Could it be the then-white UAW and lily white auto execs were so busy building lousy vehicles destroying our largest industry they ignored the community too?
There's a lot of blame for Detroit and our other failed cities.
Joe's been a fantastic intermediate trade for some of us. They are excellent merchants. But until these numbers look better, better to stay out for now IMO. Still on the Watch List for a buy op at $34-$35.
There is a huge difference, of course. Agree with him or not, Bush had a strategic objective: put a huge force dead center in the mideast, show them we will fight and secure 40% of world oil output for another twenty years.
It is hard to see any strategic value in Syria. I can live with soldiers getting killed protecting our standard of living, but not because we feel sorry for others suffering.
Absolutely disagree. Not about Syria (our involvement would have no strategic value) but about Congressional voting.
Historically, representative governments seem incapable of launching even necessary wars, which is why the Brits and French failed to stop Germany before it was too late, why FDR had to sucker play Japan into attacking us, why Polk had to use pretext starting the Mexican War creating the continential United States and why it took the 'Sunk the Main' pretext to start the Spanish American War gobbling up Spain's worldwide possessions.
So no, I don't agree with Congressional vote. They'll just play to the cameras.
Us eagles aerial bomb pooping on them. Stupid people. Look at them down there. Seven billion breeding like lemmings and those fools blame global warming and gas prices on the oil companies!
Ultimately they will adapt PPV for some premium movies IMO to realize value and get current movies into their streaming mix - Netflix's huge hole where Amazon and Verizon will be breathing down their neck.
Right now Indy producers have no stake. There is no profit sharing incentive for them to promote movies going directly to streaming.
You are right per subscriber with unfavorable terms would be a disaster. PPV could also be a positive supplement - all you get now for $7.99 plus current movies at a great PPV price if you want.
Biggies cutting deals with a soon-to-go-broke company doesn't make sense to me, so I suspect Netflix will show a stronger margin this quarter. Market analysis has been pushing the stock down (the breakdown at $235, astonomical PE, too long without a correction, etc) with good news popping it up.
Play the volatility, not the direction IMO. That has been the winning strategy for 18 months.
This is minor stuff. Obama's was a generational election. The Republican Coalition no longer worked. A party winning a generational election usually holds office for 12-20 years. That's true in other countries too, by the way.
Most recent example: the Reagan Revolution. The Democrat Coalition could not win. Bill Clinton, a southern Democrat moderate, took out the liberals reshaping a Democratic Coalition that could win. The same will happen in the Republican Party.
Don't get hung up in the minutae.
Yeah, the all powerful Iranian Right would control Hormuz. What they didn't, the Bathists in Syria and Iraq would. They would be blackmailing the west for oil. There would be no reform movement in Iran. There would be no revolution in Syria.
You 'anti's' who naively oppose all wars simply do not understand. You are the same people who opposed getting us into WWII. Then you jumped on the band wagon.
In the mideast power talks, not words. By staging a powerful presence in the center of the region, and in Afghanistan blocking Iran's eastern border, Bush fundamentally altered regional politics. I didn't support the war initially either. But looking back, it was wise.
We'll never know. Only you Monday Morning Quarterbacks know.
Of course the Afghan War would be winding down. Read history, friend. All wars get tired. The carpet remnant prince the CIA pulled out of a DC condo to run Afghanistan was always a temporary play.
Could it have gone better? Sure. During the first day of Afghan bombing, 400 terrorists including Bin Laden were hiding in one fort. We knew it. Instead of obliterating it with 2000 pounders, Bush and Cheney got cute.
Learn accounting. The obligations are noted. It's SOP for operating obligations of uncertain amount where offsetting revenue is also uncertain. It is your job to read those Notes.
It depends on what you're doing. Be specific. Daytrading intraday moves? Swing trading moves over next couple of weeks? Longer? Hooked to a call?
One of these Internet rags like Seeking Alpha should do an analysis of Netflix's Bid/Ask exqindex brought up. It's the big uncovered subject explaining volatility. Not maniputation. Rather the huge percentage of volume that is 100sh lots (ever seen anything like it?) that is probably program trading. It washes because it's on both sides. The hypothesis: take away the program trades and Netflix is a VERY thinly traded stock. I wouldn't be surprized if just 200K or 300K shares could move this pup five bucks.
They are angry. And yes irrational sometimes. But they are the rabble tip of a more thoughtful iceberg. As every poll shows, the majority does not like the direction the nation is taking. They await a leader with an idea, which may take years. Romney's candicacy was hopeless: chewed up in contested primaries facing a likeable incumbant. McCain? Poorly organized, retro, Washington insider, way too old.
Not so much manipulated as predictable. Several traders fully aware of this are making similar transactions. If NFLX moves $3 bucks plus, it's likely to regroup. If it loses more than half of the latest gain (say from 20 minutes ago) it's likely to drop further and test support, etc.
On the multi-day, some swing traders are sitting watching. If NFLX breaks down, as did a few weeks ago when it couldn't hold $235 support, them jump. The fall from there was 90% certain for me.
Look at all 100sh transactions on the NFLX Bid/Ask. That's unique. It must be program mojo trading or options-related. Take away those transactions and you hit the mark: NFLX is thinly traded.
Locke and other early liberals were straightforward: Bring down big institutional forces and let the Individual be free under no-holes-barred capitalism.
Funny how 'liberal' has changed.
The Progressive Movement was a coalition of business and the socially conscious, famous among them the League of Women Voters and Herbert Hoover. The call varied: basic humane policies, the franchise and lean, clean government.
Funny how 'progressive' doesn't mean that any more.
GE's due for a correction, overvalued vs it's norm based on PE. - Conservative white libertarian, a happy money making one.
There is SOME truth in what you say. Clearly there are racists on the right, just like there are millions of blacks who wouldn't vote Republican if God was the GOP candidate. Prejudice is prejudice. It's stupid.
There is a BIGGER truth: most Republicans would have gladly supported a black, Rice or Powell for example.
What's going on is fear: fear that the Democrat machine in cohoots with a sympathetic press is taking the US in the wrong direction - the direction of Western Europe. This is aggravated by the perception (whether accurate or not) that Obama is an internationalist and a false Christian. His dismissive arrogance aggravates this.
For older Americans who remember, his documented association with one violent 60's anarchist and his hate spewing minister support this perception.
Personally, I think most of these concerns are misplaced. The press has always been bad. We have been charging into the 'Welfare State' for a generation. And ultimately Americans are conservative and will throw out the so-called 'progressives.'