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Bellingham Bill

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St. Petersburg troll factory (meduza.io)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 17 Oct 2017  7 comments, latest a month ago
https://meduza.io/en/news/2017

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Social Security Trust Fund Surplus
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 7 Oct 2017  17 comments, latest a month ago
This is taking FICA taxation received less SSA benefits paid, 1984 - 2016.Annual numbers were adjusted for inflation -- but to compensate, credited interest is ignored since that is just...

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Where else can I make an honest 5%? (finance.yahoo.com)
by Bellingham Bill in #investing on 22 Sep 2017  33 comments, latest 2 months ago
Moved this month's IRA contribution into BAC-L when it was touching $1300 https://finance.yahoo.com/quot (it's a 7.25% yield preferred at $1000 issue price) Converts into 20 shares of common if/when BAC...

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Real Corporate Profits By Decade (fred.stlouisfed.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 22 Sep 2017  5 comments, latest 2 months ago
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/gr Annual numbers (2009 dollars): 1950: $190B 1960: $180B (-5% growth for the 1950s) 1970: $230B (+30%) 1980: $440B (+50%) 1990: $390B (-10%) 2000: $590B (+50%) 2010: $1.45T (+150%) 1H17:...

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After-tax Corporate Profits vs S & P 500
by Bellingham Bill in #investing on 17 Sep 2017  10 comments, latest 2 months ago
#investing

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Lender Fees & Points for getting a $340,000 3.625% 30 year fixed loan in CA since last year
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 4 Sep 2017  1 comment, latest 3 months ago
quotes from AmeriSave

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Gini -- before and after redistribution (Chile #1) (imgur.com)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 31 Jul 2017  1 comment, latest 4 months ago
Orange is national Gini inequality before gov't redistribution, blue is after tax transfers and welfare https://imgur.com/5X2eRMT

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Neoliberalism
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 19 Jul 2017  9 comments, latest 4 months ago

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Saw this in the paper this AM (christianpost.com)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 2 Jul 2017  5 comments, latest 5 months ago
On the one hand, I fully believe all private organizations (tax-exempt or no) have the absolute right to as much political speech as they care to emit. So this...

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Why I'm In Cash, Mostly
by Bellingham Bill in #investing on 2 Jun 2017  19 comments, latest 5 months ago
#investing

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Peak Retail -- Dec 1999 (fred.stlouisfed.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 17 Jun 2017  Posted 5 months ago
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/gr Still 16M jobs on the chopping block . . .

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34%
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 7 May 2017  4 comments, latest 6 months ago

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This Cracked Me Up (abc30.com)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 21 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 7 months ago
http://abc30.com/society/clovi The Arabian Villa park is located on Villa between Shaw and Barstow. There are 218 units for senior citizens. The park's owner, Rutherford Investments of Los Gatos, said residents...

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Real YOY Wage Gains (fred.stlouisfed.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 12 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 7 months ago
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/gr

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TaxFoundation's Summary of Federal Income Tax Data is out now (taxfoundation.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 17 Feb 2017  Posted 9 months ago
https://taxfoundation.org/summ For 2014: Top 1% ($465k+) took 20% of the AGI, paid 40% ($540B) of the taxes, 27% tax rate. Top 5% ($188K+) took 36% of the AGI, paid 60%...

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A Tale of Two Interest Rates
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 26 Dec 2016  3 comments, latest a year ago
These two screenshots show home prices went up 1% thanks to the Fed raise. Top is December 3 ratesheet, lower is December 24, on a $425,000 property with 20% down....

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The Baby Boomer Service Economy Has Arrived (pbs.twimg.com)
by Bellingham Bill in #economics on 4 Sep 2016  109 comments, latest a year ago
#economics

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Where's the Third Wave (fred.stlouisfed.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 27 Aug 2016  1 comment, latest a year ago
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/gr

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Double Bubble (fred.stlouisfed.org)
by Bellingham Bill in #suckmydickamerica on 27 Aug 2016  3 comments, latest a year ago
https://fred.stlouisfed.org/gr #suckmydickamerica

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Christmas Bombing, 1972 (nixonlibrary.gov)
by Bellingham Bill in #misc on 2 Aug 2016  7 comments, latest a year ago
https://www.nixonlibrary.gov/e This is kinda cool, the formerly classified letter from Nixon to Thieu summarizing what concessions the US wrung out of the N Vietnamese after the Christmas bombings. (See pages...
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