"When you have such a sharp fall in commodity prices, that's because of economic demand. And I think that's a very worrisome telltale." How unfortunate that falling demand isn't viewed as a positive.
There is talk of an Apple car in the works. I could see Steve Jobs going after that project whole heartedly. And, like the iPhone, that is a market that is ripe for the picking, ready to be revolutionalized. People didn't realize how much they wanted a smartphone until the iPhone. An electric car, done right, would be the same. Elon Musk doesn't have the resources. Does Apple have the talent?
iWatch. I don't think there is a thing this product accomplishes that the iPhone doesn't, with maybe an exception of taking your pulse and stripping customers of $350. It needs to be in proximity of an iPhone for data. What's the point? Apple skinned the cat head to tail with the iPhone, absolutely great product. It was everything the Windows Mobile phones should have been but weren't. The iWatch smells like a company stretching for new products or afraid to miss a boat. I see nothing innovative there.
I disagree with the iWatch being a big success. I'm sure sales will be substaintial at first but I'm not seeing a justification fro them, only a 'cool' factor which will wear (no pun intended) thin in time. It needs the iPhone in proximity for data transfer.
Fun game, looked like an upset for a bit. I like watching college bball and the NC rivalries never mattered so much to me as seeing NC teams do well.
Wolf, just want to say that watching your calls on tops and bottoms helped me add to my position in the past year and I appreciate. You have an uncanny ability there. Sometimes your calls are enough to make me think that maybe I should take some off the table and generally this works well. Cheers.
Wholeness and the Implicate Order. You recommended a month ago. I jotted down several books you recommended. I finished Lila. It had good points, Static and Dynamic Quality and how societies are built on this, but filler there too. His view on dynamic quality makes you view people pushing the edge differently. Also good points about how static and dynamic quality relate to socialist and capitalist societies. I'm plowing through Wholeness now. I wish someone had pushed these books in front of me when I was a teenager. I tell my kids about them and they halfheartedly listen but at least they'll be made aware. Well, sunlight and warm. Off to farm. Good luck here.
As I would not be a slave, so I would not be a master.
Powerful quote, at work, with family, and in community.
Sewells, just being stupid, a joke. You're to be commended for an ongoing assault on buffoons.
Sewells, Jim Rogers has said that the 12 year rise in gold was highly unusual for any asset and that a bottom might be similarly unusual. Regardless, I can't seem to short RBY closing in on production; afraid to be caught with pants down. Wish all a good and safe New Year.
Nice to hear. Seems like a bullish gold sentiment forming. Yahoo has articles almost daily on Main page, usually near top. Cramer advising purchases again after a lull of many months. Rogers still leans toward the metal moving to 50% retracement.
What is troubling to me is NKs ability to pull this off. My off the wall guess is that they aren't overly tech savy. If they can break into a corporate server seemingly at will, that doesn't speak highly to system security.
Sewells, I asked because I thought you'd put me on to other works. Much obliged. Ayn Rand has good points but there are holes in it for me. She sits on this 'self esteem' pulpit and my having a midwestern upbringing, that can go against the grain. I'm reading Lila now. I'll put Hofstader on my list. Pirsig was pretty much down on Aristotle and I'm surprised to see you had one of his books but, I'll read. Pirsig kind of opened a door to a new room. Again, thanks.
Sewells, I seem to either have extra time this AM or an itch to write. You like philosophy and that's rare to find. Have you read Robert Pirsig? Very interesting stuff. Its like LSD in paperback form, mind expanding. Steve Jobs liked eastern philosophy (and hallucinogens) and I wouldn't be surprised if he read Pirsig.