Monday, March 25, 2019

Apple be sandboxing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Monday it will launch a credit card with Goldman Sachs Group Inc this summer that will be synched with iPhone users’ Apple Wallet and can be used to buy Apple products at a discount.Speaking at an event at the iPhone maker’s headquarters in Cupertino, California, Vice President for Apple Pay Jennifer Bailey said the new Apple Card service will work through the company’s wallet app Apple Pay.
Users of the card, which will be issued by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, will earn 2 percent cash back on all purchases made through the digital wallet or 3 percent cash back on Apple products.
Apple is adding intelligence to the wallet, making a prequals system.  Facebook is building a money capable network.  I am sure Google has their secret thing going.

The gift that keeps on giving

Father of Sandy Hook victim found dead in apparent suicide: police

The father of one of the children killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday morning at his office in Newtown, Connecticut, police said.
In these cases we deal with voters' regret.

This is the "Well regulated militia..."  clause, designed by the founders to avoid their own voter's regret.

After the mass shooting parents wonder, 'How did my vote, pertinent to a well regulated militia, impact school security?"  On self discovering they were fooled by Scalia and the gun nuts, they blame themselves for the anarchy.

It is foolish of the NRA to go around telling fathers that bearing arms is some manly rite of citizenship, they lose that one. Voters got a problem, choosing between Republican mass shooters and Dem cartel members.

Republicans would be wise to dump the NRA and they then get the entire Nixon vote. As a Republican, I would run on the anti-NRA platform, make sure that I am their mortal enemy. Anti-NRA anti-Cartel, gets the Nixon vote this time around.

Just in time for budget review

The ten year curve collapse, from 2.7 to 2.4 is a 30 basis point drop in a quarter, that adds 60 billion in spending to the Federal budget. An offering, a contribution to Congressional efforts. An award for Congress producing one Republican tax and sequester proposal. If the Dems were 'shovel ready' they could strike a deal, grab some low yield.

Five Dem senators running for prez

Green New Deal vote tests Dem unity in Senate

The senators are mostly having primaries that favor the socialist view, NGD, Medicare for all, infrastructure, tax the wealthy. 

But they have to vote on budget items, it is extaordinaries time. Hence they are caught in the bind of having to vote their socialist views before shifting center, and that means tax and sequester. Sequester is the not-present answer. The Dems also have to deal with Cuomo and his bunch complaining about exemption caps. California pushing education funds. I am having a hard time seeing Dems in either body assembling a budget.

Sunday, March 24, 2019

A tax and sequester Republican

But Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi (R-Wy.) had his own ideas [on the budget].
On Friday, he released a budget proposal that seemed to rebuke Trump’s decision to stash $96 billion in new defense spending in the off-book Overseas Contingency Operation (OCO) fund. Instead of adding to OCO, as Trump suggested, Enzi drew down the funds in the account, and phased them out altogether after two years.
But that was just the start.
Enzi’s budget formally called for slashing a combined $126 billion from current spending levels, both in defense and non-defense.
“Strengthening America’s future for our children and grandchildren begins by putting our nation on a more sustainable fiscal path and reducing our nation’s deficit spending, which is approaching $1 trillion per year,” Enzi said.
The move earned the praise of defcit hawks, who have lamented a steady increase in spending, even as the GOP tax law eats into revenues.
“Under this plan, deficits stay under $1 trillion, peaking in 2022 at $939 billion and returning back to their historical average as a share of the economy by 2024. Under current policies, trillion-dollar deficits return as soon as next year,” said Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.
Cut both defense and non-defense.  The add a progressive tax income, then cut payroll taxes, then a bit of default.

Dems will be confused in mourning the Mueller report, and their AOC Melters are getting nervous feet. I dunno how Nancy will get control of that crowd.

California's new residents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A caravan of some 1,200 migrants from Central America and Cuba began moving towards the U.S. border from southern Mexico this weekend, migration authorities said on Sunday.
The National Migration Institute said the migrants were already inside Mexico when they opted to form a caravan in the southern city of Tapachula on the border with Guatemala.
Early on Saturday, the large group of people set off towards the town of Huixtla in the southern state of Chiapas, a route followed by previous groups heading north, the institute said.
LA got them covered, medical, homes, and education; all taxed up and ready to go.  Fresno is a horrid place for the poor, do not go there.

The original conspiracy became foreign policy

Mueller found that there was no Trump-Russia conspiracy but did not 'exonerate' the president on obstruction

Build hotels.  

And I am kind of warming up to the idea, cheaper and better than military bases.I would trade a hotel if the tent ladies would go away, for example. There is a contrary opinion, the story about Reagan housing marines in a hotel and getting them blown up. In fact, that incident started the whole mess.

So we have the belt bomber problem mixed with the hotel policy. Focus on high security hotels, VIPs only.

Getting those Medical taxes

State General Fund dollars accounted for only $3 billion of this $53 billion increase in Medi-Cal spending between 2007–08 and 2018–19. This relatively small jump in General Fund support for Medi-Cal is remarkable in light of periodic concerns that the program is putting the squeeze on California’s General Fund budget. Instead, Medi-Cal’s spending growth has largely been supported with non-General Fund sources of revenue. Specifically, the remainder of the $53 billion spending increase between 2007–08 and 2018–19 — around $50 billion — came from federal funds ($35.3 billion) and other non-federal funds, such as state taxes paid by managed care organizations (MCOs) and fees paid by hospitals ($14.2 billion). Since 2007–08, federal funding for Medi-Cal has increased by 129%, while other non-federal funds have grown by more than 1,600%.
By trick of accounting, they separate state taxes between general funds and targeted taxes, but the state total is about 20 billion. The federal total is about 35 billion. We can see that new states taxes have accounted for most of the tax growth, and that will continue with newly enacted state Obamacare taxes, or more fake 'green' taxes, or another tax on wealth, other than property tax. Then we have direct payment by county budgets, maybe another 15 billion. That will be going up in tandem.

Where will the schools get their money? Already spent? The only thing left is more federal spending, but that be vetoed, no doubt; or prop 13 revision.

Not so bad

There is no means of avoiding the final collapse of a boom brought about by credit expansion. The alternative is only whether the crisis should come sooner as the result of a voluntary abandonment of further credit expansion, or later as a final and total catastrophe of the currency system involved.

What is a total catastrophe of the currency system?  1972 was not a total catastrophe, 1932 maybe led  WW2, but not directly caused.

By total catastrophe, Hayek must have meant non-adiabatic requantization. So what? It is still not total, generally it is a partial default, generally followed by some reforms.

What the Australians really mean is that we have to reset time/space now and then so the X axis works. Just do it less then and more now.

Finding rectangles in the IO Manager

Your callback from the muse handler, you have a position change. Move the cursors, then call the window tree. Five steps down the tree finds the appropriate window, execute the call back.  All of these separate modules are Snippets, API thingies, ganged together.

A 64 bit address field, everyone is in user space. Everyone agrees on a common form for a rectangle and all calls have universal interface, there is generally a commons for the format.  The range o9f window managers is extensions, from games in high speed to high def to strategy. Snippets with universal interface and common sense about distributing functionality.