BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, MEDIA, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Peyton’s ProFlowers? Done Gone Pro–Again.

FEBRUARY 10, 2019. Peyton Manning is a–well, everybody knows who Peyton is. But did you catch his TV spot? So there we were watching the play-offs or whatever and bam–flowers. Peyton had gone pro–again. With what team?
Peyton went pro a second time with ProFlowers. Huh?
ProFloweers is an e-commerce flower retailer operating out of San Diego. Created back in 1998 by a guy named Jerod Polis, it was later rebranded as Provide Commerce(Nasdaq:PRVD), which in turn became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media. After that and every couple of years beginning in ’08 PRVD rolled up other gifting companies. They send our gourmet foods, fruit baskets, flowers, and the like.
Then in ”14 PRVD was itself purchased by FTD, the company most simply know as another flower delivery service.
Sport lovers love star power. What’s better? Flowers? No. Becoming a hero. You can. We did. How? Easily, and it was smart as–. We ordered–in minutes. Here’s what happened, as seen through our post-delivery email to the company. We’re hoping not to get sued for the screenshots. But then, why would they? We loved the whole experience. Well, except for that one filthy little surprise.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Money E-Motion. It’s Your Money Monster Screaming.

JANUARY 31, 2019. Emotion surges in a tender kiss and a long ill spike.  Energy.  Never fade that.  This jet age is our collective way.  That’s floodlight energy flung into furious motion.  Some say airports are twice-baked hell.  We love them like life on a shot-clock with few timeouts.  Movement is energy and life.  Airports are pulsing hubs of pressing ferocity, with spikes pouring everywhere. Airports are transitions to the future.  The “hub and spoke” is a market place emblematic of our money lives, with us at the traffic axle.

Atlanta-Hartsfield is big and bristling.  Market players gate pile to be sucked canister vacuum-style up the ramp and shot skyward.  That’s out the window. The wheel turns.  Your money wheel turns too, with you directing.  Where do you send your energy?  Money’s simply energy stored.  What do you have to show for yesterday’s traffic?  Every dollar is an individual you only own once.  We have dollars older than Starbucks.  Their energy is still working for us–around the clock.  Money E-Motion.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, FUNDAMENTALS, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

Greedy Creep. Truth.

JANUARY 28, 2019. Money is a means to an end, not a measure of personal success or value. When others measure by net worth or car driven, they’re on their own bent meaningless ride. Neither was money ever “the root of all evil.” Money is a tool just like electricity. It’s a tool that exists within a cultural context of confusion.
Like electricity, proper respect is required if you hope to benefit. Time matters and doing nothing abut your money will leave you and those you love in serious trouble.
Money is precisely about being able to take care of those you love. That’s love in action. Is there anything more important?

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CREDIT CARDS, CULTURE, EDITORIAL, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

America The Targeted.

JANUARY 1, 2019. American innovation did not fall complete from heaven in a Ziploc. It’s American ingenuity and ingenuity isn’t free. So called “forced technology transfer” is neither free or trade. It’s Fa King theft. No level playing field exists internationally, nor will any soon–if ever. Some say that “no one wins in a trade war.” Really? Such nonsense can only come from the uninvolved. The real question is how much brute and outright theft does it take before the U.S. acts? Don’t look to the WTO or the EU for any help.
China has no intention of engaging in fair trade. Really? It’s no surprise to anyone who reads us, that we harbor zero respect for The Economist’s bent globalist agenda. They don’t hide that. They call it “advocacy journalism.” Thus, no confusion remains when even The Economist admits the Chinese are cheats, liars, and thieves.
We can hear it now. “Chauvinism.” A Google search defines chauvinism as “exaggerated or aggressive patriotism.” Such terms are largely subjective. What we do know is that years ago Google told the Chinese apparatus to go screw itself and promptly vacated the country. That was over censorship. How can America ever trust a system that’s systemically dishonest with it’s own people?

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EDITOR'S DESK, INVESTING, MARKETS/ECONOMY, MONEY, THE AMERICAN DREAM, THINKING NOW

WHO DOO. No Stopping This Train.

DECEMBER 29, 2018. Jefferson was bright but Hamilton saw the writing in the sky. No nation building could occur without a broad banking system. Why? No one would lend to them.
Building anything requires money and they didn’t have any.
We get it. Everyday investors have less. J. Powell’s the head of a central banking system hatched over a weekend on a 7 mile island off the Georgia coast–and they were correct. Federal banking activities now extend far beyond the “dual mandate.” Good, we need that. But the free-fall death of equities is ridiculous. Sacrificing the profit potential of equity investing kills the funding stream of the very companies which constitute the economy. The supposedly data-driven fed can’t see the state of the economy from outer space.
When will this market stop going down? What will it take to stop this train? STOCKjAW stops and points.

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BUSINESS, CULTURE, EDITOR'S DESK, 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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