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Posts by Norman Arbuthnot

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  • Who Are Your Top 5 Talk Radio Hosts?

    04/18/2014 9:08:23 PM PDT · 53 of 126
    Norman Arbuthnot to publius321

    1) Rush
    2) Savage
    3) Alex Jones
    4) Levin
    5) Batchelor

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT · 216 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to Norman Arbuthnot

    Ooopps, Sorry to all about the duped post. FR is very buggy tonight.

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 7:42:03 PM PDT · 215 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to RFEngineer
    FYI

    Tesla plans to greatly expand the number of SuperCharger stations over the course of the next several years. If you go to the Tesla website you can see an map of the country which shows exactly where they will be building these charging stations.

    A few years ago I was a Tesla skeptic as well. Then I did further research on the company and I went from being bearish on the company to being quite bullish. The company has a very detailed and intelligent plan to succeed and I hope they do.

    The Tesla plant in Fremont, CA employs 3,000 people. I think it would be great if they ultimately build 5 or 10 more plants just like that.

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 7:41:18 PM PDT · 214 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to RFEngineer
    FYI

    Tesla plans to greatly expand the number of SuperCharger stations over the course of the next several years. If you go to the Tesla website you can see an map of the country which shows exactly where they will be building these charging stations.

    A few years ago I was a Tesla skeptic as well. Then I did further research on the company and I went from being bearish on the company to being quite bullish. The company has a very detailed and intelligent plan to succeed and I hope they do.

    The Tesla plant in Fremont, CA employs 3,000 people. I think it would be great if they ultimately build 5 or 10 more plants just like that.

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 7:40:58 PM PDT · 213 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to RFEngineer
    FYI

    Tesla plans to greatly expand the number of SuperCharger stations over the course of the next several years. If you go to the Tesla website you can see an map of the country which shows exactly where they will be building these charging stations.

    A few years ago I was a Tesla skeptic as well. Then I did further research on the company and I went from being bearish on the company to being quite bullish. The company has a very detailed and intelligent plan to succeed and I hope they do.

    The Tesla plant in Fremont, CA employs 3,000 people. I think it would be great if they ultimately build 5 or 10 more plants just like that.

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 3:24:57 PM PDT · 173 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to hattend
    At zero RPM the motor is doing nothing but sitting there, so there's no torque.

    Well, that is how the auto magazines describe it. Car & Driver, for example, provided the following specifications for the engine of the Tesla Model S..

    MOTOR TYPE: AC permanent-magnet synchronous electric motor

    REDLINE: 16,000 rpm

    POWER: 416 hp @ 8600 rpm

    TORQUE: 443 lb-ft @ 0 rpm.

    The Tesla is beast and the sub 5 second 0-60 time speaks for itself. You can see the torque in that video of the Tesla smoking the BMW in the drag race. The instant torque enables the Model S to leap off the line and BMW can't catch up.

    http://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/2013-tesla-model-s-test-review

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 2:26:35 PM PDT · 152 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to jetson
    Fossil fuels equal high torque and power.

    The Tesla Model S produces 443 pounds of torque at zero RPM.

    Here is a video of a Tesla Model S beating a BMW M5 in a drag race...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vvHTN0Yi1t4

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 2:02:39 PM PDT · 140 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to cripplecreek
    Is a kid working his first job going to save $500 to $1500 buy one that's 10 or 15 years old and drive it for 3 or 4 years with minimal maintenance?

    No, and who cares? Tesla is not after that segment of the auto market. They are out to make a profit. They want to capture a significant portion of the high performance, luxury market and ultimately a significant share the middle range of market (30 to 40K). I think it would be a great story if they are successful. Why root against an American Car Company??

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 1:25:39 PM PDT · 120 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to cripplecreek
    So what do you suppose the chances are that a kid starting his first job will save $500 to $1500 to buy a good used Tesla.

    About the same as kid saving up to buy a BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Lexus, etc., etc.

    The Tesla Model S is a high performance, luxury sports sedan and is priced like one.

    Tesla does plan to intro a much more affordable model in 3 to 4 years. The Model S was never intended for the middle class, but their next sedan will be.

  • What If Tesla Took 500,000 Gas-Guzzlers Off the Road?

    08/18/2013 12:27:32 PM PDT · 84 of 255
    Norman Arbuthnot to max americana
    "I’ve never seen a Tesla even here in libtard L.A."

    Do you know what a Tesla Model S looks like? I ask that question because I've seen the Model S all over SoCal. Down here in San Diego I see them on an almost daily basis now and I think that is a good thing. I want to see Tesla, an AMERICAN CAR COMPANY, succeed in a big way and it looks like they are well on their way to becoming an important company in the automotive world.

    Frankly, I don't completely understand why some conservatives seem to be rooting for Tesla to fail. Look, I know Elon Musk, Tesla's founder is a big lib. I probably would not agree with Musk on many political issues. So what? I could have said the same thing about Steve Jobs and I think Apple makes great products. I also know that Tesla has received gov't loans and I don't approve of the gov't throwing money at companies that have little or no chance of succeeding, such as Solyndra, but Tesla is not category, they are the real deal and the company has already paid back the gov't loans, years ahead of schedule. Let's give some credit where credit is due. Musk built a car company from nothing and in a few short years that company produced a car that is in many respects as good or better than anything else in it's price range.

    The fact of the matter is that the Tesla Model S is simply great car, regardless of what kind of power plant it has. The Model S does 0-60 in 4.2 seconds and it will blow away BMW's and MB's that cost thousands more than it. The gas vs. electric debate will go on for some time. Each type of engine has it's own advantages and disadvantages, but the Tesla Model S has already ended the debate about performance.

    The Tesla Model S is selling in Red States and I expect that sales will soar when Tesla finishes building it's SuperCharger network from coast to coast, which will happen within the next few years. People who simply appreciate great design and performance will buy the Tesla Model S and future models from Tesla if they are just as innovative. There is a reason that Tesla's stock has gone from 35 to over 150 this year. Some investors are recognizing that this company maybe a real game changer. Tesla plans to introduce a much more affordable model within 3 to 4 years, a car that would be in the 30K to 40K range. If that car is as well designed as the Model S Tesla is going to be become a real power in the automotive world.

  • Which of Clint Eastwood's movies do you think is God's favorite?

    09/05/2012 12:20:16 PM PDT · 41 of 49
    Norman Arbuthnot to Slyfox
    Hard to narrow it down to just one.

    Three of my favorites are:

    The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Dirty Harry

    In The Line of Fire

  • "Prometheus" -- a real disappointment

    06/19/2012 1:28:35 AM PDT · 60 of 60
    Norman Arbuthnot to pabianice
    I did not think Prometheus was all that bad. It did not meet the high expectations that many sci fi fans had for it, myself included, but I still found it to be an entertaining film, albeit a flawed film. Prometheus was good, but not great imo. We have come to expect greatness from Ridley Scott, so it was a bit disappointing that this film did not measure up to Alien or Blade Runner. However, I think Prometheus is worth seeing on the big screen because of the outstanding special effects and production values. Scott did not disappoint in the FX dept. As many have noted, the plot has a lot of big holes in it, but the film moves along at a brisk pace, so I didn't think it was boring. The cast was strong overall and did a good job, given what they had to work with. Michael Fassbender, playing the android David, was especially good, although Fassbender is always good. I think the film tried to combine riveting action and spectacular special effects with high minded questions about the nature of man's origins and did not really succeed very well with the last part in my view. Scott and writers Damon Lindelof and Jon Spaihts may have bitten off more than they could chew with the last part. This film does not present the intellectual challenge of something like 2001: A Space Odyssey, but again, I thought it was an above average sci fi overall and fans of the Alien films in particular will probably find it interesting.
  • Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court

    04/05/2012 11:43:55 PM PDT · 50 of 50
    Norman Arbuthnot to SoConPubbie
    Re: ABM

    C'mon, let's be realistic. The only Republican candidate that has even a remote chance to beat Romney at this stage is Santorum and his chances are very, very slim right. It looks like Romney is about beat Santorum in his home state of PA. If that happens it really is all over for Santorum.

