Author Archives: bullmarket

Military Exercises in the Baltic and Russian Arms Sales

Every four years Russia stages a large multi-day national military preparedness exercise in different strategic regions of the vast country. The strategic regions are East, Central, Caucasus and West. Russia will hold these exercises this year in its West or Baltic Region. Zapad means West in Russian. Hence the maneuvers have come to be called the Zapad maneuvers. The Baltic ...

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Equifax Attack Exposes 140+ Million to Identity Theft – Stock Drops Like a Rock

Credit card reporting agency Equifax was hacked this summer, and we’re just now finding out about it. The attack, which is the third major cybersecurity threat for the agency since 2015, reportedly exposed personal information – including Social Security numbers – of an estimated 143 million people. Lenders rely on data collected by credit bureaus like Equifax to make decisions ...

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The Inconvenience of Hurricane Irma

Holy crap am I spoiled. For the last several days, I’ve experienced the inconvenience of Hurricane Irma. I’m having to wait an extra 20 minutes to get gasoline. The major grocery chain Publix doesn’t have a good supply of my favorite fizzy water, and they seem a bit crowded right now. Plus they were out of Woinder Bread so I ...

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Universal Basic Income – What a Stupid Idea

Virgin CEO Richard Branson is the newest addition to a growing number of tech entrepreneurs and Silicon Valley executives who are renewing the push for Universal Basic Income (UBI). In a Universal Basic Income system, everyone is entitled to a free standard salary just for being alive. Think of it like a massive welfare system. Today’s push for UBI comes ...

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