Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop.
Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.
Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.
They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit [...]
While we have yet to go through the thousands of files that hacker collective Anonymous has just released as a result of its hack of the Greek Finance Ministry, an exploit it described as follows: “We gained full access to the Greek Ministry of Finance. Those funky IBM servers don’t look so safe now, do they… We have new guns in our arsenal. A sweet 0day SAP exploit is [...]
Cuba has slapped a new customs tax on everyday goods shipped from overseas in a drive that experts say could weaken the economy and sap consumption.
The levy took effect Monday and is payable in foreign currency. It targets goods imported by private citizens, often self-employed people who have started up businesses as part of timid reforms undertaken by the communist government in 2011.
Carmen Arias, deputy director of the customs service, [...]
ANALYSIS: “The Court of Justice interprets EU law to make sure it is applied in the same way in all EU countries. It also settles legal disputes between EU governments and EU institutions. Individuals, companies or organisations can also bring cases before the Court if they feel their rights have been infringed by an EU institution.”The recent ruling on the rights of used software mirrors other rulings in cases such [...]
And when it comes to the Facebook IPO tomorrow, Cramer said the only strategy that makes sense is to buy into the IPO and immediately flip those shares as soon as they begin trading.
In the “Executive Decision” segment, Cramer once again spoke with Mark Benioff, chairman and CEO ofSalesforce.com (CRM_), the cloud computing giant that’s up 32% for the year.
Benioff touted Salesforce’s most recent quarterly results, noting that the company [...]
October 19, 2011
Don’t even say “hello” to them, and never but never ask directions.
Some poor sap in Twinsburg, Ohio, sought help in locating the local Walmart from one of our public masters—sorry, servants. “The quick-thinking officer [sic for ‘parasite hoping for even more of the taxpayers’ money via a promotion’] ran the man’s license plates for good measure” – I love that – “and found a warrant out [...]
Prof Steve Keen debates population in Australia.
The video is a bit dreary so only watch it if you are of a mind.
My own thoughts on the subject are that the bomb is baked in the cake. We are going to have to do triage, which is a whole lot of fun.
Look to your laurels and your genes, friends.
Speaking of which we find that non Africans bred with H. Neanderthalis. [...]
ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) – New York State environmental officials are trying to nip a huge, dangerous plant in the bud.
The giant hogweed, a monster plant with flowers the size of umbrellas and sap that causes blisters and blindness, is spreading across New York. The Department of Environmental Conservation is asking for help locating outbreaks.
The agency has set up a hotline at 845-256-3111 for people to call and report sightings of [...]
I compared this to putting all $40K in AAPL as well as against the Dow and NASDAQ indices. (This does not track the performance over time. It just measures the change in the last 6 months and the change in the last year.)
If invested 6 months ago:
Total: -$823.79 (-2.1% — a net loss)
DJI: +$765.49 (+1.9%)
NASDAQ: +$2,938.27 (+7.3%)
AAPL: +$9,372.69 (+23.4%)
Thus, the investor who put $40K in AAPL [...]