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AUTONOMOUS REPUBLIC OF SCOTLAND : referendum issues

"In Gladstone’s time, in the context of Ireland, they called it Home Rule. Nowadays, in the case of Scotland, it goes by the uglier label of Devo Max, and, in its latest, stronger form, Devo Max Max."
Scottish independence: Whatever the result of next week’s referendum, a looser and more federal country is upon us. Make the most of that

The British House of Lords passes the bill to postpone Irish Home Rule. Tory leader Andrew Bonar Law makes a speech in favor of postponed treason: when the war is over and Home Rule is implemented, he says, Tories will support Ulstermen in whatever steps they think necessary to “maintain their rights.”

Today - 100

:: dual federalism Pigged USA
10th Amendment, US Constitution
Dillon's Rule
Home Rule

classy!

Do you so often advise tenants to make improvements to your clients' properties that you have long form P&C indemnity release, or waiver, for them to sign before work commences? Do you get a bond, too?

Also, the FPL Guideline (per HH size) changed each year, 2012, 2013, 2014. Thresholds increased.

The unit of measurement for the test is total income per HH ("family").
"Family A has five members: two children, their mother, father, and great-aunt.... Since their income was greater than their threshold, Family A is not "in poverty" according to the official definition."
How the Census Bureau Measures Poverty in Poverty Methodology. See also Definitions : "the same respondents are interviewed multiple times".

Subtract one person per HH or add one person per HH in a reporting period; how might that variable term ("entrance rate") inform aggregated "poverty rate" for any given reporting period?

What a craptastic exercise in DupB - - creativity studies! Most alluring data point in the summary:

In 2014, young adults age 25 to 34 [?!], living with their parents, had an official poverty rate of 9.3 percent, but if their poverty status were determined using only their own income, 43.7 percent had an income below the poverty threshold for a single person under age 65.

Their EXCESSIVE EROEI what done it!

re: bureau of labor statistics

3,000 U.S. military personnel to help train health care providers and open treatment units. The planned push would have the capacity to train up to 500 health care workers a week, officials said Monday evening.

The U.S. will also initially provide 400,000 households in affected areas in Liberia with sanitation kits that will include medication, along with sanitizers.
[...]
The military will also bump up training and engineering support to build the additional Ebola units, the official said. U.S. Africa Command [AFRICOM] will set up a joint force command headquarters in Liberia to coordinate U.S. government and international relief efforts.

A U.S. Army General from the Africa Command will oversee the U.S. military operation, and should be in place by the end of the week, the official said. The military will also set up a staging base to help the U.S. Agency for International Development. At the same time, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps plans to send 65 administrators, clinicians and support staff to Liberia to manage and staff an already announced Defense Department hospital for healthcare workers who become ill.

Obama to send 3,000 U.S. military to Africa to help against Ebola

:: Pigged
"Mostly what is probably needed is a professional police/army that can make sure those infected are isolated"

Autonomous Republic of Scotland : referendum issues

28. The preference for the UK would be for Trident and the necessary facilities to remain in Scotland, as Rt Hon Nick Harvey MP, then Minister for the Armed Forces, told us: "I would have thought that relocation would be just about the least favoured option that it would be possible to conjecture."[49] And as a result, he said:

The UK Government are not making plans for independence, as I explained, and hence we are not making plans to move the nuclear deterrent or indeed the submarines from HM Naval Base Clyde.[50]

Commons Select Committees | Scottish Affairs Committee | parliament.uk (23 Oct 2013)

Since the start of the referendum campaign, the MoD has insisted that no contingency plans are being made for a relocation of Trident in the event of Scottish independence. They were relying, so they said, on the good sense of the Scottish people not to vote for separation. And even as the polls have swung towards a Yes vote, with its pledge of Scottish nuclear disarmament, the UK Government has repeatedly stressed that it has no plans to move Trident from Faslane and that it has not considered options for moving it.

If Scotland votes Yes, what happens to Trident? (12 Sep 2014)

Autonomous Republic of Scotland : referendum issues

RBS Watch 2012 Pigged

There are three possible conclusions which may come from it. First, there may have been a massive piece of money-laundering committed by a major Government who should know better. Effectively, it undermined the integrity of a British bank, the Royal Bank of Scotland, in doing so. ....

What is in the containers?

10,614,749 Wharfage - containerized

Monthly Comparison Report in Metric Revenue Tons and T.E.U.'s, April 2014
The data do not say, explaining in part the limited scope of HCN amateur discussion of TEU volume and value "indicators" of macroeconomic activity. Indifference to industrial policy in this sector explains the other part.

Overall traffic was a little soft in August, possibly due to concerns about a longer strike.

Read more at Calculated Risk: LA area Port Traffic: Soft in August
What strike?

Teamsters: Updates on Port Actions in Georgia, New York, New Jersey and Long Beach (8 Sep) in Teamsters

re: System D UPDATE

"We need to create a positive environment for workers and businesses, so there is less of a temptation to turn to the black [SIC] market," said Stefano Palmieri, who drafted the EESC opinion. Undeclared work is any paid and legal activity that is not declared to public authorities. In Europe, an estimated €2.1 trillion of [PERSONAL TAX] income is lost to undeclared work annually. In recent years, the most notable increase in undeclared work took place in [GREECE,] Slovenia and Spain, according to the most recent Eurobarometer survey (Spring 2014). Denmark, Sweden, and Latvia on the contrary have experienced a decrease.

Undeclared work increased with the economic crisis
Discretionary Spending by "The Hole in The Economy"
"For households with incomes between £20,800 and £28,500 [MEDIAN RANGE] a year, rental costs have risen 4% in real terms over the last decade."
'Endies': Employed with No Disposable Income are struggling in London
Yes, real median income in Greater London has barely budged since 2000.

Actually I predict Scotland will not become independent even if they vote "yes".

brilliant.
:: Autonomous Republic of Scotland
:: finding of law Pigged Referendum Agreement, October 15 2012
What happens if there is a yes vote?
"If a majority of those who vote want Scotland to be independent then Scotland would become an independent country after a process of negotiations."
What happens if there is a no vote?
"... Scotland would remain a part of the United Kingdom, with its own devolved Parliament."
Scottish independence referendum| gov.uk
"Osborne said it was clear Scotland wanted more autonomy and the Tories, Labour and the Liberal Democrats had agreed to deliver on that."
Capitulation.
Part 1 The Parliament and its powers | Scotland Act 2012
"For the continuing UK, default would be terrible."
game strategy

Duly noted: "Is the NFL the new tobacco industry for liberals?"

re: US CPI, not a goddam thing to do with LA port traffic

"The voter ID law requires most people to submit photocopies of their IDs with their absentee ballots."
Appeals panel reinstates Wisconsin's voter ID law

re: country risk, not a goddam thing to do with LA port traffic

"What I think has shifted the debate in Scotland is the realization that institutions and assets which they had always been told were British, were in fact English."
Why Scotland may now vote YES to independence
(Mr Schnittger, Irish republican, Ret. and prolific, published LTE author.)

:: Pigged
"Yes are on 49% (up 11 points on the equivalent figure in its last internet poll for Scotland on Sunday) while No are on 42%,(down five)."
[Torygraph/]ICM Put Yes Ahead – Perhaps
"17% of voters say they have yet to make up their mind[s]"
Scottish referendum too close to call, says [Guardian/]ICM poll 12 Sep / 18 Sep VOTE
uncommon knowledge: GBP FX manipulation

re: FX futures, not a goddam thing to do with LA port traffic

"Here from my Eagle's Nest in Linlithgow, in Scotland's Central Belt, I thought it would be rude not to chip in my thoughts as to next Thursday's referendum vote."
My Call is Scotland to Vote Yes By A Good Margin
(Mr Cook, honorary Norwegian, former former compliance and market supervision director of the International Petroleum Exchange, visionary)

This large proportion of women killed by their intimate partners is consistent with trends internationally and as a phenomenon is termed “intimate femicide”. It also needs to be understood as domestic violence at its most lethal and extreme. Given how widespread domestic violence is in South Africa, it is unsurprising that the prevalence of intimate femicide turned out to be so high.

Racial scare-mongering in South Africa makes light of women’s murders

:: origins of patriarchy Pigged
"For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 94 percent of female victims (1,509 out of 1,601) were murdered by a male they knew."
Why Men Murder Women
"Where the relationship could be determined, 94 percent of black females killed by males in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers (415 out of 443)."
www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2013.pdf

to paraphrase Chomsky, to "parse" the metaphor for "melting" idealism of western civilization.

The melting has less to do with the military standoff than with people far away, on the other side of the world, living the good life. They're good people who believe in peace, free speech and human rights. They live in thriving democracies whose governments sit on the UN Security Council and whose economies depend heavily on the export of war and the sale of weapons to countries like India and Pakistan. (And Rwanda, Sudan, Somalia, the Republic of Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan. .. it's a long list.) The glacial melt will cause severe floods in the subcontinent, and eventually severe drought that will affect the lives of millions of people. That will give us even more reasons to fight. We'll need more weapons. Who knows, that sort of consumer confidence may be just what the world needs to get over the current recession. Then everyone in the thriving democracies will have an even better life—and the glaciers will melt even faster.

< wipes tears >

my god, you are dense.

:: Pigged

Arundhati Roy suggests that the “most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times” is the Siachen Glacier, where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have killed each other on the highest battlefield in the world. The glacier is now melting and revealing “thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate” in meaningless conflict. And as the glaciers melt, India and Pakistan face indescribable disaster.

The End of History? 

Perhaps the story of the Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, is the most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times. Thousands of Indian and Pakistani soldiers have been deployed there, enduring chill winds and temperatures that dip to minus 40 Celsius. Of the hundreds who have died there, many have died just from the cold—from frostbite and sunburn. The glacier has become a garbage dump now, littered with the detritus of war, thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice-axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate. The garbage remains intact, perfectly preserved at those icy temperatures, a pristine monument to human folly.

source

How did the detritus get covered by the glacier in the first place?

IMBECILE,
nothing in Roy's essay claims that "garbage" of "progress" at the Siachen Glacier is or had been covered, encased, interred, or buried in ice! Further, neither Chomsky's nor Roy's essays are concerned with measuring the glacial depths of that glacier at various geological periods. Your question is a non sequitur.

Both essays address by different rhetorical arguments likely consequences of ideological determinism, replicated by liberal commerce, specifically tenets of democracy: GARBAGE.

Standardized Reading Comprehension: FAIL

What is the thesis of Arunhati Roy's essay?

how did the detritus get covered by the glacier in the first place?

Is the "garbage" covered by the glacier?

Ummmmmmmmmmmm

Why does Chomsky's survey of Anthropogenic culture refer to Arundhati Roy's essay?

re: word count > 50, attribution, semiotics, illiteracy

... Perhaps the story of the Siachen glacier, the highest battlefield in the world, is the most appropriate metaphor for the insanity of our times. Thousands of Indian and Pakistani soldiers have been deployed there, enduring chill winds and temperatures that dip to minus 40 Celsius. Of the hundreds who have died there, many have died just from the cold—from frostbite and sunburn. The glacier has become a garbage dump now, littered with the detritus of war, thousands of empty artillery shells, empty fuel drums, ice-axes, old boots, tents and every other kind of waste that thousands of warring human beings generate. The garbage remains intact, perfectly preserved at those icy temperatures, a pristine monument to human folly. ...

Democracy's Failing Light

DICTION CORNER: intra, as in "intra-racial" or "intra-mural".

[INCONTINENCE ALERT]
just checkin' yer Latin lexicon, performance and comprehension.

re: DOA

< wipes tears >

o, yes, when else have "we" seen that ahh marketing strategy --product name-- produce the desired effect?
Blueprint for a Modernized Financial Regulatory Structure.

This title cleverly disguises the "racial bias" of the authors, leaving the distribution of inference of same to a reader's reviews of its content and sensitivity to the prurient interest of a "social network." For example:

Where the relationship could be determined, 94 percent of black females killed by males in single victim/single offender incidents knew their killers (415 out of 443). Nearly 15 times as many black females were murdered by a male they knew (415 victims) than were killed by male strangers (28 victims) in single victim/single offender incidents in 2011.

an insignificant demographic detail extracted from the study conclusion of ALL "female homicide victims" (2011)

For homicides in which the victim to offender relationship could be identified, 94 percent of female victims (1,509 out of 1,601) were murdered by a male they knew. [p. 3] ... Homicides in which race was identified (1,679 victims) included: 14 American Indian or Alaskan Native females; 47 Asian or Pacific Islander females; 492 black females; and 1,126 white females. Eighty-seven percent (1,466 out of 1,679) of the homicides where the race of the female victim and male offender were known were intra-racial.12 [p.4]

Why Men Murder Women 

I did not think he would lose me so soon—sooner than Bill Clinton did. Like many people, I was deeply invested in the success of our first African-American president. I had written op-ed pieces and articles to support him in The New York Times and The New York Review of Books. My wife and I had maxed out in donations for him. Our children Duke Point had been ardent for his cause.

Afghanistan: The Betrayal

< snorkle >

In fact, the title of that report is "Why Men Murder Women." It is not "Why Black Men Murder Black Women" or "Why Black Men Murder White Women" or "Why More Black Men Than White Men Murder Women They Know."

:: theory Pigged

origins of patriarchy

http://www.vpc.org/studies/wmmw2013.pdf 

I can't find any correlation to sexual orientation of the known perpetrators and murder frequency.

re: "timely for Mary"

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, No. Those remarks are not timely, though one may surmise from them some illustrative quality of an individual's "knowledge base."

By contrast, I have endorsed Mr Obama's performance of a rational actor, according to laws of political economy, thought to be universal since, o, 1700.
"I have little reason to believe that Obama and I learned the same lessons these past 40 years or the last five. "
2006
&tc. up to this very moment,
"self-serving sumbitch".

Your audience is sumbuddy else, perhaps those racists who publicly have expressed their anxiety (most famously in my mind, Gary Wills) named ahh betrayal by Mr Obama, Great American, in the prior decade.

re: "The race card is ovah"
That invocation of The "Cross-over" Trial of The Century poses something of a rhetorical problem for paid "liberal" political strategists on both sides of the aisle, to the extent any remain interested in promoting tenets of "our way of life," doesn't it?

He could be gay and most likely a source of his violence.

Here is the rudiment of a counter-intuitive null hypothesis. I look forward, idly, to reading qualitative and quantitative empirical demonstrations of this ideer.

re: "a bunch of Harvard super achievers"

I for one have no reason to believe that the reporter's reliance on Harvard faculty, more often than any other microeconomists (amateur and professional), to explain the dominance of COST AVOIDANCE among all INVESTMENT HURDLES (parameters) which inform ethical praxis (perfornance) in any "context" is peculiar, or extraordinary.

I did note with interest previously published "Storyline" reportage that con·cat·e·nate the article to which you linked HCN readers. The list is full of ... disambiguity.

WHOBOLA CENTRAL: Creating value for the world

47% survive In this Ebola outbreak, the survival rate has been higher than previous outbreaks

Global Alert and Response (GAR) | WHO
Ebola virus disease update - west Africa  28 Aug

Two of these contacts who developed symptoms were tested for Ebola. Test results were negative. An additional 3 suspected cases across the country were also tested, with negative results.

Ebola situation in Senegal remains stable 12 Sep

:: white-fright Pigged
Fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia is lost 10 Sep
"[TOTAL CFR: 53%] in five west African countries"
Ebola 'devouring everything in its path'
"despite the virus’s 80 percent mortality rate ... Patient and doctors communicated through an intercom system."
Death was to be expected, say doctors who treated ebola-infected priest in Spain

College of Cardinals: Simile Suicide is a Sin.

West Africa could gain an additional 77,181 to 277,124 [!] cases by the end of 2014, Chowell-Puente said in an email.

That, however, is the worst-case scenario.

"The above scenario is highly unlikely as the intervention response is definitely improving," he said.

The World Health organization has identified 3,707 cases thus far, including 2,106 confirmed, 1,003, probable and 598 suspected cases among Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea and Senegal as of Aug. 31, 2014.

This data is mooted. So. Thank you for your contribution to purchase orders.

"Moar tax breaks for the 10% will solve that problem": the reporter superciliously addresses that "solution" to the "problem" (US firms' competition for WHAT?) in the article.

My question for you is this: assign demerit or credit to the asset account of an author for every instance of the phrase "Michael Porter" ?

re: "retail price"

What does the phrase signify? The amount of money demanded by a producer in exchange for a finished good. So. One could argue, successfully or unsuccessfully, that "tuition" is the price of a finished good (certification of educational attainment), ergo the "retail price" of an education for one person.

Whether or not the "quality" of the "qualities" of an education are subject to standardized specification by some panel of like-minded, international experts (as ahh indicated by the rhetorical stylings, for example, of WaPoo "Storyline" columnists); whether or not tuitions are homogenous; whether or not "producers' prices" (operating expenses, costs) are externalized; that is "competitive."

retail price

finished good

:: chain Pigged
Supply
Value

"we"
cannot. carry. a thought. from thread to thread.

HOLD THE PHONE>
"His first words were, 'But they just don't look like the magazines.'"
Throne of BEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeewbs

Pigged "Argentina didn't even pull off an Argentina"

The belief that every nation is a closed economy is a lie. The belief that a SUPPLY of a particular specie and bank note is directly related to purchasing power is a fallacy laid to rest by the realities of so-called CONFIDENCE. A central bank has no power to "inflate away" the DEMAND (price) of money which it cannot AFFIX to every. single. market participant.

Whatever Sybil was attempting to communicate is polemic --NEITHER RULE, AXIOM, NOR LAW-- for the entertainment of his ethically dissipated pupils. See also Slide No. 10.

Said the central banks of JAPAN, RUSSIA, DENMARK, ICELAND, SWEDEN, NORWAY, BRAZIL, ARGENTINA, PARAGUAY, SENEGAL, SIERRA LEONE, LIBERIA, ALGERIA, EGYPT, ISRAEL, SKA, SOUTH AFRICA, USA, UK, SWITZERLAND, VENEZUELA, HONG KONG, HUNGARY, CHINA ...

waitaminute! Just how many countries "with the same level of debt as Italy, but with its own currency – and with debt in its own currency" [CITE] are not facing the "same kind of crisis" as Italy?

oFFS.

There is a natural rate of interest, and that is only under secondary control of the Fed.

There is no "natural rate" of interest. Man makes the machine.

The FRB decides fixed coupon rates payable and discount interest rates receivable and which series "float".
Secondary market participants (primary dealers and brokers) decide the premia (each to its own) added to alpha and demanded from borrowers.

And that chaps yo' ass.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

ooo boy danny, US beef steak gonna ruin Russia, ain't it?

EUR 18SUPER-SIZE: RU, UK, "PRO-RUSSIAN REBEL UKRAINIANS-IN-THE-HYDROCARBON-PATCH"

Before the "troika" CEASEFIRE
Ukraine imposes currency controls amid political crisis FEB 2014
After the "troika" CEASEFIRE
< pick teeth>
CREDIT CHECK!

For those of you at home signing, youtube features closed captioning.
Sin LaSalle's last word

[INCONTINENCE ALERT]

:: Pigged
Poroshenko hails radical changes since Ukraine truce, pledges action on autonomy
Have you lost your mind?
< wipes tears >

He didn't "abbrogate" it. He announced that he wouldn't agree to it -OR- the Crazy IMF loan terms (3rd Revision since 2005).

re: "If you go deep enough into Putin's psyche ..."

You'll enjoy this DISPATCH then. Dude covers all your bases, even The Fat Man. (He doesn't explain though how the Russian mafia in Donetsk recruited "niggers" -- could be an recovered memory from the 68th screening of Be Cool.)
Ukraine: A Catastrophic Defeat 

So do you.
THE POPULATION CAN'T DOUBLE AGAIN.

YES or NO.

(2)The question is—

“Should Scotland be an independent country?”.

(3)The ballot paper to be used for the purpose of the referendum is to be printed—

Scottish Independence Referendum Act 2013 | legislation.gov.uk

THANK YOU 4 SHVG.
THE END.

  • Burger King (NYSE:BKW) will meet with leaders next week to discuss a $7.25B loan package, including a $6.75B seven-year term loan and a $500M five-year revolver, to back its $11.5B purchase of Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI).
  • The loan, being arranged by JPMorgan Chase, would be the single biggest term loan for an acquisition by a speculative-grade borrower since 2007.
  • Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) is also providing $3B of preferred equity [BOND] financing for the transaction.

:: Pigged
Martin McFly, PhD