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by rmax
September 19th, 2018, 11:03 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Yom Kippur
Replies: 20
Views: 27013

Re: Yom Kippur

Happy Yom Kippur
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 12:58 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

And thinking about it, I'm not sure if that is what caused the manufacturing decline in the US. I would be tempted to argue bloated companies with layers of middle management and traditional management techniques did that, but I won't. I am pretty sure Paul Drucker leveled these criticisms at GM, fo...
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 12:56 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

I can't imagine many US workers moving to China. There is some influx of workers (look at the current wrangling over Brexit) but I think it is less than that paper believes (I skim read I must confess). 

Capital moving is real.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 11:22 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

There's nothing wrong with free trade, as long as it goes both ways. Comparative advantage and all that. If it's one way, yes consumers benefit but workers get screwed. The workers are the consumers. There is no difference in the US economy. No one knows the future, but what about this as a potenti...
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 8:07 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?
Replies: 46
Views: 6914

Re: How do you deal with tele-scams and cold-calling salesmen?

My way of dealing with them: I say Can you hold on just for a moment, put the phone on the desk and carry on with my day. It stops them calling other people.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 7:55 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: UK and the EU: In or out?
Replies: 1362
Views: 37421

Re: UK and the EU: In or out?

Cuchulainn wrote:
    Boris Johnson has returned to his role as a columnist for The Daily Telegraph

Excellent. He might make it more left wing.
by rmax
September 18th, 2018, 7:54 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

A workers' paradise! We might recall that the US was just coming out of a brutal 7-year depression that followed the panic of 1873, brought by rampant speculation and the lack of a central bank... So in comparison it wouldn't take much to look "gilded". And then there was that little race...
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 1:26 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Fake news
Replies: 53
Views: 1690

Re: Fake news

People died, can the response to disasters be better? Is there mismanagement or corruption. Not everything should be political point scoring.
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 12:20 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 50
Views: 22500

Re: is elon musk for real?

He may well have mental issues. I'm sympathetic, for the moment. He should still be prosecuted. The mental health issues may be his defense. I have looked a little further into it after making similar statements myself, and I think market manipulation has a relatively narrow legal definition involv...
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 11:27 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 50
Views: 22500

Re: is elon musk for real?

Paul wrote:
He may well have mental issues. I'm sympathetic, for the moment.

He should still be prosecuted. The mental health issues may be his defense.
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 8:41 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

the deep state has tentacles everywhere Bob Woodward has been an FBI asset since Deep Throat that's according to a 2012 state department email from sidney blumenthal to "H" (Hillary) released by the state department under a foia request (freedom of information act) sadly the huffington po...
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 8:36 am
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

Esquire is Fake News... OK I buy it. Is there a list somewhere so I can easily find out which websites are part of the Fake News circle and which are not? I kind of would guess that the "non Fake News" websites will be Russia Today, TASS and anything owned by Murdoch...
by rmax
September 14th, 2018, 8:30 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: is elon musk for real?
Replies: 50
Views: 22500

Re: is elon musk for real?

I have lost all respect for the guy tbh. He started off as a smart businessman, but has ended up believing his own press. The SEC are taking their time over charging him with market manipulation.
by rmax
September 13th, 2018, 12:09 pm
Forum: Politics Forum
Topic: Trump -- the last 100 days
Replies: 1959
Views: 38776

Re: Trump -- the last 100 days

hopefully he's actually been to Ireland I think we all remember when Obama was appointing large contributors to ambassadorships Obama nominee for ambassador to Argentina says he's NEVER been to the country President Obama's A-list campaign fundraisers are turning out to be B-list ambassador nominee...
by rmax
September 13th, 2018, 7:50 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Peak Life passed
Replies: 42
Views: 2043

Re: Peak Life passed

A friend went to the doctors the other day.   He  said he wanted to live forever. So the doctors asked him if he drank, smoked, took drugs, drove fast cars or had multiple sexual partners.  He replied no he certainly did not do those things.  The doctor then asked: Why on earth do you want to live f...