Are you a producer of these "Alien" shows on cable TV ? With all your "probably", "Maybe", "might be", "some people say", etc., you should be producing cable shows about how aliens were helping ancient peoples to build pyramids.
With oil at these prices, the bulk of LINE's income is paid as "return of capital" and therefore tax free, until you sell. LNCO income is purely dividend income and taxed as such. The difference in share price between LINE and LNCO is all due to the tax considerations. As oil prices rise, the differential between the two should close. IMHO.
Ellis made a point of seeking cost savings measures on the last conference call. This is a cost savings measure. I would hope Linn continues to consolidate and streamline operations, reducing their operational overhead.
The Supreme court, stacked with ultra conservatives, in deciding that money represented Free Speech, changed the dynamic of American politics. Now, if your have the bucks, you can buy the government. Not something that Washington ever envisioned in his Farewell Address.
Perhaps you should have read up more on Alex De Tocqueville. Here's a quote that you should read. "Instruct democracy, if possible to reanimate its beliefs, to purify its motives, to regulate its movements, to substitute little by little the science of affairs for its inexperience, and knowledge of its true instincts for its blind instincts; to adapt its government to time and place; to modify it according to circumstances and men: such is the first duty imposed on those who direct society in our day." In short, stop applying 19th century politics to 21st century economics. Keep up with the times.
Shouldn't Kate Smith be singing God Bless America in the background ? "The safeguard of morality is religion, and morality is the best security of law as well as the surest pledge of freedom." . . . . What a bunch of horse dung. Italy has strong religious foundations, just ask Mussolini how well it protected their freedom. Iraq, Afganistan, Iran, etc., all have strong religious foundations, where is their freedom ?
As much as it pains me, I have to agree with you on this subject.
Same as Koch Brothers. Public statements aside, the very wealthy are concerned with preservation of their wealth and status above all else. Never in history of US has wealth been so concentrated as it is today. If you want a picture of where we are headed, just look at Mexico. Its called an oligarchy, when a small, selected group control the government and media. We're almost there now.
The reason for no distribution of SJT is the lower Nat Gas prices in Feb vs Jan. This should impact HGT also.
I don't disagree about "slick willie" and his wife, but the Koch brothers are worse. They represent a power in this country that controls government behind the scenes with no limits on their power and their interests are not the same as an average Americans.
"The guy who carried the nuclear football " ????? You're talking about a guy/gal who's total responsibility was to carry a briefcase and sit in a room near the President. Why would I care what he has to say, about anything ???
Nobody but the Koch brothers knows what their interests are. One thing is sure, their interests are not the interests of the average American.
"The EU will shrink materially with the Greek Exit. The Euro will begin to rise. This will force out Spain, Portugal, Ireland & the Balkan States. FINALLY the Money Center Banks will begin to pay for the 2008 Collapse. Decent Yields in a non-financial asset will again look like a real good idea as the Merchants of Scams take a Hit. That is also behind MSB's recent support." . . . . . I agree with everything you said except this. Greek Exit is a non event. 85% of Greek debt is now owned by European Central Bank and the rest is owned by hedge funds gambling. Therefore no exit by Spain, etc. Also Money Center Banks paying for 2008 ?? That's been going on since 2009 and Central Banks have absorbed virtually all the loss already.