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Monday miscellany

Radley Balko of The Agitator is traipsing around Eastern Europe this month, but guest bloggers are continuing some of his traditions, including Sunday Dog Blogging and (musical) Five-Star Fridays. Dave Krueger posted this video the other day (already known to you who play Grand Theft Auto IV) and I was bowled over:

And here’s the live, in-concert version by the adorable Russian girl whose song it is:

And the unofficial fan site, in English. The lyrics don’t actually have anything to do with Nazis or war. But let’s not quibble. This is great stuff.


  1. Woody
    Woody May 9, 2011 4:51 am

    Any country that will tolerate discussions of the merits of torture by its government is not a free country. Sadly. the fact that these discussions are not greeted by howls of outrage by even a simple majority of the population indicates how low we have sunk.

    What a hell of a note to start the week on. Welcome to dystopia.

  2. winston
    winston May 9, 2011 5:54 am

    “The lyrics don’t actually have anything to do with Nazis or war. But let’s not quibble. This is great stuff”

    A ton of groups are like this. Say what you want but it’s eye-catching and a decent aesthetic for certain types of music.

  3. Matt
    Matt May 9, 2011 7:31 am

    When it comes to inflation, who are you going to trust? The experts, or your lying eyes? If, a big if, the country woke up, got their head out of the Flat Screen, even out of the internet, and realized what kind of inflation they are truly dealing with heads would roll. Bread and circuses are provided so the common populace won’t realize what a hash the rulers have maed of the Republic.

    No matter what happens, you can’t eat silver or gold. The stock certificates and mutual fund reports might be somewhat palatable, but paper isn’t very good for you either. Purchasing precious metals, in hand, isn’t a bad idea, but is predicated on the faith that there will be stuff to buy with that silver and gold in the future. Some of our ancient cultures didn’t care much about silver and gold because they only saw it as having minor decorative value and preferred hard trade goods, items they could use in their daily life, or eat.

  4. Desertrat
    Desertrat May 9, 2011 3:26 pm

    Silver went too high, too fast, and a pullback was certainly expected. Add in the daily manipulation by JP Morgue et al, and we saw a sizable dip. The fundamentals are still in place as before, however, so this dip is temporary.

    “You can’t eat gold.” Okay, try eating paper money. You don’t have to be very smart to figure out that if you have gold and the price is regularly rising, you trade one piece for enough paper to buy what you want. You hang on to the rest of the stash until the next time you want to make a purchase. Hey, it’s arithmetic, not rocket science.

    Gold will never go to zero value. Fiat money always has.

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