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  • Wednesday Open

    by lobo91 ( 56 Comments › )
    Filed under Open thread at February 26th, 2020 - 10:00 pm

    Here’s a quick thread to tide you over…


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    56 Responses to “Wednesday Open”
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    1. Aussie Infidel
      1 | February 27, 2020 1:46 am

      Interesting but if this guy rolls his eyes anymore I’m going to punch him!


    2. Aussie Infidel
      2 | February 27, 2020 2:02 am

      Excellent historical WW IIdocos

      We’ll worth a look. Hitler’s normal everyday speaking voice is interesting in itself.


    3. Aussie Infidel
      3 | February 27, 2020 2:54 am

      Corona virus

      Up to date Australian production Fen 24th

      Aussie epidemiologist calculate that currently infection rates in China at 50,000 new cases a day and a much higher death rate than forecast because secondary pneumonia cases have NOT been counted officially as well as a lowball total infection numbers.

      Mortality as high as 18% amongst the elderly and a mean mortality between 8 and 10% across demographics.

      Xi has determined that Southern Chinese industries will restart production no matter what because production has totally cratered because Moon Festival holiday returnee workers stand at just 40% so far.

    4. coldwarrior
      4 | February 27, 2020 8:41 am

      thx lobo!

    5. eaglesoars
      5 | February 27, 2020 9:29 am

      Aussie Infidel wrote:

      because secondary pneumonia cases

      and nobody knows how to count people who are coming down with it TWICE.

      I’ve heard that Himmler speech. IIRC, that recording was never supposed to get out.

      I think one of the reasons the mortality rate is going to be high(er) in China is because of the crap air pollution. 2 other places I know have really bad air – just about every city in Italy – and Madrid. It was ungodly when I was there back in the 80s and I’m told it’s not really great now. Somebody on another blog said they spent 3 days in Venice last year. She and her husband played a game – find a gondola w/no asians in it. They couldn’t. She said Chinese were all over the place.

      And – the price point at which I buy Amazon stock just got a lot lower. Peter Navarro did an interview w/Daily Caller on what’s in the hopper. Look at this little gem.

      Though Chinese manufacturers are the chief source of intellectual property theft, Navarro made clear that the White House ultimately plans to reform the law so that e-commerce platforms will be legally liable for the sale of those counterfeit goods to American citizens.

    6. eaglesoars
      6 | February 27, 2020 10:03 am

      wtf is wrong with these people?

      Coronavirus will wipe out corporate profit growth in 2020 and may trigger recession: Goldman Sachs

    7. eaglesoars
      7 | February 27, 2020 10:50 am

      I can’t believe this is from the Bulwark but it looks legit, I’ll dig deeper later. If it checks out, Bernie is toast and so is his crook of a wife

      Dumped nuclear waste in Texas (‘environmental racism’) and his wife is still collecting a salary for it

    8. 8 | February 27, 2020 12:11 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Wait until he’s the nominee!

    9. 9 | February 27, 2020 1:23 pm

      Rumor is I will be losing my job at the end of April when our office closes.

    10. eaglesoars
      10 | February 27, 2020 1:31 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      oh no…………….

    11. coldwarrior
      11 | February 27, 2020 1:49 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      They still managed to sound like condescending assholes by the 4th paragraph.

    12. eaglesoars
      12 | February 27, 2020 2:09 pm

      @ coldwarrior:

      Well, that’s because they are.

    13. eaglesoars
      13 | February 27, 2020 3:20 pm

      I’m pasting a lot of this because it’s behind registration, but it’s free if you want to read the rest

      Global Stock Market Plunge Over Coronavirus Fears Followed SWIFT Liquidity Warnings

      The Feb. 24 stock market plunge has been blamed on the coronavirus, but the SWIFT network that handles half of high-value cross-border payments issued a global liquidity warning prior to the crash.

      Although early morning trading on Feb. 25 saw stocks rebound from their 4 percent losses in the prior day, shares plunged by over 3 percent by the end of New York trading. The Zero Hedge blog reported that Morgan Stanley had advised its clients that systematic selling from data-driven investment pools “could soar to $60 billion.”

      The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) held ‘FX Day’ for its network of over 11,000 financial institutions from 200 countries and territories in London on Sept. 23. Its expert speakers warned that even though foreign exchange transaction volumes had dramatically increased in recent years, fewer banks were actually willing to take principal credit risk to provide market liquidity.

      Moderator Gavin Wells stated that the annual Bank for International Settlements (BIS) global central banks survey found that transaction turnover, which has historically been identified as “a rough proxy for liquidity, was at an all-time high;” while the total amount of credit available to transactional markets (that had actually shrunk due to post-Global Financial Crisis reforms) require financial institutions to increase capital reserves.

      Wells highlighted that a deeper inspection of the BIS 2019 foreign exchange (FX) survey data revealed that the “top five banks accounted for about half of daily turnover.” As a result, most banks in SWIFT’s network “now source liquidity for buy-side clients from other banks, rather than publish a firm bid and offer process of their own.”

