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Hong Kong Unmasked

Hong Kong Unmasked

Here’s a new term for you this week: personal identity surveillance prosthetic. For $200 you can buy a human like mask (shown in the image above) from URME Surveillance to help thwart facial recognition software. This is the bizarre futuristic world we find ourselves in today. In the west, we are preparing for this month’s Halloween events [...]
The Repo Man Cometh

The Repo Man Cometh

Remember the gangster Paulie from Goodfellas? He’d be your partner and provide protection but it came at a cost. There’s a great scene where the character Henry Hill, played by Ray Liotta, sums up how it works to be Paulie’s partner. "Now the guy's got Paulie as a partner. Any problems, he goes to Paulie. [...]
When pigs fly 2

When pigs fly 2

A few months back we wrote an article titled, When pigs fly. In that article we postulated that the supply/demand imbalance in pork was going to see extremes that haven’t existed in decades. If you haven’t read that first article it's worth taking a moment to go back and digest it, no pun intended. The quick [...]
A ripple in a black pond

A ripple in a black pond

Whether you like it or not your life revolves around oil. Author Thom Hartmann refers to oil as “ancient sunlight” due to it being made from plants and animals compressed under our soil and oceans for millions of years. When you gas up your tank you’re literally burning dinosaur bones -- thank you T-rex. Oil [...]
Welcome to Thunderdome

Welcome to Thunderdome

Your summer vacation is over which means your lazy portfolio has been kicked off the beach along with the few remaining drunk tourists. Get sober, buckle up and get ready to enter Thunderdome! If you don’t know what Thunderdome is, then think of it as a much more brutal version of the UFC Octagon except [...]
Radioactive half-life of a tweet

Radioactive half-life of a tweet

We don’t have any nuclear physicists on staff here at Dorr Asset Management but we do recall learning somewhere in school that radioactive material has a halflife that gets exponentially smaller.   President Trump’s tweets of positive news are turning out to have a similar half-life. Over the weekend news media reported that President Trump […]

It takes two to tango

It takes two to tango

To all our Latam readers we’re going to admit up front that we’re jealous. You’re all naturally good dancers. We’re not saying we’re bad at dancing but…ok, yeah we’re bad compared to you.To be a good dancer, there are a couple of key tenets for success. Two that come to mind are have a good […]

You’ve been tagged

You’ve been tagged

One of our favorite games growing up as kids was laser tag. Since laser tag was less painful than paintballs it made it safe for the whole family to play, and as a family, we played a lot. Our grandma, by the way, had the highest number of tags or “kills” as we called them. […]