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When you're one step ahead, people call you Genius....

When you're two steps ahead, people call you Ironman.....

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  • On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 8:06am PDT in 4 charts that prove that todays 30-year-olds are NOT adults, Ironman said:

    MMR says

    but I also don't think that working menial jobs in high school prepares you for the rigors of studying challenging subject material in a top 25 academic environment

    It's not suppose to. What percentage of college kids go to the top 25?

    Working part time in high school hopefully sets the foundation to make a kid responsible, show up when required, follow directions, work as a team, learn news skills, etc. It's usually a kids first real experience in the outside world, separate from home life and school. It also exposes them to outside careers that they might want to follow.

    MMR says

    students are of an elite caliber. Couple of my first cousins once removed (one is a rheumatology fellow and the other is a dermatology resident) did about 1200 hours of volunteer work in the hospital before entering college, in addition to several other activities. They went to Boston University for undergrad and med school.

    You're way to focused and biased on labels and elitism... Hell, barely 6% of college kids get STEM degrees. They are the minority.
    The far larger percentages just take up space for 4 or 5 years and do the average work to graduate.

    MMR says

    If the mission/vision is drilled in early, you usually don't have a situation where you have to light a fire under a kid's ass to realize that working menial jobs isn't a future.

    Which is the perfect reason for a teenager to go take a job flipping burgers. What's better than hands-on experience to know you don't want to lean over a greasy stove for your career? Unfortunately, these useless Millennials never had that real life experience, having everything given to them without working for it. Now they just wander around aimlessly, looking for the next Trophy, doing the bare minimum to get by.

  • On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 7:47am PDT in Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton meeting raises eyebrows, Ironman said:

    Reporter: FBI ordered ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones’ during Clinton/Lynch meeting.

    Reporter Christopher Sign of ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ appeared on The O’Reilly Factor Thursday night to talk about his scoop involving that secret meeting between former President Bill Clinton and Attorney General Loretta Lynch.

    “The former president steps into her plane. They then speak for 30 minutes privately. The FBI there on the tarmac instructing everybody around ‘no photos, no pictures, no cell phones.'”

    First of all, it isn’t the FBI’s job to tell journalists or private citizens they can’t take photographs of a former president and the Attorney General. What were the agents going to do, arrest people for taking a picture or video?

    Also, if there was nothing wrong with the meeting and it was totally innocent, why were federal agents instructed to demand no one take a picture?

    By focusing on the appearance of conflict because Hillary Clinton is being investigated, we are willfully overlooking the very real conflict in the fact that Clinton himself is under investigation, as the Grand Poo-bah at the Clinton Foundation.

    The FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email as secretary of state has expanded to look at whether the possible “intersection” of Clinton Foundation work and State Department business may have violated public corruption laws, three intelligence sources not authorized to speak on the record told Fox News.

    I guess when all of this adds up, it’s clear why Lynch and her FBI agents were so intent on keeping this inappropriate meeting private.


  • On Fri, 1 Jul 2016, 7:37am PDT in Puerto Rico will default on more than $1 billion in debt on Friday, Ironman said:

    Puerto Rico is set to register its largest default to date on Friday as $2 billion in debt payments are due to the financially strapped island's creditors.

    The payments include more than $1 billion in general obligation bonds, the island's highest tiered credit that carries a constitutional lien on revenues.

    The largest default prior to this was on May 2 when the Government Development Bank, which formerly acted as the island's primary fiscal agent and lender of last resort, defaulted on $367 million due to its bondholders.

    The defaults that are set to occur on Friday will not be the first for the beleaguered U.S. Territory—Moody's estimates that the island has defaulted on $562 million of debt service payments since August—however, a missed or partial payment on the GO bonds will be the first default on a security that carries the highest priority of repayment under Puerto Rico's constitution.

    Which is why bondholders, analysts, investors and insurers of Puerto Rico's paper had all been closely watching and speculating how the government would handle the July GO payment—with many believing that at the very least the interest would be paid.


    The BIGGER question... who's holding all the Credit Default Swaps?????

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