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latter_gator 193 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 26, 2014 12:25 PM Member since: Sep 4, 2002
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  • Well it didn't take long for the captains of capitalism in Silicon Valley to settle the law suit over their secret non-compete agreements concerning recruitment of tech workers from each other. Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems reportedly have agreed to folk over $325 million to settle the case.

    Chuck Mulloy of Intel stated "We are settling this matter to avoid the risks of litigation. We still deny violating any laws or obligations to plaintiffs". Yeah right, Chuckles!

    The case would have revealed embarrassing emails between the Silicon Valley Captains of Capitalism such as:

    Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt emailed another Google executive to say Google should only confer on agreements not to recruit from other companies "verbally since I didn't want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later". Richard Nixon would have been proud of you Eric!

    The defendants recently filed motions prior to the settlement seeking to exclude evidence, including testimony that made Mr. Jobs appear to be a bully. "Google co founder Sergey Brin noted that Jobs was highly agitated in phone calls he made to Google about not poaching Apple workers:

    Ahhh, the truth shall set you free Sergey, LOL!

    So the next time the nerds working for these firms receive a 2% bump for creating billions in wealth for their bosses, they can all join in a chorus of "God Bless America"!

  • Well it didn't take long for the captains of capitalism in Silicon Valley to settle the law suit over their secret non-compete agreements concerning recruitment of tech workers from each other. Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems reportedly have agreed to folk over $325 million to settle the case.

    Chuck Mulloy of Intel stated "We are settling this matter to avoid the risks of litigation. We still deny violating any laws or obligations to plaintiffs". Yeah right, Chuckles!

    The case would have revealed embarrassing emails between the Silicon Valley Captains of Capitalism such as:

    Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt emailed another Google executive to say Google should only confer on agreements not to recruit from other companies "verbally since I didn't want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later". Richard Nixon would have been proud of you Eric!

    The defendants recently filed motions prior to the settlement seeking to exclude evidence, including testimony that made Mr. Jobs appear to be a bully. "Google co founder Sergey Brin noted that Jobs was highly agitated in phone calls he made to Google about not poaching Apple workers:

    Ahhh, the truth shall set you free Sergey, LOL!

    So the next time the nerds working for these firms receive a 2% bump for creating billions in wealth for their bosses, they can all join in a chorus of "God Bless America"!

  • Well it didn't take long for the captains of capitalism in Silicon Valley to settle the law suit over their secret non-compete agreements concerning recruitment of tech workers from each other. Apple, Google, Intel, and Adobe Systems reportedly have agreed to folk over $325 million to settle the case.

    Chuck Mulloy of Intel stated "We are settling this matter to avoid the risks of litigation. We still deny violating any laws or obligations to plaintiffs". Yeah right, Chuckles!

    The case would have revealed embarrassing emails between the Silicon Valley Captains of Capitalism such as:

    Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt emailed another Google executive to say Google should only confer on agreements not to recruit from other companies "verbally since I didn't want to create a paper trail over which we can be sued later". Richard Nixon would have been proud of you Eric!

    The defendants recently filed motions prior to the settlement seeking to exclude evidence, including testimony that made Mr. Jobs appear to be a bully. "Google co founder Sergey Brin noted that Jobs was highly agitated in phone calls he made to Google about not poaching Apple workers:

    Ahhh, the truth shall set you free Sergey, LOL!

    So the next time the nerds working for these firms receive a 2% bump for creating billions in wealth for their bosses, they can all join in a chorus of "God Bless America"!

  • Reply to

    Blondie the CEO-Another Concern for You!

    by kramer_thek Sep 11, 2013 2:37 PM
    latter_gator latter_gator Sep 12, 2013 4:01 PM Flag

    ??????

    In English please!

  • latter_gator latter_gator Jun 5, 2013 2:43 PM Flag

    His only recent call was to the suicide hot line and they hung up.

  • latter_gator latter_gator May 23, 2013 7:47 AM Flag

    FYI
    For years SAC has been the leader of the short cartel on the TECH stocks.

  • Reply to

    It's All About the Next Div Folks

    by bush.wacker May 17, 2013 8:32 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator May 17, 2013 8:57 AM Flag

    As a shareholder, I agree with your thesis.

    The dividend will probably be cut sometime within the next 45 days, but I plan to add more then.

  • Reply to

    WDC & STX should start catching up SSD.

    by after8before12 Apr 18, 2013 10:21 PM
    latter_gator latter_gator Apr 19, 2013 8:07 AM Flag

    Are you a member of the SFB NYC/CT/JPM/GS short cartel or just plain stupid?

    1. First go look at a price chart of the SSD firms STEC/OCZ/FIO and compare to the price charts of the drive
    firms.
    2. Data storage is expected to grow at a 30% CAGR thru 2016, CSCO sees a 45% CAGR on cloud storage.
    3. A 500 GB SSD with MLC flash cost SIX TIMES ($350) more than a comparable hard drive and SLC flash based drives cost 10 times more.
    4. NAND flash prices have risen due to limited fab capacity
    5. Go review the limited program erase cycles, 3000, offered by MLC based SSDs and a recent HP Labs study that found 13 out of 15 SSDs tested showed significant data loss after on/off cycling.
    6. Go to SNDK cite and read about the technical challenges now facing NAND flash beyond the 22nm node. FYI, that's why SNDK is going to 3D NAND flash
    7. Data is shifting from laptops to the cloud. Tablets and mobile devices have limited storage capacity and many users of these devices will transfer their data onto the cloud. Enterprise hard drives used on the cloud have 2X the margins of laptop drives.
    8. Current plans for NAND fab capacity adds indicate there is not enough new capacity coming on line in the next 3 years for SSDs to grow significant share of the storage market

  • Reply to

    OK, no dividend cut

    by stockgenius369 Feb 14, 2013 1:35 PM
    latter_gator latter_gator Feb 14, 2013 2:05 PM Flag

    Pumper boy, don't you understand the morons running this company have destroyed their credibility with the street, so nobody will give a friggin rats #$%$ about what the dividend is for a long time!

    Stupid is as stupid speaks!

  • Reply to

    Why I terminated my VBRO listing

    by madisonwisschesse Jan 20, 2013 11:43 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Feb 4, 2013 11:25 AM Flag

    Internet defamation lawsuits have become increasingly popular over the past five years.

  • Despite certain misgivings I recently picked up some VZ shares.

    Having worked 37 years for several technology and aerospace firms, I have seen quite a few things including my share of layoffs.

    That said, I have never seen a company where layoffs come as frequently as with this firm. An astute Analyst, if there are any following VZ, would raise the issue about what percentage of VZ's earnings growth is simply coming from downsizing?

    I imagine employee morale is terrible, but does this company even care about it?

    I get the distinct impression VZ management doesn't give a flip about their employees as long as they get ftheir at paychecks.

    NOT A GREAT WAY TO RUN A COMPANY!

  • This week fines were announced for two events that profoundly impacted this country.

    JP Morgan and Credit Suisse will pay a combined $416.9 million fine to settle U.S. civil charges that they misled investors in the sale of risky mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisis which destroyed trillions of dollars in wealth and helped send this country into recession.

    JP Morgan will pay $296.9 million, while Credit Suisse was fined $120 million in a separate case, with the money going to harmed investors, according to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

    Both settlements addressed alleged negligence or other wrongdoing in the packaging and sale of risky mortgage backed securities (RMBSs).

    The banks settled without admitting wrongdoing and in separate statements said they were pleased to settle.

    Meanwhile, BP was fined $4.5 billion for its role in the tragic Gulf oil spill with related civil fines expected to far exceed the criminal fine.

    FYI, the $297 million fine JP Morgan paid equals just 1.5% of its expected earnings next year. Earlier, Goldman Sachs had agreed to a $550 million fine for its role in the mortgage fraud scandel. This fine equals 8% of Goldman's projected earnings for next year. Another way to look at it is that, combined, JP Morgan and Goldman sold $40 billion in mortgage-backed securities in 2006 and 2007, so their combined fines represented just 2.1% of the mortgage-backed security sales.

    Anyone believe Goldman and JP Morgan's profit margin on the sale of these securities was less than 2.1%????

    So once again the Wall Street Crooks get way with a scam that devastated this country and all they receive is a mere wrist slap without even admitting wrongdoing!

    America, take back your country from the Wall Street crooks!

  • This week fines were announced for two events that profoundly impacted this country:

    JP Morgan Chase & Company and Credit Suisse Group will pay a combined $416.9 million to settle U.S. civil charges that they misled investors in the sale of risky mortgage bonds prior to the 2008 financial crisis which destroyed trillions of dollars in wealth and helped send this country into recession.

    JP Morgan will pay $296.9 million, while Credit Suisse will pay $120 million in a separate case, with the money going to harmed investors, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said.

    Both settlements addressed alleged negligence or other wrongdoing in the packaging and sale of risky mortgage-backed securities (RMBS).

    The banks settled without admitting wrongdoing, and in separate statements said they were pleased to settle.

    Meanwhile, BP was fined $4.5 billion for its role in the Gulf oil spill with related civile fines expected to far exceed the $4.5 billion criminal fine.

    FYI, the $297 million JP Morgan fine equals just 1.5% of its expected earnings next year. Earlier, Goldman Sachs had accepted at $550 million fine for its role in the mortgage fraud scandel, which equals just 8% of Goldman's projected earnings next year. Another way to look at it is that combined JP Morgan and Goldman sold $40 billion in mortgage backed securities in 2006 and 2007, so their total fines represented just 2.1% of the mortgage backed securities sales.

    Anyone believe Goldman and JP Morgan's profit margin on the sale of these securities was less 2.1%?????

    So once again the Wall Street Crooks get away with a scam that devastated this country and all they receive is a mere wrist slap without even having to admit wrongdoing!

    America, take back your country from the Wall Street crooks!

  • Reply to

    The Journey to the Promised Land

    by v1kes_won Aug 18, 2012 10:19 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Aug 20, 2012 8:23 AM Flag

    Especially from those who have a better track record than 95% of all the drive Analysts over the past 3 years.

  • Reply to

    Short BS Patrol-They are getting desperate

    by v1kes_won Nov 11, 2011 9:38 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Nov 13, 2011 8:45 AM Flag

    Looks like the parasites are getting an early start to the BS flinging.

  • Reply to

    Going back to $12

    by j_g_kumar Oct 21, 2011 3:56 PM
    latter_gator latter_gator Oct 21, 2011 7:33 PM Flag

    "People will figure out that STX is also short on supply and cannot produce anywhere near the capacity they need to in order to support the market"

    Another lie from the pond scum who make a living shorting America.

    STX just told us its ships this quarter will range from flat to down 20%, versus WDC who projected there ships will fall 55%

    Even if STX's ships fall 20%, drive prices are already up 10-20%, which would more than compensate for a 20% decline in shipments. A 2% rise in drive prices produces a 200 basis point rise in margins. Coming out of the recession, STX's 1Q10 ships were lower but its margins were 500 pts higher than last quarter.

    "They'll also figure out WDC bought Hitachi and deal should close this quarter"

    This just shows you how stupid and desparate these people are. Besides being another lie, even if WDC had integrated HGST today it would still not have access to 60% of its production due to the flood.

  • Reply to

    Listen to the SFB Shorts Whine!

    by v1kes_won Oct 21, 2011 10:34 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Oct 21, 2011 11:11 AM Flag

    chid:

    My heart goes out to the people of Thailand and WDC, but there are better reasons to buy STX:

    1. Finally ramping 8 new products which should lower costs, help gain share, and lift profits.
    2. Samsung deal is going through.


    PS-The short chimps and chumps like to crow when STX takes a beating, so just getting in their faces.

  • Reply to

    Learn Something-TOO INFORMATIVE NOT TO READ:

    by latter_gator Jul 30, 2011 11:46 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Jul 30, 2011 3:59 PM Flag

    "according to your logic
    all we need is another bubble
    so lets allow the banks to lever up
    to maybe 50-"

    Where did that come from?

    Read my two posts and think about it, if you can, especially the part about a tax on Wall Street deals and on computer generated trading, which is nothing but market manipulation.

    Despite SEVEN FINANCIAL SCANDELS over the last 40 years which has cost this country trillions we have removed most of the laws that tried to prevent them. The SEC was more interested in chasing down Martha Stewart and Mark Cuban, rather than policing the CDO market. SAD, SO SAD!

    Einstein said the the definition of insanity was making the same mistake over and over again and expecting a different result.

    PS-Do you know what Feynman diagrams are or how normailzed OBV can be used to trade stocks? I do and have used them in my professions.

  • Reply to

    Learn Something-TOO INFORMATIVE NOT TO READ:

    by latter_gator Jul 30, 2011 11:46 AM
    latter_gator latter_gator Jul 30, 2011 3:41 PM Flag

    AGI = Adjusted gross income on your federal tax form.

    Sorry, in my prior post I made a typo. Bush cut taxes and created 3 million jobs and put us into a large deficit while Clinton raised taxes created 23 million jobs and turned a deficit into a $236 billion surplus.

    As far as the tea baggers go, they just don't get two things:

    1. It is simply not enough to cut spending, revenue must be raised and there are less painful ways to do it than taxing the middle class again, see Below;

    1. Get out of useless wars, between the IRAQ and Afghan wars we have spent over $2 TRILLION. We spent over $100 billion last year on the Afghan war alone. Nonsense, Eisenhower warned us about the military industrial complex 50 YEARS AGO! Great nations fall from within, not externally!

    2. The top 1% have greatly benefitted as a result of the fiscal policies. Over the past 20 years their AGI went up 386%, but their tax burden as a percent of total taxes paid went up just 53%. They can afford to pay more taxes.

    3. Corporations that don't create jobs or pay dividends and just horde cash with little returns to buy another firm should be taxed.

    4. A deal tax coupled with a tax on computer trading could generate up to $200 B and would have a minimal effect on our economy.

    5. Corporate loopholes that allow companies to transfer profits over seas, like GE does, along with other corporate tax loopholes should be closed ASAP.

    Sorry, you just get there by just cutting spending and that is one of the fundamental problems along with the fact that the priviledged elite, lobbyists, Wall Street, the Banks, Health insurers, and the military/industrrial, instead of the people, are controlling this country.

  • Here are the primary drivers of the deficit increase.

    Since 2001, the war efforts in Iraq have cost $789 billion and in Afghanistan $439 billion, for a total cost of $1.23 TRILLION. Last year, the Afghan war cost us $105 billion.

    Since they were made, the Bush tax cuts have cost us $2.74 trillion, including $231 billion in 2009.

    The economic downturn increased the deficit by $469 billion in 2010.

    Bush financial rescues cost us $123 billion last year and Obama's policies hit us for $497 billion in 2010.

    http://www.tax.com/taxcom/taxblog.nsf/Pe...

    The one year reduction in social security taxes cost us $110 billion this year.

    So that's the masjor reasons why we are in the mess we are, AND BOTH SIDES ARE DRIVEN UP THE DEFICIT BY THEIR SPENDING AND TAXATION POLICIES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Next what about taxes and wealth:

    From 1987 through 2008, The AGI for the top 1% increased by 386%, the AGI for the top 5% increased by 305%, the AGI for the top 10% increased by 271%, the AGI for the top 25% increased by 232%, the AGI for the top 50% increased by 209%, and the AGI for the bottom 50% increased by 144%.

    Interesting is to note that the AGI of the top 1% increased by 386%, but the precent of the total ferderal taxes they paid increased by 53% and the AGI of the top 5% increased by by 305% while the percent of total taxes they paid increased by 36%.

    SO THE PRIMARY CONCLUSION IS THAT THE RICH GOT A LOT RICHER RELATIVE TO THE TAXES THEY PAID!

    http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/250.html

    HELLO TEA BAGGERS AGAIN- In case you didn't notice, the economy is weakening. The economy grew just 1.3% last quarter and just 0.4% in the first quarter. Many semiconductor firms, which were booming, just forecast significantly, 10-25%, lower sales for next quarter and a number of healthy firms: Google, RIMM, Merch, CISCO have just announced layoffs.

    TWO THINGS TO THINK ABOUT:

    Under Clinton, the U.S. went from from a $255 billion budget deficit in 1992 to a budget surplus of $236 billion in 2008. During that same period 23 million jobs were created and taxes were increased.

    Under Georege W. Bush, we went from a $236 billion dollar budget surplus to a $459 billion billion deficit in 2008 and the economy created just 3 million jobs while taxes were increased.

    HINT-IT was the WARS and the TAX cuts, STUPID!

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