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tim443 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 18 minutes ago

OT - Blood turned into nerve cells

It sure sounds exciting, if 'any' of the suggested uses are met it will be great news.

I'll leave the implications to those a lot more knowledgeable than me on the subject but it is all over our local and national news right now. [more]

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tim443 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:46 PM

Vanishing Oil Reserves

I've read this article three times now and actually looked for something else on the subject to confirm it. I found an FP article with a different title but fundamentally exactly the same story.

Was anyone else aware of this?

The [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:16 PM

Re: Poll: beef COOL poll

In the back of my mind is the thought that the four big US packing houses got together and decided to create a trade war by cutting purchases of Mexican and Canadian beef, and telling the Mexican and Canadian ranchers the cuts were due to [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 5:56 PM

Re: Poll: beef COOL poll

I WANT TO KNOW WHERE MY FOOD COMES FROM


Well there was the mommy cow and this daddy bull who got together in a field somewhere or other and made whoopie. Mommy had a baby and that baby was named Lucky and he grew up roaming [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 4:33 PM

Re: Middle East, Bankruptcy & World Peace

Don't get me started on politicians that would rather borrow money to cover day to day expenses than raise taxes on their watch. }};-$


Or for that matter those trying to get there. }};-@

Methinks we should pay back the [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:22 PM

Re: Poll: beef COOL poll

The Canadian ranchers are complaining that COOL enables people to discriminate against their beef and thus, declaring COOL "protectionism". Funny, but I perceive Canada as a first world country with consumer protection laws at [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:24 AM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

And meat packers can't comply with country of origin labels?

Steve



They can, they have been doing it for eight years but it costs a lot of money and there is no indication it has done anything to reduce the incidence of [more]

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tim443 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:03 AM

Starving Texas Refineries

OK I'm not looking for donations to a charity here, in truth the refiners are running full out on very high margins. }};-D

They are however running a bit low on their favourite and most profitable feed stock. They are even offering a tad (~ [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:06 AM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

I think I might see an opportunity for a new, $$ multi-million dollar business, as follows:


Oh and what happens when said cow gets sub-divided into portions for ongoing processing? I'm pretty sure the cows do get tracked right up [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:49 AM

Re: Middle East, Bankruptcy & World Peace

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

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It is impossible to overestimate the value of having well-understood bankruptcy laws and predictable bankruptcy procedures in developing a risk-taking
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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:14 AM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

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Cheers
Qazulight (I seen a house, fly;I seen a porch;swing but I ain't never seen a cow; crash)



Yeah this thread has absolutely gone off into [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:14 PM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

So labeling a steer carcass "born in X, "fatteneded and slaughtered in Z" as you suggest doesn't sound unreasonable to me.


Yeah if only the cow had a side window you could stick it on? }};-D

Perhaps they [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:08 PM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

So much for "voluntary" actions to inform or help the consumer.

Steve


Oh I think some local small producers could do it end to end for the fanatics ... at an insane price. Frankly I buy my hamburger at Costco, you [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:52 PM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

Chicago fan?


Only when all the others I like are gone. Right now anything but Anaheim or Tampa Bay. I'd like to see Nu Yawk and Chicago in the finals but not looking great at the moment.

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:41 PM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

I sure do want to know where my meat is raised!

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After fattening, should they have been labeled Texas cattle or Mexican cattle?

And would the
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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:00 PM

Re: US starts repeal process of COOL

Thank you for recommending this post to our Best of feature.

I sure do want to know where my meat is raised!



Clearly someone couldn't be bothered reading the article before spouting that [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:47 PM

Re: Most Blunt Truth WMT Not Facing

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For the most part, Costco doesn't make money on selling products. They make most of their money by selling those little cards that allow you entrance to their stores.
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tim443 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:43 PM

OECD: Income gap highest in 30 years

I seem to recall that generally (one famous exception) people 'living well' don't start revolutions.


Tim

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tim443 posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 1:04 PM

US starts repeal process of COOL

WTO rulings take far too long and the US habit of tweaking (often making the protectionism even more egregious) then restarting the process is outright bullying. Perhaps serious financial penalties should be included?


Tim [more]

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tim443 replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 12:09 PM

Re: Radio Shack selling its customers

If you sue, you'll lose, because the court will hold the "privacy policy" was a gift, not a contract, because you didn't pay for it.

Steve



Ah yes, as with US military pensions a 'gift' does not have the [more]

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