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Mtl JP  09:31:27 GMT - 04/11/2021  
this is good one
some key bullsh-t words: snafu, banking giant, not yet sufficient information, working diligently to contain, to prevent, imploded dealings
one day a giant, next day an embarassing limping cripple
(Bizmarck, Landkreuzer)
Reuters APRIL 9 - Credit Suisse's U.S. brokerage files lawsuit over personal data leak

Mtl JP  09:14:23 GMT - 04/11/2021  
this is good one
perro come perro
anyone care to postulate how was it possible - aka a live autopsy; a vivisection really - for jpm - gs dogs to deliver a near-fatal hit to the credit swiss dog


Mtl JP  09:39:51 GMT - 02/12/2021  
this is good one ...
some are going to make giga gobs of moola
The Kent variant has “swept the country” and “it’s going to sweep the world, in all probability,” Prof Sharon Peacock, director of the Covid-19 Genomics UK consortium, told the BBC.

Covid-19: Kent virus variant 'on course to sweep world'

Israel MacroMicro  05:20:59 GMT - 01/26/2021  
the "good" news about Davos are that both Xi and Biden using same lingual terms. that means "solution" is possible.

lolly rally v69.0 ahead later this year?

dc CB  01:17:14 GMT - 01/26/2021  
From Forbes:

Dr. Anthony Fauci made more than every other employee in the entire federal government. In the latest year available, his 2019 salary of $417,608, made him not only the highest paid doctor in the federal government, but the highest paid out of all four million federal employees.

In fact, Dr. Fauci even made more than the $400,000 salary of the President of the United States. All salary data was collected by via Freedom of Information Act requests.

dc CB  00:47:58 GMT - 01/26/2021  
Davos --- Day One --all virtual thanks to the efforts of He Who Made the Opening Address.

check out his chosen background.(chart)

Stuart Lau
Xi's main points:

- World should abandon ideological biases, co-exist in peace and stop interfering in others' domestic affairs

- Sanctions and new cold wars only push the world towards confrontation

- Vows support for WHO, WTO and Paris climate accord
7:18 AM · Jan 25, 2021

Mtl JP  23:32:51 GMT - 01/25/2021  
Reuters Videos
'Eliminate the vitriol': Biden defines 'unity'

IF u dont have strong stomach: do NOT click

Israel MacroMicro  22:06:51 GMT - 01/25/2021  
F.B.I. ?!
sounds much more like old K.G.B.

long live Putin, god bless Biden, from where Giuliani to bring $1.3B if losing the court case filed against him?

Melania filed for divorce?

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Mtl JP  18:22:30 GMT - 01/25/2021  
this is good one ...
or not
Teen turns dad who participated in the Capitol riot over to the F.B.I. - MarketWatch

Mtl JP  07:11:19 GMT - 01/25/2021  
this is good one ...
hello FED
coming soon to retail shelves:
Shipping crisis: I'm being quoted £10,000 for a £1,600 container' as An ‘aggressive’ fight over containers is causing shipping costs to rocket by 300%

Mtl JP  00:43:45 GMT - 01/25/2021  
this is good one ...
46th richest man with $18billion net worth muses
...“I believe we are on the brink of a terrible civil war,” Dalio wrote. “We are at an inflection point between entering a type of hell of fighting or pulling back to work together for peace and prosperity that addresses the big wealth, values, and opportunity gaps we’re now seeing.”.../..

World’s biggest hedge-fund manager ‘thrilled’ with Biden’s inauguration speech but still believes America’s on ‘brink of terrible civil war’

dc CB  20:29:36 GMT - 01/22/2021  
By Then....By 'den...Bi 'den..........

Fun with the english slangwidge.

(remember the TREND is Irony---trade with the Trend-is-Yo' Friend)

President Joe Biden's plan to reopen schools in his first 100 days is about to hit a major snag; overwhelmingly liberal educators who are terrified of catching COVID-19 are refusing to return to work, and their unions feel the same way.

Biden School Reopening Faces Uphill Battle As Teachers Threaten Strike Over In-Person Classes

dc CB  20:22:37 GMT - 01/22/2021  
Quote of the year --- so far.

In case you didn't hear it straight, Schumer said:

"Senators will have to decide if they believe Donald Trump incited the ERECTION against the United States."

Mtl JP  18:21:25 GMT - 01/22/2021  
this is good one ...
reading the headline, for a moment, I thought krugman came clean about the grifter. alas ...
The Corrupt, the Clueless and Joe Biden

MIAMI 08:34:07 GMT - 01/22/2021  

Buy ...
Entry: Target: Stop:

Mtl JP  01:00:29 GMT - 01/22/2021  
yellen dreaming
Treasury nominee Yellen says U.S. can afford higher corporate tax rate if it coordinates with other countries

Biden’s nominee for Treasury secretary told the Senate Finance Committee the U.S. could afford a higher corporate tax rate if it coordinates with other economies.

The former Fed chair cautioned that any plan to seek a higher corporate rate could start only after the U.S. had overcome the coronavirus.
I wonder why janet is embarrassing herself already this early on

CNBC JAN 19 2021
Thomas Franck

Mtl JP  00:36:32 GMT - 01/22/2021  
ai oi ouch ...

BitcoinBTC PRICE $29,400.81
24 HOUR % CHANGE -16.65%

dc CB  23:41:09 GMT - 01/21/2021  

Shah said that to protect those people’s privacy, they will simply be asked a yes-or-no question: Do you have one of the chronic conditions on this list? Those who say yes, live in the District and are at least 16 years old will get a vaccine, no further proof required.

“With a lot of this, it’s the honor system, attestation,” Shah said. “As a health department, as a city, we have to strike that balance of ensuring the right people are getting in line without creating barriers for them.”

Fatima Cody Stanford, an expert on obesity from Harvard Medical School, called the District’s plan to vaccinate all people above a healthy weight “amazing” from a public health perspective.

“Obesity is a disease state characterized by significant inflammation,” she said. “What we know about covid is it’s also a state characterized by significant inflammation. . . . We can call this the perfect storm. When a patient with obesity gets covid — it’s a recipe for not good things.”

All overweight D.C. residents will get priority for the coronavirus vaccine.

Mtl JP  18:18:17 GMT - 01/21/2021  
probably old news so just fwiw
As virus variants keep spreading, EU governments consider stringent new travel bans

Mtl JP  09:27:39 GMT - 01/21/2021  
this is good one ...
in NY State:
Relates to the removal of cases, contacts and carriers of communicable diseases who are potentially dangerous to the public health

Assembly Bill A416
2021-2022 Legislative Session

dc CB  03:45:07 GMT - 01/21/2021  
one last. from the colonies-1/20/2
Gold Goats 'n Guns

I’m relieved Donald Trump is no longer President. In fact, I’m downright ecstatic. This is the best I’ve felt in weeks.
Trump was four years of faint hope, failed promises and false narratives.
Oh, don’t get me wrong he was also entertaining as hell...

Epitaph for a Post-Trump America

dc CB  02:47:52 GMT - 01/21/2021  
the first WH Press Briefing.

wait..what year is it still 2015?

awe, that last martini...where am I, what time is it, what year is it.......she does look a bit older but....


dc CB  02:11:10 GMT - 01/21/2021  
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that with the inauguration of Joe Biden, Europe once again has “a friend in the White House”.

Speaking before the European Parliament on Wednesday morning, the EU Commission boss hailed the prospect of enacting globalist policies with the 77-year-old Democrat.

“This time-honoured ceremony on the steps of the U.S. Capitol will be a demonstration of the resilience of American democracy. And resounding proof that, once again, after four long years, Europe has a friend in the White House,” von der Leyen declared.

“From climate to health, from digitalisation to democracy – these are global challenges that need renewed and improved global cooperation. And the EU and U.S. must lead from the front and bring an alliance of like-minded partners with us,” she added.

“I am delighted that on day one of this new administration, the U.S. will rejoin the Paris Agreement. This is the starting point for our renewed cooperation. And way more is to come”

dc CB  01:52:40 GMT - 01/21/2021  

The new administration plans to work with the WHO on an international Covid response plan as one of Biden’s first major policy changes, the transition team announced hours before his inauguration Wednesday.

Fauci will deliver remarks to WHO on Thursday at its annual executive board meetings, according to Biden’s transition team.

“Once the United States resumes its engagement with the WHO, the Biden-Harris Administration will work with the WHO and our partners to strengthen and reform the organization, support the COVID-19 health and humanitarian response, and advance global health and health security,” the transition team said in a statement.

Dr. Fauci to lead U.S. delegation at WHO meetings as Biden plans to reverse Trump withdrawal

Mtl JP  01:37:44 GMT - 01/21/2021  
this is good one ...
is this or not a fake
"Raising the minimum wage would really help" workers who are struggling to get by. ????

Thread See new Tweets Conversation Washington Examiner

Israel MacroMicro  15:40:09 GMT - 01/14/2021  
in an era when politicians lost any integrity, I am expecting Biden to say something like: 'we decided to act with fiscal responsibility and therefore will not print more than $10T as stimulus for the first half of 2021'

london red  15:03:37 GMT - 01/14/2021  
folks dont fear it as much second time around. also mutatons historically are less dealy. historically. but numbers of cases are falling now so this round/wave has peaked.

Belgrade Knez  15:00:59 GMT - 01/14/2021  
Mtl JP 14:46 GMT January 14, 2021
this is good one ...
according to MarketWatch:
"The coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. has never been worse. But Brits are moving around more than in March lockdown."
same situation in Italy

Mtl JP  14:46:38 GMT - 01/14/2021  
this is good one ...
according to MarketWatch:
"The coronavirus pandemic in the U.K. has never been worse. But Brits are moving around more than in March lockdown."

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:49:42 GMT - 01/13/2021  
So at the end of the commercial workday, the issuer's books experience a velocity shortfall of 275 yards, and all of this adds up over a period of time. Issuer's got books too and their books need to be reconciled, balanced and closed at the end of each and everyday too...

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:35:13 GMT - 01/13/2021  
PAR 18:00:00 GMT - 01/13/2021

It's a relief to hear they have taken cognizance of the threats bitcoin and other micro payment systems are to the foundation of the world's economic structure.

When we pay for a product in cash we're tendering denominations issued and regulated by central banks. An example is a product costing 220. We tender 2x100 1x20 or 2x100 1x50, but naa... keep the change...

Bitcoin is not legal tender, but is more like throwing good money after bad so we skip that, however with the MPS, we are not tendering 2x100 1x20 but just tendering a banknote of 220, which has nothing to do with the issuing authority, and removes them and the commercial bankers from the markets. The mere fact that MPS are only used in B2C and not B2B makes the other side of money creation lopsided, there needs to be 1000 yards cash in the market at any given time and sufficent velocity for a round trip, but because of MPS only 725 yards or some such figure is being absorbed, the rest is not accounted for, and now that becomes a money market problem...

PAR 18:00:00 GMT - 01/13/2021  
Bitcoin has a lot to do with taxes and staying anonymous. They can't trace. It's a bit like cash but in huge amounts. A somewhat bigger problem than the €500 bills.

Mtl JP  17:55:59 GMT - 01/13/2021  
this is good one ...
from funny business expert
Bitcoin and its ‘funny business’ should be regulated globally, says European Central Bank chief - by Jack Denton

Christine Lagarde’s warning on Bitcoin comes the same week as the U.K. financial regulator told investors they could “lose all their money” on crypto.

Mtl JP  07:30:48 GMT - 01/13/2021  
this is good one ...
Regulators have been flooded with tips on corporate wrongdoing
A $114 million SEC award is among factors enticing tipsters
The work-from-home phenomenon has triggered a fresh frustration for U.S. corporations: Americans are blowing the whistle on their employers like never before.

The proof is in the data, with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission receiving 6,900 tips alleging white-collar malfeasance in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, a 31% jump from the previous 12-month record.

the agency has paid out some $330 million in awards, including an eye-popping $114 million to a single tipster in October .../..

Whistle-Blowing Soars to Record With Americans Working From Home

Mtl JP  16:12:00 GMT - 01/05/2021  
oh the lucky dawggs in denmark
The country with the longest history of negative central bank rates is offering homeowners 20-year loans at a fixed interest rate of zero.

Danes Get 20-Year 0% Mortgages
By Frances Schwartzkopff

Mtl JP  09:01:47 GMT - 01/05/2021  
stablecoin - wtf is that ?
Just like bankers, the one thing I trust is: Gold
WASHINGTON—The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) today published a letter clarifying national banks’ and federal savings associations’ authority to participate in independent node verification networks (INVN) and use stablecoins to conduct payment activities and other bank-permissible functions. .../..

Federally Chartered Banks and Thrifts May Participate in Independent Node Verification Networks and Use Stablecoins for Payment Activities

Mtl JP  18:42:54 GMT - 01/04/2021  
this is good one ...
Former Bank of England Governor Mervyn King sees risk of another global financial crisis

Asset values on the balance sheet of many financial intermediaries may have to be written down, King says

Debt defaults by businesses and countries are rising, and these could cascade through the financial system and possibly trigger another financial crisis, the former head of the Bank of England said Monday.

In a talk at the American Economics Association annual meeting, Mervyn King, who was governor of the Bank of England during the last financial crisis, said significant debt restructuring may be a necessary precondition to restoring the global economy to health.

But this restructuring implies “writing down asset values on the balance sheet of many financial intermediaries to more realistic levels,” King said.

And that will require “the recapitalization of some financial intermediaries in some countries,” King said.

“To put it more bluntly, there is a risk of another financial crisis,” King said.

The former BOE governor noted that, relative to GDP, global debt levels are higher today than in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis.

“If the problem before the [2008] crisis was too much borrowing and too much spending, than the problem today is too much borrowing and too little spending,” King said.

An early task for the incoming Biden administration will be to restore international cooperation so a crisis can be averted, he said.

“The looming wave of debt restructuring, both corporate and sovereign, will be difficult to handle without greater cooperation between countries if we are to avoid another debt crisis,” King said.

By Greg Robb

Mtl JP  15:01:21 GMT - 01/04/2021  
google $1749
"We’d had enough.

The two of us are software engineers, and we were recently elected executive chair and vice chair of the Alphabet Workers Union, a group of more than 200 workers in the United States who believe our company’s structure needs to change."

We Built Google. This Is Not the Company We Want to Work For.
By Parul Koul and Chewy Shaw
Ms. Koul and Mr. Shaw are, respectively, the executive chair and the vice chair of the Alphabet Workers Union.

Minneapolis DRS2  02:34:13 GMT - 01/04/2021  
"Amen and Awoman"

-Emmanuel Cleaver, House Representative (D-MO), speaking today

"Amen and Awoman"

Mtl JP  02:27:30 GMT - 01/04/2021  
Judy Shelton for Fed Is Among Trump Nominations Sent to Senate - Bloomberg

Mtl JP  02:17:58 GMT - 01/04/2021  
"Fed has been successful at convincing markets it will be more dovish down the road, Bernanke says" - MarketWatch

lakewood jjlkwd  20:40:36 GMT - 12/31/2020

lakewood jjlkwd  20:39:28 GMT - 12/31/2020  
last ditch effort to keep biden out of white house

Mtl JP  20:29:20 GMT - 12/31/2020  
this is good one ...
or is it ?
what is up with all the alleged college vote challengers lining up ?

Mtl JP  13:49:46 GMT - 12/30/2020  
"Bitcoin is one of the few financial assets that offers sanctuary from a global recession, when it arrives. " .../.. "Bitcoin offers a way to protect that hard earned capital from the whims of central bankers who keep printing more money to bail out their friends on Wall Street." .../..

What Bitcoin Means for Athletes Like Me
Russell Okung
December 2019

Mtl JP  13:26:03 GMT - 12/30/2020  
this is good one ...
some major sports personalities (players) are slated to take 50% of their pay in bitcoin (~$27,977.xx at time of post)

Mtl JP  19:18:00 GMT - 12/29/2020  
this is good one ...
and what might "getting better at what we do every day" consist of , eh ?
...“We are learning now how to do things better — science, logistics, training and governance, how to communicate better.".../..
ahhh ... governance ... and ... communicate better
get ready pesants to obey and to heel otherwise the beating (form of communication) will continue until moral improves
[O]ne thing we need to take from this pandemic, with all of the tragedy and loss, is we need to get our act together. We need to honor those we’ve lost by getting better at what we do every day,’ says WHO expert.

WHO says coronavirus pandemic is ‘not the big one’ the world needs to brace for
Published: Dec. 29, 2020
By Ciara Linnane

Mtl JP  17:31:06 GMT - 12/28/2020  
this is good one ...
how many times has he been wrong ?
U.S. has had more than 19 million COVID-19 cases, and Fauci is getting worried about a post-holiday surge

Fauci predicts ...
Dec 27, 2020

dc CB  02:12:00 GMT - 12/28/2020  
Forced Liquidations? Bitcoin Futures Open With Massive Gap After Xmas Spike
Tyler Durden's Photo
by Tyler Durden

I'm just a GVI Looser


Mtl JP  01:56:11 GMT - 12/28/2020  
this is good one ...
Daily Mail
Hundreds of British tourists ESCAPE quarantine in Swiss ski resort and flee in the night
some, allegedly, to france

me ... expecting "authorities" to get ugly

Mtl JP  00:16:22 GMT - 12/28/2020  
this is good one ...
Donald J. Trump
51 min
Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!

dc CB  19:08:39 GMT - 12/22/2020  
I guess you weren't around back then


Israel MacroMicro  19:00:13 GMT - 12/22/2020  
credible source?!
as the article goes about near the unbelievable

democracy 2020

dc CB  18:54:34 GMT - 12/22/2020  
but but the Vaxene

dc CB  18:38:44 GMT - 12/22/2020  
Project FEAR - BREXIT.
Past two days, Just a sample of how much you will suffer---Brxiteers.

The CDC:Update (1300ET): Canada just followed in the steps of the CDC, as its chief drug regulator warned that it's "too soon" to say wwhether the new mutation will impact Canada in a serious way, following a similar remark earlier in the day.

Now, despite the EU's practically non-stop warnings, anxiety about the new variation is growing intensely.

Update (1145ET): As the world continues to panic about the new COVID mutation discovered in southern England (while others wonder about the 'hard evidence', of which there appears to be none), the CDC has officially weighed in for the first time, with the agency stating that there's "no evidence" the variation causes more severe illness, or in any way increases the risk of death.

The variant, which is knownby the name "B.1.1.7." also has yet to be identified by scientists in the US, though former FDA chief Scott Gottlieb said during an interview earlier that the new strain has almost certainly already made its way here.

Here's the rest of the executive summary:

A new variant strain of SARS-CoV-2 that contains a series of mutations has been described in the United Kingdom (UK) and become highly prevalent in London and southeast England. Based on these mutations, this variant strain has been predicted to potentially be more rapidly transmissible than other circulating strains of SARS-CoV-2. Although a variant may predominate in a geographic area, that fact alone does not mean that the variant is more infectious. Scientists are working to learn more about this variant to better understand how easily it might be transmitted and whether currently authorized vaccines will protect people against it. At this time, there is no evidence that this variant causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. Information regarding the virologic, epidemiologic, and clinical characteristics of the variant are rapidly emerging. CDC, in collaboration with other public health agencies, is monitoring the situation closely. CDC will communicate new information as it becomes available.

The CDC also clarified some basic facts about the mutated variant discovered in South Africa, which has been reported to be the same as the strain found in southern England, was actually formed by a completely separate series of mutations, not migration from the UK to SA.

In other news from a slow pre-holiday Tuesday: Dr. Fauci has just received the Moderna jab. Live on TV.

Zero Hedge

Mtl JP  16:52:15 GMT - 12/22/2020  
this is good one ...
propaganda that is
Watch: Dr. Fauci gets Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine on camera ‘as a symbol to the rest of the country’ to get vaccinated - MarketWatch
but but ... how do I know 100% what exactly is in the vial ?

Mtl JP  11:03:20 GMT - 12/21/2020  
this is good one ...
You can’t sue Pfizer or Moderna if you have severe Covid vaccine side effects. The government likely won’t compensate you for damages either cnbc
Biden and Jill will receive their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine in public on Monday.

Harris and Doug will receive the shot the following week to avoid a situation in which all of the leaders of the incoming administration experience side effects at the same time.

dc CB  20:59:29 GMT - 12/20/2020  
Michael Saylor, a prominent booster of the digital currency.
In a series of tweets, Saylor, chief executive officer of Microstrategy Inc.

Do a search on Saylor and Microstrategy --- circa 2000-20XX --- WashPost(the Post Before Bezos)---Saylor a DC area TechWiz----keeping suspect books

dc CB  20:53:38 GMT - 12/20/2020  
Instructive Link

Christ gift Ideas

Israel  MacroMicro  20:33:55 GMT - 12/20/2020  
(Bloomberg) -- Elon Musk inquired about converting “large transactions” of Tesla Inc.’s balance sheet into Bitcoin in a Twitter exchange with Michael Saylor, a prominent booster of the digital currency.

In a series of tweets, Saylor, chief executive officer of Microstrategy Inc., encouraged the billionaire to shift U.S. dollars from the electric-car maker to Bitcoin and “do your shareholders a $100 billion favor.”


Mtl JP  20:10:35 GMT - 12/20/2020  
justin - admirer of China's 'basic dictatorship' - trudeau
18 déc.
Hey moms and dads, aunts and uncles, and anyone who’s been getting asked about Santa Claus’ travel plans this year - call over the little ones in your life, or save this post to share with them later, because I’ve got an update on Santa for them.


Israel MacroMicro  17:38:46 GMT - 12/16/2020  
smart Swiss, with Biden in the WH it is rain and not a pissing Swiss :)

Mtl JP  17:24:54 GMT - 12/16/2020  
this is good one ...
come out couple of hours ago
Swiss Defy U.S. With Pledge to Keep Up Currency Intervention

(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank pledged to push ahead with interventions to rein in the franc, defying a U.S. decision to designate the nation a currency manipulator.

Food fight ?

Mtl JP  19:02:12 GMT - 12/15/2020  
off trading topic but
this is good one ...
I am using Thunderbird for reading e-mail. With updates the interface changed on me over time. I do not like to open an e-mail whose correspondent I don't recognize. One quick way of seeing the content before clicking it open and potentially infecting to computer is to to "preview" it. In Thunderbird - for example - F8 does it.

Mtl JP  18:24:34 GMT - 12/14/2020  
this is good one ...
today, starting at 13:00, after incessant gov't propaganda pictures of various workers delivering and receiving phiser vaccines, two old age homes are starting to inject some of its elderly occupants under great gov't phamphare.

the apparent blemish on the story is that 60% of the professionals working in the old-age homes are refusing to get in line for the injection themselves.

commented some dude holding a microphone: "unfortunately, there is no law compelling compulsory vaccination"

dc CB  21:45:19 GMT - 12/10/2020  
File under: It's OUR turn now.
They screamed that Trump is only in it for himself, and he's making all his friend rich....

the California connection.
At least eight companies affiliated to California Gov. Gavin Newsom collectively received millions of dollars from the coronavirus-related Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), according to reports released by the US government and analyzed by ABC7.

Vice President Elect Kammy Harris - last two 'jobs' - Senator form California, before that Attorney General State of California.

Biden's Top choice for head of HHS - Xavier Becerra . Current 'job' - Attorney General State of California

Yesterday, Speaker of the House---Nancy Pelosi (D-California) nixed the latest Covid relief package---NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!!

as seen at the supermarket parking lot---bumper sticker on a Porsche Cayenne SUV --- BOHICA

Israel MacroMicro  12:23:31 GMT - 12/10/2020  
kind of normal for 2020

the COVID robber

Israel MacroMicro  11:04:56 GMT - 12/10/2020  
by the way JP, those bunch of crooks created two sets of rules regarding the COVID enforcement, one for "jewish" population and another for the rest. officially!

Mtl JP  09:26:58 GMT - 12/10/2020  
this is good one...
nutandyahoo, vaccine, green passport
- "encourage vaccinations"...

Netanyahu's Remarks at the Health Ministry

dc CB  02:18:38 GMT - 12/09/2020  
Trump moved outa NYC first. LMAO..

(Bloomberg) -- Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Elliott Management Corp. are breathing new life into the decades-old idea of converting the Miami-to-West Palm Beach corridor into a southern hub for finance and investing, a notion that would have monumental implications for the area’s development.

Goldman Sparks Florida’s Effort to Become Wall Street South

PAR 17:44:47 GMT - 12/08/2020  

That's what makes a market, different opinions.

Imho, supply and demand.

Too much money chasing too few shares and too few houses leads to higher prices.

Mtl JP  17:03:11 GMT - 12/08/2020  
this is good one ...
The stock market is ‘very, very vulnerable’ at these euphoric levels and a ‘timeout’ is in order, investor warns
- MarketWatch

‘We are only in the middle of the bull market’ and a buying opportunity could come soon, JPMorgan says


dc CB  17:05:22 GMT - 12/06/2020  

“The 55 percent doesn’t surprise me. They’re called the Bravest, not the Smartest,” the source said.


dc CB  16:34:50 GMT - 12/06/2020  
see PeakProsperity video in Cycles-PCR Covid tests
dc CB 19:14 GMT 12/05/2020 post.

All of which is background for an intriguing decision made by Florida's Department of Health (and signed off on by Florida's Republican Governor Ron deSantis).

For the first time in the history of the pandemic, a state will require that all labs in the state report the critical “cycle threshold” level of every COVID-19 test they perform.

"""All positive, negative and indeterminate COVID-19 laboratory results must be reported to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately. This includes all COVID-19 test types - polymerase chain reaction (PCR), other RNA, antigen and antibody results.

Cycle threshold (CT) values and their reference ranges, as applicable, must be reported by laboratories to FDOH via electronic laboratory reporting or by fax immediately."""

A US State Will Require Disclosure Of PCR 'Cycle Threshold' Data In COVID Tests

Mtl JP  14:14:21 GMT - 12/06/2020  
this is good one
More than half of New York City firefighters say they won’t be vaccinated for COVID-19 when the potentially life-saving shot becomes available to first responders in a matter of weeks, according to a new internal survey.

“The 55 percent doesn’t surprise me. They’re called the Bravest, not the Smartest,” the source said.

