Dan on January 27th, 2013

The second annual investment contest wrapped up on December 31st with a record 16 participants.  For the second straight year, more portfolios underperformed the S&P 500 than outperformed, showing how difficult it is to outperform the index. Portfolio   2012 Return Tony 32.32 % Tom 26.74 % Karen 21.59 % Greg W 16.49 % Doc […]

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Dan on January 23rd, 2013

In my previous post I questioned why the secret service was involved in the Aaron Schwarz downloading case.  Looks like we have an answer on that.   Empty Wheel has a great timeline of events that led to the Secret Service searching Mr. Schwartz Apartment alledgely related to the MIT download arrest. In summary, on 12/27/10 Aaron Schwarz filed […]

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Dan on January 13th, 2013

I would guess most people really didnt know who Aaron Schwartz was prior to his suicide a few days ago. I admit I hadn’t been following this story until a number of articles were brought to my attention regarding why the government was going after him so strongly (up to 35 years in jail and […]

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Dan on January 10th, 2013

An odd article here from CBS news – obviously fed directly to CBS from NATO. The headline “NATO Reports another Scud launch in Syria” would lead you to believe increased military activity is going on by the Syrian regime.  Unfortunately for NATO, this news feed from NATO got in the hands of a writer who […]

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Dan on January 3rd, 2013

I couldn’t pass this one up – one study shows that sports teams may actually drain resources from cities: http://www.businessinsider.com/its-actually-good-for-a-citys-economy-when-their-sports-teams-go-on-strike-2013-1 If you live in a city where the argument for a publicly funded stadium is being pushed by the media, give this some thought.  Perhaps some thought should be given to not providing public funds, […]

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