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January 29, 2021

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MissMarple2

Trish Regan
@trish_regan
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2h
Our government is broken.

Our economy is broken.

Our markets are broken.

And, it’s not even February.

matt - deplore me if you must

This deviant bastard has been lionized by the media. He and his heath czar are nothing but murderers and crooks.

Pinandpuller

Kamala’s stepdaughter got a modeling contract.

I question the timing, unless stepmom taught her how to move up in the world without talent or generally positive attributes.

Pinandpuller

This administration reminds me of an Austin Powers Movie.

DNC: “So our plan is to take over the presidency with a woman.”

Douglas Powers PhD: “An evil woman?”

DNC: “Now that you mention it...”

Jane

I don’t question the timing, Pin. It’s obvious. I question her looks. Is that what today’s model looks like? Holy cow!

henry

Cuomo as lying weasel? How dare TM violate PETA’s prohibition on animal metaphors. In a rare agreement with PETA, a weasel is much smarter than Cuomo. Try lying cane toad.*


* The male cane toads are like kakapos –they’ll hump anything, and I mean, anything. They’re well known for humping dead animals, even trying for hours to hump a female that has been run over by a car, but they don’t limit themselves to just dead frogs, they’ll even hump dead salamanders, snakes, lizards, mice, anything.

https://www.neatorama.com/2012/09/26/Four-of-the-Worlds-Dumbest-Animals/

Jane

Henry,

I want a kakapo.

MissMarple2

Jack Posobiec
Flag of United States
@JackPosobiec
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4h
BREAKING: Twitter has suspended @GabeHoff, producer of the film @AnOpenSecret which exposed child sex crimes in Hollywood

Narciso


Lol

https://mobile.twitter.com/omriceren/status/1355317593641525249

MissMarple2

Daniel Greenfield - "Hang Together or Separately"
@Sultanknish
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32m
Unite and Heal With Show Trials and Fascist Purges - Frontpagemag https://ift.tt/3t7Dh83

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

My main take away from this shocking, shocking story is...
...Letitia James wants the Catcher Mitt's job.

How else can one explain that rarest of events; one prog not covering up the crimes of another?

Narciso

Apelbaum was devastating and right about six months ago:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/m.jpost.com/middle-east/sirens-heard-in-iran-657197/amp

Narciso

Eight months ago


https://www.google.com/amp/s/apelbaum.wordpress.com/2020/05/22/jaccuse/amp/

MissMarple2

Despite how this video starts up, it's really good satire (and mimics the ad tone of the far leftt quite accurately):

Lost your job due to a Biden EO? Watch: pic.twitter.com/LHVvCOgQ8r

— Alexander Muse (@amuse) January 29, 2021
Narciso

It ties all the threads together, unlike all this passive voice guestimates in that report. But the dead could not speak and those who had the responsibility chose to look away.

Narciso

We are ruled by even and corrupt men and women and the scribes are just as complicit.

Narciso

The ones that hcq and other therapeutics while doing everything to raise the blood price in bodies, i guess thats what was required

Narciso

Another truthteller along with berenson


https://amgreatness.com/2020/03/26/cuomo-deserves-no-plaudits-for-his-handling-of-crisis

Narciso

Elegance and grace, sarc

https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/01/29/biden-asked-if-he-might-be-required-to-break-down-covid-bill-no-one-requires-me-to-do-anythin

Oh the conte gov, having backstabbed salvini they get tripped up by renzi draghis chew toy

Narciso

Hmm:


https://mobile.twitter.com/julie_kelly2/status/1355264567715229697

Narciso

The progs cheated their way to a tie, in the senate, lost a dozen seats in the house, but that doesnt deter then in the least.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I have a question for OL, when he stops in.
Am I recalling correctly you were or are a proponent of The Fourth Turning theory?
If so, how do you square that with your new Dark Ages theory?
One runs twenty year cycles, the other hundreds of years.

Narciso

I think the latter but im not sure if hes looking at merely the fall of rome or more like the mayan experience.

MissMarple2

In response to a gagworthy review of Psaki in the Washington Post:

tsar becket adams
@BecketAdams
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6h
at this point in the Trump presidency, the Washington Post had already reported falsely that the State Department's "entire senior administrative team" had resigned in protest, that Russia hacked the U.S. electric grid, and that the WH website was hawking Melania's jewelry line.

Pinandpuller

Now Creflo Dollar is making a move and taking a huge short position in African Methodist Episcopal (AME).

This is getting out of hand. Try

Rocco

Cuomo had options and didn't use them. After pleading with Trump for help, he refused to use that help when Trump provided it.

https://nypost.com/2020/06/23/trump-bashes-cuomo-for-not-using-makeshifts-during-coronavirus-spike/

Friggin' Andrew Cuomo sounds like something Trump would say.

Narciso

I guess we were waiting for the venetian fleet as with constantinople, that never came.

clarice

Sees like just yesterday Dr Fauci was praising Cuomo's handling of Covid.

clarice

Hard to say who is more despicable Cuomo or Fauci.

Narciso


He gave us the skinny on the immigration pause yet he gets this kind of followers


https://mobile.twitter.com/sfrantzman/status/1355266486944886784?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

MissMarple2

Donald Trump Jr.
@DonaldJTrumpJr
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8h
Elizabeth Warren likes to pretend she stands with “the little guy,” but in reality, she’s a tool of the very hedge funds and financial elites that she fraudulently decries https://twitter.com/Cernovich/stat

Narciso

Like twi men running a con, clarice.

The tomes did put on the fromt page but below the fold

Narciso

Zapped miss marple.

Narciso


Like oliver willis brother from another mother


https://mobile.twitter.com/redsteeze/status/1355191267131416578

MissMarple2

Good, long comment on Wall Street by Ace:

http://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=392396

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Kambree
@KamVTV
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Jan 28
Liz Chaney is trailing primary challenger by 33 points in new poll.

MissMarple2


Reuters
@Reuters

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said that all arriving airline passengers would be required to take a mandatory COVID-19 test at the airport and then wait in a hotel for up to three days at their own expense until the results arrived https://reut.rs/39vlq3a

Narciso

So how many short positions were out there and why did they ride all the way down?

MissMarple2

Narciso,

What got zapped? Adams' tweet?

Narciso

Cernovichs retweet of don jr.

MissMarple2

Washington Examiner
@dcexaminer
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40m
Portion of Highway 1 near Big Sur collapses under winter storm

Narciso

The story of ruyi might be remote but it was in her term that china took over xinjiang future home of the uighurs

Narciso

Really zoolander (i think im being too charitable, derek was dumb but well meaning)

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Pat Buchanan;
Is The Establishment Still Terrified Of Trump?
Yep.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Portion of Highway 1 near Big Sur collapses under winter storm.--

That headline template is used every time there is a winter storm on the central coast.
Big Sur keeps 25% of CalTrans in business.

Narciso


The plain truth

https://mobile.twitter.com/ForAmerica/status/13552247618744770

MissMarple2

Heading for bed.

Good night, everyone!

Narciso

The big boys go to smash amc, and gamestop and they get their leg in the bear trap, but they have powerful friends to opem the trap, yet they still put their leg back in

jimmyk

On topic, still puzzled as to why this story about Cuomo's perfidy is just getting play now. Back in August I pointed out here that it was already old news then. (Ext had linked a story from the AP, of all places, noting the undercount of nursing home deaths.) I'd seen something about it in June, I think, and posted it here (can't find that post now, though).

One explanation is that now Trump is gone, so the battle is between the Bolsheviks and the Mensheviks.

Davod

Jimmy K. Dems being Dems. They don't just screw over the American people, they do it to themselves. Cuomo being outed now is positioning for jobs in the Biden administration or the 2024 presidential campaign.

Narciso


Yes this was known long before


https://mobile.twitter.com/amuse/status/1355344330681159684

Narciso

Thats whose justice department criminal enforcement its like the legion of doom.

matt - deplore me if you must

They had the USNS Solace, the Javits Center, and the Samaritan's Purse hospitals fully staffed and ready to go and the son of a bitch still sent people back to the assisted living facilities. There's a special place in Hell for the Cuomo's.

matt - deplore me if you must

Cuomo ain't no Menshevik. He's a Stalinist.

jim nj

jimmyk,

Yes, nothing is really new about the NY nursing home deaths, except that Cuomo's own AG was the one to release an official report this week.

And he's not handling it well:

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/cuomo-blames-nursing-home-scandal-on-political-attack-by-trump-admin

Cuomo blames nursing home scandal on 'political attack' by Trump admin
Cuomo speaks in first public comments since scathing attorney general report

jim nj

The annual homeless census count.

https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2021/01/28/covid-shows-nj-homeless-count-turned-up-grim-reality-bergen/4264528001/

NJ's one-day homeless count uncovers a grim reality in Bergen County amid pandemic

jim nj

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55865539

EU vaccine export row: Bloc backtracks on controls for NI

The EU has reversed its decision to temporarily override part of the Brexit deal amid an ongoing row over Covid vaccine supplies in the bloc.

The move would have seen checks at the border of Ireland and Northern Ireland to prevent shipments entering the UK.

The EU is devolving.

jim nj

https://thehill.com/policy/defense/536580-top-isis-leader-in-iraq-killed-in-us-airstrike

jim nj

https://twitchy.com/gregp-3534/2021/01/29/busted-video-shows-it-was-cori-bushs-staff-that-started-the-mask-altercation-with-marjorie-taylor-greene/

video direct link
https://twitter.com/mtgreenee/status/1355218876506591232

Melinda

Ace’s post is all off. The losses might be less than a quarter of what is being speculated, because shorts are managed a bit differently than “reporters” might grasp.

The focus should be on The Who and why the prices ran up so easily.

Those whom are complicit know full well and have already paid up to keep it quiet. They oopsed.

Narciso

It does seem like over exposure.

You saw renzis pas de deux which left conte out in the cold, said pullout helped scuttle arms deal to the kingdom and the emirate?

jim nj

Mel,

I was tempted to write about that last night. One too many beers said no.

Much of what I am reading is over simplified. While a large army of small investors could have enough clout to move the market in any one stock with a relatively small float I suspect that some larger players were on their side.

There are reasons to short stocks beyond the simple explanation that you expect it to tank.

For instance, when an options market-maker sells an option on a stock it doesn't usually come from inventory. They create it out of thin air and then to hedge their new exposure they enter into a counter position that could include selling a stock short.

Dave (in MA)

Xiden has now coughed all over more Executive Orders in his first 2 weeks than all past presidents combined.

jim nj

I saw an interview with Webull CEO Anthony Denier (that I can't find now) where he said his clearing firm dictated what he could trade.

Something about the clearing firm not having enough money to pay for the trades.

Huh? Clearing firms don't normally pay for the trades. The investor does.

That went right past the reporter. Now if the clearing firm said they won't accept trades if your client doesn't have sufficient funds on deposit with you right now that might make sense.

jim nj

Dave (in MA),

Like about 40 by now? I think the big ones will all engender lawsuits. Even the NYT and WaPo are commenting on them. So much for negotiating that new unity.

Melinda

Clearing firms are on the hook for the whole trade if the customer’s firm fails to cover.

That’s what clearing firms do, match the trades and cash to clear them to the proper accounts.

jim nj

https://issuesinsights.com/2021/01/29/bidens-worst-executive-order-went-almost-entirely-unnoticed/

"Biden’s order – which didn’t get released to the press until late in the evening of his first day – aims to effectively toss the cost-benefit analysis that for many decades has served as at least a modest brake on the ambitions of regulators. In the past, regulations where the cost of compliance far exceeded the benefits could be stymied by the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. "

Easy way to accommodate CRT.

jim nj

Yes, that's why I said that the clearing firms don't normally pay for the trades.

For anybody trying to follow this a broker may not be full-service. Even Schroder, the firm I worked for, didn't clear its trades. It had a partial ownership of LEWCO Securities, which was a clearing firm, but which didn't do any business of its own.

A broker or hedge fund that doesn't do its own clearing of trades is like a web app that doesn't own its servers. Somebody else does all the nuts and bolts stuff while you present a nice interface.

If a broker at a non-clearing firm wants to see a client's positions and cash on hand he is actually looking at information stored at the clearing firm's servers.

An investment firm that itself clears, or owns part of a clearing firm, will have a "prime brokerage" unit that solicits and manages the client accounts of firms that can't afford to set up their own clearing firm.

Pinandpuller

The bad news is, the Men’s Room is occupied.

The good news is, nobody can stop me from using the Women’s Room.

Nobody.

Pinandpuller

OK jim, explain how these stocks can be shorted in excess of 100%.

Is it like subletting a Manhattan apartment or what?

jim nj

On this part I may be incorrect, but my understanding of the way that clearing firms work is that they sum out all the exposures of the firms they work with and present each with a debit or credit.

Now I may be wrong and the clearing firms deal with individual accounts initially and then look to the firms for discrepancies. And that might be a part of the clearing agreement, we will front money, at interest, while you clear up any problems, at our discretion.

So I'm trying to sort out the reporting and the trading bans and it doesn't sound right.

I think the message from the clearing firms was that you don't have enough capital to cover your client's account's imbalances and we won't front you the money.

jim nj

Pin,

That's an interesting question that I don't have a good answer for.

"Naked" short-selling, where you don't own, or haven't borrowed the shares, is illegal.

That spawned the quote, "He who sells what isn't his'n, buys it back, or goes to pris'n."

MJW

Perhaps I'm being foolishly optimistic, but I wonder if (or at least hope that) by signing that executive order, Biden may in the end find he's shot himself in the foot.

A number of Supreme Court justices have supported eliminating, or at least drastically curtailing, what's called Chevron deference. That's a judicial rule that instead of courts deciding what's the best interpretation of an ambiguous regulatory statute for themselves, they defer to any reasonable interpretation by the relevant executive agency. The justification for Chevron deference is that the agencies have technical expertise that the courts lack.

An executive order that directs the agencies to regulate based on transparently political considerations highlights the shakiness of that justification, and could result in the end of Chevron deference, which would significantly reduce the power of agencies. At least we can hope.

MJW

(My previous comment was in response to jim nj's 1:21 AM comment)

jim nj

Firms that don't own their own clearing operations used to be called "introducing firms."

It's a quaint term, but it fits, we can provide all the advice you will need, but we need this other guy to get it all done, don't worry, he's a friend of ours.

Suddenly, said friend says, "I don't need any more introductions. I had to break the legs of the latest people you sent me. You're next if you send me anymore like that."

jim nj

MJW,

That was my thought. A cost-benefit analysis can be argued about as to whether it accurately captures the true facts, but it presumes to deal in facts in the first place.

To argue that some regulation is needed because of some nebulous theory would seem to be a stretch.

"But your Honor, if we don't do this the polar ice caps will melt." "Are you prepared to enter evidence in that regard?" "Huh?"

jim nj

nytol,

I took a 3 hour nap this afternoon and it's apparently not enough to re-set my clock.

Pinandpuller

Biden ought to close the National Institute of Standards in Boulder, CO.

I mean, what’s the point?

Pinandpuller

Is the National Institute of Standards going to tell me how gay a Mile is?

Yeah, that’s what I thought.

Pinandpuller

jim

My grandpa had a similar phrase about prostitution.

Pinandpuller

Will the National Institute of Standards tell you how unfair it is that Lizzo weighs approximately five times Taylor Swift?

Nope.

MissMarple2

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9204211/CDC-orders-sweeping-U-S-transportation-mask-mandate-COVID-19-rages.html

Late Friday the CDC ordered masks on ALL public transportation,federal law violation, according to the Daily Mail.

Jane

Are there any restraints on executive orders? What’s the point of having a Congress ?

MissMarple2

Good question, Jane!

All of the White House reporters seem to drr nothing unusual in 40 orders in less than 2 weeks.

anonamom

For "somebody who doesn't watch videos," I sure post a lot of them, don't I?


This one is three hours long--and I intend to listen to it again.

The only one of the three fellows I "know" is James Lindsay--but what insightful and intelligent analysis of The Left , its methods, and most satisfying---a recommendation of how to thwart them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAiCHwR3XRU&feature=youtu.be

MissMarple2

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-emirates-economy-citizenship-idUSKBN29Z0BZ

Headline:

UAE adopts amendments to grant citizenship to investors and other professionals

Strange coincidence, if you ask me.

Jane

Apparently it’s early chick day!

Jim Eagle

Good morning.

MM, I think we have a similar citizenship loophole for large investors, IIRC.

Davod

Re. the numbers of homeless. In the DC area, the counters were the people involved in helping the homeless, not the various governments.

These people have an interest in the numbers, because the amount of government funding they receive is often based upon the number of homeless people they look after.

Davod

MJW. Re. the Chevron Defense. I believe SCOTUS recently ruled against this.

Davod

"Will the National Institute of Standards tell you how unfair it is that Lizzo weighs approximately five times Taylor Swift?"

Yes. Statisticians and annalists will look to actuaries and find a way to quantify Lizzo's unfairness quotient.

Davod

Jane:

"Are there any restraints on executive orders? What’s the point of having a Congress ?"

It's up to people with standing [there's a problem to begin with, who really has standing these days] going to court to stop Biden's acts. With the House and Senate being ruled by Democrats, I don't see Congress going to court to stop anything coming from Biden.

henry

What is a “Lizzo”?

Another Bob

Jimnj: “ While a large army of small investors could have enough clout to move the market in any one stock with a relatively small float I suspect that some larger players were on their side.”

I thought the same. There were some (presumably) professional types posting screen grabs of order flow. A good number of transaction sizes were ending with three and four zeroes. Didn't look like retail to this amateur’s eyes.

henry

Lockdown to end of 2022? When can we lock up WHO for consecutive life sentences at Gitmo?

https://www.zerohedge.com/political/two-years-stop-spread-some-countries-will-close-borders-until-least-2022

anonamom

What is a “Lizzo”?

At least 300 pounds.

anonamom

Instead of locking down citizens and closing borders, is any country supplementing Vitamin D and zinc, and prophylaxing with HCQ or Ivermectin?

Asking for a friend, NSA/HSA?whoever is in charge of monitoring JOM---
I COMPLETELY agree that only vaccines will save us.

Covid is not discouraging the young people at my gate from heading out to ski. Only one person sitting here who isn't young enough to be my child. YOLO!

Davod

Powerline's Pictures of the week are pretty good, with something for everybody. I really liked the reference to Goth and Hippie, and the Labrador call to action.

https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/01/the-week-in-pictures-reddit-hood-edition.php

Davod

anonamom. This from an August 8, 2020 report:

[Our disease and prevention people, and the medical profession in general, should be shot. The Democrats and media who pilloried Trump and forbade use of HCQ should be shamed out of public life.} ]

"Countries that use Hydroxychloroquine may have 80% lower Covid death rates, by Joanne Nova.
Poor countries all over the world are using Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and it appears to be very useful.
The new HCQTrial suggests that despite the billion dollar budgets and expert staff, people in wealthier countries are dying from Coronavirus at far higher rates than people are in lands where HCQ is being used. And the effect of HCQ apparently holds even after researchers correct for patients being older, heavier, with higher blood pressure, living in high density apartment towers, or with getting tested more. …

https://wentworthreport.com/2020/08/08/countries-that-use-hydroxychloroquine-may-have-80-lower-covid-death-rates/

Davod

PS. I didn't check to see if the report was later found to be inacurate.

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