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The Burning Platform

The Burning Platform

Contributor since: 19 Jun 2013

  • The Most Devious Liars in The Room

    Published 04 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    There were a few different stories coming out over the last few days that reveal the true nature of government and the apparatchiks who use…

  • War of The Worlds

    Published 31 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "We know now that in the early years of the twentieth century this world was being watched closely by intelligences greater than man's and yet…

  • The Worse Things Get For You, The Better They Get For Wall Street

    Published 27 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    On October 2 the BLS reported absolutely atrocious employment data, with virtually no job growth other than the phantom jobs added by the fantastically wrong…

  • Confusion, Delusions and Illusions

    Published 20 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Two recent surveys, along with numerous other studies and data, reveal most American households to be living on the brink of catastrophe, but continuing to…

  • Ignore The Media Bullsh*T - Retail Implosion Proves We Are In Recession

    Published 14 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Here we go again. The dying legacy media will continue to support the status quo, who provide their dwindling advertising revenue, by papering over the…

  • Why This Feels Like a Depression for Most People

    Published 08 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "And the little screaming fact that sounds through all history: repression works only to strengthen and knit the repressed." - John Steinbeck, The Grapes of…

  • Fourth Turning: Crisis of Trust - Part 3

    Published 27 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I…

  • Two Outs in The Bottom of The Ninth

    Published 25 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The housing market peaked in 2005 and proceeded to crash over the next five years, with existing home sales falling 50%, new home sales falling…

  • Fourth Turning: Crisis of Trust - Part 2

    Published 14 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    In Part 1 of this article I discussed the catalyst spark which ignited this Fourth Turning and the seemingly delayed regeneracy. In Part 2 I…

  • Fourth Turning: Crisis of Trust

    Published 10 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "Imagine some national (and probably global) volcanic eruption, initially flowing along channels of distress that were created during the Unraveling era and further widened by…

  • If You Think That Was a Crash ...

    Published 07 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last week's volatility to the downside was entirely predictable, as the first leg down during this ongoing market crash reached the correction stage of 11%.…

  • Take The Opportunity To Bail Before It's Too Late

    Published 31 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last week ended with the cackling hens on CNBC and the spokesmodels on Bloomberg bloviating about the temporary pothole on the road to riches. They…

  • They're Going to Need a Bigger Balance Sheet

    Published 23 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Driving home from work on Friday night I found it terribly amusing listening to the "business journalists" on the local news station trying to explain…

  • Corporate Debt - Road To Oblivion In A Bear Market

    Published 17 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Any article that starts with a quote from Jim Grant is guaranteed to be a fact based, common sense, reasoned analysis of our warped, debt…

  • Department Store Results Imploding

    Published 16 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The government issued their monthly retail sales this past week and four of the biggest department store chains in the country announced their quarterly results.…

  • Fed Lunacy is to Blame for the Coming Crash

    Published 04 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    This week John Hussman's pondering about the state of our markets is as clear and concise as it's ever been. He starts off by describing…

  • Stranger in a Strange Land

    Published 01 August 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "Thinking doesn’t pay. Just makes you discontented with what you see around you." ~ Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land I wish I…

  • 30 Blocks of Government Incompetence

    Published 28 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    There were two accidents on the Schuylkill Expressway last Monday morning. You know what this meant. I had the pleasure of traveling to work on…

  • Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

    Published 19 July 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The government released their monthly CPI report this week. Even though it came in at an annualized rate of 3.6%, they and their mouthpieces in…

  • Consumers Not Following Orders

    Published 15 June 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Last week the government reported personal income and spending for April. After months of blaming non-existent consumer spending on cold weather, shockingly occurring during the…