Saturday, December 27, 2008
A catch-22 the stock market is, since eBay is one of the 100 stocks that make up the Nasdaq index. Suffice it to say, as eBay goes, so goes the index. While cheerleaders are busy blaming the economy for eBay's slipping stock price, they fail to notice the correlating relationship of eBay and the Nasdaq index.
In a more direct way of putting it: It is eBays failing policies that are dropping the market rather than the market dropping eBays share price. Simple as that folks!
Amazon, which is also on the Nasdaq 100, reported its best Christmas sales season ever for 2008. We have yet to hear of such news from eBay, and likely will not anyway.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
For the typical shareholder who doesn't seem to care about the company's policies, that is wonderful news. To them the slump is over, happy days are here again. However, this may just be the peak of the dead cat bounce which will happen in January after the quarter ends.
Donahoe is just the lightining rod for the whole executive board's actions. Even Pierre Omidyar seems all too happy with Donahoe's leadership.
The 'best match' for us to get the message across is to simply stop selling via eBay, don't buy anything via eBay. It doesn't require anyone to suspend accounts or anything drastic.
Just say "NO" to eBay this Christmas!
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
It seems fitting that such a once revered online company as eBay should be villified by its own stupendous idiocy as changing its corporat e direction during the worst economic downturn in the last half century! By all rights eBay should have OWNED the market in auctions given the recession, rather they have forced out the sellers who made them what they are in favor of a few "diamond" power sellers who are mostly eBay subordinate corporations such as Buy.com.
Monday, November 10, 2008
A holiday in honor of Obama? !!!!
That will be a hollow day indeed.
He hasn't even been sworn in as President and his followers (yes they are followers, not "supporters" ) want a NATIONAL holiday honoring president elect Obama!
Lets push for a Reagan Holiday first!!!
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Jeremy Brilliant/Eyewitness News
Indianapolis - Lines were long and tempers flared Wednesday not to vote but to get paid for canvassing for Barack Obama. Several hundred people are still waiting to get their pay for last-minute campaigning. Police were called to the Obama campaign office on North Meridian Street downtown to control the crowd.
The line was long and the crowd was angry at times.
"I want my money today! It's my money. I want it right now!" yelled one former campaign worker.
A former spokesman for the Obama campaign said 375 people were hired as part of the Vote Corps program and said people signed up to work three-hour shifts at a time. Three hours of canvassing got workers a $30 pre-paid Visa card.
The workers showed up to get their cards Wednesday morning at 10:00 am.
"There was a note on the door saying 1:00 pm and then at 1:20 pm everybody was like why is nobody here. They just got here and they're trying to get it organized," said Heather Richards, a former campaign worker.
The large gathering of around 375 people prompted police to call in extra officers and set up temporary barricades. The barricades helped keep the crowd from spilling out onto Meridian Street. Police say the several hundred people in line were for the most part orderly.
"No arrests. Some of the people were upset at first because the line wasn't moving as fast as they thought it should. But we really haven't had any problems," said Major Darryl Pierce, Metro Police.
Eventually people did start getting paid, but some said they were missing hours and told to fill in paperwork making their claim and that eventually they would get a check in the mail.
"Still that's not right. I'm disappointed. I'm glad for the president, but I'm disappointed in this system," said Diane Jefferson, temporary campaign worker.
"It should have been $480. It's $230," said Imani Sankofa.
"They gave us $10 an hour. So we added it. I added up all the hours so it was supposed to be at least $120. All I get is $90," said Charles Martin.
"I worked nine hours a day for 4 days and got paid half of what I should have earned," said Randall Waldon.
Some people weren't satisfied with filling out a claim form for money they felt was still due to them.
"They say that they gonna call you or they going to mail it to you, but I don't know. We'll see what happens," said Antron Grose.
"Talking about they'll mail it to us. I ain't worried about that, man. They're not going to mail nothin'," said Martin.
Wow! It looks like those 'entitlement' liberals are getting a first hand view of how redistributionism, (aka socialism) really works.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Racist=white, just like Socialist=black
By that juvenile logic whites can't be socialists just as blacks can't be racist, hmmmm.
Of course there are white socialists and black racists. You'd never know it by getting the news via today's liberal media!
Since over 95% of registered black voters voted for Obama we can't say the election results were based on race. But if 95% of white registered voters voted for McCain, the liberal media would say there was a "racist" bias. It seems that the liberal media and the Democratic party cannot comprehend the concept of blacks as being capable of racism to the extent of formerly overt white racism. Unfortunatley both the media and Democrats sadly fail to understand the meaning of "racisim" particularly the simple meaning of tending to side with one's own race.
Favoritism of extreme sort by race, particularly white, as what racism was formerly considered which was largely eradicated with the civil rights movement of the 1960's and 70's will soon be replaced by an ugliness of retributive racism by those whose failed to learn from history.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
History will show that on this day we as a nation lost our collective sanity and elected the most inexperienced, incapable leader since Jimmy Carter a generation ago. The sad thing is BO will do more damage to the USA than Carter could have tried to do. BO will have ready and ever willing allies in both the Senate and House thus making it truly a triple threat to our freedoms for the citizens of this country. Welcome great leader Obama, we are your unwilling slaves caught in your soporific vision of ideaism and socialism.
I weep for this country as never before. The tenets our founding fathers held close are soon to be ruled unconstitutional by the most Godless government this great nation has ever voted into office.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
"Change" is a nice word, but without defining it, what does change really mean for the Democrats who blindly follow the Obamanation? It would seem that change for them is the "re-equalisation" of wealth among rich and poor. What a pleasant socialist agenda! Reward fiscal conservatism? Reward entrepreneurship? HARDLY! The Democrats want to take what you already have and redistribute it to the undeserving masses while simultaneously sinking any hope of realising the "American Dream". They would rather you didn't own a house, or drive the car you like, oh hell, they even want to control how your church can celebrate it's religion by forcing them to accept gay marriage.
Things sure are "change"-ing already even before BO loses on Nov. 4th!!!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Who really runs eBay? eBay or Paypal? Odds are Paypal is calling the shots on this scenario.
Monday, October 13, 2008
Obama promises to "spread the wealth"
Socialism promises to "spread the wealth"
Pyramid schemes promise to "spread the wealth"
The only difference between the three is who the wealth distribution actually goes to.
We've likely heard the $50k-a-month advertisements on the radio. Youtube has a funny video that explains it as a "reverse funnel" (which looks remarkably like a pyramid). You would think that someone who claims to make $50k a month would have better commercials, after all the guy "makes" $600k per year luring suckers into his scheme.
Likewise throughout history socialism has claimed to be the vehile of equalising the rich and the poor, yet every socialist experiment foisted upon mankind to date always winds up as an oligarchy. A few very rich leaders and a boatload of very poor handing over what little they have to support the ultra rich leaders.
Then, there's Obama. He won;t let on to his faithful followers that they will be screwed along with everyone else. Many of Obama's supporters earn significant six figure incomes and would be punitively taxed under his "wealth re-distrubtion" ideals. Somehow they seem to think that they will be among the oligarchs in the power class. How sadly wrong they are. They only need to look at History to show the ugly truth of socialist agendas.
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Hopefully, we the American voters will have the decency and sense to vote for McCain/Palin rather than the hopelessly inexperienced Obama/Biden ticket which only promises to RAISE TAXES on everybody and redistribute those taxes to the "poor" as defined by wealthy liberal Democrat elites.
Wednesday, October 01, 2008
With less than a month to go before a rather unusual election we are faced with a financial crisis of extreme scope. If the Fed bails out the banks, then our banking system is nationalised. Hmmm Socialism, that stuff the Democrats seem to embrace so willingly even if they will say anything to call it by another name. Speaking of Democrats, it was on their watch that this crisis happened. Sure, they're trying to blame President Bush. You'd think our own congress doesn't understand the concept of seperation of powers as defined in our constitution! Congress is the body that wites the laws and regulates trade and taxes. The President only serves to watch congress in this respect to approve or veto legislation passed by both houses. Since Democrats are the majority party, they could have seen fit to step in at any time since JANUARY 2008 to control the situation. But, no, they were as much on the take as the institutions they were supposed to be watching, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (Institutions created during Democrat party majorities), having recieved campaign funds directly from both now defunct organisations.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
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Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Job Well Done!!! No wonder our state has fallen to the #10 spot from the # 7 spot as economies are rated. You guys (especially those Democrats) deserve to lose your State seats in the next election. Keep up the budget fiasco till November and I GUARANTEE that you will NOT get re-elected!
Today, it was a thinly veiled sexist remark comparing Sarah Palin to a pig with lipstick. Wow what candor finally from the media elite's "anointed one". Who'd have thought you were quite so sexist after your diatribes against Hillary earlier in the campaign?
Obama, you are the next president only in your own mind. Many delusional liberals including most of the mainstream media seem to be sharing your wild ride. For those of us rational thinkers, who will hopefully stay awake and vote for McCain/Palin, we are the last hope of this country in keeping the far left "liberal one" OUT of the white house.
