Goldman: FOMC Preview

Get your sachs here! Sachs for everyone!

It'd be a Mericle if Lift-Off happens?

kcoop, it turns out this site is working just fine. We don't need the other one now. But save it for later. K?

Does it ever get tiring being the latch QE kid for the squid?

Outsider wrote:

kcoop, it turns out this site is working just fine. We don't need the other one now. But save it for later. K?

Oh no.....the new site keeps the crackpots busy handing out medals and talking to themselves.

Laughing out loud

...we continue to expect liftoff in December, though only with 60% confidence.

Slumcast That puts their potential accuracy at no less than 40% wrong. Could be 60% wrong.

Are these puff pieces Fearless Leader can't resist, D-list fare or worse?

crackpots busy handing out medals

Nobel Peace Prize committee and Kissinger, Obama !

Wow! I really looks like D'Oh! is dead:

Twitter

Doh!

A Global Chill in Commodity Demand Hits America’s Heartland - NYTimes.com

It's hard to believe that demand has dropped so drastically, all of a sudden.

As long as Fearless Leader ignores China and concentrates on used home sales, all will be well in the garden.

I think he's more about the new home sales.

Outsider wrote:

A Global Chill in Commodity Demand Hits America’s Heartland - NYTimes.com

It's hard to believe that demand has dropped so drastically, all of a sudden.

It hasn't . Several here (now 'there') on HCN have been warning about this all summer. Inventory builds, new orders declines, backlogs reducing. The runaway in autos masks/forgives a lot of those headwinds but autos can turn on a dime. The place to watch for that is unseasonal discounts and rebates by the mfgs.

Outsider wrote:

I think he's more about the new home sales.

After all broker commissions are the only used home sale contributor to GDP.

crackpots busy handing out medals

who remembers this ?

Muttley Medal - YouTube

if I ever have to cure a youngster of their eagerness to please, of authoritarian puffed-up mind strangling desires for recognition from "leaders" - this does it.

skk wrote:

if I ever have to cure a youngster of their eagerness to please, of authoritarian puffed-up mind strangling desires for recognition from "leaders" - this does it.

Too late here to start a poll especially when it cannot be closed but I'm thinking KP picks an entirely different name and lasts about 10 posts before style and attitude trump content.

skk wrote:

of authoritarian puffed-up mind strangling desires for recognition from "leaders" - this does it.

I am certain that HCN-Team Viagra will be handing out "I'm a Good Poster" bumper stickers in just a few weeks.

T-shirts and twinkling crowns will be next.

Crown

Rob Dawg wrote:

Too late here to start a poll especially when it cannot be closed but I'm thinking KP picks an entirely different name and lasts about 10 posts before style and attitude trump content.

Let me guess....you are already bored to tears.

Wink

We are back from the two weeks in Hawaii!! We had a good time eating, drinking, swimming and snorkeling at the Billionaire's house. Then we spent a week on a cruise around the islands. I think this is the last cruise for us. We like to be more free to do as we please. It was fun, however, to be with the old horse club friends from Woodside. The cruise company F'd up the organization the start and finish of the cruise which irritated mrs dogbert muchly. The weather was not too hot but the humidity was high. From all indications global cooling is just around the corner. The locals were complaining about how hot and humid it had been for the last month. Seems the Trades stopped due to the hurricanes that had cruised between Kalipornikateya and Hawaii.
It is good to see the usual HCN bitching and moaning is the same as always. Keep up the good work.

lasts about 10 posts before style and attitude trump content.

lasts ?

you mean reverts right ?

but hey my Meyers-Briggs/ Integro courses taught me that style and attitude are just as much content as content is content. If you see what I mean.

sounds like a great time DD. Have you gone back read all the nodes? catch up with all the good work?

dodahman wrote:

sounds like a great time DD. Have you gone back read all the nodes? catch up with all the good work?

Came home with a cold so I don't know how much energy I have to spend reading the bitching and moaning.

Preserve the energy to learn the new way that is almost upon us...
Has a change over date been announced?

Lede: "G7 countries have pledged to phase out fossil fuel use by the end of the century, but you’d never know it based on long-term demand forecasts from the major oil, gas and coal companies."

That makes me kringe.... How many Fossil Fuels will.be left 2095?

Intelligence is a Myth it sems....

Jackdawracy wrote:

Welcome back from Kanakastan!

The cruise was full of folks from Oz!!! It was fun to comment on their accents. Of course they said I had the accent!! There were a bunch of Bleeding Palmies too. I got some tips on how to separate the Oz from the Nz'er. Folks were in cruise mode and happy to be friendly and talk. The cruise was full of old Pharts like I. Also it seemed like the better dressed folks from Walmart were aboard. I was worried the ship would tip over if they all collected on one side of the boat.

dodahman wrote:

Has a change over date been announced?

HCN again did not like my password. I tried all versions of it. For some reason it accepted it after logging out.

Easiest way to distinguish a Kiwi from an Aussie is to ask them to pronounce the number between 9 and 11. The former says 'Tin' and the latter sez 'Ten'.

Intelligence is a Myth it sems....

but if you listen to "solid research" based ideas of Watson - not IBMs analytics engine but James Watson - black employees have less of that mythical thing.

yeah ndk said it was solid research based opinion. His off-the spectrum spectrum being just went off-scale on another dimension - the 204 dimension.

