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barbershores 388 posts  |  Last Activity: 2 hours 48 minutes ago Member since: Oct 15, 2005
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  • https://www.yahoo.com/news/sun-losing-spots-why-bad-225442726.html

    The sun is losing its spots — and here’s why that’s a bad thing for all of us

    NASA goes on to explain that “during solar minimum, the opposite occurs. Solar flares are almost non-existent while whole weeks go by without a single, tiny sunspot to break the monotony of the blank sun. This is what we are experiencing now.”

    So… why we should care? Well, Dorian breaks down all of the sun-related deets to us in his report, published just a few days ago. “The blankness will stretch for just a few days at a time, then it’ll continue for weeks at a time, and finally it should last for months at a time when the sunspot cycle reaches its nadir,” says Dorian, leading a lot of us to believe that the next mini ice age is on its way.

  • forbesDOTKOM/sites/jamesconca/2016/07/01/uranium-seawater-extraction-makes-nuclear-power-completely-renewable/#571528a546e2

    Uranium Seawater Extraction Makes Nuclear Power Completely Renewable

    Nuclear fuel made with uranium extracted from seawater makes nuclear power completely renewable. It’s not just that the 4 billion tons of uranium in seawater now would fuel a thousand 1,000-MW nuclear power plants for a 100,000 years. It’s that uranium extracted from seawater is replenished continuously, so nuclear becomes as endless as solar, hydro and wind.

  • Reply to

    The R/S ruined this company share price

    by rami36 17 hours ago
    barbershores barbershores 3 hours ago Flag

    Hi Mr. Rami,

    somehow you failed to realize that the share price rose by a factor of about 5. Same as the reverse split factor.

    Now, the price is quite a distance away from the $1 delisting threshold.

    And, now we have a low priced stock which generates a 12.7% trailing 4 qtr dividend yield, and a forward looking 20% dividend yield.

    It appears that the strategy of management has worked rather well.

    From watching this company for over a dozen years, everything appears about right now.

    Quite a difference from when the share price was in free fall heading into a bond maturity that it appeared it would not be able to pay. It did make that payment by the way in case you forgot.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores barbershores 3 hours ago Flag

    Hi Mr. Samps,

    Why would anybody have a troll like Mr. Rogere "off" ignore?

    Live is too short to read such emotion releasing gibberish.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    Thanks

    by charlesparker31 Jun 29, 2016 11:08 PM
    barbershores barbershores 3 hours ago Flag

    Hi Mr. Parker,

    From your post: " so that we can continue to have sensible and intelligent leadership in this country."
    --------------------------------------------------
    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL

    You are so funny.

    Because of the lack of sensible and intelligent leadership in the white house, after 2 years, the highly sensible and intelligent citizens voted the democrats out of both the house and the senate.

    The house and senate are now dominated by republicans.

    The state governorships are dominated by republicans.

    State house and senates are dominated by republicans.

    Is this the "highly sensible and intelligent leadership" you are referring to?

    LOL

    Also from your post: " the bloviating narcissist Trump, will be CRUSHED by Hillary Clinton".

    So, apparently you think it is wonderful, for one "bloviating narcissist" to push out another "bloviating narcissist".

    You are too funny.

    I shall clue you in. The only "sensible and intelligent leadership in this country" comes from the citizens themselves.

    This time around, they don't have very much to work with.

    LOL

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 27, 2016 9:07 AM Flag

    Hi Mr. Oneoff,

    Another point. From your post: "Only thing worse for Global Economy than Brexit??.... A Trump Presidency."
    ----------------------------------------
    How about:
    1. Complete collapse of Venezuela spreading to other countries
    2. Complete collapse of the European Union
    3. A major volcanic eruption
    4. Russia invades another neighbor
    5. Middle Eastern countries aligning with ISIS
    6. China blowing up one of our ships
    7. Iran shutting down the straights of Hormuz
    8. Let us not forget global warming

    For some reason, "A Trump Presidency" pales in comparison to some of the possibilities.

    So a statement such as: " "Only thing worse for Global Economy than Brexit??.... A Trump Presidency."" is just some sort of delusional attitude thingy.
    ----------------
    Another point here. We are down to just the two candidates.

    Ms. Clinton used to be the "change" candidate.

    Isn't it funny how she has become the "status quo" candidate. Go with Ms. Clinton if you want things to be just like they have been. Just like Mr. Obama screwed up? Kick the can down the road with debt and everything else?

    Where the republican candidate, Mr. Trump, is the guy that is going to be bringing "change"?

    I don't know. I just found it odd.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    BS FRO.OL really getting battered this AM

    by barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:37 AM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:53 AM Flag

    Yeah, the chart doesn't look so bad.

    Thanks Mr. Dan.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores by barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:49 AM Flag

    Just how stupid does a man have to be, to allow his own arrogance to keep causing that which he doesn't want?

    breitbartDOTKOM/london/2016/06/24/listen-nigel-farage-on-momentous-eu-referendum-win/

    The BREXIT being just another example after his single handedly causing the huge spike in gun sales.

    Farage Tells Breitbart: ‘Obama Visit Caused “Brexit Bounce”, Swayed Vote In Favour Of Leave’

    UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage told Breitbart that the visit by President Obama, where he threatened to send Britain to the “back of the queue” if the public voted to leave the European Union (EU), backfired and caused a “Brexit Bounce”, swaying Britons to vote for Brexit.

    Comparing the outcome to the American Independence Day, Mr. Farage said:

    “You [Americans] have your Independence Day where in July you celebrate being your own country, governing yourself, having your own courts, controlling your own borders and that’s what happened to us yesterday.

    “We have broken away from a political union where our power was being overruled, our courts were being overruled, and we had a complete open border for anybody from southern and eastern Europe, so this is a major historic step.”

    On the EU post-Brexit, he said:

    “We’ve not just changed British history. I’m sure that the EU project itself will now come tumbling down. I would like to think and hope that right across the globe what we’ve done is to prove that people power can beat the establishment.

    “The European Union project has failed. It is dying before your very eyes. It is unwanted, it is unloved, and people across the country are saying what UKIP has been saying for years: ‘We want our country back, we want our democracy back, we want the closest possible relationship with our neighbours. We’re happy to have a NAFTA kind of agreement with free trade, but we don’t want political union’.”

    Asked of any lessons drawn from his own experiences that could be applied during the Americ

  • Don't know if anybody looked, but as I type, FRO.OL is down over 20%.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    This could go below 7 this week pre split $1.40

    by rami36 Jun 27, 2016 8:12 AM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:34 AM Flag

    Hi Mr. Grumpy,

    You will be buying shares borrowed by Mr. Rami and sold short into the market.

    Funny how you will be buying from him.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:32 AM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rogere,

    From your post: "Mr. BS If I recall DT has went BK 4 times."
    ----------------------------
    You recall incorrectly. Mr. Trump has never declared personal bankruptcy.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    This could go below 7 this week pre split $1.40

    by rami36 Jun 27, 2016 8:12 AM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 27, 2016 8:30 AM Flag

    Wow, so the price will got down to where you sold it short finally after all these months. You will have a chance to get out without taking such a bath afterall. Except for all the dividends you had to pay out though of course. Also, except that when it gets down there, you will no longer feel the pain, and will load up on more short shares.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    Hillary on tv promising more handouts

    by oropan45 Jun 22, 2016 3:03 PM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 26, 2016 7:43 PM Flag

    Mr. Rott,

    What is your take of how the former Sanders millennials will vote?

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 26, 2016 7:30 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Oneoff,

    From your post: "Economists are afraid of a Trump Presidency."
    -----------------------
    Great, economists don't care for Mr. Trump. That's a good thing. They like Ms. Clinton because she will continue to kick the can of debt down the road without any hesitation.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 24, 2016 7:17 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Oropan,

    From your post: "So the United States HAS NOT really created the great job numbers that Obama and Clinton are claiming"
    -------------------------------------
    The real issue has to do with the ration of the number of people working relative to the number that can work.

    The best indicator is the labor force participation rate. In no way is it the unemployment rate. That is now a government cooked number.

    Here is the best source of what has been going on with the labor force participation rate while Mr. Obama has been president.

    The chart really tells the story.

    data.blsDOTGOV/timeseries/LNS11300000

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    Hillary on tv promising more handouts

    by oropan45 Jun 22, 2016 3:03 PM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 24, 2016 6:56 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rott,

    The question from your post: " Where are these new voters going to come from? "
    -------------------------
    It's not new voters probably. This battle will be won or lost by the vote of the great non-aligned. Real democrats probably make up 1/4th of the voters. Real republicans probably a bit less. That leaves the vast majority being "something else".

    A lot of people are pretty sick of the same old same old. And Ms. Clinton is same old same old to the nth degree.

    Mr. Trump is a very clear departure from the great parties.

    Mr. Trump appears to be leveling out. And, his statement that "I'm with you the American people", really plays well to the middle. Certainly much better than "I'm with her".

    Will it be enough? Who knows?

    That said, I am wondering about the millennials. They most certainly favored Mr. Sanders. The question remains whether they liked him because of his being so socialistic, or because he was perceived as being non status quo? If it is the former, would they flood to Ms. Clinton now that he is out? If it is the latter, these could be the new voters you were speaking of.

    Just my take.

    I still wish it had ended up Mr. Sanders vs Mr. Cruz.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 22, 2016 1:07 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Dakine,

    From your post: "In the link below, you can read about PCIP and problems those states had with pre-existing conditions. Besides, the premiums were still far too high for many of the individuals anyway."
    -----------------------------
    Yep, they weren't perfect. And they were expensive.

    But, the main point was and is still, they were cheaper than Obamacare plans without subsidies.

    Leaving us to the exact same conclusion as I stated before: "Bottom line is that Obamacare didn't fix any of this. It was already fixed. Any state which did not have such a plan could have easily copied one that did and implement it themselves without burdensome government regulation.

    What Obamacare did more than any other single thing, was add an additional redistribution of the wealth program to our existing welfare infrastructure."

    Best or luck,

    Barbershores

  • I found this a good read.

    businessinsiderDOTKOM/the-us-nuclear-boom-turned-into-a-bust-2016-6

    Five years ago, we were supposed to be entering a nuclear renaissance.

    A string of new nuclear plants were being planned and there were loan guarantee programs in place from the federal government to make their construction possible.

    Alas, today, the nuclear industry in the U.S. is dying.

    Old plants are shutting down, new plants are vastly over budget, and there doesn't seem to be any appetite to take a risk on starting construction on next-generation plants. Where did things go wrong?
    America's nuclear champion abandons its post

    Exelon is the country's largest nuclear plant operator and has a huge incentive to see nuclear succeed. But it's losing the battle to keep its older nuclear plants alive.
    ADVERTISING

    The Quad Cities Generating Station and Three Mile Island nuclear plants it owns failed to clear the PJM capacity auctions for 2019/2020 -- meaning plants with lower energy costs won the auction -- and it's unclear how the plants can survive beyond 2019. But that's not the latest problem Exelon faces.

    After the Illinois legislature declined to provide financial incentives to the Clinton Power Station and Quad Cities Generating Station it appears the plants are going to be the next to shut down. The company said it will close the Clinton plant next June and the Quad Cities plant a year later.

    This could be a bad sign for Duke Energy, FirstEnergy, and Entergy, all of whom own multiple nuclear plants across the country. If Exelon can't justify keeping plants open based on economics, how long will other plants last?
    New nuclear plants have been a disaster

    Older plants are being shut down, but new plants aren't faring much better. Southern Company's Vogtle nuclear plant addition has seen costs surge more than 50% over the original budget to over $21 billion. And at that price, there's no chance nuclear would be competitive on a cost basis with natural gas or ren

  • barbershores barbershores Jun 22, 2016 12:18 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Oneoff,

    From your post: "problem is that there is a cost to covering people who previously were getting denied coverage because they had unfortunate pre-existing conditions (which GREEDY REPUB Health Insurers DIDN'T want to Cover out of PROFIT concerns)."
    ------------------------------------------
    I don't know what is in Mr. Ryans health care proposal. But, what I do know, is that prior to Obamacare, there were in New Hampshire, and the majority of states, state sponsored health insurance plans which covered people with pre-existing illnesses/conditions.

    These plans were available to whomever was denied by two health insurance companies.
    Though the premiums were significantly more than the regular insurance marketplace, they were also quite a bit cheaper than Obamacare plans.

    Bottom line is that Obamacare didn't fix any of this. It was already fixed. Any state which did not have such a plan could have easily copied one that did and implement it themselves without burdensome government regulation.

    What Obamacare did more than any other single thing, was add an additional redistribution of the wealth program to our existing welfare infrastructure.

    It has made health insurance premiums much much more expensive, but has provided subsidies and outright giveaways to low income folks through the subsidies on the exchanges and the expansion of medicaid.

    Sorry to burst your bubble, but Obamacare in no way fixed a problem which had already been fixed.

    Obamacare has provided other benefits, just not this one. For the uniformed, this has just become another part of liberal legend.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

  • Reply to

    Once again stock sells off....

    by rami36 Jun 22, 2016 7:58 AM
    barbershores barbershores Jun 22, 2016 12:01 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rami,

    From your post: " I have always said this will never be a 15 dollars stock "
    ---------------------------
    Nope. That's not what you "always said".

    You used to say that this will never be a 5 dollar stock.

    Then you said that this will never be a 10 dollar stock.

    Apparently, there is nothing you have always said that was true, but, you do have a very convenient memory.

    Best of luck,

    Barbershores

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