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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:35 AM

Re: OT Build It and They Will Come?

I remember when Brazilia was first built, and how empty it seemed. According to Wiki, Brazilia's population is now pushing 3M

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:33 PM

Re: Draught cause not reported

... reporters and news networks are being muzzled when it comes to climate change.

Remember when Edward R Murrow went after Joe McCarthy, and he got a lot of pushback from sponsors? Have you noticed how the major network [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:19 PM

Re: RE: WMT c/o ABC News, Not ZeroHedge

"Part of getting along with the government in China is accepting government-sponsored unions."

I suspect that is the key difference between the "People's Republic" and USian free enterprise. There, to kiss the [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:07 PM

Re: OT (maybe) Iranian convoy moves toward Yemen

One of the challenges our government and our news media have is that the Houthi rebels are anti-Al Quida and the Saudi attack on them is removing the pressure on Al Quida of the Arabian Peninsula.

And Iran is helping the Iraqi [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:18 AM

Re: OT (maybe) Iranian convoy moves toward Yemen

...and plunge the region into sectarian war.

My seat of the pants impression is the region already is in a civil war that may or may not be a fundamentally sectarian war.

Instead, they appear to be trying to [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:32 PM

Re: RE: WMT c/o ABC News, Not ZeroHedge

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/quebec-unionized-wal-......

That's Canada. Here in the "right thinking" US of A, keeping your workers beat [more]

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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:28 PM

OT remember the Chrysler bailout?

Fiat Chrysler CEO Marchionne Possibly on Prowl for a Deal With GM

Earlier in the week, sources told Reuters that Marchionne is determined to execute a major deal before stepping down in 2019, possibly in the U.S. and possibly with General
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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:17 PM

Re: RE: WMT c/o ABC News, Not ZeroHedge

Steve, that's my question too. I can't think of any other reason.

Especially given WalMart's track record.

April 11, 2000
Pro-Union Butchers at Wal-Mart Win a Battle, but Lose the War

The Jacksonville meat
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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:59 PM

Re: RE: WMT c/o ABC News, Not ZeroHedge

Thus, Walmart had some type of unreported spill or other problem that can only be fixed by waiting it out.

Or, there were rumblings of union at these stores. In six months all the "disgruntled" workers will have moved on to [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:29 AM

Re: Muni bonds OK for the Fed

so....how much of a haircut did Detroit bond holders take? How much have we been reading about other potential muni bond defaults? So when a big muni position blows up, how will the Treasury and Fed protect the banks from their losses?

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:11 PM

Re: Spy/Counterspy

...Castro shot down two civilian airplanes...

Would those be the US civilian aircraft that were operated by a Cuban ex-pat counterrevolutionary bunch in Florida that violated Cuban air space?

Meanwhile, the US provides a safe [more]

Wed Apr 15

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:49 PM

Re: Spy/Counterspy

Maybe not as easy as I first thought.

Nope. Besides locating your factory outside of the US, or any other place that has an agenda, you need to secure your entire supply chain, so that components don't come in pretampered, and more [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:35 PM

Re: Ambassador Bridge: Need for Speed

It's all Steve's fault!!! }};-D

It's big gummit's fault! They didn't let Matty do whatever he wanted, and pay him a whacking big subsidy to do it, and let him maintain his monopoly and charge whatever he [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:24 PM

Re: OT? (Maybe not) This will go over big :-)

TV/radio evangelists are a big source of their information. We have one resident that has stocked up on food and water because she's been told that North Korea has an EMP device that can shut off all electrical devices in the USA

I [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:31 PM

Re: RE: WMT c/o ABC News, Not ZeroHedge

Just sayin'

Or, management heard one of the employees say "union"

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled on Friday that Walmart violated Quebec’s labor code when it closed a store in the province that had become one [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:47 PM

Re: OT? (Maybe not) This will go over big :-)

In fact, thanks to the deflationary effects of zero-to-negative-interest-rates (zero cost of funds), the very idea of collecting taxes to pay bills is very nearly absurd.

"Supply side" theory seems to be to use the tax code [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:30 PM

Re: Spy/Counterspy

Perhaps not 100% true? }};-D

OK, I'll concede that one, though, from the Wiki article you linked, sounds like the Cuban intervention with regular troops was as the colonial government decamped, and was in support of an internal [more]

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steve203 replied to the Disney board. 11:53 AM

Re: ABC News #1

I am surprised at how high quality the news reporting is now. Stories do not seem to be shoehorned into a time slot.

"Immediacy" is better now. I remember Churchill's funeral, with live audio by telephone cable, with film [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:25 AM

Re: Bank of America---earnings release

Anyone look at their reports closely enough to see if they are pumping up profits by drawing down loan loss reserves, as they have for several years?

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:21 AM

Re: Spy/Counterspy

The US government prohibits use of Chinese Huawei network and phone equipment and then comp[lain when China does not purchase more US built equipment

The US is the shiny city on a hill. It can do no wrong. In USian eyes, what is [more]

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