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  • Can Altria Survive Shrinking Tobacco Demand? [View article]
    After smoking 1.5 to 2 "pad" Marlboro Red's for 50+ years, it was relatively painless to quit using e-cigs. I then sold all my MO & PM stocks.

    And no one I know uses gas station e-cig crap like Green Smoke.
    Aug 31, 2015. 04:50 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Crude Oil: The Fundamental Bottom Is In [View article]
    Who's to say the spigots aren't already fully open?
    Apr 2, 2015. 03:39 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The 3 Paradoxes Of Income Investing [View article]
    33 stocks paying quarterly?
    Mar 29, 2015. 05:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Will Bottom In 3 Weeks: A Comprehensive Analysis Of Domestic Oil Production [View article]
    I believe the author stated the week ending April 10.
    Mar 23, 2015. 06:37 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Breitburn Energy Partners: A Sickening Decline [View article]
    SA News:

    "A $3 move higher in the last hour has WTI crude oil ahead by almost 6% on the session and above $48 per barrel. There's no particular news behind the move, just a heavily oversold asset burning a few greedy shorts."
    Jan 14, 2015. 03:35 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Solazyme Enters Into A New Era Focused On Commercial Development [View article]
    And one year later, David/Ivan still hasn't responded.
    Oct 5, 2014. 01:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Did Bunge And Solazyme Just Enter A New Age Of Sugar Production? [View article]
    The partner of my partner is my partner?

    What are the input nutrients in Proterro's process?
    Sep 26, 2014. 03:21 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enerplus reports increase in contingent resource estimate, drilling inventory [View news story]
    "Nice monthly dividend too...."

    Was even nicer before they cut it in half.
    Still long, but slowly selling.
    Jun 18, 2014. 08:34 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Altria Will Continue To Flourish And Create Shareholder Value Far Into The Future [View article]
    I Quit!
    1.5+ PPD (packs per day) of Marlboro Reds (24mg/ml). 50+ years.

    On 6/7/14 it will be 3 months. It took some time and $ to climb the e-cig learning curve, then fine tune it, but I know I won't go back. Plus been cutting back on the nicotine. Now at 15 (between Lites & Mediums).

    Sold my MO (and soon PM) when I realized how relatively painless it is to quit tobacco. And vaping is actually more enjoyable. Before I sold MO I checked their Green Smoke web site: weak. And with vaping shops popping up around me in San Antonio like mushrooms, the closest shop carrying GS was 65 miles away in Austin.
    Jun 1, 2014. 11:26 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • E-cigarettes may help smokers kick the tobacco habit [View news story]
    Philip, switching to e-cigarettes is quitting the inhalation of the combustion of tobacco (and its 600 assorted chemical byproducts).

    I've gone from smoking 1.5+ packs of Marlboro Reds (2.4mg/ml nicotine) a day, to vaping (vaporizing) less than 0.5 packs of equivalent e-cigs (with 1.5mg/ml of nicotine) per day. USP Vegetable Glycerin (an ingredient in asthma inhalers) and USP Nicotine (known to NOT cause cancer), and a small % of flavoring, such as is in Nicorette Quickmist.

    I have not smoked a tobacco cigarette in almost 3 months, after a 50 year habit. Haven't run the mile yet, but I have stopped coughing.

    BTW, I sold all my MO (but continue to hold PM) after determining that is was relatively easy to quit smoking tobacco using e-cigs.
    May 20, 2014. 03:11 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 4 Reasons Why Solazyme Is Pursuing AlgaVia & Encapso Now [View article]
    Kevin, thanks for staying on top of the SZYM story.

    To Jeremy, I use Zaimo10 "Leather in a Bottle" on my 11-year-old 350Z seats. It's an expensive treatment & conditioner, but it brings back the new car leather smell.
    May 16, 2014. 09:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil And Gas Equipment And Services ETF: Load Your Shotgun And Open Fire [View article]
    OIH contains roughly 10% SDRL and only pays a 1% dividend?
    Apr 7, 2014. 11:04 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Weekly Intelligence For MLP Investors [View article]
    das, I think VNR shows a decrease due to a switch to a monthly distribution that is not being taken into account.
    Mar 15, 2014. 08:17 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Investors' Guide To El Nino, Climate Change And Summer Weather Forecast [View article]
    Re VP: That was a reply to Bachlover.
    Mar 14, 2014. 10:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The Bakken Update's 2014 Stock Picks: Small Operator's Well Design Outperforms In North Dakota [View article]
    omar, you think the wildcatters are hibernating till spring?
    Feb 16, 2014. 11:18 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment