Recent comments by Blackhalo

Antipodes wrote:

I would much rather see the real cannibus legalised.

There is an awful lot of international treaties that tend to prohibit that.

Gavshire Hathaway wrote:

When did CR turn into a pump-monkey?

When his portfolio went long?

Yoringe wrote:

Is Noriega in Prison in the US or did he got suicided??

Extradited to France I think.

Yoringe wrote:

Countrys with a US Military Base normaly dont get Invaded by the USA.....

Tell that one to Noriega. He'd get a kick out of it.

Firemane wrote:

My issue today is that whether it's MsNBC or FAUX news, the data is almost explicity doled out to support intended idiocracies, with little to no (or intentially slanted) references to what the long term trends were prior to the 2008 meltdown.

I've yet to see either :awk:nowlege that ACA and Medicare part D, are pretty substantial carve-outs for Big Insurance and Big Pharma in contrast to competing alternatives (At cost, Medicare buy-in).

energyecon wrote:

what side is that?

Samsung v. Apple, I am sure.

Firemane wrote:

What I want to know is what was the annual drop in employer healthcare plans from 2000-2007.

How do you count going from 90% coverage to 80% coverage in employer plans? Or that 33% of the actual cash remitted to the healthcare provider comes from that 20%, as the insurer gets a 50% discount on their share, but the co-pay, does not.

ResistanceIsFeudal wrote:

Your only choice is to prune the defective ones!

Is that the theory behind the TWC/Comcast merger?

sporkfed wrote:

Boeing might be a good short here.

If they outsource all commercial manufacturing, for a short term boost to profits, you could be taking it in the shorts.

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:


If only poic were about and I'd have gotten a twofer.

sum luk wrote:

headwinds to economic growth have receded and output will pick up after a first quarter

Wait. Which quarter? Ah, the elusive NEXT quarter. Soon to modified to a second-half recovery.

Nemo wrote:

Still wondering what non-existing home inventory would look like.

Pallets of drywall, shingles, and fiberboard. Flatbeds of 2x4s, bags of cement, some nails...

Yoringe wrote:

You borrow time till you invent time travel... savvy...

Hope they invent the Atavachron before SSA goes BK so I can travel back to a time when SSA is solvent, to live out my golden years.

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dilbert dogbert wrote:

I said he doesn't deserve it. She said he deserves it because he exists. What amazing wisdom in her pretty head!!

imgur: the simple image sharer

creditcriminalslovetarp wrote:

nothing will ever be found....

While I doubt your premise, I agree with your conclusion. I expect that someone knows exactly where that plane went down, and are going to some lengths to keep the search in the wrong location.

Rajesh wrote:

There's a reason...

Probably five hundred million of them.

Wisdom Seeker wrote:

If a buyer is using cash rather than taking out a loan, the purchase doesn't increase total credit

I expect that quite a bit of the "cash" buyers are using some form of credit, just not a mortgage.

US STOCKS-Wall St extends gains following Fed minutes - Yahoo Finance

So, I have not been keeping up with the subject at hand... Taper on, or taper off?

sm_landlord wrote:

What kind of a laptop comes without an Ethernet port?

Gigabit wireless FTW!

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Antipodes wrote:

Feels like it's already here.

Bluebonnets and Indian Paint Brush are in full bloom here.

Wilberforce wrote:

Economies of scale should lower the price...

Laughing out loud

Eeexelent! Huzzah! Pay no attention to the fact that the head of the cable industry association was the prior FCC chair...

arthur_dent wrote:

they look confused to me.

How long does it take for folks to forget that housing prices can go down?

sum luk wrote:

…seriously, I don't know how you overcome the embarrassment you daily inflict on yourself.

Impenetrable ego devoid of any introspection, and a healthy dose of cognitive dissonance, of course.

Wilberforce wrote:

lifetime medical treatment

Kind of like the Army being reticent in providing psych treatment for veterans?

energyecon wrote:


Ah, the final phase of most internet arguments.

sum luk wrote:

… he who writes makes history

History is not written by who's right, it's written by who's left.

JP wrote:

According to Reinhart and Rogoff's data

So... when do rates go up?

JP wrote:

What would you fill your days with afterwards?

Peter Gibbons: What would you do if you had a million dollars?
Lawrence: I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Peter Gibbons: That's it? If you had a million dollars, you'd do two chicks at the same time?
Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; 'cause chicks dig dudes with money.
Peter Gibbons: Well, not all chicks.
Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that'd double up on a dude like me do.
Peter Gibbons: Good point.

Yoringe wrote:

20 Million $ a Year and i would stop working after 2- 3 years...

Not sure I'd make it past 3 mos.

burnside wrote:

Could only be offset by...

Folks getting insured preventive treatment, resulting in less catastrophic care, and better allocation of existing resources. i.e. primary care vs. emergency.

dilbert dogbert wrote:

the 80hr weeks.

Whut? Wow, things have changed since my day I guess.

Feckless Ness wrote:

the Senate's treatment of Mary Barra?

Well... it was them that bailed the Old GM. But they probably could not help it, in that, corrupt dinosaurs need to look out for each other. Pointing fingers at the new management, is pretty hard to resist, when you had a hand in keeping the old corrupt regime in power.

plan B was downright awful.

I would have been totally cool with a 2K McCain. But that Veep pick... Proof of bad judgement in both him and his advisers.

lawyerliz wrote:

Diane Feinstein vs the CIA

She was pretty keen on spying, right up until it was her being recorded.

arthur_dent wrote:

It is a little simple-minded to think asymmetry does not matter when deciding on what kind of society people desire to live in.

Homeowners vs. renters and mortgage interest deduction? Not a lot of symmetry there.

Outsider wrote:

Do newsmen still exist? I'm thinking no.

Who's paying the bills? Subscribers, or corporate sponsors? Ad driven news, will always be suspect.

sum luk wrote:

…not unrecorded speech

Or private speech?

Vonbek777 wrote:

YouTube - The Bends - Radiohead

How does that not have a hat already?

Vonbek777 wrote:

Now royalty was a different matter.

And the modern equivalent to royalty, is?

Bubblisimo Gerkinov wrote:

What's the SEC?

Saturday's national semifinals

Florida (36-2) vs. Connecticut (30-8)
Tip: 6:09 p.m. ET
Line: Florida -6.5

Kentucky (28-10) vs. Wisconsin (30-7)
Tip: 8:49 p.m. ET
Line: Kentucky -2.0

Final Four lookahead: Can anybody keep the SEC from this title? -

justaskin wrote:

Routers don't have drivers

Old Fogey does not know a NIC from RAM.