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Wed Jul 29

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:14 AM

Re: Payday loans

It is only a question of time before the lenders cause revolts and the fall of governments. The more responsible elements of world society should tamp this down, right now.

Mon Jul 27

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:27 AM

Re: Sea levels could rise 10' in 50 years

Well, the President will get a new pond in place of the Ellipse.

Sun Jul 26

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WilliB posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:43 AM

China video game consoles

This should help Microsoft, among others.

China ends 15-year ban on video game consoles

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Fri Jul 24

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:07 PM

Re: Remember officer 'Friendly"

I is no coincidence that people stopped for trivial things and treated this way are female and/or black. Small white women and teenagers frequently get treated the same way. When the police have a quota to meet, they pick on the person least likely [more]

Wed Jul 22

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:56 PM

Re: Bells tolling?

See, I'm not really sure all that is true. We are kind of blinded by our mindsets, so much so that we often miss what is really obvious.

People often do things that have a small short-term payoff despite a long-term detriment, for example. [more]

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 11:59 AM

Re: Trump Now Officially Scares Me

Going back to the original post, I think you have a point. The question is why this sort of rhetoric appeals to people, even for entertainment.

People who would never claim to support a Fascist agenda cheer for Fascist rhetoric. I find it [more]

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WilliB posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:47 AM

Bells tolling?

The end of capitalism has begun http://gu.com/p/4ay9c/stw
Can't say much because I can't type worth beans on this phone, but thought this was worth a read

Wed Jul 15

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:09 PM

Re: Poll: Uber: good or bad

If the laws are good laws, then Uber should have to comply with them. If the laws are not good, then they should be changed for everyone.

They are a Taxi company. They shouldn't be able to change what they call themselves in order to dodge [more]

Tue Jul 14

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:00 AM

Re: Looks like Tsipras caved

I find it remarkable that the bankers don't even attempt to hide their intentions to control their vassals or bother to pay lip service to national sovereignty any more

Sure, when a loan shark is pushing for a balking mark to borrow [more]

Sun Jul 12

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:37 AM

Re: Stiglitz's Alternative Theory of the Depress

That seeming golden age of 2007 was far from a paradise.
The fact is the economy in the years before the current crisis was fundamentally weak, with the bubble, and the unsustainable consumption to which it gave rise, acting as life support.
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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:30 AM

Re: American Exceptionalism

the kind of thinking that went on at Ford.

Was short-sighted accounting. They forgot to account for what a crappy reputation would do for their car sales.

But you are correct, you can't cap settlements unless you want to [more]

Thu Jul 9

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WilliB posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:15 PM

China cat bouncing?

I guess the Chinese markets can keep going up a while, but it all seems pretty contrived. I don't know enough about China, but it seems like a country that builds empty cities is cooking the books. So if anyone with some knowledge has some insights, [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:00 PM

Re: Did the Greeks show up or not???

.....Maybe a computer and lottery system can re-distribute the world's debt and wealth.....

A basic income awarded at birth would be more practical. Of course ambitious people would find a way to increase their own income by inducing [more]

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:53 PM

Re: Did the Greeks show up or not???

Well, you know, the loan shark usually comes out on top. So if you are pro-money, you want to be the loan shark; if you are pro-human, you want to avoid loan sharks.

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WilliB replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 1:18 PM

Re: Real Life experience

I've been wearing Skechers for a few years now; I need very flexible soles, and Skechers look decent and don't injure my feet.

It is surprising how hard it is to find a comfortable shoe that can be worn for "business casual." [more]

Wed Jul 8

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WilliB replied to the Saul's Investing Discussions board. 2:01 PM

Re: I've started buying KORS

When it comes to retailers, I check out the store before I bother to check out the financials.

I've bought a few on-sale kid's clothes at Kors, but other than that I can't find anything in the sore that I want for the price they are selling [more]

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WilliB replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:53 PM

Re: The GOP Hates Separation of Power

They love the Ten Commandments, but I'll bet they all have their stores open on Saturday.

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WilliB replied to the Verizon Communications board. 1:51 PM

Re: verizon/aol

I understand that Bing is handing its banner ads to aol, so does that mean that Verizon is cozying up to Bing and Microsoft? Just wondering, haven't seen a good rundown on this.

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WilliB replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:45 PM

Re: NYSE gitch or attack

Glitch, apparently.

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WilliB posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:06 PM

NYSE gitch or attack

whatcha think?

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