Archives for: "December 2005"

Here's a great article by the Economist discussing how regulatory fines by the SEC and states often do not go to the investors who were harmed by the fineable action. It's not much different from allowing police departments to profit by confiscating… more »
see "McCain, Hillary Clinton Would Face Close 2008 Race, Poll Says" (Bloomberg, 12/6) http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000103&sid=aExn3Y0QObH4&refer=us and TradeSports.com political betting lines: Republican nominee Democratic… more »
Rossputin
12/08/05

Follow-up on today's tax vote

see "House Approves $56.6 Bln Tax Measure Extending Dividend Rate" (Bloomberg, 12/8/05) http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=10000006&sid=aUTPhhk7VTHo&refer=home The House passed a measure extending the 15% tax rate on dividends and… more »
see "Tax-Cut Deadline Last chance for the 15% rate on cap gains and dividends." (WSJ Opinion Journal, 12/8/05) http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=11000765 and "Bush renews call to extend tax cuts" (Boston Globe, 12/6/05)… more »
Thanks to my friend Steve H. for this great link: http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/%7Eyugo/storage/monocrafts_ver3/03/index.html follow-up: Brian H just told me that this has been around forever and I must have been living in a cave not to have seen it… more »
see "Gas blend might change" (Denver Post 12/4/05) http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_3276866 To the Editors: Colorado may finally have learned that correlation does not equal causality: Carbon monoxide levels dropped after ethanol rules were… more »
Here's a very interesting article by Brian Wesbury in which he argues that today's higher gold prices are a better predictor of future higher interest rates than are today's low bond yields. I recommend reading the "Print Version" Claymore Monday… more »
Rossputin
12/07/05

French military history

Thanks again to a reader for this link with an excellent history of French military exploits: http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/text/france.html Check back Sunday for a great list of quotes on this subject! more »
see "Dean: US Won't Win in Iraq" (WOAI San Antonio, 12/6/05) http://www.woai.com/news/local/story.aspx?content_id=C36A87B9-63A0-4CDE-AA91-B41571AFD3AF and "Obama: Iraq war splits Democrats" (Chicago Tribune, 12/6/05)… more »
Rossputin
12/06/05

Thanks to my anonymous friend (you know who you are) for this great one: Try this: 1. Go to http://www.google.com/ 2- Type in "french military victories", without the quotes 3- Instead of hitting "Search" hit "I'm feeling Lucky" 4- Tell your… more »

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