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It Is Different

Bob Rinear, August 9 2017

pundits of today, are spewing the same crap they spewed in the 1999 market madness. Overvaluation didn’t matter they said because they were all going to make so much money in this “Internet thing”.

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Court Documents Reveal The Inner Workings of a Monsanto Smear Campaign

James Corbett, August 5 2017

...it was obvious that Monsanto had had some influence over the journal and the paper's ultimate retraction. But the latest document leak shows just how much influence.

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Full of it

Bob Rinear, August 2 2017

So, if we’re getting some late stage run for glory which sends us ever higher, I don’t buy for a moment that it’s the general population finally diving in. I could however see it being the bankers printing even more than they acknowledge they are.

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US Sanctions on Russia: Dagger At the Heart of Europe

James Corbett, July 29 2017

Despite tough talk from Brussels (and Berlin) about “retaliation” over these new measures, no shots will be fired, no diplomatic relations broken, no dramatic shifts away from Washington and toward Moscow will be taking place.

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The Preacher

Bob Rinear, July 26 2017

Now, it’s no secret that Trumps getting pushback from every single direction imaginable. The Media is relentless, the left is relentless. He’s constantly mocked, derided, challenged, resisted, etc. Yet so far, they haven’t been able to get him “out”.

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Bracing for “Cyber 9/11”

James Corbett, July 22 2017

In part, this points to the fundamental problem of attribution in the age of cyberterror. It's one thing to attribute a physical attack to an enemy... But in the cyber sphere, there's nothing at all for anyone to examine.

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Second Best?

Bob Rinear, July 19 2017

Stay with me here folks, this is important stuff. If you’re in one of those commie states that won’t let you carry a weapon, or if you just don’t like the idea of guns in general, your choices are fairly limited.

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Canadian Government Offering Citizens Reward Points for “Good” Behavior

James Corbett, July 15 2017

...what if we had governments coming up with the desired outcomes, behavioral scientists determining how to manipulate users into producing those outcomes, and game designers figuring out the best way to put those ideas into a game?

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An Accident?

Bob Rinear, July 12 2017

My stance has been that Donald Trump was tapped to do “something”. He wasn’t just lying on his gold gilded bed one night, having a glass of wine with his beautiful wife, and then “whammo! I know I’ll run for President!

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The Ugly Truth About the Minimum Wage

James Corbett, July 8 2017

And just to add extra salt to the wounds of those who are fighting for $15, those corporate mega-chains are increasingly turning to a 21st-century option for ridding themselves of the low-wage worker problem once-and-for-all: automation.

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Yellen’s Dewey Moment

James Corbett, July 1 2017

... why listen to the nattering nabobs of negativity out in the blogosphere with their endless litany of facts and details when we have the pronouncements of the Oracle in Washington herself to base our judgement on?

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DOW 50K

Bob Rinear, June 28 2017

...do the powers that be “want” the market to go to 50K? What would be the point of that? few that I can really see. Sure, it will make the top 5% a whole lot of money, but for the tens of millions that don’t have any way to own stocks…it won’t do a thing for them.

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The Right to be Remembered

James Corbett, June 24 2017

...the real solution here, as always, is in our own hands. Unless and until the internet is "shut down" (which is not going to happen, at least not for good), it is essentially impossible for The Party to actually scrub alternative news and information from the web.

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It Has Begun

Bob Rinear, June 21 2017

What about if a storm is predicted to bear down on your town? What do you do in the few days ahead? Well let me say it like this, if it’s Sandy size or Katrina size, none of this is going to matter much.

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India and Pakistan, Friends At Last (?)

James Corbett, June 17 2017

So have India and Pakistan turned a corner? Has China and its SCO partners found a way to bring these bitter enemies together in peace and harmony? Well, let's not get carried away here.

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