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May 2009

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Another WSJ Truth Twister on those Millionaires

May 29, 2009 – Comments (10)

Despite the fact that they admit they've got no evidence that higher taxes have caused a flight of millionaires (It's the economy, stupid), the journal ignored its own reality and repeats its bogus claims in a video and titled it "Maryland millionaires moving out."  [more]

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Neelie Kroes: Lots of Ego, Little Brains

May 29, 2009 – Comments (2)

From the "solving problems that don't exist" department.Neelie Kroes, tilting at windmills, decides that the EU needs to force other browsers into windows. (I wonder if they'll force Macs to ship with other browsers... Seems to me everyone on Mac uses Safari. Surely that's unfair to Google and Mozilla)  [more]

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Welfare Recipient Opposed to Bank Bailout

May 29, 2009 – Comments (7)

Sounds like an Onion headline, but it's "Coach" on Fox news.

Here it is, with good commentary, at Dealbreaker.

Sj

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Foreclosure: Not Just for Deadbeats Anymore

May 28, 2009 – Comments (3)

Yet the stock market continues to fly upward...  [more]

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The Naked Short Fiction: Scammers Headed for Slammer?

May 28, 2009 – Comments (2)

Gary Weiss catches the headline for us today about Caps fave Pegasus Wireless. And he notes that while some folks out there were swallowing the warning, Forbes' Liz Moyer was instead swallowing a big dose of Jay Knabb, Patrick Byrne nonsense about naked shorts. This is a perfect example of the idiotic way that unthinking journalism not only helps investors lose their shorts -- but it is also a prime reason that the current SEC is wasting its time on garbage like naked shorting rules.  [more]

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WSJ: Lie in the headline, bury the truth in the 3rd graph

May 28, 2009 – Comments (13)

This is a pretty despicably piece of editing, clearly attempting to attribute an effect ("disappearance" of millionaire taxpayers) to a cause (increased taxes on millionaires in Maryland.)  [more]

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Supperlatice scam again

May 26, 2009 – Comments (3)

When you get scummy email like this, you need to add these loser tickers to your CAPS watchlist.  [more]

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Bogus Stress Tests, Squirrel Girl, and Smacking GM in the Groin

May 08, 2009 – Comments (0)

All that and more in this week's Motley Fool Money podcast.

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Why DC Real Estate is Still Doomed, part xviivibbqomfgrofllmao

May 08, 2009 – Comments (8)

Got another set of homes to look at from my agent this morning. I love this woman. She works hard. She already has to deal with me. She deserves better than this. The sellers in the DC area are still deranged. Check out this BS listing.  [more]

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Minnesota Money Mistakes

May 05, 2009 – Comments (3)

Pretty good article in the WSJ today about subprime in rural Minnesota.  [more]

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Keep on Buying Like Crazy?

May 05, 2009 – Comments (3)

I have my doubts about the economic "all clear" being sounded.  [more]

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Why the market's up today...

May 04, 2009 – Comments (7)

This story also explains the enthusiasm following those ridiculous housing numbers.

Nation Ready To Be Lied To About Economy Again

Don't click if you can't handle a few naughty words.

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Obama Rewards These Debt Speculators (on the down low)

May 04, 2009 – Comments (2)

Hey, easy to complain about those "speculators" in distressed Chrysler debt. But what about these instant profits? And the money left on the table by the municipalities?  [more]

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Obama's Scapegoat "speculators"

May 01, 2009 – Comments (17)

These are a few of the "speculators" B.O. tried to smear during his Chrysler hissy-fit this week.  [more]

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A Stupid Question...

May 01, 2009 – Comments (4)

Would you buy a stock if you saw the company advertising said stock on the Internet?

Seems a bit strange to me.

Sj

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No F-bombs

May 01, 2009 – Comments (1)

No F-bombs this week, but a dustup on whether or not President B.O. was justified in getting his panties in such a bundle over those evil, speculating, hedge-fund holdouts who scuttled his close-up as the great negotiator in the Chrysler debacle.

http://fool.libsyn.com/index.php?post_id=472611

Sj

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The End of Market Manipulation...

May 01, 2009 – Comments (4)

So, you thought the past few months foreclosure numbers were bad?  [more]

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