21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

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21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby John » Fri Mar 20, 2015 10:44 pm

21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Yemen suicide bombings bring sectarian civil war closer

** 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/xct.gd.e150321.htm#e150321




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Yemen suicide bombings bring sectarian civil war closer
Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies


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Generational Dynamics, Yemen, Sanaa, Aden,
Islamic State / of Iraq and Syria/Sham/the Levant, IS, ISIS, ISIL, Daesh,
Yemen, Houthis, Sanaa, Aden, Ali Abdullah Saleh,
Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi, Saudi Arabia,
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, AQAP,
Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei,
George Bush, Mideast Roadmap to Peace, Mahmoud Abbas, Gaza,
Congressional Quarterly, Cassandra, Trojan Horse

Jimmy

Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby Jimmy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:06 am

John,

I really like your site, and have been reading it for several years. One objection is that you seem to have a real axe to grind with GenX, and it causes bias in your analysis. For example, you said that incompetent GenX managers were responsible for the Healthcare.gov failures. I don't believe this is entirely true. For example, the GenX project manager repeatedly warned of the problems, and seemed like a good public servant:

http://www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconside ... asnt-ready

It was Kathleen Sebelius, a 65 year old Boomer who was responsible for the unrealistic schedules and estimates at US HHS. She, of course, blamed the contractors. She resigned.
http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/k ... 08396.html

Marilyn Tavenner, a 63 year old boomer and the administrator for CMS in charge of healtcare.gov, was characterized as cruel, uncaring and tantrum throwing. She later stepped down.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/won ... ping-down/
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11 ... launch-no/
Tony Trenlke was directly under her and in charge of Healthcare.gov. Again, another boomer.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/fed ... pped-down/

As usual, GenX is the fall guy for decisions made by Boomers who are still in charge. No one listened to the GenX PM, who warned of serious problems. In fact, he was thrown under the bus by another CMS boomer administrator, Cheryl Campbell.
http://www.thewire.com/politics/2013/10 ... hao/70914/

I'm all for putting blame where its due, but when Boomers are in charge, GenX doesn't have much choice but to work for them. You can't be fair and attribute the Healthcare.gov failure to GenX, when Boomers were in charge of it. I suspect it is the same story almost everywhere else. GenX has to follow Boomer's lead until they finally get out of the workplace and GenX can run things and start cleaning up the mess.

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Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby John » Sat Mar 21, 2015 10:19 am

You're right. I should have blamed both Boomers and Gen-Xers.

Raymond R

Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby Raymond R » Sat Mar 21, 2015 11:35 am

As a 58 year old boomer I agree that members of my generation is just as much blame for the state of our world as the Gen. Xers. IMHO the boomers have been the most wasteful and destructive generation in the history of the English speaking world. Our appointment with the grim reaper is coming none too soon

Jimmy

Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby Jimmy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:29 pm

Boomers are the most greedy and self centered generation in history, and their greed has left an economic disaster for GenX.
http://www.economist.com/node/21563725

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Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby John » Sat Mar 21, 2015 12:55 pm

The evidence about these matters is clear, as I've posted many times.

The financial crisis was caused by Gen-Xers who purposely created
fraudulent subprime-mortgage backed synthetic securities, knowing they
were faulty, and then sold them to Boomer investors hoping to screw
them.

It was impossible for the Boomers to have been responsible for this,
because the technology necessary to develop these fraudulent
securities was developed and promulgated in the 1990s by "financial
engineering" courses in colleges. Boomer managers could not have
created one of these securities if their life depended on it. They
were purposely created by thousands of Gen-X financial engineers.

The Boomer managers were responsible to the extent that they allowed
this to happen. In particular, the Senate showed that the banks took
collections of B rated subprime mortgage securities, and used a
"slicing and dicing" process to transform them into A rated
securities. This is mathematically impossible, and the Boomer
managers should have realized that and stopped them. Instead, they
went along with criminal activities of the Gen-Xers.

** Financial Crisis Inquiry hearings provide 'smoking gun' evidence of widespread criminal fraud
** http://www.generationaldynamics.com/pg/ww2010.i.smoking100414.htm


In the computer industry, I've seen things horrendous things from
Gen-Xers that would have been completely unthinkable in the 1990s,
when the Silents and Boomers were in charge. Once the Gen-Xers were
in charge, the amount of fraud, corruption and criminality has
increased to a level that I never imagined would be possible in my
lifetime.

When I write about the "destructiveness and self-destructiveness" of
Generation-X, I mean Generation-X, not the Boomers. However, the
Boomers are to blame for going along with the criminality, and that
makes the equally culpable.

MarvyGuy

Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby MarvyGuy » Sat Mar 21, 2015 2:58 pm

Don't forget HFT algos which are destroying the market started in 2009. I have worked for Silents, Boomers, and Gen Xers - I don't like to work for X'ers who are very "me" centered (will take credit for my work almost every time) and Boomers tended to not pay close enough attention. Silents were tough but fair. John I have found your research very close to what I have seen in my life and while everyone is different (worked for an excellent Boomer once) the trends are there to see. When I ask the X'ers where they think their X'er colleagues have invested their company pension fund I get nothing but blank stares.

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Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby gerald » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:08 pm

MarvyGuy wrote:Don't forget HFT algos which are destroying the market started in 2009. I have worked for Silents, Boomers, and Gen Xers - I don't like to work for X'ers who are very "me" centered (will take credit for my work almost every time) and Boomers tended to not pay close enough attention. Silents were tough but fair. John I have found your research very close to what I have seen in my life and while everyone is different (worked for an excellent Boomer once) the trends are there to see. When I ask the X'ers where they think their X'er colleagues have invested their company pension fund I get nothing but blank stares.


What has happened to integrity and one's word? I am a pre boomer? born in 1945, I agreed to "contracts" for construction with several "pre" boomers.
I agreed to work and price and the only agreement was a scrap of paper where we agreed upon price and work to be completed ( less then one page with improper spelling, no lawyers) -- they did what they said ,I paid what I said. -- no problem. --- what has happened to society? -- oh and by the way, they were of various "racial" groups. no problem. --- our society is fuc@ed up. --- sorry


By the way I read that regarding flying planes, things have gone from what you can't do --- to--- what you can do. Big difference.

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Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby John » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:24 pm

John wrote:> The Boomer managers were responsible to the extent that they
> allowed this to happen.


This has to be qualified. One thing I observed and also personally
experienced was that anyone who tries to prevent this criminality is
dealt with harshly. If the Gen-Xers are in charge, you'll be fired.
Yves Smith's Naked Capitalism blog about 8 or 9 years ago published
information about Gen-X financial managers practicing extortion on
their Boomer managers to go along with the criminality by threatening
to bring down the entire company.

It's possible that there are multiple levels of extortion going on.
The financial engineers threaten extortion to force their CEOs to go
along with the criminality, and then the CEOs, who are giving enormous
sums of money to the Obama administration, threaten extortion to force
Obama to go along with the criminality, or expose them for having
received criminally obtained money. Perhaps that's the reason why
Holder has refused to prosecute anyone for the financial crisis.

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Re: 21-Mar-15 World View -- Benjamin Netanyahu's 'no Palestinian state' scandal exposes political fantasies

Postby gerald » Sat Mar 21, 2015 8:37 pm

John wrote:
John wrote:> The Boomer managers were responsible to the extent that they
> allowed this to happen.


This has to be qualified. One thing I observed and also personally
experienced was that anyone who tries to prevent this criminality is
dealt with harshly. If the Gen-Xers are in charge, you'll be fired.
Yves Smith's Naked Capitalism blog about 8 or 9 years ago published
information about Gen-X financial managers practicing extortion on
their Boomer managers to go along with the criminality by threatening
to bring down the entire company.

It's possible that there are multiple levels of extortion going on.
The financial engineers threaten extortion to force their CEOs to go
along with the criminality, and then the CEOs, who are giving enormous
sums of money to the Obama administration, threaten extortion to force
Obama to go along with the criminality, or expose them for having
received criminally obtained money. Perhaps that's the reason why
Holder has refused to prosecute anyone for the financial crisis.


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