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Politics And The Markets 12/14/21

Dec. 14, 2021 12:00 AM ET589 Comments
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There also discussing the sino coal deficit they already started that process
Looking at ba and commodities
There a piece down below we’re on the same page
Like the weather
techy46 profile picture
@al roman

Dot com 2?
@techy46 It's coming, Tech. I can feel it, and so can you. Last time, it was Network Appliance, along with Pets.com, that came apart. This time, it's COIN and TSLA.

But we'll see, right?
@techy46 something is up
At least we are in lock step and consensus
You made a good call on this awhile back
Pinguino Investments profile picture
The District of Columbia has filed a civil lawsuit seeking harsh financial penalties against far-right groups Proud Boys and Oath Keepers over their role in the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump.

The suit, filed Tuesday in federal court, also names dozens of the groups' senior members, many of whom already face criminal charges for taking part in the violent attack on the Capitol building while Congress was meeting to certify the 2020 election results.

Karl Racine, Washington's attorney general, said the suit seeks compensation for damages to the District of Columbia and intends to inflict maximum financial damage on the groups responsible.

"Out intent is to hold these violent mobsters and violent hate groups accountable and to get every penny of damage we can," Racine said. "If it so happens that we bankrupt them, then that's a good day."

techy46 profile picture
@Pinguino Investments

Wow, here comes the money grabbing lawyers and socialists?

So what damage was done to DC other then Federal property?

Do any of those groups have a whole bitcoin between them?
@techy46 "So what damage was done to DC other THAN Federal property?"...the DAMAGE to the country is incalculable,in DC the overtime and medical costs in the millions...are you feeling alright???...your comments are REALLY getting dumber and dumber...bless your heart...thoughts and prayers you get the help you need.
techy46 profile picture

"..the DAMAGE to the country is incalculable"

Yes it was since most of America doesn't give a shit.
Pinguino Investments profile picture
Today District Judge Trevor McFadden, a Trump appointee, granted requests from the DOJ and the House of Representatives to dismiss former President Donald Trump's bid to keep his tax returns from Congress, ruling that the Treasury Department could disclose them to the House committee that requested them more than two years ago.

So now the NY AG, Federal prosecutors, and the House of Representatives will all have access to The Donald's tax returns.

The judge also acknowledged that the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee has the authority to make the returns public.

"Fat Elvis" needs a few more people to attend his Greatest Hits tour (opening act: Bill O'Reilly). The number of empty seats does not bode well for paying off his legal bills, debts, and potential fines for tax evasion.
C. King Alpha Flunkie profile picture
@Pinguino Investments I notice none of the Trumpistas has anything to say about a Trump-appointed judge allowing Trump's tax returns to be sent to Congress. LOL!
Namron Damron profile picture
@C. King Alpha Flunkie flabbergasted, disappointed, and denial.
John Wilson profile picture
@C. King Alpha Flunkie That's because"Trumpistas" only exist in your head.
Pinguino Investments profile picture
Don Jr. texted Mark Meadows this during the insurrection: "We need an Oval Office address. He has to lead now.”

That text reveals two things about Don Jr.:

1. He knew his dad was responsible for the riot and failing to lead.
2. He does not have his father's cellphone number.
GreenEggs&Ham profile picture
@Pinguino Investments

He also texted the following to Meadows...

It has gone too far. And gotten out of hand,'

“He’s got to condemn this shit ASAP,”

“The Capitol Police tweet is not enough."

Even Hannity removed his arse from Trumps backside long enough to text Meadows writing:
“Can he make a statement? ... Ask people to leave the Capitol?"
Is Biden Really the Second Coming of F.D.R. and L.B.J.? www.newyorker.com/...

This has really aged well. I notice it was written on April Fools Day this year.
ESPN tweeted out a clip on Tuesday with the caption “Last year, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace’s stall at Talladega Superspeedway” to promote an upcoming E:60 special. That, of course, is a lie.

Last year, a noose was found in Bubba Wallace's stall at Talladega Superspeedway. The next day, the NASCAR community stood with him in unity.

"I was like, 'Holy s—, it's the whole garage.' … That's when I lost it." twitter.com/...
— ESPN (@espn) December 14, 2021

For background, Wallace said he found a noose in his garage during the summer of 2020. Immediately following his claim, networks like ESPN declared NASCAR and white people racist. But as much as ESPN wanted you to think Bubba Wallace was a victim of a hate crime, he wasn’t. The FBI quickly found that no one had put a noose in Wallace’s. Instead, the rope was, well, a rope to help open the garage door that had been there for a long period of time.

ESPN even admitted it wasn’t a noose in June 2020, in a report headlined, “FBI says rope had been in Talladega garage since October; Bubba Wallace not victim of hate crime.”

So ESPN lied, hoping its viewers had forgotten about the story’s outcome.
The truth is, ESPN has been lying about stories to frame black people as victims of white people for over a year.

Why does this keep happening? Why isn’t anyone at ESPN stopping the network from repeatedly spreading lies about societal topics? Sadly, the answer is all too revealing.

ESPN has created a workplace that incentivizes its employees to find examples that white people are racist and black people are victims. And because the demand for such so clearly exceeds the supply, it causes ESPN’s hosts, producers, and writers to reach desperately for proof.

There’s not a network more irresponsible than ESPN right now.these are egregious failures across the network considering how tense the country is now and how many people will never know the truth.The police didn’t murder Jacob Blake, Blake was not unarmed, Kyle Rittenhouse did not cross state lines, the NFL is not refusing to pay black people, and no one put a noose in Bubba Wallace’s garage - all of which a sports network has reported in the past year.

And yet fascist Twitter still allows this tweet today to see the light of day. Tells you all you need to know...
@PIRockford perpetual leftist false accusationism. I think we’ve all had enough of it and then some. 9th commandment: "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour" (Exodus 20:16)
Another extremist QAnon idiot gets what he deserves.


""A North Carolina man who came to Washington armed with guns and threatened to shoot House Speaker Nancy Pelosi the day after the Jan. 6 riot was sentenced Tuesday to more than two years and four months in prison. ""

""Cleveland Meredith Jr. had planned to attend President Donald Trump’s rally in Washington on Jan. 6, but a vehicle breakdown caused him to arrive after the riot had ended. He remained in Washington at a hotel and sent his uncle a text the day after the insurrection using a misogynistic term to describe the House Speaker and saying he was thinking of heading to her speech and “putting a bullet in her noggin on Live TV.”"

Go there, buddy, and we'll be seeing you later. He's white, he won't last long.
Really good video need this talk here
techy46 profile picture
@al roman

Read the comments such as

"As an American , I have to say i admire the fact that he didn't dance around any questions like our American politicians !!"

Russians would never admire leaders like Biden or Trump.
@techy46 he doesn’t want rioting or worse
How do you feel about tomorrow
1. Feds effect
2. The Vladimir Xi meeting about Ukraine
3.is omicron going to effect another slow down
techy46 profile picture
@al roman

1,. FED will announce tapering at $30B ending in March.

2. Vlad and Xi have to scriot chess moves, stay tuned

3. COVID-O will spread faster in Jan-Feb as cold sets in and will create media and polical hysteria but I think slowdown will be limited at best.

The key will be March case/death couns and when FED starts rasing.

4. Will Joe's next $2-5 trillion pass and die on the vines?

Are you guys tired 🥱 already ?
techy46 profile picture
@al roman

Yup, real windy and it may snow later.
CDC COVID-19 Response Team published a weekly report on Friday where a vast majority of the patients infected with the Omicron variant identified in the US so far were fully vaccinated individuals.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that of the 43 COVID-19 cases caused by the Omicron variants, 34 people were fully vaccinated. Of those fully vaccinated, 14 people had received their booster shots but five of those received their additional shots less than 14 days.

Only 8 people were unvaccinated who got infected with the Omicron variants and 1 person has status unknown.

The CDC added that the “mutations in Omicron might increase transmissibility, confer resistance to therapeutics, or partially escape infection- or vaccine-induced immunity.” This means the vaccines offer less protection against Omicron.
techy46 profile picture

Yes, maybe true but the symptoms are much milder.

We don't have a vaccine for the common cold do we?

We'll probably end up with COVID-19................COVID-n.

"Vaccines target a specific disease-causing pathogen, such as a virus. One of the difficulties in developing a vaccine for the common cold is there are at least 200 different viruses that can cause cold symptoms, including adenoviruses, coronaviruses, parainfluenza, and rhinoviruses."

@techy46 "We don't have a vaccine for the common cold do we?"

Exactly the point. Why should we call this a vaccine if it means COVID-n?
techy46 profile picture

It's going to be like Flu-ABCD an annual vaccine to save old and unhealthy.

I never took Flu shots until I turned 50, now at 75 I have to take them.
From that means million btu ticking up
Weather reports ng
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Should be a good run
@techy46 stocks.apple.com/...
At Wall Street is not angry at me right now
The White House is preparing for a flood of coronavirus cases to hit the United States in January after federal health officials briefed them with prediction models, according to reports.

“Everything points to a large wave. A large wave is coming,” a senior Biden administration official told Axios on Tuesday, predicting “plenty of hospitalizations” in the months ahead.

The Washington Post reported that top federal health officials from the Centers for Disease Control outlined their latest prediction models showing a large increase in cases and shared them with senior administration officials.

One health official familiar with the briefing described the latest scenario as “daunting.”

“The implications of a big wave in January that could swamp hospitals … we need to take that potential seriously,” the official told the Post.

“They’re considering the information at the highest levels right now, and thinking through how to get the public to understand what the scenarios mean,” the official continued. “It looks daunting.”

Studies show the existing coronavirus vaccines are not as effective against the coronavirus variants but provide some level of protection.
techy46 profile picture

Yes, perfect winter storm, cold weather, FED taper, inflation, COVID increasing.

Don't worry we'll be back to normal by Christmas 2024.

"A 'large wave' of Omicron cases and hospitalizations is coming to the US, Biden official tells Axios

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus will bring a "large wave" of COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations to the US soon, a senior Biden administration official told Axios.

"Everything points to a large wave. A large wave is coming," said the official, who was not named in the report.

"It will be fast. It won't be as severe, but regrettably, there will be plenty of hospitalizations."

techy46 profile picture

Wonder how much the bond traders paid to get this story out?
John Wilson profile picture
@PIRockford "“Everything points to a large wave. A large wave is coming,” a senior Biden administration official told Axios on Tuesday, predicting “plenty of hospitalizations” in the months ahead."

The are telegraphing it. They are wanting it; hoping for it; prophesying for it; banking on it; dreaming about it; lusting for it; praying to their god for it.

They are planning for it to happen.

Just like Fauci prophesied about the coming of the COVID pandemic:
"There will be a surprise outbreak "

There will be a surprise outbreak

There will be a surprise outbreak "
Fauci www.youtube.com/...
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