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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:22 PM

Re: OT:Hancock aims between the eyes

Scare tactics have rarely been so subtle or so effective.


Insurance companies have always used scare tacticts to prey on people's insecurities.

The media in general uses scare tactics, then segways into "what you [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:00 PM

Re: Borrowing against a car

The real question is how low will the sale prices on the repo vehicles go?

Which will force down the value of cars people still own, maybe to the point where they are ahead to hand the keys to the bank and walk away, dumping more [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:53 PM

Re: Borrowing against a car

This is a subprime bubble, but it's less likely to cause a systemic financial crisis because the total money involved is much less.

It's a subprime bubble, but, as opposed to real estate, it's a bubble based on a rapidly depreciating [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:32 PM

Re: no matter how cynical I get

Looks like everything is going according to plan.

Independents’ Day: ‘The Interview’ sells out

"You know, this is a film I probably would not have come to see but because of the controversy I thought I would come out tonight
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Wed Dec 24

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:49 PM

Re: That Noise over your roof ain't Reindeer

My fun of the day, Windows Mail has decided to stop working.

Well, that was fun. Tried installing Thunderbird then importing the message files from WinMail, but the import thing didn't want to work. For the heck of it, tried to open [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:23 PM

Re: That Noise over your roof ain't Reindeer

...9 minutes from time we got off in Toronto till we boarded the 777 for Vancouver.

So? Braniff left me with about that much time to make a connection with North Central. At that time, there were two terminals at O'Hare, with a [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:20 PM

Re: no matter how cynical I get

...would be worth the damage done to Sony with the hack.

That is why I figure the hack was genuine. Companies are hacked every day. I figure it was Sony's decision to divert attention away from all the embarrassing stuff that the [more]

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steve203 replied to the It Is What It Is board. 11:50 AM

Re: Line in the sand...

the chicken heart
that ate up ny city
thmp thmp


Vintage Bill Cosby. I have half a dozen of his records from that era.

Steve

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:44 AM

Re: no matter how cynical I get

I'm sure it will all get sorted out eventually and perhaps make the film quite profitable indeed.

Just checked on Rotten Tomatoes. "The Interview" gets a 53% score, ie "rotten"

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steve203 replied to the It Is What It Is board. 1:56 AM

Re: How sweet it is...

Finally found something online saying the Mexican reform bill passed on the 16th, just when KSU started it's run, but the article is subscription only so can only guess from the chart that KSU isn't going to be hurt by the reforms.

Plenty of [more]

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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:47 AM

no matter how cynical I get

Saw this one coming. Haven't seen such a cynical ploy since Howard Hughes started an astroturf movement contending that "The Outlaw" was borderline pornographic and should be banned. Sony has gotten more publicity, for free, than it could [more]

Tue Dec 23

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:21 PM

Re: OT for Tim, the historian's burden

Great entertainment, but maybe not with the kids in the room.

The Wiki entry says it ran in late evening, after the kiddie hour, in England.

Watched the second ep tonight. So far, darn good show.

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:26 AM

Re: OT for Tim, the historian's burden

Every time I see the name Sabourin (a large family as they raised more the oats on their farm)

Children = slave labor that you don't have to go downtown and buy at auction.

In my dad's family's case: free slave labor on the [more]

Mon Dec 22

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:40 PM

Re: OT for Tim, the historian's burden

... but in theory it would have been possible to have a few French troops.

The linked article says France didn't take possession until 1802, so still no French troops in Canada in 1801.

Anyway, that DVD went hurrying back to [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:43 PM

Re: OT for Tim, the historian's burden

I just had to search for that and found "Jack of all Trades" with the great Bruce Campbell (of Brisco County fame).

Yup. That's the one. I really enjoyed Campbell in Brisco County, bought the DVD set. Enjoyed his work in [more]

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

Re: Well, well, well, well..., well

The energy producers, their lenders and their workers are a big enough minority

Not to mention the amount of "protected free speech" they have available to buy suitable government policies to resolve the difficulties they [more]

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steve203 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:12 PM

OT for Tim, the historian's burden

Checked out the first DVD of a defunct TV series at the library today.

The show was set in 1801, and had French soldiers waving the tricolor, talking about Napoleon as head of state and singing La Marseillaise.

Well, they were three [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:05 PM

Re: OT - Remember these Guys?

The pan-Arab London daily, Al-Hayat [Life] reports that the Iraqi Kurdistan paramilitary, the Peshmerga, have taken Mt. Sinjar from Daesh

Hang on there Cochise. Wasn't that siege reported broken months ago?

On 14 August, [more]

Sun Dec 21

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:33 PM

Re: Biggest Macroeconomic Hysteria 2014

Sony hack: US seeks China's help against North Korea cyber-attacks - report

If this had not been tracked to N Korea so quickly, I would put this down as the most diabolical piece of film promotion since Howard Hughes started an [more]

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steve203 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:14 PM

Re: The high cost of medical care

Wendy, you know we are all pulling for you and looking for a speedy recovery.

Steve

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