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“420 To CanAmerica.” Half Of US Are Already There.

APRIL 20, 2018. 420 in America is like Earth Day a few years ago. 420 is not a police term for “active marijuana use.” But it did begin in Colorado. The Rockies now almost represent weed liberation, a budding mecca many feel is now creating the path to a sensible and widely beneficial future.
Weed in American has grown up, grown strong, and grown unrecognizable relative to its ancient roots. Cannabis is in fact a plant in human use for thousands of years. And then it came to America–oops, that was an accident.
Southern slave owners had no idea what they were starting when they imported people from Africa and the Caribbean to work their fields. Then they discovered the weed, oops, again. Then came Anslinger, culturally entrenched alcohol, propaganda, a fruitless war that plows on today, and then business. It will be business that finally drags this “Devil Weed” from the clutches of ignorance and shadow. It’s 420 in CanAmerica.

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BUSINESS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS

Hopping And Hoping. Is That Bird Following Facebook? A Fat-Stack For A Bird?

APRIL 11, 2018. While the pope of social media spoke on capitol hill yesterday, the markets soared. We learned later that China sat behind that big move. But FB shares soared as well. Meanwhile TWTR ripped the roof off the NYSE to the tune of 5.4% on 140% of average 5-day volume. Yet a complicated future lies ahead, including Uncle Sam pointing and going regy. TWTR seems on a mission nonetheless, and the earnings beats they continue to stack up look like proof.

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EDITOR'S DESK, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, STOCKS, THE AMERICAN DREAM

Can You Hear Me Now?

APRIL 2, 2018. Full-blown mysteries routinely linger inches away, just a breath away. The strange exists just on the opposite side of any wall. No? Ever found out that your upstairs neighbor’s condo is filled with pizza boxes? Did you understand? Right.
That’s a mystery. Ever seen an ice shove eat a house like army ants? That looks a whole lot like this–a thundering bull market tsunamied by trade war fears, Tweets, and a squalling newborn Cold War.
But Lockheed’s here, as they were then. Think Skunk Works. In 1954 Lockheed learned of a new USAF aircraft design contest. Reconnissance requires flying high, beyond the reach of Soviet AK-17s and radar. Without a whisper, Lockheed simply offered a new unsolicited design. That design won, and that aircraft flew higher then anything on Earth.

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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS

ZUCKERBERG–A GENIUS OUT OF TOUCH.

MARCH 27, 2018. Facebook is in trouble. FB looks arrogant, and indifferent to the growing concern over personal privacy. Regardless of market position, disrespecting your users is never wise. No quick end is in sight. Broiling PR, probable hearings, target-seeking pols with an election just over the hill, wow. What did STOCKjAW do? We have an apt song for a BandAid.

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FUNDAMENTALS, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS

SHAME-FACED. A Quick And Fugly Exit? How About A Court Order With That?

MARCH 23, 2018. How long will it be before Facebook is finger-printed? “Relax your hands. Remove the hoodie string and empty your pockets. Hold the number under your chin and wait for Snap–I mean the snap.”
Everyone knew this day would come; Facebook all grown up, driving, dating, leaking, stone-wallling, and rubber-necking senators busy talking to CNN. The senator from Minnesota is talking, talking sub-committee hearings, and ungodly privacy sins.
Wolf’s lashing questions back out like pulsar X-Rays. FB accounts have been deactivated. Will you stay on?
Investors are being forced to choose. In or out? What are you going to do? We’ve got options, for you, either way. We’ll also tell Ya what we’re doing.

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