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  • 2010 and Iran  [View instapost]
    The New Decade doesn't begin for another year. Just like the last night of the 20TH century was not December 31ST 1999, despite popular opinion. It was December 31ST 2000.
    Dec 30, 2009. 02:37 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Select the Top 10 SA Contributers  [View instapost]
    In no particular order, Rakesh Saxeena, James Quinn, Zero Hedge, and John Lounsbury would probably be at the top of my list. Rakesh is in prison in Thailand and probably will remain there for life. Zero Hedge is apparently no longer posting on this site. I enjoy Lounsbury and Quinn here, and also look forward to Quinn eventually setting up his own website. There are MANY terrific authors I enjoy reading regularly on Seeking Alpha.
    Dec 30, 2009. 11:45 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2009 Prediction Review  [View article]
    The history revision in this article is insulting to common sense. How can you possibly claim that overall your predictions proved accurate? The tortured logic you use here is an indictment of free speech. One day left in the year and the NASDAQ is 120% higher than your prediction of 1050, the S&P is 80% higher than your prediction of 625 and the DOW is 75% higher than your prediction of 6000. The fact that the major averages have NUKED your calls kind of renders your other predictions a bit superfluous, doesn't it? And you claim success in predicting market trends, since at some time during the year, two of the three averages traded within 7% of your targets? How convoluted is that? There is nothing wrong with being wrong predicting this past year's markets, many people were. But to have your targets obliterated, and then claim success, well, there is some delusion somewhere in that mix. I mean, this article is embarrassing.
    Dec 30, 2009. 11:08 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • General Growth Properties: Ackman vs. Hovde vs. Me  [View article]
    Reggie---Thanks for another terrific article. In my opinion you are easily one of the best authors posting on SA. Your research is terrific and your analysis is generally straightforward and revealing. Please don't change a thing.
    Dec 27, 2009. 09:42 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • What Motivates Fox's Glenn Beck on Gold and Healthcare?  [View article]
    Life without possibility of parole is merited by the delusions espoused in this ignorant article. The abortion began with the incorrect title, and proceeded rapidly downhill from there. Try again.
    Dec 16, 2009. 09:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Stagecoach Silver   [View instapost]
    It does appear as if the troll has taken a hit in the last couple of hours. lol
    Dec 15, 2009. 07:23 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    John L.----I figured the potential was enormous, but the list OG posted just about knocked me over. I can only begin to imagine the medical ramifications if the stuff was actually legal. Surely billions, maybe trillions of dollars would be in play, once it became mainstream, which wouldn't take long. And untold lives extended or saved, to say nothing of the pain relief for countless people.
    Dec 12, 2009. 11:55 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    Thanks OG. I would not have fathomed that the range of medical uses was anywhere near this wide. Links like these are why I go rummaging through your comment stream history taking notes. I've probably pulled two dozen web sites from your stream, and added to my files. Thank-you.
    Dec 12, 2009. 10:01 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Important Economic Indicators Suggest the Worst Has Passed  [View article]
    I guess that will render the indicators somewhat moot.

    On Dec 12 07:39 PM The Geoffster wrote:

    > All is well...until the derivatives explode
    Dec 12, 2009. 08:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    OG---That was my first comment on this thread, before we de-elevated the discussion. Thanks for the links. Your second link is fine, but can't get anywhere with your first link.
    Dec 12, 2009. 07:26 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    Thanks Maya, I had no idea about Delaware. I wish all states would do it. I've been known to, on rare occasions, place more than a personal sports bet myself. The hypocrisy reeks, as I agree the ratings would instantly fall off a cliff if sports betting(illegal) suddenly ceased. The betting is VITAL to their ratings.

    On Dec 11 06:02 PM Mayascribe wrote:

    > Swash: Actually, the First State, Delaware, just legalized sports
    > betting. They fought a long and hard battle against the NCAA, NFL,
    > and MLB. What I find that's almost hysterical, is that these sports,
    > especially the NFL and the NCAA's March Madness, betting has contributed
    > hugely to their ratings.
    Dec 11, 2009. 06:18 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    Not that I would personally have any idea, but 2 AM, MJ, Hostess Twinkies, chips or popcorn, Zagnuts, Krispy Kreme donuts and TV is a hard combination to top, right after a fine date, back in the 70's and 80's.
    Dec 11, 2009. 06:09 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    With state lotteries as widespread and as high volume as they are today, and the ridiculous percentage take that they extract, I don't believe any states will legalize sports betting in our lifetime, excluding Nevada (Vegas, Reno,etc) where it already exists.
    Dec 11, 2009. 05:50 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    Agreed---I think hemp ALONE would be a multi-billion dollar industry. It could save vast acreage of old-growth trees being harvested for Sunday papers.

    On Dec 11 05:22 PM Mayascribe wrote:

    > Swash: How right you are. Even our Declaration of Independence was
    > written on hemp. Hemp can be used for all kinds of applications,
    > including biofuel.
    Dec 11, 2009. 05:30 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Economics of Mary Jane  [View instapost]
    Enormous potential for wide-ranging medicinal benefits of pot. Of which we've hardly scratched the surface, strictly because of bureaucratic red tape. Paper, clothing, all kinds of other neat benefits also. Intrigues me how alcohol is not only legal but also publicly advertised, but pot, which is arguably far less damaging to health, is taboo. I'm not knocking tobacco or booze, as I've had my share of both, but come on, they're okay but not pot?
    Dec 11, 2009. 05:16 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment