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Lucky Luciano

(11,286 posts)
40. Went to high school with one of Trump's biggest backers.
Wed Nov 2, 2016, 11:38 AM
Nov 2016

She is a very bright Stanford educated woman - she was quite technical and mathematical. Her little sister actually became a field goal kicker for our HS - and then for Duke. Eventually, they filed a title IX lawsuit against duke when she was cut (but allowed a less qualified man on the team) and won $2 million.

Bekah Mercer is the Trump backer. The kicker was Heather Sue is now a pro poker player. Their father was a researcher at the IBM TJ Watson research facility. A brilliant guy - did the seminal research on natural language processing in the early 1990s. His work is what led to Google Translate eventually. People that tried to program computers to handle language had a hard time making computers understand words and grammar from a set of rules. The father decided that using statistics and machine learning was the way to go and it was beautiful compared to other attempts. Then a guy named Jim Simons at a hedge fund named Renaissance Technologies recruited him to try to make computers understand financial reports instantly. He is now Co-CEO of RenTech and a billionaire named Robert Mercer. He is far to the right of the Birch Society, highly educated, and thoughtful - and trying to make orangefuck our president.

Any good businessperson knows C_U_L8R Nov 2016 #1
Indeed-- I can't see any serious business or stock market person wanting Trump Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #20
Exactly. Remember the mini recession when * ascended the throne through the SCOTUS. Markets tanked Hestia Nov 2016 #57
I work in the financial industry. I can confirm. Raster Nov 2016 #2
And yet... maddiemom Nov 2016 #14
The financial markets crave consistency and a touch of well-founded promise... Raster Nov 2016 #28
Enemies will spin, but stability is crucial to a healthy nation. Hortensis Nov 2016 #52
Trump Is Also A Paid Speaker erpowers Nov 2016 #78
Businesses worldwide are watching. Trump could possible bring a collapse of every market. tonyt53 Nov 2016 #3
I travel a lot for business... getagrip_already Nov 2016 #4
YEP Cosmocat Nov 2016 #19
I find in many groups Dems keep their thoughts to themselves. Trumpsters and Tea Baggers are Fla Dem Nov 2016 #38
I share your feelings about a lady I know as well. Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #48
Exactly. Political discrimination and partisan acting out Hortensis Nov 2016 #54
Living in one of the most liberal areas of CA, I'm not exposed to this, so moonscape Nov 2016 #66
The fact is Wall Street is very concerned about a trump presidency. The vast still_one Nov 2016 #5
this to me makes sense. barbtries Nov 2016 #6
it's not the educated, rational conservatives that are voting for Trump geek tragedy Nov 2016 #7
I'm sorry, but.... WillParkinson Nov 2016 #26
some smart people are dumbasses nt geek tragedy Nov 2016 #27
Trump's campaign is run by educated, rational people; LuvLoogie Nov 2016 #30
Went to high school with one of Trump's biggest backers. Lucky Luciano Nov 2016 #40
yep, they're educated, no disputing their ability to learn and recite lessons. I just think there Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #49
My financial advisor agrees Maeve Nov 2016 #8
I've been in contact with my financial guy about it. Paladin Nov 2016 #9
Would you like to share??? I have a 403b, a few homes. I'm sick over this. nt adigal Nov 2016 #11
I can't comment on your 403b, I can comment on your homes. SouthernProgressive Nov 2016 #21
I wanted to retire this year, but still work, just a different profession adigal Nov 2016 #23
Many of my investors are selling their homes this year. SouthernProgressive Nov 2016 #31
yeah, I've been thinking about that, but haven't since a Trump win is still unlikely Fast Walker 52 Nov 2016 #22
Figure on the markets crashing by Veterans Day if Trump wins jmowreader Nov 2016 #41
this is my best guess if Trump is elected elmac Nov 2016 #51
I for one will have sell orders in to convert everything to cash the next day if Trump wins mnhtnbb Nov 2016 #77
NO ONE knows what this nutjob would do!!! Not even his top "advisors" adigal Nov 2016 #10
drumph is simply ignorant and puerile BSdetect Nov 2016 #12
I am catching a distinct split between reality and what the news media is telling us. world wide wally Nov 2016 #13
It's not so much that they're in trump's pocket... Johnyawl Nov 2016 #18
Actually, they want to sell ads. That's why they want the eyeballs watching/listening. SharonAnn Nov 2016 #70
Trump, the GrOPers, and the M$M are in the same plutocratic pocket. Coyotl Nov 2016 #24
Recall 1992.... Wounded Bear Nov 2016 #15
If we jack up the top tax rate like we need to, and leave it there for a decent while Volaris Nov 2016 #42
The owner of my wife's company is conservative but anti-Trump. Ace Rothstein Nov 2016 #16
I work in finance. Trump is mostly loathed here. Lucky Luciano Nov 2016 #17
There is a reason corporate execs refuse to endorse Trump dalton99 Nov 2016 #25
Yep. We know a multi-millionaire family who are Repubs through and through. They use those very BlueCaliDem Nov 2016 #33
Hypocrisy is the GOP's Middle Name shopgirl Nov 2016 #43
All these money people STILL only have one vote each.. annabanana Nov 2016 #32
Corporate "people" are paralyzed InkAddict Nov 2016 #34
Markets hate unknowns and instability CajunBlazer Nov 2016 #36
I have heard this again and again through the years. Corporate America doesn't like uncertainty. calimary Nov 2016 #37
The status quo looks quite good compared to Trump's Fourth Reich./nt DemocratSinceBirth Nov 2016 #39
He's the KAOS candidate, and chaos isn't good for business Hekate Nov 2016 #45
they can say what they want but how will they vote dembotoz Nov 2016 #46
I wonder who they will end up voting for...or against. TrekLuver Nov 2016 #47
I posted a couple days ago that gold will shoot up 15% if he's elected on Tuesday. He will terrify Divine Discontent Nov 2016 #50
If Trump really made good on clamping down on free trade it would hurt big businesses a lot. hollowdweller Nov 2016 #53
Interesting. Just spoke with my planner this AM about the same topic.... northoftheborder Nov 2016 #56
I used to work on Wall St. Uncertainty is ... jg10003 Nov 2016 #58
Trump is bad for everyone IronLionZion Nov 2016 #59
About the Mexican Peso -- yes, a tight correlation with Hillary's poll numbers progree Nov 2016 #61
7 straight days of stock market losses - investors fear a Trump election. However, spooky3 Nov 2016 #62
Trump will do to the whirled economy what he did to Atlantic City gambling ChairmanAgnostic Nov 2016 #65
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