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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
on 3 Mar 2016
, latest 4 days 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...
FED watch: What did the FRB FOMC decide, and what are the consequences?
on 21 Feb 2018
, latest 10 months 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...
James Buchanan: The ideologue behind the top 1% takeover of the US
on 31 May 2018
, 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...
PBS series: The Vietnam War
on 28 Sep 2017
, 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...
The pox on 2-factor authentication and (cell)phone-based verification
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...
WHITE TERROR: bombings in Austin, Texas
on 21 Mar 2018
, 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...
Find Your Dream Home before Not-You Finds It
on 8 Feb 2018
, latest a year 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...
Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback
on 10 Feb 2016
, latest a year 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...
Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
on 14 Nov 2017
, latest a year 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...
Niger: Another excuse to start yet another war
on 23 Oct 2017
, latest a year 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...
Bullying judges into gynocentric submission
on 20 Oct 2017
Posted a year 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...
False rape accusation ==> 5 years in prison
on 20 Oct 2017
, latest a year 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...
Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay) 2017 mass shooting: the facts
on 3 Oct 2017
, 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...
Dislocation alert: 4-week t-bill auction yielding 1.30% today
on 5 Sep 2017
, 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...
Bad web design: mobile edition (google)
on 7 Jul 2017
, 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...
Don't put your money in FANG stocks, says this chart
on 9 Jun 2017
, latest 2 years ago So, @jvolstad, it is not just housing you should not put your money into, it is also the stock market ;-)
Obsession: Radical Capitalism's global War against Russia and the Ghost of the Soviet Union
on 31 May 2017
, 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...
What central bank monetary policy really does (Fed, FRB, ECB, BoE, BOJ)
on 21 May 2016
, 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...
Canada housing bubble: Home Capital Group stock drops 58%
on 26 Apr 2017
, 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