Recent comments by Blackhalo

curious wrote:

the absence of buyers.

Where'd all the cash go?

Nemo wrote:

What Would Scotty Do?

No TRUE Scotsman would remain part of England.

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On a year-over-year basis, the median CPI rose 2.2%

Is this the one SSA uses for COLA?

robj wrote:

That was almost a degree under erasure, yogi.

A Little Respect

The FOMC is expected to reduce monthly QE3 asset purchases from $25 billion per month to $15 billion per month at this meeting.

A 40% reduction seems, bold.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

CBC talking heads are detailing just how stupid the whole clusterfuck is going to be.

Who outside of the Haliburton crowd, think this ends well?

sm_landlord wrote:

There has been considerable inflation in pro CD player prices since I last bought one.

Shouldn't you have converted to FLAC by now?

Jackdawracy wrote:

hand cannon deaths

I'm pretty sure the bulk of that are suicides, and to Outsiders point about assisted living...

Outsider wrote:

I think we should mind our own beeswax.

But that leads to Hitler invading Poland!

Outsider wrote:

Do we really want to send arms to the middle east?

Shouln't we better fund the VA costs for our existing wounded first?

Outsider wrote:

Do we really want to send arms to the middle east?

Boeing, Reytheon et al say "heck yeah!"

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robj wrote:

Goodell might be going down

Perhaps they should change the "breast cancer awareness" pink jersey scam, for a domestic violence one?

Belmont wrote:

I am hoping they die of a heart attack

Ah, a fellow traveler who also has better things to do. This world needs more soup Nazis.

traderwalt wrote:

four digit deductibles that will never be collected.

Still better for the hospitals to get even 50%. When I worked medical collections anyone could get a paid in full status for the bill if they would just pay 50 cents on the dollar.

SPOOL wrote:

"Apple Pay"

I see folks using a similar app to pay for coffee and such, and it takes five times as long as a credit card swipe.

Outsider wrote:

I'm not going assisted living.

My parents took care of their moms, when they were at that point. I hope I can live up to that example, but the prospect terrifies me.

sm_landlord wrote:

Oh, you have tenants too?

Ah! Thanks for giving me some perspective.

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

limit services to 1970 standards

A lot of those did not suck. Most great life extending procedures came to a halt once Pharma figured out that is was more profitable to treat, rather than cure.

justaskin wrote:

fundamentally based on the lack of a business model.

But who is going to pay for the [insert reporting job better done by internet] that traditional news outlets historically provide? [followed by a YouTube clip show featuring videos I saw on Reddit a month ago]

Just look at TMZ of all things, breaking stories the well connected outlets won't touch.

robj wrote:

I think it was only 10k in medical bills

How many minimum wage hours would one need to work then, to pay that off vs. the same procedure today?

Jackdawracy wrote:

the coming out party for me...

In '62! I thought that would result in a lynching back then?

Ever have one of those days, where you thought you went the extra mile, and some one says, "why didn't you do this right?"

The lackluster August employment report clearly defied expectations (including my own) for a strong number to round out the generally positive pattern of recent data. That said, one number does not make a trend, and the monthly change in nonfarm payrolls is notoriously volatile.

Wright Model B

Citizen AllenM wrote:

I just checked the pool, we have had almost 6 inches of rain overnight.

You trying to top it off with SoCal tears?

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

Is this really necessary?

Laughing out loud

Comrade Kristina wrote:

Sounds inflationary...wait, wut?

It would be a shame if those cash buyers, selling rent backed securities, found rents falling due to an over supply of housing...

Nemo wrote:

I got a promotion yesterday.

Every-time that happens to me, it ends up being more work/$.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

So, what do we do with the rest?

Telephone sanitisers, hairdressers, and advertising account executives?

resusitate wrote:

it was congress' job to lead.

I did not know that invertebrates could do that.

sum luk wrote:

The most striking finding is that the median American family earned 5 per cent less in 2013 than in 2010 after inflation even though the average American family took home 4 per cent more.

So... more tax cuts?

emergency hotdog wrote:

i think wal-mart has driven off all customers that are capable of planning more than a few days in advance.

Sounds like they should get into the pay-day loan, line of credit scheme.

energyecon wrote:

And is it similarly important to prevent widespread per capita real wage declines?

A pure economy, of, by and for the .01%, might lead to some sudden political change.

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curious wrote:

Aren't those median and max?

Max is the max ave for the time period.

sum luk wrote:

Real GDP per capita growth over the past 10 years: not what you’d think

Chart from a not as bad site:

US Real GDP Per Capita

But it looks exactly like I'd expect, when you consider how well the .01% are doing.

Median: 39,085.46

Ave: 49,811.05

Rajesh wrote:

What happens to the graph when the U.S. runs a petroleum surplus?

A global tariff on exporters and importers of Russian nat gas, might be an easy sell these days.

"Malaysia Airlines Flight 17: Never forget!!!"

energyecon wrote:

function of futility in all other areas of their lives...

Fixed It For Ya

arthur_dent wrote:

The average/median guy's life is just not getting better.

Thank goodness I'm only a temporarily embarrassed 1% and not one of those guys.

The two industries reporting contraction in August are: Arts, Entertainment & Recreation; and Mining.

I blame NetFlix for outsourcing entertainment production.

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KidPsych wrote:

I will try to summarize this thread prior to the next pigging, Yoringe.

Actually a post-pig TL;DR would be a nice feature. Can you go summarize them for the past week, so I can catch up?

JP wrote:

When someone puts a lot of letters after their name...

check your wallet.

Firemane wrote:

If that were the case - there should be some evidence of this in the household survey, (or the Gallup surveys). But, there isn't.

+1 informative

Yoringe wrote:

Orphans have Money?

On paper. Robbing the Widows and Orphans fund, has a long standing tradition of filling many a Swiss bank account over the ages.

Cinco-X wrote:


And that, is what Benghazi was all about. Pin it on "Don't do stupid stuff!" Clinton, and she is done.

arthur_dent wrote:

The chart for full-time employees

So fewer employees, getting paid less...

Kind of hard to build a recovery off of that. Thank goodness the .01% are there to trickle down.

GDD9000 wrote:

The US ends bond buying, the ECB starts up QE.

The Fed still has 4.5 Trillion on the balance sheet, and added 774 billion YoY to get to that point, in addition to replacing any expiring MBS or treasuries. This after a year's worth of Tapering...

In theory, the rate of bond buying has gone down... in practice...

Has anyone done a chart of that second derivative, to see how long it will take to get the rate of increase to the balance sheet to even BE zero?

sm_landlord wrote:

I weep for the summer

? I can't wait for it to end... Too f'n hot.

skk wrote:

if you don't stay out of this you've get one.

Big smile

skk wrote:

lost your job AGAIN heh ?

No, still gainfully employed, thanks. Although I would not say no to a break.

skk wrote:

where were we but we were so rudely interrupted...

Pontificating on British Imperialism, until Poic smashed you dick with a hammer.