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  • Linn Energy: Many Ponzi-Like MLP Blow-Ups To Follow [View article]
    Well done Casey-

    This author seems to capitalize on shock comments-
    Correction: Invalid shock comments.
    Jul 5 10:41 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dollar's Purchasing Power Annihilated - The Chart They Don't Want You to See [View article]
    The US economy went the way of our dollars going to the oil sheiks who, as the trade-off purchased goodies from select American businesses. In 1971 we only imported about 20% of our energy needs- Today about 60%. We were an oil based economy in 1971 and a debtor nation today.

    Our leadership saw the handwriting on the wall but didn't have the guts to bite the bullet (or maybe the hand that fed them) and develop a viable energy policy 5, 10 or 25 years ago.

    The chart says it correctly. It could be an overlay (inversely) of the dollars out the door in trade deficits.

    The American public takes the hit once again. People on fixed incomes will really get hammered. Social Security payments won't be going up in January; the assets, savings and home values are stagnant at best; everyone hunkering down to see if they can meet bills with what's left of their investments.

    Too bad we can't just bask in the past and use our accomplishments to beef up the economy.
    May 9 10:52 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Earnings Season Party Ends [View article]
    I believe that the tea leaves could be read without a lot of difficulty. The one shot tax rebate last year caused a spike in buying (and a little credit card debt reduction) but it only lasted a month or two. The "clunker" program gets a few new cars off the lot but does nothing for the systemic problem- Too much leverage- Not enough capital- The consumer everyone is waiting for to bring home the bacon is the wisest of all- Or maybe most fearful. Hunkering down isn't a bad idea right now.

    Let the beached whale die its death and lets get on with whatever is reality. The asset base compared to what finance is available out there will be impossible to reconcile. Assets that aren't necessary any more will go unpurchased or sold at distress prices. Banks are, and should be afraid to lend money for home mortgages knowing in their heart of hearts that home values are already underwater before they take on a new mortgage. The second home, the Beemer as the 3rd car, the Med cruise are all on the block- The whole world economy save a few hardliners became a humongous Ponzi scheme that won't get fixed overnight. Sorry, kids- No instant gratification this time. School of hard knocks here we come.
    Aug 14 05:27 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (23) January 1, 2014 To ??? [View instapost]
    Wonder who is controlling the country?
    Wonder no more-

    This quote from a guy back in 1802 says it all-

    'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies. If the American people allow private banks to control the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all property until their children wake homeless on the continent their fathers conquered'

    - Thomas Jefferson 1802
    Apr 17 09:43 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #269, March 5, 2014 [View instapost]

    Re: Trying to get answers from medical practitioners-

    I had 38 years in the "Pit" that area between the patient, the medical practitioner, the insurance company and my employer- the trust funds I ran.

    I had a case where one of my insureds wanted to drive to Canada for a hernia procedure since it was outpatient rather than a five to 7 day stay in NY. The insurance company balked saying they couldn't pay outside the country for a non-par facility. I drove up to Toronto and signed up the doc and hospital to our preferred provider group.

    My patient got his outpatient surgery- double abdominal hernia repair using the 'mesh' method and drove himself home the next day. Total cost $1100.
    Stateside would have cost $9,000 plus.

    The ins co refused to pay. I filed a lawsuit and called their bluff- They paid in full. They claimed I coerced them into paying.

    They were quite willing to shell out the $9000 stateside rather than approve an $1100 payment for foreign providers. They would, of course just passed the cost on to my trust fund at the next negotiation with them.

    I believe this just might have been a variation on Trip's 'crony capitalism' theme.

    Here's hoping the procedure and all has a satisfactory conclusion for you, OG.

    Mar 19 09:57 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QC#260 [View instapost]

    No artwork? What kind of QC is this?
    Aug 5 10:54 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Goldman closes its gold short, the metal's move back above $1,400 triggering a stop. Still bearish though: "Our bias is to expect further declines in gold prices on the combination of continued ETF outflows ... as well as our economists' forecasts for a re-acceleration in U.S. growth later this year." GLD -0.3% premarket. [View news story]
    Talk about hedging your manipulation!
    Apr 23 08:21 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stability Of The European Union (17) January 1, 2013 To March 26, 2013 [View instapost]

    Seems like the little people are and always will be serfs to the landlords.

    Fat Cat bankers get bailed out because ...they're too big to fail- oh yeah, don't forget to include our bonuses.

    Russians calling the shots in Cypress to protect and preserve the mob's money.

    The status quo doesn't change much, nor for long, it just keeps going around the turntable.

    Governments promise anything and everything and say gee whiz, Don't blame us, because it's not our fault the bills can't be paid- We just did what the people wanted. Don't forget to vote for me in November.

    There is an old saying about disruptions, dissidence and civil unrest.

    There has never been a revolution on a full stomach.

    I think the people are getting hungrier.

    Mar 25 09:29 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]
    Speaking previously about dashboard cameras check out this one on a dashboard in Japan during the 2011 tsunami-

    Camera Found -

    Driver Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11 March 2011 earthquake hit in Japan.
    Like many people in the area, Muroga was unaware how far inland the Tsunami would travel; he continued to drive and do his job.
    The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the Tsunami's water.
    Muroga escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk.

    His vehicle and the camera have recently been recovered by the police. The camera was heavily damaged but a video expert was able to retrieve this footage.
    This is a bit scary to watch what happens.

    Apr 15 08:28 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]

    Y'all just keep that Ohio cloud sweat in Ohio!

    I've still got half a foot of white rain on the ground and don't need any more!

    Because of the snow we haven't been able to get the Christmas lights down so we're going to keep them up and light up on the holidays over the Summer. Neighbours think I'm a little eccentric anyway-

    Apr 8 02:12 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #270, April 2, 2014 [View instapost]

    Spring is sprung!
    All art festival attendees from here on will be in a frantic mood to obtain a representation of TB immortality!

    Apr 8 08:48 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #269, March 5, 2014 [View instapost]

    Got Stopped out at $1.70 at 11:00. Profit of 72% six weeks. Will wait for the retrace & get back in.

    Re:(CPST) Down to $2.33, my retrace target- Considering a re-enter. See if support is there.

    Back into (BLDP) after its $2 retrace.

    Mar 21 11:17 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #268, February 14, 2014 [View instapost]

    Anyone want do debate that the party was paid for with TARP funds?

    I didn't think so.

    Feb 18 02:01 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #265 December 16, 2013 [View instapost]
    (TUR) is a once most favorite ETF that I watch closely looking for a re-entry point but disruptions internally have darkened my visions of opportunity.

    These clowns have taken blatant corruption to a form of art!

    My advice is to stay on the sidelines until the Turkish citizenry acquire a few ropes and put them to good use.

    Dec 26 09:32 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #265 December 16, 2013 [View instapost]
    On what I believe to be on a rationale basis I feel that energy consumption will likely not change much unless of course we enter into a cataclysmic breakdown. Therefore the safer bet may be in transportation rather than drilling, servicing or producing. No matter what the price the stuff needs to be moved.

    Pipeline partners, rail and truck. Suck up the beefy dividends.

    More rolled over tank cars in the middle of towns I suppose as well.
    Dec 21 05:41 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment