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  • Commodities and the 130+ Year Bear Market [View article]
    I love it! I love it. Luddites exposed. "BOTTLEnecks" indeed...just a bunch of bureaucratic ninnies (as under Jimmy Carter then and the Anointed One now). Once your hyperventilating about one commodity (lumber) no longer works go to another (whale oil) then another (petroleum) and now on the ga-gag list for luddsters, WATER! Only a commodity trader would want you to invest in something that falls freely from the sky! The middle east might run short of water sometime soon: we can trade em a barrel of oil for a barrel of water.

    More fun than a barrel of monkeys!
    Dec 16, 2010. 03:32 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Lithium-ion a Dead-End Electric Drive Technology? [View article]
    (1) Methinks I hear a bit of cassandras creeping in when we talk about our future. Keep in mind that PER CAPITA oil consumption in the US has been falling for decades and is now lower than any time since 1967. On a GDP unit basis, the decline has been even more pronounced. Nothing I see in the future will reverse this already generational decline.

    (2) Isn't the fact the REE article appeared in the NYTimes enough to make you realize it would be howling point for those who have had to abandon global warmingism as the hair shirt worn by Limousine Liberals? Most rare earths are no more rare than many metals which are all around us. The same people who bark CHINA CHINA CHINA are the ones who thought the Japs owned the future in 1985.

    (3) One thing I love about this discussion board is that you realize how many things there are changing around us that will affect (in this case) battery usage. Material science was not my emphasis in science when I was younger but it sure seems t be relevant now.
    Dec 16, 2010. 03:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Lithium-ion a Dead-End Electric Drive Technology? [View article]
    Killacycle:

    I'm not so sure your speculation didn't just prove John's point. With the exception of 'high end cars,' not ONE EXAMPLE of your applications of lithium batteries has to do with meaningful transportation alternatives.

    << I would not be at all surprised to see Li-Ion in high-end golf carts, fork lifts, scissor-lifts, etc. in a few years, now that the price-per-deep-cycle for Li-Ion has dropped so much recently.>>

    If it will take a few years for Golf carts and scissorlifts, I can only imagine the time it will take for Joe Sixpack.

    Someone said it on another discussion board: if you can carry it, use batteries. If it carries you, use gasoline.
    Dec 16, 2010. 01:54 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Lithium-ion a Dead-End Electric Drive Technology? [View article]
    Do I give Corvette buyers a 10,000 tax credit? Do I give Escalade buyers a 10,000 tax credit?
    Dec 15, 2010. 03:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Two Strategic Metal ETFs Go Head-to-Head: Rare Earth Metals vs. Lithium [View article]
    You are chicken poop on lead acid. LA batteries have been recycled completely and massively for decades.
    Dec 15, 2010. 01:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Get Ready for the e-Commerce Internet Tax [View article]
    An internet based sales tax is just a ruse by high sales tax states to get no-sales tax states to subsidize them. Before, to avoid confiscatory taxes you had to relocate to another state. Now, you can just relocate to the internet, which is (as any gamer will tell you) is a world of its own.

    Face it: the power of government is declining, including the power to tax. The rest of your post is just Obamamania redistributive pap. Instead of having one efficient waitress in a restaurant, why not INCREASE EMPLOYMENT by hiring two INEFFICIENT waitresses! Such foolishness was addressed and destroyed by economists centuries ago.
    Dec 15, 2010. 10:30 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Cap and Trade - A Train Wreck [View article]
    Since the EPA thinks that Carbon Dioxide is a pollutant, the first step if to insist employees of that whacko agency stop exhaling.

    Second, to protect some very endangered and oppressed anaerobic species, I suggest the EPA list oxygen as a pollutant.

    Cap and trade was one of several good ideas for addressing carbon emissions; but as it became porked out, I opposed it as well.
    Dec 14, 2010. 03:45 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coal Story Should Not Be Ignored [View article]
    And by the way, water vapor is a FAR MORE POWERFUL factor in global warmingism than carbon dioxide. So I suggest you stop drinking, as well.
    Dec 14, 2010. 01:43 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Coal Story Should Not Be Ignored [View article]
    Ya wanna cut CO2 emissions? Why don't you and your EPA cronies just stop exhaling?

    And on behalf of all endangered and oppressed anerobic lifeforms on this planet, I DEMAND that the EPA regulate Oxygen as a pollutant!
    Dec 14, 2010. 01:40 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Entergy Corporation: Inexpensive Stock for Dividend and Value Investors [View article]
    A picture is worth a thousand words, and many of your tables showing EPS, payout, PE, and dividend yield should be graphs instead. Easier on the eye and easier to make valuation comparisons.
    Dec 14, 2010. 11:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Washington Tax Deal May Signal It’s Finally Time to Buy Wind and Solar [View article]
    Then the solution is simple: remove all subsidies for all fuels. As an economist I am aware of the negative externalities from Fossil fuels but shifting to natural gas (fought tooth and nail by environmentalists from fracking to LNG nimbyism) would make a far more meaningful and IMMEDIATE difference in numerous categories of emissions; and have all the 'foreign policy' benefits you allude to as well.
    Dec 13, 2010. 01:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Myth of Peak Oil Demand and the Example of Loma Prieta [View article]
    Most oil is used for transport? Really?
    Dec 13, 2010. 11:52 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Washington Tax Deal May Signal It’s Finally Time to Buy Wind and Solar [View article]
    Thanks for making clear that these companies are viable and profitable only if they feed at the public subsidy trough. On a BTU basis---the only one that matters--- 'green' companies receive subsidies far in excess of their fossil fuel cousins. I think you should look at Cancun to see just how 'pressing' anti-fossil fuel sentiment is at the moment.
    Dec 13, 2010. 11:38 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • A Better Way to Bring Electric Vehicles to Market [View article]
    Gee..with all these PROFITS on the near horizon, I sure hope these companies don't ask us for any SUBSIDIES to cover the cost of buying their products. Lets hope our latest wunderkind helps us turn over a new LEAF.
    Dec 12, 2010. 10:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why No Breakout for Sirius XM Shares? [View article]
    Are you SIRIUS??? Why listen to monotonous NPR wannabees when ya can listen to 30 hours of Pandora per week for free, and have the music wander through a variety of artists based upon the "DNA" in the music?
    Dec 12, 2010. 08:56 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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