The Fall S02 E05

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Scully dealing with a real monster here, thus the furrowed brow ... next episode is the finale, not sure how it's going to wrap up... enjoying it, though disturbing. 

Lilyhammer S01 E01 to E08

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Really enjoyed this one ... hilarious, and it's sweet humor, not mean like Veep. I always ask people at the bar for TV recommendations and this Canadian kid did me a solid by recommending Lilyhammer, a show I'd never heard of. 

Click on the image to scroll through screenshots. 

Links for 2014 12 10

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Hot Source of Property Financing: Visa Seekers - WSJ  

CREATIVE FINANCING

apples an almonds  

the thought of eating a whole apple with a handful of almonds sounds dull 

ALL ABOUT BALANCE

#YearInReview2014 | Discover the Year on Twitter.  

TWITTER SUCH A VALUABLE ASSET NOT EVEN A FAILED STANDUP COMIC LIKE COSTOLO CAN SCREW IT UP

From ‘Baba Mahley’ to ‘Baobo’: An Expat’s Quest for the Ideal Chinese Nickname - Expat - WSJ  

I RENAMED COCO "ADELE" SHORTLY BEFORE SHE DUMPED ME ...

101 all time highs 2015 12 09  

Express Scripts 
PPG Industries 
AON Plc 
Equity Residential 
Western Digital Corp 
Avalonbay Communities 
Edison International 
Dollar General Corp 
Boston Properties 
O'Reilly Automotive 
Autozone 
Xcel Energy Inc 
Northeast Utilities 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Essex Property Trust 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Hospira Inc 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Sealed Air Corp 
Alliant Energy Corp 
Zayo Group Holdings Inc. 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
Atmos Energy Corp 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Dexcom Inc 
Cinemark Holdings Inc 
Amtrust Financial Services 
Steris Corp 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Catalent Inc. 
Boston Beer Company 
Burlington Stores Inc 
Cavium Inc 
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Piedmont Natural Gas Company 
Sovran Self Storage 
Sun Communities 
West Corp 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Newjersey Resources Corp 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Northwestern Corp 
Epam Systems Inc 
Science Applications Internatio 
Exact Sciences Corp 
Group 1 Automotive 
Littelfuse 
One Gas Inc. 
Papa John's International 
J & J Snack Foods 
Om Asset Management Ltd 
Hudson Pacific Properties 
Dineequity Inc 
American Assets Trust 
Kite Pharma Inc. 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
Fidelity & Guaranty 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
G&K Services 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Marcus & Millichap 
Omnicell Inc 
Mimedx Group Inc 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Natus Medical Inc 
Independent Bank 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Universal Electronics Inc 
Zs Pharma Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Depomed Inc 
National Healthcare Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Otonomy Inc. 
Installed Building Products I 
Tribune Publishing Company Comm 
Cempra Inc 
Heritage Insurance Holdings 
Intersect Ent Inc. 
United Insurance Hld 
US Concrete 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
The Bank of Kentucky Financial 
Nathan's Famous 
Norcraft Companies Inc 
Reading International Inc 
Calithera Biosciences Inc. 
Hampden Bancorp 
Entegra Financial Corp.

High-speed Rail Now Connects Two of China’s Biggest Commercial Centers | TheNanfang  

WE NEVER FLY ANYMORE BECAUSE OF THESE TRAINS

Momo vs. Momo: China’s Tinder Fights for Its Name - China Real Time Report - WSJ  

"China’s popular dating app Momo prepares for an initial public offering in the U.S. on Thursday" ... NOT A WORD ABOUT "DATING" IN THE PROSPECTUS ... SMART CUTE GIRL IN BAR WRINKLED NOSE WHEN SHE SAW MOMO ON MY IPAD (I TOLD HER I'D NEVER SET IT UP, ON THERE FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES LOL)

Guest post: what if conventional wisdom on China is wrong? | beyondbrics  

ROTHMAN ... I'M BULLISH ON THE CHINESE PEOPLE, BEARISH ON THE GOVERNMENT ... HARD TO SAY WHAT WAY IT WILL ULTIMATELY GO

反腐败国际追逃追赃——中央纪委监察部网站  

"@niubi: The CCDI should have a page with pictures of the officials, like the FBI ten most wanted, and should be distributing the information all over the Los Angeles and San Francisco areas, as well as Canada, Australia, and London." ... AND DON'T FORGET LOVELY NEW ZEALAND!

The Most Expensive Home for Sale in Every State  

GREAT POST ... NORTH DAKOTA TO CALIFORNIA

40 Most Groundbreaking Albums of All Time  

LISTEN TO THEM ALL FOR FREE IN THE SPOTIFY ERA (except the beatles thx to Leo Epstein)

Most insane ski line EVER - YouTube  

TRUST FUND KID

Harvard Business School Professor Goes to War Over $4 Worth of Chinese Food - Restaurants - Boston.com  

BENJAMIN EDELMAN ...

Renting Now Half as Affordable as Buying in the US  

DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE DROWNING IN DEBT

Conn’s: The Worst Case Scenario - Stocks to Watch - Barrons.com  

"bad debt provisions that were substantially higher than we had anticipated ... Our confidence is shattered." 

DIDN'T PAY ATTENTION TO THE "YE$ MONEY" BUTTON ON THE WEBSITE

dean norris on Twitter: "Fire truck in Romania Thinking 911 might be a bit easier http://t.co/NJf1l8qlZb"  

THINKING YOU FORGOT THE PERIOD AFTER ROMANIA

Famed oil trader Phibro nears end of a long, winding road reuters.com/article/2014/1… Astenbeck to soldier on however  

" his bias for bullish oil bets has not panned out. Phibro suffered its first annual loss in over a decade in 2011. Hall has managed to sidestep the worst of the oil price rout in recent months, leaving Astenbeck with a 1 percent gain in November and a 7 percent rise year-to-date, according to his Dec. 1 letter to investors seen by Reuters on Tuesday."

SIDESTEPPED THE ROUT EH?

wow, Abercrombie CEO Mike Jeffries is finally out...if you haven't already, read this @sapna gem from 2012: bloom.bg/1vJLSvP  

"Jeffries’s dogs -- identified in the document as Ruby, Trouble and Sammy -- had different seating arrangements based on which ones were traveling."

WOOF!

Making the most detailed tweet map ever: mapbox.com/blog/twitter-m… @enf open sources his tools. pic.twitter.com/GfFnqcK4mC  

"I’ve been tracking geotagged tweets from Twitter’s public API for the last three and a half years. There are about 10 million public geotagged tweets every day, which is about 120 per second, up from about 3 million a day when I first started watching."

SWEET

The findings will turn your stomach: CIA Misled Congress Over Terror Interrogations, Report Finds bloom.bg/1wvplF1  

The full executive summary of the Senate report on CIA interrogation program wapo.st/1ywxlFQ pic.twitter.com/mqzCkfWyTG  

"Economist Nouriel Roubini Accidentally Tweets Booty Call" who is wenjie? gawker.com/economist-nour… 

Economist editor-in-chief John Micklethwait is leaving to become editor-in-chief of Bloomberg: economistgroup.com/our_news/press…  

MY COPY OF THE BLOOMBERG WAY STILL UNSIGNED

Try Try Again In Alibaba

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Alibaba was my long idea from the other day and the worst possible thing happened to it... price drops, picks off everyone down to $101.20 then reverses on a dime and flies closing at $107.50. Not nice.  I'm still bullish on it, still see $120s for sure, just realize that you can't trade it like a big dummy. 

KEY Short Entry Points Give Little Joy

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Whipsawy day, tone was poor at the get-go but went positive before lunch and then rallied hard ... not nice to short into ... entries under 12:40, 13:15 and 13:40 bars the "obvious" spots to this old dog ... widest stop 13.97.

After-hours Blues

Added on by C. Maoxian.

BLUE is a biotech stock ... not sure what the news was but it must have been good. :-) If there were an "axe" on Twitter I could ask in real-time after-hours about these things, it would be nice. 

Links for 2014 12 09

Added on by C. Maoxian.

My interview with Mark Kitto on book "That's China" about building, & losing, his media franchise @WSJ @ChinaRealTime blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/…  

BBC News - Kenya breaks 'Chinese-run cyber crime network'  

"The group had been preparing to "raid the country's communication systems" and had equipment capable of infiltrating bank accounts, Kenya's M-Pesa mobile banking system and ATM machines, according to Kenya's privately owned Daily Nation newspaper." 

WHAT? DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE...

Five Charts That Show China’s Stock Boom Is Unprecedented - Bloomberg  

TURNOVER ONE THE MOST INTERESTING ... EVERYONE I ASK TELLS ME IT'S GOING BACK TO 6000 SO YOU KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS ;-)

Grrr (2014)  

"据记者在现场了解,是金吉通投资管理有限公司和丹尼斯投资公司的部分员工和客户一起在进行维权。" 

GOD ONLY KNOWS WHAT GOES ON OUT IN THE PROVINCES

Documentary on the 1994 Karamay Fire  

"The film is 6 hours long and runs without any narration or musical score which, as boring as that sounds, must be captivating because the reviews are all positive so far."  

SOUNDS LIKE A NIGHTMARE (LIKE THE FIRE ITSELF)

知情者:谷俊山涉案300多亿 贪污受贿达6个多亿_凤凰资讯  

谷俊山涉案案值300亿元 ... SCRUBBED ... 300 YI AN IMPRESSIVE NUMBER

China's stock mania decouples from economic reality - AmBevPritch  

"Any Xie, from Caixin, says it will be impossible for China to deflate its epic bubble painlessly. He says house prices will fall by half from their peak in 2011. Massive bad loans in the banking system will have to be written off. “China must stop the debt-capacity spiral. Continuing it provides no way out,” he said." 

