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unclefulbert 136 posts  |  Last Activity: Aug 19, 2016 9:54 AM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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    The London Telegraph: "We be happy!"

    by langosta_fla Jun 24, 2016 10:02 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 24, 2016 11:12 AM Flag

    British people, or Britons, are the citizens of the United Kingdom, British Overseas Territories, and Crown dependencies; and their descendants. Yesterday's voters were Scots, Londoners and N. Irish against while the rest of England for. If we adopt the same simple majority rule, suspect that Alaska, Texas, CA etc would be individual countries long ago.

  • The presidents of the European council, commission and parliament – Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz respectively – and Mark Rutte, the prime minister of the Netherlands which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, said any delay to Britain’s exit would “unnecessarily prolong uncertainty”.

    After emergency talks in Brussels, the four said they regretted, but respected Britain’s decision.

    “This is an unprecedented situation, but we are united in our response,” they said in a joint statement.

    While the UK – the first sovereign country to vote to leave – would remain a member until exit negotiations were concluded, they said, Europe expected it to “give effect to this decision ... as soon as possible” by triggering article 50 of the Lisbon treaty, which is effectively Britain’s formal letter of resignation.
    Live EU referendum live: Boris Johnson says no rush for Brexit as Cameron quits
    Follow live developments as Britain votes to leave the European Union
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    The special settlement negotiated by David Cameron earlier this year was void and could not be renegotiated, they said.

  • in housing and banking sector which will trickle down to service jobs to those workers.

    The Saudis and Chinese are not going to pay for inflated London addresses anymore. Significant bank jobs will have to be moved from the UK, since the country could lose the free access it enjoys to the rest of the EU after it quits the club.

    Once again, little guys got screwed after they built the shed and benches inside to bend over for the masters.

  • Reply to

    Clinton Ahead In AZ

    by trueallday Jun 23, 2016 2:35 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 24, 2016 9:52 AM Flag

    How do anyone reconcile to allow folks who cannot fly but able to buy a truck load assault weapon and ammo. But there are those obstructionists in NRA's pocket.

  • At the open

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    Currencies: Euro -2.95% vs. dollar. Yen -3.76%. Pound -8.43%.

  • Bernie Sanders finally says he'll vote for Clinton, unloads on Trump
    CNBC - ‎26 minutes ago‎
    Bernie Sanders, whose presidential campaign has energized Democratic and independent voters, said Friday he will vote for the party's presumptive nominee Hillary Clinton.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 24, 2016 8:17 AM Flag

    The vote is pretty close to be definitive. For such an important issue which is binary, should requite 60% if not 2/3 as our amendments:
    48.1% 16,141,241
    vs
    51.9% 17,410,742

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 24, 2016 8:07 AM Flag

    The sad thing is those poor bitter middle class voters for or against Brexit are going to be in hurt city while the elite are just going to do without 10% of their house keepers and gardeners.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 24, 2016 8:01 AM Flag

    Why not, they blamed Ebola and the Housing crash on Barry then:

    Europe's Stoxx 50 (NYSEARCA:FEZ) is down 9%, led by a 12% plunge in Italy (NYSEARCA:EWI) and a 10% decline in Spain (NYSEARCA:EWP). Germany (NYSEARCA:EWG) is off 7%, and France (NYSEARCA:EWQ) 8.7%. The FTSE (NYSEARCA:EWU) is off only 4.5%.

    S&P 500 (NYSEARCA:SPY) futures are down 3.8% and Dow (NYSEARCA:DIA) futures 3%.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 23, 2016 2:38 PM Flag

    UNDERSTAND that it has been in the mid-90's downtown Houston all most of June and next 5 days per weather forecast. Except a few older people, everyone chooses to bare arms. The younger boys are in wife beaters and girls in halter tops.

  • HP recalls 41,000 laptop batteries for fire risk

    HP (HPQ +2%) is recalling 41,000 notebook computer batteries over fire risks, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.
    The batteries in question were for HP and Compaq notebooks and sold at Best Buy, Wal-Mart and Costco along with authorized dealers as well as online from March 2013 to August 2015.
    The company's had about seven reports so far of the Chinese-made packs melting, overheating or charring.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 23, 2016 11:00 AM Flag

    06/23/2016 07:25:51 AM PDT | Updated: 9 min. ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major victory for affirmative action, a divided Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the University of Texas admissions program that takes account of race.

