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Can be taken in two ways.

1. job opening

2. a pursuance of a lunatic that is to be annihilated or kept within inescapable confines

We can add a 3rd way, and that is a joke. Example:

“Lunatic”
by J. H. Hill

I like hunting fossils, a hobby that isn’t exactly my wife’s favorite. On one excursion, I found the petrified bones of a squirrel-like mammal. When I brought them home and told my wife what they were, she squelched my excitement.

“I’ve heard of many a squirrel bringing a nut home,” she remarked, “but this is the first time I’ve heard of a nut bringing a squirrel home.”

Haha! I can’t stop laughing! But let’s go back to the 1st possible meaning which is the job opening. Disturbing, isn’t it? But how prevalent. Perhaps we have ceased to be disturbed about it, too.
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Kedrosky today on risk-aversion between Catholics and Protestants:

We examine the relations between mutual fund risk-taking behaviors and local religious beliefs. We find that funds located in regions with lower Protestant population or higher Catholic population tend to have higher volatilities of fund returns, consistent with Protestants (Catholics) being more (less) risk-averse compared to general population.

More here.

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If you agree that Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus, well, it seems that common Martian mental problems may differ from Venusians.

From our previous (light) discussion on how fictional characters in Watchmen and Batman may indicate various personality disorders and traits, notes from the World Health Organization indicate that even amongst Men and Women there are unique predispositions:

Some of the findings are intuitively easy to accept, such as alcoholism in men:

The lifetime prevalence rate for alcohol dependence, another common disorder, is more than twice as high in men than women. In developed countries, approximately 1 in 5 men and 1 in 12 women develop alcohol dependence during their lives.

And post-traumatic stress from sexual violence in women:

The high prevalence of sexual violence to which women are exposed and the correspondingly high rate of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following such violence, renders women the largest single group of people affected by this disorder.

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528 Hz, the frequency for transformation and DNA repair.

There is a special sound and color of love according to Dr. Horowitz, a Harvard-trained award-winning investigator. Broadcasting the right frequency can help open your heart, prompt peace, and hasten healing. “We now know the love signal, 528 Hertz, is among the six core creative frequencies of the universe because math doesn’t lie, the geometry of physical reality universally reflects this music; these findings have been independently derived, peer reviewed, and empirically validated,” Dr. Horowitz says.

The third note, frequency 528, relates to the note MI on the scale and derives from the phrase “MI-ra gestorum” in Latin meaning “miracle.” Stunningly, this is the exact frequency used by genetic biochemists to repair broken DNA – the genetic blueprint upon which life is based! MI – 528 Hz – relates to crown chakra. Dr Puleo suggests an association with DNA integrity.

The regular “C” that we all know of in this culture (which is from the diatonic scale of do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do) is not the 528 Hz frequency “C.

A regular “C” vibrates at a frequency of 523.3 Hz.

The “C” of 528 Hz used for DNA repair is part of an ancient scale called the Solfeggio Scale.

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Good piece on Seeking Alpha about market correlations: these days individual fundamentals don’t seem to matter as much as general market trends:

We used to be a market influenced by lemmings, but now they run the market. Remember two weeks ago? Every asset up… get out of the way. Risk is ON! Five weeks ago? You own stuff? Loser! Risk is OFF! 12 weeks ago? Everything must go up! Last week? Sell sell sell… everything!

The measured correlation of markets is around 80%, which indicates investing is more a game of follow the leader than picking opportunities.

Read on here.

And for anecdotal proof, here’s how the price of crude oil is correlated with other commodities: like alcohol:

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s financial regulator has fined and banned a former broker for manipulating oil prices by buying more than 7 million barrels while on a drinking binge.

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) said it fined Steven Perkins, a former employee of PVM Oil Futures Ltd, 72,000 pounds ($108,000) and banned him from working in financial services for at least five years for carrying out trades without the authority of clients or his employer.

Perkins’ unauthorized trading pushed the price of Brent crude oil futures up to almost $73.50 a barrel — at that point the highest level prices had hit on the InterContinental Exchange in 2009.

The rest of the insanity here.

It’s an absurd game we play.

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Just following the story of the Latin beauty who was allegedly fired from her job due to excessive attractiveness.

Citibank the lady’s ex-employer, is calling Debrahlee a publicity hound, much to her anguish.

Corporate sexism and peer pressure gone absurd. On the other hand, it could be a late function of the last recession.

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Medieval Sex Ed

Cape Town’s latest fad on negative reinforcement for rapists.

Evolutionary remedy or revolutionary digression?

Thanks to Filipino Free Thinkers for bringing this to my curiosity.

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