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unclefulbert 253 posts  |  Last Activity: Jun 24, 2016 1:49 PM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
  • Alphabet misses by $0.47, misses on revenue

    Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG): Q1 EPS of $7.50 misses by $0.47.
    Revenue of $20.26B (+17.4% Y/Y) misses by $110M.

    Now off $47 but only off $10% from all time high.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 3:59 PM Flag

    You left off Kasich.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 2:34 PM Flag

    What bothers me is why is it that Schilling's extreme views was not discovered sooner, say when he was winning 20 games as a red sox pitcher? Says a lot about the people in Boston.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 2:31 PM Flag

    Thank goodness they have the votes to control the lower house but not in the office of POTUS in general election. Unless Trump would deter the nomination to the Ohio governor, looks like 4 more years of Obama policies.

  • Reply to

    Over 7 years of Obama and still no armageddon

    by unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 9:18 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 11:48 AM Flag


    So true.

  • Current polls show Clinton beating both Republican front-runners rather handily, but losing to John Kasich — a potential indication that she would have problems against any kind of X-Factor nominee who might emerge from a contested convention. Sanders, by contrast, beats all three Republicans and absolutely trounces Trump.

    Democratic Nominee -- Vs Trump -- Vs Cruz -- Vs Kasich
    Bernie Sanders --16.3 --11.2 -- 3.3
    Hillary Clinton --9.9 --3.4 -- minus 6.7

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 10:03 AM Flag

    texas, Billary's big money from Wall Street is part of Bernie's call for action:

    The recent Democracy Spring protests, which saw a record number of people arrested on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, not only adds to the drama of the US elections but also shows the public's growing disappointment in US politics, which continues to lose its cohesion and becomes more fragmented in the hands of interest groups, analysts said.

    According to the website of Democracy Spring, which organized the protests, by Monday, over 1,300 people had been arrested on the steps of the US Congress protesting against the influence of big money in US politics.

    The demonstrators were charged under the DC Code prohibiting "crowding, obstructing, or incommoding," said a police statement.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 21, 2016 9:33 AM Flag

    texas, Bernie wants the voice of his enthusiastic followers a voice at the convention. Your thinking represents exactly why some voters are sick of the establishment. You can't fight city hall, the police union, the PTA, the big businesses, ... So, just sit back and hope you and your children stay in the sunny side of the street. Vote status quo. Why, you are told that it is HOPELESS to want equal rights, stupid to want equal opportunities, stupid to want cops to stop shoot to kill kids and women as the only option, stupid to want minimum wage with COLA adjustment, stupid to want affordable healthcare for their family, stupid to want groceries not poisoned with fillers, ... Just bend over and take it like India's untouchables.

  • Not after Detroit bailout, not after TARP, not after Recovery Act, not after Obamacare, not after higher taxes for the rich, not after higher min wage, not after 2nd term, not after Iran nuke deal, not after Dodd-Frank, not after carbon-emission regulations, not after ending discrimination against gays, women, same-sex marriage, ... Armageddon proclaimed by the obstructionists time after time.

    Initial Jobless Claims: -6K to 247K vs. 265K consensus, 253K prior .

    Continuing Claims 2.137M vs. 2.171M prior.

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 20, 2016 9:21 PM Flag


    If you say so. Some others might rather be in San Fran making $75K than in Boise making 100K.

    Recall HP used to pay 100% Palo Alto salary the first year if transferred to Boise or Colorado sites in year one. less % PA salary plus merit increases in year 2 until salary equals Boise pay scale in year 4 or 5. Still, very few takers, including yours truly.

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 20, 2016 3:04 PM Flag


    HP moved to different pay scale (10% ??) sometime in the early 90s (??) to take into account of COLA. And the middle class homes in NYC or San Fran turn out to be excellent retirement growth funds, consolation for the higher state taxes and other costs.

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 20, 2016 2:59 PM Flag

    4 hours? Too far ... can't sneak across the border fast for viagra or cheap dental care. Anyway, income tax rates are about the same below $200K and retirees get medicare which is better right?

