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  • Ouch! Feds want Novartis to fork over $3.4B to settle alleged False Claims Act violations [View news story]
    Don't these whistleblowers get a set percentage of these fines? I thought I read that a few years ago, and if so, someone's going to net some serious coin.
    Jun 30, 2015. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SCOTUS upholds Obamacare subsidies, healthcare stocks rally [View news story]
    His abuse doesn't come from the number of EO's, it comes from what they were in regard to.

    He needs to shove that pen where the sun don't shine.
    Jun 28, 2015. 08:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SCOTUS upholds Obamacare subsidies, healthcare stocks rally [View news story]
    There was nothing to interpret, which is the courts role. The ONLY reason for courts to get involved in the first place is when the text can be interpreted in differ ways. In this legislation, the text was very specific, as were the comments regarding the intent by the Architect, Jonathan Gruber. No state exchange, no subsidies.

    SCOTUS got this one wrong.
    Jun 26, 2015. 02:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SCOTUS upholds Obamacare subsidies, healthcare stocks rally [View news story]
    Absurdum Incognito

    Is that Latin for 'we're f*cked'?
    Jun 25, 2015. 05:00 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SCOTUS upholds Obamacare subsidies, healthcare stocks rally [View news story]
    It was never their intent. In both writing and verbally, those who 'crafted' the law made it crystal clear that there would be no subsidies unless the state set up their own exchanges.
    Jun 25, 2015. 04:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SCOTUS upholds Obamacare subsidies, healthcare stocks rally [View news story]
    A misiwording? Gruber was caught on film at least 3 times stating the intent was to deny subsidies to states that not set up their own exchange.
    Jun 25, 2015. 01:38 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Saudia Arabia set to pump maximum crude, analysts predict [View news story]
    Won't happen any time soon. http://bit.ly/1iVr7Do
    Jun 20, 2015. 03:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Saudia Arabia set to pump maximum crude, analysts predict [View news story]
    That 'primitive form of energy' isn't going anywhere anytime soon.

    Here's a link to the most comprehensive report I have found to date of the worlds energy needs. It's a long read (190 pages), but the numbers on page 5 alone are enough to tell you carbon based energy forms will be around long after I am dead and gone. http://bit.ly/1iVr7Do That report has 100 times more info than the next closest thing I have found to date.

    There is also a lot of good info in the report if you are considering investing in companies moving forward with alternative energy projects.

    Based on what I have read in this report and expected advancements in technology, I think the world is looking at at least 50 years before carbon based energy usage goes under 50% and 100 to 150 years before it can possible go to near or at zero.
    Jun 20, 2015. 11:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • T-Mobile begins shutting down older networks for recycling [View news story]
    Easy big guy; I'm still using my 9 or 10 year old Motorola RAZR v3 and have no plans to upgrade anytime soon. It doesn't appear this will affect my museum quality phone, at least I hope it doesn't.
    Jun 20, 2015. 11:01 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Government opens door to more student-debt forgiveness [View news story]
    There was no need to type the 1st paragraph; the 2nd paragraph told me everything I need to know.
    Jun 9, 2015. 07:30 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gains continue to slow in 2015 [View news story]
    Still not enough jobs to cover the interest payments on the new debt we're running up, not to mention the fact there are no plans to reduce the debt itself.
    Jun 3, 2015. 09:24 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Job gains continue to slow in 2015 [View news story]
    It has been maybe 9 months since I ran the numbers, but I figured it would take an average of 250,000 new jobs each and every month to add enough new revenue to the US Treasury to cover the interest payments on the new debt being added to the National Debt.

    These are truly pitiful numbers.
    Jun 3, 2015. 08:57 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Chicago PMI declines 6 points in May [View news story]
    bbro should be here any moment with the spin
    May 29, 2015. 10:14 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lumber Liquidators Should Benefit From Upcoming CPSC Ruling [View article]
    The key word in Perdue's response is misrepresentation. that says a lot.

    I have been reading everything I can on LL as I am considering taking a long position in the stock. I see pros and cons about the issue and have not decided yet which is right.

    To anyone mentioning that test that was done in peoples homes, that is 100% worthless. That was a PR stunt. Those results were not done in a controlled environment, were not preformed according to any established and approved testing methods, and were not performed by trained personnel. They will never see the light of day in court and should not be considered as evidence either for or against the issue.

    Regarding the destructive versus non-destructive test methods; I have seen a few comments where people say they are not the same which is true, but the formaldehyde levels returned by the destructive method was so far outside the required parameters, it cannot be entirely dismissed. If there was only a slight difference that might be a valid point but it was significantly higher.

    The best argument I have found against a long position is this; The manufacturer, in order to conduct the CARB compliance testing must maintain records of all tests performed. LL could have immediately put this to rest by producing the CARB compliant test results and telling everyone to STFU. To date, I have not found any test results.

    Also, an interesting note on this; I first heard of a formaldehyde issue in late 2013 or early 2014. I'm still digging for this old news but if it first came to light more than 1 year ago, why has it taken so long to explode to this level?
    May 26, 2015. 09:21 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Shell CEO backs climate change warnings as well as need to keep drilling [View news story]
    kata, spot on comment.

    Maurice Strong was part of the group with Al Gore and Goldman Sachs that set up the Chicago Climate Exchange, which thankfully failed. He is (or at least was) THE driving force behind the IPCC and their completely flawed studies on climate change.

    Maurice is an avowed Socialist and remains the driving force behind the UN's Agenda 21 program which is nothing more than a wealth redistribution program. This man made gullible warming has been nothing more than a scam since day 1.
    May 26, 2015. 05:11 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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