More than half of FDNY say they’ll refuse COVID-19 vaccine

dc CB  19:14:45 GMT - 12/05/2020  
Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer says that those who refuse to take the COVID vaccine won’t have “freedom to move around” and will have to continue to wear masks.
Dr. David Williams was asked if he “would make some sort of mandatory vaccination recommendation.”
“we can’t force someone to take a vaccine,”
“What we can do is to say sometimes for access or ease of getting into certain settings, if you don’t have vaccination then you’re not allowed into that setting without other protection materials,”
COVID-19 Kills Over 100,000 in Nursing Homes — What Happened?
PeakProsperity's Chris Martenson explains below, in great details, the answer to the most important question you should ask if you or a loved one gets a positive PCR test result.
“What’s the Cycle Threshold (CT) value for that test?”

The problem? Governments all over the country and world are basing their decisions on CT values that are very high. Too high.

Mtl JP  08:32:18 GMT - 12/05/2020  
this is good one ...
The U.K. chancellor of the exchequer has announced a 2.2% increase to the national living wage, making it one of the highest in the world.

Sunak announced plans to increase the national living wage, which is the minimum wage for U.K. workers above a certain age, previously set at 25 years old. He also committed to raising the minimum wage rates for workers 22 years old and younger.

“Taken together, these minimum wage increases will likely benefit around two million people. A full-time worker on the national living wage will see their annual earnings increase by £345 next year.”

The U.K. is increasing the minimum wage. How does it compare with the U.S. and rest of the world?

Mtl JP  08:49:48 GMT - 12/03/2020  
this is good one ...
Wachter said the U.S. needs to develop a strong campaign to combat vaccine misinformation.

Dr. Bob Wachter urges ‘a really vigorous anti-misinformation campaign’

Vaccine misinformation is the next big pandemic problem, UCSF doctor warns

Mtl JP  23:30:19 GMT - 11/30/2020  
this is good one ...
100% pure b/s and pigeon lure
(sounds like a pump n dump scheme to me)
..."New findings from the Phase 3 clinical trial, which involved over 30,000 participants, showed the vaccine to be 100% effective at preventing severe Covid-19 and 94% at preventing the disease more broadly." ...

Moderna Submits Covid-19 Vaccine For Emergency Approval, Says It Is 100% Effective At Preventing Severe Forms Of Disease

dc CB  23:22:46 GMT - 11/30/2020  
as noted yesterday --- whenever Covid Scare ramps up the shelves are stripped of toiletpaper...which is made from wood pulp.

So what about the Vaxes and other super drugs. None of the promoters mention anything about 'shortages'.

To Wit: Maker of ultra-cold freezers sees surge in demand to store Covid vaccines

Despite its efforts to ramp up inventory, “right now, we are out of everything,” Hensler said.

CNBC -- about those Freezers

dc CB  20:53:24 GMT - 11/30/2020  

The prospect of Democrats regaining control of the Senate following Jan. 5 runoff elections in Georgia has caused some deep-pocketed Wall Street Democrats to secretly wish defeat on their party's candidates, according to Bloomberg.

The reason? Biden's plan to raise taxes will directly impact them.

"" Employees of securities and investment firms poured about $77 million into President-elect Joe Biden’s campaign and the super-PACs supporting him, more than quadruple what they steered toward Trump. But the pair of Democrats facing runoff elections in Georgia against Republican senators David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler on Jan. 5 are unlikely to see such lopsided support -- even with control of the chamber at stake.

For Wall Streeters, keeping the Senate in Republican hands means thwarting tax hikes for corporations and capital gains, as well as other policies that don’t align with their financial interests. -Bloomberg""

"Most Wall Street Democrats and certainly all Wall Street never-Trumpers -- Republicans that voted for Biden -- want a split government," says Hedge Fund manager Mike Novogratz, founder of Galaxy Digital.

dc CB  19:06:53 GMT - 11/30/2020  
Dr. Michael Ryan, Director of Global Alert and Response of the World Health Organization (WHO), told journalists at a press briefing on Monday that "pinch points," otherwise known as places where people gather, must be "managed."

Ryan spoke about numerous types of public areas, such as airports, public transportation, and even places like ski resorts that governments must "manage" to prevent further spreading of COVID-19.

He called on governments around the world to investigate "all forms of gatherings that lead to people congregating are moving en masse and how they are going to de-risk those processes."

Ryan said if governments don't believe those processes cannot be de-risked, governments should "curtail, postpone, and or even manage" those processes.

In other words, just like Thanksgiving - Christmas is likely canceled in the Western world. (ZH)

For more on this, listen to Ryan from the 28-minute mark.
World Health Organization (WHO)
Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros
Media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros
11:08 AM · Nov 30, 2020

Mtl JP  15:49:41 GMT - 11/30/2020  
this is good one ...
Covid Vaccine Advisory Panel Calls Emergency Meeting

according to Ben Walsh, they are "simply going over the data once again and having a vote primarily on the first tier group 1a—health-care providers and the people in the long term, congregate facilities.”

more here

Paris ib  06:54:34 GMT - 11/30/2020  
Nurse Ratched returns in all but name.

One of the stand outs for me of this whole debacle is just how badly these people understand ordinary human beings.

Their media did not work, their policies are not popular, their heroes are repellent... and they don't get it.

Mtl JP  02:36:57 GMT - 11/30/2020  
CB 00:46 I tend to agree w/Farber
that, essentially, kids are seen as dangers to weak adults

putting kids aside for a moment: colleague pointed to young adults (~20-something U crowd) monster wild underground maskless by secret invitation parties in Prague. After cops found one and were making arrests and issuing fines some journo got hold of few escapees and asked if people would ID themselves and if they are OK going mask-less. Said one are u kidding me give my name publicly and deprive myself of new invites ? I am not affraid, I already caught the virus, I am fine and immune. MY life continues to go on... (paraphrazing)

And that, to me, underscores and highlights the "us vs them" societal divide between youth and old(er/weak) folks.

dc CB  00:46:29 GMT - 11/30/2020  
Quarantine May Negatively Affect Kids’ Immune Systems

Keeping children masked and separated is necessary. It could also undermine their bodies’ ability to learn how to fight pathogens.

By Donna L. Farber and Thomas Connors

Dr. Farber is a professor of immunology and surgery at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons, where Dr. Connors is an assistant professor of pediatrics.

NYTimes - Opinion

dc CB  00:27:49 GMT - 11/30/2020  
Following his recent decision to appoint Janet Yellen as new Treasury Secretary, Joe Biden has decided to fill many of the key economic advisory spots with female staffers, all close to either Obama or Hillary Clinton.

Biden is turning to longtime Hillary Clinton ally and Democratic policy staffer Neera Tanden to lead his Office of Management and Budget, while Cecilia Rouse will be head the Council of Economic Advisers, according to Bloomberg.

Biden isn't stopping there, and according to a separate Bloomberg report Biden's senior communications team is composed entirely of women, including Jen Psaki as White House press secretary. Psaki, a former Obama White House communications director and State Department spokeswoman, has been an on-camera spokeswoman for Biden’s transition office.

Meet the Biden frontmen---er Frontwomen

Mtl JP  23:57:58 GMT - 11/29/2020  
this is a good one ...
DJIA : 29,910.37
SPX : 3,638.35
No doubt ‘there is massive risk-taking going on’:

"top economist" El-Erian
Fri, November 27, 2020

dc CB  23:29:31 GMT - 11/29/2020  
file under: Hey we can play that game too.

In what is a hilarious bit of irony for Democrat politicians in New York, a pub that had its liquor license yanked due to Covid rules has now declared itself an "Autonomous Zone" and is continuing to do business.

The bar, called Mac's Public House in Staten Island, said publicly: “We refuse to abide by any rules and regulations put forth by the Mayor of NYC and Governor of NY State.”

They also painted "AUTONOMOUS ZONE" on the sidewalk outside the bar and put signs in the windows claiming "As of November 20, 2020, we hereby declare this establishment an AUTONOMOUS ZONE".

NY Post --bar in COVID-19 hotspot refuses to shut down after state yanks liquor license

Minneapolis DRS2  22:05:24 GMT - 11/29/2020  
That's the problem with cheating of this leaves too many tracks. Now everybody is falling all over themselves trying to erase the evidence.

Israel MacroMicro  22:03:29 GMT - 11/29/2020  
GEORGIA. UPDATE.🚨 A judge REVERSES the decision to stop Fulton County officials from doing a post-election "software update." American voters have a right to transparency & accountability in elections. This is third-world, banana republic politics.


US elections 2020 the best comedy in town

Israel MacroMicro  22:01:20 GMT - 11/29/2020  
why one may need now a software update?

Israel MacroMicro  22:00:21 GMT - 11/29/2020  
BREAKING - US District Judge Timothy C. Batten issued an emergency order to stop #Georgia officials from performing a “software update” on Fulton County voting machines, which reportedly was already in process.

breaking news :)

haifa ac  17:24:25 GMT - 11/29/2020  
Yup. "Bread and circuses" this is the way to go to silence the plebs.

Minneapolis DRS2  16:55:17 GMT - 11/29/2020  
The NFL has bigger problems than the coronavirus. They have to contend with a loss of audience in both TV and stadium sales. Former viewers have dropped out, and not just because of a virus.

In other words...get woke, go broke. Simple as that.

Amused To Death

Mtl JP  13:27:09 GMT - 11/29/2020  
this is good one ...
how to agonize the pesants:
The Broncos don’t have a quarterback. The 49ers don’t have a place to practice or play. The Ravens are about to pass the Marlins for the worst outbreak in sports. The coronavirus is raging through the NFL just like it’s raging through the rest of the country; it turns out a bunch of half-measures while plowing ahead with your plans won’t stop a pandemic.

Broncos backup quarterback Jeff Driskel tested positive for the virus on Thursday; the NFL said the team could practice on Friday, but they chose not to. The team practiced on Saturday, then yanked quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles in the middle of a workout due to “contact tracing concerns,” according to multiple reports. All three quarterbacks are ineligible to play Sunday because they are “high risk contacts” with Driskel.

That leaves the team with no quarterbacks ahead of Sunday afternoon’s game against the Saints. It’s unclear what changed for the Broncos between the start and end of practice on Saturday, but the NFL is going ahead with the game. Denver can’t just sign anyone off the street, because they need six days to clear the league’s protocols. Practice squad wide receiver Kendall Hinton, who was Wake Forest’s starting QB in 2015, will likely be the Broncos’ first choice at QB, according to an NFL Network report. Hinton missed the entire 2018 college season and then converted to wide receiver in 2019. Running back Royce Freeman might take some snaps too.

It maybe shouldn’t be surprising coming from the Broncos, who only admitted that defensive coordinator Ed Donatell had been hospitalized with the virus after linebacker Alexander Johnson blurted it to the media last week.

Several Broncos players complained that the NFL was forcing them to play while other games had been postponed earlier this season. “Y’all can’t possibly send us into a game without a QB,” tight end Noah Fant tweeted.

[More Sports] 3 keys to a Giants victory over the Bengals and a third straight win »
The 49ers’ problem is less immediate, but arguably more severe. Santa Clara County rolled out a ban on all contact sports through December 21, and clarified that there would be no exception for the 49ers or Sharks. The Niners are at the Rams this week, but are scheduled to host the Bills and Washington Team the next two weeks, which both fall before Dec. 21. They also practice in Santa Clara, an activity that is clearly banned under the order. (Previously, Santa Clara having slightly tougher restrictions than the rest of the country was a jokey annoyance for Al Michaels and Cris Collinsworth, who had to broadcast a Niners game behind masks.)

At least the Niners can play somewhere. The Ravens announced Saturday afternoon that six more players had been added to their Reserve/COVID list for a total of 18 this week. Three offensive linemen and five defensive linemen are on the list; starting quarterback Lamar Jackson and the team’s top two running backs have already tested positive this week. The Ravens-Steelers game, originally scheduled for Thanksgiving, was first moved to Sunday and now to Tuesday.

The Steelers had been complaining about the Thursday game getting moved, calling it “some BS” and “a joke.” On Saturday, Pittsburgh running back James Conner and QB coach Matt Canada tested positive. The team claims that Ben Roethlisberger was not a “close contact” of Canada’s — the standard that knocked out Denver’s quarterbacks — leaving him eligible to play in the Ravens game, whenever it happens.

The NFL is finally buckling under the coronavirus

Mtl JP  19:01:35 GMT - 11/26/2020  
Oh Oh ooooohh
Bitcoin 16609.14 -9.37%
who does not like volatility ?
Bitcoin correction
Bitcoin prices fell more than 15% in about 24 hours

Bitcoin price plunges over 10% to stage Thanksgiving correction

Mtl JP  10:43:00 GMT - 11/26/2020  
this is good one ...
excess cash: oh the fun fun FUN that is coming
btc.: $17213
..."MicroStrategy announced adopting bitcoin as its primary treasury reserve asset and planned to pick up more in the future with any excess cash."...

MicroStrategy shares jump 5.5% after Citron says there's 'no better way to play bitcoin'

dc CB  00:25:33 GMT - 11/26/2020  
'see ya'

dc CB  00:23:58 GMT - 11/26/2020  
happy thanks giving 'Murica.

"just a few more weeks, and we are the f^k outa here. Can't say it's been nice, Wouln't want to go areound twice."
FLOTUS (what a horrible moniker)

Mtl JP  18:59:45 GMT - 11/25/2020  
CB c Pol

dc CB  18:41:20 GMT - 11/25/2020  
pretty socks has competition --- the new president nad his fawning press corp..
Yesterday One US 'Journalist' Tweeted About Joe Biden's Socks
Michael Every of Rabobank

There is a huge amount of important stuff still going on in the depths across geographies and geopolitics and markets. Massive global realignments and structural shifts are about to occur if Biden shifts policy, or if he continues on from what Trump was doing, or even if Trump somehow manages to prevail: that covers all bases.

Yet much of the media are opting to merely dip their toes in these deep, dark waters. For example, yesterday saw one US journalist tweet about Joe Biden’s socks

Jennifer Epstein
George H.W. Bush was known for his socks, maybe Biden will be too? Today he wore dark blue socks adorned with lighter blue dogs. (Yes, there are plenty of more substantive things to tweet about but we can have some fun sometimes too.)

Mtl JP  06:44:31 GMT - 11/25/2020  
CB 01:06 c my krissmass card (Pol)

dc CB  01:06:22 GMT - 11/25/2020  
what's up with that Just In Time. Sort of a 'co(k blocker' there, isn't it.... for our friends in the Great White North.

​OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau sought to reassure Canadians on Tuesday that COVID-19 vaccines will start to arrive in the coming months even as he acknowledged that other nations are likely to start inoculating their citizens first.

"One of the things to remember is Canada no longer has any domestic production capacity for vaccines," Trudeau said during his regular COVID-19 news conference outside his home in Ottawa.

"We used to have it decades ago, but we no longer have it......

dc CB  00:21:47 GMT - 11/25/2020  
and what better face than hers to front whatever.
The Gammy, your Gammy, your Gammy who you can't visit this hollyday season because of Lock-U-Down.

Laieel Brainyard was too tall, too, blonde. Not a good look after all those pictures of Munchkin's blonde British heiress wifey.

After all this is Season 1--The Biden Year.
Because that's what it really is, in Reality and the sponsors are selling your a crock.

Will it sell?? After Trump turned half the US population into fassy eeeeests.

Mtl JP  00:04:22 GMT - 11/25/2020  
this is good one ...
have no fear janet is here; prepare - ie get in line - for geyser and showers of "money":
Although we work through financial markets, our goal is to help Main Street, not Wall Street. (.pdf)
Janet Yellen is poised to become Treasury secretary in a Biden cabinet — and here’s what that means for cash-strapped American families

..."If she’s selected and confirmed — becoming the first woman to hold the job — many families will be counting on Yellen to stay focused on the connection between decisions on Capitol Hill and their own financial situations."...

By Andrew Keshner, and Jillian Berman

dc CB  23:49:38 GMT - 11/24/2020  
dc CB 18:56 GMT 11/24/2020
Regarding the Old-Line now sitting in the decision chairs -- the Seventh Decade set.
Does the hubris of these geriatrics/Obama retreads make them believe that all these angry .....

AOC and her allies are badly in need of a win to try and show their backers that they didn't completely fold on their principles by backing Biden. And with a few more progressive members joining their ranks in the upcoming Congress, AOC needs to step up and be a leader if she has any hope of running for president in 2028 (she won't quite meet the minimum age in 2024).

'The Squad' is looking for a scalp, ....................

Right now, leftists are terrified that a Biden presidency will simply morph into 'Obama Part 3' and everyone will forget about them and all the protest movements they helped organize as the fever of 'Democratic socialism' finally breaks.

AOC & 'The Squad' Confront Biden About Lack Of 'Progressive' Cabinet Picks

dc CB  21:54:27 GMT - 11/24/2020  
Transition Gracefully, with Class. LOL
It will never end, wining does little to satisfy the Winners.
1) In a deranged segment, CNN pundit Douglas Brinkley predicted that President Trump will form a ‘shadow government’ and hold his own ‘counter inauguration’ in January, in an attempt at ‘sedition’ and an overthrow of US democracy.

2) YouTube has suspended the One America News Network from posting new content for one week and has completely demonetized the channel, after the pro-Trump news network reportedly uploaded a video touting a non-approved 'cure' for COVID-19.

n addition to the temporary ban on videos, the network cannot livestream due to a "strike" received under YouTube's COVID-19 misinformation policy, which prohibits content claiming there is a 'guaranteed cure' for the virus. The video in question has reportedly been removed.

If OANN wants to re-monetize the channel, they will need to re-apply to YouTube's Partner Program. If they receive two more strikes, their account will be terminated.

dc CB  21:47:54 GMT - 11/24/2020  
so MM, what are you gonna do when John Kerry and that Secy of State re-negotiate with Iran re-opening the TrumpCanceled Nuke Deal.

And Joe, as a gesture of 'good will', flies several Billion in Cash Euros on palletts too boot. All that fungible CASH going where?

forget pot stocks...better boost your stock of pot?

Awe that's just Crazy Talk, crazy talk.

PAR 21:41:09 GMT - 11/24/2020  
The longer the food lines, the higher the stock market.

The 1920's revisited.

Israel MacroMicro  21:15:55 GMT - 11/24/2020  
pot stox, thanks!

Israel MacroMicro  20:39:42 GMT - 11/24/2020  
relax cb

nothing wrong with Hunter Biden making more than you

dc CB  19:00:54 GMT - 11/24/2020  
that they have been another worthless sack of sheit
(shud read)

that they have been HANDED another worthless sack f sheit

dc CB  18:56:47 GMT - 11/24/2020  
'remember, you wanted this' Jack Reacher.

first - it's not CYA---the Y is actually an I.

Regarding the Old-Line now sitting in the decision chairs -- the Seventh Decade set.

The unparalleled sanctioned violence that was unleashed, and again Allowed to continue and still going on in some cities, those 'thousand people in the streets', were Tools to help get rid of OrangeManBad(aka Hitler 2.0). These people thought they would have a seat and a say in the Woke government they helped put into power.

Does the hubris of these geriatrics/Obama retreads make them believe that all these angry debt ridden, jobless young people will just quietly go back into the basement when it becomes clear to them that they have been another worthless sack of sheit just like their $200,000 sheepskins from some university.

Going forward, the blindsiding that will elicit whines of 'we didn't see That coming', will be one of the stories of 2021.
For the Harris-Biden presidency. Season One on NBC.

Minneapolis DRS2  17:30:15 GMT - 11/24/2020  
Monica Lewinsky is a sideshow. The real story is that TPTB in banking, government and enterprise (but NOT small) business are going to do everything in their power to help Biden to succeed. This is similar to what was done for Obama, and for many of the same reasons.

Look for LOTS of it QE, call it repo, call it whatever you want. There will be lots of new government spending, and lots of made-up funding to catalyze it. Look for lots of volatility as the markets try to make up their minds about what is happening. Any detrimental effects will be minimized in public view, and only positive things will be said in the media.

It's easy to call this a political thing, but I'm viewing it as more a case of TPTB banding together in a big-a** CYA move. They protect each other or they will hang from lamp posts...simple as that.

Israel MacroMicro  17:19:37 GMT - 11/24/2020  
if Yellen is back, why not Monica Lewinsky too?

Mtl JP  16:59:26 GMT - 11/24/2020  
this is good one ...
probably best yet
maybe we should take a vote :
In his new book, “Let us Dream: The Path to a Better Future,” due to be released on Dec. 1, the head of Roman Catholic Church lambasts those who protest the health measures aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19: “Some groups protested, refusing to keep their distance, marching against travel restrictions — as if measures that governments must impose for the good of their people constitute some kind of political assault on autonomy or personal freedom,”

Pope Francis lambasts anti-mask protests: ‘What matters more — to take care of people or keep the financial system going?’

haifa ac  13:27:23 GMT - 11/24/2020  
Bezos: "I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to FedEx"

london red  13:21:53 GMT - 11/24/2020  
and i thought paul walker was dead

dc CB  13:16:10 GMT - 11/24/2020  
Bezos may have a new problem on his hands, at least in Baltimore - for now)
Amazon Delivers via its own trucks, UPS, USPS(the US postal service), FEDEX.

Armed criminal gangs in Baltimore City have recognized the online shopping boom. They're giving up on robbing brick and mortar stores and have now opted to hijack or rob delivery service vehicles.

Just this week alone, there's been a series of mail and package delivery drivers targeted in lawless Baltimore City.

According to FOX45 News, the first incident occurred on Monday along Mosher Street, in west Baltimore, an area known for criminal gangs, widespread homicides, and out of control opioid crisis.

Investigators said armed suspects hijacked a USPS mail carrier.
The second incident occurred Tuesday evening at Mary Avenue in northeast Baltimore. A UPS driver had their truck stolen and has since been recovered.

On Wednesday night, investigators say an Amazon delivery van was targeted along Highland Avenue in east Baltimore. Police say the Amazon worker was able to prevent the armed suspect from commandeering the delivery vehicle.

Armed Baltimore Gangs Target Delivery Drivers In Recent Wave Of Carjackings And Robberies

Mtl JP  08:27:52 GMT - 11/24/2020  
this is goog one ...
cnn wants you to know that "Biden is moving swiftly to craft his incoming administration":
Joe Biden fires an early warning shot at Wall Street
By Matt Egan, CNN Business

dc CB  18:56:44 GMT - 11/23/2020  
Jan 15 -- 2nd term Inauguration

Wash Post 2013

dc CB  18:46:25 GMT - 11/23/2020  
Update (1200ET): Washington DC and its mayor Muriel Bowser have imposed new limits on private gatherings ahead of the Thankgsiving holiday later this week. The limits include: 10 people for indoor gatherings, and 25 when outdoors.

Since there probably aren't too many people in DC planning outdoor Thanksgiving gatherings, if you purchased a Turkey for 12 or more in the capital district, you might want to watch your back.

Hint. Bowser hopes to become the 'first' black female governor of the newly establish State (the 51st) when/if the Democrats win both Senate seats in Georgia and have an open roadt for their palns to 'remake America'.

dc CB  18:23:41 GMT - 11/23/2020  
President-Elect Obama(er er Harris-Biden) announces sa few selections for the 'kitchen cabinet'
a series of staff picks including some that were telegraphed ahead of time (John Kerry, the one-time Democratic presidential nominee back in 2004, to serve as Climate envoy) though none of the picks were really a surprise, as Biden has shown a preference for lobbyists and established Democratic players.

....another major "first", Alejandro Mayorkas will serve as the first latino Secretary of Homeland Security, after serving in a deputy role during the Obama Administration.

.... the most high-profile choice might surprise many Americans: Antony Blinken, a top advisor who has advised Biden on foreign policy since 2002, will serve as Secretary of State (he also once served as a deputy secretary of state during the Obama-Biden days)

.... former Obama Administration player, Avril Haines, who notably served as the first female deputy Director of the CIA, and later as Obama's Deputy Director of National Intelligence, will serve as Biden's Director of National Intelligence.

dc CB  17:21:06 GMT - 11/23/2020  
Meanwhile, have a lovely Home Alone Thanksgiving, if you are dutifully following the orders of Governors Cuomo, Pritzker, Whitmer, Murphy, and Newsom. We’ll dare to have seven at the table here, and therefore not have to eat some reincarnation of turkey for three weeks afterward. As a holiday bonus, I leave you with a little burlesque submitted by a reader wishing to remain anonymous for your amusement, as follows….

Kunstler - Clusterf^(k Nation

dc CB  17:15:39 GMT - 11/23/2020  
Thanksgiving Special --- can be used year round for real flavorfull juicy meat(puppets)

Amazon special price

Mtl JP  17:15:00 GMT - 11/23/2020  
this is good one ...
apparently the chinese "gift" respects religious holidays
U.K. announces cautious Christmas easing of lockdown as France prepares to do the same - MarketWatch

(In canada politicos and their virologist "experts" are hallucinating around similar lines)

Mtl JP  16:58:31 GMT - 11/23/2020  
this is good one ...
Coronavirus latest: Vaccination will be compulsory for Qantas passengers. Qantas passengers will have to prove they have been vaccinated
- all over msm wires

lakewood jjlkwd  16:08:23 GMT - 11/23/2020  
im in a good mood... guess why....

Mtl JP  15:42:42 GMT - 11/23/2020  
jjlkwd - yours is not to reason why. yours is but to do and make sure not to get annihilated by the brutality of a ferocious enemy, rather position to co-opt and take advantage of the enemy's plans and so aim to get rich

lakewood jjlkwd  15:24:30 GMT - 11/23/2020  
maybe corporate should need disclose what they eat for breakfast and lunch too....give me a break.

Mtl JP  15:19:23 GMT - 11/23/2020  
this is good one ...
From climate change to free-trading apps, brace for an aggressive SEC under Biden, experts say

By Chris Matthews

Mtl JP  11:06:34 GMT - 11/23/2020  
this is good one ...
(unless it happens to me personally)
Fake Zoom invite cripples Aussie hedge fund with $8m hit

informal checks were weakened due to staff working at home as a result of the pandemic.

Israel MacroMicro  20:55:05 GMT - 11/22/2020  
#Chine 🇨🇳 - L'aéroport de Shanghai Pudong a récemment confirmé 3 cas de #COVID19. Tous les usagers ont été informé que le test de #coronavirus est obligatoire et doit terminer à midi aujourd'hui provoquant un mouvement de foule et chaos dans l'aéroport

dc CB  20:53:02 GMT - 11/22/2020  
Tom Cruise staring as Jack Reacher: 'remember, you wanted this'

Armstrong Economics
Blog/Civil Unrest
Posted Nov 22, 2020 by Martin Armstrong

Resistance is Starting – Buffalo, NY Business Owners Stand Up to Cuomo Lockdown Orders

dc CB  19:50:25 GMT - 11/22/2020  
NY Governor Cuomo is set to soon receive an International Emmy award for his once-daily televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic that killed tens of thousands of New Yorkers this spring.

The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, whose members include media and entertainment figures from over 60 countries and 500 companies, announced Friday it plans to present the award to the Democratic governor in a live-streamed show Monday.

International Academy President & CEO Bruce L. Paisner said Cuomo is being honored with the academy’s Founders Award for using his briefings to inform and calm the public. Previous recipients include former Vice President Al Gore, Oprah Winfrey, and director Steven Spielberg.

“The governor’s 111 daily briefings worked so well because he effectively created television shows, with characters, plot lines, and stories of success and failure,” he said. “People around the world tuned in to find out what was going on, and New York tough became a symbol of the determination to fight back.”

dc CB  19:46:21 GMT - 11/22/2020  
That was then:(chart)
Sat Night Live -- Watch TV Funhouse: The X-Presidents

2021 -- The Ex-Presidents-Media Wariors: Trump TV vs Obamas Netflix. Dueling propagandists

Obamas are producing a Netflix comedy series about the chaos of the 2016 Trump transition

Israel MacroMicro  06:19:15 GMT - 11/22/2020  
kid, we give the toy to another kid. so, who is in power to decide who is the POTUS?!

have a greater weekend !

Israel MacroMicro  06:15:14 GMT - 11/22/2020  
Superman's cocktail available to the "public"

Israel MacroMicro  06:11:54 GMT - 11/22/2020  

Trump's "ALL IN" weapon?

Ed Kw  08:15:24 GMT - 11/21/2020  
Monthly gbpjpy. Trapped $$$$$$.

dc CB  00:33:29 GMT - 11/21/2020  
How Come More Sweds Didn't Die as contestants in FEAR FACTOR Season One. WOOOOOOhan.
*Section 1. Encumbered by the thought process.
They then went above and beyond.

LOCK-U-DOWN---(what ever NOT a good idea-(in Swedish)

dc CB  00:04:00 GMT - 11/21/2020  
Joe Biden made his pick for Treasury secretary, says he will announce choice soon

speculation that Janet Yellen will be the IT GIRL. But what's she been up to for the past few years...after all Gammy really doged that bullet, not staying on...but then she probably has an inside tip.

Another annon-O-Mouse source spotted her ---'alter ego'.
Pretty good at it too. Gammy's got it--- with her tribute to 'bernie'
(for those not clued in...that's short for Bernanke)

Blossom Dearie-cuts a rug.

dc CB  23:45:09 GMT - 11/20/2020  
heard over Friday evening scotches at the Trump Legal Team offices...Sidney Powell's suite.
(annon y mouse sources)

one more from Frischberg - Tonight Show

Mtl JP  23:35:43 GMT - 11/20/2020  
Dr. Fauci says vaccinating people who disregard Covid as ‘fake news’ could be ‘a real problem’ - NOV 19 2020

Coronavirus updates: Syringes, equipment being moved as U.S. prepares to distribute first vaccines quickly - cnbc, 17 MIN AGO

Pfizer applies for emergency use of Covid-19 vaccine amid testing bottleneck: CNBC After Hours


dc CB  23:26:51 GMT - 11/20/2020  
tune got the times...from 1991

Dave Frishberg Classics ℗ 1991 Concord Jazz, Inc. Released on: 1991-01-01 Composer Lyricist: Dave Frishberg Composer Lyricist: Samantha Frishberg

Premiering this weekend on Cable TV

Fear Factor: The Second Wave.

Contestants try not to die from the Chinese Infection. Losers get Front Page anncment of their Death, apid for by the show's producers.

Blizzard Of Lies (Vocal)

Mtl JP  23:18:21 GMT - 11/20/2020  
this is good one ...
...“Interest rates are as low as they have been in modern history, and I think that is a positive thing. It lends credence to the possibility of us being able to expend money, to deficit spend, in order for us to be able to generate economic growth right off the bat. And so I think it’s been positive so far.” - said Biden

Joe Biden made his pick for Treasury secretary, says he will announce choice soon

dc CB  23:07:38 GMT - 11/20/2020  
The state of Pennsylvania on Friday backtracked from a portion of tightened coronavirus protocols issued earlier in the week that would have required many of the state’s professional and college athletes to wear masks even during competition.
A state-issued FAQ that accompanied the mandate detailed the requirements for those participating in sports.

“Coaches, athletes (including cheerleaders), and spectators must wear face coverings if they cannot maintain sustained physical distance from persons outside of their household. This includes while actively engaged in workouts, competition, and on the sidelines, in the dugout, etc.,” the FAQ reads.

The NFL’s Pittsburgh Steelers and NCAA’s Penn State Nittany Lions declared they were exempt from the mandate, causing confusion over the new requirements.

Pennsylvania backtracks on in-game mask requirement for state’s football teams

Minneapolis DRS2  20:00:16 GMT - 11/20/2020  
What the Democrats really want is the loss of both GA seats (and thus control of the senate), plus the forcing out of Joe Biden in favor of Harris (with Obama pulling the strings).

"Some motherf***ers are always trying to ice skate up hill." -Blade

dc CB  18:22:22 GMT - 11/20/2020  
dc CB 15:30
at any other time.

Why the Senate Run-off race in Georgia - Jan 5, is a must win for the Democrats....1 of the two seats good, BOTH seats YUGE Win that seals the deal. Majority

god forbid lose both = 2 republican Senators----big trouble in little china.

New Senate Docs 'Confirm' Troubling Biden Family Links To China, Russia

dc CB  16:33:11 GMT - 11/20/2020  
Upper Hudson Valley:
I won’t even bother to outline the possible economic perversities and experiments the new regime might attempt to try because of the following…

…which is the king-hell financial fiasco that will attend a Joe Biden presidency and the monumental unwind of activity that will present as implacable depression. The global banking system is ten-months pregnant with Rosemary’s Baby. The Covid-19 winter lockdowns will put a bullet in the brain of any remaining small businesses, and the giant zombie companies are next to fall. Rent, mortgage, and loan forbearances run out in December. If they are not renewed, many families stand to lose their homes; if they are extended, many creditors and landlords will be screwed, unable to meet their own obligations. Few in the media or in officialdom seem to comprehend that unpaid debts thunder through the system, and eventually undermine the whole system, especially the currencies that circulate like the system’s blood supply.

Kunstler - Clusterf^(% Nation – Blog

dc CB  16:20:45 GMT - 11/20/2020  
what do you do after overeating at the big Thanksgiving dinner/family arguments - Traditionally- Watch Network broadcast Football(US version, not soccer)...College Football is shelved due to Covid(yeh the CCP/Xi killed sports too)
The mantra "get woke, go broke" is one both the NBA and the NFL are becoming intimately familiar with.
Last week's Sunday Night Football Patriots vs. Ravens game - featuring two of the best quarterbacks in the league and arguably the best coach in NFL history - saw its ratings collapse 31% over last year's Week 10 game.
Sports Media Watch reported: “Ratings have dropped for all 11 NFL games on NBC this season, with viewership down for all-but-one.”

Monday Night Football also saw a similar tick down in ratings. It averaged 11.45 million viewers this past week, which was a 28% decline from the Monday night game last season.
Ready for Trump TV----launching Jan 22, 2021(think not???)

Minneapolis DRS2  16:00:37 GMT - 11/20/2020  
The problem for the MSM isn't Trump, but rather the ever-increasing portion of the US population that is tuning them out. Notice, if you will, that the legal battles are a sideshow to the real problem...that millions of people in the country think (rightly or wrongly) that Biden cheated, that the mainstream media helped him do it, and that increasing numbers of US citizens are ignoring the media as "fake news".

Any other Republican would be crying for their mommy, and doing the Nixon thing of "exiting the office with dignity". This is what the MSM wants most of all...for Trump to go out of office in shame, rejected by everybody and be replaced by Harris, Biden, and Obama pulling the strings. Instead, we get Donald Trump...a streetfighter who won't hesitate to play dirty, and a base of voters who have no problem with smashing politically correct dogma.

The Trump presidency has at least two months left. Make some popcorn and see what he does to p*** people off.

dc CB  15:30:34 GMT - 11/20/2020  
at any other time, the 90min press conference held yesterday by the Trump legal team would have sent the stock market into a wild tailspin.....And peopel would be seriously crying Black Friday.

However the MSM all but ignored/dismissed the accusations as, at best, Russian Propaganda, because those people laying them out are obviously wackjobs, with zero credibility....because, well we the MSM say so.

Regardless, a new can-o-worms has been quite publically put on the tableand cannot be ignored.

Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

Will The Trump Team Prove A Global Conspiracy or Will Dominion Sue For Defamation?

Jonathan Turley

dc CB  15:12:53 GMT - 11/20/2020  
banging at $500/share, and sure to go higher as year end portfolio rebalancing begins ---- Yeh the stock has been added to the S&P 500 Index, and so is a 'must' buy in that rebal-game.
A big big big flashing warning as to how fu^(ed- up the market is.

We have this...from NBC/CNN NUZ Nov 19
The detail about the driver ---- sort of like 'traders' that abound.
'the driver, 21-year-old Dylan Milota, was stoned and going more than 100 MPH when he lost control, hit some trees, a power pole, and a phone box before stopping on an embankment, Corvallis Police said."

Tesla crash sends batteries, car parts flying into nearby homes

Israel MacroMicro  13:28:29 GMT - 11/20/2020  
Tucker Carlson calls on Sidney Powell to release evidence of her claim that votes were moved illegitimately by software from Trump to Biden. He says he would have given her "the whole hour" on his show but she refused to provide evidence and told them to stop contacting her.

- oops

Minneapolis DRS2  12:41:01 GMT - 11/20/2020  
Biden would institute a nationwide shutdown if he thought he could do it. The facts on the ground are showing that nobody can do it. There are spots all over the US where the local authorities are "mandating" masks, shutdowns, social distancing and stuff like that, but people all over the country don't like to be told what to do (surprise).

Here in Minnesota, Governor Walz is on the TV every night exhorting people to "follow the science" and "listen to the experts". His voice drips with anger and frustration at a population that has grown weary of quackery and so-called experts. Many aren't listening anymore.

Mtl JP  11:54:54 GMT - 11/20/2020  
this is good one ...
CBS News
President-elect Biden says he has no plans for a national shutdown, because the COVID-19 situation will be different across various communities: "There is no circumstance which I can see that would require a total national shutdown. I think that would be counterproductive."

donald the IInd ?

dc CB  22:31:36 GMT - 11/18/2020  
Democrat Tom Wolf. the governor of Pennsylvania is now demanding that citizens wear masks INSIDE of their homes. As of today in Pennsylvania, you must wear a mask,

""Indoors or in an enclosed space, where another person or persons who are not members of the individual’s household are present in the same space, irrespective of
physical distance""

PA Department of Health

Strengthening masking order. Masks are still required. Indoors: masks now required anytime you’re with people outside of your household, even if you’re socially distant. Applies to all indoor facilities + if you have people in your home not part of your household
1:33 PM · Nov 17, 2020

Mtl JP  18:36:06 GMT - 11/18/2020  
so the FED is in a growth industry

dc CB  18:22:15 GMT - 11/18/2020  
The debate over student-debt cancellation is raging as it becomes a more realistic possibility

It's a 'work' to clog the NUZ and Pudit discussions so the real debt problem will not be known.

20% Of All US Corporations Are Now Zombies.
.....there is now $1.4 trillion in zombie debt, an increase almost $1 trillion of debt since the pandemic struck, bringing total obligations to $1.36 trillion, a flood of new debt made possible by the Fed's direct backstopping of the corporate bond market. That’s more than double the roughly $500 billion zombie companies owed at the peak of the financial crisis.

dc CB  18:16:22 GMT - 11/18/2020  
Despite two effective COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon

Pfizer v Moderna PR Tweet Battle to move their stock price...

Mike Bird
Moderna next week arguing that their vaccine is actually 120% effective, some people they didn't even give it to are protected. The vaccine group is now hotter and richer than the placebo group, some of the placebo group's wives have left them for the vaccine group participants.
7:01 AM · Nov 18, 2020

Mtl JP  17:12:14 GMT - 11/18/2020  
(CBC) Despite two effective COVID-19 vaccines on the horizon, Fauci tells CBC News it's not yet 'time to celebrate'

Fauci says Canada 'getting into trouble' as COVID-19 cases surge worldwide

Mtl JP  16:56:36 GMT - 11/18/2020  
What should be the feeling of those who paid for their tuition and what compensation should they be getting for being dunces:
The debate over student-debt cancellation is raging as it becomes a more realistic possibility

Should the Biden administration cancel student debt? This guide might help you decide

dc CB  19:39:02 GMT - 11/11/2020  
making a list
checking it twice
gonna find out
who's been naughty or nice
Biden-Harris coming to town.......

The Jacobins are oiling up ' the falling knife'.
Winning is not enough --- The losers must pay.

Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

The Lincoln Project Unleashes Attacks On Lawyers Who Represent The Trump Campaign .

Jonathan Turley - With malice for all

Israel MacroMicro  15:18:26 GMT - 11/11/2020  
CB 15:16

stop! you are showing how huge joke is your country

dc CB  15:16:14 GMT - 11/11/2020  
pic o the week

“Indeed, you won the elections, but I won the count.” — Nicaraguan dictator Anastasio Somoza (1896-1956), Guardian (London), 17 June 1977.

Israel MacroMicro  14:54:13 GMT - 11/11/2020  

it is so sad, people must pick their favorite liar.
when one must have the truth, where he goes?

dc CB  14:43:57 GMT - 11/11/2020  
I posted that about CNN to support my contention that the business model that the MSM has been running for the past 5-6 years is no longer a money maker --- OrangeManBad 24/7.
Plus my prediction that Trump will start up Trump Media when he leaves DC.

CNN, NBC( in all its iterations MSNBC, CNBC..)ABC, NYT. PBS/NPR --- they are all dead men walking.
The Wash Post is Bezos's lobbying vehicle so he'll keep that, starving the staff, you may have noticed that all the real investigative reporters have left.

It's a new wideopen landscape, there is a ton of money to be made, but not by running more propaganda outlets.

I won't even go into how Hollywood and Pro Sports(baseball, basketball, football) censored themselves in the head by going all political ---'taking the knee'---and are currently only making any real money finding audiences in China. US baseball had a World Series this year, anybody notice? anybody name the team that one....???

london red  14:03:35 GMT - 11/11/2020  
dc, seems bezos believes his enemy to be fatally wounded. with trump gone what need to counter with his own agenda. but he may not be looking in the right direction as trump was not the enemy. he represented it but the enemy of bezos is fine and well and stonger than in 2016. why because trump got 4 million more votes than last time, yet last time he was helped by russia. and since no one appears to be peddling the russian theory this time, you could say its a swing of 10 million votes for him, or more precisely, for the cause he reprsented. its far from over. bezos may have miscalculated. but he is rich enough to pay up for cnn later.

Israel MacroMicro  13:34:16 GMT - 11/11/2020  

why not Trump the buyer in behalf of Xi, Rocketman and Putinshka?

dc CB  13:27:46 GMT - 11/11/2020  
Jeff Bezos No Longer Interested In Buying CNN As AT&T Reportedly Looks To Dump Network

Charles Gasparino
SCOOP: Talk inside @CNN is @ATT is eying a possible sale of network to pay down massive debt from TimeWarner acquisition etc.

Unclear if CNN can be separated from new co and whether there is a deep pocketed buyer. @JeffBezos is said to be uninterested for now. More @FoxBusiness
3:40 PM · Nov 10, 2020

Mark B. Spiegel
If I were really rich, I'd buy that POS network and fire every censored who works there, then rebuild it in the original style of Ted Turner, back when it was the go-to breaking news spot for people of EVERY political persuasion, not just cretinous libtards.

(ZeroHedge: Or here's a thought: Maybe President Trump could buy the network, gut it, and re-brand the carcass as the Trump News Network...he could even raise money for the endeavor by firing the entire staff person by person during a 24-hour telethon.)

Mtl JP  10:14:33 GMT - 11/11/2020  
this is good one ...
when Truth and BS start to separate
facebook / twitter going the way of dodobird ?
lets see ... how the once mighty fall:
‘Stop the Steal’ supporters, restrained by Facebook, turn to Parler to peddle false election claims

Parler 'free speech' app tops charts in wake of Trump defeat

A Twitter for conservatives? Parler surges amid election misinformation crackdown

What is Parler? Social Media Users Leave Facebook and Twitter to Join New Platform

Parler downloads soar as conservatives flock to the Twitter clone after Biden win

Maria Bartiromo Amasses Over 700K Followers on Parler After Leaving Twitter Over Accusations of Censorship

haifa ac  11:23:52 GMT - 11/07/2020  
That is foolish. Like saying that short distance runners are inferior to marathon runners,
These are two totally different types of traders. There are very few Warren Buffetts in the world. There are millions of day traders. In Israel we call them "cab drivers."
Linda Raschke is a genius day short term trader. It takes a special state of mind, humility, and some luck
Markets move between trend periods and trading range periods. In a strong trend--day traders will lose (Unless, of course , they scalp ONLY in the direction of the trend and give up the profits on the short corrections or retracements). In ranges--long term traders just sit and hold. Short term traders, even up to the weekly swings level, can make good money.
Any grand classifications and statements are false essentially.

Mtl JP  10:20:11 GMT - 11/07/2020  
this is good one ...
not all good but some good bits:

Why day trading is such an incredibly bad idea right now, and what you should be doing instead

While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not only why day traders are doomed but also why most people shouldn’t trade, or even invest in, individual stocks. - Liz Weston

Mtl JP  09:24:46 GMT - 11/05/2020  
this is good one ...
it is GOOD TIME to be a nurse
Coronavirus update: ‘The pandemic is far from over,’ says NIH director, as Nebraska asks nurses from other states for help

Public health experts contend that the economy will only recover fully once the virus has been contained,

Mtl JP  00:26:37 GMT - 11/04/2020  
this is good one ...
‘It’s good to be old. Young people have a very bleak future ahead of them.’
(for some I suppose)
The next bear market will be the worst in at least 78 years, warns co-founder of Soros’s legendary Quantum Fund

That’s Jim Rogers, the 78-year-old co-founder of George Soros’s Quantum Fund, once again hammering home the idea that the flood of money flowing from central banks are artificially keeping markets around the world afloat and will ultimately lead to disaster.

Mtl JP  21:41:49 GMT - 11/01/2020  
this is good one ...
Walmart pulls guns, ammo from shelves ahead of potential ‘civil unrest’
Published: Oct. 29, 2020

Looks like that ultimately someone at Wlmrt got hit with "little faith in the in the police more in the armed citizen" epiphany:
Associated Press - Oct. 30, 2020
Walmart returns guns and ammo to U.S. store displays following brief removal

Mtl JP  20:08:48 GMT - 11/01/2020  
this is good one ...
oh oh-ooow...
Pope Francis called for patience and solidarity while criticizing those who complain about restrictive measures during the coronavirus pandemic, according to an interview published Sunday by Serbia-based Politika newspaper. ...

... He praised what he called urban heroes “who take responsibility toward others and look for a concrete solution so no one is left behind.”

“On the other hand, we have an increase in numbers of those who mercilessly profited from the misfortune of others, those who think only about themselves, who protested or complained about certain restrictive measures, unable to accept that not everyone has the same abilities and resources to face the pandemic,”

(Bloomberg) Pope Criticizes People Who Complain About Pandemic Restrictions - By Misha Savic

perth wtr  05:38:43 GMT - 10/30/2020  
lets have a go tonight with 1830-40 test first, then we talk again if 1720 to appear

Israel MacroMicro  04:48:07 GMT - 10/30/2020  

it will be a master script if your SPX 2900 and lower around elections matures. that means VIX above 60 which I hesitate to see as possible for the rest of THIS year.

Mtl JP  00:04:58 GMT - 10/30/2020  
this is good one ...
talk about "shooting oneself in the foot":
Walmart pulls guns, ammo from shelves ahead of potential ‘civil unrest’
Published: Oct. 29, 2020
By Associated Press

Mtl JP  18:02:44 GMT - 10/28/2020  
this is good one ...
more moRE MORE !!
$25,000,000 / 250 = $100,000
(Quebec) The Legault government releases 25 million “recurring” to add the equivalent of 250 new full-time resources specifically dedicated to the mental health of “young people, young adults and their families” particularly affected by the COVID pandemic. 19. .../..

on continue de recruter

Mtl JP  18:15:59 GMT - 10/27/2020  
this is good one ...
The FED's raison d'être Achilles heel
..."I do think if you’re not doing that right now, then you may or may not know it, but you’re about to go over the falls." - powell

nymag Intelligencer, Oct 2020

Mtl JP  10:13:15 GMT - 10/26/2020  
this is good one ...
Stocks Could Rally Into Election Day If History Is a Guide

Mtl JP  01:34:36 GMT - 10/26/2020  
this is good one ...
one virus for the pesants, another virus for the elite
U.K. Plans to Cut Covid-19 Isolation Period, Sunday Times Says

- to as little as a week for people living with those with Covid-19
- making senior bankers, hedge-fund managers and executives traveling from overseas exempt from the 14-day quarantine period, in an effort to “promote global Britain,”

Siddharth Philip reports

dc CB  00:27:25 GMT - 10/26/2020  
Putin rejects Donald Trump's criticism of Biden family business

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that he saw nothing criminal in Hunter Biden’s past business ties with Ukraine or Russia, marking out his disagreement with one of Donald Trump’s attack lines in the U.S. presidential election.


dc CB  17:39:43 GMT - 10/24/2020  
it only took 10 months???

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A new landmark study at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that COVID-19 patients taking a daily, low-dose aspirin to protect against cardiovascular disease significantly lowered the risk of death and complications from COVID-19.

The study found that COVID-19 patients taking aspirin were nearly 50% less likely to die in the hospital and much less likely to be admitted to the ICU and put on a ventilator.

Doctors said because the virus increases the risk of blood clots, it makes sense that aspirin would help infected patients

New Study Finds Taking Aspirin Significantly Lowers Risk Of Complications, Death In COVID-19 Patients

Mtl JP  12:27:04 GMT - 10/24/2020  
this is good one ...
Fauci says it might be time to mandate masks as Covid-19 surges across US
By Andrea Kane and Maggie Fox, CNN, Oct 24, 2020

...."Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandating it," Fauci told CNN's Erin Burnett Friday. .../..

Biden on Friday, ‘First, I’ll go to every governor and urge them to mandate mask wearing in their states’

dc CB  19:46:06 GMT - 10/22/2020  
Michael Every of Rabobank
"We Approach Tonight's Debate With Trepidation"

Ken Thomas
Biden campaign's @KBeds on debate: "If we see tonight from Donald Trump these attacks on Vice President Biden's family, I think we need to be very, very clear that what he's doing here is amplifying Russian misinformation."
2:28 PM · Oct 22, 2020

dc CB  17:07:36 GMT - 10/22/2020  
as noted, the name of the new Trend is 'Blatant_______________'(censored)

Today a new 'high mark' in the Trend -taxpayer subsidised censorship via NPR (National Propaganda Radio)

NPR Public Editor
Why haven't you seen any stories from NPR about the NY Post's Hunter Biden story?


Mtl JP  16:04:01 GMT - 10/22/2020  
this is good one ...
chinese communists are pizzed
Hu Xijin 胡锡进

China state-affiliated media
The US has gone too far. The move will further poison working environment of media outlets in each other’s country. As long as Chinese media outlets suffer actual harm, Beijing will definitely retaliate, and US media outlets' operation in HK could be included in retaliation list.

Hu Xijin 胡锡进 @HuXijin_GT

Mtl JP  07:49:30 GMT - 10/22/2020  
this is good one ...
or ... is it ?
trump taking on wider range:

Donald J. Trump
I am not just running against Biden, I am running against the Corrupt Media, the Big Tech Giants, and the Washington Swamp. It is time to send a message to these wealthy liberal hypocrites by delivering Joe Biden a THUNDERING defeat on November 3rd! #MAGA


dc CB  22:04:11 GMT - 10/18/2020  
Steele himself is black and gifted with unusual clarity in thought and words, the cancel culture’s reaction should be no surprise.

Amazon, where the plan was to stream the film, abruptly cancelled, sending only a smug email saying this:

Unfortunately, we have found that your film doesn’t meet Prime Video’s content quality expectations and is not eligible for publishing at this time. We will not be accepting resubmission of this title and this decision may not be appealed.

Consider the irony in that. Amazon got its start as a book seller. Having achieved near monopoly power, it’s now a book burner.

Amazon’s Attempt To Muzzle Shelby Steele Says Volumes About Race In America – Wirepoints

dc CB  21:53:32 GMT - 10/18/2020  
Israel MacroMicro 18:25 GMT 10/17/2020
CB,in American english,

the name of the newest Trend is 'Blatant ---------(censored)'.
With America descending deeper into an Orwellian state - Twitter has yet again banned another tweet, this time on Saturday, from Stanford professor and now White House advisor Scott Atlas.

Atlas tweeted Saturday morning that masks do not work to prevent the spread of the virus...

As per a CNN report, Atlas' tweet violated Twitter's policy that "prohibits sharing false or misleading content related to Covid-19 that could lead to harm."

Twitter Silences Top Trump COVID Task Force Expert

Israel MacroMicro  18:25:58 GMT - 10/17/2020  

in American english, Biden's comment/answer meets denial category?


it is more of 'there is nothing wrong with elected daddy being used by son to fill his pockets'

dc CB  15:03:31 GMT - 10/17/2020  
Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

For years, many of us have criticized President Donald Trump for his attacks on the media when they asked him about controversies involving him or his family. The media however has been largely silent as Democratic leaders have ratcheted up attacks on any journalists who question their positions or the party lines. That was evident recently when Speaker Nancy Pelosi bizarrely attacked CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer as an apologist for the Trump Administration simply because he pressed her on blocking the stimulus package. Other liberals piled on Blitzer for daring to challenge the party line.

Now Joe Biden has attacked the first reporter from one of the networks who simply asked for a response to the unfolding scandal involving his son Hunter Biden. In emails found on the laptop, Joe Biden is named in communications with foreign figures seeking influence over U.S. policy. Biden refused to comment and then disparaged CBS News reporter Bo Erickson for even asking him the question.

Erickson simply asked “Mr. Biden, what is your response to the New York Post story about your son, sir?”

