From Salon here:
But on September 25, directly after Trump’s controversial statement, and when every NFL team participated in some form of protest or display of solidarity, Jones and the entire Cowboys team linked arms and briefly took a knee before the national anthem. No Cowboys player has kneeled since. “We know that there is a serious debate in this country about those issues,” Jones said following Sunday’s game. “But there is no question in my mind that the National Football League and the Dallas Cowboys are going to stand up for the flag. Just so we’re clear.” He added, “The whole deal is political and incited by politics.”
Cowboys’ players will be allowed to take a knee to pick cotton for Mr. Jones’ soon to be profitable business that will help maintain his billionaire lifestyle!
From Naked Capitalism here:
It is remarkable that advertisers and investors have not come down harder on Facebook for the grotesque overstatement of its audience. As the report shows, every way you cut the data, Facebook claims to have considerably more viewers in every age group than exists in the population. For instance, Facebook’s “potential reach” for the 18-34 year old cohort in the US is 97 million, versus an actual population of a mere 75.3 million. That means Facebook says it can get ads in front of 34.2% more people in that age group than actually exists. And the exaggeration looks even more dodgy when you see that the overstatement occurs most in large cities, which generally have higher incomes than the US overall.
This overstatement is even more flagrant when you factor in that Facebook does not have everyone as its customer. Pew found that 84% of all American adults use the Internet as of 2015, so the 16% that don’t clearly cannot be Facebook targets.
God, the good ship Facebook is so full of shit it’s not even funny.
U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday he does not regret using a government plane to travel to Kentucky in August with his wife to view the solar eclipse and speak to business leaders, calling it “completely justifiable.”
“It was approved by the White House and there were reasons why we needed to use that plane that are completely justifiable,” he said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” program.
Readers should take note that while Mnuchin says his government plane use is completely justifiable, he doesn’t give the reason why it was necessary.
If it’s justifiable, motherfucker, then get on it and justify it bitch.
Otherwise head back to your lady’s muffin which has contributed so much to society.
“Tonight concludes Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year for Jews when we reflect on the past year and ask forgiveness for our mistakes,” he wrote Saturday night. “For those I hurt this year, I ask forgiveness and I will try to be better.”
Zuckerberg continued, “For the ways my work was used to divide people rather than bring us together, I ask forgiveness and I will work to do better. May we all be better in the year ahead, and may you all be inscribed in the book of life.”
I’m sure Zuckerberg will try to do better but what he leaves out here is that he will try within the constraints of his legal obligations to his shareholders (including himself) and he will try do better while trying to make as much money as he can for himself and his fellow shareholders.
Which is in my opinion not going to end up being a very heartfelt effort.
From the Daily Beast here:
A class action lawsuit filed in Maryland State Court this morning alleges that Westminster Management, a company owned by President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser, charged its tenants improper fees, and then used their failure to pay those fees as a basis to threaten them with eviction.
“Westminster is preying on poor and working class people, by extorting what may sound like small fees but is real money when you’re living paycheck to paycheck,” said Andrew Freeman, an attorney at the firm Brown, Goldstein & Levy, which is representing two plaintiffs who allege that Kushner’s company charged them unlawful fees.
This seems like peanuts compared to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin’s house heisting and Trump’s sexual assaults, but it’s good to know that Jared is not out of place amongst the Trump predators.
From CNBC here:
At a party for Forbes magazine’s centennial earlier this week, Buffett said the Dow Jones industrial average will be over 1 million in 100 years, up from 22,397 currently (which is near a record, by the way).
The 87-year-old acknowledged there’s a strong likelihood he won’t be around to take a victory lap on his prediction, but he also said it isn’t unreasonable.
This may seem like folksy optimism but the sad reality is when this sort of shit goes out on the airwaves it draws suckers into the market, people who have no clue what’s going on who don’t want to miss that move from 22,000 to 1 million.
And these are the people that Wall Street feasts upon to pay for their hookers and blow. Cuz as soon as Joe and Jane Sixpack get into the market that’s when the pros get out with their massive profits. They need someone to hold the bag.
Don’t hold the bag for these assholes, I beg you.