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  • "We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while," says Tim Cook (AAPL) at an AllThingsD conference talk. Some of those plans could still involve a TV - Cook reiterates the market is of "great interest" and that the current experience is outdated (John McCain seems to agree). Cook also: 1) Declares Google Glass to be a niche product, while adding (in a possible iWatch hint) the broader wearable computing market is a very interesting area. 2) States Apple will likely offer more developer options for customizing iOS, but wants to preserve the user experience. 3) Once more hints Apple isn't opposed to a bigger iPhone per se (previous), only one that doesn't meet its standards. (live blog[View news story]
    BlackBerry sat on their laurels, thought they were "IT" and were left behind. But they are coming back.

    The businessman is not interested in cute toys; they need a tool that works for them. No games and cutsie little apps. A good solid communication tool. with easy keyboard functions and search a powerful search engine and spell check system. If apple wants more market share, they will address these concerns. Otherwise, BlackBerry will make a comeback.
    May 29 03:24 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • "We have some incredible plans that we have been working on for a while," says Tim Cook (AAPL) at an AllThingsD conference talk. Some of those plans could still involve a TV - Cook reiterates the market is of "great interest" and that the current experience is outdated (John McCain seems to agree). Cook also: 1) Declares Google Glass to be a niche product, while adding (in a possible iWatch hint) the broader wearable computing market is a very interesting area. 2) States Apple will likely offer more developer options for customizing iOS, but wants to preserve the user experience. 3) Once more hints Apple isn't opposed to a bigger iPhone per se (previous), only one that doesn't meet its standards. (live blog[View news story]
    Apple is an arrogant company that doesn't listen to its market. The iPhone is a pretty child's toy and not for the businessman. Search engine, keyboard and spell-check are terrible. They don't want to compete against the BlackBerry market. I'm going back to BlackBerry as soon as my carrier stocks them.
    May 29 12:00 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why $140/Barrel Crude is Unsustainable [View article]
    SUPPLY and DEMAND. Basic economics 101.

    World demand is going up. Emerging economies boost this. World population is going up by 70 MILLION more people per YEAR !!

    DO THE MATH.


    DONT BREED
    Jul 9 10:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solution to the Global Petroleum Crisis [View article]
    Hurray!!!
    Somebody finally comes out with the real reason for our world problems.

    Simple economics 101.... supply and demand. Too much demand for limited or finite supply will spell big trouble, especially when it comes to energy, water and food and commodities.

    STOP THE BREEDING, folks, or we will suffer..BIG TIME.


    On Jun 27 11:31 AM shure46 wrote:

    > In a way high prices can be considered somewhat of a "blessing" ,
    > because people are too selfish to voluntarily conserve energy unless
    > it hits our pocketbooks ( I am including myself here ) ....BUT ,
    > there is a point at which a threshold is reached , and high energy
    > prices cease to be beneficial , and end up collapsing our economy
    > .....5 bucks a gallon and we are in deep crap .....very deep crap
    > .....depression deep crap .....4 bucks a gallon is killing me right
    > now , and 5 ??????? NOT GOOD .......Things will seriously begin to
    > crash at 5 bucks ......starting with bankruptcies and store closings
    > ....people will simply have no spare change to spend on much else
    > besides food and energy ....BUT the upside is that all you soccer
    > moms driving a frickin' hummer might sell that pile of crap and get
    > something a little less thirsty ....it erks me to see some yuppie
    > driving a damn hummer ....and alone in the vehicle at that !!!!!!
    > Ya think you're in the army or somethin' ????????? 6 miles to the
    > gallon ?????? good grief ....do you have any idea how serious this
    > damn energy situation is ??????? We live in a different world now
    > , and selfish extravagance is not a status symbol anymore ....it
    > is a BS ego trip that is fine and dandy in a world with 4 billion
    > people , but with 6.5 billion and rising ?????? You ain't seen nothin'
    > yet .....watch what happens when the population hits 10 billion ,
    > and China and India start guzzling energy like we do ....total disaster
    > , and it WILL come ....mark my words .......all the alternative energy
    > solutions in the world will do nothing when the population/consumption
    > increases and absorbs any gains made .......zip , nada
    Jun 28 08:23 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Save Money on Gas - Drive More Slowly [View article]
    The Jackal...

    I have NONE..So other skids can have more.


    On Jun 22 10:58 AM The Jackal wrote:

    > How many kids do you have, whiplashi...?
    Jun 26 01:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Solution to the Global Petroleum Crisis [View article]
    Peter Sterling

    Peter,

    Get a grip. "You can more easily fix the problem by rapidly increasing domestic oil and gas supplies"

    It takes several years to get oil from the ground and into our automobiles. There is no quick way. Best is to conserve by driving less and using smaller and more economical cars. Also… work on alternative energy ...solar wind geothermal and so on.

    If you slow down to about 5 MPH you will save about 15% to 20% on gas. At $4.00 per gallon, this could mean a savings of 60 to 80 cents per gallon.
    Jun 26 01:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Save Money on Gas - Drive More Slowly [View article]
    They wont tell you this because the highways will get more congested. Imagine everyone driving at 30mpg; people will be on the highways longer period of time. There are about 3 million more drivers in this country every year. Thanks to immigration and high birthrates. Stop breeding and there will be plenty for everyone. 1 child per family MAX or there will be dire consequences
    Jun 22 10:16 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Will Peak at $150-200 - Barron's Interview [View article]
    Why not pro-act and reduce the birth rates through contraception and population planning? Why not head off the suffering instead of letting things and react?? I'm baffled as to why world leaders allow this to happen. We need a balance between man and his environment. We will eventually go too far and even technology will not bail us out.


    On Jun 08 03:03 PM curious cat wrote:

    > soilent breed, soilent greed, soilent green. don't sweat it, rbbartho.
    > populations reach critical mass in countries and people die, either
    > through war, famine, disease or gov't dictates.
    >
    > this grim aspect of growth is broken whenever some really smart persons
    > discover methods to produce superfoods (like bread), refrigeration
    > (tons of the world's food spoils before it can be eaten), storage
    > (tons of food are consumed by pests and rodents), or crop yield improvements
    > (through genetic manipulation, fertilization, pest controls and water
    > or soil improvements).
    >
    > those discoveries make it possible for the population bubble to expand
    > just when it seems the world has reached its tolerance level and
    > during the next cycle more people survive. of course, that also means
    > that more people die when we reach the upper support level of the
    > next incremental improvement. never-the-less, the incentive for improvements
    > comes from necessity, the mother of all invention. we would still
    > be living in villages, if the process were interrupted. if kings
    > had forced their peasants to stop breeding, progress would have been
    > halted. we have to look at the bigger picture.
    >
    > someday, we will send people to the stars. when we get tired of being
    > congested, here on earth, we'll develop a way to escape and seed
    > the universe. that is our mandate. grow or die. you can't mourn the
    > ones who die in the process from hunger, disease or war. their existence
    > serves a higher purpose and ultimately, they will be so small in
    > number when you compare them to the countless people who will be
    > able to enjoy other planets because of their sacrifice.
    >
    > feel free to contribute by buying refrigeration stocks, fertilizer
    > stocks, seed stocks or tech stocks. if you are really very smart,
    > maybe you could work on the next generation of solutions yourself.
    > we have to acknowlege that the "just say no" programs are insufficient.
    > our history suggests that adversity is necessary to prod mankind
    > forward. sometimes, that's a nagging spouse. sometimes, it's the
    > perception that armegeddon is just around the corner.
    Jun 15 01:36 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Adjusted for Labor Force Growth, Today's Jobless Claims Are Below Average [View article]
    Keep in mind that our population is increasing by 3 to 4 million per year, and the labor force continues to compete for limited jobs. This keeps wages down. How nice. We need to reduce immigration and births because they are the main reason we are in trouble. You can grow the economy indefinitely to accommodate increasing populations. But employers love this because wages tend to stay low.

    Initiate a population policy and drastically reduce immigration. Other wise the consequences will be grave.

    Any questions?

    whiplash1@comcast.net
    Jun 11 02:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Will Peak at $150-200 - Barron's Interview [View article]
    STOP THE BREEDING.
    Eventually we will have curtailed demand. I child per family...MAX
    Jun 8 01:38 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Oil Will Peak at $150-200 - Barron's Interview [View article]
    No one mentions the increase in world demand due to world population growth by 70 MILLION per year.

    We need a population policy or we will outstrip supply of energy. These newcomers need food, water and energy.

    Who will have the balls to mention this. If we do not curtail our numbers we will struggle with energy, food and water. No way to live. We need a balance.
    Jun 8 01:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Biofuel Innovators with Alternatives to Oil [View article]
    No one mentions the increase in world demand due to world population growth by 70 MILLION per year.

    We need a population policy or we will outstrip supply of energy. These newcomers need food, water and energy.

    Who will have the balls to mention this. If we do not curtail our numbers we will struggle with energy, food and water. No way to live. We need a balance.
    May 23 11:39 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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