Biden Slams CBS Reporter For Asking About The Hunter Biden Scandal

dc CB  14:57:30 GMT - 10/17/2020  
Bo Erickson CBS
I asked Joe Biden: What is your response to the NYPost story about your son, sir?

He called it a “smear campaign” and then went after me. “I know you’d ask it. I have no response, it’s another smear campaign, right up your alley, those are the questions you always ask.”
Now however the question is how other journalists will respond. ABC has yet to even air the allegations and failed to ask a single question to Biden on it during the recent town hall event. Whether these emails are fabricated or authentic, this story is major news. The question is whether there are major news organizations willing to report it.(ZH)

Israel MacroMicro  10:43:25 GMT - 10/17/2020  
* CFIUS was first established by President Gerald Ford's Executive Order 11858 in 1975, initially to study foreign investment. But in the 1980s, fear of Japanese investment (and in particular a proposed purchase of Fairchild Semiconductor by Fujitsu) led Congress to pass the Exon–Florio Amendment in 1988, which empowered CFIUS to reject deals. From 2013–2015, 20% of CFIUS's cases have to do with investment from China. CFIUS does not acknowledge which deals are under review, does not require the involvement of any of the parties of a deal, and does not publicly announce its findings.

* great place to start the steps of establishing MACRO trades. using a search engine with the term 'CFIUS' may lead to interesting links that provide data about running cases.

of course, every and each country/state on earth has an equaling organization.

I hope this helps to strategic investor/traders.

have a great weekend

killer or maker - US government organization

dc CB  23:34:40 GMT - 10/16/2020  
take your shade where you can get it.
(the brand, NY Post is currently owned by Fox and Murdock. Similar to the brand Washington Post is currently owned by Jeff Bezos)
(the shade)

New York Post - Wikipedi

The New York Post (sometimes abbreviated as NY Post) is a daily tabloid newspaper in New York City.The Post also operates, the celebrity gossip site and the entertainment site

It was established in 1801 by Federalist and Founding Father Alexander Hamilton and became a respected broadsheet in the 19th century under the name New York Evening Post.

ps- Mon is the 33rd Aniv of the 1987 event: THE END OF THE WORLD as we know it.

Mtl JP  23:03:02 GMT - 10/16/2020  
this is good one ...
eine Katastrophe
Berlin’s long-delayed airport is finally opening
Just as air travel collapses

a little background to the comedy:
...""The supervisory board was full of politicians who had no idea how to supervise the project," says Prof Genia Kostka, of the Free University of Berlin. "They were in charge of key decisions."

When the global financial crisis in 2007-08 made it harder to attract a large specialist contractor to build and fund the airport, the politicians ploughed on, using public money."

dc CB  18:55:39 GMT - 10/16/2020  
we have raised a nation of sheep. If it's an app on my phone what could possibly go wrong.

Bloomberg notes that these users weren't just one-offs, but rather part of a larger group of customers who had been compromised.

One user, Miah Brittany Laino, said that two factor stopped one person from accessing her account on September 13 and then, after following Robinhood's suggestion to change her password, her account was still hacked. The next morning she woke up to a nightmarish barrage of messages: “It said ‘This stock sold. This stock sold. This stock sold.’ It’s like if you wake up at 4
a.m. and your house is on fire.”

She said she received no response from the company and was unable to find a customer service phone number.

"I Don't Really Trust Them": 2,000 Robinhood Accounts Hacked, Some Had Funds Siphoned To External Accounts

Mtl JP  18:16:56 GMT - 10/16/2020  
this is good one ...
and then what sow them into jute bags, weigh them down w/rocks and throw them into the the Seine ?
French authorities search homes of health minister, ex-PM in inquiry into handling of Covid-19

French police searched the homes of Health Minister Olivier Véran, former prime minister Edouard Philippe and other officials on Thursday as part of an inquiry into the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis,

the ministry said.

dc CB  02:57:21 GMT - 10/13/2020  
they've got a great track record with that category.
Of note - 1997. The two boys who later joined John Meriwether(the Biggest Swinging D!ck - Liars Poker) who ran Long Term Capital Management- LTCM, of the Great Russian Bond blow up --- introducing the FRBNY/Greenspan to it first tiptoe thru the armoire and into Narnia(Free Money)

Robert Merton, my hometown boy.

Mtl JP  02:36:46 GMT - 10/13/2020  
this is good one
2020 Nobel in Economics Is Awarded to Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson

The two U.S. academics were honored for their work in auction theory.

dc CB  17:07:50 GMT - 10/08/2020  
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio addressed protests in 'hot spots' that erupted Wednesday night after the mayor tried to close private schools and businesses in the ultraorthodox community. The protests began Tuesday evening, but took a more intense turn on Wednesday.

Despite reports that a journalist was viciously assaulted, no arrests were made during the unrest Wednesday evening.

NY Post: COVID-19 protests rage in Borough Park

dc CB  15:26:41 GMT - 10/08/2020  
for any who watched last night---this is what the voters saw...

Israel MacroMicro  21:45:19 GMT - 10/07/2020  
3 against 1
who won?

the best "interview" ever

dc CB  19:11:51 GMT - 10/07/2020  
like the lric from the Bruce sprinstein song Dancing in the Dark----
'can's start a fire
can't start a fire without a spark'
***Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis Police Officer charged with murdering ex-con George Floyd after a confrontation outside a corner store, has posted $1 million bail, NBC News reports.

The news could trigger another wave of protests****

Mtl JP  18:13:28 GMT - 10/07/2020  
this is good one ...
remember: poor (or rich) is a relative thing
COVID-19 to Add as Many as 150 Million Extreme Poor by 2021
Eight out of 10 ‘new poor’ will be in middle-income countries

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2020 — Global extreme poverty is expected to rise in 2020 for the first time in over 20 years as the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic compounds the forces of conflict and climate change, which were already slowing poverty reduction progress, the World Bank said today. .../..


Mtl JP  17:01:29 GMT - 10/05/2020  
this is good one ...
politician still in charge: covid, masks, gov't edicts
the herd will still obey (Dunning–Kruger effect)
Public and private schools in New York City hotspot ZIP codes will switch to all-remote learning Tuesday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced

haifa ac  05:49:04 GMT - 10/05/2020  
"Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias "....

It has another name in certain circles.It is called:

Mtl JP  23:41:27 GMT - 10/04/2020  
this is good one ...
covid, masks, gov't edicts
the Dunning–Kruger effect is a cognitive bias in which people with low ability at a task overestimate their ability. It is related to the cognitive bias of illusory superiority and comes from the inability of people to recognize their lack of ability.

raises the qtn of up to what point are "we" authority-abiding

dc CB  18:55:09 GMT - 10/02/2020  
remember, as the NUZ will show this weekend:
It's all Trump's fault.

(replay this morning's theme song)

good weekend

Marooned in a Blizzard of Lies. Dave Frishberg

dc CB  18:50:04 GMT - 10/02/2020  
The New York Times
The World Health Organization has long encouraged mass tourism and said closing borders wouldn’t stop the spread of Covid-19. A New York Times investigation found this policy was never based on science, but instead on politics and economics.

The World Health Organization said open borders would help fight disease. Experts, and a global treaty, emphatically agreed. But the scientific evidence was never behind them.

Ski, Party, Seed a Pandemic: The Travel Rules That Let Covid-19 Take Flight

Mtl JP  09:52:13 GMT - 10/02/2020  
this is good one:
The JAB or your JOB

New England Journal of Medicine: ..."noncompliance should incur a penalty"...

Ensuring Uptake of Vaccines against SARS-CoV-2
October 1, 2020

dc CB  00:23:08 GMT - 10/02/2020  
did you say COVID?
UPDATE - personnal anecdote. Supermarket: amazingly on the shelf: @15 bottles of 70% Isoprop Alcohol, 16oz $1.99, still no 91%.

I joke at the checkout that it must be over, since you can now buy the stuff. One person quipped---be carefull you might get mugged (for it).

Mtl JP  23:21:42 GMT - 10/01/2020  
this is good one ...
hazardous work-place = lawsuits ?
Amazon says over 19,000 of its employees have caught COVID-19
- MarketWatch

Mtl JP  22:44:58 GMT - 09/29/2020  
this is good one ...
..."A key top Federal Reserve official said Tuesday that he is not worried about inflation even as the economy is returning to faster growth after the shutdown in the spring.

New York Fed President John Williams, who is a key adviser to Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, said that he doesn’t see any sign of high inflation.

“I”m not worried about inflation. Obviously if there were significant inflationary pressures with inflation taking off, we know how to respond to that. But I don’t see any signs of that,”

Williams said

dc CB  18:09:04 GMT - 09/29/2020  
Biden's Taxes....depends on the NUZ source you choose.

Wall Street Journal, Las Vegas Review-Journal
ZeroHedge proved summay and links yesterday.

"Since the left is now in histrionics over President Trump's perfectly legal use of the US tax code to avoid paying taxes for 10 out of the last 15 years, perhaps they'll give as much attention to Joe Biden - who used another perfectly legal tax 'loophole' to avoid approximately $500,000 in payroll taxes on $15 million in income.

Of course, they ignored it in July when the Wall Street Journal reported that Joe and Jill Biden took advantage of the "S corporation" payroll tax loophole that the Obama-Biden administration unsuccessfully attempted to close.

According to the report, the Bidens routed income from book sales and speeches through S corporations - avoiding the 3.8% self-employment tax they would have paid if they had been compensated directly, and avoiding as much as $500,000 in taxes.

"There’s no reason for these to be in an S corp—none, other than to save on self-employment tax," accountant Tony Nitti told the WSJ at the time.

Biden Dodged $500K In Taxes By Exploiting Loophole

Mtl JP  18:06:18 GMT - 09/29/2020  
Want to bet on the presidential debate? For the first time ever in the U.S., you can do it legally

FanDuel and DraftKings are offering prop bets on tonight’s presidential debate

Mtl JP  17:58:43 GMT - 09/29/2020  
this is good one ...
a fool and his money ... soon part company
Joe Biden paid nearly $300,000 in taxes in 2019, returns show

By Robert Schroeder, White House reporter for MarketWatch

Mtl JP  08:33:26 GMT - 09/28/2020  
this is good one ...
The IRS Sets a Trap for Cryptocurrency Tax Cheats
The tax collector is making it a lot harder to pretend you don’t have bitcoin or other virtual currencies hidden away somewhere

Cryptocurrency holders, beware: A surprising change to your 2020 tax form is about to strip away excuses for ignoring the tax rules on bitcoin, ether or other digital currencies.

The Internal Revenue Service plans to alter the standard 1040 form by putting this question on the front page: At any time during 2020, did you sell, receive, send, exchange or otherwise acquire any financial interest in any virtual currency? The taxpayer must check the box “Yes” or “No.” .../..

By Laura Saunders
Sept. 25, 2020 - WSJ

Mtl JP  17:03:25 GMT - 09/25/2020  
this is good one...
reminder: "debt endures" - Carney Sep. 30 2010
how are "G-20 larger group of the world’s wealthiest nations" wealthy ?
The world’s poorest countries may get another freeze on their debt payments. What they really need is debt forgiveness


dc CB  00:28:26 GMT - 09/23/2020  
Mtl JP 16:34 GMT 09/22/2020
The first debate will be held at 9 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 29,

Wallace chose the following six topics for the candidates to answer questions on.

Race and Violence In Our Cities
The Candidates' Track Records
The Integrity of the Election
The Economy
The Supreme Court

Each topic will be tackled for 15 minutes.

The debate is slated to go on for 90 minutes.

The Commission on Presidential Debates, a self-described nonpartisan commission that arranges the debates, announced the topics on Tuesday.

dc CB  17:05:25 GMT - 09/22/2020  
JP 15:08
I am more focused on how the CCP is grown up to be arrogant
the arroance stems from their confidence that Trump et al will be gone in a few months and they's be dealing with democrat 'china friendly' leadership---after all Joe is prepaid via that $billion Chinese hedgefund run by his son Hunter.

Mtl JP  16:34:20 GMT - 09/22/2020  
The first debate will be held at 9 p.m. Eastern on Sept. 29, and is hosted by Case Western Reserve University and the Cleveland Clinic, in the battleground state of Ohio. “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace will moderate.

Trump and Biden will field questions for 90 minutes, without commercial breaks, according to the Commission on Presidential Debates.

Debate topics haven’t been announced yet.

Mtl JP  16:11:44 GMT - 09/22/2020  
The European Union is postponing a leaders' summit because the EU Council president is going into a COVID-19 quarantine

ByThe Associated Press 22 September 2020, 11:03 • 1 min read

Mtl JP  15:08:34 GMT - 09/22/2020  
CB 14:58 I am more focused on how the CCP is grown up to be arrogant
how , sofar at least, pompeo is nowhere near taming the Frankenstein that "threaten our people and our prosperity.”

dc CB  14:58:42 GMT - 09/22/2020  
JP 9:33
China state-affiliated media
Stop extorting. You think TikTok is a company from a small country

Squawk Box@SquawkCNBC
.@Jkylebass on his issues with a TikTok deal:
"Number 1: The Chinese government has the aggressive data collection policies through TIkTok.
Number 2: TikTok's algorithm can influence the thinking and the minds of US youth over time."
8:52 AM · Sep 22, 2020

"They control that algorithm and that's of course the algorithm they don't want to give up," Bass said.

Mtl JP  14:05:17 GMT - 09/22/2020  
this is good one
Trump says he'll announce his Supreme Court nominee on Saturday
- MarketWatch

ieeha ! stimulus likely to go down the tubes , particularly the dem's stop-gap funding bill
odds of gove't shutdown getting better. oct 1

Israel MacroMicro  11:21:54 GMT - 09/22/2020  

now make an average of those $119T just to find that at least 90% are below the average. what a joke or actually a manipulation of mindset among the masses.

Mtl JP  09:53:15 GMT - 09/22/2020  
this is good one ...
Podcast: Combined Net Worth of American Households Hits Record $119 Trillion - Barron's

and jerome and gang is spewing various forms and mountains of "support" to benefit households ?

Israel MacroMicro  09:35:16 GMT - 09/22/2020  
very good one
direct approach towards the US teenager, style and and wording.

Mtl JP  09:33:20 GMT - 09/22/2020  
this is good one ...
so... it looks like chinese communists have escaped and are untamed/able
Hu Xijin 胡锡进

China state-affiliated media
Stop extorting. You think TikTok is a company from a small country? There's no way the Chinese government will accept your demand. You can ruin TikTok's US business, if US users do not object, but you can't rob it and turn it into a US baby.

on twitter

dc CB  16:38:27 GMT - 09/19/2020  
US ELECTIONS BEGIN --- voting before any Debates???

On the first day of early voting, Virginians wait up to four hours to cast ballots
Voters in the Northern Virginia suburbs say they feel a sense of urgency — and don’t trust the U.S. mail.

Mtl JP  10:21:21 GMT - 09/19/2020  
this is good one s .....
Momentum in the market shifted Wednesday after the Federal Reserve said the outlook for the U.S. economy remains uncertain and policymakers expect short-term interest rates to stay at record lows through 2023 and so
US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week
S&P 500 fell 37.54 points to 3,319.47.
Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 244.56 points, or 0.9%, to 27,657.42.
Nasdaq composite lost 116.99 points, or 1.1%, to 10,793.28.

“To the extent that you don’t get an additional fiscal cushion, the economy is going to be impacted by it,” said Brian Levitt, global market strategist at Invesco.

Treasury yields remain very low, showing the powerful strength of the Federal Reserve and continued expectations by bond investors for only modest economic growth and inflation. The yield on the 10-year Treasury rose to 0.70% from 0.69% late Thursday.

Proven Frigile ?

Bloomberg Sept 18, 2020 / Kashkari Urges Big Investors to Demand Banks Hold More Capital
“Why am I coming to you? Because you are uniquely positioned to drive much-needed reforms in the banking sector and the broader financial markets that have proven so fragile,”

“You are huge players in the capital markets, which means you are important customers of large banks,” he said. “If the largest pension plans in America got together and said we aren’t going to trade with banks that do not have at least 24% equity, they would increase their capital levels.” Kashkari said Friday

Canadian Press Sep 19, 2020 / HONG KONG — China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday issued regulations for its “unreliable entity” list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests.

Companies that end up on the list could be banned from importing or exporting from China, and may be barred from investing in the country. .../..

Euro-Zone Spare Cash Already in Trillions Eyes Another Milestone
Bloomberg Sept 19, 2020

-- The European Central Bank’s ultra-cheap liquidity injections next week may raise the amount of excess cash sloshing around the euro area above 3 trillion euros ($3.6 trillion) for the first time.

The ECB on Thursday will disburse its latest round of loans with interest rates as low as minus 1%. While the take up may pale in comparison to June’s whopping 1.3-trillion-euro allotment -- given that the duration of the loan sweetener is three months shorter -- funding costs have fallen in anticipation of more liquidity.

dc CB  16:42:21 GMT - 09/18/2020  
Biden seems to think that he's already got the job.
(echoing The O's warning to the Brits about BREXIT --- you'll be at the back of the cue when it comes to trade with the US)

Joe Biden
We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit.

Any trade deal between the U.S. and U.K. must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.

dc CB  16:25:10 GMT - 09/18/2020  
US Elections-for every office, from President, Senators, House Representtives, and on down the line to the local dog catcher.

Chaos signed sealed and delivered: two states so far, and counting. Guarunteeeeed.
To wit:

Sam Levine@srl
Sep 18, 2020
Breaking news: A Michigan judge said the state must accept ballots that arrive within 14 days of the election as long as they are postmarked by November 2. This will likely mean thousands more ballots will count in a state decided by 10,000 votes in 2016.

Sam Levine@srl
This is very significant and the second ruling this week in a key swing state extending the ballot receipt deadline. The Pennsylvania supreme court ruled yesterday that ballots in the state must count if they are postmarked by election day and arrive by Friday after.
10:36 AM · Sep 18, 2020

Johannesburg Hvw  08:53:29 GMT - 09/18/2020  
Is this really necessary? Your hatred for the man does not give you the right to defile this forum with such bad taste.
Maybe you should do the honourable thing and ask management to delete it?

Mtl JP  08:44:14 GMT - 09/18/2020  
G O O D QUAD Witching Friday M O R N I N G !

this is a good one ...
not likely to have political traction to bet on as 26th ? such one
so just for the lecherous ones on the forum that is:
“He just shoved his tongue down my throat and I was pushing him off. And then that’s when his grip became tighter and his hands were very gropey and all over my butt, my breasts, my back, everything.

“I was in his grip, and I couldn’t get out of it,” she said, adding: “I don’t know what you call that when you’re sticking your tongue just down someone’s throat. But I pushed it out with my teeth. I was pushing it. And I think I might have hurt his tongue.”

Exclusive: Amy Dorris alleges Trump forced his tongue down her throat and groped her at 1997 US Open
by Lucy Osborne at theGuardian

dc CB  20:46:52 GMT - 09/17/2020  
PS- re the Bidness Weak cover linked below --- FB and Zuck--Zuck's secret luv of The Donald. lmao!!!!

imho- that is sooooo French Revolution. The Jacobins ran out of Aristo heads to slice off so they turned on their own to feed the madness of the crowds.

dc CB  20:30:33 GMT - 09/17/2020  
Business Week Cover

BW twitter acct post

lakewood jjlkwd  19:46:17 GMT - 09/17/2020  
sorry but JP is a she, not a he.

Israel MacroMicro  18:30:34 GMT - 09/17/2020  
now I am busy to close the transaction that airs the man behind Amazing Trader in his previous career as belly dancer

joking guys :)

dc CB  18:28:57 GMT - 09/17/2020  
re: The interesting question is: In a Harris presidency, who would be behind the throne?
imho- it would be a continuation of the rule of the Uni-party (since at least GHWBush) that was interupted by the upstart outsider Trump( he of no real party affiliation).
Things would go 'back to normal'.
Paris Climate agreement, TPP, China is out friend, EU is a good deal, BREXIT is bad news.....where it was all heading will be on track again --- on steroids.

Israel MacroMicro  18:26:40 GMT - 09/17/2020  
look what a link I just got

leaked: JP few years ago

dc CB  18:19:43 GMT - 09/17/2020  
re: 'beans in the teens' !!!!

today: USDA announced two large export sales this morning; private exporters sold 264,000 MT of soybeans to China, and 360,500 MT of soybeans to unknown.
USDA’s Export Sales report showed 2.457 MMT of bean bookings for the week ending 9/10.
USDA mandatory announcements already covered 62% of the total with an additional 392,100k MT that were not previously announced. Bean export commitments are at 1.188 bbu through the first 10 days of data.
That is 56% of USDA’s MY(marketing year) total for bean exports, on near record forward bookings, compared to the 5-yr average of 34%

Mtl JP  18:15:44 GMT - 09/17/2020  
CB 17:55 - currently here in Qc govvy is having hard time getting population to heel(d?) its "wear mask" edicts as at least 20 if not 25% of adult population does not trust the gov't nor the msm - much to msm's consternation. msm is blaming the proliferation of internet social media and some of its conspiracy-promoting captains. they huff huff puff puff, try to marginalize (internet) folks as extreme-right-racist radicals to even the point of refusing to debate w/them. I leave to your imagination why.

Minneapolis DRS2  17:56:53 GMT - 09/17/2020  
Realistically speaking, I suggest a Harris presidency would be tenuous at best, most likely resulting in chaos on the ground and in the markets. The problem with thinking of a Harris "presidency" is that one assumes a stable America. This is not the case with Trump, even though after several years he is a known quantity that is accepted (albeit begrudgingly) by at least half the country.

Harris was not accepted even in her own state of California. No matter what, she will be viewed as someone who was not elected, but rather "installed" as the result of dirty tricks. This is not a recipe for stability.

From a trading perspective, this will introduce an element that has been lacking in the US for some time...political and market instability. The political instability will result from her lack of genuine support from any significant branch of American society. Market instability will result from the lack of support from both domestic and world markets. The US under Harris would lack the ONE TRUE currency that makes the world go around: TRUST. Nobody believes in her, not even Willie Brown.

The interesting question is: In a Harris presidency, who would be behind the throne? Harris would be just another figurehead. All the usual suspects are aging, except for maybe Barack Obama and his former cabinet. Who else is there?

dc CB  17:55:26 GMT - 09/17/2020  
re PAR 'nobody' --- you know what I mean by nobody.
If I have to spell it out.
eg. the editorial staffs of any major NUZ organizations --- NYT, WSJ, WashPost, FinanTimes....etc etc etc....
Rather they endorse by Not mentioning it at all.
Because according the new rule: Silence equals Guilt, by default.

Friday is QUAD Witching for the 3rd Quarter.

Mtl JP  17:54:41 GMT - 09/17/2020  
this is good one ...
After a pause - they promised not to turf - during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic

can one ass-u-me the pandemic is over now that

CIBC cuts portfolio managers, traders in drive for 5% reduction

Mtl JP  17:42:11 GMT - 09/17/2020  
ya think PAR is nobody ?
I know I know ... faceless internet "friends" ...

dc CB  16:55:29 GMT - 09/17/2020  
Harris dropped out of the Democrat PRIMARY after logging only 3% support from Democrat Voters.
Now she's on track to be 'elected' president of the Entire country.

this is the same kind of 'thinking' that put Madame - convicted felon-Lagarde in charge of the ECB. And nobody is complaining about that.

Mtl JP  16:53:03 GMT - 09/17/2020  
ATD/B:CT 43.93 0.89 (2.07%)
yo CB ... did you note that

Couche-Tard plans electric-car charging push in U.S., Canada

dc CB  16:50:48 GMT - 09/17/2020  
'beans in the teens' !!!!
so much for the American farmers suffering 'cause of Trump v China.

Not much nuz recently regarding the flooding/dam/evacuations/crops out of China these days.

Mtl JP  16:48:32 GMT - 09/17/2020  
this is good one ...
it is probably too early to try to bet on political market
so maybe, maybe not good comedy:
here is Eric Bradner, CNN pre-explaining
"What to know about Joe Biden's policy proposals ahead of CNN's town hall"

- a test of the "soul of the nation" against President Donald Trump.
- a stream of policy proposals outlining what he harris adminstration would try to accomplish in office.

live from Pennsylvania at 8 p.m. ET with Anderson Cooper moderating

dc CB  16:35:18 GMT - 09/17/2020  
move over Elon, Mary Bara and GM have taken the cue from you- promise the moon(in Elon's case Mars).. GM .bests self-driving cars with:

GM will be looking at potentially building the "aerial cars" as part of a broader initiative looking for growth in related transportation markets, according to CNBC.

“The strength and flexibility of our Ultium battery system opens doors for many uses, including aerial mobility.”

Air taxis are also called vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft. They use electric motors instead of gas powered jet engines and are designed specifically to avoid traditional runways. They fly shorter, low level routes and could alleviate congestion on roads in crowded areas.

Caribbean! Rafe...  03:45:26 GMT - 09/17/2020  
And yes I forgot to state, there are sooo many things but in a jist, Christians, Muslims and Hindus they celebrate festivals of their own and of other cultures too, and together with just the same fervour. Christmas, Diwali, and Ramdan and whatever else too and even wish their friends here and abroad for their festive seasons too.

That is why they all stood together and fought in two of the most brutal wars since WWII, and again against those criminal organized terror and criminal syndicates in recent times etc...

In many cases they have those inter-caste marriages (illegal by law) but done nevertheless...

Caribbean! Rafe...  03:16:44 GMT - 09/17/2020  
Minneapolis DRS2 02:05 GMT 09/17/2020

What reasons and incentives do they have to burn down a country which has sustained the world and still sustains them? What did the government in another US state do to them, which cannot be resolved via due legal procedure and arbritration or even mediation for that matter? The United States of America will do anything to help it's people and people in other countries too, look at what they did to those what do you call those criminals daesh/deash or whatever. Why do we discuss the US Government sending frigates to this side of the world so as to keep China's dominance in check?

With regards to Lentils, then No.... They serve what is consumed by the local population. In season Vegetables, Rice, Flatbreads, Custard, Fruits etc etc... meaning "A full meal", Yes, Lentil's are a staple so they do serve lentils soup too, but there is always an option for a person to skip on the lentils and get served the other food items.

We discuss All India, not only Hindu things, as India is a secular country, but this is blown out of proportion and is being manipulated by certain criminally vested interests inside and outside of India. I don't trust any of them, however in the Islamic parts of India*, and even applicable to all Muslims who have become unfortunate targets of Islamaphobia, by virtue of their religion. But, even Muslims offer such types of so called free meals.... We're talking about Chicken, Mutton, Rice, Flatbreads, Eggs, Dry Fruits (Imported Varieties) all kinds of stuff. This all is done in some places year round where allowed and feasible, and even outside of the duration of their Ramdan. They do the "Free mealing and dealing" all over Pakistan too, and in certain places on a good enough scale to feed a good amount of people. That's why I respect Pakistan, for that specific thing.

Now, in future matters of politics, I treat both India and Pakistan as 1. In matters of previous wars a cowardly adversary, on the basis of humanity a people with a rich heritage that must be preserved and safeguarded from the westernized version of the electronic age, Muslim women dreaming of the harsh realities of life and days when they will be able to walk around town wearing Mini Skirts etc, but... they might just reach home crawling.

*Where there are sizeable populations of Muslims, and even in places inside of the country where they are fewer in number, or even a handful of them.

Minneapolis DRS2  02:05:52 GMT - 09/17/2020  
George Floyd died from a drug overdose, probably caused by his self-admitted practice of "hooping". The cops restrained the guy, but his death was already coming by the time they got to him. You need not be bothered by this...his death was self-inflicted. The rioters who are burning America's cities have their own reasons and their own incentives, and they have nothing to do with that guy Floyd.

As for Indian philanthropy via "free meals", let's just say that lentils are real cheap...even in India. You can get so many free meals in India that you'll never want a bowl of lentil soup ever again.

Caribbean! Rafe...  21:49:46 GMT - 09/16/2020  
This bothers me a lot and I can't stand everyone attacking the poor government and could not help but to examine just the initial floyd death clues, in that he went into a business place and paid for his food with counterfeit money, and the police caused his death by whatever means whether they knelt on his windpipe and snapped his neck or whatever else was said and done.

People don't go to homeless shelters due the stigma's etc. The humble alternative is simple, and is to visit a place of worship to pray, and then on the way out collect a meal, eat and then leave... That's it.

Too many religious places inside of India follow the above philantropic model, starting early in the morning and finishing late in the evening. There is absolutely no concern by them about their religion, or whether a person is rich, or whomsoever they think themsleves to be. And food is served right after worship, and on the way out one can stand in a fast moving queue, get food served to them, and then go inside the mess hall to eat. Second and third servings are given without questions asked even 3 times a day, as the people serving don't have even a second of time to look at another persons face. How they get financed? Financial Donations... from a dollar all the way up to millions and some even solely funded days. eg. One kind guy goes in asking for bank details and without a second thought calls his bank to donate more than enough money to feed 50, 000 people for 2 weeks. Why should he worry or even care?. Sometimes, I have in the past heard of people donating majority of their monthly income without a care in the world, do they starve? Nope... Do they even live near that place of worship? Nope... Do they worry about anything? oh! not a darned thing in the world! Anyhows....

dc CB 20:54 GMT 09/16/2020
The string of riots that followed Floyd's death from May 26 to June 8 are expected to cost between $1 billion and $2 billion, according to Axios. The protests took place throughout 140 U.S. cities, with some of the demonstrations devolving into violent riots filled with vandalism, arson, and looting.

"It's not just happening in one city or state � it's all over the country," said Loretta Worters of the Insurance Information Institute.

dc CB  20:54:13 GMT - 09/16/2020  
For release at 2:00 p.m. EDT

The Federal Reserve is committed to using its full range of tools to support the U.S. economy in this challenging time, thereby promoting its maximum employment and price stability goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the United States and around the world. Economic activity and employment have picked up in recent months but remain well below their levels at the beginning of the year. Weaker demand and significantly lower oil prices are holding down consumer price inflation. Overall financial conditions have improved in recent months, in part reflecting policy measures to support the economy and the flow of credit to U.S. households and businesses.

The string of riots that followed Floyd's death from May 26 to June 8 are expected to cost between $1 billion and $2 billion, according to Axios. The protests took place throughout 140 U.S. cities, with some of the demonstrations devolving into violent riots filled with vandalism, arson, and looting.

"It's not just happening in one city or state — it's all over the country," said Loretta Worters of the Insurance Information Institute.

Worters noted that the estimates only included data from the riots that took place from May 26 to June 8. She said that riots are "still happening" in many cities, including the recent riots in Rochester, New York.

"The losses could be significantly more," she added.

dc CB  20:42:55 GMT - 09/16/2020  
#FoxNews #Tucker
Coronavirus whistleblower speaks out about possible COVID origin on 'Tucker'
•Premiered 19 hours ago

dc CB  20:37:13 GMT - 09/16/2020  
from the Facebook College of Medical Science, Markj Zukerberg, Dean of Infectious Disease, Epidemiology, Chairman of the Department of Virology.
(sarc off)

After "rogue" Chinese scientist Dr. Li-Meng Yan was silenced by Twitter yesterday over her claims that the coronavirs was "created in a lab", Tucker Carlson had her on his show last night to try and give her message - which has been condemned as fraudulent by the press - a broader airing.

After telling Tucker and his audience that the CCP is trying to "disappear" her, Dr. Mong said SARS-CoV-2 was a "frankenvirus" designed to target humans, and that it was "intentionally released."

"It could never comes from nature," she said, at one point, referring to COVID-19.

After Tucker's social media managers shared a clip from Tuesday night's show, however, Facebook immediately jumped on the censorship bandwagon, blocking the clip and imposing a label reading "false info".

A similar post shared on the show's Facebook page, with more than 2.5 million followers, was also censored.
I watched the interview---last night.

dc CB  17:09:36 GMT - 09/16/2020  
Re: Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden.

sidebar on that page.

a picture is worth a thousand words

dc CB  17:05:11 GMT - 09/16/2020  

Update (1135ET): CDC Director Robert Redfield made some notable comments during Wednesday morning's Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to check in on the federal COVID-19 response (part of the stimulus deal was regular hearings and updates).

REDFIELD: "We're going to continue to give Congress and the nation the best public health advice. We're not gonna let political influence try to modulate that...the MMWR will not be compromised on my watch."
KENNEDY: "When do you think we'll have a vaccine ready to administer to the public?"

REDFIELD: Sometime between November and December in "very limited supply." "If you're asking me when it'll be available to the general American public, probably Q2 or Q3 2021."
NBC News@NBCNews
NEW: CDC Director Redfield to US Senate cmte.:

“These facemasks are the important, powerful public health tool we have ... I might even go so far as to say that this facemask is more guaranteed to protect me against COVID than when I take a COVID vaccine.”
11:30 AM · Sep 16, 2020

london red  16:46:16 GMT - 09/16/2020  
snowflake ipo 120 opening price c. 290

Mtl JP  16:33:05 GMT - 09/16/2020  
this is good one ...
losing their mind like joe ?
Scientific American Endorses Joe Biden
We’ve never backed a presidential candidate in our 175-year history—until now - By THE EDITORS

Scientific American October 2020 Issue

haifa ac  15:51:39 GMT - 09/16/2020  
I like that
Reminds me Samuel Johnson who said:
If PUN is the LOWEST form of WIT....therefore, It must be the FOUNDATION of all WIT.

Mtl JP  15:20:42 GMT - 09/16/2020  
this is good one ...
really really good
Coronavirus update: Trump claims he never downplayed pandemic; 'I up-played it'

confuse the puntits

Mtl JP  09:52:27 GMT - 09/16/2020  
OECD boosts economic outlook but warns against tightening policy too quickly

Mtl JP  08:54:19 GMT - 09/16/2020  
this is good one ...
on this day jerome will tell us why "averaging inflation" is a good thing
Why some banks are aggressively cutting costs and others aren’t
By Jon Prior, Allissa Kline, Laura Alix via

American Banker

Mtl JP  07:25:16 GMT - 09/16/2020  
this is good one ...
on this day jerome will tell us why "averaging inflation" is a good thing
wells fargo's Shrewsberry: “Most of the costs … are people and so that’s likely where a lot of this (trim $10 billion in annual expenses will be born out.”

On the other hand, apparently "$140 million may or may not be a lot for running a major bank."

Writes Katherine Burton in her Bloomberg Sep 15 piece:
- a very bad year:
when a billionaire risks losing his coveted title as king of hedge funds.
how bad is very bad: an 18.6% drop
not to mention: a round of crisis management
computer models initially misread the markets for a second year in a row
big clients began to head for the exits. ... expect more to follow
lost an arbitration fight with ex-staffers
feud with his former co-chief executive and
axing dozens of employees

alternatively known as sh_tshow

Katherine Burton claims that "Human beings tend to learn more from mistakes than successes, they say, and this year, we are learning a ton." Actually not just human beings but slime - a single cell organism - learns and that only from mistakes.

For Ray Dalio, a Year of Losses, Withdrawals and Uneasy Staff

Mtl JP  16:50:45 GMT - 09/15/2020  
this is a good one ...
IF true
First Mover: Bitcoin Investors the Sane Ones as Federal Reserve Cheers Inflation, Price Nears $11K - coindesk

The thinking goes something like this: The efforts of governments and central banks to repair the economy are doomed to fail, and likely to

Mtl JP  21:21:53 GMT - 09/13/2020  
Pips From Politics
Countdown: 50 DAYS 07HRS

..."With just over 50 days until the election, most objective observers will tell you that Joe Biden is favored to win. Indeed, Biden leads Donald Trump by more than 7 points nationally, according to Real Clear Politics." .../.
Doug Schoen: Presidential race is much closer than many now think

Ed Kw  17:43:28 GMT - 09/12/2020  
Tasker 132.ok gbpjpy,gl,

Ed Kw  17:37:41 GMT - 09/12/2020  
Xgbp pic is zone 5y chart usagbp , ways GBP soft , Brent .

Mtl JP  10:33:19 GMT - 09/12/2020  
Pips From Politics
current presidential debates schedule:
September 29, October 15 and October 22

Mtl JP  23:42:55 GMT - 09/11/2020  
this is a good one ...
attorneys rubbing hands
Big Tech is turning on one another amid antitrust probes and litigation

..."Battle royale” evokes images of professional wrestlers engaged in a free-for-all brawl in which combatants eventually turn on one another until there is an eventual winner. With apologies to Hulk Hogan and Andre the Giant, Big Tech is taking on the same trappings as companies turn on one another amid multiple antitrust investigations and issues."...

A quick recap

Mtl JP  17:33:32 GMT - 09/11/2020  
CB 17:18 that would be good if true

dc CB  17:18:14 GMT - 09/11/2020  
NYSE Statement:

Date: September 11, 2020

Audience: NYSE, NYSE AmericanEquities, NYSE American Options, NYSE Arca Equities, NYSE Arca Options, NYSE Chicago, NYSE National, FINRA/NYSE TRF, and Global OTC Traders

Subject: NYSE exchanges to prepare for potential move from New Jersey datacenter, including temporary relocation of NYSE Chicago on September 28

Numerous NYSE member firms have recently reached out to the Exchange to understand our plans should New Jersey institute its proposed tax on financial transactions processed through electronic infrastructure located in the state. They are concerned, as are we, that any tax imposed will be passed through to NYSE members, and ultimately their clients, who are often the very same Main Street investors who reside in states like New Jersey and elsewhere.

NYSE has the ability to operate all of its markets out of either its primary datacenter in Mahwah, New Jersey or an alternate datacenter. Designed for various disaster recovery scenarios, a change in location can be performed in a matter of minutes, if necessary.

Mtl JP  00:15:26 GMT - 09/11/2020  
this is good one ...
sports and political statements
So apparently by mistake I tuned in too early to watch
NHL matchup between knights and stars only to listen to tail end of anthems rendition and the camera panning around the players only to be exposed to a "we skate for equality" banner

What a krok and load of hypocricy !
these 1%-ers skate for $50,000 or better per 60 minute game

dc CB  23:59:34 GMT - 09/09/2020  
A conservative student organization has flagged a quiz at Vanderbilt University where students were asked “Was the Constitution designed to perpetuate white supremacy and protect the institution of slavery?” A student who answered “false” was marked wrong by the professor. The class is taught by Professors Josh Clinton, Eunji Kim, Jon Meacham, and Dean John Geer entitled PSCI 1150: U. S. ELECTIONS 2020. Meacham is a regular guest on MSNBC and CNN and other networks as well as a contributing editor for The New York Times Book Review.

The question posed to students is shown below: “Was the Constitution designed to perpetuate white supremacy and protect the institutional of slavery?

The faculty would only accept “true” as the answer.

Res ipsa loquitur – The thing itself speaks

dc CB  23:25:12 GMT - 09/09/2020  
Shopping at Lowes and then Home Depot.

fwiw---8 months into the 'whose name shall not be mentioned' Virus Pandemic.
I went to both this afternoon - easy since they are within a 1/4 mile of each other. Besides the electric and plumbing items that I needed, I was looking around for a chest freezer.
Both had some rather inexpensive ones, asisde from the $1000+++ refrigerators.
Both stores offered units Made In China, as the only option.
Interesting that the labels on the back were stamped in 'dual-languages' - English and Chinese(with Chinese characters)

So with all that's gone down - the two companies that essentially but the local lumer yard/hardware stores Out O Bidness, still seem to only offer 'affordable' appliances --- Made in China.

Mtl JP  14:24:10 GMT - 09/09/2020  
this is good one ...
watch your older donkey against ”...millennials, firmly established as the generation of ‘have nots’, take their revenge and redistribute wealth from the old to young." ...
Millennials to redistribute wealth from older generations to the young in new ‘age of disorder,’

warns Deutsche strategist

PAR 18:01:22 GMT - 09/08/2020  
Just another lie.

Mtl JP  17:52:44 GMT - 09/08/2020  
this is good one ...
Trump says he might spend his own money on his re-election campaign: ‘If I have to, I would’ - MarketWatch

Mtl JP  09:53:59 GMT - 09/08/2020  
this is good one ...
mushroom feeding time
Fed's strategy shift to bind big central banks from Frankfurt to Tokyo -
Balazs Koranyi, Leika Kihara via Reuters

......"A shift to average inflation targeting ... a boon to low-income families" ... .. ... "The Fed�s now explicit aim to help low-income families ... could be seen as a sort of reinterpretation of its mandate." - bold is my own emphasis

Piece's authors are Balazs Koranyi, Leika Kihara, with Additional reporting by Simon Johnson and Julie Gordon; Editing by Susan Fenton. (Fenton is just a Chief sub-editor)

The quotated part is my extracting from the authors of the piece.

I wonder how they came to the assertion / interepretation that the FED is now in the business of helping "low-income families"; who fed them that, or if it is their consesus interpretation, who has the authority to let it be thusly published.

Are these news writers the new Greg Robb / John Hilsenrath Fed Whisperers ?

Mtl JP  13:51:34 GMT - 09/07/2020  
this is good one ...
Companies Issue New Bonds to Pay Down Short-Term Debt Amid Pandemic

CFOs Worry About Salary, Benefit Costs as Pandemic Drags On

Sudden Volatility in Technology Stocks Unnerves Investors

Trump, Biden Enter a Contentious Stage in Presidential Race

srce.: all from today's WSJ

Mtl JP  15:30:24 GMT - 09/03/2020  
Knez 15:13 the one BIG ugly unpleasant dis-advantage of modern technological progress are these new high def TVs... one reason I dont watch evening news with older anchors on whom every wrinkle, nip-n-tuk and acid-wash skin burn are magnified in horror-detail as they try to fight off the onslaught of young ones. Takes away my appetite.

Belgrade Knez  15:13:59 GMT - 09/03/2020  
Mtl JP 14:39 GMT September 3, 2020
Knez not only your "small brain can't figure out which way will USD react on different news" u appear to have NO clue about the differences that drive trump and those that drive macron when it comes to choices of pou-cees. could be dangerous to your trading
ha ha ha ..... what are you talking about? .... I make a joke about Macron's wife and you insulted me ......!!!!!!!
who are you!?!?

Mtl JP  14:39:29 GMT - 09/03/2020  
Knez not only your "small brain can't figure out which way will USD react on different news" u appear to have NO clue about the differences that drive trump and those that drive macron when it comes to choices of pou-cees. could be dangerous to your trading

Mtl JP  14:30:32 GMT - 09/03/2020  
14:03 -- et alors ? as tu de l'or ?

Belgrade Knez  14:11:12 GMT - 09/03/2020  
Trump will need to have 100 yo wife to be like Macron!

Israel MacroMicro  14:06:44 GMT - 09/03/2020  
how min Trump?!
can you imagine Trump with 70 y/o woman as his wife?

PAR 14:03:48 GMT - 09/03/2020  
Mtl. Macron is a mini Trump. Debt, debt, debt. Like there is no tomorrow.

Israel MacroMicro  14:02:57 GMT - 09/03/2020  
the liking of mon€y is higher than disliking Macron

Mtl JP  13:57:57 GMT - 09/03/2020  
haha ... funny u should ask frank
France launches €100 billion stimulus plan to avoid ‘economic collapse.’ It may also help Macron get re-elected - MarketWatch

swiss frank  11:57:58 GMT - 09/03/2020  
This is an even better one- By the end of July Spain has used up all the money proposed to be sent from the EU (meaning they haven't got it yet) to cover unemployment benefits. More than €23 bio.... Now what?

Mtl JP  09:57:57 GMT - 09/03/2020  
this is good one ...
earth is flat
Economists, including 7 Nobel winners, urge Senate to reject Judy Shelton’s Fed nomination - By Mike Murphy
Economists and former Fed officials argue Trump nominee is unfit, too partisan

More than 100 economists, including at least seven Nobel winners, have signed an open letter urging the Senate to reject Federal Reserve nominee Judy Shelton, calling her views “extreme and ill-considered.”

The Letter

Mtl JP  01:00:52 GMT - 08/31/2020  
this is good one ...
Bank of Canada is, as if by coincidence, also exploring how to manipulate perception of "inflation".

In that framework, BoC - in the person of Carolyn Wilkins, has let it slip that ..."Global debt-to-GDP is nearly 350 percent—much higher than at the time of the global financial crisis.".../.

Carolyn A. Wilkins
Senior Deputy Governor Bank of Canada Workshop:
“Toward the 2021 Renewal of the Monetary Policy Framework”

PAR 19:30:49 GMT - 08/27/2020  
Objective of Powell's comments is to send the stock market higher and it is working.

Byproduct is to keep interest on U.S. debt affordable and all the rest is blablabla.

Israel MacroMicro  19:27:26 GMT - 08/27/2020  
translation is welcome

Tiffany Shares Rise With Sales Drop Better Than Last Quarter

Israel MacroMicro  19:25:05 GMT - 08/27/2020  
they got no clue, explains the nonstop 2x

Fed pledges to (x=blah 2x=blah blah)

dc CB  18:01:55 GMT - 08/27/2020  
a bit more than 'inflation'.

today's SPIN

london red  17:53:43 GMT - 08/27/2020  
CB, that's inflation. folks know fiat is losing value. bricks and mortar next best thing. or in the case of the usa style of building, timber and plaster board.

dc CB  17:08:14 GMT - 08/27/2020  
Driven by a new housing boom (which may soon become a bubble) in single-family houses as residents of major cities flee in droves for the suburbs, demand for lumber is soaring while supply is negligible. Which - even in our time of upside down economics - means that prices will continue to soar. For those planning to build a deck, fence or house this fall, you may want to think twice.

"They’re basically at historic levels across the bar," Chris Lewis said, Vice President of Sales at Rogers Manufacturing Corporation.

"It’s all through the roof."

chart ZeroHedge

dc CB  16:55:31 GMT - 08/27/2020  
"I Don't Think There Should Be Any Debates" Says Pelosi, Calling Them An "Exercise In Skullduggery"

Mtl JP  09:56:42 GMT - 08/27/2020  
this is good one ...
103.19 USD +0.65 (0.63%)
Closed: Aug. 27, 5:47 a.m. EDT
Pre-market 113.12 +9.93 (9.62%)

- Abbott's BinaxNOW™ COVID-19 Ag Card is a rapid, reliable, highly portable, and affordable tool for detecting active coronavirus infections at massive scale
- Test delivers results in just 15 minutes with no instrumentation, using proven lateral flow technology with demonstrated sensitivity of 97.1% and specificity of 98.5% in clinical study
- Abbott to offer a no-charge complementary phone app, which allows people to display their BinaxNOW test results when asked by organizations where people gather, such as workplaces and schools
- Company will ship tens of millions of tests in September, ramping to 50 million tests a month at the beginning of October

Abbot Press Release

Mtl JP  19:58:02 GMT - 08/26/2020  
this is a good one ...
Spain to ask its military to help with contact tracing as infections soar
..."army to help battle rampantly spreading coronavirus cases"

Published By Barbara Kollmeyer

dc CB  17:13:11 GMT - 08/26/2020  
eating lunch in Wash DC

Mtl JP  16:57:15 GMT - 08/26/2020  
What happens if US presidential candidate croaks after their respective political party grants them the nomination but before they are elected - would the croakee's party simply pick a replacement and stick the name on on the ballot on election day?

Mtl JP  16:47:51 GMT - 08/26/2020  
what tactical plans do you have / willing to share for getting rich off the "called for rejection" ? tia

dc CB  16:45:07 GMT - 08/26/2020  

Think that's bad? Less than 70 days until the "called for rejection" of the election begins.

Mtl JP  16:32:22 GMT - 08/26/2020  
this is good one ...
Earlier this morning BoC deputy wilkins:
..."central banks are likely to run out of conventional firepower if we see an economic downturn in a low-interest-rate world. Another challenge is that long periods of low interest rates encourage investors to take on risk that may be excessive. We see that now with high levels of indebtedness, not only in Canada, but around the world. Global debt-to-GDP is nearly 350 percent—much higher than at the time of the global financial crisis." .../..

here comes the "solution":
Justin Trudeau plots Canada's sharpest turn left in economic policy in decades

- signals the most decisive lurch to the left in economic policy in at least four decades
- a refrain increasingly heard all over the globe
- will unveil the next elements of its agenda in a Sept. 23 speech
- era of heavy borrowing won’t end quickly
- Canada follows the global trend of governments borrowing to stimulus their economies because of the shock of the pandemic.
- will go for large-scale investment in renewable energy and other green initiatives, selling it as a job-creation package

want to follow/get on the money wagon?
Mark Carney joins Brookfield to lead firm's expansion into ESG funds

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., and the former Bank of England governor to lead an ambitious expansion into environmental and social investing with plans to develop a group of funds that try to marry positive social and environmental outcomes with strong investment returns. .../..

hmm.. and who does not like "strong returns" , eh ?
thanks go to covid, low interest (which allows gov't to borrow n borrow) and investment managers who have a close (not to say corruption level) bead to the gov't.

dc CB  17:15:46 GMT - 08/14/2020  
when you add Fauci's comments about obesity and diabetes---with this.............(link).....
You basically have the 'medical consensus' that a vaccine*IF Developed*, will not work to prevent deaths. So, the economy can never fully open.


Scientists know that vaccines engineered to protect the public from influenza, hepatitis B, tetanus and rabies can be less effective in obese adults than in the general population, leaving them more vulnerable to infection and illness. There is little reason to believe, obesity researchers say, that COVID-19 vaccines will be any different.

“Will we have a COVID vaccine next year tailored to the obese? No way,” said Raz Shaikh, an associate professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

“Will it still work in the obese? Our prediction is no.”

dc CB  17:00:47 GMT - 08/14/2020  
Dr. Fauci said in his latest interview that "aiming for herd immunity" would inevitably lead to a "massive" death toll in the US.
“If everyone contracted it, even with the relatively high percentage of people without symptoms...a lot of people are going to die,” Dr. Fauci said.

"You look at the United States of America with our epidemic of obesity, as it were. With the number of people with hypertension. With the number of people with diabetes. If everyone got infected, the death toll would be enormous and totally unacceptable."

Mtl JP  16:14:46 GMT - 08/14/2020  
this is a good one ...
“The fact that Biden is reaching out to her is a good thing. She’s clearly a very successful policymaker as well as a successful academic.” - Gary Richardson, a Universty of California Irvine economics professor and Fed historian via CNBC

Note to Gary Richardson: If you could forecast, you wouldn’t be a professor.

Note 2) - It is interesting to me that all the msm pieces I read say biden reached out to ...

Mtl JP  15:33:58 GMT - 08/14/2020  
actually ... this is NOT good one
Hu Xijin 胡锡进

China state-affiliated media
In addition to tagging my account with the "China state-affiliated media" label, I don't know what Twitter has done to stop my account from receiving over 1000 new followers every day. I've even started to see more unfollows. It seems Twitter will eventually choke my account.

be time soon for alternatives to twitter

Mtl JP  11:55:53 GMT - 08/14/2020  
this is good one ...
(Bloomberg) Xi Makes a Political Gamble by Telling Chinese to Clean Their Plates

Xi Jinping wants 1.4 billion diners to clean their plates. But the Chinese president’s campaign against food waste risks touching a third rail in a country where meals are a cornerstone of private life.

This week, Xi rolled out a new push to curb the “shocking and distressing” problem of discarded leftovers, as he seeks to fortify a fragile food supply strained by floods, epidemics, locusts and trade wars. He cited a Tang Dynasty poem imploring people to “know that each grain on your plate comes from the labor of peasants.” .../.

this one too
Borrowing to Buy Stocks Pushes China’s Record Household Debt

(Bloomberg) -- After receiving dozens of phone calls and text messages from banks touting cheap, unsecured and easy-to-get consumer loans, Eric Zhang visited one of China’s largest lenders in June and borrowed 400,000 yuan ($57,600) at an interest rate of 4%.

But there was a catch -- he had to sign a letter promising the money wouldn’t be invested in property or stocks. That didn’t stop Zhang. A few days later, he’d found a merchant who helped him make a fake purchase and move the cash to his brokerage account. .../.

Mtl JP  08:57:42 GMT - 08/14/2020  
this is good one ...
(Bbrg) Brainard Says Fed Is Conducting E-Money Tests for Research (1)
Aug. 13, 2020, 9:59 PM

"The Federal Reserve is conducting experiments with a hypothetical digital dollar for research purposes".../..

Mtl JP  16:39:47 GMT - 08/13/2020  
this is good one ...
not just good: really really good
Bulletin 2020-32
Adverse Market Refinance Fee

Refinancing your mortgage will cost more thanks to a new fee from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
Critics of the move say it will cost homeowners thousands of dollars

Israel  MacroMicro  12:41:31 GMT - 08/13/2020  
what's wrong with 0% rates and/or negative rates in any sector of life?
beside breaking narratives yakked to us, what it really means in reality beside not meeting educational theories?

decide a rate and it is, no impact on human capabilities to function physically. mentally is something else, some cannot accept mentally new rules.

serious question!

