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53 Gay Marriage (2008-10-25)

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0:00:30ACC’s confused router problems sorted; JCD at NetSuite anniversary dinner at Larry Ellison’s house, arranging high-end wine tasting; planning dinner at Empress of China; Financial Times on Sequoia Capital doom and gloom, JCD on Alex Jones always getting details wrong
0:12:51JCD on media companies preventing campaign finance reform, Fox delaying World Series to run Obama ad, MSNBC “Obama channel”; Obama money from Wall Street, “crazy-ass uncle” Barney Frank, Pelosi’s BOTOX overdose; ACC vents about US government meddling, JCD on “Democrat do-nothing Congress”, “soak the rich” strategy
0:31:12Obama birth certificate and Hawaii trip; Biden predicts “orchestrated event”, JCD eight-year cycle: “I think they’re gonna blow up Los Angeles”, World Trade Center 1993 and 2001, al-Qaeda monkey bars video, JCD on WWII-era world policeman status: “it’s a way of moving money around”
0:43:09JCD’s “twelve-o’clock train” passes; Chatsworth train crash blamed on text messaging, ACC on inability of cell phones to interfere meaningfully with plane instrumentation, JCD story: not allowed to use laptop on plane while still on ground in Brazil; reservation phone call from Chapeau; ACC on RIM mobile messaging network 1 Watt radios interfering with navigation, JCD on CD player RF hash, ACC on AM NDB and FM VOR beacons; JCD story: Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-62 crew serving fish, reused plastic cups, Soviet-era cosmetic unobtainium; ACC on 9-minute soft boiled egg on British Airways
0:57:32Children of Russian oligarchs living high on the hog; peculiar background checks in ACC’s British real estate deal, problem with Russians in community; ACC on the pitfalls of amateur currency investing; JCD on professional gamblers, ACC on investing in stocks as peculiarly American, idiots selling when stock hits bottom, revitalization of layaway; JCD’s 401k in DTO betting against oil, Federal Reserve designed to avoid boom-bust cycle, lying Greenspan, Ron Paul on moral issue of currency dilution, crappy rBST milk
1:13:22Gay marriage and church-state separation, no civil unions in California, health insurance benefits, JCD: “it’s gonna happen under Obama”, Republican “leave it to the states”; ACC’s marriage to Patricia all about getting Green Card, follow-up interview; fat put-upon Google employees, Google’s new jet fighter, ACC: “that’s green, boys, way to go”, inflated stock
1:29:49Mevio coupon codes “off the charts”, PetMeds and high-end veterinarians, pet insurance, “Special K” horse tranquilizer ketamine; dinner at 6:00; election show scheduling, ACC: hold election right after tax day