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Less than four hours remain in the Naked Capitalism fundraiser. Show your support of critical thinking, merciless evisceration of lame punditry, deep diving into turbid financial waters, and cute animal pictures. As our guest blogger, Michael Hudson, has said:

Naked Capitalism has quickly become my favorite and most informative site to see where the bodies are buried. Yves focuses on the all-important technical details that are beyond the competence of most sites to grasp, let alone walk the reader through the maze.

Join us and participate via our Tip Jar, another credit card portal or by check (see here for details). Yes, PayPal and Chrome do NOT get along right now (a techie reader sent a fix, but that won’t be implemented tonight). If you use Chrome, try another browser for the Tip Jar, or use the portal, or send a check (be sure to send us a message, “Check is in the mail” so we can count your donation in the fundraiser total).

We’ve raised our target for the number of donations to 1200 and we are now at 1104 as of 11 PM EST. Our rate of donations was higher in the last two hours than the two before that. That total does not include the last five hours on the check portal, so the total is certain to be higher.

With our deadline of midnight PST (3:00 AM) we’ll just squeak if those of you who haven’t had time yet chip in, and those who’ve given earlier make an additional donation on behalf of those that are suffering financial hardships. If you can give a little, give a little. If you can give more, give more. If you can give a lot, give a lot. You are investing in making a difference.

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8 comments

  1. Jack Nelson

    It’s been years since I’ve donated to a cause as I’m on the margins financially, and haven’t perceived what little I could give to have any impact or return in the various bureaucratically bogged down organizations that do exist to do good. In this case, as someone who listens to these posts everyday while toiling away in a factory on my old ipod, I feel a genuine connection to the content provided as well as the larger community of commenters. As someone who does not have a backround in finance, but has long known things were very wrong in the upper echelons of politics and finance, having a blogger such as Yves to spell things out is so valuable that it’s hard to quantify. As someone who has a deep interest in figuring out what the hell has gone wrong and who is responsible, this site has been a crucial reference guide for me. Plus I really like to hear Yves shred boneheaded defenders of mainstream industry captured dogma.

  2. skippy

    NC could be called the bucket blog, the need to rid oneself interstitially of the ill produced by posts, requires a bucket.

    Skippy…till the day, so is not required!

    1. ambrit

      Dear skippy;
      I find you to have a more than usually fiendish sense of humour in general, but, some of us remember ‘bucket shops.’ Naked Capitalism as the Economics/Sociopolitical Bucket Shop for the masses? That’s rich.
      By the way, I’m sort of imagining all the NC acolytes sitting in a big circle chanting, “We are the 999!” I can imagine the shade of Richard Feynman playing his bongo drums along in glee.

      1. skippy

        I thought of that and pondered, which came first, the bucket to fill or the shop of horrors.

        Skippy…I think it is time, to venerate the Noble Bucket, from this disparaging vision. The Noble Bucket serves a purpose, where as the shop boys did not, let us embrace this noble tool and forget one authors slurs.

        PS. If Richard Feynman who said stuff like…”Do not keep saying to yourself, if you can possibly avoid it, “But how can it be like that?” because you will get “down the drain,” into a blind alley from which nobody has yet escaped. Nobody knows how it can be like that.”

        Can I bring Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw who say stuff like… “It is the resistance to new ideas that leads to confusion, not the inherent difficulty of the ideas.”

        Let them bongos and strings rip…methinks!

        1. psychohistorian

          If you contact me off line I will share my WEYCOS bongo days, but,

          otherwise I have a set of conga drums in the other room that are ready to go. I have to find someone to play them but that is another story.

          I am down to Occupy Portland, OR today…later….the Mayor has given them an eviction notice for midnight 11/12/2011 and we are going to have a potluck and see how it goes from there.

          Onward into the breech….

          1. skippy

            Good luck, our mob is being chased around the city, with the added bonus of folks thinking this some platform to launch old monolithic ideology’s or arranging the site to look like a grateful dead concert.

            Oh well, were so far removed from events globally most think it will all blow over and its up up up! Being a fool to have such thoughts and if things got worse it would be the messengers fault.

            Skippy…but as others have said, this site and those that post and comment, proves different view. Time is one our side, not the criminals. Ta.

        2. Rex

          Skippy, for long times I have been perplexed by your random spellings and tinker toy thought assemblages.

          Maybe it is just me that likes to see words assembled in ways more straight forward. Finnegans Wake is still a total mystery to me.

          Others seem to relate to the constructed craft of your posts.

          Is there a decoder ring I can purchase?

          1. skippy

            Two goes of DIA (Close head injury) can change certain aspects of a person, yet retain most of the previous, and open others. Actually I think in video, this format of text is clumsy and highly restrictive, especially romantic languages. Know wonder the Asians have, a more rich, interesting language, philosophy’s.

            But don’t let my inability to interface with your needs, get in the way of life experience or knowledge, just because you find it personally distasteful.

            Skippy…a mental vinaigrette for you… http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2009/10/msm-reporting-as-propaganda-no-one-minds-our-new-financial-lords-and-masters-edition.html#comment-60079

            PS. thanks for the ad hominem feast, I need a chuckle, ta.

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