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Sat Jul 16

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:10 AM

Re: Turkey Military Coup Underway

Israel, Iran, Hezballah, Saudi etc. all condemned the coup. Over 2000 judges have been arrested in Turkey.

This is getting more interesting

Jeff

Fri Jul 15

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:09 PM

Re: No Brexit until Scotland agrees

Hound,

While the EU will lose a bit with a Brexit, they stand to gain substantially if they can create a scenario where they take away a chunk of London's financial business. The UK, on the other hand, gains nothing from Brexit and has [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:03 PM

Re: Turkey Military Coup Underway

Aw, I would have been out of here for at least a few weeks before it hit the fan.

Original story:
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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:32 PM

Re: a job isn't a gift

I agree that someone has been hired, both the employee and the employer exist in a mutually beneficial symbiotic relationship.

That said, showing up late or not dressing appropriately for an interview, regardless of whether by the employment [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:17 PM

Re: Nice attack a new strike against French tour

Admittedly (and embarrassingly) the first Venice and Eurodam cruise portion I posted was originally set up as a month driving in south-western Turkey. At the last minute I wimpped out based on safety concerns (supplying my small negative impact on [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:09 PM

Re: Insanity = Loaning Puerto Rico more money

Yoda, my friend, the whole trip was interesting: (One of the "tricks" to seeing museums in Europe is to beat the lines by buying scheduled visits ahead of time over the internet. They cost about the same, but get you in when it's [more]

Wed Jul 13

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:00 PM

Re: Insanity = Loaning Puerto Rico more money

In 4th or 5th grade I had a teacher who stated (paraphrased) that what separated our society from those of Communist USSR and Nazi Germany was that in those nations a person could be arrested in the middle of the night without being charged with a [more]

Thu Jun 30

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:31 AM

Re: US Dollar up, Japan Yen even more

Hound,

On Monday, I bought a slug of EWG and another of EWQ rather than hunt and peck. Banks may be problematic if they have UK investment exposure, but this episode shouldn't hit the Euro much (other than a presumed flight to the USD). [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:26 AM

Re: Bombs and Gunfire Istanbul Airport

e were in Istanbul in early May. The only time you have to be afraid of terrorists is if you are within 25 meters of the guy with the red button at the exact time that he pushes it (you have a greater chance of being run down by a bicycle in [more]

Mon Jun 27

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:52 AM

US Dollar up, Japan Yen even more

This predicts dire events. I am considering buying some continental European stocks as I think the Brexit effects will be mostly to UK, rather than both sides of the Channel and equity dive in France/Germ any may be overcompensation. We'll see [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 3:48 AM

Re: Warnemunde

My advice is not to bother with Berlin - try to get to Lubeck instead. At some point in the future, schedule a week or more to properly see Berlin.

Regards,
Jeff

Sat Jun 25

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:47 AM

New York City Tax Free Trade Zone

Well, it's a thought anyway - why should Monaco have all the fun?

More seriously, the UK may end up "united not so much" if Northern Ireland and Scotland vote to secede (with NI joining the Irish Republic) and both staying in [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 1:29 AM

Re: Worst Travel Spots

I would take Iran off the list (I suspect its there for Xenophobic/political reasons) and add Luanda, Angola (probably the most expensive city in the world for a Westerner and pretty much completely a slum).

Jeff

Fri Jun 24

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:51 AM

Re: It's official

Smart British friend of mine says that there soon may be "opportunities" in London real estate.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:25 AM

Brexit passes - pound crashes

British pound at $1.34 - at 1985 prices.

Buckle your seat belts.

Jeff
(In Copenhagen for the day before heading above Arctic Circle for summer weather)

Sun Jun 12

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:48 AM

OT: Couple of thou to hit 1/2 mill

I just noticed that the message count on the boardis less han 2,000 to hit 500,000

Just sayyin'

Jeff
(In Brest, France today :-)

Wed Jun 1

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:37 PM

Re: Tax priorities

Windows, iOS and Facebook were the products of a bunch of college dropouts. Whatsapp was written by Jan Koum, a Ukrainian immigrant. Paypal was founded by immigrants from South Africa, Ukraine, PRC (who was also the first YouTube engineer), Germany [more]

Tue May 31

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:41 PM

Tax priorities

Yoda has been pointing out the problems at the municipal level of meeting pension liabilities. These were caused by (in general, regardless of venue) politicians trading the future rather than negotiating tougher labor agreements in the present (and [more]

Sat May 21

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 AM

OT: Day trip to Bosnia

20-May-16 Dubrovnik, Croatia 8:00 AM 11:59 PM

“Adventure is worthwhile.” – Aristotle

We are back in Croatia visiting Dubrovnik, the salient separated from the balance of the country by a tongue of Bosnia Hercegovina which reaches [more]

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