Tuesday, October 25, 2016

'Straight Outta Vagina'

Pussy Riot

Not One Size Fits All

Science Daily: The heterogeneous nature of depression
summary - Depression is generally considered to be a specific and consistent disorder characterized by a fixed set of symptoms and often treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. However, the standard rating scales used by healthcare professionals and researchers to diagnose this disease often differ in the symptoms they list, perhaps explaining why a one-size-fits-all treatment has to date been so ineffective, new research suggests.



Jacob Collier, Mononeon, Reuben Gingrich - utterly amazing.




Attacking Democracy

Fear, Of Course

Have An Excellent Tuesday

work by Laylah Ali

The Onion - Reality Of Fatherhood Never Truly Dawned On Man Until He Held Newborn Son’s Hospital Bill


Science Daily: How lying takes our brains down a 'slippery slope' - Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future
summary - Telling small lies desensitizes our brains to the associated negative emotions and may encourage us to tell bigger lies in future, reveals new research.

TRNN - The Industrial Agricultural System Is Limiting Food Access And Driving Climate Change

Lawyers Offer Help


Dream On

The Man-Baby Continues With His Big Megaphone Tantrum

Clinton Takes Aim At Texas

  Seems rather unlikely that Clinton wins Texas however the interesting point is that a Trump win in Texas looks to be a lot weaker than previous GOP wins in the previously solid red state. In time, changing demographics will in fact turn Texas blue. Don't hold your breath though.

Guardian UK: Texas voter turnout up as millions cast early ballots – election live

GOP Running As A Check Against Clinton

North Carolina - Clinton 46%, Trump 39%

The Market On Tuesday

  Good morning. It is 39 degrees and sunny here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts a sunny day with temperatures only in the high 40s this afternoon. The temperatures are dropping day by day, we are into the crispy part of the Fall. Well, two weeks to go before this very ugly and miserable presidential campaign comes to an equally miserable close. As we know Mr. Trump has taken it upon himself to add a dimension to the election cycle that America has never seen before, and it's not in the least bit pretty or appealing. A quick scan of the polls this morning shows that Clinton is maintaining her lead over Trump and not a lot has shifted in the polls over the last few days. The NY Times for example is still showing her with a 97% chance of winning, this is the number we've seen at The NY Times for the better part of the last week. I literally pray that number holds and that the electorate favors Clinton and strongly rejects Trump although I have suspected that the polls might tighten once again. It is also possible that her lead could increase, we shall indeed see.

  At 8:50 a.m. ET futures are ever so slightly higher and the price of oil per barrel is up. The market is poised to open slightly higher.

  Busy times on Wall Street as a deluge of third quarter corporate reports come through the pipeline. Notice that the value of the pound is down about 20% since the Brexit vote, and recall that this is what Trump wants for the USA. The German economy is cranking away which directly reflects positively on the E.U. in general. At present, it looks like clear sailing.

CNN: Earnings deluge; Apple of my eye; Twitter in focus by Alanna Petroff
The S&P Case-Shiller Home Price Index for August is due at 9 a.m. ET, giving insight into the state of the U.S. real estate market.

The U.S. Conference Board is releasing its October consumer confidence report at 10 a.m.

Monday, October 24, 2016


Diminished Chances

'Nasty Women Vote'

Krugman's Latest


Distancing From Trump


Have An Excellent Monday

work by Laylah Ali

The Onion - Trump Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Spot Any Suspicious Skin Colors On Election Day


Science Daily: Globally Averaged CO2 Levels Reach 400 parts per million in 2015
summary - Globally averaged concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reached the symbolic and significant milestone of 400 parts per million for the first time in 2015 and surged again to new records in 2016 on the back of the very powerful El Niño event, according to the World Meteorological Organization's annual Greenhouse Gas Bulletin.

TRNN - Tom Hayden On The Obama-Biden Ticket

  Tom Hayden passed away on Sunday October 23rd.


Down Ballot

Big Win

Global Warming - CO2

It's Over

Politico: Clinton casts Trump aside - With two weeks to go, the Democrat will focus on the Senate and hope Trump keeps himself in the headlines. By Annie Karni
In mock debate sessions, Clinton’s Trump stand-in, longtime aide Philippe Reines, yelled “wrong” into the microphone and interrupted his boss so she could practice delivering her lines unperturbed.

The Market On Monday

  Good morning. It is 46 degrees, mostly cloudy with a few rays of sunshine here in the Upper Hudson Valley, the forecast predicts a cloudy day with temperatures in the low 50s this afternoon. I hope you had an excellent weekend, mine was interesting to be sure. The bottom has fallen out of the Trump campaign but good. The release of the ABC News poll on Saturday giving Clinton a 12 point advantage was the icing on the cake as it were. Never put too much confidence in one single poll is the the standard, but when added to other polls especially state polls tracking the electoral votes, Clinton has a brilliant advantage.

  At 9:15 a.m. ET futures are moderately higher and the price of oil per barrel is down. The market is poised to open moderately higher.

  This ATT&T buy of Time Warner is the talk of the town. How will the merger affect our one note media world. Regardless, we are seeing the birth of a major media monopoly, a behemoth.

CNN: AT&T's mega deal; Earnings galore; Stocks zoom higher by Alanna Petroff
AT&T will pay $107.50 a share to buy Time Warner, which would help it expand beyond wireless and Internet service into programming. Time Warner is the parent of CNN, TNT, HBO, the Warner Bros. studio, and other channels and websites.