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Comment Everything Old is New Again (Score 1) 46

The Andromeda Strain was published in 1969.

The United States has some disease reporting, it started at least 75 years ago before the antibiotic bubble. This CDC Report summarizes the present state of disease reporting, in two pages. We need higher standards of reporting and legal penalties for failure to report.

Comment Re:I don't think he understands trolling (Score 1, Interesting) 391

Besta Pizza's logo was one well-known to the FBI as a pedo symbol. If it wasn't incriminating, then why did they change it when it was exposed? Here's the same symbol on the The Elpida part of the Ratcliffe Foundation's website: all the way at the bottom row, first photo, the wall mural. Archived here for when it gets deleted - and why would it ever get deleted if it's not incriminating? Clearly a pedo symbol, aka "BL" aka "Boy Lover" according to the FBI. The art in Podesta's house is super-creepy and definitely pedo. See that gold one of the man bent over backwards? That's a recreation of a photo that a serial killer took after he beheaded his victim. More importantly, powerful people are telling you not to pay any attention. What should you do when this happens?

The guy is screaming for the investigation to stop. This narrative is being forwarded by the same people who brought you the fake news about the election. Who do you trust? The gatekeepers that we know for a fact are corrupt, or a bunch of independent investigators? It's one thing if the investigation turns up nothing. But it is entirely another to shriek and demand that the investigation stop, and attack the investigators. It was the "crazies from the internet" who took down Michelle Fields and her lies. Nobody is telling you to believe a crazy conspiracy theory. Just read for yourself, make your own decisions, come to your own conclusions. Don't trust the gatekeepers, they don't deserve your trust. We're in a new era of real citizen journalism and the media is scared shitless.

Comment Re:Fake News? (Score 2) 391

It's because leftists made up their own fake news as a false flag attack. Oh, and money. They make good money doing it.

"The whole idea from the start was to build a site that could kind of infiltrate the echo chambers of the alt-right, publish blatantly fictional stories and then be able to publicly denounce those stories and point out the fact that they were fiction," Coler says.

And as the stories spread, Coler makes money from the ads on his websites. He wouldn't give exact figures, but he says stories about other fake news proprietors making between $10,000 and $30,000 a month apply to him.

Comment Re: Did anyone tell them that their chair is next? (Score 1) 361

Nevermind that their entire success is dependent upon everyone from the mailroom employees to the sales staff... I don't quite understand how people at the top lose sight of this all the time. If, tomorrow, every one of their employees quit, the CEO would be SOL...

People are the foundation everybody's business. You may be the head, but that only means you are standing on the shoulders of everyone else.

1st day at Finance 101 in college. What is the job of a company?
a. make money
b. make great products
c. Raise the share price.

This was on the final exam too and no I am not exgerating as the most important lesson of finance. The answer is .... C RAISE THE SHARE PRICE! bing bing bing

Nothing else. CEO's are accountants whose job is to raise the share price at any cost by doing liquidity, raiding assets, and taking on unneccesary debts to get hte perfect debt/assets ratio and liquidity ratio to meet Wall Street expectations.

They get a big bonus by hoarding and using innovative thoughts on doing strange things to make Excel look good.

That is what CEO's today do. They do not guide the company and this all started during the Reagan years with Jack Welsh at GE. He regretted saying this, but it is true the accountant, not the engineer nor salesperson gets the top position usually picked by the top banks out there.

 

Comment Re:Beginning of the end (Score 1) 116

Actually, I had exactly the same thought, and that's coming from a background in biochemistry.

It's not "global warming" that I find frightening; it's the schemes people come up with to "cool the planet" (one or two degrees and hello ice age) or "get rid of CO2" (which is to say, plant food -- this is a recipe for famine by reducing crop yields by at least as much, probably about half-again more since starving plants need more water, and cooling reduces rainfall).

So while you got modded funny... it was actually damned insightful.

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