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Thu Feb 19

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CairnDad replied to the Conservative Fools board. 2:58 PM

Re: Interesting World History..

In his letter, McVeigh said he was an agnostic but that he would "improvise, adapt and overcome", if it turned out there was an afterlife. "If I'm going to hell," he wrote, "I'm gonna have a lot of company." His body [more]

Wed Feb 18

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CairnDad posted to the Atheist Fools board. 11:33 AM

Age and Educational Attainment

of American Religions and Denominations

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Sun Feb 15

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CairnDad replied to the Retire Early CampFIRE board. 8:44 AM

Re: Please Return Our Weapons

Perhaps if he added "pretty please with sugar on top" we can get our weapons back.

Or perhaps first term Senators don't make good Presidents.

Fri Feb 13

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 3:30 PM

Re: The Data Bubble

I'm more wondering, in what other ways would a Data Bubble burst affect society and markets? Just some idle thinking on a Friday afternoon.

I don't know how a data bubble burst would differ from other bubble bursts. But in general [more]

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 2:45 PM

Re: The Data Bubble

Not having done a DCF analysis on either company, I'm going to be lazy and look at P/E ratios.

They both have very high P/E ratios relative to the S&P. Based on that, I'm going to say bubble.

Thu Feb 12

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:30 PM

Re: Dodd-Frank Is Killing Community Banks

So....is Dodd-Frank the cause of their failure, or would those banks have failed regardless, because they didn't get bailed out like Citi and BoA? Or are people putting their money in the TBTF for "peace of mind" knowing that the big [more]

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 8:01 PM

Re: Dodd-Frank Is Killing Community Banks

Dodd-Frank was passed in 2010. Blaming Dodd-Frank for a trend that started 16 years prior, is, how shall we put it, a bit of a stretch.

Read on:

And while the number of community banks already declined before the crisis, [more]

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CairnDad posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:17 PM

Dodd-Frank Is Killing Community Banks

Dodd-Frank financial regulations supposedly meant to help the little guy and curtail banking behemoths had the opposite effect. Numerous critics warned of this threat, confirmed by new research from the Harvard Kennedy School of [more]

Wed Feb 11

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:51 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

If management cannot find positive NPV projects to grow the business, management is failing. Extend that return money to shareholders mindset to it's obvious conclusion and the business is liquidated, but then the honchos would be out of their [more]

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:26 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

Again, the thought that financial manipulation is preferred to productive work. Management's job is to grow the business, but the incentives today all promote manipulation instead.

The fiduciary duty of the CEO and Board of Directors [more]

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CairnDad replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 10:59 AM

Re: Stock buy backs killing economy

Apparently, the companies believe the stock buybacks are the best use of the shareholder's money.

Mon Feb 2

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CairnDad posted to the Index Funds board. 5:42 PM

Bogle: Just Buy the Darn Index Fund

Bogle, who is never one to hold back his thoughts on the merits of passive indexing, says of Buffett's success and the efforts for future investors to replicate this success:

Beethoven could tell you how to write a symphony but you
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Fri Jan 30

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CairnDad replied to the Political Asylum board. 12:24 PM

Re: Sarah Palin is Soooooo Over

Sarah Palin is what happens when you try to name a Senator from the other party as your VP candidate and at the last minute realize you can't do that in this environment. When you scramble around at the last minute for a VP candidate, you probably [more]

Mon Jan 26

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CairnDad replied to the Political Asylum board. 9:22 AM

Re: BJ in IA

When I saw the headline, I assumed it was about Monica Lewinsky. :)

Thu Jan 1

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CairnDad replied to the Political Asylum board. 8:30 PM

Re: Poor Republicans

So are we to understand that since you can now drive the agenda full speed ahead if it fails it's all the GOP fault? Nope. Government is divided. Neither party has all the power.

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CairnDad replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:19 PM

Re: Poor Republicans

All of their hopes and dreams are being crushed.

You mean like having majority control of both state legislatures in 25 states vs. the Democrats having 16. Or the largest majority in the House since 1928.

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CairnDad replied to the Political Asylum board. 1:09 PM

Re: Pope Dissing GOP Tea-Baggers & Chickenhawks

And then he'll say something against abortion or LGBT rights soon and then the Left will go on and on about pedophile priests and why we shouldn't listen to the Pope.

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