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Tue Sep 10

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 11:38 AM

Re: Poll: OT: Favorite Sci-Fi Series

typo -
I did not care for pilot...

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 11:36 AM

Re: Poll: OT: Favorite Sci-Fi Series

Like JT says, it is a character driven show, and it takes a while to flesh out the characters and the universe and the story line and so forth, but IMO only it is worth the effort. The show also takes a lot of chances - tons of mini-arcs and 2 and 3 [more]

Sat Aug 24

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HBMartian posted to the Last RoundUp board. 12:59 PM

dollar Stop at FDO stores

just a fwiw

finally saw one today - the dollar store stuff in a family dollar store
wasn't what I expected - thought it would be a separate section in the stores
with just $1 merchandise but more nuanced than that

more [more]

Thu Aug 22

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 10:40 PM

Re: Poll: OT: Favorite Sci-Fi Series

quick guide to what I've seen - again, meant to generate your trips thru memory lane; feedback requested

ST OS - really was amazing and scripts are incredible considering time pressures involved
ST NG - first two years virtually [more]

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HBMartian polled the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 10:14 PM

Poll: OT: Favorite Sci-Fi Series

just thought it would make an interesting poll, esp since these things are always deeply personal

my top 5:
1 - ST DS9
2 - ST OS
3 - ST NG (seasons 3 to 6 and finale)
4 - Stargate Original (I LOVED Jack O'Neil)
5 - [more]

Wed Aug 21

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 4:38 PM

Re: TV series: Babylon 5

story was that he (creator - Straczynski) didn't know if the series would be cancelled in season 4 so he rushed it and then they got a renewal on a different network, but clearly somethings badly missing in Season 5 which was just close to [more]

Wed Aug 7

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HBMartian replied to the Stock Advisor boards. 6:20 PM

Thu Jul 18

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HBMartian replied to the Last RoundUp board. 6:21 PM

Re: Random Question on Intl Exposure

Unloved companies (in aggregate) should have better long-term returns.

if it matters, when i define 'unloved' I'm talking low return on equity business models with modest growth prospects and questionable capital [more]

Tue Jul 16

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HBMartian replied to the Last RoundUp board. 10:46 AM

Re: Random Question on Intl Exposure

minor, but...

the other thing i don't like about these funds
like VEA for example
the portfolio is all of 9% in tech
19% financials
20% energy and industrials
12% basic materials and utilities

If you were [more]

Mon Jul 15

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HBMartian replied to the Last RoundUp board. 10:14 AM

Re: Random Question on Intl Exposure

thanks - I do own a broadly diversified ETF ala what you've mentioned for similar reasons

fwiw, not sure I buy the index over active argument with international in particular
only because international can mean broad things
and [more]

Sat Jul 13

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HBMartian posted to the Last RoundUp board. 2:25 PM

Random Question on Intl Exposure

Anybody own an Intl fund or ETF?
Specific names and why you like it?

Just doing a little looking.
Only thing i find interesting is MOTI here:
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Wed Jun 12

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 10:29 AM

Re: The long way to a small angry planet

p.s.

on the other hand, hawkwin liked the book
and the fact that i didn't doesn't mean you won't like it

we all have books we like that others don't....apologize if I sounded unusually harsh in the last note, [more]

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HBMartian replied to the Saul’s Investing Discussions board. 9:01 AM

Re: How to get out before a stock price crashes

They don't have any subscription sales, or recurring revenue, so no guaranteed revenue next year.

Saul, minor distinction but a semi conductor company like TXN does have a large base of recurring revenue cause much of the product [more]

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 8:17 AM

Re: The long way to a small angry planet

It is noticeable, but it is part of the story. It isn't preachy and it doesn't try to convert the reader.

fwiw, I got a library copy and agree with this completely...that said, the book is written in a style that I found [more]

Tue Jun 4

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HBMartian replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 10:28 AM

Re: Retail FKA

posted in barron's - just emphasizes the point -from a credit analyst

Because of what I said about [the BBB ratings] being for the most part self-inflicted, investment-grade companies could just pull back on share buybacks, or on the [more]

Mon Jun 3

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HBMartian replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 3:11 PM

Re: Retail FKA

food traffic....mmm.....I guess that's the low priced hot dog at Costco (foot traffic)

sorry, every where else I post I hit submit and then edit cause it is just easier to edit that way for me, so....sorry for typos

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HBMartian replied to the Deranged Monkey Criticism board. 1:25 PM

Re: Retail FKA

it just seems a combination of things:

*25% tariffs hitting this area particularly hard
*Mexico tariffs add to uncertainty
*as urbn noted in their call, after years of downturns in traffic in the store space 2018 was an upswing but [more]

Sat May 18

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HBMartian replied to the Stock Advisor boards. 11:06 AM

Fri May 10

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 12:11 PM

Re: The long way to a small angry planet

p.s. also on Prime

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HBMartian replied to the Science Fiction & Fantasy Books board. 12:09 PM

Re: The long way to a small angry planet

couple sentences

this did not make me want to read it: "SF for the Tumblr generation"

course, you liked it, so I'll check it from the library...

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