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« on: June 08, 2010, 03:53:39 pm »
Well, that about sums it up!

Men have long needed an articulate spokesperson; Mr. Thug is quite the gift in that regard.

Finance / Re: What stocks do you own?
« on: June 08, 2010, 06:27:16 am »
I am a nerd in the stock market so I have never been into it. A buddy tried to explain me the in and outs of the stock but still I can't get the confidence on the stock market and so I prefer not to invest.

A good place to start is by reading Investors Business Daily. They generally have a intro deal where you can get the paper for two weeks, free.

The part I don't get is Elton John singing for this ass. Limbaugh has been openly hostile to the gay comunity; I am surprised and disappointed that Sir Elton took his money. Wife #4 should have been the only one taking his money at the wedding!

General Discussion / Re: NAACP protests Hallmark
« on: June 07, 2010, 03:45:30 pm »
To me, it's stuff like this that throws some organizations' credibility into jeopardy... In the news story, don't see anyone under 50 voicing complaints.. to me, this is someone who needs a hearing aid tripping over nothing..

Probably, because the "younger generation" is so used to a dumber down society, which includes the butchering/lazy use of the English language, that they would not recognizes a insult unless a cross was actually burning( I mean "blazin' ", yo) on their lawn...and even then.

And I'm under 50 by a few years.

I think it is fair to accuse Hallmark of stupidity. But stupid doesn’t equal evil.

Hypestyle got it right; fighting stupidity hurts the NAACP’s credibility. When they pick these kinds of fights, they will be perceived to have less standing when a real fight comes along.

General Discussion / Racist?? If not, why not?
« on: June 07, 2010, 03:08:03 pm »


Obama should get a white man to replace rahm....


Excuse me, for loving the white race!!!!!!!!!

Before you jump through your computer to rip my head off, all the above sentences were taken from beloved HEF member Afro Samurai, only I substituted the word “white” for “black”.

Here’s my question: when I read Afro Samurai’s posts, I’m not particularly offended. But, when I substitute the word white for black, I read the same sentence as racist and I’m not sure why.

Logic tells me that if the sentence is racist with white, it must also be racist with black – but it doesn’t feel that way.

As a long time observer of human nature, I can say with confidence, that we men generally want which ever one we don’t have at that given moment. God played a cruel trick when he programmed man’s nature.

Finance / Re: What stocks do you own?
« on: June 03, 2010, 09:16:18 am »
I’ll start

In descending order; largest position to smallest

IPXL      Impax Laboratories
CSTR      Coinstar Inc
AAPL      Apple Inc
MELI      Mercado Libre Inc
CMG      Chipotle Mexican Grill
ULTA      Ulta Salon Cosmetics & Fragrance

LMAO@her sell out ass. That good for her, we need to get rid of all these black sell outs.


Ahh, A.S. thinks Fancy's a sell-out for marying a white dude (twice). I don't see why he (or anybody else) cares.

Kim Kardashian only does brothers. It all evens out. :D

I didn't even know she was married til i wiki'd her.

I don't think I KNOW she is a sell out. She deny her Haitian root, only claim to be French & on top of that married 2 broke white men. Interracial relationship with the white person = white supremacy. Don't you think it is odd that more famous black ppl married outside of their race then white folks?  Kim K. is like one of the few white girl to date outside of her race & she is smart wit it, she only date rich black men. Alot of white men are angry about Kim K. only dating black men, that why they ask that question on their shows. Yet, they won't ask the same question to Naomi Campbell, Venus William, Whoopi Goldberg, etc. on why they only date/married white men.  

Lol@ me being mean spirited, when her dumb ass denying the black dick is mean-spirited. BLACK POWA ALL DAY, BITCHES!!!!!!!!!!  

Excuse me, for loving the black race!!!!!!!!! wokka wokka wokka!!!!!!!!!!

Afro Samurai,

Thanks for clearing up a lingering question I had.

I wasn’t clear that you are a black man, until I read and decoded the subtle linguistic nuances of your post. Now I think I got it.
DR ;)

Finance / What stocks do you own?
« on: June 03, 2010, 08:29:04 am »
What stocks do you own right now?

If you own a ton of different stocks, share your biggest 4 or 5 positions.

Finance / Re: 'The Big Short' a hot read on Hill
« on: June 03, 2010, 08:14:58 am »
"The Big Short" is third up on my reading list. As soon as I finish two books on the Great Depression, "The Big Short" moves from my desk to the night stand.

I've heard it is great, so I'm looking forward to it.

Any reviews from HEF people?

Finance / June 3, 2010
« on: June 03, 2010, 08:11:24 am »
June 3, 2010

With yesterday’s price/volume movements in the market, we have technically entered into a confirmed uptrend.

It was interesting to see the higher volume on the NASDAQ but lower volume on the S&P 500 and DOW. This relative disparity in volume suggests that we will see the NASDAQ outpace the other indexes, going forward.

Market uptrends that start in June have a horrible record of holding up for very long. So even though we are holding long positions, we will be very cautious in this market.

Historically, the early days and weeks of a new uptrend see the greatest percentage gains with new leading stock emerging. So far, this appears to be the case with this most recent technical break out.

There are very high expectations for tomorrow’s jobs report (released at 5:30 AM PST tomorrow) and those high expectations could set the market up for a disappointing day. If we see a sell-off materialize (assuming volume is lighter than today’s volume), we will use that as a buying opportunity unless we see the market undercut it’s recent lows – which would be a technical break down of the new uptrend that just started.

The correction the market underwent in May and the ensuing rally that has just begun, is classic “text book” market action. Let’s hope the market continues to follow these predictable patterns.

