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  • Understanding Air T's Low Valuations In Relation To Its Big Daddy [View article]
    Well, I held on, and the price continues to rise, so my pessimism was apparently off base. How different is the company? Not sure, but doing well!
    Dec 7, 2014. 11:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Note To Warren Buffett: Dump Coke, Pay Your Taxes, And Get On The Right Side Of History [View article]
    Thanks for the reminder of civility! Appreciated.
    Nov 18, 2014. 08:50 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    I do not see Starbucks as a competitor to McDonalds—Wendy’s, Burger King, yes, but they are not espresso/coffee choices, primarily.
    Nov 17, 2014. 05:07 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    controversial, not immoral
    but with shareholders that probably agree with both of us, there is no reason for them to do so
    Nov 17, 2014. 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Note To Warren Buffett: Dump Coke, Pay Your Taxes, And Get On The Right Side Of History [View article]
    The problem with HFCS is in part, I believe, the manufacturing process. Byproduct of corn production? Corn grows, it is not produced; please explain—maybe a byproduct of some corn-derived food item, but my understanding was that it used a harsh chemical. Also, fructose/glucose ratios are considered in nutrition, I do not remember the details.
    I do, however, agree with your father’s recommendations dietwise—to me, sodas are a miniluxury item, not everyday fare; wine is actually more of a nightly accompaniment to dinner. I eat but limit red meat, other meats and sugary desserts. Cane sugar tastes better, so if given the choice. . . .
    Nov 17, 2014. 05:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Corning: About To Divest Its Share Of Dow Corning And Then Enhance Shareholder Value? [View article]
    Glad to see GLW separating from DOW. As for the rest, the constant search for faster growth, more profit, etc., just makes me crazy. Keep doing well, and that is enough. Remember “slow and steady wins the race”, tortise and hare, etc.? That is my preference; to constantly expect increases at great pace is unrealistic in the long term, I believe. There is no reason for stock prices to keep rising faster than inflation; just keep sending dividend checks (or dividend 1s and 0s, these days!) and I am happy.
    Nov 17, 2014. 05:00 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Note To Warren Buffett: Dump Coke, Pay Your Taxes, And Get On The Right Side Of History [View article]
    BRK owns many dividend-paying stocks; I am not sure about Warren Buffett’s personal income.
    Nov 16, 2014. 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    Agreed, but at fast-food places today, it is not so much about high-schoolers any more—too many struggling single parents, retirees stretching their Social Security, etc.
    Nov 16, 2014. 05:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    I made some comments about switching away from employees to high tech (I will not use self-service lanes in grocery stores, or ATMs, for the same concern), but otherwise you are 100% right.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    The MCDs here are old-style, I do hop in to use the Internet from time to time, buying something cheap, or occasionally a salad for lunch. Not really a comfortable third space as SBUX or others.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:17 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    If I get to Portland this summer as semiplanned. . . . (from N.J.)
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    Agreed, but how much profit does the $1 coffee generate? Good to bring people in, certainly, and if even a little profit, volume will matter.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    I did not realize that Seattle’s Best was owned by Starbucks.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:12 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    Europe has different standards for meat—for food in general—so they probably do. Here, sadly, MCD has a low-cost (and in many cases, low-quality) reputation, and it is hard to change that. They have added some healthier choices (such as salads, which can be ordered without meat for a vegetarian option), but the main items are, I believe, quite similar to their original incarnations.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's Obsession With Starbucks [View article]
    I think maybe the MCD identity is too well established here to work as something perceived as upscale. Starbucks would find it equally difficult to do low-priced fast food. Just my 2¢.
    Nov 15, 2014. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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