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Clarity On The BTFDtv Appearance By @TalkToSkirt

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We're keeping this simple, I had nothing to do with that atrocity that happened on BTFDtv New Years Eve into New Years morning.  In fact, I've cut my connections to the network because of it.  If I return, it will be only because of a massive alteration in the power structure and ability of single people to make reputation damaging decisions.

I was appalled to wake up this morning and see what one man has done to BTFDtv in one night.  As many of you understand, it takes a very strong will to fend of the wave of egotism that can manifest itself in click-rates and page views.  I assure you, I fully expected a legit conversation to broadcasted to our faithful viewers who stuck around through the blackouts, shitty video/audio, and other problems, and not this:

This isn't about the top layer sex bullshit either, this about a product we've created and I've worked very hard to produce with the help and assistance of many gifted folks.  We've all helped each other build this network.  However, I will not allow those who trust me and the Calibrated Confidence brand to perceive me as affiliated in any of this low-brow titillating financial bullshit post The Wolf of Wall Street porno.  If you were as disgusted as I was at what happened, make sure to let the "benevolent dictator" knows your thoughts.  The problem has become now that instead of focusing on what you all want from BTFDtv, those in control have fallen to devilish motives attached to over-valuation on click-rate relevance.  Credibility goes much farther than statistics on a website.  Greed blinds people and causes them to view their audience as a revenue source and not a relationship.

I'm beyond disappointed in those I thought I could trust and extremely thankful to them for the sharp reminder of that I need to keep a more keen eye on those "close" to me.  What really pissed me off is that for 100 fucking views in BTFDtv's precious click-bait box, we could have had the video I did with @Not_Jim_Cramer on ZeroHedge but we didn't because some of the mob reached out to me concerned about what was happening with this Skirt bullshit.  So understand that BTFDtv has caused a broad audience similar to yourselves to miss out on the knowledge of what was discussed in that video (which I embedded below).  

I apologize to those of you who relied on BTFDtv for content and trusted me to always affiliate with those who had you guys in the forefronts of their minds.  Calibrated Confidence as a brand has learned a great deal from the first day of 2014.  Stay tuned here as I'll stream in Special Reserve 200 Proof and hook you guys up with a tab at the top of this site.

Calibrated Confidence Interview @Not_Jim_Cramer

Skip the blathering and go to 7:06 for the interview

Again, I had no say or anything to do with what you saw on New Years Eve, this is the type of content Calibrated Confidence produces.


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Fri, 01/03/2014 - 07:53 | 4295992 zipit
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Lot of weed talk... so much so, in fact, that.... ;-)

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 14:49 | 4293846 slightlyskeptical
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Without reading this site I probably would have less puts expire worthless. That and betetr trading. Just about every position i took this year was profitable at some point. Not Zero Hedge's fault I don't when to pull the trigger.  I do have a majority exposure to long equity funds and etfs, so the year has still been pretty good. Despite costing me a bit of money, the information on this site is valuable. I agree with the trader in that video that this is an economic site and not a trading information site. You can't blame Zero Hedge contibutors for the markets not falling in line with the economy and most of them warned that it probably wouldn't. 


Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:09 | 4293260 bugs_
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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 12:03 | 4293248 RaceToTheBottom
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Talk to the boob....

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:21 | 4292950 Clowns on Acid
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WTF are you people watching some Tweet bullshit fuckin' video on New Years Eve? Get the fuck out of your basements and go out and interact with real people in restaurants, clubs, bars, etc.. you feckin' dweebs.

Maybe even get punched in the face and get woken up. 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 08:59 | 4292813 Rising Sun
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great daily webcasts at


professional / candid content for those who trade/want to trade

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:34 | 4292705 Disenchanted
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I thought those were man boobs at first...oh well.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:07 | 4293082 astoriajoe
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was totally expecting some crazy tranny when I got to this story.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 02:36 | 4292637 jballz
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Thu, 01/02/2014 - 02:01 | 4292600 Alpha Monkey
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I was told there would be tits... o.O

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 02:38 | 4292588 ebworthen
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Ignore detractors, charlatan's, fakers, attention seekers - and chart your own course.  Good stuff in your segment.

After all - Miley Cyrus danced with a midget in gold glitter last night - wow, career builder there Miley (*cough*).

Nothing worse than a landlubber at the rudder, throw them overboard.

Tack on.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:53 | 4292442 collegiatetrader
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Oh come on give me a fucking break. It's New Years Eve nobody wants to hear about you fucking HFT complaints. 360 days a year? Sure. But not on NYE. I've watched it before and was impressed. I've seen all the tweets about the network from the beggining and it was always a no rules thing. Pretty damn stupid that your quitting because of this. If you want to blame someone blame the druck DragonFly Fund lady for being a bitch to Skirt. If you're offeneded by seeing a girls cleavage then you should probably grow up or go out more. Skirt was offended and got offline. I see no problem. You seem to be appaled that an anonymous women wore a revealing shirt on your "network." If I'm wrong about what you're mad about let me know but if that is the case then you need to grow up. 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 04:52 | 4292682 Hobbleknee
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I agree with collegiatetrader- lighten up a little.  I never heard of BTFDtv until I fell for ZH's cleavage-click-bait.  And now you have a new viewer who will watch BTFDtv with or without cleavage.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:00 | 4292455 CalibratedConfidence
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Has nothing to do with being offended. Has everything to do with using sex to drive page views by BFTDtv management....a CNBC or Buzzness Outsider form of click bait instead of resting on the quality of the material. I used to follow Skirt and think she's cool, this isn't about her, its about how she was used. The structure there needs to change.

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:06 | 4292471 collegiatetrader
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Ok, but since you've followed her on Twitter and interacted with her before what did you expect? As she said she tweets about cocks a lot. Also, I don't think anyone knew what she would be wearing. Many people tuned in to hear Skirt talk. I don't think she was used, she aggreed to be on the show. Question, would you have written this article and severed ties with the network if she was wearing the same thing but it was just her and MarketPlunger having a conversation or if it was just her talking?

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:14 | 4292474 CalibratedConfidence
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We use either avatars or default hangouts icon every time. See Jim Cramer above, Govt Trader with Left Hash, etc. Imagine if this were done with a dude suggestively

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:25 | 4292493 collegiatetrader
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I've watched those as well as VolSlinger's appearences. She obviously was comfortable enough with herself to go infront of a camera wearing that. Are you mad because she changed your tradition of using Google's default avatars? And if it were done with a dude suggestively I think a lot of people would click off, just like they clicked off last night when Skirt went offline. The whole mantra of the network was no rules and no editors/producers. Now it seems like you are mad that you couldn't control what content was on last night. That's pretty weak IMHO. I also don't think you should be reffering to yourself as a brand when you daytrade from your basement but whatever. 

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 00:10 | 4292466 thedrickster
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Don't think your material was getting many clicks on NYE.

I enjoy BTFDtv, tune in everyday but the ONLY reason I was watching NYE was Skirt. If any damage was done to brand it was the other "guests" who inflicted it, not a shapely torso.

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:56 | 4292409 thedrickster
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Offended by cleavage...hardly.

Thank that Dragon wench and BC Lund for what happened, should have been fabulous

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 23:19 | 4292386 disabledvet
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is this thing actually on in real time? wow...I thought tape delay was there for a reason. : o

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 11:59 | 4293233 VD
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hey CC start a NEW SHOW and call it BTFATH! and yeah i saw those images on twitter and it was major turn off....

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