Communication is the fourth basic need of humanity, after food, shelter and sex. Sex, by the way, led to fire -- "keep rubbin', Pud"!
All that ever changes is the form factor.
From that, two thoughts for you:
1). Mobile computing and Web connectivity is now considered a fundamental element of communication. Thank you, Steve Jobs!
2). If there is a company capable of finding the next massively popular form factor, it is AAPL. Google Glass, by the way, is tip-o-the-iceberg move in that direction as well.
'Sup? Dropped in to check on the asylum 👀. Hope all's well out Jersey way .... about as cold out here as it is for you!!!! Life's good -- still fighting the last 2% of our old friend "The Hole", but with a brace built for amputees paired with a orthotic from he77, actually waking 25-50 steps a day!!!!! Woo-effin-hoo!! Oh..new music? "Tape Deck Heart", fro a young Brit named Frank Turner. He calls it punk folk. Verrrry tasty. Happy holidays to you and Pud and the rest of the good guys!
~30 minutes ago ... the 7.4 is just the prelim USGS reading; could go up or down, but at that scale, it's a whopper either way!!! That's a lot of crumpled mud huts!
...and try every member of Congress whose vote perpetuating this racket can be tied to campaign funds. That IS racketeering, you know!?!?
1-800-318-0612 ... but be prepared for a wait!! My first call, complaining about the revamped portal without option to alter or revert, was 15 minutes!!!
When will people fix the blame where it belongs -- on a dysfunctional Congress -- and quit trying to blame things on one person? We are where we are as the collective result of years of special-interest favors from Congress to their benefactors, at the expense of the people. As long as Congress can keep convincing us it was Ben or Barry or Bullwinkle, they'll continue to get away with getting rich while accomplishing nothing.
Perspective is everything -- we're approaching the 17 year anniversary of when I dumped 5,000 shares of AAPL when it broke $5 .... and I gave up on the them the first time, on the way down! Aaaaaarch!!!!!
Pud! They think Summers was a curmudgeon? Bwhaaaaa, ol' McPuddy would give them a new paradigm ...
The ONLY source I've seen for this story is that video ... and every conspiracy site on the Web, pointing to that video as their "proof".
This is a classic case of what's known as a "self-licking ice cream cone". This circular rationale might explain to you why you haven't seen any coverage outside of the tin foil cone!!
Got any facts? Love to see them.
FEMA is a readiness and response organization!! You know, like a Fire Department, only across a far broader spectrum of contingencies.
Do you know how readiness and response organizations are able to provide those services effectively? They TRAIN! #$%$-busting, constant TRAINING!!! Specifically FOR unknown scenarios -- after all, if they were predictable, we'd just prevent them before they happen, right. FEMA trains and trains and trains -a when they are not responding, they are training!!!! Preparing to respond!!!!
Tomahawks run $605K (base config, just pre-programmed single-target-group guidance package and 1,000 lbs of joy) to an upper-bound $1.1M for the Cadillac configs.
Even at the upper bound, that's "only" $110M per 100 shots.
Six destroyers, ~50 per, so $330M for the ordnance. O&M costs, personnel costs (with life-cycle tail) for sixty days? Probably still under a billion.
I think your estimate is waaaaay too high ...... bwhaaaaa!!!!
Or, to put it in a different context? Putting 300 Tomahawks up Assad's tailpipe would cost approximately ...... NOTHING!!! Pro-rate the strike cost across the proposed 60-day limit. The DAILY interest on 10 days of QE (using this morning's 10-yr rate) is about $2.275M .... the interest clearly covers the ordnance, the O&M is already in the Defense budget.
Voila! Revenue-neutral regime change :)
You'll have to go to TinyURL (then dot, then commie, slash) m8cbteo
Sorta' the same way they walk into a hospital and get free health care ... while dressed in the newest fashions, sportin' $200 kicks, with an iPhone blasting their Dr. Dre Beats!!!
Part of the calculus I was referring to on Aug 29th, when I posted here:
"...Not to mention how important that port would be in ... Latakia, Syria!
Sure glad there's no oil component to the calculus for our Syrian response"
At least we named sports teams after them. -- Colorado Buffalo, Cleveland Indians. Even if the Muslims faced the same outcome, I just don't ever see the Tulsa Muslims being accepted by the fans.
John Kerry was a working man
He used to drive that EconoLine
A sparkle was in his eye
And Assad was in his hands
Well late at night
When Barack was gone
He used pick up that hot line
And sing a song in that shaky voice
Just as real as the day was long
Tonight's the night, yes it is
Tonight's the night
Tonight's the night, now, yes it is
Tonight's the night ......