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  • Another Gingrich win next week might be enough of a catalyst to unsettle the markets. For the past two days, Romney’s vulnerability to the former House Speaker has been the talk of trading rooms. He is by far the preferred candidate on Wall Street, and many believe if he loses the Florida primary next Tuesday, he going have a hard time stopping Gingrich’s momentum.  [View news story]
    The Obama administration must be rejoicing with the Gingrich possibility!

    However,I have always had faith in Americans that they would never elect an extremist like him.

    That's why Romney is the only hope against Obama.And I mean hope!!!


    Jan 24 10:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Farrell pens his most apocalyptic vision yet of U.S. and global decline, as denial and greedy addictions render us unable to deal with the biggest bubble ever: an exploding population that could hit 10B by 2050. "Already too many people in our world. Adding too many more every day. Not enough resources." Among his solutions: "Rapid and wholly voluntary reductions of fertility."  [View news story]
    I believe that overpopulation is the biggest threat to this planet.

    The philosophy of growth,growth,growth, as the only solution for a better economy, has to be changed so that continual growth is not absolutely necessary for our constant economic improvement.
    Oct 26 03:21 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • There are three things government can do right now to spur our ailing economy, Jamie Dimon says. First, fix the antiquated tax code, because businesses are paralyzed by confusing tax policies and pending regulation. Second, stop demonizing business, it's our economic engine. The third and most important step, Dimon adds, is that we need to devise an all-new “Marshall Plan."  [View news story]
    I was an executive for over 30 years in one of the largest American manufacturing corporations, when I retired 12 years ago.I worked for them in many countries, including the U.S.
    This company now has less than 50% of it's workers left in the U.S. but many producing overseas.

    I was from an era where people worked very hard producing actual products.They did not have to be highly educated/skilled & yet they were able to raise a family,buy a home,send their children to college,etc.
    There were nowhere near as many "paper pushes" in society producing nothing except paper wealth.(like financial institutions,today's corporations)

    Now the situation in the U.S.has basically reversed & this "paper pushing" society cannot produce the jobs for your average workers-millions-in your country.

    This is why the gap between rich & poor will increase if you do not do something drastic about manufacturing.I am a free trade proponent but not at the cost of millions of jobs in the U.S.

    The bottom line for you is to reign in those corporations whose overseas greed is unlimited.Their attitude is to hell with them(locals) & making money is all that matters,even if we have to go overseas.At this time we were making billions in the U.S.

    I found there were two types of executves left in the corporation.
    Those who never had principles to begin with & those who gave them up to survive.Like not fighting to keep jobs at home.

    This is the sad state of affairs in the U.S. which I left behind & said many times to Americans; "get ready for a much lower standard of living if this keeps up."

    It is happening much sooner than I thought, to a country I admired immensely & stood up for,even at the loss of some friendships.
    Oct 26 01:26 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There are three things government can do right now to spur our ailing economy, Jamie Dimon says. First, fix the antiquated tax code, because businesses are paralyzed by confusing tax policies and pending regulation. Second, stop demonizing business, it's our economic engine. The third and most important step, Dimon adds, is that we need to devise an all-new “Marshall Plan."  [View news story]
    Unfortunately, banking greed has no bounds or borders.
    JP Morgan have put aside $8 Billion for bonuses in 2011.
    Goldman " " " $10 . " " " " 2011.
    That's about $290,000 avg./banker in JP & per EMPLOYEE in GS.
    That's only down from $300,000 in 2010!

    Along with all the other mayhem they created,not just in the U.S. but in the rest of the world,with their "bundled crap"
    CDO's,etc.which nobody really understood(which was their goal) then why would we trust them for fair solutions.Yeah,Right!

    BTW-I live in N.Z & Aussie.for 6months a year & my bank,the ANZ,along with others,got taken for millions with this crap.And you wonder why U.S.bankers are disliked so much in other countries.
    Oct 25 11:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There are three things government can do right now to spur our ailing economy, Jamie Dimon says. First, fix the antiquated tax code, because businesses are paralyzed by confusing tax policies and pending regulation. Second, stop demonizing business, it's our economic engine. The third and most important step, Dimon adds, is that we need to devise an all-new “Marshall Plan."  [View news story]
    Jamie Dimon is the "ugliest of the ugliest Americans"!!

    When he had the gall a few weeks ago to berate our Mark Carney-governor of the bank of Canada who has done a terrific with our banks(they are rated #1 in the World)then I fully understand why Mr. Carney walked out of this meeting in disgust.

    Thank goodness most of your comments about him are right on with the exception of 7footmoose who obviously thinks Dimon is great.Yeah,Right!!
    Oct 25 08:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama says House Speaker Boehner has decided to walk away from debt limit negotiations. Earlier today, Boehner had suggested talks would continue.  [View news story]

    Danny Williams is a mega rich Canadian who can do what he wants with his millions.Be it the right or wrong choice it really does not matter for people like him.It's only money.

    I am sure he got absolute privileged super service down there!

    Probably is a friend of John McCains.
    Jul 23 11:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama says House Speaker Boehner has decided to walk away from debt limit negotiations. Earlier today, Boehner had suggested talks would continue.  [View news story]
    Bob,
    You make me proud to be a Canadian.

    Unfortunately,discussing our "socialized"(translation- communistic)... medical system is a waste of time with many Americans.With Republicans-don't bother!

    Not only are the elderly well looked after here, our medical costs per person are about 60% vs the U.S.
    Maybe running a private healthcare system for profit is why your
    costs are so high?

    John McCain stated after a trip to Canada;

    "My Canadian friends all tell me how bad the medical system is!"

    First of all his friends would not be "average Joe's" but people of
    means who would expect to be moved to the head of the line.

    Nobody,including his rich friends, can buy this priviledge, hence our system is bad!
    Jul 23 09:08 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama is a "defender of free markets," Paul Volcker tells Fox Business, "not a wild-eyed leftist radical." It's not surprising that "people are a little cautious about investing," he says, given the depth of the recession, but Obama is right to point out excess in the financial world - "and it happens to be accurate."  [View news story]
    Kaa,
    You said it simple & succinctly!!
    Sep 22 09:16 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hussman: The Market Is Not in Uncharted Territory [View article]
    Curbs-in,
    You must be a multi-millionaire??

    With your predictions you must have been & are still invested 100%
    in the double bear ETF's.
    Nov 17 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Julian Robertson: Some Buying, but Bearish on the Economy [View article]
    Is this the same Julian Robertson who lives in N.Z.??

    The greedy multi-millionaire who cries all the time about how he
    could be so much richer if he didn't sell out of his hedge fund.

    What a greedy jerk he is!!I hope he stays in the U.S.

    Oct 14 12:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recognizing an Abnormal Market [View article]
    Roger,
    As a kiwi I am pleased that N.Z. dollar is is not going to zero!Maybe 40cents/U.S.$ as in 2001?

    American tourists were real happy campers along with the tourism
    industry!

    Question-I have been a holder of FXI in the past & did really well but have been 40% in cash since June 2007.

    I see you invested back in China last month.What is your opinion
    presently with Shangai now down 65%??Am I getting too greedy
    by waiting??
    Sep 12 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Investors: Fasten Your Seatbelts, Put On Helmets [View article]
    Hey reagan,

    Reagan was a really lousy actor until he became President!!

    Sep 12 12:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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