Recent comments by yuan

The cat bowl outside had ice on it last week! Global warming is a fraud!

I realize that they can exchange a dodgy asset at a penalty but how do you borrow at the discount window?

How dare you interject some reality into hoocoodanode snark!!!!!1!!!!

The truth, I assume, is somewhere in between.

Keep on following that overton window.

Why is the United States in a Constant State of Emergency? | The Big Picture

Disease carrying africans!
Mooselim suicide bombers!
Dictators with nukuhlur weapons of mass destruction!

Chipotle Workers Quit By Leaving Epic Sign in Window - Eater

Workers who shut down restaurant:

"Want to know why we are closed? Ask our corporate offices why their employees are forced to work in borderline sweatshop conditions."

Corp response:

...a Chipotle spokesperson says that the restaurant was closed "for much of the day when a few employees quit, locking out a majority of others who were enthusiastic to return to work. "

Will the reconquista be run by the Conquistadors or by La Mescla? More likely by the narcotraficantes.

legalize that shit. conservatives like "sin" taxes...right?

What grapes.

Sour grapes over our absurdly low fruit and veg prices.

While current citizens are moving to other shores and renouncing their citizenship.

the tide is turning, outsider. it's just hard to see this because you live in a nation run by and for the filthy rich.

Vote in Switzerland to Abolish Tax Break for Rich Threatens Status - Bloomberg

Sporting top hats, fur coats and sunglasses, members of the Socialist Party lampooned a system that allows foreigners to duck income tax by negotiating lump-sum payments with Swiss cantons.

the mathematics of a nation are not difficult. You control your own borders or someone else will.

let me know when you are willing to go pick your own grapes, arthur.

Ha. Then the joke's on them. As they're outsourced and out-roboted.

We need some new political blood in this nation. At least latino americans have a cultural history of not just bending over and taking it.

Mexicans in biggest protest yet over missing students | World news | The Guardian

…. license fees, auto insurance and taxes ~ and no more free health care either

and a chance to become a member of society, a legal resident, and eventually a citizen.

I hope the immigrants are bringing their own jobs with them.

That's why many of them are work the jobs that lazy inbred ignorant scots-irish voters won't work.
Now at least many will be recognized and both they and Eeexelent! will have to start paying some taxes.

White House: Immigration steps would boost GDP - Yahoo Finance

finally...obummer does something that i enthusiastically support.

¡Viva la reconquista!

My father, not know for his liberal views, said that the GOP's main goal was to create a class of slaves.

Eeexelent!: we prefer the term wage flexibility and enhanced productivity.

Well, good thing I don't have an employer. So I'm off the hook. Excuse me while I eat my lemon meringue pie now.

just make sure it's a delicious gluten and sugar free paleo pie!

FTA: "When Timothy Shelly first started working at the Faurecia Automotive Seating plant in Cleveland, Miss., he was earning $8 an hour. Nearly 10 years later, with a promotion that moved him up to managing three other workers, he earns $12.72, not much more than the rise in the cost of living over the same period.

This is clearly the Fed's fault. If savers could earn more interest on their CDs then they would buy more stuff which would increase confidence and encourage Eeexelent! to give Tim a raise.


You aren't gonna make a revolution pissing off this section of the hoi polloi.

Wrong. Get the middling class pissed at the rich and it's :guillotine: time.

I wonder if the Millennials are paying attention to this. If they don't make some changes, the CBs will be screwing them over the same way, 50 years from now.

Waaaaaaaah! I'm a poor saver and have all my money in CDs earning 0.5%! Waaaaaaaah!

The Fed and EU has said F**k savers. Period. Hope this ends well.

So please explain to me how hoarding your precious fiat does fuck all for the proles who have been butt-fucked by the rich and their middling class "saver" sycophants for over a generation.

Some days I want to do more than fuck the savers...

Are they still "missing"? Didn't some Mexican mayor have them executed?

Remains were found but they have thus far been unidentifiable. Apparently some local police/narcotraficantes have confessed to killing and burning the bodies (for days).

In fact, if you think about it, there’s a definite snake-oil feel to calls for structural reform, which is touted as a universal elixir — it cures inflation, but it cures deflation too! Also back pain and bad breath.

Structural Deformity -

Laughing out loud

The proles blocked access to DF's international airport. If proles in the USA tried to block access to airports in DC there would be a lot of dead prol...erm...turrurists.

God bless our representative oligarchy!

BBC News - Mexico missing students: Capital braced for mass protests

To be fair, the Ebola death rate has potential for a bigger derivative.

In equitorial west africa...sure.

That works with pastures too, usually. Stupid brain.

Village pastures where we can all graze our cows without limits...


Judicial Watch: Air Force Documents Show President Obama Ran up $1,539,402.10 in Flight Expenses Alone for Labor Day 2014 Weekend Trips - Judicial Watch

Yeah fuck that socialist fucking ****** (word used for obama by inbred scots-irish [e.g. republicans]) for flying to meet a bunch of union fascist scum on commie labor day. The president of the united state has no fucking right speaking to parasitic anarchist labor unions and other similar commie pond scum. That racist muslim socialist piece of shit and all union scum are traitors to the constitution and should be tried, convicted, and executed!

PS: Judicial Watch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia 


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Proponents of anti-science woo (GMO paranoia) should read those links.

Measuring Worth - Growth

US 1970 to 2013
Consumer Price Index 4.25%
Unskilled Wage 4.21%

43 years and a net decline in Doh!'s wages.

Anyone who complains about stagnant wages for the 47% and votes Red Team==Blue Team is utterly full of shit.

Its a group of self serving Bankers who have purchased the Government of the United States through campaign funds. Smile

So the Fed is corporate 'murica?

Sounds like commie/socialist treason to me.

After 13 years, 2 wars and trillions in military spending, terrorist attacks are rising sharply - The Washington Post

AWOOOOOGA! Turrurists!
AWOOOOOGA! Debt Crisis!
AWOOOOOGA! Government spending is out of control!
AWOOOOOGA! Must cut social security, medicare, medicaid, Education, SS, SNAP, TANF!
AWOOOOOGA! Turrurists!
AWOOOOOGA! Debt Crisis!

We have always been at war with turrurism.

The Fed is the only game in town.............
It's a joke....most Americans know this.

Doh!: Durrrrr...what's a Fed?

One point that is not arguable is that the drop in world demand has actually had more impact in creating the current oil glut than increases in domestic supply. Current demand is 5.8 million barrels a day less than what was projected in 2007. This is twice the increase in domestic production over this period. That means the recession combined with conservation efforts deserve more credit for the oil glut than increased domestic production.

Conserve, baby conserve!?

Is Saudi Arabia Raising Production to "Gain Market Share" or Punish U.S. Enemies? | Beat the Press

Why is the money needed in the US anyway. And if it is needed why would we believe that the accountants won't find ways for the foreign subsidiaries to use it in the US without paying taxes on it?

it's simply amazing how 'muricans are incapable of understanding that corps and the rich are doing very well indeed.


"There's class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it's my class, the rich class, that's making war, and we're winning."

Corporate borrowers are really flush with cash. And also note that the amount of cash they hold outside the US in foreign subsidiaries of US corporations ($2.1 trillion) now exceeds their internal US dollar holdings of cash ($1.9 trillion). (Hat tip to Capitol Economics.)

Were Congress to pass repatriation tax relief as it did in 2004, the amount of transfer into the US would be huge. Capitol Economics notes that the 2004 legislation resulted in about 3% of GDP being repatriated in that one-year window and that most of it was used “to fund dividend payouts and share buybacks rather than boost investments.” The latest estimate is that a repatriation tax relief bill would have four times the impact today than it did in 2004.

Stocks Headed Higher | The Big Picture

Blue Team == Red Team

Because we have a (very) small business. And we are not tax cheats. And I'm tired of the innuendo. Small biz is not the root of all evil.

I did not say it was the root of evil but there is significant inequity when it comes to our tax code and the handling of small business default/fraud (versus personal default/fraud).

Small businesses parasitic? Puhlease. They're barely hanging on. You are out of touch.

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At least they pay taxes at all.

i'm wondering why you feel the need to defend these people, outsider. small biznis types receive massive wealth transfers from our government (largely in the form of deductions and exemptions) and are often personally protected from the harm their failed ventures cause by corp liability law.

I want everything yuan has tossed out on the street to be shared with the rest of the homeless.

Bu..buh...buh...buttttt...I though you cared about stagnant wages and wealth inequality. Please tell me this was not just a cynical act!!!!!!

The astonishing rise in wealth inequality, in one gif - Vox

- NY Times

our taxes, while progressive, are low by international standards and our social welfare programs — ranging from unemployment benefits to disability insurance to retirement payments — are consequently less generous.

Conservatives may bemoan the size of our government; in reality, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, total tax revenues in the United States this year will be smaller on a relative basis than those of any other member country.

socialism is coming...

Long live the one german currency union!

and up to the Panic of '08 and the third dance with "the troika."

Nice try at revising history.

Konstantinos A. Karamanlis of New Democracy -- Prime Minister from 2004-2009.

(ecological crisis, bio-genetics, intellectual property...)

I wish we regulated the environment and IP the way we already regulate genetic engineering.

What the Yerpeeeen depression indicates is that there's an economic limit to the social welfare state and Yerp is way past it,

Pop quiz for stupid 'murricans.

  1. What parties were in power in Italy and Greece before they went kablooey?
  2. Does Angela Merkel's CDU support the social welfare state?
The mechanisms for implementing this belief are CB printing and deficit spending.

And what just happened in Japan after the first tax hike in a very long time?

Recession, again.

The best example of carrying this policy to its logical end point is currently Japan, which has done both (monetary and fiscal) in spades.

Japan's QE over the first 10 years of their long-depression was anemic compared to the bernanke put. Their fiscal stimulus has also been equally bone-headed in it's fits and starts.

Nonetheless, large swaths of what passes for the left today are caught in the corporate "ecological" blackmail trap.

It's an overton window frame of reference problem here. The democratic party in the USA would be viewed as center-right in europe. And in europe the center-left is literally crumbling (labor was eviscerated in scotland, the french socialist party is Toast, italy has a 3rd party that is basically a form of comical-anarchism, syriza is ascendent in greece, and in spain psoe is turning dark red again).