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    Wall Street pundits and reporters have a disturbing habit of applying incorrect analysis to market moves. As the calendar year progresses, during an extended bull market, equity fund managers look to lock in profits by selling gains. It's become a game of chicken beginning earlier each year. You may all recall that October was historically the month profits were taken and the markets dropped. It's simply earlier this year. All the economic analysis and fretting is just financial reporters filling

    Wall Street pundits and reporters have a disturbing habit of applying incorrect analysis to market moves. As the calendar year progresses, during an extended bull market, equity fund managers look to lock in profits by selling gains. It's become a game of chicken beginning earlier each year. You may all recall that October was historically the month profits were taken and the markets dropped. It's simply earlier this year. All the economic analysis and fretting is just financial reporters filling space. I'll discuss the effects of equity indexes and programmed trading which contribute to the speed of the drops and cycle, when the opportunities allow.

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    I'll not play games here. Google has proven a few things. 1. Better than 50% of internet information found via search is false, fake, worthless. 2. Google search results in uneducated hands is dangerous. 3. The more dangerous your search results the more dangerous you become the more dangerous your results become. 4. The more we search the more money Google makes, and the less valuable the search becomes so we search more. 5. Working with governments collecting information and processing it for governments

    I'll not play games here. Google has proven a few things. 1. Better than 50% of internet information found via search is false, fake, worthless. 2. Google search results in uneducated hands is dangerous. 3. The more dangerous your search results the more dangerous you become the more dangerous your results become. 4. The more we search the more money Google makes, and the less valuable the search becomes so we search more. 5. Working with governments collecting information and processing it for governments is a very profitable business.

    Google does a number of things great. Email, maps and directions, GSuite, GFi, smart phones, advertising are each examples. But news and information isn't one of them. Now setting them loose on local news...? Has anyone seen youtube? Of course. We all must be insane.

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    I'll take the counter argument. These platforms are intended to offer free entertainment and social networking in exchange for advertising profiles. Nothing more. If these channels are considered a news outlet, it's the fault of the both the reader and the news media (for allowing their message/reporting/facts to lean towards or even emulate them in the pursuit of eyeballs and advertising dollars). Consider this example, are The BBC, the NYT at fault for erroneous reporting or is it the fault of

    I'll take the counter argument. These platforms are intended to offer free entertainment and social networking in exchange for advertising profiles. Nothing more. If these channels are considered a news outlet, it's the fault of the both the reader and the news media (for allowing their message/reporting/facts to lean towards or even emulate them in the pursuit of eyeballs and advertising dollars). Consider this example, are The BBC, the NYT at fault for erroneous reporting or is it the fault of the people that deliver their products with errors in them? In a world of fast food style false narratives and sound bytes, who gets to decide who is right or wrong. If Facebook/Instagram become known as platforms full of false information - like search engines - who will ultimately read, log in, pay advertising fees to them? This "Facebook is bad" argument is childish and removes any responsibility of critical thinking from it's platform users. Can AI solve this ultimately? Maybe. Would you trust AI built by a for profit concern to determine the legitimacy of facts claimed by a FB or Instagram posting source? If you answer yes or didn't finish this note, you are as lazy as those who use Social Media platforms for news. Grow up people. Recognize the value in critical thinking. Or don't and let those who do run your world.

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    Don't miss the bigger picture folks. This is Socialism at work. The EU has perfected it. One Company's fine is another Economic Zone's financial back stop. More fines to come as the UK separates itself from the EU payment plan and the EU needs to find other sources of income to carry the costs if it's social programs. If Google we're really thinking, they would donate a percentage of their EU profits to EU directed charities or social programs. Then, as is the case with other accomplished European

    Don't miss the bigger picture folks. This is Socialism at work. The EU has perfected it. One Company's fine is another Economic Zone's financial back stop. More fines to come as the UK separates itself from the EU payment plan and the EU needs to find other sources of income to carry the costs if it's social programs. If Google we're really thinking, they would donate a percentage of their EU profits to EU directed charities or social programs. Then, as is the case with other accomplished European Companies, Google's awesome performance in regulated markets would be over looked by the regulators.

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    Emerging from a command and control system, China finds itself with shortages. This effort, classifying citizens who are not positive contributors to society by limiting their opportunities, is as old as Communism. It's pure resourse management. Sure we can argue that so called Free Societies do similar things to direct their own resources. But ask China this...Do these citizens have a chance to improve their position in life by good behavior? Who will make these rating decisions? Will the path to

    Emerging from a command and control system, China finds itself with shortages. This effort, classifying citizens who are not positive contributors to society by limiting their opportunities, is as old as Communism. It's pure resourse management. Sure we can argue that so called Free Societies do similar things to direct their own resources. But ask China this...Do these citizens have a chance to improve their position in life by good behavior? Who will make these rating decisions? Will the path to reclaiming a positive rating be clear? Using technology to capture data and mask command and control (Communist/Socialist) doesn't change its nature. Human history in the 20th century will show you what the power of selection in these Societies leads to..

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    What amount per unit will shareholders and the government be subsidizing?

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    Awesome. These regions do not need the jobs. Go where the jobs are lean, training is required, middle-class has been gutted. In return you receive serious loyalty and well trained employees. I notice West Virginia, West Kentucky, Detroit, Louisiana and Missouri, are set seeking jobs and companies.

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