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Mon Aug 18

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SuisseBear replied to the Humor and Urban Legends board. 5:32 PM

Re: We were worried

Now let's see......
Our government gives out
free food, subsidized housing,
free medical care and free
education, and allows anyone
born here to be an automatic
citizen.




Ah, but wait, there is [more]

Fri Aug 15

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:44 PM

Re: subprime gets subber

In a separate post on its website, New York Fed economists said they would "continue to monitor" the issue.

That sounds decisive.

No debt bubble would mean no fun.

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:39 PM

Re: 'Property of U.S. government': not any more

Yeah Strange that the stuff you give to friends often ends up on the wrong side. Either by it being captured, or by you no longer looking at them as friends anymore ;-). But no doubt it's good for Business.

Sun Aug 10

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:39 PM

Re: USB Devices Are Not Secure

Fiction aside nobody living in reality allows themselves to follow GPS instructions that simply do not make sense.


Not so Tim... <G>



1. Dozy Driver Takes GPS Directions Onto a Railway Line
2.
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Sat Aug 9

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:04 AM

Re: USB Devices Are Not Secure

“These problems can’t be patched,” says Nohl, who will join Lell in presenting the research at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas. “We’re exploiting the very way that USB is designed.”

Looks like this vulnerability is [more]

Thu Aug 7

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:44 PM

Google to favor encrypted websites

... in their search results. Snowden's work. Interesting.

http://rt.com/news/178828-google-favor-encrypted-websites/

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:42 PM

Re: Market correction coming this fall?


I thought that 18 months ago.


But soon it must be bloody time ;-)
http://stockcharts.com/public/1107832/chartbook/310264089

Wed Aug 6

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:48 AM

Re: Standard & Poors

Fwiw, Some of the 0.1% emphatically agree:

... In fact, there is no example in human history where wealth accumulated like this and the pitchforks didn’t eventually come out. You show me a highly unequal society, and I will show you a [more]

Mon Aug 4

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SuisseBear posted to the Mining and Metals board. 5:49 PM

German Gold Stays in New York

The below propag... I mean quality journalism piece from Bloomberg says Germany's thrust to return it's gold reserves from NY was abandoned after a mere 5t were shipped. Note this news was published in the middle of the world football championchip. [more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:15 PM

Japan housing vacancy hits record


Japan’s Housing Vacancy Rates Hits 13.5% Due To Declining Population


Bloomberg even says 18%. Harbinger of things to come elsewhere?


Never mind... We must... keep... inflating...:


... “Even [more]

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:44 PM

Re: OT: Scan to Cloud/Print from Cloud

I do not leave documents in the cloud (but I do keep a copy locked in a bank safe deposit box while we travel in case something happens to my home-bound PC).

The single exception to the cloud storage is using a gmail account as a backup
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Sat Aug 2

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:50 AM

Re: Russia "Running on Empty"

If you are running a propaganda campaign to deflect blame for corrupt, incompetent, illegal or immoral activities, never kill or capture your universal excuse for the agenda you are working, because your propaganda campaign runs out of steam when [more]

Thu Jul 31

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:22 AM

Re: OT - NSA looks to hire top spokesperson

On the plus side, there is no need for a formal application. Just casually indicating your interest in any phone or mail conversation (or on TMF) will get you considered ;-)

Wed Jul 30

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:06 PM

OT - NSA looks to hire top spokesperson

... on LinkedIn. Mandatory qualifications include

- Resilience - Deals effectively with pressure; remains optimistic and persistent, even under adversity. Recovers quickly from setbacks.

[more]

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:26 PM

S & P sovereign ratings are indeed poor

... says a study from a Swiss university:

Abstract

Competence behind the rating of sovereign countries is crucial, given that the market for government bonds may be vulnerable to multiple equilibria and self-fulfilling
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Mon Jul 28

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

Re: 2.1

One, increases the population through immigration.

Two, one that increases the wealth of the individuals in the population through productivity increases.


You could also try dumbing down people to get the birth rate back [more]

Sat Jul 26

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:37 PM

Re: OT no friendly skies here

Airline staff seem to think claiming a "security" or "safety" issue gives them carte blanche to order customers around regarding unrelated issues.

Ditto for badly-paid security staff.

During Germany's [more]

Thu Jul 24

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:58 PM

Re: Stock Markets Cannot Fall ??

* Fed will stop buying treasuries in less than 90 days. Stock markets don't care.

... or don't believe.

Mon Jul 21

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SuisseBear posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 AM

Snowden: Dropbox hostile to privacy

... and other Cloud services without end-to-end encryption/ "zero-provider-knowledge" are worrisome, too.

But there are alternatives:

Edward Snowden has warned against the cloud storage service Dropbox which he says [more]

Sun Jul 20

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SuisseBear replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:40 AM

Re: Malaysian plane shot down

In defense of Malaysian air the average relatively small airline doesn't keep a team of military intelligence staff on call

Yep, so Malaysia happily points at Eurocontrol...

Malaysia's transport minister, Datuk Seri Liow [more]

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