According to the February 14 issue of Time, Senator McCain’s “environmental record would make Teddy Roosevelt cringe,” voting against toxic-waste cleanups, supporting subsidies for mining on public lands — “in 1998 the League of Conservation Voters gave him a zero rating.”
Zero is not good.
Time quotes Charles Lewis of the Center for Public Integrity, author […]
[Hmmm. This was supposed to run February 24. I posted it myself and it just . . . vanished. Thursday was supposed to be “Three Signs” followed by Friday, “Three Sites.” Don’t know what happened. Sorry. But here they are now: THREE SIGNS.]
1. My broker says that after the UPS guy and the FedEx […]
For closed-end funds: cefa.com. Especially handy for checking the fund’s discount or premium to Net Asset Value. I was all set to sell at least some shares in the India Fund, now that they’ve run up so smartly. But according to this site, they sell at a 31% discount to net asset value, so now […]
The New Yorker turned 75 this week, and all I could think to give it for its birthday was an idea for a cartoon. I assume the New Yorker has already done this idea at some point, but if not — and I could not find it in a cursory search of The Cartoon […]
Steve Williams: “I am such a mope. I bought about 4500 shares of CN at about $1.25 or so each on average about a year ago. I sold them all about 2 months ago for about $1.35 each cause I was bored with them. Now they close […]
Joshua: ” I know of your advice on Options (stay away) — but I also know that in the past you have traded them, so I was wondering, with all this volatility in the stock market, wouldn’t this be an interesting time for options?”
The problem is that, because of the volatility, they’ve become […]
A year and a half ago, Rob Reiner led the charge on California’s Proposition 10, hiking the price of cigarettes in order to discourage pre-teens and teens from becoming smokers. Most of the revenue from the tax was funneled into programs for early childhood development.
Prop 10 squeaked through, despite $30 million spent by the […]
Ahem. The so-called “marriage penalty.”
Initially, of course, it was meant as a marriage reward. The man worked, the woman did not. If they married, they got the benefit of lower taxes. Live ye not in sin; take the vows.
Now that both spouses in many families work, what was once a reward has become, […]
George Fescos: “If I were to give a $500 gift of equities for Valentines day, which should I pick?”
Two hundred shares of U.S.A. Floral Products — ROSI. The company has serious problems, but it’s the thought that counts.
(Full disclosure: I own a bunch. I expect it to wilt and die. I began the […]
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If you think it's messy there, said Albert Einstein of his paper-strewn office, you should see it up here, he smiled, pointing to his head.~.
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