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January 15, 2015

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NKvirusedand back

TomM says: "It may be worth asking, but it won't be worth answering if the answer includes "restricted, skill-based immigration"."

BINGO TOM!!! Canada and Australia (even when socialists ran Australia) bring in immigrants with skills and/or money capital. The USA imports poverty, and then puts them on the welfare plantation, and then based on the Kennedy immigration law, brings in multiple family members to add ot the poverty rolls. It's madness, exactly as Milton Friedman predicted 30+ years ago. The amnesty of 5M illegals is not the real issue; the real issue is massive poverty creating 'Legal' immigration.

Comanche Voter

You do wander through a strange land when reading the New York Times. The libs used to like to talk about being part of a "reality based community". As say opposed to those wacko right wing nuts.

We now learn that libs are an "alternate reality" based community. They're welcome to that alternate reality--I don't want any part of it. Now if they would just shut up---well a man can ask for too much.

Captain Hate

Still waiting for commentary on Krugapalooza claiming Reagan didn't reduce inflation much.

NKvirusedand back

The 17 I-93 arrests and jeering Bostonians. More evidence that we hit PeakProg in 2009, and it's been astroturf and ProgFail ever since.

NKvirusedand back

Actually it was Paul Volcker as Fed Chairman doing what had to be done, but yes, Reagan accepted the political hit for what had to be done for the country's interests.

Dave (in MA)

https://twitter.com/DefendWallSt/status/555740848336691201
"Fat white people have decided you don't get to work today http://weaselzippers.us/211067-breaking-blacklivesmatter-protesters-shutdown-bostons-i-93-by-chaining-themselves-to-1200lb-barrels/ … "

jimmyk

restricted, skill-based immigration

Maybe, but the fact that both are heavily commodity-based economies has worked well for them (at least until recently). Not to mention that they've had mostly competent leadership the last decade or so.

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

Volcker was appointed by Carter.

Buster McCloud

Egypt’s government banned the showing of the movie “Exodus: Gods and Kings” saying the movie presents inaccurate historical facts. They had to do it to lure young people into the theater. It’s not true that Moses came down from Mt. Sinai with the Nine Commandments and the Kennedy Family Waiver.

Beasts of England

'...data surveys are from 2001, 2003, 2005, 2010, 2012, 2014.'

Did they hire one of the AGW 'scientists' to cherry-pick their data set for them?

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

So ACA cheerleaders are cheering for the ACA - did anyone see that coming?

Right up there with "oil companies deny AGW, claim corrupt climatologists motivated by greed"

jimmyk

commentary on Krugapalooza claiming Reagan didn't reduce inflation much.

Too easy, like swatting down bubu's and kaka's posts.

NKvirusedand back

Jimmy@11:18, I agree with that. My point is that Canadian/Aussi immigration is a net economic plus to other macro forces; Krikorian runs the numbers and shows how 'legal' immigration in the USA is a poverty creator, and it's probably been a net economic negative since Medicare and foodstamp expansion.

henry

Meanwhile, bank regulators have been weaponized. Fascism Hope and Change by any other name stinks just as much.

Captain Hate

Volcker was appointed by Carter.

Which illustrates the difference between working under the two Presidents.

NKvirusedand back

Volcker was a great Fed appointment; unfortunately he replaced Miller who was also a Carter appointment, and up until Barry/Nancy/Harry got to work in 09-10, Miller's FOMC caused the worst economic damage to the USA since FDR's socialism.

Iggy

--Volcker was appointed by Carter.--

Volcker couldn't and certainly didn't do what needed to be done under Carter.
And he was reappointed by Reagan.

jimmyk

Another easy target is Vox, which I hesitate to link because just going to the site has a (hopefully temporary) negative impact on one's IQ.

http://www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7551475/job-openings-rate

One gem: "[The modest growth in hiring] looks to me more like stinginess. Business would like to add staff to their teams, but don't want to offer the higher pay that would be needed to attract candidates they want to hire."

That there is some really acute analysis. It's an attack of stinginess! An epidemic!

Or as @charlescwcooke tweets:

Thanks. Now I’m in favor of higher pay. RT @voxdotcom: The case for higher pay, in one chart

That there is some really acute analysis. It's an attack of stinginess!

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

Conservatism gave up on fascism long ago, they demand feudalism.

Small government with nothing but a standing army, rich guys calling the shots, the freedom to negotiate employment terms with the feudal lord of your choice.

What's not to love?

narciso

this is one of the Krug pretenders down under, perhaps Flathead, we haven't seen his pad,

http://blogs.news.com.au/dailytelegraph/timblair/index.php/dailytelegraph/comments/peak_quantock/

Captain Hate

Or the freedom to start your own business until the feds made that increasingly difficult.

jimmyk

Which illustrates the difference between working under the two Presidents.

Indeed. Volcker actually wavered in 1980, causing a boom-bust-boom that makes anything going on today look like child's play.

Still, I'll give Carter credit for hiring Volcker. That plus his airline/trucking deregulation results in his being only the second worst president ever.

jimmyk

Oops, meant to delete that last line repeat in my 11:30.

narciso

aw shucks:

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/al-qaeda-punishes-washington-post-rewards-n.y.-times-ap-on-charlie-hebdo-cartoons/article/2558698

Buster McCloud

How bad is it?

According to Gallup, more businesses are dying than starting up.

NKvirusedand back

Volcker had estabilshed his sound dollar and anti-inflation credentials at the NY Fed and FOMC before Carter appointed him Chairman in '79. Volcker advised Reagan that the Fed's super high interest rates would lead to sharp recession in '81 at the start of Reagan's term; Reagan didn't demagogue against 'the Fed' because he accepted that the high interest rates were needed to end the inflation disaster that idiotic thinking like Krugman had created. Reagan was a patriot who took the political hit to fix a mess that his political enemies created. That's what patriots and leaders do. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-20/how-volcker-launched-his-attack-on-inflation.html

Iggy

--Conservatism gave up on fascism long ago, they demand feudalism.--

Hard to give up on something you never adopted.
The world however does wait, no doubt in vain, for the left, which after all invented fascism, to give up on it.

Piteous.

Dave (in MA)

A Boston talk radio caller pointed out this morning that the same bunch who keep reminding us not to smear all of Islam because of the actions of a tiny few are unwilling to apply that same principle to cops and/or working white people.

glasater

I'm wondering if G Soros portfolio has been diminished with what is going on with the Swiss National Bank:

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-01-15/its-tsunami-swiss-franc-soars-most-ever-after-snb-abandons-eurchf-floor-macro-hedge-

His troll(s) seem to be out in force for some reason.

Captain Hate

That there is some really acute analysis. It's an attack of stinginess! An epidemic!

Doesn't that mean that Vox should just hire everybody who applies with no regard for whether they'll produce a net positive impact on profits?

NKvirusedand back

The Gallup start up numbers are massively important, and massively depressing. And this dumb schmuck Obummer today proposes to create new regulatory barriers to startups. I despise that bastard.

Threadkiller

Kate Obenshain was the guest on a local talk show this morning. The Mark Larson Show.

Mark asked her what she thought of the GOP lineup. She said she loves Scott Walker. She also said Ted Cruz is arrogant and other people write his speeches.

Extraneus

I hesitate to link

Just a reminder, there's a site for that:

DoNotLink.com

All you have to do is but http://donotlink.com/ in front of the target link. Leave out the http:// part of the target link.

Like so:

http://donotlink.com/www.vox.com/2015/1/15/7551475/job-openings-rate

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

Or the freedom to start your own business until the feds made that increasingly difficult.

Right; the hard part is dealing with the feds. Coming up with a solid business idea, getting funding, securing contracts, competing on price with existing companies is all a piece of cake; it's the fucking feds who are standing in my way.

You guys got nothing but cliches and it's hard to start a business with nothing but cliches.

rse

The NYT is simply prepping us for a time when the other primary communication source, education, also intends to be as fact-free as possible.

New post up concluding the trilogy with why digital learning and gaming in the classroom is so desired. http://www.invisibleserfscollar.com/bogus-excuses-to-always-hype-what-extinguishes-or-controls-the-analytical-rational-mind/

Beasts of England

Reading more of the comments about the SoroTurf road morons and I've noticed that the fine Bostonians tend to be forthright in their commentary - which is ~20 to 1 against the socialist snowflakes!

Captain Hate

You guys got nothing but cliches and it's hard to start a business with nothing but cliches.

I'm not the one bitching about how hard life is in the free market, fuckface. Maybe your brand of horseshit has a market; doubtful but life can be strange.

jimmyk

Captain, that assumes that Vox hasn't caught the dreaded stinginess disease too.

Adolph Milhous Soetoro

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2015/01/14/chris_hayes_terrorism_is_the_propaganda_of_fools_and_butchers_dont_let_it_trick_you_into_making_mistakes.html

Chrissie has a sad that France is going to step up its fight against Islamic terror.

jimmyk

Hadn't refreshed, my 11:50 is in reference to CH@11:43.

Vladimir Ilyich Reagan

Say Capt, I know the feds make it difficult starting your donkeyshow here in the US, so maybe you could try the other side of the border.

Of course then your problem will be the fact that the donkey (like all other mammals) finds you repulsive, but that's an easier problem to overcome than dealing with the feds when you have zero mental skillz.

Captain Hate

You've got nothing, troll. Go clean your mother's cunt with a steel brush and lysol and do the world a favor.

jimmyk

FYI there's another Firefox add-on called "killfile" that comes in handy in certain situations.

Miss Marple

http://hotair.com/archives/2015/01/15/saudi-arabia-building-massive-wall-along-border-to-keep-out-isis/

Look! A test case!

James D.

Doesn't that mean that Vox should just hire everybody who applies with no regard for whether they'll produce a net positive impact on profits?

Vox? Profits? Surely you jest.

James D.

off!

Hope I fixed my mistake...

jimmyk

Italiacto!

Appalled

CH:

Were you a drill sergeant in a prior life. Not big on profanity, but that was eloquent and creative (if a little painful to implement).

Vlad:

Every little goody or tax the government attaches to employment makes it that much harder to make a profit on a new hire. That's basic economics.

NKvirusedand back

The Gallup numbers put into stark relief the two major barriers to new business creation. The secular anti-private enterprise propaganda that is drilled into kids pre-K to post grad as documented by rse(look at the schmuck Soros drone here today) and the regulatory barriers erected during the Barry/Harry/Nancy 09-10 orgy of socialism which are implemented by the federal regulatory machine. Starting successful businesses has always been difficult, but in our Prog infected world, 20 somethings aren 't even trying, who would with all of the mandates the Progs have put on employment? The regulatory cost of hiring employees is too high, so no one starts a business which needs employees. Thank you Progs.

Dave (in MA)



Colts lose a guy for the AFC championship game due to Cosby/Clinton-style behavior.

Miss Marple

NK,

I could double my business overnight if I could hire someone to sort, photograph, and measure items.

I can't afford it. Any increase in income would be eaten up by employment expenses.

Miss Marple

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/oscars-acting-nominees-all-white-764018

I guess Hollywood is officially racist.

Old Lurker

NK, I was talking with my daughters and their young men (Wallstreeters, both) over Christmas about EXACTLY that. All of us agreed that if any of them woke up in the middle of the night with a blueprint for the next Facebook/Google/etc clearly set in their minds, they should promptly renounce their US citizenship and move to Hong Kong or one of the other 20 countries that are more business friendly that the US, that have more friendly regulatory and tax environments, and which do not confiscate one's wealth at death. Not one of them had any hesitation endorsing that idea at all.

Captain Hate

No, Appalled, just trash talk playing basketball. Sorry for gratuitous profanity but if TM feels that anything goes as far as policing his site, I may as well test the limits.

NKvirusedand back

@12:11, exactly, so some college grad sits in their mom's basement instead of getting their first real job and into the marketplace. They just sit on their $100K student debt and waste away, like our Soros Drone today. Pitiful.

Miss Marple

http://www.wsj.com/articles/iraqi-frustration-swells-over-coalition-approach-to-fighting-insurgents-1421288732

You will have to google the title if you don't have a subscription.

A great many Iraqis think we are working WITH ISIS.

Either the coalition is incompetent or ?

Frankly, nothing would surprise me.

NKvirusedand back

I cuss like a longshoreman, so I support testing the limits by swearing at trolls like today's Soros Drone.

Dave (in MA)

CH, for all we know TM has no control over what sewage leaks in here; he's just using some general-purpose blog hosting services.

Captain Hate

And this dumb schmuck Obummer today proposes to create new regulatory barriers to startups.

Back to decent topics, can we all agree that the GOP ought to go on the offensive to counter this?

jimmyk

This is kind of cool, and also creepy, in a CSI sort of way:

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/01/14/new-dna-technique-could-put-face-on-unsolved-double-murder/

I don't see how they can tell how old the person is from the DNA, but otherwise it seems plausible.

Miss Marple

Captain Hate, I agree.

By the way, the last posts by me on this thread were actually by me.

Iggy

--Colts lose a guy for the AFC championship game due to Cosby/Clinton-style behavior.--

It appears Bellichek wields even more dark power than the nefarious J Jones.

Old Lurker

MM, most of us know each other well enough to spot the socks in the first line.

jimmyk

Dave(in MA), from experience it seems that he can delete posts, and perhaps even block posters, but I wouldn't presume to impose that kind of time drain on him. Fortunately these pestilences usually disappear after a stretch.

Captain Hate

Dave, I'm sure he can block IPs and could assign mod responsibilities in his absence, which some of us have requested. Let me put it this way, if somebody came over to my house and it looked like a dump, I wouldn't feel very good in saying "but I didn't make all of this mess".

Extraneus

Amnesty International:

Satellite images of Nigerian towns before and after Boku Haram attacks last week.

(Can't right-click the images.)

Extraneus

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/01/15/group-says-satellite-images-show-destruction-nigeria-villages-by-boko-haram/

Amnesty International calculates that 3,700 homes and other structures were demolished by the Islamic militants over the course of the attack.
henry

CH, the last thing the crony Chamber of Commerce GOPe wants is the disruptive competition from start-ups. Sears, Radio Shack, et al would be much better off without an internet... HP, Oracle, MS would be much better off without whatever comes next. The GOPe is too myopic to realize that whatever will come next is coming in spite of their regulations, they can only stop it from coming from Americans (OL identified where it will come from.)

Captain Hate

I'm afraid you're right, henry. I keep forgetting that this isn't the party of Reagan and doesn't actually wish to win elections by adopting positions that the majority of the voters are starved for.

Extraneus

ISIS control of Syria reportedly expands since start of US-led airstrikes

Obama administration frees five Yemenis from Guantanamo

Good thing we took out core al qaeda. Whew.

Miss Marple

Captain Hate,

This is the downside of political contributions. Chamber of Commerce types are earning money and donate. Start-ups are still young and don't have the cash to get any attention.

Guess who wins.

Miss Marple

Here's an interesting quote from that Wall Street Journal article I linked:

"Gen. Allen’s visit came amid a flurry of reports in Iraqi newspapers and television stations citing local security sources saying U.S. or coalition warplanes were airdropping weapons over Islamic State-controlled areas. The local media frenzy has fed into the anti-U.S. hype and, in the most extreme reaction, led to allegations that the U.S. and Islamic State work hand-in-hand."

Extraneus

Gee...

EPA Set to Regulate Oil and Gas Methane Emissions

Proposal Would Be First-Ever Direct Regulation on Methane

So what that global temperatures haven't risen in over 15 years? Methane, people.

Iggy

Darrell Wilson, the original Marlboro Man dies at 85 of unspecified causes.

Threadkiller

Is the White House a 'Sleeper Cell'?

http://pjmedia.com/rogerlsimon/2015/01/12/sleeper-cell/

Marlene

I think we had $800 dollars in our checkbook when hubby started his business in 1979. Remember 1979? His mentor was an older gentleman who had started his business in the depression. The young men who have bought the business (three guys under the age of 40) walked into an established business with a good reputation. They have a very different attitude about how to conduct business. They are capable of bringing the business to the next level,but this a different generation. One of the guys has an MBA and I don't think "the owner is always in the store" was taught in MBA school. They are all great young men with young families, so they will do well. But they give hubby heartburn sometimes. :)

Extraneus

Chicago strip club gets neighborhood award for cleanliness

CHICAGO (AP) -- A Chicago strip club has received an award for its efforts at dressing up the neighborhood.

The Admiral Theatre on Chicago's northwest side received one of Albany Park Neighbors' six "Block Star Business" awards this week. The group's website says the honor is meant to spotlight businesses that work to keep the neighborhood clean and presentable.

"It's difficult to dispute the Admiral doesn't deserve the award," group member Shylo Bisnett said. "They recently upgraded their facade and even during construction it was still tidy, it was still passable."

Nick Cecola, the Admiral's creative director, said he thought it was a scam when he received an email informing him about the award.

The club plans to showcase the certificate in the main lobby.

Captain Hate

True that is, Miss Marple. The trouble is that everything is shifting away from what works, caused in part by people on "our side". Junk bonds used to be a great way for startups to get funding. Lots of people, including me, made money on them because when they didn't go belly up they made a big return. And financed a lot of successful businesses. But when Giuliani went on his crusade against Milken, which was fed bullying with unlimited resources imo, that way of financing startups became much more difficult. It made a name for Rudy, who has been a net positive since then, but I can't ignore what he did and how he did it. Unless somebody thinks I have it wrong...

rse

CH and MM-do read the proposal in today's post upthread on how American Government will now be taught.

Plus the state bar is doing a cle program on the magna carta and its 80th anniversary. I'll bet money it will mischaracterize it.

have I mentioned I like the Plantagenet history even more than the Tudor period?

Captain Hate

Missing a zero, Robin? Or is that how they'll teach it?

Buster McCloud

@12:21 - I don't see how they can tell how old the person is from the DNA, but otherwise it seems plausible.

Shortened ends of telomeres can provide some idea of how many times they divided. Its proximity not exact.

Buster McCloud

Bernie Marcus and Ken Langone are both on record that in today's regulatory and financial climate they could not start up an enterprise like Home Depot.

But I don't think they have thought about Hong Kong.

Miss Marple

Ah, rse, you're a woman after my own heart!

I first became acquainted with the history of the Plantagenets from Thomas Costaine's great series on them. There are 4 books:

The Conquerors (1949)
The Magnificent Century (1951)
The Three Edwards (1958)
The Last Plantagenets (1962)

This series is called The Plantagenets and sometimes The Pageant of England.

Costain was an historical novelist, so the books are written in a more story-telling way than some histories.

I have never cared for the Tudors. I don't like the clothing styles, either.


Buster McCloud

Miss Marple,

Have you ever considered that your "Arabic" tablecloth is rather a "prayer rug"?

Captain Hate

I don't have nearly as much Brit-centric historical knowledge as either rse or MM (or RickB).

Miss Marple

Buster,

It seems to large for such a use, although I suppose it could be. It seems to be woven like the coverlets you often see in gift shops. I just don't have any idea.

I will buy it if I can get it cheap, then maybe I can do some research.

The strangest things show up at that auction house, as I have often mentioned.

RickB

RSE,

The Platagenets didn't have to deal with Gutenberg's invention being used to tweet up rabble. They also managed to fail at breeding, just like the Spartan Gerousia and today's pathetic oligarchy, capable of breeding only vultures.

Dave (in MA)

Boston Globe website guy who wrote "Would Anyone Have Noticed if Bartender Succeeded in Poisoning Johh Boehner?" article gets fired, tweets photo of the underside of a bus:

https://twitter.com/vpaulalvarez/status/555748492002746368

Captain Hate

Here we go:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=354374

rse

Well, Edward III did not fail at breeding. Hence the war of the Roses due to too many male heirs.

MM-if you have never read Anya Seton's novel Katherine on John of gaunt and his relationship with Katherine Swynford, who did exist, was a sil of Chaucer, and is the progenitor of the Tudors, some people think it is their all time favorite book.

Yes, ch, missing a 0, but the important thing is my hair is now shampooed so I can run out to the grocery store.

Threadkiller

"How the Obama-Sharpton Alliance Began
Obama dispatched Valerie Jarrett in 2008 to woo the reverend."

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/396399/how-obama-sharpton-alliance-began-jillian-kay-melchior

We are still learning about the properly vetted Obama.

Miss Marple

Yes, Rick, but on balance they were pretty fair monarchs, and besides, there is no sweller statue in all of London than the one of the Lion Heart by the Houses of Parliament:

https://images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search;_ylt=A0LEVu5_A7hUEUwAvBMlnIlQ?p=Richard+I+statue+by+Parliament&fr=&fr2=piv-web&hspart=mozilla&hsimp=yhs-001

rse

henry-see page 11. http://www.jff.org/sites/default/files/publications/materials/A-Resource-Guide-to-Employer-Engagement-011315.pdf

lyle

Just catching up from the last thread. The troll, plus a couple of regulars, called me an idiot, moran[sic], etc from my comment about Mitch asking Bernie if AGW theory can be falsified. Considering how much sock puppeting is going on around here recently, I may be wrong on who was assailing me.


Thanks to those who stuck up for me.

henry

rse, at least the 20th Century cut & paste skills on the brochure cover describe how current any academic program will be in re skills.

The truth is my firm is already engaged in level 1 stuff (dragged in by Big Blue), and so far the academic "partner" will not take any suggestions on curriculum development so further moves to greater engagement will not happen. Typical public - private partnership carp where the private partner commits to hiring people while the government taxes us so that the academic can fail to deliver anyone hirable. Some skills, e.g. welding, can be done this way. "High tech" cannot. Too much innovation too fast for the 1 year strategizing, 1 year developing curriculum, then 2 years to a graduate (now at least 4 years obsolete!!!).

Old Lurker

Lyle, here in DC, being called a Moran is much much worse than being called a Moron.

RickB

"due to too many male heirs"

RSE,

I mark raising a pack of cannibalistic jackals as a "failure to breed" with Richard III's extermination of Edward V and his brother and then winding up en brochette a fitting culmination. I'll grant "better than the Tudor/Stuart mess" though.

BenDanaBriAnne

Who me?

NKvirusedand back

So let's talk about the Hollywood record on 'inclusiveness', they love the lesbos, but the bruthas.... not so much. Those Hollywood frauds kill me.

sbw

Obama dispatched Valerie Jarrett in 2008 to woo the reverend.

I find it hard to believe Obama could lead enough to dispatch anyone. More likely, ValJar dispatched herself to educate Sharpton about different future scenarios he was open to choose.

Mighty nice racket you got here. Be a shame . . .

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