He who laughs last, laughs hardest.....
Rich, aren't you getting tired yet ...... we are - of your tirades.....
You didn't say which direction, of course I assumed you mean up. BUT based on what? Can you give some specifics or insight?
Help me out here. How does IMSC's patent help ES&E? As far as I can see it is a separate company ( and not doing so well - the stock i s way down from $16 to below 1$ now) and no connection to ASIE......or have I missed something?
There are others with high efficiency too:
It is a continuing race and GTAT is doing well.
Like I said, a flat tax would solve it all, and fairly. I'd bet a flat 17% tax w/o a mirad of deductions would get more revenue than the current mess. Anything over $30K taxed the same, period.
Of course then congress couldn't have their hands in your pocket, thus couldn't BUY your vote, and they'd have to seek reelection on their merit! Wow, what a ridicolous idea!
"Ill-gotten gains"?! You are confusing the honest investor with the financial crooks of recent past. Investing profitably in the market is not ill-gotten gain. Would you consider Buffett's fortune ill-gotten, or Gates', etc....? I wouldn't. They worked for it dilligently and provided others with wealth creation opportunities as well.
Now that said, it is reasonable that taxes will have to be raised as part of balancing the budget, tea partiers not withstanding. However, the notion that the budget can be balanced on the backs of millionaires and the likes of Buffett is nonsense. Even confiscation of billionaires' assets would not make a dent in our overspending. ALL must pay more. Rolling back the Busch tax cut would be a start, afterall we ALL benefit of the government's programs, so we should all pay for it. The top 1% can't carry the load. The real taxation solution lies in redoing and simplifying the tax code. This of course congress will never do in an election year (their priority is their own re-election, not the country's welfare!).
The more I look at it the more a flat tax look good, with deduction only for a base amount tax free to eaze the low income folks' burden (say about $30K), then all pay the same percentage. Even with a lower rate it would actually raise more revenue and make high income earners pay more than now - a fair system. Unfortunately it will never happen due to its demonization by the socialists as well as various PACs of lawyers and accountants who'd then may have earn an honest living.
This "ranking" is sooooo old, it is totally irrelevant. They haven't changed this page in 6 months!
The containment vessels had not been breached. The problems they are having is due to loss of power to the cooling pumps and resulting lowering of the coolant levels. What caused the power loss is a good question. Could quake proofing the back-up power systems helped? Probably, but I think better upkeep and regular testing of it may have prevented the power loss.
I see a lot of future here, not necessarily in a day, a week or a month, but Japan will have to rebuild (so does New Zealand). They will be building safer houses and infrastructure, see the following:
Taylor Devices (NASDAQ: TAYD) designs, manufactures and markets shock absorption equipment to keep structures safe in the event of an earthquake.
Taylor said the 22 buildings and bridges the company had worked on in Asia have withstood the earthquake and its reported 30 aftershocks, and that the disaster could affect the design of future buildings.
“Just as we saw in California with the Northridge quake in 1994 that immediately changed the level of protection,” he said.
Read more: Taylor Devices tracks Japan quake | Business First
Well, yes, they do not have the greatest "reputation" at TSA, or I should say HAD a great one. That was because a good number of years ago AS&E sued TSA because they were giving away information on their technology to AS&E's competitor (I think OSI, but not sure) during a biding process. That doesn't make for the "best relationship" (by the way, I believe AS&E won). But that was under an old, totally different TSA administration. They have rebuit that relationship now.
By the way, AS&E's service reputation is great in general. Of course they can't have a good "history at TSA" as they haven't sold any to TSA, can they?
I actually talked to folks at AS&E. They did not specifically said that they fell asleep at the wheel (of course they wouldn't) but pretty much admitted in letting the thing get ahead of themselves.... I found them very forthright and honest about it.
Wrong! You've been spouting this nonsense for a while. There is nothing "wrong" with the product. It is just that AS&E fell asleep at the wheel during the initial testing. Since testing by TSA was going way too slowly initially, they focused their efforts on developing new products such cargo screening - with much success. The early problem with the body-scanners was that it took too much time. The subject had to be scanned twice - once front, then back. AS&E did not see fast action by TSA, so they throtteled back their testing and sales efforts. In the mean time the competition developed a dual scanner which scanned people front and back at the same time (effectively two scanners). This cut the scan time in half. AS&E didn't, well not till later once oders started coming in to OSI. As I said, they fell asleep at the wheel. Now of course they have their dual scan version also and it is at TSA for testing, however they have lost time.
As for having no support, well that is easy to debunk. Just look at the amount of service contract they are getting. Their product support is just fine!
$71.70?!....No, it was $74.03 yesterday. It may go down to the 71 region, but it hasn't been there in a while.
OK, so I have a spastic finger (hit the N instead of the M) ..... The point I was trying to make is that the subsidy had nothing to do with retirees and their coverage.