Episode 597: That Time We Shorted America, Part One

I'm posting this to @Stock Picking Discussion because it's informative but woefully wrong due to omissions in reporting about what #Shorting #Stocks is all about. They are #Mathematically correct when they talk about having no theoretical maximum amount you can lose if things go the wrong way. They are terribly wrong in reporting as if there isn't a responsible reason for shorting securities. If you only listen to the embedded podcast below, you would wrongly assume that shorting is just gambling and dangerous gambling at that. That can be true but is not normally the case.

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The Trump administration wants access to encrypted messages

Yes #WTF! The #Trump has decided to eliminate the #Right to #Privacy in the #USA. I can see the short-sightedness of his base of support being in favor of this because they think if it happens they will be in power forever.

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Let's do some quick math, comrades:

  • Antifa is not an organization; nobody belongs to it, there are no membership roles. So you cannot prove you do not belong to it.

  • If you have shown up to a protest or rally, if you have been in a picture showing you were near a march, if you have, like me, offered first aid at a political demonstration or shown up as clergy s
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Earth's sacrifice zones: the parts we can't save

An amazing but tragically terrible story on #ClimateChange from The Signal - ABC News (Australia). Do you live in an "expendable" place? Are you disenfranchised by the government that claims dominion over you and your land? If so, you are Royally-fucked. #HeatWave

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How President Trump's Friends and Family Rebranded The Swamp - SOME MORE NEWS

So this is what #America's #GOP types have decided they wanted to defend. #Politics are heading to a new low in this world and that's a really low bar. It's like they all read the script for the #Taboo show and thought, 'Remember the good old days of the Dutch East India company?' #Republican's seem to have no soul.

#TheSwamp #Trump #DrainTheSwamp #RebrandingTheSwamp
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What's this #taboo reference? After watching #MeetThePress this morning it was pretty obvious that they just want to throw the #racist accusation out over and over again instead of talking about the economy, Iran, or #patriotism.
It appears to me that the USA is harboring and/or defending many industries that treat people in ways that the Dutch East India company was when England was harboring and/or defending them. The TV show titled Taboo took a trip into the way the world worked back then. It seems like right now we're regressing back into those ways of how the world worked. I'm not on team fuck all the other people I'll take whatever I want. It's just the morals I decided to live by.

I don't watch the MTP show. I'm not sure how that would relate to this initial post. Depending on what evidence you look at and what your bias is, you could definitely see a lot of racism going on in the current Whitehouse. What's your definition of patriotism? That seems like such a red-herring to throw in this thread that it appears you need to get something off your chest about it.

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LOL, sorry, maybe should have added emojis in there. Sometimes I do forget that email, text, posts are not a form of communication but rather just a way to exchange ideas. So, no, I wasn't angry. 😀 And it was a "generalization" that I was using when I wrote "nobody". For example, it's all over the news, Liberal talking points, etc about Trump's "concentration camps". Except "nobody" talked about them when Obama was President. Now, as you note, it really isn't "nobody" as some very few did. However, when you look at those bringing up the "concentration camps" subject, I'd be fairly certain not a single one of them ever brought it up under Obama. Hence, "nobody". Here's a link about generalizations and their usage.


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A funeral industry giant keels over

(This post looks best when viewed directly on #Friendica)
This is another great #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. The detail I caught in the story making it worth mentioning is one that might go past people who don't think about #Finance. It won't take you long to listen to this show, but here's the...
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British business seeks to cash in on carbon

I have an important #Podcast for the @Stock Picking Discussion forum. You can listen to the whole #Marketplace show, but my focus is on the story about using CO2 as a building block for normal products that we would build with petroleum products. The link at the bottom gets you to the whole show, the embedded player above it has just the part about #CarbonNeutral #Environmental #... show more

Episode 924: Stuck In China's Panopticon

Holy shit! We thought #Americans were shit to #Muslims. Wait till you get a load of what #China's doing! I think they are planning on a #Genocide of the #Uighurs. As an #Atheist, I'm not a person who thinks #Islam should be given respect, but I do think people should no matter what.

@Atheists in the open
# #Americans #Muslims #China's #Genocide #Uighurs #Atheist #Islam @Atheists in the open Contemporary Issues News Podcast Politics
It's 26:50 in length. I'm posting from Friendica, so you don't see it rendered correctly. Try this link?
I usually embed a player for people to play a podcast in anonymity through my post along with a link to the source.

The show is produced by the National Public Radio here and it's a Financial podcast most of the time, but this episode is off their normal material. They are really good about being human with their perspective, aka: not greed-driven.

Just curious @LanL what got you started on Diaspora and do you do other Federated sites?
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@Michael Rupp Sounds interesting. I'm gonna try Friendica out. Thank you for the insights.
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