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  1. This one is better than a cartoon... Feel free to add your own caption... I'll start... "Look mom I made it myself" B/A
  2. You get what you deserve... He deserves it... What a schmuck. B/A
  3. That is one of the best examples of his lack of understanding I have seen.... Plus Plus Plus B/A
  4. President rages over disastrous trade war after slumping to double-digit poll deficits against all four major 2020 rivals Donald Trump has raged at the “geniuses” who have allowed the US to be “taken to the cleaners” by China and the EU over trade in recent years, warning that only he is qualified to redress the balance through his divisive trade war, despite significant concerns among economists about the domestic consequences of his tariff escalations. The president has also attacked the media for reporting on his incorrect warning that Alabama could be hit by Hurricane Dorian, even though his message forced US government’s own National Weather Service to issue a denial in order to avert mass panic. A new Quinnipiac University poll has meanwhile found Mr Trump lagging behind the leading Democratic 2020 contenders Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris by 16 percent, 14 per cent, 12 per cent and 11 per cent respectively B/A
  5. Bad news for parents: Trump’s trade war with China will hit back-to-school supplies Parents suffering sticker shock on back-to-school spending this fall better brace themselves — the latest round of Chinese tariffs are likely to make next year’s shopping spree even more expensive. A new round of 15% tariffs went into effect Sunday on $112 billion in Chinese goods. Some of the standards in back-to-school equipment and accessories are on the latest list. They include pencils and crayons, sneakers, boys’ and girls’ overcoats and windbreakers, calendars, and ball-point pens. Prices on those items aren’t expected to go up immediately, because the items in stores now were shipped months ago, but shoppers could feel the pinch at the start of next school year, Bethany Aronhalt, a National Retail Federation spokeswoman, told MarketWatch. “Unfortunately, American families could see higher prices in the coming months and throughout the school year as the impact of the tariffs works through the supply chain and companies have no choice but to pass along costs to consumers,” Aronhalt added. “Small businesses in particular won’t be able to absorb the cost and will be forced to raise prices.” President Trump’s trade war with China will add yet another layer of costs for many families who are already getting squeezed by day-care costs and extracurricular activities. In May, Federal Reserve Bank of New York economists said American families would spend an extra $831 annually because of tariffs on Chinese imports. Those calculations focused on the earlier tariff hike from 15% to 25% for imported Chinese goods worth $200 billion, impacting everything from livestock and produce to textiles and chemicals. The current tariffs extend to approximately 69% of all consumer goods. The previous tariffs will likely affect soaps, deodorants, electronics and raw materials for some toys. Families have already been contending with increased prices on back-to-school gear due to old-fashioned inflation and the usual annual price hikes. Families will spend a record $691 on school supplies this year, according to National Retail Federation estimates. That’s up from $685 last year and exceeds $689 in 2012, the previous record, according to the NRF. Overall, families with children from kindergarten to 12th grade are projected to spend $26.2 billion on back-to-school supplies, less than the $27.5 billion spent last year, despite the price hikes, but that’s because fewer families said they had kids between elementary and high-school age. Sports apparel and sneaker makers Nike NKE, +1.91% and Under Armour UAA, +2.67% could not be immediately reached for comment. Likewise, spokespeople for the crayon maker Crayola and VF Corporation VFC, +1.52%, the company that owns brands like JanSport, Eastpak and The North Face, could not be immediately reached for comment. But, but, but, China is writing the check!!! LOL B/A
  6. Conspiracy theorist and lawsuit magnet Alex Jones lost another legal battle last week when a court struck down an appeal related to a defamation lawsuit against him and his fearmongering website Infowars. Infowars and Jones are defendants in a lawsuit brought by Neil Heslin, the father of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was one of 20 children and six adults killed when a gunman stormed Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. In the years since the shooting, Heslin and other Sandy Hook parents have received death threats and online harassment from followers of Jones’ Infowars website, which over the years has repeatedly claimed the shooting was a hoax and the parents are “crisis actors.” Infowars contributor Owen Shroyer is also named in the lawsuit. In the latest court filing, the Texas Court of Appeals ordered Infowars to “pay all costs” related to the failed appeal that Infowars filed against Heslin, who is being represented by Mark Bankston of the Texas law firm Farrar & Ball. Previously, Heslin filed a motion of contempt in the case after the website refused to comply with a court-ordered demand to hand over internal emails and documents related to discussions about Sandy Hook. Now the website will pay up in addition to handing over the information. As Right Wing Watch first pointed out: Currently, nine family members of loved ones who died in the shooting are suing Jones, who previously tried and failed to get a defamation lawsuit brought on by parents Leonard Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa dismissed. In March, video deposition of Jones was released that saw him in the hot seat as he attempted to answer questions about his many falsehoods regarding the shooting. It did not go well for him. B/A
  7. So far I've avoided having any experience like this. But it was an interesting story. I'm sure there are several people here who have had some near death experience. It would be interesting to hear their story. B/A
  8. They are setting us up for a historic fall... Our government left or right is insane. Cut revenue. Increase spending. Isolate our economy. Central bankers wanting to move away from the dollar... There are going to be some tough times ahead. B/A
  9. Year 1987 George Harrison: Voice & Guitar Eric Clapton: Guitar (a Les Paul) Jeff Lyne: Guitar Phil Collins: Drums Ringo Starr: Drums Ray Cooper: Percussion Mark King: Bass Elton John: Piano Jool Holland: Piano B/A
  10. Yup booking profits is always a good thing... Trading and taxes, that's my only gripe about short term. B/A
  11. On Monday, Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Abacos Islands in the Bahamas as an incredibly powerful Category 5 hurricane, with howling winds in excess of 185 mph and gusts up to 220 mph. The storm brought with it a surge — coastal flooding — of 18-to-23 feet above normal tide. Dorian is estimated to be the second-most-powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean and ties the record for the most-powerful storm to make landfall, according to the National Weather Service. Preliminary reports from the Abacos Islands show extreme devastation. The storm weakened slightly and was (very slowly) moving through Grand Bahama Island on Monday, with winds gusting over 200 mph and 18-to-23 feet of coastal flooding. Plus, the forward motion of the storm nearly stalled, moving west at just 1 mph. The slower a storm moves, the more time it has to destroy communities in its path; it’s a worst-case scenario for a hurricane. Five people have been reported dead due to the storm and the Red Cross estimates 13,000 homes have been severely damaged or destroyed. B/A
  12. I guess they will be updating Wikipedia after this weekend... LOL Hurricane Dorian 2019 tropical cyclone Description Hurricane Dorian is a strong tropical cyclone currently affecting the Bahamas and the Southeastern United States. The fourth named storm, second hurricane, and first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, Dorian developed from a tropical wave on August 24 in the Central Atlantic. Wikipedia Category: Category 5 Hurricane (SSHWS) Trending Highest wind speed: 183 mph Affected area: The Bahamas Date: August 24, 2019
  13. Thanks Pitcher... I'm watching a couple of silver miners right now... This has been a great year for my Gold stocks and I think silver can help erase some of my bad buys... LOL B/A
  14. Yup another record breaking hurricane unlike anything recorded in Bahama history... They just keep coming. Yesterday Denver was 100 in September. First time ever. The only thing that really matters is the fact the earth is changing and the future will be very different. I mean, who needs the Amazon??? Burning all that oxygen making jungle is just another hoax... You know all those weird looking gray aliens with the big heads and little bodies? Maybe those aren't aliens at all. maybe those are our own people from the future... We didn't always look the way we do now, maybe we are trying to warn ourselves... B/A
  15. Stocks. Bonds. Manufacturing... Hmmm B/A
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