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
Post enough blogs about eBays "Paypal only" mistake, and maybe they'll notice???
Here today...R.I.P 8/20/08
So much for the new young leadership at eBay. May they find employment elsewhere after the fall.
Seems a majority Democratic party state legislature can't get a workable budget in place for the 10th largest economy in the WORLD!!! See left wing liberal L.A. Times article here . Two quotes from that L.A Times article sum up the majority Democrat viewpoint rather succinctly:
"The biggest obstacle to the lawmaking ambitions of majority Democrats this year was simple: No money to spend.
"How can you do anything without money?" asked Assemblyman Charles Calderon (D-Montebello)."
Obviously these lame Democrats can do NOTHING without spending our hard earned money on pet projects. A lesson for those guys- Learn to spend LESS money!
The lesson for us voters is........ STOP ELECTING DEMOCRATS TO STATE AND FEDERAL OFFICE!!!
Thursday, August 21, 2008
This in itself is a questionable move.
They go on to state that payment by NON ELECTRONIC means will be prohibited. In other words, money orders and paper checks will not be allowed. along with good old CASH!!! eBay is proving to be the true "Big Brother" advocating a completely cashless online experience. Interesting that they tried the scheme first in Great Britain (home of George Orwell).
Say goodbye to cash, hello to the "one world" electronic currency. The dollar need not trade hands physically to purchase goodies on eBay. Maybe in their view the dollar will dissappear in favor of some "unified" world currency. Perhaps eBay, a San Jose, CA based company feels that ultra liberal presidential Democrat Party candidate Barak Obama will will in November and further push the USA into the pit of "one world-ism". Lets hope and pray (and VOTE) that this does not happen.
Perhaps it is time to boycott eBay....again
Friday, July 25, 2008
All this wrangling for ever increasing profits has of course started to strangle our economy. Guess what, we can't say to Pres. Bush "it's the economy" because it isn't economics that is driving this craziness, it is simply greed. Even Democrats who traditionally love to hate big business seem to be favorable since the situation bolsters their "we need more government to help the 'poor' folk" and "we must 'save the planet' by going 'green' ", throwing away our oil based economy overnight by embracing 21st century tree hugging.
Heck Republicans don't seem too upset either. It's a free market, let the market set the price. That paradigm worked great when USA was the market. Now we compete with Japan, China, and Europe for oil. If our dollar goes down, the cost of oil goes up. But Republicans are too busy worrying about whether they can beat the Obama god who seems to walk on water while giving platitude laden orations to Europe and the Middle East.
Republicans should stop worrying about Obama, he will not make it to the presidency. He may think he is president already, but will wake up Nov 6th to a different reality show.
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Woe unto the Republicans who wish to save tha American way. Barak wants to change it, to what, we do not know. While Democrats swoon over the new messiah will Republicans croon about thier candidate?
Global warming should cease by the word of Obama, for he is almighty unto himself! Why should mere mortals challenge his omnipotent prowess?
Great gaffs, Batman! When did the USA have 57 States? Israel is the friend of Israel (huh seems kinda dumbly obvious). Why don't we hear of these gaffs? Oh, right, Obama is supernatural, he is pushing for.......change......
Thursday, July 17, 2008
In particular the boards resolution noted:
The board’s resolution urged the city’s local archbishop and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to defy the Vatican’s instructions, concluding with a spiteful reminder that the church authority that issued the ban was known 100 years ago as "The Holy Office of the Inquisition."
It does seem clearer and clearer that the liberal elite has embarked on a quite deliberate attack on Judeo-Christan values here in Californication land. Recently we had a liberal California supreme court reverse a popular ballot vote regarding a BAN on gay marriage. Seems we the voters have no say in how our state is run. A handful of selected (as in NOT ELECTED) judges have essentially retroactively created law where there was none; Under our state constitution that duty is solely the task of the legislature, NOT the courts, whose ONLY job is to rule on the legality of law rather than to ex post facto legislate laws!!! OH MY, what a deceitful web they have woven for this great state!
Of course California's Democrats are all for this moment of "equality". sheeesh!
Hey, you can always send a nice happy note telling them how much you like or hate thier despicable decision here:
SF Board members
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Being a Republican myself, I won't be voting for either of them anyway.
Beside the whole Democrat Party boondoggle, we here in loopy la la land, otherwise known as California, have had yet another popular vote overturned by our highly liberalised State Supreme court regarding gay marriage. Seems an overwhelming percentage of the population voted against it a few years ago but our supreme court decided that was unconstitutional. So much for government OF the people, BY the people, and FOR the people!