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  • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Jan 15, 2011 1:39 PM Flag

    Puzzlements

    This post has nothing to do with Facebook and brings up something that can cause problems for Akamai and Apple, so I'm making it a new topic. I'm replying to your 1:02 PM post "Re: FACEBOOK Play" (225792) at

    http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview?m=tm&bn=700&tid=225534&mid=225792

    http://
    messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_
    %28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview
    ?m=tm&bn=700&tid=225534&mid=225792

    >>Why in the world didn't Apple just provide that with their AppleTV? It's a good thing this is just a hobby with Apple.<<

    My guess is because adding features incrementally nets more revenues. Virtually everything businesses do is for increased revenues.

    For another mystery in need of solving, can you fathom why Google is killing support for H.264 in Chrome? That's the video file format on which Apple and Akamai have been collaborating. If you don't remember much about it, here's a shortcut to some remarks by an Akamai rep:

    http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview?m=tm&bn=700&tid=219705&mid=219705

    http://
    messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_
    %28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_A/threadview
    ?m=tm&bn=700&tid=219705&mid=219705

    Now this is some H.264-decision background Ryan Lawler summarizes. Can you make heads or tails of it?

    http://gigaom.com/video/youtube-webm/

    http://
    gigaom.com/video/youtube-webm/

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    • >>Kenya wouldn't need him for petroleum matchmaking, but his moratorium on drilling in the Gulf and his blocking other US oil exploration . . .<<

      True but a bit of a stretch to think he did that with Kenya in mind.

    • >>How would he hook up Kenya with British Petroleum companies?<<

      Kenya wouldn't need him for petroleum matchmaking, but his moratorium on drilling in the Gulf and his blocking other US oil exploration (I'm vaguely remembering something to do with the land leases) puts oil in greater demand, thus raising its price. With oil priced to the zenith, that gives Kenyan oil explorers — who ARE permitted to drill — greater opportunity for wealth.

      >>If those stocks would just get up a little bit [selling some while the fund managers are buying would make sense].<<

      :-) What's a minor technicality?

    • >>Do you wonder how far the MB and other radical Islamists would've gotten in the past two years without the Sympathizer-in-Chief? . . .<<

      When the cat's away . . .

      >>. . . probability that the Sympathizer-in-Chief might simultaneously be trying to aid Kenya in its opportunity to amass wealth via the energy resource most in demand thanks to Egypt's precarious situation?<<

      How would he hook up Kenya with British Petroleum companies?

      >>Then doesn't it make even more sense to sell some stocks during these 5 market days of fund managers' buying? . . .<<

      If those stocks would just get up a little bit.

    • >>Well we're certainly on the right path to it, feels like early 1930s.<<

      Do you wonder how far the MB and other radical Islamists would've gotten in the past two years without the Sympathizer-in-Chief? I wonder how Hands-across-the-Aisle would've directed our Middle Eastern policy.

      TheStreet.com attributes the "civil unrest" in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, et al. partly to rising food costs. It cites persistent food inflation as "a major catalyst to the region's instability and call for change." And of course oil prices are exploding. Imagine being reduced to riding a bike to the supermarket and still having little with which to buy food. I think TheStreet's article is worth reading if you haven't already read similar. The photo reminded me of our government's archived photos of WWII bread lines.

      http://www.thestreet.com/print/story/10992047.html

      http://www.
      thestreet.com/print/story/10992047.html

      TheStreet's article mentions DryShips, which is how I happened to see it, and further down it mentions Apple.

      And I'm wondering about this Dow Jones report. Is it outside the realm of probability that the Sympathizer-in-Chief might simultaneously be trying to aid Kenya in its opportunity to amass wealth via the energy resource most in demand thanks to Egypt's precarious situation?

      <. . . The Kenyan government is holding talks with U.K.-based BG Group (BG.LN) and Dominion Petroleum Ltd. (DPL.LN) over licenses for three offshore exploration oil blocks, a government official said Thursday.

      Although Kenya is yet to confirm commercial oil reserves, recent exploration activity has been encouraging . . . .

      The government expects to issue exploration licenses by April, he said.>

      http://news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&cf=all&ned=us&hl=en&q=%22Kenyan+government+is+holding%22

      http://
      news.google.com/news/search?aq=f&cf=all&ned=us
      &hl=en&q=%22Kenyan+government+is+holding%22

      >>Good, but May is sneaking up on us.<<

      Then doesn't it make even more sense to sell some stocks during these 5 market days of fund managers' buying? While they are buying, prices are usually (not always) at their peak of the month. When operating according to textbook theory, prices begin to fall before the 'tutes have finished their buying spree, and continue falling toward and after options expiration week.

    • >>I will guess you can probably eliminate the MSM.[as the place where heard about severability clause]<<

      Probably an article on L.

      >>How much closer are those M brethren, maybe in an alliance with AQ and its nuke(s), to igniting WWIII?<<

      Well we're certainly on the right path to it, feels like early 1930s.

      >>BTW, I just remembered that stock prices are normally at the high end this time of month because it's when the fund managers are out buying. . . .<<

      Good, but May is sneaking up on us.

    • >>It [no severability clause] was in the news . . . can't say where I heard or read it.<<

      I will guess you can probably eliminate the MSM.

      How much closer are those M brethren, maybe in an alliance with AQ and its nuke(s), to igniting WWIII?

      >>[Ruling] Couldn't have hurt but I think it was just a rebound from the 144 point down day a few days ago.<<

      Whatever the reason, the green was a welcome respite. Today it's looking normal, and it's nice to see AKAM green while LLNW and LLVT are red.

      BTW, I just remembered that stock prices are normally at the high end this time of month because it's when the fund managers are out buying. The corollary is it's sell time for retailers.

    • >>How did you know about no severability clause? . . .<<

      It was in the news . . . can't say where I heard or read it.

      >> . . .do you think yesterday's thoroughly Irish green market was optimism reacting to that ruling?<<

      Couldn't have hurt but I think it was just a rebound from the 144 point down day a few days ago.

    • >>I knew the mandate was essential to the whole program and that there was no severability clause but since that judge in Virginia didn't declare the whole thing void I didn't expect this judge to either. In hindsight it seems obvious it has to be declared void.<<

      How did you know about no severability clause? I don't remember seeing anything about that anywhere before Judge Vinson's ruling.

      I keep meaning to ask you and then forget, do you think yesterday's thoroughly Irish green market was optimism reacting to that ruling?

      >>You mean the repeal by Congress? Unlikely in the Senate and dead for sure by Obama's veto.<<

      I read that enough votes could override a presidential veto, so I presume they could likewise overrule a residential veto. But I don't remember . . . oh, fergedaboutit. Wikipedia says a two-thirds vote is required in both the House and Senate. :-(  Plus, there's another called "a pocket veto, a veto in which the president simply ignores a bill between congressional sessions."

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veto_override

      http://
      en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veto_override

    • >>Did you ever expect the judge to declare the entire Obamacare law void? <<

      I knew the mandate was essential to the whole program and that there was no severability clause but since that judge in Virginia didn't declare the whole thing void I didn't expect this judge to either. In hindsight it seems obvious it has to be declared void.

      >>Do you think the law's complete repeal might take place, eliminating the need for an appeal to the Supreme Court?<<

      You mean the repeal by Congress? Unlikely in the Senate and dead for sure by Obama's veto.

    • >>I'm sure they are already appealing it. The analysts all say it's going to the Supremes and Kennedy will decide it.<<

      First things first, the deepest gratitude is due your state's AG Bill McCollum for spearheading the lawsuit moments after Obama declared (his corrupt) victory, and for his wisdom in choosing Judge Vinson's court. McCollum and now the judge have engendered real hope that useless citizens won't be denied critical health care and, instead, be told by the regime to take the red pill; and health insurance companies will have a chance to survive; and all the other embedded Nazi/Marxist damnations will be stomped into the ground Rumpelstiltskin-fashion.

      Did you ever expect the judge to declare the entire Obamacare law void?

      But did you see at L that the White House is exuding the audacity of 'Nope!'? If this report weren't about the regime, the statements would be unbelievable:

      <Obama administration officials . . . calling the decision by Judge Robert Vinson “a plain case of judicial overreaching” well outside mainstream legal thought.

      “We don’t believe this kind of judicial activism will be upheld,” said Obama spokeswoman . . . .

      Senior administration officials vowed implementation of the law would “proceed apace.” . . . .

      “We strongly disagree with the court’s ruling today . . . said . . . a spokeswoman for the Justice Department . . . .”

      Officials dismissed the ruling as the work of a rogue judge . . . .

      “Those with any degree of perspective on the issue…will see this case as an outlier,” one senior administration official said, criticizing Vinson for the decision’s reference to the Boston Tea Party.>

      http://dailycaller.com/2011/01/31/obama-admin-vows-to-continue-implementing-health-care-law-despite-ruling/

      http://
      dailycaller.com/2011/01/31/obama
      -admin-vows-to-continue-implementing
      -health-care-law-despite-ruling/

      I wondered about the publication, The Daily Caller, so read its 'About Us' and learned one of its two cofounders, Neil Patel, was formerly chief policy adviser to VP Cheney.

      Do you think the law's complete repeal might take place, eliminating the need for an appeal to the Supreme Court?

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