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The Diner Pantry / 🍝 Doomstead Diner Dinner Special: 9/18/2018
« Last post by RE on September 18, 2018, 06:51:02 PM »
ANTHONY! ANTHONY!

It's Pasta🍝 Wednesday again here in the Italian North End of the Diner.  :icon_sunny:

RE

Wild Mushroom🍄 Ravioli🍝
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Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: My New Driver's License has ARRIVED!
« Last post by azozeo on September 18, 2018, 05:47:36 PM »

Now I have to keep from losing my fucking wallet.  ::)  Not to mention my keys or my cell phone.  Keeping track of these things when your brain is going dead is real difficult.  I also briefly lost my cane, which I need when I can't use my Ewz.  This was a day long adventure figuring out WTF I put it.  ::)  It was of course hiding in plain sight.  Ugghhh.

RE



poofness occurs, If it's been pilfered, tell em' to put shit back where they found it.

Welcome to your 60s.


Honest to God, this is me.

It's a daily battle for me.  My Cottage eats things, I am sure of it.  I get totally consumed when I can't find something, it occupies my entire thought process for at least 2 days of searching.  If I can't find whatever it is that has gone MIA after 2 days, I generally give up, and if it is something I really feel I need/want, I order a new one from Amazon.  Then, invariably the day that UPS shows up with the package, I turn up WTF I was looking for.

Wallets are the worst to lose though.  Between the ID and the Bank Cards and of course some CASH, it's at least a 2 week nightmare trying to replace everything.

I need to get some type of Finder Device for my Wallet.  I'm going to look on Amazon for one of those.

RE
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https://www.marketwatch.com/story/pot-stock-short-sellers-increasing-bets-even-as-losses-and-costs-mount-2018-09-18


Pot stock short sellers increasing bets even as losses and costs mount

Published: Sept 18, 2018 4:04 p.m. ET


Short interest has increased 44% to $1.5 billion since end of the second quarter, even as borrowing costs reach levels that are ‘totally out of the ordinary’
ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images
Adult recreational use of cannabis will become legal in Canada on Oct. 17.

By
Max
A. Cherney
Tech reporter

Investors shorting stocks related to the cannabis industry have lost $490 million on paper this year, but bets that pot stocks will fall have only increased despite high costs as the sector has rallied.

Massive gains in the industry among names such as the recently public Tilray Inc. TLRY, +28.95% Canopy Growth Corp. CGC, +6.77%  — which received a $4 billion investment from Constellation Brands Inc., which seemed to be a major factor in the sector’s rise — and Cronos Group Inc. CRON, +13.56%  have likely encouraged short sellers to take positions in cannabis stocks.

Short interest has increased 44% since the end of the second quarter, climbing to $1.5 billion across 33 stocks, according to data from financial technology and analytics firm S3 Partners. Most of the increase in short activity was focused in Canopy and Tilray, S3 said in a note released late Monday.

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The number of investors interested in shorting the stock and the amount of interest has made short positions very expensive. According to S3 data, the average borrow fee for the basket of pot stocks is 21.8%.

“On the whole, 20% is ridiculous,” said S3 managing director of predictive analytics Ihor Dusaniwsky. “It’s totally out of the ordinary, the normal fee for a general collateral stock — IBM IBM, +0.42%  , General Electric GE, -0.31%  for example — is 30 basis points.”

Tilray especially has outsize fees for short sellers — those wishing to borrow the stock to short it were paying 450% to 600% Monday, Dusaniwsky said. Tilray is a special case, he says, because the float is relatively small and there is no institutional holding able to loan the stock to short sellers. As a result, Tilray’s gains — such as the 29% it posted in Tuesday trading after announcing a clinical trial in the U.S. — are almost entirely the result of the buy side bidding up or bidding down the market, Dusaniwsky said.

“I’m wondering whether [Tilray] is a Tesla or a normal stock,” Dusaniwsky said, referring to the fact that investors shorting Tesla Inc. TSLA, -3.35%  stock have been willing to absorb massive losses while waiting for the stock to plummet. Roughly 34% of Tilray shares are currently being shorted.

See also: For Canadian marijuana investors, coming to U.S. is a ‘crapshoot’ that can end in lifetime ban

Fees for other cannabis stocks trading on U.S. exchanges are also high, but nowhere near Tilray’s levels. Shorting Cronos stock carries a 40% borrow fee, and Canopy was 6%, according to S3 data.

“Short sellers are paying $2.5 million every day at the moment in stock-borrow fees,” Dusaniwsky said. “If you’re going to short these stocks, your thesis has to be correct and it has to be right, fast.”

Cronos stock is up 16% Tuesday, and Canopy gained 6.3% as the S&P 500 index SPX, +0.54%  climbed 0.7%. Cannabis officially becomes legal in Canada on Oct. 17. It is illegal under U.S. federal law, though nine states have legalized the drug for adult recreational consumption and several more allow for medical use.
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Frostbite Falls Newz / Re: My New Driver's License has ARRIVED!
« Last post by RE on September 18, 2018, 05:00:56 PM »

Now I have to keep from losing my fucking wallet.  ::)  Not to mention my keys or my cell phone.  Keeping track of these things when your brain is going dead is real difficult.  I also briefly lost my cane, which I need when I can't use my Ewz.  This was a day long adventure figuring out WTF I put it.  ::)  It was of course hiding in plain sight.  Ugghhh.

RE

Welcome to your 60s.


Honest to God, this is me.

It's a daily battle for me.  My Cottage eats things, I am sure of it.  I get totally consumed when I can't find something, it occupies my entire thought process for at least 2 days of searching.  If I can't find whatever it is that has gone MIA after 2 days, I generally give up, and if it is something I really feel I need/want, I order a new one from Amazon.  Then, invariably the day that UPS shows up with the package, I turn up WTF I was looking for.

Wallets are the worst to lose though.  Between the ID and the Bank Cards and of course some CASH, it's at least a 2 week nightmare trying to replace everything.

I need to get some type of Finder Device for my Wallet.  I'm going to look on Amazon for one of those.

RE
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Environment / 💩The Strafing Run: Neck Deep in Pig Shit
« Last post by RE on September 18, 2018, 04:46:40 PM »
That should be a fun cleanup.  ::)  Remind me not to buy Sweet Potatoes from NC.

RE

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/09/18/649132289/florence-engulfs-hog-farms-and-chicken-houses-thrashing-north-carolina-agricultu

Food For Thought
Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing North Carolina Agriculture


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September 18, 20181:39 PM ET
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A flooded farm stands next to the Lumber River on Monday in this aerial photograph taken after Hurricane Florence hit Lumberton, N.C.
Charles Mostoller/Bloomberg /Bloomberg via Getty Images

Farmers across the southeastern part of North Carolina are just starting to report details about the hit they've taken from Hurricane Florence. The rain is over, but rivers still are rising, and the full picture of damage to farms and the surrounding environment probably won't be known for weeks.

Before the hurricane, many were worried about thousands of open-air ponds where farmers store manure from their hogs, allowing the waste to decompose. According to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as of noon on Sept. 18, the walls on four of these "lagoons" had failed, allowing manure to escape. Nine additional lagoons had been inundated by flooding from nearby streams, and 13 had received so much rainfall that they had overflowed their banks. Several dozen more were at or near the limit of what they can hold.
Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.
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Florence Death Toll Rises To 32 As Rivers Continue To Flood In N.C. And S.C.

These lagoons have already been the focus of intense political controversy in North Carolina. Some residents who live near them have filed lawsuits against a large pork processor, accusing the company of creating a public nuisance and environmental hazard, and won million-dollar judgments.

After Hurricane Floyd, in 1999, the state of North Carolina bought out many hog farmers and permanently shut down hundreds of manure lagoons that lay within the flood plains of rivers.
How Has Tropical Storm Florence Affected You?
National
How Is Tropical Storm Florence Affecting You?

A spokesperson for the state said that officials do not yet have any information on the number of hogs that may have been trapped by floodwaters. During Hurricane Floyd, thousands of hogs drowned.

State officials have not yet carried out their own inspections of hog farms, and they're relying on farmers to report any damage. Some farms still may not have power or phone service.

Sanderson Farms, a poultry company with big operations in North Carolina, says that 60 of its 880 production chicken houses in the state have flooded. As a result, 1.7 million birds died, out of a total population of about 20 million. In addition, four out of 92 "breeder" houses flooded. These crucial farms are where mature chickens lay the eggs from which the baby chicks hatch. According to the company, an additional 30 chicken houses holding 6 million birds near the town of Lumberton have been cut off by flood waters, and those birds could die if the company can't resupply them with feed.

North Carolina's farms grow about half of the country's sweet potatoes, and Florence hit right at the start of harvest. "There's no way I can tell you" how much damage the flooding will cause, says Regan Boyette, with Boyette Brothers Produce in Wilson, N.C. It depends on how quickly farmers can get into the fields to resume harvesting. If sweet potatoes sit in waterlogged fields for too long, they can rot.
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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Eddie on September 18, 2018, 04:31:47 PM »
Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

Who would send in a Campaign Contribution getting a letter like that?  I wouldn't even open it.  That has to be the dumbest fundraising gimmick of all time.

