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February 24, 2020

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KevlarKid

sooty is the new sleazy, matt.

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President. 4 pictures at the link.

Yet another excellent meeting and talks with my friend @realDonaldTrump.

Relations between India and USA are not merely ties between two governments. Ours is a friendship that is people-driven and people centric.

Our nations are cooperating extensively, which is a great sign. pic.twitter.com/VPA8jdhAtI

— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 25, 2020
lyle

Expertise---in what? Charming old guys to sit on her board and give her money?

Hey, those expensive turtleneck sweaters just don’t buy themselves!

KevlarKid

"A divided Supreme Court ruled that U.S. Border Patrol agents cannot be held liable for damages for shooting people on the Mexico side of the southern U.S. border"

Trump is weaponizing the border outrage in 3...2...1

Narciso

This is why south anericans had more semi permament solutions.

KevlarKid

MM--- or Kobe Bryant. >:0

peter

I saw "missives for Penthouse" open for Nine Inch Nails. I also saw "Wastos in Burlington" open for the Chainsmokers.

lyle

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2020/02/never_forget_the_medias_blind_eye_to_obamas_corruption_.html

Never forget the media’s blind eye to Obama’s corruption

Because the media is just as corrupt. But then, you know this.

KevlarKid

re that SCOTUS ruling did NALGONA bring the pro-MEHeeko vote? did RBG rock her festive fruit hat during the festivities?

MissMarple2

Retweeted by the President:

PMO India
@PMOIndia
यह संबंध, 21वीं सदी की सबसे महत्वपूर्ण पार्टनरशिप्स में है।

और इसलिए आज राष्ट्रपति Trump और मैंने हमारे सम्बन्धों को Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership के स्तर पर ले जाने का निर्णय लिया है: PM @narendramodi

Translated from Hindi:

This relationship is among the most important partnerships of the 21st century.

And so today President Trump and I have decided to take our relationship to the level of Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership: PM @narendramodi

henry

Ah, China and Pakistan hardest hit.

rse

Last December, Tessa Majors, an 18-year-old college student, was stabbed to death in Manhattan’s Morningside Park. Police have now apprehended three suspects, 14-year-olds Rashaun Weaver and Luchiano Lewis and 13-year-old Zyairr Davis. Weaver and Lewis face second-degree murder charges as adults, and potential life sentences; Davis faces family-court charges as a juvenile because he is not alleged to have directly restrained or stabbed Majors. The New York Times has published a nearly full-page editorial arguing that no 14-year-old, not even an alleged killer, should be tried in adult court or face a prison sentence that extends beyond his majority. In attempting to make this argument, though, the Times rewrites history, glossing over the horrific crimes in the late 1970s that spurred New York governor Hugh Carey, a Democrat, to let violent juveniles face the adult justice system in the first place.

Trying the two older teens as adults is wrong, the Times believes, arguing that “the state can use family courts to base criminal justice for adolescents around rehabilitation instead of punishment, even in cases of murder.” As support for this contention, and as an example of earlier judicial overreach, the paper reaches back to the 1978 Willie Bosket case. The 15-year-old Bosket fatally shot two men and wounded a third on the subway, but because of his age, he faced only five years in juvenile jail. New York tabloids, the Times says, “responded with outrage,” and Governor Carey signed a “draconian” law allowing for courts, in future cases, to try teens as young as 13 as adults, sentencing them beyond age 21.

https://www.city-journal.org/violent-juveniles-adult-justice-tessa-majors

henry

skools.

Kaia, a first grader at the charter school, had a tantrum earlier in the day where she had kicked and punched three school employees, leading to her arrest on a charge of misdemeanor battery, according to her arrest report. However, by the time Turner and another officer approached Kaia to detain, cuff and arrest her, the girl had calmed down, the video shows.

https://www.tampabay.com/news/florida/2020/02/25/body-camera-video-shows-6-year-old-orlando-girl-arrested-at-school/

Melinda

MM-

Spend some time with this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBAIff8X79c&feature=youtu.be

lyle

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/02/24/trump-threat-coronavirus-reelection-economy-117272

While not ruling out the possibility that I’m hopelessly naive, I really don’t understand that—god forbid—the coronavirus grows into a pandemic and starts to slow our economy, US voters will throw up their hands and say, “welp, better elect the communists.”

Can someone straighten me out?

KevlarKid

"Comprehensive Global Strategic Relationship" is a YUGE money negotiation.

Here's one deal to be worked out:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKCN1P505M

patent royalties on gmo cotton seeds (monsanto vs. East Indian govt and agribusiness)

Tom R

like i replied to you on the last thread, which you likely dint read (boo hoo),

Considering the fact I replied to you should have given you a clue I read your reply.

you're still responding like a moron to hammer your point.
Look in the mirror.

you have no context to understand ANYTHING about the world in which i live.

The world you live in is irrelevant to the point I was making. The fact you spent so much time talking about your accomplishments indicated to me you didn't (and still don't) understand what my point was.

If you watched the video of LTG Flynn and still don't understand some of the tactics Trump is using to win the hearts and minds of the American public then this is a discussion that you should bow out of.

The 1960s Counterculture movement was an insurgency. The Left won that culture war. LTG Flynn correctly points out that Trump and the MAGA movement is a new insurgency. I have refered to it as the Counter-Counterculture War but Culture War 2 works too. Bottom line the MAGA movement is a counterinsurgency against the modern day descendants of the 1960s Counterculture coalition (Marxists, hippies, atheists).

If you want to understand the strategy and tactics for how to win counterinsurgencies, read Army FM 3-24 written by GEN Petraeus. In Iraq the most important factor required for GEN Petraeus' Surge strategy to work was the US military convincing the Sunni tribes to trust the US military to protect them from the Islamic fundamentalist jihadists. The US military made promises to the Sunni tribes and kept those promises and the Islamic fundamentalist jihadists were defeated

Trump is following the same tactic. Voters have come to the realization Trump is completely different from other Presidents and politicians. He is governing the country exactly like he promised he would. Keeping these promises is increasing the level of trust Americans have in him and that is causing the MAGA movement to grow and get stronger. That is one way to win the hearts and minds and win Culture War 2.

Tom R

the coronavirus grows into a pandemic and starts to slow our economy, US voters will throw up their hands and say, “welp, better elect the communists.”

Can someone straighten me out?

Promoting that talking point is a good litmus test for identifying bad pundits and leftwing propagandists.

clarice

Heh--one professor strikes back at the empowerment and diversity B.S.:
https://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/my-contributions-to-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-at-um-flint/

anonamom

lyle, I agree with you re corona and re-election, unless he persists in saying stupid stuff like "we have this under control."

There is no need to outright lie---and that is a BIG, FAT LIE.

He should have said: Our agencies are prepared to deal with the cornavirus, were it to become an issue here.

(and that is as good as it's going to get)

Old Lurker

Lyle "Can someone straighten me out?"

Nope, I agree with you.

Even better, if it is to happen, I would rather the economy tank while it CAN be blamed on the flu rather than other ways to blame it on Trump & MAGA.

I would rather argue your POV than have to wade into "Deficits too big, Tax cuts did it, Orange Man Bad..." swamps.

Buckeye

This is why you don't go all cash on some temporary bad news.

Not enough “temporary” hours left in my lifetime:)

You’ll happy to know I didn’t go all cash. Hope I feel the same way 6 months from now.

Old Lurker

A-mom "...He should have said: Our agencies are prepared to deal with the cornavirus, were it to become an issue here..."

I would paraphrase the LifeLock Ad. Our agencies are prepared to deal with it to the maximum extent any government on the planet can, and everything we have done in the last four years was designed to weed out the inefficiencies socialists ALWAYS add to institutions. But no government, not even the one the Founders designed can stop every little hurt that comes along. That is why individuals need to be free and responsible for themselves and their own families.

Extraneus

I can't wait until they start publishing Bernie's missives penned for Penthouse.

A man goes home and masturbates his typical fantasy. A woman on her knees, a woman tied up, a woman abused. A woman enjoys intercourse with her man--as she fantasizes being raped by 3 men simultaneously.

https://pjmedia.com/trending/bernie-sander-1972-violent-rape-fantasy-article-surfaces/

Captain Hate

You’ll happy to know I didn’t go all cash. Hope I feel the same way 6 months from now.

I'm sure there will come a time that it's appropriate to do so, and I'd never suggest otherwise, but after Gaylord spent eight years with his bathhouse leather fetish boot on the neck of the economy, I don't think the three years of growth has even come close to exhausting the upside that reversing his deliberately harmful policies has already accomplished.

henry

The White House @WhiteHouse
30s

President @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS are wheels up for Washington, DC, following a productive and awe-inspiring trip to India!

THANK YOU to both Prime Minister @narendramodi and the people of India for their incredible hospitality!

Marlene

Good afternoon! I had to take break from coronavirus news,so I cleaned the hall closet.
I've been thinking about the fact that March is spring break and all the people who will be in Florida. Not only Florida,some go on ski vacations out west and up north. Thousands of people on planes. How is the spread of the virus going to be kept under control?

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Iggy,
I’ve been through the Vicknair blog. His crustyness and sense of humor are great. He’s quite talented. I imagine the Smython is a 5 figure gun. Beautiful work.--

He is a master. One of the best in the country.
But boy is he a pill via email.
Sheesh.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Where Iggy and I differ is, since I know how to boil frogs, in the guess about who and how many will spill blood to nurture the Tree of Liberty (h/t Jefferson).--

One man with a musket was worth 10 Loyalists.
One man with a rifle is worth a hundred boiled frogs.

Old Lurker

"I don't think the three years of growth has even come close to exhausting the upside that reversing his deliberately harmful policies has already accomplished."

Adding debt at the rate of $1T/yr plus all the off budget promises continuing unabated on top of that, to a balloon that had already been doubled in size by Obama & Bush, means that the balloon and all of Iggy's Asset Bubbles are that much closer to popping. When the balloon will pop, nobody knows.

Popping is an event, not a process.

anonamom

That is why individuals need to be free and responsible for themselves and their own families.

And make sure you have two jars of peanutbutter on your shelves. That's 16,000 calories and 560 gms of protein right there. ;-)

MissMarple2

anonamom,

Look at this. I am unimpressed with the Acting head of Homeland Security.

#WATCH: Sen. John Kennedy grills acting DHS chief Chad Wolf on U.S. response to Coronavirus outbreak:

"You're supposed to keep us safe and the American people deserve some straight answers on the coronavirus and I'm not getting them from you." pic.twitter.com/BoaTZQ2NrA

— Jennifer Franco (@jennfranconews) February 25, 2020

Video at link.

Jim Eagle

Marlene,

Good point. Frederick's school is keeping the Chinese kids either on campus or farming them out to local families. The trouble is not those kids but the ones who are not Chinese but they are their family go to Italy on a skiing holiday, or some other locale that has non-identified world travelers.

The naivete of people to think, if I don't go to China, I will be okay. Pandemics don't work that way. You don't need a passport or visa to get Coronavirus. The genie is out of the bottle for us here in the States. Are we going to stop all travel from Italy or Switzerland? And if it is, now as reported, in Switzerland then it can be in the rest of Europe in hours.

Mrs JiB's Belgian family take their spring holiday skiing in Switzerland or France. Are the resorts all going to shutdown? I don't think so.

I think this thing so far has taken baby steps and sooner than later it will start making huge strides unles they can come up a clear containment and even vaccination strategy.

If the Chinese were looking for a way to influence our forthcoming election, they couldn't have a found a better way.

anonamom

How is the spread of the virus going to be kept under control?

Marlene, was that a rhetorical question?
It is NOT going to "be kept under control." This time, it's DJT, not the MSM doing the lying.

What you described is how it could be spread all over. There would have to be a total lock down right now, borders closed at five tonight to even have any kind of illusion of control. The economic cost would be massive, and there would be endless hell to pay. How would you prove that that was the right thing to do? No virus here? Maybe it wan't coming here anyway. (Very similar to weather warning stuff. )

So nobody is talking about that happening.

When people don't even have an inkling that they are infected for 14 days, that means the virus gets a free ride wherever they are going for two weeks. Florida, Aspen, Cancun--wherever.

Should you worry about it? I don't think so, because there is almost nothing to do about it.

