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  • On 4 Jul 2014 in Shameless bragging, AverageBear said:

    HydroCabron says

    Picking individual stocks is a fool's errand.

    Do it for fun only.

    Every casino has customers who know how to beat roulette, the slots, and black jack (I am excluding counters, hole carding, shuffle trackers, and ace sequencers here). The casino rightly regards these people as their best customers.

    Unless you have 70 hours a week to do research, you should just buy unmanaged index funds and bond funds.

    Patrick, don't pollute your excellent skeptic reputation with this horseshit.

    I totally disagree. If you stick to dividend growth stocks, and buy on the dips (or close to or under a P/E of 20, you will do well. If you crap your pants and sell during a market correction, then you can only blame your cowardice. 70 hours a week? PFFT. I'll only sell if they cut (or freeze for a long time) dividends. Dividends are waaaay more stable than stock prices... I put 67 to 75% of my equity portfolio in blue-chips and the rest in riskier stocks for capital appreciation

  • On 4 Jul 2014 in McDonalds worst burgers may be hurting the stock, AverageBear said:

    ....yet MCD will still churn out dividends in good times and bad, making 60% of its revenues overseas where the growth is. Like PHILLIP Morris and Coke, these are core holdings that I don't consume. I'll laugh at all the "shit burger" jokes (all the way to the bank...)

  • On 24 May 2014 in what are the best stock to buy today ?, AverageBear said:

    This thread is like asking someone; who makes the best car/truck? You first have to ask a few questions to figure out the (possible) answer. Are you in your 20s, 40s, in retirement? Risk tolerances? Trader or buy/holder?

    If you are a long-term buy/holder of dividend paying blue chip stocks, I would say Coca Cola (KO), Johnson and Johnson (JNJ), and Philip Morris (PM)...

    The 3% dividend yield for KO will double to 6% in 7 years, will pay increasing, stable dividends that will outpace inflation. It's done it for decades, and I have a good feeling it will continue to do so for many more..

  • On 24 May 2014 in Looks like the tea party is done, AverageBear said:

    socal2 says

    Yes, retreat into sarcasm - but people really don't like losing their doctors, networks AND paying higher premiums at the same time. Go figure!

    In addition to losing their doctors, healthplans, and reasonable premiums, most people don't like being lied to.... We'll find out how much come November.....

  • On 21 May 2014 in A lot of right wing gun owners need to go to prison, AverageBear said:

    Hey Bob (aka Cap'n Project-O)... Tell me again, why you think it's OK for Harry Reid and his son to sell American land, or give American land, or allow use of Federal American land to a Chinese firm? Wasn't this land earmarked as 'protected land', to be preserved, or at least put aside for future use for..... Americans?

    Why is Harry Reid and son Rory dealing with the Chinese? Why can't Harry deal with an American company? Oh, and then there's the little problem of ethics, where Harry the senator can't be lobbying? What's a babbling schmuck to do? Why, he gets his son to do his dirty work for you (wink-wink, nudge-nudge)... So Bob; call me all the names you want, and project away. I just find it curious that when some local ranchers stood up to Reid, he shrunk back and desisted, knowing he was gonna blow his cover on this shady, unethical 'deal'...

    Can you find fault with Reuters? Because this info isn't from Rush (who I don't listen to), nor Fox (which I don't watch). You don't even know me, so quit projecting like a little beyotch.

    (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Harry Reid recognized nine years ago that connections between his official duties and the lobbying activities of his relatives could lead to ethical questions.

    In 2003, the Nevada Democrat publicly banned relatives from lobbying him or his staff after newspaper reports showed that Nevada industries and institutions routinely turned to Reid's sons or son-in-law for representation.

    Now, questions surrounding family ties are flaring again in Nevada around the Senate majority leader. He and his oldest son, Rory, are both involved in an effort by a Chinese energy giant, ENN Energy Group, to build a $5 billion solar farm and panel manufacturing plant in the southern Nevada desert.

    Reid has been one of the project's most prominent advocates, helping recruit the company during a 2011 trip to China and applying his political muscle on behalf of the project in Nevada. His son, a lawyer with a prominent Las Vegas firm that is representing ENN, helped it locate a 9,000-acre (3,600-hectare) desert site that it is buying well below appraised value from Clark County, where Rory Reid formerly chaired the county commission.

    Craig Holman, a lobbyist for the non-partisan advocacy group Public Citizen, said the senator is dealing with "an iffy ethical landscape" because of the family connections and should recuse himself from the project. "Is this just happening because ... it benefits the Reid family, or did Harry Reid actually believe in this?" Holman said.

    The senator has supported numerous clean energy projects in Nevada. Rory Reid cites energy as one of his specialty areas at the law firm.

    The two Reids deny discussing the ENN project.

    "I have never discussed the project with my father or his staff," said Rory Reid. Kristen Orthman, a spokeswoman for the senator, said he had not discussed the project with his son.

  • On 13 May 2014 in A lot of right wing gun owners need to go to prison, AverageBear said:

    Iosef V HydroCabron says

    When does embarrassment kick in?

    I dunno, but you may find the feeling of embarrrassment more familiar, by backing Obama and his failed Obamacare promises. You know, the known lies he made. The lies Obama made, while Obama himself knew they were lies when they came out of his mouth?

    Yes, please have another helping of Kool-Aid while Obama tells you that you will keep your doctor, your health care costs will go down, at the same time we sign up 30 million dead-beats who can't pay into the system... PFFFFT. Don't call me out, trying to act credible. It's a bad look. Trust me.

  • On 13 May 2014 in A lot of right wing gun owners need to go to prison, AverageBear said:

    Iosef V HydroCabron says

    The solar farm deal (a) fell through in 2013, and (b) was slated for construction 50 miles away from the land in question.

    Hydro, you seem to like projecting. Please read my words. Harry Reid was zealous in kicking off ranchers off of Federal land, not just Bundy. This is fact. Yes, this was 50 miles from Bundy's ranch. What's your point? My point is that Harry Reid is kicking ranchers off of Federal land, and trying to sell it to the Chinese. This is fact. It's happening all over the West, including Texas.

    So, when the federal gov't (ie Harry Reid in NV) tells ranchers like Bundy that they can no longer use federal land for the protection of a tortoise, and then turn around and try to sell that land to the Chinese, doesn't that strike you as odd, or hypocritical? Were they lying to the ranchers so they could get the sweetheart deal to sell the land to the Chinese? What makes you think the Chinese will use the land while protecting the tortoise?

    Why did the gov't shift its argument from "we must protect the tortoise", to "Bundy hasn't paid his grazing fees"? Maybe the gov't lied about the protection of the tortoise? Hmm?

    And finally, I find if really funny how the Feds stood down to Bundy and the armed ranchers, once the news broke out that Harry Reid was involved w/ this deal with the Chinese. IIRC, within 24-36 hours. Hmmm? Why is that?

    Funny you mention Obamacare and facts in the same comment. Did you really believe Obama's promises on Obamacare were going to happen. He fuckin' lied about EVERYTHING related to Obamacare. Were you that naive? I'll start digging up more fun facts on Bundy, Harry Reid's psychotic behavior and his little Mini-Me of a son...

  • On 13 May 2014 in A lot of right wing gun owners need to go to prison, AverageBear said:

    I wish Obama was as zealous in protecting our southern boarder, as Harry Reid's zealousness for running ranchers off of federal land (for the sweet-heart deal to sell the land to the Chinese for a solar farm; the deal being brokered by Harry Reid's son)...

    So IWOG, don't let those facts get in the way of demonizing Bundy. Because Americans know that making Bundy look like a racist is WAAAAAY more important than Reid selling our own country to the Chinese, so they can make $$ off of our own fuckin' land...

  • On 5 May 2014 in Financial Strategist Warns: Eventually Someones Going to Get Stuck Holding Thi, AverageBear said:

    Sounds like a game of 'Hot Potato', that I really don't worry about. My stocks have withstood World Wars, Financial Crisis, terrorist acts, inflation, recessions, etc. As a buy and hold (and watch!) investor in dividend-paying blue chip companies, I will be buying when the shit hits the fan...

    No talking head will promote the idea of the Dividend Growth Investor. Why? Because nobody is gonna make any money off of you. They want you to worry about the tripe mentioned in this thread. They want churn; they want you to buy/sell and to worry at all times. They want fees, and they want your money. I say no thanks. I'll only sell if there's a dividend cut.....

  • On 26 Apr 2014 in Stock picks March 13, 2014, AverageBear said:

    SFace, if you are looking at a energy services company, did you consider buying KMI on the dips? Growing dividend, 'toll-gate' revenues. IIRC, they bought some large tankers for either LNG, or oil transport.... This would be a buy-hold type of company, and don't know if this would be your type of investment.

  • On 18 Apr 2014 in Is it time for the bears?, AverageBear said:

    Lol.... Yes I am.... However, I won't be wasting my time on the political forum. (Much)... I'd rather spend that time researching stocks to make $$, rather than argue with people that will never change their opinion anyway. .... And as an Avg Bear, you ALWAYS find an undervalued, dividend growth company to invest for the long haul, in any market. In a bear market , That's when successful investors (read, NOT traders) make the most $$....

  • On 17 Apr 2014 in Is it time for the bears?, AverageBear said:

    There is ALWAYS time for this bear.

  • On 17 Apr 2014 in need advice from you awesome PatNetters, AverageBear said:

    ACF, I'm here to tell you that you want to put your money in 5-10 blue-chip dividend paying stocks. If you want to spend a llittle time doing some research, you will find that dividend growth investing is very rewarding. A 60 month CD earning 2.25% ..... How about putting some of that $$ into Coca Cola (KO). It currently earns 3.2%, and KO increases its dividend payout every February around 10%. They have been doing this for over 30 years. Coke ain't going anywhere... It will take 7 years to double your dividend... 3.2% becomes 6.4% for Yield on Cost ... There's a reason why Warren Buffett holds tons of this stock (around 9% of KO, IIRC). Other bluechips to consider with annual dividend growth between 7-10%... PEP, JNJ, XOM, CVX, PM, MCD.

    For more info/inspiration on Dividend Growth Investing, check out the following links... Good Luck!

  • On 23 Feb 2014 in Are there any genuine Obamacare horror stories?, AverageBear said:

    El HydroCabron says

    That video is debunked in the article I posted, complete with a still photo.


    OK, wanna explain the hospitals.... idiot?

  • On 23 Feb 2014 in Are there any genuine Obamacare horror stories?, AverageBear said:

    Automan Empire says

    Maybe you missed the thread title and OP? All these high profile "Obamacare made me lose my coverage/doctor/etc" cases keep being proven untrue, even anti-true. So far this thread consists of broad vague threats of doom, and red herrings, but no genuine Obamacare horror stories that stand up to scrutiny over time, confirming the OP's premise.

    Maybe because the mainstream media is going out of it's way to protect the 'dear learder'?? You don't see or hear any Obamacare horror stories, because they are spiked. And they are spiked because those that would like to publish/air these stories are threatened by any means available: loss of job, black-balling, IRS attacks. These and other means are not beneath Obama to use, and in fact have been used...

    Meanwhile, you have stories like this....

    And before you start telling me that Fox only tells lies, I'll save you the effort. Obamacare was built on a foundation of lies, so when it comes to Fox, shut yer pie-hole.

    Oh, and aside from the individual horror stories, let's talk about the bigger horror stories, like hospitals being shut down because of Obamacare...

  • On 18 Jan 2014 in Christie,Were you thinking about running for President?, AverageBear said:

    edvard2 says

    indigenous says

    I mean he will continue the spending

    Yes.... that's what government does. The spend money for defense, roads, infrastructure, and social services.

    ....Can't forget the vote-buying of the upstanding multiple EBT-card carrying layabouts..... or the Trillion dollar war on poverty ("When you subsidize illegitimacy, guess what? You're gonna get a shit-load more of illegitimacy").... Yeah, that really went well. 50 years and a trillion dollars later, we've only removed 2 million from being 'poor'... supposedly....

    or how every senator wants to bring useless pork to their state, so we can all go to bed feeling better, in knowing how crickets fuck; because our fine gov't spent 20 million to find out.

  • On 14 Jan 2014 in You guys need to remember all the bullshit that you said..., AverageBear said:

    I'm waiting for Christie to send a Susan Ricey-Rice person to hit the Sunday talk shows, to lie to everyone that the traffic on the GW Bridge was caused by an online video about EBT card-carrying illegals shaking their 'sweet-meats' at the freshly-minted Senator Booker, that sparked a protest that blocked the bridge traffic that day. Oh wait. Two things wrong with that...

    - No Americans or diplomats died on the GWB that fateful day. Also, no self-respecting protester wouldn't protest without dozens of well-aimed RPG launchers. So the shock value is diminished. Not that it's stopping the MSM anyway.

    - Christie can't use that 'bait and switch' trick. It would be SOOOO obvious that this was taken out of Obama's playbook. "If you like your traffic lane, you can keep your traffic lane." HAHAHAHAA

  • On 13 Jan 2014 in You guys need to remember all the bullshit that you said..., AverageBear said:

    bob2356 says

    CaptainShuddup says

    bob2356 says

    Is there a point of any kind here?

    Yes Woody is going to a heckuva job, when the GOP takes over Washington and every single position in Washington will be filled by cronies and campaign contributors.

    Woody lays awake all night just dreaming of the billions he and his buddies are going to make while they investigate every Liberal douchebag they don't agree with.

    Just remember who mastered this shit. If it's no problem now, please spare us later with your fake outrage.

    Once again the captain provides irrefutable evidence of the perils of drinking, doping, and posting.

    Once again, Cap'n is providing irrefutable evidence, that what's good for the goose, is good for the gander.... But we all know this isn't true when the MSM decides to (not) do its job....

  • On 6 Jan 2014 in INSURANCE COMPANY BAILOUTS: Pelosi bites us in the ass (again)..., AverageBear said:

    edvard2 says

    The last hoorah was the "Tea Party" and it failed.

    I think the folks in Wisconsin are quite happy about last year's successful outcome in defeating the public-sector unions. That was only the beginning. Chicago (as well as the state of Illinois) will get a real taste of pension-reform in the near-term, that is long overdue. And if the courts declare open-season on unsustainable pensions that were previously though of as 'untouchable', doled out by greedy public unions in Illinois, it's gonna spread like wildfire to those liberal states that are being bankrupted (CA and MI are two states that come to mind)....Are you gonna give the Tea Party some credit for the success in Wisconsin, and potential future success?

  • On 6 Jan 2014 in INSURANCE COMPANY BAILOUTS: Pelosi bites us in the ass (again)..., AverageBear said:

    edvard2 says

    You're conveniently leaving out the millions of Americans who stand to get insurance they couldn't afford before and in the 8 months until the election, most of those who "Lost" their plans ( even though they now singing up for new ones under the ACA) will have things in order.


    Your conveniently omitting the fact that as of now, Obamacare has created more uninsured, than insured. Ruining the decent (although not perfect) healthcare system for 200+ million, so that 17 million can now get 'free' healthcare is not a success. It's a thinly-veiled attempt at buying votes, and transferring wealth.

  • On 3 Jan 2014 in The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Middle Class And Poor To The Rich, AverageBear said:

    sbh says

    With corporate profits at all time highs, blue chips know all they have left to increase share value is to squeeze wages further and buy back shares. Who really needs to make a good wage if his stock portfolio is so fat? Just live off of capital. A reduction in minimum wage would help this dynamic, and soon most working stiffs could retire comfortably or become job creators themselves. Truthfully, every American should ask for his wages to be slashed and for CEO compensation to increase. A tax cut for the 1% is also a patriotic duty.

    Sarcasm duly noted. However, I find it better to own corporations, and have them pay you (in dividends), then they own you. It's right in front of everyone's eyes, but nobody seems to notice. TV/media want to distract you on this....Do what the rich, trust-funders do. The easy part is realizing what to invest in. The hard part is to stop buying shit that you can't afford (and will waste your time), instead of putting that $$ to work for you.

  • On 3 Jan 2014 in The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Middle Class And Poor To The Rich, AverageBear said:

    thunderlips11 says

    Paradox of Thrift, people, Paradox of Thrift. If everybody started saving their disposable income, those blue chip companies would see revenue collapse from lack of consumer spending.

    Well, most blue-chip companies make their money from consumers who buy their products that are necessities, not necessarily disposable income. Diapers, toilet paper, soap, shampoo, payroll services, gasoline/plastics, etc doesn't fall within the realm of disposable income. These are necessities.

    Proctor and Gamble, Clorox, Colgate-Polmolive, Coca-Cola, Unilever, ADP, Chevron are blue-chips that will never collapse. Philip Morris, McDonalds, Diageo though not necessities, are products that are viewed as necessities... If these companies go down, then our society has pretty much collapsed.

  • On 3 Jan 2014 in INSURANCE COMPANY BAILOUTS: Pelosi bites us in the ass (again)..., AverageBear said:

    edvard2 says

    It will be because a lot of conservative voters are going to once again be baffled as to why they are continuing to lose elections. In fact I was listening to a report yesterday about the 2014 elections and lo and behold the voting demographic has totally changed since 2010. The last election was perhaps the last hoorah for the "old GOP", where they could go wayyy out on a limb to the far right and reel in their far right base to get em' elected.

    Well, in the last election, I wasn't eager to vote for a Republican that had as much charisma as a bucket of mud. However, for the mid-term '14 elections, I really think liberals really underestimate the frustration of millions who lost their health insurance.

    Having your president lie to you, who then proceeds to take away your insurance that you thought you could keep, isn't going to be forgotten. Aaaand, we still have 8+ months to go till the elections, where corporate insurance plans/policies are yet to be cancelled/discontinued.... The pain that Obamacare is inflicting is far from over....

  • On 3 Jan 2014 in The Biggest Redistribution Of Wealth From The Middle Class And Poor To The Rich, AverageBear said:

    I don't care if these idiots go into debt to maintain the expected/demanded 'standard of living'. What's the standard? 2, 60" TVs, $160 cable bill, 4 iPhones, 2 iPads, 2-3 cars? Boo-fuckin'-hoo.

    I make more than the 'average' American (but not 'that' much more), yet live within my means, and there's a good chance that this is below the American's expected 'standard of living'. If people realize that if they were able to reign in the retarted spending habits, and transferred their credit card payments to an investment acct (Roth, etc), and invested in a dozen blue-chip companies, they would create unexpected wealth .... I've got no time nor sympathy for dummies.

  • On 30 Dec 2013 in Pussy Riot: Vladimir Putin should be removed from power, AverageBear said:

    Best name for a girl band. Ever.

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