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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4 hours ago

Re: It's quiet. Too quiet.

It's quiet here ( on the beach in Albania )
I'm depending on you guys / gals to keep the markets steady
(Not really :-)

Jeff

Mon Sep 19

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:39 AM

Re: We may not have a debt problem, after all

I agree with WilliB,

While there has been some inflation outside of the QE has been caused in large part by foreigners buying real estate in the US and increasing prices of high end properties - which works its way down the line in major [more]

Sun Sep 18

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:30 PM

Re: War on Copyright Law - India

There were numerous instances where I was forced to purchase the textbook written by my professor (who presumably benefited) rather than more popular ones which covered the same material (since the homework was based on the questions in the specific [more]

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:31 PM

US Gov't has indeed defaulted on bonds in past

Cross post from Jim (Mungofitch) on Mechanical Investing board:
http://boards.fool.com/quotthe-united-states-government-has-...


"The [more]

Sat Sep 17

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:21 PM

Re: OT: Next language - language of machines?

We have decided to use the Turing test to ascertain if AI meets our criteria. That hubris of creating intelligence in our image will dictate the tools which are to be used. I suspect that, once Moore's Law kicks in and AI becomes smarter than we [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:17 PM

Re: Is 70 the new retirement age?

Oh yeah - the retiring at 70 thing. A large part of the problem is poor education (both in school and at home) while this generation grew up. It was further exacerbated by confusing credit for an asset and a bank account (and especially a tax [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:01 PM

Re: Is 70 the new retirement age?

Congratulations on your anniversary. I guess I live in the epitome of cities. This summer I took a flight to Budapest (by way of London) and it took less than a day - how the earth has hanged in one lifetime.

Jeff
(In Barcelona [more]

Thu Sep 15

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:27 PM

OT: By

Off for a couple of months

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:01 PM

Re: Americans haven’t gotten a raise in 16

Devil's Advocate stuff:

This may sound like blasphemy, but why would we assume the the average US worker deserved a raise each year? While over the decades between the end of the Second World War and 2008, we had fairly to very high [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:49 PM

Re: Wells Fargo-The rest of the story

You know, I figure Yoda is a big enough guy to duke it out with someone who thinks Apple is the primary example of a company which operated at the highest level of ethics at all times. Obviously, he never worked directly under Steve Jobs. [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:07 AM

Re: F-35 May Never Be Ready for Combat

I wonder if those 130,000 people could be employed building a high speed rail network in the US (under the pretext that it would allow large numbers of troops to be shuttled between our northern front with Canada and the southern front with Mexico [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:03 AM

Re: Wells Fargo-The rest of the story

Yes - they paid the shipping bill (it was either that or leave $2.5M of their property in limbo - a decision above the pay grade of the manager of that office I suspect.

Jeff

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:11 AM

Re: Wells Fargo-The rest of the story

OK, just a short one or two:

My businesses where either squarely in the tech industry or symbiotic to it. Most manufacturers of high value stuff (whether cameras, PC's, cars, network equipment, TV's, projectors - even WFC bank [more]

Wed Sep 14

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OrmontUS posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:15 PM

OT: "Bit" of portfolio modification

For those who care, most of the Swiss (kept ABB and Nestle), German and Australian (kept RIO, BHP and Newcrest mining - sooner or later someone somewhere has to make something out of metal) shares have been sold and, as soon as settled, foreign [more]

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:35 PM

Re: Wells Fargo-The rest of the story

Yoda,

Thank you for clearly stating what is obvious to those involved in dealing with sales departments (and presumably others as well) of publicly traded companies.

For those who think that some firms are immune because they are [more]

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

Free Wi-Fi in the EU?

If it gets local support:

http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-37362853

Jeff

Tue Sep 13

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:37 PM

Re: Compared to the rest of North Korea ...

Everything is relative when it comes to hotels.

My vote for favorite hotel:
https://taj.tajhotels.com/en-in/umaid-bhawan-palace-jodhpur/...

Jeff

Mon Sep 12

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:03 PM

Re: OT HMS Terror Found

Somebody musta known --> HMS Terror found in Terror Bay?

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:15 PM

Re: Theranos Bust and Silicon Valley

2 of 2

It's not that it couldn't be done - in fact, in a far less sexy wrapping a parallel scheme was being shipped (using "Turbodos" a multi-used CP/M clone) in 1981 by an outfit called IMS International

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OrmontUS replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:14 PM

Re: Theranos Bust and Silicon Valley

TMF does not like my response, so I will try to post it in two sections:

1 of 2

Somewhere back in 1983 there was a company named "Fortune Systems" which announced a breakthrough in reasonably priced distributed UNIX (like [more]

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