Another Bob

“Today's manic investor can't even seem to handle a mild hiccup without hyperventilating.“

My wife. Paranoid that the retirement funds will go to zero.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--The New York Times has published a nearly full-page editorial arguing that no 14-year-old, not even an alleged killer, should be tried in adult court or face a prison sentence that extends beyond his majority.--

So a 14 year old can't know it's wrong to kill another person but they can know it's right to kill their baby to such an extent her parents need not even be informed. And they can also know enough to take sufficient opposite-sex hormones to sterilize themselves for life and hack off their breasts and genitalia.

Gosh, how could I have ever objected to the idea the left is just a mirror image of my political philosophy?

Considering how crazy progs are, the prog solution would probably be to make sure 14 year olds get their mom to sign parental consent forms before they murder a classmate.

Extraneus

Russians Declare Election Too Chaotic For Them To Successfully Interfere

clarice

. My son's m-i-l (80 y. o.)was visiting Japan for 2 months to be with her son and his family who live in a rural village outside Osaka. The captain of a cruise ship lives there, he returned home and now everyone is concerned..She's returning early to Hi.

I do think it's being over hyped in the US though.

Captain Hate

One Bathhouse, two rats

https://mobile.twitter.com/jheil/status/1232137595758444544

lyle

If one’s “retirement funds” somehow go to zero, one will have much bigger issues to fend off. I mean besides zombies. 😎

matt - deplore me if you must

United Airlines has offered all of their Transpac crews on the West Coast a very reasonable salary while their are not flying, so I think they expect this to last a while.

At present direct flights are very restricted. Port of LA reports 40-50 cancellations of ships arrriving through April so far. At say, 15,000TEU/ship that is 600,000 40' containers. Multiply that by 6-8 other ports and you can get an idea of the impact.

Better stock up on lawn chairs and cheap barbecues quick. I can say that my niece's company will be out of product by April. The LA rag trade may need to import a bunch of skilled seamstresses and cutters if this continues.

anonamom

That "hearing" was as ridiculous a piece of BS political theater that insults citizens as I've seen in a while.
(Which is why I think the earlier part was closed door--so we wouldn't see how ill-informed and lacking in what we call common sense or general knowledge our Senators , as a group, are.)

I am as unimpressed by Senator Kennedy as I am of HSA.

You are not scoring any points here, Senator--the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security is "NOT going to keep us safe", it's no surprise that there most certainly are NOT enough "respirators" for every American, and yes, people will die from this.
Modeling isn't meaningful when you don't have transmission data to work with, and does it matter whether the 2% mortality rate is 2.15 or 1.83, because for any one of us, it's going to be either 0, or 100%.


matt - deplore me if you must

One man with a scary assault rifle and a 30 round clip is worth 107.5 snowflakes.

Buckeye

I remember lining up in a big queue at the elementary school in the 60s to receive the Polio (?) vaccine.

History might repeat itself.

Dave (in MA)

There have been fewer than 3,000 reported coronavirus deaths worldwide since the disease was first identified. According to the CDC, there have been 16,000 deaths in the US from influenza during the 2019-20 season so far. A little perspective that the media should provide, since the prevention methods are mostly the same.

henry

Dave, the media isn't letting this crisis go to waste. Facts would calm things down a bit.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--I don't think the three years of growth has even come close to exhausting the upside that reversing his deliberately harmful policies has already accomplished.--

That's the competing three legged stool; tax cuts and reversing overregulation vs mountains of debt and a long in the tooth expansion vs a slowdown in the rest of the world exacerbated by the lockup caused by the coronavirus.

I said weeks ago Trump would be fortunate if we did hit a recession or worse that the virus came along at just the right time to blame. But as amom says he has to get in front of it not take responsibility for something he has little or no control over.

The sense persists the world is moving slowly and relentlessly toward something very, very big and probably not very, very good.

Captain Hate

Zucker needs to be kicked in the balls repeatedly for sending this complete idiot to a foreign country embarrass the nation on behalf of his trash network

https://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/kyle-drennen/2020/02/25/trump-blasts-acosta-worst-record-history-broadcasting

rse

The deadly coronavirus is sweeping across Europe with the outbreak in Italy showing no signs of slowing down and Switzerland, Austria, Croatia and mainland Spain today recording their first cases of the killer infection that has spread to 40 countries or territories.

All of the new European cases – two in Austria, one in Croatia, one in Switzerland, one in Barcelona and two in Tenerife – had travelled to northern Italy, which has been ravaged by the never-before-seen virus.

Italy has seen a dramatic surge in cases since Friday, with the number of infections soaring from just six to 322. Ten people have now died there. Italy's spike in cases comes after thousands of British families returned from half-term breaks and school skiing trips. Easter holidays – another popular time to go abroad – is just five weeks away.

More than 80,000 people across the world have been infected, while at least 2,700 are known to have died from the pneumonia-causing virus. Europe already had a handful of cases of the coronavirus before Italy's outbreak took hold – but almost 360 patients have been struck down across the continent.

jimmyk

Can someone straighten me out?

I guarantee you that if Coronovirus spreads substantially in the US, the MSM will call it "Trump's Katrina."

anonamom

Exactly!

Buckeye

Earlier in the flu season there was only 3000 deaths from flu.

If the R0 and mortality numbers are as bad for COVID-19 as some data suggests, it will likely kill millions worldwide.

henry

Trump will get blamed whatever he does. Panic might make things worse. (Not that I know what the best plan is given the hidden facts we hope Trump has access to).

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'm anticipating the point at which the world says
"OK, we can't stop it spreading so lets go back to living a normal life with a new variety of flu making some of us sick and killing a few too".

Will sure beat "OK, lets all huddle in our houses, freak out and starve so some of us don't catch the flu".

James D.

So a 14 year old can't know it's wrong to kill another person but they can know it's right to kill their baby to such an extent her parents need not even be informed. And they can also know enough to take sufficient opposite-sex hormones to sterilize themselves for life and hack off their breasts and genitalia.

I'd love to see President Trump point that out during the debates this fall and force whomever the Dems have barfed up as a nominee to defend it.

jimmyk

Some might find this interesting: The reason we in the US spend more on health care than other countries? Because we are wealthier, and health care in economics-ese is a "luxury good."

https://johnhcochrane.blogspot.com/2020/02/health-spending.html

And it's not we're just paying higher prices. We are buying more care. So the "best" way to bring our health care spending down to the level in places like Denmark is to reduce our incomes down to their levels.

clarice

The best plan:Wear gloves in public places, wash your hands frequently, suck on Zinc lozenges, sleep and don't panic.

henry

this universe must be a simulation run by an alien teenager.

@Olympics

The longest-serving member of the International Olympic Committee, Dick Pound, told The Associated Press that the decision to cancel the Olympics in Tokyo should be made by the end of May, but said indicators show it'll be "business as usual." The Games are set to be held beginning July 24.

MissMarple2

OMG! Its all an act folks... hes literally acting to try to duplicate Obama for a win... There is nothing real or organic here, in fact its like a scary movie. https://t.co/f1q6JWGXye

— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 25, 2020

Comparison video of Buttigieg and Obama at the link.

Captain Hate

Obviously nobody reads my links.

What's with media Bags being debate moderators anyway?

Since they're fake debates, and have been for at least half a century, why not have fake news moderators?

jimmyk

I'm supposed to go to a conference in Rome in mid-April. Just got an e-mail from the organizers that they are "monitoring developments" and will be in touch soon regarding any decision to postpone. Already bought the plane ticket (OPM), unfortunately.

MissMarple2

https://abcnews.go.com/International/white-house-requesting-125b-part-25b-plan-fight/story

Headline:

Americans should prepare for 'significant disruption' to their lives from coronavirus: CDC

(Story and expected scary video at the link.)

Captain Hate

At least my links work!

henry

At least my links work!

I credit quality beer.

henry

yep, much be too much inventory of canned goods at the stores.

The Wall Street Journal @WSJ
11m

Breaking: Federal health authorities said they now expect a wider spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic

henry

To be drained due to "earthquake risk":

Anderson Reservoir is owned by the Santa Clara Valley Water District, a government agency based in San Jose. When full, it holds 89,278 acre feet of water — more than all other nine dams operated by the Santa Clara Valley Water District combined.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/359470/

So Silicon Valley will smell even worse.

Porchlight

Well, if it's OPM, don't sweat it, jimmyk. :)

Seriously, I think there will be a lot of suspended travel. My daughter has a spring trip planned - only to a neighboring state, but I wouldn't be surprised if the district cancels everything. Hopefully they'll wait a bit longer. It would be a shame to miss.

