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unclefulbert 207 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 3, 2015 10:19 AM Member since: Mar 8, 2003
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    Real data: Obamacare - got my rate for 2016

    by unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 3:53 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 8:07 PM Flag


    You missed the part that the premium was rolled back in 2012 and this coming year will be less than 2%.

    Last, as I had pointed out, you need to compare the cost for the same age. My numbers are for premiums when the member is a year older which would be more expensive, naturally. I don't have the exact tables but my bet is that the premium difference between a 61 and 60 year old would be at least 3% higher. What say you?

  • Reply to

    Real data: Obamacare - got my rate for 2016

    by unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 3:53 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 4:31 PM Flag

    You were right that my Kaiser rate, Silicone Valley, for 2015 was 5.2% higher than 2014, at $420 monthly. The rate change was negative from 2011 to 2012.

    And I have no problem with annual increases as boomers like myself are seeing higher health risks for each year closer to the end of life.

  • This is what global warming feels like.

    Last month was the hottest August on record, topping out the hottest summer on record, according to data released Thursday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was the sixth month this year to set a new record: February, March, May, June, July, and August. This has been the hottest start to a year on record and the hottest 12 months on record. It follows the hottest calendar year (2014), and the hottest decade.

    In 136 years of global temperature data, we are in uncharted territory. And this year's extremes are likely to continue as a strong El Niño weather pattern in the Pacific Ocean continues to rip more heat into the atmosphere. There's now a 97 percent chance that 2015 will be set yet another record, according to NOAA.

    The animation below shows the Earth's warming climate, recorded in monthly measurements from land and sea dating back to 1880. Temperatures are displayed in degrees above or below the 20th-century average. Thirteen of the 14 hottest years are in the 21st century, and 2015 is on track to raise the bar again.

  • Reply to

    Real data: Obamacare - got my rate for 2016

    by unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 3:53 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 4:17 PM Flag


    How's paying $450 a month free? The doctors need to repay their training costs and loss in compensation while and I were raking in 6 figures as engineers. Besides, they have staffs, overhead and their own insurance payments.

    Folks like you don't want union workers to get decent pay; service workers to get living wages and now, doctors to work for a engineer with only a BSEE degree?

    And be reminded that I have been posting my annual Kaiser membership costs for over a decade. Before Obamacare, it used to rise 2X to 5X CPI. Since Obamacare, it has risen but reasonably vs inflation.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 3:57 PM Flag


    While the fed and pundits are talking about inflation, deflation, China hard landing, government shutdown, fallen oil and gold prices etc, main street only care about jobs ... and they don't need anyone to tell them about their economic states. They know when they are stuck in traffic jams going to work and signing up for waiting lists in restaurants.

    What is good for Wall Street is generally bad for main street. Just take a look at HP share jumped yesterday on laying off one third of its people.

  • up from $442 in 2015 to $450 a month, Kaiser individual plan for single payer.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 2:46 PM Flag

    Jobs won't last more than a week before his blood pressure goes up the roof ... he would have to deal with demigods with opposing opinions and civil servants who answers to nobody. And then, there are foreign heads of states whose interests are not American's.

  • Reply to

    Rand Paul may be right to disband the Fed

    by unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 2:10 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 2:24 PM Flag


    Most republicans believe in less intervention by the fed unless in dire straits as in 2008 to 2010. At zero rate now, what if Congress decides to shut down the government over Planned Parenthood? Go to negative rate?

  • They succumbed to the Wall Street crooks and keep the ZIRP to goose asset prices some more until the retailers pile back in. So 5.1% UE is not good enought for 0.25% fed rate. They want 2.0% inflation as well?

  • Reply to

    Carly did very well tonight

    by shermisfat Sep 17, 2015 7:12 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 1:32 PM Flag


    You are rewriting history, calling black as white and a utter failure as martyr. She was brought in by Hackborn the traitor of HP and been in absolute control for 6 years before fired for incompetence. Meg has 4 years so far and trying to save herself by giving up control of most HP revenues. What a sham.

  • This guy is good ... search for CNBC video clip:
    Sonnenfeld slams Fiorina: 'Left HP in tatters'
    Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale School of Management Sr. Associate..

    Does not deserve a second chance as a unrepentant failed CEO and no credibility now without come back story like names he mentioned.

  • Reply to

    Carly Looked Great!

    by trueallday Sep 17, 2015 11:54 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 12:00 PM Flag


    Carl always could make speeches until she had to eat her promises and words when HP was under her total control from Great to Near Death. She is like Jimmy Swagger. Jimmy was a great orator every Sunday, a beloved televangelist until ....

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Sep 17, 2015 9:21 AM Flag

    In the week ending September 12, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 264,000, a decrease of 11,000 from the previous week's unrevised level of 275,000. The 4 week moving average was 272,500, a decrease of 3,250 from the previous week's unrevised average of 275,750.
    There were no special factors impacting this week's initial claims.
    The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.7 percent for the week ending September 5, unchanged from the previous week's unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending September 5 was 2,237,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week's revised level. The previous week's level was revised up 3,000 from 2,260,000 to 2,263,000. The 4 week moving average was 2,256,250, a decrease of 4,750 from the previous week's revised average. The previous week's average was revised up by 750 from 2,260,250 to 2,261,000.

  • Dana Blankenhorn,

    HP CEO Meg Whitman has laid off 55,000 people, with plans to lay off almost 30,000 more.

    HP's move into the cloud was a complete failure.

    A great American company has been destroyed and will be broken up on November 1.

    One of the great mysteries of the Silicon Valley is why Hewlett-Packard (NYSE:HPQ) CEO Meg Whitman continues to get a hearing on Wall Street as some sort of corporate builder.

    Since taking over as CEO in September 2011, Whitman has dismantled what was once a great American company. The cuts began in 2012, and by last month had amounted to 55,000 people out of a workforce that once totaled 317,000.

    What is the headline today, about what Whitman can do when her HP Enterprise splits from the old printer and PC business? She plans to layoff another 25,000 people, maybe 30,000. Almost a third of the people who welcomed her as CEO will have hit the bricks by this time next year.

    Whitman became HP CEO in the wake of the disastrous acquisition of Autonomy for $11 billion. But she was a member of the board that approved that acquisition. Since becoming CEO, she has acquired six more companies, including Eucalyptus, which was supposed to power HP's move into the cloud. That was, in fact, an expensive acquihire of open source legend Marten Mickos, who was put in charge of HP's cloud efforts. Well, within five months Mickos was out, and within seven, the company was saying public cloud "makes no sense for us." Leadership!

    Whitman's supporters will note that the company's shares have advanced 14% under her tenure. The fa

  • Oracle beats by $0.01, misses on revenue

    Oracle (NYSE:ORCL): FQ1 EPS of $0.53 beats by $0.01.
    Revenue of $8.45B (-1.7% Y/Y) misses by $80M.

    REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 09/16/15 -- Oracle Corporation (ORCL) today announced fiscal 2016 Q1 results. The strengthening of the U.S. dollar compared to foreign currencies had a significant impact on results in the quarter. Total Revenues were $8.4 billion, down 2% in U.S. dollars but up 7% in constant currency. Cloud plus On-Premise Software Revenues were $6.5 billion, down 2% in U.S. dollars and up 6% in constant currency. Total Cloud Revenues were $611 million, up 29% in U.S. dollars and up 34% in constant currency. Cloud software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) revenues were $451 million, up 34% in U.S. dollars and up 38% in constant currency. Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) revenues were $160 million, up 16% in U.S. dollars and up 23% in constant currency. Total On-Premise Software Revenues were $5.8 billion, down 4% in U.S. dollars but up 4% in constant currency. Total Hardware Revenues were $1.1 billion, down 3% in U.S. dollars but up 6% in constant currency. Total Services Revenues were $862 million, up 1% in U.S. dollars and up 10% in constant currency.

  • Reply to

    Confusion at the Fed

    by w.heinlein Sep 16, 2015 12:37 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 16, 2015 2:55 PM Flag


    Laughing out loud. The 1% get the stone and the rest get the hole.

  • unclefulbert by unclefulbert Sep 16, 2015 2:52 PM Flag

    Earnings from 55K working stiffs transferred to the rich investors and 30K more.

    Can y'all dig it?

  • Reply to

    Confusion at the Fed

    by w.heinlein Sep 16, 2015 12:37 PM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 16, 2015 2:05 PM Flag


    You are too rational though I gave you a thumbs up on substance. Those inside the beltway are all playing politics in order to get those cushy jobs again and again. There needs to be term limit for national office as in State offices like California. That would include the Supreme Court seats as well.

    The so called confusion of late is not as the obstructionists have been focused on a one term Obama president. When that failed, they want to bash not just anything Obama but anything other than pushed by NRA and extreme conservatives (hope yahoo won't delete this though without those known censored words.)

  • Reply to

    Keep Firing

    by diablo_cuzin Sep 16, 2015 10:47 AM
    unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 16, 2015 12:30 PM Flag


    Be careful. Most likely some short covering. Recall there were plenty of layoffs in Meg's past 4 years as a major strategy of the "5 year Recovery Plan." Stocks moved up a bit but flatten out or drop again as shorts rebuild their positions.

    The wall street crooks are counting on the greater fools to buy more or hold more as they churn their shares.

  • unclefulbert unclefulbert Sep 16, 2015 8:39 AM Flag

    wow, so much ignorance from two lines of text. You won the dunce award this morning.

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