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Posts by Wuli

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  • IBM CEO Ginni Rometty is in D.C. urging Congress to save DACA

    09/19/2017 6:39:17 PM PDT · 52 of 56
    Wuli to seacapn

    “We’ve got 31 of these people at IBM,”

    Were they hired on a political agenda, or were they persons who absolutely no regular American citizen was ready, available and capable of filling. If they were the later then shame on IBM. If she is going to argue they were the latter example, I’d argue that was B.S. Either way falsehood and failure to be honest reins at IBM.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/19/2017 6:15:05 PM PDT · 82 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    B,S.

    Its why capitalists should not get into bed with the government and why the representatives of government should not get taxpayers on the hook for risks that need to be taken by private industry.

  • DOW is up 22% or 4,000 points since the November 2016 Election!

    09/19/2017 10:38:49 AM PDT · 23 of 29
    Wuli to ProtectOurFreedom

    I am just glad my pension fund is now a very globally diversified portfolio, and as the equities P/E has risen the balancing of it has put more into fixed instruments - very high quality corporate bonds, NOT in or related to financial companies. It is still primarily equities but the bond side has been growing. At least if the U.S. segment sees a major decline, we are hedged to avoid a total calamity - with more diversity and more bonds.

  • DOW is up 22% or 4,000 points since the November 2016 Election!

    09/19/2017 9:57:56 AM PDT · 13 of 29
    Wuli to ProtectOurFreedom

    Pride goeth before the fall.

    P/E ratios (a factor that weighs the stock price/value against annual revenue)

    When P/E ratio values are thought to be high, what is really being suggested is the stock value is not likely supported by a companies annual revenue. When that is the case, the thought is that revenue would need to climb considerably to have a P/E that was considered historically more stable.

    The current Schiller P/E ratio is at 30.68, and heading into the kind of P/E bubble indication seen in the P/E ratios as we entered the high-tech and dot.com bubbles.

    The historic P/E average is 16.92 which makes the current mark of 30.68 about 81% higher. The average just since the end of the GWBush recession is about 24.43, which makes the current P/E about 25% higher.

    I think we are seeing exuberant expectations, but the fundamentals for that might not be there.

  • Today in US military history: the second-bloodiest battle of the Civil War

    09/19/2017 9:33:35 AM PDT · 31 of 43
    Wuli to fugazi

    “After Gettysburg, the Battle of Chickamauga marks the second-highest casualty totals of the Civil War.”

    The battle of Chicamagua was one of the most significant battles of the civil war. Both sides considered it a must to win. It was the first battle on Georgia soil, intended to pave the way for the North’s march on Atlanta. Casualties were high on both sides, the Confederates held on and the North retreated their lines back to Chattanooga.

    We have an indirect ancestor (cousin of a great, great grandfather) who fought for the North in the battle of Chickamagua, was captured by Confederate forces there, imprisoned at Andersonville (an infamous Confederate prison camp), and died there; requesting death for crossing a marker line he knew would result in his being shot; because he was no more than skin and bones and could not take the hunger anymore.

    It is a piece of family history I was glad to discover; to have even that flimsy connection to the civil war, which made it more personal.

  • [Catholic Caucus] Persecution of Catholics on the uptick by the Bergoglian regime

    09/19/2017 8:59:37 AM PDT · 3 of 10
    Wuli to ebb tide

    I always here the religious apologists for secular humanist views on sexual mores use the passages where Yeshua encountered a prostitute, had compassion for her and did not condemn her. They ignore the last part, where Yeshua said - go and sin no more.

    A. Yeshua accepted and had compassion for her.
    B. Yeshua did not accept her sin and told her to sin no more.

    “Tolerance and compassion” ARE NOT “acceptance”.

    The secular humanist invaders of the churches have it wrong.

  • Experts admit global warming predictions wrong

    09/19/2017 8:28:30 AM PDT · 34 of 37
    Wuli to iowamark

    If the AGW science itself is taken at face value any reductions in CO2 emissions now will not have much climate impact for 50, 100, 200 years.

    That’s because the AGW science is not merely predicated on assumptions about the heat-retention of C02 in the atmosphere, but its “shelf life” in the atmosphere - very, very, very long. That is why C02 accumulates so much, it stays there a long time.

    So when politicians claim that if people make massive reductions in C02 now THEY will see big reductions in “global warming”. No they won’t, not according to the AGW science.

  • Two Afghans Arrested for Raping 16-Year-Old on German City Street

    09/19/2017 7:48:41 AM PDT · 19 of 35
    Wuli to Perseverando

    Thank You Ms Merkel.

  • violent riot rocks Georgia Tech campus tonight

    09/18/2017 8:55:40 PM PDT · 4 of 55
    Wuli to BogusTimes

    quite possibly the riot was just what the kid wanted

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:53:38 PM PDT · 73 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    typical of your federal money is needed for everything projects

    http://www.foxandhoundsdaily.com/2017/06/alameda-corridor-ponzi-scheme/

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:45:10 PM PDT · 71 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “That’s fine. Then be prepared for the day when Montana, Wyoming and the Dakotas make a democratic choice to become Canadian provinces”

    WOW The myths you weave. Transportation funding and secession are not anywhere on any same page, now or ever. And besides, Wyoming and the Dakotas are even less interested that you are in all the federal funds wasted on transportation projects that benefit them not.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:42:02 PM PDT · 70 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “It’s not B.S. at all. California had done some very interesting economic studies over the years, and they determined that the jobs and economic activity at those ports simply weren’t worth the adverse impacts of all the congestion, diesel emissions, etc. In a large city, a major port facility is simply not the highest and best use of waterfront real estate at all.”

    So the federal government had no business saving those ports for a state that didn’t want them anyway. Like I said, the post business would have gone to other west coast ports and Texas. Taxpayers all across the country had no stake in doing it FOR California. The imports would have come in, but to California’s benefit.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:38:15 PM PDT · 68 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “Or not. That’s why Ohio insisted on the Federal government agreeing to build the road as a condition for them to join the Union. And even if the “east coast bankers” were willing to float bonds with tolls to finance such a project, this would have put Ohio and every other future frontier (at the time) state at a disadvantage against their Atlantic seaboard counterparts.”

    More nonsense. The only reason the politicians step in is (a) not ‘cause something wouldn’t get done, but (b) the politicians want in on the credit, and (c) the bankers and crony-capitalists are flattering the politicians with the myth that “they are needed” to (d) save their own profits and (e) get the taxpayers to take all the risk. Without that whole charade, if it wasn’t done, then most likely it wasn’t needed after all or some real capitalists would see the reward and take all the reward by doing it themselves.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:31:59 PM PDT · 65 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “If it were up to California alone to fund this whole thing, it would never get done. California would simply have plenty of better things to do with their fuel tax revenues than to improve the flow of freight through LA/Long Beach to Midwestern rail hubs like Chicago and Kansas City.”

    More B.S. Doing it is 100% in California’s interest, alone because were they not to do it the imports going to their ports would shrink, costing THEM economic benefits and jobs. Everyone else in the country WOULD get their imported goods, just not from California ports. The buyers across the country would care less about protecting California’s ports. California would compete with Texas, which, would, as a state competing with California, fund rails of its own from its ports to the midwest, and hubs for east & west routing from Oklahoma.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 8:25:15 PM PDT · 64 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “Or they wouldn’t build the projects at all”

    Well OMG that would be their democratic choice, wouldn’t it.

  • LAUSD to try out sex ed classes for fourth-graders

    09/18/2017 6:53:44 PM PDT · 19 of 21
    Wuli to artichokegrower

    I wish Betsy DeVos put an end to this stuff 100% tying an end to it to federal funding.

    Our children are not your slaves for your sexual-social experiments.

    There should be NO public school curriculum of “sex” “education” nor even ANYTHING regarding “sexual roles”, and certainly NOTHING before “puberty” and no “gay” or LGBT agendas.

    What should 100% of “sex education” be about? Human reproduction, period. Anything else? Parents and children have their public library and Barnes and Noble. No one needs the Left-secular-humanist political agenda regarding “sex”.

  • Conservatives and conservationists find common ground on Chesapeake shores

    09/18/2017 6:43:18 PM PDT · 9 of 12
    Wuli to Jagermonster

    The article seems to have one major intention - to bow to the “climate change agenda”.

    “In the 21st century, the Virginia Chesapeake has experienced sea-level rise of 3 to 5 millimeters per year – a rate that exceeds the global average.”

    This is false and not real science. It comes from uncorrected data that includes data taken from instruments that do not account for subsidence on the Chesapeakes shores; which in many places has been substantial. When corrected for the missing subsidence data, the “sea level rise” is negligible.

  • White House hits back at Oregon's senators over appeals court nomination

    09/18/2017 6:31:49 PM PDT · 17 of 25
    Wuli to jazusamo

    Note to Trump:

    1. Pull Assistant DA Bounds nomination for now. 2. Reassign him to an Assistant DA position in Arizona but meanwhile nominate no one else. 3. Then once he moves and takes his mew position nominate him again for the same federal judge position, from Arizona. I have a feeling neither Flake nor McCain will blue slip him. They have enough GOP strikes against them already.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 6:14:08 PM PDT · 57 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “Thomas Jefferson recognized that without road connections between the interior of North America to the cities and ports in the U.S. along the Atlantic seaboard, there was a serious danger that most of the continent would end up under the control of Great Britain.”

    If that is what Jefferson said then he lied. How did Great Britain almost recapture the colonies in the War of 1812? Jefferson was a pacifist who had mothballed 2/3rd of the U.S. Navy. Britain humiliated the U.S. in 1807 in the last year of Jefferson’s administration, setting the public outcry stage for his successor finally having no choice but to go to war in 1812 and repair the weakness that Jefferson the pacifist had created, for Britain to try to exploit.

  • The New Gotcha Game of Variable Speed Limits

    09/18/2017 6:04:19 PM PDT · 56 of 82
    Wuli to Alberta's Child

    “Thomas Jefferson recognized that without road connections between the interior of North America to the cities and ports in the U.S. along the Atlantic seaboard, there was a serious danger that most of the continent would end up under the control of Great Britain.”

    If that is what Jefferson said then he lied. How did Great Britain almost recapture the colonies in the War of 1812? Jefferson was a pacifist who had mothballed most of any U.S. Navy and further gutted the military. He had to be brow beaten in private and in public before going after the Barbary pirates with what fledgling navy we had. What was Great Britain depending on? Jefferson’s weakness.