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jim nj
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https://news.gallup.com/poll/267581/mentions-government-top-problem-near-record-high.aspx I am not surprised. And "Meanwhile, Americans' satisfaction with the way things are going in the U.S. has fallen back to 28%, primarily because Republicans are less likely to be satisfied." That indicates to me that the "right track vs. wrong track" poll isn't a disagreement with Trump's policies.
https://gizmodo.com/mysterious-cases-of-paralysis-in-children-may-be-caused-1839229906 Interesting. I remember reading the stories of these kids and how they couldn't explain it. Now they have an idea of what is happening.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-50132400 "An unprecedented climate change lawsuit against American oil giant Exxon Mobil is set to go ahead in New York. The state has accused the company of misleading investors about the potential costs of climate regulation to its business. Exxon says it shared the necessary information and the claims are politically motivated." Kangaroo court lawsuit. If I were Exxon in discovery I would be looking for any communications that affected NY's decision to file this lawsuit. Then I'd drag all of them into the proceedings to show that this was a political prosecution and not one based on investor protection.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-turkey-contacts/wary-foes-turkey-and-syria-hold-covert-contacts-to-avoid-conflict-idUSKBN1X01TO Apparently they have been doing this for Idlib province and are using similar communication channels in northeast Syria. I understand politicians focusing on a possible resurgence of ISIS to beat up on Trump. Yet I don't hear anyone complaining about Al Qaeda and Al Nusra forces in Turkish controlled Idlib province. So Turkey is focused on removing "purported terrorists" from northeast Syria while protecting "real" terrorists in northwest Syria. Seems a little hypocritical.
Welcome Deplorable D. https://www.foxnews.com/world/american-military-vehicles-pelted-with-potatoes-as-troops-move-out-of-syria Really?That will win the Kurds political points in their favor. Not. https://mobile.reuters.com/article/amp/idUSKBN1X00K3 "United States troops have crossed into Iraq from Syria through the Sahela border crossing in the northern province of Dohuk, Reuters witnesses said on Monday. Reuters video images showed armored vehicles carrying troops into Iraq, part of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A Reuters cameraman saw more than 100 vehicles crossing. An Iraqi Kurdish security source also told Reuters that U.S. troops had crossed into the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region of Iraq." https://www.reuters.com/article/us-syria-security-trump/trump-u-s-troops-wont-immediately-return-from-syria-ceasefire-could-be-extended-idUSKBN1X01UU With at least part of the withdrawal done, some troops will still remain in Syria for the time being.
peter, I'm here, I just didn't find anything worth posting. And my wifi has been bouncing up and down.
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The Sunday night game - the Cowboys against the Eagles is like the Iraq-Iran war. Can they both lose? Please.
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James D., I don't pay a lot of attention to baseball anymore, but as a homer I favor the Mets and the Yankees. I share your concern about jinxing teams by watching on TV. It's not rational. Yet one of the recent seasons the NY Giants won two games in a row, so I decided to watch. They lost. My fault. I'm up late enough that I'll probably sleep through the NY Giants game. That;s probably a win given my luck watching.
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I wish I could write as well as Clarice. It's another good column.
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What do you know, Clarice is in Hawaii and she still filed an article. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2019/10/seeing_some_trees_in_the_forest_of_babble.html
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https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/19/planned-parenthood-refuses-endorse-anti-trump-dhvani-brand/ The Times Square ad.
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https://www.breitbart.com/europe/2019/10/19/canning-town-rebellion-smells-like-brexit-victory/
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Jim, Parliament seems quite clever with all their maneuvers of dubious legality, but Boris seems to counter them with equally dubious moves. Boris negotiated a deal. Vote it up or down. No we want to wait. Boris can say at this point that he cut a deal, parliament won't approve it, no more delays, it's time to crash out. And I think some EU countries will back him by refusing an extension. Poland and some of the other countries that have been feuding with the EU commission come to mind. I wonder if a bloc is forming so that no individual country that opposes an extension can be singly targeted by the EU commission.
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https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/10/17/sema-files-lawsuit-against-nhtsa-over-failure-to-implement-replica-car-rules/ This is interesting considering our recent car talk on classic cars. Companies are willing to build new "old" cars with modern drive-trains, but there is no clarity on which rules they have to abide by.
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Jim, Very good article explaining the BREXIT stance of BoJo. I wonder if he has lobbied any EU leaders to oppose an extension of the withdrawal deadline? I think some of those countries would like to stick it to the EU for their own reasons.
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https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/china-nba-intimidation-diplomacy-by-minxin-pei-2019-10 How China Loses Friends and Alienates People China's recent attempt to bully the National Basketball Association over a tweet in support of the Hong Kong protesters has backfired. Although the government has successfully intimidated many a Western company and foreign government, this time it made a huge – and potentially costly – miscalculation.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_depositary_receipt This helps explain the various ADRs that trade in ETFs. Note the different category's requirements. We should phase out any category that doesn't require US GAAP accounting and audits. This won't be unfair to foreign companies and will better protect US investors.
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https://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2019/10/19/why_are_american_investors_funding_chinese_fraud_141540.html Really, this should end. If Chinese companies won't except standard accounting practices and SEC approved audits they should lose access to our capital markets. If these companies were directly listed on an exchange in the US they would have to comply with SEC accounting rules and audits. And frankly our own government departments should be subjected to the same rules and audits as our US companies are. States and municipalities are regularly audited.
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https://www.npr.org/2019/10/18/771486828/california-can-expect-blackouts-for-a-decade-says-pg-e-ceo Did someone tell me this was a temporary problem?
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https://thefederalist.com/2019/10/18/adam-schiff-flip-flopped-on-whistleblower-testimony-after-reports-of-coordination/ Mollie H.
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https://hotair.com/archives/john-s-2/2019/10/19/abc-hack-matthew-dowd-attacks-megyn-kelly-twiiter-makes-fool-repeatedly/ Dowd comes of as an ass in this exchange.
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https://www.foxnews.com/food-drink/lgbtq-protests-force-first-chick-fil-a-in-the-uk-to-close-just-6-months-after-opening Landlord pulling the lease. Profile in courage.
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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-goldman-sachs-insidertrading/goldman-sachs-investment-banker-charged-in-insider-trading-scheme-idUSKBN1WY0QD That's just stupid greed. If he's an investment banker at Goldman Sachs he is already making big money.
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MM, Audits are a relatively new idea in government, even though corporations have been doing them for decades per government rules. This new look at government audits doesn't mean that government is corrupt. It just means that their accounting systems suck so bad that the SEC would fine them if they were public corporations. And if you think about it, those government accounting systems can hide a multitude of sins. So the departments have no incentive to fix them. We might be able to figure out which programs are a waste of money.
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