  • The U.S. Treasury has decided to put African American abolitionist Harriet Tubman on the front of the new $20 bill, replacing former president Andrew Jackson, who will be moved to the back of the bill, Treasury officials said Wednesday.

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 20, 2016 10:28 AM Flag

    vt, You from vermont? near the Canadian border?

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 20, 2016 9:35 AM Flag

    Agree, I paid more SET than FIT 9 of the past 16 years. Without the cap, I would pay out a bit more most years as well.

    And all those loopholes. Think most middle class citizens get to write off $500K home sales capital gain as often as every 2 years? FCOL, the national median home sales price is only about $200K per Zillow - Feb 2017 United States $208,226 Median sale price.

  • In a recent campaign fundraising email, the Texas senator enumerated the “significant sacrifices” he was making in his bid for the highest office in the US, including daily attacks from the liberal media, no time with his family, not as much sleep as he would like and no personal time.

    Elizabeth Warren, the firebrand US senator who many hoped would run for president, had some choice words for Cruz: quit the whining. “We’re supposed to pity him because trying to be the leader of the free world is hard?! I’ve got two words for you, Ted: Boo hoo,” she wrote on her Facebook page.

    Warren noted that the people making real sacrifices were not gilded politicians, but people with no paid leave who can’t stay home when they are sick or their kids are sick, or workers who toil like hell to save money but can’t because they are suffering under staggering debt loads and stagnant wages.

    Know who gets no personal time? People who work two minimum wage jobs to support their families. Know who gets no family time? Moms with unfair schedules who drop their kids off at daycare and drive halfway across town only to find their work hours have been cancelled.

    According to Warren, Cruz is personally responsible for making the lives of these workers harder. He opposes mandatory paid family and medical leave—which he dubs “free stuff”, voted against student loan refinancing, and thinks the minimum wage is “bad policy”.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 19, 2016 10:52 PM Flag

    Too bad, the two worst candidates for the people are to be nominated. Something wrong with our democracy:

    They may be the frontrunners, but a majority of Americans can’t see themselves supporting either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Nor, for that matter, could they fathom supporting Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.

    According to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll, 68 percent of registered voters say they couldn’t see themselves supporting Trump, while 58 percent say the same about Clinton. Sixty-one percent of voters surveyed said they couldn’t see themselves backing Cruz.

    SLIDESHOW – The battle for New York

    Bernie Sanders and John Kasich fared slightly better, with a minority of voters saying they couldn’t see themselves supporting either the Vermont senator (48 percent) or the Ohio governor (47 percent).

  • Reply to

    The Shrinking Middle Class

    by w.heinlein Apr 19, 2016 2:26 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 19, 2016 9:44 PM Flag

    Exactly, depends on the assumptions, i.e. range of income in the three classes. Bet if you move the income for upper class to $413K which corresponse to the top 2 of 7 tax brackets, the distribution of the middle class might have remained static since 1980.

    Also. you has ignored my point on higher payroll taxes for the middle class while capped for the high income class since the mid-1980s. Tax rate was a hot topic in the 2012 Presidential debate and it has been one of those Middle Class gripes since Clinton years.

  • Update: Intel also announces it's cutting up to 12K jobs (11% of its workforce) through a restructuring. A $1.2B charge is expected. $1.4B/year in cost savings are expected by mid-2017.
    Update 2: CFO Stacy Smith will be transitioning to a new role at Intel - he'll lead sales, manufacturing, and operations. A search has begun for a new CFO.

  • Reply to

    Houston Under Water

    by trueallday Apr 19, 2016 9:20 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Apr 19, 2016 3:49 PM Flag

    There are too much concrete over Houston. No drainage. It is one of the hardest place to walk around outside of the boutiques near Rice University AND ONLY the couple of months when the weather was okay. But you still need to drive, take a taxi or hotel shuttle to get there.

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