Surveillance will follow us into ‘the metaverse,’ and our bodies could be its new data source

Virtual reality headsets learn more about you than traditional screens. That could be good news for creepy companies.
— Read on www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/surveillance-will-follow-us-into-e2-80-98the-metaverse-e2-80-99-and-our-bodies-could-be-its-new-data-source/ar-AASJWht

PC Take: Holy Fuck $FB $AAPL

Cannabis compounds stopped COVID virus from infecting human cells in lab study | Fortune

In the study, the compounds bound to spike proteins found on the virus and blocked a step the pathogen uses to infect people.
— Read on fortune.com/2022/01/12/cannabis-compounds-stop-covid-virus-infecting-human-cells-lab-study/

THEREFORE, SMOKE SOME WEED.

$NUGS

UPDATED: SAG Awards Shock SNUB Spielberg’s “West Side Story” for Best Ensemble, Love Gaga and “Gucci,” Send Back “Pizza” | Showbiz411

UPDATED: SAG Awards Shock SNUB Spielberg’s “West Side Story” for Best Ensemble, Love Gaga and “Gucci,” Send Back “Pizza” | Showbiz411
— Read on www.showbiz411.com/2022/01/12/updating-live-sag-noms

One thing Tesla learned from Apple | 🤣🤣🤣

From Jack Ewing’s “Why Tesla Soared as Other Automakers Struggled to Make Cars” on the front page of Sunday’s New York Times.
— Read on www.ped30.com/2022/01/09/apple-tesla-supply-chain/

Papi Chulo Take: One thing? 🤣🤣🤣. $AAPL #DNA is all over @elonmusk, $TSLA and @spacex.

Mark Gurman: Silly $AAPL Analyst. Dude gets paid stacks for this “research”

“What should we expect? Probably a new iPhone SE, at least.”
— Read on www.ped30.com/2022/01/09/apple-gurman-march-april/

21 Take: Could be June, possibly July, outside chance there’s an event in August but there will definitely be one in September.

Um, can an IB please send me a job application? I’d like to make 600k a year creating this kind of dart-board research…

Mark Gurman: Here’s what Apple has in store for ’22 | Uncle PED

From Gurman’s “Power On” newsletter, posted Sunday to Bloomberg.com subscribers.
— Read on www.ped30.com/2022/01/02/apple-gurman-2022-preview/

Papi Chulo Take: Tell me what $AAPL is going to do. Everyone already knows what  Inc is going to do.

Papi Chulo’s Huge $AAPL early ‘22 PREDICTION…

First, a word from PED about this upcoming week for $AAPL.

— Read on http://www.ped30.com/2021/12/26/apple-trading-strategies-12-27-21/

Papi Chulo Take: what Josh Brown said on Wednesday has NO RELEVANCE TO $AAPL cause the hammer in the stock poo-poohed it Friday.

Papi Chulo HUGE PREDICTION:

On Jan 3, 2022 at 5:30am PST, $AAPL will inform the market and the world that they will have a revenue shortfall of guidance they did not give.

Not financial advice. Not definite.

Just something to think about and put an expectancy value in your models.

Good luck with your trading.

And best wishes for ’22. Let’s make it better than the last 2.

From the desk of Liberty Veritas: “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it”

Let’s start this by giving credit to Edmund Burke who is credited with the above quote. After all, we don’t want to be mistaken for ROBINETTE and be accused of plagiarism.

With that said…

Congressional democrats seem to have a selective memory and refuse to learn from history.

The last two Democrat POTUS’ (Obama & Clinton) both had majorities in the Senate & the House during the first 2 years of their first term in the White House.

Both of those men misread the political tea leaves during those first couple of years and decided to ram through a left wing radical agenda. The result was absolute annihilation when the midterm elections rolled around. In fact, Obama presided over the biggest loss ever, losing over 1000 Democrat seats from local to state to federal levels.

Fast forward to today, instead of learning from the lessons that both Clinton and Obama learned in addition to the shellacking they took this past Tuesday in Virginia, Seattle, Minneapolis, Buffalo, Long Island in addition to many other outcomes not to mention the dogfight Phil Murphy had in New Jersey, congressional democrats are now trying to push their radical and extreme bills without the requisite 72 hours needed for congressional members to read the bill and without a score from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).

Once again, congressional Democrats are misreading the political tea leaves.
Then again, maybe they are not misreading and maybe they have accepted the fact that they are going to lose their majorities in the 2022 midterms and want to force feed the American people their Socialist, Marxist, Bolshevik, Progressive and Woke agenda.

Either way, congressional Democrats are out of touch, refuse to acknowledge the political headwinds and seem to only want to cater to the extreme faction of their own party which is merely a small sliver that makes up the overall membership of both the Senate and the House.

Maybe the Democrats pursuit of these extreme and radical positions could help the GOP win enough seats during the 2022 midterms that gives them super majorities for at least a couple of decades which would basically scuttle the Democrats turbo charged march towards Venezuela like socialism.

No wonder Democrats don’t like history and want to erase it. History is not littered with moments, actions and events that is kind to the democrats…FACTS.

The GOP is sitting in an advantageous position if political history is a predictor of future events.

-LV-

From the Desk of Liberty Veritas…

What If?

During the Virginia gubernatorial debate, democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe said “I don’t think parents should tell schools what they teach children.”

That dangerous position is held by many on the left and they systematically trying to remove parents from any involvement in their own kids education and healthcare.

But, What If…

What if middle and high schools, colleges and universities were run by right leaning teachers instead of indoctrinators masquerading as educators?

What if the faculty and school boards were comprised mostly with Republicans, capitalists and religious teachers (mostly Christian)?

What if the curriculum focused on capitalism, conservatism, family and religion (again mostly Christian)?

What if all of the above was happening and true in addition to many other things that are championed by the political right and despised by the political left? Would the likes of Terry McAuliffe and the indoctrinating zealots on the left still believe that “Parents should not have a say so or be involved in what their kids are being taught in school”?

Sadly we will never know the answer to the…What If.

Facebook’s Internal Chat Boards Show Politics Often at Center of Decision Making – WSJ

In hot debates, employees and management spar over allegations content rules aren’t enforced for Breitbart and other right-wing publishers for fear of public blowback. Other internal documents show management expresses wariness of appearing biased. In response, Facebook says it enforces its rules equally and doesn’t consider politics in its decisions.
— Read on www.wsj.com/articles/facebook-politics-decision-making-documents-11635100195

PC Take – This might be a 2 handle Tuesday. #Fuckerberg

‘Buckle your seatbelts’ because earnings will disappoint: Art Hogan

National Securities’ Art Hogan believes a storm of disappointing corporate guidance and missed revenue targets is ahead.
— Read on www.cnbc.com/2021/10/24/buckle-your-seatbelts-because-earnings-will-disappoint-art-hogan-.html

PC Take – $SQQQ. When Perma Bull Art Hogan says “buckle up”, buckle up.

And you wonder why the Socialist State of California is so fvcked?

We’re a Sanctuary State for border crossers.

We’re a Sanctuary State for homeless.

And now, we’re a Sanctuary State for dope addicts.

And people wonder why the population is dropping and people are shipping out?

California needs a Republican Governor.

I’m thinking of throwing my hat in the Ring.

Enough is enough.

It’s getting Old in the Golden State.

Evercore: Chinese iPhone shipments fell 32% y/y in September, but… | Papi Chulo

“September represents what should prove to be a momentary period of quiet ahead of robust demand for the iPhone 13 lineup.”
— Read on www.ped30.com/2021/10/19/apple-evercore-chinese-pause-september/

PC Take: This news coupled with underwhelming Chinese GDP growth are two things to keep on eye on. Given low reason to upgrade to iPhone 13 and general economic drift, the Super Cycle may be dead.

Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, dies after complications from Covid-19 – CNNPolitics

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-19, his family said on Facebook. He was 84.
— Read on www.cnn.com/2021/10/18/politics/colin-powell-dies/index.html

WTF? $AAPL took down a Quran app and a Bible app in China on the request of Chinese officials

Apple told the BBC that Chinese officials had complained that the Quran and Bible apps broke laws on hosting illegal religious texts.
— Read on www.msn.com/en-us/money/other/apple-took-down-a-quran-app-and-a-bible-app-in-china-on-the-request-of-chinese-officials/ar-AAPyNqz

PC Take: And people still think China doesn’t have Apple by the balls? Guess again.

From the Desk of Liberty Veritas…

Numbers and polls that should be a wake up call for everyone.

On Wednesday the AP reported the following:


“…The U.S government said Wednesday it expects households to see their heating bills jump as much as 54% compared to last winter”

CNBC reported the following:


“Oil prices are up more than 65% this year so far, while natural gas prices have jumped more than 112% since January”

Washington Post reported the following:


“Pew Research Center polls found Biden’s approval rating among Black American fell from 85% to n July to 67% in September, while also falling 16 points among Hispanics and 14 points among Asians”

Inflation at an all time high.
Oil and gas prices skyrocketing.
Labor shortage increases on a daily basis.
Products and inventory not reaching store shelves and consumers. Supply chain demand in crisis. Uncertainty for holiday deliveries and food.

The list is endless and we haven’t haven’t even touched on the international crisis this administration has created.

ROBINETTE is overseeing a reboot of “That 70’s Show”, but instead of it being a feel good comedy he is producing a tragedy and he has replaced Jimmy Carter with himself.

Have a great weekend. See you at the rally tomorrow.

– LV

First They Drop the Stock with an Unsubstantiated Bullshit Rumor. Then Say, “Our Bad”

(Bloomberg Businessweek) — The havoc besetting global trade is lapping at the feet of Apple Inc. $AAPL The world’s most valuable company looks set to cut production targets for its new flagship smartphone, the iPhone 13, by 10 million units, Bloomberg News reported on Tuesday.
— Read on www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/the-global-chip-crisis-is-a-blip-for-mighty-apple

Papi Chulo’s Take: It’s time to make @Bloomberg some inmate’s girlfriend. #GetFvcked @MichaelBloomberg. #furrealz

Skilled Cat reiterates Jakks Pacific $JAKK on a Green Xmas…

– Company underlying business is undervalued.

– Channel checks indicate Licensed and Organic brands are seeing strength.

– At least two companies are circling the company with take-out talks in the high 20s.

– Management won’t entertain an offer unless it’s significantly higher.

– Supply chain intact. Management are grizzled operators and veterans of industry tsurris.

SCE reiterates the name with a Strong Buy with a 6 month price target of $21.

*Skilled Cat Enterprises is a equity derivative market maker in an off-market exchange and does hold a position in the equity. Its position fluctuates daily and it may be long or short at any time given market movements and operation.

“An Unidentified Source Told Bloomberg?”

I, Victor Castrol, an identified source, is telling you what Tim Cook will say on the earnings call, or sooner, at the keynote.

“Like every iPhone before this, we have a supply/demand imbalance that we are working hard daily to correct. We attribute that to the fact that customer satisfaction for the entire line is off the charts. We’re selling every iPhone we make and we’re confident we’ll meet this imbalance shortly. Most importantly, people love the new iPhone and that’s our North Star.”

What Bloomberg is doing is criminal.

#fax

‘I have threesomes with God and I’m having the best sex of my life’ OnlyFans star Nita Marie tells This Morning

ONLYFANS star Nita Marie has told This Morning that she’s having “the best sex of her life” thanks to her “threesomes with God”.It comes after t
— Read on www.the-sun.com/entertainment/tv/3833485/threesomes-god-sex-onlyfans-nita-marie-this-morning/

PC Take – Why stop at just God? Call Jesus, Moses and the Apostles.

Philly Fans Arrested for Having Sex at Eagles-Panthers Game

If you’re sick of watching people get arrested for fighting at sporting events, two Philadelphia Eagles fans were reprimanded for a more pleasurable act.
— Read on www.mediaite.com/sports/watch-philly-fans-get-arrested-for-having-sex-in-bathroom-stall-during-eagles-panthers-game/

PC Take – The Eagles suck so bad, fans are fucking in the bathroom to entertain themselves.

Geomagnetic storm warning as solar flare expected to directly hit Earth today | Science & Tech News | Sky News

An alert was published by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration which warned the geomagnetic storm could cause power grid fluctuations with voltage alarms at higher latitudes, where the Earth is more exposed.
— Read on news.sky.com/story/geomagnetic-storm-warning-as-solar-flare-expected-to-directly-hit-earth-today-12431243

PC – Um, did someone bury the lede?