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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Nonsense. Post a link. It's 2014, not 2010.
    Apr 10, 2014. 12:08 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    "Can you post a chart showing how the Democrat party fought vigorously against the civil rights movement and favored segregation or even slavery? The history of the Democrat party should be seriously questioned shouldn't it?"

    Assuming you were around in the 1960's, everyone knows civil rights was very much aligned with geography of states within the U.S. The south was mostly democratic then & were anti civil rights while the northeastern states also held a democratic majority & were very pro civil rights. One could argue that shortly after President Johnson (democrat) signed the civil rights bill that the south began the transformation from blue to red. Can't rewrite history on me as I lived through it and I live in the south.

    A primary reason for southerners being democrats in the 60's was they were more favorable to farming families.
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:52 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]

    "No more our government telling us that they reduced the size of the government work force to insinuate they are doing something about reducing governmetn spending when they actually added over 800,000!"

    Not sure where you are getting your 800k number. Provide a link. Below, as of Feb 2014, most current I could find, indicates 645,0000 jobs in gov't have been lost.

    http://bit.ly/1gPUPHM
    Apr 10, 2014. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • What Amazon didn't say about streaming data [View news story]
    Very early in the game. Who knows at this point who the long term successor will be.
    Apr 8, 2014. 10:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: iOS/Mac OS updates, baseband chips, search hiring [View news story]
    ""Johny Ivy-led design overhaul" - I can just see the oncoming disaster. How many time does this guy get to screw up an operating system?"

    And your preference is?
    Apr 8, 2014. 10:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple roundup: iOS/Mac OS updates, baseband chips, search hiring [View news story]
    Regardless of what one thinks of Apple maps I can ensure you, as a very frequent user of the software, that i have not had 1 issue in more than a year. So yesterday.... BTW, I do care about maps & turn by turn audio assistance.
    Apr 8, 2014. 09:52 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Failure to lift U.S. oil export ban may cause big drilling drop, Pioneer CEO says [View news story]
    Randal, excellent points.
    Apr 8, 2014. 08:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Failure to lift U.S. oil export ban may cause big drilling drop, Pioneer CEO says [View news story]
    No position on exporting but I do believe if the price of oil exceeds a certain dollar amount due to exporting, you will see a tremendous alternative fuel initiative that could be detrimental for the oil/gas industry. This is not the 1970's where consumers were at the mercy of OPEC & big U.S. oil corps. Look what happened to oil in the 80's thru late 90's. A balance, not robbery, would perhaps be beneficial to all.

    Long PXD.
    Apr 8, 2014. 05:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Stocks - Including Apple - With Moats To Keep The Competitors Out [View article]
    Thanks for article.

    Agree CA has had an excellent year and a great dividend. However, growth is flat and has been for a while. It does have a moat especially on recurring maintenance fees but it's hard for me to see revenue increases until CAPEX gets going in the corporate world. Their software is mostly legacy and acquisitions to generate growth could help. Current management seems to be better than prior teams.
    Apr 8, 2014. 05:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Already Too Late To The Phablet Market [View article]
    "If so, why didn't the iPhone 5s sell well?"

    China sales of iPhone were up huge in last calendar qtr of 2013. Cook indicated that they sold more iPhones in China in January 2014 than any other month. Too early to tell for China Mobile but I expect 3.5-5 million for this last qtr which is a definite increase to EPS.
    Apr 8, 2014. 05:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    My 2 cents. As a previous small business owner, I and all other legitimate business owners, paid once a quarter year into a state government run unemployment insurance fund regardless if I had ever terminated or laid off anyone. If I did terminate employment & it was no fault of the employee, my share into the fund increased for each occurrence and quite substantially.

    If I terminated an employee for due cause and properly documented the reasons & had provided warning in writing then that employee would not be entitled to unemployment insurance (documentation is not required for a criminal act that could be proven e.g., theft, assault, etc).

    States provide up to 6 months worth of unemployment insurance. Anything over 6 months is paid via Fed. Since it is mostly a state run program, I believe the state should determine length of payment. In cases where we are in a recession, the Fed could have the option to determine the unemployment % to determine if additional funds are provided past the initial 6 months. Therefore, I believe it should be state by state based on unemployment % within the state & extension paid by Feds in order to have an arm's length decision.
    Apr 8, 2014. 03:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    James, probably right about graphene. I am not knowledgeable in that area. My point was the quick charge is not a feature in the S5.

    Enjoy your new phone & if you drop in into the toilet, based on what I hear, you will have time to get a pair of gloves on to fish it out before damage occurs. I like that feature.
    Apr 8, 2014. 02:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Kentucky had 5 starting freshmen & it takes a while for "new" guys to gel together. They were ranked 1 at the beginning of the season cuz they are Kentucky. Lost 10 games & all thought they were done. Also, a mid seed plays better ranked team in the playoffs which better prepares them for later opponents. Congrats UCON! Shabazz was the real deal.
    Apr 8, 2014. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    34 states already have some form of tort reform and have for a decade. It has not lowered the cost of medical care & in fact one could argue that the overall quality of health care had gone down during that period. Certainly deaths of infections from hospitals rose and only recently (last 2-3 years) began to subside as hospitals will no longer get paid for re-admission if determined to be caused by hospital or personnel. Nobody likes or should accept frivolous lawsuits but tort reform has not nor will be the solution as the sole piece. Remember, we do still have a 7th amendment to our constitution.

    http://bit.ly/R156we
    Apr 8, 2014. 02:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    Charging is not a Samsung feature but an Israeli produced device that won't be out until 3 years, per article I read. By then, there will most likely be no need for the device as I believe wifi or solar charging will occur within 2 years.

    http://bbc.in/PZOUKj
    Apr 8, 2014. 01:35 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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