The Taming of the Mainstream Media

December 8th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or else my heart concealing it will break.”

― William Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew

 

Make no mistake; what we are witnessing at CNN and other mainstream media outlets following Election 2016 is historic.

CNN has lost the narrative and its power to Internet players Twitter, Facebook, Google and Wikileaks. Journalists are now twitter feed watchers. Tweets are the new 21st century press releases and “breaking news” alerts. Social media has replaced traditional media. All citizens are now journalists.

Why did this happen? CNN and the mainstream media forgot who they are.

There are four institutions of humankind: Government, Religion, Business and Non-Profits.

Governments are law-based, Religions belief-based, Businesses profit-based and Non-Profits cause-based. For instance, political parties are Non-Profits.

At some point in time, CNN began acting as a Non-Profit, not as a Business. They introduced bias into their product to the point that they became cause-based, not profit-based. It’s really just that simple.

That simple mistake has liberated the American people. We now enjoy “Freedom FROM the Press”.

 

 

White House Press Pool

November 30th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

This is why its SO IMPORTANT to have the White House Press Pool:

 

“During the dinner, Trump’s transition team allowed a pooler in for a glimpse — Trump flashed a thumb’s up when asked how things were going — and CNN correspondent Jim Acosta happened to be eating a few tables away. And then duly live-tweeted what he saw, including some notes on body language. (“Trump crossing his arms for a good while now as Romney smiles and speaks.”)

Per the pool report, Trump and Priebus had sirloin steaks for entrees. Romney chose lamb chops. The appetizer, per the pool, was young garlic soup with thyme and sautéed frog legs as well as “diver scallops with caramelized cauliflower and a caper raisin emulsion.”

Whatever was discussed, there was agreement on dessert: Everyone had chocolate cake.”Twitter_bird

CNN Article

POLITICO Article

#SocialMedia #Trumps #MainStreamMedia

 

White House Correspondents’ Association

November 16th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

The White House Correspondents’ Association is deeply concerned by President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to reject the practice of traveling with a “protective pool” of reporters for his first visit to Washington since the election. In addition to breaking with decades of historical precedent and First Amendment principles, this decision could leave Americans blind about his whereabouts and well-being in the event of a national crisis. A pool of reporters is in place and ready to cover President-elect Trump. The WHCA urges President-elect Trump to allow it to do its job, including being present for motorcade movements, meetings, and other interactions. Not allowing a pool of journalists to travel with and cover the next president of the United States is unacceptable.

-Jeff Mason, WHCA president

 

Note to Jeff:  Not reporting the truth, the whole truth, and noting but the truth is unacceptable.  Social Media is replacing Traditional Media because We The People are truth seekers.

 

#Election2016 Summarized In One Pic

July 31st, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

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Twitter Tattoo Challenge

July 30th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

Twitter_birdBased on Twitter’s 2Q16 earnings report and conference call, its clear to us that $twtr will be acquired and I will be getting a Twitter Tattoo, when it happens.  Potential buyers now have the stock price and revenue forecast discovery they need to work the numbers and make a bid.  Additionally, it must be clear to Jack and the BOD, that Twitter can no longer stand alone.  They know they must sell.  Timing should be 2016/2017.  Buyout price will be $22 to $24 a share. The buyer will be $MSFT $CRM $AMZN $GOOGL $DIS $FB.  Trade and invest at your own risk.

FitBit Musings – Fitness & Health Tracking is the Wrist Killer App

May 25th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

UnknownFitBit is $13.90 a share and its time to buy.  All-time low is $11.91.  EV is $2.5B, ttm P/S is 1.6 and FY17 sales are estimated at $3B.  Consensus ’16 earnings of $1.17 and ’17 of $1.41 .  Wall Street can’t keep this down much longer.  40M shares short.  Next ER August 4th.

 

Payments, blood sugar and much more on the way.  The wrist is THE body real estate for wearables and FitBit is #1.  Lastly, the heart-rate lawsuit is frivolous and will not be a material issue.  Invest and trade at your own risk.

Target’s Bathroom Breach

May 22nd, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

BrianFCM-heroThe Memo That Should be Written, but Never Will Be

From:         Target Leadership Team

To:             Team Members

Dated:        5.22.16

Subject:     Bathrooms

 

Dear Target Team Members,

On April 19th we announced a new bathroom policy that allows men to use our women’s bathrooms.

In the past 23 trading days, our stock dropped 18% from $83.98 to $68.66 resulting in $7 billion in wealth destruction.  While our intentions were good, our approach was boneheaded. We forgot that we are a for-profit business, and instead acted as a political organization.

If we had to do it all over again, we would have approached this issue like world-class organizations who have implemented bathroom inclusivity with no loss of customer goodwill, no cut up store credit cards, and no customer boycott.

This was a $7 billion lesson learned, but at least our million dollar compensation packages are in tact. Our bad.

Sincerely,

Your Leadership Team

 

World War III

January 14th, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

Unknown-1President Barack Obama

State Of The Union Address

January 12, 2016

“But as we focus on destroying ISIL, over-the-top claims that this is World War III just play into their hands. Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages — they pose an enormous danger to civilians; they have to be stopped. But they do not threaten our national existence. (Applause.) That is the story ISIL wants to tell. That’s the kind of propaganda they use to recruit. We don’t need to build them up to show that we’re serious, and we sure don’t need to push away vital allies in this fight by echoing the lie that ISIL is somehow representative of one of the world’s largest religions. (Applause.) We just need to call them what they are — killers and fanatics who have to be rooted out, hunted down, and destroyed. (Applause.)”

Obama just doesn’t get it.  The 1993 World Trade Center bombing was the first terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, carried out on February 26, 1993.  The second attack, as we all know, was carried out on 9.11.2001.

WWIII started 23 years ago.  But don’t worry, “Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks, twisted souls plotting in apartments or garages…….they do not threaten our national existence”.

 

2016 Forecast: The market is tired and volatility will be king

January 2nd, 2016 by James Wilson No comments »

wall streetThe market is tired and volatility will be king in 2016.  Trading will outperform investing and cash may well outperform the US equity market.  Expect a geopolitical or economic event to trigger a 10% or greater correction during the year.  The price of a barrel of oil will trade between $25 and $45 US dollars.

 

TOP 10 RISKS

  • The Middle East – Iran/Saudi Arabia/Syria/Iraq/Israel
  • ISIS and Global Terrorism
  • Geopolitical and Financial Pressures of Low Oil Prices
  • Global and/or US Recession
  • US Interest Rate Uncertainty
  • South China Sea
  • Brexit Vote
  • Puerto Rico Bankruptcy
  • #BlackLivesMatter Movement
  • 2016 US Presidential Election

Bottom Line:  2016 is a year for asset protection, not greed.  Enjoy the ride 😀

 

 

Trump for Dummies

December 28th, 2015 by James Wilson 1 comment »

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Why Trump Is Winning

  1. Voters have figured out the Republican and Democratic parties are a duopoly and ARE the problem. They are done with career politicians. The polls are saying, “Washington, you’re fired”.
  1. Voters are sick and tired of media bias and political correctness. The polls are saying, “We the people will elect the next President, NOT the elite media”.
  1. Voters don’t care what Trump says, or what the media says he said. This is a full-on REVOLT against the establishment.
  1. Voters can contribute to Trump’s campaign, but lobbyists and special interest groups money is “returned-to-sender”.