About The Tim

Tim Ellis is the founder of Seattle Bubble. His background in engineering and computer / internet technology, a fondness of data-based analysis of problems, and an addiction to spreadsheets all influence his perspective on the Seattle-area real estate market.

19 comments:

  1. 1
    Blurtman says:

    “The Federal Reserve banks are one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever seen. There is not a man within the sound of my voice who does not know that this nation is run by the International Bankers.”

    “We have, in this country, one of the most corrupt institutions the world has ever known. I refer to the Federal Reserve Board. This evil institution has impoverished the people of the United States and has practically bankrupted our government. It has done this through the corrupt practices of the moneyed vultures who control it.”

    “Some [most] people think the Federal Reserve Banks are U.S. government institutions. They are not … they are private credit monopolies which prey upon the people of the U.S. for the benefit of themselves and their foreign and domestic swindlers, and rich and predatory money lenders. The sack of the United States by the Fed is the greatest crime in history. Every effort has been made by the Fed to conceal its powers, but the truth is the Fed has usurped the government. It controls everything here and it controls all our foreign relations. It makes and breaks governments at will.”

    “Mischief springs from the power which the monied interest derives from a paper currency which they are able to control, and from the multitude of corporations with exclusive privileges…which are employed for their benefit.”

    Kill the bankers. God bless America.

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    Pegasus says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 1 – Trying to incite violence by continually reciting “Kill the bankers” is not considered free speech here nor anywhere else. As much as we dislike our corrupted system, encouraging violence and criminal behavior in retribution can not be tolerated and should not be tolerated here on this blog or anywhere else in this world…

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    redmondjp says:

    By Pegasus @ 2:

    RE: Blurtman @ 1 – Trying to incite violence by continually reciting “Kill the bankers” is not considered free speech here nor anywhere else. As much as we dislike our corrupted system, encouraging violence and criminal behavior in retribution can not be tolerated and should not be tolerated here on this blog or anywhere else in this world…

    I agree. But what do you suggest? How do we put the genie back into the bottle? Are we doomed to a certain collapse and economic reset?

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    Scotsman says:

    Happy 4th everyone!

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    Azucar says:

    Well, it’s a well known fact, Sonny Jim, that there’s a secret society of the five wealthiest people in the world, known as The Pentavirate, who run everything in the world, including the newspapers, and meet tri-annually at a secret country mansion in Colorado, known as The Meadows.

    So who’s in this Pentavirate, you might ask?

    The Queen, The Vatican, The Gettys, The Rothschilds, *and* Colonel Sanders before he went t*ts up. Oh, I hated the Colonel with is wee *beady* eyes, and that smug look on his face. “Oh, you’re gonna buy my chicken! Ohhhhh!”

    How can you hate the colonel, you might ask?

    Because he puts an addictive chemical in his chicken that makes ya crave it fortnightly, smarta$$!

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    By redmondjp @ 3:

    I agree. But what do you suggest? How do we put the genie back into the bottle? Are we doomed to a certain collapse and economic reset?

    How about a world where opinions are based on information rather than perception?

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    Here’s Hoping Most of You Bloggers

    Didn’t have to go to work today on wee hours rest or no sleep.

    Can’t say the blogger dispute above doesn’t have a bit of anarchism in it, on both sides of the issue too. Sometimes the frustration “that there’s nothing we can really do about it” causes this type of dissention too. My solution? Hades I come up blank too.

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    Blurtman says:

    RE: Pegasus @ 2 – I doubt if anything on this blog incites anyone to do anything but continue to dog and kibbitz, but I will take it as a complement that you think my words might.

    While I assume that neither of us are constitutional lawyers, there is no basis for your statement that “kill the bankers” is not free speech. Quite the contrary. The only limit on free speech in this country close to your objection is speech that is inciting imminent lawless action. Sadly, we are nowhere close to that.

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    ChrisM says:

    RE: Pegasus @ 2 – You state: “As much as we dislike our corrupted system, encouraging violence and criminal behavior in retribution can not be tolerated and should not be tolerated”

    Allow me to retort:

    whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it

    http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration_transcript.html

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    Pegasus says:

    RE: ChrisM @ 9 – Murder is not mentioned as a solution is it?

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    tomtom says:

    By Kary L. Krismer @ 6:

    By redmondjp @ 3:
    I agree. But what do you suggest? How do we put the genie back into the bottle? Are we doomed to a certain collapse and economic reset?

    How about a world where opinions are based on information rather than perception?

    The unwashed masses prefer truthiness instead.

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    Kilen says:

    I was curious to see how many posts it would take before a hateful post appeared in this celebratory thread.

    It turns out that the first post meets the criteria. Pretty sad.

    Hope the holiday was enjoyable for everyone!

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    RE: Kilen @ 12 – Agreed.

    Maybe we should see if Bluntman agrees with this killing?

    http://www.thenational.ae/news/world/africa/egyptian-man-killed-over-his-girlfriend

    Or maybe 9/11 was justified in his mind too somehow?

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    David Losh says:

    RE: ChrisM @ 9

    It is a duty to alter or abolish it.

    “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”

    However, the term despot is one of absolute control, we don’t have that.

    You have choices here. You can enslave yourself if you choose, or rise up. It may be difficult, no one promised it would be easy, but we have the right to revolt.

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    Blurtman says:

    RE: Pegasus @ 10 – “The government is the potent omnipresent teacher. For good or ill it teaches the whole people by its example. Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy. To declare that the end justifies the means — to declare that the government may commit crimes — would bring terrible retribution.”

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    Pegasus says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 15 -“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. It appears taking a life would violate that unalienable Right of LIFE…..It appears that murdering bankers would be in violation……..

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    Blurtman says:

    RE: Pegasus @ 16 – I believe the Declararion of Independence was just that, and not a definition of the rights of citizens. You might try the US Constitution for that.

    Again, I am no consttutional lawyer, but clearly the taking of human life may not always violate the rights of individuals set forth in the Constitution. Self defense and war are but two examples. A third would be killing a person perceived to be a threat, whether actually a threat or not. The Iraq police action and ongoing drone attacks come to mind.

    Bear in mind that we killed 100,000 women and children during the last Iraq invasion. As it turns out, there was never a threat to the USA. Now I know these were not American citizens, so perhaps we could revoke the citzenship of the bankers, and you would be OK with that, then.

    Or, perhaps the President can circumvent the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution that states that the government may not take the life of any person without due process, and target the banksters with a drone attack.

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    Dorothea says:

    RE: Kilen @ 12 – Oh I am with you, Kilen. All this post required from commentors was a “Happy Fourth of July” type of well-wishing, but that’s too much to ask for some people, I guess. All that anger, stored up looking for a release…

    I hope everyone had a happy and safe Fourth! Cheers!

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    Pegasus says:

    RE: Blurtman @ 17 – Never said we don’t have things wrong in the USA but picking and promoting the murder of bankers is not the solution nor is it legal.

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