STMP, (the stock) is indicative of what happens when too much power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of too few. It get's dicey, ie. volatile. It's like that for stocks, it's like that for countries it's like that for the entire planet. We are just not the brightest bulbs in the universe. If the truth were known, my read is that we've gleaned most of our really "cool stuff" (technology) from people who have made the mistake of picking this rock to crash on.
So if we can all agree that humans are basically stupid - we might be able to start fixing our problems before they get so out of hand that we destroy our own planet. I am now changing the channel every time one of BPs stupid commercials comes on television telling us how committed they are to the "Gulf". You want an example of extreme stupid - there you go. Remember that idiot who whined about "just wanting his life back..." - oh boo hoo...he should be in prison...people paid for his idiocy with their lives.
Nope, we're stupid, and the sooner we figure that out the better for everyone.
So here's to starting off the week by reminding everyone just how damn dumb we really are and why you should do your own due diligence before you Buy AND HOLD.