Thursday, January 31, 2013
almost entirely apolitical:
"Over the past twelve months the company [Apple] has generated a total of $47.4 billion in free cash flow taking its cash pile north of $137 billion.[!!] These numbers are simply phenomenal. To put them in perspective, Business Insider noted today that Amazon.com has earned a mere $5 billion in its entire history. Apple generated nearly triple that amount in its last quarter."And their stock is down 12%.
I probably wouldn't have posted this at all, were it not for the fact that Amazon's recent proclamations didn't meet their advisory statements -- and then their stock went UP about 10%!!
Posted by Mark at 12:12 PM
At least not all the way to England, with all the extensions to unemployment benefits that are tacked onto every Bill that goes through Congress these days.
"Our parent have paid into the system for so long and wouldn't want us to struggle...", say a couple of English bums.
There are other stories that you may have seen about how much someone can get from the "safety net" in this country and how hard they'd have to actually work to replace it.
Posted by Mark at 11:46 AM
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
“I’m picking up my kids and then, next thing you know, I’m locked up,” Jessie Sansone, 26, told the Waterloo Region Record in Canada.There are several hours missing between the quotes above.
[Police] noted, “At the point in the investigation when it was determined it was not a real firearm, the individual was released unconditionally.”
This situation could happen to you...
Posted by Mark at 2:01 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
Well, that's not quite right, but, if you're driving a small, ("Smart"-ish) car don't run into something larger... (Courtesy of the National Review Online)
...the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) ran a rather expensive series of tests in which it pitted a smaller vehicle against the next size larger vehicle from the same manufacturer. Specifically, they ran a Honda Fit into a Honda Accord,And the gov't is looking for this to just get
a Toyota Yaris into a Toyota Camry,
and a Mercedes C Class into a Smart Fortwo (owned by Mercedes).
Thursday, January 17, 2013
to be able to win a voting block without having to actually bribe them...
Posted by Mark at 12:21 PM
Friday, January 11, 2013
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
"We, the "old geezers", never had the right to try to force you to pay $180,000 of your money that you would earn tomorrow, an amount that has almost tripled in the last ten years and will triple again if you don't put your foot down and demand it stop."
Are you under 18? Yes? Good. Have you ever voted? No? Good. Have you ever voted for someone who promised to give you something? No? Good! Otherwise, not so good. :^( Please consider starting or joining the movement to opt-out of the slavery to which you would have been entangled by saying, "I WILL NOT PAY!"read more here
Posted by Mark at 5:31 PM