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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: Please help them immigrate here...

What are they doing with their time while they're not looking for work? Preparing themselves to have a better chance and/or opportunity?

A very good question. Attending (in person or online) a college/junior college or [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: Paris 30-hour weeks... Hong Kong has 50 hr w

as you very well know, ...

There you go again presuming to know what others do or do not know.

The elephant in the migration room that no one wants to talk about is the fact that Europe has a higher standard of living that [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: Lake Mead suffers record-breaking decline

Coincidence is not causation.

No it isn't, but at some point you have to just assume...


All this fuss over something even the proponents admit is going to happen whether we do anything about it or not.

If [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2 hours ago

Re: Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers

so...if robots are cost effective in China, there is no hope for grunt workers in the US, regardless whether minimum wage is $15, or $10, or the roughly $3.50 that Chinese workers get.

Ayup! But, for the present at least, that applies [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Free For All Economics board. 3:57 PM

Hillary Clinton clobbered by State Department

Hillary Clinton clobbered by State Department audit: Report finds she kept hacker attacks on her server SECRET, failed to hand over emails – and top aide Huma 'stonewalled' inspector general

Blistering report: Hillary Clinton ignored [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Guns for Sport & Protection board. 3:49 PM

Katie Couric Deceptively Edited Interview

Audio Shows Katie Couric Documentary Deceptively Edited Interview with Pro-Gun Activists

Misleading editing used to make gun advocates appear stumped by simple question (Updated)

The makers of a new Katie Couric documentary on gun [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:53 PM

Foxconn replaces '60,000 factory workers

(Talks about keeping workers employed while replacing them with robots. As always if you want the truth follow the money.)

Apple and Samsung supplier Foxconn has reportedly replaced 60,000 factory workers with robots.

One [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:16 PM

Re: Lake Mead suffers record-breaking decline

The only factor that matches is CO2 emissions. Which you know.

Coincidence is not causation.

Especially when, in the end, both sides just want safer energy and healthier lives.

I kind'a sort'a agree, [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:57 AM

Tiffany reports steepest sales drop

Luxury jeweler Tiffany reports steepest sales drop in six quarters

Tiffany & Co (TIF.N) reported its steepest sales drop in six quarters, missing analysts' estimates, as a strong dollar discouraged tourists from buying its high-end [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Current Events board. 7:46 AM

Re: Chavez

Heh, it's really the (now starving) people of Venezuela who have a problem with his economic policies.

Ayup!

A few years back, ironically, many pundits on the international left saw Venezuela as a socialist miracle during [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Costco Wholesale Corp. board. 7:27 AM

Re: Just received our new Costco cards

I went to Costco and talked to a supervisor. He explained it all to my satisfaction. We did the card verification right there in the store.

Dave

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:24 AM

Disney Giving Up on Developing Video Games

Disney Giving Up on Developing Video Games In-House

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Tech Insider spoke with people involved in the saga, finding that the problems that ran beneath the glossy veneer of Epic Mickey and Disney Infinity were undeniably [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:10 AM

Taiwan's government: no China trade talks

Taiwan's new government has no schedule for resuming China trade talks: minister

Taiwan's new government has no schedule for re-starting trade talks with China, Economics Minister Lee Chih-kung said on Wednesday, adding that the [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:03 AM

Re: OT: The Gods' Constipation Medicine

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

You must not have watched in a long time.

There is so much advertising for home owner's insurance and building supplies on "This Old House"
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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:34 AM

Paris 30-hour weeks... Hong Kong has 50 hr weeks

Paris is revealed to be the city with the shortest working hours with just 30-hour weeks... while hard-working Hong Kong has the longest with 50 HOURS the average

Parisians work an average of 30 hours, 10 minutes each week, study shows Hong [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:37 AM

UPS Fears $3.8 Billion Liability

(This from the founder of our board: Mike "Mish" Shedlock.)

UPS Fears $3.8 Billion Liability Over Bankrupt Central States Pension Plan

In 2007, UPS dumped its pensioners into the Central States Pension Fund, a fund [more]

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desertdaveataol posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:34 AM

Living with parents now the single MOST common..

Living with parents is now the single MOST common arrangement for Americans ages 18 to 34

First time on record, living with parents is now the most common arrangement for people 18 to 34, Pew Research Center has found

In 2000, [more]

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desertdaveataol replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:00 AM

Re: OT: The Gods' Constipation Medicine

My suspicion is these infomertials are just that paid advertising.

Ah, Steve, we can always count on you to see the sunny side of everything.;-)

Desert (but I thought PBS stations couldn't sell advertising) Dave

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