Has He Lost His Marbles?

Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is your Republican candidate for VP.  You can quickly dig up stories on here so I won’t rehash but quite frankly, I can’t see how anyone would honestly call this a good move for McCain’s campaign. More on this topic (What's this?) Astounding Video: Barack Obama's 2008 campaign pledge! (The [...]

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For Once, A Politician Gets Something Right

First, for reasons detailed previously, I support Barack Obama for POTUSA so bear this in mind.  Of course, he gave a historic speech tonight, filled with the usual political signposts and pandering. But readers can find fourth-rate ideological rantings on thousands of other sites so I will cut through the propoganda crap and look at [...]

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For Real Insight, Ignore Barron’s

Barron’s cover story this week is a comparison of Obama’s and McCain’s visions for the US economy. The caption on Barron’s website says “Required reading before you vote.” Quite frankly, Barron’s is full of crap. I’ve said in the past and will keep reiterating: ideology (and the idiots it spawns) has no place in an [...]

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American Capital (ACAS): Q2 2008 Update

A brief rundown of Q2′s earnings report (all figures US$ unless noted): After last quarter’s negative cash figure (-$10M OCF), Q2 saw several encouraging developments on the cash flow statement. ACAS is once again cash flow positive, generating $141M OCF during the 1st 6 months. This is a 26% decline from last year but with [...]

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Weekly Biking Playlist (2008/08/22)

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal had an amusing article [$] regarding the conflict in San Francisco between bicyclists and everyone else. And to be honest, some of the folks in SF are a bit militant in regards to their bikes (and other things too!). But at the end of the day, much of the bad attitude [...]

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2008 Q2 13-F Filings Speculative Edition: David Winters, Boone Pickens, Jim Puplava

The Wintergreen Fund, managed by David Winters, was fairly steady judging from its 13F filing. My spreadsheet is a little off as it seems some of the CUSP IDs were changed from last quarter so disregard the new positions shown in GLD & CNQ. Winters opened only 1 new position, eBay. I’ve seen some investors [...]

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