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  • Gazprom's Pivot East Bolsters Outlook [View article]
    I had them for over 2 years and they were brought nothing but loses and misery. Too much negative political pressure ... Not worth it.
    Apr 20, 2015. 08:04 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP says paying even part of oil spill bill could put U.S. business in trouble [View news story]
    Hey ... spike77.... I know you are too young to remember the Alamo, but do you recall the spill by Exxon in Alaska. Just in case you don't, they paid less then 2 million. My bad .... I forgot they are an American Oil company. Sorry for the oversight.
    Mar 30, 2015. 11:36 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP says paying even part of oil spill bill could put U.S. business in trouble [View news story]
    BP has been punished enough ... enough is enough. Our legal system needs to back off. They have gone too far. The fact that they are not accountable for most part for their reckless use of the law will catch up with all of us in the future.

    Wake up America .... and take note of all the plight that is fallen upon us by the actions of our deteriorating legal system and politicians.

    Here is the latest, as of today matter of fact:
    There are a large amount of people who have not paid their mortgages for five to six years in some states and have not been foreclosed. Not only are they still there but they most likely will never pay a cent of their debt at all. Sounds hard to believe but it is rudely true. This is compounded by the lawyers who are making money representing those who can not pay because of a loop hole in the law. The loop hole, put there by the same lawyers, who are now making a fast buck. They will stop at nothing in their pursuit to get richer no matter how unethical their acts. They have sold not only their souls, but have taken us with them. It is a travesty, that there are so many that can't reason with common sense. Common sense is no longer common. You could easily find something everyday that is mind boggling to comprehend, why it even exists and sadly not much is done to correct it.

    Comments such as the one given by Babyjjd, supports why "Reality Shows" are a big hit. Some people, too many, I am sorry to say, would rather see people eat worms or bull balls than watch a compelling documentary.

    "YUP" kill BP ... quoting Babyjjd ...

    Oh by way I go down to the West Coast of Florida every year for a month and it is beautiful. Real Estate is doing just fine and will retire there someday. Totally disagree with your assessment.
    Mar 30, 2015. 11:32 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government slams BP over Gulf cleanup assessment [View news story]
    @spike77 in regards to your statement: Alabama wants to use some of it to build a $60 million beach hotel.

    I had reference the same issue regarding how the funds were being allocated (CONTROLLED) spending issue. Perhaps this would be a good 60 minute segment. Find out exactly who is involved and what their motives are.... Of course it's about the money. Expose those crooks and take legal action against them. This is so obvious and no one is looking. This crap goes on all the time and our politicians look the other way.
    Mar 23, 2015. 08:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Government slams BP over Gulf cleanup assessment [View news story]
    I wonder how competent NOAA is. If they are similar to other Government agencies than they are more and likely not very capable arriving to any assessment about the spill. Most likely, they are driven by some outside entity, whose mere purpose is to line their pockets with money. My faith in our overall system be it judicial, legislative, or executive has eroded in the last decade. From Bush to Obama ... god help us. Their houses are definitely not in order. Great Britain should start playing hardball. This has long reaching effects.

    Currently, I am more concerned if our National Security has been compromised by our former Secretary of State(Hillary Clinton). It is a know fact that hackers are relentless. It has been shown just recently in the news. So why does Hillary get a free pass. She should be grilled by Information Technology Security Experts than by the press correspondents and her peers. If this was done, than perhaps she would be facing criminal charges. Although, I am not aware if there are any criminal laws in effect that could be levied against politicians. It seems like lawyers and politicians are mostly exempt from persecution.

    From start to now, the steps that were taken to assess and award damages have been a debacle of judgment and execution. We are doomed .... The Ugly American label is returning at a rapid pace. America is loosing credibility in the eyes of many and that is a disgrace.

    We have corruption occurring at all levels of government and it seems to fade away.
    Mar 17, 2015. 12:25 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP signs $12B Egypt energy deal; U.S. appeals size of oil spill [View news story]
    Let's face reality ... our government can not even balance a visible and tangible budget. What makes you think anyone can assess the amount of oil that was spilled. Most of them don't even know what Obama Care entails and all of the facts are in the 700+ document, that most did not read or understand. Even the President got it right.

    I want to appeal how much many they gave to the victims and their families of Orange Agent (remember Vietnam). Not only did we spit in the solders faces, so did the government. The figure was 280 million. What a joke and atrocity.

    I want to appeal the bailout of GM... Look at their stock price now.

    I want to appeal bailing out the financial institutions and wall street.

    And let's not forget about how they are handling Hilary Clinton's email fiasco.
    She might have done more damage to our country than the oil spill. Just follow the IP addresses when you are a hacker and find out that it is coming from a server located at her home .... DAH! or is it DUMMER & DUMMER....

    Perhaps they should have gone after them as much as they are casting a financial hardship net over BP.

    By the way toneroner, you are out of your league.

    and Watermellon56 your are very philosophical and enlightening ... keep up the good work!
    Mar 15, 2015. 10:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP opts to make peace with oil spill settlement claims boss [View news story]
    Me too! -

    If I EVER invest in a company that is being sued kick me.
    Mar 7, 2015. 09:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • BP to sell stake in CATS North Sea gas pipeline [View news story]
    Every time BP sells off an asset those lawyers lick their chops. More money at our taking. Does anyone think that all legal system is above scrutiny. When ever you have that much power and influence its spells corruption. It amazes me that more lawyers are not incarcerated. Better question yet ..... when is the last time one was. We use to have a saying in the Navy that there is nothing more lower than Whale dung. Correction, too many lawyers are lower!
    Mar 4, 2015. 08:40 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • National Oilwell Varco - Standing Strong In The Midst Of The Storm [View article]
    Buffet did not sell all of Exxon at 93.. He just sold a large lot a week ago.
    He also sold off some of NOV and others.
    Mar 1, 2015. 04:46 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill Well Positioned To Weather Industry Downturn But Investors Should Still Be Cautious [View article]
    Until we find an alternative to oil .... the drillers will come back ... albeit not as strong compared to the past, since there will always be the fear that this condition in flooding the market with oil by the Middle East will raise its ugly head.
    Feb 28, 2015. 09:00 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Ensco's 10% Dividend Is Built To Last [View article]
    Being a Monday Morning Quarterback ...... WHOOPS!!!!!

    80% Cut.......
    Feb 26, 2015. 07:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP appeals ruling on size of Gulf spill [View news story]
    President Obama needs more money buckets .... no matter where he can find them. He needs to find a way to pay for his outrageous last ditch programs to make him popular to a specific class of voters. Not just our current president, but other politicians find it an easy out to go after funds such as Social Security. Now it is BP.... in their sites.

    His most recent suggestion was to provide free community college to those who are deprived. He projected a cost of 10 billion over 10 years. First of all he is not that clever as we all have become to know, nor are his financial advisors.
    I came from a poor family, worked myself through community college and also a private college. Held down a job throughout the school year, and during all breaks and in the summer months. I also joined the military while attending school, the Naval Air Reserves(retired after 26 years of server), so that I could pay for most of my college expenses. I was a bit financially short, so I took out a National Defense Load. I was one of the few who paid it back on time and in full. It seems that all this President wants to do is cater to the poor, so that he and his party can capture their votes. Sorry to say I voted for this self serving politician. Now, just watch how he finds his money tree to finance these wish list programs. BP Tree for one. What a debacle. But, lets worry more about the misaligned and unproven damage in the Gulf and the Gulf States, than having funds left for Social Security claimants and other necessary programs down the road. If we keep on just giving to people instead of finding other ways for them to finance their needs, this will just cause other problems down the road. I am sure they could assist these college age students in other ways instead of just giving them a free pass. After all the National Defense Program did not work. It was just another way of giving most a free pass. Most recipients neglected to make due on their loans and we just ignored the fact that they defaulted on their loans. Why could we not just garnish their pay. I assume that was not a prudent political action to take. This whole process just got out of hand due to greed. BP did make enough financial restitution. The justice department should back off and do what is just and focus their attention to more grave matters. God knows we have quite a few.
    Feb 24, 2015. 02:08 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • WSJ: EU antitrust chief preparing to move against Gazprom [View news story]
    Unbelievable timing.... Too many politicians and Government Regulators must be reading "Diplomacy for Idiots" .....

    First it was our president making statements of bringing in more lethal weapons of defense and now this..... Good thing he was told to butt out ... in a nice way of course .. by the leaders of France and Germany. Does anyone recently, have a clue in diplomacy besides France and Germany.

    What makes the European Union think that Russia will not return now to the Ukraine after this stint. Idiots!!!!!
    Feb 18, 2015. 10:03 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Reaffirm Buy Rating For Ensco From Credit Perspective [View article]
    Lower the dividend a bit to drive down share price... buy back shares and than bring back the dividend in the near future to where it was, since oil prices are improving ... possibly a bit higher to make it look good. Shrewd business move. Oh yes it does happen.
    Feb 18, 2015. 07:22 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Seadrill: Is It Finally Time To Start Buying? [View article]
    Didn't I just hear some speculation the RIG was just about ready to lower their dividend by 60%????
    Feb 17, 2015. 08:34 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment