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Tue Jun 30

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SkepikI replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 1:16 PM

Re: Supreme Court overturns EPA air pollution ru

I would settle for the EPA getting rigorous data and calcs on the programs they have got now...and eliminating those that produce more pollution than they save- Like the vehicle inspection programs in Ozone "non-attainment areas". When they [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 10:48 AM

Re: Was Williams right to reject $53 billion?

hmmmm, all of this (M&A) activity and "financial engineering" popularity with little or no actual enterprise improvement looks suspiciously like an expansion end game.... the usual result of several years of growth (if you can call it [more]

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SkepikI replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 10:33 AM

Re: Supreme Court overturns EPA air pollution ru

Presuming you believe the "calculation" of benefits, which are nearly always less than rigorous...... The EPA cant even manage its existing programs properly. They should not have new ones until they get their existing job right.

Sat Jun 27

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 7:12 PM

Re: Evidence that oil has bottomed

Back in view of info after 3 blessed weeks out of touch (on purpose) enjoying N. Italy. Things are a LOT more complicated than one might imagine in the short. In the LONG, however, we will enjoy the surplus excesses of a drilling and exp. crowed that [more]

Tue Jun 2

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SkepikI replied to the Ford Motor Company board. 11:40 AM

Re: Frame Shortage

Fascinating. I wonder curiously about the details: How many short over what time period. How late? What was projected? Is F 150 sales busting over predictions? (great news with a bit of angst) Demand higher than expected? The article left me [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:30 AM

Re: Thur update: Have we reached the ZIRP market

Yah, I figured...just being snarky. Some of us lost confidence in the Fed a long time ago. They have run out the rope on the bad model and added some string. If things dont turn for the better soon Or if they head even worse, there is nowhere for the [more]

Mon Jun 1

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:20 PM

Re: Friday update: terrible economic growth numb

Seattle may be rocking the housing market. Some think Portland is as well...but OREGON??? Dont kid yourself or anyone else. Most of the state is in the dumper. More than 10 counties still have double digit unemployment (yes I have lived here for more [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 6:15 PM

Re: Thur update: Have we reached the ZIRP marketpeak

"powerless"???? on the contrary, ONLY the Fed has the power to raise rates........... I think it would be more accurate to say the Fed is paralyzed or perhaps obstinate. Only economists continue to adhere to models which reality proves to [more]

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SkepikI replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 6:06 PM

Re: Purpose and the "small, happy life."

Its deliciously ironic and amusing to see an "iconic simple and small time writer like" ;-)Brooks writing about simple and small purpose in the NY times... hilarious.

I had a GREAT weekend, pouring a vertical tasting of a red blend [more]

Tue May 19

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:13 AM

Re: ILOD Monday: Be aware of liquidity risk

The longer I see the bandwagon go on, the more I see bears in the woods..... I figure on needing a head start so I've trimmed back a fair bit. Under my equity allocations by about 4% now. Nice profits from that too... Consider the bears in the woods [more]

Mon May 18

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:58 PM

Re: Friday update: Bad economic news

I wonder at what point, the Fed will start to question their "model" which continues to produce results contrary to real life.... Usually engineers abandon a model that does not match reality. I suppose economists think they can cause [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 5:52 PM

Re: Why corruption can be such a big deal

Some things never change. The idea that corruption follows government and always will became endemic to the writers of the constitution. Only recent generations had the temerity to believe that we had managed to eliminate it..... Caesar purchased his [more]

Tue May 12

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SkepikI replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 12:22 PM

Re: OT: Boulder Brands

My instinctive and skeptical (imagine that) reaction to specialized food for imagined sensitivities is nearly always %-0 geez Louise nuthouse stuff.... But something in this thread and particularly WD take makes me contemplate crowd behavior [more]

Mon May 11

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:31 AM

Re: Keeping Your Car Safe From Electronic Thieves

Well, I for one am searching out my favorite old 67 Barracuda with a KEYED entry and no electronics. The kids will be so flummoxed that they will NEVER figure out that you need an actual mechanical key and then need to rap the dash hard twice to get [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 12:18 AM

Re: Why corruption can be such a big deal

Which, does nothing to explain the corruption and graft and cronyism endemic to "non oil rich nations" ....like ummm US. Transactions based on freely traded values can be difficult to "corrupt" no matter the misrepresentations of [more]

Fri May 1

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:31 AM

Re: Exxon Earnings: 3 lessons YOU need to know

Post April 15 and it does indeed look like oil hit bottom earlier. And volatility is apparently gone, speculators and storage hogs are likely hedging by taking some profits. There is still time for the nervous to drive prices down before demand [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 11:20 AM

Re: National Oilwell Varco Earnings: 3 takeaways

Getting to interesting territory. Not at the bottom yet tho you reckon?

Hard to stay disciplined when the inevitable correction is still in the future.....

Sun Apr 26

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 4:06 PM

Re: Quarterly Portfolio Changes Part 2

Thanks for this. Reader friendly summary, succinct and clear. Not enough of this on TMF boards. I will be equally terse:

Adding NOTHING to my "retirement friendly portfolio" taking gains. Avoiding bonds. Boring and pitiful yeilds [more]

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SkepikI replied to the The Grand Adventure board. 4:00 PM

Re: Wed update: bad earnings and world wide bubb

The best analogy I can think of still scares me stiff- a game of musical chairs with three players, Fed, Bonds, equities and no chairs..... when the music stops they all crash because there is NO PLACE to go.....

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SkepikI replied to the Alyce Lomax board. 3:52 PM

Re: Comcast-Time Warner merger off

Fascinating. I would have to say it matters little to me as I live in an area that is unserved by Cable and yet I get all the "content" I want by other means..... so it seems that competitive issues on "luxury products" and [more]

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