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Gold, oil & 44 Bars per Minute

Gold, oil & 44 Bars per Minute

“Girls love to spin.” — Wayne, Dance Instructor, Howard County Parks and Rec. I’m taking dance classes at the local Parks & Rec. with a stunning brunette, which is why I’m shuffling my feet around on Sunday nights at eight. The crowd is mixed; twenty-something hipster couples and old guys who have difficulty with their gig lines. The instructor is a cross between Wayne Newton and Telly Savalas: a black silk shirt, shaved head, and a nose like an organic potato. He sucks his microphone like a lollipop and spits out a steady stream of advice: “One, two, hook the toe, slide back, twirl…” Chick magnet The chicks love him, of course. And heck, I was even having a good time�— right up until Wayne Savalas swished over during the break. My H1 was in the parking lot. It’s shiny, yellow, and chews diesel like a Mongolian wrestler at a yak roast. Wayne obviously saw me pull up and feels he should enlighten me about his new Chevy Volt getting 60 miles per gallon… And why would I drive something that sucks up so much gas and destroys the environment? I told him that I was fully invested in oil explorers. And with the trouble in the Middle East launching my shares, I could drive a Semi for life… Brent Crude ETF (BNO) Yes, he said, but is this more of a trade on the Arab revolutions, or does it have more to do with the destruction of the dollar? Wayne pointed out that the dollar/euro has hit a four-month low and seems to be heading lower. Down she goes What is most concerning is that during this particular period of global uncertainty, the

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State will ‘nickel and dime’ families with Walkway parking fee, claim lawmakers

Filed in Gold Investing by on May 5, 2010 0 Comments

POUGHKEEPSIE – State Assemblyman Frank Skartados and Congressman Maurice Hinchey both criticized the state Parks Department for its plan to charge $5 for parking at the Walkway Over the Hudson. State will ‘nickel and dime’ families with Walkway parking fee, claim lawmakers

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Louisiana bill provides for guns in state parks

Filed in Gold Bullion prices by on March 23, 2010 0 Comments

A bill has been introduced in the Louisiana legislature that can capitalize on the momentum from the national parks rule change by updating their law to allow for carry in state parks. On Friday, State Senator Troy Hebert submitted SB534: “PARKS: Allows the possession of firearms on certain state lands.€” It will amend the existing Title 56 that deals with state parks as follows: A person who lawfully possesses a firearm may possess or transport such firearm within the boundaries of a state park, state historic site, state preservation area, or other lands under the jurisdiction and control of the… Original Article: Forum: News/Activism

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The Brewing Pension Funding Crisis

Filed in Debt, economy, Gold, GOld juniors by on February 18, 2010 0 Comments
The Brewing Pension Funding Crisis

It’s scary because it’s true… We’re dead. We just don’t know it yet. Our elected officials have spent and promised us into oblivion and there is no turning back. Yet numb to our fate, we stagger around like those poor, hopeless souls in Night of the Living Dead , shuffling off to the zombie mall with our zombie paychecks in hand. This, my friends, is the life we have created for ourselves as we lounge around our zombie homes… owned by so many zombie banks… But those granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances sure are awesome, aren’t they? And while I hate to be the bearer of bad news, this is only the second act of this scary story. Headed down the pike is yet another fiscal crisis. Advertisement Uranium is Old News The future of the nuclear industry is beryllium. One company has just pioneered a new nuclear fuel additive – called beryllium oxide – that can prevent Chernobyl-like disasters… while saving billions in fuel costs. Nuclear fuel suppliers like Westinghouse are already lining up… And soon, no reactor will be fired up without this new fuel. The full report – including why the company behind it could triple in price – is available here. You see, the tumult in Greece these days is really nothing compared to what is happening on our home turf. Overwhelmed by figures that will never add up, zombie state governments are the next fiscal wave about to wash over the markets. The Pension Crisis Gathers Steam And while this may be news to most Americans, the brewing municipal pension crisis is about to take another bite out of their pitifully equipped wallets. State and local governments have racked up so much debt funding generous benefit plans that a nationwide pension crisis is inevitable— along with…

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Disney Started as a “Hold” at Soleil Securities (DIS)

Filed in Gold, Gold Investment by on January 13, 2010 0 Comments
Disney Started as a “Hold” at  Soleil Securities (DIS)

Analysts at Soleil Securities on Wednesday initiated coverage of media giant The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) with a “Hold” rating. The analyst also set a $30 price target on DIS stock, which had closed at $30.82 on Tuesday. A Soleil analyst noted that “Disney has an incredible franchise and is typically the media stock that portfolio managers flock to, but we do not believe its growth rate justifies a material premium to its media peers or the S&P 500…ESPN’s growth rate should moderate and the parks division is entering a massive CAPX cycle…On the other hand, the company has the best balance sheet, still generates tremendous free cash flow and TV advertising should rebound.” Disney shares were mostly flat in premarket trading Wednesday. The Bottom Line We recently removed shares of DIS back on Oct.30, when the stock was trading at $28.14. The company has a dividend yield of 1.14%, based on Tuesday’s closing stock price of $30.82. The stock has technical support in the $27-$28 price area. If the shares can firm up, we see overhead resistance around the $32-$34 price levels. We would remain on the sidelines for now. The Walt Disney Company ( DIS ) is not recommended at this time, holding a Dividend.com DARS™ Rating of 3.4 out of 5 stars. Be sure to visit our complete recommended list of the Best Dividend Stocks , as well as a detailed explanation of our ratings system here .

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CSX Trees for Tracks builds on momentum of Baltimore community

Filed in Uncategorized by on October 9, 2009 0 Comments

CSX employees, joined by representatives from TreeBaltimore, Parks& People Foundation and the Westport Community, will spend Saturday, October 10, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, planting large Redbud, Maple and Sycamore trees throughout the Westport Neigh …

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