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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:35 AM

Re: Whose your friend?

It does not honor the dead by allowing more to die in an impossible foreign adventure.

I used to know a lot of Nam vets. Do not breathe a word that their friends died for nothing.

Meanwhile, yesterday the CBS "news" [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:33 PM

Re: OT: Lord Dimon the blind

Maybe the poor guy needs some time off -- rest & recuperation.

Nope. I put this down as another data point.

People have been pointing out, for several years now, that, increasingly, managements are treating stockholders [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:27 PM

Re: Keep the Big TBTF Banks....

The US is the master of de-criminalizing acts which should be crimes and criminalizing acts which should not be crimes.

According to the evening "news", I had it backwards. It sounded like it was governments bribing FIFA. If [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:13 PM

Re: Keep the Big TBTF Banks....

When issues of wealth are concerned, the monied will always use their money to tilt the playing field to their advantage. We are progressing to the near vertical stage of tilting.

It may have occurred to people besides me, that if [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:45 AM

Re: Economic Democracy

Every time the labor market tightens a little bit, we start hearing "our employees are our greatest asset", and other sorts of lip service to humane treatment of workers.

Then, as soon as jobs are a little harder to find, [more]

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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 9:28 AM

Marchionne still waving for sale sign

UPDATE 1-Fiat Chrysler CEO predicts another industry merger "by 2018"

"It's my personal opinion, based on a gut feeling," he added.

Marchionne said he could not confirm a report in the New York Times on
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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:44 AM

OT: Lord Dimon the blind

JPMorgan CEO faults company and shareholders for disagreements

JPMorgan Chase officials have not done enough to show how well the company is run, Chairman and CEO Jamie Dimon said on Wednesday, after one-third of shareholders disapproved
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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:59 AM

Re: OT: Opulence and Privilege

In it, iirc, Heinlein has a character use the opulence of the ruling class to stir up the unwashed masses.

"Soak the rich" has been a rallying cry for just slightly longer than "get rid of the welfare cheats". [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:49 PM

Re: OT: Opulence and Privilege

Nice reactionary agenda.

-not only tilt the country more anti-foreigner, not only deporting illegal immigrants, but seizing the earnings of illegal workers

-attack labor unions, and make it harder for unions to provide financial [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:11 PM

Re: Jeff's Xmas present?

Bah. I bet the Zumwalt class destroyers will have a very short service life and will soon be put up for sale.

600' 105,000hp. $3.45B ea new. Bet you will be able to buy them by the ton, as scrap.

The 32 ship production run has been [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:57 PM

Re: Britain Opts Out

Britain is rapidly becoming insignificant.

Or like the US, where the media offers breathless reports that white people are trending to becoming less than 50% of the population, increasingly xenophobic.

One of the [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:36 PM

Re: Britain Opts Out

lessee...England doesn't want North African refugees, even with the EU paying a subsidy for them....England enacting laws to speed the deportation of non-Britsh for crimes like "sleeping rough"

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steve203 replied to the It Is What It Is board. 12:44 PM

Re: cripes

...So I sit and listen that EVERY major storm is now caused BY CLIMATE CHANGE.

Not the major broadcast networks. I variously watch CBS, NBC and ABC, and, while they daily hype "severe weather" stories of death and [more]

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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:31 PM

OT if you don't like the numbers...

...your company is reporting, just stop reporting the numbers. Give the media happy talk instead.

McDonald's to stop reporting monthly same-store sales after June

From July, McDonald's will report only quarterly comparable sales,
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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:04 AM

Re: Fines and Crime

If somebody broke into your home and stole your belongings, you’d expect to see some serious consequences if they got caught.

iirc, there have been "rogue underlings" that went to the slammer. It's the CEOs, on whose watch [more]

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steve203 replied to the It Is What It Is board. 10:35 AM

Re: cripes

...with all the other bumper stickers I'm too afraid to put on my car

Go for it swampers. There is plenty of questioning going on, which is why the US never approved the Kyoto Accords. The US does not have a carbon tax or a "cap [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:36 PM

Re: France and Germany: 'No thanks Britain'

FOR WORKERS FROM THE EU:

FOR UNEMPLOYED EU MIGRANTS:


Offhand, I would say the same kind of xenophobia we see in the US has become entrenched in the UK.

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:51 PM

Re: Australia's gamble

Small business tends to be mostly resellers, not OEM.

Guess who makes what the resellers sell?


Like giving people a tax deduction for home mortgage interest, so they can carry more debt....which the lenders make more profit [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:06 PM

Re: Australia's gamble

... offering tax cuts and write-offs in this year’s budget for small firms to buy equipment like espresso machines and lawnmowers as the centerpiece of a plan to build a “stronger and more prosperous Australia.”

Translation: buy more [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:03 PM

Re: Spain 'is the new Greece'

Spain, like Greece, has a history of right wing dicatorship. I can see the powers that be organizing a coup, just as they did when they didn't like the elected government in Iran in the 50s. Whip up some protests and general strikes, like we saw in [more]

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