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June 2009

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Bad Risk Management

June 29, 2009 – Comments (5)

So, a few of us were having pizza the other day, a Fool event, and some of the guys said they didn't think this young guy could run from that room in the office, to a nearby deli, in 5 minutes. I was pretty sure this could be done in 4 minutes. Easy. Not even at an all out sprint.  [more]

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When Too Much is Never Enough

June 26, 2009 – Comments (6)

While everyone mourns MJ, I hope some of the folks in our debt-crazed nation will pay attention to one of the trajedies in this story.  [more]

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Reward real investing, tax the H-E double toothpicks out of traders

June 25, 2009 – Comments (64)

It's not 100% original (or maybe even 50%), but I like this idea.  [more]

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Bair vs. Bernanke

June 24, 2009 – Comments (0)

I have complained in this blog about a lot of the decisions made by Sheila Bair, but I have to give here a hand for this one. She apparently told Bernanke that she didn't like the Merril deal. Of course, it didn't matter, but as we find out more and more about the kind of backroom lies and manipulation that went on during that affair, it's good to know that at least Bair had taxpayers and depositors' backs.  [more]

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More Great Ideas from Barney Frank

June 24, 2009 – Comments (2)

Having been as wrong as this guy has been, someone with shame might, I dunno, shut up. But that's not what makes a Senator.  [more]

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Hiking, Driving the Coast, Cheating on the wife...

June 24, 2009 – Comments (0)

What's the diff, right?

I can haz presidency though still?

Sj

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So where's that Apple Tablet?

June 21, 2009 – Comments (1)

The one that was supposed to simultaneously kill: the Amazon Kindle, Netbooks, all existing tablet PCs...  [more]

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Well Deserved Lawsuit On The Way...

June 19, 2009 – Comments (3)

If only this would get to market.

Because applying lipstick while driving is too dangerous. Here's a device that lets you do it hands free. After all, moving your face around in order to apply the makeup removes all the distraction.

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Calif. Democrat: Shrooms funny, metal gonads not

June 19, 2009 – Comments (4)

Budget negotiations are getting a bit testy in California.

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Dumbest Stock Headline So Far This Year

June 12, 2009 – Comments (3)

Stocks, looking tired after 3-month run, hit pause- AP

The stock market's rally is on hold and it's not clear what might get it moving again. Stock indicators barely budged this week after big gains in the prior week. The Dow Jones industrial average did manage to push into the black for the year with a modest gain on Friday but many traders are still cautious.  [more]

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A Better Rent vs. Buy Calculator

June 12, 2009 – Comments (4)

brought to my attention by Hiddenflem, in the discussion below this one.  [more]

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Congress looks to buy re-election with defense dollars

June 10, 2009 – Comments (1)

Chairman Jack Murtha (D-Pa.), who has a solid reputation for giving the Pentagon things it doesn't need, was once more concerned that the war fighters didn't ask for more. "You only put $2 billion into the budget," he complained about one project. "I assume you'll ask for more money?"   [more]

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Lies Jeannine Aversa and the AP told me...

June 10, 2009 – Comments (2)

Seriously, who writes this junk? Is there a propaganda mole from "Hooray for Everything" working in the AP's offices? Or are they just hiring people with low scores in reading comprehension and math?  [more]

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One more reason to hate Capital One

June 10, 2009 – Comments (9)

Wow. No wonder it's such a great business. Crummy credit risks and terrible customer service policies. That's a terrific two-fer.  [more]

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Beverly Hills Dude gets $2.5 billion from taxpayers...

June 05, 2009 – Comments (1)

Yup, this GM thing is working out great... for some folks.  [more]

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This product will sell like crazy.

June 05, 2009 – Comments (2)

Modestly priced at $7.99, each Plain Pamela doll comes prepackaged with a variety of unflattering and ill-fitting blouses to drape over her shapeless torso, as well as a packet of paste-on psoriasis spots to apply along her arms and back.   [more]

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The short anti-crisis strategy

June 04, 2009 – Comments (6)

Short anti-crisis story  [more]

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Mozilo's big dump draws SEC scrutiny.

June 04, 2009 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: BAC

It's about friggity time.  [more]

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Senators Prove They're Brainless Weathervanes... again

June 04, 2009 – Comments (6)

Hey Chrysler, hey GM, stop losing money!  [more]

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Bank of America: Fed isn't doing enough to manipulate markets for us...

June 03, 2009 – Comments (2)

That's pretty much the message here.  [more]

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Congress fer sale...

June 03, 2009 – Comments (3)

$286,000 gets you a whole committee.  [more]

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We will rob you... Just saying...

June 03, 2009 – Comments (2)

That's pretty much the gist of the compliance paragraph at the end of the most recent spate of horrible pump and dump emails I've been getting.  [more]

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This is just awesome.

June 02, 2009 – Comments (2)

If you have a golden, you know this is spot on. Pretty much for any big retriever-y dog, but it gets the golden retriever eyebrows and smile down amazingly well.

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What's Wrong at E*trade?

June 02, 2009 – Comments (2) | RELATED TICKERS: ETFC

These guys just dropped the interest rate on my savings account again. That means it's now moved from 3+% to less than 1%. It's no longer competitive with money market accounts, unusual for them.  [more]

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For the Microsoft Haters

June 01, 2009 – Comments (6)

Naw, no good ideas there at all...

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Evolution Biofuels: Same Junk, New Name

June 01, 2009 – Comments (3)

Remember the rot that was Earth Biofuels? Remember how CEO Dennis Mclaughlin issued a spirited non-rebuttal to my criticisms?  [more]

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Consumers: Confidently Spending Less

June 01, 2009 – Comments (3)

This means bad things for some of your stocks, so do your homework, y'all.

Calculated Risk has its usual, awesome breakdown, complete with pictures for those of us who need help beyond small words.

Sj

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