    Philosophically, I happen to like Santorum and Gingrich more than Romney. I could probably say the same about Cain, Perry and Bachmann. However, they didn't make the cut for a variety of reasons and it appears to me that Romney will be the last man standing. I would readily admit that Romney ain't exactly the second coming of Ronald Reagan, but if the choice is between Romney and Barack Hussein Obama I've got to vote for Romney. Let's not forget that Obama was the MOST liberal Democrat Senator prior to becoming POTUS. Do you really think that Romney will be as far to left as Obama has been as president?? I don't.

    I think Romney will be right of center on fiscal matters and national defense/foreign policy matters. He will probably be a moderate, or even a liberal, on a variety of social issues and in that respect I would concede that he may be disappointing. If Romney wins we will just have to hope that he turns out to be more conservative than we expect him to be on social issues. However, even if he is a moderate/lib on social he would still be preferable to the full spectrum liberal that is Obama. Supporters of Obama have indicated that they are expecting a far more liberal president in his 2nd term. I'm sorry, I find the 1st term version totally unacceptable.

    It is my hope that Romney picks a promising conservative, such as Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio or Bob McDonnell to be his VP and that one day one them becomes POTUS.

  • Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court

    04/04/2012 11:16:59 PM PDT · 38 of 50
    Norman Arbuthnot to SoConPubbie
    Romney's picks for the SCOTUS are not likely to be as conservative as Santorum's or Gingrich's would be, but I think it is safe to say that they will significantly to the right of Kagan, Sotomayor or anyone Obama might nominate in a second term.

    So, here we are again, with the "It could be worse" scenario. I really wish we had a more conservative candidate to oppose Obama, but it like Romney is the man, so I will support him and hope he wins.

    ABO!!

  • Axelrod bails on Bill Maher

    03/13/2012 11:01:22 PM PDT · 39 of 64
    Norman Arbuthnot to Enterprise
    How can this be?

    All the Bill Maher apologists, such as Sen. Schumer, keep telling us that Bill Maher and his ilk can't be compared Rush Limbaugh. Therefore it should be perfectly fine for Axelrod to appear on Maher's show.

    The fact of the matter is that it is only now that some members Dem leadership appear to understand how ill conceived their war against Rush and other conservative talk show hosts really is. Liberal Dem's such Maher, Letterman, Louis C.K. John Stewart, Mike Malloy, etc. constantly make remarks directed against conservatives that are far, far more offensive than anything Rush or any other conservative talk show host has ever said.

    Do the Liberals really want to go down the road of depriving Rush his "free speech"?? I guess some of the real fascist liberals would, but they better rethink that. The liberal certainly cannot live under the standards that they would like to impose on others.

  • “If Cameron Blocks EU Treaty It Will Be Act Of War”

    01/08/2012 1:45:26 AM PST · 13 of 38
    Norman Arbuthnot to 60Gunner

    The Brits still have a few subs with ICBM’s. I don’t think the Germans or French will be invading the U.K. anytime soon.

  • Navy man shoots, kills self accidentally

    01/05/2012 12:53:43 PM PST · 20 of 86
    Norman Arbuthnot to South40
    What the heck is going on ???

    First, the F-18 pilots' murder/suicide on Coronado a few days ago and now this tragic incident. Very sad.

    I totally agree with the lessons learned that you posted.

  • Steve Jobs 1955-2011

    10/05/2011 7:12:18 PM PDT · 29 of 36
    Norman Arbuthnot to AZLiberty
    RIP Steve Jobs. You made your mark on this world.

    “Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It’s not about money. It’s about the people you have, how you’re led, and how much you get it.” [Fortune, Nov. 9, 1998]

    Steve Jobs

  • BBC financial expert Alessio Rastani: 'I'm an attention seeker not a trader'

    09/27/2011 8:52:10 PM PDT · 9 of 10
    Norman Arbuthnot to PotatoHeadMick

    I appreciated Rastani’s candor and I agree with most of what he said and I’m in the financial services industry. I know many professional traders would agree with him. That fact that he is “independent trader” is not a negative. It is because he is independent that he was able to speak freely. I’m also glad the BBC interviewed him. You rarely see someone like Rastani on a network such as CNBC, which seems to feature an endless parade of perma-bulls from major firms and only occasionally gives significant air time to traders who have a bearish outlook on the equity markets.

