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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:52 PM

OT: In case I poison myself (a recipe)

I was admiring a sale on tiny "Indian" eggplants and I wondered out-loud how to cook them. A Lebanese woman said she picked them and rattled off some suggestions.

So, against the "Boss's" advice, I bought a pound and a [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:42 PM

OT: Visit to 911 Museum

I admit that a combination of procrastination and reluctance have kept me from visiting the 911 Memorial Museum until now. We happened to be passing by today and the line of tourists was almost non-existent - removing the excuse to return to the site [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:00 PM

OT: Knuckle bones

Say that there should be about 10% left in market rise over the next month or so.

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 5:50 PM

Re: river cruises being canceled

Interesting...We started our river cruise from Budapest on June 12 and for the two weeks never had a warm/sunny day. It didn't really rain a lot, but wasn't "summerish"). We followed this with a two week Baltic cruise and a two week British [more]

Wed Aug 26

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:25 PM

Re: Another Article on Automation

Well, most of us have wandered into supermarkets and Home Depots where we do our own checkouts. In Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, passengers weigh and label their own luggage. In all cases, there are still cashiers available, but far fewer of [more]

Tue Aug 25

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:06 AM

Re: Currency stuff

Today's market moves seem to indicate that there is some sort of support taking place. Unless the "big guys" all have huge brass ones simultaneously, yesterdays reversal, the universal upswings of the Australian, Swiss and US (futures) [more]

Mon Aug 24

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OrmontUS posted to the Mechanical Investing board. 10:34 AM

OT: currency stuff

Well, the actions of the world's (and US) stock markets this morning are no surprise - but it still hurts.

The interesting thing is that the US Dollar index has dropped this morning by almost 2% with the Euro, Japanese Yen being the primary [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:27 AM

Currency stuff

Well, the actions of the world's (and US) stock markets this morning are no surprise - but it still hurts.

The interesting thing is that the US Dollar index has dropped this morning by almost 2% with the Euro, Japanese Yen being the primary [more]

Sun Aug 23

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:44 PM

Re: Sell your Yellow Cab stock.

The world's largest taxi company (Uber) doesn't own any cabs
The worlds largest hotel company (AirBnB) doesn't own any rooms
The world's largest media company (Facebook) doesn't own any media
Kids communicate with each other by texting [more]

Fri Aug 21

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:20 AM

German Xenophobia or Reality?

Note: I am not familiar with the political tilt of the website involved, but the story is entitled:

MUSLIM AND GYPSY GANGS BATTLE FOR SUPREMACY ON STREETS OF EUROPE


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Thu Aug 20

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 PM

Re: The cost of "Free" Healthcare

And that's about the cost of a decent level of coverage in the US. In Canada, everyone participates, but in the US we all want someone else to pay for our health care.

Jeff

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:13 AM

Cute quote

"It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity but to their self-love, and never talk to them of our [more]

Wed Aug 19

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:38 PM

Restaurant social contract?

We live in a country where waiters have traditionally been paid little and depended on tips for a living. There are countries, such as Australia, where waiters are well paid (about $26 an hour IIRC) and tipping is simply not done. In Europe, the [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:21 PM

Re: OT - Jeff and the Queen Mary

When you get around to thinking about it, this page (actually 28 pages) might help:

www.cunard.com/cruise-search/book-a-cruise/results/?s=QM

There are [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:01 PM

Re: OT - Jeff and the Queen Mary

So first Tim plies me with the best fish and chips this side of the pond and then he wonders why I eat them all :-)

To be honest, the food on the QM2 is better than OK, but won't win any awards and it's been a long time since I've had a [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:54 PM

Re: OT:The trip is off. Now the hard part.

Hi NH,

Sorry to here of your problem and completely understand your decision. When things stabilize enough to reconsider taking a trip, just to expand on Tim's statement:

We just returned (about an hour ago) from Europe on the Queen [more]

Sat Aug 8

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 10:10 AM

Re: rude American behavior

I got balled out in German in Berlin about a week ago for not saying "good morning" to the coffee guy in a cafe before placing my order.

Can you imagine how much wasted time there would be in NYC if everyone said "good [more]

Sun Aug 2

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 2:47 PM

Re: New Central Security at Schiphol Airport

I just went through Schiphol Airport a few days ago and they were thorough enough to ask me to unpack a couple of bags which no one else has (one with my wife's jewelry registered as a "bulk of metal" and the other was a small bag full of [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:29 AM

Re: OT Win 10

I disabled the Microsoft log-in, killing their Siri type interface because of concern with what I wold be sharing with them (also, I suspect it would drive me crazy if my laptops not "connected" by either wire or Wi-Fi). I use my private [more]

Thu Jul 30

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OrmontUS replied to the Best Travel Spots/Tips board. 4:56 PM

Re: Hard vs. Soft Luggage

For checked (larger) bags, we use Samsonite "S'Cure" (http://www.amazon.com/Samsonite-49308-SCure-Spinner-28/dp/B0...) which have just become available in [more]

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