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Bayes theorem, and making probability intuitive, plus, The quick proof of Bayes' theorem

Damn, this 3Blue1Brown guy is The Shit when it comes to # #

To become a more # # #, you're going to want to make sure you already understand this type of # & #.

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The quick proof of Bayes' theorem

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Elections | Opinion about Lib's/Socalists/etc. versus Capitalist Ambition

Typically I'm posting a # for people to listen to and a reason to listen to it, but here, a podcast merely # my thoughts while doing man-on-the-street type interviews of # #.

An older-sounding white man said something about how all the # (pejoratively) and their # and free # is going to kill off all the # of #. I definitely paraphrased him, but his point is intact.

His comment caught me in that way where you clearly see how and why he is so mistaken. I felt the immediate recoil from him misunderstanding what a # is, but I'll give him that because # is messy and people on the same side disagree if given the chance to talk to each other instead of yelling at the "others". However, he is fundamentally wrong about ambition. He was confusing the idea of working out of desperation and the survival instinct with ambition. Perhaps he was a # type who had hopes for his next of kin doing better and instead sees 23-year-old grandchildren playing X-Box all day and drinking at night. I don't know why he thinks his opinions are valid, but I do know he is wrong.

It's been # proven that when we are stressed over meeting our basic needs in life that we can't make good decisions. Ambition comes from having a good idea that can improve people's lives in a way that it would be valued at more than what it costs to produce. It's hard to have good ideas when you can't figure out what to do without; #, #, #, #, Clean #, or the # / # payment. I believe it's a goal of socialism to meet these basic needs without question, thus the desperation is lifted and people can be free to think of greater things.

The # # had an unquestionably great thing going with flourishes of #, #, # and so forth. Their institutions of learning did not charge admission for entrance. They did, however, have a bar to entry, and it was based on the economic standing of the citizens. If you were wealthy enough to stop working for a period of time, you could get the "go-ahead goal" of learning about important things. Poor people were still stuck in the cycle of desperation. This may explain why it's so much more likely that non-poor people have # ideas and subsequently the ambition to get rich as a result.

If nobody was stuck in desperation mode due to bad-luck-of birth #, # and ambition might skyrocket.

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"I don't know why he thinks his opinions are valid, but I do know he is wrong"
I have an evidence based reason why he thinks his opinions are valid, and I know he is wrong too..

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Trump’s Iranian Connection

Well, this is a hella piece of # for people who # to # #. He used to be # with the # # #. I'm not actually making # assessments right here, I'm just saying that being a # is like living a life of #. Trump is a living #.

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Capitalism. Time for a reset — This is the new agenda

I'm a #Skeptic because of my experiences in life. I'm an #Optimist about the nature of our collective #humanity being more #good than #bad. I'm a #Pessimist about the people in power being far more likely to be #sociopathic than the population at large. This new thing the Financial Times is doing, #TheNewAgenda, well, it seems genuine.

They are mumbling or at least saying quietly, "hey #Capitalism, you're we're doing it wrong." They seem to be reporting with a #perspective of #introspect and #reckoning of overdue #liability #accounts of industrial capitalism. Typically, big-capitalism doesn't do introspect, it only does short term plans to beat their competitors to death.

I know it's very easy to put on a false front and get people to think you're doing something good when the #hidden #agenda, the true goal, is bad for most people. I'm going to presume innocence on the #FT here until proven otherwise. The FT was really good before this new "New-Thing" so I'm optimistic about it.
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JSC Exam Result 2019

Education Board Results has declared that the JSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, JSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get JSC Result with Marksheet?

Education Board Results has declared that the JSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, JSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get JSC Result with Marksheet?

Link: JSC Result | JDC Result

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PSC Exam Result 2019

Primary Result has declared that the PSC Exam Result 2019 publish date. According to the news, PSC Result 2019 is going to be published on 31st December 2019. So want to get PSC Result with Marksheet?

Link: PSC Result | Ebtedayee Result | EBT Result

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How China Tracks Everyone | VICE on HBO

Maybe it's just me, but does anybody think it's odd how a "# country (# found a refinement of a # country's product, #, as ideal for their "way of life"?

To be clear, # did invent # because it was always a problem for # to figure out how to persuade their market into overpaying for their products/services. Broadcast advertisement was a blunt instrument, like washing clothes by banging them with rocks along the riverbed, but it was the best option they had for mind control. They would try to get a "better bang for the buck" by all kinds of user surveys, but it just narrowed down fishing with dynamite to fishing with nets. They wanted to fish with smart hooks that found the fish they wanted without them making any effort. # showed them all the way. # just didn't have a pretense of # or # to slow them down.

