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To: tree_toe_bandito who wrote (6147)10/25/2008 9:31:59 PM
From: Woody_Nickels
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Not just Aluminum foil, but TP!
Always in short supply.

The Fed. Gov't has too many c(r)ooks in the soup.
And they forget/ignore who they represent/serve.
Some are criminals disguised as legislators.
Frank, Dodd, and some others should be in jail
with the bankers and mortgage vendors that facili-
tated this mess.

Kusinich was on some business show today saying
"We have to keep people in their homes!"
If I had known that, I'd have bought a bigger one
than I could afford, like the dumbasses he wants
to bail out. Let the dumbasses rent my little
house so I can get a bigger one. But now
I can't qualify for a second mortgage because my
job was outsourced to India, and I work in a
friggin' warehouse for 1/2 pay.

BTW, TXN is a bargain at these levels, IMHO.

Oh, and Obama has no record to run on, or counter.
I don't like his plans to make gov't bigger. That
has never been a good idea in the past. Politicians
already broke Soc. Sec. and Medicare/Aid, and now
they want my 401K and universal healthcare? God
help us.
I don't want to work for the gov't. The Post Office
turned me down because I didn't fit their PC profile.
I applied to teach school, because they were begging
for science teachers, but again "No!" Now they want
my 401K to play with? Hell NO! It's all I have left,
and it's not much really. Should I cut back on my
401K contributions?

Woody

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To: Woody_Nickels who wrote (6148)10/26/2008 12:12:23 AM
From: tree_toe_bandito
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What's TP?

I really don't think that TXN is a good investment now. The charts show it is still falling. It's dangerous to catch a falling knife.

Also, I have read an unconfirmed report that TXN is not going to be giving pay raises at review time in 2009. I think that would be a big negative for the stock price. Still, it's just a rumor at this point.

Fear has taken hold. We have to wait to see where the bottom is.

As far as 401(k)s go, I don't know what to say. My view is to keep contributing until the handwriting is on the wall. Americans will be outraged if they try to steal our 401(k)s. And it would really be a one time deal. They would get the money, but no one would contribute any more.

Hey! It's still possible McCain will win, and we will have a known quantity to deal with.

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To: tree_toe_bandito who wrote (6149)10/26/2008 11:12:33 AM
From: Woody_Nickels
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TP = toilet paper

They already pooled individual's Soc. Sec. accounts, when
I was a boy. At one time everyone had their own account.
And you see how well they managed the money... Soc. Sec.
will be BK within 10-12 yrs.

Now they want to do the same with 401Ks? 401Ks are NOT
even a government program. The ONLY benefit to 401Ks is
that taxes are deferred on the money until you retire.
Does that give the gov't the right to confiscate 401K
accounts? Not only is it nonsense, it's downright SCARY.

I'll probably continue to save for retirement, but I can
understand there is NO INCENTIVE for young people to save
AT ALL. Every time the gov't needs money they look around
to see where there is a large amount in some accounts
and they confiscate it, then mismanage it. Why don't they
nationalize the oil companies? They have a lot of money.

Woody

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To: Woody_Nickels who wrote (6150)10/26/2008 12:55:24 PM
From: tree_toe_bandito
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<<Every time the gov't needs money they look around
to see where there is a large amount in some accounts
and they confiscate it>>

That's a special case of tree_toe's First Law, which says that "someone" will figure out how to steal the pile. It doesn't have to be the government, could be the company you work for.

If the government tries to take over 401(k)s, people will stop contributing. That is probably the only deterrent we have. Of course if people stop contributing, they will lose a deduction on their income tax, so the government still wins. If people withdraw from a 401(k), they will pay income tax, and if before 59 1/2 a 10% penalty. That's win, win, win for the government.

I think that there is extreme danger that TXN, indeed, the market as a whole, will have another waterfall decline. Watch the foreign markets. The trading day starts in Asia, and moves through Europe to the US. If those markets are getting clobbered, we usually get clobbered too.

TXN could test it's 2003 low around 13. At least the danger of that is so great that I am not buying TXN at this juncture. If TXN drops to 13, that's another 20% decline on top of the previous disaster.

This is shaping up as a bad recession. Get a book on the Great Depression. Only the people who were in the market went from solvent to destitute in Oct. 1929. It took a couple of years to wipe out the rest. We are in the "wipe out the rest" phase of this one. It looks like in the present case, that the government is going to be doing a lot of the wiping out. There may be no place to hide. Spend it while you got it.

I think it is TXN's fate to merge with or be acquired by another company. If so, the folks who bought TXN between 99 and 20 aren't going to get their money back. This stock is a "strong sell" until proven otherwise.

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To: tree_toe_bandito who wrote (6151)6/8/2009 8:06:22 PM
From: Sr K
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>>I think it is TXN's fate to merge with or be acquired by another company. If so, the folks who bought TXN between 99 and 20 aren't going to get their money back. This stock is a "strong sell" until proven otherwise.<<

TXN upped guidance AH and rose ~$1.00 to ~20.77

The close Friday 10/24/06 was 16.95.

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To: Sr K who wrote (6152)6/23/2009 10:01:45 PM
From: tree_toe_bandito
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I wrote post 6151 in October '08. I said that TXN might test it's 2003 low around 13. On December 5, 2009, TXN hit a low of 13.45. Not bad.

I don't see TXN going up from here.

Looks like it's on the Express Elevator to Hell again.

That's a no brainer. The whole market is on that same ride. I think gold, silver and the miners will turn back up first. I'm watching for an entry point.

TXN would be a good short term short sell in here.

I think the S&P 500 might hit 600 before this is over. Not too sure about the timing on that, could be late this summer or perhaps October. Can't really tell. Just hop on and short it every time it goes down.

You know the thing that really worries me about TI is, if those guys are so smart, why is there a $250 million vacant fab at the intersection of Renner and Alma?

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From: tree_toe_bandito6/23/2009 10:10:15 PM
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As far as TXN getting taken over by another company at this point, it doesn't seem there is enough liquidity for that right now.

TI's business model seems flawed. They dumped everything but semiconductor, and then focused on cell phones, and then cell phones became a commodity market.

Once again, they are trying to reinvent the company. With DSP they were aiming a rifle, but with analog circuits it seems more like a shotgun. I would think that when you have myriad products like analog circuits your research and development bill goes up.

I'm thinking that TI needs to merge or acquire something large to get the company focused again.

Like I said, the commoditization of DSP for cell phones seems to have exposed major flaws in their business model.

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From: hdl7/20/2009 5:29:04 PM
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the texan rides again!

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From: hdl10/19/2009 10:34:31 PM
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the texan is galloping!

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To: hdl who wrote (6156)12/5/2009 1:22:41 AM
From: Sr K
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52 week high friday

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