RE

Latest poll shows Cruz 9 points ahead, Texas voters are dumb as a stump. One of my asshole neighbors at the lake had a Vote for Cruz sign in his yard. (the one with the obnoxious security light that lights up my dock at night from two doors down).




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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by azozeo on September 18, 2018, 04:13:54 PM »
Of all of these stories that moved today, I think this one:

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<p>Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter</p>
<p>By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story</p>
<p>Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory." READ MORE»</p>

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is the most problematic. Who knows what sources and methods will be revealed, and which agents or sources are going to be murdered as a result?



<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zalndXdxriI&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zalndXdxriI&fs=1</a>
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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by RE on September 18, 2018, 04:13:42 PM »
Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.

Who would send in a Campaign Contribution getting a letter like that?  I wouldn't even open it.  That has to be the dumbest fundraising gimmick of all time.

RE
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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Eddie on September 18, 2018, 02:35:06 PM »

TODAY'S TOP STORIES - September 18, 2018

'She Is Christine Blasey Ford': CNN's Brooke Baldwin Demands Trump Call Kavanaugh Accuser by Her Name After He Repeatedly Says 'The Woman'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

Trump expressed sympathy for his nominee — but not for his accuser. READ MORE»


Conservative Writer Slams Trump as a 'Small Man' — and Says His Botched Presidency Makes the US Look 'Weak'

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

"A great country shouldn’t behave this way." READ MORE»


Kavanaugh Character Witness Mark Judge in 1983 Yearbook: ‘Certain Women Should Be Struck Regularly, Like Gongs’

By David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement

Judge's Georgetown Prep 1983 yearbook page has a few astonishing quotes. READ MORE»


This Lawyer Contacted Senators With ‘Important Stories’ About Kavanaugh — But Says He Was Ignored

By Walter Einenkel, Daily Kos

Lawyer Cyrus Sanai first attempted to contact the top Republican and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee at the end of July. READ MORE»


CNN's Bolduan Corners Pro-Kavanaugh Activist After She Calls Assault Allegation 'Boorish Horseplay'

By Elizabeth Preza, AlterNet

“I don’t think anywhere in there she’s saying this boorish horseplay at all in her letter." READ MORE»


Here Are 3 Ways Republicans Are Already Sabotaging a Real Hearing of the Charges Against Brett Kavanaugh

By Kerry Eleveld, Daily Kos

This whole charade is shameful. READ MORE»


'Death Warrant': Here's Why Trump Thinks Failing to Confirm Brett Kavanaugh Would End His Presidency

By Matthew Chapman, AlterNet

For Trump, the fight to confirm a second Supreme Court justice has bigger stakes even than his opponents realize. READ MORE»


Here Are 5 of the Most Laughable and Pathetic Moments in Ted Cruz’s Senate Campaign — So Far

By Alex Henderson, AlterNet

For starters, Ted Cruz is begging for Donald Trump's help. READ MORE»


Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter

By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory." READ MORE»


Republican Senators Are Laying the Groundwork to Support Kavanaugh Despite Sexual Assault Allegations

By Laura Clawson, Daily Kos

Republicans are busy laying the groundwork to vote for Brett Kavanaugh—almost no matter what happens. READ MORE»


'Unconscionable' and 'Appalling': Trump Slams Door on Refugees Fleeing US-Backed Wars and Persecution

By Jake Johnson, Common Dreams

"The U.S. has a direct moral responsibility to open its doors, given that our own nation is an active combatant in many of the conflicts driving the global refugee crisis." READ MORE»


Are Today’s White Kids Really Less Racist than Their Grandparents?

By Margaret Hagerman, The Conversation

Is it true that each new generation of white people will be more open-minded and tolerant than previous ones? READ MORE»


Cruz is being excoriated here this week for sending out a fundraising mailer that was disguised to look like a summons for county court. It did not go over well.



One Dem state legislator said it was in violation of the state statute on deceptive trade practices...and it WAS the guy who wrote that law, so he might be right.
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Surly Newz / Re: The Alternet Thread
« Last post by Surly1 on September 18, 2018, 02:16:59 PM »
Of all of these stories that moved today, I think this one:

Intel Officials Are Stunned by Trump’s ‘Truly Damaging’ Declassification Order: MSNBC National Security Reporter

By Brendan Skwire, Raw Story

Donald Trump is “helping to fuel what’s essentially a conspiracy theory." READ MORE»


is the most problematic. Who knows what sources and methods will be revealed, and which agents or sources are going to be murdered as a result?
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