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  • Wall Street Breakfast: European Stocks Rise As Draghi Readies QE [View article]
    BlueO - lol...letting your politics cloud your thinking? CA has 8th largest economy in the world, just behind Brazil and bigger than Russia. And based on how much the federal government spends per person, compared with the amount its citizens pay in federal income taxes, we need CA to compensate for red states like South Carolina

    "California’s economy is large enough it could be admitted into G-8"
    http://wapo.st/1y1pLRP

    "Which States Are Givers and Which Are Takers?"
    http://theatln.tc/1y1pNcl
    Nov 22, 2014. 11:28 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Alibaba To Launch International Taobao [View article]
    gg - what is your source's version?

    "Taxpayers came out ahead when you look at the entire TARP bailout, of which the auto bailout was a relatively small part. In total, Treasury spent $421.8 billion to rescue financial institutions and the auto industry, and it has recovered $432.7 billion so far — a tidy $10.9 billion profit — including the GM losses."
    Nov 20, 2014. 01:48 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Alibaba To Launch International Taobao [View article]
    Guys, "we are done,..." really? Is it that bad? "our experiment" is stronger than you apparently believe.

    "I weep for the liberty of my country when I see at this early day of its successful experiment that corruption has been imputed to many members of the House of Representatives, and the rights of the people have been bartered for promises of office." - Andrew Jackson
    Nov 20, 2014. 10:04 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Abe Delays Sales Tax Hike [View article]
    Forbes - "Stop And Smell The Roses: Final 2014 Federal Deficit Fell...Big Time" "The deficit trolls came out in force..." "If you’re a deficit scold, you ignore the deep deficit reduction that has taken place since 2009 and instead focus on the budget challenges that are ahead."

    http://onforb.es/1yPjabs
    Nov 18, 2014. 09:59 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    Would be interest if many know the Day started when Congress passed a resolution that the “recurring anniversary of [November 11, 1918] should be commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations.” ....kinda ironic.
    Nov 10, 2014. 02:29 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    Buck -re: your..."get it out fast and we'll fix it later". ObamaCare?

    Exactly..good case in point, and shows the approach is still alive and well.
    Nov 10, 2014. 02:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    JC - it's not about political parties, but you are correct, , "old school" is used in contradictory fashions. Essentially demonstrating my point. Conservatives promote retaining tradition, reminiscing how it was better in the good old days. Progressives look to advances for improving the human condition. The many examples of assembly line manufacturing and "get it out fast; fix it latter with next yrs revenue", is what I refer to as old school. I'm surprised an expert like yourself would characterize the Lean Movement with the "rah-rah" approach. ("Old school" is also used to point out inappropriate pc.)

    Another expression I dislike is "low hanging fruit." In the fruit industry it is a derogatory term. The fruits on the higher branches are riper and more attractive but they require more effort and skill to harvest them. Mangers like tossing out the term in reference to the "quick fix," which is often not the best decision, long term .
    Nov 10, 2014. 02:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    Buck - this website disseminates some bogus info...SpaceX is a competitor to Orbital, and warned against using such decades-old technology, as the Russian rockets.

    SoCal - Uhhh, sure, he needs DC to support his space program. "Great job, Elon!" yelled Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, California Republican, poking his head out of the Dragon V2 space capsule.
    Nov 10, 2014. 01:57 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    gg - your old school narrative is precisely what is trying to be eradicate from U.S. corp. culture, and which put U.S. manufacturing behind the "8-ball."

    "Do it right the first time." How many examples do we all need to come up with to see the fallacy of "get it out fast and we'll fix it later" and "built-in obsolescence."

    Google: Lean Thinking
    Nov 10, 2014. 08:34 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Dendreon Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy [View article]
    Musk needs to come up with a pseudonym, so conservatives don't have a negative knee-jerk reaction to his ideas. LEO enhancements are in development, but atmospheric drag and dwell time are major issues. A constellation of HEOs, or better yet GEOs may be in their ultimate solution. Old school thinking will inhibit the adoption of advanced, state-of-the-art, technology. ITCs better keep an eye on the developing world leap frogging. I had better cell coverage trekking Peru, than I presently get in my backyard. Conflicts between oil pipelines and ITC conduits will prove to be a coordination nightmare. Nobody wants a tower in their backyard....etc
    Nov 10, 2014. 08:08 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    gg- thanks for affirmation. I was being "tongue in cheek"; facetious, whatever.....
    Nov 7, 2014. 11:14 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    wyo - re:"110 ... UE and those who dropped out." (101M really 9M+ 92M) you crack me up, talk about spin!! You're alluding to the participation rate.

    fyi it's been going down since 2000. Wasn't until '80s the rate got above today's, with impact of women in the workforce. It's projected to decline to 61.6 by 2022... that baby-boom generation ''the pig in the python''

    http://bit.ly/113htg8

    Here's how others have reported: "Participation Rate Rebounds , Only 92.4 Million Americans Not In Labor Force. It’s the first time the percentage hasn’t declined from the year earlier since 2008." ...guess we'll look on the bright side.

    I know you just hate to admit it, but it's been a slow steady improvement since 2009.

    Interesting reading regarding participation rate 1948-Present:

    http://1.usa.gov/113htg9
    Nov 7, 2014. 05:42 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    wyo - no wonder you're always negative! 101 million out of work out of a workforce of 155M, U.S. population of 320M. You really think there is a "real" 65%/30%+ unemployment. What was that about U.S. having the second worst rating on the ignorant electorate index. (I saw the 101M in your earlier post, but didn't comment assuming you got tangled up in expressing it in words. touche GOP)

    ...and check closer there were actually more higher paying jobs.

    http://1.usa.gov/112TnSN
    Nov 7, 2014. 03:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: BHP Billiton To Export Condensate Without Permit [View article]
    harddrive - where do you take exception to this information regarding history of federal budget?

    http://bit.ly/Z0mRdf
    Nov 7, 2014. 02:27 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Wall Street Breakfast: Home Depot Says 53M Emails Stolen During Breach [View article]
    "Slow and steady wins the race"

    5.8% Another "bogus" jobs report issued by that unreliable BLS?
    http://1.usa.gov/yN8Mkm

    Majority of Americans believe U.S. economy is declining...touch'e GOP.
    ACA hurting our economy...false
    Electorate votes GOP, but pass minimum wage propositions by wide margin?
    Rural poor on public assistance votes for GOP?

    Dem candidates bought into GOP cool-aid and back away from President's successes...got what you deserve.
    Nov 7, 2014. 09:05 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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