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  • Global oil glut drives Brent crude back below $50, WTI to five-month lows [View news story]
    If you are in NY, that explains part of it. I drove down the east coast last week and bought gas in Florence, SC for $2.21 a gallon.
    Aug 3, 2015. 03:57 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan [View news story]
    There was nothing scientific about the poll to begin with. It consisted of generalizations and nothing more. That 97% number is as bogus as it gets.

    When some tool whips out their pen and phone to start making changes that affect several trillion dollars of our economy, those mandates need to be based on facts, not generalizations. You can't find one hypothesis these so called scientists generated previously that came anywhere close to coming true.
    Aug 3, 2015. 01:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Obama to unveil tougher climate change plan [View news story]
    It is an easily found fact. That number has been debunked everywhere except MSLSD.

    http://bit.ly/1KLJKt9

    Scroll down to Doran and Kendall Zimmerman ad read the numbers they used.
    Aug 3, 2015. 08:19 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook shows off 'Aquila' Internet drone [View news story]
    To the two '15 year' comments above; you think 15 years is 'foresight'?

    My money would have mold on it if I held something that long. I rarely hold a stock for 15 days let alone 15 years.
    Aug 1, 2015. 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook shows off 'Aquila' Internet drone [View news story]
    Roughly half the cost of the drone.
    Jul 31, 2015. 04:52 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Microsoft preps Windows 10 launch [View news story]
    It looks like it has more bugs than a $5 a night hotel room.

    I've been waiting for the 10 launch and did not receive the notification on my taskbar as I thought I would so I decided to go into the MS website and dig around. It looks like there are a few thousand questions already for a product that just launched 16 hours ago. I can sum up most of the replies as 'we'll get back to you'.

    I was going to install it on my tablet first to see if it worked well enough before installing on my Win 7 desktop that I use for trading, but I'm not installing it anytime soon; too many bugs. Looks like I’ll be waiting a few more months.
    Jul 29, 2015. 04:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Coal pension plan sues Peabody, Arch Coal to assume $800M in liabilities [View news story]
    I blame Obama and his War on Coal for the collapse of the coal industry.
    Jul 22, 2015. 02:56 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Petrobras selling Argentine unit stake, provincial governor says [View news story]
    Francisco, I agree that PBR needs to sell off some of the assets but there is also strength in keeping it fairly large. I’m guessing you live in Brazil or were at least born there. Brazil is my favorite country, even over the US.

    I haven’t looked for a few months to see what percentage the Brazilian government owns but about a year ago I think it was around ~ 55%. I thought I read something where they may have reduced their stake to under 50% though. I think the government involvement in PBR contributes to the corruption and that won’t change until they divest of all PBR holdings entirely.

    The Brazilian government tells PBR what projects they will be required to bid on and how much they will pay for the ‘privilege’ of doing so. I remember reading of a few projects where PBR management was not really interested at all or wanted their portion of the project reduced (LIBRA was one), but they have no choice; they do what the government tells them to do.

    I think PBR has enormous potential but I would never buy the stock until the government divests itself all of all PBR stock and eliminates price controls. Until both happen, it’s too hard to figure out the earnings potential and there is less risk in other energy stocks.
    Jul 19, 2015. 04:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • California pump prices to stay high as Exxon refinery woes drag on [View news story]
    Jacob, that only applies in the other 56 states.
    Jul 19, 2015. 04:17 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Slava, Finland does not have current issues with Russia, but read some WWII history and there was nothing but extreme hatred between the 2. I have no idea how much that has changed but I'm sure Fins have not forgotten.
    Jul 19, 2015. 04:12 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Debutant, I don't think Putin is done with his land grab. I would not put it past him to try to retake some of the satellites with the same claim he did with Crimea; there are Russians living there.

    Russians are all over the former satellite states, a consequence of the former USSR. Putin needs to learn to live with it, but I don't think he is done.
    Jul 19, 2015. 04:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    "One of the wisest act of man is to be at peace with your neighbor"

    I agree, but I don't think Putin does. Put in knows he can do pretty much anything he wants until January 20th, 2017.

    I grew up during the time when anyone crossing a USSR border was shot in the back. Once the USSR fell, people stopped getting shot in the back when they crossed a border, and peace and prosperity followed and not just for Russia and the satellites; the entire planet benefited from their fall.

    Putin needs to pay dearly for his aggressions and the best way to do that is to choke Russians. All Putin has done is prove he is not a trusted partner in any way.
    Jul 19, 2015. 04:03 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Europe doesn't want Putin as their next door neighbor.
    Jul 19, 2015. 02:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Ukraine is a buffer between Europe and Russia; I have little doubt they will get bailed out.
    Jul 19, 2015. 02:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Is a Ukraine default next? [View news story]
    Boris Nemtsov was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.

    Galina Starovoitova was attempting to provide ‘input’ until she was shot dead.

    Sergei Yushenkov was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.

    Yuri Shchekochikhin was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was mysteriously (well, not really) killed by a dose of thallium.

    Nikolai Girenko was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.

    Paul Klebnikov was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.

    Andrei Kozlov was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.

    Anna Politkovskaya was attempting to provide ‘input’ until she was shot dead.

    Alexander Litvinenko was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was mysteriously (well, not really) killed by a dose of polonium.

    Daniel McGrory, a journalist out of London, was attempting to report on the death of Litvinenko when he mysteriously died 5 days after Litvinenko was killed. 5 days after Mcgrory died, another journalist that was working on the same story was shot, but survived.

    Stanslav Markelov was attempting to provide ‘input’ until he was shot dead.
    Natalia Estemirova was attempting to provide ‘input’ until she was kidnapped and shot dead.

    There are a lot of journalists in Russia that have attempted to provide ‘input’ by the way of reporting on Putin and his jackboots, but 200 of them have been killed over the last 25 years.

    Wake up and smell the Dictatorship.
    Jul 19, 2015. 12:53 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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