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  • Wall Street Breakfast: How Will The Wild Week End?  [View article]
    I am surprised you did not mention anything about UBER - a huge competitor to the Taxi business in all major cities? (including NYC)

    I don't like UBER because they are not held up to the same standards and restrictions of the taxi industry. To me, riding in an UBER vehicle is unsafe because they don't need to meet all the regulations that a taxi service does. So they are paying litigation fees? GREAT.

    Coming in cheaper to the consumer, but then not having to comply with all the industry regulations is no "new business model".

    Other industries have scam operations that may be cheaper, but everything is "buyer beware". And if the taxi business is over-regulated, blame all the politicians who like to look at any business and tax the hell out of it in order to support their bureaucracy.

    Same applies to AirBnB. People renting out their condos because they can't get rid of them and they need to pay the monthly mortgage and assessments on them. They undercut the Hotels, but again - they don't have to meet any of the lodging regulations that are set up for the hotels.

    Plus, what is their insurance liability? I am sure none of them are telling their insurance company that they are renting out their condos to the public. Add on safety issues and health code violations (like how clean is everything?)

    With all these "businesses" - it's buyer beware. No thanks.
    Feb 12, 2016. 09:21 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: How Will The Wild Week End?  [View article]
    This is MY question about Zika and fighting it. How come we have not restricted travel to and from S. America until we can figure all this out? If this is such a bad virus start banning travel and definitely restrict anyone from coming up. Not politically correct?

    Let's start using some common sense. A rushed vaccine could cause more side effects that could be fatal or cause paralysis (like that one flu vaccine that they had out several years ago).
    Feb 12, 2016. 09:06 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Fed Concerns Spark Market Turmoil  [View article]
    Now is the time to pay close attention to what is happening in North Korea. We take for granted that nothing will ever reach our shores.

    Time to take a second, and more detailed, look at what North Korea is working on and what it has accomplished in long-range weapons.

    Our national security is NOT as iron-clad as what some want us to believe.
    Feb 11, 2016. 08:24 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    Your quote from a Feb. 2nd post -
    "Hilliary is only a proven failure in right wing LALA land. The denizens of LALA land also labeled Eisenhower a "bum" in my day. You guys just never get it right. "

    Hillary failed BIG time in NH yesterday. BIG time!

    PROVEN. To a guy who has no BIG backing, but plenty of people sending him $20 and $30 to beat her and her phony charity "political clout" fund. I give Sanders credit for running an effective campaign.

    Better wake up and smell the Starbucks.
    Feb 10, 2016. 09:21 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]

    Road taxes are BUILT into the taxes you pay at the pump.

    Better read up on that. Not knowing what state you are from - look at how your state collects road taxes to pay for infrastructure. You might learn something. Look at what Federal road taxes are applied to a gallon of gas as well.

    I am sure YOU want to pay your fair share for road usage.
    Feb 10, 2016. 09:08 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    You can tell you are against "conservativism" and want a liberal candidate. What happens when that doesn't happen and someone conservative DOES get elected???,

    You should move to Venezuela where liberal socialism was the rage. Just be ready to stand in line for your food rations. Other people's money (OPM) ran out down there.

    AND - How can you predict Bernie will not come through? Evidently, you have no clue as to how close Hillary is to being indicted.
    Feb 10, 2016. 09:00 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    Hey Jesseroady,

    Go tell that to China. A great majority of our manufacturing is gone.

    BTW - how much do you support China by buying its exports? If you are buying goods from China, you are supporting a LOT of coal-fired factories.
    Feb 10, 2016. 08:53 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    ALL you doom and gloom people - wake up. What was great to hear was that young people- the Millennials did not buy off on Hillary's schtick. She LOST big time in that demographic as well as many others. Without them, Hillary will not be the Dem candidate. (or the next Prez)

    Zorrow - how many elections have YOU personally ran in?

    Primaries do NOT reflect ALL the voters. Many people skip the primaries for various reasons. The GOP is a minority party?

    ADD all the fed-up independents and people who hardly come out to vote, and you have a massive crowd to vote someone in. When a lady who is 92 registers to vote for Trump - all the rhetoric you spew is thrown out the door. She never voted before in her life.

    This election is NOT going to be politics as usual. Too many people who are fed up- are coming out to vote. When you look at prior elections - how much of the TOTAL electorate has come out? 28% maybe 30%? Look at the numbers - when you get 50% or more coming out (those who are fed-up), all the "political wisdom" gets thrown out the door. (all the algorithms the strategists use fail)

    I don't know if Trump will become the GOP nominee - but one thing is for sure - ANYONE who wants to replace him has to beat him and that looks doubtful based on the numbers so far.

    Like all other elections - the party has to come together and support him. If not, then they will lose the general election and this country will sink even further.

    AND Bloomberg is a non-issue if he gets in the race.

    Outside of NY, most people could care less about him. That is the problem. Some who think they are BIG game-changers have not tested the waters on a national basis. Bloomberg's stance on SO many issues and his dumb record in NYC (banning Large Soda cups?) is laughable.

    This is going to be a great election no matter who finishes. WHY? More people are getting off their butts and going out to vote for change and it has already been demonstrated that BIG money is not going to be able to stop what the people want. AND those papers who made fun of Trump's win and his supporters - like the NY Daily News - will spin into bankruptcy - as they should.
    Feb 10, 2016. 08:41 AM | 26 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    I doubt if the Model 3 is going to be a big game changer for Tesla. With gas at $1.35 (or less) around the country, there is little incentive to spend money on an EV.

    Too many other choices that are available.

    Give Buick some credit for coming out with a really nice convertible UNDER $40K.

    Plus, at this point, ALL EVs should be paying a road-use tax because the government is not collecting all the gas taxes from them. That is totally unfair and should be rectified with an EV "road-use" tax.

    Don't like that? Too bad. Why should EV owners be exempt from road taxes?
    Feb 10, 2016. 08:11 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Yellen Testimony Takes Center Stage  [View article]
    Trump has too much momentum, marpy.

    Maybe now the "Establishment" on BOTH sides will wake up and realize the people are FED up and they aren't going to vote for the status quo or the candidate who says, "it's my turn this time".

    Both Trump and Sanders should be congratulated for showing that BIG money lobbyists had little influence on the NH outcome.

    All the "experts" like Karl Rove need to go back and analyze why their predictions were way off. When you get people running out to vote who never cared about either party's candidate before, you will get a higher caliber of government that really represents the people. (whether YOU agree with it or not - it's the majority of the people who want change)

    If you listen to both Trump and Sanders - they both want change.
    Feb 10, 2016. 08:03 AM | 40 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: More Market Jitters As Japan Stocks Dive  [View article]
    Bloomberg is on the WRONG side of many issues. His "big announcement" that he is going to run to "save the day"??? His antics might play well in New York, but in the rest of the country I don't think he will be getting much attention - let alone votes.

    He is FOR gun control. Yep -that's going to get him a LOT of votes. He is against BIG Gulp Drinks - Yep - that's going to get him a LOT of votes.

    Sorry - but Bloomberg getting into the race is NOT going to provide any great alternative.
    Feb 9, 2016. 08:52 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Rocky Start To The Week For Stocks  [View article]
    Has a better concept as to the depth of DAMAGE that EMP does.

    AND EMP does NOT need to have as accurate a rocket delivery system as an ICBM. Some PhDs argue that the sophistication of Korean and other third-world rockets are not up to the accuracy of what we have in ICBMs.

    NEWS FLASH - they don't have to be. All they need to do is blow up something 100-120 miles above the center of the US to affect most of the Continental US (see the impact map). If they are off by 300 miles N, S, E, W - who cares? They are still going to knock out a good portion of the US's infrastructure- both power AND network.

    No power means no refrigeration - not just communications. Think of the food supply as well as everything else.

    Do the gas pumps at all the gas stations have manual pumps to pump up the gas into your car if the power is out? NO. Plus- any electronics in your car would be fried so chances are, your car would not be able to move.

    Switching systems on train tracks, all airlines radar and telemetry, the list goes on. EMP will also shut down cyber, so it covers a bigger shadow of disaster.
    Feb 8, 2016. 10:34 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Rocky Start To The Week For Stocks  [View article]
    With N. Korea experimenting with rockets and satellites, we should be very concerned about EMP (Electro-Magnetic Pulse) Bombs being blown up above the continental US.

    This type of weapon can fry ALL unshielded electronics which mean it could put us back into the 1600s. Some discount this as a "It will never happen event".

    With N. Korea actually "playing" with this technology, we should be taking this type of threat VERY seriously.

    Check out Diagram 1 about EMP blast coverage in this whitepaper - http://bit.ly/1PETDZy
    Feb 8, 2016. 07:58 AM | 20 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Rocky Start To The Week For Stocks  [View article]
    Superbowl had a lot of expensive commercials ($5 Million per 30seconds). Some were good, some seemed to miss the mark. Out of all the car commercials, the one interesting one was announcing Buick coming out with a convertible. That should really help Buick. The big question is the performance, the price, when will it be out?

    If everything is right, that car could be the equivalent of having a Camaro or Challenger in the line-up for Buick.
    Feb 8, 2016. 07:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Market Awaits Jobs Report  [View article]

    It is NOT as simple as you proclaim. People need to "get retooled"?!?!?

    How about not letting in a deluge of cheap, foreign workers to take over skilled jobs - NOT minimum-wage jobs - in areas of IT, Engineering, and other areas they have saturated?

    Politicians (on BOTH sides), the Media, and those who think they know what they are talking about never add that BIG part into the equation when it comes to creating jobs or strengthening the economy.

    If we get rid of ALL the skilled people who are here on expired visas -we could open up some jobs for those who ARE skilled and don't need "retooling". If we get rid of ALL the people here on visas, we can create a huge demand for people who are already here and under-employed.

    The visa program has been abused by corporations and people who should be working in SKILLED positions aren't because companies have brought over many people to take up those positions. The argument was that there was a "shortage" of skilled people here. That was a blatant lie and many IT people and others lost jobs in the last 15 years. We aren't talking about people who industrial-age skill sets or those running a lathe or drill press. We are talking about people who had computer skills and certifications that were making "too much money" in the eyes of CEOs.

    Maybe we should replace all CEOs with cheap, foreign CEOs who work a LOT cheaper and demand a lot less in perks.
    Feb 5, 2016. 02:24 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment