observerbob2013

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Wed Mar 26

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 12:12 PM

25 Years On From Exxon Valdez: What We've Learned, What We've Ignored

The sad reality of life so far is that most innovation is driven by disaster in the form of the sort of accidents mentioned above or in the form of war.

Today innovation is slowly starting to come from consumer

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Tue Mar 25

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 12:54 PM

3 Insights on Putin's Russia From America's Wisest Cold Warrior

The problem here is that Putin is acting after a vote of people who seem to have wished to right a USSR wrong.

Crimea was, and remains, Russian by ethinicity the fact is that it was given to the Ukraine in the

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Fri Mar 14

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 12:05 PM

The Most Important Metric for 3D Systems Corporation

The problem for all 3D printers is to find real manufacturing uses for the technology.

In the short term 3D and others will sell on the basis of novelty and fun gee whiz items for consumers.

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:58 AM

Why China Manipulates the Yuan

China manipulates the currency to benefit China. Simple.

The West has been following flawed economic models that ignore the fact that a government should act in the interests of its citizens in both the short

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Fri Mar 7

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:00 AM

Things You Can Do That Wall Street Can’t

I have been investing and trading for over 50 years.

The most important mistake most "investors' make is that they do not realise that this is a serious job which requires experience and a

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Thu Mar 6

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:09 AM

10 Reasons Behind Russia's Invasion of Ukraine

The fact is that a government was overthrown not by democratic voting but by force.

It would seem clear that the people of Crimea want Russia and voted for the overthrown government.

If it

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Tue Feb 25

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:12 AM

I Was Wrong (So Far) About $5-a-Gallon Gasoline

The article does not seem to take into account the reduction in demand from -

More efficient autos using less gas,

The increasing congestion on city roads reducing the use of autos,

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 10:59 AM

Why Half of Wal-Mart's Groceries Are Banned by Whole Foods

To compare Whole Foods and Wal Mart in this way is to compare apples and oranges.

Wal-Mart supplies a full range of products for the regular market while Whole Foods supplies a very limited range to people who

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Thu Feb 6

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:36 AM

The Long-Term Unemployment Crisis Is Out of Control

The only answer to longterm unemployment is the proose jobsvision of realistic training coupled with serious job seeking help.

Most long term unemployed have little chance of employment without industry based

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:25 AM

7 Reasons I Invested in Tesla Motors Inc.

Anyone who believes that the internal combustion engine is dead is a fool indeed.

Apart from anything else there is far too much investment in existing technology and too many opportunities to improve existing

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Tue Feb 4

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 11:13 AM

Wal-Mart, American Welfare, and the Way to Invest Well

The reality is that without adequately paid jobs there are no consumers.

The present economic idiocy that sends jobs overseas to third world call centres in order to save a few dollars by providing an inadequate

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observerbob2013 commented on an article. 10:56 AM

American Factory Workers Getting $33,029 Yearly Bonuses May Sound Insane, But It's True

In many ways the modern equivalent of profit share is the move to franchising.

Companies like McDonalds acheive the same result by effectively selling jobs to people willing to over-acheive in return for a share

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