February 25, 2015
Clinton leads General, Primary
PPP's newest national poll finds Hillary Clinton leading all of her potential Republican candidates by between 7 and 10 points. She has 7 point advantages over Rand Paul (47/40), and Rick Perry and Marco Rubio (48/41). She has 8 point advantages over Ben Carson, Chris Christie, and Scott Walker all at 48/40. Her advantage over Mike Huckabee is 9 points at 50/41, and she's up 10 points each over Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz at 50/40.
What's really striking about Clinton's numbers against the Republicans is how steady they are no matter who she's pitted against. Clinton is between 47-50% against all 9 of the GOP hopefuls, and each of the GOP hopefuls is polling at either 40 or 41%. This is quite different from 2012 when Mitt Romney tended to be a good deal stronger against Barack Obama than all of the other GOP contenders.
Got to go now. Later hopeless GOP losers
so we have even more oil that we don't have anywhere to put it. President Obama makes the GOP look like fools yet again. Obama is so brilliant that its almost scary.
Updated March 5, 2015 3:17 p.m. ET
In a world awash in crude, oil producers and traders are facing a billion-barrel conundrum: where to put it all.
U.S. crude-oil supplies are at their highest level in more 80 years, according to data from the Energy Information Administration, equal to nearly 70% of the nation’s storage capacity. A key U.S. storage hub in Cushing, Okla., is expected to hit maximum capacity this spring. While estimates are rough, Citigroup Inc. believes European commercial crude storage could be more than 90% full, and inventories in South Korea, South Africa and Japan could be at more than 80% of capacity.
The danger of running out of places to stash crude: Some analysts predict prices, already down 50% since June, could spiral even lower as producers sell oil at a discount to the few remaining buyers with room to store it. Consumers, though, would continue to be big winners as refineries convert an ocean of crude into gasoline and other fuels.
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“The inventory levels are actually getting scary,” said Harish Sundaresh, portfolio manager and senior commodity strategist for Loomis, Sayles & Co., which manages about $230 billion. “When I look at storage, it doesn’t seem to me that we have enough.”
Still, relief may eventually be in sight. More storage tanks are being built across the U.S., and some massive tanker ships are being leased to house the oil.
When oil supply and demand are roughly in balance, storage depots in tanks and underground salt caverns serve as a place where crude can sit for a few days while a trader finds a buyer. But producers are currently pumping nearly 1.5 million barrels a day more crude than the world needs, due to a combination of slowing demand and rising production in the U.S. That means oil put in storage today could be there for years, analysts say. Should the glut worsen, more producers could be forced to shut their wells, effectively storing the oil in the ground.
Mr. Sundaresh and his team, who oversee $5 billion, have bet that oil prices will fall, based on the shortage of storage. On Thursday, U.S. oil futures fell 1.5% to $50.76 a barrel.
Storage space is becoming a tradable commodity. CME Group Inc., which owns the New York Mercantile Exchange, plans on March 29 to launch the first oil-storage futures contract. The contract will allow traders and producers to buy and sell the right to store certain types of oil in Lafourche Parish, La., for a specific month.
Since 2009, the last time inventories were perilously high, a boom in tank construction has added tens of millions of barrels to U.S. storage capacity. Still, that is filling up fast.
Outside the town of Cushing in central Oklahoma, Mark Hurley is the gatekeeper to neat rows of crude-oil storage tanks.
When will people ever listen to me? I've warned blue states over and over that you need to do everything you can to keep southerners out of your state or they'll mess you up and that include airlines whose headquarters are in the south with southerners working for them.
Got to run now. Later you southern disasters.
You're right. Until they announce that they tested their products, give the results and reveal what lab tested the product, they are hurting themselves. From what I've seen, I'd have to guess that they did no testing and have nothing to reveal. Just saying our product is safe means nothing and is doing nothing but make them look even worse. If you have nothing to back up your words, you need to learn to keep your big yapper shut. 60 Minutes had test results which LL does not seem to have. I think there's a reason there are no test results though and suspect there won't be any until they get a new emergency shipment in from China that was placed after they got their head stuck in the vice. If they truly believe their product is safe, why not stand behind their product. and pledge that anyone who has installed their flooring can have it tested and if it shows levels that are above acceptable levels, they will pay for the cost of their testing and replace their flooring free of charge. Something tells me they won't do that though because the cost would be more than they could handle. Says a lot about safety claims.
That was the headline from one of the stories this morning. Why do people have to put out such nonsense headlines and stories such as this? If you have nothing more than the same old known stuff to create a story, why bother creating a story at all? Just filling space is a waste of time. A story telling people that Costco revenue growth outpaces WMT is no different than putting out a story headed, the sun rose in the east this morning. DUH, we already know that and you don't have to tell us.
Got to get to work now. Later you fat old and ugly WMT losers.
Yep, this cancer thing is so overblown. After all, the worst it can do is kill you. Talk about a bunch of nervous Nellies.
Want to know how messed up these red states still are and how extremely difficult to rid them of their extreme racism. I read an article where they were interviewing the former head of the St. Louis County Police and they asked him what he thought about the Justice Department report on Ferguson, MO. He said he was disturbed that the city was using ticket revenue as a major source of the city's revenue. That was it. Not one mention about the ungodly racism and racial profiling by the police department and the horrid things going on in their court system aimed at black people. When you have the proof right in front of your face and still can't admit to the racism problem, they're far from solving the tremendous problems the racists have created. Not even one mention of the racist problems in the city which was what the lions share of the report was about. That's like an alcohol treatment center giving a patient a report on how the alcohol has been destroying their body and hurting them financially and the only thing they would take away is that the liquor store is charging too much for the alcohol they consume.
Wow, what an ugly mess Ferguson. I have never seen such awful, ugly out of control and hideous racism as what was going on in Ferguson. The massive amount of racism and racial profiling was worse than you could have possibly imagined in this country which is supposedly advanced. Its just horrible. Major wars have been started over far less terrible behavior than this. I think we all owe a big tip of the hat to the people of Ferguson that the situation after the murder of Michael Brown was not many times worse than it was. They showed great restraint and showed they were far more advanced than the people running the Ferguson police department, the mayor and the council members who aided in their disgusting actions. What's amazing is that these people didn't resign immediately and the fact that they are still there is unconscionable. They need to be show the door, RIGHT NOW, TODAY. How these fine people of Ferguson put up with these type antiquated, southern style #$%$ actions for as long as they did, without rising up prior to this is amazing. Just shows the great moral fiber of these fine people of Ferguson.
Got to run now. Later you backwards racists.
You can bet there have been a lot of private conversations between the powers in the GOP and the republican justices on the court. If they strike down the subsidies for states that use the federal exchange, the GOP is going to be between a rock and a hard place because there's millions of people who could potentially lose the ability to buy health insurance and a lot of them are republican voters and they are going to be PO'd. My guess is that the subsidies for states using the federal exchange will not go away but if the conservative justices decide to be their typical awhole selves, you can bet the republicans in congress will suddenly be scrambling to find a fix. They just can't afford to lose millions of votes. Fun to watch.
Got to go now. Later old gator skins.
seven weeks ago as AMZN hits another high? I mean yeah, its up 35% in those seven weeks and WMT is down 4% in those seven weeks but what you don't understand is that WMT pays that big 2% dividend. I can't believe how funny I can be.
Got to go now. Later you oldsters.
I hope not. Its sad but there are a whole lot of people in this country who have no problem taking advantage of confused seniors. I know Pops Icahn was already sucked into the Herbalife debacle.
No, its not all the same stuff. The Chinese manufacturers said the illegal stuff costs 10-15% less than the legal stuff and Lumber Liquidators seems to have chosen the greedy approach and save the 10-15% and put family's across America, health in danger. 60 Minutes tested Home Depot flooring and it was legal and met US standards. They didn't opt to save some money at the expense of peoples health.
but remember when he used to do all the investigative journalism for 60 minutes? There was a saying that the last thing a #$%$ wanted to hear was, MIKE WALLACE IS HERE TO SEE YOU. Mike may be gone but the tradition continues.
Didn't you watch the 60 Minutes story? They tested wood flooring they bought from Home Depot and it met the requirements for woodflooring sold in this country. Seems to be a LL problem only. Most companies actually do follow our laws. If you find ones that don't, you'd better run away from them as fast as you can.
Maybe I can be a little help here John. When you're having trouble with a job, seek the advice of somebody whose a professional in the area. I would suggest you go and have a talk with the fellow running the Insane Asylum over there on Lockhaven Ave. He could probably give you some great tips.
Got to go now, later you crazy ones.
as the newest members of the Holiday Shores Retirement Village.
Pops Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway's fourth quarter profit was down 457 million from the fourth quarter a year ago. Meanwhile, Pops Icahn's Icahn Enterprises fourth quarter profit was down 678 million from the fourth quarter a year ago to a loss of 478 million.
But hey what's hundreds of millions among the dementia crowd? It really doesn't matter because they won't remember it two minutes from now anyway. Now, if they can talk Peyton Manning into heading to The Holiday Shores Retirement Village, the three of them can live there happily ever after, even if they have trouble remembering each others names, much less their own.
Got to go now. Later schmucks.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The rebellious Republican-controlled House unexpectedly voted down short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday, increasing the prospect of a partial shutdown at midnight of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities.
1. House GOP weighs new approach on Homeland Security Associated Press
2. In a bind, Republicans offer vote on Homeland Security bill Associated Press
3. [$$] House Republicans Discuss Short-Term Fix on Homeland Security Funding The Wall Street Journal
4. Republicans offer vote on stand-alone Homeland Security bill Associated Press
5. [$$] Deadline Nears on Homeland Security Funding Impasse The Wall Street Journal
The vote was 224-203 against the measure as 52 Republicans abandoned their leaders on the legislation.
"You have made a mess," House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi said accusingly to Republicans as the vote neared.
In the aftermath, even some Republicans agreed.
"There are terrorist attacks all over world and we're talking about closing down Homeland Security. This is like living in world of crazy people," tweeted Rep. Peter King of New York, a former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee.
Within a few hours of the vote, the department circulated a lengthy contingency plan. The 46-page document indicated that more than 30,000 employees would face furloughs out of a total agency workforce of 225,000.
Did you see the photo of the guy that did the shooting. Wow, pure #$%$ backwoods republican. I even think I saw that guy sometime back on people of walmart.