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  • BlackBerry Getting Cozy With Cisco? [View article]
    Patience? Patience has been my middle name....and it's running thin these days. Surely better places to sell at a loss and deploy what's left elsewhere?
    Jul 14, 2015. 07:33 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn Virginia Still Waiting On Credible Takeover Offer [View article]
    Agree with you. It might be, however, that he made plenty overall. After reading up on this, it looks like he was an habitual criminal.
    Jul 14, 2015. 07:24 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Penn Virginia Still Waiting On Credible Takeover Offer [View article]
    I have a hard time getting my noggin around the idea that some one person in that (apparent) financial bracket has the ability to manipulate a stock to make $5000. Such a small amount. Is it that easy to manipulate a stock? Was it a practice run for bigger things? Got to read up on this. If it can be done, others must be doing it. It's dog eat dog our there, ain't it.......
    Jul 8, 2015. 12:42 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • CMS Energy Has Good Long-Term Prospects But Substantial Short-Term Hurdles [View article]
    Bought CMS in early 2010. Been one of my better picks from the first days of replacing bank interest with dividends. Sticking with it and watching for op to get more at a price I can live with.
    Jul 1, 2015. 09:27 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of This Bull Market Will Bring Higher Income To Retired Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    I had a comment on this but it was deleted as not relevant to the discussion. Far be it from me to argue with moderators, but I think my comment was very relevant.
    The political tone of this thread is obvious. Moderators might want to take notice of the previous comments that provoked mine. Guess I don't have the creds to hang out here.
    Jun 30, 2015. 08:54 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of This Bull Market Will Bring Higher Income To Retired Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    Much as many people fail to understand who is their enemy. Then they get blamed for situations they didn't cause, but are handy distractions from the real problems and those who cause them.
    Jun 29, 2015. 11:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court hands win to FCC, refusing to block net neutrality rules [View news story]
    Please, tell me who to call to get $15 a month cable internet!!!!

    I have to appreciate that we bought verizon before the internet days got rolling. At least I get some divvies to assuage the plus or minus $100 a month I pay Verizon for cell and internet in NC.

    Directv wants half a hundred a month just for tv, never mind internet. hat planet are you living on Gary?????
    Jun 16, 2015. 06:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court hands win to FCC, refusing to block net neutrality rules [View news story]
    As if there were really a free market in America.
    Sounds good, though: people who can't afford the internet will be fenced off from the information and communication those with money will have.
    With no phone books, no way to access internet info, we'll have just what america needs, a huge supply of uninformed workers to exploit and make those that have, have more. Those that don't have, can just go die in a ditch someplace. Wait, wait, isn't that what happens in less civilized countries under totalitarian rule? Nah....
    Jun 16, 2015. 06:44 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court hands win to FCC, refusing to block net neutrality rules [View news story]
    Not the fault of the super rich who never have enough cash in the offshore accounts, is it? With 10 percent of the people owning 90 percent of the wealth, does no one see the real problem? G-R-E-E-D.
    Jun 16, 2015. 06:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Court hands win to FCC, refusing to block net neutrality rules [View news story]
    Too bad so many refuse to look for the real rulers. Instead, they are programmed to rant against Mr. Obama. Not much hope for a country so full of propagandized and deluded people.
    It would be nice to stay on topic in these discussions, instead of mindlessly putting down the president, who has to work with the fascist right-wing that programmed voters gave him.
    Jun 16, 2015. 06:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon CEO calls on Europe to embrace fracking [View news story]
    Ah, so, earthquakes ARE caused by fracking as it is done now.
    Saying fracking does not cause earthquakes is like saying obstetricians who don't wash their hands have nothing to do with infant/maternal deaths from infections.
    Jun 15, 2015. 09:46 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Exxon CEO calls on Europe to embrace fracking [View news story]
    So, stop use of disposal wells and fracking can continue?
    Jun 15, 2015. 09:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How To Think About Risk [View article]
    Depends on your "livable" requirements. (This had turned into a rant, but I chopped off enough to get the main stock market points across).

    I'm way down on income in retirement, but, so far, have everything i need--more than I NEED, really, including a good patch of kale and turnips.

    While the stock market showed me how easy it is to lose, it also taught me how possible it is to win, by taking advantage of what's out there if I can just guess the future; based on my current holdings and our losses in the 80s collapse. The most recent market drops I just ignored, since my holdings were in basic industries. F, PE, and such as that.(Duke destroyed my hope for income from electricity. Integrity appears to be in short supply at the upper levels of that company. Just read the news and recent history, folks, if you doubt my words). Progress had been very good to us over the years and I don't yet see an equivalent I trust.

    So, until the next downturn--when I can pick up some stocks @ SWAN prices, I'm betting on real estate, which will eventually come back, especially if we get a strong president who can manage the motley crew of feral creatures in the Congress and on Wall Street. If we don't get that, we all will go down with the sinking ship anyway, as the US is already about 23rd in the world. Way down on the list of advanced (read: livable) nations. But I'll still have time to cash it all in and buy a one-way ticket to Norway. Or the local city of dead people.

    Am looking forward to reading more about risk in the market. Since the economic net started closing, I'm much more willing to take risks than I ever was before.
    Jun 3, 2015. 10:22 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Death Of This Bull Market Will Bring Higher Income To Retired Dividend Growth Investors [View article]
    Would be nice to read such heartfelt sentiments re: the torture and death of human beings.
    Death penalty and the see-saw torturous legal fights to make sure human beings are put to death. Citizen hunger in the wealthiest nation the world has ever known. Dog-fighting. Football mayhem. Guantanamo torture of innocent men and children. Too many instances of our primitive human behaviour to think about.
    Took awhile for that papal bull get through, but I suspect that modern people who care about animals had more "pull" than the bull in achieving the ban.

    Still, your point is still valid. Bull fighting is a cruel and base spectacle.
    Jun 2, 2015. 02:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Here It Comes: Consider Yourself Warned [View article]
    MSimon needs to revisit this assessment in light of the current (2015) situation.
    Tell us now, how great it is in the ME and how often s/he has to take off his shoes to get to his destination and how much better a life for millions in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and other area countries is right now.
    Bush will gone down in history as the worst president we've had. And Mr. Cheney's policies will make him reviled by future generations. And no telling how long it will be before home-grown jihadists give us all a major CONUS shock. Just small stuff so far........
    Holy Hannah!
    Jun 1, 2015. 05:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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