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  • Herbalife: Who's Consuming All Those Shakes? And Why... [View article]
    I think you may be projecting a bit too much, again in an effort to have events conform to your thesis.

    Change is made for any number of reasons, including an evolving environment, changing needs etc.

    Making change is not necessarily an admission of any sort. When you have made changes in your life were they necessarily a result of having admitted you were on the wrong path or could there have simply been a better path that you came to recognize on some occasions?
    Could change be made because of recognition or admission of illegal or unethical business practices? Of course, but it would seem that doing so while under such intense scrutiny would offer little benefit, as they are being investigated for past practices and not likely to receive any "points" for forward practices.
    Oct 8 08:18 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    So far I'm just nursing DOW and EMC this week, but am very tempted to add EBAY, especially if it approaches $52.50.

    Catalyst? There really isn't any that I see, other than great earnings, especially as so many are preparing for disappointments.

    Otherwise, if this is in line with previous 5% mini-corrections then that will be the catalyst. After that, at some point people start perceiving value, especially in energy.

    If you like to look at charts then the pattern tends to be that when the S&P 500 dips below the 50dma it has taken nor more than 2 weeks to go back above, with the inflection occurring at about the one week point,

    We're now at that one week point, but I wouldn't place a whole lot of confidence on this being the same as the previous attempts at corrections. The quality is much different as all of these triple digit days are likely leading to something that we haven't seen in a little while.
    Oct 7 05:13 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Who's Consuming All Those Shakes? And Why... [View article]
    It doesn't take too many re-readings of Gasparino's article to realize that what you say is inaccurate.

    No representative of Herbalife has admitted to any wrongdoing, yet you represent that kind of distortion with EMPHASIS.

    That is a key issue through many of the comments from both sides of the aisle. You, and others, may have a particular point of view, but attempt to make everything conform to that perspective without regard to veracity.

    If you cannot interpret simple written words, such as contained in the Gasparino article that you cite, how can you interpret far more complex and nuanced questions, including the distinction between MLM and Ponzi schemes, among other germane issues?

    Further, gloating about misfortunes that longs may have suffered, as in your previous comment just serves to further diminish your opinions, even if they may prove to be substantially correct.
    Oct 7 05:04 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    Thanks. Much easier to await am answer than to actively seek it myself.

    "Boys will be boys" is right. One of the few universal truths.
    Oct 7 12:30 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    There may be more to fear from that World War I technology, when chemicals were the rage. Unfortunately, most anyone can be a terrorist and create improvised weapons, as asymmetry is the biggest challenge to traditional armies and nations that follow standard war conventions.

    Why is this a topic of discussion? I suppose I could scroll up, but too much effort to confirm that my short term memory isn't what it used to be
    Oct 7 09:20 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Herbalife: Who's Consuming All Those Shakes? And Why... [View article]
    CrimeBustersNow,

    It's seems unlike you not to respond to a comment in your direction, but perhaps you didn't see it, although you did reply the following day to another comment in the same thread.

    It has been 5 days since asking you for a link from some reputable source, after all, this all started with questions of credibility, that indicates the conviction and/or sentencing of Alan Kippax, one of the individuals that you credit yourself for having brought to justice.

    His story has been well documented by the Canadian press, however, there seems to be no information regarding sentencing in March 2014 as you stated as being "the simple truth."
    In the past you haven't been shy about providing links to some very irrelevant items. Could you now provide a link for a relevant issue, one that you have cited and have taken credit for its occurrence?
    Oct 6 11:33 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    As always, it's what have you done for me lately? Those were challenges of old, there's more ahead. While peripheral economies are no longer taking center stage, I still hear talk about the viability of the Euro and the EU. Certainly any upcoming teetering economy will help further flame such talks as Germany will be less and less inclined to shoulder burdens in return for benefits that are less and less perceptible to its voting population
    Oct 6 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    I don't click on too many links, but I had to click on yours. You know, I might actually want to do that, if only it wasn't in Russia. I think I might trust some itinerant and vagrant carnies more as far as safety concerns go.
    Oct 6 09:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    Having a son in the National Guard who is a Blackhawk Crew Chief and mechanic, he can probably attest to the ubiquity of circuitry. Just incredible.

    But I especially hope that robots are the next wave.
    Oct 6 09:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    I think you're absolutely right on all accounts, Unfortunately, that kind of transformation isn't proprietary to the US, but you need to have a large industrial base to start, so that at least limits the number of countries that could gear up on the basis of their own efforts.
    Oct 5 06:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    While there's no shortage of empty suits in DC, where I live, there's a real difference. Most of the empty suits here can't effect change in a vacuum. A congressman or a Senator is one of many and it is the party that is what's influential and not the individual.

    But look at the Federal Reserve and the ECB. They are driven by individuals who can commit to action, whether in pursuit of just one goal or a dual mandate.
    Oct 5 03:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    Yup. That about sums it up.
    Oct 5 02:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    A combination of political gridlock and an executive branch that isn't always clear on its objectives can make you pine for a good old fashioned benevolent dictatorship, sometimes.

    The only solution that I can see is for voters to tire of rhetoric and dogma. Vote people out of office until you find someone who can actually work toward getting things done.

    Not a new problem. A little known song by Paul Revere and the Raiders had the line

    "too much talk, not enough action,
    do you know anyone getting satisfaction?"
    Oct 5 12:58 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    Wisdom? I was just sharing my wasting away time.

    I do like your trade and having a few days after earnings are released to make adjustments, as may be necessary.
    Oct 5 10:56 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • And An Empty Suit Shall Lead Them [View article]
    I've often said we need more stealth lawn equipment if we're going to ever truly be a free nation.
    Oct 5 10:13 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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