The only people in it are those who are not considered worth saving. The doctors wash their hands of them–if they even bother to wash their hands at all. Major surgery in a public hospital? If you give your consent to that, Yob, then you’re signing your own death warrant. Make sure you’ve already made out your will. 
 
“So my advice to you is that when you find yourself on your last legs, make sure you’re dressed well, so that you’re considered one of the better class of people. Make sure that they take you to the best private hospital in town. Make it clear that you’re willing to pay and you’re not just any old riff-raff from off the street. They should be able to tell that anyway, from the way you dress. Soiled linen and dirty underwear are always a dead giveaway that you’re poor. So always be clean in your personal habits. Clean-shaven, starched collar, gold cuff-links, the works. And once you’re in the hospital–because you never know what might happen–make sure you’ve made at least a few friends and have some money–enough to bury you. Otherwise, at best, the stony-hearted doctors will burn your body to a cinder and scatter the ashes. And at worst, they will perform diabolical experiments upon your rotting corpse in full view of a bunch of gawping interns, who will giggle nervously and take scrupulous notes. Maybe it won’t matter, because you won’t be there to see it–but your loved ones will be horrified. 
 
“If you have any.”
1*SALUTATION
ED’S REDEEMING QUALITIES

BUCK TEMPO
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFBNIJHOLdA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UeFwlagP3k4&list=PLMFaQDqUkIZqcfcCit3DhSVfdsYB-RrXv&index=4

GUESS WHO THIS IS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjGKmkjh9jo&index=10&list=PLMFaQDqUkIZqcfcCit3DhSVfdsYB-RrXv

THE LETTER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMALPnJti_o&list=PLMFaQDqUkIZqcfcCit3DhSVfdsYB-RrXv&index=44

I WILL SEND YOU A CHART

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7-NwMFMcRI&index=18&list=PLMFaQDqUkIZqcfcCit3DhSVfdsYB-RrXv

2*REFERENCE

THE COMING STOCK MARKET CRASH OF 2017-2018
AUGUST 15, 2017
…It’s hard to conceive of a new and bigger wave of stimulus on top of the already failing ones. There is no new China, no new India, no hoping for Africa to pull profits higher when the low hanging fruit in the U.S. and Europe have been plucked.
In addition, after 9 years of expansion a profit recession is way overdue.
mikaelsyding.com/bear/

 
ALSO SEE:
THE COMING CRASH

Rogers: I don’t know. It could be an American pension plan that goes broke, and many of them are broke, as you know. It could be some country we’re not watching. It could be all sorts of things. It could be war — unlikely to be war, but it’s going to be something. When you’re watching Business Insider and you see, “That’s so interesting. I didn’t know that company could go broke.” It goes broke. Send me an email, and then I’ll start watching.

Blodget: And how big a crash could we be looking at?

Rogers: It’s going to be the worst in your lifetime.

***
Blodget: And we are in a situation where Western civilization already seems to be possibly collapsing, even with the market going up all the time. Often when you do have a financial calamity, you get huge turmoil in the political system. What happens politically if that happens?

Rogers: Well, that’s why I moved to Asia. My children speak Mandarin because of what’s coming.

You’re going to see governments fail. You’re going to see countries fail, this time around. Iceland failed last time. Other countries fail. You’re going to see more of that.

You’re going to see parties disappear. You’re going to see institutions that have been around for a long time — Lehman Brothers had been around over 150 years — gone. Not even a memory for most people. You’re going to see a lot more of that next around, whether it’s museums or hospitals or universities or financial firms.
www.businessinsider.com/jim-rogers-worst-crash-lifetime-coming-2017-6

 
SEE ALSO:
Don’t worry about the US economy…until 2018: Economist
Tom DiChristopher | @tdichristopher
Published 12:34 PM ET Wed, 31 Dec 2014
CNBC.com
If the future plays out like BNY Mellon’s chief economist expects, 2018 is going to be a year for the history books.

That year, investors will see a number of chickens come home to roost, including wage inflation, a spike in oil prices and an upside inflationary surprise, Richard Hoey told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Wednesday.

The story begins with bonds. Hoey believes the U.S. 10-year Treasury yield will be priced in a “G-4 10-year world” marked by competition to own 10-year German bunds, Japanese government bonds, and U.K. gilts. Quantitative easing in Europe and Japan will dry up the supply of high-grade sovereign bonds, resulting in a slow upward drift—rather than a spike—in U.S. long rates.

“I’m worried about 2018. I think by that time everything will all come due. We’ll have wage inflation. The Fed will have to tighten hard,” he said.

At the same time that wage inflation builds up due to easy Federal Reserve monetary policy, the oil price collapse of 2014 will generate supply demand changes that will yield an oil price spike in 2018, he said.

Oil producers are set to slowly cut back investment in new production, and the price will come raging back in three to four years, he projected.

“That’s kind of what we’ve seen over history. When you way overdo it on downside on oil prices, give it a couple years, you’ll way overdo it on upside,” he said.

That’s a problem because most U.S. recessions have been triggered by oil price spikes, Hoey said, noting that oil had reached $145 per barrel in July 2008.

“I’m not worried about 2015. I’m not worried about 2016, not too much about 2017. I think the bill comes due in 2018, but that’s too far in the future to worry about now,” he said.

In Hoey’s view, financial regulation of banks has been so restrictive that it has pooled up excess liquidity that hasn’t flowed into the economy. A few years down the line, as the U.S. government is no longer launching new rounds of financial restriction on the banking system, the excess liquidity will finally get mobilized, he said.

“I expect an upside inflationary surprise around late 2017, 2018,” he said.
www.cnbc.com/2014/12/31/dont-worry-about-the-us-economyuntil-2018-economist.html


5*AVATAR OF THE ZEITGEIST
10 MOST IMPORTANT ROCK ALBUMS

OK COMPUTER
LONDON CALLING
NEVERMIND
HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED
PET SOUNDS
BLACK SABBATH
ARE YOU EXPERIENCED?
LED ZEP IV
DARK SIDE OF THE MOON
SGT. PEPPER

But what about:

Freak Out?
Double Nickels on the Dime?
Zen Arcade?
Song Cycle?
Forever Changes?
Astral Weeks?
Odessey & Oracle?
Never Mind the Bollocks?
Pink Flag?
Heroes?

Autobahn?
Los Angeles?
Tommy?
Kick Out the Jams?
S.F. Sorrow?
 
Or even:
UNDERWATER MOONLIGHT
MOTHERSHIP CONNECTION
STATIONS OF THE CRASS
VIOLENT FEMMES
PHIL OCHS’ GREATEST HITS?

https://youtu.be/zXGDKCNHyDQ

6* DAILY UTILITY

7*CARTOON

9*RUMOR PATROL
TOP TEN BIZARRE THEORIES ABOUT JESUS

listverse.com/2016/07/14/top-10-bizarre-fringe-theories-about-jesus/

10* LAGNIAPPE


SEE ALSO:

VAN MORRISON 
SWEET THING (ACOUSTIC 1971)
A transcendent moment at 6:20.


11*DEVIATIONS FROM THE PREPARED TEXT: A REVIEW OF OTHER MEDIA
IT (2017)
Hackneyed acned rubbish from the repetitive mind of America’s number one garbageman. It is amusing to read the movie reviews and see cinematic media whoremongers, nearly all of whom know better, straining to favorably notice this farrago of meaningless tropes and scare child menaces. 
 
*11A BOOKS AND FILMS REVIEWED
A-FORCE 2. RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT. ***
ALL-NEW ALL-DIFFERENT AVENGERS 3. CIVIL WAR II. ***
ALL-NEW X-MEN INEVITABLE 4. IVX. ***1/2
AMERICAN BORN CHINESE. YANG. ***1/2
THE BACKSTAGERS. TYNION. **1/2
BART SIMPSON: SUCKERPUNCH. ***
BATMAN 3. I AM BANE. ***1/2
BECAUSE I SAID SO! JENNINGS. ***1/2
THE BIG HEIST. DESTEFANO. **1/2
BLACK BLIZZARD. TATSUMI. ***
CAPTAIN MARVEL 2. CIVIL WAR II. ***1/2
CHAMPIONS 1. CHANGE THE WORLD. ***
COLONIAL COMICS. NEW ENGLAND 1750-1775. ***1/2
A COLONY IN A NATION. HAYES. ****
CULTURAL AMNESIA. JAMES. ****1/2
THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS WRONG. POND. ****1/2
DAMIEN SON OF BATMAN. KUBERT. ***
DAYS OF RAGE. BURROUGHS. ****
DEPT. H 2. AFTER THE FLOOD. KINDT. ****
DESCENDER 4. LEMIRE. ****
DOGFIGHT AT THE PENTAGON. NEWMAN, ED. ***1/2
DOOM PATROL 1. BRICK BY BRICK. ***1/2
DRINKING AT THE MOVIES. WERTZ. ****
FAITH 1. CALIFORNIA SCHEMING. ***
FAITH 1. HOLLYWOOD & VINE. ***
FETCH. GEORGES. ****1/2 
A FIELD GUIDE TO LIES. LEVITIN. ****1/2
FLASH 2. WAID. ***
FOLLY. RICKHEIT. ****
GLISTER. WATSON. ****
GOTHAM ACADEMY SECOND SEMESTER 1. ***
GRAVE SURPRISE. HARRIS & MCGRAW. ***1/2
GREEN CANDLES. DEHAVEN. ****
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY: NEW GUARD 3. CIVIL WAR II. ***1/2
HARLEY QUINN 2. JOKER LOVES HARLEY. ***1/2
HERETICS. NADLER & NADLER. ****
THE HISTORY OF ROCK & ROLL VOL. 1. 1920-1963. WARD. ****
HOTWIRE 3. ***1/2
IDIOTS, HYPOCRITES, DEMAGOGUES, & MORE IDIOTS. SLANSKY. ***1/2
IF FOUND PLEASE RETURN TO ELISE GRAVEL. ***1/2
INTO THE MYSTIC. HILL. ****
INVINCIBLE IRON MAN: IRONHEART 1. ***1/2
IT. (FILM) **1/2
LEO FENDER: THE QUIET GIANT HEARD AROUND THE WORLD. FENDER & BELL. **
LESS THAN HEROES. YURKOVICH. ***
LIFE SUCKS. ABEL. ***1/2
MANGA CLASSICS: THE COUNT OF MONTE CHRISTO. CHAN. ***1/2
MANGA CLASSICS: THE JUNGLE BOOK. CHOY. ***1/2
MOON GIRL & DEVIL DINOSAUR 3. ***1/2
MURDER IN PLAIN ENGLISH. ARNTFIELD & DANESI. ***1/2
A NEW LOW. RYAN. ****
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 1.ISTIN & BONETTI. ***1/2
NO IS NOT ENOUGH. KLEIN. ****
NOT DRUNK ENOUGH 1. STONE. ***
ONE-PUNCH MAN. 12. ***1/2
OVER EASY. POND. ****
PALOOKAVILLE 23. SETH. ****1/2
PAPER GIRLS 3. VAUGHN. ***1/2
PARADIGM: SEGUE TO AN INTERLUDE. CASHEL & HAUN. **1/2
PATSY WALKER AKA HELLCAT 3. **1/2
POPPIES IN IRAQ. FINDAKLY & TRONDHEIM. ****
PRETENDING IS LYING. GOBLET. *****
RED HOOD & THE OUTLAWS 1. DARK TRINITY. ***
ROAD TO RIVERDALE 3. ***
SHADE THE CHANGING GIRL 1. ***1/2
SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL 2. SIDE PIECES. ***
SPIDER-MAN: THE LIFELINE TABLET SAGA. ***
STAR-LORD 1. GROUNDED. ***1/2
SUPERMAN 3. MULTIPLICITY. ***
TEEN TITANS 1. DAMIAN KNOWS BEST. ***
THIS ONE SUMMER. TAMAKI & TAMAKI. ****
TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES. HAYES. ****
UNCOMFORTABLY HAPPY. HONG. ****1/2
THE WENDY PROJECT. OSBORNE & FISH.***
WHAT IF?…WHY NOT? ***
THE WICKED & THE DIVINE 5. ***1/2
WONDER WOMAN 3. THE TRUTH. ***1/2
X-MEN EPIC COLLECTION 5. SECOND GENESIS. ***
 

ALSO SEE:
THE 25TH AMENDMENT

Is this man losing his mind? And if so, what can be done about it? We’ve had some real zeros in the White House before, but we’ve never had a chief executive who barked at the moon or saw ghosts – at least, not one who was so public about it.
***

Gartner’s argument is relatively simple. Add paranoia, sadism and antisocial behavior to narcissistic personality disorder and you have a new diagnosis: “malignant narcissism.” Trump, he says, is no paranoid schizophrenic who walks the streets claiming to be the Son of God – no one “so grossly ill” could be elected. However, the president’s increasing tendency to obsess over persecution theories – and not just parrot meaningless stupidities like the inaugural crowd story but seemingly believe them – shows that he’s crossing a meaningful diagnostic line into psychotic delusions, common among malignant narcissists.

www.rollingstone.com/politics/features/taibbi-madness-of-donald-trump-removal-25th-amendment-w504149​​

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