    The justices voted in favor of the Texas program by a 4-3 vote, an outcome that was dramatically altered by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, who opposed affirmative action.

    The university considers race among many factors in admitting the last quarter of incoming freshmen classes. Texas fills most of the freshman class by guaranteeing admission to students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their Texas high school class.

    Justice Anthony Kennedy said in his majority opinion that the Texas plan complied with earlier court rulings allowing colleges to take account of race in pursuit of diversity on campus. "The university has thus met its burden of showing that the admissions policy it used ... was narrowly tailored," Kennedy wrote.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Jun 23, 2016 10:53 AM Flag

    Initial Jobless Claims: -18K to 259K vs. 270K consensus, 277K prior.
    Continuing Claims 2.162M vs. 2.157M prior.

    Estimates in the Bloomberg survey ranged from 260,000 to 280,000. Claims in the prior week were unrevised at 277,000.

    Filings have been below 300,000 for 68 straight weeks -- the longest stretch since 1973 and a level economists say is typically consistent with a healthy labor market.

  • Reply to

    Trump just gave a professional speech

    by langosta_fla Jun 22, 2016 11:40 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 2:23 PM Flag

    lang,

    Here is the bottom line. We know Billary is one crooked enterpriser and Trump is a one trick real estate developer.

    Like hiring a mechanics to overhaul the engine of the old Mercedes W110, I know Billary is going to charge me 2X the going rate and skim more with unneeded jobs, but Trump will have a few bolts and nuts left over after the job. Whom should I employ for the job?

  • Reply to

    Trump just gave a professional speech

    by langosta_fla Jun 22, 2016 11:40 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 11:46 AM Flag

    lang, You meant her read a professionally written speech. I have not heard or read it but no way the details could be well thought out unless he is changing his tunes once more ... who knows what his speech would be this afternoon or tomorrow...

    “When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance the dancing bear will win.”

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 11:42 AM Flag

    vt, you are right in both count, both not good. Understand that the average cost for an ER visit is about $10K for each admission. The max annual HSA contribution is $3350 for singles and $6750 for families, not enough for ER or one of those over priced drugs.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 11:05 AM Flag

    nd,

    LOL! so GOP is cutting off its own nose to spite being failed obstructionists to anything Obama? And how about TARP that was created and executed by Paulson under Dubya. As for ISIS, do you really want to see your sons and daughters drafted and send off to fight those Islamic fanatics ... and watch names of soldiers scrolling on the big screen after daily news?

  • Reply to

    Old Alexis was correct.

    by ndfirstsection Jun 22, 2016 8:38 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 10:58 AM Flag

    I had a heated conversation with a lawyer from Houston last Saturday. She said she was dead set against Sanders who preached wealth transfer to the poor and that minimum wage should be set at local levels and not federal. I countered that she was wrong. Sanders' point was the middle/poor class had been transferring their wealth to the rich since the 1980's and that minimum wage has stuck well behind inflation for too long. Sanders has been pushing those issues that the establishment from both political parties have ignored, thanks to SCOTUS's campaign finance ruling that led to laws written for the rich and multinationals.

  • Reply to

    Sustained Mismanagement

    by goape4now Jun 22, 2016 10:41 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Jun 22, 2016 10:45 AM Flag

    But they are keeping their promise to protect dividend and eps no matter what, i.e more pain for employees, sell more assets, squeeze suppliers and ream/fool unsuspecting consumers.

  • Looks a lot like ACA and could have been an acceptable ACA law in 2009:

    But Ryan's proposal would keep some popular aspects of the law, including not allowing people with pre-existing conditions to be denied coverage and permitting children to stay on their parents' coverage until age 26.

    The Obama administration says some 20 million Americans have become insured as a result of the Affordable Care Act.

    The Ryan plan recycles long-held Republican proposals like allowing consumers to buy health insurance across state lines, expanding the use of health savings accounts and giving states block grants to run the Medicaid program for the poor.

    For people who do not get insurance through their jobs, the Republican plan would establish a refundable tax credit. Obamacare, by contrast, provides subsidies to some lower-income people to buy insurance if they do not qualify for Medicaid.

    The Republican proposal would gradually increase the Medicare eligibility age, which currently is 65, to match that of the Social Security pension plan, which is 67 for people born in 1960 or later.

    Like Obamacare's so-called Cadillac tax on expensive healthcare plans offered by employers, the Republican proposal would cap the tax deductibility of employer-based plans.

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