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  • At least 26 companies have pulled their ads from Rush Limbaugh's radio show since he called a law student a “slut” on the air last week, including publicly-traded companies ALL, AOL, CARB, CTXS, JCP, PLCM, SHLD and VITC.  [View news story]
    She is not slut, but a woman of easy virtue, and as Andrew Dice Clay would say, "A punchbag". I bet she is into bestiality and lesbian dwarfs. She probably has the mouthpower of a Force 10 cyclone funneled through a 1 inch pipe
    Mar 8, 2012. 02:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why History Should Worry Apple [View article]
    The only way for Apple to fall far would be to appoint Barack Hussein Obama as CEO.
    Feb 22, 2012. 11:31 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Fair Labor Association's inspection of Apple (AAPL) contract manufacturer Foxconn's facilities has turned up "tons of issues," reports Bloomberg, following a talk with FLA head Auret van Heerden. Van Heerden adds there will be "some very significant announcements in the near future" related to the FLA's findings. (earlier)  [View news story]
    Sounds to me that Apple-who by manufacturing in China-gave employment to those who would be far poorer. And who is this Fair Labor Practices group? A bunch of lawyers with sociology degrees, with a minor in Alinksky organizing ?? Utopian One World Marxists who never met a Fellow Traveler they didn't like?

    This is a hit job on low hanging fruit, because Apple is more idealistic than most companies. Why don't they go after Brazilian mining companies? Because they would be shot and the police would look the other way. What about practices in Africa, where Africans enthusiastically enslave other Africans? Vietnam anybody? Burma?

    Gimme a break. Sell your stock immediately when the market opens, so I can add more to my portfolio.
    Feb 19, 2012. 06:42 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Though the iPhone and Android are running neck-and-neck in the U.S., the proliferation of cheap Android phones is expected to give Google's (GOOG) OS a leg up in emerging markets. In-Stat sees sub-$150 Android phones, often featuring 2G modems, accounting for 80% of smartphones sold in Africa, India, and China in 2015. Nokia (NOK) could have more to lose than Apple (AAPL) from this trend. (also)  [View news story]
    Look, substitute BMW cars for "fill in the blank" econo boxe cars with no power windows and a small motor; air conditioning optional. What is it with people that cannot understand iPad is not the taxicab of the World? It is the superior design and engineered product of elegance, sophistication, power, and an ecosystem that is gold standard of the known Universe.

    By this stewpid reasoning, any cheap knockoff of Apple products will be an instant success because of the implied equivalence *iPad/Kindle*.

    Here is the coup de grace: To buy a BMW costs you 10s of thousands more; to buy an iPad cost you mere 100s more.
    Feb 10, 2012. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple Is Still A Buy, Despite The Odds [View article]
    Apple is one of the most recession/economic disaster resistant companies you can own. Smart phones are and will become more than gadgets to a larger populace. My wife has retired her paper calendar and address book. She uses Skype on her phone a lot. She migrated to Apple on my recommendation and never looked back.

    As long as the CULTURE that Jobs created and nourished at Apple flourishes and is never allowed to diminish, Apple will be in the forefront of its markets. It is known that designers at Apple are considered to be the top of the hierarchy. It's all about artistry and engineering.

    If the macro environment descends into catastrophic, what company could better survive than Apple, with its cash stash, and its world markets?

    PS: Today Halliburton said it is transitioning its mobile computing for all its employees to iPhone/iPad from Brackbury. This portends a sustained increase in future purchase and refresh buying cycles.

    Can you dig it?
    Feb 8, 2012. 01:37 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Since Steve Jobs passed on Oct. 4, Apple (AAPL) has tacked on $90B -  nearly a Facebook - to its market cap. While $100B - representing a PE of 100 and price-to-sales of 27 - might be expensive for Facebook, Apple trades at a PE of 13 and price-to-sales of 3.4. Still, after a run like that, even some Apple bulls believe the shares are due for a sell-off.  [View news story]
    I've become firmly convinced that, over the years, doom and sell shmos on AAPL blogs and articles are trying for a surreptitious move for others to sell, in order for them to buy.

    No matter how many times these analcysts have to eat their words, they come back over and over again with the same reasons why AAPL will decline.

    It's either the above or a mental disorder, obsessive compulsive neuroris, or just plain "stewpid"
    Feb 8, 2012. 01:17 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Dish Network (DISH +0.1%) CEO Joe Clayton tells Reuters the firm may close more Blockbuster stores than originally planned - backing off of a commitment made this summer to keep 90% of the outlets open. He says surviving stores could sell Dish subscriptions and provide customer support in the future. [View news story]
    Gimme a break. Sounds like some folks are stuck with this stock and need to Pump and Dump one mo' time. Don't make me larf and barf on the PlayBook. Apple is selling its older models at Kindle prices. The wave of enterprise replacement has just begun. With Apple's cash and in-house designers of almost everything, including hardware, this DOA company is heading down the mountain with no brakes.
    Jan 12, 2012. 03:32 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 194-party UN climate conference forges a deal that would for the first time force all the biggest polluters to cut greenhouse gas emmissions, with the Kyoto Protocol extended for another five years also. Environmentalists say the deal doesn't go far enough, while the greenhouse skeptics could well ask how much it will all cost.  [View news story]
    This deal is pushed by the Trans-national Socialists/Marxists/Pr... who are salivating over the expectant power this will give them over whole economies and peoples. These parasites are feathering their nests for using the funds made by honest people to dole out like Roman emperors threw loaves of bread from their chariots to the teeming lumpen proletariat. They know this is a scam and the largest con job in the history of Mankind.

    This will die by a thousand cuts, just like the the stupidity of the Euro creation. Like the Marina District in San Francisco, where the homes were built on soggy landfill, when the earthquake hits, it trembles like jello, quickly collapsing the structures built on it.

    Every month that goes by, more and more counter evidence is produced that exposes the scam. These POC are the enemies of their own citizens. Hopefully the next Adminstration will go line by line over the UN budget and rescind funding for all the stupid, corrupt, duplicated programs and deadwood. I suspect that would be WAY over 50 %. And send the HQ to France and make a park out of the present property. Then commission a sculpture of a commode with UN stenciled on it memoriam.
    Dec 11, 2011. 06:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's Chevy Volt problems appear to extend beyond battery issues: the WSJ reports GM was set to miss its 2011 Volt sales target of 10K units even before the NHTSA battery fire. Production and distribution issues played a role in the sales weakness, but the Volt's $41K price tag may have been the largest factor. GM hopes to sell 45K Volts next year, but there's growing skepticism about its ability to hit that goal.  [View news story]
    Moose, you got me larfing on that one! Yes, Just like Nancy Pelosi and Hilda Solis said: giving out unemployment insurance is a positive stimulus for the economy. Think of the wonderful, overpaid, pampered UAW workers who need that new bass boat, or a second SUV.

    As a retired union member, I have to acknowledge that Right To Work Federal legislation needs to be passed and ALL public sector unions abolished; who is management? You, the taxpayer. We are where Britain was just before Thatcher. Labor unions controlled by Communists with the goal of establishing a world wide collective based on redistribution of wealth, loss of national sovereignty, and top down governing by the elite mega rich controlling the apparatchik puppets like Obungler and his moll, Moochelle.
    Dec 11, 2011. 10:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • First Solar's (FSLR +7.1%) agreement to sell its 550-megawatt Topaz Solar Farm power plant removes an overhang on FSLR shares, but Auriga sees broader implications: The deal is proof that "high quality projects will get financing even in a dislocated macro environment... and will have a positive perception effect" on SPWRA, WFR and others in downstream projects.  [View news story]
    Buffet has exposed himself as a mendacious and insecure man with no principle. His toady and groveling at the statism, crony capitalism trough reveals his true nature. He makes noises about the poor and middle class, but he-and those like him, e.g., Soros, Peter Lewis, and the lot of Marxist Billionaires-use this to mask their goals and agenda, which is to totally sequester and capture the Government to protect them and give them advantage in their business. It's a con game.

