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Two questions that come to mind:

Why did your town die?

Why is it worth saving?

In this case NPR failed to answer both. Generally I dont see a problem with towns dieing, its really the only way to get rid of unsustainable infrastructure, debt and corruption.

Towns can/should fail its normal, not all locations are viable for a population and if the location in question has no competitive advantage why should it exist? At some point poorly built buildings and infrastructure actually have a negative value and at that point there is no reason for the town to exist.

Nah I've already called out the user in question. He was pissed but I think he got over it. But really it could be any one of us, myself included. Sometimes we just need to get called out for straying off topic and attacking the author and not the topic

    I don't think moderation can fix this, though I am still partial to my proposal. There is a kind of Gresham's Law in any open forum by which the bad (vitriol) drives out the good (civility). Nevertheless, Hubski is the best public discussion forum ever conceived.

I would prefer to be more open, but a tiny number of vocal users tend to spice their intellectual disagreement with doses of condescension, mockery, and name-calling. While I recognize that these aspects do not diminish the strength of their ideas, it is sufficiently annoying that I prefer to keep out of public discussions.

I see the potential problem but I think its merely theoretical. The reason ETF's have more liquidity is because smaller traders trade ETF's with more transactions. This is theoretically a problem because it means that the derivative will lead the underlying in terms of price.

In practice based on everything I've read about this from small traders that tried to trade any of the panic situations was they all basically get locked out and the orders never posted. The consumer portals like Etrade and Ameritrade get too much traffic and cannot handle the trade volume so the interfaces go to shit and users cant trade or get good exchange data. At this point the small time investors get reamed. That should also cause the liquidity on the derivative to contract so the described problem may be strictly theoretical in nature.

Have you guys tried to trade any of the -800 days? How did that work for you were you able to get any orders to fill?

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

Yeah I'd expect that on analog but on a digital blackberry I don't understand how that happens.

Sears has survived to its intended goal. The lootting has been completed by the vulture firm and the company survived long enough to get past the statute of limitations on clawbacks. After that the bond holders will get shafted and the company dissolved. Liabilities far outstrip assets at this point RIP sears so debt holders will get nothing but crumbs.

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

I always wounder where the data goes. My work phone for example sometimes will make a call and you can actually hear someone else sharing your phone line. Theoretically the shared line stuff shouldn't happen on a digital phone signal so I wounder where the data goes.

snoodog  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: March 22, 2017

    Does that style of header work? Also, any Hubski peeps a member of a CSA? We are thinking about trying to work that into our budget. Might be doable, since the car got paid off with the tax return.

We do this one in Seattle: https://www.growingwashington.org/food-box-options it comes out to about $3 an item or about 2x as much as the grocery store. We do it because it encourages us to cook with vegetables that we dont normally use and because it encourages us to eat more vegetables. We consider it a luxury item

Or just price. Beef has gone up 30-50% for me cost wise so I eat less

Probably because industry leaders are less likely to go to Africa looking for opportunities than Africans are to come to the US looking for investment.

On a side note I think we lost Africa to the Chinese at this point. That continent is now theirs to rule exploit and colonize

IMO this is just scandal for the sake of scandal. I mean you don't seriously think the FBI is going to come out and say that the president is a Russian agent. Even if it were true somehow it would have to be irrefutable like the Korean cult thing.

The FBI couldn't even indicate Hillary when it was clear that she committed some serious crimes. So I don't see how this goes anywhere. It just makes the democrats look a little better to their core base and like idiots to the rest of the country.

If you associate racism bigotry sexism etc with right wing then I guess yes. Reason being that most people suffer from those isms from time to time but work hard at keeping them at bay. On a completely anonymous forum there is no need to suppress these urges and all the anti social tendencies spill out.

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