NOT JUST ANY XIE BUT ANDY XIE ... IN HINDSIGHT WE SHOULD HAVE SOLD OUT AT 68000 / SQM IN 2011, OH WELL

Parable of the Polygons - a playable post on the shape of society  

"In fact, every polygon prefers being in a diverse crowd" ... NO WE DON'T

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014 -- Vulture  

HANNIBAL 
OLIVE KITTERIDGE 
PRIVATE VIOLENCE 
LAST WEEK TONIGHT WITH JOHN OLIVER 
THE MISSING 
THE AMERICANS [DIDN'T HOLD MY INTEREST] 
MAD MEN [YES, LIKED IT] 
TRUE DETECTIVE [HAD SOME GOOD BITS BUT ULTIMATELY DISAPPOINTING] 
COSMOS: A SPACETIME ODYSSEY 
THE ROOSEVELTS: AN INTIMATE HISTORY 

ONLY SEEN THE ONES I MADE NOTES TO

224 all time highs 2014 12 08  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
JP Morgan Chase & Co 
Visa Inc 
Walt Disney Company 
Home Depot 
Amgen Inc 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
Celgene Corp 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Medtronic Inc 
Abbott Laboratories 
Lowe's Companies 
Express Scripts 
Starbucks Corp 
Blackrock 
Danaher Corp 
Fedex Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
PNC Bank 
Covidien Plc. 
Regeneron Pharmaceuticals 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Franklin Resources 
Stryker Corp 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock 
Aetna Inc 
Air Products and Chemicals 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Cardinal Health 
Cigna Corp 
AON Plc 
Te Connectivity Ltd 
Avago Technologies 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
Synchrony Financial 
Western Digital Corp 
Sherwin-Williams Company 
United Continental Holdings 
Marriot International 
Cerner Corp 
Humana Inc 
Edison International 
Amerisourcebergen Corp 
Nidec Corp 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Autozone 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
Amphenol Corp 
Northeast Utilities 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Edwards Lifesciences Corp 
Credicorp Ltd 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc 
Essex Property Trust 
C.R. Bard 
Henry Schein 
Wisconsin Energy Corp 
Expedia Inc 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
Pall Corp 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
ING US Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Sealed Air Corp 
Raymond James Financial 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
Alleghany Corp 
Pinnacle West Capital Corp 
Alliant Energy Corp 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
Ingredion Inc 
Integrys Energy Group 
Reinsurance Group of America Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Hain Celestial Group 
Cubist Pharmaceuticals 
Gentex Corp 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
American Financial Group 
Live Nation Entertainment 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Smith [A.O.] Corp 
Kar Auction Services Inc 
Graco Inc 
Rollins 
Brunswick Corp 
Lennox International 
Springleaf Holdings Inc 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Equity Lifestyle Properties 
Dexcom Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
Retail Properties of America 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Steris Corp 
Validus Holdings 
Tyler Technologies 
Watsco Inc 
Brinker International 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Agios Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
Maximus Inc 
Hawaiian Electric Industries 
Vail Resorts 
Cavium Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Manhattan Associates 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
Portland General Electric Company 
Primerica Inc 
Enbridge Energy Management Llc 
Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
Newjersey Resources Corp 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Cimpress N.V. 
Impax Laboratories 
Group 1 Automotive 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Exact Sciences Corp 
One Gas Inc. 
Papa John's International 
Caci International 
J & J Snack Foods 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Mueller Industries 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Hudson Pacific Properties 
Cantel Medical 
Spansion Inc 
Proofpoint Inc 
American Assets Trust 
Lands' End Inc. 
Ptc Therapeutics Inc 
Examworks Group 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc 
Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
The Spectranetics Corp 
Dplo 
Achillion Pharmaceuticals 
Fibrogen Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Phibro Animal Health Corp 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Noah Holdings Ltd 
Qualys Inc 
Omnicell Inc 
Wd-40 Company 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
The Navigators Group 
Summit Hotel Properties 
Independent Bank 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Depomed Inc 
Nevro Corp 
Fcb Financial Holdings Inc. 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Coresite Realty Corp 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Omeros Corp 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc 
Ovascience Inc 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Aac Holdings Inc. 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Installed Building Products I 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
Zafgen Inc. 
Cempra Inc 
United Insurance Hld 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
The Bank of Kentucky Financial 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
Allied Motion Technologies 
Atlas Financial Holdings Inc 
Access National Corp 
Calithera Biosciences Inc. 
Affimed Therapeutics B.V. 
Monroe Capital Corp 
Nv5 Holdings Inc

A Fake Tinder Profile Followed Me Around The Internet And Taught Me About Race And Class 

"To matter in America, you can be so many things — so long as you’re not poor."

YOU'VE GOT TO BE ABLE TO BUY STUFF

Alexander Ilyushin on Twitter: "Multithreaded programming - theory and practice. http://t.co/cwRV2Ys1Id"  

NERD HUMOR WITH PUPPIES

Bankable Insight on Twitter: "This is a Russian priest sprinkling holy water on the central bank's servers in an attempt to stop the fall of ruble. http://t.co/LbJxlWBUcR"  

GOTTA BE A GAG

You can’t detox your body. It’s a myth. So how do you get healthy?  

"There’s no such thing as ‘detoxing’. In medical terms, it’s a nonsense. " ... 
LIKE COLON CLEANSING LOL

85 Ideas In Chronological Order

Added on by C. Maoxian.

BusinessWeek recently did a piece called The 85 Most Disruptive Ideas in Our History, which annoyed me because they didn't present them in chronological order, so here they are:

  

  • 1930 Refrigeration
  • 1933 Fixed-rate Mortgage
  • 1934 TV
  • 1935 Social Security
  • 1936 Name-brand Jeans
  • 1937 Whiteboard
  • 1937 GDP
  • 1937 IS-LM 
  • 1940 The Jeep
  • 1941 The Manhattan Project
  • 1941 Teenage Consumers
  • 1946 Venture Capital
  • 1947 Polaroid
  • 1947 AK-47
  • 1947 Microchips
  • 1948 Contact Lenses
  • 1948 Barcode
  • 1948 Information Theory
  • 1950 Credit
  • 1954 Kitty Litter
  • 1954 McDonald's 
  • 1955 Parkinson's Law
  • 1956 Shipping Container
  • 1956 Corporate Campus
  • 1956 The Organization Man
  • 1957 High-fructose Corn Syrup
  • 1958 The Jet Engine
  • 1959 Motown
  • 1959 Modem
  • 1959 Commercial Infant Formula
  • 1960 The Pill
  • 1960 OPEC
  • 1962 Wal-Mart
  • 1964 Southern Strategy
  • 1965 Singapore
  • 1965 Green Revolution
  • 1967 The Super Bowl
  • 1968 The Cubicle
  • 1970 Securitization
  • 1970 Shadow Banking
  • 1970 Shareholder Value
  • 1970 Workplace Safety
  • 1971 Starbucks
  • 1971 E-mail
  • 1972 Atari
  • 1973 Black-Scholes Model
  • 1973 Telecommuting
  • 1974 Laffer Curve
  • 1975 Free Agency
  • 1975 Billable Hours
  • 1975 Hollywood Blockbusters
  • 1976 VCR
  • 1976 Apple
  • 1976 Sexual Harrassment
  • 1977 Bottled Water
  • 1978 Outsourcing
  • 1978 The 401(k)
  • 1979 ESPN
  • 1979 One Child Policy
  • 1980 Cable News
  • 1982 Personal Fitness
  • 1983 GPS
  • 1984 Sportswear
  • 1985 Air Jordans
  • 1986 Perestroika
  • 1987 PowerPoint
  • 1988 Global Warming
  • 1988 Al-Qaeda
  • 1989 Junk Bonds
  • 1991 Open Source
  • 1993 HTML
  • 1994 Amazon.com
  • 1995 eBay
  • 1997 The Innovator's Dilemma
  • 1998 High-frequency Trading
  • 1998 Google
  • 1999 Napster
  • 1999 The Euro
  • 2000 Gay Marriage
  • 2000 DNA Sequencing
  • 2003 The Poverty Lab
  • 2004 Facebook
  • 2005 YouTube
  • 2006 Twitter
  • 2007 Smartphone

Walking Through QCOM Play

Added on by C. Maoxian.

The short idea from the other day (QCOM) is working out and I thought I'd walk through a day trader's approach to a swing trading idea. 

If you're sitting in front of a screen all day (or night) long, you can really dial down your risk by monitoring tiny time frames (like the three- and five-minute charts) and spot low risk spots to enter. A dentist swing trading this has her stop up above $74.84 because she doesn't have the time to watch every tick. A day trader can put on a huge position because her stop is so tight, or she can start small but build up very fast to huge as things clearly go her way.  

Countertrend KEY Turns

Added on by C. Maoxian.

I look at that entire recent rally in KEY as a countertrend move which has now come to an end ... I'd like it to give everything back. Look at RF or FITB among other regional banks for confirmation. If the set-up fails, that's also valuable information and will show that the rotation into financials has legs.

Links for 2014 12 08

Added on by C. Maoxian.

Korean Air Chairman’s Daughter Deplanes Crew Over Nuts - Bloomberg  

GOOD FOR HER, MUST KEEP STANDARDS HIGH

panda visa  

SPEEDY SERVICE

Here's a timeline of every failed thing Putin has done to shore up the ruble bloom.bg/15XpeX7 via @BloombergNews  

Neemantools  

"The average waiting time for leather belts is about 1 month. 2-5 months for wildlife knives, kitchen tools, timber framing tools, drawknives and froes. 2-3 months for Longbows." 

WHY NOT OUTSOURCE WORK TO CHINA? ;-)

Neemantools  

KNIVES ARE $400 TO $800 A POP

Neemantools  

IN LATVIA OF ALL PLACES

Sliding window, project Feldbalz by Sky-Frame - sliding windows - architecture at STYLEPARK 

ANOTHER GLASS BOX ON LAKE ZURICH

When Is One Ready to Get Married? | The Book of Life  

WHEN ONE IS READY TO PROCREATE ... KIDS TODAY DON'T WANT TO SIGN THE CONTRACT THOUGH

Feedlots - Mishka Henner  

BUT IS IT CAPITAL A.R.T. ART? I EAT LOTS OF TENDERLOIN AND HAVE NO DESIRE TO SEE THE PROCESS THAT CREATES IT

The Feynman Lectures on Physics  

THE KID SHOULD SEE THIS

85 Years, 85 Ideas - Businessweek  

CAN I VIEW THEM BY YEAR? WRITE A BLOG POST

Beijing CBD At Dusk | The Sinocism China Newsletter  

"I’ll miss this view." 

