Recent comments by yuan

…ever notice that the degree of negativity kinda follows party affiliation ?

also gluten consumption.

Robotster Union still insists on 4h Maintenance Intervalls by Non Robots... Snark

But in right to work states the "robots" are all programmed to choose to not belong to unions...

you know what the wrong side is when :

the rich always fear change. and they should. Pitchforks and Torches

and that is a good thing. this is yet another manifestation of finally, national-minority groupings getting totally fed up with left-homilies of " stick with us, as we fight for the working class, we'll of course fight for you. you are a subset of us - to use mathese"

word. but i'm afraid we could see 50 years of tory twits in 10 downing before class warfare starts in earnest.

I say they go for Independence. Stiff the Torries!!


If Scotland becomes Scotland the tories/conservatives own what is left of the UK. Labor without Scotland is nothing.

You seem proud to not get it. Over and over again.

A true 'murrican patriot.

Fido's 'murrican X-press. I've earned $250 this year thanks to a LL that let's me pay rent via paypal.

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There won't be no recession till the Fed tells you there's one. ...or a republican takes the White House....right CR?

Republican not in white house: Debt crisis! Social security crisis! Austerity stimulates!
Republican in white house: Deregulate! Spending like drunken sailors while cutting taxes for the richest of the rich. Military digs keynsian ditches in poor nation.

Both parties are corporate whores but the republicans have truly mastered the art of affinity fraud. They are elected and supported by the demographic they are screwing the hardest.

Yeah Rajesh it can only help the dollar. Glad they are burning down their house. Will give me more buying power.


They aren't going to have a filibuster proof majority and certainly won't have a veto proof majority.

filibuster is RIP.

Breitbart News says IRS targeted company for audit | Fox News

we will only get more emboldened,

more wiener pics?

Watching a single stock singlehandedly kill multiple markets is fun. Thinking about buying the dip...

Dawg denied:

Historical rates of extinction.

Who are you going to believe? A professional climate change-denying retired weather man or the Audubon Society?

A Storm Gathers for North American Birds | The Audubon Birds & Climate Change Report

A fantastically well-composed site, BTW.

NYT: climate-change-will-disrupt-half-of-north-americas-bird-species-study-says

More librul scaremongering. This mass extinction is no where near as bad as previous mass extinctions.

I hear some developers are starting to get a bit nervous but there doesn't seem to be any let up yet in construction starts.

And NIMBY home loaners are howling as their twee white residential neighborhoods are being urbanized.,h_250,q_90,w_460/070114division3_y21tae.jpg

Video of endless column of Russian tanks captured by Bus rider near Luhansk via Michael Kaminski of WSJ:

C. Funds that allow obamny-care federal insurance markets to cover the poor people in red states that turned down billions of free money from the federal government out of political spite.

juan's a total rube. He was a gung-ho Obama voter.

yeah....i have always been a strong supporter of our reagan-loving uncle tom putus.

:rolls eyes:

fight the rich, not their wars!

That will hurt corporate America in the long run as worker morale will go down.

as in jumping off roofs down? smells of blood and profits to me, mof.

U.S. firms globally competitive, U.S. workers aren’t: Harvard Biz - Yahoo Finance

"It's hard to disagree when you look at what's going on with corporate profits at an all-time high, the S&P 500 (^GSPC) at all-time high, profits margins at or near an all-time high, and the average worker with no wage gains for decades," Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Aaron Task says in the video above, in response to the survey's findings. "It does seem corporations 'have it all.'"

Who benefits from stagnant wages?

Corporate america.

The 1% are living large, and hoarding...

And they hate the Fed and want you to vote Red Team == Blue Team.

Olive oil is an excellent oil for frying:

- NY Times

Which oil? How much? Since most deep-frying is done at around 350 degrees, this whole notion that olive oil is inappropriate for frying is nonsense; it smokes at 375 (and smoking isn’t the end of the story, either)

Unless, that is, you’re seasoning tempura with soy sauce, in which case you might choose peanut oil, which is as flavorful as olive oil, but obviously different. The third excellent option is grapeseed oil, which is as close to neutral as you can find.

Who are you going to believe? Mark Bittman or someone who is a gluten-phobic orthorexic drama queen?

When it comes to nutrition KP is about as honest an actor as the teabag crowd is when it comes to climate science.

They just lack the discipline to get all of their members to defend every bad idea that comes out of their central ideology foundry.

The fellatocrats do have a small number of centrists and center-right elected officials who will occasionally support a "good idea" (e.g. something that does not fuck over the muppets). However, most fellatocrats are corporate fascists just like their rethuglican brothers. The only real difference as far as I can tell is that democratic corporate fascists tolerate upper class gays, upper class uppity women, and upper class non-caucasians.

Her answer ... She's finally had it with the netbook, Windows Firefox and their friends.
I reckon maybe that I'll install a dual booted Linux on the netbook. Maybe

Netbooks are a complete joke. My 7 inch android tablet can run linux more effectively than any freaking netbook.

Kerry: Scripture Says U.S. Should Protect Muslim Countries Against Global Warming | Washington Free Beacon

I clicked on the line and learned that the lying liars at are lying again.

What Kerry really said:

Our faiths are inextricably linked on any number of things that we must confront and deal with in policy concepts today. Our faiths are inextricably linked on the environment. For many of us, respect for God’s creation also translates into a duty to protect and sustain his first creation, Earth, the planet,” Kerry said.

“Confronting climate change is, in the long run, one of the greatest challenges that we face, and you can see this duty or responsibility laid out in Scriptures clearly, beginning in Genesis. And Muslim-majority countries are among the most vulnerable. Our response to this challenge ought to be rooted in a sense of stewardship of Earth, and for me and for many of us here today, that responsibility comes from God,

Krugman intentionally wrote:

Another question we might ask: Is our conservatives learning?

Bushisms - Top 10 Stupid Bush Quotes

3) "Rarely is the question asked:Is our children learning?" —Florence, S.C., Jan. 11, 2000

Argentina Trumpeting Demand for Swap That May Not Exist - Bloomberg

“There’s no point in swapping to local debt,” Roberto Sanchez-Dahl, who helps oversee $3.5 billion of emerging market securities at Manulife Asset Management, including Argentine bonds, said by phone from Boston. “The expectation is Argentina will fix the default after January.”

By re-issuing bonds with intermediaries that Judge Greasy cannot hold into contempt.


Obamacare Life Spiral -

Another question we might ask: Is our conservatives learning? Are those who bought into the death spiral stories, who seized on every hint of bad news, asking themselves how they got it so wrong? Are they, maybe, considering the possibility that they’re listening to the wrong people, that maybe Jon Gruber knows what he’s talking about and John Goodman is a hack?



Two, it seems to be a given that whatever net worth/income/wealth inequality we have is categorically, unequivocally "bad". That seems to be the widely-touted, widely-accepted argument, but is it true?

This might be difficult to discern when one uses cherry-picked census data (known to affected by changes in income composition and demographics) but when one looks at measures of individual wages the secular stagnation becomes clearer:

"Change in real hourly wages between 2009 and 2013 at various parts of the wage distribution"
Six Years from Its Beginning, the Great Recession’s Shadow Looms Over the Labor Market | Economic Policy Institute

"Percentile" "Change in wages"
"10th" "-4.0%"
"20th" "-6.3%"
"30th" "-5.3%"
"40th" "-4.6%"
"50th" "-3.7%"
"60th" "-3.9%"
"70th" "-3.0%"
"80th" "-1.9%"
"90th" "-1.0%"
"95th" "0.9%"

A Decade of Flat Wages: The Key Barrier to Shared Prosperity and a Rising Middle Class | Economic Policy Institute 

This is not a normal recovery. In fact, for wage earners it's a distinctly shitty recovery.

CR is not blind to the secular decline trends of the middle class. It is just not his cup of tea. Your expectation is misplaced.

I remember when a broad recovery in income was an important measure of cyclical economic recovery. It's CR's blog and if he wants to stay away from political economics that's fine. But these are hugely important issues. For example, the doves pretty much run the Fed because of weaknesses in labor market indicators that are not captured by GDP and conventional employment metrics (and I'm pretty much paraphrasing Yellen).

Argentinian default is an issue for the banks as much or more than it is an issue for governments.

Argentina default? Griesafault is much more accurate | Joseph E Stiglitz and Martin Guzman | Business |

Griesafault. I like it.

When this sucker blows up...and it will.....and it will be huge.....the rule of law will be ignored again....especially to the benefit of the rich.

So let me get this straight...your thesis is that a society that is run by the rich for the rich will blow up and benefit the rich?

not to put too fine a point on it, but when the misallocation is in your direction you tend to not protest too loudly.

Lets break for coffee

The bullish bias of which he is sometimes accused isn't bias at all. If most of the indicators coming in are bullish, he (we) should logically be bullish.

There is more to the economy than markets and GDP. Labor has been in an income depression for decades and CR has little interest in covering this misallocation of capital.


The Obamacare train keeps not wrecking - Vox

Obamacare Effect Linked to Lower Medical Cost Estimates - Bloomberg

U.S. health spending in 2019 will be $4 trillion, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said this week, or $500 billion less than the agency projected in 2010 when President Barack Obama’s health-care overhaul became law.That announcement followed by a week a report from the Congressional Budget Office lowering its five-year cost estimates.

For conservatives/libertarians reality is a Do Not Feed The Troll.

Shill mumbles:

those who speak of racism are most racist themselves.


Get off my lawn wrote:

I say good luck

I predict that in a decade or so tea baggers will be protesting with signs that say:

"Get the government out of my Obamacare!".