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Gold and Silver - LSU0358
Did a little buying in gold today. Like the look of gold and silver here, but as I'm trading futures silver is a litte to volatile for me. For now this is a short term trade and I'd exit in the 1270 to 1280 region....


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Interesting Market Stats from Start of Bull Market in 2009 - LSU0358
1. The S&P 500 has gone from 667 to 1,986 for a 198% increase. The Dow has gone from 6,469 to 17,074 for a 163% increase. 2. Ten Year Bonds have yielded between 1.4 and 3.98 %. 3. The monetary supply has gone from 800 billion to 4 trillion. 4. US GDP has only gone up 19% from 14.3 to...


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Protecting and Serving - The militarization of the of the police - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/)]LINK[/link] This is another shining example of why no knock warrants by SWAT teams should require much, much more than a desire to find drugs. Every single officer involved in the operation should be fired. ...


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June 18 Fed Meeting - LSU0358
Another 10 billion in tapering. At the current pace the Fed will be out of the MBS buying business by the Oct 28th fed meeting. The Fed will be out of Long Term Treasury buying by the December Fed Meeting. Looks like the Fed QE wraps up 2014. I look for the ECB to start the European QE towar...


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ECB cuts rates - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/06/05/us-ecb-rates-decision-idUSKBN0EG1EN20140605)]LINK[/link] Not quite QE...But I look for it to be coming before year end about the time the US QE is wrapping up....


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Legal Eagle's of the OT - LSU0358
My wife is involved in an estate dispute and the opposing lawyer is communicating directly with my wife pushing for a settlement. My wife has had a lawyer contact the opposing lawyer in the past pressing for documentation so he is aware my wife has a lawyer for the issue. Is it inappropriate f...


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Crawfish in Lafayette - LSU0358
I'm in town for the music festival and have some out of staters wanting to try crawfish. What's your favorite place for boiled crawfish....


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Political Talk
Government surveillance and hypocrisy - LSU0358
Seems Senator Feinstein doesn't like being spied upon. [link=(http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/feinstein-cia-searched-intelligence-committee-computers/2014/03/11/982cbc2c-a923-11e3-8599-ce7295b6851c_story.html)]LINK[/link] But for all of us peasants... [link=(http://www...


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House of Cards jumping the shark - LSU0358
Season 1 felt much more reasonable/possible. I know, its a knock off of the British version (which I plan to watch). But I find it hard to believe a sitting President would be so gullible as Walker was portrayed. ...


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Big Banks playing dirty in the metals market - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/the-vampire-squid-strikes-again-the-mega-banks-most-devious-scam-yet-20140212)]LINK[/link] I stole this from the Poli board as it will get more play here, thanks Bunk Moreland. My thoughts are below: [quote]It's actually a good article. JPM and...


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Selling home by owner - LSU0358
My home is in a great area and homes are moving at a nice pace. I'm attempting to sell by owner. Should I go with a title company to handle closing or is it worth while to get a real estate attorney....


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Quick Forex lesson - LSU0358
I have to post this after something I saw on Poli board talking down the dollar (which has actually held up quite nicely as of late, though a move down to 78 wouldn't surprise me)... In the Forex market the bottom currency in a pair (I'll use the USD/CAD) is the quote currency. The top is the ba...


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O-T Lounge
Issue with 7 yr old son and money - LSU0358
So the little man has been making straight A's this year and Papa gave him $10/A on progress report and report card. We've let him keep the money in a money can in his room and he's used it to buy toys etc. No problem with this part at all. The problem starts this afternoon when my wife and I a...


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Will political correctness or greed win out with A&E. - LSU0358
My bet is greed. It typically wins over anything else....


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Confessions of a Quantitative Easer - LSU0358
[link=(http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052702303763804579183680751473884)]LINK[/link] Interesting that this is coming out now. Preparing the public for removing the punch bowl perhaps? My GUESS is that we have until at least March 2014 before tapering starts, with the December F...


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Twitter IPO - LSU0358
I think I'll stay away for this one the first few months. One never knows for sure, but the valuation at a $25 IPO is 11.8 times estimated 2014 sales. FB was at 11.4 times it's price to sales ratio at IPO. [link=(http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-05/twitter-ipo-more-expensive-than-facebook-...


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ESPNs Jason Whitlock on black community - LSU0358
Nails it on welfare, war on drugs, and single woman households. He's focusing on black community, but it applies to all races. [link=(http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/9913252/behind-bryant-tantrums)]LINK[/link] ETA link ...


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Food and Drink Board
Thai food on North Side of Houston - LSU0358
Not much response on F&DB, so Houston folks help me out. I've got a class at Beltway 8 and I-45 next week. What is the best Thai food on the north side of Houston? Class is over at 5PM, so I have lots of time in the evening. A drive doesn't bother me....


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New all time highs in S&P, COMPQ, NDX, and Dow Jones World - LSU0358
Hard to be bearish right now. Print Benny (and soon Janet) print....


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Thai food on north side of houston - LSU0358
I've got a class at Beltway 8 and I-45 next week. What is the best Thai food on the north side of Houston? Class is over at 5PM, so I have lots of time in the evening. A drive doesn't bother me....


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LSU Ticket Exchange
FYI there are AR game RV passes - LSU0358
Available at LSUsports.net...


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Great Explanation of how the Economy works - LSU0358
By Ray Dalio [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHe0bXAIuk0)]LINK[/link] His talk on long term and short term debt cycles is great. He also points out how an economy also increases at the rate it's productivity increases with debt cycles causing bubbles....


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John Fleming - Only LA politician to come out against Syria action - LSU0358
so far. Risky step for a man with military bases in his district. I like the move though....


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Tiger Rant
Time of Possession and No. of Plays - LSU0358
It brought a tear to my eye looking at the stats this morning. 36:01 for LSU compared to 23:59 for TCU. 80 plays for LSU compared to 54 for TCU. [link=(http://espn.go.com/ncf/boxscore?id=332432628)]LINK[/link] While TCU isn't Alabama, the LSU O couldn't manage that last year against oppone...


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Futures up 1% so far today - LSU0358
Got to love the holiday gaps....


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July 30-31 FOMC Minutes - LSU0358
[link=(http://www.federalreserve.gov/monetarypolicy/files/fomcminutes20130731.pdf)]LINK[/link]...


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LSU Ticket Exchange
Looking for Arkansas game RV parking pass - LSU0358
Will consider any of the RV lots. Email lsu0358@yahoo.com...


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Tiger Rant
Tier BS for "individual" game parking passes - LSU0358
So I see today I can't just buy a Lot 407 pass for the Florida game. LSU is trying to make me buy not one, but two passes for the Arkansas game, and one for either Furman or Kent State. Jesus, why doesn't the AD just stand at the gates and make us turn our pockets inside out when we come on camp...


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Political Talk
The more I see Christie going after Paul - LSU0358
The more I think the Republican establishment is scared of Paul. To see someone bashing Paul this early is somewhat interesting....


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Money Talk
FB up 31% today. - LSU0358
Looks like FB might be bringing it all together after a disasterous IPO. They reported huge growth in mobile adverting revenue yesterday. Stock up around 30% for the day (that's right for the day) on the news....


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