GREEDY CREEP, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Cord-Cutter. Eclipse Of Power.

JULY 9, 2018. The savvy see the future is now. Streaming is the future and the present. That means lower cable prices to those who act.
Has SVOD clamped-off the power beam of cable? Subscribers have paid like robots ever since cable snapped on the obedience beam. That was forty years ago. But the battlefield looks very different now. Cable’s power crystal is cracking, more deeply by the day.
The calcified Overlords of Light are scrambling. Fewer seats will exist in the near future. They’re also feeling the price push-back, from below.
STOCKjAW digs deeper into this dynamic shift, with a doctor very accustomed to critical thinking. Negotiations on. Here’s how she dramatically transformed her entire experience on the far end of fading cable tyranny. Is she changing cable prices? Yes. She definitely transformed her’s, much lower, and then lower again. Is she happy? Absolutely. Here’s how.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, GREEDY CREEP, MEDIA, STOCKS, TECHNICALS, THE AMERICAN DREAM

American Toe Jam

JUNE 2, 2018. Down in the gunky spaces and the soiled places is where you’ll find them. God knows we can’t afford to leave them lying about. Embarrassments have places, and that’s not on TV. Yet there they are Wells and Puerto Rico. Makes sense really that both would be on stage. Hurricane season began yesterday, and well, Wells seems to never cease committing or recommitting something. All aboard.

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CULTURE, EDITORIAL, MARKETS/ECONOMY, THE AMERICAN DREAM

Our Man in San Juan. Big Sun. Big Debt.

MAY 6, 2018. Cubicals across the contiguous U.S. sport snaps of dreamy Caribbean beaches. Heaven exists. Escape to the islands right? Day dreaming. Yet Puerto Rico is not Heaven, even to those who love it deeply.
A “protectorate” or “territory?” Doesn’t matter. No transformative aide to the island will be forthcoming anytime soon. The FEMA work’s pretty much done, even though life now looks nothing like before. Nor will it soon.
Blaming is never an answer. However, responsibility will be required, if the people want anything like their old lives back.

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BUSINESS, GREEDY CREEP, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM

$1+$1=$2 Add 40%–We Insist. Got a Mortgage? Roll In Some Heavy Punch.

APRIL 29, 2018. Admit it. You’re emotional. We are too. Being emotional While messing with money. Hum.
Now the markets are acting twitchy. The President has a hard-on for Amazon.
TWTR’s dropping while FB is about to blast higher–fact. Investors live like heat-stressed metro riders jammed into a hopeless madhouse at 100 summer degrees. Hum.
We all need a win–right now. We need something to point to, proving exactly why we work so hard. A quick clear sweet win is mandatory to keep spirits up in challenging times. Momentum matters. Help is at hand.
STOCKjAW’s delivering the Mo in these near shambolic times. Win now, when 1+1=2.8 for you. It’s value vs. cost. Value wins, when you know where to find it.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITORIAL, GREEDY CREEP, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MEDIA, STOCKS, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

“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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EDITOR'S DESK, THE AMERICAN DREAM

Up Up And More Up.

APRIL 12, 2018. Since our inception the Earth has orbited our star one complete time. Wow. While considering our precise direction we’ve kept one thing in mind. Only complete circuits carry a jolt. That’s our job and we need you.
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again. You make it worthwhile. Thank You.

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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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