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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:27 PM

Re: < 0%

whafa: "Why do you say that? Most people say just the opposite."

You are right. I was referring to the alleged recent trend for money to flow into U.S. based assets (Treasuries and stocks) because everything else appears to be [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:10 PM

Re: < 0%

These guys appear to say the same thing although Wendy and Mike said it more clearly:

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jgc123 replied to the Political Asylum board. 10:11 AM

Re: Too much to bear

"Sometimes, not always. Wingnuts also used the word to refer to my wife, who's a lily-white retired librarian, because she belongs to a union.

"Basically, in wingnut terminology, it seems to mean anyone who stands up for their own [more]

Wed Aug 20

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jgc123 replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 9:18 AM

Re: A Question for EVERYONE

Grumpy: "I find that very helpful in understanding new words. A little Latin knowledge oft reveals the word origin and basis."

That was my experience. The combination of Latin plus reading voraciously as a child put me in the habit [more]

Sat Aug 16

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jgc123 replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 11:24 AM

Re: The Food Network Channel

The game show format must be what sells.

I am trying to learn some easy meals, dips or appetizers in the novice category to supplement jgcspouse's meals. She has been the primary chef in our household for 34 years and she is better than I [more]

Fri Aug 15

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:01 PM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

The latest monthly report seems to support your contention that the factory orders really are picking up:

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:56 AM

Re: rich man making sense

These threads are generally dead on arrival because they degenerate into ideological battles and dueling sound bites. There are sources that attempt to measure the pros and cons of contemplated legislation such as the CBO studies as well as various [more]

Thu Aug 14

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jgc123 replied to the Berkshire Hathaway board. 12:55 PM

Re: Poll: BRKA at 200k-Buy, sell, or hold

Not sure how to answer it. We are still dollar cost averaging our sheltered accounts and dripping our dividends which is adding to those holdings, but we have been putting our additional savings into savings this year which is a form of holding pat.

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jgc123 replied to the AngelMay's Den board. 8:48 AM

Re: NOW I Believe....

And now you know that our nationwide *diabetes epidemic* is largely preventable:

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Wed Aug 13

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:46 PM

Re: How much risk is too much risk?

I can't offer a useful answer to any of the questions but my lack of knowledge won't stop me from weighing in.

I decided to eliminate debt by paying cash for my cars and paying off my home mortgage even if it was more intelligent to [more]

Tue Aug 12

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jgc123 replied to the Climate Change board. 4:06 PM

Re: Bill Nye's Greenhouse Experiment Debunked

Ajax: "This is what Dr. Hal Lewis described as the corruption of science in his resignation letter from the American Physical Society....."


Poor Hal Lewis. If only he could have lived long enough to explain how and why he [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:56 PM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

jaagu quoting me:

'"1994 was 10,169,000 jobs
2000 was 10,998,000 jobs
2010 was 6,943,000 jobs
2014 was 7,695,000 jobs

"So even if you limit the inquiry from total "manufacturing" and look only at [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:37 AM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

jaagu: "St. Louis Fed uses Bureau of Labor Statistics numbers, but lumps all durable and non-durable manufacturing sectors together. The non-durable manufacturing is dragging down the employment numbers for the durable manufacturing gains in [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:08 AM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

namkato: "We still lead the world in manufacturing."

Are you sure?

I thought China passed us in 2010 and have been widening the margin since then:

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:58 AM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

jaagu:

"High end manufacturing employment for durable goods is growing in the following sectors.

Fabricated metal products manufacturing sector:
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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:53 AM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

namkato: "40 years ago was an outlier"

Are you sure? Look at this chart from 1987 to the present:

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Mon Aug 11

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:11 PM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

Follow-up from earlier post by Wendy:

"Manufacturing Sector: Employment has declined dramatically since automation and robotics has replaced human labor on many manufacturing floors.

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:39 PM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

"As manufacturing and construction in USA is increasing then the need for skilled trade workers is increasing.

jaagu"


I should have been more energetic about explaining my response.

Manufacturing as a [more]

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:21 PM

Re: ''Everybody works on Monday.''

jaagu: "We can only get those skilled workers by having jobs that require those skills. When the jobs dried up, the skilled workers went to work in other fields or retired."

Many of the jobs were outsourced from 2001 to the [more]

Thu Aug 7

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jgc123 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:31 PM

Re: S&P: Income inequality dampens economy

"any healthcare policy issued automatically includes a $500k *deductible* from any potential payout by an auto owner because that deductible is covered by the state-mandated $500k minimum insurance coverage purchased separately from healthcare [more]

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