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December 2008

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An Airline Succeeds Despite Itself

December 19, 2008 – Comments (8)

I just had a very strange conversation with the reservations folks at American Airlines. I wanted to reserve seats for the upcoming vacation that the wife and I are taking. I need to sit on the aisle because if I don’t stretch my left leg, sometimes it tries to kill me. But American/Expedia wouldn’t let me book seats at the time of buying the tickets, and every time I reserved seats subsequently, American erased them and said “no can do, try at checkin.”  [more]

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Give Us Money. Now, Shut Up.

December 15, 2008 – Comments (6)

We don't need to tell you where your $2 trillion is going, sez Bernanke's Fed.  [more]

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8

Google: Net Neutrality is for the Little People...

December 15, 2008 – Comments (4)

So, while you were out cheering Google for defending the little guy, and for not being evil, Google was, under cover o' politics, trying to get premium pipelines in order to deliver your user-generated (or a digest version of it) content to people who search, and charge a toll for it along the way.  [more]

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Blago's Idea to Shake down Buffett

December 09, 2008 – Comments (6)

From the FBI complaint:  [more]

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15

Nothing to See in Illinois

December 09, 2008 – Comments (10)

Just the FBI arresting the governor and his chief of staff.

Obama must love this.

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8

Another Billionaire Full of Excuses

December 09, 2008 – Comments (0)

It's not his fault, really.  [more]

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13

Intentional zero

December 09, 2008 – Comments (3)

A few of you (Ok one, so far) may be wondering how my caps ranking went from 30th or so to zero, no score. The answer is that I've closed out all my picks. I'm pretty busy with Hidden Gems and other research now, and my Caps strategy (what there was of it) required some degree of active picking and pruning. I prefer to reallocate the moments formerly devoted to making off-the-cuff Caps picks to doing more focused work to help Fools in general, and Hidden Gems subscribers in particular. So, I figured I would just freeze my score where it was rather than let it atrophy for lack of attention.  [more]

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15

Monkey say why monkey do...

December 05, 2008 – Comments (5)

Here is why I hate so much "business journalism."  [more]

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9

Bernanke Joins the Idiocy

December 04, 2008 – Comments (1)

Here's Ben applying all of his enormous mental faculties toward a novel solution to the problems wrought by bad lending, overpriced houses, and cheap interest.  [more]

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10

How Bair is Creating a Generation of Debt Slaves

December 04, 2008 – Comments (4)

Mr. Mortgage explains it here.  [more]

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10

Paulson Conspires with the National Association of Realtors to Pimp Housing Again

December 04, 2008 – Comments (3)

Either I was too tired last night when I first read this article, or it's been updated. Either way, I didn't notice this despicable example of bizarro-world lobbying.  [more]

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Idiots

December 03, 2008 – Comments (13)

Treasury Eyes Plans to Lower Mortgage Rates

Department considers plans to intervene directly to force down rates and stimulate the moribund housing market, according to sources.

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8

Getting harder to make the case for inflation...

December 03, 2008 – Comments (4)

Gonna be tough to beat a raise out of the boss this year...  [more]

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Also, we would like a pony for our birthdays...

December 03, 2008 – Comments (11)

Obama's plan to rebuild infrastructure will fail to alleviate the recession unless projects are chosen carefully and implemented rapidly, states warn...  [more]

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Possibly the Dumbest Stock Commentary You'll Ever Read...

December 03, 2008 – Comments (9)

... this week, at least.  [more]

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Delusional Homedebtors

December 02, 2008 – Comments (16)

Unreal.  [more]

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No Surprise, Major Rise in Delinquent Mortgages

December 02, 2008 – Comments (1)

If you like to paint the fugliest picture, you could call it a 40% increase, year over year, in the rate of mortgage deadbeat-ism.   [more]

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Trump = Dishonest Dufus

December 01, 2008 – Comments (6)

This guy is an amazing fraud. Craters company after company, hosing shareholders and debtholders alike, and welches on his personal obligations too, crying "economy."  [more]

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