Companies in a # society, if they are big enough, hate government because they want to be as powerful as a government, but with dictatorial powers. China and Russia are showing us that is what they want too. Capitalism infected the world like a virus and now we are going to reap the whirlwind.

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I forgot to "git pull" in both the main and addons directories when I upgraded. I feel like a #

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George Bush, Barack Obama, and the CIA Torture Cover-Up

The latest #Podcast by Intercepted is a big reveal on how we #American's have lied to ourselves for over a decade about our #CIA #Torture programs. At least 2 of our #POTUS have been implicated as complicit in this episode, and other perpetrators who got off scot-free are called out with the evidence against them.

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Making clean water from sunshine and air

This is a #BigFuckingDeal!!! Water from the air with low energy & low long-term operating costs!!! People I met (engineers & computer scientists) in the late 1990s from the #MiddleEast told me they (and many others since then) thought the next World War would be over #Water! One guy said they were welling up so much drinking water that the desert floor dropped closer to Sea-Level!!! That's a problem that Mexico City also experienced! Desalinization of ocean water isn't easy. This solution appears to be easy and efficient (unless some rare-earth materials are in short supply to produce the panels).

In this #Podcast, we get introduced to the company, Zero Mass Water, and its product hydropanels.

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Fucking Ring Doorbells

So, the Mozilla Foundation has a thing where they review the ethical quality of a good or service, "*privacy not included", and the #Amazon #Ring #Doorbell made their #ShitList. Apparently people are paying between $100 &$500 USD to have their homes "protected" by the Police through Amazon's #SurveillanceCapitalism AI.

I believe the main thing they don't know they are doing is that they are giving hackers easy access to clandestinely "case my house" to find out when it would be best to come in and rob me. Their doorbells are pointing at my house, not theirs. Their doorbells may never see their own movements, but they will broadcast everybody else's. It makes me wonder if there's a way to walk past and, with a specialized electronic device, cause them to be #Bricked. I think whacking them with a hammer might be illegal, and don't think it would survive a Supreme Court challenge.

That last paragraph sounds far-fetched unless you read the Mozilla write-up (linked below) on this flawed product. Recall, Amazon doesn't make surveillance products to benefit you, they make them to benefit Amazon.

And don't expect the Cops who are keeping all the footage to not post a viral video of you stumbling up the front steps spilling two armloads of groceries onto the porch. They can and will do that. Think I'm wrong? How about the show Cops, or Live PD. Think those shows are real? Try listening to the Running From Cops #Podcast and see how maliciously manufactured they are.

And just royally with this one:
Ring states that it does not use facial recognition technology. However, it has hired a "head of facial recognition research" at Ring Ukraine, so it may have plans to in the future.

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@ Why haven't you #Tooted yet?
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Tooted means sending out messages? I just started following people fairly recently and haven't found that many interesting subjects to #Toot about. I prefer quality over quantity, if that's what you want to know.
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Yes, mostly that's what I wanted to know, and Toot is the Mastodon post like a Tweet is a twitter post.

However, it's hard to make a decision to give a two-way following relationship without knowing what type of content will go into my feed. You have a NULL feed, so for all I knew, you were either a scam account waiting to build a following then commercialize your followers or a listening post for a nefarious group of people waiting to commit a DDoS attack for me saying the wrong thing.

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CD203: Scattering Interior

Well, my latest #Hero #Journalist Jen Briney, creator and voice of the #CongressionalDish dropped another great episode. I'm not sure if #MAGA types would like this episode despite her having a following from them too because she tends personally as a #Libertarian and plays no favorites with her content about the #USA #Congress #HouseOfRepresentatives, but if said #Conservative #Republicans are truly principled and not just "fan-boys" voting for a color/logo/wishful-thought, then thy will like it too.

The main thrust of her episode is the way our #Executive branch of government has nefariously altered the way our country collectively regulates public land. Their goal and result was to streamline all the land to be used for energy production. Depending greatly on how any given person defines #TheSwamp in Washington #DC and what a #Monster is in that swamp will change their opinion on the success of #DrainTheSwamp. If your idea of a swamp monster is a person who protected public land for a small subset of American Citizens so that oil drilling wouldn't happen on it, then you'll be happy about what has happened because the filth is about to flow on many of us while a tiny minority of corporations will profit mightily.

WTF is the DOW Index?

So this is for the ! #Forum because as it turns out a lot of people who might want to invest don't know what those news-making indexes are or why they should or should not matter.

The attached article below is a link to a Google Spreadsheet document that calculates the Dow Jones Industrial Average live. You can click around in the cells to see how it's calculating to come up with the number talked about on the news. Their's lots to say about this one, so I'm going to thread comments below to explain more...
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#BTW today's #Marketplace podcast is related...
The stock market is not the economy … so what is it?

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After much procrastination, here is the S&P500 version of that linked DJIA Google Spreadsheet attached to the initial post:
The main difference is the DJIA is a badly planned average of prices and this is a weighted average where the size of the company relative to the other companies sizes will change its importance. That makes sense because if a $4-million company changed its price by 5% and a$3-billion company changed its price by 5% we wouldn't think they are equal with respect to the health of the overall stock market.
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Got any Hot-Tips on what or when to buy, sell, hold a Stock or Bond?

This is a universal concept for the @ # because it has to do with a street-smarts that you as a # or a potential investor need to think about.

Some very basic human activities are #, #, #, and # (it might stretch the metaphor to include #). In all these activities # are the # and the rest of # is the #. The trouble with this is we don't very often get to think about some humans as the predators and other humans as the prey. I can guarantee Captains of Industry instinctively know that you are their prey and use it to their advantage; they also get away with it and get rewarded by society with respect and admiration. Think about this quote for a moment:

Pol Pot killed 1.7 million people. We can't even deal with that! You know, we think if somebody kills someone, that's murder, you go to prison. You kill 10 people, you go to Texas, they hit you with a brick, that's what they do. 20 people, you go to a hospital, they look through a small window at you forever. And over that, we can't deal with it, you know?

Someone's killed 100,000 people. We're almost going, "Well done!

You killed 100,000 people? You must get up very early in the morning. I can't even get down the gym! Your diary must look odd: “Get up in the morning, death, death, death, death, death, death, death – lunch- death, death, death -afternoon tea - death, death, death - quick shower…"
It works a bit like that in #, we only have show trials to convict insignificant #.

So back to the main point. If you don't know what the warning signs are that you are the prey in the securities business, you will be somebody's dinner entrée. If you have no experience as a predator, you should watch a bunch of nature shows or search the Internet for hunting tips. In lieu of that and to get you started, here are a few scenarios.

When fishing, a common formula is a lure, a hook, and a line. The lure pretends to be easy food for the fish. In finance, the lure can be two businessmen in a public place acting as if they are having a private conversation about a stock that is about to go big. Instead, they are having a purposefully public conversation about a stock they need to get suckers to buy, and you are the audience. They don't know for sure, but they think when you take that bait and get on the hook by buying the stock, you will unwittingly volunteer yourself as bigger bait to hook more and/or bigger fish. They expect you to tell friends and loved ones about the "hot inside info" you got by being lucky.

When hunting there are callers for a variety of specific animals; mating calls. Their's nothing better for attracting mammals than shouting "Who wants to get laid?" in public places, am I right? Well, it works in general. So how does the finance community use mating calls? They do it by proxy. They know people thing having more money is a proxy for getting laid more often. Their mating call is to make you think you are in for a lot of money if you do something that they are broadcasting breathlessly to the public in an urgent voice. The last wave I recall with a massive push was for "Pot Stocks". It was because some of the States in the USA decided to decriminalize or even legalize marijuana possession and consumption. It's almost a given that everybody instinctively knows that the demand for cannabis is huge so it's woefully assumed that stocks which do work in that newly freed industry will all be very valuable. That kind of assumption is what makes a duck swim towards a gun. Most of the ticker symbols being hyped during the mating call cycle are dead & buried already. Some of them were thin-air type shell companies, others were ill-advised entrepreneurs who were "high on their own supply," or "believing their own fever dreams." One way or the other, they took a lot of money from people thinking they were going to get rich quick and probably get laid next. They spent that money and nobody is getting it back. That doesn't mean there aren't reasonable companies worth investing in within the cannabis industry. I'm in one myself. It just means that if you think you're investing "of your own free will" after a massive broadcasting campaign urging people to do it, it was NOT your own free will.

When herding, the Shepard typically employs trained dogs that get special treatment for convincing the herd to follow a predefined path which is best for the rancher, not for the herd. The dogs see the rancher/cowboy give signals on what to do, and they go out and deliver the message by barking at the herd along the edges where the ranchers chattel starts to try moving off the course. In finance, the barking dogs are all over the place. One of the most iconic characters I love to hate is Jim Cramer of the show Mad Money. He is perhaps the least refined of all the dogs. I cherish the time Jon Stewart showed the world that Jim Cramer is one of those shepherding dogs. (see full interviews part 1 and part 2 on Comedy Central) In the part 2 segment it's revealed that he was causing the owners of his own hedge fund (his herd) to act in a way to depress its value because he took a bet that it would go down. It's akin to shearing sheep. It's really hard to find people telling the public how to invest who aren't just shepherding dogs for some wealthy rancher trying to turn you into chattel on their ranch. You don't need to learn everything about finance to be safe, but you do have to really understand where you will wind up if you take somebody's advice.

I think I made my point here. I hope this helps you to stay safe in your investing endeavors, and always remember ... stay frosty.

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Your outfit is trash (as a compliment)

This #Podcast is noteworthy, especially if you genuinely want to live in a more #Sustainable way with respect to the #Environment. It might mean you have to change the way you chose #Clothing and other #Apparel, but you'll be doing the right thing for the right reasons.

Next time you buy clothes, buy ones that will last longer, and keep them longer. Own fewer items. Consider getting and giving items at consignment shops. Look into repairing clothes instead of discarding them; all my childhood jeans had iron-on patches in the knees.

#Economy #ClimateChange #Fashion #FastFashion #China #Garments #Cotton #DistressedJeans

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EP 47: PROJECT RAVEN | 17 September 2019 | 61:49

#WOW! This #Podcast has a LOT going on!!!

The DARKNET DIARIES website linked in the webpage preview attachment at the bottom of this post has all their sources for the story ready for you to scrutinize. You have retired #US #Navy people going to private #InfoSec / #SurveillanceCapitalism companies overseas. You have #FalseFront's of these private #Spy companies being #Exposed. You have the links to #MiddleEast nations using the "services" in order to do #Khashoggi style #Hack, catch & kill operations on #Journalists for telling #TruthToPower. You have #Whistleblower's who didn't blow a whistle till these "companies" went #Psycho on the employees for showing they had some #Moral #Character.

This story is the seed for a #Blockbuster #Bollywood / #Hollywood #Thriller #Suspense #Action #Movie. Although after hearing the latest from Jeremy Scahill on The INTERCEPTED Podcast I'm being made aware—from a primary source—that the #CIA spends time and money the way the #Mossad does on effecting legitimate films in order to adjust them into #Propaganda to serve their agency's needs.

#Corruption and sunlight on it abounds in this little one hour story.

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Why do prime numbers make these spirals?

This is wicked cool to watch. It doesn't get too technical till all the visual fun has been displayed. It's like telling a joke, then explaining why it's funny.

#Math Art (x) Math (x)
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Why are the NYSE and private companies fighting over two-millionths of a second?

From the #Marketplace #Podcast I heard a real gem for the ! #Forum. I forget the details of the whole backstory, but what I remember is this...

#WallStreet started wholesale hiring #Computer #Scientist's shortly after the #Y2K changeover; we were at a severe pay discount at that time. It was around 2002 that the hiring wave was more of an open secret. The finance people that were writing their checks didn't give them their due respect when they should have. This made an opening for the #Geeks to steal their bully #Jocks lunches. The CS people front ran the market based on AI automated trading and a shorter wire than the finance jocks had.

To more deeply understand the wire advantage an ordinary 2GHz speed processor (old and slow now), makes well over 2 billion calculations per second, and there are 1 million microseconds per second, and electricity travels at the speed of light, so in the same time data travels through six-inches of wire that 2GHz processor finished doing a calculation. The longer the difference between the connection to the data is, the more time a computer has to react to a change in the same data. Let's just say you have the new Intel 9 in a machine working for you today. That's 18 cores each doing 3 billion calculations per second. That's also way over 108,000 calculations in two-millionths of a second. And that's why the NYSE is making the news today.

This skimming by the geeks has gone on for a long time now, maybe a decade. Yesterday's story by Kai Ryssdal and Sabri Ben-Achour linked below is a type of "The Empire Strikes Back" by the finance guys.

It's short and worth your time to listen, BUT!!! I do not in any way condone this type of hyperspeed trading, it's bad for the market, bad for the environment and bad for other investors! The systems I am developing are designed to give you the mathematical minimum volatility in your investments while doing reasonable buy-and-hold ownership, in an ideal set of proportions, while still enjoying healthy returns tuned in by your risk tolerance.

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Is There a Revolution for Women In Science? Are Things Finally Changing?

A great episode investigating #UnconsciousBias in #Academia (where they think they are imune). I didn't really have a clue what Unconscious #Bias was before hearing about it in this episode, but now I kind of know that I don't fully understand something I knew nothing about before.

I've often heard people hurry to inject the argument that we should select based on #Merit, not by skin color or sex-organs at birth, whenever #AffirmativeAction or some other hiring rules come to play and it sounds tempting to accept it despite that its usually angry white males who deliver that argument. This #Podcast delivers #objective, #empirical #evidence that refutes the idea that our current society can accurately perform #MeritBased #Hiring even when we are trying to do it. We must do some kind of skewing of our aim to be on the ideal target because our unconscious bias is making us perform consistently off target.

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Screaming Into The Void: How Outrage Is Hijacking Our Culture, And Our Minds

[He said knowingly with a smug sense of #Outrage and #Righteous #Indignation.] The gist of this episode is that we have #Evolutionary reward systems to be outraged at a person's reprehensible actions, but that sub-system was developed with small groupings of humanoids in face-to-face interactions, not #Electronic #SocialMedia.

There are lots of things to say about this episode of the #HiddenBrain #Podcast, and I'll start with my own personal worry that I'm part of the problem. I feel like I'm posting important content that is worth people's time to think about and I'm convinced that it will lead to a better world, but...

I also have this #Hypothesis that EVERYBODY thinks they are doing the right thing for the right reasons at all times. If I scrutinize the state of affairs at the times in my past when I made regrettable mistakes, I could see how I was mistakenly doing wrong while thinking I was the hero doing the right thing, AND making the world a better or safer place! If I give a #Deplorable person's actions a charitable review, I can see how they are misguided and thought they were doing the right thing and were making the world a better place despite doing the opposite with their actions.

It seems like open-minded #Discourse with people who are #Disagreeable to your position (as opposed to you personally), is a great way to find out when your favorite idea isn't built on solid ground.

If you think you are an #Influencer somewhere on the #SurveillanceCapitalism #SocialMedia or on a #Federated system, I urge you to listen to this short and powerful podcast and reflect on yourself with unbiased scrutiny to see if you are part of the problem or part of the solution.

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CD201: WTF is the Federal Reserve?

Okay, I'm really getting a 💖 for this Jen Briney person. I haven't heard all her work yet, but of the things I have heard I'm #Enamored!

I'm jumping ahead in her #Podcast list to a recent episode and for a person who didn't understand the #FederalReserve #Bank to get it so right and with such a wonderful attitude of #Contempt is truly #Amazing. She's worth you donating money to her as an ongoing basis.

I know of no other source who so cleanly exposes the #USA's #Legislation an how it affects everybody in such a #Populist way. Someday she will be known as an #American #Hero for her #Journalistic work.

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What does the bond market tell us about the economy?

So why are # (or specifically #), going in the @ you ask? Because their's very few long-range indicators of what the future will be like. (My personal favorite is population, but that will be another post because it's highly nuanced.)

Sean McHenry & Kai Ryssdal really condense a message and translate it well to normal language so that its obvious why you should care about the # and # / # on a daily or weekly basis.

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Why would Iran attack Saudi Aramco's oil facilities?

The FT News podcast called News In Focus just recently reviewed that recent question of, "did #Iran do the damage to the #Saudi #oil production facility?" The FT talks about claims of where the weapons were launched from and who built them as well as other nations having a consensus building and decaying over who to blame.

I'm personally not convinced yet by any claims of who did it, but if the #USA (my home country) wants to claim that #Iranian looking #weapons means Iran did it, I'm gonna have to call bullshit and fuck-you. We never find the time to blame ourselves for all the #death and #carnage that our weapons do in the hands of others! I'm leaving Iran off the hook on this one so far.

Why would Iran attack Saudi Aramco's oil facilities?

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WTF is the DOW Index?

So this is for the ! #Forum because as it turns out a lot of people who might want to invest don't know what those news-making indexes are or why they should or should not matter.

The attached article below is a link to a Google Spreadsheet document that calculates the Dow Jones Industrial Average live. You can click around in the cells to see how it's calculating to come up with the number talked about on the news. Their's lots to say about this one, so I'm going to thread comments below to explain more...

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Congressional Dish Podcast Rocks!

I just love this Jennifer Briney #Podcaster! From the April-2013 CD024: Let’s Gut the STOCK Act episode where she first—in a non-partisan way—"gives the game away" of how unethical our "elected" officials can be, to the latest show where she reveals where she's coming from personally and ethically. She turns Congressional Gruel into palatable delicacies for the hungry masses. A true #Journalist.

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Congressional Dish

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Classification: Partisan - #Mainstream | Journalisic Quality - #Complex

Scope: #UnitedStates

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This show is a really great source for anybody #Worldwide who has an interest in #USA's #Politics because Jennifer Briney reads the dense Legalese that makes up a #Bill going through #Congress, and she explains it in common #English with emphasis on what a #Populist #Humanist type person would care about.

An important detail on what she covers is #Legislation that starts in the #HouseOfRepresentatives, not the #Senate because it's the spending bills that originate from the House of Rep.'s. Things we spend money on tend to affect the #World whereas bills that start in the Senate tend to just effect #Americans.

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Is States' Rights Wrong?

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"I Love America" Facebook page (pushing pro-Trump propaganda) is run by Ukrainians

I just caught this on my Twitter feed via Judd Legum, where the Popular.info site tells the story of how we still have an evil #Zuckerburg doing the #Facebook to the world.

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So @ you have quite a few things going on at https://www.hatthieves.es/, don't you. It's way more than I tried taking on so far.

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I'm not sure if anybody on #Friendica or the #Fediverse would notice my posting rate dropping. I've been doing things to the house to get it ready to sell. I can't wait to get out from under the soul-crushing debt.
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It is a great time to sell. My wife is a Real Estate agent (for about 4 years now) and our national housing market is going to crest pricing soon. For the last 14 months in a row pricing has lowered the rate of increase, so picture the pricing curve at its apex over time.

I don't own a crystal ball though so the pricing may go flat like a satellite launched into orbit, or start to speed in upward ascent again or start dropping faster than they rose.

I want to rent and invest what we call equity for a while hoping the housing prices fall while we are renting.
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The Trumped-up Economy and the coming world of hurt...

Back in August, #TheSignal #Podcast did an episode called How to start a currency war,

and it gave us a very foreboding message about one of the very real possibilities we are facing worldwide if my countries #Asshole in the #WhiteHouse continues making decisions to profit his ego and his massively wealthy donors bottom-lines.

Just this week, that same podcast aired another show along the same lines as the one linked above called, What happens in a recession.

The show paints a grim picture for the future, but it's not a dystopian fantasy, it's a likely outcome.

Because I tend to be a contrarian, I looked for a silver lining. This type of an economic downturn, while it's helping the rich, hurting the middle-class, and not affecting the poor, it will be helping the fight against #ClimateChange. We will be doing less of everything that releases carbons into the atmosphere, and less of everything that degrades the earth and sea.

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It’s an Economist’s World

This is soooo #Great!
The #Economist’s #Evolutionary path into the forefront of #Government is explored and scrutinized in a delightful way in this episode. As a staunch hater of #Friedman and his almost #Nefarious contributions to #Economic thought, I'm quite pleased to hear a new wave of thinkers are coming to the fore. Binyamin Appelbaum and his book,
"The Economists' Hour | False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society",
might get me to spend money on a paper book again! It's like Binyamin finally said, "the King has no clothes." Applebaum isn't pulling punches with his content and he's not sparing any former lead politicians from blame.

The interview starts at about 5:34

The page that audio comes from is https://slate.com/podcasts/the-gist/2019/09/new-york-times-binyamin-appelbaum-new-book-the-economists-hour
The attached article below is Applebaum's column in the NYT.

The New York Times: Opinion | Blame Economists for the Mess We’re In (By BINYAMIN APPELBAUM)

In the event that I have readers unfamiliar with the school of Economics, don't shy away. All people have the ability to contribute to this school of thought. In general, all economists study the motivation people have for selecting goods and services with their limited resources. All you need to participate is some personal insight and some curiosity in others rationale for their decisions.

Microeconomics focuses on those atomic level decisions like if you pick whole milk over 2% or a red-colored package over a green-colored package.

Macroeconomics focuses on what happens when all of us make decisions simultaneously, and how policy and/or regulatory actions can be enacted to avoid large scale societal problems.

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