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steve203 posted to the Political Quagmire board. 3 hours ago

attack of the geezers

Princess Hillary is 67

Biden is 72

Sanders is 73

We already has one POTUS go senile in office, Saint Reagan.

Jerry Brown is 77

Maybe Andy Cuomo, 57

Elizabeth Warren is 66

Gary Peters is [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4 hours ago

Re: Extreme Water Shortages by 2040

Oil up again today, was supposed to go down, US inventories part of it but OPEC is up to something as well.

Could just be proximity to Labor Day as the industry always likes to find an excuse to raise prices. The excuse a week ago was [more]

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steve203 posted to the Political Quagmire board. 5:05 PM

Kasich in Southfield

Listened to him advocate for his positions on security issues

-throw more money at defense contractors, especially throw money at the Navy (mobility and striking power), gotta have the F-35

-build a fence along the Mexican [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:14 AM

Re: Hey, Tim- A wall for Canada

They already have the "no touching zone" they could use to build the wall. :)

Excellent little film. Of course, the US tried to eliminate all this confusion in 1812, but the Brits and Canadians objected, so it's all their [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:44 PM

Re: The 19th best toy ever?

Sorry, but they clearly missed the greatest toy ever. One that even crosses species boundaries.

True, the stick is well up there, but it's kind of two dimensional. The box also crosses species. I have seen plenty of dogs and cats play [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:41 AM

Re: What Crash?

Tim has balloons indeed. Since 2001. Nice avatar: airdale with crash hat.

Steve

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:14 PM

Re: OT: In case I poison myself (a recipe)

...watching the Blue Jays slaughter Detroit (score 15 - 1 bottom of the 8th)

The local media here in Motown must have trained at bubblevision. Over the last couple months they have been counting, not how far behind division leader KC [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:19 AM

Re: Solar disrupting electric utility in NV

What am I missing here?

This is bailout nation where everyone wants it both ways: use their "free" power from their solar panels during the day, while the power plants sit idle, then pull from the grid when it's [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:58 PM

Re: OT: In case I poison myself (a recipe)

Philistines :-)

And loving it!
/Maxwell Smart mode

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:23 PM

Re: Fed to raise rates why?

I think you have the extortion process exactly reversed, the banks are the extortionists.....

It can work both ways. Remember Nixon....can I say Nixon?...he died over 20 years ago...is it safe now?

First there was the milk [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:14 PM

Re: Fed to raise rates why?

FASB 157 (I believe that was the number) that required marking to market was repealed?

I remember it being suspended. I do not remember it being repealed permanently. If it was repealed permanently, it was a bad move on the pol's [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:23 PM

Re: Fed to raise rates why?

The TBTF just rediscovered how much they can make shorting and are now placing their shorts while pushing for a rate hike?

iirc, the new "burdensome, big gummit regulations" now require the TBTF to hang on to some of their [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:41 PM

Re: Fed to raise rates why?

Now you sit down in the time-out chair until you can think of at least five more!!!! }};-Ë

-because the Fed governors want highly paid seats on the BoDs of the banks, so they threaten to raise rates so the banks offer the seats [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:27 PM

Re: Government rolling over for Banks

Those wishing to keep their jobs just publicly order the banks around.

The Germans probably thought they had banks under control too, until 09

Berlin bids to halt ‘too big to fail’ banking

Angela Merkel,
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steve203 replied to the Political Quagmire board. 2:16 PM

Re: Hillary New Tack to Overcome LIAR Factor

Low energy guys* don't do well in today's media circus.

Well, you can't say Trump is low energy. He may be a swaggering tin plated dictator with delusions of godhood, but he isn't low energy.

And, I suppose, that is a [more]

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steve203 replied to the Political Quagmire board. 11:34 AM

Re: Hillary New Tack to Overcome LIAR Factor

... apparently Hillary has passed threshold tolerance

Should not be a surprise to anyone. She's been in the public eye for 20 years and everyone should be able to recognize her for what she is from her long record of behavior [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:03 AM

Re: Government rolling over for Banks

Oh and the Canuck banks can't even figure out how to blow themselves up ... Perhaps they should ask the USian ones how to do it?

I am sure they will figure it out. Can't pass a profit opportunity like that: create a crisis, blackmail [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:00 AM

Re: OT: In case I poison myself (a recipe)

Tim <Learned his food display skills in an army mess tin>

Amen. The primary difference between the aluminum tray TV dinners I ate as a kid and chow on the Lex was the size of the portions.

Civilian chow tray

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:42 AM

Re: Government rolling over for Banks

...giving the biggest Wall Street firms a break on rules guarding against excessive leverage.

Of course. Like my screed the other day about financial money shuffling being counted as GDP, GDP can be increased at will by the financial [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:15 AM

Re: Ultta low or negative interest rates

Actually no but if someone is shooting at you in Detroit you are unlikely to have mortar fire support available? }};-D

That "more guns" thing is what the NRA has been advocating. For a while, the local media here was [more]

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