Morning Reads – Thursday, September 19, 2019

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

SmartTVs are leaking information.

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Dave Bearse

It’s working! The fed cut its rate another quarter point after news of the second consecutive quarterly decline in business investment, “rare outside of recessions or shortly after recessions” according to J.P. Morgan. Trump’s wants rates of zero or less—we’ll see how the economy is doing when he delivers. The average FDIC rate paid on savings is 0.09%, so prudent retirees keeping a chunk of cash on hand are only losing 2% a year doing it. Good times should it come to people having to pay a bank to hold their cash. Japan’s exports to the US in August dropped… Read more »

Dave Bearse
Dave Bearse

Applications now being taken for hiring a US Senator. The GOP deep bench of applicants includes Martha Zoller, Paul Broun, and Tim “Masters Tournament Shakedown” Echols.

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The Eiger

The vaping article has quite a few inaccuracies. First the actions of the FDA to pull flavors off the market and the vaping related lung illness are very separate issues that are being combined. They are in the same space, but very different. The lung illness is a very real thing and all indicators point to people using THC pods that have been manipulated and tainted. This has actually been going on for years, but with the explosion in vaping is becoming more common. There are 500 cases and 7 deaths so far. There will be more. The second and… Read more »

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Dave Bearse

Vaping shouldn’t be permitted to be advertised on TV or cable.