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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Nokia Seals $16.6B Alcatel-Lucent Deal [View article]
    Richard, when you say "sort of how special monetary privileges exist now for those who put their money at risk." could you be a little more specific about what you are really saying those "privileges" that exist are? You mean like:

    Progressive tax rates?
    Low Dividend tax rates?
    Low Long Term Capital Gains taxes?
    Depreciation allowance?
    Depletion allowance?

    Or what?
    Apr 15, 2015. 06:53 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Nokia Seals $16.6B Alcatel-Lucent Deal [View article]
    Wyo - no one looks back 3 - 5 years. There bask in the moment of the media miracle. Heck, they said this morning that the Millennial's don't even know what Benghazi was?
    Apr 15, 2015. 03:31 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Nikkei Retreats From 15-Year High [View article]
    There's and old lake of salt in Utah from which they harvest salt to package and use for all different kinds of applications. The issue is not really de-salinization, but the unmitigated inability of the (what 7th or 8th largest economy in the world) to undertake actions that will benefit their population...oh, and don't worry, they'll have that high speed rail going in the next 20 or 40 years, regardless of the fact there will be no people there because they can't provide them food or water.

    Look at the state's budget and where they spend their money and the growth of spending vs. inflation.

    The concept of punishing a public utility financially is a take from one pocket concept (the company) only to put in the pocket of the government (the people) who actually granted the utility the right to operate and allow them to charge the people. The net effect of the punishment is zero on the public utility users - assuming the public will pay in higher rates for the penalty.
    Apr 10, 2015. 06:23 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 15 Years Of Stimulus: Nothing To Show [View article]
    205427 - Agree. "Tax Inequalities"? What the heck does that mean. I am writing a check to make up the difference in what I owe to IRS this weekend. My tax bill is equivalent to a living wage for a two person family. But then again, I am making up for my two daughters who contribute nothing.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:06 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Nikkei Retreats From 15-Year High [View article]
    No, its just another stupid, moronic move that is ill thought. Consider first that the PUC grants the monopoly power to PG&E in the first place to provide utilities. Those utilities are paid for by the public. Thus the public is punishing THEMSELVES? Really? But then again, they have a drought in California, because they can't figure out how to build reservoirs and water retention infrastructure. So then again, they punish themselves for their own stupidity. I guess it's too hard to take the salt out of the ocean they live next to.
    Apr 10, 2015. 09:02 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Growth Worries Surface Again [View article]
    BlueOkie...below you will find a list of Obama's accomplishments:
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:39 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Crude Surges On Yemen Tensions [View article]
    ggl - the only ones Obama has not thrown under the bus are the Muslims, in particular the radical kind. Otherwise his net has been thrown wide. The list is long, including police, US allies, conservative non-profits, etc, etc. Hard really to understand what this man/regime stands FOR.
    Mar 26, 2015. 12:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross: Going To The Dogs [View article]
    DavidLMO - insurers are in a dangerous trap. The have to have minimum returns to fund claims. If returns go down, all their stats go in the trash and I would hate to be one relying on the ability of the insurance company to pay up when I have a claim.
    Mar 25, 2015. 07:44 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hussman: Monetary Policy And The Economy: The Case For Rules Vs. Discretion [View article]
    Have you ever read and studied Hussman's analysis from a quantitative perspective?
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:58 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • John Hussman: Monetary Policy And The Economy: The Case For Rules Vs. Discretion [View article]
    Amen mike904. Looks like you spend some time in the real world.
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:57 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: White House To Unveil Fracking Rules [View article]
    Yes...and I can't help but wonder what a tropical paradise the middle east used to be millions of years ago to get all that bio-mass underneath to create so much dang oil.
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:51 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Bill Gross: Going To The Dogs [View article]
    "Capital spent on buybacks" is simply a transfer of Cash from Company Account to Shareholder Account. It could be that the shareholder might have a more promising investment than the company - though I speculate not in total.

    Apple seems to be able to find lots of opportunities to create new stuff - despite their buybacks.
    Mar 24, 2015. 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: China Growth Worries Surface Again [View article]
    I am flipping out of NUGT this morning as gold approaches $1200, a price I perceive to be the upper limit of acceptability to TPTB. I'll roll into DUST somewhere below a $14.50 price.
    Mar 24, 2015. 09:10 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: White House To Unveil Fracking Rules [View article]
    Some still consider that there is an "abiogenic" origin to petroleum products. Many discount the concept. However, lakes of liquid methane on Saturn's moon Titan are considered to be totally produced by "volcanic" methods without any contribution from prior bio-mass. Interesting that you can have it one way for Earth and another for Titan.
    Mar 23, 2015. 07:39 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: European Markets Fall Ahead Of Greek Meeting [View article]
    Saw a great movie with a great message over the weekend. Highly recommend "McFarland".
    Mar 23, 2015. 09:06 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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