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Ugh. Can't these guys think for themselves?

No matter where you stand on climate change, this story ought to disturb you. All the environmental wackos are meeting in private to dictate what White House public policy will be. Currently, there has been a lot of controversy as …






Razorbacks

Feral hogs are a massive problem across the US. They are seriously damaging to land in the south. With toughness in the economy, entrepreneurs are naturally figuring out ways to make a living by solving a problem. In Florida, one …






Figures of the Day

This was a tough one today. We had the Florida woman who got in an accident while driving in her car. No, she wasn’t texting. And over at The Danza Tap, a good story about the Kansas Assistant b-ball coach …






Why the Economy is so Slow

Are you watching CNBC these days? Because of my occupation, we spend all day with it on in the background. Since October of 2008, you know where most of CNBC’s coverage has been? The committee rooms of Washington DC. When …






Separated at Birth?

Anyone think former Governor of NJ and Cookie the Clown from Bozo’s circus were separated at birth?






Wow, what a game

Just finished watching the overtime game between Canada and the US. I didn’t want it to end. Both teams showed so much heart. Jonathon Toews was arguably the best player on the Canadian team for the entire tournament. Patrick Kane …






Incentives-Transaction Tax

Taxes are just incentives to behavior. Milton Friedman famously said if you want less of something, tax it. Taxes are a way to generate government revenue-but as soon as there is a tax, people try to find away around it. …






Brits inflation up sharply

Whoa! This is an eye opener. Everyone in America is on the inflation beat. That’s why gold has had such a run. There has been a fair amount of money lost in the past two years being short Treasuries. But …






Michael Yon Online

I am on a college tour with my daughter this week. Michael Yon is writing the best stuff coming out of the battlefield that you will read. Make sure you hit his tip jar. He is self financed and needs …






How can they say this with a straight face?

Anyone that knows me knows that I am no fan of the Obama administration. I think they reached a new low today. Watching the video of Gibbs saying that they won the Iraq War is absolutely incredible to anyone who …






Figure of the Day 101K

http://www.thinkbigworksmall.com/mypage/player/tbws/23088/1287086 Check out this video. Well worth the watch. Goldman strikes again. It would be really nice if someone would back me up on 80-95% of my trades. Bet I would trade a lot better. Oh, and if I screwed …






Spus, or S+P and investing for the long haul

Market was up today. It looked like it needed a technical rally. The market these days is not trading off news, but just technical points. The consumer income figures were interesting today. Spending is up slightly. However, if I look …






GDP at over 5%

Sounds like we are knocking the cover off the ball.  But we aren’t. The GDP numbers are distorted by quite a few things.  First, since the financial crisis scared everyone half to death, companies stopped building inventory.  Yesterday, at Dennis …






State of the Union-during

I have not heard a more boring SOTU speech in a long time. At least with Bush you could count on some malaprops and mispronunciations. Clinton was funnier. Reagan inspiring. This so far is a yawn. Nothing earth shattering.






Fresh Start

I moved all the old stuff over from the other blog. I included as many comments as I could, but moved them bulk.  Sorry about that. I posted today about the State of the Union, and you will have to …






State of the Union

The Big Man is speaking tomorrow night.  As a trader, we generally don’t care what the President says.  Rarely does anything ever come out of a State of the Union address.  We tend to pay more attention to Federal Reserve …






Technical difficulties

I changed my host from a free server to a paid server.  If you can’t find old posts or comments, I am working on transferring them over.  Sorry for the inconvenience.