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 It's Called Evolution, Gentlemen (Tickerforum Changes)
Dusty88 367 posts, incept 2011-10-21

Thanks, for the ticker and for the example in your current decision.

Masaj4u 14 posts, incept 2009-01-02

Karl, Thank you for all you have done for me, and all of us here. I wish you well and want you to know you have made a huge impact by sharing your knowledge and guidance. You are truly a man worthy of our respect.

Speakin' of fruitcakes, how 'bout the government?
Your tax dollars at work."
Jimmy Buffet
Analog 1k posts, incept 2010-12-29

Parkinson is right, the only way to stop bureaucracy is cut off the money.

I'm fortunate in being able to likewise able to withdraw to a small rural community and live on very little, which I commenced in 2004.

But I did feed the beast while raising my kids.

I admire what you are doing for your daughter. Been there, done that,

but I do understand the plight of those who still have "miles to go and promises to keep before I sleep." Just teach your kids self reliance and evil of debt.

That steak if they find #3 reactor head in place still goes....
and if you're ever in Hardy Arkansas come by for burgers on the grill.


Never trust a computer with anything important.
Stephat 2 posts, incept 2010-01-22

Karl, first ever message for you, since learning about you in 09 i think.

ON STRIKE! " when the lights go out in NY"

I love it. Have always admired your insights into all areas which is rare. Welcome to the AWAKE. There is no turning back.

And for Techguy - I too have wound down my small business since the 08' elections. I saw what was coming, fastest with the organizer, and slower with 'shoulders'. No reasonable man choices between a bullet in the head or lethal injection.

Nickdanger 2k posts, incept 2011-06-12

Thank you for everything you have done on Ticker Forum, and for the sanity and integrity you provide. The forum is the first thing I click on in the morning to get my daily dose of reality, however sobering it might be. Its been a privilege to be able to read your articles every day.

You have opened my eyes to so many things in the short time I have been here, and given me the knowledge and strength to opt out wherever I can. My DH is beginning to come on board, now that he realizes that the things I have been talking about for the last several years are now becoming obvious.

I have much respect for you in how you have chosen to raise your daughter. Priorities, when chosen for the right reason, are much more rewarding than what money can buy.

Personally, we are doing all we can to starve the beast. A year ago, I quit a job I hated, and am doing some low key work from home. We have opted out of all media except for internet, have no debt, shop at resale shops, and I drive a 13 year old car with no desire to get a new one. We seldom eat out, and have had a backyard garden for the past 3 years now. We are constantly looking for more ways to opt out. There is a rush of free feeling as we find ways to shed the chains of slavery.

Many of our friends and family think we are nuts, but I know we are much happier and less stressed than they are. In fact, it's become quite fun to see the reactions of people when they find out how "abnormal" we are.

-- I'm in the control group

-- In life, it's important to know when to stop arguing with people and simply let them be wrong.
Obsidian 2k posts, incept 2008-10-10

Thank you. smiley

232-Th + n --> 233-Th --> 233-Pa --> 233-U.
Trolling is a art.
Calyxcats 5 posts, incept 2012-02-20

I echo the 'Thank Yous' for your brilliant insights, your commitment to the truth and your dedication to sharing your knowledge with us. I am not a math or finance person, but I find it hard to believe that legions of our countrymen do not comprehend that 'Math does Not Lie = (the truth will out).
The best illustration for me, was the pond/lilypad. I think that should be in every school book in the country.
I think it would be worth considering putting together a Ticker Collection in book/e-book form. I am sure you could come up with an interesting way to sell them while keeping the taxman away. Maybe even a kids version - after all, they are the ones who will take the brunt of this mess. Non-profit education, because after all, 'It's for the children'!
Gates 6k posts, incept 2008-01-29

Good to see lurkers posting - there are A LOT of them.
Duc888 8k posts, incept 2008-11-06

...'bout time. Good luck. "CCR" is in for a name change soon. I came to the same conclusion you did, but 4 years ago.
Gates 6k posts, incept 2008-01-29

Me too, but timing on this is a bitch...
Danimal 807 posts, incept 2007-08-27

Thank you Karl, you have been an inspiration. If more listened we might not be in this God awful mess. For what it is worth your admired and a hero to many. Withdraw thy consent, Godspeed.

"Are you going to do something or just stand there and Bleed"?
Pitch 17 posts, incept 2011-06-10

Karl & Everyone,

I just left my Hi-Tech Engineering career of over 30 years.

Retired early at age 52. Think Dividend Growth Investing.

I have no debt. Home is even paid off early.

Now, I'm close to announcing a run for State Representative to help steer things back the way they should be.

Prayers accepted -- I'll need them in this Liberal State of Mn.

Rudigar 68 posts, incept 2010-06-25

Thanks Karl for helping me understand.

Best wishes on your future and to your family.....
Rvacha 8k posts, incept 2008-10-03

Good luck Pitch!

"I suggest you panic." - Hugh Hendry
Pitch 17 posts, incept 2011-06-10

Thanks, I'll need it.

I'm in a R safe zone, so I have to unseat the RINO. BPOU & real Conservatives like me, so that's a start.

Time to rope in Gov't.
Jymm 428 posts, incept 2012-01-22

I will miss the Ticker in it's current form. Though not a frequent commenter, Ticker is one of the first sites I read every day. I appreciate the level of control kept over the comments. Some like Zero Hedge or Reason have good posts, and the most ignorant, inane comments possible. You would never find that here.

I will miss Karl's insight into the financial and political happenings in this country. I agree with most of what he has to say, but lack his ability to put it into cognizant words. I agree with the general strike, but doubt the US is ready for that yet. Most still have it to good, or are to wrapped up in their I - everything electronics.

Karl, I hope you find you can relax and enjoy yourself in your self-imposed new life. I think you might find it harder than you think, that mind of your's will not stop. Good Luck.
Uppity_peasant 4k posts, incept 2009-06-26

Good to see you again, Duc. I'm sure you'll do well in the new home of _CRbike. :-)

If it's true that "assault weapons" are "weapons of war" and don't belong on the streets of America, why do the police need them? Who are the police at war with?
Lugnut 396 posts, incept 2008-09-24

Mad respect, Karl. You are a man of integrity, which is a virtue that is in rather limited supply these days. All the best. Hopefully it ill be a contagious concept.

As we have learned since tilling at the windmills trying to change our Congress critters back in the days of the TARP passage, you can't change the beast, as others control his leash, but perhaps we can make him a little thinner.
Lucky1 2k posts, incept 2009-08-05

I will miss TF in it's current form, but it's been clear that this day might come for some time. I myself stopped trading over a year ago. I had an E-Bay side business that I shut down over two years ago.

What you do here Karl far exceeds any of my meager efforts to be sure; but those were just my 'contribution' (lack of contribution???) in going somewhat Galt. I still have a family to support and am doing that, but I'm tired of being a chump, and have scaled back as much as possible.

I myself need little to nothing. The minute that I'm not needed by the kiddos I'm done. That point gets closer every passing day. If not for them, I would have walked already, so I get it, I really do.

In any event, even though you don't need it, you have my congratulations for a job well done here.

"Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy."
-USSC Justice Louis D. Brandeis: D
Danno 150 posts, incept 2009-06-11

I wish you the best. I've been reading marketticker for years and enjoyed it. I haven't agreed with you about every litte thing, but I agree with you about broad principles. I know what you mean about trusting people to watch your 6. I recently said something similar to a friend when he sent me an article about NSA backdoors in Microsoft encryption algorithms. Here's what I said:

The thing that concerns me the most is that our society and economy (and, indeed, all human relationships) are based on trust. It's getting to the point that many citizens don't trust the government and don't trust businesses. Will potential market participants invest if they don't trust the companies that set up mutual funds or the companies that comprise mutual funds? Will anyone view a dollar as worth anything when it is just the promise of a system that's perceived as a corrupt kleptocracy? It's taking serious willpower to keep from just liquidating all my financial investments turning them all into "stuff."

If you've got half a dozen people you trust, then you're doing well. Best of luck.
Jeffrey_thomason 7k posts, incept 2009-03-11

To everything there is a season..

Death can take me if I can't be free. I am not like you, I'm a dying breed.
Asimov 148k posts, incept 2007-08-26

I'm going to miss it, but at least you're not going away totally.

I seem to be saying it a lot lately, but: Cest la vie.

Wish I could do the same, but we're barely scraping by as it is.

It's justifiably immoral to deal morally with an immoral entity.

Festina lente.
Aquapura 4k posts, incept 2012-04-19

Karl, thank you, you are an ispiration. I wish that I had contributed, but my procrastination seems to have caught up with me. As an avid runner since my senior high days I'd love to run a 5k with you.

Pitch, I doubt I'm in your district. My first ring suburb is very firmly D. Still, I'd love to help your campaign. Send me a message.

Rollory 8 posts, incept 2010-06-10

"SEO: You didn't read my post, obviously.

Try doing so again."

Nothing in what you wrote addresses his points. Neither does this.

If the information is made unavailable, that is equivalent (for those who have not yet seen it) to never having written it in the first place.

The one justification I can think of (and this is entirely my trying to guess what you might intend, it doesn't follow at all clearly from the OP) is that you would have to pay for the traffic on the old posts and therefore would require extra income to pay for that and therefore would have to pay taxes on it. Given that archive traffic is typically a very small fraction of that of new posts, and I am aware of no reason why the articles here should differ in that, this is an explanation I find completely implausible - if it is worth it to you to keep the site online and semi-updated in the first place, the marginal cost of archive access is minuscule in comparison. As I understand it most hosting plans are tiered anyway - once you're paying for a certain level of traffic, you've paid for it, whether you use the full amount or not doesn't make a difference, and a slight increase in traffic would probably not be enough to require a bump up to the next tier.

All of which leaves one major explanation: that the value to you of actively denying people the opportunity to read and understand what you've been writing is greater than the difference between this minuscule additional cost, and the (admittedly non-concrete) value of spreading the information further. That sort of motivation can only be described as spitefully childish. One would hope that this is not in fact the cause, but evidence on the matter is lacking.

Anyway, in the absence of any other information, SEO is correct.
Tickerguy 200k posts, incept 2007-06-26

Oh boy, I'm "childish" for deciding who -- and on what terms -- what I publish is available?

**** you -- sideways with a chainsaw -- and goodbye.

"Anyone wearing a mask will be presumed to be intending armed robbery and immediately shot in the face. Govern yourself accordingly."
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