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November 22, 2010 – Comments (2)

h/t georgewashington'sblog

We should all just stop flying anyway...it consumes too much carbon fuel.......time for high speed electric trains

My buddy is a commercial capitain HS certified to carry a weapon on the plane......you can't believe how much fun I had at his expense when I heard that he was subject to such screenings......without going into too much graphic detail....I told him that if I had to worry whether he was carrying a bomb or some other item onto the plane.....

imagine how scared I should be as he was playing with is joystick during the flight....

He is only in full control of a guided missle.........and can do with it anything he damn well pleases.....based on his personality, and divorced father of four, my guess is his girlfriends feel the same way......

Sorry I couldn't resist........should we buy airline stocks on this one?

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#1) On November 23, 2010 at 1:48 AM, oshiri (< 20) wrote:

Sempai Al . . .

      You know where this is all leading -- the man/machine interface. In your digital age, the only way to make your passengers safe will be to implant a micro chip or micro machine that is digitally tapped at the your local air hub.

     I imagine that digital hijacking will be pretty simple until the sheep submit (as usual) to what the Government feels is security hardening. Of course what the Government considers safe, is not, and will not, be secure. The Longwools seem to be in an endless loop (or loom) of belief.

     And ain't Oshi "P-O'ed" that his Chinese hoisin sauce has shot-up 30% in price. There a few things more tasty than bloody lamb with a little hoisin. 

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#2) On November 23, 2010 at 5:40 AM, investorbob101 (< 20) wrote:

The REAL lesson most investors should take away from the largest institutional insider-trading investigation in history is that competition in the global financial markets is so intense that it's basically idiotic to trade.

Trading is what is known as a "zero sum game." To win, you have to beat the competition. (And you have to beat the competition by more than the amount that it costs you to trade, which is extraordinarily hard to do, especially after tax).

In our experience, most investors have no appreciation for how intense their competition is. They think, "Wow--look at all this information I have.  Look at all my trading screens. Look at all my SEC filings. Look at my charts and graphs. Look at the smart fellow on TV telling me what to buy. Look at how many of my trades have made money!"

What they miss is that their competition has all this information, too -- so it doesn't give anyone an edge. They also don't understand that, in addition to all this information, the folks they are competing with have millions and millions of dollars to spend gathering information that will never be published anywhere or appear on an screen or chart or graph.

 

From Yahoo news.

 so why is the fool different?

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