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unclefulbert 273 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 30, 2015 3:30 PM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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    Someone explain to me...

    by w.heinlein Mar 26, 2015 3:30 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 4:16 PM Flag

    heinlein,

    ZIRP is a desperate measure at the height of the financial meltdown and double digit UE. Historically, at 5.5% UE and all time high stock markets, CPI at 1.7% and strong $$, ZIRP is risky. All those QE securities must be unwound sooner or later.

    Time to stop the transfer of wealth from savers to those risky gamblers in Wall Street and allow the public servants to do nothing on job creation, such as passage of the Infrastructure Job Bill or Nat Gas Bill of 2011.

  • The House Intelligence Committee has unanimously passed a cybersecurity bill that will make it easier for companies to share information about attacks without risking lawsuits. A full House vote could happen by late April, and the Senate is working on a similar bill. The White House recently floated its own cybersecurity initiatives

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    Gone to Texas

    by langosta_fla Mar 26, 2015 2:01 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 2:32 PM Flag

    lang,

    You can't move in my town without one family moves away. There is no land like Houston and Dallas. And watch out soon, recall the slow growth rates in Texas during the Savings and Loan crisis? The oil bust, if prolonged, will not be kind to job seekers, only retirees from the north.

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    Fastest growing urban areas by %

    by langosta_fla Mar 26, 2015 2:08 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 2:27 PM Flag

    Mostly relatively small towns or like Houston and Austin, wide open sprawling surrounding land to grow. With statistics like this, no wonder:

    Nearly one in seven Americans lives in the metropolitan areas of the country's three largest cities: New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. That's a startling stat that's hard to appreciate even after pondering maps of U.S. population density like this one: See Map.

    Add metro Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston, Philadelphia, Washington, Miami, Atlanta and Boston to that group (totaling the country's 10 most populous metros), and nearly one in three Americans lives in these few spots on the U.S. map.

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    Finally a HP PC ad

    by unclefulbert Mar 24, 2015 10:40 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 12:18 PM Flag

    May be, but based on HP's latest CC, consumer PC sales had slowed after the XP replacement cycle of past two years. Likely both HP & Dell have to reduce inventory as the Asian box makers have been under cutting them at retail shops.

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    Finally a HP PC ad

    by unclefulbert Mar 24, 2015 10:40 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 12:07 PM Flag

    And Dell's home site counters today with $199.99 for identical setup, probably made by the same Chinese shop:

    Small size. Endless possibilities.
    The Inspiron Small Desktop: Full-size desktop performance in a slim, space-saving design.

    Market Value *: $328.99
    $199.99
    Total Savings: $129
    New low price
    Deal ends Friday, 3/27 at 6 a.m. ET.

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    Cruz: "I Started On Country Music After 9/11"

    by trueallday Mar 25, 2015 10:31 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 26, 2015 11:16 AM Flag

    From Aussie movie The Sapphires: Country and western music is about loss. Soul music is also about loss. But the difference is in country and western music, they've lost, they've given up and they are just all whining about it. In soul music they are struggling to get it back, they haven't given up.

  • Pass the infrastructure bill and stop wasting time to pass bill that Obama said he'll veto. Don't waste the golden opportunity to do what's good for America, not the Chinese, Africans, Saudis, Russians or Israelis.

    Initial Jobless Claims: -9K to 282K vs. 293K consensus, 291K prior (unrevised).
    Continuing Claims -6K to 2.42M.

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    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 9:52 PM Flag

    stupid,

    In my family of two, we are saving about $2K in annual medical costs than without Obamacare. The math is simple, our costs have been increasing at about 5% annual rate since 2010 vs 12% or more annual rate before Obamacare was passed on March 23, 2010. $2.5K savings for a typical family of 3 or 4 sounds conservative to me.

  • Wall Street loves those M&As:

    Heinz has "eliminated more than 7,000 positions in 20 months after taking over Heinz with Buffett," cutting full-time employees from 31,900 to 24,500. Wonder how many will be fired at Kraft?

  • other than repeal obamacare, repeal immigration executive order, keep Eric on the AG job, stop Nat Gas Bill of 2011, sabotage Iranian Nuclear negotiation, invite Nuttyahoo to DC, pass the Canadian pipeline bill, change more post office names to those of politicians ...

    Meanwhile, Obama focus on job creation with more private hiring of VETS and training of STEM workers.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 3:59 PM Flag

    betty,

    I heard that there are volunteers who are joining the local forces to fight Al Qaeda and ISIS. Why don't you and your sons and daughters go.

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    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 3:50 PM Flag

    If your private plan was subsidized by the rest of the tax payers, you got freebies. Time for everyone to chip in the national healthcare coffer and none of the "You are on your own" slogan piled on the 97%.

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    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 3:27 PM Flag

    That's exactly what Mack from Arizona had chosen:

    Former Arizona county sheriff Richard Mack, a fierce opponent of Obamacare and a leader in the "constitutional sheriff" movement, is struggling to pay his medical bills after he and his wife each faced serious illnesses. The former sheriff and his wife do not have health insurance and started a GoFundMe campaign to solicit donations from family and friends to cover the costs of their medical care.

    "Because they are self-employed, they have no medical insurance and are in desperate need of our assistance," reads a note on Mack's personal website.

    Mack, the founder of the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association, suffered a heart attack in January and is in recovery. His wife fell ill late last year. Mack is on the board of Oath Keepers, a right-wing fringe group made up of police and military veterans, and is known for supporting Cliven Bundy in his standoff against the federal government. He is also an ardent opponent of Obamacare.

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    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 3:25 PM Flag

    polta,

    Like I said, no more freebies to you if you quit or fired or went on leave. Beeching and moaning won't help, like kids crying "it is not fair!"

  • Reply to

    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 2:31 PM Flag

    polta,

    I have been buying insurance from Kaiser as an individual since I quit after Bill Hewlett's passing and Carl began swinging her axe from Lucent. I had also long complained about rising healthcare cost and published my Kaiser monthly insurance costs. I had also posted many material on ACA during its conception and since. Lastly. before Obamacare, my monthly payment went up double digits annually. Since, single digits with comparable benefits.

    I believe most Americans are in similar situation as I am, unlike yours who just want free care from employers or the government and hexx to everyone else.

  • Reply to

    Ted Cruz To Sign Up for Obamacare!

    by trueallday Mar 24, 2015 6:33 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 2:15 PM Flag

    nd,

    Everyone with any gray matter between his/her ears knew exactly what Barry meant. I am a retiree and have been buying from Kaiser since the 70's. If I were to go on the exchange, my monthly payment would be near $1K monthly instead of around $470. Not everyone could have keep his/her plan for a variety of reasons, such as employer filed for bankruptcy, individual quit employment or on extended leave of absence as Mrs Cruz did.

  • Reply to

    Hey Cat...Is $36.00 still on the books for Friday?

    by barnnmk Mar 25, 2015 11:14 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 25, 2015 11:50 AM Flag

    Good Friday is next week, or another 12 months ... and 24 months ... and 36 months forward. This stock is all about giving out dividends to Wall Street big cheeses and low priced options to Executives. Go with Apple and its suppliers or Google if you want a safe tech play.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Mar 24, 2015 10:40 AM Flag

    $219 each at Frys:

    The Hp 110 Sticks to basics,providing the competitive performance and familar,essential features you routinely need at an economical price.Hp 110-430 Desktop PC with Intel Celeron J1800 Processor,4GB DDR3 Memory,500GB Hard Drive Windows 8.1

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    News- HP raises dividend by 10%. This is

    by elizaebay Mar 19, 2015 7:58 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Mar 20, 2015 4:27 PM Flag

    stupid,

    Operating debt is zero, thanks to all those 55,000 pink slips and asset sales. How about the old debts? Will they be forgiven by bond holders?

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