I'm sure the US government is pondering how much the taxpayers will have to pay for this privileged company's insolvency!
My opinion: let Musk make his rockets with the help of NASA. Tell Musk he needs to ditch those stupid overpriced autonomous digital cars no one wants to buy or he'll face bankruptcy. Broker a deal with the guy. There. Problem solved. (Watch: the US government likely won't do this because they're too incompetent and economically illiterate.)
Tesla had a great idea, but they fucked up in making them too fancy. The battery pack is brilliant, as is the charging system, motors, regenerative braking, and the chassis. Everything else - especially the wireless connection, neural nets, displays, and any processor faster than about 2Mhz - needs to go in the trash. People want an electric car, not a computer with wheels that will literally crash when the first virus comes along.
There are so many lies Trump worshippers tell themselves to sleep at night. But the lie they repeat most often is that Trump turned the economy around. It’s a lie, a fable, a fairy tail. Every chart, every statistic, every data point shows it’s just not true.
This is black employment since the depth of the great recession. You won't see a "Trump effect" here because there isn't one.
>>18302 Exactly the point. We have become a consumerist based economy reliant on offshore international corps starting in the late 80s and increasing since the 90s. From where I live I actually see it too. Once upon a time my local town had a big coal and mining industry, and I also see some old shut down refineries while I drive around too. A little of this industry has started to come back, but not nearly enough to make any significant difference. The main jobs around here seems to be construction/maintenance work, the typical plumbing businesses, auto repair shops and of-course the electricians working for local utility contractors. Farming, ranching and cutlery is more of a hobby where I live, nothing major, more like individuals making an extra buck selling their goods at the farmers markets nearby. We still rely heavily on foreign products, well more than half the tools at the local hardware store where I live was made offshore and I think thats a damn shame. Remember the Maytag products the US created back in the day, these products were built to last forever (even came with their own manuals how to repair them if need be).
>>18243 In a simply summary I'll break down this whole thread just for fun.
1) The US government (particularly the BLS) hands out cooked numbers and often downright fraudulent information to make it seem as if our economy has been in recover since 2008. It has not, what-so-ever. 2) The CDC may be a bit corrupt but much more reliable when it comes to actual statistics than the BLS. According to them in a nutshell, 25% of the US adult population does not actually work. This concludes a MUCH HIGHER rate of unemployment than previously disclosed. A near third world statistic. 3) Most manufacturing in America is dead and gone. Outsourcing of industry started in the 1980s and got worse during the 1990s. This has never recovered either, no matter how much presidents like to gloat about fraudulent statistics to make consumers feel happy. 4) Although just a minute amount of industry (such as steel, aluminum and coal) is creeping back, it is not near enough to save us from our future economic woes. At some point collapse will be eminent: expect collapse to accelerate if democratic socialists come back into power. 5) Most of the American population is dependent of foreign goods and the freight charts only expose our consumerist dependency on foreign nations (many of which are slowly rejecting the US dollar and liquidating their US Treasury bond holdings, slowly shifting away from the US dollar to their own trade currencies and bartering systems).
Also note: We have massive debt insolvency everywhere (from wars to student loans). A new adult generation whom frankly don't care to work for a living. A pension crisis (due to politicians stealing from the cookie jars). A bureaucracy hell bent on banning all our freedoms. We can't even win our Trillion-a-year-worth wars. Russia and China weaponry is growing ever more sophisticated as our govt subsidizes Amazon to "secure" our military secrets (as our secrets routinely get hacked). Its pretty fucking bleak folks, pretty fucking bleak.
>>18318 The three biggest mistakes the US has made over the past 50 years:
1) Dumping the Bretton Woods Agreement of 1944 [Nixon removed this in 1971] (which was the US gold standard backed as a global reserve currency for trade). 2) Outsourcing our domestic industries (the government could have immediately stopped this by issuing massive sanctions and tariffs against those companies but they cowed out to the special interests). Trump came 40 years too late, not much he can do to fix this disaster. 3) Becoming ZOG's de-facto dogs or war. Engaging in endless war for Israel's interests has created trillions of dollars in debt insolvency, numerous strategic failures, breaking of relationships between other nations and many dead soldiers (and other civilian lives). Not to mention a VA crisis which is horrific and incredibly insolvent as well.
I could name dozens of more problems, I could make a whole thread filled full to the brink of failures and wreckage. I won't. Hopefully we can one day learn from these mistakes if we can ever take our country back.
>>18305 I don't do what everyone wants me to do. I don't really give a flying fuck what people think of me either. That's the difference between you and me. I don't even try fitting in. I'm an individual and I do what I desire and speak what I really think.
I like what the other anon stated:
>My point to OP is that the world is a fucked up, cold place and you are on your own. grit your teeth and make something of it because if you don't I will push you out of my way to get whats mine and if necessary, I will eat you alive as will many others. keep your chin up and don't be a pussy
I agree 100%. Fuck the stupid hive mind bullshit, I don't play those games either. If YOU want to survive in this shitty fucked up world then YOU best do what YOU see fit. I don't do what others tell me, I do what my gut tells me to do. In this case, it was to live life peacefully away from all the BS of modern society, to become more self-sufficient and find like-minded people doing the same.
>>18300 Even though we have completely different lifestyles I can relate to a lot of stuff you say and respect the way you take it upon yourself to do what you got to do. I admire people like that.
Btw, I don't live out in the boonies, just a smaller town that has low population growth. I don't know if I'd call it "country living", its still somewhat suburban but a lot more land on each lot and the properties are a little more spread out over here. I could drive out to the boonies as easily as I could to the nearest metropolitan area. So its middle road between the countryside and suburban living. I chose this location because I still wanted to be on the grid and not have to rely on homesteading too much (which would be a much more difficult lifestyle living totally off-grid).
That's right. Nevermind that the government over there openly allows Jihadists to flood the country unvetted and never mind that all the other bans on civil liberties never worked before. They need to be banned from free transportation too. Lets wreck the auto-industry, create even more major hassles for the citizens and ignore the underlining problem that our open border policies (among other draconian policies) simply don't work. We need an even bigger police state, lets increase the debt spending and wreck industry to do just that!
Any tin-foil hat conspiracy theorists and Russian agents disagree? If so, please give me your social media aliases so I can have them removed from the web!
Anyone else feel like they are going to have an imminent heart attack when thinking about the absolute horrific stupidity of these corrupt nitwit bureaucrats? If I do I should sue them for liability damage.
>>18306 Why? Because you can't comprehend how fucking stupid their policies really are? Because you defy sanity just like these corrupted moron politicians? You don't see at all how these politicians are trying to destroy a century of culture that has given freedom and independence to the individual? In that case perhaps you know nothing about being free or responsible anyway, and you will just adapt to your life as a lemming being completely controlled and told what you can/cannot have, what you can/cannot say, what you can/cannot do, how to think, how to live, how to feel, how to react, etc. Fortunately this is the UK we're talking about but they'd love to bring it over here in the States too.
Not sorry I won't buy into this slave mindset, and if it comes down to it I rather be dead than a subjugated slave anyway, anyday.
>>18289 well whatever happened with 76chan he did just sort of abandon ship and made like no attempt to explain what happened until well after mewch started. Not to mention chanpink he just dropped to rebrand as mewch and change board software. I don't know man, the guy just seems unstable and like not quite an attention whore, but definitely craves acceptance on some level. You're probably right assuming the guy is a /sp/igger but 76/int/ and /a/ were pretty cool small boards tbh.
>>18294 that being said mewch has been running very stably for what a bit over a year now? this proxy thing isn't a huge issue for me as I use mewch rather sparingly tbqh. I can see though how it would piss off those who have been using tor, proxies etc and not really causing problems.
There is a new map going around exposing the most expensive cities in the US to live. 4 out of 5 of the most costly places to are in Commiefornia (go figure).
These are not ordinary "million dollar homes", but regular middle class homes that cost $1 million or more to live in. This is due to massive debt insolvency, unpunished corruption within the market place and local governments as well as too much beurocracy which kills industry and growth.
Here are the Top 10 MOST EXPENSIVE cities to live in the US today:
Rank | City | % of $1mm homes | Median home price #1 | San Jose, CA | 53.81% | $1,069,000 #2 | San Francisco, CA | 40.03% | $891,000 #3 | Los Angeles, CA | 17.23% | $622,000 #4 | New York, NY |11.81% | $454,000 #5 | San Diego, CA | 10.55% | $563,000 #6 | Seattle, WA | 9.90% | $461,000 #7 | Boston, MA | 7.95% | $459,000 #8 | Washington, DC | 5.27% | $395,000 #9 | Miami, FL | 3.79% | $267,000 #10 | Denver, CO | 2.65% | $391,000
>>18213 Well I mean it too. Unlike a virtual game or some TV show or movie, reality cannot be reset or replayed. You make the wrong moves in life you can pay dearly for those mistakes and you'll live in regret. Life is not fair like a video game where there is a reset button and you start all over again. Sometimes I wish it was that easy myself but it ain't.
>>18223 could be like a roguelike, and our memories are just randomly generated stuff we acquire throughout the playthrough, but we lose them upon reset. I guess that would just be re-incarnation though.
>>18224 Who knows what happens when we die. Sometimes I pray the atheists are right and there is no hell to be afraid of. Who really knows? Only the dead I suppose, or maybe they don't even know what hit them.
I bought a book called 'Strategic Location' almost a decade ago and at that time it held the most accurate information about each and every State in the US. Crime rates, tax rates, mortgage rates, population data, resources, GDP numbers, political affiliations, etc. It had everything you needed to know if you before planning to move to another state. I wish Joel Skousen would update that book, it was like having a 'CIA World Factbook' but just covering the United States. This guy traveled everywhere and researched everything you need to know about individual States. I'd buy an updated copy in a second.
>>18253 I don't know what to think about TOR. I know there's a lot to discredit it, mainly it's pretty obvious the Feds run more than a few nodes but I think they're honus is on big CP traffickers and possible terrorists. Although terrorists seem to have been using twitter and even the playstation network to communicate quite openly so don't really get what the deal is there.
The main damning thing with TOR is when the Daily Stormer tried to go there and got blocked or shut down or whatever the hell happened exactly. They expressly and tacitly defend and anonymize a lot of bad people, their right to free speech and anonymous communication at least, but then hypocritically virtue signal by shutting out what is ultimately just a bunch of Nazi LARPers?
Does I2P have similar issues or are they flying under the radar so to speak?
>>18254 >I think they're honus is on big CP traffickers and possible terrorists
And whistelblowers or other activists who actually pose a "threat" to their regime. Remember that.
I think Tor is good for the average user security wise. It will defiantly keep the average 3rd party from spying on you. However, I would not just rely on Tor and Tor alone. There are so many other vulnerabilities out there, especially now that some people are using absolute botnet systems like Winblows 10. If you are using new Windows or Mac systems you can just FORGET about security or privacy because it ain't happening.
>>18254 There is a thing in the constitutions of many western countries: the right to keep your networking and communication private. Neither IPv4 nor IPv6 provide that privacy for you. Until GNUnet replaces the internet, I feel Tor and similar tools are required for everyday online activities.
>the bad guys Anything can be dangerous in the hand of bad guys. That's why we usually lock them away, and not just ban the tools they used from the world.
>>18257 >Until GNUnet replaces the internet, I feel Tor and similar tools are required for everyday online activities.
Can't comment on GNUnet because I've never heard of it before, don't know what it is. However I agree with you that Tor and other privacy-oriented tools are required for those seeking any amount of security over the web. I use a private "no log" encrypted VPN service myself and also use add-ons such as Noscript Security Suite, Random Agent Spoofer, HTTPS Everywhere and IP Flood (to obfuscate GET requests). Plus I use Bleachbit to scrub my browser activity logs and the sqlite database files which can store unwanted info. Took me a while to figure how to do some about:config tweaking, but it was well worth the time to learn. I have disabled known vulnerabilities in my web browser such as WebGL and WebRTC (both which are known for causing dns leaks even behind proxies or VPNs). Newer chrome browsers are known to have telemetry tracking by default which can also be turned off with a few about:config tweaks too.
I remember in Iraq there was this instance where there was an injured dog out on the road, and it obviously wasn't going to make it. One of our squad leaders decided to "do the right thing" and put it out of its misery. He shot it, right square in the side of the head.... The dog was still alive and conscious. So he shot it in the head again. Still alive and whimpering. So then he put 4-5 more bullets into the poor thing's skull, and it was finally dead.
Their brains are like the size of a peanut, so that squad leader unloading into the dog's head was just missing the brain and probably putting the dog through more suffering.
>>18095 Ironic thing is we don't have to rely on OPEC at all for oil. The United States has PLENTY - more than enough - oil to supply its economy with. You won't hear this in the mainstream media but its 100% fact. Not only that, we are the Saudi Arabia of coal (or should I say Yemen of coal?)... we have TONS of energy resources here.
Back to the point. Why do we depend so much on war for oil? Bigger profits, bigger government budgets, bigger military. It all comes down to greed. If we wanted to we could completely get out of the Middle East - any time - and become energy independent with the resources the US already owns. Not just oil and coal bro. Solar! Wind! Nuclear! Thorium! Possibly suppressed energy resources as well but thats another topic altogether.
>>18103 Part of it is not so much that we (the US the west) rely on OPEC in the sense that we'd be hopeless without them but that they'd be hopeless without us. Like if you think there is extremism and western hatred in the middle east now, if we stopped buying their only resource from them we'd fuck with their economy and then we wouldn't even have the oligarchs on their side. Historically, the antebellum plantation owners had comparative wealth to the rich oil barons of today. After slavery was abolished and the cotton gin was invented among other reasons their wealth plummeted. This led to all sorts of trouble in the southern states after the war. Now imagine an economic collapse happening in the Middle East where there are already volatile extremists, instability and uncertainty. Not to mention, and I'm guessing here, but they don't ever talk about any other industries in these countries that aren't oil/petrol related. Basically, the fuel bought from OPEC is, at least in some people's minds, a way to keep a region full of zealots from hating us completely and to foster some sort of relationship with them.
>>18104 >Like if you think there is extremism and western hatred in the middle east now, if we stopped buying their only resource from them we'd fuck with their economy and then we wouldn't even have the oligarchs on their side.
True. What we'd need to do is have secure boarders and proper vetting of people entering our country from abroad. We could easily deploy military assets to our boarders, armed. We could easily have bomb detection and dogs sniffing around the airport terminals. And extensive background checks BEFORE foreigners entered the US.
>Basically, the fuel bought from OPEC is, at least in some people's minds, a way to keep a region full of zealots from hating us completely and to foster some sort of relationship with them.
Keep in mind we have nukes and other artilleries. If the Middle Eastern nations didn't like it, they can suck their thumbs and cry. If they try anything against us, then we could wipe them the fuck out as their economy crumbles. Either or.
>>18106 I really don't see any situation where nuclear force is going to be authorized unless it's highly limited strikes against military targets, preventative or retaliatory to be honest my guy. They're just a deterrent against major powers but not against any asymmetric warfare. Nukes and aircraft carriers are like the trophy wives of MIC controlled countries.
Israel and Palestine should learn to get along, but both act like a bunch of third world chimps in the sand desert called the Middle East. Quite frankly I don't like Jews or Muslims but they have every right to believe whatever they want to. However, no one should be force subjected to any religion either. They need to learn to be civilized: live and let live.
>It's Muslims destroying Europe.
AND the EU too. Don't forget the EU and their vassal state governments which not only ALLOW this to happen, but also ENCOURAGE it! Don't shift all the blame to the migrants: its also the NGOs run by people like George Soros and the politicians he lobbies. Its also the kike-owned media (most CEOs for major networks happen to be kikes just like George Soros!) Coincidence!? I think not. They are all to blame.
You know what I suggest? I suggest Western nations get the hell out of the Middle East altogether and let the Muslims and Jews kill each other off. Meanwhile, secure our God damned borders already!
>>18163 Again, there wouldn't be any reason for conflict in Israel if there were no religion. The jews wouldn't have moved there because of Torah, the Muslims wouldn't fight them because Islam says the Jews must submit to Muslims and Jerusalem must belong to Muslims forever. Without religion they could form a one state secular multicultural state, and that goes for any of the states in Europe although I don't like the EU.
>>18201 >Without religion they could form a one state secular multicultural state >and that goes for any of the states in Europe
Still wouldn't work well, you can't just force people to integrate when they have such different political beliefs and ethical beliefs (not to mention different languages). People should stick to their own nations to live their own culture in peace, and if they migrate they should ABSOLUTELY be vetted and forced to assimilate with the norms of the nation they voluntarily moved to. That would include obeying the nation's laws, learning the language and prohibited from engaging in national politics (which should be restricted to the natural-born citizenry).
One major reason the whole world is upside down and fucked up is because of the forced "multicultural" agenda. This, I hope, is going to come to an end and soon.
On the other hand, breaking up the big Wall Street Banks is literally the ONLY good solution these leftists provide. I agree with them on that. And we need to either nationalize and audit or completely end the Federal Reserve as well.
>>18150 Great video, gets right down to the fraud that plagues our economy today. Its a sad joke we even call the USSA "capitalist" anymore. Nope. We destroyed our currency with government debt, outsourced most productive industry, have the biggest welfare state on the entire planet, have the biggest police state since the Soviet Union, what a joke to even consider this country "capitalist" anymore. Used to be many years ago, not at all anymore. Now the leftists say we need to go full blown communist claiming we are privileged and deserve everything for "free". What a joke, what a fucking joke of a nation.
The ONLY way you could convince enough taxpayers to adopt a program like this would be to actually tax mega corporations such as Amazon, as well as very rich CEOs. No increasing taxes on average workers! The problem is those CEOs and their businesses would simply move elsewhere to avoid those tax increases (these people are rich enough to move wherever they like at the drop of a dime). So in the end, no matter who you try taxing, you end up with more accumulating debts and more poverty. Like it or not, if you want to remain in a first world country, you must have industry and workers, there is no way around this.
Finland has also tried "Basic Guaranteed Income" with no success. It was later canceled. Reason? The government refuses to say why. I suspect too much debt insolvency was draining their own resources and budgets. Or perhaps the debt insolvency was starting to hurt the value of their currency (too much rising price inflation, which debt creates). In economics 101 you learn that deficits fuel price inflation, and thus surpluses do the opposite creating strength in currency (thus a decline in prices). Lesson is this: debt can be very cancerous to society and the economy if not kept on a tight leash. You cannot maintain an economy forever solely on debt alone, history proves this very well.
>>18150 The only reason the US has gotten away with all of this fraud is because in 1974 the US and OPEC nations created "the US petrodollar reserve currency" for global trade. The US dollar (USD) was tied to global oil trade. Thus other nations had to buy US T-bonds so they could purchase oil from the OPEC monopoly.
If we were to have done even one quarter amount of the fraud presented in this video WITHOUT the US petrodollar reserve currency status? Our economy would have tanked long ago and today the US would be a third world country much like Africa.
Keep that in mind as the derailing of our reserve currency status continues via Russia and China (among other rogue nations). Only a matter of time at this point.
>>18166 Its even worse. Look at any company or service that is provided FREE MONEY at the expense of taxpayers. This absolutely kills competition in the marketplace, but even more horrifically, it kills all incentive to provide good services or quality products. Think about it. If your a CEO, and you'll keep making profits (from taxpayers thanks to govt subsidies) no matter how bad your service becomes... why would you bother fixing anything? Free money absolutely kills incentive to work hard and make things right, or to satisfy your own consumer base. So what we end up with is a bunch of hand-picked greedy fat cats selected by bureaucrats to run companies who get paid no matter how bad they perform. The result is complete loss of quality, awful management, corruption, shit-produced goods that won't last 2 years and the companies are sucking money from taxpayers' savings so those subsidized companies stay rich no matter how much we hate them. Big bank bailouts, anyone? Hello!? If you hate corporatism in the free market, just wait till corporations are on welfare sponging off your savings with no incentive to improve!
I really wish half of America could realize this and wake up already before its too late.
Considering the EU wants to censor the internet under the guise of 'copyright enforcement' I think it would be a good idea to discuss alternatives to file hosting, such as decentralized P2P clients. I use Soulseek and have tested out Tribler as well. Both are pretty awesome tools. Mostly music is shared with Soulseek but there are movies and TV shows (among other obscure content) being shared among peers as well. Tribler has much more diverse content being shared among peers as it not only works as a P2P but also a Bit Torrent client as well. Both these platforms have their own built-in search engines so you can find the media you want to download. What it comes down to is this: if unelected bureaucrats intend to curb our ability to share media over the web, we will seek alternatives such as node to node communications.
The legislative body of the European Union on Thursday voted against a law that would have significantly reformed copyright rules on the internet, Politico reported.
The European Parliament rejected legislation that would have implemented harsher copyright enforcement rules online. Opponents of the measure warned it could alter the future of the web.
The bill, which passed through committee last month, would have required companies like Google and Facebook to buy licenses from news media companies before running links to their stories on their platforms.
It would have also required content uploaded within the EU to be screened for copyright infringement. Opponents of the law argued it would lead to the banishment of “memes” across the internet, though proponents disputed that claim, according to Politico.
The European Parliament rejected the bill, with 318 against it and 278 in favor. Another 31 lawmakers abstained, according to Politico.
The legislation will be sent back to Parliament for further discussion. Lawmakers can submit changes to the bill, which is likely to spark further debate.
Here's a summary: Matrix defines a set of open APIs for decentralised communication, suitable for securely publishing, persisting and subscribing to data over a global open federation of servers with no single point of control. Uses include Instant Messaging (IM), Voice over IP (VoIP) signalling, Internet of Things (IoT) communication, and bridging together existing communication silos - providing the basis of a new open real-time communication ecosystem.
So, you see a general idea of what it is. Now here's the good part. The application [ Riot ] at riot.im is _very_ useful. You can create end-to-end encrypted chats which means no logs and nothing can be read from a 3rd party. Just as well, you can create rooms where people join to chat. It's entirely anonymous, you can sign up for an account at matrix.org using Tor, plus, you can chat while proxied through Tor. So, that also means you could proxy through I2P or something of the sort. Matrix protocol and riot application are very very easy to use and are anonymous to the core.
I suggest that we use this for a number of reasons:
1. Anonymous 2. Decentralized 3. Encrypted (end to end, means no logs) 4. You can host your own node and provide for everyone
Just watched black panther. Not deep or amazing, but I liked it better than any capeshit Ive seen in years. The movie teaches you that choosing leaders by hand to hand combat is retarded, and that you can have the most technologically advanced system but if you have a primative political system you can lose it all.
3 Women. Good old film, kinda cornball but great storyline and talented acting. Pinky is an awkward young teen who starts work at a spa in CA. Pinky becomes friends with a fellow spa attendant (Millie), who later allows Pinky to become her next roommate. Tensions begin to rise between Pinky and Millie over their living situation. Quarrels break out between the two regarding past and present male relationships and emotions get to them and they drive each other stir crazy. Not the happiest of endings.
Hackers. A classic crime thriller of the 90s. In 1988, 11-year-old Dade "Zero Cool" Murphy is arrested and charged with crashing 1,507 computer systems in a single day and causing a single-day 7-point drop in the New York Stock Exchange. Seven years later, Dade is now living with his divorced mother in New York City under legal supervision and probation. Dade gets a computer for is 18th birthday and starts hacking networks again, and stumbles upon a hacker from his high school "Acid Burn." They begin hacking together for fun and challenges. Later Dade meets new allies as well as enemies. This is where the group of teenage hackers stumble into a mess of unwanted trouble.
Hounddog. A modern classic drama based in the late 50s where a young troubled girl growing up in the South discovers a new music idol: Elvis Presley. Her problem is she lives with strict parents and in an even stricter society, many of the moral majority looking down upon rock stars such as Elvis Presley calling him subversive and dangerous. She becomes a runaway destined to find like-minded people only to end up in a whole lot of trouble and meeting the wrong kind of degenerate teenagers who are looking for young prey like her.
I literally tried to go to emuparadise to download a rom for the first time in years, and I was struck with this news. It's the day we always feared would come.
The internet is no longer the wild west where warez was everywhere and very convenient. Gradually media companies are clamping down on what we used to take for granted. The era of worshiping hackers and the Matrix has come to an end. The next generation will abide by laws, and buy all things in a legit way.
yea I went a couple months ago and official nintendo releases were taken down, so I tried to grab some other things, and a lot of the big companies like Konami and Square seemed to already have got them to take things down to start.
feels bad, but it'll just move to torrents/p2p and stuff which is a tad more convenient and inconvenient at the same time.
While the world remains focused on ground zero of the latest emerging markets crisis, Turkey, and whether contagion from its plunging currency will further pressure global assets, a new - well old - threat has emerged.
In an unexpectedly sharp attack on the ECB, in two separate posts on Twitter, Claudio Borghi who is the euroskeptic head of the budget committee in Italy’s lower house, stressed that not only is Italy’s spread with German bonds widening, but also the ones of other nations like Spain are doing so. He added that "either the ECB will provide a guarantee or the Euro will be dismantled" as "there is no third option."
Vediamo se oggi cominciano ad accorgersi che salgono anche gli spread di Spagna e c. e che solo un fesso poteva pensare che con BC inattiva potesse salire solo lo spread di un paese?
— Claudio Borghi A. (@borghi_claudio) August 13, 2018
Io sono sereno come l'arcobaleno... ormai credo che il meccanismo sia innescato. O arriverà la garanzia Bce o si smantellerà tutto... Non vedo terze vie.
— Claudio Borghi A. (@borghi_claudio) August 13, 2018
Commenting on the interview, several sellside desks have cautioned that this seems like something the ECB is unlikely to do as it represents a destabilizing stance and is thus bearish for the EUR.
In a subsequent interview, moments after his tweet, Borghi said that "there cannot be a system at the mercy of market movements" without any shields by the central bank - in other words, Borghi appears to be very much against a free and efficient market in which price discovery is allowed especially on such assets as Italian bonds - and noted that "it is significant that an external event like Turkey that has nothing to do with Italy unleashes such an effect."
Borghi warned about the upcoming end of the ECB's QE which as we noted previously has been the sole buyer of Italian debt, and whose absence threatens to send Italian bond yields sharply higher: "Nowadays there is a system that has a residual amount of quantitative easing, but with everybody knowing that this is being phased out and will come to an end soon”
The greatest men in history are more likely to be atheists than the population. Imagine if we had more atheists.
"I am also [along with fellow entrepreneurs Bill Gates, Linus Torvalds and Larry Ellison] atheist or agnostic. I’ve never been to church and prefer to think for myself." -Steve woziniak, cofounder of apple.
>>18117 >The greatest men in history >Bill Gates [Microsoft] >Steve Woziniak [Apple]
Give me a fucking break. I don't look up to greedy fat cat sellouts who are in bed with the Chinese govt. Why these two companies aren't being slapped with tariffs in this current trade war is beyond me.
>>18131 As far as I'm concerned if the so-called "American companies" are hiring folks in China or some other country, then they are not really American at all. Their leaching off American consumers while providing jobs for foreigners. Fuck 'em all!