September 10, 2009

Gotta go.

Signing off (again).

Fight the good fight folks.

Especially against the ignorant, the corrupt and the powerful.

Thanks to the regular posters here.

Been real.


Anonymous said...




Anonymous said...

what ever, you are such a flake. Been with you from the start. Why quit now, its just getting good. Found a better site anyways ( the big picture ) did they finally kick you out of your house?

Anonymous said...

It's been a great blog roll , Keith. I'll miss it , that's for sure !!

Found you in Dec 2005 when the sick corrupt madness really took off. Learned a lot !!!!!!!!!

Best wishes !!!!

Anonymous said...


where are you going man? like, what am i going to do now man? I look forward to my insight every day along with my bong hit man! Hurry back man because when your gone all of the sudden I start making these wierd sheep like sounds. baa! see there it goes again! This must be a good trip because there is sheep flying all around me! I hope you have a better horse this time. the last time your horse took to long to come back to the stable! It reminds me of "wanted dead or alive" bon jovi. hurry back broo!

rich in fl

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry Keith. Really, really sorry.

Somehow I think you are sticking to it this time. I hope I'm wrong.

I don't blame you if it is, in part, due to some of those vile posts. By nasty things that only want to pull all others down to their angry, stink-hole level. And it seems like this is the way a big part of our country is going.

Oh BTW, 'greedy' would be another good category to mention here.

Godspeed Keith, I'll miss my favorite blog. Thanks for being objective and fair-minded. Didn't always agree with you, but always respected your thought process.

Anonymous said...

Damn, damn, damn.

Devestment said...

see ya.

casey said...

You rule keith.hope you come back soon so the truth can be heard.

Americano said...

Keefer, Enjoy!

Just wanted to share that I'm a proud memeber of what you call 'ignorant'..

I'd rather be called ignorant then libtard. :-)

Anonymous said...

good riddance looser

Anonymous said...

If you were my girlfriend, I'd call you a cock tease.

Anonymous said...


Too bad Kieth, you are needed, I know it seems dark and that what you're doing isn't much. However, trust me in these heartbreaking times is when men like you are the rallying point for people like me.

I wish you well if you need to go but it's like my situation...I've worked around incredible violence for 8 years...NOW anything else seems stupid and boring...Same with you...You've been here when the times were not only strange BUT HISTORICAL...Now you just want to walk away and pretend you weren't in the mix?

Alas even a computer warrior as yourself has to know that once you do battle (Physical or of wits) nothing ever tastes the same or gets you the same high.

Come back Keith...If full world collapse and madness is on the plate SOON then trust me even websites such as these are what will keep us sane...Help me keep my Tin Foil Hat on tight along with my shotgun.


Keith D. Duerr said...

Keith, just a couple of thoughts:

First, thank you for your courageous efforts over the last several years to speak truth to power. While I strongly disagreed with some of your views on Iran, the UAW, and Obama, you clearly and consistently nailed many of the lies, absurdities and laughable hypocrisies of the previous administration.

Second, please reconsider!!! We need your voice!!! Though I am unaware of your actual motive(s), and do not now presume to question your judgment in the matter, it must be noted that there remains an urgent need for articulate, courageous and uninhibited expressions of indignation, rage and disgust against corrupt systems, policies and leaders. Such expressions of dissent are in infinitesimally small supply. Ultimately, our collective survival as a relatively free, informed and moral society may well depend upon the quality, quantity and volume of our courageous, outrageous and outspoken voices of dissent.

Thanks again. I wish you well. You have been a true patriot.

ContraryRiches said...

Glad ya could make it back for some frequent postings...its good to have your should have included some final short term predictions!

Like before, everyone can swing on by to the blog that I and Bottom Feeder in Philly have put together to get your "fix" till Keith is back.

Robert said...

Yeah, I am stating the obvious, but I saw this coming. Best to you, Keith.

Robert said...

Keith, oh by the way, could you maybe start an email distro? Perhaps get a site going where your in by invite only. This site is a metaphor for everything wrong with the world. Everything starts out good, when it is small, then it gets bigger and the a-holes pop up (ie: starbucks)
peace out.

Anonymous said...

Damnit Keith, or whoever the hell that masked man is/was! I was just getting over my insecurities from when you left the FIRST time, and now you go and do this again!?!? Stop it and come back! You belong here, as Bill Murray said in Stripes "you can't leave, all the plants will die!". stop it, really, stop it. you are reminding me of Art Bell...

duarte said...

Good luck. Beware of both sides of the political equation. The truth is somewhere in the middle.

Wind Farmer said...

Don't know if you'll read this Keith...Anyway, I think things changed over the summer. I don't know what/who to believe anymore. I think "The World After the Crash" was another early call. We still don't know what form the crash will eventually take. Will it be like the slow downfall of the Roman Empire? Will we revolt? Will we fight it out amongst the strange fractions that seem to be forming: Republican v. Democrat, Conservative v Liberal, Black v. White, those seeking some kind of security from BIG government vs those seeking liberty with small government, the believers in the rule of law v the lawless, the haters v. the lovers, the rich v. the poor, the tin foil hatters v the straight and narrows, the liars v. truth tellers, the inflationists v. the deflationists and indeed the ignorant v. the well-informed. Is it an epic fight between good and evil? What I seem to see is simply more hate...a very bad omen. I feel like I met a lot of people here that I like and respect and some who just got me angry...I want to thank you again for your contribution and for leading a very worth-while discussion. All the best.

Anonymous said...

Oh crap. This time it feels like defeat Keith. Even the horse is hanging its head.

I understand. It is us, not you. The comments - like an attempt at logical discussion with a 3-year old. Why bother? Same on most blogs one visits lately, no matter the initial topic. It is tiresome and depressing.

The best part of this site was the personal stories and good ideas from intelligent posters, much of that now replaced by hate, blame, and divisiveness.

Take care. Hope to see some more writing out of you one fine day.

-Julie in FL

suzanne researched it... said...


Thanks again for all your hard work. You saved me some cash with HP.

Regular posters (Ross, Devestment, etc), hate to lose contact. You people following any other blogs where I can get my "daily fix"?? Wishing everyone here all the best as we move forward in this not-so-brave new world.


Lost Cause said...

Keith come back! Where's the OUTRAGE!?!?!?

Wells Fargo exec used Malibu Colony home lost by Madoff-duped couple, neighbors say

Bernard L. Madoff's massive fraud stunned some of the wealthy denizens of Malibu Colony, especially when a couple devastated by the scheme surrendered their oceanfront home to Wells Fargo Bank.

But some neighbors say the real shocker came when they saw one of the bank's top executives spending weekends in the $12-million beach house and hosting eye-catching parties there. What's more, Wells Fargo spurned offers to show the property to prospective buyers, a real estate agent said.

"It's outrageous to take over a property like that, not make it available and then put someone from the bank in it," said Phillip Roman, an 18-year Colony resident who lives a few homes away from the property.

Residents identified the house's occupant as Cheronda Guyton, a Wells Fargo senior vice president who is responsible for foreclosed commercial properties.

Anonymous said...

Don't be a quitter Keith!!

Anonymous said...

WTF Keith?

Mitesh Damania said...

Elizabeth Warren grills Timothy Geither. I think he's pissed!

Anonymous said...

leave it open, and the bablers can just vent, and you can pick up talking points of some sort on the days news or whatever, why now do I think Croatia? as to whats up with all these neo tourism spots, while I think of crop vines a new penny anti business gone worldwide? as usualy its the small one grow big

Anonymous said...

Don't let the door hit you in the ass.

Anonymous said...

Stay safe and I look forward to reading and participating in your blog.

Don't take the criticism too much to heart, Keith.

Most of us, are just trying to impress on you our disappointment with the current POTUS, the heat isn't really directed at you.

Hope to see you back soon.


Anonymous said...

"Just wanted to share that I'm a proud memeber of what you call 'ignorant'.."

Proud to be ignorant. Wow. I guess Keith is right that the situation is hopeless.

Anonymous said...

The light go out again Keith! You know you will be missed. I know a lot of crap get sprouted up as responses to your posting, but all in all its all worth it to read the good, informed, and educated posts that also exists.

Good luck buddy.

Anonymous said...

The comments are moderated. No need to put up comments from "ignorant" folk if you don't want to Keith.

I'll miss your posts AND the comments. Agree or not, I liked reading them.


Anonymous said...

Love the earth and sun and animals,
Despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks,
Stand up for the stupid and crazy,
Devote your income and labor to others...
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

Walt Whitman

Anonymous said...

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, It is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead

Anonymous said...

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandi

(Having to look for inspiration elsewhere now...)

Anonymous said...

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Howard Thurman

Anonymous said...

"Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow--it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it."

Shakti Gawain

(Ah kin see yer little IPhone a' glitterin' in the dark thar up top ye' horsey)

Anonymous said...

“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We're afraid.”
“Come to the edge.”
“We can't. We will fall!”
“Come to the edge.”
And they came.
And he pushed them.
And they flew.

Guillaume Apollinaire, 1880-1918

Anonymous said...

When things go wrong as they sometimes will;
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill;
When the funds are low, and the debts are high
And you want to smile, but have to sigh;
When care is pressing you down a bit-
Rest if you must, but do not quit.

Success is failure turned inside out;
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt;
And you can never tell how close you are
It may be near when it seems so far;
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-
It's when things go wrong that you must not quit.

