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  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases [View news story]
    all one has to do to read comments from the uninformed is come to a web site based on stocks. the ignorance here is only matched at the most basic conservative web sites.
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:21 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases [View news story]
    at one time there were mass transit systems around the usofa. the auto industry went to major cities and bought up many of those systems and then broke them up and sold off their part to small towns. at the same time the auto industry lobbied state and federal gov'ts to build highways, freeways. all worked according to their plan and now we have the mess that is causing the problem. cars and more cars, roads, parking lots, driveways and wrecking yards. that's part of the real history of this country.
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases [View news story]
    why do you even bother to write such tripe? have you not been aware of all the ways we can help end the problem of global warming/climate change. if you are an adult its time for you to start worrying about what we are leaving our children.
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:16 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases [View news story]
    another person pointing their finger and not helping to fix the problem. there are thousands of ways to help.
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:15 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Report: Top 50 polluters emit 75% of greenhouse gases [View news story]
    why don't we take care of the problems we cause and maybe example will help more than, "I am not cleaning my room if he doesn't clean his first." we are adults, right?
    Sep 12, 2013. 08:14 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Current Values Of Pot Stocks Too High? Let's Build A Pot Portfolio [View article]
    as to monsanto, we should remove the heads of that company and keep on removing them until they stop their predatory behavior. i have the spikes to put those heads on. just offering some help here on a much needed action.
    Dec 20, 2012. 01:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Under-Appreciated GDP Facts [View article]
    Consider walmart's decision to cut its workers to 30 hours a week and put their health care on the backs of the tax payers. just more capitalism at work. fair play never enters the picture. the beasts of bentonville, the waltons, are prime examples of the direction capitalism goes unless held on a tight leash. we need single payer/medicare for all. paid for by taxes on everything but food and drugs. that would include taxes on computer trading in the stock market and derivatives.
    Dec 1, 2012. 11:51 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Under-Appreciated GDP Facts [View article]
    so profits are at their highest which means we should cut social security, which has nothing to do with the budget. we should cut medicare and medicaid, which cover those that capitalism doesn't include in its concept of fair play.

    1. Only THREE PERCENT of the very rich are entrepreneurs.

    According to both Marketwatch and economist Edward Wolff, over 90 percent of the assets owned by millionaires are held in a combination of low-risk investments (bonds and cash), personal business accounts, the stock market, and real estate. Only 3.6 percent of taxpayers in the top .1% were classified as entrepreneurs based on 2004 tax returns. A 2009 Kauffman Foundation study found that the great majority of entrepreneurs come from middle-class backgrounds, with less than 1 percent of all entrepreneurs coming from very rich or very poor backgrounds.

    2. Only FOUR OUT OF 150 countries have more wealth inequality than us.

    In a world listing compiled by a reputable research team (which nevertheless prompted double-checking), the U.S. has greater wealth inequality than every measured country in the world except for Namibia, Zimbabwe, Denmark, and Switzerland.

    3. An amount equal to ONE-HALF the GDP is held untaxed overseas by rich Americans.

    The Tax Justice Network estimated that between $21 and $32 trillion is hidden offshore, untaxed. With Americans making up 40% of the world's Ultra High Net Worth Individuals, that's $8 to $12 trillion in U.S. money stashed in far-off hiding places.

    Based on a historical stock market return of 6%, up to $750 billion of income is lost to the U.S. every year, resulting in a tax loss of about $260 billion.

    4. Corporations stopped paying HALF OF THEIR TAXES after the recession.

    After paying an average of 22.5% from 1987 to 2008, corporations have paid an annual rate of 10% since. This represents a sudden $250 billion annual loss in taxes.

    U.S. corporations have shown a pattern of tax reluctance for more than 50 years, despite building their businesses with American research and infrastructure. They've passed the responsibility on to their workers. For every dollar of workers' payroll tax paid in the 1950s, corporations paid three dollars. Now it's 22 cents.
    Dec 1, 2012. 11:43 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Fed Unable to Prevent Rout In Long-Term Treasury Market [View article]
    and who the hell is rick perry?
    Oct 13, 2011. 01:56 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • It's Still All About Europe [View article]
    having read about larry summers over the years his opinions come off as those of a true dick.
    Sep 23, 2011. 05:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Operation Twist, QE-Style? [View article]
    just more incentive for inflation. leave the long end alone, we're in enough trouble without more politics in the market.
    Sep 4, 2011. 11:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage REIT Regulatory Risks Continue To Surface [View article]
    from a comment in todd johnson's column:

    AU1981 Comment (1)

    I urge everyone in this forum to post a comment regarding how changes would negatively affect them in the SEC website:

    Mine is shown as an example:

    Dear Sir or Madam,

    I am a young professional who just started investing and I have been looking for alternatives to conventional equities due to the volatility of the past decade. I found mortgage Real Estate Investment Tursts to be an attractive alternative and begain investing in them earlier this year.

    I’m also overseeing, with the help of a financial advisor, the portfolio that was left to my mother by my recently deceased father. She is young and will require income and I was considering a small stake in mortgage REITs as a part of the overall strategy. I fear that we are both going to be losing significant income opportunities if rules are changed.

    I urge to you please not propose or make any changes in the rules regarding mortgage REITs at the present time. I feel that this would adversely affect myself, my recently widowed mother, and scores of additional investors who have been decimated by the past two major market downturns and have attempted to make up the losses through income. Plese do not change the rules regarding MBS and mREITs at this time.

    Thank you for your attention.
    Sep 2, 2011. 12:48 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mortgage REIT Regulatory Risks Continue To Surface [View article]
    this sounds like a good idea. lets eliminate another means that people have of staying afloat in severe economic times.
    Sep 2, 2011. 12:20 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 2 High-Yield Short Squeeze Candidates [View article]
    PBI earning over the last 4 quarters was 2.22$/share dividends of 1.46$/share. that's a payout of 65.76%, unless i have that ratio wrong.
    May 19, 2011. 05:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Will Altria Take to the Bottle to Remain a Must-Have for Retirees? [View article]
    we should get that 40 Billion $s included in the trade deficit then it might become more real to our glorious leaders. right now its like the two, or is three, wars we're not including in the budget. legalize the weed and profit from it and do the same to hemp and profit from that, silly people do silly things and its sillier to give the money to the drug cartel then to legalize weed and smoke it.
    May 11, 2011. 10:40 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment