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June 14, 2019

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henry

China wants calm.... that's where all their oil comes from.

henry

Totalitarians, what can't they do?

Frank Pasquale @FrankPasquale
9h

“By 2025 China will hold 27.8 percent of the world’s data, compared with 17.5 percent that will reside in the United States. This data will also be far more concentrated in an even smaller oligopoly of titanic tech firms”

https://twitter.com/FrankPasquale/status/1139355981329182722

MissMarple2

henry,

You are correct. China issues a statement this morning.

henry

Mr. Pompeo did not present any evidence to back up the assessment of Iran’s involvement.

kind of like Schiff et al the past two years... except Pompeo has intelligence (both between the ears and in the secret info sense).

henry

Steve Scalise @SteveScalise
25m

Two years ago, my colleagues and I were attacked while practicing for a charity baseball game, simply because we’re Republicans. Thanks to countless heroes, miracles, and prayers, I’m still here today getting to do the job I love in Congress—and play a little baseball.

https://twitter.com/SteveScalise/status/1139490157906857984

Captain Hate

So glad the NBA season is over with prime time US Open coverage over the next three days.

Don't know what offseason moves the Warriors will make but with KD and Thompson out they're looking like a smoking carcass for next season.

MissMarple2

https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2019/06/13/george-will-trumps-public-and-constant-damage-to-country-worse-than-nixons/

These are the comments by George Will that set Rush off, causing him to ask who appointed these few people to decide what is appropriate.

Personally, the LAST person I want deciding appropriate conduct is Mr. George Poindexter Will, especially since he doesn't say boo about democrat candidates.

MissMarple2


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Robin

This is the link to the new social media platform that Jordan Peterson, Dave Rubin, et all are behind:

https://www.ts.today

You sign up to be on the wait list to become a beta user.

I figured something was coming because Dave Rubin has been hinting about conservatives putting their money where it counts for a while. Thrilled, quite honestly, that the intellectual Dark Web has stepped up. I suspect that Eric Weinstein is also behind this - he does something for the Peter Thiel, the PayPal guy - he's a money guy.

I hope they can get on the apple app platform. I think Gab has failed because they haven't been able to get on the platform and young people are phone people.

MissMarple2

https://twitchy.com/brettt-3136/2019/06/13/wow-jury-awards-family-business-oberlin-students-tried-to-destroy-maximum-damages-totaling-33-million/

The jury awarded the maximum amount.

One thing I learned in this that I didn't know: the Gibson family offered forgiveness if Oberlin would send out a letter to all students saying that they wre not racist, and the college refused!

Captain Hate

Levin was in full scream mode last night over Will hawking his oh so conservative book on CNN and MessDNC and Mutt Rombley acting like an ass.

MissMarple2

Captain Hate,

It was probably just as well I didn't hear Lein last night, because Rush had already gotten me steamed up about Will, and I don't need any encouragement to froth at the mouth over the Mittster.

Another Bob

Robin, I think there’s a Gab app for iOS but Apple is actively blocking them because Gab is racist.

Curious why are you a fan of the “Intellectual Dark Web” types?

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-spokesman-tweets-then-deletes-f-bomb-rant-against-potential-gop-challenger

GUS

I'd love to meet George Will. I'd give him a wedgie.

GUS

a HINDER BINDER.

Captain Hate

One thing I learned in this that I didn't know: the Gibson family offered forgiveness if Oberlin would send out a letter to all students saying that they wre not racist, and the college refused!

There are no adults in charge of that dumpster fire of a school. They've been in the full retard mode for at least two decades which is why the jury of locals decided to punish them as much as possible.

Melinda

Amom’s Opinion on this would be helpful to stymie the noise:

https://twitter.com/drpaulmason/status/1139343526129360896?s=21

MissMarple2


Prince Charles
‏ @Charles_HRH
23h23 hours ago

"The Prince of Whales". Very funny, Donald Trump. Did you do that on porpoise?

Captain Hate

Happy Flag Day!🇺🇸

henry

From a post on LinkedIn:

Google's CEO is Indian
Nokia's CEO is Indian
Adobe's CEO is Indian
Amazon's BOD is Indian
MasterCard's CEO is Indian
Microsoft's CEO is Indian
Pepsico's CEO was until recently Indian (Indra Nooyi)
58% working for NASA are Indians
...and on it go...

In the next few years, India will be the World's business Hub - not only IT - and more corporates and organisations will be lead by Indians.

What do you know about the Indian opportunities, and Indian leadership?


Edit: 58% and 59.89% come from the estimate that 3-7 % (the figure is different from different sources) of NASA employers in the US are Indians but with all the work that is contracted out it’s a headcount around 58% which is not something obvious. My point is that there is a bigger picture and one risk to miss the greatness by looking at details. ndia is great, has great potential and there are some great leaders sprung from Indian. I believe India will be the next business hub - not only IT and now is the time to realize that. That’s what I will do - others focus on spelling mistakes, color of skin, gender or irrelevant details. Cheers :) ...An other number, 1.4 million Indians build software for American companies. Many of them in aerospace & defense sector.

Narciso79

So west Texas crude is down, and Brent crude is up a tick, how is that possible?

henry

Narciso, lack of pipelines to get US crude to export terminals.

rse

CH-it was not actually a jury of locals.

What was interesting was the jury itself. This jury had none that lived in or near the town Oberlin, and most were from the more populace cities of Elyria (pop. 54,000) and Lorain (pop. 64,000). It was half male and half female, and was a mix between over-40 and under-40. None appeared to be of minority ethnicity like African-American or Hispanic, though a few may have been mixed. But again, this was about as average and middle-class group of people representing the Midwest as one could find.

From LI's coverage.

Narciso79

I know but hair on fire with gasoline!

Another Bob

The Oberlin jury was racist. Wait for it, it’s coming.

MissMarple2

The temperature was 48 degrees when I got up this moring. It has now warmed up to 53.

I am sitting here in a sweatshirt and I am still freezing.

clarice

About 20 years ago I traveled thru parts of India and even then could see its enormous potential. even the smallest, poorest rural villages were quickly adapting and profiting from the IT. fantastic people and place.

Captain Hate

Hmmm. That's pretty interesting, rse. Both of those cities are closer to the school than I am and surely know people familiar with it. Let me put it this way, people that listen to the sub niche music that I do aren't pleased that they never publicize things happening in the shadows of their ivory diverse tower ostensibly because they don't want us riff raff there.

I doubt that attitude is confined to that specific point of interest.

henry

India has done to our IT workforce what China did to manufacturing.

Another Bob

“lack of pipelines”

Also a lack of refining capacity here?

Another Bob

Henry, I take it you’ve had a good experience with Indian outsourcing?

I certainly haven’t.

Another Bob

Or did I confuse your opinion with the LinkedIn post?

Melinda

WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude is priced by the confluence of pipes at Cushing, Oklahoma. Permian, Bakken all come together there for transshipment, mostly to the Gulf now, with a bunch for export after distillation.

Brent, on the other hand, is the blended mix of the North Sea fields that being mostly traded in London is what near all of our gasoline prices are based on. It reflects those associated storage costs, transport, plus what ever financialization that may be associated with the underlying contracts, over time.

That financialization is reflected in both contracts, to be fair, as the cash flows generated from future sales of a barrel will be treated by The Street as something that can be tapped much like any other asset for future payments. This happens periodically and works as long as there is inflation in the system. As soon as there's any bit of "disinflation", the math goes south. This often occurs in commodity markets and is often sold as an "opportunity to reinvest at lower prices". Shirts exchange ownership, and they start again next month.

henry

Another Bob, define good.

1. claim expertise.
2. get contract.
3. blow budget to smithereens
4. deliver uncompilable code
5. claim we didn't QC fast enough (hint, code that won't compile can't be QC'd)
6. get mad when I halt all payments because "the contract said we would pay monthly>'
7. reply, "the contract said you were competent, shall we try this in Waukesha Courts?
8. withhold all payment until they fixed all issues in code provided (at their expense), or go public that they are total frauds. (simply filing a lawsuit does that).
9. toss their code anyway after rewriting inhouse.
10. tell my people the next person to suggest outsourcing our product development will be fired immediately.

Meanwhile I lose a couple years time to market and many $millions wasted cash.

Great country.

Narciso79

Yes they just had that shot of nehru socialism that set then back a spell,

MissMarple2

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/mark-levin-have-you-ever-seen-a-dumber-media-in-your-life

Manuel Transmission

RG’s key fob: the trunk popping open is pretty obvious, but you could have unlocked the car just as often and you would never notice because you would still push the unlock button each time you walk up to it and hear the clunk.

henry

Althouse has a nice vid of Snuffy being a worm and getting stomped by Trump:

https://althouse.blogspot.com/2019/06/look-george-youre-being-little-wise-guy.html

henry

Jay Weber @JayWeber3
5m

Trump Announces Fox News Regular as New Border Czar in Fox & Friends Interview: 'He'll Be Reporting to Me'

https://twitter.com/JayWeber3/status/1139519864111030272

link is to a place that doesn't like adblock. so I don't know who is appointed.

Narciso79

One of my coworkers in the real estate office was Pakistani, from a family of bankers he was real fastidious.

Speaking of fools Rushdie amazes in his category error, hes got one point in his favor, most everything else wrong like the point of the 65 war.

henry

Individuals are fine. There is a structural / cultural problem in the IT outsourcing where family in India gains prestige by the number of locals they can get US visas for, and connections there, not competence, drive who gets sent here and contracted.

Narciso79

Tom Homan, as border czar, so where does cyccinelli fit in.

henry

who is Tom Homan?

Jack is Back!

henry,

Ex-Director of ICE.

henry

thanks

Manuel Transmission

Re the garage doors opening and similar weird events, back in 94-95 in Amarillo, there’s a major rail yard with a highway alongside and a grade school across the street. The railroad had just installed the newly mandated car tag readers on each end of the yard to read the car tags entering and exiting the yard.

Two seemingly unrelated things were occurring over a period of several weeks: 1) a lady with a late 80s Chrysler would have her car stall out and need a tow every time she drove by, and 2) every rail car leaving the yard failed to have its tags read.

After much head scratching someone noticed an ancient Army radar installation behind the grade school. With absolutely no cooperation from the Army, they figured out that there was a massive RF leak emitted out the back of the sweeping antenna which was aimed down opposite the intended scan out the front. That errant signal was frying the car tags and the engine CPU on the Chrysler.

Of course, no one thought about what it was doing to the grade school kids.

And the railroad had to build a Faraday fence along the highway.

And the radar facility was a useless relic of the Cold War waiting for the ruskies to arrive from over the Pole.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7141375/Bootleg-alcohol-responsible-deaths-seven-American-tourists-DR.html?ito=social-twitter_dailymailus

The Hard Rock Cafe denies it, saying they only buy from reputable vendors.

I would bet that the Dominican government is investigating thoroughly, because even here in Indiana the local talk is about NOT going to the Dominican Republic on vacation.

Captain Hate

From henry's 9:11

Michael K said...
Stephoclinton tried the same stunt with Romney in a GOP debate that he "moderated."

With no predicate of any question or statement he asked Romney if he would ban birth control.

Romney just looked puzzled since that was not a topic of the debate. Trump would have said ,"Where did that come from, George ?"

Stephoclinton just tries to lob these grenades at the opposition. Romney didn't get it.

And Mutt still doesn't get it.

MissMarple2


Newt Gingrich
‏Verified account @newtgingrich
21m21 minutes ago

If working with foreign nationals to get campaign information is illegal as FEC Chair says who in Clinton campaign should go to jail for getting the Steele dossier from a British national. Media hysteria on President Trump’s comment is totally hypocritical.

Narciso79

Btw they convicted Abu khattalahs associate re Benghazi on two counts, the defense called David kirkoatrick to the stand

Jim,SunnyvaleCA,USA

MissM 9:33
Someone recently posted a story of, I think, TripAdvisor holding back a flurry of travel reviews that cited rapes and assaults in the Dominican Republic.

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2018/05/21/sexual-assault-dominican-republic/

Melinda

I'll just leave this here:

https://twitter.com/bbusa617/status/1139406239685677056

Jack is Back!

Who is Newt missing?

Five Eyes.

Italian Security Services.

Some guy in Malta.

Some guy in Cambridge.

Ukraine.

Russia in many forms and people.

matt - deplore me if you must

Wow! Bad bootleg liquor. It makes sense. The poor folks were just keeling over. The all you can eat/drink model turns me off. Sort of like the dubious sushi on the conveyor I see every now and then. Bad idea.

So the Pentagon released video of IRG's removing a limpet mine from one of the bankers. I wonder how the mullahs are going to play that? They must be really hurting to do something so stupid.

matt - deplore me if you must

So down in Amarillo the kids are reading "Johnny has Three Ears" now?

Melinda

matt-

It was a "Rescue Mission", dontchaknow....

Jack is Back!

Mel,

In re your 9:46. I don't know what year that was but the banner shows the Dow at 8283! LOL.

Abadman

The changing values on liver function tests are important because being too fat damages your liver like too much alcohol.

Fatty livers are projected to replace alcohol as the major reason for liver failure is the next 20 years

The rising values for the liver studies probably reflect this

Melinda

And still no shakee the handee for that POTUS.

henry

Real Time Economics @WSJecon
8m

India is set to impose higher tariffs on some goods imported from the U.S. after delaying the plan for about a year

Melinda

Thanks, abad!

I don't have a ruler for that stuff, so I need someone else's eyes to guide me. Many thanks!

MissMarple2

matt,

The mulllahs are calling it "sabotage diplomacy" according to my radio news.

I am sure the "blame America first" crowd will latch onto that line fairly quickly.

Captain Hate

USGA must have borrowed Cheney's weather machine at Pebble today.

MissMarple2

My show (Chicks on the Right) is discussing Teen Vogue and how parents need to be aare of what's in it. Examples: how to get an abortion against your parents' wishes, discussion of anal sex, how there are multiple genders, etc.

It's not the teeny bopper magazine of 20 years ago.

henry

MarketWatch @MarketWatch
now

Industrial production climbs 0.4% in May on automotive output rise

henry

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
2m

American Legion members ARRESTED at WA senior center for leading "Pledge of Allegiance" after center directors declare the Pledge "Nazism"

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1139534108613386241

Dave (in MA)

Pretty obvious that Chocolate Jesus was simply introducing Pooty-poot's puppet to his minions. This was 3 years prior to asking Li'l Dimitry to relay his pledge of flexibility to his boss.

henry

somebody finally looked at the whole quote... so now its "Trump shifting his stance"

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
2m

President Trump appeared to shift his stance a day after saying he wouldn’t consider it wrong to look at foreign information on rivals and wouldn’t necessarily contact authorities

Narciso79

Sally mae is getting into credit card!!!

henry

OK, it's Madison.

Vicki McKenna @VickiMcKenna
now

Madison's Leftwing Rag Pushes Play About Scrapping The U.S. Constitution Because It Was Written By 'Rich, White, Straight Men'

https://twitter.com/VickiMcKenna/status/1139537612870492161

Tom R

Fatty livers are projected to replace alcohol as the major reason for liver failure is the next 20 years

I have a relative with cirrhosis who doesn't drink alcohol. He has been obese for decades and is also diabetic. He has so many health issues going on it's really a miracle he is even still alive.

Buckeye

American Legion members ARRESTED at WA senior center

MT, what are you locals hearing??

Tom R

TK from last night,

After seeing the unredacted Mueller SC scope memo, on Wednesday Devin Nunes said the previously redacted parts:

1) explicitly tasked Mueller to investigate the Steele Dossier.
2) explicitly tasked Mueller to investigate Manafort (Swamp plant?), Page (FBI/CIA plant?) and Papadoplous (neoncon plant?).

Narciso79

They ought to rename it zinoviev or Guevara. They are insane over there here.

henry

a TM retweet:

Frank J. Fleming @IMAO_
2m

I've heard they've rented out a stadium for the Democratic presidential debate but they're not sure where the audience will sit.

Robin


Another Bob,

First, the "Intellectual Dark Web" phrase was coined by a NYTimes journalist, and Dave Rubin uses it very tongue in cheek, so I probably didn't convey my sardonic tone when I wrote it.

I appreciate the people who have been included - they are spending time on college campuses talking to a generation that thinks that no one disagrees with the media/academia/politico side to every story. They are actually on the front lines putting their reputations on the line and changing the conversation, event after event. I went to see Dave Rubin and Charlie Kirk when they came to Ithaca College for an event, and I was impressed by their ease with the college crowd, many of whom were openly dubious of their message. They are elevating the discourse where it needs to happen.

Eric Weinstein is a socialist, but he is appalled by Evergreen College's treatment of his brother and SIL, and by the efforts to shut down real discourse.

I'm appreciative of their efforts and hope that Thinkspot is wildly successful.

GAB may have developed at IOS app, but they've never been allowed to offer it on the platform.

Manuel Transmission

Henry, I can’t get that Twitter link to open, but I’m assuming that is from our town. My buds are right in the middle of it. About three weeks ago several of them were late to our usual Friday lunch. The whole Legion went over to the community center to force the issue of offering the Pledge. Some local commie cow is the manager there and unilaterally stopped allowing the Pledge. None of the residents had a problem with doing it.

Narciso79

They included the nxim testimony on the inside page as with thr al Imam charges, of the times they mention Kirkpatrick in passing.

Manuel Transmission

Ok, finally loaded. Here’s the underlying link.

http://www.theamericanmirror.com/american-legion-members-arrested-at-wa-senior-center-after-leading-banned-pledge-of-allegiance/#disqus_thread

Definitely our guys.

Extraneus

GAB's app doesn't appear at the Google Play store, either, but unlike Apple, Android phones can download and install apps directly from websites such as GAB's.

I wonder where all of this un-American censorship activity is leading. Seems like an investment opportunity.

henry

MT, they are getting press in WI anyway. :)

Narciso79

Something wrong mr. Corn:

https://mobile.twitter.com/ChuckRossDC/status/1139528067775369217

henry

Ext, like the Tea Party and MAGA fund raising vampires, be careful who claims to be supporting freedom with investment.

Extraneus

Good point, henry.

MissMarple2


One America News Retweeted
Stephanie Myers
‏Verified account @_StephanieMyers
1h1 hour ago

NEW:
President Trump will welcome Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to the White House on June 20 to reaffirm America's partnership with Canada and allow the two leaders to address opportunities and challenges related to expanding bilateral cooperation. Full Press Release here 👇🏼 @OANN
===========================
The optics on this are not going to help Trudeau, I predict.

MissMarple2


Greta Wall
‏Verified account @GretaLWall
26m26 minutes ago

#NEW Retail sales rebound solidly in May with April's data revised higher.

@CommerceGov revealed there was a 0.5% increase in retail sales last month.

The department revised April's data higher to show a 0.3% increase vs initial reports of a 0.2% decrease.

Narciso79

So the Dow is down a tick, and gold is up to $1350/oz?

henry

Don't worry narciso, the usual twitter suspects (MSM division) tell me Facebook Bitcoin will save the day.

Narciso79

Is there any relation to reality in the market?

Manuel Transmission

Matt, re three ears, I wondered if anyone thought of doing a longitudinal study at that school.

I went to a grade school in the Columbia Basin downwind of Hanford. Kids who were born and raised there had serious issues resulting from some of the crazier things that happened at Hanford. There was at least one test where they released radioactive iodine gas to see it kill some sheep. A couple decades later there was a spike in thyroid cancer that no one could figure out. All the milk produced in that region had issues.

Narciso79

Apparently bitcoin has a yuge carbon footprint, it doesn't create anything!

Captain Hate

Is there any relation to reality in the market?

Very short term: no. Everything else yes.

henry

narciso, the fail signal for a software company used to be building a new HQ... bitcoin might have replaced that.

Narciso79

Why dont they just make it holograms with color coded lasers it'd as real as bitcoin?

The Infamous Ignatz

There's nothing wrong with India besides its hideous and still oppressive and pervasive caste system, it's evil and crazy religion from which it springs, it's closed and intolerant culture and it's stultifying, ponderous, quasi-socialist, incredibly corrupt, regulatory behemoth of a state.
Other than that it's a real tiger.

Threadkiller

I'm not sure that answers my question, Tom.

Here it is again:

How does the language of this quote change into Kabuki as a result of Nunes reading something we still haven't seen and can't possibly verify?


the real purpose of the Mueller report “was to help Democrats impeach the president in the absence of any evidence of collusion.”

The specific revelations you noted at 10:25 don't refute his conclusion that the real purpose of the Mueller report was to help Democrats impeach the President.


Narciso79

Well modo is trying to reform the last, in the subtle kicking a mule manner. The rest oz a little harder to change. Not everyone is as dense as rushdie or arundat roy.

The Infamous Ignatz

I'll ask this one last time and then drop it forever more;
How could Kellyanne, a relatively attractive and seemingly got-it-together gal stand to have that porcine pustule touch her?
Blech.
It's bad enough he disrespects her so much that he humiliates her at every chance he gets by noting she is happy to work for an Orange Julius Caesar with a few sprinkles of Hitler on top.

Melinda

narc-

To put that little Retail Sales data into perspective, the NonSeasonally Adjusted data, Month Over Month, was as follows:

Retail Sales +7.50%
Excl Autos +7.20%
Excl Autos & Gas +7.05%

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