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  • U.S. government seeks BP's continued suspension from new contracts [View news story]
    Are you kidding me. Our lame duck government, as demonstrated by how our Congress doesn't get things done ... has the audacity of still labeling BP as a company that hasn’t themselves demonstrated it’s a responsible contractor. I have read several places that they are becoming the standard setter for other oil companies. The US government are basing their position on what findings. Sure has a bad smell of politics again.
    Last night our president implied that our favoralbe energy import / export ratio is primarily due to our automoble industry producing superior gas mileage vehicles. I guess he feels that our recent oil and gas discoveries in the US is not the primary factor. Politics at its finest@#$%#
    Jan 29 03:23 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP - The Horizons Have Widened Again [View article]
    Only if someone comes down hard on Judge Barbier. This man seems hell-bent to ruin BP.... It is hard to believe that he hasn't been stopped by higher authorities. His actions are a disgrace to our legal system and the political arena. His kind should be dealt with harshly.
    Mar 25 07:21 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maps Will Not Save Nokia From Bankruptcy [View article]
    Are you kidding me with this statement.

    Nokia Maps, although highly effective, contributes little to the telecommunications business core. Lost iPhone 5 users can always stop at the nearest Exxon (XOM) service station and ask for directions.

    You are a baffoon.

    Yes, stop at an Exxon station, and that "might work", if you can find someone who speaks understandable English.

    You are lost yourself, there is no mapping program that will help you.
    Oct 15 02:09 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Few Reasons Why Investors Should Avoid Seadrill [View article]
    Looks like another up day for SDRL!
    Aug 11 09:31 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is Nokia Going Into The Camera Market? [View article]
    Also you mentioned it took a step back.

    I have a question for you - If you were head of Nokia Research and Development, what changes would you make to the phone to attract the masses?

    I am expecting a response, even if you do not have a resonable one.
    Jul 16 11:06 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Buy Calls On Nokia To Make Sizeable Return, Hedge iPhone 5 Launch [View article]
    User 248235 needs to calm down. He will give himself a heart attach and everyone else Nausea.
    Sep 5 07:59 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernstein's Pierre Ferragu is more bearish than ever on Nokia (NOK -1.9%), slashing his PT to $1.56 from $2.63 and forecasting a $0.38/share loss for 2012. He thinks more disappointing news could accompany Nokia's Q2 report, due Thursday, and that feature phone demand is evaporating as Android phones get cheaper. As for Windows Phone? Ferragu asserts it has "insignificant traction," and that there's no room for a "third ecosystem." (yesterday)  [View news story]
    What ecosystem does Samsung have??

    MSFT is showing signs of developing quite a robust one and this guy is completely oblivious to what's really occurring. I guess he is claiming you can't have more than 1 1/4 ecosystems. Hell Samsung is doing it with their 1/4 of a one and I am being generous at that. They have a good product and can produce it cheap. If that is the ingredient for a successful product, what makes him think others can't as well.

    This is the most slanted comment I have seen so far and as we all know they are out there in droves.

    This is the same guy who has recently upgraded RIMM. Spending too much time at the Kool-Aid fountain basically sums it up for this numskull.
    Jul 13 12:56 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Ignominious End Of Nokia's Handset Hegemony [View article]
    Good Move. Now Micorsoft will put its "FULL" energies and "MONEY" behind the phone busness. No more pussy footing it with a smoke screen.
    Sep 3 07:09 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Judge Barbier denies BP's request to stop Gulf of Mexico oil spill payouts under the 2012 settlement with business and individuals. BP claims the oil spill fund's process for handing out money could cost it billions of dollars. [View news story]
    Barbier said the settlement anticipated that "false positives" or "absurd results" would sometimes occur. That's fine, it's likely that there are those out there that would file such claims, however there should be an investigation on situations where it appears there are unjust filings and if someone is found guilty of such a crime they should be punished 'SEVERLY". Our courts need to set a precendent, so those who are tempted to act in such a fasshion will think twice before looking for fast illegal compensation for loss. Our government needs to take a harder stand on other punishable actions such as identity threft, robbery etc. Criminals will not be affected unless they know that there are stiff consequences.
    Apr 5 01:50 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court rejects BP request to delay spill payments during appeal [View news story]
    It has been beating to death that BP must pay ... as determined by BP’s own rules .... Let's go back to 4 years when this incident occurred... BP was faced with an insurmountable task to not only stop the oil flow, but to do everything possible to make it right. They were pressured by not only the local government but by the White House to take steps that were later viewed on being unjust. It was just a case of beating somebody when they are just about down and out. An opportunistic time to orchestrate a get us much money out of a bad situation as possible. Two wrongs do not make a right....this can not be disputed...even by crooked lawyers, judges and system. Enough is enough. If they would have a better way of determining actual loses, than the people who are deserving of the damages would have been paid along time ago. Instead a judge 4 years ago, pledged that this would not be another Valdez. Apparently, he was one of the master minds driving the master plan to milk BP for everything it could. They knew that they had to do it within the scope of law, whether it was just or not. Legalized crime in play. What a disgrace.

    Let's not forget about large amount of stockholders in Great Britain that are depending on BP for their subsistence. Why should the have to forgo their retirement monies for crooks in the US who are hoodwinking them. Can you image a family who lost their son in the Iraq conflict and now is seeing the court system in the US take more money from their pension than they should. This is why some call us the Ugly Americans. I served my country for 26 years because I am proud of being an American, however what I see here is something I am not proud of.

    In life, you must spend the right time and effort in order to do something right. Rushing it, by losing a legal advantage is just not right. Shame on our legal system.
    May 28 07:37 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Maps Will Not Save Nokia From Bankruptcy [View article]
    The strategy of creating the best mapping solution is to further limit the playing field to two main players (Nokia and Samsung). A superior mapping program over Apple is an attempt to make an impression on the consumer that there are better choices out here besides apple. In order to make inroads into any market you must take down the competition one by one. This takes time.
    You can publish all the numbers you want, just like they did when SIRIUS was at 7 cents a share. Where is Siri today. Well its at 2.78, which if you do the math is 39.7 times from the bottom. Their financials were dismal as well. I wonder what your take was on Siri at 7. Well mine was positive and I made a pile of money.
    Oct 15 02:05 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK): Q2 EPS of -€0.08 beats by €0.01. Revenue of €14.8B (-24% Y/Y) in-line. Shares +5.8% premarket. (PR)  [View news story]
    Even with all the negative articles being posted, Nokia appears to have stabilized their downward stock price with this quarter's results.
    If close attention is paid to the stock price and volume trading yesterday, you can notice that the stock price fluctuated very little and the volume was up over its daily average. It was an indication that many investors had insight into a better earnings report than what most thought. I noticed a large block being executed near the end of trading day which popped the stock by 2 cents. At this point, a lot will depend on their restructuring efforts coupled with their partnership with Microsoft. Selling their phones with Verizon will give them a boost as well. I will purchase one as soon as this occurs, and many others will as well in my opinion. I remember going through this same struggle with SIRI, when the stock fell to a low of .07. Many in the investment community said this stock was dead in the water and would eventually go bankrupt. Well that did not happen, and it is a good chance that Nokia will prove them wrong as well.
    Jul 19 07:42 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia (NOK -3.6%) makes new lows yet again after getting hit with a downgrade to Underperform by Jefferies. The firm cites Microsoft's hardware development efforts (though no smartphone is in the pipeline for now), the inability to upgrade current Lumia phones to Windows Phone 8, the emphasizing of rival hardware by carriers, and expectations of further losses. Alcatel-Lucent's warning probably isn't helping Nokia's cause either.  [View news story]
    My god this is old news. Does the stock get downgraded every time another research firm gets wind to old news. I assume it does, because that is the mentality of the investment world. At this rate the stock will be down to $0.00 and they will look like horse's asses if the stock makes a comeback. My grandmother could forecast better than them with her weegie board. They act like Nokia is a novice to the business. The brokers must have a case of chronic amnesia.

    Wall Street is a lame duck construct, which consists of self-serving brokerage houses which are chock full of inept buffoons. They all seemed to react to each others opinion, in order to take the safe approach.
    Jul 17 10:48 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia's Richard Kerris: People Won't Remember Our Troubles By Next Spring [View article]
    Very interesting comments from a formidable source. Perhaps there is life after "near" death. Apparently Kerris has some good insight, due to his previously stays with other companies which were in the same predicament, especially one of them being Apple.
    Jul 9 07:40 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Nokia: Cash Burn Problems Could Lead To 'Bailout' [View article]
    I am collecting all the negative comments for a later day.

    Come on ... turnarounds take time. Anyone who has "real" exposure to the corporate world knows that. Besides the competition is fierce. The equalizer is that this market is so large that there is room for more than two players.

    Months ago I thought that a Nokia tablet would come to market by year-end and Naysayers laughed. How about the possibility by the beginning of the 3rd quarter. They will read this and most likely buckle over.

    Microsoft can ill afford this miss out on this oppurtunity.
    May 23 03:27 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment