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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:31 PM

Re: EU sanctions draft, Adult Ride

Interesting article in Der Spiegel says Russia's claque around Putin is split, with one faction wanting to turn Russia into an autarky and welcomes the threat of sanctions -- "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" and another faction that [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:12 PM

Re: EU sanctions draft, Adult Ride

As Tim noted a little above, the EU has "awakened" to Putin as something more than an abstract threat, they have realized that $$$ is at stake in addition to good taste, morality, and power.

The big shift seems to have been the [more]

Sat Jul 26

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:59 PM

Re: The Main Macroeconomic Risk?

The main risk -- not just macroeconomic -- is that science driven technology moves much faster than the slowly evolved cultural structures that have kept us talking apes "balanced", including all theories of our common [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:29 AM

Re: OT no friendly skies here

Gate agent is a tough job -- and unfortunately compensated badly in money and so many agents make up for it by indulging in power-mad ego trips, for good or ill.

I have a BIL who did it 'good' in Los Angeles at LAX. He was commended over and [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:36 AM

Re: 50 Year Bond Float Goes Well

The original 'British Consols' were not callable, but (of course) British law evolved so that heirs had a hard time holding onto them. The un-callable feature allowed HMG to raise a lot of money at very low rates compared to the market rate during [more]

Fri Jul 25

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:50 PM

Re: 50 Year Bond Float Goes Well

This is what you are looking for:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_bond

These are bonds with NO expiration. They pay dividends forever (or, originally, established [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:02 PM

Re: Is the market overvalued?

...the stable river of money will not end. Banks would not want their loan portfolio to lose value, CEOs don't want their stock options to lose value, companies don't want to have to increase payments into their defined benefit pension plans, and [more]

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flyerboys posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:44 PM

Big Hot War: Kaboom! not Boom

Wendy's last post (referencing MungoF) lays out the case for non-complacency on the most basic money flow level.

And what if we have real Red Storm Rising war? Chaos in energy markets? A whole lot is happening, and it looks to me like Putin [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:58 AM

Re: A market approach to food waste

My church in Los Angeles and many others have programs to encourage people to plant and grow vegetables and fruits, pick and use what they wish, and then call us for our team of volunteers to "glean" what remains for food pantry. [more]

Thu Jul 24

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flyerboys posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:50 PM

EU sanctions draft, Adult Ride

the Telegraph's Bruno Waterfield has a scoop -- leaked text of fierce EU sanctions draft document. But, would they dare pass such a thing?

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:36 PM

Re: OT Coal around the world

Re: Germans shutting down their nuclear reactors and ramping up their use of filthiest coal deposits as a result of their being "fanatical about their health."



fanatical: From Latin fanaticus (“of a temple, [more]

Wed Jul 23

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:04 PM

Re: Crazy guy on a bike...

I'll limit myself to two topics:

1. Tim is as kind and interesting as we would all expect, with a stunningly beautiful and brilliant set of progeny, and legitimately crowing about bounty from premium paying purchase of a Canadian telecom by [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:03 AM

Re: Russian Sanctions

This shows up here as the current thread, but echoes our discussions of real engineers" vs. "code engineers".

Software can be designed and built to be rock solid and secure in every way imaginable, *IF* the time is spent [more]

Tue Jul 22

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:47 AM

Re: Russian Sanctions

WTH's post is very important, and not just in thinking about Nasdaq or the current confrontation with Russia.

There are no proofs of security. Sloppy code or 'addled' structures can be found almost everywhere, and are essentially impossible [more]

Mon Jul 21

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:04 PM

Re: The future, or what's left of it.

xclnt thread you birthed goofyhoofy.


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The discussion of urban planning and Uber and zip and robotic cars is extremely important and under discussed. Cars devour urban space (averaging around 40%) and therefore private cars [more]

Sun Jul 20

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:28 AM

Re: Poll: OT: What kind of fireplace???

Depending on lots of things, wood pellet fireplace should be considered. They can be very economical (depending on whether you have lumber industry near you creating lots of sawdust or recyclers converting paper waste), and depending on atmospheric [more]

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

Re: A fast lane for pedestrians? ...

salaryguru:

Hmmmm . . . I haven't noticed this movement anywhere I travel,

I often stay in spare bedroom of father-in-law's assisted living residence in Battery Park, very near the PATH subway's rivers of people coming/going [more]

Sat Jul 19

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

Re: A fast lane for pedestrians? ...

In airports and other transit centers I find that, beginning with Londonese and ending with a New York accent, politely but strongly singing out "Stand on the right, walk on the left, COMING THROUGH!" works wonders -- even if I'm dealing [more]

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flyerboys replied to the Atheist Fools board. 10:15 AM

Re: Americans Are Leaving Religion Behind

Gollyjeewhillikjers! I do not think a massive increase in lying is to be applauded.

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Fri Jul 18

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flyerboys replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:07 PM

Re: Engineers not not get enough respect

"Engineering" sprang from two great roots: wheelwrights and precision tool makers. I have noticed that i have never met a real engineer -- wet or dry, civil or mechanical, electrical or systems, who could not, with a pint of beer in his [more]

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