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Lake Oroville, CA, dam emergency
by justme in #oroville   62 comments, latest 6 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...
Democratic National Convention: Play-by-play
by justme   114 comments, latest 1 year 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... not on list of Russian propaganda outlets
by justme in #politics   16 comments, latest 9 months 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
What central bank monetary policy really does (Fed, FRB, ECB, BoE, BOJ)
by justme in #economy   14 comments, latest 3 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...
"Emotional labor": Feminists want to get paid for it
by justme   38 comments, latest 1 year 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...
Corporate buybacks are 99% of NET stock purchases in 2016 so far
by justme in #buyback   12 comments, latest 11 months 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...
Divorce: You're the man, Ellen DeGeneres!
by justme in #divorce   29 comments, latest 6 months ago
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...
Hospital Prices No Longer Secret As New Data Reveals Staggering Cost Differences
by justme   16 comments, latest 4 years ago
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...
Carmen Segarra and the secret NY Federal Reserve tapes
by justme   4 comments, latest 3 years ago
Wow, this stuff is powerful. The radio program with excerpts of the tapes is here Here is an Bloomberg article written by Michael Lewis: QUOTE: It's an extraordinary...
Apartment rental market going bust, SF included
by justme   7 comments, latest 1 year ago
Highlight: Rents fell 4.6% from Oct to Nov 2015 in SF. Perhaps Sam Zell is right, yet again?...
Southern California: massive gas leak
by justme   16 comments, latest 1 year 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...
Desperate banks? $500 reward for $15,000 for 6 months
by justme in #VolckerRuleDelayed   33 comments, latest 3 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...
Realtor(TM) confesses to killing 7
by justme in #realtor   12 comments, latest 10 months ago
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...
Obsession: Radical Capitalism's global War against Russia and the Ghost of the Soviet Union
by justme   43 comments, latest 2 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...
Health Care Blue Book
by justme   15 comments, latest 4 years ago
Patrick and others have been asking for information on how much a specific medical treatment (procedure) is going to cost. Well, just the other day I stumbled upon several web...
14 GOP Congressmen Who Think Government Shouldn't Borrow Have Big Debts Of Thei
by justme in #politics   Posted 4 years ago
Well, well, well. Looks like some of those debt-fearing republicans have been out speculating in, guess what, REAL ESTATE. Here's how Republicans think: Private debt = good (because that...
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein is oozing slime in TV interview tonight
by justme   7 comments, latest 3 years ago
Lloyd "Lord" Blankfein is on the Charlie Rose program on PBS tonight. I'm having trouble keeping my dinner down. He is oozing propaganda at warp speed, trying to sound learned...
What does Greece, Brasil and Oil have in common?
by justme in #bubbles   7 comments, latest 2 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)...
Investment data: Orders by Fidelity Customers
by justme in #investing   3 comments, latest 2 years ago
I like this resource, which was mentioned by Barry Ritholtz on his blog several weeks ago. The address is The data shows the top 10 most numerous (*) retail...
Stock market retail customers buying the -9% DIP?
by justme   13 comments, latest 2 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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