    14. 14 | February 27, 2020 3:49 pm

      It’s official. My last day is April 30.

    15. Deplorable Bumr50
      15 | February 27, 2020 5:07 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      Sorry to hear. That sucks.

      If there’s a bright side, it’s that you got a good deal of notice.

    16. eaglesoars
      16 | February 27, 2020 5:22 pm

      @ right_wing2:

      dammit. wait, why is your office closing in the first place?

      here’s another problem – I’m not sure I believe the testing, but it is what it is

      Now a DOG tests positive for coronavirus: Patient’s pet Pomeranian comes down with the disease in Hong Kong

    17. 17 | February 27, 2020 5:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Apparently it doesn’t make sense financially for the company to keep our center open. All three projects are successful, but somehow the company isn’t making money even though we’re not paid for squat.

    18. eaglesoars
      18 | February 27, 2020 5:44 pm

      @ right_wing2:


    19. eaglesoars
      19 | February 27, 2020 6:29 pm

      Oh. My. God.

      Turkey has decided to immediately open its southern border with Syria and allow Syrian refugees free passage to Europe for the next 72 hours, Turkish official sources told Middle East Eye.

      A senior Turkish official said Syrian refugees destined to Europe won’t be stopped either on land or by sea.

      The official said Ankara ordered police, gendarmerie, border guards and sea guards to stand down on Thursday, if they detected any Syrian refugees trying to cross into Europe.

      Turkey to open Idlib border and allow Syrian refugees free passage to Europe

    20. RIX
      20 | February 27, 2020 7:18 pm
      @ Twitchy
      Ok, so Biden did not get arrested in South Africa.
      Maybe he did a raid on the Hanoi Hilton with Blumenthal.

    21. gizbot7
      21 | February 27, 2020 7:49 pm

      Sorry to bother everyone, but I was trying to post this to DoD but for some reason could not get in (its been a while for me posting there too). Anyhoo, this is too funny not to share. Oh, by the way, long time reader but obviously rarely post here.

    22. gizbot7
      22 | February 27, 2020 7:57 pm

      I check you guys out every morning as part of my normal routine of news. Granted I go to DoD first (for the laughs, music and other insights) but come here right after. Some of you may recognize my puppy avatar.

    23. RIX
      23 | February 27, 2020 8:04 pm
      @ Twitchy
      This is not from the Onion , it’s CNBC.
      You will not believe this map of the US.

    24. Possum
      24 | February 27, 2020 8:15 pm

      gizbot7 wrote:

      Sorry to bother everyone, but I was trying to post this to DoD but for some reason could not get in (its been a while for me posting there too). Anyhoo, this is too funny not to share. Oh, by the way, long time reader but obviously rarely post here.

      Your wish is my command….


    25. AZfederalist
      25 | February 27, 2020 8:17 pm

      RIX wrote:

      This is not from the Onion , it’s CNBC.
      You will not believe this map of the US.

      Apparently nobody has editors anymore.

      /Even more frightening if they do

    26. lobo91
      26 | February 27, 2020 9:03 pm

      @ RIX:

      Crap, now I have to move again.

      No way I’m staying in NY…

    27. Calo
      27 | February 27, 2020 9:56 pm

      @ RIX:
      This has to be the most amusing thing I’ve seen all day. Comparable with the twenty something year old (not my kid) who asked for help yesterday addressing an envelope. OMG!

    28. eaglesoars
      28 | February 27, 2020 10:01 pm

      Sara Carter just said that there is no evidence Durham has convened a grand jury.

      I’m pretty sure that’s what she said.

    29. eaglesoars
      29 | February 27, 2020 10:07 pm

      @ Calo:

      Hi! How’s Texas?

    30. Calo
      30 | February 27, 2020 10:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars
      Busy! Have some works projects coming up that I need to complete this weekend.

      Headed out to Seattle in a couple of weeks, looking forward to crossing over into enemy territory, trying to win hearts and minds with people you have to cozy up to automatically think you are stooped, cuz Texan.

    31. Calo
      31 | February 27, 2020 10:25 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      Have you heard from Yenta? Is she OK?

    32. eaglesoars
      32 | February 27, 2020 10:26 pm

      Are you effing kidding me?

      Hillary Clinton is launching a new podcast that will include wide-ranging conversations styled after late night host Conan O’Brien’s podcast.

      bedtime, nite.

    33. eaglesoars
      33 | February 27, 2020 10:29 pm

      Calo wrote:

      @ eaglesoars:
      Have you heard from Yenta? Is she OK?

      Let’s just say we are no longer in touch.

      Good luck in Seattle, don’t take any crap. My eyes are closing, I’m asleep on my figurative feet.

    34. Deplorable Martian Overlord
    35. 35 | February 28, 2020 7:22 am

      @ RIX:
      Who knew you could drive from Utah to Maine in a day?

    36. coldwarrior
      36 | February 28, 2020 7:48 am

      @ right_wing2:
      2367 miles from salt lake to boston

      2367/100mph average speed is just under 24 hours….


    37. 37 | February 28, 2020 9:34 am

      @ coldwarrior:
      But it’s 2600 miles to Bangor.

    38. eaglesoars
      38 | February 28, 2020 9:39 am

      Good morning. I started seeing ‘stuff’ yesterday evening, now there’s more ‘stuff’ and it looks like Erdogan and Putin are in a pissing match

      Apparently a Syrian regime airstrike took out some Turkish military around Idlib. I’ve seen various numbers, from 27 to 33 troops.

      For some reason, Erdogan decided to open the borders so Syrian refugees could cross into Europe and gave orders to let them leave for the next 72 hours. I’m not sure what this is supposed to accomplish, but there you go………I’m not great with maps, but I see places like Bulgaria and Serbia, Greece and Hungary. Hungary is definitely not going to let them in, Greece probably wont’ I have no idea what this is going to do and I haven’t heard how many, if any, ‘refugees’ have actually left.

      Then he called Robt O’Brien, (Nat’l Sec advisor) apparently asking for some kind of help or just to give him a heads up. Because the next thing he did was call Putin to tell him ‘game on, we’ll be targeting your people’

      So these are the dots, somebody else is going to have to connect them.

    39. eaglesoars
      39 | February 28, 2020 9:52 am

      oh great


      #VIDEO Refugees arriving on #Lesbos, #Greece after #Turkey said will not stop refugees from reaching #Europe after troops killed in northern #Syria last night.

    40. eaglesoars
      41 | February 28, 2020 11:34 am

      I missed this.

      Earlier this month, Attorney General William Barr appointed Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, to review the government’s conduct in the Flynn prosecution.

      Anyway, this is buried in this article

      Sidney Powell says case could ‘be over in a week’ once ‘altered 302’ examined in DOJ review

    41. eaglesoars
      42 | February 28, 2020 5:49 pm

      Bloomberg, the true Manchurian candidate

    42. rain of lead
      43 | February 28, 2020 6:23 pm

      @ eaglesoars:
      damn, Lady
      you tearing it up.
      lotta stuff popping all at once

      you really want to save this site

    43. eaglesoars
      45 | February 28, 2020 6:42 pm

      @ rain of lead:

      I heard about the legislation. What tickles me about the article is the phrase the God-given isn’t in quotes. HA!

      But you still have to keep an eye on Lee. He and his wife are in deep with the ‘refugee’ scam. Cuz they’re ‘Christians’. Or something.

      I’ve spent most of the day with realtors in Knoxville. It’s been great fun.

    44. eaglesoars
      46 | February 28, 2020 6:45 pm

      rain of lead wrote:

      it ain’t all perfect

      yeah, I know, the mayor sucks canal water, too. However, there are two more pissed off conservative voters headed down there, one with an opinionated-mouth, as cute as it may be………

      How are Momcat and The Girl? Can you make it to Knoxville for a visit once we’re down there or is that too much for Momcat?

    45. 47 | February 28, 2020 6:59 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Are you effing kidding me?

      Hillary Clinton is launching a new podcast that will include wide-ranging conversations styled after late night host Conan O’Brien’s podcast.

      bedtime, nite.

      People wouldn’t even cough up two bucks to see her and Bill LIVE and in person.

    46. 48 | February 28, 2020 7:01 pm

      eaglesoars wrote:

      Good morning. I started seeing ‘stuff’ yesterday evening, now there’s more ‘stuff’ and it looks like Erdogan and Putin are in a pissing match

      This won’t end well.

    47. eaglesoars
      49 | February 28, 2020 8:03 pm

      The Barbarian wrote:

      This won’t end well.

      Greece is already is a losing battle to close its borders.

    48. eaglesoars
    49. eaglesoars
      51 | February 28, 2020 10:01 pm

      I’d completely forgotten about this.

      The uptick rule. I don’t know if it would really help or hinder but might be worth thinking about

      BAD ACTORS ARE CRASHING THE MARKETS: To Stop the Current Short Sale Attack on the Stock Market President Trump Must Reinstate the Uptick Rule

    50. 52 | February 29, 2020 12:55 am

      How’s Coldwarrior doing?

    51. coldwarrior
      53 | February 29, 2020 8:29 am

      @ Bunk X:

      biopsy thursday, PET next monday followed by robotic surgery
      i feel fine…until chemo/rads starts. got my medical marijuana card tho.

    52. coldwarrior
      54 | February 29, 2020 9:11 am

      @ Bunk X:
      @ coldwarrior:

      looks like a few months off to recuperate and get chemo/rads.

      might volunteer for a study too.

      new thread

    53. 55 | February 29, 2020 3:09 pm

      @ coldwarrior:
      Tomorrow (Sunday) I start the goose grease and pills. I’m scheduled for vacation Tuesday.

    54. coldwarrior
      56 | February 29, 2020 3:35 pm

      Bunk X wrote:

      @ coldwarrior:
      Tomorrow (Sunday) I start the goose grease and pills. I’m scheduled for vacation Tuesday.

      here we go!

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