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January 23, 2017

Trump becomes president

Myths and Truths About the Trump Presidency, Albert R Hunt, 170115
ACA

Donald Trump issued his first executive order: instructions for the federal government to dismantle the Affordable Care Act “to the maximum extent permitted by law.”Trump’s executive order on Obamacare, explained by two health policy experts, Sarah Cliff,170120

Deleted info @ whitehouse.gov, on Civil rights, climate change, healthcare, immigration

Donald Trump has officially been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States of America, his campaign to diminish human rights came swifter than we expected. With the former reality star’s team assuming control of WhiteHouse.gov, part of the presidential transition has been wiping the website of any mentions of civil rights, climate change, and healthcare. (In comparison, the site had “issues” tabs devoted to these topics under Barack Obama’s team.)

Want information about climate change? Well too bad, because our new president thinks it’s a conspiracy created by the Chinese government.  White House Website Instantly Scrubbed of Climate Change, Civil Rights, Immigration, and Healthcare Pages

Deleted info @ whitehouse.gov, on climate change

At 11:59 am eastern, the official White House website had a lengthy information page about the threat of climate change and the steps the federal government had taken to fight it. At noon, at the instant Donald Trump took office, the page was gone, as well as any mention of climate change or global warming.  All References to Climate Change Have Been Deleted From the White House Website,JasonKoebler,170120

FHA mortgage insurance cut suspended

Trump administration has halted a cut to the FHA mortgage insurance premium that Obama’s team announced during his final days in office.

The Department of Housing and Urban Development said Friday that the reduction to the annual mortgage insurance premiums borrowers pay when taking out government-backed home loans has been “suspended indefinitely.”

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Trumpology

November 11, 2016

Exhaustive list of campaign events and links

Anti Trump Master Post, Quantum Displacement

Trumpology

November 11, 2016

 

 

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Drain the swamp, NOT

To shape his administration, President-elect Donald Trump is drawing squarely from the “swamp” he has pledged to drain. Trump’s transition team is staffed with long-time Washington experts and lobbyists from K Street, think tanks and political offices.

Team Trump is already filled with Washington insiders,Tal Kopan

Contact with Russia during campaign

Russian government officials conferred with members of Donald Trump’s campaign team, a senior Russian diplomat said Thursday, a disclosure that could reopen scrutiny of the Kremlin’s role in the president-elect’s bitter race against Hillary Clinton.  Moscow had contacts with Trump team during campaign, Russian diplomat says, David Filipov and Andrew Roth

Financial Services – proposal great again gov

Claim: taxpayers remain on the hook for bailing out financial firms deemed “too big to fail.”  The Financial Services Policy Implementation team will be working to dismantle the Dodd-Frank Act and replace it with new policies to encourage economic growth and job creation.

Sweep away dodd frank, (no alternate controls for TBTF banks) fixes paycheck growth and the slow GDP growth (allegedly) Financial Services, president elect

Sam Harris on Election results, The Most Powerful Clown

$th Estate claims we exposed Trump,

Brutally they failed to fact check and derail the constant lies,

Claim: The press succeeded in exposing Trump for what he was. Voters just decided they didn’t care. (I call BS and disagree, press did a horrific job of granting Trump free publicity and not doing serious due diligence on Trump’s background, Trump Was Not a Media Fail,

 

Lawsuits

http://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/trump-lawsuits/

 

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don’t have to look back too far in history to find precedents for different elements of Trump’s win, including the sweep and surprise that will reverberate for years. Ronald Reagan’s win in 1980 is one example Trump’s Trajectory Is Unique But Contains Echoes Of The Past, julia azari

What A Difference 2 Percentage Points Makes, nate silver

History Tells Us What Will Happen Next With Brexit And Trump, tobias Stone

The greatest threat from a Trump presidency may be his toxic brew of unscientific beliefs

 

 

Pulling an Andreesen

October 11, 2016

Twitter seethes with bipolar disorder.  I’m interrupted, aggravated, excited and frustrated; otherwise mentally whirling about out of control, triggered by what seems fundamentally unimportant compared to driving my life forward.

Disconnecting, following the az16 founders lead,

gonna find some peace and space over yonder

scoble

April 12, 2015

I want scoble back… his thoughtful articles and perspectives, .. http://scoble.org/

on national security, what do you think…

July 27, 2013

http://angrybearblog.com/2013/07/national-security-at-any-cost.html

the pixar unified character theory

July 13, 2013

the pixar unified character theory

US Health… faring badly.. outcomes/dollar

July 12, 2013

 

http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2013/07/the-state-of-us-health-aint-so-good.html

QotD, 8000 Points++, ht Barry

May 9, 2013

QotD, 8000 Points++

as DOW climbs  8000+ points, many investors, have fought, neglected or ignored the bull.

  • who do you listen to, read, believe?
  • how have their strategies and tactics performed?

time for a change, to replace mental snugness, with hard data reality.  It costs you every investing day to adhere to false beliefs versus actual data.

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Scott Turow and Books

April 10, 2013

Scott and the writer’s guild rants http://bit.ly/10Tk988

Years ago, the publishing industry embraced offshore publishing to global markets, presumably because they could broaden their audience and still profit on lower cost books.  Now, Scott seems dismayed by the emergence of new sales channels, with competitive forces on the rise, with book buyers who can now purchase from many sources, and the recent decision to ‘normalize’ the book market by allowing books from anywhere to be sold anywhere.

Globalization gives and it takes away.  The internet and globalization act as the great democratizer, normalizing prices and purchasing behaviors.   The cost of media is driven up in emerging markets and down in the US(, but equilibrium is much closer to a long tail asymptote than an average between the two).  This is the normal course, especially with digital media which is almost free to distribute. There is some natural time propagation delay, but established markets will see this adjustment when prices are divergent globally.

Like the recording industry, the incumbents are being disrupted daily.  They yearn for growing markets at yesterday’s prices, which is unlikely when ecommerce COGS are so much cheaper.  The sooner they wake up and get competitive instead of attempting to control their moat via legal process and suing their customers, the better and more vigorous their business will become.