"Don't Quit," Author Unknown

Anonymous said...

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Apt604 said...

I'll never know who was behind that masked hand puppet . . . but he sure kept me laughing, and helped me save a whole lot of money in the process.

For that, I'll always be grateful.

Anonymous said...

“Pay no attention to what the critics say;
no statue has ever been erected to a critic.”

ok, ok,ok...but these are good.

Mike Oxlong said...

You said that once already. Make that twice.

Saying something doesn't make it true. Actions are what counts. So far you have failed.

Anonymous said...

Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the
status-quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify, or vilify them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.

Jack Kerouac

So true.

vanilla ice said...

Leaving again? just great

Ross said...

Goodbye again Keith,
Thanks for all the enlightenment. The fight must go on, however.

If any of you need me, I am @Rosseljefe and @CameraFraudAZ on twitter.

I really think that a lot of you here should look at joining Ron Paul's Campaign for Liberty. We are bringing him to Tempe and ASU in December.

I am working on a big time speaker as well. Does anyone know how to get a hold of Lou Dobbs or Jesse Ventura? I'm kind of kidding, but kind of not.

If you do, find me on twitter or ross@camerafraudaz

Keith, I hope you come back, but I thought I would get everything on the table in case you don't. Thanks for letting me!!

Safe travels.

Anonymous said...

Just one more...

"We find greatest joy, not in getting, but in expressing what we are... Men do not really live for honors or for pay; their gladness is not the taking and holding, but in doing, the striving, the building, the living. It is a higher joy to teach than to be taught. It is good to get justice, but better to do it; fun to have things but more to make them. The happy man is he who lives the life of love, not for the honors it may bring, but for the life itself."

R.J. Baughan

If we are there, how can you leave?

Anonymous said...

I have been reading Ben's boring blog this summer due to Keith's absence. They have good insights to their respective local real estate markets, but when they delve into investing, they are contrary indicator extraordinaires. The absolute farking worst!!! :)
On a whim today, I googled soot and ashes and sure enough, Keith has been back for a month and I missed he's gone again. I hope he's having fun.
Anton Chiguhr

Anonymous said...

I LOVE reading the Archives on HP... I will leave it in my bookmarks forever. It's an unforgettable story.

A paramount moment in HP history is the foreclosure Greg Swann reported ON HIMSELF ! We saw it coming... so much for Flying Monkeys.

Reading the archives , and 2006 was the best year , and connecting all the dots to what we know today , it's GOLDEN !!

People truly are blinded by greed. This blog was a beacon in the night , to bad so many did not listen.

Anonymous said...

Oh, nevermind.
Chart just about stock market volatility.
So tired of defining myself in monetary terms.

patrat said...

Can't say I blame ya! Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

"...just trying to impress on you our disappointment with the current POTUS..."

HEAR HEAR, Brother; things were just great January 19th; weren't they?

Went2puke said...

Afghanistan? WTF? Be careful, Keith!

Psycho said...

WTF? I finally got a real account instead of posting anonymous, and you’re going to leave? That is bullshit! I want my money back!

Anonymous said...

Mike Oxlong said...
"You said that once already. Make that twice.

Saying something doesn't make it true. Actions are what counts. So far you have failed."

Mike who ever you are, you are an a**hole. And your point is... ??? Showing readers you know how to be sniping jerk?

Go back to your hate blogs

Anonymous said...

Keith,Thanks.Lurked for 3yrs.Cant type for ---.Smart to keep a low profile after publicly supporting rebellion in a certain middle eastern country.(remember Salman Rushdie)Veryyy long memories and outeach.England is not supportive of those who offend their protected minorities either.I respect you,your a stand up guy.You helped a lot of people.

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Shane!

the dude said...

Bro, where are you going? afghanistan? you cant leave now!
youre the modern day messiahs....

Anonymous said...

Oh please

left nut said...

Come on Kieth stick around for the destruction Obama has cause

Anonymous said...

Sorry Keith, what an idiotic thing to say. 'I am trying not to define myself by monetary blah blah.'
When that is what this whole blog is about. I AM TRYING NOT TO, but it's an inescapable part of life, and your guidance had been invlauable.

image009 said...

Yeah, whatever. See you in a few weeks. What a drama queen. Mr 'my predictions are always right even when they're not'. How's that hyper-inflation working out for you?

Ross said...

I meant

That's what I get for trying to multi-task at work.

patrat said...

You know, maybe it's just me... maybe I just want to be a kid again when things were easy .. the "good old days"...
But it does seem like people are less happy than they used to be - me included. People used to be able to do hands on things that made them feel satisfied. They could affect something.
Now... what is it?

Anonymous said...

For the most part, Obama didn't "cause Destruction", he inherited it. And even though he is doing the best he can, the powers that be tie his hands.
He cares about people, the poor, the ravaged, and wants to help. He is a humanist. But wallstreet and the coporations run the country.
They will be brought to their knees one day. Have no idea when or how, but what goes up.

Anonymous said...

FrancePANIC - Lots of protests, but nothing important, French have better things to do than overthrow their government: 1.0

LOL, they have so been there, done that.
Sure does show what an infant America is.
Big 'Brou-ha-ha's' everywhere all the time, 24 hours a day.
We only have maybe 600 years to go before we can adopt their adttitude?

If you are there, enjoy.

patrat said...

Just a parting word,
Next, the rich will buy the goods and land of the poor, which the poor will be desperate to sell. Have you looked at Craigslist lately?
Just like in the great depression, the rich will become richer.

patrat said...

Just one more thing...
What would honest business (busy-ness, literally) look like and what would honest government look like, in an ideal world... ?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the strange "pseudo closet liberal" interlude from more important reading. Some of your stuff is brilliant, and other stuff just really sucks (sorry to be so blunt- but it's true). I'll just keep reading and watching Denninger, Ron Paul, Peter Schiff, etc. who have great ideas consistently (and no I don't care if they are always on Fox despite how they mistreated Ron Paul during the election or that they have some guy on like Glenn Beck on - heck that's just one show. I just want to hear what my heroes have to say), don't get overly emotional like you do, don't retire into the sunset and then return all the time like Barbara Streisand or something (weird...). If you feel conflicted over your conservative v. liberal thoughts, at least stay in there and fight for them consistently and constantly. You lose respect each time you "retire". It is difficult to take you seriously. Heck you could always just say something like "I'll be back in a month or but never, ever plan to retire! It is too important not to write about this stuff when I can!" or something like that. That is good, strong language. That would help you get some respect back.

I wish you well in all your endeavors and hope your courage returns...

You've done an awful lot of good writing over the years despite your occasional strange liberal ramblings. So I'll at least check your blog every couple weeks or so...

Anonymous said...

So go already. Sheesh.

JAWS said...

Oh, for crying out loud.
I just get back from CA to read this?
I can't even leave for one week.
I love the "You-Are-Here"-o-meter.
It looks about right.
Happy trails to you, keep smilin.


Area51 said...


Greenspan predicts another crisis! Says it's different this time. Financial Meltdown imminent!

This is not a joke!

I'm putting 100% in the market, liquidating all assets and plowing it into equities!!

Anonymous said...

heres a thought for you...if 60 percent of all bankruptcies of families are health and health care related and 60 percent of those BKS had insurance to begin is it possible for the possibly brainwashed to not recognize a problem that should send panic into their lives idea is that the radio personalities have been bought off or that the rest nay sayers have government insurance like which the are trying to keep from the public..or perhaps the idea that healthcare itself is bad for a person....

Mitesh Damania said...

Class is in session and Dr. Nassim Taleb teaches a "birds spinning over the head" Congress a few lessons in economics. It's a crackup video, at least for me.

Mike Oxlong said...

Anon September 12, 2009 3:55 AM:

"Mike Oxlong said...
"You said that once already. Make that twice.

Saying something doesn't make it true. Actions are what counts. So far you have failed."

Mike who ever you are, you are an a**hole. And your point is... ??? Showing readers you know how to be sniping jerk?

Go back to your hate blogs"

Point is, Keith does it again and again. I like his posts, but I dislike his drama.

I see the lack of a point, hate, and sniping in your own hypocritical words. But I'm sure you have an excuse and someone to blame - it's common with emotionally retarded people.

Anonymous said...

Hi Keith,

Well, looks like th MSM (CNN Money) has finally taken up your rally cry for perp walks. Even has a picture of the orange one himself on the front page.


Psycho said...

We made it all the way back to euphoria in this wave.$BPNYA&p=D&yr=3&mn=0&dy=0&id=0

The bear is going to be freaking mad and hungry when he wakes up.

emmy said...

I think you're depressed...
what did you think it would look like with a blog like the name

Soot and Ashes:The World After the Crash?

Trolling around the world just made you sad..

Anonymous said...

Keith, one final closing message to Helicopter.

Helicopter we know what you are doing. You aren't fooling anyone.

We know that their is about as much Federal in Federal Reserve as their is in Federal Express.

We know that your business is the American Dollar.

You know that you and your banking buddies allowed this problem and you are trying to save your asses on the backs of hard working U.S. Citizens.

Unfortunately for you the damage is done. We already have inflation Helicopter!!! Have you taken a look at the Dollar recently.

The "expectation" of the U.S. Citizen is that home values and every other debt inflated asset is going down in value and that interest rates and taxes will have to go higher to save not only your ass but you banking buddies and the U.S. Government to pay for all your misdeeds.

We know you are saying lend to the U.S. Citizen but you know you can't lend to people that can't afford a loan. It is that simple and everyone knows that now. It is no longer a secret Helicopter.

So because you Helicopter and your buddies will have to take responsibility for this mess you got us in, why don't you let the American public in on what you are doing with all the U.S. Citizens money.

Why don't you inform all U.S. Citizens that all this money you are printing is going into the stock market through your banking buddies. Why don't you explainm to the little guy where all this money you are printing is going. Or would this not be good for you and your buddies?

You are taking the U.S. Citizens hard work and value that was created since 1776 by hard work and many ultimate sacrifices, with the slight of hand and skill of a card shark. And you think you are fooling the U.S. Citizens.

Nice job Helicopter but the U.S. Citizens are on to you.

Pissed off losers like your banking buddies will scam you and the U.S. Citizen to get a piece of the Helicopter pie because they no longer have any reason to follows laws. If this entity we have attached the word "Federal" to can scam U.S. Citizens than why can't they.

So Helicopter you need to get it through your thick skull that you can't stop deflation by printing dollars!!!!! It has never happened and it never will. You idiot, deflation is happening because debt is being reduced across the board, as it should be and is bringing down all asset values inflated with debt.

Stop pimping the U.S. Dollar and get your head out of your ass and start taking responsibility for this mess you and your banking buddies created.

The U.S. Citizens know that borrowing more than you can afford creates ponzi schemes. So "expectations" are that all asset values are coming down.

So Helicopter, you must have a pretty good read on "expectations" by about now.

So my question to you is this. Are you going to let the U.S. Citizen know which days you will start pulling back all those printed dollars?

You know that once you do this the stock market will crash. I have a lot of friends in the stock market and they would like to know which days you and your buddies plan on pulling back all these printed dollars out of the stock market.

Come on Helicopter when you sit in this meeting this week you could do a lot of U.S. Citizens a favor by letting them know right now that when the time comes you will tell everyone when "you are taking your money out of the stock market". Explain it to the public so they know they should do the same.

Be bold and transparent and let the little guy know which days you are planning for this. We can wait for it to happen. We aren't going anywhere. We can continue to ride the tide right along with you and your banking buddies. And I am certain we can wait for you to stop printing much longer than you can keep printing.

So Godspeed Helicopter. We know you want to save yours' and your banking buddies jobs and your job is the U.S. Dollar. So I say let's just take our medicine right now. OK. Let's do it right now.

Good luck to all and keep your eyes on Helicopter!

Anonymous said...

"If you were my girlfriend, I'd call you a cock tease."

I think most guys here would substitute boyfriend

Obam is the Greatest said...

"heres a thought for you...if 60 percent of all bankruptcies of families are health and health care related..."

I agree this is why we need a program where the Secertary of Health can determine whether or not a person has the measn to contribute to soceity after treatment. Those that cannot need to be put down. In the end this will save trillions and get this country back on its feet.

I think it is a shame that Obam allowed the right to bully him into saying it is wrong to put down American that cannot pull their weight when the truth is most right wingers want to put down those in public housing and on wealfare.

I'm not so sure the two sides are all that far from each other.

What if we just put them all down?

Wind Farmer said...

Can't resist this one:
Keith captured!

euonymous said...

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."

Just happened upon the above quote (again), and thought of you.
Well, to be perfectly honest, I thought of all of us.
Hope you're well, my friend.

Anonymous said...

stay away please you looser thanks for obama you shill!!!!

i've had it said...


are you crazy!? i just checked back to the site today, 9/24, to see if you had started it up again and i see this last posting of yours!

c'mon man...don't do this to us. you've got a fan base that wants you to keep blogging. i was so looking forward to your great humor, biting commentary, and wonderful diatribes.

if it's too much of a time suck then maybe just post one topic a day. or even just a few a week.


i've had it

Devestment said...

you gotta go here

euonymous said...

(No need to publish this, please)

Hey Keith,


Ring any bells?

And then, think about the Importance of S&A (HP, too, of course) and what you've offered to the world, versus...

But anyway,

Before inadvertantly bumping into the above link today, I was thinking about how what you've been doing fills a Very Real Need.

You may wish for a different readership, or whatever... but that doesn't mean you haven't been providing something important, and something needed, and something wanted.

Think about it, that's all...


Anonymous said...

Keith, get your black ass back here!:)

Love a HP reader.

Tyrone said...


Romanian Stocks, Currency Decline After Government Collapse

Tyrone said...

LatviaPanic imminent:
Banks brace for Latvia's collapse

Anonymous said...

Kieth, will you please come back and sort out what is going on in your opinion. Is the death spiral happening to all levels of government or not?

Ola Dunk said...

Come back Keith! A new danger needs to be confronted!

Now the USA and Egypt are joining forces to ban critisism of religions (read islam)!!!

fruity pebbles said...

Keith, don't go. Please. I need your voice of sanity in the darkness of this society. At least wait until spring. Stay for the winter of our discontent.

Anonymous said...

Still playin possum Keith?
You know you can't help yourself. Once the market sells off again, or gold hits 1200 you'll be back.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

I watched "Capitalism -- a Love story" last night, and now I know who Keith is! He's Michael Moore's alter ego!

There was so much Keith in that flick -- especially the bashing it gave to Tangelo and Chris Dodd. But wait -- it was also pro-union. Something about how people like Moore's dad could live decent middle-class lives and America was a productive nation when union power was high, and how Japan and Germany manage to function just fine with powerful unions. Keith would never agree with that kind of rot applying to America!

OK, Keith, so you're NOT the fat guy. But I still reckon you'll like the film, if you haven't seen it already.

edd browne said...

This was the sunset of the Age of Aquarius.

Now dawns the Age of Get Serious.
Essential skills, real science, integrity, security.

Satan awaits libertarian Greenspan & toadie GWB.

patrat said...

Well, Keith I am glad you posted all the comments that happened after you left. I like to read them. This is the most interesting blog to me.

This is the one where I think an average person is posting and is most sincere. (Some are just junk nad some are so obviously not the mainstream.)

I can't blame you for not wanting to do this any more. I'm sure it has been a lot of work.
You have done a lot. You ask a lot of good questions. You find a lot of pertinent information that makes us all think about things and try to find out more.

I just want to say thank you. You are missed. I am not a good writer and often think "Oh why did I say that?", but it was nice to be able to... I have no blog to write to and not many that I want to read, any more.

Sail on,

blogger said...


Anonymous said...

I check every morning . You are like a vitamin , Keith.
Hoping that you are posting your diligent topics again.

Housing Panic is in my bookmarks for good. I love reading the archives. GOLDEN !!!!!!!!

patrat said...

I am not against Obama, but... I wonder - he said he would clean up Washington - get rid of the lobbyists, the waste, etc. I don't see it happening.

I am curious - how may "Bureaus of ..." and "Federal Offices of..." etc,etc (you do know that once they are in existence they never go away,,,,) are in the current game in Washington, and how many employees do they all have, and how much money do they get and what do they do?

That is my question.

Also, what do I tell my Nephew ... Work for the gmnt??

patrat said...

OK the swine flu thing. I got the vaccine in 1976. I had to sign a release to get it. I was in bed struggling not to die for a week. My muscles did wierd things. I saw the tunnel. I drew a picture of it.

I think that the recent screwing of the American public by the banks and the Gmnt has completely destroyed trust in the media and anything gmnt, including the swine flu thing. It is equivalent to the gmnt crying wolf, (just for the money, of course). I don't know anyone that has the swine flu nor do I expect to.

There is a truth somewhere, but you can not find it in anything you see or hear from gmnt or in the mainstream media.

patrat said...

I am not against Obama, but... I wonder - he said he would clean up Washington - get rid of the lobbyists, the waste, etc. I don't see it happening.

I am curious - how may "Bureaus of ..." and "Federal Offices of..." etc,etc (you do know that once they are in existence they never go away,,,,) are in the current game in Washington, and how many employees do they all have, and how much money do they get and what do they do?

That is my question.

Also, what do I tell my Nephew ... Work for the gmnt??

patrat said...

Ok Here's the Deal. The so- called banks were not really banks. They were the House Casino.

What they did is they took your money from your 401K and used it to bet on bad mortgages. They bet that the mortgages would fail!!!

AIG insured the bad mortgages but never had the money to cover any bets.

Everybody was just in it to get theirs and get out. No one had to hold the mortgages - eveyone could take risks without any resposnibilty.

Even worse, it paid off to take immense risk, there was the incentive by the lenders to get the insurance payoff ( AIG), without holding the mortgage. The Bass brother couldn't even believe what a windfall he was looking at.
And now we the taxpayere are covering the "house", we are making the bets good by our hard labor. It is slavery.

So there it is. Should someone go to jail? I think so.

Why are we so complacent?

The internet?

Ross said...

I am in the middle of watching "Fall of the Republic" and suddenly got an irresistible urge to yell in to the darkness of SootAndAshes. If you are reading this, you owe yourself a viewing of this movie.

I am actually sick to my stomach right now. If even 25% of this documentary is true, we are in some serious trouble. I think it's pretty clear who the enemy is at this point and it's not a bunch of coked up mortgage brokers and bubble head realtors.

On the bright side, it's football season... GO CARDS!!!

Anonymous said...

Noodles123- Damn it Keith just when the riots are about to start and gold going to touch $1200...I've been prepping like some crazy kook in Idaho...Come back just to watch all the anonymous jerks quietly eat their words...In the end it's who was right not who was right at the begining.

edd browne said...

The great issues include …
-- real education of all
-- environmental decline
-- overpopulation
-- climate effects
-- necessary doubt in all religions
-- excess provincialism
-- preeminence of ethics
-- measure of a lifetime
-- dangers of certainty
-- libertarian pathology
-- future generations
-- unified field theory
-- self-euthanasia
-- credit default swaps
-- dogs

Budvar said...

Well Keith you still keep looking in now an again. Anyway take a look at this, $330k homes in Victorville Ca for $39k. WTF!!

Brian said...

Ya'll come on over to while we're waiting for Keith to come back...

Anonymous said...

Hey Keith:

I made fun of you for predicting the H1N1 virus coming back with vengeance this fall. Joke is on me, you were right again.

Running this blog is time consuming and a pain in the a*s... but dude, you're good. Miss your posts.

Dr. Huxtable said...

November 1, 2009. Amazing how all of our problems have magically gone away. No more major failures, no recession, the large banker bonuses are back, no changes to the current system necessary after the greatest financial meltdown ever. Everything is great. It all makes total sense.

Angry Leprechuan said...

Get back here already! There is a lot to tlak about. We will start off with what an epic failure Obama his cronies are. Get back here and let's discuss this 1990 page pile of shit we have before us.

Anonymous said...

Don't you miss those youtube video

Anonymous said...

Fannie to Rent to Owners in Foreclosure

Anonymous said...

Keith,I cant believe they are trying to reflate,It is Japan on steroids,I am sorry to say it looks like Obama was bought by the same group who owned GWB!500 mil in campaign finance didnt come from small donors.Can you or anyone make some sense of this madness.Youve got to come back for thanksgiving.civic duty calls.

mary said...

Hey Keith,
Nothing much going on here in Selma. Bathroom reading at my cousin's house was Peter Schiff, and on cover of Yale magazine.
Noticed my republican cousins husband dragged it out from under the pile and was actually reading it after two months.
Schiff is 65 or so???
He looks great.
Money can buy youth.
Kind of boring here, but really great.
Anyway Daily Show coming on.
Stewart still brings everyone to task over the daily bullshit.

The Men who Stare at Votes.

Lost Cause said...

Come back, Keith! I am reading David Brooks. Yes, it is that bad.

patrat said...

We have a little problem. We have to figure out what we want to be like. And we have to have the backbone to stand up for it.
It is no different than being a teenager. What is our future? Do we hang out in the bar pretending everyone is our friend?
Or do we get on with a productive life? And call a spade a spade. ( A spade is a digging tool, nothing more nothing less.)

So here we are. What do we do?

A woman said today that if welfare people should be tested for drugs, then so should all of Congress. Same thing. I agree.

And if some of Congress has had bad tax reviews, where they didn't pay, then all of Congress should have those reviews, because there have been quite a few in both parties. I agree.

I actually think one of our biggest problems is the Government.

We have a lot of work to do.

We don't want to collapse the whole system. It would be chaos. We have to be careful. We just want to return to the right things.

There IS such a thing as the "right things". We all know it in our hearts.

patrat said...

Just an aside, inspired by Ft. Hood.
Britian is now allowing Sharia law - honor killings and such - and there is a part of SE Asia that just decided to allow stoning.
Go look up stoning. You will be impressed.

Angry Leprechaun said...

We are now one year since the end of Housing Panic. You ended the site because you were so confident that Obama would fix everything. then you prematurely called the end of the Great Recession around last May before you took off.

We know know for a fact Housing Panic was shut down early. Housing prices continue to fall and foreclosures are still high.

Your buddy Obama has done everything to get consumers to consume again all while giving out what looks like free money. You have continued to endorse Schiff all while Schiff does not have anything good to say about Obama and his policies. You continue to hate Pelosi and Ried but cannot compute that Obama is in the same bed with them.

You are too much of a chicken shit to admit you have been blatantly wrong since you started backing Obama roughly 15 months ago. Your ass has been handed to you and you hide like a coward.

Anonymous said...

Miss your blogging sooo much, and it's good to see people still posting comments here. I'm now checking out unified field theory on wikipedia and taking a gander at this alarmist amigo blog. This site was always educational. Come on back and postie, ghostie. The world needs you!
- msNJ

Area51 said...

C'mawn you know you gotta come back, you can't resist.
Just look at the headlines:
Lawrence Yun is saying real estate prices will be up 5% next year, sales up 15%.
How can you resist? First-time buyers are driving sales. The number of people "investing" in real estate has doubled since March.... (Marketwatch)
Roubini warns of asset bubbles (including gold). FHA reserve plunges.
Signs of Armageddon have not subsided.

Bukko_in_Australia said...

I see you approved a new batch of comments. Testing the water to see who's still watching?

Well hello from Vancouver. I gotta change my screen name and avatar. It's calm here, except for their housing bubble. Same as had re-developed in Australia, especially where I lived in Melbourne. I don't even bother to say "bubble" to people because they don't want to hear. It's like they didn't just see what happened to the U.S. a mere two frickin' years ago.

I think a lot about the house price to annual income ratio. I see house prices going up wildly in Oz and Caunckia, but people aren't getting pay raises. It cannot continue... But I don't care about trying to teach people who are not inclined to learn. They'll find out soon enough, when interest rates go up. Meanwhile, I'm happy to rent.

Anyway, Canadians are SUCH nice people -- polite, intelligent, helpful... And boring as all hell.

Sorry, Keith's Canadian readers. You're great folks, like Swedes who speak English. (Actually, most Swedes CAN speak English -- they're as smart as Canadians.) Americans should be more like Canadians. So should Brits. But I'd rather be amongst those loveable, frivolous, happy-drunken Aussies.

Ah well, at least I'm not in gun-mad, collapsing America. Doomed, doomed I tell ya...

Devestment said...

I guess San Francisco is expecting a huge wave of foreclosures still in 2010/11. I was going to buy in Santa Barbara but it is a pimped up puffed up shit hole full of LA rejects. I don’t care any more, I am buying an education. I hate realtors.

patrat said...

By the way, Obama and any leader is just a man. He can, and should, only do so much. It is up to us to change things and make intelligent decisions. Are we up to it?

Anonymous said...

Obama creates task force to fight financial crime(!!!)


Angry Leprechaun said...

And now this idiot president of ours says "we" will have a double dipper if "we" pile on too much debt. I don't know about this "we" shit because I not up to my eyeballs in fucking debt! This guy is stimulating more debt at gov an at personal levels with tax credits for houses and free money for new cars and this idiot wants to warn caution about too much debt. He is begging people to go into to debt and consume all so he can show how he saved the economy.

All while Keith is too much of a chicken shit to admit he was horribly wrong about this guy. Stay in you hole jackass!

Anonymous said...

NAR is back at it again. Higher prices for 2010.

casey said...

cock tease.are you buying into this phony rally dude?Get your ass back and tell us the truth.

Anonymous said...

Hello Keith,

Can you at least post when your spidey sense goes off? You seem to have pretty solid instincts. I've got a family to protect and would like a heads up on anything big that's about to go down-- no MBA on my wall, so I rely on you as my smoke detector.

I promise if you post again, I'll sign up for an actual identity and not be anonymous anymore.

Hope you are well!

Lost Cause said...

For God's sake, give us something to read! I am tired of looking at that pink-shirted little pointy-head peering back at me. Reading David Brooks is like binging & purging, without the binging. Please, do it for the children! Don't make me start reading Tom Friedman!

Anonymous said...

Angry Leprechaun said...

...I don't know about this "we" shit [Paleface]...

Fixed. ;^D

San Diego: bought in '94 @ 6x income, got up to 15x at the top, back to about 9x currently.

Wake me up about 5x or so.

Anonymous said...

Honica was right!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Mexican...

Hey Keith, just want to let you know that everyone else's blog sucks. Your's really was the most interesting. Hope you come back.

Anonymous said...


5 years ago I came to the original keith site and sold my properties.

4 years ago the crash slowly started and I started getting worried

3 years ago I gloated in a way BUT started getting more worried as the crash started picking up speed

2 years ago I started prepping for a collapse of some kind...(Note: most cities are 3 days from becoming hellholes)...Most friends scoffed

1 year ago I started keeping quiet and prepping because the crash will come...Not saying Mad Max type but probably Argentina Style

Present...Waiting for the other shoe to drop...Very thankful to Keith...Even though this site spoke on economic issues it gave a window into serious issues like:

What if...? (Things that seemed crazy 2 years ago are now more than possible)

Guns/ammo/silver/gold/food...LOL who would have thought I'd be thinking like some Idaho White Miltia Guy :P

patrat said...

Keith, I'm looking for the red "Dubai panic" in your list. Did you read the headlines today? Is it time?

Anonymous said...


Were are you bro?

We have to talk about Dubai and what it would represent if they were to default on their debt.


RipeDurian said...

I predict Keith will return next year after something truly awful happens.

Looking forward to it.

Anonymous said...

Okay gold is at 1200. Keith, where are you?

blogger said...

So, did I miss anything?

Gold to the moon - check

AAPL at $200 - check

Green shoots predicted in March based on the sugar high of trillion in government spending and debt - check

The GOP discredited, in disarray and on the verge of splitting up - check

Dubai collapse - check

Home prices keep falling - check

Hope you all are doing good out there. Should be quite the party until the fed raises rates...