Saturday, October 03, 2015
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
The Eight Plague: The Plague of Locusts, illustration from the 1890Holman Bible
This is what the LORD, the God of the Hebrews, says: 'How long will you refuse to humble yourself before me? Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you refuse to let them go, I will bring locusts into your country tomorrow. They will cover the face of the ground so that it cannot be seen. They will devour what little you have left after the hail, including every tree that is growing in your fields. They will fill your houses and those of all your officials and all the Egyptians—something neither your fathers nor your forefathers have ever seen from the day they settled in this land till now.
— Exodus 10:3–6
Just a random though of how things repeat in the different times, different countries, under different circumstances, but vicious circle of time will never be broken.
Friday, September 18, 2015
Post mortem …err… post FED admittance that everything is awesome…er and they failed plus caved to the world begging not to destroy what is left from fragile financial system (additionally strained by “migrant border jumpers”) went short /ES at 2000.
Would be interesting to see if the “real” correction to 1700 area is upon us.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
The father of drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi was working with smugglers and driving the flimsy boat that capsized trying to reach Greece, other passengers on board said, in an account that disputes the version he gave last week.
Ahmed Hadi Jawwad and his wife, Iraqis who lost their 11-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son in the crossing, told Reuters that Abdullah Kurdi panicked and accelerated when a wave hit the boat, raising questions about his claim that somebody else was driving the boat.
Friday, September 11, 2015
Monday, September 07, 2015
698K Native-Born Americans Lost Their Job In August: Why This Suddenly Is The Most Important Jobs Chart
After the Fed admitted over a year ago that the US unemployment rate (which in 2012 was supposed to be a rate hike "threshold" once it hit 6.5% and is now at 5.1%) has become irrelevant in a country where a record 94 million people have left the labor force, and with the Fed poised to hike rates even though US hourly wages have not only not increased for the past 7 years, but for the vast majority of the labor force continue to decline, some have asked - is there any labor-related chart that matters any more?
The answer: a resounding yes, only it is none of the conventional charts that algos and sometimes humans look at.
The one chart that matters more than ever,has little to nothing to do with the Fed's monetary policy, but everything to do with the November 2016 presidential elections in which the topic of immigration, both legal and illegal, is shaping up to be the most rancorous, contentious and divisive.
The chart is the following, showing the cumulative addition of foreign-born and native-born workers added to US payrolls according to the BLS since December 2007, i.e., since the start of the recession/Second Great Depression.
Friday, September 04, 2015
I wonder if there is any place in Andrews Base for planes to land left after all those limousines arrived and if any rooms in DC’s hotels will be available.
Why would not Saudi take some Middle East refugees in is beyond my understanding