What will be the next big story, the next 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, OJ Simpson saga, etc.?
I hope it isn't another mass shooting.
John Boehner has a massive stoke.
Some gun nut will shoot up Washington and kill the wrong people. There are so many Vets who are not getting proper treatment for psychiatric disorders, Teagaggers who blame Obama for everything that is wrong with guvernment, or someone who lives paycheck to paycheck and is in financial straits because of the furlough. Take your pick.
Dragging Republican leaders into the town squares of America and whipping them. Flash Flogs!
I fear the next big story will be Kimye get married.
Some group will hack into the software systems of major banks, hedge funds, 401ks, etc.
Suddenly, all at once, financial transactions will be stopped. Trillions of dollars of monetary value will be wiped out.
Even Goldman Sachs will be crippled.
It will be just like "The Day the Earth Stood Still."
Since mass shootings are as common as rain showers now, I doubt that will be our next 9/11.
Goldie Hawn cuts her bangs.
Your lips to god's ears, Della.
Fukishima the second act.
Massive Earthquake in Oklahoma!
Worldwide coverage of my next epic BM.
Program trading triggers historic crash in metal prices. Later, published reports of large gold/silver discoveries will further decimate the market.
As this happens, small investors will continue to purchase gold/silver at 'bargain' prices. The floor will drop even lower to an inflation-adjusted price of $540 per ounce for gold and $9 per ounce for silver.
a. shore up demand for depressed government securities
b. eat away at portfolios held by survivalists
c. allow gold to be diverted to more industrial uses
d. prompt SEC investigations of Glen Beck - which will yield nothing
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We are switching to the new platform for The DataLounge this weekend. All of our mobile users have been using it for over a week and all first time users have been using it for about a month - which adds up to well over one million users. So we're ready to end this phase of the testing and move everybody to the new site. (more)
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But it was time for a change and with the huge shift to mobile it was long overdue. We've taken this opportunity not only to update the look but also make major changes under the hood (or "bonnet" if you're either British or pretentious or both). And we have to prepare for 2016 - a presidential election year where we can normally expect to see a 60% jump in traffic (yes, we've seen 5 presidential elections so far…Christ we're old).
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