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  • Bernanke On Why Rates Might Rise  [View article]
    Glad to have Mr. trutta on our side.!
    Mar 3, 2013. 11:51 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors  [View article]
    Scottie. Cancel previous communication.

    Holder on the bridge ain't goin nowhere...all those other know, Treasury, State, Defense...and some of those other video games, "labor?" is that one of them?

    Holder at Justice is Holdin' on to speak truth to the powermost and to...protect "our people."

    You Tesla investors. Keep calm. You are our people.

    For now.
    Mar 3, 2013. 11:46 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors  [View article]
    Got that right Mr. Petersen.

    But I got a 95,452 on Space X and...

    Scottie: We ain't gettin' off the ground unless Holder on the bridge holds off those fraud investingat...

    ...sorry...that was truth to the powermost.

    Can't have that in our green future.
    Mar 3, 2013. 11:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Does Tesla's Late Form 10-K Filing Mean For Investors  [View article]
    "He had two critical items on his To-Do List - launch the SpaceX Dragon Capsule and file Tesla's Form 10-K for last year."

    (I'm a fan of Mr. Petersen: He's speaking truth to power, speaking truth to the powermore, speaking truth to the (sorry...battery dead)...

    ...but huh and whuh?

    "Space X?"

    (600 comments later)

    You technogeeks: If this company was so great, would we need to bundle every car with the latest version of Space X and would we need protection from the U.S. Justice Department?
    Mar 3, 2013. 11:07 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Debt Paradox That Everyone Should Be Aware Of  [View article]
    Don't rely on my literary reputation. Watch our embassy personnel perish...or know, this embassy fun:

    "$2.00 for anyfun can pertect our peepul."

    Mar 3, 2013. 10:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Debt Paradox That Everyone Should Be Aware Of  [View article]
    Mr. Economic analyst. At least Mr. Kramer stands on his own name.

    This from Economic Analyst: "TP - As with pretty much anyone here, it is of course possible to quibble with some of the details of Kramer's comments."

    You said it, I didn't.

    I respect Mr. Kramer as a statist provocateur. I never quibble with what he provokes.

    As for this: "However, he not only has a point, he has clarified what that point is as well as provided a sketch of the logic behind it for anyone actually interested enough to try and understand the argument."

    Economic Analyst: "You, on the other hand, Mr. Petroski have failed to communicate in any meaningful way what exactly your point might be."

    I communicated it loud and clear: Pax Americana is no more now that we lead from behind. I still ask: do you want Mr. Kramer or, for that matter, Economic Analyst, in your foxhole?
    Mar 3, 2013. 10:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow  [View article]
    "I suspect that you are capable of adult conversation but have chosen instead to engage in some sort of school yard ritual."

    You're onto me Mr. Kramer. It's called "bullying."

    My only regret is that the "sequestration" (sorry, I was checking out the window as I heard the sky falling) is going to result in the firing of 1,203,302 "bullying consultants" along with 13,032,203 "grief counselors."

    Damn! I was just about to hire a carpenter.

    Still, jobs are jobs and...
    Mar 3, 2013. 09:57 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow  [View article]
    Hey, Mr. Kramer. Your statist allies are doing what they are paid not to do: Take several trillion dollars and produce virtually nothing.

    But, in this second day of "sequester..." bring it on...what Obama and all statists were panicked about is now going through: "what if they gave a sequester and nobody came?"

    ...takes ya back, doesn't it Mr. Kramer?
    Mar 3, 2013. 09:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Se-Frustration': Tough Medicine To Swallow  [View article]
    This from Mr. Slome is telling:

    "The forced cuts getting crammed down our government's throat taste like bitter medicine..." whom Mr. Slome?

    We have the president we all were waiting for. Should we re-elect another people?
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:58 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Debt Paradox That Everyone Should Be Aware Of  [View article]
    (Can't resist jumping in here to take on Mr. Kramer)

    "But our engine, and now those of all the places that want to sell to us, work just fine. There was no 'peace dividend' because there were no resources that needed to be freed up. Instead, we balanced the budget, made money too cheap, and created bubbles."

    So far, so bad, but then:

    "We may have to choose between food and fuel (because Iowa remains inordinately powerful in the Presidential process), but we are not resource-constrained or output constrained..."

    Iowa is now and will be for twenty years or so, firmly in the statist camp. Democrats for a generation won't have to go to Des Moines let alone Davenport.

    And fuel? My goodness, it's seepin' out faster than Jed Clampett can move to Hollywood.

    But the Pax Americana--you know, leadin' from the front. That's gettin' thin.

    Maybe it will all work out.

    If it doesn't, do you want Mr. Kramer in a foxhole with you?
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:49 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Private-equity bosses enjoyed another bumper year in 2012, with nine execs receiving over $1B combined in dividends and salary packages. Blackstone's (BX) Stephen Schwarzman took home $213.3M , Apollo's (APO) Leon Black $125.5M, and KKR's (KKR) Henry Kravis and George Roberts $137M each. It probably helps that P-E firms are considered LPs, so don't have to have compensation committees.  [View news story]
    The copywriter assumes that this inflamatory copy will bring comments from the hoi polloi.

    (He's right)

    (Speaking for the Hoi Polloi and President Obama):

    It's clear that our President's efforts at taxing millionaires and billionaires has been a big disappoint--he told us on Friday that even with the "new revenue we're getting from those millionaires and billionaires," felons were being released because we can no longer afford to prosecute them and citizens would have to stand in line at airports longer because... know, this taxing thing is infectious.

    Can't we assess a tax on anyone with a net worth over $200,000? That should take in Schwarzman, Black and, for that matter, Buffett's secretary?

    Several thousand more IRS agents should do the trick.

    Never forget, it's for the children.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:24 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke On Why Rates Might Rise  [View article]
    Mr. trutta: "Non-growth is nothing to brag about."

    You missed this testimony...

    (anonymous Senator): "Professor Bernanke. Hubert Humphrey would take you to have a dual mandate. Is this your idea of "full employment?"

    "Er, yes Senator. Have you seen the numbers from Europe? I have achieved an unemployment rate of...(guffaws from the assembled union activists)..."

    (Chairman banging gavel) "Order, order..."


    Mr. trutta. In the new-new post-modern world, Professor Bernanke has achieved wonders. You must give him his due.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:13 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fear, Gold, And An Inflation Whopper Of Historic Proportions  [View article]
    (nobody including the author stepped up to the plate so I will)

    "How does he stack up under the other portion of his 'dual mandate?'"

    He's helped to bring down unemployment from 10.2% to 7.9% over a period of, well, the time it takes for an undergraduate to matriculate through Harvard with a degree in Economic...

    OK. You have to admit. He stopped deflation.
    Mar 3, 2013. 08:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A New Orleans appeals court has reversed a lower-court ruling and given BP (BP) access to $750M in Transocean's (RIG) insurance to help pay costs from the Macondo Gulf oil disaster in 2010.  [View news story]
    TMZ is reporting that Chris Christy was spotted on the shores of the Mexican Gulf waving to the skys shouting "Marine One, Marine One...we have a great oppor...we can't waste a..."

    ...the winds are pushing debris out to sea...
    Mar 3, 2013. 07:51 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Troika officials are returning to Greece today to assess the country's progress on carrying out its bailout commitments, such as privatization, tax reform, bank recapitalization and cutting the public sector. The visit comes after Russell Investments said it would take the unprecedented step of downgrading Greece to an emerging from a developed market. The change is due to take effect in June. (PR[View news story]
    "Troika officials are returning to Greece today to assess the country's progress..."

    Reuters is reporting that "...environmentalists are protesting Troika officials returning to Greece...a spokesbeing for Greenpeace stated: 'for goodness sake, have the Troika never heard of videoconferencing?'"

    The world is wondering why a "Troika" governs Greece so soon after the fall of the Soviet Union.
    Mar 3, 2013. 07:42 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment