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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme on 3 Mar 2016  35 comments, latest 4 months ago
An ongoing thread on the topic of banks garnering deposits to use for risky activities Chase bank sent me some junk mail that offers $500 to open checking+saving accounts. Requirements...

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FED watch: What did the FRB FOMC decide, and what are the consequences? (federalreserve.gov)
by justme on 21 Feb 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
This thread is intended to be an ongoing thread to analyze the FED/FOMC verbiage, and FOMC interest rate and QE and QE-unwind actions. For starters, the written minutes from the...

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James Buchanan: The ideologue behind the top 1% takeover of the US (nakedcapitalism.com)
by justme on 31 May 2018  3 comments, latest a year ago
And he was bankrolled by the Koch Brothers, too. No surprise there.https://www.nakedcapital Ask people to name the key minds that have shaped America’s burst of radical right-wing attacks on working...

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PBS series: The Vietnam War
by justme on 28 Sep 2017  29 comments, latest a year ago
I'm just wondering, are you all watching? I think tonight might be the last episode. I have found the series very enlightening, and it may serve as good antidote to...

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The pox on 2-factor authentication and (cell)phone-based verification (numverify.com)
by justme on 8 May 2018  Posted a year ago
I have experienced that some banks (and the Venmo person-to-person payment app ) does not accept a Google Voice number for 2-factor authentication or other forms of phone-based-verification (PBV).By the...

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WHITE TERROR: bombings in Austin, Texas
by justme on 21 Mar 2018  105 comments, latest a year ago
I was wondering why the right-wing of US politics (and patnet) was so quiet about the Austin bomber. Then I realized why: They had a hunch, and correctly so, that...

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Find Your Dream Home before Not-You Finds It
by justme on 8 Feb 2018  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
Find Your Dream Home before Not-You Finds It: This definitely seems to be a worthy successor to the famed "Suzanne researched this" advertising campaign by the National Association of Realtors...

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Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback (marketwatch.com)
by justme on 10 Feb 2016  46 comments, latest 2 years ago
Amazon.com Inc.'s stock AMZN, +1.43% climbed 1.5% in after-hours trade Wednesday, after the e-commerce giant announced a new $5 billion share repurchase program. The company disclosed in a regulatory filing...

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Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
by justme on 14 Nov 2017  161 comments, latest 2 years ago
I wonder if @Patrick has just staged a piece of censorship Performance Art by instituting omnipotent censorship, under the guise of "moderation", and crowd-sourced mass-silencing (encouraging the use of the...

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Niger: Another excuse to start yet another war (nytimes.com)
by justme on 23 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest 2 years ago
Step1: send US soldiers on a "training mission" in some new countryStep2: inevitably some of the US soldiers will get ambushed and killedStep3: exploit the ineptness of president Trump to...

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Bullying judges into gynocentric submission (mercurynews.com)
by justme on 20 Oct 2017  Posted 2 years ago
QUOTE:A long-running case that began in Santa Clara County when a judge awarded a man with a lengthy criminal record custody of his kids came to an abrupt end Tuesday...

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False rape accusation ==> 5 years in prison (bbc.com)
by justme on 20 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
I think it is about time that women who falsely accuse men of rape get prosecuted and jailed. 5 years is probably too short, but at least it is not...

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Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) 2017 mass shooting: the facts (en.wikipedia.org)
by justme on 3 Oct 2017  44 comments, latest 2 years ago
One of the best sources for condensed facts about the Las Vegas mass shooting is Wikipedia, which is packed with facts and references to the specific sources of the facts.https://en.wikipedia.org...

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Dislocation alert: 4-week t-bill auction yielding 1.30% today (treasurydirect.gov)
by justme on 5 Sep 2017  12 comments, latest 2 years ago
Note that 1.30% is *above* the FRB (Fed) 1.00-1.25% target range, and also a big jump from the 0.96% yield at the previous auction just a week ago. Neither the...

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Bad web design: mobile edition (google) (blog.google)
by justme on 7 Jul 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
I thought I might give an example of how NOT to redesign a web site for "mobile". Google just redesigned their News page to be "mobile friendly" within the last...

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Senate Testimony by Attorney General Jeff Sessions
by justme on 13 Jun 2017  37 comments, latest 2 years ago
Open thread about testimony.

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Don't put your money in FANG stocks, says this chart
by justme on 9 Jun 2017  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
So, @jvolstad, it is not just housing you should not put your money into, it is also the stock market ;-)

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Obsession: Radical Capitalism's global War against Russia and the Ghost of the Soviet Union
by justme on 31 May 2017  39 comments, latest 2 years ago
I happened upon a good description of the Vietnam War (circa 1955-1975), in a clip about the movie "The Quiet American" based on the 1955 book by the famed English...

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What central bank monetary policy really does (Fed, FRB, ECB, BoE, BOJ) (finance.yahoo.com)
by justme on 21 May 2016  14 comments, latest 2 years ago
This is an ongoing thread for occasional posts about the effect of and motivations behind monetary policy. It is unusual for the financial press to quote anyone that states that...

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Canada housing bubble: Home Capital Group stock drops 58% (bloomberg.com)
by justme on 26 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 2 years ago
Looks like Canada housing bubble may be going bust. Canadian mortgage lender Home Capital Group stock drops 59% today. https://www.bloomberg.com/news #housing #bubble #housingbubble

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Lake Oroville, CA, dam emergency
by justme on 13 Feb 2017  61 comments, latest 2 years ago
The above reference photo gives the proper perspective. Note auxilliary/secondary spillway, far left, and the regular/primary spillway, the long concrete "waterslide" right next to it. The big earthen dam...

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Divorce: You're the man, Ellen DeGeneres! (yahoo.com)
by justme on 17 Nov 2016  29 comments, latest 2 years ago
https://www.yahoo.com/celebrit Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s $345 Million Divorce: “This Could Be One Of Hollywood’s Dirtiest Divorces Ever” (EXCLUSIVE) Portia de Rossi has finally had enough. After eight years...

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Patrick.net not on list of Russian propaganda outlets (propornot.com)
by justme on 25 Nov 2016  16 comments, latest 3 years ago
Much has been said about the recently published list of purported Russian propaganda outlets. The list contains scores of US (and some Russian) sites, including such luminaries as nakedcaplitalism.com oftowminds.com...

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India currency demonetisation (500- and 1000-rupee bills) (thehindu.com)
by justme on 13 Nov 2016  3 comments, latest 3 years ago
The topic of the exchange of the pre-Nov8 2016 500-rupee and 1000--rupee bills into new 500- and 2000-rupee bills has been incredibly rife with misinformation and people not getting the...

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Gwen Ifill in memoriam -- PBS Newshour hour-long navel-gazing (npr.org)
by justme on 14 Nov 2016  6 comments, latest 3 years ago
Gwen Ifill of the PBS Newshour TV program passed away from cancer. In response, the PBS Newshour decided to dedicate, and I quote, "most of today's program" to talking about...

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Realtor(TM) confesses to killing 7 (washingtonpost.com)
by justme on 6 Nov 2016  12 comments, latest 3 years ago
https://www.washingtonpost.com Realtor accused of chaining woman ‘like a dog’ killed at least 7, officials say A real estate agent in South Carolina is accused of kidnapping a woman who was...

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Obamacare: Health insurance cost trajectory
by justme on 21 Oct 2016  8 comments, latest 3 years ago
With all the propaganda being spread around about the supposedly sky-rocketing cost of Obamacare/ACA health insurance, I thought I'd start a thread to share my own cost experience. As some...

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Gulf of Tonkin version 2.0 in Yemen (activistpost.com)
by justme on 14 Oct 2016  Posted 3 years ago
Gulf of Tonkin == Gulf of Aden http://www.activistpost.com/20 (Where is Thunderlips when you need him??) #tonkin #aden #falseflag #falsepretense #war #warmongering

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Corporate buybacks are 99% of NET stock purchases in 2016 so far (zerohedge.com)
by justme on 11 Mar 2016  11 comments, latest 3 years ago
There is an article on Zerohedge(*) this week that refers to some (IMO) very significant data from BofA's brokerage division, previously known as Merrril Lynch (ML). Basically the data shows...

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Democratic National Convention: Play-by-play
by justme on 25 Jul 2016  108 comments, latest 3 years ago
Use this thread to post the happenings of the Democratic National Convention: I'll start: The schedulers are trying to bring out non-booable performers in order to silence the voice of...

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The Banque Royale (Mississippi) bubble 300 year anniversary: Nothing has changed (blogs.reuters.com)
by justme on 27 Mar 2016  24 comments, latest 3 years ago
justme (2) ignore (2) Sun, 27 Mar 2016, 10:27am PDT Share Quote Like Dislike Spam Edit Delete Comment 1 The Banque Royale Bubble, more commonly known by the misnomer "the...

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"Emotional labor": Feminists want to get paid for it (newstatesman.com)
by justme on 19 Feb 2016  36 comments, latest 4 years ago
What is "emotional labor", exactly? Well, I thought about it for a while, and I decided to call it by its proper name: NAGGING Here is an article that uses...

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Pacific Gas and Electric and CPUC screws the customers -- AGAIN (wolfstreet.com)
by justme on 2 Jan 2016  3 comments, latest 4 years ago
http://wolfstreet.com/2016/01/ “We want our customers and their families to know that we are here to help them make smart energy choices and save money whenever possible,” cooed Laurie Giammona, senior...

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New UK proposed "bully law" targets disobedient men (dailymail.co.uk)
by justme on 29 Dec 2015  22 comments, latest 4 years ago
Five years in jail for men who 'emotionally bully' wives: New law will target bullies who control partners with 'coercive and controlling behaviour' Change is to the Serious Crime Bill...

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Southern California: massive gas leak (laweekly.com)
by justme on 24 Dec 2015  16 comments, latest 4 years ago
After more than two months of leaking at an underground storage facility in Southern California, this event is finally getting attention in the MSM. But as usual, the explanation...

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Apartment rental market going bust, SF included (wolfstreet.com)
by justme on 22 Dec 2015  6 comments, latest 4 years ago
Highlight: Rents fell 4.6% from Oct to Nov 2015 in SF. Perhaps Sam Zell is right, yet again? http://wolfstreet.com/2015/12/ http://wolfstreet.com/2015/11/ http://www.paragon-re.com/New_ http://www.bizjournals.com/san http://patrick.net/?p=1286181

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Foreclosures: lenders padding the amount of the judgement?
by justme on 17 Dec 2015  29 comments, latest 4 years ago
Note: This is my own case analysis. I have not read it anywhere. Consider the following: a lender has an unpaid balance of X (the default amount), but then somehow...

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Stock market retail customers buying the -9% DIP?
by justme on 24 Aug 2015  13 comments, latest 4 years ago
Or was it just Wall Street buying their own dip and front-running the muppets? Or was it the Federal Reserve "Plunge Protection Team" stepping in? Or did Tim Cook fix...

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Google reorganization into Alphabet (businessinsider.com)
by justme on 12 Aug 2015  Posted 4 years ago
http://www.businessinsider.com I can't help but notice that google's core services have been deteriorating for years, and the new CEO to be, Sundar Pichai, has been part of the problem rather...

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What does Greece, Brasil and Oil have in common?
by justme on 6 Jul 2015  7 comments, latest 4 years ago
Greece votes against European debt deal, oil drops 6.46% and Petrobras is down 7.42% as of this moment. What is the connection? Don't say just "oil", because XOM (Exxon Mobile)...
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