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    Questions for some kind soul to answer

    by ramsnehiparamdham Jan 18, 2014 10:01 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 18, 2014 12:18 PM Flag

    Playing CREE at earnings is like playing roulette at the casino... Black or Red (or Green-0 but that is very rare indeed). Once you decide on the color you want to bet on, be sure to use a spread since the volatility will drop after results are out.

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    Questions for some kind soul to answer

    by ramsnehiparamdham Jan 18, 2014 10:01 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 18, 2014 12:23 PM Flag

    And you can look at the tower with the history of previous results... I think it's come up Red the last three times so using casino logic you'd hope to see Black this time but anyone can tell you each flip of a coin has a 50/50 probability of Heads/Tails independent of the history of previous flips.

    Hurry and place your bet... the Croupier is about to drop the ball...

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    Does Marissa Mayer know what she's doing?

    by pundit_1 Jan 17, 2014 3:55 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 18, 2014 5:59 PM Flag

    she may be pretty on the outside, but I don't doubt she is fugly on the inside, and it's only a matter of time until that inner self of hers rears its ugly head for the public to see and gawk at.

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    GAL 2:20

    by thepreacher3434 Jan 19, 2014 11:13 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 19, 2014 6:54 PM Flag

    What's your take on Dr.Eben Alexander's book on the subject of life after death? The guy is certainly science-driven and applied his knowledge to analyze his near-death experience, arriving at a conclusion that was contrary to his convictions and beliefs prior to the event. The book is titled 'Proof of Heaven - A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the Afterlife'

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    GAL 2:20

    by thepreacher3434 Jan 19, 2014 11:13 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 19, 2014 9:00 PM Flag

    So based on an interview you heard, you can state without any doubt that this fellow is delusional? I would think that much more thorough assessment of a person would be needed to arrive at such a conclusion. Are you a trained psychologist?

    I read that book and I don't doubt he is sincere about his experience.The evidence presented is obviously not 'hard' rigorous evidence due to the very nature of the subject matter, but framed by his strong scientific background, and no clear motivation to 'falsify the data', I found the arguments offered quite compelling. Did he incorrectly interpret the data he observed? Well that is the million dollar question isn't it.

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    GAL 2:20

    by thepreacher3434 Jan 19, 2014 11:13 AM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 19, 2014 9:06 PM Flag

    Not so sure it was wishful thinking so much as thinking out of the box... something that ground-breaking scientists do.

  • blackoutbuzz by blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 11:54 AM Flag

    Gluten-free diets... another stupid fad to suck in people into paying more for food than they need to.

    @@@@@Celebrity testimonials tell you that gluten is causing all your health problems. More and more products are labelled gluten free as more and more people try to follow the example of these celebrities. But is it worth it? The truth is that ever since humans developed agriculture and started harvesting wheat, about 10,000 years ago give or take a few centuries, gluten has been part of our diet. It is a protein found in wheat, rye and barley and essentially everything that derives from these basic plants, namely flour and baked goods. In the not-too-distant past, when people grew their own food, wheat in the form of bread was the staple of the human diet. If gluten were that bad for us, we would not have survived as a species. But most of the celebrities who have been advocating a gluten free diet probably do not have celiac disease. Unless you are a carrier of the HLA-DQ2 or DQ8 gene, or have antigliadin, endomysial or transglutaminase antibodies in your blood, it is unlikely that gluten is causing you any real problems. Avoiding gluten even if you have negative genetic and serologic tests for celiac disease makes as much sense as avoiding milk even if you’re not lactose-intolerant, or avoiding peanuts when you don’t have a peanut allergy. What’s more, a gluten free diet is not risk-free. Most people probably don’t realize this, but flour is fortified with iron and certain B vitamins like thiamine, niacin and riboflavin. It is also fortified with folic acid. People who adopt a gluten free diet may suddenly find themselves deficient in these essential nutrients if they don’t take steps to supplement them in some form

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 3:02 PM Flag

    NILSY - Norilsk Nickel - Long. Drivers include Indonesia move to ban nickel ore exports (20% of world nickel supply), and renewed management focus on profitability after the end of a long-running dispute between major oligarch shareholders.

    ECA - Encana - Long. Drivers include new CEO, company restructure to focus on key assets, multiple JV's to develop gas fields, proximity of Canada fields to supply LNG exports

    PBA - Pembina Pipeline - Long. Project infrastructure to supply diluents to Canada oil sands

    NSRGY - Nestle - Long. Company is in the process of shedding underperforming assets. Steady growth and diverse food products into all major world markets. Pet food and baby formula.... nuf said.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 3:20 PM Flag

    Top 10 Holdings (apart from those already listed) - ENF.TO, CNI, MO, BCE, BA.TO, SHPG
    High Risk Holdings - MTL, CLF, BBD-B.TO, DNN, CREE, OLED, NAT

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 3:23 PM Flag

    They already did it. The ban is effective since Jan 12. PS: NILSY is the world's biggest producer of nickel and palladium.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 5:04 PM Flag

    ENF.TO (Enbridge Income Fund Holdings) is a Canadian-side pipeline/storage player that provides access to Bakken oil fields and is part-owner of Alliance natgas pipeline. It also holds green energy generation assets. Pays a steady growing dividend with current yield of ~5.7%

    MO (Altria) owns a large stake in SABMiller so it's really a cigarettes and beer (not wine) play. Nice dividend growth over the years and even though cigarettes are in decline tobacco firms still manage to squeeze a lot of cash from it. All the big boys are making a push into the rapidly growing e-cig market...

    No. BA.TO (Bell Aliant) is a large Canadian telecom (part owned by BCE). that serves rural areas in Ontario, Quebec and also the Eastern provinces. First in Canada to develop fibre-optic TV tech and is now pushing that out to its service territories. Pays ~7% dividend.

    SHPG (Shire Pharma) has grown at double digit rates steadily over many years. Made it big time on the ADHD drug Adderall and is still the leader in this market but has expanded into drugs for rare diseases. New CEO came from Bayer. Not shy to do major acquisitions the most recent being Viropharma.... I am tempted to sell part of my holdings on this latest runup.

    MTL (Mechel) - Holds a huge world-class met coal play (Elga mine) close to China. Expanded at the wrong time and is taking hard hits. Sells steel into Europe too so any recovery there and accelerated growth in China could bode well if they can dig out from an absolutely staggering debt load that Russian banks continue to support (very big money at play there).

    Yes. DNN (Denison Mines) has a world-class unarium asset nearby Cameco. Japan nuclear restarts and continued power plant builds in China, coupled with very long time to ramp new mines, could squeeze the U market hard. Megatons-to-Megawatts program terminated at end of 2013 cut out a significant supply.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 5:42 PM Flag

    Hard to buy clothes or shoes online for obvious reasons.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 6:04 PM Flag

    You mean they haven't stockpiled snow like BC Canada did when they hosted the games? The IOC really needs to do a better job when selecting hosts for winter games. PS: Dam the terrorist.s.. #$%$ losers threaten to attack civilians... they should be ashamed. Attack the countries military not civilians!

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    MaryJ E-cigs

    by blackoutbuzz Jan 15, 2014 12:44 PM
    blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 7:55 PM Flag

    Well I wasn't thinking specifically of medical uses but rather a smoke-free alternative to pot. As you know pot is now legal in a couple of states. Anyway per wikipedia, looks like e-format is feasible but will need higher temperatures depending on use (getting high or as medicine).

    @@@@@Many of the cannabanoids in cannabis buds vaporize at above 180 C; THC, the principle psychoactive ingredient in Cannabis, vaporizes at 157 C. However, most e-cigarettes vaporize at or near 125 C, for power efficiency and so as to not affect flavorings designed for the typical e-liquid temperature range. Because of this, most retail e-cigarette devices are of no or limited use in vaporizing cannabis.Vaporizers used for Cannabis are often vaporizers that have been specifically designed for dried, ground Cannabis. Some advantages of this are some vaporizers allow for vaporizing the full spectrum of cannabanoids, and dry vaporizers avoid having to leech the cannabis chemicals into E-liquid. Vaporizer with water cooling Few vaporizer studies or reviews have really addressed the quality of the vapor extracted and delivered; instead, focus has generally been on the mode of usage of the vaporizer. There are 483 identifiable chemical constituents known to exist in the cannabis plant,[18] and at least 85 different cannabinoids have been isolated from the plant.[19] The aromatic terpenoids begin to vaporize at 126.0 °C (258.8 °F),[citation needed] but the more bio-active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabinol (CBN) do not vaporize until near their respective boiling points: THC 157 °C (315 °F),[20] CBD 160-180°C (320°F-356°F),[20] and CBN 185 °C (365 °F)[20]

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 9:32 PM Flag

    Not sure what you mean... The mission apparently was to break up the dictatorship of Iraq, thereby exacerbating the tensions between the shiah and sunni. So clearly it was accomplished, as evidenced by these continued attacks between the sects.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 9:35 PM Flag

    Unless the Asian birds manage to fly across the Pacific ocean there is no danger to America.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 9:49 PM Flag

    As I understand it transfer of the virus requires direct contact between an infected bird and the human. The virus does not transfer between humans and that is why it has been constrained to Asia where it originated. Unless an infected bird shows up here we're in the clear.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 9:51 PM Flag

    And even if a bird got here, only people who got in direct contact with it would be at risk. Nah no danger unless the virus mutates...

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 10:15 PM Flag

    You're correct... but that has been attributed to illegal imports of infected poultry, not bird migration. I have not seen any reports of spread from human to human.

  • blackoutbuzz blackoutbuzz Jan 20, 2014 10:17 PM Flag

    Per the CDC... Currently, H5N1 virus does not transmit efficiently from person to person. Some cases of limited, non-sustained human-to-human transmission have likely occurred.

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