Iran Pay-Off 84X Bigger: Impeachable?

Oh, you didn’t hear?

Well that $400-million in foreign cash that the Golfer in Chief dispensed to Iran is turning into the least of our worries.

So is the reported earlier this week that the real number was PURPORTED TO BE $1.7-BILLION.

Because as of this morning, the real number is looking like it could be over $33-BILLION.

How much money is $33-BILLION?

You see, big numbers like this are hard to comprehend. But with this much money you could hand out a million dollars to every person in a city of 30,000. Yes, including those in bed, the nearly dead, and the not –yet read. So big effing pile of dough.

Here’s the part no one is yet asking: Where in US Law is the president given this much discretion?

Or is there some back-room “deal” with the Paul Ryan wing of the democratic party that we’re not privy to and is that why the last budget was a rubber-stamp laydown by turncoat Ryan?

Search Results: Crooked or Good?

Another topic we went into for Peoplenomics.com subscribers Wednesday is worth repeating this morning:

Put the number “33.6” into the Bing News Search Engine this morning. As we expected the first four stories related to this taypayer-funded Obomination.

Now let’s do the same thing at Google News and see what we get.

Was the outrage the #1 story? No. That was something about soccer and Arsenal and Barcelona.

Second story, maybe? I mean pissing away $33.6 billion tax dollars is a big deal, right?

No…not there. Second slot in Google’s returns was about the Everton-Brahimi deal.

Surely the third story?

No, this was a 33.6% upside potential for Rednow plc in the Google returns we looked at.

Finally….in fourth place comes the Iran Pay-Off story.

As we explained to Peoplenomics readers, this is not to charge Google with pro-Obama, pro-democrat bias.

It is just a report of how two search engines react to a simple number input. Google results are wider and Bing zooms in on the Iran payments. And – if you put a dollar-sign $ in front of the search term, then you get the Iran story as lead.

While such fine points of search may be claimed as bias, we won’t do that. We’re just here to help “troubleshootize” (to borrow a Googlism) your search results.

Which leaves us with the learning for the week: Unitize search to troubleshootize results.

On a different search in the news engines?

The Bing results for our daily “hillary health” returned “71% of doctors say Hillary Clinton’s health concerns serious.”

On the Google side the same search lead is “Sarah Silverman: Only F**cking A**holes question Hillary.”

Gee: I guess this leaves me with a choice to make: Do I believe the stand-up comic that I’ve never heard of, or 71% of doctors on a site I’ve never visited before… hmmm.

Then (and this is the rough part) how to I algo that? In other (Boolean terms) how do I write that little bit of code?

Maybe the Google source chose [Breitbart page Silverman] because of Breitbart’s Alexa score which is the 228th most popular site in current US traffic. The ZeroCensorship.com site’s Alexa rank this morning looked to be about 34,551 in the US. (UrbanSurvival’s rank is 74,094 in the US just for comparison. Our rankings skyrocket when the market collapses because this site is a counter-cyclical….but I digress…)

How would Bing make the call to go with the [71% of doctors] story, then?

Oh, jeez…long list of possibles.

How many sites like Drudge have picked up the story is one possible. Another is current searches on Bing. The list of reasons is limited to the algorithm designer imagination. Which leaves a vast area for speculation.

Still, the topic will be around for a long time. Some will claim Google is slanting the news pro-Obama and I see how that argument could be data-based.

On the other hand, if Bing is basing on search trends, doesn’t that have the potential to contribute to the “digital mob” concept? You know – where a story goes viral so it moves up the results, which spreads it more, which is how things like Ferguson escalate in social.

Still, when you see a number like this $33.6 billion pop up, toss a dollar sign in front of $33.6 and press either button.

Because the only search results that matter are a) Who said they could piss away my tax money like that? And b) Where is this kind of cash-jack authorized in the Laws of these once United States?

Meantime, rumors of right-wing FB supression continue – amped by reports that the co-founder of FB is tossing $20 mill in the beat Trump kitty.

NK Nukes

Number 5 is alive!

Big Fed Doings

Under-reported as hell:

Federal Reserve Consumer Debt report out yesterday says consumer debt is going up at a 5.8% annualized rate. Credit card use going up 3.4% annualized – which given inflation is around 2% and pop-growth due to legal and illegals and looked the other ways and births is 1% that’s a no growth world. More gory details in the report here.

Even if you don’t get it, the market does with futures down 100 on the Dow. (Hold the applause on my going short I told you about last week, lol…)

Janet’s Thumb

With the Election/Transaction just down the road a bit, we always like to report the Fed H.6 money creation report – which discloses after-the-fact money creation by the Fed

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Damn shame they don’t denote how much of this went to Tehran, huh?

US Department of Bad People

At least 20 Marines face punishment over Muslim recruit’s suicide

Philippine Senate to Debate Bill Calling For Arrests Without Warrants

Zuckerberg accused of ‘abusing’ power after Facebook removes Vietnam war photo

Justice Department reportedly granted Clinton email scrubber immunity

Arizona woman sentenced for faking cancer diagnosis in late-term abortion

Friday at the Useless

Geraldo Rivera ‘filled with regret’ after supporting Roger Ailes

Kindergartner misses first day of school after being left on bus

TGIF, huh?

Comments

Iran Pay-Off 84X Bigger: Impeachable? — 27 Comments

  1. Too bad the CIA overthrew Iran’s Democratically-elected Mosaddegh in the 1950’s and started all this. Blowback is a bitch, eh. Please send me the list of all the countries Iran has invaded. I would like to compare it to all the places we have brought freedom and democracy.

  2. How did you ever write news summaries before the Drudge Report?
    I dare you to give your readers five days of news reports that do not crib from Drudge, WorldNetDaily, Breitbart, Alex Jones or Rush Limbaugh.

  3. Well said, Wavecrave. I was about to post something similar. I’m no Obama fan (or a fan of any POTUS for that matter), but in this case, using a bit of diplomacy, and returning a countries frozen assets, could be one of the more sensible things the US has done. And remember, it is not Iran that has the US surrounded by its military bases, nor is it Iran that has been carrying on military aggression, invasion and regime change (whether direct or covert) in other countries for the past many decades. Yes, Iran is allied with our “enemies” and provides support. Why wouldn’t they? Anyway, seems warhammer has too much influence? This is surprising to me. Then again, everyone has to try to keep their job, and there are prying eyes everywhere. I get that.

  4. Just thinking out loud – my guess is that Saudi Arabia has hit peak oil production and the curve of decline that they are on is in reality much faster than previously understood hence allowing them to be sued over 9/11 while at the same time the Obama Administration appears to be kissing the Iranians ass for the petroleum they possess – strange stuff going on – not a peep out any Con – gress critters……

  5. “How much money is $33-BILLION?”

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/12/16/paul-ryan-betrays-america-1-1-trillion-2000-plus-page-omnibus-bill-funds-fundamental-transformation-america/

    I think they are all bad.. it is even worse than the millionaire releif act of 1978 that sold out Jimmy Carter and tossed it all on the backs of the middle class..
    As for me.. I think everyone that is an incumbent should be voted out of office..yet over ninety percent will be voted back into office.. give themselves another raise take off for vacation and to the Macarena all at the public’s expense

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiBYM6g8Tck

  6. could this drop be the start of the G-20 protocols and the beginning of the global currency reset with the chinense yuan (pron. ‘hen’- it drives me crazy with all the ‘juan’, ‘yoon’, ‘yun’ pornuciations; if you dont think so, then google.translate.com and enter ‘yuan’ and then the audio link to listen) now included in the basket and gold backed also.

  7. You seriously never heard of Sarah Silverman? Really? And, I have never been in favor of and detest corporations controlling elections…except in the case of Dustin Moskovitz and his billions…This is the time when all corporations need to band together and defeat the brainless, scourge of a man that is ruining our country, one hilariously dumb and fact free comment at a time. I am still waiting for Trump to say…”I was never serious…I was just trying to see how many incredibly stupid Americans I could get to vote for my “reality Show” style campaign”

    • Oh, BS!!! The ONE that has helped ruin your country is Hillary. Voting for Iraq, murdering Libyans and our own service personnel as well as breaking the laws repeatedly has been and is the REAL THREAT TO AMERICA!!! You cannot compare the two. Hillary is a proven criminal of devastating consequences to this country! Get out from under the rock you live under!

  8. The Iran payoff money, if accurate at $33 billion, is (roughly) $100 FOR EACH U.S.A. citizen (~ 325 million residents). $400 for a family of four – quite a lot of groceries. Who does our government represent?

  9. George

    What kind of downside do you see to the market from the 200 point downside today ??

    Curtis

  10. I think you may have uncovered some mechanics of Bing vs Google searches. Bing is obviously returning relevancy to the search term and Google is returning relevancy related to how often news stories have been clicked in relation to the search term. Later in the day you may notice as the story spreads, the number of stories increase in google. Also, as of just now, the #1 story on google is the 33.6B abomination.

  11. I’ve read your stream of consciousness for years and have watched your thinking become more and more unsound.
    I used to enjoy your musings on future thinking when you partnered with Cliff. Since that split, after you mirrored his ideas, you’ve become seemingly fearful and xenophobic.
    Sad, you seem quite bright but fearfully misdirected.
    I hope you find your way back.

    • Please!!! Where have you been? Oh, yeah, not here!!! George is so far ahead of the curve, you must be caught in a rip tide heading out to sea.

    • Cliffs work became irrelevant when the man found out and started down loading missifomation on the net. Hence the dream escaping was started, because the man can’t get there yet. Where have you been man!!!!!

  12. Well Sarah Silverman has always been a leftist and a crap head. Obviously when you debate a leftist, all rules of debate are out the window, along with civility and reason. I claim “Point of Privilege”, and “Point of Order” with this rabid, ignorant women. Who’s entire argument is shout you down, and use unjust accusations from the social engineering crowd to make YOU the violater of THEIR sense of right and wrong !!

  13. George – talking about the digital mob. You get the digital peasants all in an uproar over your mistaken opinion built on faulty facts – tax dollars to Iran, backroom deals and other smears.

    That’s one of the downsides of social media and the Internet. Anyone can post anything and other people believe it and start spreading the misinformation believing it to be true.

    Below is a link to a story from 01/17/2016. Backroom deal? Nope. Tax dollars? Nope. Urban Survival being misinformed and spreading the hay? Yup. You have a greater duty not just to your readers, but to promoting a fair and honest debate.

    In 1979 Carter froze between $100-150Billion in Iranian assets. The case has been tied up in the Hague ever since. How many people are going to read what you wrote, believe it and tell others that Obama has paid Billions in our tax dollars to Iran? Not good.
    http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/17/politics/us-pays-iran-1-7-billion/

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journalist%27s_Creed

  14. Zuckerberg apparently can’t differentiate between child porn and war porn. There is a difference.