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  • Hillary's new star turn: heroine of children's books ("Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc... Hillary")

    01/11/2016 9:50:27 AM PST · by presidio9 · 33 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 7 | Kathie Meizner
    In a presidential election year, there will, of course, be political biographies. But political biographies for children? This month three children's books about one candidate — Hillary Clinton — hit the shelves. Aimed at a variety of age groups, the books deliver a similar message of female strength, though admittedly one likely to go down easier in Democratic-leaning households. Jonah Winter's picture book "Hillary" (Schwartz & Wade, ages 4 to 8) begins with a slightly tongue-in-cheek overview of history's notably strong women: Queen Elizabeth, Joan of Arc ("she was kind of intense"), Rosie the Riveter, "and now there is Hillary."...
  • Can we get a gun swap/sale peer to peer/ forum ??????

    12/10/2015 6:32:49 PM PST · by Robe · 31 replies
    What's the possibility of getting a firearm "Swap Shop " on here. I've noticed from time to time freeper have question and "how much does this cost questions..... What do ya think
  • Chinese company to buy Texas oil fields in $1.3 billion deal

    10/28/2015 2:39:28 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 7 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 10/26/15 | Sophia Yan
    A Chinese investment firm is shelling out $1.3 billion to buy giant oil fields in Texas, reflecting growing interest from China in U.S. energy resources. Yantai Xinchao will acquire oil assets in the western Texas Permian Basin that are currently owned by Tall City Exploration and Plymouth Petroleum. The deal is part of a larger transaction between Yantai Xinchao and a second Chinese firm, according to a stock exchange filing on Saturday. The purchase, which includes oil fields in the state's Howard and Borden counties, has already been approved by the U.S. Committee on Foreign Investment, the filing said. Many...
  • We Did The Math: Should You Buy Or Rent In These Major Cities?

    01/12/2015 8:45:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/15/2015
    When you buy a home, a lot of the money you spend isn't going toward your home equity. The cost of homeownership includes the money you spend on fees, taxes, and interest. These costs do not increase the value of your home nor do they reduce the principal on your mortgage. We did some analysis on the cost of homeownership versus the cost of renting. Rental costs are offset by the interest you make on the cash you did not have to put toward a down payment. Homeownership costs are offset by the tax deduction you get on your mortgage...
  • This Flowchart Could Help You Decide Whether To Buy Or Rent A Home

    07/15/2014 2:09:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/15/2014 | Libby Kane
  • Rent or Buy? The Math Is Changing

    05/27/2014 7:00:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 05/27/2014 | Neil Irwin
    Billy Gasparino and Jenna Dillon-Gasparino were savvy enough to wait out the housing boom of a decade ago as renters. Not until 2010, well into the bust, did they buy a house in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles, less than a mile from the beach, for $810,000. Only four years later, the couple see new signs of excess in the housing market and have decided to go back to renting. They are close to a deal to sell their house for $1.35 million, a cool 67 percent gain. It just seems like the housing market came back so...
  • There's A Simple, Unbiased Way To Figure Out Whether To Rent Or Buy

    08/10/2013 10:34:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/10/2013 | LEONARD BARON, ZILLOW
    If you are a renter and pondering whether its time buy a home, one thing that might be on your mind is a rent vs. own analysis. As you can imagine, this analysis will help you determine the financial benefits of owning a home vs. staying a renter. Many online rent vs. own analysis tools are available, but a little caution is needed, as some of these tools are very biased and skewed. Some always find that it typically makes sense to buy, while others show that you should rarely buy. Most of them look at the difference between the...
  • Obama and the lost generation

    12/07/2012 12:07:55 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 33 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 12/7/12 | Judson Phillips
    We have a lost generation of Americans. We who make up the baby boom generation still talk about the American dream. For the lost generation, the American dream is now dead. Who are the lost generation and why is the American dream nothing but a myth to them? The lost generation is the group we call Millennials. They are the people under 30. Why is their generation lost?
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.
  • Oaklands first-ever gun buyback fizzles(CA)

    06/03/2012 6:02:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 3 June, 2012 | Megan Taros
    Oakland is often criticized for its gun violence, then not recognized when it tries to do something about it. On Saturday, the Oakland Police Department set up the citys first ever gun buyback in a Caltrans lot in Fruitvale. The net recovery? 12 guns. OPD Lt. Blair Alexander, in charge of the buyback operation, told the Trib he was disappointed in the lack of support it received: The more people who come out, the more they send a message of a united front against violence. Community leaders including 100 Mothers, which focuses on gun violence, had organized the effort. Oakland...
  • inShare0 Gun buyback program nets more than 600 weapons in first hour(CA uber barf alert)

    05/12/2012 8:48:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 12 May, 2012 | C.J. Lin
    Authorities were hoping to net about 2,000 weapons in the city's annual gun buyback program Saturday, but the total tally of firearms that locals exchanged for gift cards won't be available until Monday, according to officials. The program, in its fourth year and held on Mother's Day weekend, is aimed at cutting down on shootings by allowing people to turn in the weapons - no questions asked - at six locations around the city, including Facey Medical Center in Mission Hills. About 600 to 700 guns were surrendered citywide in just the first hour, according to LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman....
  • Getting paid handsomely to wait for growth

    04/30/2012 3:22:09 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies ^ | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    It is easy to find a sexy stock upon which to "take a shot". I'm not a gambler. As a value investor, every now and then I get excited about compelling value. When markets are high, it doesn't happen often. I like companies that are growing in double digits, yet trading near asset values and pay healthy dividend while you wait for the stock price to bear a correlation to the revenue and earnings prospects of the company. This company has a long history, strong balance sheet, double digit growth, rising dividends and has declared "special dividends" (extra cash) that...
  • Action Alert Best Buy: TV's, Computers and Hamas

    04/24/2012 9:45:32 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies ^ | 4/17/12 | Marc J. Fink
    Ailing Retail Giant Sponsors Hamas-Linked Islamist Group, Refuses to Rule Out Future Funding to Islamic Radicals Think again before buying your next flat-screen television or computing device from Best Buy. The struggling retail giant recently used profits from American consumers to fund the annual banquet of a group closely linked to Hamas. The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently listed Best Buy as a "Platinum Sponsor." Best Buy has refused to rule out future support for CAIR through numerous messages to its public relations department. The big box retailer is already in chaos amid the recent...
  • Selling in NJ buying in PA...Bucks county

    04/02/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 40 replies
    Me ^ | 4/2/2012 | Me
    Okay, I am selling my house in NJ because the property taxes, income taxes and insurance are out of control. Overall we'll be saving $6000-$10000 per year if we move. My wife's drive to work will be about the same my drive will be 10 minutes further. The main reason wanting to leave NJ are for the obvious reasons as I think this state will never change and possibly continue its downward spiral. Anyone that lives in PA that lived in there anything to warn me of? Am I going from the frying pan to the frying pan or...
  • N. Charleston police buy back 135 weapons(SC)

    04/01/2012 5:43:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies ^ | 31 March, 2012 | Staff
    NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The North Charleston Police Department says they've collected 135 weapons off the streets Saturday during their annual buyback program in North Charleston. The program is an opportunity for people to turn in weapons to police with no questions asked. Authorities say 60 handguns and 32 long guns were collected at Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and 32 handguns and 11 longs guns at St. Matthews Baptist Church. Those who participated in the event were given gift cards in exchange for their weapons.
  • Conway to hold gun buyback program March 24(SC)

    03/14/2012 10:34:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 14 March, 2012 | Rusty Ray
    CONWAY - Lee Bellamy now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with police officers in the fight to get guns off the streets of Horry County, a long, long way from where he was just a few short years ago. "They are good and upright citizens, who live a good life" Bellamy said of the officers. "Basically, that's what I'm doing also." Bellamy served more than 20 years in prison--including several years on death row--after a murder conviction. Four years ago, he got out on parole after a supreme court decision overturned his conviction and death sentence. Now, he works with young people in...

    03/08/2012 8:01:43 PM PST · by Iam1ru1-2 · 20 replies
    StandWithUs - Email | March 8, 2012 | StandWithUs
    Dear Friends of Israel, Israel needs us now. March 30 has been designated as a day to boycott Israeli goods. That`s why March 30 will be our next Buy Israeli Goods (BIG) Day. Please forward this e-mail to your community, synagogues, schools, other organizations, and your friends in other cities and ask them to help promote the movement to counter boycott activities against Israel. We`ve had tremendous success countering this hateful initiative - let`s keep it going! MARCH 30 IS BUY ISRAELI GOODS DAY - it`s BIG!! And you can help. Learn more HEREThank you in advance for your participation!...
  • RUSH: We Stand for Principle Over Politics and the Establishment Can't Stand It

    12/23/2011 1:56:05 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 23 replies ^ | December 21, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    We Stand for Principle Over Politicsand the Establishment Can't Stand It December 21, 2011 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: "House Democrats tried Wednesday to force a vote on the Senates two-month extension of the payroll-tax cut, but Republicans gaveled the House closed to prevent them from having a chance, as top GOP leaders huddled down the hall to try to figure a way out of the mess. The House was set to hold a pro forma session, but two top Democrats, Reps. Steny H. Hoyer and Chris Van Hollen, demanded to be recognized to try to force a vote on the...
  • Gun turn-in pits Ceasefire against collectors with cash(OR)

    10/27/2011 6:03:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies ^ | 27 October, 2011 | Peter Korn
    Only 43 people turned in unwanted guns Saturday at Ceasefire Oregons latest community collection event, in the Veterans Memorial Coliseum parking lot. Last winter, Portland police collected 152 guns at a similar event, and earlier turn-ins yielded even more. Event organizers and Portland police, who help coordinate the turn-in, were at a loss to explain the drop. Maybe, they said, publicity for the event did not reach as many people. Among those it did reach were about two dozen gun collectors who lined up at the parking lots two entrances, hoping to convince people driving in to sell them their...
  • Must Read Book Debuts Tuesday!

    09/18/2011 2:18:18 PM PDT · by garv · 36 replies
    My Wife ^ | 9/18/2011 | Me
    I"m begging the indulgence of my fellow freepers since I've been here a long time and this will be the first vanity I've ever posted. My beautiful wife Amy is a writer and she has a new young adult novel coming out on Tuesday. The title is Cold Kiss and it's a hard cover issue from Harper Teen, Harper Collins young adult imprint. Far be it from me to indulge in hyperbole, but this is the greatest novel ever written in human history. My wife has published a number of books before, but not in the young adult genre which...
  • Guest Post: How Much Would It Cost To Buy Congress Back From Special Interests?

    06/30/2011 11:27:07 AM PDT · by Nachum · 22 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 6/30/11 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Charles Hugh Smith from Of Two Minds How Much Would It Cost To Buy Congress Back From Special Interests? Here's a thought: let's buy our Congress back from the special interests who now own it. We all know special interests own the U.S. Congress and the Federal machinery of governance (i.e. regulatory capture). How much would it cost the American citizenry to buy back their Congress? The goal in buying our Congress back from the banking cartel et al. would not be to compete with the special interests for congressional favors--it would be to elect a Congress which...
  • US consumers buy fewer cars in May, forcing retail sales down; wholesale prices moderate

    06/14/2011 10:03:12 AM PDT · by Son House · 14 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | June 14, 2011 | CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER
    <p>The drop in auto sales was 2.9 percent, the sharpest drop in 15 months. But it was due, in large part, to temporary factors: Buyers received fewer dealer incentives, and dealers ran short on popular fuel-efficient models. The natural disasters in Japan disrupted shipments of cars and component parts to the United States.</p>
  • Best Buy Employee Tackles Laptop Thief, Receives Pink Slip

    05/06/2011 7:52:15 PM PDT · by rawhide · 74 replies ^ | 5-3-11 | Paul Lilly
    Being a super hero is sometimes a thankless job. Just ask Spiderman and a handful of others who have both fought for and been chased by the law. As it turns out, even being just a regular hero isn't always all that it's cracked up to be. If you require proof, sit down for a chat with Roger Kline, a 51-year-old former Best Buy employee who was shown the door after he tackled a would-be laptop thief making a mad dash with stolen merchandise. According to a report in the Billings Gazette, Kline was a well-regarded employee and one of...
  • 243 guns turned in at Portland event (OR)

    04/11/2011 5:21:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Wayne Havrelly
    PORTLAND -- Ceasefire Oregon collected 243 guns Saturday at a turn-in event at Portlands Memorial Coliseum. The group worked with the newly reinstated Portland Police gun task force to host the event. The firearms collected Saturday were given to police and will be destroyed. For each gun turned in, the owner received a $50 Fred Meyer gift card. Helen Carons and Andrew Perez, who attended the event, were both affected by gun violence two years ago when Perez accidentally shot Carons' son. "I just want to thank everyone for turning in their guns, Carons said. I really do appreciate it....
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary: I Told My Daughter to Buy Japanese Car

    02/09/2011 4:11:09 PM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 2/9/11 | Penny Starr
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so. LaHood's comment came as he announced the results of a 10-month long Department of Transportation study that was undertaken to determine whether electronic systems could have been responsible for reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study determined that this was not the case. LaHood's statement that
  • I will start checking...How about you?

    02/01/2011 1:25:36 PM PST · by Vendome · 79 replies
    Vanity | 02/01/11 | Vendome
    A physics teacher in high school once told the students that while one grasshopper on the railroad tracks wouldn't slow a train very much, a billion of them would. With that thought in mind, read the following, obviously written by a good American. Good idea .... one light bulb at a time ....
  • JPSO to give money for guns(LA)

    01/04/2011 4:06:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 3 January, 2011 | NA
    The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office will hold a gun buy back event on Saturday, January 8th. The event begins at 9am and will last until all money has been distributed. Citizens may bring in firearms of all types including rifles, handguns, and assault weapons with no questions asked. Guns can be brought to the Second Zion Church at 6520 Second Zion Avenue in Marrero or the Marine Baptist Church at 3034 Andover Street in Metairie. Weapons such as rifles, handguns, or shotguns, in working condition, will be exchanged for $50.00 cash. Assault weapons will be exchanged for $200.00 cash. Ammunition...
  • Look who's trying to buy the election (American Fed. of State, Country, Municipal Employees)

    10/27/2010 1:51:24 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/26/10 | Rich Lowry
    Look who's trying to buy the electionRich Lowry Last Updated: 12:49 AM, October 26, 2010 Just when we'd been told the Chamber of Commerce had bought the election, along comes the American Federation of State, Country and Municipal Employees to pour nearly $90 million into the campaign. According to The Wall Street Journal, this makes the public-sector union the biggest spender of all the outside groups. The National Education Association and the Service Employees International Union rank among the top five. Collectively, these three unions representing millions of public workers -- only the SEIU is majority private -- are devoting...
  • The Wealthy Left Needs to Buy Our Debt NOW!!!

    08/13/2010 12:03:30 AM PDT · by ExxonPatrolUs · 12 replies ^ | Today | Voice at Poser Index
    The Wealthy Left Needs to Buy Our Debt NOW!!! If the Obama administration insists on promising exponential growth in entitlements, AND, If wealthy lefties are pledging to give their life savings to charity, The time is now Buy our debt!!! Buy it from Obama and Buy it from China. Put your money where your mouth is. Do it for world peace! This means you... Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Larry Ellison, ...
  • GM to buy auto financing company AmeriCredit

    07/22/2010 1:30:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 1+ views
    ms (journolist) nbc ^ | 7/22/10 | TOM KRISHER
    DETROIT General Motors Co. will buy AmeriCredit Corp. for $3.5 billion, a deal that allows the automaker to expand loans to customers with poor credit and offer more leases, key areas where GM must grow to accelerate its car sales. But the acquisition, announced Thursday, also means that GM, which is 61 percent owned by the U.S. government, is getting back into the business of making risky loans. AmeriCredit is an independent auto financing company that already works with about 4,000 GM dealers.
  • Newsmax Media bidding to buy Newsweek

    06/03/2010 10:54:31 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies · 850+ views
    yahoo ^ | 6/3/10 | Michael Calderone
    t's been almost a month since the Washington Post Co. put Newsweek on the market, and by 5 p.m. today the initial bids are due. Despite skepticism over whether there will be bidders, Yahoo! News can confirm there's at least one: Newsmax Media. "Newsmax Media Inc. has made a bid for Newsweek," said a company statement provided to Yahoo! News. The company also stated that its "bid for Newsweek's print and online assets is congruent with its objective to diversify and expand into numerous distinct media brand offerings, like any major multi-title publisher."
  • Transparent Digital Keyboard

