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  • Disney's ESPN subscribers slide more than 3% Y/Y [View news story]
    The problem with ESPN is you pay way too much just to not only hear guys who never shut their mouth, but you also get to hear a bunch of PC lecturing from them. Just look at the "ESPY" awards. Of course, most sports writers are all mindless conformists when it comes to subjects only marginally germane to sports - trying to be "controversial" while saying exactly what everyone knows they are going to say.

    I cut the cord years ago. I missed college football for a little while, but when I realized how much time it freed up to pursue other interests (like hunting and growing my own food), I don't miss it at all.

    Cut the cord - your life will be better, and you save money.
    Nov 27, 2015. 09:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • The retail sector heads into Black Friday with a $2 gas tailwind [View news story]
    health insurance premiums, copays, and increased local taxes is where my gas "savings" is going.

    I want to know who is buying all of these new vehicles - wait until gas prices return to normal, and we'll see how high the defaults go on these loans.
    Nov 25, 2015. 09:43 AM | 25 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Russia turns on Turkey after downed jet [View news story]
    I'm betting that the Kurds in Northern Syria just gained Russian air cover, so the next time any Turkish plane crosses over the Syrian border......

    These types of events makes you wonder why the United States is supporting the wrong side in Syria - there has to be a money-angle somewhere.

    Is forcing Syria to let Saudi/Quarter build a gas pipeline thru Syria really worth all of this money and bloodshed?
    Nov 25, 2015. 08:23 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Here Comes The GDP Revision [View article]
    I think the Kurds in Northern Syria just gained Russian air cover. Turkey better not hope a plane strays into Syrian airspace.

    Still hoping the S&P drops to 2060 or so - I've got some options I'd like to sell. Doesn't look optimistic.
    Nov 24, 2015. 12:09 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: World Equities Lower As French Police Raid Terrorist Hideout [View article]
    Lincoln used to be a separate brand, with their own plants, and they got the pick of labor to work in those plants.

    The last real Lincoln were the Town Cars built in Wixom. Since then, they are only trim levels of Ford. You can even get a Lincoln "Hencho En Mexico".
    Nov 18, 2015. 12:00 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Marriott, Starwood Announce Mega Hotel Merger [View article]
    Russia doesn't need to use a nuke - they have the "Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP)".

    Also known as the "Father of All Bombs", it is being used to replace small tactical nukes, and is equal to 44 tons of TNT.

    The United States has the "Mother of All Bombs", equal to 11 tons of TNT.
    Nov 16, 2015. 01:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Marriott, Starwood Announce Mega Hotel Merger [View article]
    Dems voter base is the "Free Stuff Army", and those that administer programs for the FSA. They are trying to expand those groups by increasing the number of illegals as fast as possible into the system.

    Young people today are screwed - raised to believe in victim-hood and dependency at the same time. They might figure out the government could care less about them, but young people always buy into the whole "big brother protects you" mentality while they are fleeced into the poor house. By the time they figure it out, it is too late.

    The only adult in the Middle East is Russia, but they can only do so much when NATO gives weapons and supplies to "moderates", which somehow end up in the hands of ISIS. Then NATO spends money (and lives) blowing them up, while at the same time inviting them as "refugees" to live in their countries.

    Crazy world we live in.
    Nov 16, 2015. 11:02 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Cabela's: Buyout Bound? [View article]
    Yeah - another great company that will be ruined by Wall Street corporate raiders.

    Typically they come in after the first generation ownership is out of the way, and after some outsider brought in has already screwed up the company. This time, with the Cabela's still around, may not work out the same way for the get-rich-quick crowd.
    Nov 9, 2015. 11:59 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: A Disappointing Third Quarter [View article]
    Putin is a Statesman in the old 19th century sense - he doesn't say anything he doesn't mean, and will not respond until he has enough facts that he is comfortable doing so. You may not like him, but he is not a meaningless blabber-mouth like Obama.

    As far as ISIS - meet the "Aviation Thermobaric Bomb of Increased Power (ATBIP)", also known as the "Father of All Bombs". If I was around Raqqah Syria, I'd be moving to one of the CIA safe-zones about now.

    Warm up the TU-160's - Russia has over 100 of these bombs in inventory, and not afraid to use it.
    Nov 5, 2015. 10:43 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Asian Shares Lead Markets Higher [View article]
    Check out the Franklin County budget - 48% of it is for "social services" (buying votes of the Free Stuff Army), and 18% is "general government and economic development" (crony capitalism pay-offs). They can spin it all they can, but both are more than what they spend on pubic safety.

    The question should be why is the government taxing any transactions between two citizens - I'm not convinced The State getting any money from dope deals is better than the private buyer or seller keeping all of it between themselves.
    Nov 4, 2015. 12:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: New Growth Target For China? [View article]
    Ohio has a large "moron" vote that could push this across the finish line, just like the guaranteed casino monopoly put in the State Constitution a few years ago. Druggies and gamblers are not big on details as long as they think it will help them get their fix.

    It will be like the lottery - bad habits are encouraged by The State in order to make money, but it will end up being siphoned off for Medicaid and pension expense.

    The average Joe will get nothing out of this, other than having your children encouraged to use marijuana. I read where more teens now smoke The Dope than cigarettes.
    Nov 3, 2015. 08:27 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Valeant Ends Relationship With Philidor [View article]
    Oh no - served in the 80's where not much was going on, unless you count Grenada, and the Marine Barracks in Lebanon. I remember learning how to identify Soviet vehicles, and practiced letting your position be overrun, and hit them in the rear with a LAWS rocket. We had man portable Dragon rockets, but they were few and far between in a light infantry unit like Marines, and saved for tanks, at least in theory.

    The Lebanon fiasco was a great example. Reagan realized we had no real dog in that fight, so he shelled/bombed the heck out of a few areas of Lebanon, and got out.

    If the mindset of today existed back then, we would still have troops in Lebanon over 30 years later, with not much to show for it, other than a lot of dead on both sides.
    Nov 1, 2015. 08:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Valeant Ends Relationship With Philidor [View article]
    Major U.S. banks were on the hook for huge loans to UK and France. If Germany won the war, our banking system would have taken a severe hit.

    Wilson was looking for any excuse to get into the Great War at that point.
    Oct 30, 2015. 04:11 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Valeant Ends Relationship With Philidor [View article]
    Agreed. The ruling class wants it to take place this way.
    Oct 30, 2015. 02:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Valeant Ends Relationship With Philidor [View article]
    Who is the first to volunteer their children to fight for U.S. corporate profits? Certainly not the executives at General Dynamics.

    I spent 6 years in the Marine Corps. Maybe things really are not that different from when I was in, but back then we didn't go into the Soviets sandbox and try to start something. We kept to our block, and they kept to theirs.

    We've done okay beating up 3rd world dictators with no nukes, and no ability to contest aerial supremacy. I hope we don't have to see if the new touchy-feely military still has what it takes.
    Oct 30, 2015. 10:56 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment