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  • Greece Referendum: No - 61.1%. Yes - 38.9% [View news story]
    Greeks voting "NO!!!!!" reminds me exactly of George Costanza quitting his job...

    ...and then regretting it and showing up for work on Monday as if nothing had happened...

    I can see Merkel sitting there at the Eurozone meeting asking tomorrow "Is that Greece over there? What is it doing here?"
    Jul 5, 2015. 03:22 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Plight Of Greek Pensioners? [View article]
    I am looking for the world's smallest violin. Greeks need to learn that there is no free lunch. Alas there is no investable thesis here because one cannot predict the actions of a small bunch of elites.
    Jul 4, 2015. 08:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Fitbit Flying And Will It Continue? [View article]
    Fitbit Field Marshals:-)
    Jul 3, 2015. 01:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Is Fitbit Flying And Will It Continue? [View article]
    to throw my 0.02...at my gym, I don't ever see the regulars wear anything except the iPhone and a pair of ear buds. The newbies that show up for a couple of workouts and and then never reappear, yes, they seem festooned with all these watches and fitbits.

    The regulars ignore everyone and just work out. The dilettantes stop, look at thier smart watch/fitbit, immediately hammer out social media updates, text. selfie and in make a pain of themselves, oblivious to the eye rolls directed at them...as they ensconce themselves in various equipment in their fashionable new clothing...

    fortunately, they seem to be a self limiting phenomen...but the gist is no person serious about working out really needs or uses a fitbit/smartwatch...no doubt some twenty somethings in the Bay area will feel the need to quantify how hard they chewed their ethical conflict free whole grain organic bagel...
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:48 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour [View news story]
    How dare you speak the truth sir...
    Jul 1, 2015. 03:19 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ford Is Staying Up With The Times With New Car Sharing Program Trial [View article]
    I tried Zipcar once a few years ago. It quickly became apparent that the traditional rental car companies were far cheaper. Car sharing is probably going to be a niche.
    Jul 1, 2015. 09:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Where Do We Go From Here? [View article]
    One minor change in the Greek position...

    "We still aren't going to do any austerity or reforms or spending cuts whatsoever, but now we will publicly say we will, so that you will give us the money"

    Reminds me of

    "You will get your phone back only if you promise to keep your room clean, do your homework and not talk back to me"

    "OK daddy, I will keep my room clean, do my homework and I will never, ever talk back to you again. Now can I have my phone back please?"
    Jul 1, 2015. 07:59 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece On Verge Of Default [View article]
    I heard anvil sales were up 300% YoY...when last seen these anvils were whistling down towards retail Chinese investors...
    Jun 30, 2015. 10:39 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greece On Verge Of Default [View article]
    The Chinese leadership's stock schemes remind me of Wile E. Coyote's schemes which involve rockets strapped to his back. Somehow they never seem to end well...
    Jun 30, 2015. 07:18 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    hear ! hear! I'm all for coal mining to survive.
    Jun 29, 2015. 01:35 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal companies jump as Supreme Court strikes down EPA mercury rules [View news story]
    But with the investment decisions already made to invest in nuke and Nat. Gas and Solar and what not, who is going to go back and draw up plans for new coal fired plants? The demand from the installed base will only go down, maybe just a bit slower.
    Jun 29, 2015. 12:45 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Crisis Batters Markets Worldwide [View article]
    @Crademan

    I didn't see anywhere in my original comment where I mentioned skin color. The first mention of skin color came from you. British colonies include Australia, New Zealand, and many other countries. I believe you are covering up your original ad hominem attack on my comment on public pensions, by still race baiting further. Your fake apology is worse than your original comment.
    Jun 29, 2015. 10:57 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Crisis Batters Markets Worldwide [View article]
    @crademan

    You, a retired [public?] school teacher (benefiting from a taxpayer funded pension, most likely) according to your profile, accuse me, a Asian Indian with dark brown skin, who is critical of the pension practices of Greece, a overwhelmingly white European country, of being "white supremacist"!!!

    When you can't dispute the message, you go attack the messenger with race baiting. It's clear you didn't even take a minute to read my profile before you started playing the race card.

    That dog wont hunt. Take your race baiting off of Seeking Alpha and go elsewhere.
    Jun 29, 2015. 10:32 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Greek Crisis Batters Markets Worldwide [View article]
    Much ado about nothing

    Closing the banks & capital controls is a dose of fear and pain administered to Greeks to make sure they vote to accept the fake reforms and fake austerity in the referendum.

    Five days from now the Greeks will vote to accept the terms of the "austerity" and five years from now they will have done exactly zero austerity.

    They will scream to the high heavens about the couple of percentage points shaved off of thier generous pensions, which you and I are paying for via the IMF.
    But when faced with getting 98% of their welfare check from the government or not getting one at all (by voting no in the referendum), they will stampede to the polls and vote 5:1 to accept any thing thrown in their face because the alternative will be to work to earn their living.

    Greece is an example of what happens when the 47% becomes the 97%. Illinois, Puerto Rico and California are close behind.

    While I laugh at Greece, I'm laughing at myself because I am also reminded of a joke.

    Representatives of all the colonies are invited to King George V's coronation. Gandhi goes to London and and waits in a long line of colonial subjects who are giving rare and costly presents to the new King. When its his turn, Gandhi gives the King just a lemon, explaining India is a poor country. The King gets enraged and orders the palace guard to shove the lemon up Gandhi's rear.

    As the guards do so in the vast reception hall in front of everyone, Gandhi is observed laughing. Curious the King asks Gandhi "Why are you laughing?"

    Replies Gandhi, Jinnah, from Pakistan, is next in line and he is bringing you a pineapple.

    If we laugh at Greece and the lemon, let us not forget the pineapple of California, Puerto Rico and Illinois that the Obama administration along with the Fed will shove up our collective tax paying rears.
    Jun 29, 2015. 07:37 AM | 66 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More negative news ahead for Chicago Bridge on Vogtle project, analyst says [View news story]
    Thank you for pointing that out. Yes that more than trading volume on many days. Something is happening. Really really odd.
    Jun 26, 2015. 08:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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