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  • EIA Petroleum Inventories  [View news story]
    The name of the game is not to bitch at the statistics but to be flexible enough to adapt. And there in lies my problem..... I can talk it, but I can't walk! Bummer
    Dec 23, 2015. 11:00 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SpaceX Falcon landing shakes up space industry  [View news story]
    I might add that the GPS positioning of the tractor and planter increases the accuracy of the spacing between the last row of the last planting pass and the first row of the new planting pass thus increase the number of plants per acre and the resulting yields per acre. Something as simple as planting corn can be affected by the reduction in cost of placing Geo Positioning Satellites in orbit due to the savings generated by reusable rockets!
    Dec 22, 2015. 09:24 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SpaceX Falcon landing shakes up space industry  [View news story]
    You probably would not be typing your post on a computer if it hadn't been for advancements due to space exploration. Have you seen the big John Deere Tractors and Combines and others? Many are controlled by computer and guided by GPS satellites. In many instances the only thing the operator does is turn the equipment around at the end of the field. GOOGLE IT. How do those GPS satellite get into orbit......well it sure ain't by slingshot. And, I didn't know this until this year. Those GPS satellites and their use is provided free of charge by the US government. And how do you think your phone know where you are? Or how the navigation system on it works. If early explorers had quit pushing the envelope, we might still believe the world is flat!
    Dec 22, 2015. 09:18 AM | 66 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude oil drops again, but nat gas snaps back on colder weather outlook  [View news story]
    and the effect on Nat Gas consumption is? I personally don't see average incomes having a major effect on Nat Gas. I didn't say no effect....I said major.
    Dec 21, 2015. 05:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude oil drops again, but nat gas snaps back on colder weather outlook  [View news story]
    I disagree with A'Durkin. Here's a definition I have plagiarized form the internet. "This idiom grew out of the earlier give one the bag (to hold), which dates from about 1600 and alludes to being left with an empty bag while others have taken the valuable contents. Also see leave in the lurch." My opinion is that if someone doesn't buy in now, they will left holding an empty bag.
    Dec 21, 2015. 04:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC summoning Internet providers to talk data policies  [View news story]
    I get what is called sponsored data.....which is nothing more than advertising. Vz, ATT and others aren't wanting to provide more and cheaper data to it's customers. Oh no, they want to sell that data to P&G so P&G can try to sell me soap on my cell phone! Before it's over it's over I'll be getting political text messages.. That'll really tick me off.
    Dec 17, 2015. 01:23 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Arnold: OPEC smells blood  [View news story]
    Not that I am expert on the subject; but, I have always said leave our oil in the ground and suck the rest of the world dry. Then here we sit with our reserves and beholding to no one.
    Dec 13, 2015. 10:14 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Congress "very likely" to lift oil export ban, may include tax break for refiners  [View news story]
    It may be like the push to "turn drillers loose" and increase US oil production so we are no longer dependent on foreign oil. Well the way I see it, we are pretty darn close to that now and it ain't pretty. I agree with a previous careful what you wish for.
    Dec 12, 2015. 09:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Congress "very likely" to lift oil export ban, may include tax break for refiners  [View news story]
    This is in the spending bill as I understand it... plus with longterm energy credits I doubt a veto.
    Dec 12, 2015. 09:48 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America's middle class no longer the majority  [View news story]
    I agree with 3 out of 4 comments. I totally agree with awakeinwa. The middle class are the drivers of the economy. The wealthy invest in hedge funds that buy and shred businesses and send the jobs overseas or they buy meds and raise the price 5000%. True these are extremes. But, as a whole, they are somewhat descriptive of the wealthy and how they use their money. And, they do not use their money to create jobs as the trickle down theory suggests. I WAS a Republican for 30 yrs. I believed Reagan when he came up with trickle down. All it did then was raise the national debt. It didn't work for GW Bush. And it has been a disaster for Kansas and other states. Much to the dismay of my Republican family, I have come to believe we need a strong Democratic majority in Congress. We need to raise taxes on the wealthy and use that money putting the middle class to work rebuilding a crumbling America!
    Dec 10, 2015. 06:37 AM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EIA Petroleum Inventories  [View news story]
    today isn't over until the fat lady sings....and she ain't going to sing until 4:30 eastern. Let's see what happens when everyone gets back from lunch at 1 eastern and then there is that magic 30 minutes from 3:30 till 4. Might even be that magic 60 minutes from 3 till 4 today. I've been wrong so many times before. but; I would not be surprised to see some shorts bailing before the bell.
    Dec 9, 2015. 12:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. gas prices plunge on outlook for warmer weather  [View news story]
    5 of the warmest years on record occurred since 1998. And 3 of those occurred in the 2010. And the polar ice cap are still with us. But they are not anywhere as big as they used to be. Google the new northwest passage. Also look into the scramble to claim territory as the melting ice uncovers land mineral riches.
    Dec 8, 2015. 02:35 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. gas prices plunge on outlook for warmer weather  [View news story]
    I just checked the and Nat Gas is down 4/10th of a cent. That's a plunge? Ung and other ETFs have recovered most of there morning drop...and even up some. I really thought the price would be deep in the basement at this point. Go figure. But, the day's not over either.
    Dec 8, 2015. 01:06 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • On the hour  [View news story]
    Gee I wonder what happens when all three index's 50 day moving average crosses above the 200 day ma! Looks like it will happen sometime this week. Nasdaq could cross today!
    Dec 8, 2015. 10:14 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike to break the bank with new Lebron deal  [View news story]
    The prioces given earlier were supposed to be tongue in cheek thing. But I have done some research and here is what I found. A quote from the below link. "Air Jordans are manufactured in China and reportedly cost Nike a bit more than $16 a pair. The Air Jordan 10s are listed on Amazon for $250 to $550 a pair, depending on the style and color." I don"t know what Michael gets per pair; but, at 16 bucks per pair to manufacture, i say there was some room to compensate for any decline in popularity M Jordan.
    Dec 7, 2015. 05:15 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment