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December 06, 2018

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The Infamous Ignatz

I'd be more sanguine were the resistance bracing for annihilation...or do I mean sanguinary. :)

Kevlar Kid

dos equis?

henry

"braces for disappointment"

sounds like a junior high themed daytime movie.

rse

Carrying this over as it speaks volumes. It also fits with what I am warning about that ed is being used to remake us into more malleable 'citizenry' for the future.

Doesn't this say it all about what kind of Rep the Bush family likes.

SASSE TO SPEAK AT EDUCATION REFORM SUMMIT THIS MORNING: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) will fill in for Jeb Bush to deliver the keynote at the Foundation for Excellence in Education's National Summit on Education Reform. Bush, the founder and chairman of the group, canceled because of this week's funeral services for his father, former President George H.W. Bush.

— "Ben has become one of our nation's most inspiring leaders by advocating policies that will expand opportunity and prosperity for every American," Bush said in a statement Wednesday announcing Sasse as his replacement. Sasse will "share his hopeful and urgent message on raising a thoughtful and engaged citizenry," the statement said. The speech starts at 8:45 a.m.

The Infamous Ignatz

The funny thing is, if you scroll to the bottom of the VF story there is a large number of articles telling breathless VF readers to expect exactly what the linked story tells them not to.
Go long cognitive dissonance futures.

Narciso79

Yes gabe Sherman in particular has been promising a pony,

Old Lurker

Dow down 600

Buckeye

Dow down 600

Might be doing this consulting gig longer than the 12 months originally intended:-(

Old Lurker

Buckeye, you and I are so old, we can remember when the Dow itself was only 600.

Neo

When I read that Bill Priestap was out at FBI, it signaled to me that this was coming to an end.
They are cleaning up .. putting away the Christmas tree and ornaments.

James D.


But but, James, now that you have that spreadsheet working, apply that logic to your social security "investment".

I've done that calculation, OL, and it makes me angry beyond words.

Old Lurker

James, did you remember to include your employer's half of "your" social security "investment"?

Same conclusion either way, it is just the numbers are twice as bad as people think.

Neo

It's a great buying opportunity

Extraneus

Unexpectedly, that actually was a fairly ok article.

henry

They are cleaning up .. putting away the Christmas tree and ornaments.

Seems like it. Note, note a pension was disturbed in the entire process.

clarice

Setting out a box of kleenex for prog tears.

Buckeye

Buckeye, you and I are so old, we can remember when the Dow itself was only 600.

Very true OL.

It was about the time I was in college, and then I only worried about having $5 in my pocket to cover the evening's bar tab:)

henry

not a pension. effing auto cucumber

Kevlar Kid

Since when did the elite bureau-class become interested in breeding an "engaged and thoughtful citizenry?"


James D.

I did, OL. Believe me, I did.

Although, in the interest of full disclosure, if I’d had that money to invest for myself, in my 20’s it might have gone towards other purposes rather than saving for retirement.

Say, a pair of Martin Logan CLS IIz’s with a Krell amplifier to run them.

henry

Google, what can't they screw up?

https://www.ft.com/content/ff9b2054-f8e9-11e8-af46-2022a0b02a6c

sbwaters

I grew up w/o avocado and was darned happy about it. Never cottoned to guac.

Dr. says, w/ slightly elevated Glucose & LDL he wants me to exercise more, cut down on fried foods (had KFC 2 days before the test and they no longer serve grilled), use lite mayo & olive oil, and substitute avocado in some places.

Is there an easy way to enter into the avocado world. Not looking forward to it.

Old Lurker

-700

Old Lurker

sbw, I would stick with the KFC and skip the green slimy thing.

Old Lurker

Though I like Popeyes better.

Buckeye

James D,

I have a friend with a nice pair of Martin Logans and a Porsche 911 RS America in the garage.

Other than that, I don't think he has a pot to piss in, but he doesn't seem to care.

Course he has a new wife who is 20 years his junior and she has very good income stream, so why worry:)

Tom R

KK from the other thread:

i have read the following article but once. it occurred to me to ask you if this is fodder for the Mueller as White Hat theory?

It was pointed out when this news first surfaced months ago that Mueller's turning over the Podesta, Weber and Craig case to SDNY was the legally correct thing to do since it was outside the mandate of his SC appointment.

If Mueller were a Black Hat trying to protect the Deep State Swamp then wouldn't the corrupt course of action be to bury the evidence against the three men and not refer it to SDNY?

Manuel Transmission

Well, in 1985 I cashed out my retirement account at ginormous research (about 20K$) to start our company. That mostly paid for a Motorola computer that ran Unix. (Did I mention that I hated MSquish even then.) Went public nine yrs later and sold out ten years after that. But nobody in their right mind would have encouraged that move at the time. BTW the Moto computer was substantially cheaper than equivalent Sun system. We did use used Sun terminals on it.

Extraneus

ABC News' imagining of President Trump’s vision for his own funeral 'despicable garbage,' critic says

ABC News correspondents imagined President Trump’s vision for his own state funeral on Wednesday, joking about what the current president would expect compared to the services for George H. W. Bush.

“Probably a different tone in that funeral… first he’s going to choreograph it, so there might be more trumpets and fanfare,” ABC chief foreign correspondent Terry Moran said on the network's livestream of the Bush funeral.

ABC correspondent Devin Dwyer chimed in, “Yes, he would do it bigger, one would imagine.”

Moran then parroted what he imagined Trump would say, declaring his service would be “the best presidential funeral ever.”

“No one will ever have seen anything like that funeral,” Moran continued.

...

Political comedian Tim Young told Fox News that the comments are the latest example of a liberal bias in the media.

“It's in bad taste to joke about any of our current leader's future passing,” Young said. “But what this highlights again is the media outrage double standard where you can say basically anything you want about a Republican and get away with it.”

Young said that public reaction would be much different if the ABC News reporters joked about Obama's potential future funeral.

“There would have been full blocks of TV dedicated to 'how disgusting they were' on CNN and forced apologies from their own network,” Young said.

Kevlar Kid

sbw:

you can make your doctor happy w/o avocado.

there are claims re avocado and triglyceride levels. "avocados CAN lower LDL and triglyceride levels."

doesn't mean they DO across the board.

for example, they don't for me, because i cannot eat them without gastric distress. same goes for tomato and other nightshade stuff.

one culprit in the high triglyceride area is processed carbohydrate. so when eating that tasty fried food, THE BATTER is giving you a healthy dose of processed carbs (usually a white flour base). there is a direct link behind high glucose creating "food" and triglycerides.

anonamom's creed re carbs kill is your guiding light on the subject.

there has been an onslaught against coconut oil lately, that it's "bad" for you. whatevs. someone dint get homage or tribute and launched a "study" that found for the plaintiff.

at any rate, one way to get those healthy fats--- on your daily salad!--- is to sprinkle dried coconut flakes. they go well on steamed vegetables too. flavor of the food comes out.

avocados are a great source of potassium, but so is coconut-- along with magnesium and other nutrients.

rest easy, Brother! there's plenty that you can eat while making your doc happy.

jimmyk

And Obama is the one with the fake Greek columns.

Buckeye, you and I are so old, we can remember when the Dow itself was only 600.

Hey, even a youngster like me remembers that. I was in high school, and my father had put aside money in a mutual fund to help pay for college. That didn't work out so well.

Manuel Transmission

A friend sent me this link from a couple weeks ago:

https://www.vox.com/2018/11/12/18086302/arizona-senate-race-martha-mcsally-kyrsten-sinema

Don’t think I’ve seen anything quite like it from here. Could put McSally in a good position to leave AZ in a net better position that when Bent Nose and McLame were the dynamic dipshits from there.

Sue

Where is Obama taking credit for the DOW plunging? He takes credit for everything else.

Old Lurker

But back then, Jimmy, college only cost $3500 per year and for that, they actually taught things that got you a job starting July 1 after graduation, giving one time to attend all the weddings of your Fraternity Brothers...

sbwaters

at any rate, one way to get those healthy fats--- on your daily salad!--- is to sprinkle dried coconut flakes. they go well on steamed vegetables too. flavor of the food comes out.

Excellent. I’ll go coconut first and save the avocado. I'm in with the avoid nightshade, too.

Old Lurker

Sue, given my theory of the political pendulum swinging after the election back from Trump toward the Obama World, I would suggest Obama actually does get the credit.

Old Lurker

Can I put coconut flakes on my KFC?

glasater

Backstory on Dow plunge

IOW's, Huawei and the arrest of the female exec up in ManTran country..or at least close by.

Kevlar Kid

remember the ebullient fervor of DOW 5000?

Extraneus

I saw the David Goldman article earlier about the arrest of the Huawei CFO. Same day that Trump and Xi were making nice. Goldman wonders if it wasn't a rogue operation intended to poison the relationship and kill a trade deal.

Kevlar Kid

The Rat deserves a funeral pyre. Putito cabron.

jimmyk

And the Weekly Standard in its death rattle boosts T-Bone's BFF:

https://twitter.com/RubensteinAdam/status/1070672239287304193

Kevlar Kid

Sure thing, OL. Pretend it's coconut-encrusted. Sell the recipe to KFC and make a killin.

Kevlar Kid

Sending up the Chi Town signal....

to what extent does the media reportage re tariffs and the Chinese CFO actually explain the market corrections currently underway?

Old Lurker

If I get caught too often at KFC, Kev, the killin will be applied to me by Mrs. OL.

Sue

So who are they after?

https://dailycaller.com/2018/12/06/michael-flynn-turkish-lobbying/?utm_medium=Social&utm_campaign=atdailycaller&utm_source=Twitter

Kevlar Kid

(sarc on) Isn't it amazing how little some Americans will tolerate being lied to by their media sources.

The Weekly Standard is a harbinger of good things to come for other outlets, mag or tv or others.

the truth will out. and, the lying swine media has run up quite a tab since the Iraq war at least.

henry

this is welcome:

Last week, police in India staged coordinated raids on shady tech support call centers. 100 officers descended on 16 different facilities. The raids resulted in the arrest of 39 individuals who had pretended to be employees of Microsoft, HP, Dell, Google, and even Apple to defraud victims overseas.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/leemathews/2018/12/05/microsoft-puts-the-hurt-on-windows-tech-support-scammers/?ss=innovation&utm_source=TWITTER&utm_medium=social&utm_content=1964167727&utm_campaign=sprinklrForbesTechTwitter#49394b693932

Old Lurker

One woulda thought Newsweek selling for $1 (the whole company, not one issue) would have been fair warning, right?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

If Mueller were a Black Hat trying to protect the Deep State Swamp then wouldn't the corrupt course of action be to bury the evidence against the three men and not refer it to SDNY?

Why? Several referrals have been made to SDNY with ample evidence and SDNY has refused to prosecute. Why would Mueller take the slam for no prosecution when SDNY can take the heat for the non prosecution? It's all sham coordinated between Mueller and his and his staff's former hunting grounds of the SDNY. Kabuki theater...

Kevlar Kid

Communist China and its obese Panda economy has gorged itself beyond repair, short of a retrenchment in trade relations with the US.

i view the CFO issue as being Iran-related: no more hanky panky behind partitions by the global cabal partners that further Hezbollah drug trade. fentanyl declarations anyone?

Narciso79

Yes the panda is feeding the lion, with the excess bamboo,

Old Lurker

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-pro-athletes-may-lose-a-fortune-because-of-the-new-tax-law-2018-12-06


Perhaps they should take a knee and cry.

daddy

Henry's Financial Times link says I have to do the following to be able to read their story:

Be a global citizen.
Become an FT Subscriber.

No thanks.

I'm an American citizen.

Captain Hate

Several referrals have been made to SDNY with ample evidence and SDNY has refused to prosecute.

I think the Clickbait Mafia response to this is DJT has *his* people in the SDNY so this time it will be different. Someone can wake me when any indictments are filed.

The Infamous Ignatz

Think about this for a second;
Google employees revolt at the news google works with the US DOD.
They don't revolt that google is making a censored, Big Brother internet for the Communist Chinese.

henry

Kev, I believe the article was posted above somewhere:

Please refer Kev to that CTA story on ZH. All anyone needs to know. Just a spark to light the fire.

That and the rarely reprogrammed headline bots

henry

daddy, i ignored that and got it outside the paywall fwiw

Captain Hate

Oh c'mon, henry; didn't Weatherhead instill the values of global citizenship?

glasater

Ext,

Is Goldman getting a little paranoid along with the rest of us?
;-)

I remembering reading his articles over at Asia Times years ago and his blog commentators were pretty savvy..at least at the time I thought so. This was when we didn't know his name and he went by Spengler.
Good times..

Old Lurker

For the record, I was neither the Buyer nor the Seller:

https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/most-expensive-sale-in-massachusetts-this-year-is-25m-nantucket-estate-116251?mod=hp_minor_pos24&tesla=y

The Infamous Ignatz

Vox continues to entertain;
The dangerous rise of vaginal lightening
Funny enough by itself, but this line below takes the cake, so to speak;

(Note: While women are not the only people with vaginas, the treatment is primarily marketed to women.)
I'm confused. I thought we had to call them front holes cuz trannies don't have vaginas.

Salvador Dali would go broke in this present era.

Captain Hate

SPORTS NEWS UPDATE:!!!!!!

Kareem Hunt has just signed a one year deal with the LA Raider.


When asked by ESPN why Hunt signed with the Raiders, he said "because the Raiders dont beat anybody".
Posted by: fixerupper at December 06, 2018 12:20 PM (8XRCm)

henry

didn't Weatherhead instill the values of global citizenship?

they certainly tried to.

henry

Oppression calculator:

https://pjmedia.com/trending/whats-your-intersectionality-score-take-the-quiz-and-find-out/

Jack is Back!

daddy,

Good news. The off-ramp to Ted Stevens Airport has been fixed. Great job by ADOT. Only took four days:) ENR story at link.

https://tinyurl.com/y7w43m3k

daddy

SBW,

I love avocados. I slice 'em in half with a knife and dump the pit. Then I cut out a hunk and give it to Fry and he scarfs it down, and then I eat a hunk. Then I cut anther bit off and feed it to Nelson and he scarfs it down, and then I eat another hunk. Then I cut a bit off and I hand it too Scout and she sniffs at it and won't touch the damn thing, so I dump it on the floor and Fry and Nelson fight to get it, and that's fun to watch. Then I do the same routine a second time and I'm pretty much done.

I think the best combo for Avocado is to slice long thing hunks of it and layer it on either turkey or chicken breast sandwiches. Little mayo and pepper, and it's heaven.

henry

I got a 4. On the bright side, I scored lower on a Chem midterm (or two).

Old Lurker

Henry "I scored lower on a Chem midterm (or two)."

Yep. Been there.

johns

What I am hearing about the stock market is that the growth of earnings is looking a lot less than it did six months ago, so a 10% correction is not surprising. Also, I was at a financial/banking conference this week and some very plugged-in people said they are worried about European debt problems affecting us, in addition to problems with China's capital markets.

daddy

Nice to see that Jack. It's been interesting to see what parts of the city have come through beautifully, and what parts haven't. I'm afraid these folks around Sand Lake/Jewel Lake will probably lose their homes: Quake-shaken Jewel Lake homes sink into sand

The Lake used to be called Sand Lank and I think it's about to reacquire it's old name:(

Captain Hate

The Fed going full Derp State wild on interest rate hikes will have a negative impact on stock prices if you use the pre-Krugman method of valuing them.

Old Lurker

johns...the problem is every expert can express five reasons the market did anything at all, after it did it.

Extraneus

Here it is, glas...

Did Trump’s enemies try to derail a trade deal with China?

Old Lurker

I got a 3, but the Rich and Old sliders were ambiguous and the score seemed sensitive to both, so who knows.

But my 3 is a bit closer to my Chem Score than Henry's 4.

daddy

Probably the luckiest guy in the earthquake was this guy driving his truck down the highway when a boulder fell off the cliff above him and smashed into his truck

The unluckiest is probably this guy from Eagle River who's house dropped about 15 feet: EAGLE RIVER MAN LUCKY TO BE ALIVE AFTER 7.0 EARTHQUAKE

johns

OL, I agree that there are always five reasons after the fact. And the sixth is that the bankers are really freaked over the inverted yield curve. To me, it seems you need a magnifying glass to see the inversion. But the bankers see it as a sure fire recession sign.

Captain Hate

I think you were luckier than the guy with the smashed truck.

Extraneus

I got a 4.

Me, too.

Old Lurker

Are we bad people?

jimmyk

Damn I got a 9. I’d have thought being Jewish would lower my score, but it seems to have increased it.

henry

from chitown lurker:

JohnS-

If EU debt problems are a “worry” again, why is everyone piling into owning them again? Chinese financing, mostly done in 1 year paper, rolls over every New Year (Feb. 5, 2019) and the silly scramble to refi starts in the preceding November, a k a Now.

Both not meaningful.

