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  • The President's statement denying the application for the building of TransCanada's (TRP) Keystone XL Pipeline: The rejection is "not a judgement on the merits of the pipeline, but the arbitrary nature of (the Congressional) deadline." (earlier)   [View news story]
    Dr. V.... a most excellent question for congress. My follow on question would be, "Why don't we burn the poppy fields in Afghanistan?" We could simply employ a "crop subsidy" like we pay for ethanol and pay the Afghan farmers cash to grow something productive like corn or some climate appropriate crop. Think of all the John Deere equipment we could sell.
    Jan 23, 2012. 12:06 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Should the U.S. Lower Corporate And Income Tax Rates?  [View article]
    Gwen....why? What do we need tax revenues for, and if we stop paying corporate taxes all together, what will corporations do with that extra pre-tax income and will what they do, create any down-stream tax liabilities?
    Jan 23, 2012. 11:58 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Europe: Staring Into The Abyss  [View article]
    IMHO....the end game has always been about the necessity and desire of the political elite to force the political/fiscal union through the appropriate crises. The One World-ers are marching inexorably toward their desired conclusion.
    Jan 22, 2012. 11:49 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • U.S. Economy Facing Japan-Like Deflation: What Investors Need To Know  [View article]
    Would a fully grown 0.3 child be in the 100th percentile or the 33rd percentile? ?? ?
    Jan 22, 2012. 11:36 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Should the U.S. Lower Corporate And Income Tax Rates?  [View article]
    Great point Zach. Historically FEDERAL tax revenue has been more like 20% of GDP not 16% as in the last several years, and it's hard to imagine state and local are only a couple %. I suspect that doesn't include sales tax, which in my state alone is nearly 8% (of course only on what you buy).

    THERE SHOULD BE NO CORPORATE INCOME TAXES.
    Jan 22, 2012. 07:53 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Another snag in Greek writedown talks means that Greece and its private-sector creditors may not wrap up before Monday, when Europe finmins meet about a new bailout. The hangup? An agreement centering on an average coupon of 4% on new bonds, which Germany and the IMF think is still too high to bring Greek debt back to sustainability. (ETF: GREK)   [View news story]
    And when the Central Bankers have all the toxic debt as their security, for which they paid nothing, and they come calling for the underlying asset, what will the population do....give up the ownership of rivers, railroads, national parks, ports of entry, airports, and any other city, state or national government owned assets, like the Escalante Grand Staircase Monument in Utah (which just happens to be sitting on the largest deposit of low sulfur coal in the USA)
    Jan 22, 2012. 07:40 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold-Related Investments Are Slowly Becoming Worthless  [View article]
    HA65MPH....that's a great strategy....I have personally employed it. The interesting thing is.....so has Romney. Donating appreciated property to charity....you get full value as a tax deduction without having to declare the capital gain.
    Jan 22, 2012. 07:30 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold-Related Investments Are Slowly Becoming Worthless  [View article]
    HA6MPH....you are absolutely correct....controversy and page views.
    Jan 22, 2012. 07:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold-Related Investments Are Slowly Becoming Worthless  [View article]
    Mack....you don't think the Rothschilds and other banking families are enjoying the wealth their ancestors have passed down?
    Jan 22, 2012. 07:27 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About Gold  [View article]
    "Calling a currency "fiat" makes it no less valuable in those terms, unless one thinks its value in those terms is about to decline relative to the earnings or value of assets denominated in it. "

    Spot on. And thus the reason I own gold. Not that I think the decline is "about" to happen, but that I think the decline CAN happen. So to me, gold is an INSURANCE policy and NOT an investment.
    Jan 22, 2012. 10:00 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Why Gold-Related Investments Are Slowly Becoming Worthless  [View article]
    From my personal experience, Energetic is correct. I have, only on rare exception, met a "liberal" who was more logical than emotional in their thinking process.
    Jan 21, 2012. 06:30 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About Gold  [View article]
    Not so Charles.....at least not on a constitutional basis and not for any length of time.
    Jan 21, 2012. 06:09 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • The Truth About Gold  [View article]
    Why pick 1982? Why not 2000?
    Jan 21, 2012. 06:05 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Could QE3 Fail?  [View article]
    Jeremy....thanks for the response.
    Jan 20, 2012. 04:11 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • 3 Awesome Silver Miners To Buy, 1 To Skip  [View article]
    "Silver is often mined only as a bi product of gold, platinum, or similar more valuable metals or minerals."

    On the contrary, according to my understanding, most silver, e.g. SLW, is a by-product of other base metal mining such as tin or copper - not the more valuable metals. As an example of the reverse, Kennecott Copper in Utah is primarily a copper miner....but they routinely pull small amounts of gold out of every ton of ore.
    Jan 20, 2012. 02:59 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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