Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

Is CNBC Overtly Racist? Treatment Of Carl Quintanilla.

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by Anura Guruge

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CNBC’s morning lineup.

Notice … very white, mainly male.

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cnbcsqk22222Yes, I ‘listen’ to CNBC (for about 70 minutes) each and every morning, without fail, and have done so for many a year.

I like to know what is happening, or going to happen, in the market — viz. stock futures, news, employment numbers, economic data — and CNBC is an ‘easy’ way to get that, though I also check ‘MarketWatch.com‘ on my pad while I ‘listen’ to CNBC. I stress ‘listen’ because I don’t really watch the TV screen. I can process the audio while I read other stuff on my pad, mainly the U.K. ‘Daily Mail‘, from cover to cover.

Yes, there are aspects of CNBC that I detest. Joe Kernen is an outright bigot and I used to like Rick Santelli before he became Mr. Tea Party.

But it has occurred to me of late that CNBC revels in being blatantly racist.

OK, you can see the lineup. The ONLY non-caucasian is Carl Quintanilla and I have noticed that they treat him very POORLY. I will get to that. Yes, they have one black guy who is invited to talk about tech — BUT notice he is NOT featured in the lineup. And then they have the EXCELLENT, Latino Michelle Caruso-Cabrera from New Hampshire.

They have very few black guests or guest hosts. Go check. They have a few Asians BUT I can’t recall them having an Asian guest hosts.

But, I come back to Carl Quintanilla and to a lesser extent David Faber (who has been with CNBC from the very start).

Carl Quintanilla is very smart, erudite, personable and competent. Ditto David Faber. The two of them are definitely smarter than Jim Cramer and Cramer knows that. But on ‘Squawk on the Street’ Carl Quintanilla is used as a FLUFFER, his role being that of throwing gentle puff-ball questions that Cramer tries to hit out of the park. Carl & David Faber get about 20% of the airtime, Cramer the rest. Not right. It should be the other way around. David and Carl are exceptionally bright, informed and cerebral. They can tell us much more relevant stuff than rambling Cramer.

How they treat Carl Quintanilla is NOT right. Carl deserves better.

Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 — The Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Bottle Label?

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by Anura Guruge

Attacks in Paris means we have to TONE DOWN 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau Day.

That is a given.

Yes, we have to observe SOME MOURNING.

This, as I posted, was what was originally purported to be the
Georges Duboeuf label for their Beaujolais Nouveau 2015.

That could still VERY WELL be the case for the U.S.

But, here is a picture of the Georges Duboeuf 2015 Beaujolais Nouveau bottles, 3,200 of them, that arrived at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport on October 31, 2015 — the Japanese, as I have mentioned, BIG on the Nouveau.

I, again, stress that the U.S. 2015 Georges Duboeuf could be different. The Japanese label too much like ones used in prior years.


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Ross Taylor’s Innings Of 290 For New Zealand In The 2nd Test Match vs. Australia.

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by Anura Guruge

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That was quite the innings even after the often glorious batting we had seen by Australian David Warner and Usman Khawaja. The latter was a revelation to me in this Test series. Never heard of him before. He sure can bat, and do so attractively. Hope his hamstring pull will not keep him out. David Warner, I knew, and I was not surprised. The only thing that surprised me was that he did not try for a triple. Ditto Ross Taylor. It was a shame to see him get out at 290. Wow.

Ross Taylor is no stranger to me though I didn’t know anything really about him other than that he can bat and catch. I, given his distinctive facial features, had suspected that he had some Māori in him. Today, for the first time, I looked him up — on Wikipedia for expediency. I was wrong but that is not surprising because I am no expert when it comes to Polynesian ethnicity. His mother is Samoan. So that explains the features. His full name is Luteru Ross Poutoa Lote Taylor. Never knew that. That is quite the name.


Ross Taylor with his tongue out.

So as to his innings, which as some of the commentators did not tire of saying was indeed a Master Class of batting. I wish we had television when I was growing up and that I would have been able to see the likes of this innings. He would have helped me tremendously.

Did YOU notice how he put his tongue out — ‘Haka‘ style — when he got to 100 & 200. See picture. Was that a Samoan thing, like the Haka. Nobody commented on it though it was very obvious. I doubt it was just a ‘nervous’ thing though I have noticed that he does put his tongue out, not as much as this, more often than most.

That he the first Kiwi to score a double century against Australia amazed me. I just had assumed that this had had to have been done earlier. Pretty amazing. 2015 before first Kiwi double century against the Aussies.

That his 290 is the HIGHEST score in Australia by a visiting batsman also surprised the heck out of me. Wow. And Ross Taylor. Good for him.

I checked. His highest score by a stretch, his previous best having been 217. That is great. Just wish he had made 300. I was all ready. Then he holed out. But that is OK. I hope he gets to score a triple at some point.

‘6 images for the day’ — November 17, 2015.

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by Anura Guruge

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Taken with my Panasonic Lumix FZ1000. JPEGs, as usual, with no post-processing, whatsoever. Straight out of the camera.

Original 5472 x 3648, ~7Mb,
JPEGs reduced to 1024 x 683, 398Kb, for display here.
So v. low resolution. Sorry.
NO post-processing whatsoever.
Straight JPEGs out of the camera

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

Enjoy. Thank YOU.