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  • The FAA denies a report that it's close to allowing Boeing (BA) to conduct 787 test flights to assess design changes to the aircraft's lithium-ion batteries. The agency first wants to see the results of Boeing's lab tests on the modifications, while it's also carrying out its own evaluation. Efforts in the U.S. and Japan to understand the root cause of the 787's battery failures are being hampered by regulators' lack of expertise[View news story]
    "The agency first wants to see..."

    The shape of things to come.

    This green monstrosity doesn't fly.

    Big business (hearts) big government---they'll kiss and make up.
    Feb 27, 2013. 09:03 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Voters In Italy Have Spoken [View article]
    I'm with Bob on this one. Generalizations are the mother of cheap opinions...

    "prussian economics?"

    Google prussia--I can't find it.

    This I agree with: "...ducks can't be turned into rabbits and persimmon doesn't look like grapes..."

    In the old days, when we weren't looking over our shoulders, we would have put it this way: "...you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear."

    Anyway, a comedian rises in Italian politics and that proves...the Italians are...fools?

    ...Al Franken is my Senator...

    Ouch.
    Feb 27, 2013. 08:53 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fitch says the sequestration would not prompt a rating cut, but would "erode confidence" necessary measures will be taken to secure the U.S. AAA rating. "A failure to raise the debt ceiling in a timely fashion would prompt a review and likely downgrade of the U.S. credit rating." [View news story]
    Fitch is an...

    ...the backside of a horse...

    ...the "sequestration" is going to happen. The leftists got caught with their pants down on this one. They should have labeled this "Cliff II, This time we all Die."

    Once the public understands that modest cuts in the growth of government doesn't end history as we know it, Fitch will come along for the ride and our public class will be on a roll for once.
    Feb 27, 2013. 08:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicles: Front Loading The Filth [View article]
    Mr. Dave_M makes a good point. Electricity doesn't come from "coal." It comes from burning coal.

    Oh yeah...out back of the plant they have that thingy...you know, the one the regulators insisted on...and those panels...covered with snow...

    Nuclear! Folks. What do you think? Clean...
    Feb 27, 2013. 08:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Senate Finance Committee yesterday backed Jack Lew's nomination as Treasury Secretary by 19-5, but only after he'd answered at least 444 written questions. The panel's approval opens the way for a full vote in the Senate, and while some Republican are opposed to Lew's appointment, he's expected to be confirmed. [View news story]
    You must keep in mind, these Senators are human beings too (please, stop the laughter) and they care for themselves, their spouses and their staff. Where are they supposed to go if the electorate turns against them? Citigroup? That Bank of America is too...maybe Buffett can get them into Goldman...

    ...round and round they go...

    When are Dodd and Frank going to be tried?
    Feb 27, 2013. 08:32 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bernanke Solidifies Gold Path To $2,000/Oz. [View article]
    Mr. Rabie. Your heart is in the right place.

    What did you expect from Professor Bernanke?

    As for this:

    "In the coming weeks Bernanke and the Fed leadership will likely reiterate their commitment to maintaining policy stimulus and slowly but surely the market will begin to believe them. I even believe there is a chance stimulus measures increase as early as the Fed's next meeting at the end of March."

    Bernanke and the central bankers of the world are going all-in. For a time, that should goose gold upwards. But when the central bankers are all-out, what then?

    Full disclosure: I told my mother she was crazy to buy more gold (in 1980) because there was no way anybody was going to pay $790..00 an ounce for the stuff. She was right and I was wrong.
    Feb 27, 2013. 07:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How the Fed Could Fix The Economy -- And Why It Hasn't [View article]
    Sorry Mr. Liu.

    The way you always come to the defense of the communist Chinese...I got the wrong idea.

    "Usonian ideals?"

    Huh?

    (As an aside)

    There ain't many American patriots defending Singaporean dictatorship even if he used to make the bullet trains run on time.

    What are we defending?

    The American Way.
    Feb 27, 2013. 07:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gradual Improvement on the Employment Front [View article]
    Looking back, two years...

    the Sunny Beach Pundit was Sunny back then and,

    ...the glass is still 1/4 full.
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stop Making Paper, Start Making Things - Bill Gross [View article]
    "Still I'm sittin' here in Allentown,

    and they've closen all the software stands down,

    out in...

    (looking back two years, I never thought we would see the third term of Jimmy Carter)...

    ...and we're standing in the Obamaphone line...
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How the Fed Could Fix The Economy -- And Why It Hasn't [View article]
    Mr. Liu. I know you're a Chinese native and only have a modicum grasp of the English language (as do I and most Americans), but please, you're better than this:

    "Capitalism it is where means of production belong to private citizens..."

    I don't know whether to hug you or to call up J. Edgar Hoover.

    And this:

    "Socialism it is where it belongs to people represented by their government."

    Is that one of those Zen things?
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:33 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Further Thoughts on Obama's Tax Cuts [View article]
    Looking back, hindsight being 20/20, Mr. KTS has it right. I agree we should allow citizens of the country to eat.
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicles: Front Loading The Filth [View article]
    Damn, damn and double-damn!

    Now where am I going to retire to?
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amid the campaign by Canadian officials to boost U.S. support for the Keystone pipeline (TRP), Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to Washington poses this question for the U.S.: “Do you want your oil from Hugo Chavez or do you want it from Canada?” [View news story]
    Mr. bakerme. You have a good rant going. I don't think for a moment that Warren Buffett had to meet "privately" with Obama at the White House--after all, Buffett's in charge of our "Jobs Summit" and he's in regular touch with Obama's chief of staff, Rahm Emmanuel and actively engaged in...things...and... uh... development...and, well...maybe you're on to something. We have a real crisis going. Has anyone spotted Emmanuel?

    Now, Buffett is not "crying silently all the way to the bank." Reuters is reporting that he is "trying to figure out how to get a camel through the eye of a needle." As for David Suzuki, who the heck is he?
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:16 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Amid the campaign by Canadian officials to boost U.S. support for the Keystone pipeline (TRP), Gary Doer, Canada’s ambassador to Washington poses this question for the U.S.: “Do you want your oil from Hugo Chavez or do you want it from Canada?” [View news story]
    Mulled it over long enough.

    "There are a number of reasons to pipe crude to Texas From Canada."

    I got it! The Venezuelans will need supply once their economy collapses.

    Folks. This has nothing to do with oil, Hillary Clinton, Obama, Buffett, the Department of State or the left-handed snail-darting lizard of the environmentally-sensitive flats of Nebraska.

    It's a power-grab by greens and they seem to be winning this one.
    Feb 26, 2013. 10:01 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Electric Vehicles: Front Loading The Filth [View article]
    Iceland is a state.

    "Beware the wag quoting results from Iceland--he secretly admires Greenland."
    -- Leif Berra
    Feb 26, 2013. 09:54 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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