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  • Cramer Dumps Linn, Should You? [View article]
    I refuse to be swayed in my investment decisions by a buffoonish huckster on television. I'm in LNCO for the dividend and if growth happens it's a bonus. Just don't cut the dividend or the stock price will bottom. Common wisdom says do exactly the opposite of anything Cramer says. IMHO
    Mar 12 12:10 PM | 40 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy Earnings Call Notes And Comments [View article]
    I have read investors question/complain about the flat 2014 distribution since Linn telegraphed an increased distribution after the Berry merger was completed. I for one will settle for $0.246 (9.20% yield) a share paid every month as long as they use the extra cash to continue and grow the company.
    Feb 27 03:31 PM | 21 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • President Obama says House Speaker Boehner has decided to walk away from debt limit negotiations. Earlier today, Boehner had suggested talks would continue.  [View news story]
    Tom, you are a hack. Smearing Boehner and quoting the as fact? You would get more accurate information from a Mad magazine.
    Jul 22 11:42 PM | 19 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama's "original sin" is his "failure to demand a reckoning from the moneyed interests who brought the economy down," Frank Rich asserts - a simple explanation for the current troubles but not accurate, Derek Thompson counters. "Unemployment suffers today not because of, but independent of, Wall Street's success. That is the simple, boring truth."  [View news story]
    His original sin is the same as Chauncey Gardner's from the movie "Being There", he is clueless. President Present thought it was going to be all state dinners and endless rounds of golf. Only after he was in office did he see it was not that way, so instead of leading he voted "present" again and assigned the task of leadership to Pelosi and Reid. Leaving two of the most hyper-partisan liberal leaders our country has seen in my generation. Unemployment suffers because of this administrations endless regulation and a fear of the unknown. The unknown being just how far will the EPA and Justice Department go before something reigns them in. It is quite apparent they don't have a clue on what to try next to get our economy moving forward again.
    Jul 5 06:30 PM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tim Geithner has informed the president of his intention to stay on as Treasury Secretary. As the only remaining member of Obama's original senior economic team in a very difficult period, it raises the question whether he is staying because he wants to - or because no one else can be found for the job.  [View news story]
    There is no one willing to replace Geithner, he's the second to the last rat on a sinking ship but doesn't have the nerve to go into the water. Obama is blaming, Japan, the Tea Party, Bush, headwinds, Europe, soon it will be the flooding in Missouri and Ohio, the drought in Texas and Florida, the tornado in Joplin, Mo, Katrina......jeeez can he go back that far to blame someone else? Man's your policies Obama, you are responsible for what is happening right now so just own it.
    Aug 7 03:57 PM | 16 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Pres. Obama's "original sin" is his "failure to demand a reckoning from the moneyed interests who brought the economy down," Frank Rich asserts - a simple explanation for the current troubles but not accurate, Derek Thompson counters. "Unemployment suffers today not because of, but independent of, Wall Street's success. That is the simple, boring truth."  [View news story]
    Our current energy problem is Obama's fault, and it is you who are in denial. I don't care who gets rich on domestically produced oil, I care that we make Saudi princes rich because of our shortsighted energy policies. To hell with green technology and all the libtard talking points, the US is going down and whether it was the banks or government regulators on the take that brought us here. Someone has to step up and be the adult in the room, Obama is now trying to convince us he is switching from a partisan hack to a bi-partisan healer, the problem is no one believes him because of everything else he has done. I'm not an ideologue, I was democrat who voted for Clinton the first time but not the second. The Democrat Party is now not something that I can support because I no longer believe they are going to make the country better for my children and grandchildren.
    Jul 5 07:42 PM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Caterpillar (CAT +2.8%) says it will close a locomotive assembly plant in Canada where unionized workers have been locked out since the beginning of the year after they refused to accept pay cuts and other concessions. The Canadian Auto Workers Union says CAT never intended to keep the plant open.  [View news story]
    I've been in the union all my working life, but the unions have over played their hands. With the global economy there is no job, no plant, no contract safe from being moved to a more company friendly state or country. The unions have tied their future to the Democrats and they both are about to be made insignificant because of the 2012 elections.
    Feb 3 10:35 PM | 14 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Emails from energy executives, industry lawyers, state geologists and analysts show skepticism about the profitability of gas drilling from deep underground shales. “The that the shale plays are just giant Ponzi schemes and the economics just do not work,” wrote one analyst in August 2009.  [View news story]
    Any story that comes from the NYT is tainted. The NYT is just a mouthpiece for liberal ideology and the Progressive agenda.
    Jun 26 07:26 AM | 13 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The only folks who could challenge S&P analysts for being the dullest tools in the drawer (see $2T error) may be preparing to investigate the rating agency, as the Senate Banking Committee reportedly has begun probing S&P's decision to downgrade the U.S. credit rating. Deven Sharma, prepare for your perp walk.  [View news story]
    Having Geithner resign would be tantamount to Obama admitting he is responsible for the current state of the US economy. He will never admit to it as it's just too easy to blame the Tea Party. I see a circular firing squad forming around this administration. Just think we have 16 months of this unguided leadership and blame game left because he's too much of an ideologue to admit his policies are to blame.
    Aug 8 06:41 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Recent polls suggest that Americans are willing to accept some increase in taxes to reduce the deficit, Bruce Bartlett writes. Republicans, take heed.  [View news story]
    They must have polled the 49% who don't pay any taxes to begin with.
    Jul 14 05:59 PM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Sitting on $1T in cash in offshore sites like the Caribbean, tax-buccaneering corporations aren't just stiffing their country, John Wasik says - they're burning their loyal stock owners, who'd love another dividend check. Tax holidays don't work, so he calls for a strings-attached repatriation plan to benefit everybody.  [View news story]
    Anyone in business knows what is going on in this country and until this administration is out of power the money will stay offshore. The business climate in the US has been fouled by the onerous regulations that smother business growth. Whether pushed through the EPA, IRS or DOJ the liberal/progressive agenda is choking economic progress. Perfect examples of how this agenda works are the states of California and Illinois, both are running business out the door faster than water through a sieve. Al Capone would be jealous of the crew running things right now.
    Jul 9 09:15 AM | 12 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Obama administration reportedly considers requiring sponsors of the Keystone (TRP) pipeline to reduce the project's environmental risks before it can be approved, which effectively would put off a final decision until after the 2012 election to temporarily avoid antagonizing either the unions that support the pipeline or the environmentalists who oppose it.  [View news story]
    President Present continues to say one thing then do the exact opposite. Does anyone know how many high paying jobs will be created once this anti-energy independence administration is gone? He puts off the pipeline decision because it is politically difficult, wow he's starting to figure out that being the president is hard. He still finds time to work on his golf game, vacation abroad, play basketball and campaign full time. That doesn't leave much time to actually be president, confer with his Cabinet or work on foreign policy.
    Nov 7 01:57 PM | 11 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Tyler Cowen says traditional conservative responses to wealth inequality - a stronger work ethic and embrace of the entrepreneurial spirit - are growing tired: "Modern conservative thought is relying increasingly on social engineering through economic policy, by hoping that a weaker social welfare state will somehow promote individual responsibility. Maybe it won't."  [View news story]
    Tack, that is exactly what we are witnessing with the Occupy everything movement. They want it all, but send the bill to you and me.
    Nov 12 03:17 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Mounting evidence that sugary drinks and fatty foods lead to addiction could spark the most important consumer safety battle since cigarettes. One-third of U.S. adults and 17% of children are obese - adding about $150B to healthcare costs and shaving anywhere from 2-10 years off people's lives.  [View news story]
    Why does the food always get blamed? Whatever happened to personal responsibility? There are several ways to deal with this, first don't buy this type of food, second don't eat them, third get off the sofa and get some exercise. Obama could always get the EPA to outlaw the excess gas emitted by eating these types of food, or maybe some kind of regulation through the DEA.
    Nov 5 07:21 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Linn Energy LLC declares $0.2416 dividend [View news story]
    Money in the bank, every month.
    Apr 1 06:31 PM | 9 Likes Like |Link to Comment