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  • BP Or Kinder Morgan For Your Retirement Portfolio? [View article]
    I have BP and KMP but no KMI.
    Even so, BP is "still" getting dragged through the courts regarding the Gulf Oil Spill (-talk about flogging a dead horse) and also there is that turmoil in Russia.
    Nov 30, 2014. 04:05 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 5 Myths About SeaDrill That Could Cost You Real Money [View article]
    OK, so oil is cheap today - but that wind can soon change direction. And when it 'does', SDRL will be the right stock to own. Not sure exactly when, but oil prices will go up....always have and always will.
    Oct 19, 2014. 05:30 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Short-Term Uncertainty For Seadrill Is Temporary [View article]
    I just can't wait to beat a 'good bottom'.
    Mar 19, 2014. 08:45 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Kinder Morgan Discovers A Clever Way Around The Crude Oil Export Ban [View article]
    Europe uses more gas than diesel, except, in England, we call it PETROL.
    Mar 10, 2014. 06:40 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 6 Dividend Stocks That Belong To Your Ideal Portfolio For The Next 5 Years [View article]
    I'm long BP and SDRL.
    Only nit-pik comment is that it that it's kinda weird calling MO a 'food' conglomerate, as it is really a 'tobacco' (-unless you count 'chew-tobacco')?
    Mar 4, 2014. 08:41 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Facebook: The Most Profitable Social Media Stock [View article]
    LINKEDIN: There is a problem that I see with LinkedIn and that is the owners are SHORT SIGHTED, very much "unlike" Facebook. I use both LinkedIn and Facebook and whereas FB is ...completely free and easy, LinkedIn is restricted unless, you PAY for premium services. Using the free version of LinkedIn is possible, but it is like having 'one arm tied around your back'. To me it make no sence expecting people to pony up money to join what is a 'job hunting type social media club'. It does not seem to have the 'ease and sophistication' of Facebook. You cannot always e-mail people on LinkedIn unless you pay, therefore (me, being tight) I will not pay for the privilege.
    Bottom line; 'no one likes having to pay for what is essentially FREE everywhere else!
    TWITER: I have never used it. I think that there is a growing minority(?) of twitter people that regret joining (-ex tweeting). It kinda seems that you are just asking to be libeled and/or lose your job.
    FACEBOOK: Should be in for the long haul and is owner seems to have a vision?
    Feb 12, 2014. 07:55 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Apple: Tim Cook's Brilliant Move [View article]
    I think BlackBerry will end up like PALM - Can anyone remember PALM?
    Feb 7, 2014. 07:52 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing cautions airlines on GE engine icing risk [View news story]
    Wow that's one big, comprehensive reply. I obviously confused while trying to clarify.
    I was trying to say that there was only ONE model of 787 'in service' (that is flying fare paying passengers) and yes, there are other models being introduced.

    Further to your statement above...
    "The 747-8 and the 787-8 both use the same engine" -The engines may be regarded as 'similar'. This is not an entirely true statement, as the 747 (-8) does use bleed air and the 787 engine does NOT use bleed air. Hence the main difference btw the 787 and the 747-8 engines is the bleed air feature, whereby the bleed air supply is (shall we say) 'blanked off' for the 787 engine.
    As for the batteries, this was (so we are told) re-designed and it is, what it is - time will tell.
    I don't profess to know the numbers wrt your battery calc's, but the root cause of the problem was not fully understood and I think it was some over heating of the batteries that caused the incidents.
    There is also an amazing story in the Seattle Times that suggests that the batteries caught fire during testing in 2006 and yet they were deemed as satisfactory for the 787 -which I struggle to believe? See link....
    Nov 25, 2013. 01:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Boeing cautions airlines on GE engine icing risk [View news story]
    Just to clarify, the 787 does NOT have bleed air and the jumbo 747-8 does HAVE bleed air. At this present time there is only one model of 787 flying in service.
    I don't think Boeing will ground the 787 for Winter, as it will not make the airlines happy, as you suggested. The FAA will undoubtedly have their say on that matter and could ground them again.
    According to public sources, using bleed air for de-icing the engines, wing leading edge, etc is 'old hat' and pretty reliable, well tried and tested. BA decided going 'all electric' (no bleed air) with the 787 and this is another 'new fad' that is being tried. So, just like the new technology Lithium-Ion batteries - there is some risk.
    Nov 24, 2013. 05:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • BP Is Best Value In The Sector With Outsized Return Potential [View article]
    Gotta remember that BP price was about $60 BEFORE the 'spill'. Agreed that the settlement is not final, even so I think the price will inch up and regain it's equilibrium. I bought in pretty low right after the spill and I just keep sucking in those dividends.
    Nov 4, 2013. 09:53 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris: An Excellent Retirement Stock Hiding In Plain Sight [View article]
    You are mistaken. I profit from the stink and misery of their SECOND HAND smoke that I have to endure. Suck it up!
    Sep 28, 2013. 01:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Sapphire Screens About To Crack Corning's Gorilla Glass? [View article]
    In answer to DanielHolzman, who said "....There are some very strong materials which unfortunately tend to shatter due to fatigue cracking; this includes many types of glass. ....."

    I think you mean FRACTURE toughness.

    (Fatigue is not the correct term here, as fatigue is the progressive damage caused by the application of repeated loads.) Dropping the phone is a suddenly applied shock load and good fracture toughness would be needed.
    Sep 21, 2013. 08:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Can Apple Get Back To $700? [View article]
    Kinda need to remember there is no "STEVE JOBS" anymore and that was a game changer.
    Apple has a pile of cash and perhaps thoughts and ideas of it's founder, Apple has no accelerant.
    Aug 18, 2013. 01:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Philip Morris - Why I'm Worried [View article]
    You hit the nail on the head "...most will prefer the taxes they receive...."
    Jul 4, 2013. 08:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Windows RT (MSFT) has "a very bright future," insists Microsoft exec Michael Angiulo, addressing concerns about the ARM-powered (ARMH) OS' viability in the wake of weak sales and industry criticism. Angiulo suggests the performance of future ARM chips will give RT a boost, and actually argues RT's inability to support legacy Windows apps is good for the user experience. The Verge's Aaron Souppouris isn't sold, not after seeing a Windows 8 Pro system running an Intel (INTC) Clover Trail Atom CPU easily outperform RT systems. (Intel Bay Trail[View news story]
    Yeah, a very bright future just like microsoft vista, microsoft win7 and microsoft win8.
    Mar 22, 2013. 10:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment