| Political Talk|| re: Milton Friedman - Consumer Advocacy v. Self Interest - Tigahs on 2/22/14 at 9:57 pm|
[quote]let me ask those who support consumer protection laws one question: which choices do you believe need to be made for you (by others, obviously) with regards to your role as a consumer buying products and/or services? [/quote]
I never noticed transfats adding any flavour, I would be fine wi...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Give me 5 reasons why next football season won't be fun as hell. - Tigahs on 2/21/14 at 6:43 pm|
1) bc TM7 set a high bar for what constitutes "fun" for LSU football, we won't see that for another generation or perhaps never
2) Lack of elite QB
3) Does our defense still suck? Who knows..
4) no SEC night games, maybe Bama if we're lucky
5) No Jarvis Landry...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sickest You've Ever Been? - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 5:40 pm|
[quote]For whom. Nobody knows who's working for WHOM anymore.
But seriously, surely this is BS huh?
I'll tell you this much,
I'll never know with certainty the underlying motive for the attempt (or is it "of the attempt? lol), but just to stay ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did you know there was racism in Louisiana? A Portlander informed me of this - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 2:06 pm|
Posted by xXLSUXx on 2/7 at 7:04 pm to SpidermanTUba
basically all southern women are submissive and ignorant.
| O-T Lounge|| re: Did you know there was racism in Louisiana? A Portlander informed me of this - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 2:03 pm|
[quote]Anyway, shortly after I had to break up a fight between this girl's boyfriend and her boyfriend's brother. [/quote]
Why I don't live in Louisiana anymore, you don't have to find trouble, it finds you....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Sickest You've Ever Been? - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 1:58 pm|
I got tagged in the hospital following a failed CIA assassination attempt (cant get into details about it, and it could have been another intel agency and/or cutout, not ruling that out, nobody knows who's working for who anymore)...
| O-T Lounge|| re: salary versus job quality - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 1:54 pm|
[quote]I guess the bottom line is would you take a 50% pay cut for a better professional quality of life? Is it really worth it?[/quote]
I'm mulling over that exact same question right now, my new job is too demanding, I get paid twice as much as the old one but twice the work and exponentially...
| O-T Lounge|| re: My son in his national commercial - Tigahs on 2/8/14 at 11:05 am|
| Political Talk|| re: St. George in National news - "Baton Rouge's Rich Want New Town" - Tigahs on 2/7/14 at 2:12 am|
It's Bloomberg News at that, not exactly known for slanting to either right or left of the political aisle ...
| O-T Lounge|| Bill Gates spends entire 1st day back at work trying to install Windows 8.1 l - Tigahs on 2/7/14 at 12:03 am|
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
GATES SPENDS ENTIRE FIRST DAY BACK IN OFFICE TRYING TO INSTALL WINDOWS 8.1
POSTED BY ANDY BOROWITZ
REDMOND, WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Bill Gates’s first day at work in the newly created role of technology adviser got off to a rocky start yesterday as the Microsoft founde...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Most intense LSU game you've ever been to? - Tigahs on 1/11/14 at 11:15 pm|
LSU - Florida 2007
even more so than Georgia 2003...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Colorado pot shops likely targets of cartels, say experts - Tigahs on 1/11/14 at 11:11 pm|
If they are targets, then why aren't pharmacies also targets?...
| Money Talk|| re: Alright Louisiana natives, explain yourselves... - Tigahs on 1/11/14 at 12:36 pm|
That's bc we're.more attuned with how the world works. There is not real physically intrinsic worth in money itself, it's what it can get you that matters (boats n hoes and stuff like that)...
| Political Talk|| re: Mayor Kip Antagonizing St. George residents... amid Public School Scandal - Tigahs on 1/9/14 at 9:38 pm|
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 4:17 pm|
The two are related, of course, but I know you know I'm right on this (in general, esp. regarding govt subsidies to the poor) so I am not going to take the time to argue this thing out... bc at the end of the day SFP, you're never wrong....
