@tae Yeah, pretty wild to see all that go down. And while Hindenburg may be a short-seller themselves, I don't know if they are shorting international stocks.
U.S. retail investors, at least, do not have the ability to buy and sell many international stocks unless they also list themselves on an American exchange. Some do. Some are on NASDAQ or OTC, but I could not find any American listing for any Adani-related stock.
Just charting/price data from the Indian stock market on TradingView.
Maybe we shouldn't be so surprised, though. How many scam calls come from India?
Also, does anyone remember 'King Fisher' beer and airlines founder Vijay Mallya? Oh yeah, he also founded and ran the Force India team.
Turned out: also a bit of a scammer. Or at least very irresponsible with his money.
White collar crimes: it's not just for Americans anymore! lol
I'd be fine with that if it didn't mean businesses would set prices so that they could round every transaction up 24 cents.
Just about every other country in the world that’s got rid of low-denomination coins has also mandated cash rounding (ie round up or down, whichever’s closest), in which situation the most anyone loses is half a cent. Of course that’d be encroaching on your freedom to get ripped off, so it’d never fly in the US (/S).
@FourMalibus I slip bore-o-phyll jokes into tests and lectures and get asked which organelle it’s found in. I’d scream NERDS at the kids, but they definitely wouldn’t get that one and I’d probably get fired.
@Milky The education that someone receives from the state should be sufficient to succeed. Like @davesaddiction said, and I completely agree with is that the state can never close the gap that someone is born into. Also, poor people can succeed, and I am a firm believer in that a large part of why they don't is because of family and cultural issues.
@nermal Yeah, but unlike Trump and Abrams, Lake has never won anything. She was a local news anchor and lost her first election in a state that went for Trump the first time around. My brother is a local political reporter and even some of the local GOP members think she’s a bit nuts. Peter Thiel was funding the nutcase for Senate here and he lost, too, so I’m thinking the big money donors might be done wasting coin on these types of candidates.
@adamftw it's more telling that national far right/GQP leadership is still effectively silent. Zero personal responsibility, cowards. The locals need to loudly distance themselves (and it'd be funny to see those who voted for him come to grips with their choice)
@nickhasanexocet Part of the reason why socialism and communism hit a chord with working class people is because their early adopters recognized that the working class gets fucked over. The error is in thinking that it will change under either form of government. If you can be exploited, you will be exploited. That’s why it is important to build strong local communities that actually care for one another.
Videos on youtube of NZ police pepper spraying protestors and shouting at people for walking on the beach seem to disagree with your assessment.
Sorry about conflating your USPS issue. Also, you can understand how the difference between "in place until Sept 2022" and "expired in October 2022" is semantics.
Did a quick YouTube search and the only pepper spraying during the relevant period in the first couple of pages of hits is at the parliament protest I mentioned. Which as I said, resulted in more seriously injured cops than protesters. I don’t see pepper spray as the brutal option when protesters get that violent.
I did mention that there was some overzealous interpretation initially. But again, cops shouting from a distance =/= brutality. Find me one of cops beating someone for walking on the beach and I’ll accept your point.
And the difference between the bits you quoted is semantic, but that between “powers” and “rules” is not: the gulf between a government being empowered to restrict your freedoms and them actually choosing to do so is vast.
@bison78 You won't see anything significant against him either. He represents the new right.
Given the track record the liberals have of both playing nice and taking the high road vs deplorable opponents, and snatching defeat from the jaws of victory, I won't hold my breath on them doing anything meaningful.
Also, remember, it was only through extra-ordinary, last minute efforts of the governor's office and the Biden administration that California very narrowly avoided making the same mistake last year (shutting off ca 10% of their electrical generating capacity in the midst of an ongoing electricity shortage and rising demand accompanied by a push to electrify literally everything that isnt already).
I'm really looking forward to seeing what kind of custom Prius-es people come up with in the next few years.
Same here...it'd look mighty fine with a subtle bodykit and nice wheels...add some shocks, springs, sway bar maybe...wouldn't be the worst commuter out there! Maybe a few years down this EV journey there'll be tuners who install uprated motors, hack the SW to enable faster acceleration, etc.
Stalputin very probably getting ready for a forced relocation/ethnic cleansing program is a little alarming, and the locals on this side of the pond who will continue to do his bidding just as much.
That was snark. One group bemoans what they see as (but can't define) socialism and wokeness while providing nothing themselves. (I like a working social democracy)
my only real issue with unions (beyond anything illegal that scummy police unions do) is they expect you to be directly in line with their political motivations and expect you to tow the line.
and to me, as an employee, that is a red flag you know? not only am i expected to get in line. but that there could be retribution beyond the scope of my employment where the worst that could happen to me is being fired.
but like workers organizing and telling the bosses to pound sand? yeah thats pretty cool actually
@Qaaaaa Yeah, not a good look, I have stuff at work we have to shred and then have the shredding in a secure manner. I am sure Presidents take work home, but the classified documents should stay secure on government property. Same deal with Hillary's emails, not her records, should not have been on a private server for many reasons. The carelessness and mishandling of government records is not exclusive to either party. Note that their appears to be more cooperation from Biden than Trump, but still, not making excuses for Biden, he and his administration screwed up big time, especially given the timing of it all.
@DipodomysDeserti I really haven't heard it. I admit I live in a not very racially diverse area (though, being mostly white should mean there are European hyphenated Americans). I work in a medium sized city but haven't heard those terms. I do have a guy with Norwegian ancestry and a guy with Italian ancestry on my hockey team, and we actually just talked about that this week, but neither of them used the term Norwegian-American or Italian-American. They just said my family is Italian or my family is from Norway.
I don't doubt there are Italian American, and Irish American clubs, and when you're in that context or talking about them specifically, I definitely could understand using the terms, but in just everyday use, I have not heard it, and really can't understand why you'd use it unless specifically talking about those groups.
I've never heard anyone say you can build apartments but can't charge market rates.
This practice is common in parts of California. Some municipalities have created laws stating that all new construction must contain x% of affordable housing where the rates charged for affordable housing are set by either a committee or some calculus based on median incomes, poverty line, etc.
I just can't agree that that many self professed liberals are on the right side of that graph.
Extreme left would be actual communism/socialism.
Being a proponent of free market capitalism almost necessitates being towards the right. Even the "socialist" countries in the EU are really just center left at most since they're really just a capitalist society with strong social safety nets. There isn't a true socialist country in the EU by any stretch of the meaning of the word. As far as I know there isn't a single politician in the US that outright opposes capitalism...just the worst aspects of it.