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FED watch: What did the FRB FOMC decide, and what are the consequences? (federalreserve.gov)
by justme on 21 Feb 2018  3 comments, latest 6 months ago
This thread is intended to be an ongoing thread to analyze the FED/FOMC verbiage, and FOMC interest rate and QE and QE-unwind actions. For starters, the written minutes from the...

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James Buchanan: The ideologue behind the top 1% takeover of the US (nakedcapitalism.com)
by justme on 31 May 2018  3 comments, latest 7 months ago
And he was bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, too. No surprise there.https://www.nakedcapital Ask people to name the key minds that have shaped America’s burst of radical right-wing attacks on working...

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PBS series: The Vietnam War
by justme on 28 Sep 2017  29 comments, latest 7 months ago
I'm just wondering, are you all watching? I think tonight might be the last episode. I have found the series very enlightening, and it may serve as good antidote to...

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The pox on 2-factor authentication and (cell)phone-based verification (numverify.com)
by justme on 8 May 2018  Posted 7 months ago
I have experienced that some banks (and the Venmo person-to-person payment app ) does not accept a Google Voice number for 2-factor authentication or other forms of phone-based-verification (PBV).By the...

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WHITE TERROR: bombings in Austin, Texas
by justme on 21 Mar 2018  105 comments, latest 9 months ago
I was wondering why the right-wing of US politics (and patnet) was so quiet about the Austin bomber. Then I realized why: They had a hunch, and correctly so, that...

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Find Your Dream Home before Not-You Finds It
by justme on 8 Feb 2018  1 comment, latest 10 months ago
Find Your Dream Home before Not-You Finds It: This definitely seems to be a worthy successor to the famed "Suzanne researched this" advertising campaign by the National Association of Realtors...

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Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback (marketwatch.com)
by justme on 10 Feb 2016  46 comments, latest a year ago
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock AMZN, +1.43% climbed 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the e-commerce giant announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing...

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Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
by justme on 14 Nov 2017  161 comments, latest a year ago
I wonder if @Patrick has just staged a piece of censorship Performance Art by instituting omnipotent censorship, under the guise of "moderation", and crowd-sourced mass-silencing (encouraging the use of the...

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Niger: Another excuse to start yet another war (nytimes.com)
by justme on 23 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest a year ago
Step1: send US soldiers on a "training mission" in some new countryStep2: inevitably some of the US soldiers will get ambushed and killedStep3: exploit the ineptness of president Trump to...

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Bullying judges into gynocentric submission (mercurynews.com)
by justme on 20 Oct 2017  Posted a year ago
QUOTE:A long-running case that began in Santa Clara County when a judge awarded a man with a lengthy criminal record custody of his kids came to an abrupt end Tuesday...

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False rape accusation ==> 5 years in prison (bbc.com)
by justme on 20 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest a year ago
I think it is about time that women who falsely accuse men of rape get prosecuted and jailed. 5 years is probably too short, but at least it is not...

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Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) 2017 mass shooting: the facts (en.wikipedia.org)
by justme on 3 Oct 2017  44 comments, latest a year ago
One of the best sources for condensed facts about the Las Vegas mass shooting is Wikipedia, which is packed with facts and references to the specific sources of the facts.https://en.wikipedia.org...

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Dislocation alert: 4-week t-bill auction yielding 1.30% today (treasurydirect.gov)
by justme on 5 Sep 2017  12 comments, latest a year ago
Note that 1.30% is *above* the FRB (Fed) 1.00-1.25% target range, and also a big jump from the 0.96% yield at the previous auction just a week ago. Neither the...

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Bad web design: mobile edition (google) (blog.google)
by justme on 7 Jul 2017  1 comment, latest a year ago
I thought I might give an example of how NOT to redesign a web site for "mobile". Google just redesigned their News page to be "mobile friendly" within the last...

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Senate Testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
by justme on 13 Jun 2017  37 comments, latest 2 years ago
Open thread about testimony.

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Don't put your money in FANG stocks, says this chart
by justme on 9 Jun 2017  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
So, @jvolstad, it is not just housing you should not put your money into, it is also the stock market ;-)

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Obsession: Radical Capitalism's global War against Russia and the Ghost of the Soviet Union
by justme on 31 May 2017  39 comments, latest 2 years ago
I happened upon a good description of the Vietnam War (circa 1955-1975), in a clip about the movie "The Quiet American" based on the 1955 book by the famed English...

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What central bank monetary policy really does (Fed, FRB, ECB, BoE, BOJ) (finance.yahoo.com)
by justme on 21 May 2016  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
This is an ongoing thread for occasional posts about the effect of and motivations behind monetary policy. It is unusual for the financial press to quote anyone that states that...

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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme on 3 Mar 2016  33 comments, latest 2 years ago
An ongoing thread on the topic of banks garnering deposits to use for risky activities Chase bank sent me some junk mail that offers $500 to open checking+saving accounts. Requirements...

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Canada housing bubble: Home Capital Group stock drops 58% (bloomberg.com)
by justme on 26 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
Looks like Canada housing bubble may be going bust. Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group stock drops 59% today. https://www.bloomberg.com/news #housing #bubble #housingbubble
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