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Mon, Oct 26, 2015 - 10:03pm (Reply to #4621)
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Spartacus Rex wrote:
..........He (Savage) pointed out that news outlets like the Associated Press and Reuters always show pictures of migrants with women and children. Savage suggests that you look at candid pictures from Breitbart and you will see that they are mostly all men. “Breitbart has the best pictures by the way,” he stated. Savage remains puzzled that no opposition or outrage currently exists from Republicans or the American people regarding this potential Syrian migrant disaster." "

"always". Thank goodness you warned me about the use of absolutes. In about 10 sec. I was able to Google https://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/25/us-europe-migrants-conflict-analysis-idUSKCN0SJ07420151025 this Reuters story with a picture that shows a 'surprising' number of what appear to be men. Or take this one, also from Reuters, in which I could not identify a woman. https://www.facebook.com/Reuters/posts/1003476313006058 I am sure I could find one from AP as quickly but it's already MythBusted.

The UN reports a gender split closer to 50/50. https://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/regional.php

Also curious about what 'potential' disaster Savage is referring to. It is already a disaster. What's the potential part?

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Tue, Oct 27, 2015 - 3:47am
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@ HappyNow LOL!

I will give you this Happy, at least you are a quick study herein when 'Ol Rex holds your feet to the fire. (However when left to your own initiatives, Not So Much! laugh )

Apparently you did not listen to the clip of the actual interview, otherwise you would have recognized that Savage never actually said “always”, and thus realized that such was merely a pathetic interpolation via paraphrasing by the columnist Robert Wilde at Breitbart, and the Editor was obviously not paying attention.

As to your first piece of evidence, what can I say other than your eyesight must be failing you there whippersnapper.

As to your second, you will get no argument from me as to what appears to be group of thirteen obviously out of work/unemployed young men with nothing better to do than to cluster and hang out on a street corner, and no offense to “facebook” however since there nothing to indicate that such are indeed entirely all from Syria, it is inconclusive at best, yet still leaves one wondering what these loafers are up to when there are no cameras around, or at night, or what the hell they are going to do when winter comes, since Greece is hardly the hotbed of job opportunities in Europe at the moment and not likely to change anytime soon, so no home, no job, no prospects, sounds like a recipe for a pending (Picnic perhaps? laugh)

Nevertheless the pictures of which Savage was referring to are the streams of military age men, predominantly undocumented, and literally pouring through porous borders into Eastern and subsequently Central Europe.

As far as your attempt with the UN report of a 50/50 gender split, obviously it escaped your scrutiny when it suits you, to notice that these were actually registered refugees within the following Countries:

This figure includes 2.1 million Syrians registered by UNHCR in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon, 1.9 million Syrians registered by the Government of Turkey, as well as more than 26,700 Syrian refugees registered in North Africa. Regional demographic breakdown below is based on available data from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Lebanon”

Re: "It is already a disaster "

Actually when the true “disaster” hits, everything preceding it will look like a minor inconvenience.

Keep trying there, Slugger!

You're bound to make it off the sandlot one of these days.

Cheers,

S. Rex

Tue, Oct 27, 2015 - 7:09am
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Rex I don't disagree that

So the journalist that you used fails the basic task of qouting properly? 

The ideas you express on seeing the picture in the article that is attributed to Reuters (it appears they have an outlet on Facebook) reinforce not Savage's allegations but rather refute them. That is, mainstream media posted a picture and you didn't think of suffering women and children but you did think of what they claim are refugees (male) in a poor light.

There may in fact be plenty of pictures used that show refugee men in an unattractive way but viewers may also have bias and not recall them when making opinions. So as to what Savage has to say about the media: perhaps so, and perhaps not. Based on what you posted earlier I would not agree with Savage but treat him with suspicion since there are such errors.

Rex I don't disagree that there are many more male refugees than the media generally chooses to show. And further I suspect that there are some among them who pose some danger to persons of other beliefs. 

Giving expression to thoughts many of us have is one thing. Using materials which are obviously biased in order to support those thoughts or conclusions is to have the right make the same mistake the left is making or vice-versa. I do not believe it strikes a balance, rather I believe the result is polarization which results in escalation of conflict.

Savage is popular for a very good reason. Howard Stern as well. Trump, of late, seems to strike a chord. Rush Limbaugh, remember him?

One must exercise vigilance when emotions are at the fore. Your man Savage's words have potential to be dangerous as well and I encourage you to be careful when repeating what the man has said or even allegedly has said so that you are not part of the spread of false or misleading words.

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Tue, Oct 27, 2015 - 7:14am
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No comment...must be a slow

No comment...must be a slow news day....

The British people preparing for the end of the world

British survivalists - known as "preppers" - are fixated on the need to survive in the event of a catastrophe. What motivates them?

Beside a stream in the middle of the Bedfordshire countryside, Peter Stanford - who describes himself as a motivational life coach - is pumping up his inflatable canoe by hand.

This is his chosen method of transport for escaping an "apocalyptic situation", which he views as anything from a financial crash to a repeat of the London riots.

https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34637377

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Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 3:17pm
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US Dollar

Looks like Mr.Dollar might be breaking out once again, now trading up to near 98 on the Dollar Index. Gold down to $1157, I see a higher US Dollar in the next 12 months regardless of a rate hike or not. 

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 3:29pm
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@ZMAN

Go back to your hole troll.

Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 6:24pm
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Ad-hoc: Deutsche Bank

Ad-hoc: Deutsche Bank announces Strategy 2020 financial targets

The Management Board of Deutsche Bank (XETRA: DBKGn.DE/NYSE: DB) today approved the implementation of the Bank's strategic plan, known as “Strategy 2020”. The plan includes the following financial targets:

- CET 1 ratio: at least 12.5% from the end of 2018
- Leverage ratio: at least 4.5% at the end of 2018 and at least 5.0% at the end of 2020
- Return on Tangible Equity (RoTE): greater than 10% by 2018
- Adjusted Costs (total noninterest expenses excluding restructuring and severance, litigation, impairment of goodwill and intangibles and policyholder benefits and claims) of less than EUR 22.0 billion by 2018
- Cost/income ratio (CIR) of approximately 70% in 2018 and of approximately 65% in 2020
- Risk Weighted Assets (RWA) (excluding regulatory inflation following regulatory changes expected to be at least EUR 100 billion by 2019/2020) of approximately EUR 320 billion at the end of 2018 and of approximately EUR 310 billion at the end of 2020.

Furthermore, the plan is based on the elimination of the Deutsche Bank common share dividend for the fiscal years 2015 and 2016. The Management Board expects to recommend the payment of common share dividends commencing from fiscal year 2017 at a competitive payout ratio.

https://www.db.com/ir/en/content/ir_releases_2015_5064.htm

Coz when you own gabillions in derivatives, even a .25% raise is gonna break you.

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 - 7:30pm (Reply to #4628)
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brokerk22 wrote: Go back to

brokerk22 wrote:

Go back to your hole troll.

Why would you call someone who has been correct about most things a troll? Or maybe you are angry that my correct calls goes against your investment thesis.

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 3:26am (Reply to #4625)
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@ Happy LOL!

HappyNow wrote:

So the journalist that you used fails the basic task of qouting properly? 

Oh, the irony/ hypocrisy!

Thank heavens you cannot be taken seriously, lest I wind up laughing myself into hysteria.

Permit me to clarify the previous encouragement.

Try harder, Slugger!

That you might perhaps make it off of the sandlot one of these days.

Cheers,

S. Rex

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 3:27am (Reply to #4628)
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@ broker22...

Sincere thanks for that assist.

As it otherwise truly tends to get monotonous after so much.

Cheers,

S. Rex

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 3:29am (Reply to #4630)
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@ tiny little z - LMAO

zman wrote:

Why would you call someone who has been correct about most things a troll?

“correct about most things”???

Really?

Feel free to post that List, ANYTIME!

It is patently obvious why you are a rabid cheerleader for Team Fiat/ Counterfeit.

Idiots like you would literally starve otherwise!

Cheers,

S. Rex

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 7:46am
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Uh oh, here we go This is a game

Uh oh, here we go This is a game changer - all those future mums and dads and the grandmas and grandads will be looking to put their hard earned lolly in longterm investments for their future kids/grandkids and that is A LOT of future kids we are talking about....A LOT.?

China to end one-child policy

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-34665539

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 8:36am
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SRSRocco

https://youtu.be/u6y2CXmtKaw SRSRocco Steve St Angello on with someone and Steve Quayle , Long video but seriously worth listening to. i would recommend anyone who has the time tune in. Mainly for the silver segment in the first two thirds.

Thu, Oct 29, 2015 - 10:41am
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Deutsche Bank to cut 15,000

Deutsche Bank to cut 15,000 jobs

Deutsche Bank has said it will cut 15,000 jobs as it announced a third-quarter €6bn (£4.3bn) loss.

Germany's biggest bank said it would cut 9,000 full-time jobs and 6,000 contractor roles.

It is also planning to sell businesses employing 20,000 people over the next two years.

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-34664777

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Sat, Oct 31, 2015 - 4:22pm (Reply to #4631)
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Spartacus Rex wrote:HappyNow

Spartacus Rex wrote:
HappyNow wrote:

So the journalist that you used fails the basic task of qouting properly? 

Oh, the irony/ hypocrisy!

Thank heavens you cannot be taken seriously, lest I wind up laughing myself into hysteria.

Permit me to clarify the previous encouragement.

Try harder, Slugger!

That you might perhaps make it off of the sandlot one of these days.

Cheers,

S. Rex

I don't pretend to be a journalist. If you expect the same standard from me that's your problem.

On the other hand you hold out some high standards. Of course you don't commit to abide by them and that's just one place where the high horse has room.

It's your call to make on re-use of sloppy 'journalism' and to denigrate me for pointing it out. 

Take me seriously when it makes sense and laugh when you cannot make sense of it. You may learn or laugh and each has a place.

Whether or not you judge me to be off your sandlot does not change where I am. 

You don't have a lock on the interpretation of scripture either and of that I won't engage here.

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Sun, Nov 1, 2015 - 4:37am
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Norway's second largest bank abandons cash

Scandinavian banking bank Nordea will stop handling cash in its Norwegian branches from Monday, in the latest move towards a cashless society in the Nordic region.

Announcing the plans on Friday, Norway's number two bank said the move was prompted by falling demand. Only one payment in twenty in Norway is made using notes or coins. This is fewer even than in neighbouring Sweden, which has attracted global attention for its rapid move towards electronic transactions.

The bank described the move in a statement on Friday as an “important strategic step into the digital world”. Handling cash exposes bank staff to security risks and makes it hard for banks to comply with money laundering laws, it claimed.

Only one Nordea branch, Oslo Central Station, still handles cash over the counter. The bank said the service was not sufficiently popular to warrant continuing. Cash will still be available through cash machines (ATMs).

Åse Dahl, bank manager at Oslo Central Station, said customers had adapted to cashless banks. “We have only seen a marginal increase in transaction volumes in recent years. This is despite the fact that for almost a year Oslo Central has been the only branch of ours to offer this kind of service,” she said. “Society is getting steadily more digital, and customers want to do as much as possible online or on mobiles,” Dahl told broadcaster NRK. “The whole of society is going in this direction. The other banks will follow – it’s just a matter of time,” she said.

https://www.thelocal.no/20151030/norways-second-bank-to-refuse-cash-from...

Sun, Nov 1, 2015 - 11:04pm
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Swiss group says it has

Swiss group says it has signatures for 'sovereign money' vote

ZURICH | By John Miller

A Swiss group pushing a sovereign money initiative on grounds it will make the country's banking system more secure has collected 100,000 signatures necessary to eventually put the matter to a popular vote, it said on Saturday.

The group, Monetary Modernization, wants to make the Swiss National Bank alone responsible for creating the country's money, not just coins and banknotes, but also so-called "electronic money" that makes up most bank accounts.

The group says the current fractional reserve system - where banks "create" money each time they issue loans - is unstable because it is secured by reserves representing just a fraction of the currency actually created by the national bank.

Raffael Wuethrich, a spokesman, said his group would formally hand over the 100,000 notarized signatures to federal administration officials in Berne on Dec. 1. He added it could take as long as five years before the measure goes to voters.

https://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/10/31/uk-swiss-sovereign-money-idUKK...

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Sun, Nov 1, 2015 - 11:16pm
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The Swiss

A great nation bent over by the new word bankers. They have sold their souls and now want them back, good luck with that.

Mon, Nov 2, 2015 - 6:59am
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Morgan Stanley

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 - 7:05am
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Five Wild Stats from October

"I found a flaw in the model that I perceived is the critical functioning structure that defines how the world works." - Alan Greenspan, October 2008 WTF ! Now you tell us !!!
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