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  • Smartphones running Google’s (GOOG +3.4%) Android software accounted for 33% of U.S. purchases in Q2, compared with 28% for Research In Motion's (RIMM -3.8%) BlackBerry and 22% for Apple’s (AAPL +0.3%) iPhone. BlackBerry’s Q2 market share fell 8% from the prior quarter, while Android’s rose 6% and iPhone’s remained relatively flat.  [View news story]
    Am I missing where GOOG makes money on Android?
    Aug 4, 2010. 03:27 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    Hoorah! No liberal who thinks that "everybody" should be taxed more has fired his/her tax attorneys! Let them give every $#@&($) penny to the IRS and see how far it gets us.
    Jul 29, 2010. 11:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    Sure - bring him back, but no masseuses need apply. The last thing we need is this knuckle head.

    How about attaching a sunset provision to EVERY piece of legislation that requires a 2/3 majority to allow it's existence at the end of the day?
    Jul 29, 2010. 11:54 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    Look - we are spending nearly twice what we bring in with taxes. What part of that don't you understand? It's not road taxes, it's layer on layer of bureaucrat making decisions with YOUR money. I don't mind paying for roads. I DO mind paying for studies of the amount of cadmium in Burmese Monkey crap. If we were only paying for roads, defense and mail, I wouldn't be upset.
    Jul 29, 2010. 11:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    You must never have worked for an actual corporation, eh? Taxes are built into the bottom line and work upwards. Prices include taxes. Worse, you mark up "the guy before you"'s taxes, because he passed them on to you. It doesn't take long before you are adding 20+ percent in "corporate taxes" to the price of everything you pay.

    This is why the Fairtax works.
    Jul 29, 2010. 10:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    How about a ten year freeze on spending at the current tax rates? Too simple, eh
    Jul 29, 2010. 10:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Despite cries that letting the Bush tax cuts die would kill any recovery, few dare utter an uncomfortable reality, according to Gregg Easterbrook: Taxes should rise for everyone, not just for the rich. Americans think they're clobbered by onerous taxes, but U.S. taxes are relatively low compared to the rest of the world, and federal income taxes have fallen dramatically.  [View news story]
    wtf does that have to do with anything? They are going down the tubes, so we should emulate them? What an idiot. It makes you doubt the wisdom of the first amendment.
    Jul 29, 2010. 10:48 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Citrix (CTXS +19.9%) missed earnings expectations, and its stock is... up nearly 20%! Why all the excitement? Investors are enamored with its virtualization software that cuts down on the number of servers handling corporate data, but there's a disconnect with analysts, who are dragging their feet.  [View news story]
    I'm IT Director for our division, and I can tell you we WILL be using Citrix "XEN", just as soon as I get the capital. They are the leaders in this, and they are NOT Microsoft (though, unfortunately, M$ is the underlying technology that I'm tied to ;-( ).

    This is going to save us many thousands in hardware, at the same $$ in software, which is something to think about. If I can use one $7500 server to do what 8 $5000 servers used to do, what does that do to the hardware folks?

    The biggest winners as far as hardware goes will probably be RAM and SAN - you need a bunch of both.
    Jul 29, 2010. 03:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP, Transocean (RIG) and Halliburton (HAL) are initial targets of a federal criminal probe which aims "to examine whether their cozy relations with federal regulators contributed to the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico," the Washington Post reports. It could take more than a year before charges are filed.  [View news story]
    If it is true, it is because the government has the power to do so. This is, by definition, too much power! trow 'em all out!
    Jul 28, 2010. 09:27 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Women can save Wall Street, Paul Farrell says, slamming the "little boys inhabiting the brains of Blankfein, Paulson, Summers, Bernanke, Geithner and all the other so-called leaders whose secret, collective death-wish is taking America down with their childish games... Too much testosterone is killing our world."  [View news story]
    It was a joke, dewd.... That doesn't change the argument
    Jul 27, 2010. 10:48 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Women can save Wall Street, Paul Farrell says, slamming the "little boys inhabiting the brains of Blankfein, Paulson, Summers, Bernanke, Geithner and all the other so-called leaders whose secret, collective death-wish is taking America down with their childish games... Too much testosterone is killing our world."  [View news story]
    Testosterone is a dangerous drug, but this fundamentally misses the point. Any government that can deny or grant the goodies these idiots have purchased has too much power.

    There is nothing new under the sun.....
    Jul 27, 2010. 10:30 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double the 15.3% payroll tax on employers and employees? Cut spending on education, defense and environmental protection by 80%? Better think about it, because unless the money presses start working overtime, that's what it will take to pay for America's unfunded entitlement obligations.  [View news story]
    Yeah, everybody is stashing money in their 401Ks. What do we think the tax rates will be in 15 years? THROUGH THE ROOF... Every penny belongs to Washington (in their minds) and they let us keep what they don't need, or just enough to ward off a literal revolution.
    Jul 23, 2010. 12:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Double the 15.3% payroll tax on employers and employees? Cut spending on education, defense and environmental protection by 80%? Better think about it, because unless the money presses start working overtime, that's what it will take to pay for America's unfunded entitlement obligations.  [View news story]
    So, where is the will, exactly? Do you think the Republicans are really changed THIS TIME? I don't think so, they are just taking us down more slowly. Until we elect folks who will come for a couple of terms, do what is necessary and go back home, this will never happen.
    Jul 23, 2010. 12:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Double the 15.3% payroll tax on employers and employees? Cut spending on education, defense and environmental protection by 80%? Better think about it, because unless the money presses start working overtime, that's what it will take to pay for America's unfunded entitlement obligations.  [View news story]
    so..... we just nuke Afghanistan and Yemen? Is that your solution? I don't think so. Our budget is so high because we provide security for numerous countries that, when the chips are down, turn their backs on us after we have pulled their cookies out of the fire multiple times. Howzabout we pull out of Nato and see what that does to the Euros....
    Jul 23, 2010. 12:27 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Double the 15.3% payroll tax on employers and employees? Cut spending on education, defense and environmental protection by 80%? Better think about it, because unless the money presses start working overtime, that's what it will take to pay for America's unfunded entitlement obligations.  [View news story]
    I live in Texas, by way of California and Illinois, two horrible examples of thuggery and union thievery.

    My town has a current unemployment rate of <6%, 90 days is a LOOONNGGG time for a house to be on the market, and our housing is extremely reasonable.

    I hope to see a strong secessionist movement here, fomented by the absolute trouncing of the 10th amendment by the knuckleheads in Washington, DC. Our founders are twirling like dervishes in their graves at what the politicians (of both parties, I'm a Libertarian, so a pox on both their houses!!) have wrought.

    Good luck to you, my sister lives in London, and she has had some fairly bad experiences with the health system there - just a taste, I fear of what's in store for us.
    Jul 23, 2010. 12:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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