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  1. Patzcuaro

     /  August 11, 2018
    • Blazer

       /  August 11, 2018

      thats $16,000,000,000,000…..mainly given to the big Wall St banks…’money doesn’t grow on trees ,you know’.

  2. Blazer

     /  August 11, 2018

    where did it go…figures in BILLIONS.

    Rank
    Issuer of unsecured commercial paper or
    sponsor of ABCP issuer ABCP
    Unsecured
    commercial
    paper
    Issuer
    total
    Percent of total
    CPFF issuance
    1 UBS AG (Switzerland) $0.0 $74.5 $74.5 10.1%
    2 American International Group 36.3 24.0 60.2 8.2
    3 Dexia SA (Belgium) 0.0 53.5 53.5 7.2
    4 Hudson Castle 53.3 0.0 53.3 7.2
    5 BSN Holdings (United Kingdom) 42.8 0.0 42.8 5.8
    6 The Liberty Hampshire Company 41.4 0.0 41.4 5.6
    7 Barclays PLC (United Kingdom) 0.0 38.8 38.8 5.3
    8 Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC (United
    Kingdom) 24.8 13.7 38.5 5.2
    9 Fortis Bank SA/NV (Belgium) 26.9 11.6 38.5 5.2
    10 Citigroup Inc. 12.8 19.9 32.7 4.4
    11 Natixis (France) 4.7 22.3 27.0 3.7
    12 General Electric Co 0.0 16.1 16.1 2.2
    13 Ford Credit 15.9 0.0 15.9 2.1
    14 Bank of America Corporation 0.0 14.9 14.9 2.0
    15 State Street Corporation 14.1 0.0 14.1 1.9
    16 GMAC LLC 13.5 0.0 13.5 1.8
    17 KBC BANK NV (Belgium) 9.0 2.3 11.3 1.5
    18 ING Groep NV (Netherlands) 0.0 10.9 10.9 1.5
    19 Dresdner Bank AG (Germany) 5.1 4.9 10.0 1.4
    20 Northcross (United Kingdom) 8.6 0.0 8.6 1.2
    21 WestLB (Germany) 8.2 0.0 8.2 1.1
    22 Merrill Lynch & Co 0.0 8.0 8.0 1.1
    23 Allied Irish Bank (Ireland) 0.0 6.6 6.6 0.9
    24 Bayerische Motoren Werke AG (Germany) 0.0 6.2 6.2 0.8
    25 Handelsbanken (Sweden) 0.0 6.0 6.0 0.8
    All Others 24.9 61.8 86.7 11.8%
    Total $342.3 $395.9 $738.3 100.0%

  3. Joe Bloggs

     /  August 11, 2018

    Sad days when even The Onion isn’t satirical any more…

    In which Melania defends Donald from allegations of sexual assault…

    . . . All I can say is that when I see him in the morning before he goes to work and at night when he returns home, Donald is simply a human horror show who has never once given a moment of thought to the hopes, dreams, struggles, or circumstances of anyone else in existence. That’s my Donald.

    So before you rush to judgment, please, forget what the media is telling you for a moment, and try to see my husband the way I do: as a repugnant, repulsive cancer of a person who makes our world a crueler, more hateful place by his very existence.

    https://www.theonion.com/the-donald-trump-in-these-allegations-is-not-the-comple-1819585039

    • Pink David

       /  August 11, 2018

      Didn’t Hillary defend Bill on charges of sexual assault, or did I just imagine that? Hell, Bill went one better and had Gloria Steinem defending his antics.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 11, 2018

      Sad when the loony Left think The Onion is real news because it tells them what they already believe.

    • Alan Wilkinson

       /  August 11, 2018

      Doesn’t seem to be any support for this. More likely it was a dispute about admissibility of evidence.

  4. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 11, 2018

    Why gun violence is out of control in Democrat Chicago:
    https://pjmedia.com/homeland-security/the-real-reasons-for-chicagos-deadly-crime-wave/

    • Good luck with changing that aspect of US society.

      5 murders in a day, 12 in a weekend .

      • They have about 2/3 of NZ’s population, so we’d have 18 murders & 55 shootings this weekend if we had the same per capita rate.

  5. Alan Wilkinson

     /  August 11, 2018

    Obama’s Lefty corruption of the swamp ends with legal compensation payouts:
    https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2018/aug/9/judge-approves-35-million-settlement-irs-tea-party/

  6. Patzcuaro

     /  August 11, 2018

    “These are the voyages of the starship Trump. Its four-year mission: to upset the world order, to seek out old life forms and uncivilized beings, to boldly tweet where no man has twittered before. Middle America: the final frontier.”

    Rocket propulsion courtesy of the little rocket man himself, Kim Jong Un.
    Financed by the Oliagachs
    Cinematography by the Federal Secret Service of Russia.
    Directed by Vladamir Putin
    Starring Dotard Trump the greatest, highest paid actor of all time.

    • Blazer

       /  August 11, 2018

      not another early crow…I hope Mr Trumpanzee in chief.

      • Alan Wilkinson

         /  August 11, 2018

        Follow the money, B. What is up and what is down.

        • Blazer

           /  August 11, 2018

          what goes up…must come down…especially when you have the…dial..’heads we win..tails you lose’…