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by bearish
Today, 2:38 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 616
Views: 23430

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Anybody not born in England will be thrown into the river. And if they float, they'll be burned at the stake.
by bearish
Today, 1:18 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 393
Views: 48459

Re: norway

To quote a favorite movie - "As if!"
by bearish
Today, 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 393
Views: 48459

Re: norway

The argument that minke whaling should be banned because the meat is contaminated is eccentric. I'm not saying it's wrong, but probably wouldn't make the top ten list of most anti-whalers. This would seem more plausible for apex predators like orcas. Baleen whales, not so much.  I did not make the ...
by bearish
Today, 12:06 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 393
Views: 48459

Re: norway

The argument that minke whaling should be banned because the meat is contaminated is eccentric. I'm not saying it's wrong, but probably wouldn't make the top ten list of most anti-whalers. This would seem more plausible for apex predators like orcas. Baleen whales, not so much. 
by bearish
Yesterday, 11:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 393
Views: 48459

Re: norway

I was going to let it pass. Norwegian whalers actually only landed about a third of their quota this year. The culprit seems to be flagging demand.  
by bearish
Yesterday, 11:33 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Does anyone know the names of Hedge Funds in the Manhattan area that I can't find with a google search.
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Does anyone know the names of Hedge Funds in the Manhattan area that I can't find with a google search.

OK - not exactly a hedge fund, but they're in the investment management business, seem credible, and the location is right: https://cgnadvisors.com/about-us.
by bearish
Yesterday, 4:32 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: norway
Replies: 393
Views: 48459

Re: norway

At the risk of asking the obvious, do we really think that the whale watching will be better from the slightly raised platform than from the freely available rocks closer to the actual ocean? Let alone than from a boat in said ocean? And, as somebody who was once made to stop by a client in Jakarta ...
by bearish
November 18th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Shuhada Street is red
Replies: 58
Views: 6262

Re: Shuhada Street is red

And the small matter of having delegated the US Middle East policy to a young Orthodox Jew whose only real world experience is in real estate development and sales. What could possibly go wrong with that?
by bearish
November 18th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3095
Views: 117552

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Well, having been reasonably fully invested for the Obama rally I took some money off the table the day after the election. I added a little back in the day after Christmas last year, but am still in a fairly conservative spot. As for taxes, Trump runs a trillion dollar deficit in the tenth year of ...
by bearish
November 18th, 2019, 1:44 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 3095
Views: 117552

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

The little point of sales (sorry, the other PoS) is on record claiming that the biggest stock market crash in history will be unleashed upon us if he is impeached. I say, bring it on! It would be wonderful. Of course, I'm a fixed income kind of guy... And, needless to say, I'd love to see him hung f...
by bearish
November 18th, 2019, 1:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes
Replies: 130
Views: 21122

Re: Need Help: Vegetarian Recipes

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/cme-to-launch-block-cheddar-cheese-futures-2019-11-14 I confused myself yesterday morning during my customary FT breakfast read, where the headline seemed to suggest that it was time to block CME cheese futures. As it turns out, "block" was used as  noun in this ca...
by bearish
November 18th, 2019, 1:10 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 616
Views: 23430

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Sir Christopher?
by bearish
November 17th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 1474

Re: General Election 2019

Speaking of which, we have another decade coming. Finally one that has a proper name! Noughties and teenies just don't cut it...
by bearish
November 17th, 2019, 5:46 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Are you ready for Brexit?
Replies: 616
Views: 23430

Re: Are you ready for Brexit?

Sounds like a minor side project for Steve Bannon. Garden variety right wing nuts, with a bit of religion mixed in, just to increase the amount of hatred at work.
by bearish
November 16th, 2019, 10:46 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 91
Views: 1474

Re: General Election 2019

As for free love (which, given the alternative, seems pretty reasonable), our elder daughter spent a good chunk of her undergraduate career at Reed College. Motto (from the 1920's): "Communism, Atheism, Free Love". An excellent school, which, on an intellectual level, is probably more similar to the...
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