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  • Report: 'Old GM' squeezed Delphi Automotive [View news story]
    GM switchgear gas always been junk. This is one area where the likes of Toyota still reigns supreme. And it doesn't show up on initial quality surveys or consumer reports.
    Apr 14 08:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The world needs to get ready for the next nuclear plant accident [View news story]
    Keep in mind that solar is not clean either. The process and chemicals required to make semiconductors are extremely toxic. Solar panels are "clean" because they are fabbed primarily in China, where pollution controls are less stringent. And disposing of these panels will be a problem. Many contain lead and cadmium, among other hazardous materials. And panels are often replaced before their useful life is up, simply because newer "cheaper" more-efficient panels become available. As is the case with many of these alternatives, until you scale them up to the level of a national power grid, the environmental impact will not be fully understood.
    Apr 5 10:10 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The world needs to get ready for the next nuclear plant accident [View news story]
    Coal and nuclear are here to stay. The liberal wacko approach is "not in my backyard". But last time I checked, it was all the same atmosphere. It was all the same earth. Perhaps instead, America should be taking a leadership role to further develop these industries, with more advanced technology, that the rest of the world can emulate. The alternative is to let countries like China and India figure it out. How is that in our best interests?
    Apr 5 11:39 AM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Union troubles for UPS [View news story]
    Sure, when people like you learn to spell, lol...
    Apr 3 11:18 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • ICD-10 causes major headaches for hospitals [View news story]
    Government bureaucracy kicking in...
    Apr 2 12:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Obamacare Web site goes down twice amid last-minute rush [View news story]
    For the estimated $3T that Obamacare will add to our debt our the next ten years, we could have simply paid each of the 30M targeted "uninsured" $100K, and then leave the rest of us the hell alone.
    Apr 1 09:33 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Analysis: Nice entry point for Lions Gate [View news story]
    Technically, it does look bullish. Broke out of a pendant on the the first trading day of the year, and on 3/28 completed a 62% fib retrace of that move.
    Mar 31 09:38 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Unemployed teenagers a drag on apparel retailers [View news story]
    Along with the rise in out-of-wedlock babies and the welfare state.
    Mar 14 02:04 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Futures off 1% on Russian aggression [View news story]
    Fact is, we don't know who's in charge, who are the good guys, who are the bad guys, and even if the majority of Ukrainians are against Russian intervention. John Kerry is a complete and total imbecile, as usual, trying to turn everything into an atrocity against mankind. Taking orders from our lecturer-in-chief, I'm sure.
    Mar 2 09:58 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • In Buffett We Trust [View news story]
    As always, with Mr. Buffet, it's do as I say, not as I do.
    Feb 20 10:02 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Medbox Is Drastically Overvalued And How Federal Drug Laws Will Prevent Any Potential Growth [View article]
    Looks like that $50 short squeeze has arrived, lol...
    Feb 15 10:09 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Capstead in good spot of yield curve [View news story]
    Except that ARMs themselves are at higher risk as rates moves higher.
    Jan 30 10:30 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Paul Ryan: Ideas for reducing poverty [View news story]
    The underlying motive behind the "War on Poverty" was another attempt by the democrats to buy votes. To convert the mostly republican (at the time) black voter. Remember, it was the democrats who enforced slavery, and then segregation. And the Supreme court who allowed them to do it. In the past fifty years, we spent something like $15-20T to re-engineer our society, to eliminate "poverty". Roughly the same amount as our national debt. But poverty has not significantly declined, according to the statistics and the critics. And we have created a new form of poverty, that of the mind and spirit. In fact, the "War on Poverty" has done more to destroy the African-American family than all the years of slavery and segregation. From the killings fields known as the projects, to the
    long lines for Section 8 housing and "Obama money", to failing inner city schools, we have created a new dependency which never existed before.

    "In 1940, the illegitimacy rate among blacks was 19 percent, in 1960, 22 percent, and today, it's 70 percent. Some argue that the state of the black family is the result of the legacy of slavery, discrimination and poverty. That has to be nonsense. A study of 1880 family structure in Philadelphia shows that three-quarters of black families were nuclear families, comprised of two parents and children. In New York City in 1925, 85 percent of kin-related black households had two parents. In fact, according to Herbert Gutman in The Black Family in Slavery and Freedom: 1750-1925, "Five in six children under the age of 6 lived with both parents." Vernon Jordan - Black Civil Rights Activist - stated in Atlanta in recent years: "Liberal welfare policies have done more to break up Black families than slavery ever did".

    This latest bout of democratic social engineering, the Affordable Healthcare Act, follows in the footsteps of the Community Reinvestment Act, the War on Poverty, the Great Society, and the New Deal. Today, we are spending 2/3's of our budget on entitlements. What the liberals fail the recognize, no matter how much we spend, there will always be an upper tier and a lower tier in society. Our Founding Fathers created a form of government that catered to the best in human nature, that liberated people to pursue their dreams, and prevent the "rule of the majority", otherwise known as democracy. Today's liberals want our government to cater to the worst in human nature, to penalize and demonize success, in order to subsidize and rationalize failure, and would allow the PC majority to force their principles and morality onto the minority. All under the false premise of democracy. In short, the liberals aim to "level the playing field" by dumbing everyone down to the lowest common denominator.
    Jan 27 10:26 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • General Motors Company declares $0.30 dividend [View news story]
    Too bad all those bond holders and retirees who invested in the original GM got wiped out. Too bad about GMAC as well. Then there is all the lost bailout money. But hey, the unions were made whole.
    Jan 14 09:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Home automation plays Echelon, Control4 skyrocket following Google/Nest [View news story]
    The Nest thermostat is a gimmick for people who can't program anything, including a thermostat, and want a comforting, artsy display. For $250, it doesn't even accept remote sensors, as far as I can see. That is key to maintaining proper temperature throughout the house. Another key issue is calculating heating/cooling load requirements; modifying set points based on outside temp, because the delta between the outside and inside temps affects comfort and efficiency. I've read you enter your zip code and Nest uses the internet to determine outside temps, but then you must have internet. I haven't seen anything here that a good $100 programmable thermostat can't do. Except talk to your phone, lol.
    Jan 14 10:35 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment