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TimingLogic
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I'm an electrical engineer and mathematician by training. My career has spanned diverse areas of expertise from being part of a team which designed the world's most powerful computers to corporate consulting around business transformation and information-based solutions to being a corporate sales and marketing executive in the information technology and business consulting space. I’ve led teams responsible for innovative and transformative solutions and been part of teams that helped set strategy for many of America's greatest companies. Two of my interests are econometrics, democratic finance and quantitative - qualitative analysis. Over the years I have developed risk-based models and trading systems meant to identify significant investment opportunities and periods of extreme risk. My blog is an outlet for another of my passions, writing. I generally consider myself a contrarian. Therefore, many of my rantings are meant to encourage people to question what they believe to be true. Terms of Use & Disclaimer: First off, I don't take anything on here too seriously and you shouldn't either. These are simply sardonic rantings of Bill, my alter ego, often meant to agitate for peaceful & nonviolent reform. This web site reflects the views of its authors. It is unaffiliated with any NASD broker/dealer. Statements on this site do not represent the views or policies of anyone other than its authors. The information on this site is provided for discussion purposes, comedic relief and entertainment only and are not investing recommendations. The authors may have positions in securities mentioned herein. Under no circumstances does this information represent a recommendation to buy or sell securities. While information discussed on this site was gathered from what are believed to be reliable sources, in no way is informational accuracy guaranteed. All information on this site may contain errors and omissions. Trading and investing involves high levels of risk. Always consult a licensed financial advisor or broker before making any and all investment decisions. Authors of this site and any sites which are fed by said site, including Open Salon and others, will assume no responsibility for the actions of the reader and user. Readers and users agree, as condition to accessing this site, to release and hold harmless this site's authors from all liability in connection with this site or any views posted on this site. All readers and users of this site agree that use of this site requires acceptance to the current Terms Of Use & Disclaimer and that current terms include any and all use and material from site inception. If you do not understand these statements in their entirety or do not agree to be bound by this current agreement, you must immediately discontinue use of this site. This Terms Of Use & Disclaimer may change at any time and it is the reader's and user's responsibility to review, understand and abide by any updates.

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OCTOBER 26, 2012 1:35PM

Friday Reading List

I have read all of these and they are excellent, courtesy of CounterPunch.   I don’t get to their site as often as I would like but it is a favorite of mine.  My favorites below are 2, 3, 5 and 7.    If you are an Obama supporter, you should read 3… Read full post »

I had a relative who had a heart attack about five years ago.  His cholesterol was incredibly low before the heart attack.  As readers on here know, I think science and reason has proven that cholesterol as a cause of heart attacks is a crock of shit.  The evidence isn’t there… Read full post »

Let me start out with a baseline for new(er) readers.  I have written incessantly over the years that debt is an illusion and myth.  That it isn’t real.  And, that gold money is looter’s money.  That it is exactly the opposite of democratic money.   That we needed pu… Read full post »

As I‘ve noted on here before, were I king for a day, I would boot the queen mother’s ass to the curb.   She can work at Sainsbury’s or Wal-mart like everyone else.   I don’t care how much tourist money a monarchy brings it.  It permeates an elitist class-based culture… Read full post »

Back both six and seven years ago I wrote a few posts on Google including that it is a massive bubble.  Much of the reason for that is the same dynamic that I wrote more recently that Facebook could disappear by 2020.   Both of these would be laughed at by anyone… Read full post »

Once again capitalism’s coup d'état shits all over democracy’s one person-one vote.  Is this really anything other than encouraging extortion? 

Extortion - To wrest or wring (money, information, etc.) from a person by violence, intimidation, or abuse of authority.

We are all slaves.… Read full post »

So, what to say?  I said this was going to happen on some level at the time Obama wasted taxpayer money on this boondoggle.   I didn’t say bankruptcy would happen but when the original investment was made I wrote that it was a preposterous waste of money with absolutely no reasonable… Read full post »

I just finished perusing the documents regarding the Lance Armstrong investigation on the USADA web site and it appears incontrovertible that Armstrong won all of the Tour de France victories aided by various forms of drug use in addition to regular doping.  Until now, there seemed to be some do… Read full post »

The Nazis.  This truly is rich.  I guess this is finally going to force me to get a post up that I have promised before.  I’ll make sure it gets up by the end of the year.  You’ll get a very clear appreciation of my Nazi remark and how completely ignorant,… Read full post »

Quite frankly, I could care less who people vote for. I’m not voting for Obama or any other corporate-manufactured puppet. But I find this repulsive and representative of how capitalism trumps democracy almost without exception. How capitalism oftentimes literally terrorizes democracy in the proces… Read full post »

Looks like Venetians have joined Quebec in their desire for independence from the state.  I wonder how many people in the United States would support independence from Washington?  Haha – A world without Paul Ryan, Nancy Pelosi, Eric Cantor, John Boehner and Harry Reid?  Oh, come on.… Read full post »

Housing

Smaller title print on the cover - Major markets likely to see the biggest gains: Houston, Phoenix, Austin, Denver, San Jose.

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Smaller title print on the cover - Neither Washington's woes nor Europe’s mess have dented investor’s confidence, and most Wall Street strategists see s…

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Debt

In the chart above, the blue data point is an intraday look at the S&P 500 index. Red is a composite index of European sovereign debt. The blue and red lines are linear regression lines of the respective indices. Notice any similarities? When the coast is clear… Read full post »

How about a dose of reality to offset government’s mockery of employment. Michigan personal income has dropped 27% since 1999 and 11% since Obama took office. Similarly dreary numbers are shared by most states.  

At this rate, Obama’s plan of having us all work for minimum wage will b… Read full post »

From the Household Survey used to calculate the unemployment rate - “Total employment rose by 873,000 in September, following 3 months of little change.†  (That was the highest jump in nearly 30 years according to MarketWatch.  I dunno since I don’t really pay attention to emploRead full post »

 

CAT

 

I want to show readers something that is extremely disconcerting and representative of the dystopian world we currently live in. Above in blue is the price of Caterpillar, the U.S. heavy equipment and engine manufacturer. On the same chart in red is the Dow Jones… Read full post »

Of course, we all understand this isn’t some revelation.  The only way idiots, con men, liars, thieves, looters, sociopaths, predators and the like can dominate politics in any society is through exercising control to subvert dissent, subvert open debate, subvert superior solutions, subvert ch… Read full post »

Now be sure to watch the presidential debate tomorrow night.  One held by our fascist corporate masters.  The rules of the debate were already negotiated in secret by the Democrats and Republicans.  Just like everything else done in secret in our nation.  So, that neither candidat… Read full post »

I’ve got to say that I have lost a lot of respect for firms like McKinsey, Boston Consulting Group, Accenture and the like. They have become nothing more than shills for corporations.

In many regards, just as corporate executives manipulate politicians through lobby and bribery, so too do managem… Read full post »

I think most people will really appreciate how incredibly disturbing this coming Bill Moyers’ documentary is going to be regarding crypto-fascism.  You’ll notice the godfather of the destruction of the United States, Ronald Reagan, is quoted in the video discussion of ALEC at Democracy Now!.… Read full post »