    05/06/2010 4:06:23 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 2 replies · 2,097+ views
    Associated Content ^ | May 5 2010 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. It's indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. It's based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology. It judges clicking depending on the image of the size and where your finger touches the keyboard.
  • Advertising Leads People to View Luxuries as Necessities

    03/09/2010 2:59:33 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 13 replies · 279+ views
    Associated Content ^ | Published March 09, 2010 by: | Alice Winters
    Advertising often results in overspending and over-consumption by creating artificially induced needs. The usual catch phrases are "New", "An exclusive offer", "Everyone has one of these", and/or "You deserve the best." Other fallacious "Protect your children with ..." not to mention lastly "Want to know what women really like?" manipulate the minds of targeted groups and raise/lower self esteem to encourage people to purchase their products.
  • Clearly Something Impressive (Transparent Digital Keyboard)

    03/02/2010 10:42:21 AM PST · by Niuhuru · 35 replies · 5,858+ views
    Computer User ^ | 27 February 2010 10:44 | Alice Winters
    When it comes to computer technology, thin is always in. Its indisputable that the thinner, lighter, clearer, the better when dealing with the latest computer gadget. This keyboard is the epitome of the high standards expected of the technological version of the fashion industry. Its based on image as well, that is, image recognition technology.
  • Buyback programs are dubious events(NJ)

    12/18/2009 6:39:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies · 605+ views
    Verona-Cedar Grove Times ^ | 17 December, 2009 | na
    In a three-sentence press release e-mailed to the Verona-Cedar Grove Times last week, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office announced a gun buyback program. Today and tomorrow, residents who are in possession of illegal handguns can turn them in and receive up to $200 no questions asked. It's the county's Gun Amnesty Buyback Program, held in high crime areas such as East Orange, Newark and Irvington. No such programs are being held in Verona or Cedar Grove, presumably because the crime rate is lower here and residents obtain their firearms the legal way, with permits. The programs are typically held...
  • Best Buy Has No Problem Wishing Muslims "Happy Eid al-Adha", But not Christmas!

    11/24/2009 8:36:00 AM PST · by Amerisrael · 20 replies · 1,129+ views
    Boycott Best Buy! From IBA: Three years ago, electronics retail giant Best Buy was in the middle of the "War on Christmas" controversy. A company spokeswoman - Dawn Bryant - announced they would not use the word "Christmas" in their advertising: "We are going to continue to use the term holiday because there are several holidays throughout that time period, and we certainly need to be respectful of all of them." Hmm... so mentioning "Christmas" in its advertising is somehow disrespectful of other holidays? They have since started using the word Christmas in some ads - but it's very limited....
  • Egypt-born Jew looks to buy 50% of Al-Jazeera

    10/07/2009 8:29:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 6 replies · 452+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 10/7/09 | Nimrod Halpern
    Egyptian-born Jewish businessman Haim Saban is negotiating with Qatar's emir the purchase of 50 percent of the Al Jazeera television network, the independent Egyptian newspaper Al-Mesryoon reported earlier this week. Saban was first reported to be negotiating the purchase of half the Doha -based network in 2004, after visiting the emirate with former U.S. President Bill Clinton. The media mogul, estimated to be worth more than $3 billion, brought the Power Rangers franchise to the Arab world and made a fortune out of developing and selling the Fox Family cable network together with News Corp. In Israel, Saban owns a...
  • EU, Canada encouraged by weakened Buy American plan

    02/06/2009 11:18:23 AM PST · by shielagolden · 13 replies · 412+ views ^ | Thu Feb 5, 2009 | James Grubel
    EU, Canada encouraged by weakened Buy American plan . The bill still has to be reconciled with the controversial version passed by the U.S. House of Representatives. The European Commission -- which oversees trade policy for the 27-nation EU -- said it was encouraged by the new U.S. stance, but like Lamy and Canada, Brussels said it "will have to wait for the final wording" before taking a final position. The European steel confederation Eurofer said the amendment did not go far enough and it would keep its promise to ask the EU executive to appeal against the U.S. bill...
  • Buy One Home, Get One Free: US Agents Try To Beat Property Slump (California)

