Having watched the Kaiser report this morning on RT, I was in stitches, what a good belly laugh!
Fainting Goat syndrome definately sums up the banking system, and definitely a few kebabs should be in order. I think what they have done is criminal, and should be deemed so.
However, the 'Fainting Goat' reminded me of one of the Jersey Occupation 'Dead Pig' stories.
During the Jersey Occupation, all the Farmers had to give an inventory of all animals on their farms. So if a Pig had a litter, the German vet would check on how many piglets were born.
Well you don't keep a Jersey Farmer down! If a Pig got sick and died, the German vet, (who was apparantly quite young and just out of college) had to go and see the Pig, and give a certificate to say what the pig died from, then the Pig was meant to be disposed of if it wasn't fit for consumption.
Well the enterprising Farmer would then send the Pig immediately to another Farm on the other side of the island, where that Farmer would call out the vet, and get another certificate saying the Pig was to be disposed of.
This meant there was then an 'Extra Pig, which was good, and could be slaughtered to feed the locals.
The problem was the scam was done too often, and when they tried to use the same Pig three times the vet recognised the Pig! So his solution was to cut a notch in the ear of the Pig he saw the first time. Good solution! However Bad scamming, as a scam only works if you keep it very small and not try to pull it off too often... So no 'Free Pigs' after that!
So If I was to use this analogy to the banking market instead of Farming, The banks have been doing the same thing with a 'Live Pig'. That to keep the auditors happy, they have been transferring good capital into a bank that is being audited to make it look solvent, and putting the debt out to other banks during audit, so that their balance sheets look 'Live Pig'.
As I said, the only way to know what 'real' money we have is to tag the little algorithms somehow, the same way the vet 'clipped' the PIGS EAR! Wonder if anyone ever hears me shouting? Rude, so Rude...
The thing is with spilt milk, the dog enjoys it. However thankfully if the Goat is still alive, even though it might try 'playing dead' aka the fainting goat syndrome, we just have to face the truth.
You will just have to let the Goats faint, play dead, and then see who does actually get up after their little charade of pass the 'real money' parcel. I think its mean to play this game with no actual stash in the middle of the parcel, all investors get is the 'favours' every couple of wrappers coming off, but I think the Bankers thought this game could go on forever.
Trouble is we have grown up a bit now, and the paper is wearing thin. Somebody already nicked the actual present in the middle, and all we are doing is handing around this wretched bundle of useless paper, while some people are trying to pull off a confidence trick that they do actually have some money.
The truth is ... no-one actually has money, it has always been a commodity substitute, and what we do use for money has no credibility now.
Get this, Jersey survived occupation and starvation during the war years, we know how to 'get by', we even made our bread out of potato flour and seawater, so we still have the recipe books!
I would rather live in a 'real world' than one of mirrors and 'smoke'.
Anyway, it's now evening in Jersey. I was describing on my 'Mad Gardening Blog', listed under this one, what I was up to in the garden. Well I am not a seasoned gardener as you can see.
I had this bright idea earlier of 'kidnapping' some bees and letting them go in the plastic greenhouse thing I made. I have two nice lavender tubs outside my door and the bees were very busy on them.
So I got a clean jam jar, and tried kidnapping a few and letting them go in my plastic greenhouse.
This does not work. They were very annoyed, and couldn't possibly think of doing any pollinating work in there! Besides after the third one I realised they were very disorientated, as their sense of direction is based on leaving a pheremone trail, so they obviously had no idea where they were when I let them go!
I just opened a nice Perroni Beer and settled down for a think and a smoke, when I suddenly thought, well they like the Lavender. So I moved the two bushes round to the plastic greenhouse.
One is in more flower than the other, so I put this one inside, and left the one with less flowers just in the opening.
It is a bit overcast and looks like more rain, but I will try this for a few days and watch, even though i will carry on with the hand pollinating. That does seem to work, although I would rather the bees did it they obviously make it an art form...
I just found this new skin for my site on the menu, that looks a bit more cheerful, and a bit more organised. Hope you like it too, I am just going to give it a try for a bit, and see if I like it. It looks like night time to me, as this is how lights look at night without my glasses. Just really pretty and fuzzy. I haven't got a clue how I actually 'see'. What I do see seems perfectly ajusted, and I can analyse all tonality and depth of colour.
I have just realised it throws all the pictures off, and layouts. I am still going to leave it like this before I decide what to do, change the layout, or simply put it back!