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  • WSJ: P&G CEO Lafley set to leave company again [View news story]
    How many blades can they stack into a razor after they already put 5 in?

    Mach 8?

    The razor market pisses all consumers off!
    Apr 13, 2015. 09:54 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Walton family to cut from its near-50% stake in Wal-Mart [View news story]
    Unskilled CEO jobs pay well because CEOs decide their own pay, indirectly.
    Apr 12, 2015. 07:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac Japan honored for support of working women [View article]
    I don't care about all these accolades, especially as it relates to another special interest group. Make me more money and pay me a higher dividend. All the rest is worthless crap.
    Apr 6, 2015. 01:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More countries join China-backed AIIB [View news story]
    This also makes America weaker militarily.

    In the past, the U.S. could invade and kill whomever refused to use their dollar. But with China, its different. The U.S. will actually have to return to production instead of war and money printing.

    This is good news, long term, for the U.S. economy because it forces the U.S. govt to act more responsibly or go broke.
    Mar 29, 2015. 07:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get U.S. Dividends From Canadian Dividend Stocks [View article]
    I will call your bluff ianxponent.

    The Ontario government has their own website that lists average wait times, as linked below:

    Remember, these are average wait times. Many people wait longer than the listed times at the link.

    And, more importantly, these are wait times AFTER patients have waited to see specialists AND waited for diagnostic testing procedures. So, the website lists hernia surgery as a wait time of 196 days in Guelph, Ontario. But, patients have to wait for initial diagnosis and testing, so the real wait from problem to surgery resolution is longer.

    ianxponent, you must enjoy life. You promote a lie that you know is a lie so that you can continue to support the politics that make you smile.

    I deal in facts. You deal in fantasy. That's why you don't like what I wrote. I deal in the truth. Try it sometime.

    I will include the link for wait times for hernia surgery in the city of Toronto, just so people can't claim Guelph as being too small a city.

    Toronto averages between 65 days to 200+ days.

    Yeah. We don't have waiting lists, do we?
    Mar 26, 2015. 10:01 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Get U.S. Dividends From Canadian Dividend Stocks [View article]
    Just remember, no matter how great our banks and energy companies are, we still live in a country where dogs and cats have access to healthcare faster than human beings do.

    If you are a person in Canada, you go on a waiting list for care. If you are an animal, you can be seen immediately.

    No reason to be proud of being a Canadian.
    Mar 26, 2015. 01:32 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Will Be No Oil Storage Crisis In 2015 [View article]
    If you took speculation out of the market, oil producers would still pump oil and the 'real' market would still exchange oil.

    Their is no speculation that takes place with car parts per se, but car parts are still traded between producers, retailers and consumers. Coca-Cola isn't traded as is oil, but Walmart still manages to stock their shelves with the product and Coke doesn't go bust because of a lack of liquidity.

    If their was a speculators market on furniture, the behaviour of furniture prices would act as does oil.

    Speculators aren't needed for oil. It is a myth.
    Mar 26, 2015. 01:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hard Evidence: Why Pump Prices Haven't Fallen As Fast As Oil Has [View article]
    I live in a country where dogs and cats can access private healthcare, but people can't.

    Most people are dishonest and dumb. They want to live this way. It makes them feel more secure. If you ask someone to examine their predicament and make changes, they get nervous and upset.
    Mar 26, 2015. 11:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Hard Evidence: Why Pump Prices Haven't Fallen As Fast As Oil Has [View article]
    The Japanese pay more than 50% in gas taxes. They pay 160 yen per litre.

    If Canadians are paying $1.00 per litre and 40% is taxes, 160 yen means that the Japanese are paying close to 65% in taxes.
    Mar 26, 2015. 11:15 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Airline stocks clipped by Yemen unrest [View news story]
    WJA moved lower recently even when their was talk of oil going lower. Now, WJA is continuing to go down as oil prices are being talked higher.
    Mar 26, 2015. 11:07 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • There Will Be No Oil Storage Crisis In 2015 [View article]
    Oil is priced based upon the supply and demand of the commodity as a trading vehicle. It is not priced based upon supply and demand by end-users.

    The gov't makes gasoline expensive, not the oil companies.
    Traders make oil expensive, not the oil companies.

    In any case, when the price of oil drops, gas stations keep their prices high because - supposedly - their is a lag in daily market price versus the delivery price that stations pay when it is brought to the pumps.

    However, when world oil prices increase, the gas stations immediately put the prices up due to higher world oil prices.

    Essentially, it's a tails I win, heads you lose scenario for drivers and industry that use oil.
    Mar 26, 2015. 11:04 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • McDonald's higher with REIT chatter in the background [View news story]
    Yeah. And 10 years from now Apple and Exxon won't exist either, right?
    Mar 25, 2015. 01:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sony launches its 'cable killer' streaming video service [View news story]
    Can't watch cable.

    It reminds me of North Korean propoganda...............

    1. Males are bad and stupid and require females to live their life successfully
    2. White people, collectively, are the devil
    3. Government is good and a savior
    4. Everything happens because of 'community'
    5. Gays are a plus to society, heterosexuality is backward thinking
    6. Debt is savings, savings is debt
    7. Being efficient is racist
    8. Paying a hooker is a human right, paying for healthcare is not
    9. Killing animals is inhumane, killing babies is natural
    10. Everything new is good, everything of the past is bad
    11. The economy is good and jobs are being created
    12. The government can borrow from its own central bank infinitely and such action represents GDP growth and prosperity

    No Thanks.

    Regardless of which country we live in or which culture we are raised within, propoganda is bad and I won't pay money to be lied to.
    Mar 18, 2015. 10:16 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Aflac Is Undervalued In This Hot Market: Don't Buck The Duck [View article]
    Didn't Buffet make his money by investing the insurance premiums of the insurers he owned?

    Why can't AFLAC invest in higher appreciating investments?

    Why are insurance companies almost channeled into investing into government debt?

    Government debt is equivalent to burning money at a few percentage points each year.
    Mar 18, 2015. 09:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Twitter Will Win, Period! [View article]
    All these messaging apps and new technology isn't doing us any good. If it was, we wouldn't be a non-productive world living off of a declining production pool and fiat currency.

    It's amazing to me that the world hangs off of Apple and other smartphone makers numbers, all trying to see who has sold more useless devices designed to allow useless people to do useless things with other useless people.

    Yes, as investors, it is an opportunity and I appreciate the quality of the article from this author. But again, we have all these messaging platforms and connections, yet we aren't generating real wealth from them.

    For instance, my taxes haven't been reduced because of some tech that allowed hospitals to be more efficient. The cost of driving a car hasn't gone down as a result of some tech that a budding company has introduced. I haven't had better collaberation with a co-worker because of some new smartphone feature that they acquired via their newest phone.

    In short, all this technology isn't doing anything for anyone right now, except allowing us to have more useless conversations about non-productive things.

    Good article though. You make a good case to invest in Twitter and make money on the stock, even if everything about the company and its users is useless in the real world.
    Mar 8, 2015. 09:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment