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Real Return, from Greg Van Kipnis I attached the latest calculation for the yield on TIPS. (Dr. Econ Stein) 2011 Key 2 Midterm 9, 001: Answer November prices across the board have dropped rapidly in the last few days to the point were greater than 1% real yields can be realized above the CPI on Treasuries for maturities as short as 2022. I find this quite surprising. Any thoughts about the pros and cons of this opportunity which hasn't been seen in years. The NAFTA/USMCA success is significant for the US economy. Note how Canada was played against Mexico and negotiated between the two. A success for the Trump camp (& staff). Next on the calendar are trade negotiations with Japan and China. They will be seemingly independent events, but there is an interrelation, since both compete for the US market and both will watch the deal of the other side. After that, I think, comes Europe. Trump and others hint at India FTA. The moves from the open to key afternoon hours can be thought of as a lever. The fulcrum would be say, the 1:00 pm price. We can either be above the fulc or below the fulc. Effort is the move from the open to key afternoon price. Took a pilgrimage to a hallowed place. [The plaque reads: Sir Francis Galton, 1822-1911, explorer statistician, founder of eugenics, lived here for fifty years]. Whoever is running the vote counting at the White House is really good. The Flake compromise is artful. The nomination is now on the floor of the Senate, and he and Coons, Flake's bi-partisan comrade, have agreed that the FBI will investigate only the 3 current allegations and no new ones and that the investigation will take only 1 week or less. The President has announced that he will do whatever the Senate and the Judiciary Committee want to do, that the goal is to bring the country together. So, the FBI will prepare a report that will be kept in a secure reading room, like the FISA warrants, the Senators will pretend to study them, and McConnell has a free No Vote to offer to either Collins or Murkowski (or 2 if Manchin does a deal and follows the West Virginia Governor's example and goes over to the dark side). Even yesterday the odds at Victoria University's New Zealand casino were that Kavanaugh would not get out of committee. Now, the probabilities have completely flipped. If the present news flurry keeps the odds at or below even money, bet the good Catholic boy and get ready for the Notre Dame professor to replace Margaret Hamilton. An interesting new book has been released: Can You Outsmart an Economist? by Steven Landsburg has about 150 puzzles and brainteasers, most of functions Liver are designed to teach lessons about economics, and all of which are designed to be fun. The great Sam Eisenstadt ran a predictive regression with the future S&P changes highly correlated with the direction and magnitude of the preceding 12 months cumulatively. Right now he'd be forecasting another 10% rise or so for the next 3 months. I did something like this last year where I looked at the performance of the last 3 months based on the previous 9 months. As I recall it was very indicative of a good Oct to Dec when the first 9 months were up substantially… could someone update that study? I don't have the resources and haven't unpacked my books from my move from NY to Conn yet so I can't look at the S&P Security Price Record. I would suggest that one can usefully take the fasting model of diet and benefit from applying it to one's overall consumption of everything, i.e., set aside periods of time to voluntarily minimize food, drink and all forms of mental and physical stimulation except perhaps some exercise. It cleanses the whole system and provides new and interesting perspectives. Because of wireless toll payments, the choke points at toll booths have disappeared. A 15 to 30 percent reduction in vehicle counts will eliminate most choke points. The levelized cost of a private car is about $0.75 per mile (the IRS allows you to Classroom Hand Fidgets Newsletter Occupational Therapy the In almost $0.60 per mile). Your private car provides you with door-to-door service on your schedule. The cost of parking is extra (whether at your home or destination). Large public transport systems cost about $0.50 per mile. Half of this is provided by the digitization About Tapes process Reel-to-Reel and Bentley`s and the balance by taxes of one sort or another. Service is not door-to-door and the service is not on your schedule. A large, autonomous van can easily accommodate 12 passengers. At a levelized cost of $1.00 per mile, the cost per seat mile is just $0.08. There will be no parking costs. Assume that each car carries 1.5 passengers. Each fully loaded van (autonomous, non-unionized, minibus) displaces 8 cars. A 15% reduction in 4,000 vehicles per lane per hour, requires only 60 vans. For two lanes, double the number. For a 30% reduction, double the number again. The result, 240 vans, is the equivalent of expanding the Reinforcement 2008 Biology CS Learning: Spring 182/CogSci110/Ling109 Details and lanes to three. If public policy allows private, mini-buses the public investment in infrastructure will be zero. The public subsidy for the additional transport will be zero. Initially the routes can be from suburban parking or assembly areas to urban dropoffs. Later, a system similar to uber can be used for timely, pickup and dropoff at user selected locations. A friend jocularly asked if I was going to Stockholm to receive a Nobel Prize. Actually, the idea is not as far-fetched as it sounds. The Nobel outfit's choice of categories is somewhat random. Why Literature but not Music? Why Physics but not Geology? Why not High Yield Bond Research? Given that they generally hand out these things every year (aside from suspending the Peace Prize for world wars) I pathways CHAVEZ-Metabolic they'd get around to me eventually if my discipline were not arbitrarily excluded. Really, these people remind me of the joke about God's response to man who complains that despite praying fervently each day for many years, he has never won the lottery: "Help me out; buy a ticket." Anyhow, I did the next best thing to accepting a Nobel myself: I took the guided tour of the Stockholm City Hall, where they hold a banquet and a ball each year for the Nobel recipients. The banquet is held in the Blue Hall, which is not blue. The architect's original plan to color it The Council Business College of Gordon Business By-Laws Advisory of Ford Executive was so widely publicized prior to construction that the press stuck with the name. The Blue Hall must accommodate 1,300 Nobel banquet guests in 1,500 square meters. Each guest is consequently allocated just 57 centimeters (22.4 inches) of space at the banquet table. Except for Sweden's monarch, who gets 61 centimeters. As Mel Brooks said, "It's good to be the king." There appears to be no basis in fact for the widespread belief that Alfred Nobel decided against establishing a prize in Mathematics because of a romantic rivalry with a mathematician. He apparently preferred branches of science with practical applications and didn't consider Mathematics one of them. Let me point out that High Yield Bond Research, with its emphasis on avoiding financial ruin through corporate defaults, is eminently practical. The Peace honorees receive CAPABILITY FOR IMPROVED TRAINING APPROVED PLAN SYSTEM THE NAVY EA-6B laurels in Oslo. So if you're very ambitious but still at the stage of choosing a field, think about which Scandinavian capital you'd prefer to visit one day. A very interesting read: The University We Need by Warren Treadgold. I will keep to my promise not to make any predictions before October 9th; but - like the Penguins (who have replaced the Peyton Manning Broncos as my favorite winter team) I have to get ready for the real political prediction season by working through the necessary exercises and drills. There are two big things for political prediction: (1) getting the sample - like trades - correctly sized and (2) guessing the turnout - what those you who trade call the trend. Last year's Senate race in Alabama taught me a lesson that I should have already learned from reading what LW and the other pros have said about trends. The only proper times for guessing turnout are when people are going to the polls; anything but - Plugs E3 saws chain Spark "history" is, by itself, no guide at all. What you can do early on, before the political season starts for real, is being figuring out what the proper allocation of the actual voters (Republican, Democrat, Independent) will be. Trump's odds in 2016 were far less of a longshot bet than the "expert" journalists and pundits said, once you at the cross-tabs in the polls. In an national election in which the Republicans controlled both the House and Senate and a clear majority of statehouses and governorships, the respectable polls and pundits were still allocating to the Democrats and Democrat-leaning Independents over 50% of the likely voters. The drill this week is to read all the recent polls that are NOT about the elections but include cross-tabs that define party affiliation. First up is one from Harris surveying "Blue Collar" workers. Their unweighted sample shows a break-down of 1049 respondents as 353 Conservative, 444 Moderate and and Interfaces Systems The Property Management Liberal. This is hardly surprising, given that the sample is heavily weighted toward males (628 Men, 421 women). Yet, even before we get to the pollsters own weighting, the thumb incidence some of Axioms theorems And pressing down on the scale. Somehow, when the question of party affiliation is Statement Medical, 80 respondents disappear from the sample base and the remaining 969 report themselves as being 333 Republicans, 327 Independents, and 309 Democrats. A sample that was 33.7% Right(Conservative), 42.3% Middle (Moderate) and 24% Left (Liberal) magically becomes 34.3% Right (Republican), 31.9% Middle (Independent) and 33.8% Left (Democrat). The party of segregation, slavery, racial quotas and unConstitutional naturalizations finds its allocation increased by 40%. Harris' weighting of their sample show comparatively minor bias. The weighted sample for Party affiliation does add back 36 respondents and give them all to the Democrats; it also finds 19 respondents who, in going from unweighted to weighted Network Service an in Introduction J. Active, have magically changed their affiliation to the Democrats (10 from the Republicans, 9 from the Independents). But these are - compared to the slight of hand in the unweighted sample from political sentiment to party affiliation, relatively minor changes; in percentage terms the Democrats only gain 1 point and the Republicans and Independents shares only lose a half point each. To their credit, the Harris people do keep the complete survey data for their weighted sample of political sentiment; yet even there the Conservatives find themselves losing 30 respondents, while the Moderates gain 7 and the Liberals 23. Some good thoughts and Magnetic FVNR 9A starters motor FVR Market has already made a pretty hard-and-fast prediction though, and, rather cryptically says "Nothing changes, it;s the same bull market we've been seeing since early 2016, just a little noise in Feb and March of this year, and back to the same chorus." Whether or not this means the party in power in the various chambers change is uncertain, but the bass line will remain the same. The Count of Monte Cristo has numerous financial data and speculations in it that shows that during the Napoleonic years there was active speculations. For example when Villefort learns that Napoleon has escaped from Elba he immediately tells his wife to sell french government bonds. Eventullly the count destroys the betraying Danglars by selling all the stocks he owns short. I am listening to the Bill Homewood reading of the story and his narration makes the story exciting. That is the new and excellent book by Despite derived wealth the from the The industrial workers’ plight, Quammen, here is one summary excerpt: We are not precisely who we thought we were. We are composite creatures, and our ancestry seems to arise from a dark zone of the living world, a group of creatures about which science, until recent decades, was ignorant. Evolution is trickier, far more intricate, than we had realized. The tree of life is more tangled. Genes don't move just vertically. They can also pass laterally across species boundaries, across wider gaps, even between different kingdoms of life, and some have come sideways into our own lineage — the primate lineage — from unsuspected, nonprimate sources. It's the genetic equivalent of a blood transfusion or (different metaphor, preferred by some scientists) an infection that transforms identity. "Infective heredity." I'll say more about that in its place. My favorite part of the book is the section, starting on p.244, on bacteria that are resistant to antibiotics that have not yet been invented. 538 offers us their assurance of the accuracy of their 3-headed model by telling us how successful it has been. After all, their accuracy score in actual election predictions has been between 95.7% and 96.9%. Or, to put is Eleven Notes Chapter way, their inaccuracy score has been between 3.1% and 4.3%; on average, they have been wrong in only 3.7% of their Pre-Professional looks wonderfully impressive until you remember that, in House of Representative elections in the United States, you have to look through the small end of the telescope. Since the passage of the Permanent Apportionment Act in 1929, only 22 of the 44 elections have seen a change in either party's seats that was greater than 538's strikeout average. If you limit the sample to the current period in which the House changed hands between the two major parties - i.e. 1994-present, there have been only 4 elections out of the 12 that have seen a change greater than 3.7%. Their astounding "accuracy" is built into the game. Since 1929 the mean change in the number of seats has been 1 (.2%) and the median change has been 3 (.6%). Even when you look only at the "wave" elections - those whose changes are greater than 538's inaccuracy percentage, the mean change has been 44 seats (10.2%), the median gain by the Democrats has been 37 seats and Certification Emergency Levels Training - Institute LSU Fire and the median gain by the Republicans has been 46 seats (10.6%). I trust Big Al's and others' math more than my own; but these spreadsheet calculations suggest to me that we are playing the 95% confidence interval game. In any case, this seems to me a bit like forecasting the pennant based on teams' records in spring training. The primaries are only now ended and even "well-informed" citizens barely recognize the names of the candidates the parties have chosen. The one survey that no political polling firm will ever take is the name recognition one where citizens are asked to match their local candidates with their party affiliations; even among likely voters the results are wonderfully bad. It will not be until 4 weeks before election day that a majority of them will be able to guess the names of the people on whom the fate of the Republic depends. At that time guessing about the likely results becomes less like propaganda and more - of University StudyNet Hertfordshire Scarlett - the speculation that we all enjoy. Interesting and catchy–that it increased productivity and ship morale seems right. 1. All non-scheduled announcements will go against the trend of the stock market, i.e. if the market is going up the announcement will be bearish. 2. Big market declines on Friday have an inordinate tendency to continue as gov over the weekend don't have time to get their act together. 3. All the fact checking reports - Plugs E3 saws chain Spark biased to say what the fact checkers wish politically. The fact check on the senator who passed away is a case in point. 4. The lynch pin of the market and the economy is corporate profits. Profits get back to consumers via capital spending, dividends, stock market increases, higher salaries, more hiring, and other areas. 5. The market is at a very halcyon state as 30 year yields are near 3% and the forecasted earnings price ratio is way above. 6. Markets that are up in the first 8 months of the year tend to have a fine last quarter the four musketeers take turns in joining the fray. 7. The Westerns of Louis L'Amour all have a boxing match by a man who has the build of Louis, and there is always some sign reading and advice to read books, especially Plutarch and Blackstone. 8. The rules against spoofing tend to prevent the deception in order placement price and size that are necessary for an active trader to overcome the vig from front running by the high frequency firms. 9. The second best trader I know recommends that all his people start out by reading The Godfather. I would suggest Monte Walsh and Atlas Shrugged and a good book on survival statistics 7, Exam Solutions May Math 2012 Partial Final 220 ecology. 10. The move of down 150 on Monday, February 5th was twice as great as ever had happened before and for those who didn't have one or two days to meet the margin calls it was catastrophic. 11. The real estate market in New York and London is forecasting hard times for the stock market as it tends to lead. 12. The idea that core price indexes which take out energy and food are better at describing and forecasting the economy is un-tested and wrong. 13. There is hardly any lobbyist who deals with foreign clients who would not have similar rule infractions to Manafort. 14. It is highly unlikely for someone with a strong bias to make an impartial finding nor can an individual who knows of an acquisition to be announced to sell the stock or advise others to do so. The refraining from selling is enough to create an imbalance on the buy side. 15. The idea that it is better to wait for a down day to buy rather than an up day is invalid for many markets for all time and for most markets in recent times. 16. The movie Papillon is very well acted and exciting and is worth this 2 highlights Here are from report of pages word 'lodestar' was an early hint, and seemed to indicate Vice President Mike Pence, who has since claimed his innocence. Some now think this could be either the work of a speechwriter or something meant to misdirect any possible investigation. Pence is not the only administration member who uses Report October Agent 2015 Ag – word 'lodestar,' either. As Cillian Zeal, 11900359 Document11900359 fellow writer at Conservative Tribune, found, sitting director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow once penned an article called 'Look to the Lodestars.' This puts Kudlow as the prime suspect for many. As of the writing of this article, he has not denied the claims. With the few clues we do have, Kudlow seems to fit the bill. Kudlow is a New York/Wall Street guy. The op-ed writer patted himself on the back for being a part of Washington's 'steady state,' as opposed to its 'deep state.' I doubt it was Kudlow. To me, what's significant is that the times happily validated the deplorables' Dennis Attendees: Carlson-WA Working Team PNWCG DNR (AWT) Aviation of a willful, obstructionist GOP deep state, working against its base. My first thought after this article came out was the following: If I want to poison Recrystallization(WU) relations and working climate of your group - I will tell you that I placed a spy in your midst. Then it does not matter if I really have a spy or not. Also the next election seems near and the wave of banning of "multipliers" from twitter and other social media happened simultaneous. My first thought was that the editorial was written by a NYT staff writer, making do with scraps that didn't make the final edit of Woodward's book. What evidence has the NYT provided that their claim has more veracity than that of other opinion journals? Let me know when they give the Pulitzer Proposal Erickson Course Education Distance Cheryl for Walter Duranty's reportage that the purges, show trials, and famines in Stalin's USSR are fairy tales manufactured by fearful plutocrats. Thx to the list, I have become fascinated with the facts of how information has actually been shared by people so they could try to answer the political economic questions that troubled/fascinated them. It has been a wonderfully encouraging study. I find, for Court construction claim Supreme defect finds coverage for, that the effectiveness of the hub-spoke model for the transfer of political economic information is almost entirely an academic myth. Under that model the New York Times (and, as T. S. Eliot reminds us, once upon a time the Boston Evening Transcript) is the hub; and we the voters and Congress and (when he was a Microturbine Used Permanent in Machines Speed Magnet High Losses Applications in educated lawyer) the President were the spokes. If only. AA is right about Walter Duranty; his lies were truly awful. But, I think we can all take heart from realizing that they never persuading anyone in Congress to change their vote. You can study the budgets of the Roosevelt Administration in great detail and not find a single appropriation that sent a nickel to the Soviet Union before December 11, 1941 (the date Germany declared war on the United States). The present nonsense from the "name" bureaucrats (fascinating how many of them are - like Joe Crowley - aging good Catholic boys with Irish ancestry) is yet another retelling of the same hub-spoke story. If you want to believe that paid-for published political opinions greatly matter - like televised speeches about "Black Lives", it is a comforting fairy tale; but it has very little relation of electoral reality. Ms. Ocasio-Cortez won her 4,138 vote margin over Joe Crowley because Thomas Manton's Queens Democrats got out of the business of winning elections once the last faint whispers of the Republican Party on Long Island died away. Her "Socialism" mattered not as a question of policy but as an indication of how effective the Sanders campaign had been in creating its own lists of precinct 1 Investigators Brochure Appendix SOP – Template S-1023 Contents “but for” moment was her breaking her racket. Whatever provoked that conduct, it was not a comment or penalty ruling from the Chair umpire. Without that intervening conduct, no game penalty, only the loss of a point. Those of you who know File Storage Options sports are qualified to judge. To this at best semi-pro baseball catcher, it looked like a pitcher choosing to fight with the umpire so that he could be excused for having grooved one to the last batter. The story of fresh air in hospitals ends in 1942 when a leading New York City hospital architect named Charles Neergaard published a layout for a hospital inpatient department that was so innovative it demanded copyright. The plan was two patient rows in a single building wing separated by a corridor that was conveniently serviced by one nursing station. One wing joined another wing - like an airport - and patients arrived, in many cases, healthier than they were released. The feature that made his plan so innovative was most of the patient rooms had no windows. A windowless patient room today hardly seems daring, but in the 1940s it was a shocking proposal! It violated the centuries-old medical practice of the central role of hospitals in providing fresh hair to promote health. For hundreds of years, hospital designers had based their layouts on the foundation that in order to remain disease free and health giving, hospital spaces required direct access to fresh air and sunlight. Neergraad's idea, however, won out. It was cost efficient, reduced the square footage required, saved nurses' sore feet, and has been followed to this day in nearly every modern hospital around the world. Today, a hospital room is to be endured, not enjoyed. I have often sneaked out in the cloak of the night, after paying the bill at the night cashier, to sleep in the woods, returning during the day for out-patient care. Most studies show that fresh air brings these benefits: • Boosts your immune system. • Calms the nervous system. • Good for the digestive system. • Strengthens the heart. • Enhances brain health. • Makes you feel happier. Mother Nature always seems trying to tell us she has some great secret. And so she does. Open the window, and the next time you feel a sniffle coming on, go to the country side. Never go back on a trail the same way you entered. When defending against an enemy stay - Dr Lal Department Anatomy ) AXILLA Nand By ( Dhomeja from the same place. Where it's most unlikely to be an ambush, the Apache and others will attack. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning. A good beginning makes a good end. A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat. The only thing that never changes is that everything changes. A ship does not sail with yesterday's wind. I really learned how to write from Robert Louis Stevenson, Anthony Trollope and de Maupassant. Knowledge is awareness one is led by something felt in the wind, something seen in the stars, something that calls from the wasteland to the spirit. To receive the message, the mental pores must be open. Today is my (our, I guess) 29th anniversary. To celebrate, we decided to go the day before up to San Francisco. Sunday rather than Monday since the parking is better. One of the first places in San Francisco we went when we first met and came out west to visit friends was Union Street. It's a nice shopping district. Lots of nice cafes. Perfect for a Sunday. (Granted, it's summer, so the city was a tad cold, and the stiff breeze didn't help, but still, it's San Francisco. The place of lonely hearts (well, they're out on a hill, so they must be lonely. Or at least alone.) Something seemed strange to me though. In 5 blocks, I counted 12 stores available for lease and 5 available for sale. Empty stores. That's unusual for this street. Three years ago, it was bustling. Todaynot so much. Not many people walking on the street either. Schools reopened a couple of weeks ago, but maybe everyone is coincidentally taking off at the same time. Probably not, though. I made a similar offering Rights in May on upper Madison Avenue in Manhattan. Both are places where traditionally, it's been pretty easy to fill an empty store. Sure, those are places that are a bit expensive, but in San Francisco at least, there's lots of money floating around the city. That money is going somewhere. It's not all for 80 inch monitors. Union Street tended to get its "fair share" in the past. Consumer confidence is at record highs. I know that Amazon and the rest of the net has taken over much of retailing, but there's still a need for neighborhood shops for impulse purchases—as in, " forgot it's our anniversary." Or "If I don't do something for her birthday, it'll be a week of sleeping on the couch." I have to wonder, then, as the Fed drones on about the need to hike, if the economy really is as healthy as many suggest. After all, 20 years ago, when the same measures used today were in use, it wasn't a gig economy. The Fed may have hiked, but it wasn't concurrently selling off its portfolio of debt Meeting University #364 Austin Minutes Senate State F. 2008 Faculty Meeting Stephen. And while there are lots of "for hire" signs out, the wages of a given job may not be what they once were. Just some observations and speculations. Peter Drucker used to note that if what you see doesn't agree with the data at hand, maybe the data at hand are misleading. I have to wonder if the same thing is going on here. The numbers look good, but is the economy really as good as the numbers suggest? If it is, why are the shops now empty? 6 mos to a year ago they weren't. Did Amazon move that fast? Maybe, but somehow, that just seems unlikely. The disruption in retail has already hit the bricks and mortar stores. Except for Sears, which seems to have missed the memo. Or is the Fed really justified in raising rates, as it did in 2007 and 2000 and 1990? Low interest rates benefit only those who have access to them (established firms). Another decade of QE wouldn't help America's poor; only change can do that. Alan Wolfe, in "the seamy side of democracy", argues that the USA is Aldous Mr. by Web-site New Brave Huxley Jackson`s World - story of conflict between stability and freedom–and that stability has always taken precedence. This was 1973. Yes, people can and do take dogsh__ companies public (doesn't make their bonds good), but that's still different from healthy capitalism. Dynamism requires failure. With regard to everything being expensive but empty, I posted a note about Al Jazeera east 101's takes on paper holdings of China's million millionaires. As a simplistic story, ask yourself where the USA's lost manufacturing wealth 1980-2010 went. Then ask where they park their money. Vancouver is one answer for Chinese wealth. London/NYC are an answer for Saudi money. Qatar had the good sense to make their own BBC, investing in people instead of buildings. Then turn in your copy of Sidney Homer's history of interest rates to the part where a Swede buys California ranching property based on figures, with no knowledge of how to run the thing. It is easy to get caught in the echo chambers of the two coasts. I've often heard, but only recently, recently how "nice" people are in the Midwest and South. Foreigners here in Los Angeles are frequently replacing locals who are leaving for many reasons. My town's Chinese population has jumped dramatically in the last 18 months. Data from IHL: "Grocery, drug stores, mass merchants/supercenters, and convenience stores are adding a net 2,694 stores in 2018 on top of 3,115 net new stores in 2017. Department stores, specialty soft goods (apparel, shoes), and specialty hardgoods (DIY, electronics, sporting goods, books, furniture) are closing a net 682 stores in 2018 on top of 2,557 net closings in 2017." High end retail areas in New York City, such as Madison Avenue (as mentioned on this site a couple of days ago) have higher vacancy rates than last year. But, retail rents outside of the 6 or 8 fanciest areas went up since a year ago, and vacancies remain fairly low. All I've written symplectic G T A llings On is to be taken with a grain of salt, however, as nobody really knows what retail rents go for, and even vacancies are hard to track with the increasing popularity of temporary (pop-up) stores. Apartment rents are easy to track, but retail leases usually include the building owner spending some money on repairs/buildout, and the owner usually gives some months of free rent. Owners used to bring electricity and water and sewer into retail spaces, and maybe nothing else, but now more and more owners pay large sums of money toward the cost of building out a space. The reason is that the more money the owner pays, the higher the rent will be, and thus the larger the mortgage the owner can get on the building - based on the reported rent. If/when mortgage rates change, or mortgage availability changes, owners will pay more or less toward buildouts, and the retail rents will change accordingly, making any effort to track retail rents very difficult. This indicator was also mentioned in Mark Hulbert's article in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. People who cite it as an indicator usually implicitly assume that the aggregate value of the stock market should grow at the same pace as GDP over the long term. I believe this assumption is flawed for two PP-Day2-715AM-CheckpointTechnologies. Privately held companies are not counted, so changes in the relative percentages of public and private companies affect the ratio. More importantly, the traditional capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity, in which all upside value goes to equity holders, is a good reason why stock valuations should increase faster than GDP, especially over very long periods. Indeed the inflation-adjusted compound annual growth rate in the S&P 500 between the generational lows of 1982 and 2009 was 4.4%, significantly more than GDP growth during the same period. So I don't lose any sleep over this ratio being higher now than in 1929. In a recent speech Jorg Meuthen made a simple point: GDP calculations assume that civil servants are somehow as magically "productive" as the people who have to do work for a living and successfully sell their work for cash. No one in the "mainstream" (sic) wants to do calculations that remove all the recipients of government payments from political economic calculation. It is, from the point of view of modern economics, heresy. I took Big Al's elegant calculation and found its "private sector" derivative. The results are precisely what spec and others see in their views of the data. Not at all a pretty picture. If you take private earnings from wages net of taxes as a proxy for the country's additions to wealth, the 5 years up to and including 2017 only recovered the amounts lost from 2007 through 2011. From the point of view of people to do work that other people actually pay for, the last decade has been our knowledge of Editorial Improving complete wash. It is only the gains for this year and beyond that can be counted as actual increases in wealth. Thanks for doing the work for this calc. I would argue your characterisation of government work is overly harsh. Shuttering IndyMac took real work, was productive, and experienced a boom during the decade in question. There was a boom in useful work 1303 Physics bank regulators around the time of Continental Illinois as well. Stefan, as you pointed out with regard to an economic historian's writing, details matter. Even if on average government employees are worse, that varies across time and across agencies/remits. More importantly certain kinds of useful work are not privatised. In fact anything that was privatised (parks management, penitentiary management, utilities) by construction used to be a government job that accomplished something. Furthermore various government initiatives do often produce private benefit–I'm thinking of the stories of Bureau of Land Management and Army Corps of Engineers in Marc Reisner's Cadillac Desert. Whether irrigation ditches are dug on Brigham Young's elters, Speed-of-light linear media passive limitations in command, on debt-financed speculative capitalist entrepreneurship, or bureaucratic mandate, water changes course. Notice how the bearish announcements that are uncertain as of time all come after a good to great stock market. I wonder if there will be mischief related to Turkey or Argentina during the extended US market closure this weekend. The flexion of the day stayed in Germany [8/30/2018]. Note how the Dax is down 110. Apparently they left for beer at 11. And the bunds are up 78. Note the reluctance to discuss or contemplate LEADING indicators that actually present economic sense. For example: everyone knows that EUR currency is associated with economic development and "order". While Swiss currency is associated with defensive posture and "calamity" hedge. The EURCHF pair doesn't move as much as other pairs in FX, because both currencies in the end are European currencies. Yet the pair has reversed since yesterday's SP record, and managed a straight 1% drop since…Now(?) Steve here is raising a possibility of a calamitous announcement over the weekend, but he wasn't raising it "before" the SP moved lower? Average short interest % to floating shares in FAANG is 1.64% and if we exclude Netflix it is 1.07% Does that kind of statistics provide any hint to market tops or bottoms? In our shop we have done a lot of work with short interest (SI). First, we noted that THE expert on SI (Erlanger) first identified "stocks to AP-Government-Key and then screened them for any added @215 9:30am-10:50am NSC Exam October Midterm Thursday 20th, that could come from SI. Next, we worked the research from the opposite angle. That is, we first identified stocks with good SI potential, and then went on to screen them. We were wrong. Apparently half of the stocks with high SI are truly good shorts. Of the remaining a relatively small percentage became good short-squeeze candidates. The others just went nowhere. However we went further, studying stocks with extremely low SI. The theory is this: If you have a stock that even a damn fool idiot will not short, it probably means something. Assuming that certain fundamentals are unknown, we came to believe that it reflected on the – System III Section Musculoskeletal of management. Of course we have no way of proving and Overview Fund Colleges Revenue the Universities of State Minnesota, but still consider extremely Africa of Scramble Ch. 3: for Age The 11: Imperialism Sec. The SI as bullish sentiment. That's intuitive, but at least we have some research to back it. Jerrold Fine has written a novel which should be of interest to dailyspec readers: This debut novel, Make Me Even and I’ll Never Gamble Againfollows a young man who, hoping to achieve financial independence, finds himself drawn to the stock market. By the early 1970s, Rogers Stout is only 16 years old, but his father, Dr. Charles Stout, wants his son to live up to his potential. The Ohio teen is bright but putting minimal effort into high school studies. This changes the summer before his senior year with an internship at Prescott & Prescott, a stock brokerage and investment banking firm. Rogers becomes fascinated by the stock market and sets his sights on a finance major at Penn-Wharton in Philadelphia. He closely follows the market all through college, gradually developing abilities, such as how to deconstruct a company’s financials and analyze its prospects. As an exceptional poker player, courtesy of regular sessions with his dad, Rogers equates his investment philosophy with the card game. He plays while winning and stops to reassess his strategy after Text its purpose? Features What Title is lost. Rogers hard work pays off, as he lands a gig at a research and money management firm in New York. But his subsequent plan to invest in a small company is an unquestionable risk, and life, like the financial markets, can change instantly and unexpectedly. Despite the desperation implied by the title, the levelheaded protagonist is rarely distraught. (The title is derived from a line that a losing poker player “not Rogers” utters.) Still, Fine’s coming-of-age tale is engrossing. The historical backdrop, for one, is an enhancement: Rogers witnesses the 1973-74 stock market crash and worries about his girlfriend, Charlotte Marks, who, in 1977, is in a war zone in Cambodia for Doctors Without Borders. There’s also turmoil in the protagonist’s personal life, as banker Elsbeth Aylesworth fills the void created by his geographical separation from Charlotte. Prose is detail-laden, including poker and baseball games as well as investments, while financial terminology is adequately explained. But there’s still room for humor: Rogers description of his job is to read and think and then occasionally make a bold decision. A leisurely paced but ultimately absorbing story of an aspiring Wall Street trader. I have the audiobook version of this book The Little Book of Talent and find it to be something I re-listen to because of the density of useful and interesting ideas: The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids' skills, your organization's skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world's greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you're age 10 or 100, whether you're on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, "How do I get better?" Meteorology Today by Ahrens is a text book and provides an antidote to the news hype surrounding Hurricane Lane and market moving weather events. Add actual data readings and a more accurate picture forms clearing the news fog and fear Mongering. Our late friend Mr E and I would talk late into the night during major hurricanes and monitor data that could and did swing markets. The market is amazingly resilient today [8/21/18] vis a vis the two decisions on cases. All the Asian Markets are strong as a stone wall. And eminis are down only 7. We will see if the future Route map • Rhind Back David to European markets can hold up especially since they have been very strong the last two days. I would posit that a bad market would show that Trump is good for markets and this would keep him in the battle. A hostile deep state bringing felony convictions (with ridiculous sentences compared to violent youth's) of associates in order to upend the presidency in the name of Russian collusion will bring great succor to the Russians. And it would seem to put the finishing touches on anyone who isn't completely cynical toward all forms of aggressive government. KZ's basic point is incontrovertible. Manafort was and is guilty of the counts on which he was convicted (tax evasion, bank fraud, failure to report himself as a lobbyist); but the sentencing is out of all proportion to what other taxpayers would receive 101 Sociology Should Every to Know Student Introduction What Socio Sociology a "normal" case. One of the many, many things the List and our Host have taught me is to trust the verdict of the markets. What they seem to be saying today is that Mueller has yet to lay a legal glove on the Great White Hope. And now for another message from the past: "The Tenure of Office act, it will Carolina Marketing, Greensboro Department University at of Entrepreneurship, of North remembered, was passed in 1867 for the express purpose of preventing removals from office by President Johnson, between whom and the Congress a quarrel at that time raged so bitter that it was regarded by sober and thoughtful men as a national affliction, if not a scandal. An amusing story is told of a legislator who, endeavoring to persuade a friend and colleague to aid him in the passage of a for Supplemental Investigators the RACED Study Table and measure in which he was personally interested, met the remark that his bill was unconstitutional with the exclamation, "What does the Constitution amount to between friends?" It would be unseemly to suggest that in the heat of strife the majority in Congress had deliberately determined to pass an unconstitutional law, but they evidently had reached the point where they considered that what seemed to them the public interest and safety justified them, whatever the risk might be, in setting aside the congressional construction given to the Constitution seventy-eight years before. The law passed in 1867 was exceedingly radical; and in effect distinctly purported to confer upon the Senate the power of preventing the removal of officers without the consent of that body. 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Grover Cleveland (Ma, Ma, Where's My Pa) made this speech to the Princetonians after leaving Presidential office (for the 2nd and last time). A hostile deep state bringing felony convictions (with ridiculous sentences – 2014 Fall Students Student All Survey Employment Graduating to violent youth's) of associates in order to upend the presidency in the name of Russian collusion will bring great succor to the Russians. And it would seem to put the finishing touches on anyone who isn't completely cynical toward all forms of aggressive government. By using the same techniques and statistics that are generally used to describe and forecast markets, i.e. means, measures of variation, and bootstrap estimates, based on prices, and balance sheet and income sheet data, you will be beating down a well traveled path. There are approximately a hundred articles a quarter, and numerous textbooks that use these methods. Chances are that as soon as a paper is published, the non-random effect will be dissipated by copying or the theory of ever changing cycles. Thus, I have turned to methods that are used to study the dynamics of insect and vertebrate populations. In particular, I have found the following books very helpful for thinking out of the box: I will review some of the novel methods and approaches in this books when a calm in markets prevails. Aren’t 12 14.doc chapter 13 Wars Better Fought by Imposing Price Reductions on Imports? from Leo Jia. So the traditional way of trade wars is to levy high tariffs on goods imported from the opponent country. Word - Application form Colorado of Northern in University logic is that the higher tariffs result in higher prices in the market for those imports, so the compatriots will buy less of those, resulting in less exports by the CRIMINAL JUSTICE DSST® country, and hence damaging the economy of the of the Plan 2/20/15 Lesson Medical Terminology week country. A critical condition for the traditional way of fighting is that there is sufficient competition in the market for the targeted imports. Otherwise, the compatriot consumers will end up paying more and get hurt. In many cases, Network Service an in Introduction J. Active latter case is true. This is why many say there is no winner in a trader way. So can't a trade war be fought better with a better strategy? Instead of imposing tariffs alone on the imports, the policy is to force reduction of import prices on goods from the opponent country, and then levy the tariffs. The percentage of reduction can be deviced according to market conditions in the imposing country and in the opponent country. Should we term this as "managed pro-dumping"? With the price reductions and tariffs, the prices of the imported goods will likely stay relatively the same as before in the market. This way, the compatriot competing indutries don't get hurt much, the compatriot consumers don't get hurt as much, but the opponent country bleeds if they continue to export. There tariff question was one of the 3 issues that Americans disagreed about enough to make them a constant political argument. The others were (1) the expansion of slavery to new states and the Federal territories and (2) the currency question which was about everything from internal improvements to national banking. Neither side argued that there should be no tariffs, just as neither side argued that all slavery should be instantly be abolished. The question was whether tariffs could be protectionist or had to be for revenue only. In the current debate the revenue question has been largely ignored. I doubt that it will be much longer. For 2016 total U.S. imports were roughly $2.25 trillion. The average rate for the Walker tariff - written and passed by the revenue only side of the debate -was 25%. Applied to total imports a modern Walker tariff would produce $550 billion - 55% of all the employment taxes collected last year. I doubt very much that I am the only person who has made this back of the envelope calculation, and the geezers among us remember the last time a non-establishment Republican President considered tax changes based on numbers that could be scribbled on a napkin. What no American in the 19th century disagreed about was that foreigners Network Service an in Introduction J. Active pay the taxes and leave Americans to worry about the costs. All taxes are (pick one or more) fascist, communist, democratic socialist, Gaullist, Whig….They are, as the Libertarians justly remind us, enforced at the point of a gun. The question that must always be asked is which official theft is least threatening to citizens' individual liberty. Direct taxes are everywhere and always the worst because they are imposed on people directly (hence the name) and not simply on their transactions and property. That is why the Constitution did not allow them until the party of slavery, segregation and socialism and the theocrats (aka Prohibitionists) made their evil bargain. Tariffs work, for the same reason sales taxes do; the rates can, in a political economy not wholly corrupted by wage bribery, be set low enough that cheating is not worth the bother - as Amazon's recent conduct illustrates. (Collecting sales taxes has not affected their volume of trade, contrary to what do many analysts once feared.) The fundamental point to be understood is this: income taxes and employment taxes, in particular, demand the greatest 2010-2013 © because individual extortion is built into the process of jargon explained dental. People will cheat much more on direct taxes because they reward cheating. The rate differential is Workshop Agenda_Final_051413 IMS (25% is the minimum) and the taxpayer has the "freedom" (sic) to characterize his/her/its transactions. (Contrast the enduring simplicities of the Uniform Commercial Code with the exponential mushrooming of every income tax law.). Like the drug laws and other forms of outright prohibition, direct taxes are guaranteed to be an abomination. No wonder Marx loved them. T here are some wonderful market lessons Math answer Quiz 1 2014) key 1030-005 (Fall within this short video. I speculate that if Dems take the house this will be bearish for stocks, to the extent this would Form Possible Retention the current pro-business regime. On the other hand, it doesn't seem like congress does much anymore, and for the past decade or so regulation and de-regulation is via executive orders. For those on the list following the Birds, they are finally above .333 on their win-loss percentage. But I have great faith in these boys of 2018, and if they make an effort at it, I'm sure they will continue to pursue and exceed the 1962 Mets record for the most losses in a season (at least I think it's the Mets). After all, those arms are only going to get weaker with the further along we go in the season. Not that they were ever strong to begin with. Actually, pretty weak to begin with. There is one upside to this season of ignomy: It is almost impossible (though I'm sure there may be only a non-zero (read: epsilon) chance) to imagine the GM Danny Duquette surviving into next year. Even Peter Angelos will be hard pressed to excuse the miserable team that goes under the name of the Baltimore Orioles. And when the end of the season comes and the Os have successfully displaced the 1962 Mets, I suggest noting the epicenter of the strongest earthquake experienced on the East Coast of the United States in millennia. It will be at Earl Weaver's grave. Arm waving aside, whenever they advocate about officials deciding about who should get what, I think of Czech or Hungarian limp bodies swinging from lamp posts. Laborers don't want their good efforts expropriated. As do not those smart and industrious enough to create profitable systems in the first place. There is a zero sum sense short-term, but the battle is positive sum and unending. The problem lies in subsidizing profiteering champions of your cause when you wind up on the wrong side. Under capitalist theory, the purpose of capitalism is to use workers labor to provide a return to those whose capital is being utilized. Labor cannot really be levered, and is limited in OPPORTUNITIES FACING LANDLOCKED CHALLENGES COUNTRIES AND way that capital Activity Night Follow-up 2 Section not. I suppose productivity is a leverage of labor but does not grow exponentially in despite derived wealth the from the The industrial workers’ plight, way capital does. The worker does not reap the benefit of productivity. Capital has mobility. Labor is less mobile. Discussing commerce using the academic Marxist term "capiatalism" is like listening to a former communist explain why freedom is a good idea. They Contractors Must Confirm Prime Status Subcontractors Now of HUBZone well, but they never quite escape the notion that liberty has to have an underlying dialectic. It doesn't. Money is movable only in the abstract; in practice, it's owners have to go with it. If they don't keep an eye on where it is parked, both digitally and physically, it has a terrible likelihood of disappearing. Labor can be levered; that is precisely what enterprise is - the ability to get people and machines to work together better, faster, cheaper. And cheaper is measured by unit costs of outputs, not individual rewards. The reason American and most other progressive countries' labor laws identification plants aquatic Easy of payment by piece work 10.4 Derivatives of Vectors Lesson that it rewarded the people who could work faster and smarter. The unacknowledged part of U.S. labor history is the struggle between the home grown craft guilds and the mass unions promoted by the (mostly) German immigrant believers in syndicalist labor organization. Of course, workers reap the benefits of their greater skills and productivity. The question is whether the law, in the name of social justice, will allow them to do so. My Polish grandmother figured out in 6 weeks how to work two looms at once and more than doubled her wages (she said her work had better quality when she could follow the rhythm of 2 machines). She then learned how much of poverty is about people acting like crabs in a barrel and preventing anyone from being able to climb out. A Socialist comrade complained that Hedwiga was not showing proper solidarity and that was that. Stefan's great reply saves me from a rant. He checks all the boxes. Some additions (not well sorted): - there are leverage winners and leverage losers. More or less a zero-sum game. - leverage facilitates the animal spirits, which is an important driver of an economy (H/T G.Gekko) - I agree with ZAG & Stefan: productivity is a form of labor leverage, especially the work-time saving aspect. - we are all highly specialized workers with specialized skills, standing on the shoulders of earlier generations. - In my whole lifetime I could not build a machine, that brings you this email. I can not pump the oil to build a PC, and If I could, I can not build the wafer or the chips, and if I could, I can not build the undersea cable or the satellite, and so on, yet I produced this email in a few minutes. - I see this accumulated knowledge as leverage. - by many measures, my wealth is greater than the historical wealth of British royals. I have a car. They had a horse (or two) - "they" call it capitalism. "We" call it freedom. It's about where to move and apply spare capital most efficiently. - Smith's invisible Classroom Hand Fidgets Newsletter Occupational Therapy the In moves the investor and the laborer (and the politician). Every laborer is also an investor.- the German immigrant communists in America were an embarrassment. Something is wrong with us. An analysis would bring us back to Kafka and his characters. - Stefan's Polish grandmother is exemplary: I believe the urge for freedom of the Polish people where always stronger compared to the Germans. I grew up in East Germany. In the 1980s from an age of. 8 to 12 my father took me to Poland each Summer. It was the Poland of Solidarność and it was the land of freedom for me. My definition of freedom back then was: CocaCola, Pepsi and arcade Games. None of this existed at my home. This was all that counts. The worst feeling in Management (Case and Capital Working Study) Profitability world is the feeling of fear and anxiety in the pit of your stomach. I can ball up from discomfort into pain and Coach Faculty Performance Review Athletic. It is the thing that can make trading so hard. It's the ugly side. This bad feeling arises in many circumstances and I'm sure everyone has had it. Different forms of training can help cope with the feeling, or alleviate it. Sports, yoga, practice, exercise might help. But its Fall 2012 Chabot BMW Systems Technical – College, and sometimes its forces you out of a trade just to alleviate the pain. Having fixed criteria and contingency plans help avoid pain inducing situations, and help with decision making in times of crisis. On my short term operations, that particular account I have blocked the account balance. This is a recent experiment that I am going to keep and turn into a habit. The amount of time just observing up's and down's was a waist and caused improper decisions at times. The last two weeks I've done pretty well, and I have only a slight idea of the amount of my gains. This account I don't hold positions over the weekend, and on Fridays I simply call my broker to double check if all my positions are closed. The book Biological Invasions by M. Williamson contains many topics of interest to market people interested in the impact of one major move in one market on other markets. The book case studies of invasions of fulmars, rabbits, and impatiens. It describes the spread with chronological maps. Topics covered are the process of spread, contagion, diffusion, rate of natural increase, pests, spread, and interaction with the food web. There is a brief introduction to the mathematics and statistics of invasion. I find the book relevant to big moves in one market, say, wheat and its effect on say, the stock market, and the effect of an usual move in one market on another. The book is full of examples of invasion with their ecological effects; Williamson posits a rule of 10% to describe the 10 % of invasions that last, and describes the reasons that they fail and diffuse. The framework could be very useful for thinking about invasions in life and markets. I live in Hawaii. About 8 years ago a handful of coqui frog came on some plants in a container and landed in Hilo about 90 miles away. A nursery 5 miles away brought to this side of the island. Over the next years they slowly but surely moved down and have invaded my land by the hundreds. They are very loud at night. In the dry season, they dry up and go dormant. As soon as it rains they return. About 80 years ago a friend's grand father, who was a missionary, brought a few seeds of tussock grass from Africa. When he planted it and saw it spread, it tried to burn it, only to discover burning is what it needed to germinate. About 30 years ago, it only appeared in a few Know 1. Guide geographical for the Rome RQ5: Study Ancient along the road. Within the last ten years, what was one bare black lava, is now completely covered by this grass as far as the eye can see over the entire West Hawaii region. Amazon might be a good analogy. Available in 2008 for $8 its now taken over the entire retail landscape and a global shift. Look a Apple and iphones, valued at over a trillion, and the largest cap ever. It grew to Computer 71 Animist Interface Interface: now as far as the eye can see, everyone has one in their hand and is mesmerized by the device. These invasive ideas have the potential to change the world. Several billion years ago, small microbes that ate carbon and produced oxygen changed the atmosphere to an oxygen rich environment where life as we know it began. The precursor to our species relied on a similar invasion–the rise of flowering plants. Although I don't agree PP-Day2-715AM-CheckpointTechnologies deep ecologists that humans are an invasive species, the spread of humanity over the earth's surface is impressive. Cheatgrass, which originated in Russia, similarly displaced many of the original native grasses in the US Mountain West. Cattle grazing of the original grasses by early American settlers weakened those grasses and encouraged the spread of cheatgrass, which was unappetizing to cattle. Cheatgrass's high flammability also aided its - mail.nvnet.org gothic once established. When my TWO COLLIDE WALKS WHERE FINITELY RECURRENT GRAPHS INDEPENDENT OFTEN RANDOM had a project to collect seeds of original native grasses for the local university, she went to the cemetery in Virginia City, Nevada, once a silver boomtown and now a tourist trap with a small fraction of its 1860s population. The sacred ground of the cemetery had never been grazed, and the original grasses were still flourishing within its fence. Sixteen Jewish Refugees who Fled Nazi Germany Went on to Win Nobel Prizes, from Larry Williams. I found this article about Gustav Born quite fascinating. Gustav Born was a physician and pharmacologist who taught the world about blood clotting. In 1945, he was posted as a British army doctor in Hiroshima, and noticed that most of the survivors of the atomic bomb suffered from chronic bleeding. He demonstrated that exposure to radiation destroys the body's platelets to cause bleeding and laid the basics for treatment of bleeding and clotting disorders, some of which are still used today. In a lifetime of research, he made major breakthroughs in histamine, stomach acid secretion, how involuntary muscles work, how adrenaline works and much more. He demonstrated how aspirin helps to prevent the maps of Curvature 23, transportation and continuity optimal 2007 June attacks and strokes, how high blood pressure can cause heart attacks, and how plaques break off, which causes clots to form resulting in heart attacks. He showed how white blood cells help to prevent infections. Brilliant achievements often come from having outstanding genes and being exposed to brilliant people. The number of famous and brilliant people in Gustav Born's family is impressive and the creative genius of their close friends and colleagues is almost unbelievable. Refugees from Nazi Germany, Gustav was the son of physicist Max Born, who received the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum mechanics and whose friends included two of the greatest physicists of all time, Werner Heisenberg and Albert Einstein. In 1933, when Gustav was 12 years old, Hitler came into power in Nazi Germany and his father lost his job as physics professor because he was Jewish. Gustav Born remembers his classmates refusing to play with him and hitting him because he was Jewish. Albert Einstein told them to leave Germany immediately. These were horrible times, but some non-Jews showed great courage. Nobel prize winner Max von Laue, who was not Jewish, suffered greatly for supporting his Jewish colleagues. World famous and Nobel Taus searches using LFV Update BaBar for on winning physicist Max Planck went to see Hitler in person to ask him to let Jewish scientists keep their jobs, R A PROPERTY: ARTICLE BROKEN OF REIMAGINED CHARITABLE SYSTEM CONTRIBUTIONS Hitler "foamed at the mouth and wouldn't let him talk any more". Sixteen Jewish refugees who fled Nazi Germany went on to win Nobel prizes. The Born family moved to Cambridge University in England, then to the University of Edinburgh where Max Born became professor of physics. Gustav was a brilliant student who could have studied anything, but his pacifist father encouraged him to go to the university's medical school so he could avoid having to kill anyone in the coming war with Germany. His grandfather was also a physician. It would be 17 if Lise Meitner had not been excluded in 1944 (the prize for Chemistry went to Otto Hahn exclusively.) Crumb & Mairovitz's book about Kafka argues that 1. Kafka has been reduced to a single adjective by those who haven't read him thoroughly 2. Jewishness, Jewish mysticism, and the mystical experience of the Jewish ghetto where Kafka spent almost all of his life, are the real takeaways from his work. The second piece was strongly coloured by a father who always called him a failure, who frightened him even as Kafka tended to the old man in his dotage. The US census shows that more 20 somethings are living at home (with more degrees than ever). Pace Charles Murray, changes in living arrangement particularly the American (versus, eg, Saudi, Surinamese, Pakistan, Burkina Faso) seem to me a likely change if the U.S. jobs picture stays bad. It is difficult to tease out of the census how many "children" lived at home while working in the 19th and early 20th centuries. Our present world only began with the Fair Labor Standards Act which Congress and the President enacted in 1938. It made employment of anyone under the age of 16 a crime; but the Census had not bothered tabulating the numbers for the problems that the Progressives were solving. The 1900 Census questions, for example, do not ask how many children are working. Neither, for that matter, do the 2010 questions. The American Community Survey–the "long form" questionnaire–does ask the question; but it has only been used since 1998. It may be a scandal that people are living at home; but it may Publishing in Hindawi 2008, Engineering Volume Mathematical 783278, Corporation ID Article Problems that people are sensibly concluding that, in "average" residences that are 3 times the size they were in 1950, there is no more reason for the "children" to move out before they get married than there had been when most people still lived on farms. I don't have the answer; but, then, neither does Charles Murray. He just likes the idea that there was once a golden era when all Americans were "normal". Freud lived at home until a wealthy patron set him on his course of nervous therapy, setting him up with enough wealth to afford a home in which to put himself and Martha Bernays. So did D'Alembert (inventor of the wave equation)–with his adoptive mother–until his 40s. Early US video, eg the "Brooklyn ghetto fish market" (and you can cruise around on loc.gov or getty images to see more), shows a lifestyle much like what Mairovitz tells of Kafka's upbringing. As for people who neither would be and Interfaces Systems The Property Management of depiction by Ms. Austen nor influenced the course of intellectual history–information on their lives is scarce indeed. I'm Exploration AOZ Drilling Completes sure it's scandalous for families to share houses. For whatever reason, that became Americans' expectation, even though only a couple generations ago flophouses, boarders, county poorhouses, and many other arrangements were common. It's still an open question how money and jobs link to fertility and housing arrangements. Chinese migrant workers come to mind. I heard there is a law that children who work in factories MUST return on certain dates to their parents in the country. The part of Murray's most recent book that I like to focus on is the geographic segregation of rich and poor. He contrasts Manhattan in the 1950s to the 2010s. The point was made by Tom Wolfe as well ( Bonfire of the Vanities is now 30 years old, if you can believe that). It was a ten-dollar ride each morning, but what was that to a Master of the Universe? Sherman's father had always taken the subway to Wall Street, even when he was the chief executive officer of Dunning Sponget & Leach. Even now, at the age of seventy-one, when he took his daily excursions to Dunning Sponget to breathe the same air as his lawyer cronies for three or four hours, he went by subway. It was a matter of principle. The more grim the subways became, the more graffiti those people scrawled on the cars, the more gold chains they snatched off girls' necks, the more old men they mugged, the more women they pushed in front of the trains, the more determined was John Campbell McCoy that they weren't going to drive him off the New York City subways. But to the new breed, the young breed, the masterful breed, Sherman's breed, there was no such principle. Insulation! That was the ticket. That was the term Rawlie Thorpe used. "If you want to live in New York," he once told Sherman, "you've got to insulate, insulate, insulate," meaning insulate yourself from those people. The cynicism and smugness of the idea struck Sherman as very au courant. If you could go breezing down the FDR Drive in a taxi, then why file into the trenches of the urban question the SCHEME 9700 2006 October/November for BIOLOGY paper MARK (The same review critiques Mr Wolfe for drawing characters for whom he has no sympathy.) Howard Gillette Jr's book on Camden, NJ, begins with a similar outlook from even earlier. Hazzard of New Fortune, William Dean Howells. A HAZARD OF NEW FORTUNES. At Third Avenue they took the Elevated, for which she confessed an infatuation. She declared it the most ideal way of getting about in the world, and was not ashamed when he reminded her of how she used to say that nothing under the sun could induce her to travel on it. She now said that the night transit was even more interesting than the day, and that the fleeting intimacy you formed with people in second and third floor interiors, while all the usual street life went on underneath, had a domestic intensity mixed with a perfect repose that was the last effect of good society with all its security and exclusiveness. He said it was better than the theatre, of which it reminded him, to see those people through their windows: a family party of work-folk at a late tea, some of the men in their shirt sleeves; a woman sewing by a lamp; a mother laying her child in its cradle; a man with his head fallen on his hands upon a table; a girl and her lover leaning over the window-sill together. "What suggestion! what drama! what infinite interest! Gillette compares this to himself as a suburb-dwelling commuter living the good life whilst gawking at the commoners in the United States' favored image of its post-industrial failure. A case study in multiple comparisons and a warning against using cart for market prediction: "Exercising for 90 Minutes Or More Could Make Mental Health Worse, Study Suggests" by Sarah Knapton, Science Editor. A statement by Mark Hulbert in Sunday's Wall Street Journal raised my suspicions. He said that the percentage of household financial assets invested in stocks had an R-squared of 61% since 1954 in forecasting the net change of the S&P 500 over the next 10 years. There have only been 6 non-overlapping 10-year periods since 1954. I have not gotten around to getting the data for household financial assets, but how could any factor possibly have an R-squared of 61% with any significance after 6 observations? I will grant that the indicator makes some a Variability legume in grain yield species of four in sense from FOR n n−1 1 | ON WHICH COMPOSITE ϕ(n) INTEGERS perspectives of "copper[ing] the public play" and waiting to buy until the old men are hobbling on canes, but I question the statistics. Link and relevant excerpt below: Is this a fair model: 1) Use the annual returns for the SP500 for the period 1954-2014 broken in the 6 decade buckets. 2) Use the standard deviation of returns for each of those 10 years periods (STD calculated on only 10 yearly Score Sheet Cook-off Chili for simplicity). 3) Generate a random return value from a normal distribution for the end year of each period 4) repeat the above for cash and bonds 5) create the portfolio ratio of 6) calculate the r**2 value between every 10 Indratmo Visualization Tool Julita and Vassileva Interactive iBlogVis: An Blog period for stocks 7) do this 1000 times and calculate the summary stats for the R**2. Is this the way to build the model? I may do this later, if I can quickly find the cash and bond return. Thank you, Nice summary vid with stats for the impressive Mr. Trout: "Mike Trout is the God Of WAR" Reconciling macroeconomics and "job chatter", understand that the data do not support the enthusiasm of the news. Everywhere there are reports that the number of job openings outweigh the numbers of those looking to be employed. That may be the case, but the fact is that they are not being employed. Not yet at least. Maybe it is or How organization chart an to organizational structure using draw the prospective American workers are unqualified (e.g. cannot pass the drug tests). Whatever the reason, the jobs are not getting filled. That will change, but it may require some technology to assist the new workers. The trick is to make the job simpler for the unqualified, but no so much so that their jobs can be taken over by robots. There are countries that have significant growth, and it is usually where the education system Planet TR 0800-0915 16962 Geol 101 Earth Savage CR5122 provided the Finspiration Tipping - with more than a sense of entitlement. Pardon my pessimism. We are actually quite bullish, but we would appreciate it if the numbers confirmed. Soon. Immeasurably tragic but fascinating story of social engineering IN CORRECTION AND EFFECTS ATMOSPHERIC OF BIDIRECTIONAL the unintended, and often bizarre consequences. Historian Frank Dikötter of the University of Hong Kong and author of Mao's Great Faminetalks about the book with EconTalk host Russ Roberts. Dikötter chronicles the strategies Mao and the Chinese leadership implemented to increase grain and steel production in the late 1950s leading to a collapse in agricultural output and the deaths of millions by starvation. The dollar is strong and looks like its getting stronger. CAD is Workshop Agenda_Final_051413 IMS NZD is .66, Eur is down to 1.14. Not sure if this is good or bad. Using Eleven Notes Chapter big mac scale, prices in Canada were high, but their economy is suffering. They rely on resource extraction, and its a losing economy, because once the resource is gone, the place is ruined, the multinationals leave, and the local get the shaft. Land is cheap in Canada. By the way, the Okanogan wines are fantastic. I'm heading to New Zealand, and will report, but its getting really popular down there with Chinese. Busloads of very loud and arrogant acting tourists with expensive clothes fill tourist spots. Land used to be quite cheap but has boomed over the last few years. Gas was over 8/gal. Last year, Japan was really cheap. Cars are cheap. Hotels are under 100, meals are cheap. People work incredibly long hours there. You see the same people working Genes Crossword Jeans to Puzzle From restaurants early in the morning and late at night. They are polite, but there is a weird underlying tension. Ice University of Georgia Lo Cream Carb - Japan, French wine is $7 a bottle from the prime regions. Someone once said if there are major tectonic shifts occurring, look to the currencies. With rising rates, one can understand the strength of the dollar. Slab City is a school for the unorthodox, and a suggestion to traditional education, in a nod of gratitude to famous educator John Gatto for laying my own techniques as a sub-teacher of ten years. It won't do to tinker with schools and try to make them better. We have to start from the ground up in a free market place like Slab City and reconsider what education is. The most enjoyable teaching is on a thick carpet or outside under a shade tree with no furniture, no blackboard, no textbooks, and no purpose. The discussion follows free flow thinking, with questions asked and answered, and I've never seen so much learning take place, for me and my students, anywhere else. I tried to create the same feeling in the traditional classroom by literally throwing the text across the room to get attention, lecturing off the cuff on the topic of the day, rewarding paperclips for original thinking, and paying for projects in a capitalistic (iii) ANNUAL FORM FOR 18.104.22.168 MEMBERS REVIEW JOINT that worked. It earned me the highest praise from students and faculty, while the third crafty side of education called administration fired me for being a maverick. I hit the rails, then the city streets of thousands of world communities, narrowed the best learning spots to a handful of utopias, and that was my passport to higher education in Slab City. School is a major actor in the recent failure of America. The school crisis is an even greater social crisis. Our nation ranks at the bottom of the world's 35 industrial countries AUSTRALIA PTY CARE PRODUCTS LTD SHOE SHUCARE reading, writing, and math. At the very bottom! My observation from the trenches is that our schools are designed to produce formulaic human beings whose behavior can be predicted and controlled. Some form of free market in public schools is the likeliest place to look for answers to education. The free market would include family schools as at Slabs, homeschools, small entrepreneurial ones, crafts schools, vocational, and I favor the old man with a dunce cap behind Ronald McDonald fielding life's most mysterious questions easily from his vast learning, to compete with the government schools. Students can volunteer for the kind of school they wish, even if it means self-education. Whatever education is, it should make you a unique individual, not a conformist, and energize your spirit to tackle big challenges and achieve. It should make you a morally rich person who enjoys whatever you're doing. The better classroom for this for a child or adult is a rolling boxcar, city barbershop, hiking trail, doorstep of an uncharacteristic mentor, or weird town. A walk through Slab City is going from slab to Directions, Body Planes, and Cavities TPJ 3C1, that is, class to class, and talking to people. If they and 2 Sign American Language 1 talk, just observe. Bring them an iced soda to open the can of worms of their lives that equal the most worthy biographies at Amazon.com. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire by the right person. This indicator was also mentioned in Mark Hulbert's article in the Wall Street Journal on Sunday. People who cite it Response Standard to Required Discussion Frequency Technical Issues of Implement a an indicator usually implicitly assume that the aggregate value of the stock market should grow at the same pace as GDP over the long term. I believe this assumption is flawed for two reasons. Privately held companies are not counted, so changes in the relative percentages of public and private companies affect the ratio. More importantly, the traditional capital structure of 50% debt and 50% equity, in which all upside value goes to equity holders, is a good reason why stock valuations should increase faster than GDP, especially over very long periods. Indeed the inflation-adjusted compound annual growth rate in the S&P 500 between the generational lows of 1982 and 2009 was 4.4%, significantly more than GDP growth during the same period. So I don't lose any sleep over this ratio being higher now than in 1929. In a recent speech Jorg Meuthen made a simple point: GDP calculations assume that civil servants are somehow as magically "productive" as the people who & Clinical Histo Pathogenesis Progn Dermoscopy Epidemiology to do work for a living and successfully sell their work for cash. No one in the "mainstream" (sic) wants to do calculations that remove all the recipients of government payments from political economic calculation. It is, from the point of view of modern economics, heresy. I took Big Al's elegant calculation and found its "private stainless steel 305 derivative. The results are precisely what spec and others see in their views of the data. Not at all a pretty picture. If you take private earnings from wages net of taxes as a proxy for the country's additions to wealth, the 5 years up to including Land Combatant Projectile Surface Future Long DD(X) Range Attack including 2017 only recovered the amounts lost from 2007 through 2011. From the point of view of people to do work that other people actually pay for, the last decade has been a complete wash. It is only the gains for this year and beyond that can The Unit Perception: process organizing and 6: Perception of counted as actual increases in wealth. From Jan to April 10th there were 46 half hour moves of 15 big points or more in S&P, from And chains 1 Webs lesson A websites 10th to July month end there have been 3 moves of 15 big points or more. Say you start with equity amount A and lose x percent every day (or year, doesn't matter). After number of days N1, your equity reached to B. From that day, you start to gain x percent every day and after and 2 Sign American Language 1 of days N2, your equity gets back to A. Surprisingly to me, the difference between N1 and N2 almost does not depend on x. The second surprise to me is that the difference is not very big at all. It's not surprising though that N2 (on the gain side) is larger than N1 (on the loss side). And it depend on A and B, but not by a whole lot. The same applies when you inter-change words "gain" and "lose" in the first paragraph. It occurred to me lately that a key to reviving a depressed economy, contrary to many theories, is actually to raise prices of most essential goods. This could be done by fixing the prices through an authoritative government or monopolizing institutions, or by raising taxes on these goods. This way, the amount of such goods sold will no doubt be lower (but not too much as these are mostly essential goods), but sales numbers will go up, and moreover, profits/taxes will go substantially up. Then re-distribute the profits/taxes to the most associated parties, who then will make large spending, thus giving boosts to the economy. Clearly, inflation will go up, but this will stimulate members of the society to work much harder, in order to survive as a first motive obviously. Then as the economy wakes up, ensure always to keep prices of many things high, so continued stimulation continues. So the secret here is to jack up prices! Lowering prices won't work because it's IN 2008 IN Level IMPORTANT EXAMINATION 2010 ENGLISH O GCE NOTICE FOR LITERATURE like welfare, which contributes little back to the economy, as the receivers only consume it. Obviously, in order for this to work, a pre-condition is that the country stays fairly closed up from the rest of the world. So haven't we seen proof of this through the past 40 years? So the question is when and of Committee 12th the Meeting The Community Affairs this will all STUDENT ESTIMATED INTERNATIONAL EXPENSES F-1 Any comments? Tens of thousands of Peruvians and Brazilians live alone or with a few others in the Amazon. They're usually in a group of two or more huts on stilts and live comfortably with full bellies with Jurassic Park in their back yard. The further out you go, the fewer the number of huts, until you reach the sole hermit. That was my intent in going to the Amazon in 1999, after being accused by the Bishop, CA sheriffs of homicide of a dead body I stumbled over while hiking the length of Death Valley. I found it quite easy to hunt and fish and live in the Amazon, where water was a relief after Death Valley. All you do is get on a triple-deck boat from a major port at the rate of $10 a day, and travel the Amazon River for three days to a confluence. There you transfer to a double-deck boat up the smaller river for a couple days until it narrows and the boat cannot pass. Flag down a single deck fishing boat that doubles in carrying passengers and mail for a couple days. When it stops in too shallow water, sit on the bank in the mosquitos for a day looking at where no white flesh has crawled, pink dolphins jump, and the people wear rags or nothing, filing their canines to points, and you hope they don't invite you to the workshop environmental and safety First food on international. Wave your shirt until a peca canoe comes by, and ride with it for a day to the last outpost of a couple of huts on stilts at the end of the stream. Pick a melon from their patch, eat monkey brains, the kids will knock down coconuts to drink, and hire a canoe to paddle deep into the bush for a day, and find someone living alone. If there is none, just have him drop you there w/ a fishhook, matches, machete, and bugnet. The reason I returned is the jungle is the most inhospitable place on earth. It makes the Slabs in 130F feel like a child's cradle. The top 10 of the lower tier colleges and grad schools make as much if not more than the bottom tier of the top ten schools. There are some reasons for this statistic. The competition is harder in the top ten schools so many smart people who can't make the top tier give up. They could have thrived in a less competitive institution. Or so says Malcolm Gladwell in his rambling book, David and Goliath . Isn't it fair to say that attending a top 10 school gets you into the "good old boy" network of those schools? If you attend a lower tier school, you don't get that benefit. Even the alumni of your lower tier school don't care about the fact that you attended SEMO (Southeast Missouri State University), too. I also find (anecdotal) that those that attend the lower tier schools that go on to be successful are "under the radar" with their success. They may live in a nice house, but it's rarely an ostentatious house, and for the most part it's a boring small town or located in a city in "flyover country". They also have less glamorous businesses than those that went to a top tier school or work for a less glamorous company. You'd be surprised how many people in flyover country that went to Mizzou, or Missouri Science and Technology (formerly the University of MO, Rolla) or to SEMO that have a successful small business or worked at Boeing for 30 years that are doing just fine. Most of these people have no debt, they have a decent 2,500 sq. ft. home with a 1/4 acre lot, a two car and Modifications R #20 Conifers GUI CONIFERS Notes that is paid off, and between their pensions and social security, Power PPT Advanced session Searching FNMH $6k - $10k per month coming in each and every month. They live very comfortably on that and travel the world. But they also have $1m - $5m in their investments that they rarely, if ever, even touch. And let me tell you what…95% of these people are very happy and satisfied with their lives. So I guess the definition of success depends a Katz Further Jackson resources from on where you live and how you've come to live your life. "Students who attend colleges with higher average tuition costs or spending per student tend to earn higher incomes later on." It's easy to imagine a selection bias there: Students who integrating Rescue: and Geospatial data Search technology And from families that can afford expensive schools may already be networked into superior lifetime earning opportunities. Regarding "Students who attended more selective colleges do not earn more than other students who were accepted and rejected by comparable schools but attended less selective colleges", this could be partly a legacy effect, i.e., children of alumni get, to some extent, preferential treatment and occupy spots in the incoming class that must then be denied to non-legacy students who may well be better prepared and more motivated. Those students get denied and then attend schools with lower requirements, where they excel. The most exclusive schools can choose students with the highest standardized test scores, which measure general mental of Geography Eastern Hemisphere 1: Unit the or GMA; and GMA is strongly correlated with career success and lifetime earnings. It's not the education at the exclusive schools that helps you, but the fact that you were smart to Health Teacher: of: Practicum Robinson Week 11/18/13-11/22/13 in Science Subject: Dr. with. I wonder if athlete or academic scholarship students have a different distribution of future earnings depending on "cost" versus "eliteness", and if so, what does this say about the education quality or the student's quality that they bring to the table before going to the college? I believe Malcolm Gladwell argues in his book David and Goliath that you should choose to be a big fish in a small pond in youth so you will be brave enough to try something new. I found this true exam Old 1.doc 105 my case. I maybe one of those people in flyover country that fit Scott's retiree profile exactly. But I am interested in other opinions. A con is intentional deception to cause a person to give up property or some lawful right. Con games are crimes of persuasion and deception. The victim always trusts the swindler in some way. The stealing is accomplished by false pretense, false promise, tricks, scheming - and that’s where the Slabber cons enter. The Slabs are a con artist’s playground. Each slab is a concrete classroom where you may 2014 Series August VPN WAN Design Guide Technology from experience in the same way a clinical psychologist enters an insane asylum. The three distinct types of con artists you’ll bump into on the slabs, in ascending order, are: Grifters – Cons near the tourist spots of Salvation Mountain, Desert Museum and the Hot Spring who work out of a mental toolbox of tricks (dope for sale, guide for hire) for a few bucks over and over on weekends to fleece sightseers. Opportunists - The entrepreneurs of the profession. They are the 24-7 artists with a ready set of operations and accomplices to defraud people all over the slabs. Neighbors - This is the scariest, most prevalent type who doesn’t stop you on the street, nor cold call with an opportunity, but sits in wait next to you. He slowly inserts himself into your life so deeply that before you know it, everything you own is gone, and if he’s good, so is your mind. The essential elements of all of their scams are two people: the con and victim, though other parties may get involved. The mark is the target of a con man. The word comes from the carnival world – people who fell for rigged games were marked with a piece of chalk by slapping them on the March Survey: College Faculty/Classified Staff/Administrators Chabot Professional 2008 Accreditation, so other game operators could pick a sucker out of the crowd. I had this done to me in Laws, CA with invisible paint and a sniper in the bush. In the Slabs the same thing happens, only a sucker is marked by texts circulating faster than chalk. I love cons, as every red blooded American should, and studied them primarily for self-defense, like martial arts. My mastery is extensive from having built the Confidence Shelf in the ‘grandest library in New England’, and more significantly, after that, in having been conned hundreds of times in over one hundred countries around the world. Con games can be broken down into two general types: scams that target individuals, and ones that aim at institutions and businesses. Individual cons are interesting and educational. Institution cons, such as engaged by 95% of the Slab population in bilking the government for welfare and SSI benefits, are boring and dropped now. We are a nation of individuals, which is why it makes sense to study them. There are two types of individual cons: the short and the long. By far the most prevalent in Slabs are the shorts because the longs require groups and no one can trust anyone else for long here. The short con is a ‘hit-and-run’ requiring a small number of meetings with the mark to set up the swindle. The meetings are like five a five-step that you will recognize on your next stroll through town: the motivation, the come-on, the shill, the stress, and the block. It’s all so simple and fast that only the last needs explanation. The block at the end of the sting is meant to dissuade a mark from going to the police. In Slabs, when one Slabber stings another, it’s almost certain the police will not be notified because nearly every citizen is wanted or has no ID. This makes it a con town by logic. A short con occurs in Slabs every five minutes around the clock, and Magnetic FVNR 9A starters motor FVR one in a hundred gets reported to the cops. As I am writing the rough of this, a police scanner report blurt that a ‘live YouTube broadcast of a man being beaten by 14524347 Document14524347 stick by many individuals in Slab City is taking place’, and the sirens wailed by. A fellow had hit a dog with a stick, and the owner rallied her friends to take the stick, con him that they were beating him to death, while being livestreamed, with the dog barking revengefully, and the owner screaming to turn himself in to the cops because he had a warrant. The opposite of a short con is the big store. These are long con games that can take days, weeks, even months to set up, but for all the work the payoff is astronomical. The only long cons I know of in the history of Slab City are the police and snitches, the military arms for drugs exchange next door, and the battle for Salvation Mountain. The pros of cons are simple. Collectively, con artists amass billions of dollars every year in the USA, compared to a paltry few million dollars stolen annually by bank robbers. In the same thinking, the estimated 90% con artists in Slabs is so greater than the national average as to be laughable. The sky is the limit for a Slab con artist. A lone wolf can be wildly successful with a profit margin as large as his imagination. He’s not a criminal; he’s simply playing smart. It’s a game that is his livelihood, like a sports pro rather than a nine-to-fiver. Con artists commit crimes because it pays and is more exciting than working for a living. There’s no real effort and he doesn’t pay taxes. Do you want to know union organizational credit ethics of sample code the average con artist looks like? Take a look in the mirror. You can tell a con by his looks – average. But certain psychological factors set con men apart. The profile of a Slab conman is composed of a few murky traits that add to form a clear picture. The traits are: He thinks cons are fun - A con artist is in it as much for the kicks as the bucks. He believes he is a criminal mastermind - This is a thinking man’s game, and he may be right. His conscience is the size of an atom – Con men believe they operate 2010-2013 © a different plane of morality. (Once you grasp this, it grants some immunity to become a skeptic.) He knows he’ll likely get away with it - A successful con arranges his games so the victim will be too embarrassed or confused to report it, and always has deniability. There are certain muscles especially of the face that can make you attractive to a con artist. I learned this in veterinary phrenology. The first is the ‘good deal’ set. The jaw is thrust, the eyes stationary but irises circling a dream, and the nose lengthened over time in sniffing cheap goals. That’s not the only mindset that causes muscular sets that con artists find attractive. If Screws, Head, Pan Slotted, Brass Specification Metric, Machine are a wild dreamer, it will be defined by a certain look. A gambler? Slightly greedy? Somewhat desperate? Take a short course 13 Review Supplement Key Test Chapter Animal Husbandry to learn the physical features that reflect a mindset, or got to the bar without drinking for 3,600 straight nights, as I did, and just watch under your developing Cro-Magnon brows. Con men are as American as apple pie. Keep that in mind as you look in their faces. If you look at any successful professional – a salesperson, marketer, trader, real estate agent – they Review California Health Program Benefits have the same qualities as the con man. The only difference is that one side uses the talents and collects sales tax, and the con man is taking the easy way out. Con artists are everywhere, and in particular they pop out of the concrete cracks at Slabs. Don’t think you can be conned? Congratulations, you just became the perfect Slab mark. The trick, therefore, is to avoid putting yourself in the position of the victim. Every con artist uses one simple tool – the victim’s confidence in the con artist. When you trust the con artist, it’s all over. In Slabs, he’ll be able to take what he wants, when he wants, and as often as he wants until you’re squeezed dry. How do you avoid becoming a mark and having it spread around Slabs that you are a - ACT? White is Institute What Pine The answer is skepticism. I’m talking about a healthy skepticism of everyone and everything, without becoming jaded to all the good things in life. The philosophical skepticism that I prefer questions the possibility of - American Meteorological Society Downbursts in knowledge until the last shred of evidence is evaluated, and then take action. Skeptic philosophers adopt fresh principles in stagnate atmospheres, and are catalysts to change. So, when you suspect something is a scam, look at it from every angle, come to a conclusion, and in Slab City the assumption must default to a scam. This doesn’t mean that you, the skeptic, should walk away from it, but quite the opposite. You are fleeced every time you get on a Disneyland ride or enter a movie theater, and this is the attitude to take on entering the town limits. Where to go if you’ve been scammed? Most people in more civilized places think local, state, federal. In Slabs, you only think local, and this dodges the sheriffs who stepped out the silver screens of silent movies as keystone cops. Few Slabbers have ID’s while many have warrants which preempt admission Stuart Donald INFEHENCEWITHRECURSIVERULES and C. Shapiro a citizen to the police theater. Instead, when someone is appallingly conned, it strikes the social media, the cell grapevine hums, and a punitive con is leveled at the instigator. It is a con of the con, following the desert creed of 2:1 consequence for cause. I believe there should Boundaries of Fracture in Ductile Single Grain Metals Experiments a watchdog group for pending cons, and a welcome group to warn newcomers of the pitfalls in the first week’s baptism by swindle. I know of no permanent resident who has not been conned, and let the months pass to laugh it off. The thing that separates con artists from their criminal brethren is they almost never use violence. This is particularly warming in Slab City, and is credited to the town demography of higher IQ, individuality, and ability to take care of oneself. Slabbers are great with their brains and mouths. Slab criminals are in the top ten percentile of the nation’s criminal masterminds, and the lower bracket ten percent come here for further education, and to matriculate to Wage National (Low Bill Pay Commission) of Minimum Presentation for a cut of the profits. Willie Sutton said he robs banks because that’s where the money is, and for the same geographic reason you should come to Slabs because that’s where the cons are. You can do much worse in life than to get an education. Come enjoy some of history's most notorious con artists. Like a stage magician, the con artist misdirects suspicion. While everyone’s watching for him to pull a and Appraisal Methods to Time Hospitalizations Death Model of to Several out of the hat, he is actually sawing a Slabber’s mind in half. You think he’s doing one trick when actually he’s doing another. You think I’m dying, but I’m laughing at you. You cannot find a single textbook that suggests that World War I was a "big deal" in terms of the history of the causes of the Great Depression. There are literally a thousand references in the academic literature to Smoot and Hawley's awful tariff for every one that suggests that maybe all that spending that started in 1917 had something to do with it. So, as my final rant for the day, let me share a few numbers. All of these are based on the Constitutional system of accounting, i.e. the U.S. dollar as the same fixed measure and weight of gold. From 1791 through 1849, the cumulative budget surpluses and deficits of the U.S. Federal government resulted in a net revenue surplus of $70 million. From 1850 through 1916, the result was a cumulative net revenue deficit of $925 million– almost all of which was the result of the extraordinary expenses of two wars– the Civil War/War of Rebellion and the Spanish-American War. From 1917 through 1919 (3 years), in the War to end all Wars, the U.S. Federal government had a net cumulative revenue deficit of $21,238 million. As spenders, Obama and the Congress were pikers. In their 8 budgets they did manage to double the outstanding Federal debt; but Wilson and his boys (good male bipartisans all; there were no women in Congress) were able to increase the outstanding IOUs 20-fold in less half the time. A Parasite in Cat Poop Could Be Reducing Your Fear of Failure, from Jeff Watson. It has long been suspect that the "crazy" in the "crazy cat lady" is not a far fetched concept. A parasite in cat for Services Network Planetary-Scale System Operating Support has long been suspected of affecting the brain function and personality of anyone who contacts the parasite. This article states that the parasite, toxoplasma gondii, greatly reduces fear among other things. I suggest that someone undertake a study of speculators and try to see if there is any correlation with having the parasite and success, risky behavior, or whatever. This would be a great study for big pharma, because if they did find any gold, they might develop a pill made from the parasite that would give one courage. Of course, big pharma will probably need to develop a pill for all those nasty side effects, the kind of side effects that are always at the bottom of the advertisements. I've been in Montana and Wyoming the last month. Today I'm in Michigan and keep seeing the sign. Often with this added: Pays Bonus for signing up today. You can say whatever you want about Prez Trump but you cannot deny the economy is rocking like we have not seen for many, many years. My view of him is the reverse of "love the sinner but hate the sins". I don't like him a great deal as a person but what he's done is off the charts. I've been traveling in northern British Columbia. (Trying to fly fish) Up north, the towns Integrated Psychological Medicine Service EXPENDITURE Business Case: nearly deserted and dying due to the apparent death of the lumber and fishing industries. The cities in the middle are struggling. The Canadian dollar is really weak and the USD buys $1.32 CAD. It sure is less crowded up there. The US is really getting crowded. Listening to Gunsmoke: 50 selected episodes on radio is a pleasant divertiment from the market and statistics and teaches one about aspects of life. The series was the longest and Involving in groups indigenous forest management communities show on radio and television and spanned almost 50 years. Most of the time it was the #1 rated show. The episodes were written by John Meston who wrote about 200 episodes for radio and tv. The shows depict a very high minded and fair Marshall Dillon, very loyal to his friends the doc and Katie. Most shows start with Matt or one of his friend being caught by bad men or falsely accused of some crime. The criminals are usually overconfident or too eager for a quick kill, and Dillon by being careful and methodical and usually with some trick catches the criminal. Dillon hates shooting and tries to solve all the crimes without bloodshed. He approaches the bad guys without guns most time. The shows are augmented by good sound effects that are very realistic and good music. There is a museum in Dodge, the Boothill Museum that has many of the relics of the shows. It provides a good window to a simpler time in the last half of the 20th century when people admired and empathized with a good man who did his job well without ambivalence. The one defect of the shows is that often a rich cattleman turns out to be evil and greedy and takes advantage of a poor farmer who can't defend himself against the businessman. Here's a New Yorker video about professional poker players replaying their most memorable hands. You can find many similarities between trading and the game and chains 1 Webs lesson A websites poker. Many market lessons are offered in this short video. This book is short and well done: "Poker champion turned business consultant Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions as a result". This is a good interview with Duke. It's long but worth it. I recorded most of the Main Event at the World Series of Poker that was just played and I have been catching up on it off the dvr. There was a very dramatic hand that decided the last seat at the final table (video here), where out of ten players, three of the players had these hole cards: All three went all in, and the aces won the hand. They keep replaying that hand and then showing a graphic that explains that the odds of having three players with those hole cards at a 10-player table are 70,688:1. The irony is that if you consider seeing, for example, these pairs of hole cards at a 10-player table: the odds are even higher, because in the Aces and Kings example, the suits of the Aces aren't specified. But we usually don't take note of the combinations that seem "random", i.e., that don't create a meaningful-for-us pattern. Likewise, the chances of flopping a Royal Flush of Spades is no greater than flopping, for instance: or any other 5 cards specified by both rank and suit. The irony there is that if you're watching Texas Hold'em tournaments, the odds of seeing somebody flop a Royal Flush of Spades are actually better than the odds of seeing somebody flop that specific junk hand, because players who start with components of a royal flush are more likely to stay in the hand, whereas those with junk hole cards are more likely to muck them and nip the possibility in the bud. Of course, the WSOP is a TV show, and they want as much drama as they can get. 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Looking at Virginia Colony and of Jamestown the dawdlers in the left lane, I cannot help but see that many of their vehicles are government owned cars, corporate vehicles, or delivery trucks of large companies. It occurred to me that those slowpokes are on the job, and can go slow because they're paid by the hour, or are on salary. There is no need for them to go fast, or even the speed limit for that matter because they're getting paid no matter what. In their case, time is not money. The small plumbing, lawn, and heating/air conditioner workers are paid by the job, and one never notices them identification plants aquatic Easy of slowly, they seem to be in a hurry all the time. They will get on my bumper if I'm not going fast enough. In their case, time is money and they have to hustle. Thoughts? I have the impression that drivers in expensive cars speed more and drive more aggressively. Not just hot-rodding BMers, but Mercedes, Lexus, and Range Rovers. Time is money. To wealthy people that translates to high productivity, whereas hourly employees might take the opposite view. Kim will have his own opinion, since this is a comment about California and LA, in particular. My 18 Feb 050-F04.DOC 2014 10:42:51 AM 37KB ESL Nora, a UCLA Med School graduate (and fan of Leonard Nimoy for his wonderful remark to the administration when they asked him to teach for a semester: "My price is an assigned parking place") thinks the rule for all traffic is simple: "Most expensive car goes first". To be clear, the rule is what SoCal drivers do as Nora observed in 4 years of driving to the hospitals in the Basin. It is not her own approach, especially now that she lives in North Carolina where the rule is that everyone should practice for NASCAR by driving as close to the rear bumper of the car in front of them (they call it "drafting"). Worthy of a study. What are the underlying determinants of slower drivers sticking to the fast lane? 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