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Can you buy tesla stock with bitcoins?
Early off topic: if tesla rises much more they can buy a real (car) company. Worked for Time Warner!
Was out today. Anyone say Down Goes Frazier?
I present a chart illustrating the bifurcating economy: 5 years of Macy's vs Walmart
I knew it would be bad but damn, that's a big gap.
Macy's Inc Common Stock Stock Chart | M Interactive Chart - Yahoo! Finance
If so, expect more people moving to cash for shopping, which leads to lower sales.
VISA hit an all time high yesterday. Seems like people just don't seem to care.
RIF: "The research station in Antarctica IS rather obscure, and you only provide your latitude and longitude. "
But the longitude keeps changing.
CLOSE OFF THE LOWS!
nohing to see here.
Too early for squirrels? For some reason I thought of KP when I saw this.
If you don't have a knife... - Imgur
Yogi has a friend? Damn. I guess it takes all kinds...
Some of the largest employers are now temp agencies. One reason for the shift - most temp employed and not eligible for UE benefits.
That's an extension I could agree to. Why does "full time", however it's defined, get treated differently?
TS: If wealth and income were distributed today as they were during Eisenhower's presidency we wouldn't be having this discussion.
Agreed, but is extended UE a way to remedy this? I wasn't around but I somehow doubt there was 99 weeks of UE benefits back then.
Serious question regarding unemployment: If more is better where do you stop? 99 weeks? More?
Speaking of the Golden Bear and UE:
In CA, over xmas, I heard an anecdote about seasonal beach lifeguards in Huntington Beach -- some of them are now able to file for unemployment benefits during the winter. It's abuses like this that turn people against extending benefits.
But really, where and how do you draw the line?
JP: "Fed investigating cyclical loan-to-value mortgage rules"
That sounds like Keynesian economics -- too bad the tightening period never seems to happen.
Movie Box Office Results by Year, 1980-Present - Box Office Mojo
1/3 ticket price increase over the last decade. Wonder if that's 3d penetration pricing?
RIF: " Not to mention the leverage it will give prison-state collectives to keep their politicians well-fed lest they face the impacts of decriminalization in their own states. "
No doubt. I will never forget what happened here in CA when Gray Davis was completely bought by the prison guards union. Once the 3% per year of service and retire at 50 made it into their contract all the other public sector unions followed suit. Still hasn't been unwound...
Meanwhile, I can't put more than 10% of pre-tax in my 401K. (and that's with all the equity skimming).
$hit, what happened to my new year buzz?
Firemane: Thanks for you comment -- makes me rethink some things.
RIF: Don't know about you, but my industriousness is seriously hampered by controlled substances. Although fast food joints might see some uptick.
yogi wins EVERY argument. Just ask him.
Yeah, but who would win KP vs Yogi?
"This tastes like a$$."
Donkey meat recall deals Wal-Mart's latest China setback - Behind the Storefront - MarketWatch
It would get my doomie juices flowing to start the year with a slumdog, but it doesn't look like it's going to happen.
How long until the headlines scream "CRASH!" for a sub 1% drop?
First thought: "They really tied the room together."
cold and now slummie?
Is this ironic or canadian?
French café starts charging extra to rude customers - Europe - World - The Independent
Rajesh:"...interest and profits."
So it'll go down further when interest rates rise?
Yahoo headline: "Dow, S&P 500 End Down for 4th Straight Session"
Hah. So being down zero point one percent (0.1%) rates this kind of shouting?
"What's a mere $100,000,000,000.00 between old friends? "
Only a few bitcoins? Some electrons can be re-purposed.
100B over what time frame? Isn't the fed pumping 85B a month? Small ball indeed.
Too much gluten.
Tom, I was in Ranch 99 (99 Ranch?) yesterday and saw an entire aisle of 'gluten' something. Doesn't seem to be hurting 2/3rds of the world.
But what do I know?
The life of a stick insect, according to KP. - Imgur
KP has ruined KP. sigh.
post shutdown bounce ...
despite the shutdown
Question for you all, re: walmart and amazon in online sales. I've been wondering if WMT would ever get its act together and compete in the online space aggressively with amzn -- especially since amzn is now paying tax in many states.
Do you guys see walmart taking some of the online sales?
Anecdotally, I've bought some things from both recently and the best price seems to go back and forth. TVs to batteries. Both provided good shipping.
The stocks are a different story...
wmt crappy earnings, kohl's crappy, macy's were good. Yep, high end trouncing the plebes.
Hate to repeat the oft used 'quintiles' question but I wonder what the effect on these graphs of people who are doing well paying down/off their mortgages? I mean, if you have cash most 'investments' aren't paying much...
Why are you picking on the disabled?
I thought libor disease was predominately a euro affair?
KP's incessant vitriol again the TP, it makes me wonder what I'm missing. An enemy of hers is a friend of mine? (shudder).
Is anything so simplistic and one sided as her brain or the TP?
getting back to normal? What's the foreclosure days average?
"2 x Slumdog"
Just a normal functioning market, nothing to see here, move along.
I need whiskey to understand the Duke and Mary. (A truer statement I've never made!)
"Net Government Saving (TGDEF) - FRED - St. Louis Fed"
That's such an optimistic title. I guess it's a keynesian thing. Someday...
Thanks guys. Since I don't have tv, I would never have known the horror of the shutdown -- or even know it happened if it wasn't for you.
The TARP vote (#2) was a bitch slap of epic proportions.
This bit of reality saddens me. Like the march up to the iraq war, my innate cynicism was blown away.
I see that the gubmint who cries wolf is crying again.
Postal Service proposes 3-cent rate hike for stamps
6.5% rise by USPS. Driving substitution? Also, gluten free!
For doomers, was it too good to be true?
Wal-Mart: Slashed orders report 'completely false' - Yahoo Finance
Anything good on Steam sales this week?
Ha! I'm purposefully not looking. What with HCN and work, my eight year old wonders why we can't play multiplayer 'Age of Empires II' more than we already do.
I shorted a small about of TSLA
And, no, I didn't top-tick it. I can still dream, right?
For the first time since my 2006 homebuilder shorts, I shorted a small about of TSLA -- just to keep me interested in teh market. It's either that or start up my steam account. casino!
Slummy in the rear view mirror. How much more will we get or will we "close off the lows"?
I'm sure when you turn off the feedback loops (interest rates), everything will just work out fine.