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  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Riverside - You nailed it on Hydro Quebec. Between the low electricity rates and months long snow covered hypothetical collectors, I expect to be one of the last logical users of solar. Yet, the opportunity is growing. Even the "adjunct" is likely to take a larger share over time. I just looked at SCTY. It seems way overpriced at present, but I will be looking.
    Nov 11, 2014. 04:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Happens When Solar Costs Go Below Fossil Fuels? [View article]
    Dana - Thanks for the thought provoking article. What intrigues me even more is the apparent brush-off by the readership. Too many were never believers and expect to be scoffing forever, and others have been burned too often. So, I will be looking and waiting for the next correction and/or rise the in price of fossil fuels.
    Nov 11, 2014. 04:10 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: U.S., China To Drop Tariffs On Tech Products [View article]
    2harddrive - I'd love to see that quote in context. I do know that there will be no rush here or elsewhere to scrap universal health care that all modern rich democratic countries have, for the chance to have what the U.S. Right proposes. Yes, it'll be "patient focused" and "market driven", and it will take deception of a gullible public with unlimited bought speech along with no fairness standards to bring it about. There would be no chance in other countries, but the Right apparently are willing to have another go at repealing "Obamacare", striking while they think the iron is hot.
    Nov 11, 2014. 12:15 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: U.S., China To Drop Tariffs On Tech Products [View article]
    Tony - There are limits to conformism even if it is less practical. If Chinese leaders insist on doing things their way as their power increases, they may be surprised by the non-conformist reaction. "Better to sleep with China" - I don't think so.
    Nov 11, 2014. 07:50 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    TAS - I'm trying to understand "I can't see my long term physician". Here in Canada, that would exist because a doctor decided to go private. If that occurs, the doctor must not be on the public system. It's all or none. Where you are, did the doctor and your insurance choice not coincide? I take it that your doctor didn't retire, move, or decide he preferred other patients.
    Nov 9, 2014. 07:22 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3D Printing: Revolutionary Industry, Terrible Investment [View article]
    So we could have made money shorting an automobile ETF, once the feeding frenzy had topped out, and also more safely shorting a buggy whip ETF, had ETFs existed at that time.
    Nov 7, 2014. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Exide [View article]
    Tom - I've read the fine print on the Chapter 11 agreement, and my equity is going to be "extinguished". Tax loss season or not, as the bond holders squabble, it's time to get out.
    Nov 7, 2014. 10:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Selling Exide [View article]
    Tom - I read your warning at the time. It is psychologically difficult to admit a mistake, particularly if the stock had gone up after selling it. Somehow, two mistakes would be even harder to take - so I held on and still hold on. You warned me. I chose not to heed. So , even at 6 cents, I rationalize that it's tax loss selling season and so, I am waiting for a bounce. I hope I'm being rational in examining my irrationality. Thanks for writing, admitting your error publicly, and trying to save us.
    Nov 7, 2014. 10:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    TAS - I have noticed the popularity of coal and railroads by many on the Right. Even for them felt and fur seem passé. However, they do believe in recycling, - recycling ideas that is, no matter if shown to be wrongheaded decades or even centuries ago.
    Nov 7, 2014. 05:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    gggl - One of the factors that has created jobs is getting unconventionally derived oil, which helps the U.S. balance of payments and encourages consumers to spend their cash every time they tank up. Here in Canada, with a discovery of off shore conventional oil, we have seen Newfoundland go from the poorest Canadian province to one of the richest. You have a similar, more widespread experience in some of the previous poorest areas of the U.S.( e.g. DeerCreekVols would like to see Pennsylvania policy on fracking applied to his lovely but relatively poor area of New York).

    Without that new technology, attributable to neither party, the U.S. would be another negative example for fiscal austerity.
    Nov 7, 2014. 04:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    2harddrive - The placement of the decimal point makes a difference. If all Canadian provinces can have a minimum wage around $10, can't the U.S.Federal standard be moved up as many states have already done? Is it greed or poverty, or as in some cases, the long tradition of exploitation of their poorest citizens, that keeps Republican state standards of living so low for the working poor?
    Nov 7, 2014. 04:26 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    2harddrive - Why would anyone pass on such a sexist remark? You might as well argue that Lincoln could go bankrupt, Grant could drink, and Reagan could smile and follow a script. Hillary Clinton could be elected Senator, go through an entire political campaign and be named Sec. of State by her chief opponent. I'll put up 4 deaths in Benghazi against hundreds under Reagan in Lebanon, both small stuff as compared to Bush starting a war on false premises, with the U.S. and the world still paying for that blunder.
    Nov 7, 2014. 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    Capt - No doubt, that even on a pro rata basis, the U.S, has spent more on military spending since WWII. I don't think that you were trying to besmirch Canadian military involvement from Vimy Ridge through Kandahar. Both Canada and the U.S. were doing fine on the budget front UNTIL George W. Bush got into power, pushed through tax cuts in the midst of an economic boom (Yes, there were questions about Y2K and thus there already was Greenspan's loose monetary policy) and went to war on false pretenses. We, in Canada. went to war in Afghanistan and did not do tax cuts or the Iraq war, and saw surpluses continue. Because our banks had not had free reign ( they continued to be regulated) we did not have the disastrous fallout from the Great Recession despite the difficulties of our greatest neighbor and trading partner.
    Nov 7, 2014. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    @harddrive _ However you wish to count it, and even Newt tried to take credit for the U.S. budget surplus, Canada was making budget surpluses before and after the turn of the millennium. The difference was an absence of Reaganomics and its adherents such as George W. Bush. Look at what Canada was doing during the Great Recession and marvel at the difference between voodoo economics, as George H.W. Bush had called supply side, Laffer Curve Reagonomics in 1980, and normal conservative economics which Republicans have now rediscovered now that fiscal stimulus is needed. Now, if Republicans could advance t0 the 1930's and discover Keynesian stimulus instead of retrograding to the1880's, there might be real progress.
    Nov 7, 2014. 01:55 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GOP Hearings On Climate Change May Threaten Entire Green Economy [View article]
    Netbluesky - You have come up with a number of assertions that fly in the face of what those who believe in Darwin's explanation for change. The degree of "proof" is so great there (the experts nibble around the edges) that it is easy to see why climate change, "proven" to a lesser though still overwhelming degree, should pose a problem for some dissenters.

    By the way, anyone who has tasted sugar snap peas fresh from the garden, would have a hard time accepting that the mutation that brought its possibility about was "always destructive and never reproducible."
    Nov 6, 2014. 08:51 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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