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  • New studies link rising number of earthquakes with oil and gas drilling [View news story]
    l also walked many miles to school and back in freezing blizzards with my bare feet (we were too poor for shoes) wrapped in barbed wire for traction, oftentimes uphill both ways. :) And we sicker it up and drank the water, breathed the air, and ate out of the garden that turns out were heavily polluted with heavy metals from the local mining industry that provided the jobs. I retrospect, considering the shaking of my mom's hand (and the tremors that are starting in mine) from all that heavy metals exposure, I think I could have done without the jobs.
    Apr 25, 2015. 09:42 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross: March Madness [View article]
    One of the most enjoyable and informative articles I've read on SA. :)
    Apr 14, 2015. 11:04 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bailing Out Of Brazil [View article]
    Definitely blood in the streets, some it mine.
    Apr 11, 2015. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What's The Culprit Behind Recent Retail Sales And Jobs Weakness? [View article]
    Go check out Amazon with Prime, watch a YouTube video on their latest automation, and you will see the future of retail. Also consider all the folks like me who used to drive to all those big box stores like HD (which the market just loves for some strange reason) who drive only for work and recreation now. And since all the competitive pricing is one click away, it has been very deflationary, although this is a step function that has just about run its course IMO, as the Internet matures. Should be interesting to see what comes next. Perhaps a very long run of very low inflation; a reincarnation of the Gilded Age?
    Apr 11, 2015. 12:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Some Concerns That Have Me Worried About The Overvalued Markets In 2015 [View article]
    That 40% you gave up would have given you quite a cushion to weather the next downturn. Just sayin.
    Apr 11, 2015. 12:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Utilities Must Adjust To Solar And Not The Other Way Around [View article]
    And even more of us will pay for your unnecessary use of carbon fuels 365 days a year.

    But that cost isn't yet quantifiable, so we can't put a khw number on it....so it doesn't exist in the wacky world of current economics that doesn't account for a finite world.

    And this coming from an oil patch investor that doesn't yet have a grid tie system...but I am definitely circling the bait.
    Apr 7, 2015. 10:58 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The Death Of The 'Millionaire Next Door' Dream' - A Reply [View article]
    Agreed, way too much back pounding for a forum that should all about questioning the "wisdom" of the crowd...even if it's our crowd.

    With Joe Six Pack pressed and his free spending ways constrained in this globalized, tech disrupted world, it gets harder to have solidly profitable investments, either in corporations, real estate, or your own small business. The tide lifts, or drops all boats.
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The United States Economy Is Not Really Doing That Well [View article]
    Wow, everyone is full of sunshine.

    So, where's the investable upside scenarios?

    Something like low interest rates persist for a decade along with relatively inexpensive energy prices, spurring investment leading to a global liftoff in growth, P/Es continue to expand and investors get fabulously wealthy. :)
    Mar 15, 2015. 11:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The United States Economy Is Not Really Doing That Well [View article]
    Another large and on going drag on prices is the deflationary effect of the Internet. For instance, after using Amazon Prime for awhile, I'm pretty convinced that the only reason I have to utilize local retail is for food, and even that is under assault by Amazon.

    So, that's quite a few people that are potentially going to loose their jobs, not to mention all the knock on effects of shoppers not driving to go shopping as more and more consumers adopt this lifestyle.
    Mar 14, 2015. 12:24 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications Headed For Financial Disaster [View article]
    Ah, I wouldn't get too high on the POTs argument. I live and provide Internet service (compete against FTR) and most of our customers drop their FTR line, use cell and possibly VOIP if they happen to live in one of the few places that doesn't have cell service and use us for Internet.

    Where FTR will win is when they run fiber to the mux boxes and g.fast over the copper loop to the home using government CAF to do it. They will then own these areas for basically forever.
    Mar 8, 2015. 01:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Frontier Communications Headed For Financial Disaster [View article]
    True today...but investing is about tomorrow.
    Mar 8, 2015. 12:52 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Can The Fed Abandon Its Zero Bound Interest Rate Policy [View article]
    Ah, really? It sure looks like throughout all recorded interest rate time that rates have slowly but surely declined, perhaps as societal and economic systems evolved to ensure repayment. The rates we see in the rear view mirror so clearly, since many of us lived through them (the Volcker spike), seem the outlier in the series.
    Mar 7, 2015. 11:28 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    If they have that kind of bandwidth available on their cell network, why wouldn't customers dump Dish and just go with Netflix...or some free streaming alternative?
    Mar 7, 2015. 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Accumulate AT&T Shares While No One Is Paying Attention [View article]
    I'm also in the industry (15 years), as an indirect competitor to T and DTV. What I see is customers cutting the cord to satellite and redirecting their video streams over our terrestrial wireless network; which is a mixed blessing.

    They want our higher $peed offerings, but the likes of Netflix (now offering network killing 4K content!), are loading us down in the evening hours significantly, requiring more investment for not a whole lot more revenue. So it's not exactly come hither, but what is in these deflationary days?

    Still, customers are on the warpath when it comes to satellite...it may be the goose that lays the golden eggs is starting to cook...or at least starting to produce plain old eggs. Rural customers are exploiting alternatives available globally, enabled by the WISP revolution.
    Mar 2, 2015. 12:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • When Can The Fed Abandon Its Zero Bound Interest Rate Policy [View article]
    You mean a money strike. :) ? TINA.
    Feb 28, 2015. 12:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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