John S

"This is why you don't go all cash on some temporary bad news."

I don't know how temporary it is. I am an all-equity investor, even though that is frowned on for a person of my age. So when danger lurks, I move into cash. I did that on February 12, and so I have protected my stash. I may not make anything on this dip (I usually wait too long to re-invest) but it is cheap insurance.

Dave (in MA)

01:13 PM is Buttplug working with Alexrod these days?

Porchlight

That said, this will be politicized to the hilt. It already is. The media will portray it as a major threat no matter what the truth is. Trump has to be on his A game.

henry

OH, THAT LIBERAL FASCISM. Dem candidate Tom Steyer lays out his plan for a climate police state: “I will use the Executive emergency powers of the presidency to tell companies how they can generate electricity, what kind of cars they can build, what kind of buildings we’re gonna have…”

https://www.climatedepot.com/2020/02/25/dem-candidate-tom-steyer-lays-out-his-plan-for-police-state-i-will-use-the-executive-emergency-powers-of-the-presidency/

But Trump is the fascist.

Porchlight

I feel like we already had this discussion with ebola, but Obama was president then, so not much of a media panic in comparison.

Dave (in MA)
Since they're fake debates, and have been for at least half a century, why not have fake news moderators?
Norm MacDonald!
John S

regarding the state of the college generation today, craziness abounds, but not for everyone. I am feeling really happy today because an hour ago my youngest daughter texted me that she got the results of her MCAT. It was a good score, so she will be going to med school. Her degree in biology from UCLA was well worth it ( the only benefit I've ever received from California taxes).

Neo

Bernie Sanders unexpectedly released a fact-sheet Monday night explaining that he'd pay for his sweeping new government programs through new taxes and massive lawsuits against the fossil fuel industry, as well as by slashing spending on the military, among other methods.

Jack Lillywhite

Fox News is reporting that a hostage situation at an Irish prison has been resolved when the hostage taker agreed to end the 5 hour standoff in exchange for a Mars candy bar. Not a pint of Guinness or a dram of Jameson’s but a candy bar. More evidence the world is slowly going to hell.

Captain Hate

Congrats John S.

anonamom

Clarice, when you first posted about wearing gloves again, I meant to tell you that my husband is advocating we bring back handkerchiefs--he thinks they are a better barrier, and less likely to spread disease by going back into a pocket, rather than a getting left behind on counters and in seat back pockets (yes--YUCK!!)

I had quite a collection of gloves when I was a little girl, and hats too. We used to dress for church, back in the day.
(More of that Royalty thing . ;-) )

jimmyk

The problem with going all or even part cash is that except for retirement accounts, there are huge cap gains taxes if you’ve been equities long enough. I usually just ride it out.

Buckeye

Excellent news John S!

Neo

Iconic disco group Village People issued a statement on Monday declaring that President Donald Trump is welcome to their music at his rallies after left-wing activists demanded the group ban him from using their music.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

That Buttgouge - Barry channeling is kur-eep-ee.

Old Lurker

A-bob "“Today's manic investor can't even seem to handle a mild hiccup without hyperventilating.“

My wife. Paranoid that the retirement funds will go to zero."

Paraphrasing A-mom, back in the day I when rode my dinosaur down to the library so I could read Graham & Dodd on why stocks were worth what they were (Value Investing), we saw the relationship between making widgets, making widgets for a certain cost, selling the widgets and at a certain price, and then guessing at the size of the untapped market for widgets, competitors, and costs so that, as an investor, we could make a range of projections about earnings. Then, looking at all the other returns demanded by investors in all the other financial assets, we could guess what the widget earning stream might be worth to other investors.

My point is there was a lot of thought in what made something worth what the market traded it at over the longer term.

De-link "value" from any such disciplined train of thought and analysis about what is creating that value, and then it is all just a crap shoot in which some will win big and some will lose big and nobody will understand why.

These are the times we are in (Iggy's bubbles), so your wife is NOT nuts, A-bob.

Buckeye

Barry was smart enough to make his husband dress like a girl...

Kinda:)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Well, if it's OPM, don't sweat it, jimmyk.--

Eight little words that prove why socialism, or government for that matter, can never work.

anonamom

Breaking: Federal health authorities said they now expect a wider spread of the new coronavirus in the U.S. and are preparing for a potential pandemic

you heard it here first!

