Recent comments by yuan

So, you have no leather shoes, belts, or clothes?

i have a couple of pairs of very worn boots that i bought over 30 years ago. unlike many omnivores i'm not hypocritically squeemish about death or body parts. black lab road kill is no more horrific to me than a package of bacon.

Had your Black Pudding Flavored Tofu yet? Tongue

No...but I'm having this for dinner:

mysore masala dosa

Om-nom-nom-nom

Save to say the Cow didnt pass the Indian Suburb or the Police would be chased.....

India is the largest leather producer and has virtually no regulation of animal welfare. Over a billion animals each year are slaughtered to produce leather.

A police decision to shoot dead a cow which had escaped from a paddock has been met with fury.

So people who support the disgustingly inhumane killing of cows for their own gustatory pleasure are upset that a police officer shot an escaped cow.

Bwahahahahahahahhaha! New Keyboard

Omnivores are hilariously delusional!

Ohio patrolman acquitted in 2 deaths amid 137-shot barrage - Yahoo News

Brelo — who fired a total of 49 shots, including 15 down through the windshield while standing on the hood of the suspects' vehicle

A Cleveland patrolman who fired down through the windshield of a suspect's car at the end of a 137-shot barrage that left the two unarmed black occupants dead was acquitted

Leaps up onto the hood of a vehicle and emptys clips into unarmed human beings. Gosh...sounds like Brelo really feared for his life.

And a judge acquits a constitutionally-sworn public servant who committed an execution in cold blood and then has the gall to lecture protestors.

Rule of law in the USA is dead and our courts are vicious political tribunals.

A total of 48 Republicans supported the measure, but only 14 the Senate's 44 Democrats backed a president of their own party on legislation near the top of his second-term agenda.

Fuck Barry Obama and his republican buddies.

Senate clears White House-backed trade bill - Yahoo News

“Just last week we had President Obama invite all of our Gulf allies to come to a critical meeting on security and a week beforehand four of them decided they didn’t need to meet the president,” says Bremmer. “We’ve never seen anything like that before…U.S. foreign policy is in serious decline. It is very clear that Americans are discomforted by how troublesome the global environment is and how we’ve lost our credibility and our influence particularly with key allies around the world.”

America is at risk of losing its global power: Ian Bremmer - Yahoo Finance

Crying

Rand Paul for sure.
Rand Paul to Obama: Finish TPP Trade Deal | The Diplomat

I don't think anything is for sure with Rand Paul. The man is a mental midget.

An ex-regan administration economic advisor criticizes the administration of our reagan-loving POTUS:

First, it was clearly based on information supplied by someone close to or inside the Obama administration – another illustration of the poisonous effect the determination to sell TPP is having on the Obama team’s intellectual ethics. Second, the charge of hypocrisy was ludicrous nonsense – “You say you’re against allowing corporations to sue governments, yet you were a paid witness against a corporations suing the government!” Um, what?

Hypocritical Sloth - NYTimes.com

I would love to see the dims start fighting amongst each other. It and that other party both need to be taken out behind the woodshed...

Got Popcorn?

Right? Managed trade. To whose benefit?

The lack of an outcry from the vast majority of No one 17 and under admitteding dimocrats over the fascist secrecy surrounding these negotiations is disgusting. Anyone who votes for either party is getting the government they deserve.

Doh! [wearing gimp suit]: Harder master, harder.

Right? Managed trade. To whose benefit?

The lack of outcry from almost all No one 17 and under admitteding dimocrats over the fascist secrecy surrounding these negotiations is disgusting. Anyone who votes for either party is getting the government they deserve.

Doh! [wearing gimp suit]: Harder master, harder.

Krugman comes out against the TPP and bitch slaps Mitch Mcconnell's buddy, Barry.

Instead of addressing real concerns, however, the Obama administration has been dismissive, trying to portray skeptics as uninformed hacks who don’t understand the virtues of trade. But they’re not...

And the fact that the administration evidently doesn’t feel that it can make an honest case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership suggests that this isn’t a deal we should support.

Economist's View: Paul Krugman: Trade and Trust

Why has bacon gotten so expensive? Seems out of line with most other products. Well, beer is expensive too.

Bacon has gotten cheaper, IME. Tempeh, seitan, coconut, and soya bacon that is.

Ending the Minimum-Wage Subsidy - Bloomberg View

Word, Barry.

Low wages are a massive taxpayer-funded gift to sociopathic businesses and do nothing to preserve employment.

If you can't structure for self-interest, you're going to fail.

There are societies that structure for base self-interest. The commonalities: social safety nets, market regulations that are actually enforced, rule of law, and redistribution mechanisms.

Perhaps some day we will have these things again in whatever is left of 'merka...

Mint, did the trick for me. Not one of the flavors you list though.

I once installed Mint in ubuntu via apt-get and quite a bit of dpkg clean up. Fun.

Linux is becoming less a free technology and more a political platform using technology for vendor lock-in just like the other ones.

Android, Chrome and even Unity 8 are all Linux. And I will almost certainly use all 3.

But...linux is and always has been a fragmented community of butthurt assburger geeks (and it starts from the top -- Hi Linus!).

PS: The fact that debian manages to release a new edition every 2-7 years is a genuine miracle.

This guy sounds like the Steve Balmer of the Linux community. I used to love Ubuntu, until it went all Win8 on me.

Waaaaah!

I'm one of the many tens of millions of ubuntu users who are perfectly happy with unity. Moreover, anyone on ubuntu can switch to another flavor with a few clicks:

Flavours | About Ubuntu | Ubuntu

This one is on my old netbook:

https://ubuntu-mate.org/

greenchutes:

QE ( and ZIRP) gooses inequality and keeps employment ratios surpressed while causing manic asset inflations, sometimes in sync.

IMO, QE and ZIRP are a symptom of pathological crisis-capitalism (band-aids, kicking the can). Unfortunately those who cause the disease have a profound interest in the muppets fixating on and blaming symptoms (rather than pathology).

Barry working with his Red Team best buds to hand over every last inch to Hu Knows ...

Barry is vice-president of the greatest capitalist system this world has ever seen: The United States of Chimerica.

Pigged but this kind of scold needs to be re-posted over and over again.

One of the tiresome austerian-puritan memes on hoohasnoclue is that QE is an instrument of the banker-bilderberg-group-one-government cabal that punishes savers, debases our currency (not), and enriches jamie dimon (by some mysterious mechanism). The incredibly bizarre thing is that QE is ridiculously less effective than old-fashioned CB rate-lowering (estimates in the USA and UK suggest miniscule effects that border on a hundred bips or so). So if QE is the DEBASING DEVIL then CB monetary policy during a recession must be Satan, Lucifer, Beealzebub, and Barack Obama all rolled into one.

Nobody Cares About the Deficit - NYTimes.com

January 2013: 23 percent

May/June 2014: 15 percent

Sept. 2014: 8 percent

In the most recent CBS/NYTimes poll, which was open-ended, the deficit didn’t even make it onto the list.

And you know what? The public is right, and the Very Serious People [hoohasnocluers] were and are wrong.

One of the tiresome austerian-puritan memes on hoohasnoclue is that QE is an instrument of the banker-bilderberg-group-one-government cabal that punishes savers, debases our currency (not), and enriches jamie dimon (by some mysterious mechanism). The incredibly bizarre thing is that QE is ridiculously less effective than old-fashioned CB rate-lowering (estimates in the USA and UK suggest miniscule effects that border on a hundred bips or so). So if QE is the DEBASING DEVIL then CB monetary policy during a recession must be Satan, Lucifer, Beealzebub, and Barack Obama all rolled into one.

Renters appear more satisfied in many pricey US cities - Yahoo Finance

"We've found that rising rents do not appear to be playing a significant role in motivating renters to buy," David Brickman, an executive vice president at Freddie Mac, said in a statement.

"This contradicts what some in the housing market think as they expect more renters ought to be actively looking to purchase a home."

Loaning a home is a ton of work. I pity those poor sods.

I have never stopped loving butter. I remember when everyone switched to margarine because it was supposedly healthier. I will always love butter.

I have never stopped loving margarine made out of plant-based oils that are chock full of monounsaturated oils and omega 3 fatty acid.

Butter has a disgusting rancid taste, is at best an empty calorie, and is a product of factory farming.

I'm sure bankers have suffered the same hardships as main street Americans throughout this whole QE ordeal. Snark

Bankers have "suffered" the same hardships as main street for decades. After all these years one would think you would acknowledge that they truly are generous and compassionate souls.
Snark

Andrew Huszar: Confessions of a Quantitative Easer - WSJ

That piece says nothing about CEO compensation.

QE may have been driving down the wholesale cost for banks to make loans

May? That's a strong statement there. And that may is very doubtful since there is little evidence that QE has had a profound effect on rates. Certainly the end of QE phases has not correlated with large rate moves. In fact, even it's proponents acknowledge that it had only marginal effects on long-term rates.

QE simply did not work well. It was ineffectual, not diabolical.

QE=buying loser betting slips at the track, at face value.

treasuries were loser betting slips? really???
and private buyers would have bought mbs...especially with the explicit guarantee of agency debt.

Well it is kind of nice when the house covers your losses... I guess it helps to tip the dealer.

TARP ≠ QE.

You don't believe bankers have made even more because of QE?

i challenge you to show a correlation between bank ceo compensation and qe.

Banker's pockets sure seem to have filled because of QE

Ummm....your thesis is that bankers were not filling their pockets before and after QE?

Really???

…. that 4.5 T went somewhere

yeah...its sitting on the Fed's balance sheets.

meh.

they QE buttfucked us into negative real rate nirvana

now you sound like yogi. QE is a big fat nothing burger Nothingburger. it's done fuck all for inflation and there is little empirical evidence that its influenced asset prices. i mean what the fuck did you idjits think would happen to equities after the largest drop in 80 years. mean reversion happens with and without QE.

… but dint thems studies all have fiscal stimulus insteada scorched earth politics ?

this time IS different.

http://www.motherjones.com/files/Austerity_2_WM_630.gif

Bzzzz, Taylor rule as a baseline said they should have been off zero in 2013 sometime, not before

Bad Tayloring - NYTimes.com

It also, as Yates does not point out, has the distinct whiff of someone inventing ever-more bizarre stories to avoid admitting having been wrong about something. This is not the kind of argument on which to base rules that permanently constrain policy.

There's Oblamers' campaign slogan again....and it worked!
Most people are cowards and deserve what they get.

I'm sure the fellatopublicans will fix things. Its not as if our socio-economic problems are generational or anything.

I just expect that when/if we do try to end ZIRP or whatever similar policy follows, the monetary regime as we know it will end.

Oh noes! A monetary regime might end. What will flesh and blood people ever do!!!

Gotta be stressful.......

That's what the 2nd amendment is for.

CONSUME!

The mantra of this failed capitalist system is not consume -- it's profit (at all costs).

They were never intended to benefit the 99% in the first place.

It's amazing to see low-information muppets struggle with the idea that our political-economic system is rigged and have been rigged for more than a generation.

Hey savers, fNo one 17 and under admittedck you. No really...fNo one 17 and under admittedck you.

Object oriented Pearl Stare

object schmobject. i'm convinced that procedural scripting is becoming fashionable again! and i'm an expert at googling procedural code.

“If Java had true garbage collection, most programs would delete themselves upon execution.” — Robert Sewell

"... in my world every one's a pony and they all eat rainbows and poop butterflies!"
- Katie (Horton Hears a Who)

So everyone is a pony that eats rainbows and poops butterflies in the socialist republic of canada?

I'm With Stupid - NYTimes.com

Krugman is a national treasure.

So Montier offers a lot of evidence that interest rates move a lot, which isn’t news to anyone, and then one argument he apparently thinks is a big thing economists don’t know — that business investment is basically unaffected by interest rates. Who would have suspected such a thing? Well, everyone. Here’s what I wrote some years ago:

Ticking time bomb

Are there times when monetary policy — or at least conventional monetary policy — can’t do the job? Of course. Summers and I have been talking about the zero lower bound since the 1990s — he introduced the argument that the ZLB justifies a positive inflation target, I brought liquidity-trap analysis out of the mists and back into modern economics.

We need more inflation.

Oh you know whom I voted for?

We've had this conversation before yogi...and you admitted to voting for fellatocrats. Fellatocrats and fellatopublicans ARE the oligarchy.

So once again...

THE LIST

  • Mandatory public financing for all major Federal elections
  • Eliminate political lobbying (e.g. citizen access only)
  • Strict limits on political advertising
  • Reintroduce Glass-Steagall Act
  • Insitute a Tobin tax
  • Repatriate Overseas Corporate Profits
  • Tax capital gains at same rate as income
  • Reinstate Nixon era progressive taxation of income.
  • Aggressive prosecution of financial fraud/market-making via RICO and other applicable statutes.
  • Aggressive prosecutions of monopolies under the Sherman Anti-trust act.
  • Overturn Citizens United vs. FEC
  • Rescind Commodity Futures Modernization Act

And to quote myself.
HomeGnome's list provides simple and concrete solutions to financial corruption and fiscal profligacy. This is disturbing to those who are beneficiaries of crony capitalism or naively hope to benefit from crony capitalism (some day). The list also debunks the corporatist agit prop that the Fed and goobermint bureaucrats are primarily (or even mostly) to blame for crisis capitalism.