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    01/20/2019 11:52:15 AM PST · by fulltlt · 1 replies
    SNIPER IN MAHWAH & FRIENDS ^ | May 7, 2018 | Bob Van Valzah
    Since 2014 this blog has extensively covered the wireless networks built by high-frequency trading (HFT) firms or network providers to reduce latencies between the different exchanges around the world (market makers need fast connectivity to manage risk, news traders also need to be fast, etc.). This epic investigation on microwave, which started with HFT in my backyard, will be fully reported in a book I’m currently writing (in French for now). As I’m quite busy with this writing (and other/more interesting matters about market structure), I didn’t really have the time to check out what I have been hearing about...
  • Trump is going to dominate Davos – even though he won't be there

    01/20/2019 7:23:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 20, 2019 | Hugh Son
    President Donald Trump and his cabinet are skipping out on Davos this week, but he'll still be the biggest presence at the annual gathering of the world's richest and most powerful people. Whether it's the U.S.-China trade dispute, Trump's reported wish to withdraw from NATO, or the government shutdown threatening the world's biggest economy, it'll be hard to avoid discussing Trump at the World Economic Forum's meeting in the Swiss ski town of Davos. "Donald Trump will be a predominant voice at Davos regardless of whether he's there," Tom Nides, a Morgan Stanley vice chairman and former deputy secretary of...
  • Are electric cars worse for the environment? (sure looks that way)

    01/20/2019 5:42:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 56 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/18 | JONATHAN LESSER
    **SNIP** To answer that question, I used the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent long-term forecasts for the number of new electric vehicles through 2050, estimated how much electricity they’d use, and then figured out how much pollution that electricity would generate, looking at three key pollutants regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act—sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulates—as well as CO2 emissions. I compared them to the emissions of new gasoline-powered vehicles, using the EIA’s “real world” miles-per-gallon forecast, rather than the higher CAFE standard values. What I found is that widespread adoption of electric vehicles...
  • Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Protests In France

    01/19/2019 1:04:30 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/18/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (LATEST NEWS AT BOTTOM OF POST) (215 AM EASTERN, 815 AM IN PARIS) Another day and perhaps another weekend of protest in Paris as Act 10 of the Yellow Vests gets underway. Social media has spoken of the notion of protests both days this weekend but a major theme is "Back to Paris" and that's one of the numerous places in France where protests are expected today. Places for protest to name a few Marseille, Bordeaux, Dijon, Clermont-Ferrand and the list goes on.......
  • Complete vanity. IT help?

    01/18/2019 4:10:19 PM PST · by sheana · 42 replies
    Sheana | 1/18/2019 | Sheana
    Starting up an online biz. Guess you could call it an e-commerce site. I know there are a lot of IT guys, coders, etc here so thought I’d ask. What I need: Professional host for website with managed (?) database, ease of use Medium traffic with traffic spikes Process credit cards and PayPal Email for company use and marketing I’ve looked until I’m totally confused now. I want it to be a clean, professional company that once the website is set up I and my 2 daughters can manage the site...add campaigns, remove campaigns, etc. I also want to be...
  • U.S. Refiners Rush To Buy Heavy Oil As Trump Looks To Punish Maduro

    01/18/2019 1:48:01 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 24 replies ^ | 01-18-2019 | Irina
    Refiners in the United States are stocking up on heavy crude, pushing prices higher, as the Trump administration prepares to slam more punitive measures on Caracas after the inauguration of Nicolas Maduro as president of Venezuela for a second term after elections considered illegitimate by Washington. Reuters reports that officials from the presidential administration met with oil industry executives to discuss the measures on the table, including the suspension ofrefined product exports to Venezuela or Venezuelan crude oil imports into the United States. Gulf Coast refiners have a limited choice of supplier when it comes to heavy crude. Besides local...
  • Facebook tracks every single part of your life

    01/18/2019 6:49:40 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Kari Paul, Marketwatch
    Facebook has promised more transparency about ads on its platform, but the majority of users are still in the dark about the kind of information that’s been collected on them. That’s according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center, a Washington, DC-based think tank. The vast majority of users surveyed (74 percent) said they were not aware that Facebook lists their interests for advertisers and that these interests can be found in the “ad preferences” page on user profiles. Those preferences run the gamut from pop culture, consumer purchases and “likes” to “multicultural affinity” and political labels....
  • Vampire Science Believes “YOUNG BLOOD” Is the REAL Fountain of Youth

    01/18/2019 4:02:09 AM PST · by Norski · 55 replies
    The Organic Prepper ^ | January 2, 2019 | Daisy Luther
    A clinical trial called “Ambrosia” seeks to discover the long-sought Fountain of Youth – and some scientists believe they’ve found it in the blood of young people. Unlike most clinical trials, people actually paid to participate instead of the other way around. Patients over the age of 35 ponied up $8000 to take part in the experiment where they get transfusions of young blood, run by Dr. Jesse Karmazin. People are getting transfusions of “young blood” to slow aging. Unsurprisingly, the business “experiment” is taking place in Monterrey, California, right on the edge of Silicon Valley. . . . And...
  • Fact-check: Trump's is the best start in 50 years

    01/17/2019 7:48:23 PM PST · by upchuck · 5 replies
    Don Surber's Blog ^ | Jan 17, 2019 | Don Surber
    Bob emailed me, "As of January 20, we can compare two years of Trump to forty-eight years of Nixon through Obama." These are the best two years. Bob listed his reasons. I double checked. 1. "Jobless claims fall to 203,000. They haven’t been this low since Dec. 6, 1969." 2. "Record $300 billion repatriated to USA." 3. "U.S. job openings hit a record 7.1 million, exceed number of unemployed Americans." 4. "Dow blows past 24,000 for the first time ever." 5. "The black unemployment rate has never been closer to the white rate." 6. "For blacks and Latinos, record low...
  • Dear Gillette, By The Look Of These Ads It Would Appear That U Support Toxic Masculinity & More!

    01/17/2019 4:20:36 PM PST · by Morgana · 28 replies
    TNN RAW 2 ^ | January 17, 2019 | Tommy Sotomayor
    Dear Gillette, By The Look Of These Ads It Would Appear That U Support Toxic Masculinity & More!
  • President Trump Cares About Us - Wealthy Democrats Don't

    01/17/2019 8:06:41 AM PST · by kathsua · 3 replies
    Janitor's view ^ | 01/16/19 | Reasonmclucus
    President Donald Trump recognizes a primary function of the federal government involves protecting us from external threats. Our state governments protect us from internal threats, but only the federal government can deal with threats coming from other countries. He recognizes that Mexico and other Latin American countries like Guatemala have significant crime problems. Dingbat Democrats are oblivious to the difficulty the Mexican government is having with the drug cartels that operate from there. The government has had to use the Mexican army in its war with the cartels. Many of those coming to the United States want to get away...
  • Ivanka Trump given HUGE NEW ROLE by US President in search for World Bank president

    01/15/2019 8:05:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Express ^ | January 16, 2019 | Sam Stevenson
    IVANKA Trump will take part in the nomination process in the search for a new president of the World Bank, amid previous speculation she might run for the position herself. The White House made the announcement on Tuesday. Ms Trump had previously been touted as a potential president of the global financial institution. But the White House confirmed on Tuesday she is not a contender for the post. Ms Trump, a senior White House adviser, was asked to participate in the search for a new World Bank president by Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin. She was asked because of her financial...
  • Battle Of Brexit: Today The British Prime Minister Offers "Brexit In Our Time" Because.....

    01/15/2019 4:52:21 AM PST · by Nextrush · 4 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/15/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (COMMENTARY) Nigel Farage was explaining to a caller yesterday that 95 percent of British businesses don't do business with the EU. His statement of fact reminds us that the "little people" mean nothing in this debate. As "Mr. Brexit" has often explained, we have a corporatist system of government in the nations of the world where big banks, big business and big government are one. Its been almost 80 years since a British Prime Minister waved a piece of paper with the cameras rolling and even televising to a small audience with the BBC's Richard Dimbleby (David Dimbleby's father) announcing...
  • Dubai Expo 2020: Two year countdown begins

    01/15/2019 3:30:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Gulf Business ^ | October 20, 2018 | Robert Anderson
    On October 20 this month it will be two years until Dubai officially opens what is expected to be the largest event ever seen in the Arab world. Since securing the 2020 World Expo, Dubai has promised a spectacle that will contribute to the UAE’s national vision, boost its international reputation, stimulate economic, cultural and scientific growth on a local and global level and leave a lasting and sustainable legacy. No small task, but there have been plenty of encouraging indications since the successful bid in November 2013. In recent months alone we have seen signs of the promised scale...
  • France: Yellow Vests And The Media-Deep Disrust Plus Danger From Police Attacks

    01/15/2019 2:33:50 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/14/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "I don't think the media has been very fair to the gilets jaunes" Yellow Vests Protester Michael Bonjour In Bourges, France 1/12/2019 "I've been to several of the protests in Paris and the things I've seen...police officers hitting people who weren't doing anything wrong four or five times, sometimes over the head. Horrible injuries, with people (gilets jaunes) covered in blood" Yellow Vests Protester Michael Bonjour In Bourges France 1/12/2019 On Saturday Yellow Vests protesters expressed their dissatisfaction with media coverage of their protest. Both government and "private" media are seen as giving a one sided picture of things with...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 1/14/2019

    01/14/2019 5:20:54 AM PST · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/14/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    Good Morning. The third attempt to form a new Swedish government since last September's General Election is underway this week..... The British Prime Minister Theresa May making her final pitch for her controversial Brexit plan considered a sellout to the European Union by those who campaigned for a total separation from the EU when Brexit was approved in the June 2016 referendum..... The leading political party in the polls in France right now, the National Rally led by Marine Le Pen, held a national convention over the weekend to roll out its list of candidates for the European Parliament elections...
  • Battle of Brexit: Remainers Run Political Machine, They Stop At Nothing To Stop Brexit

    01/14/2019 2:46:01 AM PST · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/13/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    (COMMENT AND ANALYSIS) "I think there's now a genuine danger that we may end up having a second referendum on the EU. Huge forces are working on this, and will try to get their way in the weeks to come. Prepare for an ambush" Peter Hitchens-"Mail On Sunday" Column 1/12/2019 "I think what they're going to do to us is they're going to extend Article 50. I think in time they will be able to force a second referendum upon us. I'm not certain of that, but they may. And we have two. I have two, you have two choices....
  • Dear Libertarians: Trade Deficits Matter

    01/13/2019 1:32:25 PM PST · by Thalean · 8 replies
    American Greatness ^ | January 13, 2019 | Spencer P Morrison
    Steve Hanke recently set out to prove “why President Trump’s trade message and protectionist policies are rubbish” in a Forbes article. Instead, the Johns Hopkins University economist exposed himself as a word-mincing, logic-twisting sophist—just like every other intellectual mercenary associated with the faux-libertarian propaganda mill that is the Cato Institute. Hanke’s argument: trade deficits don’t exist, China is not screwing America, and President Trump (the village idiot) is jousting windmills. The real problem is lazy Americans who shop-til-they-drop and demand welfare “gimmies” from Uncle Sam.
  • France Latest: The Yellow Vests Rise Again, Official Estimate Of 84-Thousand Today

    01/12/2019 5:08:47 PM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/12/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    The police said ha that 50-thousand protested last week, but this week they say the number was up to 84-thousand. The media locally is admitting that today's protests were predominately peaceful in France. The Interior Minister for the government of President Emmanuel Macron Christophe Castaner heaped praise on the police, working long hours without being fully compensated for their overtime, receiving one-time partial payments in the hundreds of dollars for thousands of dollars worth of work in the last two months of 2018. Some eight thousand protesters estimated in Paris. Other statistics included 6700 for the protest called in the...
  • Sonic Automotive now hiring for new call center in Lowell [North Carolina]

    01/12/2019 4:43:37 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    The Gaston Gazette ^ | January 10, 2019 | Michael Barrett
    Hiring and recruiting has officially begun for what is set to become the largest office development in Gaston County’s history. Sonic Automotive has committed to creating and maintaining 500 new jobs over the next 12 years at its new complex along Interstate 85 in Lowell. While all of those positions won’t be created at once, the company will move as fast as possible to fulfill its own vision and its promise to the local community, said Rachel Richards, Sonic Automotive’s vice president of retail strategy. “We are now filling positions based on need,” she said Thursday, adding that the Lowell...