Thought for the day

"Today, every inhabitant of this planet must contemplate the day when this planet may no longer be habitable. Every man, woman, and child lives under a nuclear sword of Damocles, hanging by the slenderest of threads, capable of being cut at any moment by accident or miscalculation or by madness." -- John F. Kennedy

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Buying and selling in the world’s biggest bond market is supposed to be easy. However, for most of this year, says Gregory Whiteley, a bond portfolio manager at DoubleLine Capital, it has been anything but straightforward. Whiteley says a trader used to be able to get hold of $400mn of US Treasury bonds — not an outsize quantity in this $24tn market — as a routine matter. But now that typically involves breaking up the order into smaller chunks; perhaps doing $100mn of the trade electronically, he explains, and then picking up the phone to see if they can prise the rest of the debt from the hands of Wall Street’s trading desks over the course of a day. The US Treasury bond market suffered a huge scare at the start of the coronavirus pandemic when fears about a collapse in the global economy led to a sudden slump in prices and liquidity.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Nov 16 10:32

 Google has agreed to a settlement with 40 states regarding charges related to unwanted location tracking of customers.  

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 16 10:32

 Conservative actor Jon Voight sent a message of hope to Republicans after the 2022 midterm results failed to show a Red Wave, and said “a change is coming.”

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 16 10:32

Hunter Biden on Tuesday appeared for an interview on Twitter Spaces to discuss his so-called ‘art’ and his interest in NFTs and crypto.

Hunter appeared on “The Crypto Roundtable Show” with host Mario Nawfal, a co-host and a handful of speakers who are experts on crypto.

The interview went sideways when one of the speakers asked Hunter Biden about former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried’s mega donations to the Democrat party.

Sam Bankman-Fried, a 30-year-old Democrat darling, spent more than $40 million to fund the midterms with his Ponzi scheme through the crypto exchange he founded (FTX). 

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Nov 16 10:32
White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain claimed during a recent television appearance that the midterm elections had been not just good, but record-breaking for President Joe Biden — but former White House reporter Jim Stinson begged to differ.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 16 10:32

A sculpture of the British Secret Intelligence Service officer and Soviet agent Kim Philby will be raised in the town of Prokhorovka in Russia’s Belgorod Region, the Readovka news media outlet reported on Tuesday.

The report did not reveal the exact date the monument is meant to be unveiled, but it did publish what appears to be a model of the monument where Philby is depicted standing against a stele bearing his profile.

Philby was one of the most prominent members of the Cambridge Five, a Soviet intelligence group that supplied Moscow with information from the UK during World War II and the early stages of the Cold War.

A British citizen, Philby was recruited by the USSR back in 1934 and joined the British Secret Intelligence Service in 1940. He was found to be a Soviet agent in 1963, at which point he defected to Moscow, where he lived for the rest of his life.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK
Posted on: Nov 16 10:31
A federal judge in Texas ruled against the Biden administration’s extension of the Affordable Care Act’s discrimination provisions to include gay and trans-identified people.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 16 10:31

Who’s really in charge?

John Fetterman, a man with brain damage who lived off of mommy and daddy until he was 50, was ‘elected’ to Pennsylvania’s open US Senate seat last week.

Fetterman can barely speak after his massive stroke in May.

He needs giant monitors and a stenographer typing out questions in real time in order to communicate.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 16 10:31
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva conceded Tuesday to former Long Beach Police Chief Robert Luna, who comes with a long list of Democratic establishment endorsements.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Nov 16 10:31

TRUMP: "This will not be my campaign. This will be our campaign all together. Because the only force strong enough to defeat the massive corruption we are up against is you, the American people."