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BoA hit with $16 Billion penalty for MBS dealings - LSU0358
Another big bank sanctioned for MBS's leading up to '08 crash. [link=(http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/08/20/us-bankofamerica-rmbs-settlement-idUSKBN0GK25C20140820)]LINK[/link]...


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re: Work clothing that prevents you from getting promoted - LSU0358
Four days out of 5 at my work most employees are in the office working with customers via phone, email, WebEx, etc. On those days jeans, polo, and casual closed toe shoes of any type (crocs, loafers, tennis shoes, etc) are acceptable. I don't won't to see holy jeans, t-shirts, etc. When meeti...


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re: The short squeeze thread - LSU0358
Me as well. The three levels I like at the moment are 2014, 2030, and 2070. On a daily close above 2000 I plan to be pretty aggressive with raising stops. ...


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re: Almost 40% of Americans have nothing saved for retirement - LSU0358
Retirement isn't a right. If one hasn't saved for it, and can't retire off of social security, they get to work until physically unable....


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re: Is this part of the wussification of boys? - LSU0358
Mine is 8. He cried when he caught a pop fly with his face, but other than that, no crying this season....


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re: Vikings - LSU0358
[quote]Bernard Cornwell's Saxon Tales [/quote] These are being made to TV in Britain. I can't wait....


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re: Whole Foods sells rabbit for now - LSU0358
Rabbit stew over rice is my favorite rabbit dish. What's your favorite way to eat a tasty bunny?...


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re: Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[quote]A factoid that few know about Kareem Abdul Jabbar. During the mid point of his career he built a mansion. He was shocked at the premiums to insure it. IE, if your house costs 100M to replace your insurance bill is gonna be really really high. So, he decided to save the money and not insure...


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re: Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[quote]Some may argue that this is pushed upon them by an evil 1%. I'd lean towards laziness and ignorance[/quote] You left a sentence off. [quote]taxing the bajesus out of rich people has a negative effect on middle class and poor people. [/quote] Agreed. Capital gains tax of 35%+ is bor...


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re: Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[quote]what exactly did he nail? [/quote] A certain segment of society being distracted by handouts, ridiculous political hot button issues, etc instead of taking care of their own business. Some may argue that this is pushed upon them by an evil 1%. I'd lean towards most of the problem being...


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re: Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[quote] So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting them with emotional issues like immigration, abortion and gun control so they never stop to wonder how they got so screwed over for so long." Says a member of the 1%.[/quote] I foun...


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Kareem Abdul Jabar nails it on Ferguson - LSU0358
[link=(http://time.com/3132635/ferguson-coming-race-war-class-warfare/)]LINK[/link] "Fifty million voters is a powerful block if they ever organized in an effort to pursue their common economic goals. So, it’s crucial that those in the wealthiest One Percent keep the poor fractured by distracting...


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re: The short squeeze thread - LSU0358
Hope everyone else's short squeeze play is working out as well as mine is at the moment. I emphasize at the moment because I haven't booked profits yet. I've learned the hard way not to get to happy until a position is closed out....


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re: Reactions To Rand Paul's Op-ed - LSU0358
[quote]This Ferguson thing wasn't about militarization.[/quote] On the initial shooting that is correct. The response to the riots is completely a militarization issue....


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re: Why did we go to the moon 6 times? - LSU0358
To look for Sentinel Prime?...


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re: Mechanical Engineer PE Test - LSU0358
I'm a ChemE and I used a book with practice problems called "Practice Problems for the Chemical Engineering PE Exam." I'd assume they'd have one for ME's. I then had a booklet I made myself with various conversion, rules of thumb, etc....


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re: Some of you parents of college kids crack me up - LSU0358
[quote]ChemE says hi[/quote] Exactly. Nothing over 40 hours? Try a good dose of Sr. Plant design on for size....


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re: Kinder Morgan Deal - LSU0358
[quote]God Bless America. A bunch of related companies can merge - which really won't change much - and create a huge profit for a few shareholders.[/quote] This has zero to do with the "merger." All of the companies being merged are already under a single umbrella called an Master Limited P...


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re: Some of you parents of college kids crack me up - LSU0358
12 years ago (god I'm getting old) Tech had a "Parents Day" for new freshman that lasted ~3 hours. None of that spending the night mess. ...


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re: Some of you parents of college kids crack me up - LSU0358
I'm 30 now, I always showed my parents my grades without them asking as they helped me out some money wise (and the grades were good). If I was footing the bill, I'd like to see the grades. If the college student has loans, scholarships, etc and is getting no money from mom or pops showing gra...


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