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Patnet and censorship: Performance Art?
by justme on 14 Nov 2017  161 comments, 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...

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Democratic National Convention: Play-by-play
by justme on 25 Jul 2016  108 comments, latest 2 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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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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Amazon getting desperate: Announcing $5B stock buyback (marketwatch.com)
by justme on 10 Feb 2016  46 comments, 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...

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Patrick.net not on list of Russian propaganda outlets (propornot.com)
by justme on 25 Nov 2016  16 comments, latest 2 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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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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WHITE TERROR: bombings in Austin, Texas
by justme on 21 Mar 2018  105 comments, latest 10 months 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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"Emotional labor": Feminists want to get paid for it (newstatesman.com)
by justme on 19 Feb 2016  36 comments, latest 3 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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Corporate buybacks are 99% of NET stock purchases in 2016 so far (zerohedge.com)
by justme on 11 Mar 2016  11 comments, latest 2 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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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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PBS series: The Vietnam War
by justme on 28 Sep 2017  29 comments, latest 8 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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Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Staggering Cost Differences (huffingtonpost.com)
by justme on 8 May 2013  16 comments, latest 6 years ago
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ This data is causing an uproar because of the insane spread in billing amounts for the same treatment, as well as the overall high costs. Only the 100 most...

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Carmen Segarra and the secret NY Federal Reserve tapes (thisamericanlife.org)
by justme on 26 Sep 2014  4 comments, latest 4 years ago
Wow, this stuff is powerful. The radio program with excerpts of the tapes is here http://www.thisamericanlife.or Here is an Bloomberg article written by Michael Lewis: http://www.bloombergview.com/a QUOTE: It's an extraordinary...

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Apartment rental market going bust, SF included (wolfstreet.com)
by justme on 22 Dec 2015  6 comments, latest 3 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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Southern California: massive gas leak (laweekly.com)
by justme on 24 Dec 2015  16 comments, latest 3 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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Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme on 3 Mar 2016  33 comments, latest 2 years 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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Realtor(TM) confesses to killing 7 (washingtonpost.com)
by justme on 6 Nov 2016  12 comments, latest 2 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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Gwen Ifill in memoriam -- PBS Newshour hour-long navel-gazing (npr.org)
by justme on 14 Nov 2016  6 comments, latest 2 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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False rape accusation ==> 5 years in prison (bbc.com)
by justme on 20 Oct 2017  1 comment, 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...
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