"I doubt it will make a shred of difference."
[No, prolly not in Russia but the Europeans are sensitive to this kind of thing and it may help to galvanize them towards consensus on their own sanctions which require everyone's approval. ]
"I doubt it will make a shred of difference. The whole ruling Russian Political Class has gone collectively mad with their version of NeoCon strategic thinking..."
[Well, we still haven't shaken off all of our own neocon nutcase behavior and the evil it caused. Too bad that Russia has to go through the same phase.]
A huge tragedy. The separatists can only get these weapons from Russia. The only mitigation from this incredible tragedy is that no one is going to excuse this type of wanton killing. It will be a major blow to the propaganda efforts of the separatists and Russia and hopefully will help to bring the conflict to an end.
Russian propaganda has reached new levels of absurdity:
Conflicts, however, have a logic of their own and Putin's propaganda war to demonize the regime in Kiev and foster domestic support for his actions is reaching new depths. The most recent example is a claim, aired on Russian state television, by a woman who said she was a refugee from Slovyansk. She said that on retaking the town from pro-Russian rebels earlier this month, Ukrainian troops brought the town's remaining population to Lenin Square for a public execution, where they crucified a 3-year-old boy on a billboard and then dragged the unconscious body of his mother around the square behind a tank.
Terrible things happen in civil wars. Still, Slovyansk doesn't have a Lenin Square, though it has a Lenin Street. In the main square, there is no billboard. No mobile-phone recordings of the event have emerged, and no other witness has yet confirmed it. The story turns out to have been first told -- about a 6-year-old boy crucified to flush out his father -- on July 9, by the ultranationalist Russian polemicist Alexandr Dugin, citing someone who had heard it from someone else. So it's almost certainly a fabrication. Nevertheless, the story runs unchallenged on Russian TV, inflaming sentiment.
[And of course Wall Street ignores it. ]
Manufacturing activity in the Philadelphia-region expanded at the fastest rate in more than three years in July, easing concerns over the U.S. economic outlook, official data showed on Thursday.
Philly Fed manufacturing index rises to 3-year high in JulyPhilly Fed manufacturing index hits 3-year high in July
In a report, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia said that its manufacturing index improved to a reading of 23.9 this month from June’s reading of 17.8. Analysts had expected the index to dip to 16.0 in July.
On the index, a reading above 0.0 indicates improving conditions, below indicates worsening conditions.
The current new orders and shipments indexes increased notably this month, increasing 17 points and 19 points, respectively.
The current indicators for labor market conditions also suggest improved conditions this month. The employment index remained positive, and, although it increased less than 1 point, it has improved for four consecutive months.
[And of course Wall Street ignores it. ]
The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits unexpectedly dropped last week, showing further healing in the labor market.
Jobless claims declined by 3,000 to 302,000 in the week ended July 12, a Labor Department report showed today in Washington. The median forecast of 51 economists surveyed by Bloomberg projected 310,000. The number of people continuing to receive jobless benefits fell to a seven-year low.
Waning dismissals are signaling the labor market is gaining additional momentum five years since the end of the last recession. A pickup in hiring and drop in unemployment are among reasons Federal Reserve officials are reducing monthly asset purchases and plan to bring an end to the stimulus program by the end of the year.
“The broad array of indicators on the labor market have been showing some improvement,” said Ryan Wang, an economist at HSBC Securities USA Inc. in New York, whose projection for 305,000 claims was among the closest in the Bloomberg survey. “Layoffs already are at a low level, so now it’s more a question of whether the hiring pace that we saw in the first half of the year can be sustained.”
I'm quite happy to see you posting in volume. It keeps you from trying to find people and small animals to torture in the meat world. In the absence of you getting professional help for your severe dysfunction, I suppose that's the best we can hope for.
Most people don't need professional mental health care to post up their education recap. But most people don't have your (absence of) self-esteem issues.
"Life is gonna really suck for you here now. I'll post all I want, but you just died as far as I'm concered. Enjoy my posts, little man!"
[In other words you are unable to demonstrate that you aren't, in fact, Nenni.]
"you're probably right, but my good nature always leads me to invoke stupidity rather than a conspiracy to explain a social phenomenon."
