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  • White House mulls massive reduction in power emissions [View news story]
    In order to make this a more perfect world, obamao needs to regulate YOUR emissions. I suggest that you go back to hand cranking whatever it was you were doing and leave this conversation to the rest of us. Provide data showing how horribly expensive it is to mine coal. My data says otherwise. Power cos are going to generate power from what ever is most advantageous to them. That is, if not mandated to use pinwheels and fairy dust...
    May 16, 2014. 12:32 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • White House mulls massive reduction in power emissions [View news story]
    You are a bit loose with your facts. I note that you now call this "climate change". What happened to global warming? Incidently, I have been hearing since the early 70's (40+ years) that the sky is falling. Stop watching ABC and read some of the links given you. The mess that you refer to is indeed manmade- by your leftie buddies!
    May 16, 2014. 12:22 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More Evidence Of A Low-Return Equity Outlook [View article]
    Lots of resources/metals producers at under book value- some even under cash value. Most hated= low p/e as well.
    May 1, 2014. 04:02 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Ruby Tuesday higher after earnings surprise [View news story]
    I like RT and made good $$$ off their shares five years ago. This time, I'm staying away. Having just eaten at one of their restaurants (Emory rd, Knoxville, Tn), I found them to be pricing their meals above what the market wants. Service was very good but the actual meal was overpriced for what it was. A competitor (OCharleys) offers better value to the target market. I will wait until RT realigns it's offerings to the market.
    Apr 10, 2014. 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • If You Can't Retire At 30, Then How About 38? [View article]
    Give it a rest esekla. Roger doesn't need me to defend him but you are wrong and your comment is rude. If you paid attention, you would see his name and affiliation at the top of the article. Also, nowhere in your first comment did I see you ask, "Was this a "premium" article, for which SA is paying, or a "regular" one". Your 'facts', even about your own comment seem to be in error...
    Feb 19, 2014. 08:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM follows Ford, steps up effort to use aluminum in high-volume pickups [View news story]
    I own an 03 impala that has had to have upper and lower engine gaskets (dexcool sucks!) replaced twice, rear defogger unfixable without replacing the rear window glass, passenger window motor failure, air conditioner system rebuilt, transmission rebuilt and front heating/ac controls fried by water drippage. I also owned two consecutive olds cutlasses that both blew engine coolant gaskets when they were less than 3 years old. For me, GM has a crappy engineering/manufacturing record. There is NO WAY I would risk money on an all new design. I'm sure plenty of others out there feel the same.
    Feb 18, 2014. 11:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • My Top 2 Gold Stock Bargains To Buy For A 2014 Rebound [View article]
    For much of the world, debasing currency is seen as the way to improve exports/increase jobs. I note Japan, the US, Europe, China and other emerging market countries have all been debasing or inhibiting appreciation. The currency stability you speak of is to the downside trendline. China alone stockpiles many commodities (iron, copper, coal, grains, etc). If they expected no change in purchase power, they would "save" more productively by purchasing assets that earned income (bonds,stocks,real estate...). It is mostly a matter of time before these wonderful all powerful central banks lose control and then watch things roll.
    Jan 16, 2014. 01:28 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • America's Median Wealth Is Surprisingly Low [View article]
    David- You nailed it. Very well said. I wish the average Joe would realize this, but, the average Joe does not even know that this site exists- much less reads it.
    Jul 8, 2013. 11:35 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    So now it is wrong to enjoy boating? Please... I think that YOU should turn off your computer and save energy as it takes energy to run the net and this surfing is CLEARLY recreational. Priorities?
    Meanwhile, I'll enjoy my boat even at $5.
    Jun 6, 2013. 09:30 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Alan Abelson Died: Lives On Through A Generation He Defined [View article]
    Alan Abelson was a class act all the way- a true gentleman in his words and I'm sure in his daily life. I had missed him these last few months and was afraid this was coming. God have mercy on his soul and give his family peace. One by one lately, we are losing the great ones of the roundtable.
    May 13, 2013. 03:51 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solid News From Arch Coal [View article]
    Anecdotally, having just traveled 100+ miles across the marcellus region of West Virginia and eastern Ohio, I am more convinced that it is a matter of time for a coal turnaround. I only saw one operating drill rig (west of Clarksburg, WVA). I did see a fair amount of wells and transmission/storage equipment as well as lots of services trucks/equipment and fairly new looking gravel roads leading into the woods, but only 1 drill rig. These things are tall enough that I should have been able to see many more if they were in use within miles. From what I've read lately, explorers are less enamored with the prospects here as far as oil and gas go. I saw lots of new, non-moving oil wells. Granted that gas wells don't function the same, but it makes me wonder... It is said that new wells tail off quickly in production, so, why did I not see more active drilling rigs? This part of the world has had a mini boom as seen in new homes and vehicles, but it may be starting to fade. Interestingly, I did see multiple anti-Obama billboards in various counties.
    Apr 24, 2013. 05:34 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • These 4 Cheap Commodity Stocks Could Be Poised For A Strong Rebound [View article]
    Regarding MEA, I read S&P est book value of aprox $1.78 vs your stated BV of $3.79. Where do your figures come from? I do agree with you re: CLF and probably AA.
    Apr 11, 2013. 11:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • An Uncomfortable Bull [View article]
    Scooter, I am seeing the same at my institution. Not being in a border state, our illegals numbers are less, but they still hurt. Also, the .gov now is trying to scam out of paying by pushing unrealistic goals that most providers cannot meet. If they do not hit the target, they do not get paid. This will lead to eventual rationing one way or the other.
    Mar 25, 2013. 08:22 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monday: Cyprus 'Fixed' By Confiscating 40% Of The Wealth - Markets Celebrate [View article]
    Dennis- I am not a socialist or communist either, and I think we should take 20% of YOUR WEALTH also to pay off the debt. You wouldn't miss it and it would be good for the rest of us, so THANKS in advance!
    Mar 25, 2013. 08:03 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Monday: Cyprus 'Fixed' By Confiscating 40% Of The Wealth - Markets Celebrate [View article]
    Do YOU provide insurance to your employees? Did you reduce headcount or hours to avoid obamacare mandates? Do you realize that much of the excessive cost is driven by .gov mandates and policies? That healthcare providers have to do a lot of these stupid things because private insurers adopt the .gov standards? That the current .gov mandate of EMRs is a huge waste of money? That providers had a sh*tload of money thrown at them that they had to spend on crappy, bugfilled software in a short time period before the software could at least be made more useful and less of a pain in the *ss? That this counts as dollars spent even though it added NOTHING to patient care outcomes?
    This $$$$$ was funneled through hospitals to vendors (lobbyist funders/campaign contributors) to waste on headquarters with lavish theme filled specially done rooms and even elevators decked out as "Star Wars? One software package that I have experience with is named "EPIC", I have another name for it...
    How much dinero bounced back from vendors to the politicos who pushed for this stuff in the form of campaign cash? As Phil likes to say, "and that's how the game is played". Hard to blame Bush for this one, it happened under the current occupant. I agree with you about the private insurers re; everything falls in their favor and the little guy gets screwed. But, both sides are guilty.
    Also, much $$$$ is spent on medical research that we pay for and the rest of the world benefits from. Look into how many new drugs/procedures are developed outside of our borders. Most of the socialist systems set payments for drugs/supplies at what they choose to pay and our country foots the bill for the research. Just look to our neighbors to the north or east. It is also clear that we provide a huge amount of uncompensated care to natives of our southern neighbor. Guess who picks up the tab for that? This all distorts your "4x the oecd" figure.
    The "20% of GDP" figure is a red herring. If you cut that 20%, you also cut a lot of jobs. Not everybody can work in a machine shop. It is all in priorities. What % of GDP does the education system represent? What is the result? Is it worth the money spent? How about consumer electronics? Who should decide where our resources go? Some central planners or us as individuals? I vote for the individual and personal responsibility.
    Mar 25, 2013. 07:58 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment