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jwalker_47_99 50 posts  |  Last Activity: Jan 28, 2015 2:41 PM Member since: Feb 27, 2000
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    by barexam112 Jan 28, 2015 2:14 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 28, 2015 2:41 PM Flag

    How long will a strong American dollar last when everybody is getting government handouts? I need someone to make me understand how a country can have $20 trillion in debt and have a strong dollar.....other than people's perception that those pieces of paper with dead presidents are worth something.

  • jwalker_47_99 by jwalker_47_99 Jan 28, 2015 11:30 AM Flag

    who exactly are the short bashers on message boards? Are they from people wanting to get a company's assets in bankruptcy so they make the stock go down by deterring buyers and getting stockholders to throw in the towel? What is the real value of Bloomlake? Is it only worth money if iron ore prices are $90/ton? I see everything ranging from worthless to $1 billion.

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    Filled Up My Truck Yesterday

    by w999surf Jan 28, 2015 10:13 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 28, 2015 10:18 AM Flag

    I think the same not only with CLF but all mining companies but I guess I'm wrong. Of course every #$%$ in the south thinks its just a conspiracy and that gas will only stay cheap for a few weeks before it goes back up.

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    Brandon Bostick

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 18, 2015 10:07 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 20, 2015 6:11 AM Flag

    the cabinets here have veneer facing too and look really nice when installed with granite tops. I imagine someone is making a pretty penny because the cabinets can't be that expensive to make other than being pressed together in NC instead of overseas. I've heard 100% markup with salesmen getting 10-25% of that? I might need to come at them with another raise as nobody wants to drive a semi and unload 250 pound pantry cabinets anymore. Maybe wait til around May when the heat and humidity pick up.

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    Brandon Bostick

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 18, 2015 10:07 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 19, 2015 8:33 PM Flag

    Essex is the big home builder in Charlotte and Columbia now. I deliver Marsh kitchen cabinets for them in Columbia from High Point, NC....also from this place in Bessemer City. What is your opinion on particle board cabinets? I hear the salesman pitch the line...."they're made out of solid wood". My wife thinks we could start a business selling cabinets from Ali Baba with China suppliers and pick them up out of Charleston.....maybe if CLF goes back to $50/share that is an idea.

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    Brandon Bostick

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 18, 2015 10:07 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 19, 2015 11:17 AM Flag

    Fumbles Krieg, lol. They say the artificial turf in the Kingdome injured Curt Warner back then and kept them from going to the next level. The Brian Bosworth debacle put the icing on the cake. The old Seahawks were never awful but always found a way to lose...especially to Elway. Steeler and Cowboy fans are norm here because of bandwagonning. Most don't even know Pittsburgh borders Ohio. I was born in Seattle in 76 and my father worked at Boeing for 30 years. I don't know why he couldn't get me a job there....prolly lazy with a bad reputation. But God it hurts to know he made $30/hour with overtime being double time and holidays being triple time. $6000 bonuses every year with stock being given to the employees instead of ESOPs. Does anyone even know what a pension is in South Carolina?....other than government employees. Boeing is now here and I dont even think of going to work there cause its only $15/hour with lame benefits. I didn't get groomed properly growing up so now I'm stuck with this awful southern accent and a business degree from Presbyterian College that isn't worth toilet paper. In fact I don't even mention it when applying for jobs as people too stupid or poor to get a degree view it as a threat to their job positions.

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    Brandon Bostick

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 18, 2015 10:07 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 19, 2015 10:32 AM Flag

    Worry hell that was the best game I've ever seen in my life. All of the pain of years of being a Seattle fan was alleviated in less than 5 minutes. I thought I'd be 75-80 years old and on my death bed before Seattle ever won the Super Bowl and now we're fixing to have 2 in a row. Thank you so much Brandon Bostick from Florence, SC. I'll think of you every night I drive from High Point, NC to Florence on highway 52. Now we just need the Mariners to get a World Series ring and the mission will be complete.

  • jwalker_47_99 by jwalker_47_99 Jan 18, 2015 10:07 PM Flag

    Why am I not surprised that the guy that cost GB a chance at the Super Bowl is right here from South Carolina. Typical selfish mentality.

  • jwalker_47_99 by jwalker_47_99 Jan 16, 2015 2:56 PM Flag

    For a company to buy call options in CLF and then buy BL for themselves? That way they're already making a profit on their purchase. You'd need an army of 1,000,000 men to try and determine if every stock trade is on the up and up.

  • Oil is down over $55/barrel and gold is now up over $100/year yet the gold miners are still down from 12 months ago. I bet CLF also saves a bundle in fuel costs with oil being this low so I would imagine the miners should be soaring like the transportation stocks......not at single digit prices and negative 12 month returns. I bought this at $14 thinking it was an easy double....instead my money got sickled.

  • jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 14, 2015 9:52 AM Flag

    What I fear is the sinking lifeboat scenario in America. What is happening is a reverse JFK quote where people are asking what their country can do for them because they feel the country has failed them. A good example of this is the PTSD conundrum where every soul that comes back from Iraq or Afghanistan has a problem regardless of whether they saw combat or not. I told my grandfather about this who was in the Korean war with the Rakkasans and he said I was full of #$%$. However, when his air force and golfing buddy started collecting then he marched down to the VA and got signed up too. He couldn't believe you get money for nothing...especially for being a crybaby, lol. Just be careful not to get hooked on their "happy" pills cause word is those things will really make you crazy. The trick in this country is to now figure out how to collect welfare, section 8 housing, food stamps, etc. while working under the table. The attitude is like if you're gonna let illegals come in and take my job then I'll just stay at home until wages become livable again. Why waste my life in a warehouse or business when I can stay home and make just as much. There are enough public attractions at affordable rates to have a comfortable life and let the government support you. But what happens if everyone is playing all the time?

  • jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 13, 2015 4:02 PM Flag

    yeah I'm losing so much money in RIG, SDRL, NE, ESV, and DO that its pitiful. There is enough for all to make it but a few pigs at the trough want all the food. Can't figure out the gold miners either. Gold is up but they're down over 5%. I'm just gonna go watch some 30 for 30 on ESPN, play some DOTA 2, and forget about today.

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    Ohio State Beat Oregon(Ducks) Soundly ....

    by vipinkot47 Jan 13, 2015 9:11 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 13, 2015 10:34 AM Flag

    As a Seattle fan I use to complain about the officiating errors too like in the Detroit/Dallas and Dallas/GB games. The loss to the Testeverde Jets when he was clearly down on the 1 yard line years ago is a good example. However, as I got older I realized if your game comes down to 1 or 2 controversial calls then you deserve your fate. In sports you can't let up and you have to constantly bring the pain. Refs and umps can only make so many bad calls before they lose their precious jobs for poor officiating.

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    Vip, You Party Too Much Last Night?

    by w999surf Jan 13, 2015 8:53 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 13, 2015 9:45 AM Flag

    I thought Virginia Tech would go undefeated after they beat OSU because of their soft schedule. They ended up with 6 losses and Ohio State actually won the thing.

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    Cramer last night

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 10, 2015 6:08 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 13, 2015 6:28 AM Flag

    The two sides are the same as always. Those making a fortune off of the illegality are defending it by bashing Americans. Americans that want to make more money but whose wages are depressed by the illegals are against it.

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    Potential for "breathtaking" short squeeze....

    by kashking2001 Jan 12, 2015 5:04 PM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 12, 2015 7:22 PM Flag

    Yeah I made the mistake of investing in this when Casa took over. Thought it would have the same effects when Starboard took over Darden restaurants.(DRI) However, $28 would give me a 100% gain and that is still over $70 from where it use to be. I got AA when it was $8/share and got booted out of the DOW so you win some, lose some. Anyone bought one of their all aluminum truck cans yet?

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    Cramer last night

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 10, 2015 6:08 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 12, 2015 3:06 PM Flag

    1st generation illegals are always very hard working because of the wage differential between the countries. It would be like giving an American flipping a burger a job making $150/hour. However, most of the cost savings from this are not received by the average citizen. They're pocketed by the employers hiring them. So much in fact that the employers bribe the local police force to look the other way. Also, notice how your health costs have tripled in the last 10 years? Illegals don't make enough money to pay medical bills and are untrackable thanks to false identification. I work in the construction industry and see them doing everything from the foundation to laying brick, sheetrock, mud, sanding, and painting. These cheap homes on quarter acre lots are saving the builder far more than $10000-$20000/home. I promise you that. But I'm just like the southerners from 200 years ago. Where can I pick me up a batch of slaves? El Paso is the new Charleston? I don't mind kicking back with my lemonade with a straw in my mouth while they sweat and bleed, lol. Nobody complained about that either until they started going up north and competing with yankee jobs....Which is what the 2nd generation illegals will do. And why limit them them to construction? Last I read nobody really wants to drive a semi either for 25 cents/mile. I say bring them in by the tanker load and let all of the current Americans retire. I could probably be elected president of the USA with that idea.

  • jwalker_47_99 by jwalker_47_99 Jan 12, 2015 10:12 AM Flag

    is that possible the way NEM is outperforming ABX?

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    Cramer last night

    by jwalker_47_99 Jan 10, 2015 6:08 AM
    jwalker_47_99 jwalker_47_99 Jan 11, 2015 5:42 PM Flag

    So now we're choosing which laws we choose to abide by? Since I'm losing on average $3/hour to illegals every year because of a supply labor surplus that comes out to about $7000/year. Therefore I can justify stealing $7000 by hook or by #$%$ because employers are stealing that from me by hiring illegals verses legals. I was only making a point that illegals are the true reason why there is no wage growth in this country. Strong hard working Americans shouldn't be penalized because some Americans don't want to work. Pay the ones that do want to work a little more money and the problem is solved. I can beat you all day long on the illegals argument because I work the front lines and see the damage it causes to health care, the middle class, and your "Real" laws.

  • jwalker_47_99 by jwalker_47_99 Jan 10, 2015 6:08 AM Flag

    At least he's not bashing them anymore. Kind of annoyed with his opinion on high job growth and low wages though. In 1994 I graduated High School in South Carolina in a class of 300 with nobody from Mexico. Now there are over 50 per class in just 20 years. I remember observing the first ones in our town and knew right there that this was the end of the American Dream for most. They were the modern version of slaves as they were so afraid of being deported, arrested, etc. that they'd do anything you ask with a smile on their face.
    Now it has almost become comical in this state. On one hand you have the democrats offering amnesty to try and win their vote while the republicans are against it because then they'll have to scramble to find a new batch of slaves to maintain their status quo. Maybe Cuba???
    I was all for abiding by the law and getting rid of illegals for 20 years. But now as I approach 40 you have to continue letting them do "cheap jobs" cause its only fair that they keep the cost of goods low for me too now that I'm becoming inefficient. My 5K time now is only 22 minutes and although I can still do 60 push ups and 80 situps in 2 minutes, I feel achy and tired afterwards.
    So in the end Cramer is just like all of the other cowards. He knows the real reason why wages are stagnant for 20 years but since he is prospering from it he turns a blind eye. Economics 101, lol. What a joke.

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