T minus eight weeks and counting...

what can you do with these HCN medals ?

can you sell them like wot Watson did ? noo.............

can you even return them ?

On October 23, a group of Marathi writers went to Mantralaya, the state secretariat in Mumbai, to return their literary awards to protest the 'culture of intolerance' in the country. Ganesh Visputay, Sambhaji Bhagat and Pradnya Pawar were among those who went to Mantralaya to return their awards.

the fun part :

The writers went to the office of Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis, but were told that he was not in [the] Mantralaya.

dudes - you shd have made an appointment !

so what are these HCN medals good for - if you can't even return them..

sporkfed wrote:

Shopping days until Christmas ?

Liftoff of U.S. Monetary Policy.

Experts agree that you get more gifts if you still claim to believe in Santa Claus.

a research piece by Goldman Sachs

So, like all good researchers, you examined who paid for the research; did they publish their methods and data; do they have conflicts of interest; etc.... right, Bill?

Crickets

If only Lift-Off succeeds, savers will be rewarded in a dramatic fashion and the economy will flourish with a burst of nowherewithal.

dilbert dogbert wrote:

It is good to see the usual HCN bitching and moaning is the same as always. Keep up the good work.

Have you been to the new site?

Bring a bottle of No Doz and a pound of Meth.

It is good to see the usual HCN bitching and moaning is the same as always. Keep up the good work.

Just residual bile sticking to the empty vessel. The new container is different but there are fewer dark corners in which diseases can fester. I welcome a little more sunshine.

Jackdawracy wrote:

Easiest way to distinguish a Kiwi from an Aussie is to ask them to pronounce the number between 9 and 11. The former says 'Tin' and the latter sez 'Ten'.

A Nz woman said that they use "wee" for small and Oz uses "little".

tg wrote:

The Myth of Basic Science - WSJ

The WSJ the myth of Journalism.

Wouldn't the hairy toes and short stature be the obvious difference?

The Myth of Basic Science - WSJ

The WSJ the myth of Journalism.

yeah, sorry tj, that's a highly flawed article.

Rob Dawg wrote:

Wouldn't the hairy toes and short stature be the obvious difference?

They were a bit shorter and lighter than the usual Walmart folks of Murika.

Well those savers need to understand that they continue to be the problem.

Dilbert! I thought we had lost you

Jesus saves, and thank goodness the peso-dollar exchange rate is in his favor when he send remittances back to Mexico.

KarmaPolice wrote:

Exxon's Funding of Climate Denial Turned Americans Against Their Own Government for Profit | Dave Johnson

Multinational corporations have no national allegiance. Don't be surprised when you're reminded of that.

Grandma has tried to send money to Mexico a few times as well. Not sure why

Pigged
re: Identical twins separated at birth...

Talk about "research" pieces ripe for slam debunking. Forget the obvious sample size issues- experimenter effect (Observer-expectancy effect) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, "hot reads", subjectivity issues out the wazoo. But there are still psychics getting rich on tv and Goldman still gives out choice excerpts for free... Wink

The 100% Guaranteed Stock Tip: He's Always Right, and It's Still a Scam - DailyFinance

Belmont wrote:

Well those savers need to understand that they continue to be the problem.

blaming savers is sort of a misnomer -

what we're really talking about are the super-wealthy, who don't spend a fraction of their income

having that kind of money sitting around idle is the problem

.the new site keeps the crackpots busy.... talking to themselves.

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is paying for this all?

I actually don't blame savers, just kidding with them, but they are surely stupid in this current environment and think they are holier than thou which is why they need to be Repressed into Friskies for life. If they simply renounced their previous faulty judgment I would wish them well.

Rajesh I am sorry you will not be joining us in the afterlife. Our user base seems to be deflating.

State Provides Quality Ramen

I missed out on the very informative comments on Killery's testimony on HCN. Darn! Any way I found this a bit ago in the usual sites for disinformation: Republicans' 11-Hour Gift to Hillary Clinton | Rolling Stone
I haven't had time to review the truth that Human Events, Newsmax, Townhall and WorldNetDaily has reported.
During the boring times on the cruise I would look in on FUX. I got to wondering if the constant Killery/BENGHAZI!!! would be a turn off for the mouth breathers. Some have said you can turn a lie into the truth if you repeat the lie often enough. Time will tell.

a research piece by Goldman Sachs economist David Mericle

Read more at Calculated Risk

There's your bullshit right there upfront. There is no research presented. Pure opinions and palm-readings. I suppose if you poll the palm-readers you can call your results "research". Derivatives ftw...

Savers didn't cause the problem at hand. The lever up group did.

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

Savers didn't cause the problem at hand.

well, we are supposedly stuck in a liquidity-trap

what else could that mean?

as far as I know, that hasn't ended

1806 -- Germany: Ego-philosopher Max Stirner lives. Theorist of individualist anarchism, currently a foundation for post-left anarchy, author of The Ego & It's Own (1844), opposed by Karl Marx.

"L'état n'a toujours qu'un but: borner, lier, subordonner l'individu, l'assujettir à la chose générale; il ne dure qu'autant que l'individu n'a pas sa plénitude et n'est que l'expression bornée de mon moi, ma limitation, mon esclavage."

— Max Stirner

"The great are great only because we are on our knees. Let us rise!"

1881 -- Pablo Diego Jose Francisco (etc.) Picasso, commie doodler, lives.

"Computers are useless. They can only give you answers."

— Pablo Picasso

Cheers Beer to all London Suffering Bills Fans

1929 -- US: Newspapers & businessmen spend Friday & the entire weekend trying to assure the public that the financial industry is still secure.

"S-T-E-A-D-Y Everybody! Calm thinking is in order. Heed the words of America's greatest bankers!"

— advertisement in the Wall Street Journal

I don't think we are close to catching up yet. It's coming.

the extra money that savers have gotten off of has gone to drive up the stock market and housing, mostly

1966 -- US: Black Panther Party founded.

1983 -- Grenada: American troops invade following the death of Maurice Bishop. A country 1/2,000 its population (Surprize! US Wins! 5,000-0). Erases the humiliations of Vietnam, proving America can whup 5th-world countries if they are tiny enough.

(I believe that is the last time we won?)

Oh, Panama-- we beat up one of the CIA employees of the month.

Money made from savings is almost negligible. I don't see how that can drive prices up. The free money lending is more the case.

2001 -- US: Congress gives police sweeping new powers to search homes & business records secretly & eavesdrop on phone & computer conversations. Odd how those conservatives who "hate big government" & its intrusions always make it bigger & more intrusive, & how liberals who claim to "defend" civil rights are so quick to give them up.

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

Money made from savings is almost negligible.

not the point, LBD

it's money sitting idle, nevermind ZIRP

Belmont wrote:

Is it 2008 still?

Of course not. The too-big-to-fail banks are much bigger now.

The balance was upset with to much velocity and here we are.

Odd how those conservatives who "hate big government" & its intrusions always make it bigger & more intrusive, & how liberals who claim to "defend" civil rights are so quick to give them up.

Aye. wasn't social chauvinism the archaic term for this type of liberal ? googling...

Belmont wrote:

Is it 2008 still?

Of course not. Dick Fuld has a well-paying job now.

sporkfed wrote:

Now do they mean it ?

Nice game last night.

The new site seems to be down. I presume the rapture is in process...

"If you tell the same story five times, it's true."

Larry Speakes, Reagan White House Press Secretary

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

The balance was upset with to much velocity and here we are.

...with banks now too fearful to lend except to the most gold-plated creditworthy

In some measure, losing so early on Sunday allows LSBF's a longer week to lick their assorted wounds.

Rob Dawg wrote:

...we continue to expect liftoff in December, though only with 60% confidence.
That puts their potential accuracy at no less than 40% wrong. Could be 60% wrong.

Pretty sure that they could be 100% wrong

depending on the meaning of is

adornosghost wrote:

(I believe that is the last time we won?)

Which can be something to be proud of. Putin is a winner.

"...with banks now too fearful to lend except to the most gold-plated creditworthy "

They even see the free money for everybody didn't work as it had to be paid back. I don't think the standards are gold plated credit now either. Lot of Subprime loans fueling sales today.

skk wrote:

but hey my Meyers-Briggs/ Integro courses taught me that style and attitude are just as much content as content is content. If you see what I mean.

Were you a fan of Brittany Spears?

dodahman wrote:

Has a change over date been announced?

I think it may be happening...

Lobbyist Ben Dover wrote:

gold plated

How many electrons in the plating.
Wink

So you think this view will slowly melt off the screen , and be replaced.
I want to be online for that!

Belmont wrote:

Is it 2008 still? Didn't realize

Of course not. The President proclaimed: "No more bailouts!" So that implies no bailouts. It's all priced in...
Fascinating

In case of wrapture, this blog will be?

skk wrote:

YouTube - Britney Spears - Oops!...I Did It Again

Red Hat for poic...figures

Cinco-X wrote:

I think it may be happening...

Who's going to pick up all the empty troll suits "left behind?"

Rob Dawg wrote:

Who's going to pick up all the empty troll suits "left behind?"

+2 to armor, but aggravates other creatures??

Who's more washed up?

Jeb!diah or Kaepernick

Red Hat for poic...

I sawwrrrr that. It surprised me. I would have bet if it was going to be anybody it would have been..

Cinco-X wrote:

dodahman wrote:

Has a change over date been announced?
I think it may be happening...

kcoop44m

I'm going to be doing some work on this site today, so expect it to be up and down from time to time.

Maybe it's routine, and not a sign of something imminent

most of the lending that has gone on since 2008 has been because of the various QE programs over the years

I can't imagine what our reality would have been, otherwise

Cinco-X wrote:

+2 to armor, but aggravates other creatures??

Cloak of concealment no longer appears to work. Hits to civility rebound on caster x2.

Rob Dawg wrote:

Cloak of concealment no longer appears to work. Hits to civility rebound on caster x2.

-5 to Charisma and Wisdom as well.

I can't imagine what our reality would have been, otherwise

Austerity and then QE, ala FDR.

the other one's got better genetics......so, we die

More resources for the survivors, if any?

Better version:
Richard Thompson - Oops I Did It Again - YouTube

I wonder about that bit where he says at the end we'll play it in the style of the 16th century. How does he know ? I mean I know cos I've watched 4 versions of Liz1, 3 of our Enery - on TV.. but how does HE know ?

There's no recordings after all. and musical notation can't reveal style can it ? Reading music sounded nothing like hearing it for me. and hmm did written music even exist in the 16th century ? googling o it did..

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago | Open Culture

Jackdawracy wrote:

Austerity and then QE, ala FDR.

To have allowed all the banks to simply collapse, because, hey, that's capitalism, would have been enormously disruptive for an interim period of indeterminate length.

Consequences then or consequences later on account of QE and then austerity?

How would the scoring go down on a Fantasy Kardashian League?

adornosghost wrote:

Better version:
Richard Thompson - Oops I Did It Again - YouTube

I wish Social Distortion would cover that...

adornosghost wrote:

Just delaying a reset----

it was supposed to buy us time until Congress could get its act together.

we see how successful that has been.

skk wrote:

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago | Open Culture

I'll bet those dudes got all the babes

Not enough Suicidal Tendencies -

However, some here should be "Institutionalized"

Lift off. Humph. They place to raise to 3% or something?

...but I'm sure now things will move forward in the House under the capable leadership of... Eddie Munster?

barfly wrote:

most of the lending that has gone on since 2008 has been because of the various QE programs over the years
I can't imagine what our reality would have been, otherwise

No, you have limited imagination.

Please, not to make fun of their weasel words.

barfly wrote:

enormously disruptive

to bankers

barfly wrote:

it was supposed to buy us time until Congress could get its act together.

Bullshit. It was supposed to save the bonuses and it did.

Barfly the elected dictator of Portugal agrees with you about democracy. It can't be trusted. Only he can be trusted.

can't deny it saved their hides, as well

never denied it, no matter what you think

"It was supposed to..."

= it was rationalized as...

Aynyway, it's better than Agent Orange.

barfly wrote:

can't deny it saved their hides

But savers must hide from QE.

I like Damascus to sweep in the World Syrias.

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

But savers must hide from QE.

don't know how to get around it that little savers are punished as well as big.

seems a two-tiered system could be easily gamed

Blue Dog Hillary say:

"I love Denmark. We're not Denmark."

['We prefer inequality...']

barfly wrote:

seems a two-tiered system could be easily gamed

So you're saying Goldman Sachs, which became a bank holding company overnight in 2008, but made huge profits in 2009, did not game QE? You've heard of Goldman Sachs, right?

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

did not game QE?

I'm sure they did, but if you want to practice your prosecutorial chops on me , rather than the real bankers, you're wasting your time.

Is it immoral to work for the squid, even as a janitor? I'm thinking yes.

Rich wife Hillary said:

I love Denmark. We're not Denmark

The thought-terminating cliche. 'No matter how smart the Swedish solution might be, it doesn't apply here.'

What would the Swedish solution do for Goldman Sachs' profits???? DO we want to kill the only...uh.... industry in the US that is doing really, really well?

rather than the real bankers, you're wasting your time.

Obviously, since the Fed can never do wrong in your book. You are guilty of apologizing for the Fed's "crimes". You are complicit. You still do it today.

or what's the future downside if the plan swedish plan doesn't work here? It might be better just to bail them out

tg wrote:

if the plan swedish plan doesn't work here

Work for whom. To accomplish what. Bonus crops are not infinite.

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

since the Fed can never do wrong in your book.

I'm sure you think that, but you're wrong.

The Fed is guilty of many things, like regulating so poorly that the crash happened in the first place, but QE isn't one of them, imo.

we have a difference of opinion

don't let it cause you to blow a gasket

You say go prosecute the real bankers. It starts at the Fed. With QE. No one can fight the Fed alone. It can only be done in the court of public opinion. That's why Goldman gives mouthpiece McBride free "research" tidbits.

Goldman: FOMC Preview

Certainly the captains of Wall Street would bray over the mere hint of nationalization

best let them handle it would be the easy out

Criminals, Party of three your seats are ready at the money table.

well, you are certainly making your case, counselor

Goldman's defense is: we didn't even want TARP! We were forced to take it. And if the Fed gives us free money overnight, those are their rules and their policies. We're just doing God's work.

Part of the reason there haven't been criminal prosecutions and only nominal civil fines is that the Fed and the other "regulators" make the rules. They actually make the rules. Is that a conflict? Of course. DO you care? No, you want them to save the system at all costs. You said so. Just now, even.

Ken is updating the new site.
Can it be long before this site is history ?

Maybe a final song:
Daisy, Daisy give me your answer do
I'm half cr {/?.>

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

No, you want them to save the system at all costs. You said so. Just now, even.

to save the banking system for Main Street folks

sheesh! how many times do I have to spell it out?

I'm beginning to feel like Hillary before Gowdy

Reply to fav fish guy. How sweet. I despair of logging on. I just hate bothering Ken by calling him on the phone.

If Holder was correct, and Bank X was too big to jail (without collapsing the system) then you, barfly, DON"T WANT PROSECUTIONS. You prefer the status quo.

barfly wrote:

to save the banking system for Main Street folks

To save the banking system from Main Street pitchfolks.

To save the banking system's profits from Main Street folks' pockets.

