Predictably, Krugman Flees the Scene

A while ago one of my readers took me to task for callingeconomics, krugman, wizard, economist Paul Krugman and elitist idiot and the scum sucking spawn of a pox whore’s scab louse (or something equally colourful).

“But you can’t say that about Krugman,” my reader said, “he won a nobel prize. And we know he’s very clever because he told us so, and he has a PhD.

I’ve always believed in what the Wizard of Oz said on the subject of clever, “You don’t need a brain, you just need a diploma.”

And Paul Krugman has enough diplomas to start a toilet paper factory. Sadly however it was his economic thinking that led American Democrat and Republican and British Labour Party governments to believe it was possible to fund ongoing prosperity by infinite borrowing, artificially inflating asset values to collateralise the debt.

It’s all smoke and mirrors of course, like Steinbeck’s monster, like Ponzi’s pyramid, the Krugman economy must grow because if it does not grow it dies. And when the lenders start to understand there will eventually not be enough money in the Krugman economy to pay the interest on accumlulated debt, they become very twitchy about lending more.

Only a complete cupid stunt would think that was a good way to run an economy. QED.

I’m not the only one who thinks Kurgman is a total wanker however. Read what The Daily Bell has to say about the ubiquitous bell – end. PheffingDee my arse.

Predictably, Krugman Flees the Scene

Here’s a preview:
As the West degenerates, as monetary systems fail, as war expands and the Leviathan produces endless, senseless laws and regulations that merely increase the destructive trends of globalism the Krugmans of the world have more and more difficulty justifying what is wrong.

Eventually, the cognitive dissonance becomes overwhelming and they attempt, finally and feebly, to simply jettison the vision they’ve been paid to vigorously defend. Here’s more on how Forbes puts it:

This is the world that Paul Krugman of the New York Times has defended for years. But in a column of August 24, “Galt, Gold and God,” he rails against an interest in the gold standard, which he attributes to Paul Ryan. Krugman lambastes Ryan, ironically enough, for an observation the latter made paraphrasing Keynes: “‘There is nothing more insidious that a country can do to its citizens,’ he intoned, ‘than debase its currency.'”

… Krugman would do well to dig into a classic: Goethe’s Faust, Part II. Scott Minerd, chief investment officer at Guggenheim, writing in the Financial Times recently, brilliantly called contemporary monetary policy “the ultimate Faustian bargain.” Paper money comes straight from Mephistopheles …

Prof. Krugman and his “plovers” have a propensity to dismiss their intellectual adversaries with infantile terms such as “derp.” It is easier, although lazy and louche, for Prof. Krugman to ignore the comments of world-respected officials, such as Herr Dr. Weidmann calling gold a “timeless classic.” Prof. Krugman chronically misrepresents marginal figures as significant. He sets up straw men for ridicule rather than grappling with proponents who make a rigorous case.

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Maybe I Should Have Watched Atlantis

I have to admit I scoffed at Atlantis, Herecules is from myth, Pythagoras is from schoolboy hell and Jason is from Milton Keynes or somewhere, yet there they are prancing about in a place that never existed along with Medusa whose legends said one look at her and men turned to some.
Now the actress playing tat role is probably a very nice girl but as for turning to stone, she doesn’t even give me a semi.

All in all, after being hyped as a successor to Merlin it was a huge disappointment. hercules played by a little, fat Yorkshireman? FFS.

But maybe I should have taken more notice because it seems the Greek myths are reaching out to us. There is new evidence that Atlantis did exist, and now the seven headed Hydra from the Hercules myth has put in an appearance. OK, it’s in India rather than Atlantis but who knows where Atlantis was anyway?

Anything to do with Photoshop? I couldn’t possibly comment.

Hercules and the Hydra

And what with sea monsters being washed up ready fried on the coast of California, and the earth opening up to swallow whole communities, something funny is going on.

IN HINDU MYTH the many headed snake is the Naga. In the epic Mahabharata, the character of of Nagas is mixed. One poem calls them “persecutors of all creatures”, and tells us “the snakes were of virulent poison, great prowess and excess of strength, and ever bent on biting other creatures” (Book I: Adi Parva, Section 20). At some points within the story, nagas are important players in many of the events narrated in the epic, frequently no more evil nor deceitful than the other protagonists, and sometimes on the side of good.

The East River Monster: Omen or Conspiracy

The body of this mystery animal washed up on the shore of New York’s East River has triggered a spate of conspiracy theories with people asking whether it is the carcass of a dog, a pig or an altogether more sinister creature. (Cue portentous chords)

monster_2288869bThe East River Monster: ManBearPig?

The apparent ‘monster’ was found and pictured by an amateur photographer who was walking under the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan on Sunday.

On first glance it appears that the animal is simply a bloated pig – a theory the New York Parks Department insist is correct. Pig my arse. Closer inspection reveals that the animal appears to have toes rather than hooves and it’s tail (near left rear leg) is too long for a pig but not long enough for a rat.

Online theorists speculated it may be a dog or, the remains of the camel whose toe Madonna had shoved down her leggings in recent pictures. Even more worrying suggestions have it as a giant rat. Other online comments suggest it could be an aardvark, a raccoon or something related to a possum. Clearly all these are ridiculous.

One online commentator suggested the beast was from a nearby government-run animal disease centre. (More portentous chords)

The poster, identified only as L13, wrote: “I don’t think it’s purely coincidence that these unidentifiable creatures have washed up on shores around Plum Island where the government has their Center for Animal Diseases.

“I think these poor things are lab experiments the govt doesn’t want us to know about.”

The New York’s magazine’s Daily Intel blog has cranked up the conspiracy with a blog post entitled: “We’re Supposed to Believe the New East River Monster Is Just a Pig?”

Mrs Ginley told the Daily Intel blog: “I definitely agree that the feet are not pig-like at all. No hooves or cloven feet to be seen it definitely had five toes on all its paws, front and back.

The blog compares the animal, which appears to have part of its jaw missing, to something from the X-Files.

But the New York Parks Department is not budging from its initial identification of the animal.

“It was a pig left over from a cookout,” a spokesperson told the Animal NY website. “We disposed of it.”

Left over? They hadn’t eaten any of it. And why was it disposed of so quickly, like the body of Osama bin Laden. Hmmmmm ?

Boggart Blog’s investigative reporting team went straight to work on this mystery and so far the evidence we have turned up suggests the beast is in bact ManBearPig the mutant created by scientists working for Al Gore to scare beople into believing his global warming scare story and accepting we had to buy carbon credits which Gore had a monopoly on.

Pictures of Windy – The Windermere ‘Loch Ness’ Monster

A follow up to our last post in which fatsally denied having done any lake swimming on her recent visit to the Lake District and so distancing herself from the likely accusations that the ‘monster’ is a Boggart Blog publicity stunt, here’s a link to recent pictures of the alleged monster, the story of which which first surfaced last autumn.

BTW Sally, I just had a horible though. Our dear brother lives not far away. You don’t think he’s fallen in the water while staggering home from one of his benders do you?

Bownessie – The Loch Windermere Monster

Smack in the gob for sceptics ( paranormal )

This is in response to a personal message written in a sneering tone about our recent halloween posts. The writer obviously thought we take ourselves seriously.

Don’t these literally – minded people annoy us fun loving, open minded types who love to have whacky discussions down the pub about weird stuff, ghosts, aliens, the paranormal and cryptozoology. Such discussions are great fun and can go on for weeks so long as no self professed sceptic come along and spouts “course there’ no scientific evidence to support such theories.”

Of course there is no scientific evidence, that’s what makes it fun. Would you believe I had one high – minded half – wit inform me once that “Jenny Greenteeth is not an elemental spirit that dwells in stagnant water at all.”

There’s no helping people like that. But though elementals like Jenny are beyond science and the jury is still out on other cryptozoological specimens such as The Yeti, Bigfoot, Agogwe, The Honey Island Swamp Monter (honest!) and other hairy beasts from around the world, the evidence for lake monsters such as Nesie is pretty overwhelming thanks to one incident. Se a fuller list of Hairy Hominids at American Monsters.

Now when evidence for Lake Monsters is mentioned we are not talking grainy footage taken by tourists who had recently enjoyed an educational tour of the local distilleries near Loch Ness, we are talking actual physical evidence that the sceptics, those who think their interests (i.e. getting nice fat research grants) are served by insisting there is nothing science cannot explain and dissing as fake all the many things science cannot actually explain.

I want you to consider the case of the Stronsay Beast, the skeleton on a marine creature washed up on the Orkney island of Stronsay in 1808. The creature is obviously a Nessie. Not so say the “scientists”, it a basking shark. Jenny Greenteeth who knows a bit about these things says “Shark my slimy arse, if it it looks like a Nessie swims like a Nessie and smells like a Nessie, it probably is a Nessie.” Good advice.

Though the skeleton looks nothing like that of a basking shark, the sceptics still insist that is what it is. Do Guinness Book Of Records have a category for “World’s most stupid” I wonder? I mean, anyone who thinks the Stronsay Beast is a Basking Shark is off the scale stupid. Witness reports are notoriously unreliable but a skeleton is – well not flesh and blood, but pretty near.

You don’t have to accept Jenny’s word our mine, for once the Wkipedia entry is quite reliable, citing eye witness reports collaborated by contemporary newspaper and magazine articles. American Monsters website also has extensive information together with a truckload of Lake Monster stories from around the world. Surprisingly, or perhaps not to those of us who believe and disbelieve nothing, many of these stories, told by people who have never heard of Loch Ness, Scotland or Prof. Richard Dawkins, describe montrous creatures similar in appearance to Nessie and the Stronsay Beast

So much for the sceptics, Boggart Blog will continue to bring you stories on monsters, aliens, ghosts and anything we fancy. We will not tell you to believe or disbelieve of course, we will just hope you are entertained.

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Nessie

Hundreds of sightseers were fooled into thinking they had seen the Loch Ness Monster in a £100,000 television stunt. A 16ft animatronic model made of a Channel Five programme roamed the loch for two weeks in September last year, to test people’s reactions.

It says a lot for the elasticity of the human spirit that so many people (including me) want to believe in Nessie, Big Foot, The Yeti and all the other monsters that are said to roam the Earth, visible only on moonlit nights to people on thei way home from the pub after having indulged too freely of the local drink. Even sophisticated London has its share of Bogey men, the principal being Springheel Jack, a sort of uber-flasher who in the nineteenth century would accost woman, do something repulsive and then escape pursuit by means of prodigious leaps that carried him over walls and high hedges. The Inspiration for Spike Milligans Phantom Raspberry Blower Of Old London Town perhaps.

Most regions have their own variation of course, including our own Jenny Greenteeth, sponsor and editor in chief of this blog. None however is as terrible as the demon who haunted the chidhood nightmares of generations of Manchester children, Iggy the Bare Bum Fire Bobby who stalked the The Land of Nod with the arse out of his trousers.

Leave a comment telling us about your favourite childhood monster.

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