| Money Talk|| What will trigger the VIX to heat up again? - ynlvr on 6/10/14 at 2:55 pm|
This has been an incredibly low volatility period, such as we haven't seen in recent memory - maybe 2006. And quite some time before that. So, is it a New normal or quiet before the storm?...
| Money Talk|| Who's jumping into Silver today? Flirting with 52 week low. - ynlvr on 5/1/14 at 8:31 am|
I gets expensive when interest rates rise but I don't see that happening yet. Gold to Silver ratio still pretty favorable. I'm in today after market opening. ...
| Political Talk|| South Florida Ophthalmologist earns $21 Million in Medicare Payments - ynlvr on 4/9/14 at 11:30 am|
The Dominican Republic University educated ophthalmologist generating a hefty return from Medicare patients. Can't be any waste here. Tip of the Iceberg ahead...
[quote]"At all times, Dr. Melgen billed in conformity with Medicare rules,'' Orgosky said. "While the amounts in the CMS data release a...
| Food and Drink Board|| Great dry aged beef at LeBlanc's Frais Marche - ynlvr on 3/29/14 at 5:07 pm|
Sorry, pressed enter instead of Tab. Stopped in the new LeBlanc's in Prairieville on Airline.
Picked up some great NY Strips. Dry aging Racks are set up in a glass case. They age them about 25 days @ 33 degrees. Good tasting product. ...
| O-T Lounge|| @GSElevator Tattletale Exposed - ynlvr on 2/25/14 at 9:17 am|
An interesting study in the elusive, anonymous Twitter world. Had Goldman Sacs looking under desks for moles.
One of my favorites [quote] Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I'd wonder where the rest of my money went. 12:45 AM - 12 Nov 2013[/quote]
| Food and Drink Board|| New Orleans Food & Drink Tour - ynlvr on 2/2/14 at 3:16 pm|
Spending a weekend in New Orleans with another couple for my wife's birthday. Looking for a tasty and informative F&B tour. We've enjoyed many of the name restaurants in town over the years but we are hosting out of state friends and would like to put on autopilot and take in a portfolio New Orleans...
| Money Talk|| Why China Mobile gets no bounce on Apple deal? - ynlvr on 1/15/14 at 8:08 am|
I am on the wrong side of this bet. I bought into CHL last week betting on the come from APPL. Now it has happened, APPL gets a boost and CHL drops. APPL must have cut another cruel deal, but I still expected a positive bump for CHL. Wrong. Why?...
| Money Talk|| Dismal Jobs Report - 74,000 non-farm Jobs Added - ynlvr on 1/10/14 at 8:38 am|
62.8% Job Participation rate, the lowest since 1978. This is one anemic recovery. And LONG. ...
| Money Talk|| Small Business Attorney - Partnership Agreement - ynlvr on 12/26/13 at 3:28 pm|
I am looking for an Attorney for Small Business use. I have an ongoing consulting business and am looking to enter partnership with a couple associates. I need an attorney to help construct a partnership agreement and represent my interest going in. Business is health care finance - accounting funct...
| Political Talk|| HHS to consider moving Dec. 23 enrollment deadline, asks insurers for concession - ynlvr on 12/12/13 at 3:29 pm|
Breaking Now according to CNBC.
Who could have guessed?...
| Political Talk|| Chris Matthews to Interview Obama - ynlvr on 12/3/13 at 1:03 pm|
This will be one big circle jerk. Matthews will forgive O for not managing the country and the man crush will boil over into the screen. I will be otherwise busy and miss "thrill going up my leg" interview.
| Money Talk|| Obamacare Tax repurcussions from sale of raw land - ynlvr on 11/25/13 at 10:57 am|
I own a residential lot someone is offering to purchase that could net me a couple hundred thousand. My AGI is over the $250K threshhold of the new Obamacare (Medicare) tax. So does this generally mean I will owe 3.8% on any net proceeds from the sale of the property? ...
| Money Talk|| What will be Market Effects of a temporary extension of government funding? - ynlvr on 9/27/13 at 11:58 am|
I hate taking market positions on political influence. But the influence is so consequential it is impossible to ignore. Not to mention the recent reverse market logic of bad news is good news because it signals the FED will continue sending gift baskets of funding. I suspect we will not see any si...
| Political Talk|| 107-year-old man killed by SWAT team in Arkansas - ynlvr on 9/8/13 at 8:46 am|
How many rounds could he have in a handgun to be such a threat to the SWAT team? 107 years old . . . jeebus!
[link=(http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/08/107-year-old-man-killed-by-swat-team-in-arkansas/)]They showed him![/link]...
| Political Talk|| Presidential Presser . . . rambling, bumbling - ynlvr on 9/6/13 at 9:22 am|
He has no message. Rambling comments and backtracking explanations. We need leadership. This is awful. It did not start today....
| More Sports Board|| Gonzales in Winner's Bracket at American Legion World Series - ynlvr on 8/18/13 at 10:07 am|
Nice to see local talent making it to the top. Lots of good baseball in South Louisiana.
[link=(http://www.shelbystar.com/sports/american-legion-baseball/gonzales-la-edges-n-c-champs-6-5-at-alws-1.188752)]Gonzales edges Wilmington to reach winners bracket[/link]...
| Political Talk|| Melissa Harris Perry - I have to stop channel surfing - ynlvr on 6/23/13 at 10:18 am|
Where do they get these guests? I never knew government was capable of solving so many "problems" associated with our life choices. Makes Michael Bloomberg look like a moderate....
| Money Talk|| Homeowners Ins - I need advice - ynlvr on 6/4/13 at 7:23 pm|
I just received my statement for the upcoming year and my HO Ins just increased 50%. Fricking agent didn't catch this up front and work it or at least alert me. Have rates jumped locally and I haven't heard about it?
This little stinker was included in the notes: "The company insuring you is cha...
| Political Talk|| Is FairTax.org our best shot at eliminating IRS? - ynlvr on 5/15/13 at 5:18 pm|
Are there other options out there getting any traction? Jury rigging the current system will get more of the same. Closing loopholes is a good start. Incentivized clauses and credits pick favorites and disrupt true supply and demand.
Crimes have been committed. I Hate to let a good crisis slip th...
| Outdoor Board|| What should I feed a Finicky Sig P238 ? - ynlvr on 5/1/13 at 6:09 pm|
I am on my second new Sig P238. After returning the first one even before firing a shot due to a loose magazine and poor ammo feeds, my second one won't feed either. Ammo is so hard to find and all I have is JHP's (Buffalo Bore +P 90gr & Starfire PMC 95gr). FTF rate of 80%.
Are these little guns...
| Political Talk|| Defense Spending Meets Pork Barrel Politics - Abrams Tank - ynlvr on 4/28/13 at 10:41 am|
[quote]"When an institution as risk averse as the Defense Department says they have enough tanks, we can probably believe them," Kennedy said. [/quote]
[quote]But senior Army officials have said repeatedly, "No thanks."[/quote]
[quote]The Lima plant is a study in how federal dollars affect local ...
| LSU Ticket Exchange|| Need Two Grandstands Friday Night. LSU/KY - ynlvr on 4/4/13 at 9:55 am|
My grandson is sleeping over Friday night. I would love to take him to the Kentucky game Friday.
| Money Talk|| Where to put new Technology money? - ynlvr on 3/25/13 at 2:35 pm|
I have a technology hole in my portfolio and I am looking for good candidates to add spice core holdings. My mutual funds are already peppered with some of the large caps like APPL, ORCL, GOOG, IBM. I am looking for a little more of a hot money play with a 1-5 year horizon.
I've been in BRCM, GL...
| Money Talk|| How close do you watch your credit card statements? - ynlvr on 3/5/13 at 7:28 pm|
So, I get this call today from "Capital One Fraud Department". The caller ID shows up as "Toll Free" and it does not identify them as "Capital One". The person on the other end starts telling me about a major security risk for CapOne credit cards because of some breach from a large vendor. I ask who...
| Food and Drink Board|| Thinking of making a bouillabaisse this weekend - ynlvr on 2/18/13 at 9:58 am|
Saw the Marcelle Bienvenu article on "Fresh Fish at the Camp" in the recent louisiana cookin magazine and it's got me craving the real thing. I love the stuff but have never made it. I have a bunch of halibut and rockfish from an Alaska fishing trip. Trying to match the classic french style, what e...
| Money Talk|| What can I expect to pay for a good HELOC rate? - ynlvr on 2/8/13 at 4:41 am|
Credit score above 760. Generally strong financial position. Prime plus 1.5?...
| Money Talk|| Looking for small Commercial Office Space - ynlvr on 1/29/13 at 10:55 am|
What are the pitfalls of buying Commercial Office Space? I am looking to buy a small Commercial Office. I only need about 1,500 to 1,800 sf for myself but will consider a larger unit that can be split. I don't need high visibility but do need good condition building. I prefer to keep the total inves...
| Political Talk|| Who misses a project budget by 1354% and keeps their job? - ynlvr on 1/5/13 at 8:21 am|
Hint: It's not anyone in the private sector.
[link=(http://theadvocate.com/home/4839743-125/report-levee-project-swells-to)]$887M budget Swells to $12.9B[/link]
Granted, 5 years have passed since the original projections but the project was not moved to Mars. Please raise my taxes to cover thi...
| Political Talk|| Federal Gov has issued 5,500 new Regs in just the last 90 days - ynlvr on 1/4/13 at 6:29 am|
In just the last 90 days, according to its own website, the federal government has issued more than 5,500 new regulatory proposals. However, it continues to miss deadlines related to the health care law and the Dodd-Frank law regulating Wall Street. [b]Roughly half of those regulatory deadlines hav...
| Money Talk|| Am I crazy to Lease Vs Buy a new car? - ynlvr on 12/30/12 at 12:58 pm|
I am looking at new BMW's and their lease program is pretty tempting. I like that I don't have to worry about maintenance costs. My wife seems to get car fever every 2-3 years. I have a fully paid '09 MKS that I can trade in and probably wind up with the lease paid up through three years. What am I ...