[What it needs is a good investigation. But we'll prolly never get that. Because of the activity it generates, Yahoo will likely continue to look the other way in spite of how it totally undermines the integrity of the message boards. Yahoo won't even eliminate multiple aliases to get rid of dufuses like Lucy and Twinkletoes.
They have prolly done the study and found that eliminating multiple aliases will dramatically reduce the volume of posting. And that alone would demonstrate the volume of attempted manipulation. ]
"2013? LOL. Like I said, I post as one person here and you having to dig back to 2013 only proves my point. I use one ID to post on this message board. You can't change that and you can't win with me. Wdblawgrow is a charter and day trader. I only buy and hold. You really aren't good at this and you are truly insane to think that only 3 or 4 people are able to view and post on an international message board."
[Easy enough to disprove what I'm saying. Just post up your education recap. We'll compare it to Nenni's and have our answer. You won't because you know what it will reveal. That you are a liar, a multiple-ID abuser, a deadbeat and a welcher on football bets. Put up or shut up. ]
"I am really wondering why anyone would shill on message boards? These are for old guys like you and me who are rich, but have no social life anymore beyond our family and few good friends. But I get the impression that the shills are young, misguided, undereducated, over sugared, over tattooed and nose bejeweled, kids who are squandering their golden years posting venom, and thinking they are having impact. Do you know why?"
[The answer to that is easy. They are getting paid. Do you remember CoinBoy and his 10,000 mindless posts? Nobody does that without getting paid. Yahoo banned the ID and deleted the posts. And look at the psycho-boy poster who got mad at me for calling out his paid shill activities on the FNSR board and threw up thousands of obscenity posts. Every day you can see the activity on many different boards. There is a consistent pattern and history. You can tell by the creation and use of new User IDs as well. If they were just misguided punks they wouldn't go through such efforts to hide their identities. Stock scams are big business and apparently one or more organizations has decided that it is worth it to employee mindless idiots to post content-free messaging all day long. Frankly, I think it's stupid. But I've just seen to much of it to doubt that it's happening.
Have you ever tried to have a conversation with a paid shill? It's impossible. They won't tell you anything that could lead to them being identified. There's a reason for that. Sure there are perhaps some agenda or vendetta people out there like Lucy or Nenni. But they aren't the mainstream of shill postings. They just muddy the waters.]
"May Yahoo ban me forever if I'm using more than one ID or if I'm the guy you are trying to defame. Your game of calling me Nenni won't work. I'l continue to voice my concerns here over the Buyback, Dividend, etc....You can't bully me. You are powerless."
[My, my my - have you already forgotten having made this post:
duhboyzarebackintown • Nov 30, 2013 8:24 PM
"Awesome game. Saban got greedy, and he wanted know part of Overtime as he has no kicker. We must now leave the board forever. Just one request - beat BackBay into submission. POOF."
Or this one:
getanid16 • Nov 27, 2013 9:31 PM
"I will never post here again in any form or fashion should Auburn beat Alabama Saturday."
wdblawgrow • Jul 11, 2014 3:10 PM Flag
"Note, where I come from, bets that are illegal are unenforceable at law."
Just three of your many IDs. And, yes - may Yahoo ban you forever. ]
"I also only use one alias on this board."
[Yeah, and you don't welch on football bets either, I suppose.
You've already admitted to multiple ID use. Did you forget?
Well, send us a picture of your car and your college diploma and we'll draw our own conclusions.
But there is no doubt whatsoever that you lie like a dog and use multiple IDs.
Now, where did you say you went to college? Oh, that's right - it's just a coincidence that you and Nenni won't reveal your colleges. Ha.]
"My wife is hotter than your non-wife."
[And the porsche. Don't forget to brag about the porsche. And the bank account. Have I missed anything?
Nenni, I wonder how your clients will feel to find out that you spend most of your days streaming bile, venom and invective on the Intel message board.
And since you are so talkative about your life why don't you tell us about your college education.
And why you are so ashamed of the Chico State Wildcat football team?
Oh, that's right:
In 1997 Chico State ended its football program, citing rising insurance costs.