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barbershores 222 posts  |  Last Activity: 15 hours ago Member since: Oct 15, 2005
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  • Reply to

    OT BS unions going after unspent capital now?

    by barbershores Apr 18, 2015 12:21 PM
    barbershores barbershores 15 hours ago Flag

    Hi Mr. Rogere,

    Here is another article supporting your point of how crooked the unions are: Your quote: " "If the Drug Lords wise up they will copy the mob in the USA and get into unions and then Ford and GM will have to deal with pure crooks, murders and folks as greedy as them""

    Labor judge to Kansas union: Stop threatening 'bodily harm' against critics

    A federal labor arbiter ordered a Kansas union to stop threatening bodily harm against union dissidents it was supposed to represent in a grievance case.

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) sanctioned the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 70, Local 839, an AFL-CIO affiliate, (IAM), for using intimidation tactics against dissidents. The board's regional director concluded the union had used threats of physical abuse and had attempted to get non-members fired from Spirit Aerosystems.

    He ordered the union to:

    Cease and desist from:Attempting to cause or causing Spirit Aerosystems to discharge employee-members because of their dissident union and and/or other protected concerted activities. Threatening employee-members with bodily harm or impeding their grievances because of their protected concerted activities. Discriminatorily and/or arbitrarily processing employee-members' grievances because of their protected concerted activities.

    The union dismissed the charges in a statement following the April decision.

    "We are aware of the decision and believe it was wrongly decided on the facts and the law," District 70 Directing Business Representative Frank Molina said in a statement.

    Jarrod Lehman and Ryan Hastens were employees at the Wichita plane manufacturer and previously held leadership posts with the union. They filed unfair labor practice complaints against the IAM in July 2014 alleging

  • barbershores by barbershores May 24, 2015 11:20 PM Flag

    Warplanes from Libya's official government attacked an oil tanker docked outside the city of Sirte on Sunday, wounding three people and setting the ship on fire, officials said.

    Official: Warplanes hit oil tanker off central Libyan coast Associated Press
    First foreign tanker docks at eastern Libyan port since air strike Reuters
    One dead in clashes between Libya's Tripoli government and Islamic State Reuters
    Libya's official government conducts air strikes on militants Reuters
    Forces loyal to Libya's official government claim they shot down rival war plane Reuters
    It was the third confirmed strike by the internationally recognized government on oil tankers, part of a conflict between competing administrations and parliaments allied to armed factions fighting for control of the country four years after the ousting of Muammar Gaddafi.

    The recognized premier Abdullah al-Thinni has been working out of the east since losing the capital Tripoli in August last year to a rival faction. Both sides have been attacking each other with warplanes and thanks to loose alliances with former anti-Gaddafi rebels have also been fighting on several fronts on the land.

    "Our jets warned an unflagged ship off Sirte city, but it ignored the warning," the eastern air force commander Saqer al-Joroushi told Reuters.

    "We gave it a chance to evaluate the situation, then our fighting jets attacked the ship because it was unloading fighters and weapons," he added.

    "The ship now is on fire. We are in war and we do not accept any security breaches, whether by land, air or sea," Jourushi added.

  • Reply to

    OT BS Pricing Solar Power Fairly

    by barbershores Mar 26, 2015 5:14 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 24, 2015 6:46 PM Flag

    As I have said many times before, the solution will be either getting off the grid, or providing a constant base power to the grid such as nuclear.


    " It's not the answer, it's one of the answers. The key is to get off the grid."
    "SANTA CLARA -- Intel is turning the roof of its Santa Clara headquarters into a mini-wind farm with what it says is one of the largest micro-turbine arrays in the country.

    The V-shaped formation of 58 wind-powered turbines, being installed this week, is expected to generate about 65 kilowatt-hours of power that will be used to provide electricity to the conference center in the rambling Robert Noyce Building on Mission Boulevard.

    The chipmaker called the micro-turbines a "proof of concept" project.

    "We are trying to understand how this type of technology integrates into Intel and where are the best locations for it around the world," said Marty Sedler, director of Intel's global utilities and infrastructure.

    JLM Energy crew members install their Zefr micro wind turbines on the rooftop of Intel Corporation’s Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., on
    JLM Energy crew members install their Zefr micro wind turbines on the rooftop of Intel Corporation's Headquarters in Santa Clara, Calif., on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (LiPo Ching/Bay Area News Group)
    "We'll share the data and share the information so other people can apply it to their own businesses and homes," he said.

    The micro-turbines are 6 to 7 feet tall, weigh about 30 pounds each and are positioned at the roof's edge where they can gather the most wind, which averages about 8 to 9 miles per hour in the area. They share the roof with an array of solar panels.

    "This is just another prong adding to our sustainability program," Sedler said

    Intel's new wind turbines arrive at a time when major tech companies are turning to green power.

  • Last night it had not been updated. Late this morning, 11:17, it now says 5/29. Usually announces early morning of the scheduled date.

    earnings whispers had estimated 5/27. I had estimated 5/28.



  • businessinsiderDOTKOM/a-new-age-of-nuclear-energy-is-about-to-dawn-2015-5

    A new age of nuclear energy is about to dawn

    In a move that could signal trouble ahead for the anti-nuke crowd, uranium prices have posted remarkable strength in the past several weeks, trading close to $40 per pound in the spot market.

    That's up sharply from lows of $28 last summer. More importantly, it reverses a grinding three-year decline that seemed to signal the end of the nuclear era following the horrible 2011 disaster at Fukushima, Japan.

    Is this just a typical bear market rally that will peter out? Or is the recent strength in uranium a sign of a new nuclear era ahead that will drive uranium prices and mining stocks even higher?

    It's probably the latter. That will disappoint opponents of nuclear energy, but if you are an investor with a Warren Buffett-like timeframe of at least five years, it means it's time to buy the uranium miners that will benefit from some big trends creating a looming supply-demand imbalance that could make the controversial metal double from here over the next four years.

    Be warned, though: A lot of smart people think forecasts of a bull market in uranium are just bull, and we'll get to the bear case in a second. But global population growth will be so big over the next two decades, electricity is such a nice convenience and alternative sources of energy are either so dirty (coal) or inconsistent (wind and solar) that it seems a fair bet that nuclear power will play a much bigger role.

    "Uranium offers a rare growth opportunity in metals and mining," says Morningstar analyst David Wang, who recently penned a bullish report on the metal. The global reactor fleet should grow 37 percent by 2025, which will drive 40 percent growth in uranium demand over the same time frame, predicts Wang.

    Because power plants buy several years’ worth of supply in advance, uranium prices could start to move significantly higher as soon as 2017.

  • Reply to

    OT BS nuclear power plant alternatives

    by barbershores May 14, 2015 4:32 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 15, 2015 5:27 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Dakine,

    No I didn't address your question. I only had to read the first two sentences to see that you had once again totally missed the point, probably because you hadn't bothered to read past my first sentence. So, if you make a ridiculous statement which indicates you didn't bother reading the entire post, why would you expect someone to read the rest of what you wrote? Because, they won't.

    Once again for review, what I wrote: "Battery storage has not proliferated much. It may. But then, we have the problem of waste management of the batteries. "
    Yes, dealing with the batteries is a big deal. Once used up they are toxic waste. So, when using solar with batteries, you have the solar panels to be scrapped, and the batteries. So, solar with batteries is not a zero waste generator. But, as I stated earlier, probably better than coal.

    Regarding nuclear, I guess you haven't been reading past the first sentence on the articles I have linked recently either.

    There are nuclear solutions with much reduced waste.

    I don't think the totally alternative approach is going to be the final solution. Far far too costly for the level of redundancy needed.

    Personally, I would like to be self sufficient and off the grid. But that's not going to work for most folks. The majority will stay on the grid.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    OT BS nuclear power plant alternatives

    by barbershores May 14, 2015 4:32 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 15, 2015 2:31 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Dakine,

    From your post: "Why do you say such statements Mr. Shores. Battery technology is here already that stores electricity for use when needed."
    Battery storage has not proliferated much. It may. But then, we have the problem of waste management of the batteries. Probably better than coal though.

    How much battery capacity and at what cost would it be for solar PV with battery backup to where we didn't need carbon or nuclear? A whole lot, with a another host of problems.

    But, I have always liked the concept of home owner solar and battery disconnected from the grid. Only a small niche market I expect, but I really like the concept.

    I don't see us getting rid of the grid. At least not for the majority. Most will be reliant on the grid. If we have the grid, then we are all stuck paying for a huge amount of infrastructure. For those using home solar, it is the cost of their solar, plus their batteries, plus their grid infrastructure costs which are 90% of grid costs or more which make up their electrical costs.

    If the grid goes totally alternative with batteries and such, then there is absolutely no reason for a person to have their own solar and battery system if they are still connected to the grid. Far too redundant economically.

    So, the grid is to stay. To get away from producing carbon dioxide, the grid will have to go some combination of alternative or nuclear. The more alternative the more batteries will be required. If alternatives are used for the grid, then a homeowner doesn't need the redundancy of their own solar PV system. Their system will merely become a high cost redundancy.

    A mix of alternative power will require a lot more redundancy than nuclear will. When the wind isn't blowing at night, two sources of alternative power will stop producing.

    So, we shall see where this goes. I am expecting a lot of exciting new technologies in nuclear.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    OT BS nuclear power plant alternatives

    by barbershores May 14, 2015 4:32 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 15, 2015 11:34 AM Flag

    Solar would not be much. However, since it can only be used when the sun is shining, we end up only maybe halving the total amount of waste generated. If not carbon, then battery waste. Then, there's hydro electric. Not polluting much, but now all the dams are empty so in California they have to use more natural gas. I like hydro, and I like geothermal. However, for a multitude of reasons, they will not solve our problems.

    We need something grid based that runs around the clock and doesn't generate waste.

    We shall see how technologies evolve to meet that need.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    OT BS nuclear power plant alternatives

    by barbershores May 14, 2015 4:32 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 15, 2015 11:29 AM Flag

    Hi Mr. Stocks,

    My thinking is that some new nuclear option is going to win in the power generation space. Perhaps eventually even fusion. Until then, there are a number of nuclear technologies which have the potential to be much safer than current commercial technologies. Thorium may be the key.

    We need a base/grid power source which works all the time, and doesn't generate carbon dioxide.

    Nuclear is it. In what form, we don't know yet.

    China may be the source of the next wave. They have to have something to replace the coal plants which are so nastily contaminating the air in their cities. Natural gas doesn't really meet their goals. Nuclear does.

    It's going to be a long term trend developing, with many changes in technology along the way. It shall be interesting.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    271K at $2.64 on Open

    by lester_q_krackerjehovah May 15, 2015 9:42 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 15, 2015 11:17 AM Flag

    It probably had to do with equalization with FRO.OL on the Oslo market.

  • Should an alternative nuclear power alternative prove to eradicate previous nuclear resistance, non carbon producing base power will proliferate. The interesting point being that if base/grid power is non polluting, home PV systems would become simply redundant in both performance and cost.


    "Fifty-six people died outright at Chernobyl. We could have three or four of those a year and not do the damage coal does."

    "If an American got all his or her lifetime electricity solely from nuclear power, that person's share of waste would fit into one soda can. If an American got all his or her electricity from coal, that person's waste would weigh 68.5 tons and fit into six 12-ton railroad cars. And their share of carbon dioxide coal emissions would come to 77 tons." Nukes, meanwhile, have virtually no carbon footprint.

  • barbershores by barbershores May 10, 2015 10:33 AM Flag

    The truth about Castro and the true nature of modern day communism.


    "To Cubans, Fidel Castro presents himself as a man of the people, claiming to make only 900 pesos a month (about $38) and owning no property other than a modest “fisherman’s hut” somewhere on the coast.

    In truth, El Jefe is worth hundreds of millions and owns 20 properties, including a chalet where he goes duck hunting every year and a private marina in the Bay of Pigs."

    "No one knew until recently that he had a wife, Dalia, with whom he had five sons, all with “A” names: Alexis, Alex, Alejandro, Antonio and Angelito. Even Fidel’s own brother, Raúl, did not meet them until the children were adults."

    "Few, meanwhile, know that Fidel has had at least three children out of wedlock, including one with his personal interpreter and longtime mistress, Juanita."

    "His simple appearance is due more to laziness than austerity. Castro, who rarely wakes before 10 a.m. or 11 a.m., is happy not to wear a suit and confessed that the main reason he has a beard is so he did not have to shave every day.

    But there were plenty of perks to being the depository of Cuba’s wealth. He has his own private basketball court where he never lost a game. And his own private hospital housing two people full-time simply because they shared his blood type.

    At Punto Cero, each member of his family possessed his or her own cow, so as to satisfy each one’s individual tastes, since the acidity and creaminess of fresh milk varies from one cow to another. And so the milk would arrive on the table, each bottle bearing a number, a little of paper scotch-taped onto the bottle, corresponding to each person’s cow."

  • Reply to

    Debt payment

    by mjleflar May 8, 2015 4:59 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 8, 2015 5:40 PM Flag

    Hi Mr Flar,

    This is my third attempt. Yahoo apparently doesn't like my giving you a link to the company website. On the website under investor relations, stock exchange releases, press releases, FRO-redemption etc., is:

    FRO - Redemption of 4.50 % Frontline Ltd. Convertible Bond Issue 2010/2015 - ISIN NO 001057149.0

    Press release from Frontline Ltd. 15.04.2015

    Frontline Ltd. (the "Company") announces that the Company has redeemed the remaining outstanding of USD 93,400,000 under its 4.50 % Frontline Ltd. Convertible Bond Issue 2010/2015 - ISIN NO 001057149.0 on maturity date April 14, 2015.

    April 14, 2015
    The Board of Directors
    Frontline Ltd.
    Hamilton, Bermuda
    Questions should be directed to:
    Robert Hvide Macleod,
    Chief Executive Officer, Frontline Management AS, +47 23 11 40 00
    Inger M. Klemp,
    Chief Financial Officer, Frontline Management AS, +47 23 11 40 00

    Best of luck,


    The web site is the company name followed by a dot followed by a bm.

  • Reply to

    Well at Least Spot Rate is Up.

    by danielchristmaslee May 7, 2015 11:54 AM
    barbershores barbershores May 8, 2015 3:46 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Azcarkmen,

    From your post: "Wait for clarity before purchasing this pig."
    If one waits for clarity on this pig, they will find the price has already moved well ahead of them.

    When purchasing a pig, one needs to just pick their price, when it hits buy, then put in a stop to keep from getting scalded along with the pig. Sometimes the price point isn't hit. Then one just waits for the next opportunity. Extra points for picking a price going into a scheduled event.

    My take for dealing with pigs anyway.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    Last warning

    by suggp May 8, 2015 3:33 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 8, 2015 3:41 PM Flag

    Yep, we're getting close.

    From earnings whispers:

    Earnings Whisper ®: N/A
    Consensus Estimate: $0.04
    Surprise Expectation 1:
    Release Date: [not confirmed] 5/27/2015
    Before Open
    Expected Time 2: 2:35 AM ET
    Conference Call: N/A
    I'm still at 5/28 before the opening for the announcement. frontline DOT BM still does not have an announcement date up. Quite often when they wait this long to put it up on their website, they announce earlier than when they usually plan it.

    I expect that this will be a very telling report.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    For the global warming nuts

    by railsnstocks May 4, 2015 7:07 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 7, 2015 4:57 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rogere,

    From your post: "You proclaimed that you understood and could speak for Mr. Rails"
    I made no statement that I was speaking for Mr. Rails. Mr. Rails is perfectly capable of speaking for himself.

    Also from your post: "YOU declared that Mr. Rails problem with Mr. Gore was not political "
    Nope. Never made any such statement.

    I responded directly to this statement of yours, which I very clearly quoted in my first response: " "The only reason you focus on him is because he is a Demo and not a GOP guy and as VP and a Presidental Candidate he believed and warned of Global warming and his belief that man was causing some of it and man should react to try to stop as much of their causes as they could.""
    So, I am responding to your statement that "the only reason you focus on him is because he is a demo and not a GOP guy" etc. etc.

    This statement, of yours, is incorrect. I am not speaking for Mr. Rails. I have no clue why you would think I would. I am responding to your statement. It was then, and is now incorrect. It is inconsistent with reality. It is devoid of truth.

    The reasons it is incorrect, I both stated and linked.

    The world consider's Mr. Gore the poster child for global warming.

    If one is to discuss whom is the most significant in the debate of global warming, just look to the one with the Nobel peace prize.

    It has absolutely nothing to do with politics.

    I don't know how I can make it any more clear.

    Your statement is simply wrong.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to


    by rondhale May 7, 2015 1:23 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 7, 2015 1:51 PM Flag


    I find this an interesting topic. Questions galore. Questions about this, questions about that.

    The question you pose is a complex one. I would like to break it down into two components and address each component separately.

    This is a question which has perplexed mankind since the beginning of time. It is currently oft used as a response to an ill timed question, or to express one's wonderment in the experience of being exposed to something for the first time.

    Does this topic have to do with FRO?
    No, it doesn't.

    Best of luck,


    Special thanks to professor Irwin Corey that decades ago explained his response to the question:
    "why do you wear tennis shoes".


  • Reply to

    For the global warming nuts

    by railsnstocks May 4, 2015 7:07 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 7, 2015 1:39 PM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rogere,

    From your post: " you are entitled to your opinion I respectively disagree with your idea."
    So, you disagree with my idea that Mr. Gore has been chosen by the world to be the global warming front man.

    Good luck with that.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    For the global warming nuts

    by railsnstocks May 4, 2015 7:07 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 6, 2015 10:28 AM Flag

    Mr. Maslee,

    Your post is off topic. Please constrain your discussions to the topic at hand. The topic of this string is: "For the global warming nuts"

    If you do not have any information or opinion on this topic, the board would appreciate it if you keep your off topic blatherings to yourself.

    Best of luck,


  • Reply to

    For the global warming nuts

    by railsnstocks May 4, 2015 7:07 PM
    barbershores barbershores May 6, 2015 10:25 AM Flag

    Hi Mr. Rogere,

    From your post: "They are a lot of real scientist Mr. Rails could of picked to disagree with and any of them would of been a lot more "hands on" in the science of Climate change than Mr. Gore is."

    "Mr. BS we are entitled to our own opinion "
    You are missing the point.

    Mr. Gore "is the" poster child of global warming.

    It has nothing to do with his being a democrat, liberal, or former vice president.

    It has nothing to do with what you, me, or Mr. Railsnstocks think, or what our opinions are on the matter, this is what the world thinks.

    If one wishes to choose a point man for global warming, Mr. Gore is the guy. There is no second place.

    This isn't my take, it's the world's take.

    Best of luck,


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