To save the banking system against Main Street's share of the pie.

Fixed It For Ya

I see your name over there.
So apparently you can log in.

I love the thought of "you can do anything and be anything if you just try hard enough" but honestly I think that's a bunch of hogwash.

T minus eight weeks and counting...

So 8 weeks from today is December 25. Santa

I can just see you in the remake of Mr. Yogi goes to Washington...

Except with chess, it's pretty much a proven fact.

so what are these HCN medals good for - if you can't even return them..

Don't be jealous because I have 7 badges and you have (count em) one.

The 'fastest man' and the 'fastest woman' in the world are both from Jamaica.
He is 6'5".
She is 5'0".

Repeat: she is 5'0".

It isn't the genes. It's the culture.

I'm content to remain flairless.

Offspring got his job because he played a computerized chess game the whole summer. Came time for the STEM interview and they asked him to puzzle out how many moves to get down to a certain piece from the illustration provided. He was able to answer it before they scratched out the answer, and he was right. They were impressed. He had no idea they would be asking a chess question, but the practice all summer came in handy.

It isn't the genes. It's the culture.

Spud M. was 5'7".

Maybe size doesn't matter.

don't tell the owners of American Pharoah

Reminds me of driving with the ol' beau when I was around 16. He was going on about how you can accomplish anything you want if you just try hard enough. I said - Oh yeah? What if it's your life's ambition to win a sack race, and you have no legs? I thought he was going to drive off the road.

This is not a new topic for me.

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NW

Outsider wrote:

the practice all summer came in handy.

Laughing out loud how lucky!

great story

I think the story of the Dulles brothers is the story of the amorality of American power, and by extension, all power. On some level, Allan Dulles was a psychopath. He didn’t feel the feelings of other people, and certainly wasn’t able to put himself in shoes of the Jewish people, who were on the brink of the Holocaust in Europe, and even during the Holocaust. He was a man who felt history and politics should be controlled by the elite few. He and his brother were raised in this milieu. Their family was full of statesmen and people who had been at the helm of the country for generations.
They felt that the greater goal of America during the war was reestablishing Germany as a bulwark against growing Soviet power. They felt all along that the Soviet Union represented the greater threat. They were, in fact, very socially comfortable with many members of the Nazi elite, including bankers, security and intelligence people. To them, the whole question about war crimes and the horrors the Nazis had committed during the war were secondary to the more important geo-political questions [such as] who will rebuild Germany after the war and how to make sure the Soviet Union does not overrun Europe.

“Every president has been manipulated by national security officials”: David Talbot exposes America’s “deep state” - Salon.com

laterall

No, height doesn't matter in chess... and even in sprinting it's overrated compared to technique and training (and heart).

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

No, height doesn't matter in chess... and even in sprinting it's overrated compared to technique and training (and heart).

And fast twitch muscle ratio.

But you are exaggerating my argument. I said it's difficult to tease out the causation and correlation factors of nature versus nurture-- not that nature doesn't have limitations. In the example, the poster said his parents were math teachers. He didn't label them "math-gene transmitters". One teaches math. Even Einstein was said to be average in tested arithmetic skills...

"even in sprinting it's overrated compared to technique and training (and heart)."

Don't ignore the ratio of fast twitch muscles to slow twitch muscles that you were born with.

EDIT: Dawg beat me to it.

Rob Dawg wrote:

And fast twitch muscle ratio.

Which again, can be largely trained.

Sure, they say Michael Phelps is a genetic freak born to swim fast. But he still has to train to win races, and the training develops the muscles.

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

Sure, they say Michael Phelps is a genetic freak born to swim fast.

He has a strange looking body.

Rob Dawg wrote:

The new container is different but there are fewer dark corners in which diseases can fester. I welcome a little more sunshine.

I am certain that you will create a climate for the disease to flourish.

100 percent guaranteed.

Laughing out loud

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/multifamily/nmhc-quarterly-survey-reveals-robust-apt-demand-51482

Calculated Risk wrote:

"The multi-family residential market was negative for the eighth consecutive month - and this might be indicating a slowdown for apartments - or at least less growth."

Quest

If you wanted to be a professional soccer player, it helped to be born in January or February. The theory is if you were one of the older 4 year-olds in the first soccer class, you appeared stronger and faster to the coaches. So you were given more opportunities.

KarmaPolice wrote:

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/multifamily/nmhc-quarterly-survey-reveals-robust-apt-demand-51482 

Calculated Risk wrote:

"The multi-family residential market was negative for the eighth consecutive month - and this might be indicating a slowdown for apartments - or at least less growth."

Wave of evictions leaves renters few options in record-setting apartment market | OregonLive.com

"Mark Barry, founder of Barry & Associates, who specializes in apartment appraisals, said some investors are buying buildings at $100,000 per unit, spending $15,000 or less per unit on renovations and then flipping them at $150,000 per unit.

Others may not sell, but use the same strategy, renovate and then re-rent the buildings at significantly higher rates.

"The M.O. on these guys, they'll go in and buy the properties, and they want everyone out. ... They'll get a property manager to help with the legal stuff," Barry said. "They'll offer some incentives to smooth the way. And then they'll go in and hit it hard."

Earlier this month, the new Portland-based Westland Apartment Fund announced that it was looking to buy apartment buildings that need upgrading and "produce greater than average returns" for its investors."

Sameold, same old.

Some of the comments are interesting.

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

If you wanted to be a professional soccer player, it helped to be born in January or February. The theory is if you were one of the older 4 year-olds in the first soccer class, you appeared stronger and faster to the coaches.

They hold back their kids from entering school so that they have a better chance at football.

Just how stupid is that?

Red Team Blue Team = Brain injury.

azurite wrote:

Sameold, same old.

There is quite a bit of product coming onto the market. That should help with rental inflation.

Black Star Ranch

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

If you wanted to be a professional soccer player, it helped to be born in January or February. The theory is if you were one of the older 4 year-olds in the first soccer class, you appeared stronger and faster to the coaches. So you were given more opportunities.

My whole take on nature v. nurture. We are born an empty somewhat malleable vessel. That vessel can be shaped (and dented) then filled by experience.

So, soccer has red shirt kindergarteners rather than red shirt college football students?

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

Still Skinny Barry Bonds Hangs At Bike Race

Look Mom! The steroids have worn off and I am not beating women anymore.

The controversy when AAU imposed hard 9/1 age cutoff criteria was considerable. It was amazing to watch all the tall kids disappear from most competitive basketball teams. It became apparent that cheating had been rampant in allowing kids to play down.

Every system is eventually gamed, the question is when the system begins to fail from the sheer weight of cheating.

Someday this war's gonna end...

I am amazed how well this site is working now.

A beautiful case of Karma.

Smile

Back to chess, it was widely believed that girls could not compete. Then came a man with a mission.

"My Brilliant Brain" Featuring Susan Polgar - Documentary - YouTube

His own kids were the guinea pigs, but he could have adopted with the same results...

Nice to mold Kids to Your Desire...... :ClapClap:

No tennis player under about 5'11" has won a major since Michael Chang (a one-off), but the rules favor height. Squash world number 1's have been 5'7"-6'5" and the raw athletic skills and "court craft" required are fairly similar.

Egypt has no world class sprinters or tennis players, but they dominate pro squash, with both height extremes represented.

Better to let society tell you girls are inferior, eh asshole?

They hold back their kids from entering school so that they have a better chance at football.
Just how stupid is that?

A child born one day before the cut off date for starting school in a particular year is almost one year younger that another child who was born one day after the cut off date for starting school the previous year. Both will start school on the same day as both were born before the cut off date that year, but one is more than 11 months older.

traderwalt wrote:

They hold back their kids from entering school so that they have a better chance at football.
Just how stupid is that?

TB breeders/owners undoubtedly wish they could do the same. All TBs (thoroughbreds) have an official birthdate of January 1. Breeders deal w/it by getting their mares covered about 11 months prior to end of December, but it may take more then once to get the mare pregnant, etc.

Clearly the solution is for humans to schedule pregnancies in a similar fashion. Then no need to hold the child back. Snark

Learn to Read in Context. Tourette Yogi....

1 currency now -yogi wrote:

Better to let society tell you girls are inferior, eh asshole?

" Recent research has shown that men are nearly twice as likely to support fracking. The survey by the University of Nottingham also revealed that women are less likely than men to know which fossil fuel is produced by fracking. Shale gas was correctly identified by 85 per cent of men but only 65 per cent of women.

And now Averil Macdonald, 57, chairwoman of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, has helpfully explained that women are more likely to be anti-fracking because they ‘don’t understand’ it.

Macdonald told the Times that, while women are concerned about the process, they lack the ability to understand and instead rely on ‘gut reaction’ in their opposition to it.

"Not only do [women] show more of a concern about fracking, they also know that they don't know and they don't understand,” she said.

She went on to say that merely showing women the facts wasn’t enough to change their minds, as they fail to grasp them and are more likely to form opinions based on ‘feel’. " Women can't understand scientific facts. Are you fracking kidding me? - Telegraph

He wouldn't be alone (even though it's not quite what he was saying).

Mouthpieces for the industry will say anything apparently, what's interesting is that she felt what she said was credible.

Yoringe wrote:

Better Planned Parenthood?

I guess. Makes me pity the child of any of those parents who doesn't like sports or the particular sport the parents have a passion for. Or isn't good at sports despite favorable genetic background.

I saw that happen once years ago, when the child was 8 years old. Very sad.

when the child was 8 years old. Very sad.

Maybe Yogi is just a Victim too..... Crying

Snark

KarmaPolice wrote:

A beautiful case of Karma.

A temporary cure for most performance challenged systems is little activity.

traderwalt wrote:

They hold back their kids from entering school so that they have a better chance at football.

IMO American Football has just entered a permanent state of decline. When the game loses more and more of its intelligent players because they realize the deadly consequences, the game is about up.

Hard to get/stay smart with repeated Head Cussions.....

RE wrote:

IMO American Football has just entered a permanent state of decline.

Entering the Hai Jai phase. Gambling and entertainment components surpass sports content.

Yoringe wrote:

Hard to get/stay smart with repeated Head Cussions.....

New Keyboard

Well I logged on. And Ken I'm grateful, but it isn't arrange so I can find anything. And I want my Kitty!!!

Also Dawg sorry to grump at you.

traderwalt wrote:

A child born one day before the cut off date for starting school in a particular year is almost one year younger that another child who was born one day after the cut off date for starting school the previous year. Both will start school on the same day as both were born before the cut off date that year, but one is more than 11 months older.

My parents' generation (a long time ago) had 1/2 year school sessions. You might start in September or in January. Right up through HS graduation.

Surely I must have better things to do, but having been absent for four weeks I missed the hubbub about a new site. I know I'm going to regret this question, but how do I find it?

lawyerliz wrote:

Also Dawg sorry to grump at you.

No problem at all. A period of adjustment and is going to take getting used to. I think my prediction of a new standard of civility is proving accurate. A very good thing.

My son might have been better off waiting another year to enter school. Not for sports certainly.

picosec wrote:

Surely I must have better things to do, but having been absent for four weeks I missed the hubbub about a new site. I know I'm going to regret this question, but how do I find it?

It's a little left of Dawg, but not much.

Tom Stone wrote:

It's a little left of Dawg, but not much.

I've heard it said "a little left of Dawg" are people Birchers think are too conservative,.

No kitty. Do I have to find the kitty again or does the site know? I have no idea how I found her in the first place. My fuzzy real kitty just jumped up to say hello. She sez purrrrrrrrrrrrrr You-all!

Rob Dawg wrote:

I've heard it said "a little left of Dawg" are people Birchers think are too conservative,.

You are a hell of a lot more liberal than either JD or Yogi.

RE wrote:

A temporary cure for most performance challenged systems is little activity.

220 comments is performance challenged?

That workload seems about average to me.

Wink

Imagine you spend all your Power so your Kid becomes a Profi Multi Millionaire Sports Idol just to see his Wealth & Health be snatched by the Kardashians/Jenners/Snookis of the World!.... How would you feel?

Rob Dawg wrote:

I think my prediction of a new standard of civility is proving accurate.

It has been exactly one week.

I would give it a couple months at least.

Wink

I would never do that. Just so they have a job and don't sleep under a bridge.

RE wrote:

When the game loses more and more of its intelligent players because they realize the deadly consequences, the game is about up.

It's American football and intelligence is at a premium, I can assure of that.

The real killer will be insurance and the endless lawsuits.

Is their average age at death still 56?

lawyerliz wrote:

Is their average age at death still 56?

I think so.

Didn't another player just die?

sporkfed wrote:

In conversation with Aaron Bastani on Europe, UKIP and Post-Capitalism | StealthFlation

Sadly, I suspect that post-capitalism is code for fascism

Aluminum scarcity, or at least rising prices, may be coming sooner than one might think.

One ton of aluminum requires almost one half ton of petroleum coke – petcoke – in the manufacturing process. The source of petcoke, heavy, non sulfurous crude, is becoming somewhat scarcer as US refineries are processing more lighter crude.

RBN energy just ran an informative piece on this topic.

lawyerliz wrote:

Slate sez no.

Slate says no to what?

adornosghost wrote:

One ton of aluminum requires almost one half ton of petroleum coke – petcoke – in the manufacturing process.

New aluminum

Hi picosec: Just search for "mg.hoocoodanode.org" and you'll get to the main page of the new site.

Sandy_Ego wrote:

Hi picosec: Just search for "mg.hoocoodanode.org" and you'll get to the main page of the new site.

Or just use this link
Hoocoodanode 

It's worth noting that the "mg." will disappear after the rapture, and it'll go back to http://hoocoodanode.org/ 

...I think...so you'll need to change any bookmarks you make now.

Yoringe wrote:

Forward to the 3rd World...

"head lice have mutated and grown immune to the pesticides,"

Sorry Yoringe...you probably already have them.

Enjoy Mexico.

Laughing out loud

Yoringe wrote:

Thread Level Orange

They're baaaaack!

Laughing out loud

Not something any of us Catholics ever had to deal with.

http://m.welt.de/img/ausland/mobile148026867/8440746657-oo-h9999-w1280/German-Chancellor-Angela-Merkel-left-speaks-with-Greek-Prime-Mi.jpg

Merkel has to Beg Tsipras & Erdogan in here Refugee Fuck Up..... She looks like crying ( a Lot).... Got Popcorn?
with Extra Schadenfreude Butter......

She looks like she's trying to understand his accent. Either that, or she's trying to push his hand out of her personal boundary zone.

Outsider wrote:

She looks like she's trying to understand his accent.

No...that's a lesbian telling an inflated ego to get the hell out of my face.

Wink

lawyerliz wrote:

And she needs a facelift.

Which of the male leaders of nations have you said that of?

And she needs a facelift.

And a little less stress in her life. I was kind of surprised how they fluffed up HC so much in this campaign. She was looking pretty similar when she was SOS.

I yearned to chop off Chris Dodds' many double chins

I wouldn't want to be the one to tell her somebody put the empty orange juice container back in the ice box.

Come to think of it Trump. . .

Women can be soooo mean to other Women..... Explains the Popularity of Mud/Cabbage Wrestling.... Laughing out loud

lawyerliz wrote:

I yearned to chop off Chris Dodds' many double chins

And so the first thing you'd say about him if anyone mentioned him, his time as a US Senator, etc., was that he really needed surgery to get rid of double or triple chins?

I think the thought process behind saying she needs a facelift is that we look at ourselves in the mirror and say the same thing, so we're just kind of projecting the thought onto someone else. No?

Richard Nixson's famous jowls.

Witness: Noisy Christie exits Amtrak 'quiet car' after complaints - CNNPolitics.com

Chris Christie was asked to leave Amtrak's quiet car Sunday morning after passengers complained to a conductor about the New Jersey governor yelling at his security detail and into his cell phone, according to a rider.

Christie, a Republican presidential candidate, was on the 9:55 a.m. train back to New Jersey from Washington, D.C., after an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation."

3 Chins no Backbone...... another Handle.... Nah, kidding. I stick to Yoringe....

The jowls come from spending your whole life talking. Politicians in the future will have double and triple thumbs.

I remember he was famous and respected but I don't remember what for.

What do politicians do with their thumbs?

Very important in the Senate, er Roman.

It would be hard to hitchhike without your thumbs.

Were any of you thumbsuckers? I know I was, for a long time too.

Anonymous Bosch --perhaps twiddle or use them for cat in the cradle? On second thought--use them for thumb-print verification on their fund-raising accounts.

I can't believe it's getting dark. I had a dream last night I quit my new job. Hmm.

If you stop and think about, extra thumbs would come in handy to text contradictory messages simultaneously. A politician's nirvana.

Questioning Clinton about that role would be as meaningless as questioning senior CIA personnel about operational information. Such missions cannot be publicly acknowledged or discussed, and revealing anything about them is strictly prohibited.
The same national security laws constraining State Department and CIA personnel also prevent lawmakers, other than those on select intelligence committees, from being briefed on such missions. And even those privileged individuals could not raise related questions in public — or even in closed sessions that include committee members or staff without the appropriate clearances.

Why America Will Never Hear the Entire Benghazi Story - WhoWhatWhy

Outsider wrote:

I can't believe it's getting dark. I had a dream last night I quit my new job. Hmm.

The hummingbirds are fighting over the sage and lilacs.

Today was actually very pleasant. The colors are still there, but the leaves are falling like crazy. One more time around the cycle. I'd rather spend tomorrow raking them up and piling them in the garden to compost down for next year.

You have a j*b?

Ug, I can't even type the word without getting shivers.

Yeah, it's tough. Spending my time furthering someone else's dream instead of my own. Always kind of reminds me of prostitution. 30 hrs. a week, not full time. Feels like it tho.

Worry not, he'll throw in the towel soon, more than likely mid-week when the news will go away quietly.

Outsider wrote:

Today was actually very pleasant. The colors are still there, but the leaves are falling like crazy. One more time around the cycle.

There's nothing like central/western New England in the weeks around my birthday for the majesty of nature and proof we aren't in charge. Stewards. Yeah, I'll take stewards.

Rob Dawg wrote:

The hummingbirds are fighting over the sage and lilacs.

You know, Dawg, there's a circle of hell reserved solely for chortlers.

Anonymous Bosch wrote:

Rob Dawg wrote:

The hummingbirds are fighting over the sage and lilacs.

You know, Dawg, there's a circle of hell reserved solely for chortlers.

We've been doing this dance for what? 8 years? It is mandatory. if I didn't chortle people would worry something was wrong.

See also my comment of four minutes ago.

Worry not, he'll throw in the towel soon, more than likely mid-week when the news will go away quietly.

Wait. What?

Had Picknick with my GF on the Beach.... Nice Weather, no Termites ( just Flies).

Book of Job can turn you against one..... Snark

Oh! Oh! I almost forgot... As you know, we have possums that come up on the porch to clean up the "Outies'" cat food. We finally saw a young one playing possum. One of the newer entries saw this small creature and took a swipe at it. It fell down and played dead for 5 minutes or so until the cat lost interest and wandered off. The young one then very slowly twitched, then opened its eyes, then scampered off into the underbrush.

Funny how Citizens United and unlimited funds has had no bearing in the showing of would be Red Team aspirants for the boarding house @ 1600 Pennsylvania.

Few more chores to do in the barely cracked open window of opportunity...

Despite the heaps of moolah they've reached the point of diminishing retreads. (or retards, but that's not fair to the retarded.)

What becomes of the excess funds when a Perry or Walker says adios?

Excess funds? Uh... you haven't played this game before, have you, JD. Laughing out loud

Answer B: In their magnanimity they pool the funds to help out Doh. It's his turn after all.

I miss Walker, he had this "i've pooped in my pants" look to him that spoke volume.

And I want my Kitty!!!

you found your pussy yet ? Right click on your pussy in THIS forum, and Bob's yer uncle.

Don't blame me, I grew up on

Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy - YouTube

Dont shave your Pussy. They dont like that...... Wink

Dont shave your Pussy. They dont like that...... Wink

just keep feeding me the lines..

They don't like it up em - YouTube

a delicious piece of code earlier today.. so on FB an ex- childhood gf posts some nice pics of the area in autumn, which is now.

so I take a flyer and say :

ME: yesss... brings back memories allright - I don't need google maps to recall it at all - but this is fun. one can almost see your childhood home !

SHE: Ha ha. Guessed one of xx XYZ friends could put X on the spot.

yup. I could put X on the spot alright.

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