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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:05 PM

Re: Felix Salmon says Scotland' will vote to spl

But not the Scots who live in England?

Interestingly enough, no, by and large only residents [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:53 PM

Re: Felix Salmon says Scotland' will vote to spl

My best friends in Scotland can't vote, he is English and she is Austrian

actually, all EU and commonwealth nationals living there are allowed to vote... even those from England ;-)


Oh, and here is Alex' take:
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Wed Sep 10

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:24 PM

Re: OT weather terrorism

A lousy inch of rain?

So which is it Steve?

Sensationalist journalism to keep ad revenues up, part of a carefully designed masterplan to keep otherwise rowdy USians in fear, or increasing overall sissiness (is that a word?) [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:09 PM

Re: Peace in a pod! .

Podtel rooms, which measure 1.5m, will also have space for luggage and there will be optional extras like TVs, lighting and power sockets.


Wow. Then I guess on-suite bathrooms are not part of the concept...

Tue Sep 9

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:27 PM

Re: Worst government money can buy

personally I go with the commentator who says The reason Bankers were not prosecuted, was because they can clearly show their regulators, politicians (of both parties), and the public's complicity in these supposed crimes.

... and [more]

Fri Sep 5

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:37 AM

Re: Uber banned in Germany

And it is extremely wasteful of resources, trust and transparency even more than governmental treasure, to try and suppress what cannot be suppressed.

Well I see the theoretical potential as well and you are right that this is [more]

Wed Sep 3

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:08 PM

Uber banned in Germany

Talking about sources of deflation:

The most popular service of the ride-hailing company Uber has been barred from operating in Germany in one of the most severe legal restrictions the company has faced since it was founded five years [more]

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

Re: Alex on European economy

Euro-USD parity?

You are betting on Yellen being asleep on her print button? Or riding the wave of 'we don't need a stinking cheap dollar we have so much oil sands to export'?

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:37 PM

Re: The Fed blames you and me

Private banks can contribute to inflation by making loans, but they have been reluctant to do that for the past few years. 

No wonder given all that post-2008 burdensome government regulation. Reckless lending was so much more [more]

Tue Sep 2

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:15 PM

Re: Eurozone disappoints again....

European stocks were mostly up on the news... probably because people think the ECB must print more now.

Sun Aug 31

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:49 PM

Re: The Fed gets paid to trade futures...

Well hound,

So CBs get fee DISCOUNTS for mani... oops, MANAG... errrm, providing additional LIQUIDITY to markets.

Alas we only get to see the information for non-US central banks.

COMEX Products
Metals Futures
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Fri Aug 29

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:21 AM

Re: OT:The rules of the game shift

Hi Dave

We didn't "let" Osama bin Laden live, we couldn't find him

Well perhaps the hunt was lacking a bit of zeal...

The Washington Post also reported that the CIA unit composed of special operations [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 AM

Re: Bad exits only for the Fed

The result is not unknowable. It is perfectly well known by central bankers from Japan to Washington, D.C. The result is an economy and a world that is very much like a brain-dead patient on life support.

Hound, I was talking about [more]

Thu Aug 28

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:33 PM

OT Video - stop smoking in 30 seconds

... well actually most smokers I know are not that fainthearted [pardon the pun]:

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:49 PM

Re: Bad exits only for the Fed

He has three scenarios:

1. Collapse. (Hyperinflation)
2. Collapse. (They keep printing money and...sudden collapse.)
3. Collapse. (Followed by looting, rioting, and military subjugation of the populace.) ...

I'm going to
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Wed Aug 27

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:20 PM

Re: OT:The rules of the game shift

1) Snowden revelations compared to what we are outraged that others attempt

2) It's OK for NATO to act in Kosovo, but Illegal for Moscow to act in Ukraine

3) It's OK for us to strike ISIS in two sovereign countries halfway around
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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:53 PM

Bad exits only for the Fed

... says James Rickards:


So what’s really going on?

We are in a structural depression that began in 2007 and will continue indefinitely. A lot of people don’t understand the definition of an economic depression. ... You can
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Mon Aug 25

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:59 PM

Re: What should be regulated

Looks like those are on the EU's radar, too (assuming they are considered 'transformers'):

The 2005 Ecodesign directive covered energy-using products, which use, generate, transfer or measure energy, including consumer goods such as [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:06 AM

Re: Poll: EU regulates Hoover Wattage

That's what I figured, noise is energy. Just like the heat given off by an incandescent light bulb is wasted energy. 

That said, just a few milliwatts converted into noise have a profound audible effect, so waste is probably [more]

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