Ever noticed when one particular party can't run on
issues of substance, that it trots out a cornucopia of sex topics and
then accuses the other side of not 'caring' or worse?
the way, episode one of Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged' is available in DVD
and other formats. I thought it was a bit clunky but not that
bad. You'd probably get more out of it if you first read the book.
hope the conservative party actually grows a backbone and will call the
lib's inflammatory rhetoric for what it is. For this reason I
thought presidential debates starring Newt and the Teleprompter would
have been a lot of fun to watch!
Lets see.... Greece accounts for something like 2% of Europe's industrial output and someone is actually worried about that?
I say, 'Bring on the Drachma'.
Earlier this morning Green Mountain Coffee Roasters was the only thing in the green so.........
looks like an attractive entry point to get back into Amazon again.
Already road it up to the 220's once. I can probably do it
Green Mountain.....I think it might be best to take
a little profit and run. Sounds like some serious management
issues over there.
Hot off the Presses!
suspect the real story everyone is missing is that Obama likely used
his Kenya relationship to propel his career just as Elizabeth
Warren did with her Cherokee ‘relationship’.
it benefited him, Obama let people think or even told people he was
from Kenya. There is even a video of him in Kenya referring to it as
his ‘home’ and his wife refers to him being from Kenya on two separate
I think the media has trivialized this story which makes the so-called ‘birthers’ even more suspicious.
now used as a way to demonize all conservatives even though it all
started in the Hillary camp by the same people that promoted the Bush
National Guard story.
it didn’t come out of nowhere. Obama himself likely promoted it when he
thought it would help him get ahead. So the blame for ‘birtherism’ may
very well rest at Obama’s own feet and I do think we can stop
ridiculing people for making the mistake of having believed him.'
It looks like the birthers may have been right!
Who would have figured..............
Electronic Arts Revisited for the Third Month (Groan Again)
think one of EA's main problems is their lousy PR department.
Gamers are a very vocal crowd and EA lately seems to be the victim of
Foot-in-Mouth disease, much to the delight of the gamers.
And what software company manages to come up with one of the crappiest endings of all times for one of their most popular games?
Why that would be EA.
Kind of reminds me of the last episode of 'The Sopranos'. How much more unsatisfying off an ending could you possibly get?
Leave that one to EA. I'm sure they'll figure one out.
Meanwhile, I will continue to hold.
A Mini-Conglomerate Trading at Very Attractive Prices
Annaly appreciates enough for a nice gain, I troll around
occasionally, looking for the beat down stock of a decent company
that looks to snap back in short order so as to sell Annaly and
then buy back mores shares of same after the beat down stock
appreciates in what is hopefully a short space of time. This has
worked out very well. In two years or so, Annaly has grown from
1.5% to around 4% of the portfolio. I just have to ensure I am
holding Annaly on their 'share holder of record' date for the
dividends, which are nothing to sneeze at.
Leucadia, I think is
the perfect candidate for this type of transaction. It's a decent
company, is trading at almost 50% off of it's 52 week highs, has a
decent earnings multiple and does pay a dividend. The dividend
while small, does offer a measure of protection against short sellers.
Who knows, Leucadia could be a decent longer term hold as well.
The 'Cramer' Effect infects BGS foods one more time.
this tough market environment, “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer recommends
investors “play defense.” To do so, investors should look for stocks
1) don’t have exposure to Europe,
2) pay a juicy dividend.
Take B&G Foods, for example.
Parsippany, N.J.-based company makes a variety of food products,
including Ortega and Las Palmas brand Mexican food, Cream of Wheat,
Vermont Maid Syrup, Polaner fruit spreads, B&M Pickles and more.
only does this food company have zero exposure to Europe, it benefits
from the massive decline in commodity prices and pays a dividend yield
of 4.9 percent.
what happens after one of these shows is the stock jumps the next day
and this is what is known as the 'Cramer' effect.
The bump up lasts a week or two at most, then the stock settles down into its usual trading range.
think this is the third time BGS has been profiled on Cramer and each
time I've sold during the price spike and bought back more shares
later at a lower price.
One thing you have to look at is the
dividend distribution date - -don't wasn't to miss being a shareholder
of record on that date. In this case, I have until June 29/
This should work out fine.
And how about Facebook?
to me there were more people interested in getting on the band wagon
than there were people interested in reading the analyst reports as
they came out.
It's not like those reports were well hidden or anything. Hard to feel sorry for those investors.
Me, I would have difficulty investing in anything that relies solely on advertising as the only source of revenue.
And why I have no real interest in Social Networking:
'Like-jacking' - Spam Attacks Hit Social Media Sites
Espinoza thought a single photo was going to ruin her business. It was
an image of one of the pearl cuff bracelets she designs that showed up
on Pinterest, a site where users create virtual bulletin boards,
grouping images in categories—whether it be chocolate desserts or
bohemian jewelry. For 10 days in April, anybody who clicked on the
photo ended up watching pornography or unwittingly downloading a virus.
“I can’t gauge how many customers I lost,” says Espinoza, a resident of
Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. “But I did have people messaging me asking, ‘Are
you linked to spam?’ I was just distraught.”
create as many as 40 percent of the accounts on social-media sites,
according to Risher. About 8 percent of messages sent via social pages
are spam, approximately twice the volume of six months ago, he says.
Spammers use the sharing features on social sites to spread their
messages. Click on a spammer’s link on Facebook (FB), and it may ask
you to “like” or “share” a page, or to allow an app to gain access to
Me, I think DDGNevada
suits my social media needs just fine.
Let's keep track of just how well this PITA's 'predictions' pan out for the rest of the year.
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What we have here is CNBC's prophet, seer, revelator - and major PITA. Detailed Opinion Here
Financial Analyst - NOT
Soothsayer - NOT
Bearer of Practical Financial Advice - Occasional
Man's Worst Nightmare - Maybe......
Having to listen to annuity pitches interspersed with vitamin infomercials could be worse.
Current 5yr Yield
Run - Maybe
YA pair of Swainsons (??) Hawks - Stillwater Preserve - Fallon, NV.