Grifters Gotta Grift

2021 July 12
by bc3b

All his adult life Hunter Biden has made a handsome living simply by being “Joe Biden’s Son.” Hunter’s first job after grad school was as a vice president for MBNA. Now a part of Capital One, MBNA was the world’s largest credit card issuer and headquartered in Delaware. At the time, Senator Joe Biden was on the Senate Banking Committee and sponsored legislation that favored banks and credit card issuers over consumers.

We are all familiar with how Hunter rode the coattails of Vice President Joe Biden, hitchhiking on Air Force 2 on trips to China, Europe and Mexico to negotiate business deals. Potential business partners played gold with Joe Biden and visited his office.

Now Hunter Biden has suddenly become a world-famous artist, with paintings being sold for $75,000 to $500,000 at two galleries. The White House has worked out a deal in which the purchasers of Hunter’s “masterpieces” remain anonymous.

By comparison a Pablo Picasso recently found in a closet sold for $150,000. But, who was Pablo Picasso compared to a world master like Hunter Biden?

Not content to allow the Bidens to be the only grifters in the “Harris-Biden” Administration, Kamala Harris’ step daughter has become a top model. Ella Rose Emhoff (the step-daughter) is as skinny as a rail, which is not unusual as many fashion models look anorexic. What is unusual is that she is industrial-grade ugly (likely in the bottom 25% of 22-year olds in the US. But rather than questioning Ms. Emhoff’s sudden rise, the media talks about what talent the family possesses.

But, we live in strange times – when Sports Illustrated happily decimates the circulation of its annual swimsuit issue with “trannies” and plus-size women with beer guts in skimpy bikinis. There was a time when all your buddies envied you if you were dating an airline stewardess. Today a female flight attendant is a frumpy, overweight, forty-something bleached blonde with black roots and a bad attitude.

Imagine the media uproar if the Trump children exploited the White House connection.

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At least I included eye bleach.

 

69 Responses leave one →
  1. 2021 July 12 8:27 am
    [1]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    “ NY Fed: The median one-year ahead expected change in the cost of college education increased to 7.0% from 6.1% in May, its highest reading since April 2019”

  2. 2021 July 12 10:01 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Semi-final Chicago weekend shooting count – bad, but not as bad as last week’s holiday weekend:

    https://abc7chicago.com/chicago-shootings-gun-violence-police-weekend/10881240/

    I say semi-final because the Chicago Police may yet find a few bodies if they look hard enough,

    It appears JBoz deputized a few white supremacists before departing the Windy City.

  3. 2021 July 12 10:13 am
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    bc3b permalink

    prp #1:

    The cost of college not only outpaced inflation, but also medical costs.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomlindsay/2020/01/29/new-study-despite-nonstop-talk-of-making-college-more-affordable–tuition-continues-to-outpace-inflation/?sh=67bb8e917d18

    A little dated, but shows how college costs outpaced medical costs. During the 1960s and 1970s, a glut of baby boomers necessitated the building of additional classroom buildings and dorms. But, since 1980 college enrollment has been fairly flat. Today, many colleges have a glut of dorm space. Not only have enrollments declined, but students are moving off campus ASAP to save costs.

    https://www.businessinsider.com/college-and-health-cost-versus-income-2011-3

  4. 2021 July 12 10:40 am
    [4]
    fight on permalink

    BC its not even safe when leaving Chicago PD.

    https://www.fox5ny.com/news/rapper-kts-dre-dead-after-being-shot-64-times-on-way-out-of-jail

    Apparently the gangs don’t have an ammo shortage.

  5. 2021 July 12 10:59 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    3,

    Estimates are that 1/4 of the current college/unis will be out of business by 2030.

  6. 2021 July 12 11:01 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    4,

    Jeez. Did they serve him as steak tartar in the PD lunch room later?

  7. 2021 July 12 11:06 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Ought to happen more often — https://www.zerohedge.com/political/woman-duct-taped-seat-after-trying-open-plane-door-midflight — considering the number of drunks I have seen on a plane causing trouble.

    Stew: Welcome aboard Sir.
    Me[flashing duct tape]: thank you.
    Stew: Would you consider an upgrade to first class, gratis, since you brought a full roll.

    And so it goes….

  8. 2021 July 12 11:27 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    KH, I finished the Randall Carlson vid, pretty interesting.
    I started on the second (with Hancock) but maybe a better idea is to skip forward to the last one to get the most up to date info.
    Fascinating stuff, and so many details hang together

  9. 2021 July 12 11:33 am
    [9]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Waking up? Or fundraising?

    Rep. Dan Bishop
    @RepDanBishop
    These people protected Hillary, abused NSA surveillance databases against Americans, used known, unreliable DNC-funded propaganda to spy on Trump, perpetuated the Russia hoax, & lied to the FISC repeatedly.
    And now they tell you that you should spy on your family.

    Ted Cruz
    @tedcruz
    In both Cuba & China, they also ask children to spy on their parents….

    Richard Grenell
    @RichardGrenell
    This is outrageous. The @FBI has a growing credibility problem and this type of sinister snitching is clearly unhelpful.
    Why hasn’t the @fbi made more progress finding the BLM rioters from last summer? Why hasn’t the @fbi leadership apologized for the Russian hoax they pushed?

  10. 2021 July 12 11:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Chicago violence spreading to suburbs, although Dolton borders Chicago and is 91% black:

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/3-shot-in-2-shootings-at-dolton-bowling-alley/ar-AAM3jZq?ocid=uxbndlbing

  11. 2021 July 12 11:55 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Why hasn’t the @fbi made more progress finding the BLM rioters from last summer? Why hasn’t the @fbi leadership apologized for the Russian hoax they pushed?”

    Better question — Why has not anyone from a Field Director on up been fired? Till there are virtual heads rolling in the streets, nothing changes. Apologies are insufficient.

  12. 2021 July 12 12:10 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  13. 2021 July 12 3:20 pm
    [13]
    bc3b permalink

  14. 2021 July 12 3:43 pm
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    justrand permalink

    personal and anecdotal notes on the state of the PRK…even where we live

    The crazy, shiftless, homeless, drugged up and criminally inclined (with an obvious massive amount of overlap in those categories) have realized that there is virtually NOTHING that will be done to them regardless of what they do, so long as they don’t kill someone…and even then they feel emboldened. Leading to them moving increasingly into the hills and other rural areas where they have an even greater chance of getting away with damn near whatever they do.

    Five times in the last two months, individuals and groups from the overlapping categories above have posed a real and present threat to me, my wife, my community and my church. Actions and stated threats that were reported to, and ignored by, the Sheriff’s department. And we have one of the BEST Sheriff’s departments in the State.

    In church I now sit in the back, with a chair facing sideways that lets me pay attention to the sermon while monitoring the entrance…which we lock 5 minutes after the service starts. I am armed.

    My wife goes almost nowhere without carrying her concealed weapon.

    Everyone (who’s worth a damn) in our community is now on a hair-trigger…literally.

    I imagine that my/our experience is being repeated across the PRK…and it is only a matter of time before things boil over.

  15. 2021 July 12 3:47 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    South Africa deploys army to quell riots — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Pgbf-cfxHM

  16. 2021 July 12 3:59 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    JR, 14, that’s sad.
    I think the danger and societal breakdown is being noticed more and more in the cities but it’s far from boiling over, afaict.

  17. 2021 July 12 9:09 pm
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    8 – I’m only up to the 3rd myself 😉 Though today I’m feeling like the quicker the next mass extinction event comes the better.

    9 – And yet their funding has only increased. Fuck defund the police, how about “defund the FIB\CIA\NSA”, I mean the lefts out there trying it on ICE might as well have some similar effort.
    Reading the news total makes me understand how some people can go ‘postal’ and just start shooting – everyone.

    “Everyone (who’s worth a damn) in our community is now on a hair-trigger…literally.”

    As they probably should be.

  18. 2021 July 12 9:36 pm
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    Buried in the sea of news today.
    So I guess the strat is just put it out there early instead of denying stuff.

    A senior Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News on Monday evening that the DEA willingly told the Senate Judiciary Committee—without any inquiry into the matter—that one of the suspects in the assassination “was a confidential source to the DEA.”

    “At times, one of the suspects in the assassination of Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was a confidential source to the DEA,” the DEA told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

    https://www.breitbart.com/latin-america/2021/07/12/dea-tells-senate-panel-one-of-haitian-presidents-suspected-assassins-was-agency-informant/

    uhhh huh…so he waaaass a DEA assett? Who else was running this guy besides just DEA? Then again it reads like ‘senior anonymous sources say’ so who knows.

  19. 2021 July 12 10:02 pm
    [19]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Bitcoin Leads to Hyperinflation? Meet the Strangest FUD Yet

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VqZywiMP_jA

    ….aka blame the people jumping off the titanic for lifeboats rather than the captain (or captains) who is guiding it into that iceberg.

  20. 2021 July 12 10:10 pm
    [20]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    JimNorCal ,
    Back to Jeff Booth….in the 1900’s the purchasing power of the average US dollar roughly doubled. Meaning even if your wages stayed the same, you were twice as rich, but the truth is that your wages did increase in this era as well.

    However, right now the deflation is so much more profound than it was over that century that our dollars should be becoming more and more valuable if not for the Fed.

    But it also makes you ask yourself what the hell you investing in if you’re not jumping on the companies doing this, which means Cathie Woods is right. They say that the trick of the last decade was just buy big tech and take a nap and gain 20% a year. The only way to keep your dollars value over this period (and avoid the world banks inflation) was to be directly invested in the companies doing it or to just own bitcoin\crypto.

    aka Cathi Woods was right again….although her enthusiasm for Tesla does make me nervous. I usually buy some of her other funds.

  21. 2021 July 12 10:11 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Sorry that’s supposed to say: in the 1800’s the purchasing power of the average US dollar roughly doubled.

    Was drawing back to that century 1800-1900 when the US dollar doubled in value with very minor tech innovation.

  22. 2021 July 12 10:18 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    JimNorCal,
    I also think Saylor’s definition of the “risk free rate” aka the way he explains it since 1971 the rate of M2 inflation has been 7% and he adds a 3% risk premium. Therefor any company has to get you close to a 10% return just to meet the market’s “risk free rate” let alone trying to out perform this would be above this.

    But if you put your money in say the vanguard total stock market index (conglomerate of all indices weighted) you would have gotten about a 9-10% return over the last 50-70 years in the USA.

    Which means investing in a passive index fund is just getting you the risk free rate. Seems good, but it’s basically the minimum these companies have to achieve to even be viable companies at all.

    Meanwhile over the last 10-20 years big tech is growing at 20-30% a year. And Cathie’s ARKK and ARKF etc are growing even faster. Those are the companies doing the deflating.

  23. 2021 July 12 10:44 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    KH, here’s a link to the base group doing research on the hypotheses
    https://cometresearchgroup.org/comets-diamonds-mammoths/#impact-overview

  24. 2021 July 12 10:54 pm
    [24]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Most investors: Inflation
    Cathie Woods: Deflation and then a crash (but bullish on BTC)
    Saylor: I see what Woods is saying but there is only deflation for a trader’s short term view, I’m looking at a longer time frame and we won’t have 10 years (say) of deflation

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iWw6KoRvMg

  25. 2021 July 12 11:28 pm
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    23 – Thanks.

    Sort of related…
    Some more resources or time spent tracking asteroids or adversary sats or …. more resources spent on CRT and routing out all the “Racism” in the barely 2 year old Space Force. What a tough call there for the Space Force right? But of course CRT had to win out, sorry planet. 😉

    https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/2021/07/general-raymond-takes-space-force-war-against-daniel-greenfield/

    “Carrie Baker, the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer for the Space Force”

    Oh for fuck sake… the fact that such position exists says it all. Jhc star-trek didn’t even have a god damn CDO.

    Anyway back on topic – yeah that painting thing, I mean could they be any more transparently corrupt? They’re basically like “Yeah of course it’s vehicle for payoffs but we dare you to find someone to go after us for it, and then actually prove in a court where we’re likely to control the judge, and at least 1/2 the jury if not more.

  26. 2021 July 12 11:28 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    #24
    but if you lived in 1800-1900 you should have had at least a 2x return on your dollar because of deflation via technology.

    Right now we have deflation that is literally 20x or even 100X that rate yet your US dollars are worth less than they were 20 years ago.

    See the problem is that innovation is there and ACCELERATING. If you’re getting the 10% return… that’s just the risk free rate

  27. 2021 July 12 11:30 pm
    [27]
    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    Say Saylor says this is why no company other than Apple sits on cash. They do buy backs instead. If they can’t get a 10% return, which is the risk free rate (as above) then that capital is actually essentially being wasted and no investors will bother.

  28. 2021 July 13 2:52 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    26, I’ve read that’s why inflation is low (in terms of govt stats).
    Food costs are up.
    Rent is up.
    Gas is up.
    But anything related to personal electronics (tablet, smart phone, …) is down. You get more for less.
    Govts overweight that chunk a bit and voila. Inflation is steady …. but not really.

  29. 2021 July 13 4:38 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal #28 –

    While residential rent is up, commercial rents are down. I used to work in a huge 7-building complex – class A buildings. This complex has so many vacancies that they are offering 50% off year one rent on multi-year rents.

  30. 2021 July 13 5:17 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “… They say that the trick of the last decade was just buy big tech and take a nap and gain 20% a year. The only way to keep your dollars value over this period (and avoid the world banks inflation) was to be directly invested in the companies doing it or to just own bitcoin\crypto.”

    Just to be contrarian….

    Here are the perceived top 5 ‘tech’ companies —

    Facebook — advertising.
    Amazon — distribution.
    Apple — consumer electronics.
    Microsoft — tech company.
    Google — advertising.

    Facebook and Google make their money doing advertising and the product they sell is YOU. They in a sense are no different than Hoffman York. Had they been born in the 50’s they would be doing their schtick on TV.
    Tech is their means, adverts are their purpose.

    Amazon started as a book seller and they are still that. They have just branched out. AWS is a small % of their asset base and revenue streams. The majority of Amazon’s asset base is in logistics making them the top distribution concern on the planet. Again tech is their means, door delivery is their purpose.

    Apple started out as a tech company that has morphed into a consumer electronics firm focused on cell phones. Don’t believe me, look back at their earnings reports when they missed a delivery date of the latest phone release — it craters. Tech is their means, hype is their purpose. Seriously how many lenses can you put on a phone till it looks ridiculous?

    Microsoft, a true tech company. Not because they did not try myriad times to branch out of the technology realm — consumer devices, fail; winphone, fail, on an on. Tech is their means, tech is their purpose, only because that is the only thing they are good at.

    Having spent my career as a technologist I look at tech from the lens of who is developing it vs who is using it. Just because a business uses a piece of technology in a certain way does not make them intrinsically a ‘tech firm’.

  31. 2021 July 13 5:42 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    “… Was drawing back to that century 1800-1900 when the US dollar doubled in value with very minor tech innovation.”

    Sorry PRP, going to do it to you again — minor you say.

    * Just before, during and after the civil war the largest technology expansion occurred — rail. It increased 4x in size in the US. It brought other innovations,
    * time zones, telegraph and US beef industry. The first two as they were needed to keep trains from crashing into each other. The latter as the refrigerator car permitted western beef to reach eastern markets and not be rotten.
    * Marine shipping went from sail to steam. That permitted the development of scheduled maritime service for the first time in history.

    We would not see another tech explosion of equal magnitude till the transistor is invented.

  32. 2021 July 13 6:09 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    There are other tricks that the govt pulls —

    * They to not have housing costs (aka actual purchase) in the index. They have something called equivalent rent index whatever that mumbo jumbo means.
    * They play the substitution game — If I go from eating salmon to fish sticks because that is all I can afford right now. That is considered a ‘savings’ and goes in the index.
    * CPI does not capture the change in quality of equivalent products.

  33. 2021 July 13 6:15 am
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    drdog09 permalink

  34. 2021 July 13 6:23 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    Capital shooter of Babbit ID’d — Michael Leroy Byrd — Name familiar? You may remember an incident of a gun left in a bathroom that locked down the capital for a day. Same dude.

    The man has no business having a gun.

  35. 2021 July 13 6:30 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    I opined earlier that if BTC wants to get serious they need to get the velocity up — https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/just-5-all-bitcoins-circulation-have-traded-past-year — 5%, its worse than even I imagined. With its current valuation half its all time high, that may not be possible in the short term.

  36. 2021 July 13 10:16 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    30, drdog
    “Facebook — advertising.
    Amazon — distribution.
    Apple — consumer electronics.
    Microsoft — tech company.
    Google — advertising.”

    Sure but another way of looking at it (as you point out in 31) is to categorize ALL leading companies as tech companies. In the sense that, for example Rockefeller’s Standard Oil was a firm that developed the correct technology to extract oil. Hershey’s Chocolate was a tech company in terms of clean-room food processing and being able to mass produce identical, economical, shippable, spoilage-resistant individual pieces of candy. This is a point that Saylor (CEO of MicroStrategy often makes)

  37. 2021 July 13 10:25 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    35, I’ve become a bit of a BTC enthusiast 🙂 🙂
    But I’d agree that the low volume is troubling.
    On the one hand, BTC has been cut 50% in value from its high earlier this year. Imagine if the stock market had gone down 50%–there’d be blood in the streets and waves of suicides. From that point of view, BTC has shown itself to be amazingly resilient.
    But you’re right, the market volume indicates things have pretty much gone dark. Major firms have announced BTC initiatives, the country of El Salvador made it legal tender, the institutional activity is impressive. But old-time Bitcoiners (“OGs”) are idle and the new wave of retail are busy licking their wounds. No one is dumping but no one is buying either.
    I assume some Giant Firms are steadily accumulating without moving the price.
    But yeah, overall, “crickets”.

  38. 2021 July 13 10:51 am
    [39]
    drdog09 permalink

    2016, but it still applies —

  39. 2021 July 13 10:52 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2021/07/woke_capitalists_want_to_remake_the_financial_landscape.html
    (A journalist) starts out by noticing how her bank had started to categorize her expenses into groups such as “income, health & fitness, food & dining, travel, business services, pet supplies, and so on.” She discovered that her bank had contracted a company named Yodlee to aggregate her financial data (turns out Yodlee was selling her data, too). From there it gets more interesting: Yodlee was acquired in 2015 by a company called Envestnet.

    Envestnet works with 17 of the top 20 banks along with 5,200 other banks, financial institutions, and companies. They serve $4.8 trillion in assets, manage $229 billion in assets, and power more than 2 million financial plans a quarter. Envestnet services 500 million aggregated accounts each day. Three years later, in 2018, BlackRock, the world’s largest investment manager, bought an equity stake in Envestnet and partnered with them to integrate their technology with Envestnet’s.

  40. 2021 July 13 11:02 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Yike.
    RNC stabs Deplorables in the back.

    https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/all-things-trump/jenna-ellis-leaves-republican-party-says-she-too-ashamed-rnc
    Ellis, on Sunday, tweeted out that reports of Riemer’s behavior were true and that the RNC turned its back on Trump days after the November election, despite fundraising more than $220 million off of the claim that they were part of the fight. RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel subsequently blocked Ellis on the platform.

  41. 2021 July 13 11:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    37,

    Would you consider a shipping container a piece of tech on the basis that Saylor depicts innovation? By the way Hershey did not create the candy wrapping machine, they bought it.

  42. 2021 July 13 11:48 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BTC problem in the short term will be that those that bought at the high will hold hoping to recoup on an upturn. They won’t spend, they will hold and the velocity will suffer as a consequence.

  43. 2021 July 13 12:21 pm
    [44]
    bc3b permalink

    drdog09 #36 –

    That’s why protonmail.com is the best bet for sending any political emails because it is encrypted.

  44. 2021 July 13 12:31 pm
    [45]
    fight on permalink

    I need to borrow JR’s suprise meter for this article.

    https://therightscoop.com/former-us-attorney-claims-ag-barr-told-him-not-to-investigate-serious-allegations-of-voter-fraud-in-2020-election/

    Trump did a lot of great things but his choices for his cabinet and judges just down right sucked.

    Being a succesful businessman I thoght he would have good personnel skills. Boy was I wrong.

  45. 2021 July 13 12:46 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    “Would you consider a shipping container a piece of tech on the basis that Saylor depicts innovation? By the way Hershey did not create the candy wrapping machine, they bought it.”

    No, I don’t consider the shipping container a piece of high tech LOL.
    Saylor touts Hershey basically as “clean room tech”, not so much the mechanical devices to wrap kisses.

  46. 2021 July 13 2:44 pm
    [47]
    justrand permalink

    fight on, I don’t know who Trump had vetting key appointments, but they SUCKED at it!

  47. 2021 July 13 2:59 pm
    [48]
    drdog09 permalink

    “No, I don’t consider the shipping container a piece of high tech LOL.”

    I would not either. But in the shipping industry it would be. It caused ship design to change, made China what it is today, and if pushed it really made globalization possible.

  48. 2021 July 13 3:02 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    46,47,

    Agreed. But I had suggested that the day he got the nomination. In his business dealings if a sub could not produce they were fired on the spot and he brought somebody else to finish the job. That carried over to his operation in the white house with one difference — He hired quick, but did fire as quickly like he did in business. Barr should have been gone 6mos after being there.

  49. 2021 July 13 3:06 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    You can’t make this chit up — https://www.infowars.com/posts/20-year-old-girl-unexpectedly-dies-2-months-after-second-covid-jab/ — I applaud their commitment, misplaced as it is.

    “You have never lived if you are not willing to die for it.” — Anonymous.

  50. 2021 July 13 3:09 pm
    [51]
    drdog09 permalink

  51. 2021 July 13 3:22 pm
    [52]
    JimNorCal permalink

    51, you knew it was coming ….

    The Babylon Bee
    @TheBabylonBee
    Other States Look To Texas For Advice On How To Get Democrats To Leave

  52. 2021 July 13 3:25 pm
    [53]
    drdog09 permalink

    Jim,

    The question is — do the other states want them? 🙂

  53. 2021 July 13 5:02 pm
    [54]
    JimNorCal permalink

    Haven’t read it yet (too busy watching Saylor interviews and Joe Rogan shows LOL).
    But this created a flurry.
    https://www.thenewneo.com/2021/07/13/darryl-cooper-explains-what-the-right-has-been-thinking-for-the-last-few-years/
    I highlighted Darryl Cooper’s explanatory Twitter thread in this post last Friday. I knew the minute I read the thread that it was something special, because it accomplished a task that had seemed extraordinarily difficult: explaining the genesis of the last five or so years of step-by-step deepening alarm and disillusionment on the right in a way that almost anyone could understand it.

    Later, Tucker Carlson read the thread on his show and it went viral. Trump even cited it in a speech. The author probably didn’t know quite what hit him, but now he’s written an essay appearing on Substack that explains the whole thing further.

    Direct link:
    https://outsidevoices.substack.com/p/author-of-the-mega-viral-thread-on
    Introduction by Glenn Greenwald

  54. 2021 July 13 6:30 pm
    [55]
    drdog09 permalink

    Ok, if ye be in Texas review this list. Its the members of the Dims that are MIA this legislative session. Turner is in my district. I need to come up with a scheme to shame him.(Sadly Texas does not have provisions for recall in the state constitution.)

    Chris Turner
    Toni Rose.
    James Talarico,
    Senfronia Thompson,
    Ray Lopez,
    Alma Allen,
    Ramon Romero Jr.,
    Donna Howard,
    Diego Bernal,
    Michelle Beckley,
    Rhetta Bowers,
    John Bucy III,
    Liz Campos,
    Sheryl Cole,
    Nicole Collier,
    Jasmine Crockett,
    Joe Deshotel,
    Alex Dominguez,
    Barbara Gervin-Hawkins,
    Jessica González,
    Vikki Goodwin,
    Gina Hinojosa,
    Celia Israel,
    Ann Johnson,
    Jarvis Johnson,
    Julie Johnson,
    Trey Martinez Fischer,
    Ina Minjarez,
    Joe Moody,
    Christina Morales,
    Victoria Neave,
    Ana-Maria Ramos,
    Jon Rosenthal,
    Gene Wu
    Erin Zwiener.

  55. 2021 July 13 7:31 pm
    [56]

    “But anything related to personal electronics (tablet, smart phone, …) is down. You get more for less.”


    I beg to differ especially right now. Have actually tried purchasing computer components in the last year? Additionally you’re forced\pay for to take more than you even want, now it may be less inflation related and more supply but it doesn’t really make a difference which it is to one buying in the last year.

  56. 2021 July 13 7:40 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    56, I’m trying to summarize stuff I’ve read, so I’m probably getting things wrong. When someone says electronics is cheaper sometimes it’s not the cost of a new iPhone version but the fact that although more expensive, it has more stuff thus (comparatively) cheaper.

    Another way I’ve seen it expressed is
    old: thousands of dollars for vinyl, CDs, phonograph equipment, musical instruments vs new: 10/month for Spotify 100 milion songs
    old: thousands of dollars for books, college fees vs new: free online books and YouTube lectures

    The point is that in some economic areas we have raging deflation, in others we have accelerating inflation. People argue over which is the more significant force.

  57. 2021 July 13 7:44 pm
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    41 – Zero surprise.
    45 – Yup. Batting avg of .250 is ok in BB it’s horrible in appointment selection, especially when at least 2 of the 3 bad picks aren’t just not down with your agenda but actively working against you – and then you leave them in place instead of making a change.

    47 – They didn’t suck… they were playing for another team and in that regard accomplished their mission.

    49 – Bingo (an Wray ~1-7 days after TheMules bs was over..honestly before that but see the argument for letting that wrap first), it’s not the horrid picks that pisses me off (ok it does but..) as much as it’s the waiting way too long after it was obvious they were horrid picks to do anything about it. I’m sure he was advised here and there “don’t replace X right now cause they’ll come after you for Y…” truth is they came were always coming after him on every single front anyway…. so what difference does it make, be cut throat and let it be known – dems have zero aversion to doing such.

    51 – I hope they actually get arrested, get booked, and charged…etc. but I doubt it, guess we’ll see.

  58. 2021 July 13 7:58 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Well I have found Chris Turners office, its 5min from my house. I found the song I am going to play in the parking lot — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SneCkM0bJq0. Need the scope the place out then rearrange my work schedule next week.

  59. 2021 July 13 8:03 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “Jesus answered him, If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?”
    — John 18:23

    There IS a God! Lightening strike destroys Floyd mural.

    https://thelibertydaily.com/george-floyd-mural-struck-by-lightning-crumbles-to-the-ground/

  60. 2021 July 13 8:27 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    “old: thousands of dollars for books, college fees vs new: free online books and YouTube lectures”

    Not the example you want to use. Reason why? None of the current crop of educational purveyors confer a degree or cert. Sadly we and employers are still in the paradigm that accreditation by some third party is required and in the vast majority of cases that is from a school. That’s slowly changing. IT for example, get the right certs you can get a foot in the door and prove yourself. But its got a looooooong way to go.

    Books! $5 max as far as I am concerned. $20 if you send a pdf copy to lulu.com to have it printed. Say 5 instructors got together and wrote a book. They convinced 100 colleges to use it. Each class has 15 students. Its used in all trimesters of the year. $1000/yr. and that is for a single course section on the subject. A trifle for sure, but it comes in every year for nearly forever. Write 5,6 books over a period of time and a nice passive income is developed. Publishers are running a racket as far as I am concerned.

  61. 2021 July 13 8:35 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  62. 2021 July 13 9:53 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    #57
    Yes also automatization also is deflationary as well since companies don’t need as many employees. Think of a defi exchange with zero employees doing what JP Morgan does with tons of employees or AI that is taking over the world with likely driverless vehicles or ordering via online app instead of having to use employees to take your order at a drive through. etc etc. use your imagination. A lot of jobs could just outright go away.

  63. 2021 July 13 9:56 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The more efficient private industry is in causing deflation, which is obviously its goal as private actors trying to make money and be efficient, the more extreme the central banks have to become in order to combat this deflation.

  64. 2021 July 13 10:16 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

  65. 2021 July 13 10:41 pm
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    PresidentRonaldPaul permalink

    The Greatest Wealth Transfer in History with Jeff Booth, Author of The Price of Tomorrow
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OemGBC78_8Q

  66. 2021 July 14 3:11 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    More BS govt “action” using OPM. Probably worse than Gov Newsom’s pledge to ban gas cars decades after he’s left office.
    (Via Yahoo Finance)

    The UK government wants to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) by 2040 as part of its ambitions to reach net zero carbon by 2050.
    The move comes in anticipation of November’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) and is part of a new “greenprint” published by the government which aims to decarbonise all modes of domestic transport.

    The HGV ban is subject to a consultation and “represents a world-leading pledge to phase out all polluting road vehicles within the next two decades”, the government said.
    It had earlier said it wants to stop the sale of new diesel and petrol cars and vans by 2030, which it now appears to have postponed to 2035.

    The UK hopes to create a net zero rail network by 2050, ensure net zero domestic aviation emissions by 2040 and also transition to green shipping.

  67. 2021 July 14 4:52 am
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    https://www.aier.org/article/icelandic-study-suggests-government-workers-are-unnecessary/

    Read past the opening, not quite what the title might suggest, more a commentary of how ‘media’ over hypes shit studies that serve their agenda. 😉

  68. 2021 July 14 7:35 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    me: “old: thousands of dollars for books, college fees vs new: free online books and YouTube lectures”

    drdog: “Not the example you want to use. Reason why? None of the current crop of educational purveyors confer a degree or cert.”

    That’s true. I can’t help feeling though, that each year brings us closer to the point where gov’t indoctrination certificates provide less credibility. Whereas actually knowing stuff will become more accepted.
    Certainly if I wanted to start a business or buy a franchise I’d never think to take a class. I’d go online to hear what doers suggest. Still, I admit you’re currently correct when it comes to jobs where an employer selects you.

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