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  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    Government can buy votes/customers with other peoples money.
    Business has to earn their customers.

    Don't like a company?
    Don't buy the product.
    Don't buy the stock.

    Don't like the government?
    Tough luck.
    Mar 21, 2015. 05:21 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    Run it along the easements of the current
    freeway/road system.

    But we'll need a 20 year study period for
    the EPA to return it's "conclusions…"

    Remember that rainwater is now a "pollutant."
    Mar 21, 2015. 10:07 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    Perhaps stop building cities in the desert.

    It's the same land-grab that was seen in the days of
    Molholland. (See the movie "Chinatown")
    Mar 21, 2015. 10:03 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    600 billion on "shovel ready" and our bridges are a "disaster"

    Solar panels on top of VA facilities rather than care for vets?

    "schools" that pump out indebted kids unqualified for the work force?

    And you want more of this government?
    Mar 21, 2015. 09:59 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    Can someone provide a link to the contents of this SS/Medicare Trust so we can look at it's balance sheet?
    Mar 21, 2015. 09:39 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    Kind of like the way Detroit "chose" BK?
    Mar 21, 2015. 09:37 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'The U.S. Is Broke' [View article]
    We could sell Yellowstone to Disney….
    And turn CVX into "U.S. Oil."
    They are "ours" right?
    Mar 21, 2015. 09:33 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross: Going To The Dogs [View article]
    It will be a "crisis" and an opportunity for governments to nationalize oil, car and airline companies to pay national debt.
    Mar 15, 2015. 08:01 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons From Another Tough Week And The Big Day Ahead [View article]
    I'm a retail investor, but I'm struck by leaderships' lack of courage and imagination.

    Why not do something that is decisive, but also temperate:

    Raise rates, but by 1/8th rather than 1/4.

    It would keep people on their toes---rather than on their heels.
    Mar 14, 2015. 07:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Lessons From Another Tough Week And The Big Day Ahead [View article]
    Good stuff!

    I'm with the Colonel: .25% is the "Chicken Little" of finance.

    What happens to (state and federal) debt service
    if interest rates go to 4-5%?

    FWIW: QE ended in October. Market dropped ~10-15% over 3 weeks,
    and promptly rebounded...
    Mar 14, 2015. 07:29 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Electric: This One Chart May Spell 'The End' For Immelt [View article]
    DAC: Nice, measured work.

    Anecdotal aside: After a half decade of being bedfellow to the "green" movement, suddenly Jeffery takes GE headlong into oil and gas? That's a "conversion" of biblical proportions.

    Question: What are the top three things you'd like to see new leadership do with GE?
    Mar 5, 2015. 03:51 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • GE CFO Jeff Bornstein: How We Have Reimagined Our Financial Reporting [View article]
    They were at Obama's table
    and thus, not on the menu.

    More specifically: Green energy.
    Mar 3, 2015. 07:45 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • This Chart Is Worth 1,000 Words [View article]
    Danes are offering negative interest mortgages.
    Mar 1, 2015. 05:53 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC vote: And now the congressional hearings [View news story]
    Dude…$120 a month?
    Use your market skills and
    find an alternative (sic: dish).

    Better yet, turn it all off and use
    your cell phone!
    Mar 1, 2015. 01:25 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • FCC vote: And now the congressional hearings [View news story]
    can we please define our terms here?
    Who is a "consumer"?

    Who is NOT a consumer?
    Mar 1, 2015. 01:21 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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