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don't masque your real feeings

Scott Adams Blog: The Illusion of Intelligence 07/28/2014

Politics: When it comes to politics, humans are joiners, not thinkers. The reason a computer can't have a political conversation is because politics is not a subset of intelligence. It is dogma, bias, inertia, fear, and a whole lot of misunderstanding. If you wanted to program a computer to duplicate human intelligence in politics you would have to make the computer an idiot that agreed with whatever group it belonged regardless of the facts or logic of the situation.

Citigroup – the bank that was propped up after its crash in 2008 with $45 billion of TARP funds, over $300 billion in asset guarantees and more than $2 trillion in low-cost loans from the New York Fed, is now effectively an unregulated stock exchange operating in the dark and annualizing at over $1 trillion in dollar volume in stock transactions. Simultaneously, it is operating insured deposits banks spread across America – all at a time when it has flunked its stress test with the Federal Reserve, which doesn’t have confidence in it to manage its affairs in a sharp downturn.

Wall Street Journal Reporter: “The Entire United States Market Has Become One Vast Dark Pool”

being cynical is not good for one's health

your damn country took one of my front teeth

The true motivation behind most of the violence, intrigue and war is the U.S. need to maintain the U.S. petro-dollar hegemony and to control the flow of oil and natural gas throughout the world. The ruling oligarchy’s power, influence, and wealth are dependent upon dictating currency valuations and flow of oil and gas from foreign fiefdoms.

OUR TOTALITARIAN FUTURE – PART ONE « The Burning Platform

Curses! Oiled again!

Beer

one must plan to get punched in the mouth

This paper uses data from Google Trends on search terms from before and after the surveillance revelations of June 2013 to analyze whether Google users' search behavior shifted as a result of an exogenous shock in information about how closely their internet searches were being monitored by the U. S. government. We use data from Google Trends on search volume for 282 search terms across eleven different countries. These search terms were independently rated for their degree of privacy-sensitivity along multiple dimensions. Using panel data, our result suggest that cross-nationally, users were less likely to search using search terms that they believed might get them in trouble with the U. S. government. In the U. S., this was the main subset of search terms that were affected. However, internationally there was also a drop in traffic for search terms that were rated as personally sensitive. These results have implications for policy makers in terms of understanding the actual effects on search behavior of disclosures relating to the scale of government surveillance on the Internet and their potential effects on international competitiveness.

every link you make

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have a great weekend all

I don't think so

It seems to me to be another evolution of propaganda proxy warfare

Trying to sell our place the first contract is process of falling out after buyer couldn't get financing after being assured 150% it would go thru

Lots of offers but very few with good financing

Washington Is Escalating the Orchestrated Ukrainian “Crisis” to War -- Paul Craig Roberts - PaulCraigRoberts.org

Senate bill 2277 consists of three titles: “Reinvigorating the Nato Alliance,” “Deterring Further Russian Aggression in Europe,” and “Hardening Ukraine and other European and Eurasian States Against Russian Aggression.” Who do you think wrote this bill? Hint: it wasn’t the senators or their staffs.
Title I deals with strengthening US force posture in Europe and Eurasia and strengthening the NATO alliance, with accelerating the construction of ABM (anti-ballistic missile) bases on Russia’s borders so as to degrade the Russian strategic nuclear deterrent, and to provide more money for Poland and the Baltic states and strengthen US-German cooperation on global security issues, that is, to make certain that the German military is incorporated as part of the US empire military force.
.Title II is about confronting “Russian aggression in Europe” with sanctions and with financial and diplomatic “support for Russian democracy and civil society organizations,” which means to pump billions of dollars into NGOs (non-governmental organizations) that can be used to destabilize Russia in the way that Washington used the NGOs it funded in Ukraine to overthrow the elected government. For 20 years Russian government negligence permitted Washington to organize fifth columns inside Russia that pose as human rights organizations, etc.
Title III deals with military and intelligence assistance for Ukraine, putting Ukraine, Georgia, and Moldova on a NATO track, expediting US natural gas exports in order to erase European and Eurasian energy dependence on Russia, preventing recognition of Crimea as again a part of Russia, expanding broadcasting (propaganda) into Russian areas, and again “support for democracy and civil society organizations in countries of the former Soviet Union,” which means to use money to subvert the Russian federation.

Hey the guy reached for his gun

Have a great one all

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We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history - Brett Arends's ROI - MarketWatch

The older I get the more I sympathize with Socrates, who supposedly said that the only thing he knew was how little he knew (or something similar

waiting on the unknown is hard

you only have yourself to blame young man

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is paying for this all?

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Last month absentee buyers

This month absent minded seller

Have a great live day all

we ain't dead yet but i refuse to believe it

2008, US/British/European financial geniuses crashed the world's financial system.

where did they get the money to crash the system?

Cops may lose a revenue stream. Will it be possible to Yeah, but how old am I? and drive?

to startup major tech companies?