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 4:07 pm|
You're really stretching it there, and sifting the discussion away from the stimulative effect of govt subsidies to how govt subsidies distort the market, just concede you are wrong on this and call it a day, you're not all-knowing, it's okay to wrong on the poli-board every once in a while lol...
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:58 pm|
He doesn't have a firm grasp of basic macro/micro-economic principles...
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:56 pm|
[quote]money doesn't...the government believes that it does [/quote]
Only for about a 10th of the overall economy, which is likely still too much but who really knows...
Some societal institution needs to allocate a portion of the aggregate wealth generated by society to finance projects the p...
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:50 pm|
[quote]yes, but $1 will always be $1, even if it's split up 1,000 ways (or into whatever the smallest denomination is) [/quote]
Right, but the dollar spent 1,000x in a year on consumer goods has much more of a stimulative effect on the economy than say a dollar spent on holding a share in Apple (...
| Political Talk|| re: Replacing Social Welfare Programs with a Min Income Payment - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:46 pm|
Unfortunately that might be the most optimal, politically palatable solution -- though I don't think 15k/yr less all social welfare funding is sufficient to keep the masses at bay, they still out number the rich in terms of # of votes.
I've always been supportive of forced sterilization of peopl...
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:36 pm|
[quote]but that doesn't make the $1 spent magically get bigger. it is just split up amongst people along the chain. the impact never gets LARGER than $1. the impact can never do this b/c it is a mathematical impossibility
the only "multiplier" is government stripping away more and more of that $...
| Political Talk|| re: How are government subsidies "stimulative"? - Tigahs on 1/5/14 at 3:32 pm|
Because its a consumer-targeted wealth transfer and consumers increase demand for economic goods and services, its really not that difficult to understand. Of course there are varying levels of efficiency (esp on the financing side) as to which redistribution mechanism is the least inefficient....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Does FB official mean real relationship? - Tigahs on 12/29/13 at 11:39 am|
| O-T Lounge|| re: so last night i learned about the singularity - Tigahs on 12/28/13 at 3:09 pm|
If anything the elite class of humans will merge with AI systems and rule the world as a dominate race of cyborgs....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Weirdest Place You Ever Woke Up In After Passing Out - Tigahs on 12/25/13 at 7:43 pm|
**Side of a lake after banging some girl after my cousins wedding
**NOPD central lockup
**Ryan Llame's mom&dads bed after eating 30 valiums
**Floors of random people's apts that I went to for after party's after out bar hopping in NOLA...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 136 Recreational Weed Bar Licenses issued in Colorado - Tigahs on 12/25/13 at 7:42 pm|
[quote]what kinda cars are they showing up in....lexus or mercedes?[/quote]
Lexus, and I smoke daily...
| O-T Lounge|| re: 136 Recreational Weed Bar Licenses issued in Colorado - Tigahs on 12/25/13 at 7:37 pm|
[quote]Apparently Kashonly thinks only white potheads can be productive to society but not African Americans.[/quote]
| Political Talk|| re: What does our government do really well? - Tigahs on 12/18/13 at 3:20 pm|
What level of govt? federal, state, local?
**The CDC seems to have its shite together.
**The Supreme Court does a decent job at constitutional interpretation (sans Bush v Gore)
**FERC does a good job regulating interstate power flows
**Data releases (USDA, EIA etc)
| Money Talk|| re: Options data analysis -- need help - Tigahs on 12/13/13 at 9:43 pm|
You could see if short straddles generate statistically significant profits, if so that would suggest market is overpricing risk ( path peso problem.)[/quote]
Good idea and will probably test the inverse too (long straddles, underpricing risk))...
| Money Talk|| re: Options data analysis -- need help - Tigahs on 12/13/13 at 9:40 pm|
Solid advice, started looking at volatility surface against the underlying forward curve (though will probably use the in-house futures forecast I developed for this particular exotic commodity. Thought of incorporating the black-shole volatility calc fixes but the quants said it wasn't necessary gi...