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Friday, May 27, 2016

Heron Oblivion

52 comments:

  1. My pharmacological inventory is, sadly, not up to this. :)

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  2. I was going to play it, but read Ruf's comment first, so now I'm going to Fox.

    Looks like more in Quirk's line of listen.

    I pass.

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  3. Obama’s shameful apology tour lands in Hiroshima

    http://nypost.com/2016/05/26/obamas-shameful-apology-tour-lands-in-hiroshima/

    Fasdf Fasdf •
    Didn't these guys start the war?

    Richard_Iowa Fasdf Fasdf •
    December 7, 1941.

    Dustoff Richard_Iowa •
    China, Bataan Death March, H-ll ships, the list goes on & on.

    CarlJomini Dustoff •
    Yep, and no mention at all about these atrocities from the man-child in the White House.

    http://www.bigstory.ap.org/article/5c59111e89c444c0b2f239cab084df54/obamas-hug-hiroshima-survivor-epitomizes-historic-visit

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  4. Listening to Heron Oblivion’s album feels like sitting in a lovely meadow in the shadow of a dam that’s gonna heave-ho’ any minute.

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    1. How much less pain would have been experienced at Ground Zero in Hiroshima.

      Heron Oblivion is more like being firebombed in Tokyo.

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  5. Kathryrn Steinle’s parents sue over daughter’s Pier 14 slaying

    The parents of a woman who was shot to death on a San Francisco pier last year sued former Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, the city and federal officials on Friday, saying the gunman would have been kept in custody, disarmed and deported if they’d done their jobs.

    The federal court suit by Kathryn Steinle’s parents said Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, a Mexican immigrant who has admitted firing the fatal shot, was freed from jail only because of blunders by both Mirkarimi and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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    "Blunders"

    We wish.

    http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Kathryrn-Steinle-s-parents-sue-over-7949584.php

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    1. Fuck You, Rufus, and your Traitor Hero in the Whitehouse.

      Worthless Fucking Pigs.

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    2. Laugh while the country dies, asshole.

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  6. THE HELL SHIPS

    https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=the%20hell%20ships

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  7. Let me be clear; I Love Heron Oblivion. I just wish I had a doobie. :)

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  8. Russians' Approval of U.S. Leadership Drops to Record 1%

    by Julie Ray
    STORY HIGHLIGHTS

    Rating in Russia is lowest in a decade for U.S.
    Median approval stable at 45% worldwide
    Image of U.S. leadership improves in Europe, the Americas

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Just 1% of Russians approved of U.S. leadership in 2015 -- the worst rating in the world last year and the lowest approval Gallup has measured for the U.S. in the past decade. Remarkably, this is even worse than their previous record-low 4% approval in 2014.

    He's gotta be doing "something" right. :)

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  9. Hey, I’m just trying to help all you old farts chill out on the first short summer long weekend.

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  10. Give peace a chance for fucks sake.

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    1. Funny how we all turn into peaceniks once we get too old to fight. :)

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    2. My short tour brought out my inner pacifist.

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  11. In case you forgot, the best sex you probably missed was with hippie chicks.



    Peace Out - Memorial Day.

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    1. Maybe.

      I wish I remembered the 70's. :)

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    Heron Oblivion: Tediously nondescript before melding into jarring cacophony.


    I had planned on using them for the theme for my proposed Deep Thoughts Blog before it was postponed do to lack of content.

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      ...due to lack of content.


      Perhaps, I am ready for them.

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  13. Lack of content always trumps incoherence.

    It would be a move upwards. You should go for it.


    Heron Oblivion seems to be going over here like a lead zeppelin.

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  14. Bernie Sanders has declined to discuss the situation in Venezuela.

    Too busy running for President of the USA, he says.

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  15. Doug, you and your hero John Bolton (author of that article) are a couple of sick puppies. The USA killed 10's of thousands in one shot and you guys get your panties in a knot when Obama acknowledges that the mass killing occurred. He never came close to apologizing and his acknowledging the USA'S killing of so many could just as easily be interpreted as a warning to others that the US will do it again but you partisan hacks wail at the moon lamenting that a POTUS bowed at some diplomatic meeting. Fuck, I'll bet you cream in anticipation of a Trump presidency.

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    1. People with empathy show concern for sick puppies.

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    2. Ash, The Japanese and the Germans murdered tens of millions.

      DO the math

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    3. What Smirk lacks in empathy he makes up for in obnoxiousness.

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  16. The estimates were that an invasion of Japan might have cost us a million men, Smirk, and the Japs even more.

    That is why it is often called a life saving event.

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    1. None moreso than me, Harry, and Curtis E. LeMay.

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    2. The Joys of Firebombing:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GzFjI7BIOQk

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    3. My friend Wayne had an uncle that took part in the firebombing of Tokyo.

      Said off the left wing, off the right wing....nothing but fire as far as his eyes could see....all the buildings there made out of light wood...

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    4. You three have your heads up your asses. Acknowledging that the US killed 10's of thousands in one shot says nothing about the morality of the act.

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    5. Tokyo was around 100,000 - it created quite a firestorm.

      Who said anything about morality other than Obama?

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    6. You and your buddies whining about an apology tour.

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  17. Chinese racism -

    http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2016/05/the_horror_the_horror_chinese_tv_commercial_is_racially_insensitive_toward_blacks.html

    Both the Japanese and the Chinese have always been super racists.

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  18. .

    The Jig's Up. Well, Almost Up.


    The Federal Reserve's $4.3 trillion ticking time bomb

    Quantitative easing was a Faustian bargain.


    The Federal Reserve has a big problem if it wants to raise rates again. It will have to pay U.S. and foreign banks enormous sums of money instead of U.S. taxpayers.

    Not only would the Fed likely draw the ire of Congress, but it could also become a target of the next U.S. president—be it Clinton or Trump. That’s because the gangbuster profits of $90 billion (plus) per year that the Fed remits to the Treasury could easily dwindle to zero. According to several leading economists, it’s also possible that the Fed will become technically insolvent (though it always has the power to print its way out of such a disastrous state).

    The putative savior of the financial crisis, quantitative easing, was a Faustian bargain. The Fed got to inject trillions of dollars into the financial sector while simultaneously “sterilizing” the very same money. It did this by incentivizing banks to deposit their digital cash at the Fed, paying above-market interest rates.

    Currently, the Fed pays 0.50% annually to banks to keep that money out of the economy. It might not seem like much, but the comparable rate paid by the U.S. Treasury for T-bills is 0.28%. In other words, the Fed pays banks nearly twice as much as the Treasury does.

    But the Fed refuses to acknowledge this. Each year, the Fed Chair is required by law to testify twice in front of Congress. Both Ben Bernanke and Janet Yellen have used the word, “comparable,” to assert disingenuously that the Fed is paying an amount of interest similar to what banks could earn in the marketplace. It’s possible to “compare” apples to oranges, but it doesn’t mean they’re similar.
    Currently, the Fed is paying banks about $12 billion per year in interest. If the Fed raises rates two times (by 0.25% each time) and the level of reserves stays the same, that number doubles to $24 billion. If we are to believe San Francisco Fed President John Williams, who targets an eventual 3.0% for short-term rates, then that's $72 billion per year to the banks. This is a huge expenses for the Fed. Subtract from that the $90 billion (plus) per year in operating profits, and the amount of money the Fed pays to the Treasury gets pretty small.


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      The Fed is poised to take huge capital losses

      But it gets worse. The Fed is taking capital losses on its $4.3 trillion bond portfolio, and those losses will eventually accelerate. When the bonds that the Fed holds mature, it realizes losses because it paid above-market prices for most of them to begin with.

      The Fed is currently keeping its balance sheet the same size, purchasing new bonds when old ones mature. Should it decide to sell bonds, it would realize huge losses over a short space of time and would likely go into debt with the U.S. Treasury. According to Hall and Reis, it would take the Fed 6 to 10 years to work off the debt and get back in the green.

      Bottom line: No matter how you slice it, the Fed payments to Uncle Sam will not only drop off a cliff someday, they could also go negative. That means, the taxpayers would be indirectly on the hook for Federal Reserve operating losses.

      The crisis comes when Congress realizes the Fed is paying the government nothing (or next to nothing) while shelling out billions to the banks. Several members of Congress have already been critical of Fed payments to banks, but they’ve largely missed the mark. When the next budget crisis arises without the Fed paying it’s perceived “fair share,” all it would take is a few impassioned speeches to stir the masses and make monetary policy a de facto political animal.
      The worst possible outcome would be for a fickle and indecisive Congress to assert its authority over monetary policy. Unfortunately, by waiting seven years to raise rates—and into an economy growing at best modestly—the Fed has backed itself into a corner. The Fed has clearly chosen the banks over the best interests of the taxpayers, and this will eventually come back to bite Chair Yellen.


      http://finance.yahoo.com/news/the-federal-reserve-s--4-3-trillion-ticking-time-bomb-121801977.html#



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      People seem to think that the FED got out of the QE business a while back. In fact, they simply stopped adding to their balance sheet. That balance sheet remains at its highest point.

      There is no free lunch. It is inevitable that the FED will eventually have to pay the piper.

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      I count at least 5 hackneyed phrases on this link so far.

      I may go for the record after the baseball game.

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    4. Alas.

      But what can we do ?

      Hackneyed phrase is a hackneyed phrase.

      There is no free lunch on this blog.

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    5. If you break the record we will give credit where credit is due.

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    6. What's the big problem?

      If Trump is elected, Rufus will put the blame on him.

      If not, he'll blame Bush.

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    7. :)

      Yup, that is what he would do.

      Hillary could have the Fed making payments to The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation and it wouldn't make any difference to Rufus.

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      Long story short I don’t want to kick the can down the road but I have a couple things to do so when I come back I plan on doubling down and pushing the envelope in going for the gold.

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  19. I have no idea what all those numbers mean but I'm voting for Trump cause he'll Make Our Country Great Again and I don't like Venezuela or Crooked Criminal Hillary aka 'Livia Drusilla' or our Park Bench Commie, Bernie Sandernista.

    Them's my politics.

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    1. And, I don't want Deuce to lose his Limo and driver either and The Donald is the only one I trust not to take them away.

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  20. QuirkFri May 27, 10:56:00 PM EDT
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    People seem to think that the FED got out of the QE business a while back. In fact, they simply stopped adding to their balance sheet. That balance sheet remains at its highest point.

    There is no free lunch. It is inevitable that the FED will eventually have to pay the piper.


    Wow Quirk is right.

    write it down.

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    1. I'll take your word for it and put it in my 'Quasy Quirk Quotes' file.

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  21. Why Some Cultures Frown on Smiling

    Finally, an explanation for Bitchy Resting Face Nation

    http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/05/culture-and-smiling/483827/

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    Wow Quirk is right.

    write it down.



    Not necessary. I have a PA who transcribes everything I say and logs whatever I write.

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