Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Rambling #1 (aka 'Quick! Torch the f**ker!')

My cunning plan to shed half my body weight and escape the country by microlight, seconds before before the Final Economic Apocalypse is going rather well (10kilos down in 5 weeks - read it and weep fellow chubbies)

And because I'm walking so much, in as out of the way places my little legs can take me, I'm bumping into all sorts of interesting things

My collection of photos of abandoned burned out cars, for example, is going from strength to strength...




At one point yesterday I was listening to the news on the radio on my little wireless music player, whilst photographing some beautifully rusted examples of the abandoned car genre, when someone started talking about the death of Lehman's, Merril's and maybe AIG




which I thought was a nice little synchronicty

after all, what does any sensible criminal do with any vehicle he uses to commit a crime?



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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

John McCain reckons there should be a 9/11 commission style report into the whole bank bailout business. Nice idea, but will they explain who was behind the controlled demolition of bank 7?

Shahid said...

I'm weeping!

btw, have you tried www.walkit.com ?

*I* haven't...

Anonymous said...

Looks like a big consolidation of wealth to me. Eventually the international bankers and other power players in the shadow government will directly own us - our property will be forfeit straight to them if we default on a loan or mortgage.

Anonymous said...

You mentioned possibly leaving the UK, stef, and returning to your country of origin? That wouldn't be Italy by any chance would it? If so, I doubt you'll be any better off...

Stef said...

You mentioned possibly leaving the UK, stef, and returning to your country of origin? That wouldn't be Italy by any chance would it? If so, I doubt you'll be any better off...

For better or worse I was born here in the UK and this is my country

There are some much delayed plans to move to NZ simply because the other 1/2 wants to go home after a long time away

and, yes, if that didn't work out I'd probably shove off to Italy because my family still has some roots/ connections with the countryside

The NZ economy is a big a mess as the UK's

Italy seems very close to rediscovering its love affair with fascism

Neither is actually a dream destination at the moment

If I were younger and had no responsibilities I'd be doing evening classes in Russian or Portugese

Stef said...

I tried explaining to a few House Price Crash forum types a while back that standing clear of the house price mania and avoiding personal debt was absolutely no guarantee of not being on the receiving end of a damned good reaming

Those who took on debt are being reamed sure enough

But it's now also probably going to be the turn of those who didn't and maybe even saved a little

About the only approach which makes a twisted form of sense under the current system is to be all Cyrenaical about things, take on shit loads of debt, spunk it up against the wall and either go bankrupt or top yourself when the tide turns

About the only sensible solution to the current system of cyclic booms and busts is to make sure that someone remembers to detach part of the inevitable revolutionary mob to visit Chez Rothschild just for a change

Antipholus Papps said...

Thanks Stef, you've taught me a new word. I now know I have a Cyrenaic relationship to money. So, if Lloyds go under, can I fuck off to Canada scott-free?

Hail Eris! All hail Discordia!

Anonymous said...

If I were younger and had no responsibilities I'd be doing evening classes in Russian or Portuguese

Hmm, I'd probably also be trying to learn Russian...

However, for the forseeable future I'm staying here. Fortunately I don't have any really bad debt, and no mortgage, but I'm not in a strong position since I work in retail and a place that depends on high volumes of passengers passing through Heathrow.

ziz said...

Arthur Andersen accountanmts and fact checkers of all things gfinancial for the mega rich simply closed their doors when faced by major calls upon their liquid assets.

The biggest partnership in the world simply closed own overnight.