No one wants to talk about automated trading, nor its “no money down” quant competition. That’s the source of market chop since Oct 1.

MissMarple2

daddy,

I never thought about the quake causing instability in a sand-based soil! That's pretty scary!

henry

OL, I view it like a golf score.

Old Lurker

Jimmy "I’d have thought being Jewish would lower my score,"

See. Being Episcopalian means we can pretend to be anything at all so we got better scores for that.

Extraneus

Bolton Was Aware Huawei CFO Was Arrested While Having Dinner With Xi

The market isn't going to like this...

During an interview with NPR's Morning Edition, National Security Advisor John Bolton revealed that he knew in advance that Canadian police were preparing to arrest Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng, meaning that Bolton knew that Meng was being taken into custody when he sat down alongside President Trump for Saturday's dinner trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

sbwaters

Thanks, daddy. When I try an avocado -- IF I try one -- I’ll try it your way. [Meanwhile it goes to the back of the recipe box.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

21. Being female automatically adds 15 points to your intersectionalityness. What a crock. Keep your intersectionality out of my vagina!

daddy

ABC News' imagining of President Trump’s vision for his own funeral 'despicable garbage,'

A safe bet that these are the same ABC guys demanding ABC fire Roseanne Barr.

MissMarple2


Breaking911
‏ @breaking9111

BREAKING: Ecuador’s president says Britain has provided sufficient guarantees for Julian Assange to leave his government’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has been living under asylum since 2012 - AP

Comment:

hfinch63
‏ @hfinch63
5m5 minutes ago

So the UK govt is going to let @wikileaks Julian Assange walk in order to deny his extradition to the US, all to keep the source of the email drops a secret, helping to protect @gchq & mi6 from revelations they illegally spied on @realDonaldTrump & meddled in US elections?

Captain Hate

Need some dots connected?

Huawei made one big mistake. They should have paid off the Clintons before doing something like this.

They did. There are all kinds of links between the Clintons, Tony Rodham, McCauliffe and Huawei. Goes back years.

And guess who was a director of Huawei up until 2014?

Alexander Downer.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 06, 2018 12:52 PM (/tuJf)

Extraneus

How can it be a crime for a foreigner, on foreign soil, to violate U.S. sanctions? Does anyone get that?

I understand that we can sanction individuals, freeze their U.S. assets, etc., but have them arrested in another country and extradited for trading with Iran?

There must be more to this story.

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
3h3 hours ago

Without the phony Russia Witch Hunt, and with all that we have accomplished in the last almost two years (Tax & Regulation Cuts, Judge’s, Military, Vets, etc.) my approval rating would be at 75% rather than the 50% just reported by Rasmussen. It’s called Presidential Harassment!

MissMarple2


Donald J. Trump
‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump
52m52 minutes ago

My thoughts and prayers are with the @USMC crew members who were involved in a mid-air collision off the coast of Japan. Thank you to @USForcesJapan for their immediate response and rescue efforts. Whatever you need, we are here for you. @IIIMEF

Captain Hate

How can it be a crime for a foreigner, on foreign soil, to violate U.S. sanctions? Does anyone get that?

The Horde has been debating that: I think where Huawei ran afoul was sending US products to Iran.

johns

Henry, does chitown lurker think the market is just showing choppiness? Will there be chop but no downtrend going forward? chitown sounds confident. That is encouraging. I am not an expert. Just relaying what I hear.

Kevlar Kid

F*ck Meng. Hubristic fool. He deserves a meal in solitary just to let the law of cause and effect sink into that fragile eggshell of a skull.

hu flung du, pal?

daddy

I never thought about the quake causing instability in a sand-based soil!

Miss M,

As I recall from the World Series Earthquake, the very trendy and expensive waterfront "Marina District" landfill area in San Fran got demolished in much the same way, and I recall them saying that that sandy soils becomes "liquified" during quakes and is the worst place to have built a structure on. Manny and Jack probably know more about that, but here's a pic and that was only a 6.9 Quake:

Momma and I hiked through that devastation about a week or so later and it was way worse than anything we've seen up in Anchorage.

Kevlar Kid

Eschew obfuscation (a corollary)

No pollatick mee vaheenies.

Captain Hate

F*ck Meng. Hubristic fool. He deserves a meal in solitary just to let the law of cause and effect sink into that fragile eggshell of a skull.

Wrong pronoun. Dragon lady.

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