Do what you wish with your money, but a $230 4-piece Waterford crystal craft beer set seems inapposite to craft beer itself.
New Owner In Ottawa | Coming in Hot LIVE – September 25 https://www.fogolf.com/589581/new-owner-in-ottawa-coming-in-hot-live-september-25/
#Bobby #Brady #Brent #business #BUY #chabot #chirps #COACH #Coaches #coaching #Fired #forsberg #Freeze #go #hockey #hollywood #Jason #Joseph #money #nhl #Norris #OTT #ottawa #Owners #PGAOfficialWorldGolfRanking #PGARanking #reynold's #ryan #SALE #Sell #Senators #Sens #ShaunNorris #Staff #Stützle #Talbot #talk #Team #Tim #Tkachuk #wallace #Wally #wealth #york #yorkie
Terrific book, by Owen Jones, on how the amorphous UK Establishment - prominent in the media but unelected and unaccountable - are those kept together (post-classbound), by common economic interests and a shared set of mentalities. Eton and pot-smoking yet rarely champagne socialism (?) Where are they now? #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography https://www.amazon.co.uk/Establishment-how-they-get-away/dp/0141974990
The UK shadow chancellor, Rachel Reeves, confirmed that a Labour government would not bring in a mansion tax on expensive properties, increase capital gains tax or put up the top rate of income tax. This marks a shift away from her comments in September 2021 that “people who get their income through wealth should have to pay more”, highlighting those with large assets. (Source: The Guardian) Still voting Labour ? Yes , but, er, ... #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
— Lydia Davis
I don’t want any more gifts,
cards, phone calls, prizes,
clothes, friends, letters, books,
souvenirs, pets, magazines, land,
entertainments, honors, good
news, dinners, jewels, vacations,
flowers, or telegrams. I just want
so @WTA SAID it would not hold tournaments in China until tennis star #PengShuai's whereabouts were known. There’s still no official word about Peng, but the WTA’s China Open begins Tuesday (#audio report, mostly)
Debunking #GreenGrowth | Tim Parrique - Planet Critical
Exposing all the tricks of the trade to maintain business as usual https://www.planetcritical.com/p/debunking-green-growth-tim-parrique#details
Dam those meddling billioniires with their greedy fingers in every "pie".
Questions have been raised concerning Our World in Data (OWID) and its pro-economic and population growth bias after it emerged the organisation has taken donations from tech billionaire Musk since at least 2021"
Read all about it https://www.planetcritical.com/p/its-not-science-organisations-with-links-to-musk?publication_id=265792&post_id=137038737&isFreemail=true&r=22d229&utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email
Sees Leica offering a £1200 voucher towards one of their cameras (SL2) . Looks up price of camera. Dies.
Comes back to life just to offer up a choice expletive.
Looks blankly into middle distance.
Contemplates that there are plenty of people for whom the cost of this camera at £5,920 could be a) easily justified
b) within their means and even possibly...
c) with a genuine talent that makes the best of the acquisition.
#OccupyJulorbiHouse #Ghana #GhanaNewa #EconomicCrisis #Roads #IMF #Money #FoodPrices #News #Africa #UnitedShowbiz #WestAfrica #Salaries #FreedomOfSpeech #FreePress #Journalism #FocusNewsAfrica 👉🏽https://focusnewsafricacom.wordpress.com/2023/09/23/ghana-youth-are-stupid-says-mr-logic-who-is-stupid-to-think-youth-in-ghana-can-afford-cars/?fbclid=IwAR2AfzcnknJ0WufjuJiF-8HqDV5U45xlVk934YjaupJt1j3pObg7D64s8Lw_aem_ASyk1UR2ahd4lIpCrbu2n3TlsBEcoomxgdd5OPyWkjtTzTmDONndZYCPx2dMAT_6Ze0&mibextid=Zxz2cZ
More Orwellian stuff from a Chinese totalitarian dictatorship. The 57-year-old professor., Rahile Dawut's sentence is confirmed, a Uyghur academic has been reportedly jailed for life by China for "endangering state security". China has been accused of crimes against humanity against the Uyghur population and other mostly-Muslim ethnic groups in Xinjiang. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
#KarlMarx in the New York Tribune 1852 'Corruption at Elections' https://www.marxists.org/archive/marx/works/1852/08/20.htm
"If you follow up the history of British elections (written in 1852) for a century past or longer, you are tempted to ask, not why #British Parliaments were so bad, but on the contrary, how they managed to be even as good as they were and to represent as much as they did, though in a dim refraction, the actual movement of #British society"
Today's big headline for millions in the US crippled by medical debt.
The more surplus the #capitalist can get from the surplus-producing laborers, the more funds the capitalist has to consume, grow, compete and secure the system that puts the capitalist on top. Productive
laborers will likewise always seek higher wages as their standard of living (and that of their family) usually depends on those wages
Class struggle is the unavoidable result of capitalism"
Have interest rates reached their peak? | Counting the Cost
"WHY DOES IT NEED #AmazonWebServices?"
Chinese dissidents use, once more,'situationist' methods to draw attention to the government supression of ideas. This is an example of 'detournement' - using the absurdity of a non-statement to imply what can happen to dissidents - even when they 'say' nothing. A very effective strategy. #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
Gravy Train to Oligarchy:
Historian Nancy MacLean explains that Virginia’s white elite and the pro-corporate president of the University of Virginia, Colgate #Darden, who had married into the #DuPont family, found James #Buchanan’s ideas to be spot on.
In nurturing a new intelligentsia to commit to his values, Buchanan stated that he needed a “#gravy #train,” and with backers like Charles #Koch and conservative foundations like the #Scaife Family Charitable Trusts, others hopped aboard.
#Money, Buchanan knew, can be a persuasive tool in academia. His circle of influence began to widen.
MacLean observes that the #Virginia #school, as Buchanan’s brand of economic and political thinking is known, is a kind of cousin to the better-known, market-oriented #Chicago and #Austrian schools — proponents of all three were members of the #Mont #Pelerin #Society, an international neoliberal organization which included Milton #Friedman and Friedrich #Hayek.
But the Virginia school’s focus and career missions were distinct. In an interview with the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET), MacLean described Friedman and Buchanan as yin and yang:
“Friedman was this genial, personable character who loved to be in the limelight and made a sunny case for the free market and the freedom to choose and so forth.
"Buchanan was the dark side of this: he thought, ok, fine, they can make a case for the free market, but everybody knows that free markets have externalities and other problems. So he wanted to keep people from believing that government could be the alternative to those problems.”
That a Nobel Prize was awarded in 1986 to an economist who so determinedly bucked the academic trends of his day was nothing short of stunning, MacLean observes. But, then, it was the peak of the #Reagan era, an administration several Buchanan students joined.
Buchanan’s school focused on *public choice theory*, later adding constitutional economics and the new field of law and economics to its core research and advocacy.
#book #socialism Understanding #Marxism by R. Wolff https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/44403028-understanding-marxism
"#Capitalism, #Marx said, never went beyond those economic models where a few dominate a majority. Capitalism just replaced the dichotomies of master/slave and lord/serf with a new one. A dominating and exploiting minority was still there, but it had a new name: employers...
The masses of people are subordinated"
Global News BC: BC port strike affected 17% of retailers with auto sector hit hardest: StatCan https://globalnews.ca/news/9978716/bc-port-auto-sector-impacts/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #BCportstrikeimpacts #Vancouverportstrike #consumerspending #StatisticsCanada #Julyretailsales #Canadaeconomy #bcportstrike #retailsales #Economy #Money
"UK shop thefts have more than doubled in the past three years, reaching 8m in 2022 and costing retailers £953m, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC). The trend has not been limited to Co-op or larger supermarkets. The Association of Convenience Stores (ACS), the voice of more than 33,500 shops, said it has recorded its highest-ever levels of shoplifting, with 1.1m incidents reported to the police." (Source: The Guardian). #money #economics #banking #UKnews #sociology #demography
95% of NFTs May Now Be Worthless - An anonymous reader shares a news story: A report by dappGambl based on data provi... - https://news.slashdot.org/story/23/09/22/094224/95-of-nfts-may-now-be-worthless?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #money
Slashdot: 95% of NFTs May Now Be Worthless https://news.slashdot.org/story/23/09/22/094224/95-of-nfts-may-now-be-worthless?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #Tech #slashdot #Technology #money
Whatever Russia & China are, they are not communist countries, because communism doesn't have one leader or a minority of leaders.
Not even a "supreme" oppressive leader.
Not even billionaire leaders.
Democracies can choose leaders. They can also choose the losers that have led them into a #ClimateCrisis (plus war, etc.....)
WOW!! expensive piece of paper ...
“Large-denomination notes always have drawn the interest of collectors of all levels”
this sale “sets the record for a 1934 bill.”
Over 20 startup failures before he became a BILLIONAIRE yesterday.
"If at 1st you don't succeed, try, try again!"
How to steal money from the peoples who think they are hyper clever? With worthless art and a great fake story around!
»NFTs Almost Completely Worthless, Crypto Researchers Find«
Bergfest, Donnerstag, 21. September 2023
16. Woche des Grundeinkommens 18.-24. September 2023
Hump day, Thursday, 21. September 2023
16. Week of basic income 18.-24. September 2023
The #RSPB took on ministers and fell to earth. How it happened is a warning to us all https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/sep/08/rspb-ministers-wildlife-charity-power-britain
When the truth puts the liars on the offensive they reveal what they're really about, controlling the social media narrative (maintaining the lie that they're serving the public's best interest)
Global News BC: Surrey Food Bank struggling with donation deficit as demand increases https://globalnews.ca/news/9973813/surrey-food-bank-struggling/ #globalnews #britishcolumbia #news #surreyfoodbankdonations #SurreyFoodBankSociety #SurreyFoodBank #Surreycharity #CostofLiving #BCFoodBank #FoodPrices #SurreyNews #inflation #Money
PM has outlined plans to delay some #ClimateTargets, saying they will save people #money. #Experts give their view
A Danish artist who submitted empty frames as artwork has been told to repay funding.
He was paid to create art from Bank notes loaned to him by the gallery. Instead he presented blank canvases in frames.
Take the money and run ... is the name of the art work.
#art #scam #money #theft #artist #news
Learning more about wills and estates today. Probate sounds like about a bitch.
Kids help your future loved ones out and do your estate planning.
A basic will is a good start and can be done online for a few bucks. Speaking to an attorney, initially, should be free.
A "Common Pot Trust" is a type of will that works similar to an estate and if you don't own a bunch of property will really help.
Newest episode of A History of Capitalism is now out!
Money. You can't live without it these days. In this episode we find out how money rose to its dominant position by the year 1400 CE, how money's limitations created banking, and how banking developed during these early years.
#5yrsago Our political upheaval wasn’t caused by mob rule, but by institutions designed to preserve elite oversight https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2018/09/democracy-threat-from-minority-rule-not-people.html
#1yrago Moneylike: My Locus Magazine column about what makes #money money https://pluralistic.net/2022/09/16/nondiscretionary-liabilities/#quatloos
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Haven't seen widespread coverage of this, but this may not be a good thing for people who use Cash App to pay bills.
Apple Pay and CashApp glitch yields false funds https://appleinsider.com/articles/23/09/08/if-you-got-free-money-from-apple-pay-and-cashapp-you-should-check-your-balances/
In my #Money and Markets in #Canada class this week we're looking at Catherine Desbarats's "On Being Surprised: by New France's Card Money, for Example" (2021). Every time I read it, I appreciate the article even more. #histodons #EconHist #HistoryOfMoney #CdnHist #numismatics #history #NouvelleFrance #histoire @histodons
Many of these #subpoenas came in the form of so-called #EmergencyDataRequests —a mechanism #hackers have lately gotten into the habit of abusing to vacuum up #data from #technology cos outside of usual #review processes. Apparently, these requests were often approved w/in hours. Why did #Twitter treat #SaudiArabia so generously? The answer, critics charge, is #money. One of the largest investors in the company is Prince #AlwaleedbinTalal, …whose $2B stake was purchased through SaudiArabia’s KHC.
Payday loans are crazy #expensive, often close to 60% p.a. (sixty!) if you include the fees. Charging above 60% is #criminal #usury in #Canada. However, loans of up to $1500 are exempt, so the typical payday loan #lender could charge even more.
#poverty #money #ripoff #poor
Many people trace the start of the #conservative #legal movement to 1982, the year of the founding of the #FederalistSociety, which provided a forum for #law students & profs w/conservative ideas to incubate their theories.
But the movement that has had such a profound impact on the courts today — one that involves #money & #politics, more than legal theories or principles — gained steam in the wake of the #CitizensUnited decision.
The #SCOTUS 2010 #CitizensUnited decision transformed #politics. It loosened restrictions on #CampaignSpending & unleashed a flow of #anonymous #donor #money to *nonprofit* groups run by #political activists.
In the months before the ruling…, a group of #conservative activists came together to create just such an org. Its mission would be to, at the time, block then-President Barack #Obama’s pet #initiatives.
In the UK you just put in bank routing details and poof! Money moves instantly, securely, and free? Why? Because the fucking law says so. That’s why.
So I wrote them a check. In 2023 I wrote a check. Then I emailed them photos of the check. They used their bank’s mobile app to fucking take photos of the pictures of the check I sent. And it worked! Free. Electronic. With no third parties.
Stupid as hell.
Under the #FormerPresidentsAct, the federal #GSA provides #funding for post-presidential offices, including #money to pay #staff. There are reasons — including security — that some ex-presidents choose to shine less light on their offices….
What stands out about this suite is that it has played a little-noticed role in Trump’s affairs….
It has apparently housed #classified material
An interesting interview by Real Sound of @email@example.com & @AureoleArk@misskey.io about the challenges of running Misskey & their future goals for the project.
I posted a summarized version on @firstname.lastname@example.org, but for those who too busy, here is essence of what I typed.
👉🏾 It costs ¥2,000,000 (or $13,530) per month to run Misskey (they will reduce that cost to ¥500,000 or $3,383 by optimizing the site)
👉🏾 Misskey has non-instrusive ads to help pay the bills, but they want to move towards a funding model similar to what Mastodon has done
👉🏾 Misskey wants to explore Virtual Reality (VR) in the future. I think they should checkout Counter Social who is one of the few prominent instances who has embraced VR
That’s it! Also I am posting this on Misskey instead of my Mastodon account (over at @email@example.com) as there is more flexibility when it comes to links & characters (I want to keep my Mastodon at 500 characters max for now).
#️⃣ #Misskey, #Software, #Tech, #Technology, #Money, #VirtualReality, #VR, #Fediverse
Imagine there's some shift in the #internet #markets, such that #servers #Mastodon and other #Fediverse programs cannot afford to keep going without mandatory #financial #contributions from their users. (I don't think this will ever happen, it's just a #hypothetical)
What #content would you most want to keep interacting with? #Friends, #art, #science, #news, #politics, #AI, #tech, #VideoGames, #streaming, #LGBTQ, #furry, or something else? What cause would most entice you? #OpenSource, #NonProfit, #Democracy, #Freedom, or just non-#toxic #SocialMedia?
Coucou les gens, la bourse met du temps à cause d'un problème administratif, je ne sais pas quand j'aurai celle de septembre et j'ai pas assez pour acheter à manger
Je repartage ma cagnotte, si vous pouviez partager également ce serai super 🙏
#cats #catsofmastodon #lgbtq #autism #help #food #politique #france #presentation #chat #twitter #trans #nonbinary #dogs #cinema #mastoart #mastodon #google #politics #money #transgender #autiste #ecologie
This podcast is an excellent overview of the Global Economy by the economist #RichardWolff
Where is the Global #Economy heading?
Martyn Turner speaks truth
#SpeedLimit #Money #MotorIndustry
“Despite the dogged liberal assumption — again, coming from [Adam] Smith's legacy — that the existence of states and markets are somehow opposed, the historical record implies that exactly the opposite is the case. Stateless societies tend also to be without markets.”
— David Graeber, “Debt: The First 5000 Years.”
“A gold coin is a promise to pay something else of equivalent value to a gold coin. After all, a gold coin is not actually useful in itself. One only accepts it because one assumes other people will. In this sense,
the value of a unit of currency is not the measure of the value of an object, but the measure of one’s trust in other human beings.”
— David Graeber, “Debt: The First 5000 Years”
So ALL usps workers (carriers, clerks, etc) in at least our district (ne mass) did not get paid this week. Confirmed it w higher ups, its something nationally snafu'd
Meaning my home has 0.00$ to make it two weeks.
We need gas money and food money, im guessing minimum 500$ usd, if nothing else to get to a dr visit on the 7th
Any help is great. If this gets ironed out faster ill edit this post. Thanks,,
#AirPollution has sent many people to an early grave
To paraphrase "Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP), coal & wood smoke pollution is ubiquitous in today’s cities, towns & villages
& a major public health concern
resulting in premature death
& a wide spectrum of global diseases" https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819136-1.00003-6
'the invisible killer' https://theecologist.org/2018/nov/27/air-pollution-invisible-killer
F’ING IGNORANT AND DISGUSTING! #BurnaBoy #Africa #Slavery #Africans #AfricanAmericans #history #Ghana #Ghanians #GhanaNews #Nigerians #BacktoAfrica #Scam #YearOfReturn #Money #HateSpeech #Education #WhiteSupremacy #Blackmastodon #BlackAmericans #Stupid #Music #travel 👉🏽 https://tbobwoge.medium.com/burna-boys-comments-on-black-americans-was-fucking-disgusting-he-didn-t-even-care-when-people-said-235ccdca71cc
Thinking about some of the #MSNBC reporting on the fines that #Twitter got over not handing over the Tweets of #Trump in response to a #subpoena
Does anyone know of any instances where a fine has been set for non-compliance, and then doubled every day that the offence goes on? Would it be considered a nuts thing to do for an #American #Judge?
That would bankrupt #Melon pretty quickly!
Thousands of Crypto Scammers are Enslaved by Human-Trafficking Gangsters, Says Bloomberg Reporter - A Bloomberg investigative reporter wrote a new book titled Number Go Up: Inside C... - https://news.slashdot.org/story/23/08/19/0629215/thousands-of-crypto-scammers-are-enslaved-by-human-trafficking-gangsters-says-bloomberg-reporter?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #money
@fulelo also where has BBC News written truthful news about #BurkinaFaso happenings? It’s all #Humanrights violations JUNTA THIS JUNTA THAT! It’s like your happy N-Word for #TransitionalPresidents BBC only writes to try to humiliate #Africa like they insulted #Malawi with their question about #FIFA players getting #Money from their president for weeks the comments section of #BBC was comment bombed and still have yet to apologize to #Malawians when western players earn REWARD MONEY
Not only is the Big Short guy (yes, that guy) betting heavily against the market again, but he's so confident about it that the contract value is 1.6 billion, or seen another way,
fully 93% of his entire investment portfolio.
EDIT: though the source is really fishy.
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/markets/the-big-short-take-2-michael-burrys-1-6-billion-short-bet-against-sp-500-nasdaq-100-11189541.html #Finance #investments #money
Topic 5: Money
The chemistry of money, by Brian Rohrig
This one is a deep dive into the chemistry of coins and paper money. All kinds of interesting topics, from how coins were made throughout history to be more corrosion resistant, all the way to what chemical reactions occur if we don't store our coin collection in the right box.
After decades of industries & politicians intentionally developing fossil fuel dependent cultures (AKA lifestyles) & greenwashing, they now say that we have to extract more oil & gas because society depends on fossil fuels.
The same misleading narrative they have been saying for decades.
Invest it all in renewable technology & stop wasting money & time on fossil fuel extraction & dependent technology \ infrastructure. Just as they could have done decades ago
In the mainstream media (the largest audience) - many people trust people that are either untrustworthy or greenwashed themselves. Many don't question authority (e.g., politicians & business "leaders") They support the people they trust (AKA faith)
Many people are scientifically illiterate, but, they don't think that's a problem (how would they know?)
They don't realize that the politician is a #FossilFuel lobbyist.
Some Wells Fargo Customers Say Their Deposits Aren't Showing Up in Their Accounts - "For the second time this year, Wells Fargo acknowledged that deposits were not sh... - https://news.slashdot.org/story/23/08/05/2357238/some-wells-fargo-customers-say-their-deposits-arent-showing-up-in-their-accounts?utm_source=rss1.0mainlinkanon&utm_medium=feed #money
The paperback version of my book «Asynchronous Exchange: The End of Capitalism» is now available. The paperback book fits in a small bag (such as those that women typically carry around).
It is a finished work. There will be no electronic version since that would make trivial to track who is reading what.
Risha Sunak is mistaken about oil.
Even if we give Mr Sunak the benefit of the doubt, that would mean he's only a misinformed business person who mistakenly believes, to quote "it's the right thing do do", to lock in decades more greenhouse gas emissions.
We need to consider that Mr Sunak may only be a rich successful business person, who thinks he's right (success gone to his head). And that the Fossil Fuel Industries are using him because he is a easy "mark" #money
In more breaking 2050 news, many more children are dying because of the 2023 decisions.
When I was a single mom, August was a marathon month. Between two birthdays (my eldest & youngest), back to school fees, supplies, and sports exams, I barely made it through, financially. Sometimes I didn’t. It was then that mysterious envelopes arrived in the mail w/gift cards tucked inside. If you know a single parent who is squeaking by, be that mystery giver. It will change their life (& yours).