    He is no different than the other billionaire trans-nationalists, who strive for a One World under an elite bureaucracy control, in turn controlled by their billionaire cartel. The sovereignty of the IOUSA is merely an obstacle.
    Dec 8, 2011. 02:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Billionaire And Birinyi Are Buying Research In Motion Now [View article]
    The future is what counts, and the TREND. Diminishing profits mean less R & D budgets. They are laying off staff, Google and Apple are hiring. Corporate and enterprise, in survey after survey, prefer the iPhone and iPad; these are Fortune 500 companies.

    It's the TREND that counts, where the ball will be. Remember The Great Gretzky? He arrived where the ball was going to be.
    Dec 5, 2011. 09:22 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM's Chevy Volt problems appear to extend beyond battery issues: the WSJ reports GM was set to miss its 2011 Volt sales target of 10K units even before the NHTSA battery fire. Production and distribution issues played a role in the sales weakness, but the Volt's $41K price tag may have been the largest factor. GM hopes to sell 45K Volts next year, but there's growing skepticism about its ability to hit that goal.  [View news story]
    Government Motors, another winner picked by Government under the Command Central and nationalization economy. Dope and Shackles for those too blind and self delusion to see that their pants are on fire.
    Dec 5, 2011. 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Billionaire And Birinyi Are Buying Research In Motion Now [View article]

    "RIM shipped 10.6 million BlackBerry smartphones to retailers last quarter, below the 11 million to 12.5 million it had expected to ship. Its entry in the tablet wars, the BlackBerry PlayBook, shipped just 200,000 units -- a significant drop-off from the 500,000 RIM shipped in the prior quarter. The PlayBook went on sale in April.
    RIM earned $329 million in the quarter, less than half of its profit a year ago. RIM booked a one-time charge of $118 million for costs associated with a reorganization announced in July. As part of that plan, RIM said it was slashing 2,000 jobs, or 10% of its workforce.
    Excluding the charge, RIM reported earnings of 80 cents per share, below the 88 cents per share that analysts had expected."

    "RIM said it expects its BlackBerry shipments to rebound next quarter to a range of 13.5 million to 14.5 million units -- a pickup of around 30% from this quarter. The company's forecast for sales is for at least $5.3 billion."

    They've missed sales projections for the entire year, quarter after quarter. Soon, there will be the reverse of critical mass, where new and present subscribers will be scared off, perceiving RIMM as becoming dim and dimmer, thereby leaving them in the lurch, als Palm.
    Dec 5, 2011. 08:46 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why A Billionaire And Birinyi Are Buying Research In Motion Now [View article]
    There is zero possibility of RIMM gaining new subscribers and high probability of continually losing subscribers. THIS is an investment opportunity? When they do go for sale, the price is likely to be driven down. Watch the stock drop another 10% by early next year, if not earlier.

    There are much better investing opportunities.
    Dec 5, 2011. 07:19 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • “I am impressed that the people have not yet stormed into Parliament and burned the politicians alive - like a souvlaki,” says a retired truck driver in Greece who just sent his life savings of €50K to Sweden. With eyes often focused on the latest from Berlin or Brussels, forgotten is the economic devastation on the ground in Greece, the tinderbox it has created, and the accelerating bank run that may ultimately end this.  [View news story]
    Why are the Greeks blaming everybody but themselves? They elected tis scum and endorsed their profligacy. They were raptured by the lavish benefits (work less, get paid more).

    Greece has a large Communist Party. The Greeks have been living in fantasy world for to long. The party's over. Look in the mirror, people.
    Nov 6, 2011. 06:46 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment