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  • 2015 box office: Universal 138% ahead of 2014 pace with $1.38B home grosses [View news story]
    Children love minions...depends on how many parents will take youngsters to see the movie...our daughter (8 years old) can't wait to go...
    Jul 4, 2015. 08:17 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Thank you for your condolences.

    Thoughts on banning Confederate Flag...I am against banning the flag...my wife and I have visited Gettysburg a dozen times...the sheer history and magnitude of what took place there is so impressive to us...perhaps I/we are in the minority when it comes to not banning the Confederate Flag, I am not sure...I do know that there is so much history there that to ban something like a flag is to invite more and more items/symbols to come under scrutiny...

    My relatives did not come to the US until the mid-1800s...Norwegian immigrants and German immigrants...none of them fought in the Civil War and all of them located in the northern US...
    Jul 3, 2015. 09:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Teaching world history gives a chance to open eyes of students to events that they knew nothing about...the interest in Ancient Egypt, Ancient Greece, The Roman Empire, Colonization, Exploration, The Maya, The Aztecs, The Industrial Revolution, WWI, WWII, and the Cold War give me a chance to really educate students about what has taken place around the world long before they have been here...the examples of people fighting for basic rights decent living conditions is seen throughout what I teach...speaking ones mind is important...knowing what you are speaking about is equally important...

    Ignoring history is not part of what I do...I say, on a regular basis, that I will share the truth with my students, no matter how messy it is...

    Can we, in the US, ignore the Confederate States and the Civil War? Does banning the Confederate flag erase history? I have many relatives who live "in the south." My brother in law has told me that he "never liked Yankees." Seriously. I laughed at him and said that it was OK to not like Yankees...I don't like the Mets...I saw him today at a funeral and welcomed him to New York state...he seemed uncomfortable being out of his element...haha

    History can't be ignored. Our country has a rich history. Plenty of lessons to be learned from it.
    Jul 3, 2015. 09:02 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Congratulations on Chapter 128!

    Well done.
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:52 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 127.... [View instapost]
    Good morning to all!

    Flying Under The Radar Friday is here. Share a story on stocks, investing, or other that has not been covered by the MSM.

    Here goes:

    1. The total economic impact of New York State’s tourism industry in 2014 reached an all-time high of $100.1 billion. Historic investments in the tourism industry have generated job growth and an increase in visitors to New York, making it the most visited state by overseas travelers for the 14th year in a row. Read more here, if interested:
    http://bit.ly/1CQfAPX

    It's a good thing the tourist industry is bringing in some money because the Governor's jobs program "NY is Open For Business" has generated nothing but a $200M loss due to being poorly run.

    Have a great day everyone. Stay safe, sage, and sane out there.

    Happy 4th of July! (I know its the 3rd, but enjoy the weekend)
    Jul 3, 2015. 09:16 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • POSTINGS FOR THE 3RD "IT MOCK PORTFOLIO" CHALLENGE.....CHAPTER 1 !! [View instapost]
    UIL?

    The latest on UIL...

    http://bit.ly/1CeMmja
    Jul 2, 2015. 08:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Nike 'Does It,' Under Armour Up Next? [View article]
    Riddell transitioned to football helmets, shoulder pads, and other football equipment.
    They are a top name in the industry and have been for years.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:40 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    Thanks to those who commented on teaching. It really means a lot to me to know some folks still respect teachers.

    I get the union disdain. I have been a union member for 26 years and will be until I retire. Teacher's union in NY takes dues whether you are active or not, so I choose to be active. I have been on 5 different negotiations teams over the years and I enjoy the bargaining process.

    Trust me, many of us who are in the union are not happy with the direction. Trouble is having enough to vote change in.

    Thank you.

    To Tavern123:
    I invite you to my middle school (grade 6) history or science class any day of the school year. I have a feeling that you will not be able to say "teachers don't teach."
    Perhaps what you meant was the curriculum that has been shoved down our collective throats has done an inadequate job preparing some students for post high school careers. The Common Core will fix all that Tavern, just hang in there. Testing students in Grade 3 for longer sessions than the SATs or MEDCATs is the answer!
    (sarcasm intended)
    There are plenty of US HS graduates who do a fine job in college or the military or the work force.
    Jul 2, 2015. 07:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 127.... [View instapost]
    Thanks for sharing the good news crademan...

    I had a post removed from WSB that linked to the Blog...I give up...I can type about politics, race, religion, and boats in the marina, but I can't link to Good News...
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:18 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • POSTINGS FOR THE 3RD "IT MOCK PORTFOLIO" CHALLENGE.....CHAPTER 1 !! [View instapost]
    Added 2,000 shares of GERN...posted above...
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:15 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • POSTINGS FOR THE 3RD "IT MOCK PORTFOLIO" CHALLENGE.....CHAPTER 1 !! [View instapost]
    4. 2,000 shares- GERN @ $4.27
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:15 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP confirms settlement in Gulf of Mexico spill claims, agrees to pay $18.7B [View news story]
    Time for The Specialist to chime in with his/her doom and gloom version of BP's fines...

    Can't wait to read the spin.
    Jul 2, 2015. 10:08 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 127.... [View instapost]
    GNT

    2. Whole Foods CEO apologizes for overcharging in NYC stores.
    http://cnnmon.ie/1JAM5qq

    Airlines get a DOJ investigation because of overcharging. Why not just apologize, "own it", and move on? If it's good enough for Whole Foods, then it should be good enough for the airlines.
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:25 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    Thanks for carrying the GNT torch.

    Whole Foods admits to overcharging folks in NYC and apologizes. What's the difference between Whole Foods and the airlines? Where is the DOJ on the Whole Foods case?

    If Whole Foods CEO can simply apologize and the mess of overcharging will go away, why isn't that good enough for the airlines?

    More on Whole Foods here:
    http://cnnmon.ie/1JAM5qq
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:21 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: All Eyes On Jobs [View article]
    What in the world do public school teachers "who are let go" have to do with executives who artificially inflated financial metrics and then corrected the missteps by issuing new statements?

    Tenured educators in NY State have the right to retain their positions and may only be terminated if there is “just cause” pursuant to Education Law §3020-a. Non-tenured educators can be "let go" at any time in their probationary period without "just cause."

    The vitriol towards teachers by some here on WSB crossed the line a long time ago and it continues. The constant complaining about pensions and now connecting this to privately employed executives who cook the books and deceive shareholders is laughable.

    I tire of defending an honorable profession. How proud your teachers must be to know how little you respect their work.
    Jul 2, 2015. 09:12 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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