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  • Egypt swears in Sisi [View news story]
    Why don't you ask the first poster, as he's the one who brought Obama into this comment stream.
    Jun 8, 2014. 02:49 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • P&G keeping costs down during green transition [View news story]
    @nemonemo. It seems that you didn't bother to read the source article prior to commenting. In no place did P&G attribute these moves to compliance with ANY government. They attributed it to wanting to maintain "customer goodwill".
    Jun 1, 2014. 03:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • P&G keeping costs down during green transition [View news story]
    This clickbait article has led to the predictable Pavlovian responses.

    Please show where any of this was driven by the Obama administration.

    The company is responding a loud segment of the marketplace, much as it would probably react to conservative segments being vocal about... whatever (IIRC, they had, or at least used to have, an explicit policy that they won't advertise on any show that "shows the US military in a bad light").

    The market also wants low prices... which leads to lower gross margins and initiatives to get the same amount of revenue for less people cost... costing jobs. So blame the consumer. Consumer products companies respond to new consumer demands, nothing new in that.
    Jun 1, 2014. 01:04 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    LOL. As if Roger Ailes is tolerant of dissenting opinions at Fox, when he passes out the daily talking points for all the obedient minions to parrot.

    I'm not here to defend MSNBC, NPR, etc. But if want to paint Fox as the bastion of objectivity, that is simply laughable.
    May 30, 2014. 09:37 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    CNBC = missing gain ;-)
    May 29, 2014. 06:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    The US Chamber of Commerce is a self-interested, disingenuous, political animal, in the same vein as any other lobbyist. They aren't any "purer" than a political administration (of either party), in that regard.
    May 29, 2014. 06:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    CNN = missing plane
    Fox = missing brain
    MSNBC = missing sane
    May 29, 2014. 07:58 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    Clickbait
    May 29, 2014. 12:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chamber study predicts Obama's "war on coal" will kill jobs [View news story]
    Ah, the SA clickbait article of the day
    May 29, 2014. 12:05 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The U.S. Shale Oil Miracle Disappears [View article]
    "A politically-inspired article provokes numerous hits and calls forth a volley of political bloviating from both sides."

    Pretty much
    May 26, 2014. 10:45 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections [View news story]
    If you want to pursue this dialog, you need to look into the studies of where most of the defaults occurred -- hint, investor-owned properties, mainly in suburbs, and concentrated in a few states and cities. The data doesn't present a great fit for the narrative you are trying to sell.
    Apr 24, 2014. 11:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections [View news story]
    I agree that Jake is very aggressive in his trolling. Whatever happened to Terry (she of the notable avatar)

    However, I am amused at how there is no corresponding outrage at the many SA posters who create a large # of right-wing posts.

    I guess it's only offensive if you disagree with it. In fact, I've seen multiple posters state something along the lines of "this is an investment site, take your politics elsewhere"... right before and after posting a right-wing message themselves. LOL.
    Apr 20, 2014. 02:10 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ukraine pro-Russian demonstrators refuse to stand down [View news story]
    We don't seem to care about African conflicts that have body counts in the millions.
    Apr 20, 2014. 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Keystone pipeline decision delayed again, likely until after November elections [View news story]
    Is it your belief that, should the Keystone pipeline not be completed, the tar sands won't be developed?

    Not having the pipeline *does* marginally hurt the economics of those plays. But the far bigger factor is the market price at which it can sell. Once that is high enough -- something the odds generally favor, going forward -- that oil is going to make its way to the market, one way or another.

    I would prefer that: 1) it move by pipeline rather than rail or truck, and 2) it flow into the US, rather than out to the Canadian west coast to Asian markets.
    Apr 19, 2014. 09:30 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare signs up 8M [View news story]
    Good morning DrP79,

    Respectfully, I don't agree that "what is the replacement is a red herring". There weren't really any serious proposals from the Reps on how to improve healthcare finance. I am *very* sympathetic with the one topic they'd occasionally raise -- tort reform. But that isn't a magic bullet. During the time that ACA was being shaped, the only GOP focus was "we're going to make Obama a 1-term POTUS". Well, I can certainly understand that as a political goal. But what were the legislative goals? Early on Obama wanted some GOP votes and -- I believe -- would have made some horse trades to get the votes. But all the GOP was interested in doing was trying to make Obama look bad. So he hardened and then started the more "black hat" maneuvers. And, in the words of a now legendary conservative column, conservatives "suffered their most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s".

    http://bit.ly/1mkZOs8

    I don't like what we have. But I have not yet heard any serious proposals from the GOP as to how it would address: 1) catastrophic medical bills are one of the leading causes of bankruptcy in the US, 2) the US generally spends more per person and gets worse outcomes than the despised 1-payor systems from benchmark countries, and 3) people unfortunate to have a serious medical condition while young (e.g., my 30 year old neighbor who survived breast cancer) found themselves practically uninsurable.

    I have every confidence that bright conservative minds have some great ideas that would greatly improve healthcare finance in the US. But all we keep hearing is "repeal ACA". Okay, I'm open minded. But then... what?
    Apr 19, 2014. 08:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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