WHEELS IN MOTION

ReliOn Ultima Blood Glucose Monitor - Walmart.com  

NOT AVAIL .. MONEY IS IN PAPER STRIPS ;-)

WALMART IS EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTOR

Glycemic Index  

FOOD Glycemic index (glucose = 100) Serving size (grams) Glycemic load per serving 
BAKERY PRODUCTS AND BREADS
Banana cake, made with sugar 47 60 14 
Banana cake, made without sugar 55 60 12 
Spon...

10 Ways to Balance Blood Sugar Naturally  

HONEY

Brain Food: How to Eat Smart  

demands a constant supply of glucose — primarily obtained from recently eaten carbohydrates (fruits, vegetables, grains etc.). ... The brain needs Goldilocks portions of energy: not too much, not too little. ... The glycemic index ranks foods according to how they affect blood glucose levels. Pretzels are high on the index, because they cause blood sugar to rise very quickly. Raw carrots, by comparison, have a low glycemic ranking. ... "Despite broad similarities, food affects everyone's brain a little differently." .. THAT'S THE TRICKY BIT, IT'S A HIGHLY COMPLEX, INDIVIDUAL SYSTEM

David Blaine braves brain damage to challenge world record for staying awake | Daily Mail Online  

He added: "After 36 hours of sleep deprivation it's like being drunk, 72 hours and paranoia sets in, Day Four the mind goes into hallucinations and you're dreaming while awake.

"The problem is there's no way to know how to offset brain damage or to train for this because there isn't sufficient research. I believe the first guy's mistake was not being in great physical condition. Also he used stimulants to keep awake, which I assume did him in."

HE WAS A MESS WHEN HE EMERGED FROM THE BLOCK OF ICE IN NYC ... SAID HE'D NEVER GET SLEEP DEPRIVED AGAIN (guess he changed his mind)

Girl at Center of Suspected Abuse Case Dies: Report | the Beijinger  

NASTY BIZ TURNS TRAGIC ... IF THIS GUY WIGDAL RESPONSIBLE FOR HITTING HER, THEN HE NEEDS TO BE TRIED FOR MURDER ... 

"Volunteers said he was informed immediately about her death, but none would reveal how he knew or who told him, nor what his reaction to her death was."

ALL THOSE LOATHSOME EVANGELICAL ENABLERS NEED TO BE DRIVEN OUT (IF THEY'RE FOREIGNERS)

"Reports from 163.com last night state that Wigdal was interviewed by police on Sunday. Beijing Police released no further information on the matter, including whether or not they had detained him."

CRAZY. CHINESE PRESS TRYING TO PUT THE HEAT ON.

Here Are Some Other Crimes Mark Wahlberg Needs Pardoned  

YES HE WAS A PUNK BUT AN AMBITIOUS ONE

174 all time highs 2014 12 05  

Berkshire Hath Hld B 
Wells Fargo & Company 
JP Morgan Chase & Co 
Visa Inc 
Walt Disney Company 
Abbvie Inc. Common Stock 
Mastercard Inc 
21St Century Fox Class A 
21St Century Fox Class B 
Honeywell International Inc 
Medtronic Inc 
UBS Ag Common Stock 
Allergan Inc 
Lowe's Companies 
Starbucks Corp 
Blackrock 
Danaher Corp 
Mckesson Corp 
Asml Holding N.V. 
PNC Bank 
Delta Air Lines Inc 
Ace Limited 
Illinois Tool Works Inc 
Reynolds American Inc 
The Travelers Companies Inc 
Hca Holdings Inc. Common Stock 
Aetna Inc 
Air Products and Chemicals 
PPG Industries 
Kroger Company 
Allstate Corp 
Northrop Grumman Corp 
Cigna Corp 
AON Plc 
Te Connectivity Ltd 
Avago Technologies 
Hilton Worldwide Holdings Inc. 
Ameriprise Financial Services 
Chubb Corp 
L Brands Inc 
Western Digital Corp 
United Continental Holdings 
Humana Inc 
Omnicom Group Inc 
Zimmer Holdings 
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd 
M&T Bank Corp 
Amphenol Corp 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. 
Genuine Parts Company 
Citizens Financial Group Inc/Ri 
C.R. Bard 
Expedia Inc 
Mohawk Industries 
Advance Auto Parts Inc 
Tim Hortons Inc 
Jazz Pharmaceuticals 
Wyndham Worldwide Corp 
Church & Dwight Company 
ING US Inc 
Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings 
Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. 
Ashland Inc 
Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance 
Raymond James Financial 
Dentsply International Inc 
Darden Restaurants 
W.R. Berkley Corp 
Sei Investments Company 
Mednax Inc 
RPM International Inc 
Spirit Aerosystems Holdings 
Spirit Airlines Inc 
HD Supply Holdings Inc 
Partnerre Ltd 
Hain Celestial Group 
Gentex Corp 
Mallinckrodt Plc Ordinary Share 
American Financial Group 
Live Nation Entertainment 
Hcc Insurance Holdings 
Axis Capital Holdings 
Spectrum Brands Holdings 
Graco Inc 
Brunswick Corp 
Lennox International 
Rlj Lodging Trust 
SS&C Technologies Holdings 
Dexcom Inc 
Erie Indemnity Company 
Swift Transportation Company 
Northstar Asset Management Grou 
West Pharmaceutical Services 
Steris Corp 
Validus Holdings 
Watsco Inc 
Brinker International 
Servicemaster Global Holdings I 
Berry Plastics Group Inc 
First American Corp 
Clarcor Inc 
Vail Resorts 
Cavium Inc 
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust 
Cracker Barrel Old Country Store 
Manhattan Associates 
Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc 
J2 Global Communications Inc 
Primerica Inc 
Enbridge Energy Management Llc 
WGL Holdings Inc 
Allegiant Travel Company 
First Citizens Bancshares 
Marriot Vacations Worldwide Cor 
Asbury Automotive Group Inc 
Cimpress N.V. 
Group 1 Automotive 
Dupont Fabros Technology 
Exact Sciences Corp 
One Gas Inc. 
G-III Apparel Group 
American Equity Investment Life 
J & J Snack Foods 
Monolithic Power Systems 
Mueller Industries 
Chesapeake Lodging Trust 
Cantel Medical 
Spansion Inc 
Proofpoint Inc 
Lands' End Inc. 
Anacor Pharmaceuticals 
Dominion Diamond Corp 
Core-Mark Holding Company 
The Spectranetics Corp 
Saia Inc 
Fibrogen Inc 
Chimerix Inc 
Great Western Bancorp Inc. 
M/A-Com Technology Solutions Ho 
Clubcorp Holdings Inc 
Hawaiian Holdings 
Bluebird Bio Inc 
Quaker Chemical Corp 
Sage Therapeutics Inc. 
Avalanche Biotechnologies Inc. 
Chatham Lodging Trust [Reit] 
Nevro Corp 
Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc 
New Media Investment Group Inc. 
Sunedison Semiconductor Limited 
Esperion Therapeutics Inc 
K2M Group Holdings Inc. 
Ovascience Inc 
Echo Global Logistics 
Universal Insurance Holdings Inc 
Square 1 Financial Inc 
Installed Building Products I 
Boot Barn Holdings Inc. 
United Insurance Hld 
Re/Max Holdings Inc 
P.A.M. Transportation Services 
Ocular Therapeutix Inc 
Nathan's Famous 
Vectrus Inc. Common Stock 
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Bar Harbor Bankshares 
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Nv5 Holdings Inc

Apostille Form 

Apostilles and Notary Certifications  

FOUND IT ...

NJ Apostilles 

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'A Universe Beneath Our Feet': Life In Beijing's Underground : NPR  

"They're all the service people in the city," she says. "They're your waitresses, store clerks, interior designers, tech workers, who just can't afford a place in the city." 

AND MASSEUSES ... PROFESSOR SIM'S "RAT TRIBE" 

"everything that they put out in their rooms gets a bit moldy, because it's just very damp and dank underground" 

YES, IT'S A DISTINCT SMELL ... YOU CAN QUICKLY TELL WHEN YOU'RE ABOVE GROUND WHO LIVES UNDERGROUND

Beijing school rush makes property prices higher than Mayfair - Telegraph  

LUCKY TO HAVE FANGCAODI AVAILABLE TO US

Historical Pictures on Twitter: "The original Twitter from 1935. http://t.co/ErlTVixr5X"  

TWEETS DISAPPEAR IN LESS THAN TWO HOURS THOUGH

外籍男子非法收养11个中国孩子 被疑借公益敛财_网易新闻中心  

"没有履行相关手续" ... "希望警方的介入,能让这些疑问水落石出" ... WHERE WERE THEY FOR THE LAST TEN YEARS?

Anne Stevenson-Yang: Why Xi Jinping’s Troubles, and China’s, Could Get Worse - Barron's 

SHE WAS BEARISH ON QIHOO ... 

" Her disenchantment arises from the stark inequality of wealth and opportunity, the thuggishness of the Communist elite, and the amount of chicanery and accounting fraud engaged in by Chinese companies and government organs."

DOESN'T MEANT THE GROWTH ISN'T REAL

"The country is now submerged by the tsunami of bad debt"

IS IT? 

"China is a cheap place to live if one is willing to eat rice, cabbage, and pork, but it’s expensive as all get out once you factor in the cost of decent housing, a car, and health care."

SHE'S RIGHT ABOUT THAT

"There’s even an outside possibility that China’s economic miracle could end up in a fiery crash landing"

I DON'T SEE IT BUT IT'S A GOOD WAY TO ATTRACT CONSULTING CLIENTS

"If one has the ability to own a house in Sydney over an apartment in suburban Shenzhen, the choice is obvious."

CHOICE MADE LONG AGO

"Many Chinese regard apartments as capital-gains machines rather than sources of shelter."

NAH, MORE LIKE STORES OF VALUE

"Xi openly disdains Western democratic values."

HE DID SEND HIS DAUGHTER TO HARVARD THOUGH

"The intent is not moral purification by the Xi administration but instead the elimination of political enemies and other claimants to the economy’s spoils."

WELL, IT'S MAYBE BOTH THAT AND A GENUINE ATTEMPT TO CHANGE THINGS, WE'RE NOT REALLY SURE

EXPLAINER: Chinese license plates - what do they all mean?

WE HAVE A BLACK JING A PLATE WITH SOME 8'S IN IT ... CAN'T SELL OR TRANSFER IT ... BIT OF A WASTE WHEN WE LEAVE

Elise Hu - Washington, DC, NPR News, University of Missouri-Columbia | about.me  

SCARY PIC

The Cali Town Where Chinese Billionaires House Their Kids & Mistresses  

WHAT IS VOCATIV?

STOCK CONNECTOR, DIM SUM ISSUES DRAW ON HONG KONG YUAN DEPOSITS  

Direct trading between the Chinese and South Korean currencies began on Monday, with traders and government 
officials in Seoul saying transactions were more active than expected. 
 China's State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE) had approved a total of 298.4 billion yuan Renminbi 
Qualified Foreign Institutional Investor (RQFII) quota to 93 entities as of Nov 28, the regulator said on Friday. 
 The Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury of Hong Kong, K C Chan, started his week-long visit in Europe 
on Dec. 1 to boost bilateral relations between Hong Kong and Europe and to promote the former British colony as the 
world's premium offshore Renminbi hub. 
 ASIFMA and Thomson Reuters launched a white paper on Tuesday, examining the implications of, and outlook for, 
the recently launched Shanghai-Hong Kong Stock Connect scheme.

How the Brain Uses Glucose to Fuel Self-Control  

"at rest, the brain consumes about 25% of your circulating glucose, despite constituting only about 3% of your body weight" 

" during a tough self-control task, circulating glucose levels plummet, consumed by hardworking frontal neurons. And, remarkably, self-control improves if subjects sip sugary drinks during the task" 

"Subjects indicated their level of anger through the number of pins they’d put into a voodoo doll representing their spouse." 

" the effect of low blood glucose on willpower and judgment fits into a larger story about how stress has the same bad effects (and disrupts frontal cortical function) when it comes to violent behavior as well. The largest lesson is that who we are and what we do must always be considered in the context of the biology occurring inside us." 

YEP BUT IT'S AN INCREDIBLY COMPLEX SYSTEM, HARD TO GAME

Vegetable Spawns Larceny and Luxury in Peru - NYTimes.com  

"a pungent, turnip-like vegetable called maca" ... CHINESE DEMAND CHANGES EVERYTHING FOR EVERYTHING

BBC News - Hong Kong's hidden rooftop slums  

LOT OF THOSE ON THE MAINLAND TOO

Fei Chang Dao: Here’s How the Xinhua Twitter Feed Responded When Asked How It Circumvents the Great Firewall to Get on Twitter  

FIT TO SKIRT

Them Empty Bed Blues

Added on by C. Maoxian.

A J.C. Johnson song, made famous by Bessie Smith ... recorded by her in 1928, I believe. Not sure if lyrics below completely accurate, but I love them.

I woke up this morning with an awful aching head,
I woke up this morning with an awful aching head,
My new man had left me just a room and an empty bed.

Bought me a coffee grinder, got the best one I could find,
Bought me a coffee grinder, got the best one I could find,
So he could grind my coffee, 'cause he had a brand new grind.

He's a deep-sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong,
He's a deep-sea diver with a stroke that can't go wrong,
He can stay at [or touch] the bottom, and his wind holds out so long

He knows how to thrill me, and he thrills me night and day,
[Lord] he knows how to thrill me, and he thrills me night and day,
He's got a new way of loving, almost takes my breath away.

[Lord] he's got that sweet somethin', and I told my galfriend Lou,
He's got that sweet somethin', and I told my galfriend Lou,
From [or, 'Cause] the way she's raving, she must have gone and tried it too.

When my bed get empty, make me feel awful mean and blue,
When my bed get empty, make me feel awful mean and blue,
My [or, 'Causesprings are getting rusty, sleepin' single like [or, the way] I do.

Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night,
Bought him a blanket, pillow for his head at night,
Then I bought him a mattress so he could lay just right.

He came home one evening with his fair head way up high,
He came home one evening with his far head way up high,
What he had to give me made me wring my hands and cry.

He give me a lesson that I never had before,
He give me a lesson that I never had before,
When he got through teachin' me, from my elbows down was sore.

He boiled my first cabbage, and he made it awful hot,
He boiled my first cabbage, and he made it awful hot,
Then he put in the bacon and it overflowed the pot
When you get good lovin' never go and spread the news,
When you get good lovin' never go and spread the news,
They'll double cross you and leave you with them empty bed blues.

 

Links for 2014 12 06 07

Added on by C. Maoxian.

haribo by sales rank  

DID I LINK TO THIS BEFORE?

haribo at amzn  

LINKS TO AMAZON FROM US WEBSITE

The Magnetic Fields, Reluctant Rockers  

"Stephin Merritt is a reluctant rock star, he’s a little shy and dislikes applause" 

CLEARLY OUR KIND OF NUT

guardian top 1000 song list  

Windows Update: Frequently Asked Questions Applies to Windows 8.1 Here are answers to some common questions about updating Windows automatically. Show all What is automatic updating? With automatic updating, you don't have to search for updates online or  

With automatic updating, you don't have to search for updates online or worry that critical fixes or device drivers for Windows might be missing from your PC. Windows Update automatically installs important updates as they become available. You can also set Windows Update to install recommended updates automatically or let you know that they're available. You can also choose whether to turn on Microsoft Update, which delivers updates for other Microsoft products. Optional updates, such as language packs and updates from Microsoft Update, aren't installed automatically.

Turn automatic updating on or off Windows 7  

Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button . In the search box, type Update, and then, in the list of results, click Windows Update.

In the left pane, click Change settings.

Under Important updates, choose the option that you want.

Under Recommended updates, select the Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates check box, and then click OK. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms - YouTube  

Quantcast - Top Ranking International Websites

http://online.wsj.com/public/resources/documents/CovOriginal.pdf  

Tu'ppence - Mary poppins - YouTube  

The New Republic and the Beltway media's race problem - Vox 

建筑绘 平装 – 2014年10月1日 飞乐鸟 (作者)  

ZLZ BDAY

花之绘•38种花的色铅笔图绘 平装 – 2012年12月1日 飞乐鸟 (作者)  

ZLZ BDAY

Faber-castell 辉柏嘉 48色经典彩色铅笔 油性彩铅(48支/盒)  

GET FOR ZEN LAN ZHI'S BDAY

Beijing virtual reality commuter - YouTube  

SOMEONE SHOULD PUNCH HIM

This is a solid best of 2014 list from @IsaacFitzgerald. No, I will be bold: It is the correct best of 2014 list. buzzfeed.com/isaacfitzgeral… 

  

Robert Reich: How a Wealthy California Town Makes Sure No Poor Kids Attend Its 'Public' School | Alternet alternet.org/education/robe…  

SICK EDU SYSTEM IN US

China gives US list of 100+ corrupt Chinese officials who have fled to America. trov.es/1w5nre8 

HOW MANY IN ARCADIA?

“@dtiffroberts: Here's Why China's Stock Rally Will End in Tears - Businessweek via @BW buswk.co/1vU1w6r pic.twitter.com/wpK5Vxgid8”  

“New Republic” not funded with fascist money  

"the money inherited traces back to the inventor of the sewing machine, Isaac Merritt Singer. While the money does trace back to the Singer Sewing Machine Company, Isaac Singer did not invent the sewing machine, and Peretz’s uxorial nest egg traces back to Edward Clark, Singer’s patent lawyer, who was granted a full partnership in return for wresting the sewing machine patent away from the actual inventor, Elias Howe."

BEHIND EVERY GREAT FORTUNE LIES A GREAT CRIME, NEVER FORGET IT (including zuckerberg's)

Zhou Yongkang also accused of disclosing state secrets, multiple mistresses, enriching mistresses. goo.gl/ZHZrX9  

中共中央决定给予周永康开除党籍处分将周永康涉嫌犯罪问题及线索移送司法机关依法处理-新华网 j.mp/1tRyscz Zhou Yongkang expelled from CCP  

经查,周永康严重违反党的政治纪律、组织纪律、保密纪律;利用职务便利为多人谋取非法利益,直接或通过家人收受巨额贿赂;滥用职权帮助亲属、情妇、朋友从事经营活动获取巨额利益,造成国有资产重大损失;泄露党和国家机密;严重违反廉洁自律规定,本人及亲属收受他人大量财物;与多名女性通奸并进行权色、钱色交易。调查中还发现周永康其他涉嫌犯罪线索。周永康的所作所为完全背离党的性质和宗旨,严重违反党的纪律,极大损害党的形象,给党和人民事业造成重大损失,影响极其恶劣。

A big deal -> MT @BloombergNews: Former security chief Zhou Yongkang arrested and expelled from the Communist Party bloom.bg/12s3D6Q 

China expels Zhou Yongkang from Communist party gu.com/p/44vy3/stw

Uh oh… RT @drgrist: Rolling Stone no longer stands behind UVA rape story: rollingstone.com/culture/news/a… This is going to be ugly.  

Foreign man suspected of child abuse 'missing'. ow.ly/Frb9F  

China Arrests Ex-Security Chief, Zhou Yongkang, in Graft Case, via @nytimes @chubailiang nytimes.com/2014/12/06/wor…  

The Xinhua report that came after midnight on Zhou's case. Classic DC-style Friday night news dump comes to Beijing. news.xinhuanet.com/politics/2014-…