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Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Source: Dow Jones Market Watch

DJIA -0.99% SPX -0.69% COMP -1.75%

The stock market could suffer a ‘brutal dislocation’ if this level is breached

Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Why finding the bottom of this stock rout ‘is going to feel awful, like it always does’

Martin Feldstein: Why falling stock prices could lead to a long, deep recession

Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 03:35 PM (0 replies)

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Source: Dow Jones Market Watch

DJIA -0.99% SPX -0.69% COMP -1.75%

The stock market could suffer a ‘brutal dislocation’ if this level is breached

Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Why finding the bottom of this stock rout ‘is going to feel awful, like it always does’

Martin Feldstein: Why falling stock prices could lead to a long, deep recession

Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 03:33 PM (0 replies)

Monday's fading stock-market rally is evidence that the worst is far from over for Wall Street

Source: Dow Jones Market Watch

DJIA -0.99% SPX -0.69% COMP -1.75%

The stock market could suffer a ‘brutal dislocation’ if this level is breached

Stocks could rally 20% after this bruising rout, says Guggenheim’s Minerd — after that, watch out

Why finding the bottom of this stock rout ‘is going to feel awful, like it always does’

Martin Feldstein: Why falling stock prices could lead to a long, deep recession

Stock market turns negative amid report that U.S. set to impose tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports

Read more: https://www.marketwatch.com/



Down by 250 and falling since I copied the ticker

Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 03:12 PM (9 replies)

The Rose

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Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 29, 2018, 11:13 AM (0 replies)

George Soros: When Hate Surges

Because this piece is behind a firewall, and the Author is Mr. Soros, not a NYT journalist, I am posting the entire article and do not expect NYT or Mr. Soros to object.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/opinion/george-soros-when-hate-surges.html?smid=tw-share&_r=0

George Soros: When Hate Surges
By George Soros
March 16, 2017

President Trump has wasted no time in cracking down on immigration. He pledged to build a wall, hire 15,000 new Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol agents and speedily deport millions of undocumented immigrants. He justified these actions by claiming that immigrants regularly flout the “rule of law and pose a threat.” In his first speech to Congress, he directed the Department of Homeland Security to create a new office — Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement, or Voice — dedicated to helping victims of crimes perpetrated by “removable aliens.”

I am an immigrant and an American citizen, and, as a philanthropist, have supported migrants all over the world for more than 30 years. Based on my experience and the facts, the president’s approach to immigrants is just wrong — and a new round of court injunctions against Mr. Trump’s latest proposed travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries suggests many in the federal judiciary agree. It does nothing to make America safer, while whipping up emotions against immigrants that have translated into an alarming surge in hate incidents all across our nation. My heart goes out to the victims of violence, whatever the source. But in the name of protecting the population from a relatively minor source of concern, he is branding all immigrants as criminals.

Contrary to Mr. Trump’s claims, immigrants commit significantly less crime than native-born citizens. This has been borne out in study after study, using a wide range of methodologies, dating back decades. According to the nonpartisan American Immigration Council, the percentage of the population that is foreign-born grew to 13.1 percent from 7.9 percent between 1990 and 2013. F.B.I. data shows that the violent crime rate dropped 48 percent during that time and today remains near historic lows. A recent study by the Journal on Ethnicity in Criminal Justice shows that immigrants actually drive down crime rates in the neighborhoods where they live.

But targeting immigrants and minorities with false and prejudicial rhetoric, as Mr. Trump has done during the campaign and in the early weeks of his presidency, has spurred a surge in hate acts against them. The Southern Poverty Law Center found that hate incidents reported in the first few weeks following Mr. Trump’s victory were at levels normally seen over a six-month period. No community appears safe from this rash of hate — with reports like school bullying against Muslim children, stories of Latinos being harassed on the street and told to “go back to your country,” attacks on blacks and gays, and the desecration of Jewish cemeteries. This is a country that prides itself on neighbors looking out for one another. In Donald Trump’s America, we are increasingly at one another’s throats.

As hate incidents surged after the election last fall, I announced a $10 million investment to provide legal and social services to victims of hate crimes, to encourage local organizations across the country to do the same and to propose improvements and new ideas. This week we opened our Hate Incident Database to monitor the scope and depth of hate incidents across the country.

Having survived the Nazi persecution of Jews in Hungary, I escaped from Soviet occupation at age 17 and made my way first to Britain and then to America. This is not the America that attracted me. I have seen the damage done when societies succumb to the fear of the “other.” And I will do all I can to help preserve the openness, inclusiveness and diversity that represent our greatest strength.

Demonizing immigrants weakens our country. Fighting against hate crimes makes us grow stronger together.





Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Oct 25, 2018, 01:24 PM (7 replies)

Took me all morning to complete my ballot.

That was with help on the Judges from ballotpedia.com and recommendations or articles from the Arizona Republic on the other non-partisan portion. As always, it was a struggle to decide who should stay on the judicial bench and who should go home.

I can not believe that people who work could or would spend this much time. It's a shame that many leave a good portion of options on the ballot blank. The language used to explain some of the propositions with those for and against arguments would be enough to make my head spin if I was not a political junkie.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Mon Oct 15, 2018, 02:52 PM (8 replies)

Greg Stanton (D) AZ 9 for Congress

Greg Stanton AZ 9 Congress (D) shreds Republican in debate

I listened to a debate this morning on NPR. Let me tell you, our candidate just shredded the GOP candidate. Greg didn’t hesitate while articulating his accomplishments as Mayor of the 5th largest city in the US, Phoenix.

The moderator controlled the topics, all “bread and butter” AZ voter concerns, health care, taxes and the economy and immigration.

On health care, Greg voiced strong support for the ACA, the importance of covering pre-existing conditions and reducing drug costs. He promised to take action if elected. Mayor Stanton said he lead the charge in expanding Medicare for the City of Phoenix when our state legislature opposed it.

On taxes, job growth and the economy, he shared his successes as Mayor and his desire to introduce meaningful infrastructure projects when elected. He said his focus would be on the middle class, not a tax cut for the corporations and the wealthiest. He correctly stated that the Republican tax cut did not benefit middle class families.

Stanton wisely pointed to the efforts of Senators McCain and Flake who supported bi-partisan solutions for immigration and “dreamers”. He pointed out that a major portion of the Mexican border is on Tribal land and that ranchers on the boarder do not want their land confiscated.

He is the best candidate to represent the interests of Arizona be they Democrats, Republicans or Independents.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:21 PM (2 replies)

Greg Stanton debate on NPR this AM

Greg Stanton AZ 9 Congress (D) shreds Republican in debate

I listened to a debate this morning on NPR. Let me tell you, our candidate just shredded the GOP candidate. Greg didn’t hesitate while articulating his accomplishments as Mayor of the 5th largest city in the US, Phoenix.

The moderator controlled the topics, all “bread and butter” AZ voter concerns, health care, taxes and the economy and immigration.
On health care, Greg voiced strong support for the ACA, the importance of covering pre-existing conditions and reducing drug costs. He promised to take action if elected. Mayor Stanton said he lead the charge in expanding Medicare for the City of Phoenix when our state legislature opposed it.

On taxes, job growth and the economy, he shared his successes as Mayor and his desire to introduce meaningful infrastructure projects when elected. He said his focus would be on the middle class, not a tax cut for the corporations and the wealthiest. He correctly stated that the Republican tax cut did not benefit middle class families.

Stanton wisely pointed to the efforts of Senators McCain and Flake who supported bi-partisan solutions for immigration and “dreamers”. He pointed out that a major portion of the Mexican border is on Tribal land and that ranchers on the boarder do not want their land confiscated.

He is the best candidate to represent the interests of Arizona be they Democrats, Republicans or Independents.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Thu Oct 11, 2018, 01:19 PM (0 replies)

Hundreds of wild horses in California set for round up, possible slaughter

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/hundreds-of-wild-horses-in-california-set-for-round-up-possible-slaughter/ar-BBNZas9

Hundreds of wild horses in California set for round up, possible slaughter

By Andrew Sheeler, The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif)

In a remote corner of California, the U.S. Forest Service is set to round up a thousand wild horses and acknowledges that many of them could be sold to distant slaughterhouses.

The first "horse gather" in Modoc National Forest, in northeast California, in more than a dozen years has alarmed activists. The government, says the American Wild Horse Campaign, is "exploiting a legal loophole" that will result in the slaughter of hundreds of animals.

The roundup is set to begin Oct. 9 and last through the month, and will target 1,000 horses from a herd in the Devils Garden Plateau Wild Horse Territory inside the national forest.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Oct 6, 2018, 12:11 PM (12 replies)

Thousands Protest Felling German Forest to Expand Coal Mine

For our German residents on DU, thank you for taking action.

https://www.usnews.com/news/business/articles/2018-10-06/thousands-protest-felling-german-forest-to-expand-coal-mine

Thousands Protest Felling German Forest to Expand Coal Mine

Thousands of environmentalists are protesting the expansion of a coal mine in western Germany a day after a court blocked the felling of an endangered forest near the site.

Oct. 6, 2018
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of environmentalists are protesting the expansion of a coal mine in western Germany a day after a court blocked the felling of an endangered forest near the site.

The mood Saturday at Hambacher Forest near Cologne was celebratory as thousands expressed relief over the court's temporary halt to the clearing of Hambach Forest.

The Muenster administrative court issued a temporary halt Friday after an environmental group argued the forest deserves protected status because of the bats that live there.

Energy company RWE wants to expand its adjacent lignite strip mine. The standoff between police and protesters — some of whom have camped for months in tree houses — has made the ancient woodland a cause celebre for environmentalists.
Posted by saidsimplesimon | Sat Oct 6, 2018, 12:08 PM (0 replies)
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