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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    chudzikb-

    I recommend everyone should go down to see that monument and understand what that battle was all about AND what it gained in territory for the US. The old "Northwest Territory" (IL, OH, IN, WI, MN, ETC) doubled the size of the US.

    I did not hear about it in any History course I took and yet the outcome of that battle was significant (doubling the size of the US)

    I found out about it as driving down as part of a Car Club Tour. I also recommend the Lewis & Clark Museum in IL which also covers a LOT of the beginnings of this country. William Clark of the Lewis & Clark expedition was the younger brother of George Rogers Clark - the commander of the Americans who took the fort at Vincennes, IN.
    Sep 3, 2015. 02:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    TODAY also marks the signing of the TREATY of PARIS which officially ended the Revolutionary War between the US and Great Britain. (1783)

    Part of that deal was the granting of most of the states around the Great Lakes area because a battle was fought and won in Vincennes, IN at a small fort held by the British, but overtaken by Americans.

    We got IL, IN, WI, OH, and MN for that battle and most thought all the battles were fought on the East Coast. A BIG victory was won in Indiana that got us most of the Great Lakes area.

    There is a huge Federal monument that you can go into in Vincennes (the size of monuments in Washington DC). Most don't even know it's there. The George Rogers Clark National Park - http://1.usa.gov/1N5uj1d

    So much for all the East Coast know-it-alls, who think Trenton, Lexington, and Bunker Hill were the only significant battles. By winning in Vincennes, the US got as much new territory equal to the size of the original thirteen colonies.

    Sep 3, 2015. 11:41 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    If you know anything about China and Japan in pre-WWII, you would know that Japan's butchery in Nanking was a far greater atrocity than Pearl Harbor.

    Because of many records being destroyed, a full-accounting and judgement of all the war criminals involved in it, never really happened.

    Unlike Nuremburg, many Japanese leaders went unpunished - not only for Nanking but other atrocities like the Bataan Death March and some of the POW Prison camps.
    Sep 3, 2015. 11:21 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    huthutho -
    How can that be?

    Inflation????? Not according to government statistics.

    That's why I don't buy off on government statistics.

    relishman - I agree = many people need to wake-up and see the reality.

    I think Millennials who bought off "on the dream" are now facing the lingering reality of a huge student loan hanging over their life.

    Now after a couple of years past college and no real job, few are going to the BMW store to pick out their "dream" car. More are looking to see if they can afford a BMX bike.

    Maybe they learned more AFTER college, than while in it. If not, they will continue to live their life watching the Kardashians in Mom's basement.
    Sep 3, 2015. 11:00 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    GGG -
    But Rahm Emanuel just announced he wants to put in $500,000,000 in new taxes in the form of property taxes, garbage fees, soda taxes and others to shore up Chicago's deficits.

    He did not mention as many cuts as he could have, though. They could cut down their City Council from 50 Aldermen to 20-25. That would add significant savings to their bloated City budget.

    Many politicians need to realize the well has run dry and it's time to CUT and CONSOLIDATE. Raising taxes should not be the only tool on their toolbelt.
    Sep 3, 2015. 08:28 AM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    So Calpers will create some "bargains" on the market. Time to buy!!

    Sitting on the sidelines is no strategy. Buy or Sell. If you buy right, you will make money.

    Market downturns should not be looked at so negatively. If you have been watching stocks and their overall performance, you know that XYZ is selling at a bargain - buy it. It will bounce back up.

    Don't let emotions overstep logic.
    Sep 3, 2015. 08:02 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Markets Rally Ahead Of ECB Policy Meeting [View article]
    China is cutting 300,000 troops but looking at re-organizing its forces to more of a modern multi-group force like the US - Army, Air Force, Navy, etc.

    I would not call that downsizing its military. It is remodeling it for a more modern warfare platform.
    Sep 3, 2015. 06:55 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Is A Recovery In Sight? [View article]
    brettj -

    2016 is NOT arbitrary. Not at all.

    2016 marks a change in the Presidency and in most cases, people look to the White House as to what direction the country will be set.

    Numbers fudged? If only that was the only transgression.

    Bad policies. Bad "deals". Bad appointments. Bad Leadership in many agencies (the VA, the IRS, the EPA, the DOJ, etc) The list goes on.

    Most people in America expect better results.
    Sep 2, 2015. 07:42 AM | 35 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Is A Recovery In Sight? [View article]
    I think the "now is the time to buy" crowd is pretty much on target. No one buys "right at the bottom" but these big dips are the perfect time to put some cash to work. (you have to be selective though - know what you are buying into)

    Many will be looking back saying,"I shoulda bought back in September." or "I coulda got that stock and captured all that growth."

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda's don't make good decisions.
    Sep 2, 2015. 07:17 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Is A Recovery In Sight? [View article]
    Is a recovery in sight? YES - 2016.
    Sep 2, 2015. 07:12 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Worries Send Stocks Tumbling [View article]
    chudzikb hit it on the head.

    In our new Facebook/Twitter/pinte... society - who is doing any real work?? Who is creating things? Building things?

    We need people to focus on creating a lot of new technology, products, and real productivity. Facebook/twitter is creating a virtual water cooler to talk at and waste time, but now you can talk to people across the country or the world on what the latest fashions are or what happened on Dancin' With the Stars last night?

    If you don't think so, then why do some companies totally restrict access to all social media? If they didn't, many would be working more on Twitter or Facebook than they would at their job. (With personal smartphones, that restriction is weakened)

    Looking at Facebook or the Twitter feeds all day to see what the latest craze with the Kardashians is- is NOT helping the economy or doing anything to compete in the real world.

    We need to get kids focused on STEM-related activities and have them look at being creative - not building a Facebook page or playing Angry Birds on their smartphones.

    In other countries, kids are focusing on real skills. Don't think so? We wouldn't be bringing in cheap, H-1B programmers or engineers if we were turning out a real, next-generation workforce.

    Plus- this whole idea of "sharing", like Uber and rent-a-bikes, is because Millennials are looking at how to get around the fact they have no money to buy things.

    There would be NO trend in Millennials moving to bicycles as transportation if they were making enough money to buy a car. If a new car is "out-of-reach" for a college graduate, then maybe that $120K spent on a bachelor's degree would have been better spent somewhere else.

    Bicycles are for third-world economies.
    Sep 1, 2015. 09:16 AM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Worries Send Stocks Tumbling [View article]
    bmwr -
    I think smartwatches are overrated. Implantable chips as someone else pointed out are a much smarter idea.

    Smartwatches compared to implantable chips that register on your smartphone - the chips have it. There is a quantum leap from a watch to a small chip. (and we are there already)

    Think of the smartphone as the server and all the little add-ons (chips) are (wireless) devices hanging off the server. You don't need a watch.
    Sep 1, 2015. 08:53 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Worries Send Stocks Tumbling [View article]
    JEFF
    Exactly - when you hit a grand slam, someone thinks "that's easy", so what are you developing for this year?

    Product development just doesn't work that way.

    The Smartphone is fast-becoming the new edge technology and it is what everyone will use. Smartwatches? Hmmm, no.

    Hey, how about Smart Earrings? Yeah, that's the ticket - everyone will buy a smart earring.

    NO, wait - it will be even MORE colossal because everyone will be buying 2 earrings!!

    I did see a wrist-based drone (new product w/ camera). Now THAT has some real and different potential - but that's another story.
    Sep 1, 2015. 07:32 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Worries Send Stocks Tumbling [View article]
    gggl -

    EXACTLY - If we REALLY grew at 3.7% - where IS the rally????

    Too many people are massaging the numbers to make things "appear" good.

    You said it yourself- "where was our huge rally??"

    It's just like saying,"we've turned the corner", "We see some green sprouts", "we've gotten out of the mud".

    No matter how catchy the euphemism, the reality isn't there. The economy is hollow and if anyone even sneezes - it tanks.

    Can't wait til 2016.
    Sep 1, 2015. 07:23 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Worries Send Stocks Tumbling [View article]
    Where are all the people from yesterday who don't think global economies are intertwined and susceptible to one another's problems?

    Perfect example today - China goes down and our markets take a huge hit. If we were not tied together, we could care less what happens in China. But - as you will see - that is not the case.
    Sep 1, 2015. 06:59 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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