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Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
by justme in #misc on 14 Nov 2017  226 comments, latest 15 hours 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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Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback (marketwatch.com)
by justme in #buyback on 10 Feb 2016  43 comments, latest 16 days 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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Niger: Another excuse to start yet another war (nytimes.com)
by justme in #misc on 23 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest 24 days 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 in #misc on 20 Oct 2017  Posted a month 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 in #falserape on 20 Oct 2017  1 comment, latest a month 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 in #misc on 3 Oct 2017  44 comments, latest 2 months 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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PBS series: The Vietnam War
by justme in #misc on 28 Sep 2017  7 comments, latest 2 months 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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Dislocation alert: 4-week t-bill auction yielding 1.30% today (treasurydirect.gov)
by justme in #misc on 5 Sep 2017  12 comments, latest 2 months 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 in #misc on 7 Jul 2017  1 comment, latest 5 months 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 in #misc on 13 Jun 2017  40 comments, latest 5 months ago
Open thread about testimony.

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Don't put your money in FANG stocks, says this chart
by justme in #misc on 9 Jun 2017  15 comments, latest 5 months 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 in #misc on 31 May 2017  43 comments, latest 6 months 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 in #economy on 21 May 2016  14 comments, latest 6 months 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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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme in #VolckerRuleDelayed on 3 Mar 2016  33 comments, latest 6 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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Canada housing bubble: Home Capital Group stock drops 58% (bloomberg.com)
by justme in #housing on 26 Apr 2017  1 comment, latest 7 months 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 in #oroville on 13 Feb 2017  61 comments, latest 9 months 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 in #divorce on 17 Nov 2016  29 comments, latest 9 months 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 in #politics on 25 Nov 2016  16 comments, latest a year 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 in #misc on 13 Nov 2016  3 comments, latest a year 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 in #misc on 14 Nov 2016  6 comments, latest a year 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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