Category Archives: News

18Jul/13

John Paulson Agrees…w/Me

So yesterday, hedge fund captain John Paulson (Paulson & Co.) put out a letter to their clients about why they held onto T-Mobile U.S. stock.  The feeling is that T-Mobile is still ripe for a merger/takeover by Dish Network or Sprint.  Not to brag, but I said that 2 weeks ago. Continue reading “John Paulson Agrees…w/Me” »

So T-Mobile and MetroPCS merged after AT&T’s failed takeover attempt of T-Mobile.  SoftBank’s bid to take over 80% of Sprint got the stamp of approval from shareholders.  Dish Network is searching for a wireless carrier to merge/buy out so it can get into the game.  Verizon Wireless’ parent Vodofone is looking for options.  And AT&T…well who knows?  So what does it all mean? Continue reading “Evolution of the Wireless Landscape” »

25Nov/11
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Sprint’s edge, unlimited data, now seen as a problem

In an article in from Reuters analysts are saying that with all the people looking for Unlimited Data on their wireless phone, that Sprint may actually shoot itself in the foot.  Let’s hope not, because they’ve got a good thing going, and as a Sprint user, I don’t want like the idea of being limited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out the link below for the full article in the Chicago Tribune

Sprint’s edge, unlimited data, now seen as a problem.

22Nov/11
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The Joint Committee of Morons

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I wholeheartedly believe that there is not one single politician in Washington that gives a damn about the American people. From the top down, including Democrats and Republicans. It really makes you wonder what we as Americans are doing to elect the most superficial people to the institution that runs this country. I don’t support either party because they are both agenda based, rather than being based on what this country needs. But that is the big question, what does this country need? We need a balanced budget, more jobs (American jobs), less war, better schools, and I think if we start here, everything else can fall into place. But, even as a country, we can’t agree on what we need for the benefit of the whole. We’re a self-interested group, all trying to do what’s best for “me” instead of what’s best for all. Continue reading “The Joint Committee of Morons” »

17Nov/11
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Millionaires Ask For Taxes

A while back I wrote about the Buffet Rule, which is basically asking for a tax increase on the rich, or and end to the Bush Tax Cuts, however you want to look at it.  In short, by getting rid of the tax cuts, the U.S. would cut the deficit by $1.2 trillion over the next 10-12 years, unless of course we go to war again…  Anyway, some people didn’t like my article, blasting Buffet, blasting my theory, and basically saying that it won’t work.  I even had my first “twittargument”.  Well for those mathematically challenged citizens, I’m sorry to say, it will work, and the proof is right there in your calculator.  I traditionally don’t stand with either Democrats or Republicans, but on this, it’s DEMS all the way.  Finally, the Democrats have put a solution on the table that could get this country back on financial track. Don’t get me wrong, though, I still belong to the “Politicians Are Morons” party, but you work with what’s there…

Anyway, an article came out today with the headline “U.S. millionaires ask Congress: ‘Raise our taxes’“.  Well, I just had to read it.  These rich do-gooders went on and wrote Mr. Obama and Congress with the simple idea of raising taxes on themselves.  This group of 138 millionaires calls themselves the “Patriotic Millionaires for Fiscal Strength” (all that money and they couldn’t come up with something more catchy?).  Now they’re reaching out to the super-committee that has been tasked to get both parties together on the matter and make a decision. Continue reading “Millionaires Ask For Taxes” »

13Oct/11
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The Buffet Rule

Warren Buffet is at it again.  There he goes making sense again.  How much sense can one guy make???

If you’re not already familiar, the Buffet Rule is the name of a bill being offered up to Congress to make sure that the ultra-rich pay their fair share of Federal Income Tax. Continue reading “The Buffet Rule” »

06Oct/11
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Steve Jobs 02/24/1955 – 10/05/2011

As the whole world mourns one of the greatest minds in history, we should really take a look at just what kind of impact Steve Jobs has made on mankind.  You can compare him to any of the innovators of history, Ben Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, Galileo, he fits right up there at the top. Continue reading “Steve Jobs 02/24/1955 – 10/05/2011” »