Apple may have a disappointment on its hands…

Although even mediocre sales for Apple would be massive for almost any other company, the iPhone X, the device released for the tenth anniversary of the iphone, may not draw the usual legion of fans.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-25/apple-tells-iphone-x-suppliers-slow-down-component-delivery

Re-posted from Zero Hedge.

John

John Comments: Innovation in this sector is clearly slowing and product cycles should be slowing rather than maintaining the pace it has for the recent few years, as only increment changes are made. The exception being the facial recognition, which is a creepy advancement that I hope to avoid for as long as possible. 

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Merkel wins another term, but now presides over a government that is ideologically fractured

Merkel wins another term, but now presides over a government that is ideologically fractured

Although Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union won 33 percent of the German vote and remaining the largest parliamentary group, the percentage fell meaningfully as the third place group, the Alternative for Germany party made gains that surprised many observers. The four-party government is likely to challenge Merkel surrounding issues such as the Euro and immigration.

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/24/german-exit-poll-shows-angela-merkel-is-on-track-for-fourth-term-as-chancellor.html

Re-posted from CNBC.

John

John Comments: As an outside observer, it appears that the “centrist” policies of the Merkel government have enraged or emboldened a portion of the population that believes that the course of Germany may be forever changed by the open border policy championed by Merkel. Although it is not surprising that many Germans feel compelled to help refugees due to an almost systemic guilt following the 1940’s Germany, it is becoming evident that many asylum seekers are not the best fit for a progressive Germany, bringing crime to many areas of Germany. Additionally, bailout after bailout for nations like Greece also cause some citizens to question if Germany should maintain a leading role in the EU, which generally appears to be a bureaucratic basket-case. 

 

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It Was the Deep State that Colluded with the Russians, not Trump

It Was the Deep State that Colluded with the Russians, not Trump

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/09/it_was_the_deep_state_that_colluded_with_the_russians_not_trump.html

Re-posted from American Thinker.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: All the fake news and misleading MSM makes getting to the truth harder, but not impossible…

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U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Just Off Coast Of North Korea: 4 Reasons Why This Time It’s Different

U.S. B-1B Bombers Fly Just Off Coast Of North Korea: 4 Reasons Why This Time It’s Different | Zero Hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-23/us-b-1b-bombers-fly-just-coast-north-korea-closest-21st-century

Re-posted from Zero Hedge.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: What is going on between the US and North Korea is not healthy, and it’s getting worse…

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Is Missile Defense Dangerous?

Is Missile Defense Dangerous?

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/09/is_missile_defense_dangerous.html

Re-posted from American Thinker.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: It’s all dangerous, don’t be deceived…

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Putting America’s Record-Breaking $20 Trillion Debt In Global Context

Putting America’s Record-Breaking $20 Trillion Debt In Global Context | Zero Hedge

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-09-23/putting-americas-record-breaking-20-trillion-debt-global-context

Re-posted from Zero Hedge.

Geoff

Geoff Comments; The US is not even in the top 10 countries with the worst debt problem, does not mean we are OK, far from it…

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10 things to hate about Mueller and the Russia investigation

10 things to hate about Mueller and the Russia investigation – Business Insider

http://www.businessinsider.com/is-robert-mueller-trustworthy-russia-investigation-trump-2017-9?utm_source=feedburner&amp%3Butm_medium=referral&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+businessinsider+%28Business+Insider%29&utm_content=FeedBurner+user+view

Re-posted from Business Insider.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: Read and understand…

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Puerto Rico dam: Evacuations begin along river

Puerto Rico dam: Evacuations begin along river – CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/us/puerto-rico-guajataca-river-dam-evacuations/index.html

Re-posted from CNN.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: Puerto Rico can’t seem to get out of it’s own way, from overhead power transmission to a failing dam, it seems destined for years of recovery…

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Apple has shed $50 billion — bigger than the entire value of eBay, Target or Ford

Apple has shed $50 billion — bigger than the entire value of eBay, Target or Ford — since it unveiled the new iPhone

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/09/22/apple-market-cap-after-iphone-8-iphone-x-reveal.html

Re-posted from CNBC.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: Continues challenges of introducing 3 different models of iPhones, and a watch phone with connectivity problems will continue to erode the value of Apple stock, until it is all resolved…

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This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb

This is no way to dismantle a nuclear bomb – CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/22/opinions/north-korea-no-way-to-dismantle-bomb/index.html

Re-posted from CNN.

Geoff

Geoff Comments: The lack of understanding between the US and North Korea, will continue to lead to more misunderstanding until someone stops the game, something that appears not to be happening soon enough…

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