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Somebody tell me a funny joke. Spent too much time in GD.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Jun 22, 2018, 03:30 PM (44 replies)

John Roberts on the company behind the detention centers and their

profits made tax exempt. This may have been posted before.


Last year, Core Civic made about $180 million dollars, and paid out 90% of that as dividends to its investors. The company is classified by the IRS as a Real Estate Investment Trust, which means it doesn't pay federal income tax on most of its earnings, nor do its investors. 2/12
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue Jun 19, 2018, 10:48 AM (14 replies)

Hello from Camaguey, Cuba! On day 5 of tour.

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Jun 6, 2018, 06:07 PM (5 replies)

"How to Reduce a Global Superpower to a Third World Dictatorship in 16 Months".

Thinking of writing a book with that title.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Tue May 22, 2018, 10:01 AM (7 replies)


Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sun May 13, 2018, 08:02 PM (13 replies)

For John Kelly supporters:

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Sat May 12, 2018, 04:53 PM (2 replies)

"Is curing patients a sustainable business model?" Goldman Sachs analysts ask


One-shot cures for diseases are not great for business—more specifically, they’re bad for longterm profits—Goldman Sachs analysts noted in an April 10 report for biotech clients, first reported by CNBC.

The potential to deliver “one shot cures” is one of the most attractive aspects of gene therapy, genetically engineered cell therapy, and gene editing. However, such treatments offer a very different outlook with regard to recurring revenue versus chronic therapies... While this proposition carries tremendous value for patients and society, it could represent a challenge for genome medicine developers looking for sustained cash flow.

More at link on how the creepiest amongst us think.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Apr 13, 2018, 11:53 AM (16 replies)

My son just texted me this take on 45 vs. Amazon:

Yesterday at lunch I said I hoped Pence would keep his mouth shut after he was sworn in and read the NTSB report outlining how many Amazon drones were found in the wreckage of AF1's engines.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Wed Apr 4, 2018, 09:38 AM (19 replies)

The Cause and Consequences of the Retail Apocalypse


This is an older article, but in view of the Toys R Us closings, people need to understand what's looking in the near future.

The Macy’s near my house is closing early next year. The mall where it’s located has seen less and less foot traffic over the years, and losing its anchor store could set off a chain reaction. Cities across the country are facing this uncertainty, with over 6,700 scheduled store closings; it’s become known as the retail apocalypse.

This story is at odds with the broader narrative about business in America: The economy is growing, unemployment is low, and consumer confidence is at a decade-long high. This would typically signal a retail boom, yet the pain rivals the height of the Great Recession. RadioShack, The Limited, Payless, and Toys“R”Us are among 19 retail bankruptciesthis year. Some point to Amazon and other online retailers for wrestling away market share, but e-commerce sales in the second quarter of 2017 only hit 8.9 percent of total sales. There’s still plenty of opportunity for retail outlets with physical space.

Billions of dollars of this debt comes due in the next few years. “If today is considered a retail apocalypse,” Bloomberg reported, “then what’s coming next could truly be scary.” Eight million American retail workers could see their careers evaporate, not due to technological disruption but a predatory financial scheme. The masters of the universe who devised it, meanwhile, will likely walk away enriched, and policymakers must reckon with how they enabled the carnage.
Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Mar 16, 2018, 04:17 PM (7 replies)

Somebody else that feels like I do ......

Posted by sinkingfeeling | Fri Mar 9, 2018, 08:47 PM (32 replies)
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