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UH OH

Posted by Auandag @ 23:34 on September 30, 2017  

Shock Report: NFL’s Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused To Kneel For National Anthem

Shock Report: NFL’s Oakland Raiders Threw Game After White QB Refused To Kneel For National Anthem

 

Posted by treefrog @ 22:06 on September 30, 2017  

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Be real

Posted by eeos @ 21:27 on September 30, 2017  

I just don’t want to read racist bigoted crap. It’s uncalled for. If you’re too stupid, then I come out and slap people. It’s called a reality check. My feelings can’t be hurt

i wish we had some fun vehicles…

Posted by treefrog @ 21:01 on September 30, 2017  

…like this on the u.s. market.

https://www.alibaba.com/product-detail/800cc-engine-petrol-powered-three-wheeler_60302963113.html?spm=a2700.7724838.2017301.6.7d0d5e3cvAp0ZB

https://www.alibaba.c----escape_autolink_uri:f8cdbe232236c325cfe44830fd87870e----

a tricycle with a 1,500 kg (3,300 lb) payload!

commish,

Posted by treefrog @ 20:31 on September 30, 2017  

you are jumping the gun.  october has NOT arrived, and will not for another three and a half hours  (east coast, u. s. time).  if you are in london this evening, you are right and i am wrong.  🙂

My Continuous Beef

Posted by commish @ 20:20 on September 30, 2017  

Dollar has fallen 12% so far this year and Gold is at $1280.

October 1st has arrived and the start Q4.

Should be interesting.

samb – concur

Posted by Buygold @ 20:08 on September 30, 2017  

What I miss, and will likely never see again in my lifetime is an environment in our communities that allows a free exchange of ideas among friends”

I thought this was well said but don’t know why he’d say this here – we don’t discriminate here when it comes to free speech.

Agree also, that these guys that rarely, if ever, post should have any beef.

Adios ladies.

Buygold…Larry C

Posted by Samb @ 19:58 on September 30, 2017  

Not a well said post at all. If you are pissed at a post or disagree then come straight forward and call it out . Larry C’s post is not very clear except that he appears to be piling on to German Long’s post. Two rarely heard from posters that want everyone to be Politically Correct…at all times. They are basically Brainwashed and not the answer but, really the problem in itself.

larryc – I’m with Ipso – good luck

Posted by Buygold @ 19:43 on September 30, 2017  

very well said though…

“I have enjoyed a long life. What I miss, and will likely never see again in my lifetime is an environment in our communities that allows a free exchange of ideas among friends. Near as I can tell, it started seriously about two years ago, and I am not speaking specifically about this forum. Today, many are afraid to share ideas, even with close friends, for fear of being ostracized, ridiculed,  or excluded by others.  America is becoming more and more polarized, and the blow-off top, like a stock, always results in a bad ending. We are due for a bad ending. And the unfortunate fact is that we together are the cause, and we together hold the solution. But we are not together as a country, not even close enough together to listen respectfully to the thoughts and ideas that don’t agree with our own”.

This community allows a free exchange among friends, always has. I have no clue what you are talking about. Have fun out there with the rest of the world and see if they allow your “free exchange of ideas”.

Good Luck

Larry C

Posted by Samb @ 19:40 on September 30, 2017  

Well, you are entitled to your opinion Larry. S0, let me be among the first to wish you well and peace and prosperity!  Warm your heart Larry?? Pleasant words now replacing your infant thumb.

I Blame The Media For Everything

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 19:18 on September 30, 2017  

I read Letters To The Editor in the local paper every day. It sounds like millions of people have turned Neurotic from the social engineering, or politically correct propaganda.

They complain about everything. Control freaks galore. I also think millions of people have a real estate fetish. 🙂

larryc

Posted by ipso facto @ 18:20 on September 30, 2017  

Good luck. Sorry to see you go.

GermanLong

Posted by larryc @ 16:22 on September 30, 2017  

Thank You for the nudge. I’m done here.

To the rest of you:

Yes, I don’t post.

Yes, I add nothing to the forum.

Yes, I will not be missed.

Yes, you have the right of free speech.

Yes, I have the right to leave.

Yes, leaving without posting was an option I did not choose.

If I’ve missed something, go ahead. Entertain each other.

I have enjoyed a long life. What I miss, and will likely never see again in my lifetime is an environment in our communities that allows a free exchange of ideas among friends. Near as I can tell, it started seriously about two years ago, and I am not speaking specifically about this forum. Today, many are afraid to share ideas, even with close friends, for fear of being ostracized, ridiculed,  or excluded by others.  America is becoming more and more polarized, and the blow-off top, like a stock, always results in a bad ending. We are due for a bad ending. And the unfortunate fact is that we together are the cause, and we together hold the solution. But we are not together as a country, not even close enough together to listen respectfully to the thoughts and ideas that don’t agree with our own.

I’m not sure why I am taking the time to write this. Usually I have nothing to say unless I am reasonably sure that someone is listening on the other end. If nobody is listening, it is really pointless, isn’t it?

I can’t begin to name the issues that are skated over here on this forum, with absolutely no effort to understand that different people have different experiences that color their lives. And to them, these issues are important. It’s all there for you. But you can’t see with your eyes closed, nor can you hear with your ears plugged. I hope for the best to each of you.

lc

Black Judge rules Black Lives Matter cannot be sued after cop files lawsuit

Posted by goldielocks @ 14:59 on September 30, 2017  

Says individuals in the group cannot be responsible for the group. Would he rule the same for the KKK?

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/28/judge-rules-black-lives-matter-cannot-be-sued-after-cop-files-lawsuit.html

Climatologist Breaks the Silence on Global Warming Groupthink

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 13:10 on September 30, 2017  

Got this in my e-mail today:

“I have long known that one’s career in the University environment was toast if you disagreed with the others…also that the Feds, with their control of most universities’ $ (ie Yale 40%), tend to accentuate the problem…here’s testimony confirming this…also, stay on next You-Tube for subsequent piece questioning of Sierra Club president…just like American Express & Merrill Lynch during Slamma-bama’s admin, note the CEO choice…we all know that the Feds also control Sierra Club’s financial existence (mainly governing it’s tax-exempt status)…bt”

https://youtu.be/GujLcfdovE8

Comment:

I knew long ago they started global warming as an occupation creation scheme. Various other things too, like check engine lights, generate man hours and cash flow.

 Miles per gallon laws also create many unneeded mechanical and electronic parts fabrication and installation. Re-vitalization projects in towns, low interest rates etc. The gov’t or central planners are obviously desperate to keep things going.
By the way, two complaint letters to Junior Damoto auto doc in yesterday’s newsday. Complaints about buying new car and not knowing the engine would shut off on braking. One was a Chevy Equinox, went to dealer and was told can’t shut it off. The other guy said it feels like he’s getting bumped in the rear. On take off I guess. You said you could shut yours off.

Theres only ONE SOLUTION for PUERTO RICO….SELL IT TO DONALD TRUMP !

Posted by Ororeef @ 12:24 on September 30, 2017  

The Puerto Ricans sure as hell dont know what they are doing …Immigrate 90 % of them to Kalifornia ,Build a Military Fort for Protection against the people,then build Golf Courses,Luxury Condos ,self contained electricity and water municipalities NOT subject to any voter control.YACHT BASINS for Mega Yachts ,CASINOS ….NO TAXATION for 5 years ..No rights to immigrate there for anybody ,You must be a LEGAL resident to work there.You must be a property owner to vote for Local office.   ReNAME the place “TRUMP A RICO ”      any thing else is just throwing money down a Rat HOLE…..

You know why theres NO electricity in Puerto Rico ….ITS FREE ! thats why !

Posted by Ororeef @ 11:55 on September 30, 2017  
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A stadium in San Juan, P.R., where free electricity from the island’s power authority lights up baseball games at night. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times

AGUADILLA, P.R. — To understand how Puerto Rico’s power authority has piled up $9 billion in debt, one need only visit this bustling city on the northwest coast.

Twenty years ago, it was just another town with dwindling finances. Then, it went on a development spree, thanks to a generous —some might say ill-considered — gift from the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority.

Today, Aguadilla has 19 city-owned restaurants and a city-owned hotel, a water park billed as biggest in the Caribbean, a minor-league baseball stadium bathed in floodlights and a waterfront studded with dancing fountains and glimmering streetlights.

Most striking is the ice-skating rink. Unusual in a region where the temperature rarely drops below 70 degrees, the rink is complete with a disco ball and laser lights.

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Signs warn skaters not to wear shorts.

“Imagine how much it costs to have an ice-skating rink in the tropics,” said Sergio Marxuach, policy director at the Center for a New Economy, a nonpartisan research group in San Juan.

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The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority provides free electricity to the ice-skating rink in Aguadilla, P.R. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times

And that is the catch. What most likely would be the biggest recurring expense for these attractions — electricity — costs Aguadilla nothing. It has been provided free for years by the power authority, known as Prepa.

In fact, the power authority has been giving free power to all 78 of Puerto Rico’s municipalities, to many of its government-owned enterprises, even to some for-profit businesses — although not to its citizens. It has done so for decades, even as it has sunk deeper and deeper in debt, borrowing billions just to stay afloat.

Now, however, the island’s government is running out of cash, facing a total debt of $72 billion and already defaulting on some bonds — and an effort is underway to limit the free electricity, which is estimated to cost the power authority hundreds of millions of dollars.

But like many financial arrangements on the island, the free electricity is so tightly woven into the fabric of society that unwinding it would have vast ramifications and, some say, only worsen the plight of the people who live here.

“If the towns don’t get free energy, they’re going to have to pay for it by increasing their property taxes or something, so the people will end up paying,” said Eduardo Bhatia, the president of the Puerto Rico Senate. Residents of the island are already upset about a recent sales tax increase to 11 percent, from 7 percent, and a property tax increase now would cause an outcry. The last assessment was in 1958.

The free electrical power is just one example of the power authority’s complex and paradoxical role in the economy here. On Tuesday, Mr. Bhatia will begin hearings to determine who and what are to blame for the authority’s larger problems, especially its ancient and inefficient power plants, among the last in North America to burn oil. Culprits are expected to include the authority’s secretive purchasing managers, elected officials who wasted money on natural gas pipelines that were scrapped and an institutional hostility to wind and solar power that is hard to fathom on a breezy island where the sun shines most days.

“This is the great mystery that we have to unravel in the coming months,” Mr. Bhatia said in an interview.

Meanwhile, though, the free electricity offers a window into the workings of the island’s sole power provider and demonstrates how complex the solutions to the larger debt troubles are likely to be.

“It’s symbolic of a lot of things here in Puerto Rico,” said Miguel Soto-Class, the president of the Center for a New Economy, which has been urging changes at Prepa for the last 10 years. “Every time we start to get into this, they always come back and say: ‘Well, there’s nothing we can do. We’ve got to keep the lights on.’ ”

Carlos Méndez Martínez, the mayor of Aguadilla, said the city-owned attractions had turned Aguadilla’s onetime deficit into a surplus and generated profits he uses to pay down debt, improve low-income housing and offer free wheelchairs and delivered meals to shut-ins. The profits have also allowed him to keep a 17-year-old promise not to raise taxes. Last year, he even paid a “dividend” to every man, woman and child in the city — a free ticket to the water park, which otherwise costs residents $20.

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Carlos Méndez Martínez, the mayor of Aguadilla, at the waterfront. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times

These achievements have inspired voters to elect Mr. Méndez four times. Aguadilla has no term limits, and he expects to win again this year.

“I can be mayor until the day I die,” he said in a recent interview.

Mr. Méndez said it was fair to use the power authority’s free electricity for municipal development, because Prepa paid no property taxes or licensing fees for its many facilities in Aguadilla. But anticipating limits on his free power now that the authority is struggling for solvency, he recently put a solar power system on the roof of the skating rink that he hopes will eventually get it off the grid.

Aguadilla may be the most visible example, but other municipalities use Prepa’s free electricity to power air-conditioned restaurants and hotels, lighting systems for minor-league baseball games at night, lighting and sound systems for festivals, and other enterprises. Until now, the power authority’s terms gave cities no incentive to conserve. The more free power they used, the more they could receive.

“We have heard of many private entities that for years have run a private business in a building owned by a municipality, and they never paid for power,” said Agustin F. Carbó Lugo, president of the Puerto Rico Energy Commission. The commission, established in 2014, is the power authority’s first independent regulator; previously the public-owned monopoly regulated itself.

The free power dates from 1941, when the utility was established by Rexford Tugwell, a member of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s brain trust and the last American governor of Puerto Rico to be appointed by the president of the United States. He contended that for electricity to benefit the people, it had to be owned by the people, and he created Prepa by nationalizing the handful of private electric companies then on the island.

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Las Cascadas Water Park, currently closed for renovation, receives free electricity from free Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. Credit Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo for The New York Times

The private companies had paid local property taxes, but publicly owned Prepa did not. Free electricity was intended to make up for the lost tax revenue. The value of the free power was supposed to match the forgone taxes, and if cities took more, they were supposed to pay for it. But the rates are driven by oil prices, which since the 1970s have lost any connection they might have had to property values, and the power authority simply stopped trying to collect what cities owed. In 2014 a consulting firm found the cities had received $420 million worth of free electricity that they should have paid for.

Nor was it just towns and cities. The consulting firm FTI Capital Advisors found that 288 governmental bodies on the island were delinquent in their power payments by $300 million. Among them were public schools, hospitals, low-income housing projects, a commuter train, the island’s water and sewerage system, and its highway authority, which operates traffic signals, toll plazas and highway lighting.

If the power authority were to demand immediate payment from them, it could set off a domino effect of defaults and insolvencies.

In 2012, for example, Puerto Rico’s port authority fell $60 million behind on its electric bills, and the utility threatened to cut off power to the island’s main commercial airport, in San Juan. That would have forced the airport to close, a catastrophe for an island economy that caters to tourists.

To avert a crisis, the government sold the airport to a private investment group from Mexico, and used the proceeds to make a dent in the overdue $60 million. But before long, what was left of the port authority, nine seaports and 11 small airports, started falling behind on electric bills again.

The power authority is working out a payment plan for them.

Other delinquencies have been tougher to resolve. When the power authority threatened to turn off the power in the commuter rail system’s administrative offices, rail officials scoffed, saying the authority had no legal standing to enforce its claims.

“Nobody’s happy,” Senator Bhatia said in a recent interview in San Juan. “Nobody’s in a good position, and that’s why we have to keep working together.”

Buygold @ 11:03 Only A New Declaration Of Independence Would Drain The Swamp

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 11:29 on September 30, 2017  

Way too many pro global, suck America dry, foreign special interests in the Whitehouse, and country as a whole. Anybody on the left is a citizen of the world, not the USA. I also put imported car owners in that group. They are not real actual Americans in my book if they had a choice but did not own a domestic built vehicle. 🙂

Kevin Warsh – Trump not exactly draining the swamp

Posted by Buygold @ 11:03 on September 30, 2017  

Kevin Maxwell Warsh (born April 13, 1970), is a Jewish-American financier, lawyer, government official and academic.[1] [2] During and in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Warsh was a governor of the Federal Reserve System, and acted as the central bank’s primary liaison to Wall Street.[3] He is a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University‘s Hoover Institution, a member of the Group of Thirty, and a former steering committee member of the Bilderberg Group.[4]

Early life

Warsh was born in Albany, New York, and grew up nearby, attending Shaker High School in Latham. He received a BA in public policy from Stanford University in 1992 with a concentration in economics and political science. He went on to study law at Harvard Law School and received a JD (cum laude) in 1995. He also took coursework in market economics and debt capital markets at Harvard Business School and the MIT Sloan School of Management.[5]

Career

From 1995 to 2002, Warsh worked for Morgan Stanley in New York City, rising to vice president and executive director in the company’s mergers and acquisitions department.[6] [7]

From 2002 to 2006, Warsh was Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy, and Executive Secretary of the National Economic Council. His primary areas of responsibility included domestic finance, banking and securities regulatory policy, and consumer protection He advised the President and senior administration officials on issues related to the U.S. economy, particularly fund flows in the capital markets, securities, banking, and insurance issues. Warsh participated in the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets and served as the administration’s chief liaison to the independent financial regulatory agencies.[6]

Federal Reserve Board

President Bush nominated Warsh and Randall Kroszner to fill two Fed vacancies on January 27, 2006. Warsh’s nomination drew some criticism, based on his age and inexperience. At 35 years old, Warsh was the youngest appointment in the history of the Federal Reserve. At the time, former Fed vice chairman Preston Martin said Warsh’s nomination was “not a good idea” and that if he had a voice in the Senate, he would vote no.[8] However, Warsh impressed colleagues, especially Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, with his insights and political savvy,[9] and he played a significant role in navigating the financial market turmoil of 2007 and 2008.[10]

He took office on February 24, 2006 to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2018.[11] [12]

Warsh announced his intent to resign from the Board in a letter sent to President Obama on February 10, 2011, effective around or on March 31, 2011.[3] [13] [14]

 

Ororeef, Farmboy

Posted by Buygold @ 9:08 on September 30, 2017  

Agree with you about Kabuki theatre – whether it creates a financial crisis is another story.

Seems to me the next Fed head will be chosen for Trump. The names like Warsh are just more of the same establishment types.

Farmboy – yep, have to see what happens next week. I’m afraid there’s probably a big flush coming to clean out more longs.

Probably need LiL Kim to provide some more Kabuki to survive the first few days.

Farmboy @ 17:44 on September 29, 2017

Posted by Ororeef @ 1:52 on September 30, 2017  

That means a Financial Crisis withen two weeks as Every new Fed Chairman is greeted with one to establish his credentials and get the public to accept Fed rulers as he is perceived to be in control of the crisis ..NOW were safe the fed has saved us again..   More Kabooki  because it works….

Ya Hear Voices ?

Posted by Ororeef @ 1:29 on September 30, 2017  

A guy in Ohio hears a voice in his head. The voice says, “Quit your job, sell your house, take all your money, and go to Las Vegas.” He ignores the voice. Later in the day, he hears the voice again. “Quit your job, sell your house, take all your money, and go to Las Vegas.” Again, he ignores the voice. Soon he hears the voice every minute of the day. “Quit your job, sell your house, take all your money, and move to Las Vegas.” He can’t take it anymore. He believes the voice. He quits his job, sells his house, takes all his money, and flies to Las Vegas. As soon as he steps off the plane, the voice says, ‘”Go to Caesar’s Palace.” He goes to Caesar’s Palace and the voice says, “Make your way to the roulette tables.” He goes to the roulette tables and the voice says, “Put all your money on Red 23.” He puts all his money on red 23. The dealer spins the wheel. It comes up Black 17. The voice says, “F**k.”

Whats the REAL Problem in Puerto Rico…..The residents

Posted by Ororeef @ 1:17 on September 30, 2017  

The Government is so corrupt ,its been stealing the publics money for years …..any Government money is going to be wasted if sent there.

Thats the reality,even charity invites corruption just like the Clintons Haiti money that never got to Haiti ..95% of it found its way to the Clinton Foundation .

So those that want to help for Humanity sake will get to look like fools …. The residents who tolerate such corruption now find themselves without friends when a Natural Disaster Strikes and no where to turn except to the MEDIA for sympathy …on Humantarian grounds …Lots of DEAF EARS….So the Media not to let a crisis go to waste…blames Trump ..So Anderson Cooper opportunist at Large spends days there interviewing destitute people who condoned Civic theft of Federal Governmnent assistance Money that for YEARS supported Puerto Rico wasted on Pensions and FAT Salarys for Government employees ….NOW find themselves destitute…Who wants to send assistance to Cuba,Venezuela,now Puerto Rico ..WHO ? Please Stand UP..

redneckokie1 @ 19:18

Posted by Mr.Copper @ 23:01 on September 29, 2017  

Maybe Palladium is being more widely used than Platinum, inside catalectic converters, because it was always cheaper. Habit. Now the car manufacturers might start going back to more Platinum. Every thing is distorted. Diesel, less refined, was always cheaper than regular. Now, that’s backwards.

Palladium

Posted by Maya @ 22:31 on September 29, 2017  

Maybe “Cold Fusion” will be the next Bitcoin?  🙂

coldfusion

 

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