Jane

Congrats John S! That is very cool news.

Captain Hate

This isn't at all creepy

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=386031

Old Lurker

A-mom "Clarice, when you first posted about wearing gloves again..."

We spent last week at the Breakers in Palm Beach (yes, Trump came and went while we were there, as did W & Bar Bush) and we toured the Flagler mansion, now a museum. The docent told us that, when the house was done the public was invited in to see it, and Mr. & Mrs. Flagler shook each of their hands as they entered. The docent said that Mrs. Flagler wore out 16 pairs of kid gloves in that one receiving line.

Jane

I find that disgusting Capt. It's quite common these days for kids to go thru a gay phase, unlike in my times. Amy's advice is to say "OK" and ignore it, because nearly every time it will be a phase. But 9 years old? I can't imagine. And I really can't imagine encouraging it - at any age - even if you are gay. It's just too difficult a thing to encourage.

John S

jimmyk
you are correct. It is easy to move funds around in a retirement account. I hope the market recovers soon, but it's hard to know what will happen with all this supply chain interruption.

Old Lurker

Congrats John S. That is exciting news.

Captain Hate

Jane,

I'm hoping that sinks his candidacy forever.

James D.

It won't, CH.

At least, it won't among the Dem base.

clarice

anon, my husband always uses handkerchiefs--I'll have to steal a couple from his drawer. Interesting that former styles probably had health benefits. (The hats were useful when sunscreens weren't around and in winter to prevent loss of heat.)

Captain Hate

I don't know, James; I doubt it will play well in South Carolina.

HOF zombie

New Film Premiering Today at Berlin Film Festival Normalizes Pedophilia Like No film Has Ever Yet Dared To Do

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ berlin-hidden-gem-underage-robotic- provocation-trouble-being-born-1280962

"The Trouble With Being Born" (made by a left-wing "feminist provocateur" director) is about a ten-year girl kept as a sex slave by an adult man -- except she's an android who is programmed to ENJOY it and to PLEASE him as her only goal in life. And the android is played by -- AN ACTUAL 10-YEAR-OLD ACTRESS, whose left-wing parents agreed to let her be in a porno pedophile fantasy.

People walked out of the screening.

Oh, you conspiracy theory conservatives, it's laughable how you alway say that the Left will one day try to normalize pedophilia. That would NEVER happen!
Posted by: zombie at February 25, 2020 02:01 PM (N9G0H)

Porchlight

You know I was kidding, Iggy. :)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

You know it happens every time, but I can't recall ever to quite this scale; a candidate gets hot, looks like it's their turn and then seemingly in mere moments they're sinking again.

Reminds me of salmon swimming upstream to spawn; suddenly out of the rushing white water one brave souls flies free of the watery bonds only to slip back under the surface and disappear. And then another gives their all to swim valiantly and break free of the school, but likewise to no avail.

Hopefully this pack of squaw fish and suckers will recapitulate the life cycle of the Pacific Salmon and end this election season spent and gasping for oxygen for their dying gills, beached and immobile on the bank except for their gaping maws, just waiting for a bear, eagle or hungry wolverine to happen along and devour their putrid, tattered, hanging flesh.

Let's hope none of them reproduce beforehand though. We'll have to rotenone the whole frickin Potomac.

KevlarKid

"The world you live in is irrelevant to the point I was making. The fact you spent so much time talking about your accomplishments indicated to me you didn't (and still don't) understand what my point was."

This is the crux of your communication problem, Billy. The point was to illustrate (in under 100 words) that a " hearts and minds" hand-job may bring short term benefit- but lasting citizen sovereignty requires more.

lucky for us there are citizens who get that point, understanding that insurgencies and gaming don't rebuild and revitalize institutions--- sovereign citizens do.

Another Bob

“These are the times we are in (Iggy's bubbles), so your wife is NOT nuts, A-bob.”

I hear you sir, and largely agree. Which is why a substantial sum just left the stock market a few minutes ago ;)

Mine was a “don’t fight the Fed” perspective. Today was the day I switched to a “don’t fight the panic” perspective.

Wife is, for lack of a better term, a conspiracy theorist. She believes the PTB will - literally - stop at nothing to destroy Trump.

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