Have a profitable day.

This material contains the opinions of the author but not necessarily those of Beverly Highland Capital LLC and such opinions are subject to change without notice. This material has been distributed for informational purposes only and should not be considered as investment advice or a recommendation of any particular security, strategy or investment product. Information contained herein has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but not guaranteed.

Hudlin's Huddle / Re: sleeping in a dorm room honoring the KKK?
« on: June 02, 2010, 07:21:07 am »
When I first read this article, I thought the best thing to do is tear Simkins’ name off the dorm and let his name disappear from history. But as I thought more about it, I think it makes sense to rename the dorm for a person or family that Simkins terrorized (or worse) in his role as a KKK leader.

Renaming the dorm could be used to teach history to future generations of students at the University of Texas.

Hudlin's Huddle / sleeping in a dorm room honoring the KKK?
« on: June 02, 2010, 06:58:38 am »
AUSTIN, Texas (June 1) -- In 1954, the University of Texas named a dorm after William Stewart Simkins, who taught law there for three decades. Simkins has been dead for more than 80 years but now his past -- as a leader of the Ku Klux Klan -- has come back to haunt the school.

The disclosure of Simkins' past in a recently published article has the UT administration considering whether to remove his name from the dorm -- Simkins Residence Hall.
William Stewart Simkins fought for the Confederacy in the Civil War and taught law at the University of Texas.
"Simkins was a mask-wearing coward, a night-riding Klansman who admitted committing violence against freed slaves," legal historian Tom Russell told AOL News.

Russell, a former UT law professor, wrote the scholarly article, which was published on March 22 in the online journal, Social Science Network. Russell currently teaches at the University of Denver. His article describes Simkins as a Klansman who boasted to UT students about his activities and how he assaulted African-Americans.

In a May 10 editorial in the campus newspaper, Russell called for UT President William Powers to remove Simkins' name from the dorm.

The Texas NAACP, which has been at odds with UT over racial matters in the past, and some students also want to see the name removed.

"Having his name on that dormitory is highly offensive," said Gary Bledsoe, the NAACP president and an attorney who is a graduate of UT's law school. "One of my former roommates used to live in that dorm, but at that time we didn't know anything about the person who it was named after."

Pre-med student Uwana Akpan said she heard about the Simkins controversy through a Facebook posting.

"We have a small number of minorities on campus and even a smaller number of African-Americans," Akpan said.. "It would be slap in the face to have a dorm named after a member of an organization that has terrorized our people."

The disclosure about Simkins comes during a time the university has been engaged in efforts to improve minority relations and overcome its past history of racial exclusion.

"We want to have a climate that is welcoming, inclusive and representative of all of the people at the university," Leslie Blair, spokesperson of UT's Division of Diversity and Community Engagement, told AOL News.

African-Americans make up nearly 4 percent of the faculty and 4.5 percent of the student population, according to figures provided by Blair. One-third of the new hires are from minority groups, she said.

Blair said that Powers has placed the division in charge of forming a panel to review the dormitory matter and make a recommendation to him by the end of the month. A meeting of the multicultural panel is planned for June 10. She said that the Board of Regents will have the final say over whether the dorm will be renamed.

Russell told AOL News that his article was written to examine the methods used to exclude African-Americans from UT. In it he discussed UT's policy of segregation before and after the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 Brown v. Board of Education ruling that outlawed segregation in schools.

The article mentions the historic lawsuit filed in 1946 by postal worker Herman Sweatt, who was denied admission to the law school. Sweatt won the lawsuit in 1950. He enrolled, but he left the following year after enduring cross burnings, threats and racial taunts by faculty and students.

Simkins was a Confederate colonel during the Civil War and taught at the School of Law from 1899 until he died in 1929, according to records Russell reviewed. At the end of the war, Simkins and his brother Eldred, who later became a member of the UT System Board of Regents, organized the Klan in Florida during Reconstruction.

In 1914, Simkins gave a Thanksgiving Day speech extolling Klan "virtues," to the students. He claimed that he never "drew blood" as a Klansman but boasted about whipping a black man with a "barrel stave" and how he tried to ambush and beat another who was a minister.

A faculty committee, according to Russell's article, omitted references about Simkins' Klan activities to the Board of Regents when they recommended that the dormitory be named in his honor.

Russell said that he did not take a position about Simkins in his article, but expressed his personal views in the editorial that he was invited to write for the campus newspaper.

In his editorial, he described Simkins as a "Klan terrorist," and accused the faculty committee of "whitewashing his past," by deliberately omitting his Klan history to the Regents board in 1954.

News about Simkins' past comes too late for Jacoby Eaton, a senior who is studying social work and African-American studies. Eaton said he lived at the dorm throughout his freshman year in 2007 without a clue about who Simkins really was.

"This gives me an eerie feeling," Eaton said. "I feel like I should have been told."

Finance / Re: If I could only own one stock...
« on: June 02, 2010, 06:56:27 am »
Disney is a well run company with lots going for it. Owning Disney makes sense to me, but if you could only own one stock, Apple still takes the honor. At least in my opinion..

Vox Populi / Re: The Palin Brand
« on: May 28, 2010, 07:28:04 am »
Why is anyone still listening to that moron?
Because they think she's purty.

It has often been said that “the political arena is show business for ugly people”.

Being “purdy” at that beauty contest merely requires that a woman make a modest effort to minimize her moustache.

Sarah Palin is a beauty queen and Ann Coulter is the first runner up, in a beauty contest that could be won by Mickey Rourke.

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