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  • Yes, The SEC Was Colluding With Banks On CDO Prosecutions [View article]
    George Carlin paraphrased. Its one big Blankin' club and you and i aren't in it.
    Apr 10, 2014. 09:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Definition: Price-To-EBV, Or Price To Economic Book Value Ratio [View instapost]
    Hi David The ignition switch defect at GM causing 313 deaths is sure to affect stock values and may have GM stockholders switching to Ford. What do you think about that?
    Carl Spletzer Selma Oregon.
    Mar 14, 2014. 10:57 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • A Closer Look At Kinder Morgan's Response To Barron's [View article]
    Hedgeye will make money from their negative press. There can be no other motive other than to use ordinary investors fear for profit.
    I don't think Hedgeye is a compassionate firm that is concerned about small investors by exposing an irregularity to save the poor misguided souls any more than I believe there is a free anything without a hidden motive. Livermore would be proud Ala market manipulator.
    My comment on the negative press... Hogwash! A buying opportunity generator.
    Feb 25, 2014. 10:45 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Barron's is the latest Kinder Morgan bear; KMP -2%, KMI -1.2% premarket [View news story]
    Thank you analysts for manufacturing the buying opportunity.
    - Its so good to do my own due diligence.
    I'll add more units as no doubt you are buying some too.
    Long KMP..
    Feb 24, 2014. 11:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • GM follows Ford, steps up effort to use aluminum in high-volume pickups [View news story]
    Statistics will tell. I wont be one of them. I drive a Dodge Ram 3500 Cummins.
    Feb 18, 2014. 09:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Faces Legal Controversy [View article]
    I'm a survivor of frivolous lawsuits and have been granted court costs and attorney fees against the plaintiffs. One of the cases had the plaintiffs filing attorney disbarred in Oregon as a result- a just end.
    Investing is a joy but not without some unpleasantness at times. No picnic is without flies and mosquitoes.
    As a boy if I didn't like the way somebody played marbles I just picked up my marbles and said" gotta go ."and then got in a game somewhere else. Perhaps Slotoroff never played marbles or lost his somewhere...
    Feb 7, 2014. 12:02 PM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Agnico Eagle Mines +6.8% after Sterne Agee upgrades to Buy [View news story]
    AEM seems to be one of the best managed miners and are big enough to survive the gold bears. I have been in and out of it fishing for the bottom.My first experience of a whipsaw. Now I'm long on it. I like FCX as well and have small positions in both which I will hold for the inevitable rise..
    Jan 25, 2014. 12:46 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timberland Investing: What You Need To Know Now [View article]
    Thanks for the heads up Randal.
    I live within 20 miles of all those resources suggested.
    31' F outside right now here at 1800 Ft MSL.
    Jan 3, 2014. 07:54 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timberland Investing: What You Need To Know Now [View article]
    If I misled you to thinking that reducing global warming is my main concern I apologize. I assure you I am not a tree hugger. It appears global cooling ( I hope I'm right.) is what's really going on. None the less warming or cooling is of no concern for the purposes of the investment in the near term. As I said I live in the Siskiyou National Forest and its been in the low 20's for about 3 weeks, one night it got down to 3 degrees. Many weeks of nights its in the low teens. The dogs, I have three, that roam my forest land, have way less ticks to pick off due to the cold. Nothing is uglier than a tick unless its beetle infested timber. If the onset of a mini ice age persists we can kiss the hoards of ticks and beetles goodbye. Trees produce oxygen. Somewhere I read that the percentage of oxygen in the atmosphere is in decline. That would be the main concern about reducing plant life world wide.

    It takes a lot less energy to melt scrap steel than it does to create it out of iron ore making it truly recyclable.

    Trees used for lumber in houses tend to stay there in the house and are not on the ground turned into carbon compost for other live trees to feed on.
    Making or recycling steel can be accomplished in a matter of days versus 30 to 40 year wait to harvest a replanted fir seedling which may or may not grow at all.

    With all that being said it would take leadership- perhaps dictatorship to change the course of the construction industry to steel. It ain't gonna happen.. Wood products are here to stay. The major portion appears to be framing lumber. That's where steel might be better USE of a resources. I'm not talking money. I'm talking why put a crimp in the oxygen hose if you don't have to.
    I'm a commercial pilot. Flying over the Pacific Northwest the clear cuts look like a punk rock haircut. Rent a small plane and go see for yourself. That being said I'm not a member of the Pine Tree Police. I just want to see my money being used responsibly. Forests are a renewable resource. I want to invest in companies that work in them. The question is are they being renewed? What companies do replant and manage effectively? I want to put my money in the ones that do.
    What are the best ones. Who are they? I don't know how to find out.
    Carl and Critters- Selma Oregon -deep in the cold dark woods.
    Jan 2, 2014. 10:00 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Enterprise Products Partners Distributes Too Little [View article]
    Thanks for all your expertise gang. I'm considering MLP's and your comments are a great value.
    Dec 28, 2013. 09:52 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Our 2014 Double: Destiny Media [View article]
    Great article.
    Dec 26, 2013. 09:13 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timberland Investing: What You Need To Know Now [View article]
    I will be looking into investing in steel framing and construction. The loggers can find employment in the mills and the carpenters can abandon framing hammers for screw guns.
    A steel framed house weighs 1/3 the weight of the identical house framed in wood and its 3 times stronger.
    The world is made out of iron.
    What are your thoughts on this subject?
    Dec 15, 2013. 03:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timberland Investing: What You Need To Know Now [View article]
    Here in southern Oregon I lost 5 acres of pines a few years ago to the beetles. I was advised by forestry to cut them down and burn them as soon as the burn ban was lifted. I did so at great expense of time and labor. Now on another property it's happening again. This time the trees will be left standing. The woodpeckers- some of them endangered love it. In time when the logs fall the ground insects as well as snakes and salamanders thrive.
    The answer for mankind may be steel framing. Steel framing construction. Perhaps that's an industry that we should be investing in and leave the forests to what they were created for i.e converting carbon dioxide to oxygen (breathable air) and carbon (wood). Is it not carbon dioxide that's being blamed for global warming? So let me ask this. Why are we cutting down our breathable air supply producer and carbon dioxide
    converter to build houses?
    Dec 15, 2013. 03:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Timberland Investing: What You Need To Know Now [View article]
    The recent cold snap may make a difference.
    Is the cold weather the result of Geo engineering?
    Look up people. The chem trails are real.
    The extreme cold, 3 degrees here in Selma Oregon may impact the tick population as well as the pine beetles infestation. I'm interested to see what happens. I live in the Siskiyou Forest. The coming summer will tell.
    Is there a government agency in charge of census for beetles?
    Dec 15, 2013. 03:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Jim Rogers hedges gold holdings [View news story]
    Brian knows. To get more info on this Google in
    Hidden Secrets of Money Episode 4 YouTube.
    The leaders will attempt pull a rabbit out of the hat or some other magic to save us all. I hope the rabbits ears don't come off in the process. Perhaps there will be a global currency reset or some other global feat.
    Carl Spletzer
    Dec 12, 2013. 09:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment