They love to walk around like jolly old St Nick, handing out goodies to everyone, and being the "good guy." The folks who make the goodies, who provide the labor, who make barely enough to feed their own family, well, they get to stand back and watch the Dems play St Nick and reward everyone except for them. The Dems love this role, collect plenty of votes, and cast the republicans, who try to watch out for the actual workers of those goodies, and provide some fiscal responsibility, in the light of being evil and unsympathetic.
The times, they are a'changin...
There are now 1 in 11 workers on disability (used to 1 in 44 in the 70's). A clear darin on the system in every way, and also a clear con-job.
There is now an exodus of slef-employed workers going "off the grid," that is, bartering their services far more to avoid paying taxes to a government they no longer agree with,
There is clearly a lie being perpetrated about the unemployment rate, as more and more workers somply drop off the map, and stop trying to find meaningful employment; while many, who are considered "employed," like sales people, realtors, self-employed, are not actually making squat in this economy.
The list goes on and on; not just a moral divide and a fiscal responsibility divide any longer.
Clearly this president disdains the military. Clearly this president wants a default to blame the Republicans, and goes on national television to scare "folks.".
Clearly this president has invited cruel and ridiculous measures during this shutdown (like "increasing" manpower to shut down monuments, removing homeowners from their land because federal roads and land surround them, etc.. All to gain attention to his cause).
In some ways, Texas exemplifies the bitterness the most. Seccession is even spoken of.
Bottom line. The people who "fund" the Dems St Nick act are getting tired.
I say, let it default.
Just my humble opinion..
Gov't shutdown... Obama gonna make everybody feel this until somebody gives him and Reid everything they ever wanted and more. There!
Don't forget to mention that 15% of that 85% were actually dead, but they got better after ACORN approached them about voting..
Big, when you say macroeconomic concerns (like maybe the housing bubble of 2008-09) mean nothing, sell a covered call, exactly how deep in the money should that call be? Assuming, that is, you call it correctly? Because no covered call would have helped you in that macroeconomic event. We have a couple of "bubbles" going right now. And right or wrong, what transpires over the next ten days can have a humongo effect on the market and the futures of companies. Stay long and strong I agree with. But use that covered call money to buy a put. This could get fugly, and out egotistical, power-hungry friends in Washington love getting their mugshots on tv more than they care about settling this deal, or about investors. In fact, I think Obama flat out tries to scare the mom&pop investors of the world, for no other reason than .... he can...
has got to be drying up. Since August, there have been over 200 million shares traded at $496 or above. Sure many of these are day traders and hedgies, but also many are long term holders. The next breach of $500 will be the final one IMO, and the $500 mark will flip to support over the course of a few trading days.. Again all IMO.
I can only think that Tim Cook has not officially announced the deal, along with China Mobile, in case the finicky Chinese government were to pull some kind of licensing demands out of the blue, and put pressure on Apple in some official capacity. This would be a disaster to Apple's announcement, and would give the Chinese government huge leverage. Appears that Cook is making danm sure everything I and T is dotted and crossed before saying anything official. jmho.
Official announcement should be soon ?
When $500 falls again, it will be for good, as the day traders and weak hands have been consumed in the trading volume at $500... Soon, $500 will be the support, not the resistance. No shares left to create the resistance..
According to MacRumors -
Apple updated its investor relations page today to note that it will announce its earnings for the fourth fiscal quarter (third calendar quarter) of 2013 on Monday, October 28. The earnings release typically occurs just after 4:30 PM Eastern Time following the close of regular stock trading, and the conference call is scheduled to follow at 5:00 PM Eastern / 2:00 PM Pacific.
Just like a train... The S will be ahead of its time, however. Not behind it.
His right (your left) eye seems to be constrained somewhat, not quite in sinc with his left (your right) eye. I wonder if it is some kind of google search machine, or an iEye, or something. The guy has an answer for everything. I have no doubt he was totally aware that one of "his units" caught fire, and he was somehow watching it as it happened. This is my last post on this subject, as he is probably aware of my posting it (even as I typed it???).
Despite their media buddies portraying GOP as the problem.... Thank goodness for blogs, which aren't bought and paid for.
One that failed time after time after time, and wrap it in a new name, like Obamacare, get a majority in the Senate, and wow, that old piece of legislation that nobody liked comes back to life, re-wrapped, more expensive, with a new name of Obamacare (he had nothing to do with it). Boy, those spend-tards we call Democrats are smart.