You paint a very unflattering picture of Judge Margaret Sweeney that I certainly do not share. The motion to compel has nothing to do with 50 documents given the plaintiff team in Kentucky in the Robinson action that somehow were revealed in a NYT article and were photo-bombed all over Twitter by what looks strikingly like "regulars" from the Investors Unite camp. The timing of this is rather interesting inasmuch is IU launched a new "document website and video campaign" immediately prior to the documents being spread, seemingly everywhere, with no acknowledged release from the court that has yet been produced. They also sponsored a conference call and new opinions on governmental control of documents amidst the same "fortunate" timeline.
It reminds me of the Grateful Dead's line in "Truckin" that goes "what a long, strange trip it's been."
Now someone needs to consider whether the huge volume spike in Fannie and Freddie shares that occurred the day prior to Morgenson's article and the copious internet splattering of e-mails and correspondence in the Robinson litigation may have contributed to insider tradings gains for someone benefiting from advance knowledge of the contents in upcoming releases. There was approximately $220 million in one day market cap increase, yesterday. That seems to be a bit larger than the Phil Mickelson "scandal", at least to this casual observer.
Eddie, that's not 100% true. Obama signed a law that provided companies the ability to pare back funding of pension funds during the recession. This allowed many pensions to become severely underfunded. They can only pay out what is reserved in an insolvency situation. I just personally went through a nail-biter scenario with my former employer.
Sorry to burst any bubbles, but Geithner set the same agenda as far back as 2011 in widely published comments. There was also a White Paper prepared by government and presented to Congress that said pretty much all the same stuff.
My concern is that the government team trying to protect way too much stuff that really makes no difference may compromise their ability to protect matters that are of national security importance.
Hey, Melissa,that's surely good news. We'll have Bill Clinton save you a cigar so you can celebrate. And just a safety reminder... you'll enjoy yourself more if you avoid lighting the cigar while celebrating.
Private e-mail numbers are routinely redacted in court documents, along with SSN and other data that could be used for identity theft. However, in this case, whomever released these formerly protected documents chose to put out the full, unedited content on unrestricted media like Twitter. There will be more to come forward on this gaffe, I betcha.
Where is the court order from Judge Sweeney? Were documents released to attorneys representing Robinson told it was permissable to publicize details to the press? Why was the NYT the only media given the details to release? Who made money on this news? Wasn't there substantial volume in GSE stocks in the prior few days. I remember one 2 M share trade in FMCC, specifically. Very unusual.
More proof from the plaintiff full court press that there is no evidence worth presenting in court.
This circus has now been reduced to near-blackmail on public release of documents that are accessible to plaintiff legal teams that the Administration simply does not want made public. This is like a divorce court legal strategy. Pretty embarrassing, if you ask me.
Hey, I thought I was John Carney. Are you sure you aren't Tim Carney? Then there's some Bill Carney guy that posts occasional garbage on this message board.
This is getting very confusing. I need an Irish coffee.
That there was some funny shlt.
Forgot about that Bhagwan guy. Was the clown that spoke today named Some Dumb Goon? Eat Dung Soon? Hey, I know. To Da Moon. That last guy comes around to this message board at least once a week.
Hey, look, it's another Long #$%$ Silver fancier.
What's up with that? Sounds like the taxpayers just got cheated.
Ba-bye, moron. Just keep reading the good news only. You don't want the truth to play any role in your investment decisions because you already know everything. You da man!
Listening to Prof. Prakash babble about documents and playing the government hate card should be slightly less exciting than watching re-runs of"Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo" on cable. Remember all the earlier "excitement" over Judge MoeRon Steal's appearance during an earlier C/C. How's that workin' out, so far? Just another big, fat NOTHING. Investors Unite has become irrelevant.
And how did Fannie Mae "repay" its bailout money? Look at he FY2013 income statement in the 10-K. It is easily viewed on the opening YMB Finance page for FNMA,; just click on Income Staement and scroll down on the last column for 2013. They repaid nearly half of Treasury draws taken earlier with $45.415 billion in tax deferral assets. They paid the taxpayer back with taxpayer money they should have already paid to the government through IRS taxation.
Fannie Mae remains in a death spiral. Its income continues to decline, its reserves are dwindling as anticipated and its ability to withstand a double-dip recessionary cycle or another decline in housing markey values could easily push it off the same brink that nearly killed it in 2008. And the so-called accounting mandates that supposedly "set up" the government takeover are always painted in the least-favorable/most-accusatorial fashion possible... conveniently overlooking the $$$ billions in fixed dividend payments to preferred stockholders put in abeyance under conservatorship. These amounts, were they paid like debtholder obligations, would have rendered a much less healthy Fannie Mae.
When you look at FNMA's Q1/2016 metrics, the trend is not your friend.
Check out Elon Musk's other venture in Solar City. It's all part of the same dialog. This is like the next Thomas Edison... 50% genious, 25% yet to be determined, 25% crazy. But the genius part is just stunningly brilliant.
Yes, both Yuasa and Panasonic had problems, too, but the technology is sound and a game changer for a whole host of applications. My sense is that a lot of the early failures, including a few,brutal Tesla fires captured on youtube, resulted from too rapid a recharge cycle at too high a voltage. Batteries are a balancing act between amps and volts... simply put, usable electron sin total vs. speed of electrons added or subtracted from capacity during discharge or recharge.
Early L-ion tech failed to adequately balance the heat generation during recharging which can build to a virtual critical mass, setting of thermal runaway and a fire at above ignition temperature threshold.
Still want a Tesla. I promise to recharge it on low and let the batteries cool before venturing out. Gotta love technology like this.
Tesla does not operate car dealerships. Their vehicles are sold primarily at Tesla stores in key, upscale shopping malls. My Tesla "dealership" is located at The University Town Center in Sarasota, FL.
If you saw it then, thanks for caring enough to post it here so your fellow board readers would know about its contents. NOT.
What is your goal? To run off the very few of us left here that actually want to talk about something genuine? Or are you just another one of the trolls that just want to one-up someone in some argument for message board Alpha-male?
You decide. And, now, you, too, disappear into the gray market abyss of being ignored and henceforth excluded from the discussion. I don't have time to waste on plankton brains aching for some stupid testosterone high on some freaking message board.
Very balanced commentary.
It's a fabulous vehicle, both in style and technology. But it can't be run near the edge of fully expended battery state-of-charge on any regular basis. L-ion presents a huge risk of thermal runaway and fire or explosion after deep discharges, especially on a frequent or back-to-back of full recharging cycles. Just ask Japan Storage Battery about the Dreamilner fires on Boeing aircraft. But for light mileage around town, the Tesla is jaw-dropping performance and the best of new, green technology that makes sense... not just some tree-hugger's war dance.
Producing L-ion batteries is a steep learning curve, especially in a new battery plant such as Tesla's Reno, NV start-up. Don't be a guinea pig for new, imperfected production. If you want a Tesla, buy one sooner rather than later.
I want one too. Love the car, just from sitting in it at the mall.