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  • Can Renewed “Animal Spirits” And The Fed's Money Keep This Bull Alive?  [View instapost]
    Good one
    Mar 15 02:44 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Renewed “Animal Spirits” And The Fed's Money Keep This Bull Alive?  [View instapost]
    I'm in the bear camp and have been since 1350. If I'd have turned bull in November, I'd be way in the positive. Oh well, what goes up must come down eventually. There are just way too many black swans floating around out in reality land that I wasn't willing to take the bull gamble. Looks like they're winning the game for now. Fundamentals have to kick in sooner or later, and when it does, it won't be pretty.
    Mar 14 05:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    >>> Your typical "carefully present half the story" approach works mainly on the utterly ignorant. <<<

    Touché

    Oh BTW... it's real easy to find where I quoted that source. Came straight from NASA themselves.

    http://bit.ly/UG3B3i
    Jan 19 09:12 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    >>>I just live on the planet and I look at the data from the most trusted source (NASA) and draw my own conclusions.<<<

    I know how gullible you warming fanatics are, but just for your information, NASA readily admits their own satellite data is flawed due to their measuring instruments not being calibrated to any universal standards. Course you guys don't care anything about that, you all have an agenda to uphold... right?

    "Current long-term climate data records are based mainly on the observations of the operational satellite systems. These satellites are designed primarily to provide measurements for short-term weather and environmental prediction. Instrument calibrations lack traceability to International Standards (SI) units, sensors and onboard calibration sources degrade in orbit, long term data sets must be stitched together from a series of overlapping satellite observations, orbital drift—leading to a changing time of satellite observing time during the satellite’s lifetime—introduces artifacts into long term time series, and, most importantly, insufficient attention is paid to pre- and post-launch instrument characterization and calibration. It is no wonder that this system fails to meet the observing challenge of long term climate change."
    Jan 18 05:49 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    Yeah Dave... you're supposed to be a one-trick-pony just like all the other scientologi... I mean climatologists. Don't you know you're only suppose be book smart in one genre? Never mind possessing any common sense. We all know that's not a requirement for the study of climatology. It's all about the science, and nothing but... no matter how flawed!
    Jan 10 11:01 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Existing Home Sales: Sales +5.9% M/M (seasonally adjusted) and 14.5% Y/Y. Median price +10.1% Y/Y. Distressed sales accounted for 22% of total vs. 29% a year ago. Inventory fell 3.8% M/M to 2.03M homes, a 4.8 month supply - the lowest level since September 2005. Median time on market is 70 days, down from 98 a year ago. (full report[View news story]
    Still millions of homes awaiting foreclosure proceedings. My ex business partner hasn't made a payment on his home in over 3 years. That's the bankers game plan. Hold back inventory until prices increase, then foreclose and try to at least break even on the outstanding loans.
    Dec 20 05:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fracking, Climate Change And What Gets Lost In The Shuffle [View article]
    >> That is essentially 1/4 of an inch! It would have been nice to know the +/- error on those measurements, I would guess about at least 1 inch. Even if it was 1/16 inch the difference wouldn't be significant, one could reasonably conclude no change in 30 years. <<

    That's exactly the point I've debated with all the warmers for many many years. I ask them about the reliability and calibration of the instruments they derive their data from, and I get nothing but a blank stare. They don't have a clue. Even the NASA scientists who study "climate change" admit that their satellites and other data acquisition instruments are so far out of caliber they have to use modeling software to "smooth" the data out. What's funny, is when you get into computer modeling, you can smooth that data anyway you see fit, whether running from hard numbers or using algos.

    Most warmers are one trick ponies, so they only know what is given to them and don't ever question the source.
    Dec 20 02:00 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme's Recent Scaling Accomplishment Is Bigger Than You Think [View article]
    >>> @azblackbird. You managed to avoid making a single cogent statement. <<<

    Cool... your remark just proves you can't refute any of my comments. Anybody with a modicum of intelligence would've have said... "here you go AZ, here's a link to SZYM's production numbers for the month of _____, oh by the way, here's their production numbers for the year of _____ and the year of ____."

    I keep asking... if SZYM is billing themselves as an oil company, then why don't they release their oil production numbers like virtually 99% of all other oil companies do?

    What are they hiding?
    Dec 16 08:08 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries Were A Bust, But Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries Are Booming [View article]
    >>> My personal favorite in the ultralight EV class is the Renault Twizy, which I've actually seen in the wild. – http://bit.ly/Wczd4e

    The problem, of course is that it costs as much as a Prius. <<<

    That's why I give the "Lit" a better chance of market acceptance. Motorcycle manufactures don't have to jump through all the hoops that car manufacturers do, thus they can be more competitive price wise with the general market. In fact if Lit Motors can hit their price targets, their electric bike/car would cost about $12k less than my HD Ultra.

    These bikes are starting to gain more and more acceptance among the motorcycling community. A couple of my friends have them just as putt arounds. They're pretty torquey, and are actually a lot of fun to ride, but still will never replace a real (ICE) bike.

    http://bit.ly/IHOdPD
    Dec 16 02:34 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Lithium-Ion Batteries Were A Bust, But Advanced Lead-Acid Batteries Are Booming [View article]
    >>> They haven't made the appropriate vehicle yet for the all electric Li-ion-powered commute. <<<

    Some very smart people are working on that as we speak. Of course this won't be for everybody, but since I'm an avid motorcyclist, I'd buy one.

    http://bit.ly/Wcx8Fr
    Dec 16 02:05 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme's Recent Scaling Accomplishment Is Bigger Than You Think [View article]
    >>> The company still has no commercial capacity and isn't targeting completion of any such capacity until late next year. <<<

    Yep... they're gonna find out just how expensive and laborious it really is to grow algae on a commercial scale. Ask the CEO how many batches they've had to throw out due to contamination. If he's truthful, he'll tell you about 90% of what they produce is worthless, and that's just on a lab/pilot scale. No wonder they were so thrilled to mix a couple batches without killing it.
    Dec 14 11:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme's Recent Scaling Accomplishment Is Bigger Than You Think [View article]
    >>> The reason there is "no oil" is simple: the "multiple runs" eluded to by the company - two (2) total - produced oil, but it is probably not ready for sale. <<<

    Not ready for sale? What a crock! These guys are an oil company. They supposedly produce oil... right? So how come in any of their press releases, they never say anything about any actual oil production?

    Geez... if I was SZYM, I'd be bragging left and right about how much oil I was producing from my various strains of algae. After all, isn't that where their profits are supposedly being generated from?
    Dec 14 07:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme's Recent Scaling Accomplishment Is Bigger Than You Think [View article]
    I just appreciate you bringing this company to my attention. Thank you.

    Let's see... the last time I checked they billed themselves as an oil company that supposedly produces oil... so where's the production numbers?
    Dec 14 02:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme's Recent Scaling Accomplishment Is Bigger Than You Think [View article]
    >>> Solazyme has announced the completion of multiple initial fermentations in 500,000 liter fermenters at ADM’s Clinton, Iowa facility <<<

    "Multiple initial fermentations"... WTF?

    Where's the news on the actual production of any oil?

    They're an oil company right?

    Shouldn't the news read " SZYM announces initial production of 1000+ barrels of algae based oil from our fermentation processes and our strategic partnership with ADM"?

    I love it... you SZYM fanboys are being hoodwinked and don't even have a clue. (LMAO)

    Pump and dump... pump and dump.
    Dec 14 02:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme Successfully Scales Renewable Oil Fermentation to 500,000 Liters at ADM Clinton, Iowa Facility [View article]
    >>> and demonstrated the ability to run at this scale without contamination. <<<

    Wooooooo... that's come major news right there I tell ya. Hey, let's do a press release... we finally mixed a decent sized batch without killing it. Funny... no mention of any actual oil production. I guess we'll never know, as the charlatans that run this snake oil company love to keep their sheeple investors in the "dark".

    I feel another "pump and dump" coming... cue Kevin in 3, 2, 1.
    Dec 13 08:47 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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