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November 2010

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Ignore this blog!

November 30, 2010 – Comments (320)

This is an experiment.  Nothing of interest to be discussed.  If it works, I have found a fast easy way to donate to the Thurgood Marshall Academy.  If not, it will not be in the way of anyone else. 

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A New Tax on WHO?

November 30, 2010 – Comments (11)

If you drive a car, I’ll tax the street,
If you try to sit, I’ll tax your seat,
If you get too cold, I’ll tax the heat,
If you take a walk, I’ll tax your feet. -   [more]

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Netflix at $200?

November 29, 2010 – Comments (14) | RELATED TICKERS: NFLX

I have heard the speculation that Netflix is overpriced.  It isn't worth the money and will be dropping soon.  The fact is that as an investment,  NFLX is just plain scary.  At the moment, it is a scary $199.26.  I don't actually have a subscription to Netflix.  I just think that theater prices are insane. There has to be a seriously great movie to get me to spend for a theater ticket.  Call this just one more area of sticker shock.  I judge movies as worth owning, worth seeing, or just worth waiting until they hit the TV channels.  My bet on Netflix is that there are enough people out there that either cannot or will not pay first run theater prices to make an alternative a safe bet.  Netflix has the lion's share of that market and they have the name.  (Do you really use Scotch tape or just call it that?  How about Kleenex, just a brand or do you request a facial tissue when you are about to sneeze?  How many languages use 'Coke' as the word for a cola drink?)  Brand names matter.  Thanks to advertising and a fast first start, Netflix is the first one that comes to mind for home rental or streaming movies and that lead has increased in spite of late starting competitors.  [more]

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Eventually

November 23, 2010 – Comments (11) | RELATED TICKERS: INTC , MO , XOM

I wanted to say thank you to a bunch of people on CAPS, which I did yesterday.  Some of those very people answered (not nearly as many as I hope saw themselves), but this is on you guys.  A second post just because it is so nice to be back and to talk to you again.  [more]

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Giving Thanks

November 22, 2010 – Comments (15)

Yes, this is a bit early for "Thanksgiving Day," but I hope that you will all have friends or family to celebrate that day with.  This is my own small thank you.  I am slipping it in before the football games and the big dinners. Two years ago, I had no idea of the most basic definitions of stock terms.  I didn't know anything about blogs either, or the Internet - except as a terrific search engine, which is the only way I used it.  [more]

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Why your vote counts more than you think!

November 01, 2010 – Comments (4) | RELATED TICKERS: VO , T , E

How do you like the ‘change’ that we have had in the last two years? We have waited to make our voices heard and now is our chance. But this election controls more than just the House and Senate seats that are up for grabs this time around. This election controls our political map.  [more]

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