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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "You may have noticed that comments from the Left are usually responses motivated by initial comments from the Right."

    I have noticed this too, and often wonder why people always take the bait? A lot of troll baiting goes on on WSB, from both sides, and I wonder if people dont know it or actually enjoy it.
    Feb 21 11:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "The experience of living in a country where phone lines were often tapped, instilled the importance of privacy in him"

    Wow that's rich. WhatsApp has some of the most intrusive permissions I have EVER seen for an app. Seriously. And I am usually pretty lax about permissions.
    Feb 21 11:08 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "millions who are now signed up who before were -- uninsurable."

    link please?

    AFAIK 2.3 million have signed up, most because they got govt subsidy or had to when their policy was cancelled, not because they were previously uninsurable.
    Feb 21 11:02 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Fear not DCV you have not missed it, opening ceremonies are tonight (or at least aired tonight in US. Think they start in a few hours EST). Apparently, they have pre-opening opening events now. Which were aired last night.
    Perhaps Kerry Killinger can join Stevie and Johnny in Sochi (whats with all the ee's??)
    Feb 7 09:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    What a bummer bowl - I was so looking forward to it, as were so many I think. Not because of hype but it was looking like it should have been a really good game... then it all went wrong from the first snap.

    In market news, as goes January, so goes the year? Tired cliche, correlation <> causation? Or perception > reality. Thoughts?
    Feb 3 09:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    many thanks for all the replies!
    Jan 31 04:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Cool. Hope your knees are holding up. I know a lot of ex ball players with bad knees. Esxpensive surgery. Anyway, the fact that its the NY Giants and NY Jets, despite being in NJ tells you the kind of standing East Rutherford has in the tri-state.

    Its not that its a bad area (thats Newark) or whatever. Its that it... its like its not a real place. Its a non-place. No one is "from there." I probably could not have told you that was the town the stadium is in, as recent as 5 years ago, and I have lived in NY my whole life. And the fact the mayor didnt get tickets is a perfect summary of the situation.
    Jan 31 02:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    robert.b.f, completely agree! Well said on the risk premium, wish I had that way with words.
    "rates are being held below the risk premium in an attempt to drive those funds into riskier assets like equities and support mortgage origination at low rates to shore up the housing market"
    Exactly, well said. Have a great weekend!
    Jan 31 02:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Can someone pls summarize the objection to Keystone? Seriously asking, not looking for partisanship - just whats the deal? I thought it was the fact that it was a big *$$ pipeline and the "human footprint" it would cause, but whats this about carbon emissions? I confess its friday and I am too lazy to google it and hunt around myself, help me out?
    Jan 31 09:52 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Ack how can you live in NY and say Go Eagles, aaaaahhhhhhh! You must be from Philly then, originally?

    I went to a U2 concert at Giant Stadium. I didnt buy what I felt was the nicest T shirt, specifically because it said East Rutherford on it. It ruined it for me. TBH I didnt even know they had a mayor. No one lives there. Even people from Jersey are like, "uh no I live Hoboken, Weehawken, Jersey City..."

    have a great day!
    Jan 31 09:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "That gap that Obama is always whining about is driven largely by the easy Fed money."

    If that is true, then surely a Fed tightening policy would help close the income gap, no? Ask yourself, did 10-15% interest rates in 80-82 help the poor? I am sure the rich didnt mind the risk free 15% treasuries. What about other tightening periods, like the early 90s?

    Agree the comments sounded rediculous though, and made me laugh (or cry? not sure which).
    Jan 31 09:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Actually have to agree with the DOJ on this one, I just switched to Tmobile as I really like their plans, and I dont want to see those plans go away (and to be fair we dont know that they would, with a merger) but for those that dont know, Tmobile has separated the phone subsidy from the voice and data plan (such as 70/mo+20 for the phone, instead of 90 all-in pricing). The benefit is once your phone is paid for (say typical 2 years), the subsidy goes away and your price drops to 70. Or you can bring your own phone and not pay any subsidy from day 1, which is what I did. Nexus 5 - factory unlocked, not carrier specific.

    And if I decide I dont like them, I can just take my phone, since I own it, and go somewhere else. Better for the consumer. This is the future of the industry (I hope).
    Jan 29 09:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "More people earning less money pay income taxes today than ever before in our history"

    Thats not actually true. Almost half the country pays no federal income tax. I am quite sure at some point between 1913 and now that number was more like 20-25%. As recently as the 1990s I would guess.

    http://bit.ly/1c3TaAM
    Jan 22 02:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    7-8 inches in Central park, and a foot+ in some outer areas in LI and NJ.

    People are already blasting the new mayor - welcome to the job Bill, honeymoon is over! Lack of snow plows in some areas, blamed on a "gps malfunction". Yea.

    2 big storms in 3 weeks on the job - Bloomberg must be smiling, from his vacaction home in 80 degree and sunny bermuda :)
    Jan 22 10:50 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    An good reminder blueline, thanks - that inflation is not automatic and the opposite can be just as bad (or possibly worse).

    It is a tight rope walk. Stray too far to either side and you will fall.
    Jan 22 09:17 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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