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  • Peak Oil as a Function of Earth's Volume [View article]
    Consider that U.S. oil demand fell to a 16-year low in 2012 despite energy-hungry gadgets and the addition of some 40 million people to the total population.
    Mar 4, 2014. 11:18 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Oil as a Function of Earth's Volume [View article]
    In my article I wrote "Once solar conversion rates improve a couple more orders of magnitude..."

    To wit:

    'Each 1cmX1cm chip can convert 200-250 watts, on average, over a typical eight-hour day in a sunny region.'

    'By combining electrical and thermal collection units into a single setup, the research team predicts the HCPVT system would be able to convert 80 percent of the captured solar energy into a usable form.'

    This represents the orders of magnitude improvement I predicted and could launch human energy consumption on its way to being net carbon zero.
    Feb 25, 2014. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fed Is Also Subject to Free Market Rules [View article]
    Thank you so much for such an astute observation of

    If the Fed continues to inflate ... the price of items not 'normally' purchased on credit ... food, gasoline, clothes, basics toiletries, etc.
    will soar in price ...

    at the same time ...

    the price of items normally purchased on credit ( homes, boat, and cars ) will fall ... until the companies that make these items go bankrupt.
    Jan 24, 2014. 01:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stock ETFs For The 2014 Battle Against Global Deflation [View article]
    The price of money is it's interest rate. The interest rate reflects the supply vs. demand for money. Right now, lots of supply (QEI, II,III...) vs. little demand means low prices (aka interest rate). Contrary to popular belief, the private-for-profit bank known as The Fed does not control interest rates. Rates are low because people are not demanding loans because they lost their JOBS in the face of swelling global labor supply enabled by instant communication technology and fast transportation. Inflation will resume when demand for loans picks up and the Velocity of money normalizes.
    Dec 27, 2013. 02:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Back Testing The 200 Day Moving Average On All Stocks Within The Dow Jones Industrial Average [View instapost]
    Could you describe how the entry points are determined on the 200 day mva strategy you are implementing here?
    Oct 30, 2012. 11:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Security is water, food, shelter....  [View instapost]

    In 2005, residents of Fryeburg, Maine, blocked construction in a residential neighborhood of a water-truck loading station that would ship water out of the area. Nestle sued the town five times, eventually landing the case before the Maine Supreme Court, where Nestle argued that the residents did not have the authority to interfere with its business practices. The Maine Supreme Court allowed Nestle to move forward with its construction plans, overturning the lower court decisions that had supported the residents.

    In some cases, citizen persistence has paid off and Nestle has been forced to conform to public pressure. In McCloud, Calif., residents were able to block a Nestle deal that would have granted it unlimited access to groundwater. This effort took six years of litigation and public pressure before Nestle backed off. After a 10-year fight in Mecosta County, Mich., Nestle was forced to cut the amount it would pump in half, down to 300,000 gallons a day after a judge threatened it with an injunction that would have prevented any water extraction.

    As Annie Leonard's YouTube film "The Story of Bottled Water" reminds us, bottled water is a result of "manufactured demand" — where water bottlers have sought to create fear and doubt about tap water while creating a product that is 2,000 times as expensive as tap water and pollutes the planet at every step of the production chain. Over 80 percent of the plastic bottles end up in landfills or even worse, such as in the Pacific garbage gyre, where millions of tons of plastic float in the middle of the ocean.

    The Wacissa River is one of the few remaining pristine rivers in North Florida and a valuable asset for local recreation and ecotourism. Any changes to this river should be based on transparent science without political interference that places the ecological and public interests above private profit. Given the track record, local residents should prepare themselves for a long, expensive fight if they hope to defend this river from Nestle.
    Dec 4, 2010. 07:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wealth Disparities in U.S. Approaching 1920s Levels [View article]
    Just the number of comments on this article shows that people are Fearing & Loathing D.C. and Wall Street. People are finally seeing the game for what it really is- fictitious. Its a joke and we are all buying into it. $500 trillion in derivative assets in 5 banks vs. $50 trillion in world GDP?!?!?! That is a joke. These banks don't hold real wealth. The gov't won't let us audit Ft Knox because nothing is there. The Fed won't let us audit it because it has no real wealth. Just play money that we all need to find an alternative to.

    So lets start buying out of it because every fiat currency, every gov't, every nation-state goes through a life cycle and America and its dollars are on the way to the end. Pay off debt so we are not enslaved to the banks. Move your money to local credit unions. Do business with local banks that keep your mortgage. Local and regional banks should start keeping gold in reserves. Just as a doctor used to take a chicken in payment, we need to diversify out of dollars into barter, chickens, etc. Invest in things of real value such as canned goods, emergency water supply, raise a garden.
    Feb 24, 2010. 12:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Jobs Report: Confusing, Convoluted [View article]

    The deterioration in median household income has resulted in greater variance in income, as shown in the second graph, which has negative longer term economic implications. A person earning $100,000,000 per year is not going to buy that many more automobiles that someone earning $100,000 per year. The stronger the middle class is, generally the stronger will be the economy. Historically, extremes in income variance usually are followed by financial panics and economic depressions. Income variance today is higher than it was coming into 1929 and 1987, and it is nearly double that of any other "advanced" economy.
    Feb 6, 2010. 07:05 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • regarding a momentum stock BBEP [View instapost]
    This is a good set of ratios to use in stock picking
    Feb 2, 2010. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Oil as a Function of Earth's Volume [View article]
    Venezuela May Yield Twice As Much Oil As Was ThoughtFebruary 1, 2010 - 12:57 pm
    Chris Rhodes
    Professor Chris Rhodes is Director of Fresh-lands Environmental Actions and has published more than 400 articles and 4 books.

    The Orinoco Oil Belt is now reckoned to contain 513 billion “technically recoverable” barrels of oil, or more than double the previous estimate of 235 barrels.
    Feb 1, 2010. 02:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Secret Deals Involving No One; AIG Cover-Up Conspiracy Unravels [View article]
    I am horrified. Look at the "sound" financial advice "we the people" receive about saving more for retirement, paying down debt and controllling one's spending. How am I supposed to feel patriotic about giving my taxes to government(s) that spends wildly in deficit, rewards its cronnies in the financial system with billions in bailouts for leveraging 100 to 1, and continues to wage wars that cost more then any costs needed for education facilities and health care for all? Dissent is the highest form of patriotism
    Feb 1, 2010. 01:50 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Mirant: Coal-Burning Utility with Significant Value [View article]
    Thanks for the research. This stock is coming shining thru on my stock screen of P/S < 1, P/E <10, return on equity > 10%, profit margins >10%, and momentum of recent share price >3% below 50 day MVA and market cap > $1B. Seems like a no brainer after your risk analysis.
    Jan 21, 2010. 01:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Peak Oil as a Function of Earth's Volume [View article]
    Cramped on Land, Big Oil Bets at Sea
    Jan 8, 2010. 10:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Goldman Outrage [View article]
    Wall Street doesn't give two hoots about Main St because nobody can stop them.

    Mayer Rothschild said:

    Let me issue and control a nation’s money and I care not who writes the laws. — G. Edward Griffin, The Creature from Jekyll Island, American Opinion Publishing, p. 218.

    This is the Jesuits’/Rothschilds’ golden rule. The one who has the gold makes the rules!

    Griffin then writes:

    The Rothschild dynasty had conquered the world more thoroughly, more cunningly, and much more lastingly than all the Caesars before or all the Hitlers after them. — Ibid, p. 218.

    Thomas Jefferson has this to say about the central bank.

    A private central bank issuing the public currency is a greater menace to the liberties of the people than a standing army... We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. — Ibid. p. 329.
    Dec 12, 2009. 01:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 9 Small Cap and Mid Cap Dividend Raisers [View article]
    Finding companies like these and buying below the 200 day moving avg and holding for long periods will pay off! Simple, works. Thanks for great heads up screen.
    Dec 5, 2009. 03:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment