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billbrasky 2 years ago on Study: Hedge funds manipulate stock prices

If you are not familiar with window dressing and other performance "enhancing" tactics you probably have no business investing in individual stocks as a small investor. Over the long run retail investors making buy decisions based on single day moves in stock price are doomed from the start. Get some investment advice from a professional you trust.

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billbrasky 2 years, 4 months ago on Two bicycle races gearing up this weekend

Anything that gets people interested in a healthy activity is a positive for the area.

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billbrasky 2 years, 6 months ago on Authorities investigate pit bull bite

"Everybody saying that pit bulls go crazy and bite people. That pit bull didn't go crazy that pit bull went pit bull."

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billbrasky 2 years, 6 months ago on ACLU sues Mo. county over prayers at meetings

John, the burden of proof is with the believer. Anyone of science will tell you that we really have no idea were all the matter in existence came from. In fact we can only account for 5% of all existing matter in the universe. Unlike religion science doesn't claim to know all the answers. Yet, science is progressed by those who aren't satisfied with the answer, "God created everything"

"Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear." Thomas Jefferson

Praytell who created the creator?

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billbrasky 2 years, 8 months ago on Mo. reissues lost $1M check for tax refund

I never mentioned roman numerals...

On day one of Accounting 101 you learn that (assets = liabilities + Stockholders equity)

and that 1m equals $1,000 vs 1mm equals $1,000,000

This being an article related to accounting / finance I figured you could have it right. Hopefully those in the Capital understand the difference.

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billbrasky 2 years, 8 months ago on Mo. reissues lost $1M check for tax refund

Tisk Tisk...

Anyone savvy with numbers clearly understands 1m actually represents 1,000.

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billbrasky 2 years, 9 months ago on Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

It can't be too long before Facebook begins to lose popularity among the younger generations of social media users. For example, by the time I have teenage kids how could it possibly be cool for them to be using the same social media sites that their parents and grandparents use? Now and certainly gaining popularity among employers, higher education, athletic programs, and high security government jobs who monitor online media, it is becoming much more important for individuals to be politically correct and reasonable with what they share on sites such as Facebook.

It looks like the degree of professionalism which was previously only associated with your LinkedIN account is now becoming the standard for Facebook as well.

Could this be the start of sending part of social media underground?

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billbrasky 2 years, 9 months ago on Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

Edit: As long as the demand by job seekers is greater than supply of jobs from employers...

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billbrasky 2 years, 9 months ago on Job seekers getting asked for Facebook passwords

Ah the beauty of free markets at work. No one forced you to submit an application to a job that requires a Facebook review. Sure times are hard and jobs are few and far between. But, if employers were having a hard time finding qualified employees who would consent to a Facebook review they would certainly stop requiring the reviews. As long as the demand for jobs exceeds the supply it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that employers will do whatever they deem necessary to find suitable applicants.

Personally I think it is a little creepy that at your job interview you and your interviewer, most likely a stranger, would sit together and look over your online life. I'm sure I would feel like my privacy was invaded, but I have to remember I need a job and I better "play ball."

No doubt in industries were qualified applicants run thin I doubt this is a common practice.

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