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  • Axion Power Concentrator 96: May 4, 2012: Axion Power Receives Initial Norfolk Southern Order For PbC® Batteries [View instapost]
    That MPG for the Focus is amazing. I don't know the current exchange rate for the pound vs the USD, but did notice that the S/S didn't add that much to the price. Nice to see somebody is using common sense in choosing diesel for the power plant. Now if they would just build a Ranger sized pickup truck diesel with S/S. (sigh)
    May 7, 2012. 02:28 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett recently advised Mark Zuckerberg for hours, but says he wouldn't be a buyer of Facebook (FB) shares. Buffett also said he wouldn't buy Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOG), citing an inability to predict their futures, though he wouldn't short them either. He doesn't view the current tech IPO environment, heated though it is, as anything like that of the 1999-2000 Dot.com bubble. (previous)  [View news story]
    7iron10,
    Not sure how to or even if I should answer someone I don't know with only one comment on SA. There are some people here on SA I have known for a long time that I trust and would answer with a PM. Nothing personal mind you, but you don't fit my criteria.
    May 7, 2012. 05:01 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 'Civilized People Don't Buy Gold' [View article]
    Can I be a savage and still enjoy DQ?
    May 6, 2012. 05:43 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Warren Buffett recently advised Mark Zuckerberg for hours, but says he wouldn't be a buyer of Facebook (FB) shares. Buffett also said he wouldn't buy Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOG), citing an inability to predict their futures, though he wouldn't short them either. He doesn't view the current tech IPO environment, heated though it is, as anything like that of the 1999-2000 Dot.com bubble. (previous)  [View news story]
    I had a 401k that I had been faithful in putting in 6% every week with a company match of 3%. In 2008 it was worth less than was invested by a very healthy amount and if I would have left it there instead of pulling it out in 2010 it still would be a loss. The market hype about the tech stocks does remind me of the tech bubble. I want something of value not as dependent on consumerism, there comes a time when the market is flooded and the next new improvement isn't enough to sell the product. We are quickly reaching that point. Market saturation anyone?
    May 6, 2012. 05:33 PM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • EV Dreams And Industrial Metal Nightmares [View article]
    Maybe it is time to come out from under that Pet Rock and admit that consumerism is a big part of the problem. Providing consumer products that are not merely greenwash but are sustainable, recyclable products are not only a responsible answer, but are now becoming necessary. We need better use of what resources that we have for the technology level we are at. Consumers will only buy what the market offers. Our country is innovative and can accomplish this without harming the economy and create more jobs by recycling outdated products that are designed to be recycled in the first place. This puts the onus on the producers, not the consumers.
    May 6, 2012. 05:10 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy: 4 Simple Reasons Recession Lies Ahead [View article]
    Projections don't equal reality, how are those great employment projections working out for you? For over 35% of the US workforce they aren't working out so well. Statistics can be a great tool for a good parsing of numbers, it can also be used to skew numbers to say what you want them to say. "Figures don't lie, but liars can figure" Mark Twain.
    May 6, 2012. 04:34 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • EV Dreams And Industrial Metal Nightmares [View article]
    Hi Don,
    Thanks for the link about the Aptera (Zaptera). It looked good until A123 was mentioned as the battery maker with an air cooled battery. I was always interested in the development of the Aptera, but my wife said "no way, too small, too ugly".
    May 6, 2012. 04:03 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No single economic report generates as much action and angst each month as BLS payrolls; the current consensus is for an addition of ~168K jobs, but given the data this week (I, II, III), nobody will be surprised if it comes in lower. Calculated Risk takes the under on tomorrow's number, while AP's taking the over (over time, at least).  [View news story]
    Male chart is plain scary. Female chart looks to be in a downward trend also. So this isn't strictly a gender problem, just a job availability problem overall. What happens when we get down to a 50-50 split between employed vs unemployed? We aren't that far from finding out. JMO
    May 3, 2012. 07:36 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • No single economic report generates as much action and angst each month as BLS payrolls; the current consensus is for an addition of ~168K jobs, but given the data this week (I, II, III), nobody will be surprised if it comes in lower. Calculated Risk takes the under on tomorrow's number, while AP's taking the over (over time, at least).  [View news story]
    Hi WMW,
    I wish I could help, but my brain is froggy also. With all the people falling off of unemployment on the back end it seems they are adjusting the numbers in the wrong areas. I know quite a few people in my local area that are well educated that can't find a job flipping burgers, let alone something meaningful. Many are trying to become self-employed but how many services can be supported by the few manufacturing and producers in an area? Part of the problem with a service economy, someone has to produce something to pay for the services.
    May 3, 2012. 06:58 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Confessions Of An EV Pioneer Turned Heretic [View article]
    While I like the idea of an underdog suceeding, I don't understand the fixation with the eye candy of a 17" touch screen that draws power from the batteries. Sure, the car will draw some customers, but will it be enough customers to stay viable? That is where the numbers will prove out one way or the other. Time will tell.
    May 3, 2012. 05:26 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 95: May 2, 2012: Axion Power Receives Initial Norfolk Southern Order For PbC® Batteries [View instapost]
    I have to reluctantly admit to not being the sharpest tack in the wall, but am not on the floor with the paper clips either. I can see many resistance points to a ramp up of conversion, not to be negative, but realistic. Facilities to make the conversions, skilled employees, and the time required to prove in the field that this works. Many companies want solid proof that something works and in this situation they have been bitten by the first version of NS999 and the Green Goat. I am confident that this application will work and prove out. At the same time recognise that there is inertia in the industry that must be overcome. I refuse to allow hopeful expectations to cause anxiety and overcome what I realistically know will be a winning situation that will develop in its own good time. Guessing games can be fun, but shouldn't be taken too seriously. JMO
    May 3, 2012. 04:47 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Is George Soros Wrong About Gold? [View article]
    You don't have to be a dairyman to know how a dairy smells and what the economists are spreading doesn't pass the smell test.
    May 3, 2012. 12:41 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • QuickChat #231, April 30, 2012 [View instapost]
    Jon,
    No wonder I see you on here all hours of the day and night. With such conundrums it must be hard to sleep. ;-)
    May 1, 2012. 06:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Using Trading Volume To Estimate Liquidity [View instapost]
    Yup
    http://bit.ly/IjWuFr
    May 1, 2012. 05:24 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Battery-Powered Locomotives: Compellingly Green Economics [View article]
    JP,
    I should have left that for you to answer, your answers are much more elegant and informative than mine. I couldn't resist comment about "the bug guys".
    May 1, 2012. 05:12 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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