#PlanetMoney #Mainstream #Analytical #UnitedStates Contemporary Issues (x) Finance (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
I find the reporting on this podcast the least biased and the most revealing of any financial news shows I have ever listened to. That's not to say I don't know equally great reporting from some other sources, but this one is great.

Is it time to #EatTheRich now?

The latest episode of #OnTheMedia is really scratching my itch, especially the middle two quarters "How #Philanthropy Lets Rich People Off the Hook" and "Inside the #Chickenshit Club". #EatTheRich
# #OnTheMedia #Philanthropy #Chickenshit #EatTheRich Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

@Ingo Jürgensmann I see you in the global directory,
All (friendly) creatures welcome! Free registration. Server located in Germany. As a registered user on Nerdica.Net you are also able to use XMPP (Jabber) under the same address and with your password. Get the best of free and open networks at Nerdica.Net! 😀

I tried getting Jabber to work a couple of months ago. I gave up. Do you have instructions for how to achieve this feat of technical prowess?
Ingo Jürgensmann Friendica (AP)
What are the the issues you've faced with XMPP/Jabber? Is it in general or getting XMPP work with Friendica?
Theirs this history of it.

But I remember trying to get a Jabber server working for my Nextcloud server over a year ago and never did it right. For that one, I gave up because they have a native system they call "Talk" which is a Spreed type system.
Well, in fact it is just a matter of where the user data resides and how you can access it.

For Friendica I'm using a external auth script for my Prosody XMPP server that queries the Friendica database. As described in that Friendica issue, it is important to have BOSH working properly. For Prosody you'll to also add some trusted list for the domains you want to use with the BOSH connection.

For Nextcloud it's basically the same.

Be aware that Nextcloud Talk uses foreign cloud services unless you are hosting your own TURN server and such, which can become a mess to setup.

For Nerdica you can find some information here:

Because you are using ejabberd there is not much I can help with specific details in configuration.
The nextcloud has 3 options, I took the dummy option. I'm too ignorant to really know the trade-offs. I'll be looking at your suggestions in the coming weeks. Thanks for your help so far.

Ingo Jürgensmann Friendica (AP)
Uhm, well, that the settings for Talk addon, not for the Javascript XMPP client.
For the XMPP addon you may need to fill in the following settings:
- XMPP domain
- BOSH URL, like: /http-bind/
- API URL, like:
- Secure API token should be filled

Some More News | Even More News SMN (Video Expository Commentary) EMN (Podcast Dialogue and Banter)

#SomeMoreNews #EvenMoreNews

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

Scope: #UnitedStates
#SomeMoreNews #EvenMoreNews #Mainstream #MeetsHighStandards Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
I didn't feel like putting the work of Katy Stoll & Cody Johnston on this list at first because they aren't like some officially recognized news company, but the content is—in a way—higher quality than the "Real News" because they aren't yoked around by their station owners.

Their comedic delivery with ample—and due—sarcasm peppered with snark makes learning about the devicive, deplorable things going on somewhat less depressing and palatable. They are timely but not rushed, and they are detailed, but not wordy in their reporting. They cite sources appropriately. They are defacto real news.

#PodSaveAmerica #Liberal #Analytical Democracy (x) Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x) Society (x)
Their topics are always timely. They center their talks on issues of power imbalances in the #USA and sometimes the world. They have an air of #Comedy to their reporting/round table discussion. I believe most (if not all) of the members had official positions in the Obama administration. It seems like they always, "give the game away."

Death & Taxes

I've done my taxes since the only option was paper filing and hand-writing in the numbers. Until a few years ago, I thought the IRS was the problem. I know Accounting firms are the problem. I use now.

Enjoy this episode by @OnTheMedia

#Tax #IRS #Form1040 #IT201 #America #USA #TaxFiling #FreeFile
# #Tax #IRS #Form1040 #IT201 #America #USA #TaxFiling #FreeFile Democracy (x) Economics (x) Egalitarianism (x) Politics (x) Society (x)

This Podcast does a #DeepDive format about timely issues. They are raw and polished at the same time (try some of their post-Trump election episodes). I love all their episodes.

I'll bet #Trump #voters didn't think they were getting this...

#Inflation hurts a lender.
"This has led to a #Fed that is far more concerned about keeping down inflation (a concern of #bankers) than the full #employment portion of its mandate."

Suppose you #borrow $50,000 in a year that you were paid $40,000/year. Inflation and mandated COLA pay raises makes your earnings go to $60,000/year. You aren't richer because your milk, bread, gas, and other things are more expensive too, but your loan is still $50,000 on their books. The bank feels like they lost $20,000.

#Trump #voters

The "Shell Company" scam

Before addressing the scam, I want to address the legitimate use of a shell company. Also, you should be advised the OTC Markets will identify Shell vs. Shell Risk companies when you look at their ticker page; e.g. ADHG - Ando Holdings Ltd. is a Risk but BFCH - BitFrontier Capital Holdings, Inc. is not. Neither of these conditions on the OTC is saying they are a scam.

A typical legitimate use of a Shell Corporation would be to obtain early seed funding by investors with enough wealth to speculate on a whim. You are buying a promise of something at such a low price that if you were wrong you wouldn't care. It's akin to regular people buying a few lottery tickets and not minding when they become worthless.... show more
Cautionary Tales (x)

The Perfect Predictions Scam

It would be surprising if you were to be a victim of this scam in the future, but knowing how it works is important.

From the point of view of the person being scammed, you get a message that says somebody can predict price changes of stocks and that they do it for a fee, but you are getting a free sample; this letter/eMail/SMS includes a ticker symbol and an up or down prediction for this week. You discover that the prediction was correct. A week later you get another similar message, the ticker symbol might be different but it will have a prediction. Again you will discover that the prediction was right! Amazing? This pattern will go on for many weeks and you will be convinced that paying for the service will grant you access to this insiders club where you can make a fortune and fix all the problems in your life.

The way it works, in reality, is the scammer sends out a million messages, but half say the stock ticker will go up and the other half say it will go down. Some buy after the first week; they are done. Some got the wrong prediction so they get no more messag... show more
Cautionary Tales (x)

Education in K-12 is an incidental byproduct of American Public Schools

A #school's #Principal, #Superintendent, and #Board / #Committee are basically reproductive organs of societies status quo.

They come from within a culture expressly for the purpose of reproducing that culture. A School Board (elected by a tiny minority of society who are in-the-know), are typically made up of the local royalty; wealthy people who control industry and decide what type of workforce they need to crank out of our #PublicSchool's. The Superintendents serve at... show more

Migration from Google Takeout g+ to some Federated social system

@Doc Edward Morbius Hello, we've never had prior contact.

I asked @Shelenn Ayres about this topic recently and your name was suggested.

I'm in a conversation with a g+ contributor I really admired to see how his migration effort was going. He's a prolific photojournalist (and IMHO a brilliant one). He seems to be struggling with getting his content from Google to somewhere else.

Is there a system with a conversion tool to go from HTML or JSON exported posts and linked attachments (photos, etc.), directly into Friendica, Diaspora, Mastodon, etc.?
@Michael Rupp Hi, apologies for the late response, I've been slammed.

Short answer: Yes.

There are a few options.

There are some platforms (not necessarily Federated) which can import content directly. This includes blogs (WordPress and Blogger, directly, others with some work), WikiFactory, PASHpost, and numerous others (I can't keep track, though there's a good list at particularly if you check the "Data Migration" category).

These are going to be the easiest options.

There are also options for using scripts or other tools to migrate content. There are numerous examples of this, with @Michael K Johnson, @Filip H.F. "FiXato" Sla... show more

Just found out about this resource...

It might be my new favorite Financial Dictionary. I liked Investopedia long ago, but they got too annoying for me to use when trying to link to definitions of things I write. I don't want people to suffer that site if they clicked a linked word.

This story is the kind of problem that motivated me to start a better finance business.

The words Fiduciary Duty (and the utter lack thereof) come to mind when I read this NYT article.

The New York Times: Opinion | Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs (By GREG SMITH)

#FiduciaryDuty Corruption (x) Financial News (x)

#L2inc #Mainstream #Analytical Contemporary Issues (x) Economics (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)
Prof. Galloway is a pulls-no-punches, dead-pan comedy type of hard-hitting reporter on the state of affairs in most significant business enterprises. He doesn't hide his high moral ideals while he chastizes the shameless business practices of titans. Here's just one example:

My favorite items are delivered in the "Winners and Losers" playlist. Their quick, important, and satisfying.

#Economics #Microeconomics #Macroeconomics #Business #Analysis
How often do you see a person who makes predictions circle back to grade himself publicly?

What is a P-Value and Why Does it Matter?

This is a wonderful not too #Mathematical explanation of something very important.

#Experiment #Evidence #Truth #Claims #Philosophy #Bias
#Mathematical #Experiment #Evidence #Truth #Claims #Philosophy #Bias Bias (x) Evidence (x) Philosophy (x) Truth (x)

#Reveal #Mainstream #Analytical Deep Dive (x) News (x) Podcast (x)

#CounterSpin #Liberal #Analytical Contemporary Issues (x) News (x) Podcast (x) Politics (x)

5 Easy Ways to Spot a B.S. News Story on the Internet

Fantastic. I don't know who sent this to me, but it is wonderful. #FakeNews
#FakeNews News (x)
Funny thing is I think I could build a solid argument that 4 out of 5 of those rules-of-thumb are wrong.

This Will Revolutionize Education

This video makes me wish I could force every soul-crushing #Principal to watch it and see how much damage they do by turning a #PublicSchool into a #MilitaryAcademy.

Rule 1: Know thy self.

Selecting a specific financial security isn't entirely straightforward. It's a bit more of a dance; give and take but you lead.

Asking somebody what's the best stock to own is a lot like asking what's the best vehicle to own. I might recommend the 1980's Lotus Turbo Esprit. You may want a vehicle to get to Quimper France from Miami Florida. Knowing that I would suggest sailing Yachts, a private jet, or perhaps booking a cruise depending on your personality and sense of adventure. If instead, you tell me you do delivery of small packages in a dense urban area, I would point you to Cannondale bikes with some off-road suspension features.

So for an advisor to begin to tell you what you should buy, first, you have to decide what you want to do with it.

If you are a thrill-junkie with money to lose and an expectation to win big, you will want stocks that have a normally undesirable high standard deviation of their daily returns.

If you are a stable middle-class worker with a family that has grown a bit too big for you to put all your children throu... show more
Selecting an investment (x)

I'm still coding the back end software for the big Outsourced Math LLC project, but I'll say that what we're making is going to mitigate the problems outlined in this episode of @OnPointRadio where they scrutinize #IndexFund #Investing.
Callers to the show raised great points.

Initial Post

About the choice for the Forum's profile image.

It's a well known story in finance courses offered in colleges and universities that a challenge was posed where a drunken monkey throwing darts at the stock listings pages of the Wall Street Journal could do better at building a Portfolio than the top paid money managers in the industry. Depending on when you decide to stop the trials is the main determining factor for who's winning. It's about a coin toss between the record of a random selection and the top managers.

The main reason for this comical outcome is commonly referred to as the Efficient-Market Hypothesis; in brief, about 1,000 analysts (minimum) per stock study that stock daily as their only job, so if anything could change the pricing of that company thousands of people would immediately react to it so the price a ticker is listed at is correct at all times... show more

#TUCRadio #Liberal #Analytical Deep-Dive (x) News (x)

#Phys #ScienceX (

Classification: Partisan - not-applicable | Journalisic Quality - #Complex

Scope: not-applicable
#Phys #ScienceX #Complex Physics (x) Science (x)
This was also related to the forum Icon search, but I really like Physics. See Half of the most popular news on Twitter is not covered by traditional news media sources for details.

Now that's funny right there
I found that pic connected to their The war that you do not see on the NOS news post.

I was searching duck-duck-go for images of "News Sources" to come up with an icon idea for this forum and that image caught my eye. I thought I was going to steal it so I wanted to attribute it to them and the article made me like them, especially this image:

P.S. this is intended as an #exemplar post. I literally didn't know that news source existed before making this community forum account. Also, I won't be posting anymore news sources. It's up to the community members to post theirs and be prepared to engage in dialogue to defend them.

Some thoughts I've previously had about News (esp. financial news)

If a tree doesn't fall in the forest
but somebody was there to hear it fall
does it make a noise?
Philosophy (x)
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