Thought for the day

"But certainly for the present age, which prefers the sign to the thing signified, the copy to the original, representation to reality, the appearance to the essence . . . only illusion is sacred, truth has become profane. Nay, sacredness is held to be enhanced in proportion as truth decreases and illusion increases, so that the highest degree of illusion comes to be the highest degree of sacredness." -- Ludwig Feuerbach, (1804-1872), Preface to the second edition of The Essence of Christianity"Those who are too smart to engage in politics are punished by being governed by those who are dumber." -- Plato

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Its political party time with world leaders for George Soros son MikeRivero Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:59

Alexander Soros, the heir apparent to left wing billionaire George Soros’ political and philanthropic mission, has traded selfies with beauties and bros for handshakes and hugs with world leaders.

The 36-year-old son of the Democratic mega-donor just attended the Munich Security Conference in Germany, where he joined heads of state occupied with the looming threat of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Senate Republicans Demand McConnell Only Accept Short-Term Spending Bill MikeRivero Sun, 12/04/2022 - 08:51

Senate Republicans have vowed to oppose any spending bill that would go on beyond the 117th Congress.

Representative Maxine Waters has nothing but nice things to say about disgraced FTX owner Sam Bankman-Fried who is responsible for millions of people losing their crypto investments overnight.

In a recent tweet, Waters was quoted saying “SBF we appreciate that you’ve been candid in your discussions about what happened at #FTX. Your willingness to talk to the public will help the company’s customers, investors, and others.”

She would continue “We would welcome your participation in our hearing on the 13th.”

Money Supply Growth In October Fell To A 39-Month Low: A Recession Is Now Almost Guaranteed alexmark Sat, 12/03/2022 - 20:27
Mark Zuckerberg (Meta), Andy Jassy (Amazon), and Larry Fink (BlackRock) issued bleak warnings about the US economy at yesterday's DealBook Summit. alexmark Sat, 12/03/2022 - 20:26
Apple plans to LEAVE China as COVID protests delay production of its products: Tim Cook could move factories to India and Vietnam after brutal lockdown at iPhone plant mean key deliveries won't arrive in time for Christmas malterwitty Sat, 12/03/2022 - 15:52
American Airlines is closing its San Francisco crew base and asking 400 flight attendants to leave California or leave the airline MikeRivero Sat, 12/03/2022 - 14:03

"Today it's with great regret that I let you know about our decision to close the SFO flight attendant base," American Airlines executive Brady Byrnes said in the September memo obtained by Insider.

In closing its San Francisco base, citing economic factors and shifting customer demand, American presented 400 flight attendants with a choice that many said felt impossible to make: leave the airline or leave the state.

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The United Kingdom is expected to release a report featuring some proposed steps for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) by the end of the year.

According to Tom Parker of Reclaim the Net, the Bank of England and the UK Treasury will be issuing the report. Sir Jon Cunliffe, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor of Financial Stability, announced the release of the report at a recent speech titled “Reflections on DeFi, digital currencies and regulation.”

Home builders don't typically throw incentives at buyers already in backlog, but it's happening now. alexmark Sat, 12/03/2022 - 11:07