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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    deuce and a half is dodge military truck - my dad said that you could put one in low range second gear and walk along side it without a driver.
    Apr 14 01:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ohio geologists link earthquakes to fracking, state unveils tougher rules [View news story]
    Craig, as often happens, I enjoy your analysis and agree. Plate movement is an ongoing event that will result in earthquakes. Do small ones relieve the pressure? I do not know, but tend think it may do so.
    On the other hand, the first large Okie quake that I felt made me wonder "how long will this go on?" The power is amazing.
    Apr 14 01:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Anyone read last year about Japan being able to produce natgas from ocean floor hydrates? Possible game changer for them. Methanol exports easier than lng. As for the market news, I guess I could be complete if I had some Venezuela bonds or such.... Maybe this summer...
    If this make no sense, I just did a quick scan thru the early comments about Russia and the gas export nonsense.
    Mar 25 10:35 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Just consider this a troll in the black sea, the sanctions are to be against Russian billionaires - maybe the first shot in world class warfare. Maybe I need to trademark the last three words before the fox does. Have a good day.
    Mar 17 02:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    deercreek,
    my personal take on blackfriday is that consumers have become smarter at taking advantage of the sales, ie going with a list and being prepared to wait for a bargain (as JC mentioned). Blackfriday is a phenom that is getting a bit long in the tooth...
    Dec 2 08:58 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Announces Severe Winter Weather Has Impacted Production and Drilling Operations in Texas [View article]
    Agree. Not like they are drilling the north slope.
    Nov 29 03:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    blueline (and any other)

    If 5 million are cancelled, won't they go to the exchange to shop? Will that change the "anticipated" numbers?
    Not a comment about the exchange as much as wondering what the numbers might mean. My curiosity stems from my basic confusion about health insurance anyway - for me, it stopped being a good thing back in the 80's.
    Nov 14 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    RIQ,

    I just saw (Bloomberg?) article on Volvo that implied that is what Volvo will be doing - going back to promoting their safety and trying for zero death cars.
    Nov 13 11:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Amen Axelrod

    AMA, Hospitals, Big Pharma, Big Farms, and Big Food have a lot to do with the big mess called Healthcare. Education could be called into account also. Maybe someday the tea party and progressives can realize who they should be fighting.
    Nov 13 10:59 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Some served, some ran.

    Some served,
    (some used influence to join National Guard, some used influence to get a doctor medical excuse, some went to college for the deferment, some got high draft numbers, some got drafted and wrote letters home saying "don't come here!", some went back again and again, some never came back, some came back only to take their lives, others came back to find no life for them, some went to jail, others to Canada, some avoided jail, ...)
    some ran.

    Things are not often black or white. Vietnam, WWI, Civil War, Revolutionary War all had war supporters and war protesters. To me, Veterans Day is about WWII guys who went, served, came home and mostly tried to forget what they did.

    A what if question for thought: If everyone had said no to going to Nam, what would the country and world be like today? No black wall in DC, a government that was told no by the people 40 years ago.

    I think that all the comments today have a bit of blind men finding and describing an elephant in them.

    We should think of vets as the people that they were and are. It is a day to remember them.

    Nov 11 04:18 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lifeway Foods, Inc. to Announce Results for the Third Quarter Ended September 30, 2013 [View article]
    I have noticed that the local Wal-Mart has increased shelf space for the kefir products - only 4 rows, but still a doubling of space. I have not checked in other stores as price is best at Wal-Mart. $2.98
    Oct 31 12:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    James,

    If people cannot afford $8 milk they will not buy. Will that not lower the cost of milk? Supply demand at work? Dairy farmers are a bit trapped also.
    Oct 29 12:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury and signifying nothing.

    Thanks Bill, seems to sum up the news today.
    Sep 27 12:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Perhaps someone should address the shortage of health providers. Why do nursing schools limit the number of nursing students when 3 times as many accepted applicants are qualified? I suspect that the number of doctors could be increased also. Just a friday afternoon rant about how the free market is not quite so free.
    Aug 22 02:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • An "industrial dance … choreographed by Goldman"" and others has cost consumers $5B or more over three years by driving up the premium on aluminum in the spot market, The NY Times says. Since Goldman bought Metro International Trade Services in 2010, warehouse customers' wait for deliveries has gone from six weeks to 16 months. The strategy allegedly involves paying incentives to encourage banks, hedge funds, and traders to renew aluminum leases and then shifting that metal from one warehouse to another in order to comply with regulations which require 3K tons to be shipped each day. Banks may also derive a trading edge from the "valuable market information" they collect by controlling warehouses, the Times notes. (previous[View news story]
    Seems like there was a Israeli fellow a couple of thousand years ago who was not afraid to take on the moneychangers...of course the moneychangers then got the government to crucify him. Just a comment on power, money, and revolutionary outcomes.
    Jul 21 02:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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