Jim, nice to see the pps close above the pivot of 1.32(ish). head fake or bull run is still too early to tell.... but the signs are turning upward.
and yet the Democrat controlled House and Senate under the Bush Presidency continuded to fund the Iraq war? with the notable exception of Rubio (who has some personal reasons) it looks like most of the opposition is from the old guard GOP not the smaller governement wing of the party. McCain and his group are playing their game, just like Obama and his group are playing their game --- lots of noise until they can figure out who get the most out of further normalization of relationships with Cuba.
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-------and you Pilo, have the gall to laugh at a Heritage Foundation report.?------
so what .. unemployment in Wi is still under the national average and within a 1/4 a point of its long term average. you are making a big deal out of nothing.
too late -- a British firm already has the rights. And a Spanish firm already has a good chuck of the resort property locked up. Cuba is no "green field" for US companies excluding some Ag plays. jmo w/ some fact behind it.
how could they? Reid was the one holding up things in the Senate. Did the House or Senate Dem's try and work the ACA through normal channels or did they force the bill down the throats of the Rep's and American people. How much was spent on the "shovel ready" projects or did a good portion of that money go to pet projects and companies that supported the Dem's or their remaking of America to their ideals? Carson, you are truely a myopic idiot that only "sees" one side of the debate. A centrist libertarian??? You just make up terms as you go along?
rise... mid 30's is keeping it real. right now the stock is broken technically, falls below .60 there is virtually no support until .30's. A pr for a big PO would be nice and I hope it happens but the way the stock is acting the odds do not favor that happening soon.
See jsm, I knew you were a brightside of life guy...... I was thinking more in the mid to low 30's. Barring a qualification and PO announcement. Have a great day Mr. Sunshine.
isn't Michelle Obama like six feet tall? She should be happy the shorter of the Target demographic that look up to her and ask for her assistance. Or is it, she does not want to actually help out her fellow little man when she has to get her hands "dirty" but using other peoples taxes to help out the little guy and be hand off is her true mantra?
from Forbes -- "Yet for all of its financial might, the U.S. lags behind many other developed nations when it comes to its business climate, and the gap is growing. The U.S. ranks No. 18 in Forbes’ ninth annual ranking of the Best Countries for Business, down four spots from last year. It marks the fifth straight year of declines since the U.S. ranked second in 2009.
Blame an expanded government, as well as expensive new regulations in finance and health care. The U.S. is the only country to record a loss of economic freedom seven straight years in the Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. More than 130 major new federal regulations on starting a business have been added since 2009 at an annual cost of $60 billion, according to the Heritage Foundation. Monetary freedom for the U.S. ranks 81st out of 146 countries with only the U.K. and Turkey faring worse among OECD nations.
The U.S. also gets knocked for its corporate tax climate, which ranks 43rd (out of 146 we ranked countries) in the World Bank’s Doing Business report. The statutory corporate rates in the U.S. are the highest in the world among developed countries and the complexity of the code keeps an army of accountants busy."
Pilo, just imagine how much better things would have been if the current administration had tried to work with Congress.
from the AP --"In a true mark of the extent of the policy reversal that President Obama announced today, the U.S. will open an embassy in the previously-banned country.
Obama announced that the Secretary of State and his department will be tasked with re-establishing an official embassy in Havana."
here is were Obama needs help, According to Kerry and Clinton the DoS does not have the funds they need to protect the existing embassies or do their jobs properly, he will need Congress to fund the DoS so they can build out the embassy in Havanna..... will Congress and Obama be able to work together? or will Obama's lackie Kerry just take money allotted for other projects and needs to puch forward this pet project?
BTW, it is normalizing of diplomatic relations, the travel and most other restrictions remain in place for the time being, so Pilo, your capitalist view that travel and cruise business will benifit is still speculation at this point.
Jim, I missed the 32% but got 21%. I will try and do better next time. This is a surprising uptick to me... if some volume builds in and 1.30 holds, this could be a fun ride for the underwater shares I'm holding.
You still need to read some history.... the USSR and Russia are not the same thing. While Russia did step up to help Cuba after the cold war it was not to the same extent.... think about spheres of influence that Russia has lost since the break up of the USSR. Historical context is what you lack in your evaluation of benifits derived.
sure it has benefited the US.. look at how many resources the USSR had to use to keep Fidel happy. the USSR had to supply both guns and butter to Cuba (think cold war and post cold war spending on Cuba)........ now we as a country are going to be on the hook with borrowed money to do the same for Cuba. Economic war fare, how will this play out in the long run for the US? Myopically economic thoughtfulness is more like it.
"It will be an economic bonanza for both countries" so now you are a capitalist? "which is by all accounts has been a dismal failure" -- you cannot get away with posting that without explaining. "All accounts" is not true.