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  • It's going to keep getting harder to find a cigarette in 2013 if the state legislatures across the country get their way. Higher cigarette taxes are on the docket in a number of states with traditionally high numbers of smokers. Minnesota in particular, where nearly 16% of the population still smokes, the governor is seeking to boost the state cigarette tax rate to a new rate of $2.83 per pack, a move which is being lauded across the board by anti-smoking advocates. [View news story]
    If you are an adult, you should be able to eat or smoke anything legal. We don't need Government to tell us how to live our lives. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to realize over eating or smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, exposes you to excessive health problems.
    Many Politicians smoke and drink. People who do either one or both, probably are addicted to the addictive properties of the products.
    But they are legal products, smokers and consumers of alcohol are not criminals.
    Jan 22 02:42 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • E-cigarettes: Will the lush margins and Hollywood boost last? [View news story]
    Vote to keep smoking...I need the dividends.
    Oct 28 02:54 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pepsi again rejects Peltz's breakup call [View news story]
    Why doesn't Mr. Nelson Peltz's Train Fund ask the smaller shareholders how they feel about a split? Just because the little guy can't afford to buy thousands of shares doesn't mean they wouldn't feel the pain of losing money.
    Feb 27 06:39 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ConocoPhillips: An Alluring Investment Opportunity [View article]
    Until science figures out how to lubricate moving engine parts without oil, we will use it all down to the last drop. We are good for at least another 30 years.
    Mar 6 11:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should You Buy Coca-Cola Now? [View article]
    I believe KO is over priced myself. When there is a correction and if it goes to $35 I will buy.
    Aug 28 12:25 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Coca-Cola Is Still Overpriced [View article]
    Mexico's current *President Enrique Peña Nieto’s has imposed a higher tax on sugary drinks because of their country's obesity problems (they are 1% higher than the U.S.) by .90 cents a liter. That is a lot of money for them. This is going to cause problems for KO also.

    *Note: Mexico's current President term ends in 2018.
    Feb 18 12:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why There Are Better Dividend Growth Picks Than AT&T [View article]
    Apple is way too expensive for my portfolio. MSFT has been in a rut far too long for me even to consider a larger holding of shares. Now T provides me with a nice income and if that doesn't change, then me and T are friends for life. It's only business.
    Feb 18 11:45 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel: Moving Ahead Rapidly In Another Multibillion Dollar Market. [View article]
    I've listened to the argument since the 1990's that AMD is a much better company than Intel, but they haven't done squat, yet. Sure they made a cheaper fast processor for PC users but that almost put them in the poor house going head to head with Intel. Look at AMD's stock price $3.95 ( $9.96 in 2010) versus $25.79 and a dividend of .90 cents a share for Intel. Buy INTC and make some money. Or flush away your money with AMD.
    Jan 2 04:09 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Investors Should Hold Bank Of America Rather Than Add To Positions [View article]
    Long on BAC is the correct move for now.
    Dec 9 02:43 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The wave of the future? [View news story]
    Ban this or that is nothing but a BIG smoke screen to cover the real problems in the world. It lacks good leadership. Our water and air is being polluted at an alarming rate. But no country is truly addressing any solution to a world problem.
    Apr 2 01:33 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Mills Is A Great Income Investment [View article]
    I like the products they sell. I've been buying their cereal (Cheerios) since I was a kid. Long on GIS.
    Feb 27 06:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Team Alpha Portfolios: Buying 2 Dividend Champions On This Dip [View article]
    I am an investor with both companies and hope that JNJ has resolved it's legal problems. JNJ is going to pay out over $6.2 billion between two separate issues, medicine and hip replacement devices.
    So if JNJ drops $1.00 or $2.00 dollars more it wouldn't surprise me any. They will survive.
    AT&T has to over come subscriber exits. They need more bandwidth to compete against Verizon wireless. By January, they should know about more bandwidth.
    Dec 6 02:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Was I Wrong? Reassessing American Capital Agency's Situation [View article]
    Good article and assessment. My eye is on AGNC. A few members in Congress in the latter part of this summer, mentioned that they were going to look into mREITS because they felt they could be a potential bubble. But with our current problems in the U.S. they could be putting that off for quite awhile.
    Nov 6 03:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's: Can Loyalty Programs Drive Further Growth? [View article]
    McDonald's glory days maybe over. The first signs of limited growth are now beginning to show. Their healthy menu items are not selling
    like they should. I'll wait this out until next year, to see if they drop more in growth here in the U.S. and abroad. I'm not selling anything, it's way too early for that. Hold.
    Oct 31 02:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • AT&T (T) is buying Leap Wireless (LEAP) for $15/share in cash. LEAP +88% AH to $15. Sprint (S) +1.7%. T-Mobile USA (TMUS) +0.4%[View news story]
    I like this buy. AT&T has finally got a break in purchasing some bandwidth.
    Jul 12 05:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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