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  • Obama And Lew Say This Is Serious - Are They Just Grandstanding Or Is This Time Different? [View article]
    AIP
    "..just more right wing politics."
    The article seemed more descriptive of reality than full approval of that reality. I have always had deep concerns about Seeking Alpha publishing your consistently left-wing comments.
    Oct 6 07:59 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • More on Obama's NYT interview: Obama played down claims TransCanada's (TRP) Keystone XL pipeline would generate large numbers of jobs. "The most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline...and then after that we're talking about somewhere between 50 and 100 jobs." Obama also disputed that the line would cause gasoline prices to fall, saying it could do the opposite because it would lead to increased exports. Obama will decide whether to approve Keystone based on how much carbon would be added to the atmosphere because of it, but he isn't certain Canada is doing enough to resolve concerns about pollution. (Interview transcript[View news story]
    Marpy didn't call him a liar Jake, but I'll be happy to do so. Have a nice day!
    Jul 29 01:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Intel Valued As Though New Technologies Will Bust, But I Disagree [View article]
    DB,
    Having a bad day friend?
    Apr 17 09:04 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Time To Buy Silver Wheaton [View article]
    Fandango,
    So you are shorting SLW, etc?
    Apr 15 02:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Long And The Short On Cameco [View article]
    KF,
    Agree, but maybe etaster meant US uranium, not Russian.
    Mar 27 11:19 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Second-Generation Immigrants Are Assimilating And Will Expand The U.S. Economy [View article]
    Greenriver,
    Must disagree. The American sense of entitlement is profound and growing. Some rich people cheat and break laws. Bury them under the jail. Most rich people earned what they have (check the decades-long research of Dr. Thomas Stanley) and resent the entitled crying out to gutless politicians to make the earners pay up more.
    Mar 3 05:37 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Ruger: Profit Off Gun Control Mania And Get Paid A Dividend [View article]
    Consider a new broker? Merely showing a handgun to attackers saved my sister and wife in two separate incidents. Criminals do misuse firearms to do terrible things, but decent people also use them every day for legitimate protection.
    Jan 28 09:49 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Baby Boomer Demographics: The Shift Ahead [View article]
    "Worst case, we go back to how we lived 80 years ago.. when there was no such thing as retirement. "

    Not really. A massive group of highly entitled Americans now exists. They do not know how to take care of themselves in good times, and I fear they will not do so well in bad.
    Sep 20 03:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Latin America's China Addiction (Part 1): China's Soft Landing Impacting Regional Growth [View article]
    Hi Tony,
    Good comments. You write "Brazil is the chief beneficiary but she has more to lose." Any short positions you see developing? Thanks
    Aug 21 07:12 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Latin America's China Addiction (Part 1): China's Soft Landing Impacting Regional Growth [View article]
    Caiman,
    A very helpful and well-written article. Thank you for the information!
    And Mexico?
    Aug 21 07:10 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Gold And Silver Are On Their Last Legs ... For A While [View article]
    AT,
    Thanks for this and your other thoughtful articles. Careful though in regarding proficiency in English as a measure of intelligence. I know several brilliant people who speak no English at all, and woe to the fool who deals with them from a position of assumed superiority. Also pronouns should agree in number. "Wow, I never thought someone could challenge my intelligence when they themselves can't even speak English." Thank you again!
    Aug 21 11:32 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Draghi: He shoots down ideas the ESM (the permanent rescue fund) can get a banking license, saying the current legal structure does not allow it to become an eligible banking partner to the ECB. At this point, essentially all that was drawn from his comments last week has been shot down. European shares and the euro have staged a 2-3% reversal since the press conference started.  [View news story]
    EUO
    Aug 2 10:29 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Arcos Dorados: A Not So Golden Investment Opportunity [View article]
    Caiman,
    Thank you for the great article and your interaction in the comments.
    You invite suggestions for companies or topics to investigate in LatAm, and I was wondering if you have any interests in Mexico. I look at the improvement in Colombia in regard to the narcotraficantes, and I am hopeful things will likewise improve in Mexico where I have relatives and several opportunities to invest. Your thoughts on the general trend would be greatly appreciated.
    Chris
    Jul 22 12:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy: 4 Simple Reasons Recession Lies Ahead [View article]
    Hi Mostserene1,
    Tony didn't criticize Israel's foreign policy if you are referring to his comment. He wrote "The white house is already taken over with special interest groups. How did we go to the current wars? Oil or Israel? "

    If there is a criticism of foreign policy in the statement, it would be a criticism of US policy for allegedly allowing Israel to take over the White House and cause us to go to war. However, I see little evidence President Obama supports any issue of importance to Israel, and I see no evidence our wars benefit Israel.

    Yes, there is much to criticize in Israeli policy, and the US media are not at all hesitant to roll it out. But a gratuitous slap at Jews on SA seconded by fuzzy thinking isn't criticism of a specific policy.

    Why does it matter? We can debate if Israel's current possession of land by conquest is or is not as valid as others' former possession also by conquest. We can, perhaps, debate whether intentionally shooting rockets at civilians is a legitimate struggle of an oppressed people. But people who do not like Jews simply because they are Jews are not fundamentally different in kind from a Hitler, they are only different in degree. And collectively they can shift the world in ways that are potentially destructive to all of us.

    Greece will seat neo-Nazis in its parliament less than seventy years after WWII's end. Will they rally the people by downplaying decades of destructive public policy and blaming the rich Jewish bankers who secretly run the world? Will this be limited to Greece?

    Of course my response is way over the top for 1932-- I mean 2012. You should wait until they are rounding people up and starting wars before you say anything.

    Chris
    May 7 10:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy: 4 Simple Reasons Recession Lies Ahead [View article]
    New Superhuman,
    Your "blame it on the Jews" post appeared under my response to Tony's antisemitic comment. If you were responding to me rather than him, you misunderstand my intent completely,. I was questioning how our current wars benefit oil supply or Israel. Since they do not, there must be another reason we are sacrificing our people and borrowing so recklessly. And not only is the white House not taken over by Israel, as Tony asserts, but there has never been a US administration that so hates the only democracy (still) in the region.
    Tony's sentiments unfortunately are shared by many, but not by this Gentile.
    Chris
    May 5 11:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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