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useful 2014 phrase: pull a christie

definition: arbitrary vindictive chickenshit

NYT on Volker Rule: loopholes, I don't understand

Peter Eavis's article in the NYT on the Volker Rule contains many interesting bits about the loopholes available to banks.

I don't know anything about banking, but one quote from a director at Deloitte & Touche is about whether banks should be making trades for themselves as well as customers.

The director seems to be saying that the banks don't have an easy way to separate their trades from customers. Here's the quote.


"You could have a trading blotter that contains thousands of trades a day, and figuring out what goes with what could be difficult."


Does this mean that presently banks put everybody's trades in a pot and then allocates what they "think" is the right amounts to all?

Please explain.

thanks.

Politifact is having vote-in for worst lie of the year. Go vote.

byw, I did a write-in vote for all the anti-ACA lies to be bundled together to get a special award. Six of the 10 finalists are anti-ACA lies.

why there'll always be an England . . .

Last year (gee, I'm late with this) The Tory party's chief whip had to resign due to allegations that he called police officers at Downing St. "plebs". And it's going to court.

I thought that using "plebian" had gone out with Dickens . . .

In America, I think the equivalent would be "redneck", but please correct me if I'm wrong.

The importance of separating legal and social issues in Zimmerman trial.

It's true that the Zimmerman trial involves issues of racism and gun control. These are social issues that need to be debated and resolved in our social arena. However, a trial is based on legal issues only. It deals with this particular instance. By mixing the social and legal issues, the trial is being judged not on what it can and should do but on issues can't deal with. This is a disservice to the du community.

That is not to say that wider issues of racism and gun control should not be discussed here, but it should be clear that one's opinions on the actions of Martin and Zimmerman do not constitute a legal basis for a verdict.

Here is correction:
To defeat self-defense claim

At least one of the following must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt:
1.Zimmerman was committing a forcible felony at the start of the physical conflict with Martin. For example, trying to forcibly detain him.
2.Zimmerman did not have a reasonable fear of great bodily harm at the time he shot Martin.
3.Both a) and b) below must be proven BRD.
a)Zimmerman was the initial provoker of the conflict with Martin.
b)Zimmerman could have safely withdrawn from the fight but chose not to do so.

Also posted is the legal definition of stalking and what evidence is admissible in court.


Chaos countdown: days until budget fail on September 30, 2013: 139


Days since Republicans have refused to set up budget resolution committee: 34*

*based President’s budget proposal of April 10, 2013

Is there a refutation by scientists of Richwine dissertation?

I haven't found any refutations of Richwine's dissertation by scientists on line. Any help with this?

Beck was an 2013 honoree of Disruptive Innovation award.

The group, who also honored Twyla Tharp and Norma Kamali had this to say about Beck:

Glenn Beck, one of America’s leading multi-media personalities, is the founder and owner of TheBlaze, a 24/7 news, information and opinion network that is available on television and online. TheBlaze.com attracts 10 million unique visitors per month. Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and his unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck also stars in a live stage show and is the editor of GlennBeck.com. He previously hosted a phenomenally successful show on Fox News. While Beck entered the media world as a DJ at the tender age of 13, everything changed when he found a new vision of his career – talk radio. In 2002, he launched The Glenn Beck Program on just 47 stations with the mission to make listeners “feel goodness from my show and accept me for who I am, flaws and all.” Nothing has been the same since. Today, just a few years later, he owns his own television network, his radio show can be heard across the country on over 400 stations, his books reach the top of bestseller lists and he travels across the country performing his live stage show to sold-out audiences. Across all of these mediums, Beck connects with his fans in a whole new way, inspiring and entertaining them with his humor, hard-hitting interviews and honest tales about his life.

I guess they never listened to his program . . .

Glenn Beck honored with Disruptive Innovation Award.

I assume the award was for his ground-breaking idea to start The Blaze, so he could spew his racist and homophobic opinions without worrying about sponsors. As his citation says:

" Beck’s quick wit, candid opinions and engaging personality have made The Glenn Beck Program the third highest rated radio program in America and his unique blend of modern-day storytelling and insightful views on current events allowed him to achieve the extraordinary feat of having #1 New York Times bestsellers in both fiction and non-fiction. Beck also stars in a live stage show and is the editor of GlennBeck.com."

"Across all of these mediums, Beck connects with his fans in a whole new way, inspiring and entertaining them with his humor, hard-hitting interviews and honest tales about his life."


Perhaps these people never listened to his program.

This award is sponsored by Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award , an organization based on studies by Clayton Christensen of Harvard University School of Business . The ceremony was hosted by the NYU Tisch School of Business.

I' m clueless: what is a 'gungeoneer' , what is an 'alert on a post'?

I was asked to be in a jury on a post but I couldn't figure out what was going on. It had to do with poster apocalypsehow and guns. What is the blood dripping "sarcasm" thingy at the bottom of a post?

Any help would be appreciated . . .
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