  • A No Confidence Vote in Orlando [Kristol: Cain Vote Just Means "None of The Above"]

    09/24/2011 6:00:25 PM PDT · 42 of 105
    Norman Arbuthnot to Steelfish
    Kristol is just trying to bolster the case Chris Chistie. Kristol probably finds Perry too conservative (except for his weak position on securing the border, which I'm sure appeals to Kristol) and he may have reservations about Romney's ability to win vs Obama for a variety of reasons (Mormon, rich, RomneyCare). Kristol may think Christie is the best choice because he is a moderate on many social issues (aka RINO), but has appeal to middle/working class voters because of his own middle origins and tough guy image.

    I would remind Mr. Kristol that Christie has to lose about 100 pounds before he thinks about running for POTUS.

  • Has anyone seen an Obama 2012 bumper sticker ?

    09/05/2011 8:50:01 PM PDT · 12 of 150
    Norman Arbuthnot to RobinMasters

    I’ve seen one here in San Diego, the South Park neighborhood, IRRC.

  • Fmr. Bush Aide: Chris Christie Actively Considering Getting In This Race

    09/04/2011 2:14:47 PM PDT · 41 of 53
    Norman Arbuthnot to Free ThinkerNY
    Gerson is another inside the Beltway, totally out of touch, Bush cheerleader who is now getting panicky because it has finally dawned on him that a moderate, reasonable Republican (aka RINO), such Romney or Huntsman, might not win the nomination.

    Gerson is delusional if he thinks Christie could win the nomination right now. He simply won't be an attractive candidate outside of the northeast. I find Christie's posture vis a vis the state unions admirable, but he is a very polarizing figure imo. Even in NJ Christie's approval rating is not exactly sky high. Plus, the man has to lose at least 50 to 75 pounds if he wants to run for national office.

    Christie's entrance in GOP race might actually make it harder for Romney because that is who he would end up stealing the most votes from.

  • Where to Stay and See in San Diego

    08/07/2011 8:41:53 AM PDT · 41 of 51
    Norman Arbuthnot to Mean Daddy

    I would recommend that you take a ride up the coast on the Coaster train, which travels from Santa Fe station in downtown SD and stops at most of coastal towns in North San Diego county. The Coaster now operates 7 days a week. Stops include Solana Beach, Encinitas, Carlsbad and Oceanside. Encinitas, in particular, is fun imo. It has lots of shops, restaurants and bars. The beach is only a couple of blocks away.

    Go to this website for more info:

    www.gonctd.com

    Do you really need a car for a short trip?
    I would say no if you stay downtown or at a location near the trolley.

  • Pippen: LeBron Better Than Jordan

    05/30/2011 12:26:43 PM PDT · 4 of 44
    Norman Arbuthnot to NohSpinZone

    Lebron has to win at least two or three championships before we can even begin having this debate.

  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/30/2011 10:19:50 AM PDT · 58 of 66
    Norman Arbuthnot to Patrick1
    You're right. Will has not explicitly stated that he would vote for Obama for Palin.

    However, let's revisit what he did state:

    “The threshold question, not usually asked, but it’s in everyone’s mind in a presidential election. ‘Should we give this person nuclear weapons?’ And the answer [in Palin's case], answers itself.”

    If Will felt the same way about Obama he surely would have expressed that view by now. Will has never said anything similar about Obama.

    If Will truly believes what he said about Palin I would think he would no choice but to vote for Obama if the alternative was Palin.

  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/30/2011 9:32:33 AM PDT · 54 of 66
    Norman Arbuthnot to Patrick1
    If we start throwing people under the bus, like Will, because they don’t worship at the feet of Sarah Palin then we are done for.

    I don't think anyone here is wants George Will to "worship at the feet of Sarah Palin". How about if he just supports whoever the Republican nominee is, even if that person is more conservative than he would prefer?

    As I noted in my earlier post on this thread, Will has essentially admitted that he would vote for Obama over Palin. He doesn't think Palin can be trusted as CIC, but he seems to be fine with Obama as CIC. Is that position defendable by someone who considers himself a "conservative"? I can't imagine Ronald Reagan making the same choice.

  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/30/2011 9:32:33 AM PDT · 55 of 66
    Norman Arbuthnot to Patrick1
    If we start throwing people under the bus, like Will, because they don’t worship at the feet of Sarah Palin then we are done for.

    I don't think anyone here is wants George Will to "worship at the feet of Sarah Palin". How about if he just supports whoever the Republican nominee is, even if that person is more conservative than he would prefer?

    As I noted in my earlier post on this thread, Will has essentially admitted that he would vote for Obama over Palin. He doesn't think Palin can be trusted as CIC, but he seems to be fine with Obama as CIC. Is that position defendable by someone who considers himself a "conservative"? I can't imagine Ronald Reagan making the same choice.

  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/30/2011 9:32:30 AM PDT · 53 of 66
    Norman Arbuthnot to Patrick1
    If we start throwing people under the bus, like Will, because they don’t worship at the feet of Sarah Palin then we are done for.

    I don't think anyone here is wants George Will to "worship at the feet of Sarah Palin". How about if he just supports whoever the Republican nominee is, even if that person is more conservative than he would prefer?

    As I noted in my earlier post on this thread, Will has essentially admitted that he would vote for Obama over Palin. He doesn't think Palin can be trusted as CIC, but he seems to be fine with Obama as CIC. Is that position defendable by someone who considers himself a "conservative"? I can't imagine Ronald Reagan making the same choice.

  • George Will, Republagogue

    05/29/2011 9:52:45 PM PDT · 21 of 66
    Norman Arbuthnot to Rational Thought
    So given a choice of voting for Palin or Obama, Will would vote for Obama. I'm a bit surprised that Will has essentially come right out and admitted as much. That is very disappointing.

    I wonder how many other members of the GOP "elite" inside the Beltway would also vote Obama if that is choice in 2012?

  • San Francisco to Stop Detaining Arrested Immigrants for Deportation

    05/07/2011 2:10:36 PM PDT · 20 of 29
    Norman Arbuthnot to bgill
    Why are there any conservatives still living in CA?

    Well, conservatives like great weather too. There are still some us left in San Diego, but it increasing feels like we are in occupied territory.

    CA should be divided up into several states, with LA and SF being converted to city-states, like Washington, DC. Ideally, with no representation in the Senate, just a couple of congressmen.

  • Trump Says He’s Decided ‘In My Mind’ to Pursue the Presidency

    05/01/2011 7:40:57 PM PDT · 84 of 93
    Norman Arbuthnot to ChinaGotTheGoodsOnClinton
    What worries me is a 3rd party Trump run. It is the only way I could imagine another 4 years of 0bummer.

    Really?

    I think BHO could very easily win a one on one race vs Romney, Huck, Pawlenty, or just about any of the other Republicans. Just remember that the vast majority of the MSM will be trashing the GOP nominee 24/7. That will give BHO a chance even with a poor economy.

    The GOP nominee can't fight back using Marques of Queensbury rules or he/she will get buried. I hope that doesn't happen, but I fear it will with many the GOP frontrunners. If nothing else Trump has demonstrated how you have to fire back rapidly against the Rats and the MSM.

  • "Birther" claims force GOP leaders to take a stand (Birthers now a tool of the AP)

    04/22/2011 9:00:00 PM PDT · 31 of 65
    Norman Arbuthnot to willk
    We can hammer Obama on a wide range issues, INCLUDING the BC issue. The fact that BHO refuses to produce his LFBC reflects very poorly on his character, or lack thereof

    I don't buy this nonsense that Team Obama somehow thinks the Birther issue is working in their favor.

  • Trump: Rove Needs to Retire

    04/22/2011 7:33:13 PM PDT · 19 of 90
    Norman Arbuthnot to RobinMasters

    I like Trump more and more. He is right about Rove. Rove’s condescending attitude toward the Birthers is so insulting.

  • George Soros: Obama "Has Lost Control" Of America's Economic Agenda (Soros-Trump-Tea Party)

    04/17/2011 11:04:34 AM PDT · 22 of 68
    Norman Arbuthnot to paulycy

    Trump will not be a VP on any ticket. If he doesn’t win Republican nomination, he may run as an Indy, but there is no way he would accept a #2 slot.

  • US Leaves Space For Russia

    04/10/2011 9:33:29 AM PDT · 58 of 67
    Norman Arbuthnot to Jack Hydrazine
    it’s going to be a little while before we see Americans going into space on their own rockets

    That is true. It may be a few years, but that capability is clearly on the way. We will not be dependent on Russia or any other country to get payloads or people into space.

  • US Leaves Space For Russia

    04/10/2011 9:15:08 AM PDT · 52 of 67
    Norman Arbuthnot to Jack Hydrazine
    I think you are correct.

    The SpaceX website states the following:

    The Dragon spacecraft is scheduled to fly at least 11 more times and the Falcon 9 launch vehicle is scheduled to fly 17 times before the first Dragon crew flight.

  • US Leaves Space For Russia

    04/10/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT · 32 of 67
    Norman Arbuthnot to Salman
    "No one can say for sure when the private American companies will come up with a new spaceship"

    The answer is probably sooner than most people think. Space X, a private company founded by Elon Musk (who is also the CEO of Tesla ), is set to launch the Falcon Heavy in 2013 at Vandenberg AFB. The Falcon Heavy will be the largest rocket since the Saturn V and have a payload of 53,000 kg. The Shuttle only has a payload of 24,400.

    SpaceX will also be making a Spacecraft called the Dragon, which can configured to support 7 passengers, and can be carried into orbit by the Falcon Heavy.

    SpaceX will also have a launch pad at Cap Canaveral.

    I'm sorry to see the Shuttle program ending and I wish we had a next gen Shuttle ready to go. But I'm happy to see that companies like SpaceX will be stepping up and providing the heavy lift capability our country needs.

    Here is link to a video of the Falcon Heavy. Pretty cool imo.

    Falcon Heavy video

  • US Leaves Space For Russia

    04/10/2011 7:42:39 AM PDT · 33 of 67
    Norman Arbuthnot to Salman
    "No one can say for sure when the private American companies will come up with a new spaceship"

    The answer is probably sooner than most people think. Space X, a private company founded by Elon Musk (who is also the CEO of Tesla ), is set to launch the Falcon Heavy in 2013 at Vandenberg AFB. The Falcon Heavy will be the largest rocket since the Saturn V and have a payload of 53,000 kg. The Shuttle only has a payload of 24,400.

    SpaceX will also be making a Spacecraft called the Dragon, which can configured to support 7 passengers, and can be carried into orbit by the Falcon Heavy.

    SpaceX will also have a launch pad at Cap Canaveral.

    I'm sorry to see the Shuttle program ending and I wish we had a next gen Shuttle ready to go. But I'm happy to see that companies like SpaceX will be stepping up and providing the heavy lift capability our country needs.

    Here is link to a video of the Falcon Heavy. Pretty cool imo.

    Falcon Heavy video

  • Did Obama's $200 Billion Tax Cut Just Light A Fuse Under The Market?

    09/06/2010 8:38:59 PM PDT · 36 of 41
    Norman Arbuthnot to blam
    Just so y'all know, the guy who wrote write piece for BI is an Obama cheerleader, so view his reaction to the market movement accordingly.

    The Business Insider posts links to interesting articles sometimes, but the people who write the headlines for this site are all over the board, often on the same day. You would go broke quickly if went long every time they posted a bullish article and went short every time they posted a bearish article because you would be whipsawed to pieces.

  • Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans

    09/06/2010 11:54:30 AM PDT · 142 of 286
    Norman Arbuthnot to whence911
    I draw the line at the 1st Amendment. One of the things that your son and others the military are fighting to protect.

    Don't you see that we are going down a slippery slope if we starting prohibiting everything the radical islamists get upset about? Where does that end?

  • Petraeus Condemns U.S. Church's Plan to Burn Qurans

    09/06/2010 11:26:09 AM PDT · 125 of 286
    Norman Arbuthnot to whence911
    Anything that hurts the war efort is his business and anyone who does so is a traitor.

    What if cartoons mocking the Quran or protest signs at the Ground Zero mosque hurt the war effort? Where do you want to draw the line?

  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 8:46:21 PM PDT · 173 of 199
    Norman Arbuthnot to tcrlaf

    That was a truly outstanding game. It was a great victory for Duke, but Butler played a heroic game. i have nothing but respect for the Bulldogs. I look forward to seeing Gordon Hayward play in the NBA.

  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:39:19 PM PDT · 41 of 199
    Norman Arbuthnot to library user
    Rooting for Duke is like rooting for Obama. Bunch of elitist, entitled wussies in that athletic dept and at that school in general.

    C'mon, that is low blow. Obama is a fraud. This Duke team is not. Hey, I normally do not root for Duke, as a matter of fact I went to rival school in the ACC and usually root AGAINST the Dookies. However, this year I had to give credit where credit is due. Coach K has assembled a great, well rounded team this year.

  • NCAA Final Four Butler-Duke National Championship Live Thread!!!

    04/05/2010 6:15:18 PM PDT · 12 of 199
    Norman Arbuthnot to tcrlaf

    I greatly admire Butler, but I’m sorry, they are not going to beat Duke tonight.
    The Bulldogs have had a terrific run, but I don’t see how they can beat a team as coached and talented as this Blue Devil squad. And no, I am not a Duke alum, but I did pick Duke to win it all in my pool.

  • You Can’t spell Bulldogs Without A "D"-(BUTLER WINS!!!!)

    04/05/2010 5:39:13 PM PDT · 34 of 34
    Norman Arbuthnot to dfwgator
    Is there anyone who is not a Duke alum that will be rooting for Duke on Monday night?

    I will be because I actually picked Duke to win it all in my pool. Only two out of thirty in the pool I'm in picked Duke to go all the way. I figured they had a decent shot because they are well coached, mature and peaking at the right time.

  • Bill Bennett to Glenn Beck: There is a difference between the parties

    02/21/2010 4:54:31 PM PST · 79 of 160
    Norman Arbuthnot to Kansas58
    It serves no purpose to bash the Republican Party, right now.

    Not true, many conservatives have been highly dissatisfied with the performance of the Republican Party for years and it has now reached a boiling point. That is why you see movements like the Tea Party developing. The "bashing" of the Republican party, hopefully, sends them a message that they need to actually govern in a more conservative fashion.

    I'm not a big Glenn Beck fan, but I understand the point he making. I would not agree that there is NO difference between the parties, but there is not nearly as much of a difference as there should be.

  • Ordination of Meg Whitman?

    02/21/2010 10:12:37 AM PST · 63 of 129
    Norman Arbuthnot to ncalburt
    Sadly , a real Conservative can not win here unless they have more money than the Unions and the Environmental wacko groups.

    You are absolutely right imo. Is Meg Whitman an ideal candidate for conservatives? No, but in CA you have to realistic about who can actually win against Jerry Brown. I'll take Whitman anytime over Gov. Moonbeam.

  • Alexander Haig, former secretary of state, dies

    02/20/2010 12:43:05 PM PST · 248 of 313
    Norman Arbuthnot to tsmith130

    RIP General Haig. You served your country with great distinction.

  • IPhone Apps List 2010: 700+ Apps Reviewed by Category (For All You iPhone Junkies)

    01/03/2010 1:48:00 PM PST · 2 of 11
    Norman Arbuthnot to Stayfree

    Thanks for posting. I can use this.

  • Jarrett: Dems want Scozzafava nod (Newt? Newt?)

    11/01/2009 10:15:29 AM PST · 16 of 28
    Norman Arbuthnot to markomalley
    Of course, Jarrett played a key role in recruiting the self-described communist radical Van Jones to the White House. No wonder Jarrett and her ilk view someone like Hoffman as "extreme".

    Axelrod, Jarrett and others in the Obama administration have a rude awakening coming to them...