Mtl JP  12:34:02 GMT - 08/13/2020  
this is good one ...
question: absurd OR rational market behavior ?
Mortgage rates keep falling — so will they finally drop to 0%?

In other countries, lenders have even offered mortgages with negative interest rates

PAR 16:42:31 GMT - 08/11/2020  
If Biden ever gets into the White House?

With all the Trump's stimulus for Trump Co and everybody else in and around the USA, it becomes less likely Biden will ever get into the
White House.

Trump is using taxpayers' money and the FED to make himself popular. So he does not need to campaign. Just give peanuts to the plebs and billions to his friends. That will do the job.

Mtl JP  13:14:35 GMT - 08/11/2020  
this is good one ...
Rasmussen Reports
59% Think Biden Unlikely to Finish A Four-Year Term in White House

Rasmussen Reports

Mtl JP  08:47:57 GMT - 08/11/2020  
DRS2 00:25 who, do you think, would be better managing her own money than the wino herself ?

Minneapolis DRS2  00:25:43 GMT - 08/11/2020  
Does that mean that a wino living on the street is a terrific money manager?

Mtl JP  00:15:36 GMT - 08/11/2020  
around 200 per month --
- the less money one has, typically, the better manager of it one is

Toronto Abb  00:03:29 GMT - 08/11/2020  
...those who benefited from excessive returns in the past have diverted their money outside Lebanon with the help of banks at the beginning of the Lebanese pound's collapse crisis.
Small depositors are now only able to withdraw their money from banks in small amounts, around 200 per month.

Mtl JP  23:38:44 GMT - 08/10/2020  
this is good one ...
(Bloomberg Aug 9) Lebanon Must Ensure Debt Sustainability to Borrow, IMF Says

"Lebanon needs to ensure debt sustainability and a solvent financial system to be able to borrow, according to the International Monetary Fund.

“Those who benefited from past excessive returns need to share the burden of bank recapitalization, to protect the life savings of the vast majority of ordinary Lebanese depositors,” IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva said in a statement on Sunday." .../..

Mtl JP  10:44:38 GMT - 07/16/2020  
CB 01:15 / see vs do:
already −2.28 or -6.39%

dc CB  01:15:30 GMT - 07/16/2020  
let's see what tomorow brings.
Jack Attack?

dc CB  01:06:12 GMT - 07/16/2020  
The problem for twitter, as it scrambles to figure out what happened, is that this is not an actual hack of individual accounts, but as noted below, reportedly a Twitter employee with access to the user management panel was hacked. In other words, someone hacked a Twitter account with access to virtually every other Twitter account. That, if confirmed, would make the epic Sony hack from several years back, seem tiny in comparison.

(NOT MURDOCK sanctioned NUZ--aka MarkitWatch)

"I don't READ Zero Hedge"

Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos And Others Hacked In Unprecedented Twitter Attack And Bitcoin Scam; Over $100,000 Stolen In Minutes

Mtl JP  21:57:54 GMT - 07/15/2020  
(is ?) this is good one ...
Hackers compromise Twitter accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, others in crypto scam

"Feeling greatful [sic], doubling all payments sent to my BTC address! You send $1,000, I send back $2,000! Only doing this for the next 30 minutes."

Mtl JP  07:27:05 GMT - 07/15/2020  
this is good one ...
Major banks are hauling in ‘big fees’ from debt and equity underwriting during the coronavirus crisis - MarketWatch

for top investment banks helping the Federal Reserve do “whatever it takes” to keep credit flowing during the pandemic, the ace in the hole has been capital markets fees.

Mtl JP  17:35:03 GMT - 07/14/2020  
so ... The two survivors are now infectious virus experts ?

dc CB  17:12:50 GMT - 07/14/2020  
Today's FEAR.

Three teachers who shared a classroom in Arizona for two hours a day teaching online classes during the pandemic all got Covid-19. One of them died.
The two survivors say that it's not yet safe for kids or teachers to return to the classroom.
10:04 AM · Jul 14, 2020

CNN twitter

Mtl JP  16:46:10 GMT - 07/14/2020  
this is good one ...
Redskins Change Name To 'Lizard People'

To Better Represent Population Of Washington, D.C.

Mtl JP  15:15:13 GMT - 07/13/2020  
this is good one ...
Credit Suisse (CS $10.52) could cut "hundreds" of jobs to reach profit targets as part of a new savings program, the Swiss weekly newspaper SonntagsZeitung reported on Monday

could .. but will it

dc CB  19:49:07 GMT - 07/10/2020  
(Neowise this morning)

'These are the days of miracle and wonder
This is the long distance call'

Mtl JP  19:33:19 GMT - 07/10/2020  
this is good one ...
China Points to Shrimp as Virus Carrier After Salmon Debacle
- Bloomberg July 10

China said samples of imported shrimp tested positive for the coronavirus, raising questions again over whether the pathogen can spread through food or frozen products. .../... The samples were from three Ecuadorian plants

Mtl JP  21:33:16 GMT - 07/09/2020  
soo ... move

Israel MacroMicro  21:05:31 GMT - 07/09/2020  
our planet 2020

not so sure it's such a good one

Mtl JP  12:25:23 GMT - 07/09/2020  
this is good one ...
Home -> Government -> Government efficiency, transparency and accountability
News story

Chancellor's Plan for Jobs to help the UK's recovery
Published 8 July 2020

Mtl JP  10:13:29 GMT - 07/09/2020  
Invite some friends ...what's not to like?
Not a Q of not liking. Just beware that everyone has at least one unstable friend.

Minneapolis DRS2  09:49:05 GMT - 07/09/2020  
Home cooking may be one of the underappreciated social benefits of the coronavirus thing. Instead of going to some overpriced eatery for low-quality food, one could stay home for a decent meal instead.

Invite some friends over if you prefer social interaction. Add some beverages...what's not to like?

Mtl JP  09:26:01 GMT - 07/09/2020  
this is good one ...
gov't at its creative goodest
The “Eat Out to Help Out ” scheme
- a 50% discount of up to £10 per head on their meal at any restaurant in the country, including upscale venues.
- can be used unlimited times
- valid from Monday through to Wednesday on any eat-in meal.
- does not include alcoholic drinks
- is valid for the entire month of August 2020 across the U.K.

“This moment is unique. We need to be creative. To get customers back into restaurants, cafes and pubs, and protect the 1.8 million people who work in them” - Sunak

Mtl JP  09:11:44 GMT - 07/09/2020  
- British government says it will pick up half the checks at restaurants to help boost economy

- European stocks edge higher after SAP cites stronger-than-expected recovery

- ‘I’m having a hard time understanding how earning over $200,000 a year is too much to qualify for a decent stimulus check’

Minneapolis DRS2  05:03:30 GMT - 07/09/2020  
For what it's worth...Microsoft has to write and test a "small" piece of hardware-specific code for each chipset combination before they release Windows 10 for a particular platform. That's literally hundreds of chipset combinations.

In other words, there is no such thing as a common code base for Windows 10 that is available for all platforms all at once. It doesn't work like that. In the interest of change control, Microsoft makes selective updates available for selected platforms a few at a time...for example all stuff made by Dell, HP, Lenovo one day...then maybe motherboards with xxx chipsets a few days later...and so on.

Windows Update should prevent the install from occurring at all if the hardware isn't qualified yet...but sometimes bugs happen.

Mtl JP  02:24:39 GMT - 07/09/2020  
CB 01:20 why dont you post how to once n for all stop windows from updating unless you deliberately allow it ?

dc CB  01:20:40 GMT - 07/09/2020  
"This PC can't be upgraded to Windows 10. Your PC settings aren't supported yet on this version of Windows 10. Microsoft is working to support your settings soon. No action is needed. Windows Update will offer this version of Windows 10 automatically when these settings are supported," his message reads.

Microsoft watcher Paul Thurrott ran into to the same error message when upgrading a machine from Windows 10 version 1809. "Never seen this before," he said.

Making matters worse, the issue arises when Windows 10 2004, also known as the Windows 10 May 2020 Update, is offered through Windows Update. According to Thurrott, the block message appears after the upgrade installs to 30%.

Windows 10 2004 update block confusion: 'Your PC settings aren't supported'

Mtl JP  12:35:52 GMT - 07/08/2020  
The PTB seem determined to get / surpass their inflation goal:
New Virus Hits Europe, This One Threatens Sugar Crops
- Bloomberg July 8, 2020

Mtl JP  11:18:50 GMT - 07/08/2020  
a FRIGHTENING thought for young people! ??
they 'll think of it as a distiction badge of honor

haifa ac  08:27:44 GMT - 07/08/2020  
"wanna put a covid history on your resume"

That is a FRIGHTENING thought for young people!

jkt abel  07:24:40 GMT - 07/08/2020  
only in severe case I presume, when you have hypoxia episode from breathing trouble then yes can lead to brain damage

dc CB  00:54:07 GMT - 07/08/2020  
Covid Chronicles. Where did that cry of Herd Immunity disappear to? Remember that one.

One week ago, when looking at the growing divergence between the number of new coronavirus cases in the US and shrinking number of fatalities, we referred to Nordea's strategist Andreas Steno Larsen, who observed that "we are entering “crunch time” on fatalities since they should start to rise in early July given the lead/lag structure versus new cases."

As Larsen further predicted, "if fatalities don’t spike early in July, then people will conclude that it’s probably spreading amongst a part of the population that is not as sensitive, or that it is a resulted of increased testing or that the virus has become less deadly as we move into the summer months. Governors in Texas, California and Florida seem to have concluded that the below correlation holds, but the jury is still out."

His conclusion was that "the next 6-10 days will be crucial."

Well, one week later, we decided to follow up on the current status and... there is still no spike in fatalities at either the federal level...

"Crunch Time" Arrives And... Was Everyone Wrong About The Coronavirus?

Mtl JP  00:30:03 GMT - 07/08/2020  
oh-awww... Scientists say COVID-19 can lead to brain damage
wanna put a covid history on your resume / imbedded microchip ?

dc CB  00:19:31 GMT - 07/08/2020  
sole prop companies -'self employed' were not eligible for the loans. That's why so many small business were freaking out over the LockUDown orders and marching to OPEN IT UP.

Mtl JP  00:11:42 GMT - 07/08/2020  
CB 00:07 did you miss getting in line and showered w/$$$ ?

dc CB  00:07:45 GMT - 07/08/2020  
Mtl JP 17:49 GMT 07/07/2020
a 2nd $1200.00 a-coming - DJT

via ZH link-
Submitted by Adam Andrzejewski, first published in Forbes

Yesterday, the Small Business Administration released data on which businesses received forgivable loans under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in amounts between $150,000 and $10 million.

So, who received how much taxpayer money through the program? Our auditors at mapped the big loans – the nearly 83,000 loans between $1 million and $10 million. These businesses are located in 13,700 zip codes across the country.

Now, you can find out yourself, zip code by zip code, with an interactive tool we’ve built on our government transparency website.

Interactive Map Of All The PPP Mega Loans Over $1 Million Made To U.S. "Small" Businesses

Mtl JP  18:19:38 GMT - 07/07/2020  
been a while since I saw something worth-while from the chinese communists' mouthpiece
maybe this is altho a bit too general to be specifically useful:
Hu Xijin 胡锡进
Washington has ruined cooperation-based relations of major powers & is pushing the world toward confrontation. Worldwide geopolitical shocks are inevitable. I am worried that stable life of mankind may have come to an end: viruses,wars & disasters will trouble us for a long time.

Mtl JP  17:49:35 GMT - 07/07/2020  
a 2nd $1200.00 a-coming - DJT

Mtl JP  17:40:34 GMT - 07/07/2020  
apparently bolsanoro tested +ive
few yakkers still on deck
- Haldane and Quarels (yakking now)
- Daly and Barkin (14.00NYT) - on the economy

Mtl JP  17:30:20 GMT - 07/07/2020  
john 12:10 then the bubble bursting (i.e the bursting act itself) could be an anti-chinese - i.e racist - act, in light of current social context !

Did the chinese dirigists not counter the bursting prospects before, in the past - with outright ban on selling under promise of death penalty ?

Israel MacroMicro  15:52:59 GMT - 07/07/2020  

Entry: 1.2581 Target: Stop:
opened short position
48hrs time horizon

Israel MacroMicro  15:16:51 GMT - 07/07/2020  
leave the cats to guard the milk, the Israeli version

more or less than 1000 people to end im jail because of that idea?

london red  14:01:25 GMT - 07/07/2020  
NKLA. 42,74
that gap fill to 36 bucks getting close now

HK Kevin  13:47:59 GMT - 07/07/2020  
In reality, China's stock market is a scam. Enjoy the firework

AT Trader john  13:45:35 GMT - 07/07/2020  
Macro good points. Markets strike me as very thin...

Israel MacroMicro  12:24:44 GMT - 07/07/2020  
John, what you see as stox bubble is a Chinese art.
after the 2015 bubble/crash, they got no fear to turning such into "twice in a decade"ritual.

rat year didn't show its last episode of horror in the markets, yet.

AT Trader john  12:10:10 GMT - 07/07/2020  
If China creates a stock bubble and it bursts.

Mtl JP  12:02:16 GMT - 07/07/2020  
john 10:46 what would be an example of a not well end ?

Israel MacroMicro  10:58:57 GMT - 07/07/2020  
black rock pimping SSE currently

Swiss Frank  10:57:45 GMT - 07/07/2020  
This article refers to original in the China Securities Journal

Bull in China

swiss frank  10:53:05 GMT - 07/07/2020  
This caught fire last week when an all systems go, no holding back report surfaced saying the China government was ready to buy stocks to support the recovery. That said today's daily candle of the Shanghai Comp not too pretty...

AT Trader john  10:46:54 GMT - 07/07/2020  
This can't end well.

Mtl JP  10:43:45 GMT - 07/07/2020  
the higher the leverage ...
the bigger the crowd ...
the bigger the opportunity

Mtl JP  10:02:28 GMT - 07/07/2020  
this is good one ...
there's got to be a way take advantage
Chinese Trading Apps Struggle as Millions of Investors Pile In During Rally
- bbrg

"Chinese investors are loading up on leverage to speculate in the stock market at the fastest pace in more than five years."

Mtl JP  07:30:18 GMT - 07/07/2020  
this is good one ...
even if not trade-able
Lawmakers and Transportation Secretary’s family-owned business collectively received millions of dollars in PPP loans - MarketWatch

Mtl JP  00:38:35 GMT - 07/07/2020  
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters July 6, 2020) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday that he had undergone another test for the novel coronavirus, after local media reported he had symptoms associated with the COVID-19 respiratory disease that it causes.

Mtl JP  00:28:19 GMT - 07/07/2020  
MacroMicro 23:25 corcondingly my current preference is for the DLR (96.60) into the toilet
(risk optimism -> USD down formula but not necessarily the reverse)

Israel MacroMicro  23:25:28 GMT - 07/06/2020  
Mtl JP 22:09

sounds like someone preparing SPX run towards 8000 :)

Mtl JP  22:20:48 GMT - 07/06/2020  
congresswoman Elise Stefanik is calling for the ‘phased’ reopening of the U.S. - Canada border. In a letter, Stefanik and 29 other members of congress urged “a comprehensive framework” for reopening the border. The letter comes as the ban on most travel between the U.S. and Canada is halfway through its fourth month.

In the meantime Trudeau won't travel to Washington to mark start of renegotiated NAFTA deal

China warns citizens travelling to Canada to exercise caution, citing "frequent violent actions" by law enforcement - Reuters

Mtl JP  22:09:30 GMT - 07/06/2020  
Group of 239 scientists (experts) demand that WHO admit coronavirus is AIRBORNE - meaning the public should wear masks indoors and AC units should be fitted with filters

WHO said it is aware of the document and claims its own scientists are studying the claim.

Mtl JP  15:42:32 GMT - 07/06/2020  
Tesla ~1335
Elon Musk
Limited edition short shorts now available at
Tesla Short Shorts
Celebrate summer with Tesla Short Shorts. Run like the wind or entertain like Liberace with our red satin and gold trim design. Relax poolside or lounge indoors year-round with our limited-edition...

Mtl JP  10:39:09 GMT - 07/06/2020  
In an email to the Gateway Pundit from the federal prison
Martin Shkreli Endorses Kanye West for President, Says He’s Available for Role in the Admin

“I am available for treasury secretary or federal reserve chairman. I could immediately balance the budget and restore sanity to the American balance sheet, replete with debt and runaway spending,” Shkreli wrote

dc CB  21:27:44 GMT - 07/05/2020  
Rafe. it's all about PolyTicks, which is all about POWER over People. as it ever was.

from wikipedia.

Thomas L. J. D'Alesandro III (1929-2019), who also served as Mayor of Baltimore from 1967 to 1971.
Nancy Patricia D'Alesandro Pelosi (born 1940), who is a Representative from California, who served as the House of Representatives House Minority Leader between 2003 and 2007 and from 2011 to 2019, and as the Speaker of the House from January 4, 2007 until January 3, 2011 and again from January 3, 2019 to present.[9]

D'Alesandro died on August 23, 1987, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Thomas D'Alesandro Jr.

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:36:25 GMT - 07/05/2020  
CB// hmmm... Riots in Hong Kong, then India, then Covid-19 and now "Riots AND Covid-19 in the United States... De-monumentalization, targeting one of the most iconic men in the history of the modern world. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS?.

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:29:06 GMT - 07/05/2020  

dc CB  19:24:40 GMT - 07/05/2020  
4th of July in Baltimore ---- Nancy Pelosi's home town, where her dad as mayor and along with his brother were two power players in Maryland polytics for many years.

No fireworks display this year because of the Covid threat to 'crowds'.

the local CBS tv station last night:

Baltimore Protesters Tear Down Christopher Columbus Statue, Throw It Into Harbor

Caribbean! Rafe...  19:17:31 GMT - 07/05/2020  
AC// Oval you say huh? ;)

But anyhows, The Iranian people are a resilent people, very rich in culture and preservation of their cultural heritage. For that the world will have to respect them very much, not necessarily popularize their culture, but give them a chance to resolve the geo-political matters in their own time and way, then see how quickly we acheive peaceful relations in the Middle East.

haifa ac  13:20:47 GMT - 07/05/2020  
Kim Kardashian will certainly be a breast of fresh air in the oval office.

Mtl JP  08:22:31 GMT - 07/05/2020  
this is good one ...
Kanye West Announces 2020 Presidential Bid, Elon Musk Supports
We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States #2020VISION
3:56 AM · 5 jul. 2020 Washington, DC·Twitter for Android

haifa ac  19:15:56 GMT - 07/03/2020  
" becoming a surprisingly activist president"

More likely catatonic rather than activist.

Mtl JP  17:47:41 GMT - 07/03/2020  
The Economist's "Briefing"
Joe Biden has a good chance of becoming a surprisingly activist president

The Economist’s election forecast, which combines polling data with economic and other fundamentals, currently puts Mr Trump’s chance of holding on to the White House at just one in ten.

Mtl JP  16:16:32 GMT - 07/03/2020  
this is good one ...
speaking on behalf of everyone's ability to imagine:
“Six months ago, none of us could have imagined how our world — and our lives — would be thrown into turmoil by this new virus,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told reporters at a news briefing on Monday.

The coronavirus pandemic is “not even close to being over,” according to the head of the World Health Organization, and the worst is still to come,

dc CB  04:56:24 GMT - 07/03/2020  
Microsoft has published on Tuesday two out-of-band security updates to patch two vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Windows Codecs Library.

Tracked as CVE-2020-1425 & CVE-2020-1457, the two bugs only impact Windows 10 and Windows Server 2019 distributions.

In security advisories published today, Microsoft said the two security flaws can be exploited with the help of a specially crafted image file.

If the malformed images are opened inside apps that utilize the built-in Windows Codecs Library to handle multimedia content, then attackers would be allowed to run malicious code on a Windows computer and potentially take over the device.

The two bugs -- described as two remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities -- received patches earlier today.

Microsoft releases emergency security update to fix two bugs in Windows codecs

Israel MacroMicro  22:50:41 GMT - 07/02/2020  
Elon for president :)

Mtl JP  22:30:18 GMT - 07/02/2020  
CB 18:11 growing popularity of first to corona infect betting pools
among the young 'uns

dc CB  19:47:44 GMT - 07/02/2020  
beach time: enjoy the weekend---er er er er try to enjoy the weekend.

A caravan of protesters, some carrying plastic pitchforks, gathered outside two Southampton billionaires' homes Wednesday, one owned by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to demand that wealthy New Yorkers pay higher taxes amid statewide revenue shortfalls.

The protesters called for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to raise taxes on the state’s 118 billionaires to help make up for a gaping revenue shortfall that has left state and local governments reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. They also called for the billionaires and the state to recognize Indigenous land rights, including the Shinnecock Indian Nation's claim to Shinnecock Hills and surrounding territory.

The group, which included Shinnecock Indian Nation members, New York Communities for Change, the New York Taxi Workers Alliance, the Long Island Progressive Coalition and the Poor People’s Campaign LI, cited Forbes figures that estimate billionaires statewide have seen their collective net worth increase by $44.9 billion from March 18 to May 15.

More than 100 people gathered outside Bloomberg's Southampton mansion Wednesday, where they referred to him as a "looter."

Southampton protesters demand higher taxes for Bloomberg, other billionaires

dc CB  18:11:45 GMT - 07/02/2020  
Fauci: Coronavirus ‘Allowed’ to Perpetuate in U.S. Because Only ‘50% of the Country Locked Down’

Thursday during a radio interview with the BBC, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Anthony Fauci said the United States is facing a resurgence of the coronavirus because “even in the most strict lockdown, only about 50% of the country locked down.”
Experts fear July 4 weekend will exacerbate coronavirus spread

Health experts say there is little evidence that the protests sparked by George Floyd's death caused a significant increase in U.S. coronavirus infections.

Mtl JP  15:06:02 GMT - 07/02/2020  
this is good one ...
If it's close – watch out': Biden says he has 600 lawyers ready to fight election 'chicanery' by Trump

with so many pigs at the tit fighting for milk...
it would likely take 4+ years to "fight election 'chicanery' "

Mtl JP  09:20:41 GMT - 07/02/2020  
abel 06:27 - on which side u want to bet ?

dc CB  06:48:23 GMT - 07/02/2020  
Truth or Dare ( hit song by Madona ---back in the WayBach)

jkt abel  06:27:44 GMT - 07/02/2020  
if taiwan is next, you may as well say WW3 is next

Mtl JP  05:41:25 GMT - 07/02/2020  
this is good one ...
putin to rule russia till 2036
Xi's chinese communists in full control of HK
resistance is futile, assimiliation is certain
taiwan is next

feel the earth move
under your feet

dc CB  22:34:23 GMT - 07/01/2020  
U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill imposing sanctions on banks that do business with Chinese officials involved in the national security law that cracks down on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a move many lawmakers said violated the government’s promise to honor the autonomy of the former British colony.

During a special appearance at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on Wednesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the new law "signals the death of the one country, two systems" model followed by China with respect to Hong Kong

"The law is a brutal, sweeping crackdown against the people of Hong Kong, intended to destroy the freedoms they were promised,"


Intv last eve with Gordan Chang 22min.
What this New law means to busineses doing business in Hong Kong and w/China.

House Unanimously Passes China Sanctions Bill In Response To Hong Kong Law

Mtl JP  22:28:37 GMT - 07/01/2020  
Trump says he supports ‘larger’ payments to Americans than

Democrats in next coronavirus relief bill

dc CB  21:50:48 GMT - 07/01/2020  
Three months later, his newly reinvented company has more than 100 employees and just recently opened up a retail brick and mortar store inside Columbia Mall, called Shield Pals.

Shield Pals, according to WBFF Fox45, is America's first all-PPE retail store.
McCormick said business is booming - he expects to open another store in the coming months but didn't give specifics on location.

America's First All-PPE Retail Store Opens In Maryland

dc CB  21:43:01 GMT - 07/01/2020  
USA Today:

A record 3.93 million firearms background checks were run in June, the highest volume since the inception of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in 1988, and over one million more than June, 2019.
Seattle Police Dismantle CHOP After Protesters Threaten Mayor's $7 Million House

James Altucher
Let's see: six shootings, two teenage deaths, and @MayorJenny still says "it's an arts festival". THEN, the CHAZ threatens to take over her 5,000 sq ft house worth $7.6 million after her new addition. A DAY LATER, she brings in the police, "end the chaos!" #Leadership #Comedy
10:29 AM · Jul 1, 2020

Mtl JP  19:57:07 GMT - 07/01/2020  
this is good one ...
Scotiabank, RBC and CIBC have pledged to stop purchasing ads on FCBK for the month

and maybe
they ll discover how overpriced FCBK advertising is,
see how un-necessary advertising on FCBK is
and maybe
see their own profitability go uP on the reduced overhead of not advertising on FCBK

PAR 17:11:15 GMT - 07/01/2020  
Trump considering wage subsidies.

If companies cut wages Trump and Powell will come in and pay the difference.

Difficult to become more communist. Sure to win the elections.

Mtl JP  16:55:07 GMT - 07/01/2020  
this is good one ...
yesty consumers were optimistic
as of today mandated minimum wages overhead to business is UP

now new headline reads that
In latest dark twist of pandemic, companies appear to be cutting wages
By Greg Robb reporting that

Falling wages would be a concern for Federal Reserve

Mtl JP  11:09:01 GMT - 07/01/2020  
this is good one ...
On This July 1rst 2020
Minimum Wage is mandated by gov'ts in US to go UP

Mtl JP  20:15:25 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
Powell Highlights Imperative of Curbing Virus for Rebound
Bloomberg June 30, 2020

so like this when things will go further into the toilet, jerome has already his scapegoat. anything and anybody s fault. except the FEDs experts

Mtl JP  19:55:17 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
Sales of ‘junk’ bonds hit record in June as debt-saddled corporations rush to raise cash - MarketWatch

Mtl JP  18:35:16 GMT - 06/30/2020  
CB 18:27 u tryin 2 lure me to play the GAP ?

dc CB  18:34:01 GMT - 06/30/2020  
Rep. Alexandria-Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Tuesday slammed an agreement to slash $1 billion from the budget of the New York City Police Department (NYPD), declaring the decision is “not a victory” and that “the fight to defund policing continues.”

dc CB  18:27:36 GMT - 06/30/2020  
USA Today

Mtl JP  18:25:28 GMT - 06/30/2020  
concern. that is what he is getting his salary for.
Tesla ... $1074; valuation above $200 billion

dc CB  18:21:04 GMT - 06/30/2020  
June 30 (UPI) — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top U.S. infectious diseases expert, told a Senate committee Tuesday the United States could eventually see 100,000 new COVID-19 cases a day.

Speaking at a hearing of the Senate health, education, labor and pensions committee with other members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, Fauci said the country is “not in total control” of the pandemic and could see daily cases more than double from their current average.

“I can’t make an accurate prediction, but it’s going to be very disturbing,” he said in a response to a question from Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. “I will guarantee you that, because when you have an outbreak in one part of the country, even though in other parts of the country they’re doing well, they are vulnerable.

“We are now having 40,000-plus new cases a day. I would not be surprised if we go up to 100,000 a day if this does not turn around, and so I am very concerned,” he said.

Mtl JP  18:18:09 GMT - 06/30/2020  
Gold futures settle above $1,800 for the first time since 2011

Mtl JP  17:46:54 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
FCC Deems Huawei, ZTE to Be Threats to National Security

Bloomberg·1 hour ago

Mtl JP  17:42:48 GMT - 06/30/2020  
little earlier today:
"we need a new Dodd-Frank" - yellen peeped

Mtl JP  17:19:59 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
math according to soldman
Goldman Sachs has done the math and a national mask mandate to halt the spread of coronavirus would have a big impact on the U.S. economy

Mask wearing could save the domestic economy from a 5% hit to GDP,

Goldman says

dc CB  16:03:08 GMT - 06/30/2020  
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WJZ) — Washington D.C. and Baltimore are among the worst-run cities in America, in a new study.

Wallet Hub looked at the 150 most-populated U.S. cities and looked at the efficiency of the city operation. They then assigned each city a “Quality of Services” score made up of 38 metrics grouped into six service categories — including transit, crime, and education — which was then measured against the city’s per-capita budget.

Washington D.C. was the worst-run city at no. 150 on the list.

San Francisco was no. 149, Gulfport, Miss, Chattanooga, Tenn. and New York City rounded out the worst-run cities.
Baltimore was ranked no. 128 on the list

Mtl JP  14:42:35 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
Tesla Stock Tops $1,000 on Leaked Email. It Could Join the S&P 500 Soon.

Mtl JP  11:51:08 GMT - 06/30/2020  
Q is if players have already priced it:

Coronavirus live updates:
New flu strain found in China; WHO warns ‘the worst is yet to come’
- cnbc

Mtl JP  11:25:52 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
believe , lol
Goldman believes it figured out how to find which stocks will outperform
- front page on cnbc

Mtl JP  11:15:37 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
Biden tells donors: I’m going to get rid of most of Trump’s tax cuts ‘and a lot of you may not like that’

I’m going to get rid of the bulk of Trump’s $2 trillion tax cut, ... I’m going to close loopholes like capital gains and stepped up basis.”

dc CB  03:47:17 GMT - 06/30/2020  
need single, double, triple SHORT ETFs with weekly Options, so that Robinhooders can speculate on this Trend.

Schools across the U.S. are coping with uncertainty for the year that begins in August or September as it’s largely unclear whether in-person courses will be offered given the rise in Covid-19 cases. Students at dozens of schools have already balked at the full price for last semester’s tuition with months of online classes, suing for billions of dollars in refunds. -Bloomberg

The richest liberal arts university in the country, Williams College, has slashed tuition by 15% "in recognition of the extraordinary circumstances and of this academic year and the uncertainty we face in the year ahead," according to Bloomberg.

"This reduction recognizes the fact that the pandemic and associated challenges are requiring us to cancel winter study as well as fall athletics competition and many student activities, among other opportunities that we usually encourage families to expect as part of their student’s education," said school President Maud Mandel.

Williams, which has a $2.9 billion endowment (as of June, 2019) will also be canceling sports competitions and travel for the season according to a Monday statement.

For the 2020-2021 academic year, Tuition, room and board will set back rich parents and lending institutions $63,200. Of note, four years at the university will set one back more than the average mortgage balance carried by millennials.

Mtl JP  02:45:12 GMT - 06/30/2020  
this is good one ...
citing unnamed officials
Trump’s jaw-dropping calls with foreign leaders threaten national security, CNN report claims - June 29 by Mike Murphy

Report citing unnamed officials

dc CB  02:05:10 GMT - 06/30/2020  
Sarah Kaplan and Joel Achenbach, The Washington Post Published 3:37 pm CDT, Monday, June 29, 2020

Of the approximately 50,000 genomes of the new virus that researchers worldwide have uploaded to a shared database, about 70% carry the mutation, officially designated D614G but known more familiarly to scientists as "G."

"G" hasn't just dominated the outbreak in Chicago - it has taken over the world. Now scientists are racing to figure out what it means.

At least four laboratory experiments suggest that the mutation makes the virus more infectious, although none of that work has been peer-reviewed. Another unpublished study led by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory asserts that patients with the G variant actually have more virus in their bodies, making them more likely to spread it to others.

The mutation doesn't appear to make people sicker, but a growing number of scientists worry that it has made the virus more contagious.

Coronavirus mutation has taken over the world. Scientists are trying to understand why (linked)

dc CB  02:01:30 GMT - 06/30/2020  
Update (1837ET): In the most sweeping rollback of the economic reopening since the state first started a month ago, Arizona governor Doug Ducey has ordered bars, nightclubs, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to close for at least 30 days beginning at 8pm local time as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations has continued to climb.

Reopening of schools has been delayed until Aug. 17, and gatherings of 50 or more are prohibited statewide. Some school districts were due to start classes in less than a month. Gov Ducey cited safety concerns and a need for "consistency" in the state's numbers.

dc CB  22:50:38 GMT - 06/29/2020  
it begins.
hey JP ---- a fellow Canadian.

YouTube Bans Stefan Molyneux, Host Of The Largest Philosophy Channel On The Platform

PAR 17:56:48 GMT - 06/29/2020  

Wirecard " The gold edition".

Too much money encourages fraud all over the world.

Mtl JP  16:56:25 GMT - 06/29/2020  
Mystery of $2bn of loans backed by fake gold in China
- Caixin June 29, 2020

More than a dozen Chinese financial institutions, mainly trust companies, loaned 20 billion yuan ($2.8 billion) over the past five years to Wuhan Kingold Jewelry Inc. with pure gold as collateral and insurance policies to cover any losses.

The company is led by Chairman Jia Zhihong, an intimidating ex-military man who is the controlling shareholder.

What could go wrong?

Well, plenty, as at least some of 83 tons of gold bars used as collateral turned out to be nothing but gilded copper.

Mtl JP  13:47:12 GMT - 06/29/2020  
end of month n quiet week
The U.S.-China Feud Gets Nasty - Bbrg June 28

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. and China are moving beyond bellicose trade threats to exchanging regulatory punches that threaten a wide range of industries including technology, energy and air travel. .../..

haifa ac  06:43:13 GMT - 06/29/2020  
"Retail was by far the hardest hit"
looks like we are in front of another "Industrial revolution" where a whole section of the economy will have to make a career change like the whole agricultural section (90%) did before.
The luxury section of the economy will have to shrink.
The fact that children today grow up with the dream of becoming an internet star does not bode well for the human species.

dc CB  02:49:49 GMT - 06/29/2020  
not listed yet..
but a challenger to twitter

'chatty kathy' get's a newnewnew non-moderated platform.

the ? is When will it IPO

dc CB  00:06:36 GMT - 06/29/2020  
Yelp makes a shocking claim: "Of all business closures on Yelp since March 1, 41% are permanent closures."

"Our data shows the largest spikes of permanent closures occurred in March, followed by May and June, indicating that the businesses that were already struggling had to permanently close right away and the businesses that were trying to hold on, but unable to weather the COVID-19 storm, were forced to shutter in recent months."

"Among those with the highest rate of business closures are shopping and retail (27,663 closed businesses), restaurants (23,981 closed businesses), beauty (15,348 closed businesses) and fitness (5,589 closed businesses).

"Retail was by far the hardest hit, experiencing the highest number of total closures, with the average daily rate continuing to increase since March. Of all closures on Yelp since March 1, 20% are for retail businesses and 35% of closed retail businesses are indicated as permanent on Yelp.

"In March, Restaurants had the highest number of business closures, compared to other industries, and have continued to close at high rates. Of the businesses that closed, 17% are restaurants, and 53% of those restaurant closures are indicated as permanent on Yelp. Restaurants run on thin margins and can sometimes take months or even years to break even, resulting in this higher rate of permanent closures."

Businesses On Yelp Have Permanently Closed As V-Shaped Recovery Implodes

dc CB  23:59:07 GMT - 06/28/2020  
Israel MacroMicro 22:08 GMT
so far, it looks that USA must vote


COVID-19 Cases Spike Nationally

Mtl JP  22:38:05 GMT - 06/28/2020  
this is good one ...
rule by fear
Hu Xijin 胡锡进
National Security Law for Hong Kong could be passed within days, expected to be enforced powerfully. It'll overwhelm HK Human Rights&Democracy Act, which US uses to interfere in HK affairs. In HK, people who've harmed nat'l security have shown fear of the upcoming law. It's good.

Israel  MacroMicro  22:08:53 GMT - 06/28/2020  
so far, it looks that USA must vote if it's DJT or Biden to deliver the nation the peaceful pill. both candidates doesn't show capacity to deliver the nation other than that.


Mtl JP  20:47:25 GMT - 06/28/2020  
Fracking pioneer Chesapeake Energy files for bankruptcy
WSJ June 28, 2020

Mtl JP  19:44:33 GMT - 06/28/2020  
this is good one ...
a betting opportunity that is
Donald J. Trump
THE VAST SILENT MAJORITY IS ALIVE AND WELL!!! We will win this Election big. Nobody wants a Low IQ person in charge of our Country, and Sleepy Joe is definitely a Low IQ person!

Mtl JP  19:10:01 GMT - 06/28/2020  
Fed Reveals Bond Purchases Including AT&T, UnitedHealth, Walmart
Bloomberg June 28, 2020

The Federal Reserve bought bonds issued by companies including AT&T Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Walmart Inc. as part of its emergency lending program set up in response to the pandemic,

according to new disclosures

Mtl JP  18:51:58 GMT - 06/28/2020  
Faith in the Fed to Get Fresh Test as Markets Shudder at Virus
- Justin Carrigan, Bloomberg June 28

Investor faith in the largess of central banks is about to be tested anew as the soaring rate of Covid-19 infections re-establishes itself as the chief obsession of markets.

The renewed risk-off tone is likely to dominate when trading starts in Asia on Monday, according to analysts, though a report Sunday showing the first increase in profits at Chinese industrial enterprises since November may provide some support to stocks.

“Investors’ recent love of U.S. risky assets will soon reverse as the U.S. will battle the resurging pandemic,” “Stating the obvious: don’t fight the major central banks. They’ll remain in the game for years to come.”

Mtl JP  17:45:00 GMT - 06/28/2020  
Richmond Fed chief: With outlook hazy, economy needs support
The Canadian Press June 28

June 30 - Powell and Mnuchin testify before Congress
- about economy and monetary policy

July 1 - Williams and Evans yak; FOMC minutes

Mtl JP  17:37:12 GMT - 06/28/2020  
(Bbrg June 28) Mercurial Mood Grips Emerging Markets Tip-Toeing Into July

- the fountain of liquidity provided by the world’s leading central banks is helping to sustain a contrary narrative -- that an economic rebound isn’t far off
- A tense holiday on Wednesday marking 23 years of Chinese rule in Hong Kong could spark local protests and aggravate U.S.-China tensions

dc CB  22:27:37 GMT - 06/27/2020  
Mtl JP 16:14 GMT 06/27/2020
Here is Betting Opportunity:
Once "they" decide that a vaccine is ready,
vaccination will be compulsory
no if nor buts
just hope Gates has nothijng to do with it.
Windows 10 critical process failure: Microsoft admits June updates are triggering reboots
Forced reboots are affecting some machines running Windows 10 version 1809 and above.

dc CB  18:56:19 GMT - 06/27/2020  
Andrew Cuomo urges everyone who attended protests in the state to get tested, officials in California, in the Bay Area and LA County and the surrounding area, have warned that the protests over George Floyd's death have contributed to the increase in daily confirmed infection totals seen in recent weeks.

Now, less than a day after San Francisco mayor said she would put plans to ease more restrictions Monday on hold following a concerning uptick in new infections, Philadelphia city officials on Saturday have just warned that they are considering a similar delay, which would postpone the move into the "green phase" of the city's reopening, CBS News reports.

AuntieMindVirus @NOTDumPhuk

54 New Cases Of #Coronavirus Friday, In #philadelphia suburb of Montgomery County...Despite still being under #LOCKDOWN order.
Don’t worry, those massive BLM protests in Philly, that were encouraged by the dem leadership, had nothing to do with it 🤪 …

Twentysomethings and thirtysomethings likely aren't going to bars - at least not in Philadelphia. So where are they getting sick?

"Patients that are in their 20s and even younger than that, and that’s a huge concern because that’s a population that everybody thought was somewhat protected and now we’re seeing those patients with more and more symptoms, not just asymptotic disease,” Pierce said.
Doctors say spikes in cases around the country, that now includes Pennsylvania, are mainly among younger people.

There only seems to be one feasible explanation.

Michael Tracey

It's offensive, wrong, fascist, and racist to suggest the enormous non-socially distant mass gatherings which occurred in Philadelphia within the relevant time period could have had anything to do with this

JUST IN: Philadelphia officials say they may delay the city entering the green phase of reopening after seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases compared to last week.
12:00 PM - Jun 27, 2020

Philadelphia, San Francisco Fear 'Second Wave' As Thousands Infected At BLM Protests

Mtl JP  16:14:37 GMT - 06/27/2020  
Today, Sat., June 27, 2020, Trudeau pledges $300 million to health, global fight against COVID-19 - Canadian Press

..."sponsored by an organization, Global Citizen, that is trying to raise $42.8 billion ... Canada will contribute $120 million toward a new initiative called the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator, (created in April by the World Health Organization, the French government, the European Commission and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)

The ACT Accelerator supports ... efforts to develop a vaccine, as well as drug therapies and diagnostic tools to battle the pandemic.

Here is Betting Opportunity:
Once "they" decide that a vaccine is ready,
vaccination will be compulsory
no if nor buts

Mtl JP  11:34:50 GMT - 06/27/2020  
Germany, U.K. to unveil July-September issuance plans Monday
France set to lead euro-area debt sales in the coming week
- Bbrg June 27, 2020

European Bond Buyers Await a Second Wave of Debt

Mtl JP  11:19:42 GMT - 06/27/2020  
ECB’s Schnabel Warns Euro-Area Inflation Could Dip Below Zero
- Bloomberg June 27, 2020

dc CB  01:33:09 GMT - 06/27/2020  
on the marquee for Sat's double feature...
“It’s a really dry layer of air that contains these very fine dust particulates. It occurs every summer,” said NWS meteorologist Patrick Blood. “Some of these plumes contain more particles, and right now we expecting a very large plume of dust in the Gulf Coast.”

This year, the dust is the most dense it has been in a half a century, several meteorologists told Reuters earlier this week as it crossed over the Caribbean.

The Saharan dust plume will hang over the region until the middle of next week, deteriorating the air quality in Texas, Florida and other states where the number of COVID-19 cases has recently spiked.

“There’s emerging evidence of potential interactions between air pollution and the risk of COVID, so at this stage we are concerned,” said Gregory Wellenius, an professor of environmental health at Boston University’s School of Public Health.

Godzilla dust cloud' drifts over U.S. Southeast, raising health concerns

dc CB  01:06:03 GMT - 06/27/2020  
and now - 'it came from outerspace(er China)'. Double Feature Sat afternoon at the movies - 1960's America.

"There are long strings that poke holes in other cells and the virus passes through the tube from cell to cell," said UCSF's Director of the Quantitative Biosciences Institute, Professor Nevan Krogan. "Our hypothesis is that these speed up infection."

The images taken by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) laboratory in the US and University of Freiburg in Germany will be published in the medical journal Cell on Saturday.

Most viruses do not cause infected cells to grow these tentacles. Even those that do, such as smallpox, do not have as many or the same type of branching as Sars-Cov-2, the virus behind Covid-19. -FT

Coronavirus Causes Weaponized 'Tentacles' To Sprout From Infected Cells, Directly Inject Virus Into New Ones

dc CB  23:05:23 GMT - 06/26/2020  
Joe Biden would use his powers as president to force Americans to wear face masks in public.

When asked how he would handle the coronavirus pandemic differently if he became president tomorrow, Biden - while constantly fumbling with his mask - told Pittsburgh CBS affiliate KDKA that if elected, he would "insist that everybody out in public be wearing that mask."

Tonto to the Lone Ranger:
'kemosabe! the mask should be higher. it's for your eyes. A so no one knows who you really are.'

****Kemosabe: meaning, origin and history of Tonto's word in ...
Noting that tonto in Spanish means "stupid" or "crazy," some people have pointed out that kemosabe sounds a lot like the Spanish phrase quien no sabe, "he who doesn't understand ...

Hi Ho Silver and away!!!!!!!

Mtl JP  17:38:36 GMT - 06/26/2020  
maybe a clue - bit like training wheels - to what sort of market effect a biden victory might have on markets:

Self-proclaimed “gaffe machine” Joe Biden

wrongly says 'we have 120 million dead from COVID'

Mtl JP  17:08:38 GMT - 06/26/2020  
this is good one ...
Is Robinhood making money off those day-trading millennials? Well, yes. That’s kind of the point. - By Andrea Riquier

‘Tinder, but for money’?

Mtl JP  07:17:22 GMT - 06/26/2020  
this is good one ...
yellen should be happi and satisfied
"The banking system has been a source of strength during this crisis," Vice Chair Randal K. Quarles said, "and the results of our sensitivity analyses show that our banks can remain strong in the face of even the harshest shocks."

Press Release June 25, 2020
Federal Reserve Board releases results of stress tests for 2020 and additional sensitivity analyses conducted in light of the coronavirus event

Mtl JP  02:53:28 GMT - 06/26/2020  
this is good one ...
only getting better:
"Trudeau rejects calls to release Meng Wanzhou"
- msm

...“If the Chinese government concludes that [detaining Spavor and Kovrig] is an effective way to gain leverage over Canadians and over the Canadian government, to randomly arrest Canadians, then no Canadian will be safe,” .. / .. “To demonstrate to China that they can just arrest Canadians and they can get what they want out of Canada—even for us going against the independence of our judicial system—would be absolutely unacceptable.” - Trudeau

dc CB  00:58:28 GMT - 06/25/2020  
As the US looks to the July 4th Holiday --- with fireworks displays being canceled due to Corona infection fears, it is noteworthy that Nov 3 - election day, and Nov 4 the traditional Day After when the winner is Annc'd, may also be canceled due to Corona Fears.
A couple of days ago I posted a link to a lengthy WashPost piece about the difficulty of getting 'day after' results due to Mail-In and Absentee Ballotts.

With various polls showing Joe Biden commanding a sizable lead over Donald Trump ahead of the November presidential election, and even online betting sites such as PredictIt representing Biden as a 14 point favorite, the stock market has clearly been surprisingly sanguine about a change in leadership to a Democratic president, even if it entails higher corporate taxes....

However, while stocks appear unfazed so far by political events, the same can not be said for FX traders who according to Bloomberg are "starting to contemplate the unthinkable": The possibility that the U.S. presidential election produces no clear winner, leading to protracted uncertainty.

According to yen implied volatility, there is a sharp jump in expected price moves around election day which is expected to persist into 2021. That is in contrast with the run-up to the 2016 election, when turmoil indicator in FX land reflected only a temporary minor uptick in volatility as investors broadly overlooked the likelihood of a Trump presidency - or any controversy surrounding the results - leaving them painfully exposed to those events.

ZeroHedge (that 'far right wing' under attack from Google and NBC/MSM, FinNews web site)

FX Traders Brace For The "Unthinkable": An Election With No Clear Winner

Mtl JP  12:23:23 GMT - 06/24/2020  
this is good one ...
but probably not good nuff IF one's a would-be buyer:
... "Housing starts will fall sharply .. House prices will fall as well and are unlikely to recover ".../..

Canada housing agency says big-city home prices, resales, construction to fall in 2020

Mtl JP  07:29:30 GMT - 06/24/2020  
Mnuchin says U.S.-China decoupling will occur if firms cannot compete fairly - Reuters June 23, 2020

"If we can compete with China on a fair and level playing field, it is a great opportunity for U.S. businesses and U.S. workers, as China has a large, growing middle class," he said. "But if we can't participate and compete on a fair basis, then you are going to see a de-coupling going forward."

I am not reading who or how "fair" is arbitered .

dc CB  21:39:02 GMT - 06/23/2020  
Barring a landslide, what’s probably not coming on Nov. 3? A result in the race for the White House.

If voters remain reluctant to cast ballots in person, November is likely to bring an even more massive wave of voting by mail than what has swept across the country during primary season. That, in turn, means a close race between President Trump and former vice president Joe Biden in a pivotal state could take days, even weeks, to resolve, election officials across the country are warning.

Barring a landslide for either candidate, that scenario could invite an unprecedented test of the country’s faith in its elections: an extended period without a declared winner.

Wash Post (linked)

Mtl JP  18:18:57 GMT - 06/23/2020  
this is good one ...
Fed’s Bullard doesn’t see signs a damaging asset bubble is forming
and says that there are more questions than answers about

using yield curve control as a policy tool

Mtl JP  10:20:23 GMT - 06/23/2020  
this is a good one ..
Lawmakers Ask Fed to Help Businesses Struggling to Make Mortgage Payments - WSJ
...seeks lending facility to ease cash crunch for borrowers ... to help struggling businesses pause debt payments ...

been unable to negotiate debt reprieves

Mtl JP  11:10:06 GMT - 06/22/2020  
this is good one ...
This Brewery Is Hiring a ‘Chief Hiking Officer’ to Drink Beer and Trek the Appalachian Trail

.."We’ll outfit our CHO with gear, fly ‘em to the trailhead, and throw some big ol’ beer parties along the way.

Plus, there’s a $20k stipend.”

Mtl JP  12:13:10 GMT - 06/21/2020  
From Spam to Corned Beef, Sales of Canned Meat Are Booming
- Bloomberg June 20, 2020

Mtl JP  10:26:27 GMT - 06/21/2020  
this is (not) good one ...

CNN - Illegal raves are booming in lockdown Britain. Can authorities stop a third Summer of Love?

BBC - Police warn over upcoming Black Country 'illegal rave'

Wired UK - Britain's illegal coronavirus raves will prove impossible to police

Mtl JP  11:13:59 GMT - 06/20/2020  
justin "admirer of China's 'basic dictatorship' trudeau now getting taste of chinese communists' arrogance:

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao denounced canadian legal proceedings against Meng as an “outright political case with grave consequences,” and accused Canada as a U.S. “accomplice” to oppress Chinese technology companies.

Asked for the communists' position on “hostage diplomacy,” Zhao rejected the question as “vicious.” and sent the jurno packing to “Ask the Canadian government what ‘hostage diplomacy’ is,”

For his part Trudeau says he's 'disappointed' and said that Canada would continue to work "behind the scenes in very direct and firm ways." and that "We will continue to use all of our expertise to return these two Michaels to Canada."

dc CB  20:27:45 GMT - 06/18/2020  
Moving Forward Act

The reality: Recovery Stalls, Benefits Not Paid, Massive Unemployment Lines In Kentucky

Happening Now: hundreds in line waiting hours for in person help with KY unemployment. @GovAndyBeshear says 52k claims unapproved from March-May.

The state police said it will be an 8 hour wait from the back of the line to speak to a state employee about unemployment.

Is Trump Hiding A $5 Billion Paycheck Protection Slush Fund?
More sleazy details have emerged in regards to why the Trump administration wants to hide small business loan details...

Mtl JP  17:46:38 GMT - 06/18/2020  
this is good one ...
Trump Team Weighs $1 Trillion for Infrastructure to Spur Economy
2 days ago

Speaker Pelosi introduces infrastructure legislation
June 18, 2020 - 12:55 PM EDT
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and democrats will unveil the Moving Forward Act to rebuild America's infrastructure

boowahaha... monkey trying to trump monkey
sounds like electioneering is ON
(and with it new betting opps)

GVI Forex 10:14:27 GMT - 06/18/2020  
EURGBP.9024 is key res

courtesy of

The Amazing Trader

singapore td  10:12:13 GMT - 06/18/2020  
JP, lets make DX 100 too

Mtl JP  10:10:05 GMT - 06/18/2020  
100 days ago WHO declared wuhan virus pandemic
today, canada is likely to pass 100,000 infections (99,853 last count)

Mtl JP  08:55:27 GMT - 06/18/2020  
SNB stayed pat at -0.75%

(Bloomberg) -- The Swiss National Bank said aggressive foreign exchange interventions remain its main tool for pushing back against the appreciation in the franc caused by the coronavirus pandemic. .../.

Mtl JP  08:20:18 GMT - 06/18/2020  
USDCAD 1.3550-ish
justin "admirer of China's 'basic dictatorship" trudeau's canada soundly rejected in its application for a temporary, 2yr seat on UN's security council in first round of voting. Trounced by norway and ireland.

canadian fin-min is to present "a portrait" of canadian financial and economic affairs on july 8th rather than state of fin and econ affairs which would , in contrast, include predictions.
according to trudeau, "nobody could have" ... blabla

dc CB  00:50:26 GMT - 06/18/2020  
don't know why this came up three times.

... however, noting the age range as beinr 'different' this year.

merge that with these headlines.

"Money They're Desperate For": Many Gig Workers Still Can't Get Their Unemployment Benefits.

When gig workers call to inquire about their benefits in Illinois, they get a message simply stating: "We are closed due to unforeseen circumstances."

Mtl JP  23:38:57 GMT - 06/17/2020  
JUNE 17, 2020 / 7:06 PM / UPDATED 29 MINUTES AGO
Japan firms curb jobs, cut pay to cope with coronavirus pain: Reuters poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - A majority of Japanese firms said they have taken steps - from lay offs to pay cuts

dc CB  22:46:31 GMT - 06/17/2020  
The Ocean City Police Department said it has increased its law enforcement presence on the Boardwalk and around town by 25 percent in response to the various incidents happening over the last several weeks.

“It’s different this year. It’s dramatically different,” Mayor Rick Meehan said. “Typically, we have the graduating seniors, high school and even some college seniors here, but this is a different group. Rather than ages 17 to 21, really what we are seeing is 17 to maybe 31, 32, so it’s a different group all together.”

Baltimore WJZ tv

dc CB  22:46:30 GMT - 06/17/2020  
The Ocean City Police Department said it has increased its law enforcement presence on the Boardwalk and around town by 25 percent in response to the various incidents happening over the last several weeks.

“It’s different this year. It’s dramatically different,” Mayor Rick Meehan said. “Typically, we have the graduating seniors, high school and even some college seniors here, but this is a different group. Rather than ages 17 to 21, really what we are seeing is 17 to maybe 31, 32, so it’s a different group all together.”

Baltimore WJZ tv

dc CB  22:46:29 GMT - 06/17/2020  
The Ocean City Police Department said it has increased its law enforcement presence on the Boardwalk and around town by 25 percent in response to the various incidents happening over the last several weeks.

“It’s different this year. It’s dramatically different,” Mayor Rick Meehan said. “Typically, we have the graduating seniors, high school and even some college seniors here, but this is a different group. Rather than ages 17 to 21, really what we are seeing is 17 to maybe 31, 32, so it’s a different group all together.”

Baltimore WJZ tv

dc CB  19:27:20 GMT - 06/17/2020  
New survival essentials:
'got gold'
'got guns'
'got a doctor who will treat you with HCL w/Zinc'

Minneapolis DRS2  18:13:08 GMT - 06/17/2020  
It is said that only two words can really scare a man...

"Indicted" and "Incurable".

Mtl JP  18:07:25 GMT - 06/17/2020  
this is good one ...
8 ‘what ifs’ to ponder before the world comes crashing down again

1. You die unexpectedly.
2. You suffer a prolonged illness.
3. You lose your job or your pay gets cut.
4. Your investments go off track.
5. You lose your health care coverage.
6. You can’t pay your credit card bill.
7. You’re hit with a major repair bill.
8. You’re unprepared for retirement.

How to prepare for the next crisis

Mtl JP  00:30:24 GMT - 06/16/2020  
DRS2 22:54 re US businessmen whose businesses consist primarily of Chinese imports = sounds of businessman who talks too much and does not jump quick

Mtl JP  23:35:25 GMT - 06/15/2020  
this is good one ...
Fed outlines plan to lend money to nonprofits hurt by pandemic
- MarketWatch

und so ... the trick ... is
to be (i.e appear as) a "nonprofit" hurt by the pandemic
and get in line

Minneapolis DRS2  22:54:24 GMT - 06/15/2020  
"who is worried more"...US businessmen whose businesses consist primarily of Chinese imports.

An anecdotal example: There is a fellow in my neighborhood who runs a multimillion dollar auto parts distributorship. His customers consist of anyone who repairs cars...professional auto mechanics, auto body shops, DIY people at home. As anyone in the trade can tell you, his merchandise consists primarily of Chinese imports.

He makes no secret about his Chinese business interests, and will lobby anyone about his perceived need for better relations with China. All his customers care about is getting good auto parts at a reasonable price, but he cares about getting the best deal with the Chinese. He wants to see the tensions end, even when nobody else in the neighborhood cares about the issue.

Mtl JP  22:44:59 GMT - 06/15/2020  
ya.. the chinese communists' mouthpiece says:

Hu Xijin 胡锡进
june 13
Such news is fermenting, indicating that the public thinks China-US tensions have gone too far and they expect an ease of the ties. If the meeting is realized, it shows the authorities of the two sides also think the tensions have become a risk that may spiral out of control.

hmmm.. out of control.
Q: how is "tentions out of control" a motivator - who is worried more and why

Israel  MacroMicro  22:30:29 GMT - 06/15/2020  
aloha with spicy Chinese accent after all eu foreign pumped Pompeo, gets interesting

this one makes it even better

Mtl JP  22:26:14 GMT - 06/15/2020  
this is good one ...
MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred ‘not confident’ baseball season will happen

as owners and players remain far apart on deal to return
aawwww ... pain not obviously not painful nuff

Mtl JP  09:41:24 GMT - 06/11/2020  
this is good one ...
Safer Sex and COVID-19 (safer, not safe)
recommendations curtesy

The NYC Health Department (pdf)

Mtl JP  00:00:18 GMT - 06/10/2020  
darrn.. shortfall ya say ?

(Bloomberg) -- Harvard University is asking employees to consider a series of voluntary measures, including early retirement, giving up vacation and reducing work hours as it faces a revenue shortfall of $1.2 billion over two academic years. .../..

dc CB  22:21:30 GMT - 06/09/2020  
France: Public’s Trust in Science Suffers ‘Significant Decline’ over Coronavirus

“There’s a significant decline in confidence,” said Sylvain Brouard, research director of the National Political Science Foundation at Sciences Po and a member of the team tracking public reaction to the pandemic in France.

Thirty-six percent of respondents now say that scientists are hiding information about the coronavirus from the public.
According to Dr. Brouard, two controversies in particular have contributed to the change in the national mood.

The first involves the benefit of using face masks to mitigate contagion. The government said initially that there was no scientific evidence favoring the use of masks, a position that was echoed by official scientific advisory groups. Later on, however, the government position changed 180 degrees and now it mandates the wearing of face masks on public transportation.

“It’s a complete reversal of policy,” Brouard said.

The second controversy revolves around the figure of Professor Didier Raoult, director of the Mediterranean Infection Foundation in Marseilles and author of a study on the benefits of hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for COVID-19.
While France’s top public health council decided in late May to halt the use of hydroxychloroquine on patients, Professor Raoult has continued to defend the efficacy of the treatment in the French media.

That confusion was further aggravated by The Lancet medical journal’s retraction of a major study on hydroxychloroquine after revelations that the study was based on faulty data.
As a result, a survey shows the French public currently has greater confidence in Professor Raoult than in France’s minister of health.
The public see “one prominent medical professor saying he has a good answer to the disease and the government doesn’t want to use it,” Dr. Brouard said.

Mtl JP  21:02:54 GMT - 06/09/2020  
this one is even better than good ...
source: google "france corona lawsuits" Search Results
even criminal one.
In a democracy, what are courts for, eh , than to seek recourse for a tort ?
Coronavirus: Lawsuits fly in France as blame game begins

An online petition set up by psychologist Lucien Cavelier to support the Covid-19 lawsuit was signed by 248,208 people by 6pm on Thursday.

Amazon to Suspend Operations in France Over Coronavirus ...

COVID-19: Lockdown in Spain, lawsuits in France and a war of words between US and China. French government accused of not acting fast,

In France, 600 doctors calling themselves the C19 Collective have brought a criminal case accusing the French prime minister and former health ...

COVID-19 - What is the impact for lawsuits in France ...

What is the current status? All French courts have been closed since March 16, 2020. A continuity plan has been put in place for disputes ...

Lawsuits in France claim government inaction on coronavirus ...

Six lawsuits have been filed in France accusing the government of not acting quickly enough to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Consumers file first wave of Covid-19 lawsuits against ...

COVID-19 lawsuits spreading like a virus through ... - France 24

A first wave of lawsuits has come from prisons and immigration centers

And not just in France.
It is as if there an equivalent version of Global United Lawyers of some transnational UN globalist outfit.

Lets enjoy the comedy.

Mtl JP  20:42:53 GMT - 06/09/2020  
this is good one ...
some guys have all the privilege to trade as they want
..."use option contracts to leverage the assets by 200 times in an “audacious” all-or-nothing position that will lose investors all their money if"...

just because they are a

Hedge-fund manager who nailed the subprime collapse

Mtl JP  15:59:29 GMT - 06/03/2020  
this is good one...
Putin signs Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday endorsed Russia’s nuclear deterrent policy which allows him to use atomic weapons in response to a conventional strike targeting the nation’s critical government and military infrastructure. .../.. By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV

yesterday via AP

Mtl JP  06:40:32 GMT - 06/01/2020  
this is good one...

Loaves in the Time of Cholera (Part 1)

Loaves in the Time of Cholera (Part 2)

McGill Reporter

london red  13:29:11 GMT - 05/28/2020  
CB enemy of my enemy is my friend. also rubbing up trumps ego has alway proven to work. look at the snake oil salesman, practically wholey supported by US subsidies.

dc CB  12:21:03 GMT - 05/28/2020  
Mtl JP 23:35 GMT 05/27/2020
this is good one...
a political trade bet:
One plan is to strip social media giants of their Section 230 legal immunity if they fact check content on their platforms.
Twitter and Facebook enjoy a special liability protection under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. This immunity shields them from lawsuits if they were to remove and host content.

Seems tho that Zuck wants to Avoid That. He was on the TeeVee today. CNBC for one.
So are we going to see Platform Wars?

"Internet Platforms Aren't Arbiters Of Truth" - Zuckerberg Blasts Twitter For Tagging Trump Tweets As "Misinformation"

Israel  MacroMicro  23:41:51 GMT - 05/27/2020  
DJT is a serious KooKoo
let your son start TWTR type of company and charge each user $1 monthly, let's see how many to pay to have your tweets.

dumbest potus of all times.

Mtl JP  23:35:04 GMT - 05/27/2020  
this is good one...
a political trade bet:
Trump to sign executive order on social-media companies on Thursday
- May 27, 2020 By Jon Swartz

Unclear what order will entail, or what effect it will have

dc CB  01:39:26 GMT - 05/26/2020  
'The other question I get is about autocallables and clearinghouses. This trade was about to pay off in March, and the central banks bailed them out. Which is their prerogative. But I think the thing I take away from that is that Central Banks read Zerohedge too. If it's in Zerohedge, then they have already devised a plan to stop if from happening. The irony of life is that the existence of Zerohedge make Zerohedge's existence unnecessary, in some sort of strange financial existentialist conundrum.'

***in the latest note from the CIO of Horseman Global, Russell Clark, the man we dubbed years ago as the "world's most bearish hedge fund manager" (ZeroHedge)

Mtl JP  23:03:13 GMT - 05/25/2020  
A mink may have infected a second Dutch worker with coronavirus, agriculture minister says
- MarketWatch

But Schouten said that the Dutch health authorities believe the risk of human exposure to the virus outside the barns where the mink were being kept was “negligible.”

may ... may not ... trust the scientist and her science

dc CB  05:19:38 GMT - 05/25/2020  
Mtl JP 10:34 GMT 05/24/2020
this is good one ...
wanna help yourself, wanna help Hertz ?

Fed Is Now The Proud Owner Of Bankrupt Hertz Bonds

dc CB  03:33:52 GMT - 05/25/2020  
Demo 2020 Pres Election Button LEAKED

Available Soon

dc CB  01:51:11 GMT - 05/25/2020  
this one's better.

just remember what Memorial Day is all about.
People who saw the threat of Death from the Unknown, Bucked-Up & Screamed --- FU we'll die before we put up with that sheit.
(since before they started to write it all down)

2 early Werner Herzog films. Pix from each


dc CB  00:07:27 GMT - 05/25/2020  
The Telegraph

Professor Michael Levitt of Stanford University predicts that the UK will be rid of Covid-19 within weeks

the Stanford University professor who correctly predicted the initial trajectory of the pandemic, sent messages to Professor Neil Ferguson in March telling the influential government advisor he had over-estimated the potential death toll by "10 or 12 times".

Lockdown saved no lives and may have cost them, Nobel Prize winner believes

Mtl JP  10:34:15 GMT - 05/24/2020  
this is good one ...
wanna help yourself, wanna help Hertz ?

Hertz used cars near you

Mtl JP  18:18:11 GMT - 05/20/2020  
this is a good one
and we are not in electioneering timezone yet ...
Donald J. Trump
Some wacko in China just released a statement blaming everybody other than China for the Virus which has now killed hundreds of thousands of people. Please explain to this dope that it was the “incompetence of China”, and nothing else, that did this mass Worldwide killing!
Hu Xijin 胡锡进
I have never heard of such a wacko in China making this statement. So I have reason to doubt that this dope is actually a fictional one based on someone in your team, because there are too many liars in your team.

Mtl JP  11:26:17 GMT - 05/17/2020  
this is good one...
Donald J. Trump
The Radical Left is in total command & control of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Google. The Administration is working to remedy this illegal situation. Stay tuned, and send names & events. Thank you Michelle!

Mtl JP  22:11:44 GMT - 05/11/2020  
this is a good one...
AT&T, randall, DJT and cynics

might wonder if the entire public “spat” is a ruse to fool the suckers in the cheap seats

Mtl JP  17:53:23 GMT - 05/11/2020  
this is good one...
only bronze
Carney got a US$5,000 model of the Bank of England as parting gift

leaving present from the Bank of England was a bronze casting of part of its Threadneedle Street building

Mtl JP  18:53:59 GMT - 05/08/2020  
this is good one...
When Nature offers hints

"This is How it is Done"

Boston  BR  00:54:15 GMT - 05/08/2020  
Looking at markets you would think everything is fine with the world

Israel  MacroMicro  21:20:19 GMT - 05/07/2020  
interesting :)

one thing in common

Mtl JP  14:33:40 GMT - 05/07/2020  
Irish Rover, a 97-foot long motor yacht that can accommodate up to 19 people, will be up for auction on site in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, or via online bidding, on June 20.

Valued at $3.5 million, the yacht will be auctioned without reserve, meaning that the highest bidder will become the new owner of the yacht, according to Elite Auctions

Mtl JP  18:34:06 GMT - 04/19/2020  
'It's a terrific symbol': Mnuchin takes credit for adding Trump's name to coronavirus stimulus checks

..."That was my idea. He is the president, and I think it's a terrific symbol to the American public."... Mnuchin told CNN's "State of the Union"

and I am asking ... is it really a good idea to have one's signature free-float around ?

Israel  MacroMicro  12:06:03 GMT - 04/10/2020  
Francois-Philippe Champagne said AFTER Angelina Heavenly Strawberries asked :)

Mtl JP  11:04:28 GMT - 04/10/2020  
Canada has struck a new contract with Saudi Arabia that eventually will allow it to resume exports of light armoured vehicles (LAVs) to the kingdom, the foreign affairs minister announced Thursday.

Francois-Philippe Champagne said the revised $14 billion agreement — which for years has been a political flashpoint because of the desert kingdom's dismal human rights record — will allow the Liberal government to speak more freely about its terms.

"What we are doing today is improving a situation we have inherited," the minister said.

Mtl JP  10:17:46 GMT - 04/10/2020  
With TPB now yakking about What IF Worst Case Scenarios including who would (and not) get medical care...
Blame Game - what will it take for the peasants to rise
Canadian military intelligence unit issued warning about Wuhan outbreak back in January

News of the MEDINT unit's work is raising new questions about what the government knew and when

"Here we have at least one part of the Canadian intelligence community that was doing early reporting. The question is, where did this reporting go? How seriously was it taken?"

The unit's reports certainly made it to the desk of Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, and likely were given to Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan as well.

"They eventually ended up in President Donald Trump's daily intelligence briefing package in early January"

CBC News / Apr 10, 2020 4:00 AM ET

Mtl JP  15:55:07 GMT - 04/09/2020  
starting to see musings from PTB that "social distancing" is not going to be around for "not weeks, not months but ..." (along w/govvy supervision) and that a vaccine/medication is 1 - 11/2yrs off. i.e no return to "normalcy" as before anytime soon

dc CB  09:01:20 GMT - 04/09/2020  
JP 0
�I don�t think we should ever shake hands ever again,� Fauci says
the end of paper money has never been closer Mtl JP says
(means of covid's transmission)

I'm sorry my son, you're too late in askin'
Mr Peabody's coal train done hauled it away.
(John Prine "Paradise")

(same age braket tho)

Nelson Peltz and Trian Partners were amongst those not "immune" to the coronavirus impact on markets to start the year, with his portfolio taking a 16% hit in March alone.
Year to date, it puts the asset manager down nearly 25%, far exceeding the S&P's nearly 18% drop YTD, according to Bloomberg. Trian invest

Blondes R Us ZH

Mtl JP  07:06:32 GMT - 04/09/2020  
‘I don’t think we should ever shake hands ever again,’ Fauci says

the end of paper money has never been closer Mtl JP says
(means of covid's transmission)

dc CB  06:29:22 GMT - 04/09/2020  

NPR Tiny Desk Concerts 2018
3 at not sure(current Scientific Knowledge)
(oh yeh...Update #1 of the 3 is dead)

dc CB  05:30:22 GMT - 04/09/2020  
John Prine DEAD
attributed to COVID 19
Tho he was recov from cancer.

Just another number on the Leader Board
F^ck'd up
Ignored as a 'radical folky' but usefull for a headline tearjerker

John Prine and Iris DeMent - In Spite of Ourselves (Live From Sessions at West 54th)

dc CB  04:51:54 GMT - 04/09/2020  
Truth or Dare....depends on who sez Truth and who sez BS

Life or death...depends on WHO sez plus who Listens to whomever.

Politik an Asiicht

dc CB  04:30:15 GMT - 04/09/2020  
Fritz Lang (chart)

what goes around comes around

No sound---pre talkies...precient

Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau

jkt abel  04:04:13 GMT - 04/09/2020  
"Government will do its best tho"

yadaa yadaaaa...good luck believing it

Melbourne Mel  03:59:05 GMT - 04/09/2020  
Economy will drop radically, and that's something we should be prepared to. Government will do its best tho. We just need to show our support.

gasfitting north shore

dc CB  03:23:41 GMT - 04/09/2020  
Wait Wait Wait

a two fer. thank you very very much, Thomas Friedman, you have brought a laugh to a Fear Isolated 70 year old White Guy)

NYTimes Biden Cabinet ( of Dr Caligari)
4 left me speechless....I couldn't feel the ground under my feet.
*?*?****E.P.A. administrator, Al Gore*********

dc CB  03:08:33 GMT - 04/09/2020  
Mtl JP 22:44 GMT April 8
imo this takes the cake
dc CB 00:40 GMT April 9
I offer this for the cake taking prize.

Wait Wait Wait, I want to change my entry.

******U.N. ambassador, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez*****

What America Needs Next: A Biden National Unity Cabinet
We need a political system that mirrors the best in us

Thomas L. Friedman New York Time (NY # 1 in the World WUHAN Cases)

dc CB  00:40:15 GMT - 04/09/2020  
I offer this for the cake taking prize.

@WHO Director General Tedros Ghebreyesuson attacks Trump for noting the org bends over backwards to protect China: “Stop pointing fingers” unless you “want more body bags … it’s like playing with fire”

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
No time to waste. Let’s focus on saving lives. Collaboration across party lines important to ensure national unity to fight the virus more effectively. National unity is a foundation for global solidarity. When we do this, we quarantine political covid. Stop politicizing #COVID19
5:29 PM - Apr 8, 2020

Mtl JP  22:44:21 GMT - 04/08/2020  
imo this takes the cake:
"Wells Fargo Gets a Break to Make Small-Business Loans"

Mtl JP  09:41:46 GMT - 04/07/2020  
Russia confirms its participation in OPEC+ meeting on April 9
Reuters 24 mins ago

dc CB  23:09:11 GMT - 04/06/2020  
NPR NUZ is characterizing this as ...
The Fed is going to buy loans thereby allowing Community Banks more room to make loans to small business.

(that's them just earning the 25mil they got as part of the 2.2billion --- NPR that is)

Mtl JP  21:06:40 GMT - 04/06/2020  
Even the part of the economy that is essentially dead in water chewing thru million$ per day, went uP in price almost 5%

Not a good time to try to be logical, even less rational

Mtl JP  20:53:22 GMT - 04/06/2020  
do not let janet's October 9, 2013 "We can and must safeguard the financial system" haunt you

dc CB  20:35:20 GMT - 04/06/2020  
Trumper, Munchkin, and POWPOW Powell.
Specializing in HoseJobs and PrestiDIGITATION(of your cash)

and remember stay in your homes and WASH YOUR HANDS...
(and take off your shoes. hahahahaha, nah that was the other crew, you can keep your shoes on.)

dc CB  20:27:17 GMT - 04/06/2020  
they did it

"To facilitate lending to small businesses via the Small Business Administration's Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the Federal Reserve will establish a facility to provide term financing backed by PPP loans, the Fed said in a brief statement. “Additional details will be announced this week.”

Effectively, the Fed will establish a secondary market for loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration’s Payroll Protection Program, and where the end buyer will be the Fed itself.

And so, what was supposed to be a no string attached rescue of America's small business, the PPP program has now mutated in yet another massive handout to the big banks, who will collect servicing costs ranging from 5% for small loans to 1% for larger ones, using Treasury capital (no origination risk) and then immediately selling these loans to the Fed if they turn sour (no balance sheet risk).

(like I said this Crew makes OG&B look like pikers)

Risk-Free Killing On Small Business Bailout

Mtl JP  20:01:44 GMT - 04/06/2020  
more moRE MORE !

(Bloomberg) -- The International Monetary Fund may launch a new program to help address the global shortage of dollars, providing a backup to the Federal Reserve’s campaign to keep greenbacks flowing around the world economy.

IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva is preparing to offer short-term dollar loans.

Mtl JP  18:52:32 GMT - 04/06/2020  
I am thinking that IF they are going to be "buying" payroll loans, it hints at expectation of longer lockdown, no so-called recovery or at best a wishi-washi recovery if n when it comes at all.

There also is emerging a pattern of creativity by the fiat peddlers in greasing the wheels of perpetuating loans and indebtedness; I guess anything is open season at trying to protect the financial system from seizing to a halt

Mtl JP  18:07:38 GMT - 04/06/2020  
Fed says it will set up facility to create a secondary market for Paycheck Protection Program loans - as Markerwatch puts it

Mtl JP  17:59:35 GMT - 04/06/2020  
warning: some may need to swallon a Prozac before reading:
more moRE MORE !!!
Fed Preparing to Purchase New Small Business Payroll Loans - wsj

Fed, Treasury in talks about facility to spur more Small Business Administration lending

Mtl JP  15:01:39 GMT - 04/06/2020  
‘Phase 4’ coronavirus package could pass Congress between late April and mid-May, analysts say

A bipartisan agreement on a new package costing $1 trillion is possible “between the end of April and the middle of May,” said analysts at Beacon Policy Advisors in a note on Monday.

Mtl JP  11:40:33 GMT - 04/06/2020  
Singapore Retail Investors Use Cheap Cash to Load Up on Stocks - BBRG

(Bloomberg) -- Record low interest rates are tempting some retail investors in Singapore to load up on debt to buy shares, just as the coronavirus outbreak creates the most volatile markets since the global financial crisis.

Earlier this year, 31-year-old insurance agent Heng Kai Sheng got advances on three separate credit cards to the tune of S$150,000 ($105,000). With the money, he opened a share-financing account at a local bank and pledged the lot as collateral. He was granted leverage of around 3.5 times, a S$500,000 kitty Heng’s plowing into the stock market.

“As Asians, our parents always tell us ‘Don’t borrow money, repay your mortgage as soon as possible’,” said Heng, whose initial S$170,000 share portfolio now totals about S$135,000. “But money is so cheap.” .../..

dc CB  22:53:57 GMT - 04/05/2020  
Why are people listening to Bill Gates.
His entire fortune is built on a buggy operating system..currently V 10 that has made many others very rich designing and selling Computer Operating Virus Protection for Windows.
Virus protection pgms that everyone who goes on-line these days knows, without such Extra add ons to Windows ----You and your device will be hosed.

Just sayin'

Paris ib  09:45:34 GMT - 04/05/2020  
Fairy tales everywhere you look!

Thomas Cowan

haifa ac  04:57:46 GMT - 04/05/2020  
Melodramatic, but poor article.
However, the main theme is correct, of course:
If you watch world history you see the most empires, large systems, greedy business people have collapsed when corruption, avarice, spoiledness have gone wild
Rome collapsed under corruption...
Malcolm McLean collapsed believing oil will go to 150...
Most children of very rich people--turned to zeroes ...
The great Prophets of the Bible (Isiah, Amos,Jeremiah...) pontificate against excess corruption of judges and wealthy people...
Hitler died from the overdose of drugs Theodor Morell injected him several times a day...

OVER INDULGENCE NEVER added to the strength and sturdiness of a nation or any society.
We have reached a stage where the LUXURY industry (cruises, restaurants, lavish cosmetics, grandiose homes, clothes, cars, parties....) has become the largest part of our economy. It is also the LEAST crucial part of life--and therefore most fragile! On Maslow's hierarchy of needs---greed and avarice rate very low. This is why the whole economy came to a halt just because cruise industry failed.

Most likely it is mother Nature (whom it is NOT NICE to fool) saw it fit to correct this imbalance. Maybe, after the Corona, humanity will realize that modesty, unselfishness, introspection, are not so bad. That the blue bird is actually in our own backyard and that a Maserati is NOT the raison d'etre of life.

dc CB  00:12:53 GMT - 04/05/2020  
and watching Netflix ---watch all you want for free.

a really good thing for this co to do. (no sarcasm implied) rewarded on the other side of this.

My pick for Sat Fright Nite below

(last) Train to Busan

dc CB  00:00:31 GMT - 04/05/2020  
Today's 'Polity Flippity Flopity'.

Joe Biden Now Supports Trump’s China Travel Ban He Said Was ‘Hysterical Xenophobia’

dc CB  23:14:23 GMT - 04/04/2020  
Corporate America on lockdown now conducts business on the Internet using aps. Zoom stock has taken off
The latest findings landed earlier today when Citizen Lab researchers said that some calls made in North America were routed through China — as were the encryption keys used to secure those calls. But as was noted this week, Zoom isn’t end-to-end encrypted at all, despite the company’s earlier claims, meaning that Zoom controls the encryption keys and can therefore access the contents of its customers’ calls.

Zoom admits 'mistake'

Mtl JP  22:05:29 GMT - 04/04/2020  
Coronavirus has shown us we were living in an economic fairy tale


Mtl JP  11:00:26 GMT - 04/04/2020  
I think saudis and russians will immideatelly cut production :)
maybe not:
OPEC and its allies will likely postpone emergency meeting to April 8 or 9, sources say - cnbc, APR 4 2020 4:42 AM

“The Russian Minister of Energy was the first to declare to the media that all the participating countries are absolved of their commitments starting from the first of April, leading to the decision that the countries have taken to raise their production to offset the lower prices and compensate for their loss of returns,”

Prince Abdulaziz said in a statement.

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