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Fri Apr 18

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:00 AM

US consumer protection at new level

"if you buy our product you agree not to sue us, ever!"



General Mills, the maker of cereals like Cheerios and Chex as well as brands like Bisquick and Betty Crocker, has quietly added language to its website to alert
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Thu Apr 17

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:50 PM

The Heartbleed bug for dummies

Educational cartoon:

http://xkcd.com/1354/



On Monday, CRA Commissioner Andrew Treusch announced a malicious breach of taxpayer data. Over the course of six hours, the Social Insurance
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Sun Apr 13

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:09 PM

Re: Who Would Have Guessed?

The Greek bond issue was even more stunning - many times oversubscribed:


Greek bonds fly off the shelves

The Greek Finance Ministry said Thursday that it raised €3 billion ($4.2 billion) by selling 5-year bonds, its first
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Thu Apr 10

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:48 AM

Re: WSJ article completely misses it...

Just dump all the loot into financial speculation,


Of course this will stop working at some point.

What does Goldman know that we don't?

And if Goldman is willing to exit not only HFT, not only legacy lit [more]

Wed Apr 9

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:27 PM

Re: Major computer security breach

You can check vulnerability of the websites you use here:

http://filippo.io/Heartbleed/

Tue Apr 8

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:02 PM

US attacks European anti-snoop network

... which is still in discussion stage - it's also called the "Schengen cloud"... just another upcoming trade dispute:

US officials on Friday slammed plans to construct an EU-centric communication system, designed to prevent [more]

Sat Apr 5

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:26 AM

Re: Car Ethics

A car operating in those frameworks may choose a collision path based on how much the vehicles around it are worth or how high their safety ratings are—which hardly seems fair.

Then again, today's weak drivers often choosing road [more]

Mon Mar 31

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:48 PM

Turkey hijacks DNS servers

... in a bid to block access to sites and social media critical of its regime. Dictators of all shapes, watch and learn:

Over the weekend, Google reported that Turkey had intercepted traffic to its public domain name system (DNS) [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:40 PM

Re: NTSB studying streaming of 'black box' data

While many people like to keep information to themselves, where you are and what you are doing at 35,000 feet over the ocean with hundreds of passengers in the tube with you is probably not a good place for such [more]

Fri Mar 28

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:43 PM

PwC sued for 1b over MF Global

(Reuters) - The administrator of MF Global Holdings Ltd's bankruptcy plan on Friday sued PricewaterhouseCoopers for at least $1 billion, accusing the auditor of professional malpractice in connection with the brokerage's investment in European [more]

Mon Mar 24

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:39 PM

Re: missing 777 update


Turning off the transponder as part of a sabotage, but then talking to air traffic control afterward - doesn't make sense.
Turning off the transponder due to an emergency, then talking to ATC and not mentioning the emergency - doesn't
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Sat Mar 22

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:03 PM

Re: Ripped from the front page of the Fool

Buffet could easily pay more taxes by restructuring his pay check. He could do away with the charitable trusts he has created and thus pay more estate taxes when he dies. Buffet, in short, is hypocritical.

Whether or not he is [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:17 AM

Re: Saturated fat is not bad

Oh and it turns out that those highly praised vegetable oils are (at least) a mixed blessings as well:

When the researchers looked at fatty acids in the bloodstream, for example, they found that margaric acid, a saturated fat in milk and [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:31 AM

Re: Ripped from the front page of the Fool

The article goes on to point it's finger at Intuit, which profits from the complexity of the tax code, for spreading around lots of "protected free speech" to prevent the IRS filling out people's tax forms for [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:15 AM

Re: Ripped from the front page of the Fool

Funny thing about that "simplification" of the tax brackets...they favor those with the highest incomes the most...I'm sure that's a surprise to everyone.


surprise surprise...

[CNN] QUESTIONER: Are you happy [more]

Wed Mar 19

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:55 PM

Re: "Death By China": Now On Youtube

A bit disingenuous to broadcast the sensationalist message "China stole millions of US jobs" after they rightfully pointed out how strongly US government and congress aided and abetted China's joining of the WTO... with US industry having [more]

Mon Mar 17

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:45 PM

Re: BenSolar on future of nuclear

At the heart of the plant’s problems is a multitiered hiring system in the nuclear industry that critics have long said allowed the large utilities that run the plants to distance themselves from troubles that arise.

Under the system, it
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Sun Mar 16

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:24 PM

Re: TBTF being sued by FDIC

Pretty much the same thinking as Hank Paulson was promoting in 08: can't let the banks fail because they'd bring down the economy ...

Yup, except Holder makes that additional leap across the cognitive dissonance gap when alleging that [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Re: TBTF being sued by FDIC

I can only speculate that the Justice Department doesn't penalize them because they didn't break any laws...or if they did break laws, it would be difficult to collect evidence at the level of criminal (vs. civil) prosecution.


In [more]

Fri Mar 14

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:42 PM

Re: OT missing 777

Nope. It was jacked, just like a Vette in the 'hood, for the same reason. It's in the process of being turned into this


Becoming more likely by the looks of it:

In a far more detailed description of military radar [more]

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