    06/03/2008 6:38:53 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 220+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-3-3008 | property slump
    Buy one home, get one free: US agents try to beat property slump By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles Last Updated: 10:03PM BST 03/06/2008 A California developer has devised a radical sales pitch to shift new homes amid the current property slump buy one house, get another one free. Sales of new homes have plummeted by more than 40 percent across the US since their peak almost three years ago "Don't miss this incredible investment opportunity! It's never been done before and may never be done again!" reads the advert promoting the two-for-one offer from Michael Crews Development. The...
  • El Al May Buy Four Boeing 777-220 Jets

    03/12/2008 9:32:34 AM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 888+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | March 14, 2007 | staff
    ( El Al Airlines said it is negotiating with Boeing on the purchase of four new 777-220 jets, with delivery beginning in 2012. The airline said no final agreement is expected after several weeks and is subject to approval of the executive board, Reuters News Agency reported. All of El Al's planes are made by Boeing, and it would have the option to convert its purchase to 777-300 jets by the end of this year. El Al recently bought two 777 planes for its routes to the United States and Asia and said additional planes are needed to meet a...
  • BUY - BUY - BUY

    08/24/2007 9:59:30 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 23 replies · 1,307+ views
    MoneyNews ^ | 08/24/2007 | Max Whitmore (the Chartist)
    Buy Buy Buy! Max Whitmore Friday, Aug. 24, 2007 Last Friday at about 8:15 am, the stock markets of the world were hit by a lighting bolt! The Fed lowered the discount rate without warning. The S&P, trading on the Globex markets (a 24 hour market) went straight up 72 points in less than 1 minute! Is that unusual you ask? Well, in all my 40 years in this business, I have never seen ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING like it!! I do remember in 2003 when the Fed intervened (of course they denied it, but the charts...
  • 10 Ways To Buy Hillary Clinton

    06/25/2007 9:27:53 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 304+ views
    Inventor Spot ^ | 25 June 2007 | Amused & Bemused
    I don't like Hillary Clinton. But I also don't dislike Hillary Clinton. I just find her a little annoying. I do think she is definitely someone who makes the run for the 2008 Elections more fun to watch and follow. A friend of mine mentioned recently that she liked Hillary because she's not someone you can buy. Well, I was not convinced that was true... so I did a little research. My meticulous research leads me to conclude that Hillary Clinton can easily be bought and frankly, bought for very cheap. I am sure many will try to argue that...
  • Smashing the Clock

    12/07/2006 4:10:28 PM PST · by Arthalion · 26 replies · 1,118+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/7 | Michelle Conlin - BusinessWeek Online
    No schedules. No mandatory meetings. Inside Best Buy's radical reshaping of the workplace --- At most companies, going AWOL during daylight hours would be grounds for a pink slip. Not at Best Buy. The nation's leading electronics retailer has embarked on a radical--if risky--experiment to transform a culture once known for killer hours and herd-riding bosses. The endeavor, called ROWE, for "results-only work environment," seeks to demolish decades-old business dogma that equates physical presence with productivity. The goal at Best Buy is to judge performance on output instead of hours. Hence workers pulling into the company's amenity-packed headquarters at 2...
  • Jack Bogle's Advice : Buy the market. Hold for the long term. Keep costs low.

    09/05/2006 8:48:19 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 37 replies · 1,168+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 09/02/2006 | HOLMAN W. JENKINS JR.
    'First of All, I'm an Honest Guy' Jack Bogle's advice: Buy the market. Hold for the long term. Keep costs low. Jack Bogle, founder of Vanguard, has earned his fame as the man who taught the small investor how to make the stock market work for him. He'll also be remembered as the guy who left $20 billion on the table. The story has been told of how, as the young president of Wellington Management Co., he lost a power struggle and was relegated to running the back end of one of the early mutual fund companies. It was ordained...
  • The $100,000 Note That Won't Buy A Loaf Of Bread In Zimbabwe

    06/06/2006 5:36:09 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 627+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 6-7-2006 | Peta Thornycroft
    The $100,000 note that won't buy a loaf of bread in Zimbabwe By Peta Thornycroft in Harare (Filed: 07/06/2006) The 100,000 Zimbabwean dollar note which went into circulation this week was officially worth just over 50p. Yesterday on Zimbabwe's burgeoning black markets it was valued at about 16p. In a country stricken by 1,000 per cent inflation, the world's worst, the new note will not even buy a loaf of bread. Just four months ago, a loaf of bread cost $45,000 Hours after the national mint started printing the notes, the price of bread shot up by more 40 per...
  • 'Gang Plotted To Buy A Radioactive Bomb From Russia And Attack Shopping Centre' (UK)

    03/23/2006 5:36:27 PM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 555+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3-23-2006 | John Steele
    'Gang plotted to buy a radioactive bomb from Russia and attack shopping centre' By John Steele, Crime Correspondent (Filed: 23/03/2006) Terrorists linked to an alleged al-Qa'eda gang which plotted a bombing campaign in Britain tried to buy a radioactive bomb from the Russian mafia, the Old Bailey was told yesterday. The gang was also said to have discussed attacking the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent, a London nightclub, and gas and electricity facilities The Bluewater shopping centre in Kent A Luton taxi driver who is said to be a member of the alleged gang was given information while in Pakistan...
  • Millionaire Offers to Buy Riot Gear For Land of Israel Protestors

    02/09/2006 10:11:37 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 350+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 17:07 Feb 05, '06 | Staff
    ( Maariv daily reports that a millionaire businessman from Ra'anana has offered to donate $20,000 to Land of Israel protestors in order to purchase equipment, including helmets, batons and shields for use in defending themselves during the next expulsion attempt. "When I saw what happened at Amona, that the balance of power was unequal, I didn't see police, I saw masked faces with shields and helmets and I want the settlers to have them too," the man told Maariv. "I don't want the settlers to attack the expellers, I want them to be able to defend themselves," he emphasized. The...
  • Experts Sceptical As Thousands Rush To Buy Anti-Bird Flu Kits (UK)

    01/21/2006 6:17:41 PM PST · by blam · 9 replies · 318+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-22-2006 | Adam Lusher
    Experts sceptical as thousands rush to buy anti-bird flu kits By Adam Lusher (Filed: 22/01/2006) Scientists describe them as "a total waste of time and money" but that does not appear to have dissuaded thousands of Britons from rushing to stockpile biohazard suits and surgical masks to protect against bird flu. Suppliers claim that they have been inundated since the deadly H5N1 strain of the virus spread through Turkey. An Anti-bird flu suit is modelled in Redditch They are offering everything from 14p surgical masks to 493 "ultimate family packs", complete with hooded chemical and biological boiler suits, matching protective...
  • Congress Drops 'Buy America For (Air) Tankers

    01/03/2006 2:48:30 PM PST · by blam · 16 replies · 687+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 1-3-2006 | Matthew Daly
    Congress Drops 'Buy America' for Tankers Tuesday January 3, 2006 9:47 PM By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - A defense bill approved by Congress would allow open competition for a multibillion-dollar contract to supply refueling tankers for the Air Force. President Bush is expected to sign the measure, squelching an earlier House-approved bill that would have helped The Boeing Co. by keeping the Pentagon from buying military equipment from the parent company of European jet maker Airbus SAS. Boeing lost the lucrative tanker contract in 2004 amid an ethics scandal. ``Buy America'' language had been inserted by...
  • Virgin Territory: U.S. Women Seek A Second First Time

    12/15/2005 6:35:07 AM PST · by John Conlin · 27 replies · 1,004+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/15/05 | AMY CHOZICK
    For her 17th wedding anniversary, Jeanette Yarborough wanted to do something special for her husband. In addition to planning a hotel getaway for the weekend, Ms. Yarborough paid a surgeon $5,000 to reattach her hymen, making her appear to be a virgin again. "It's the ultimate gift for the man who has everything," says Ms. Yarborough, 40 years old, a medical assistant from San Antonio. Hymenoplasty, a controversial medical procedure known mostly for its prevalence in the Middle East and Latin America, is becoming popular in the U.S.