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Apple earnings blowout! (April 24, 2012 2nd quarter report)

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Heloise had to sell a couple of shares of Apple because she wanted a taste of SPLUNK which I managed to get at 32.00/share but wanted a few more.  Apple has taken a nose dive as well as Google.  But I am bullish on both. Here’s the report below and the link:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/24/apple-q2-2012-earnings-report-ipad-iphone-sales/ with press release

Apple Reports Second Quarter Results

Record March Quarter Sales of iPhones, iPadsand Macs

Net Profit Increases 94% Year-over-Year

CUPERTINO, California—April 24, 2012—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2012 second quarter ended March 31, 2012. The Company posted quarterly revenue of $39.2 billion and quarterly net profit of $11.6 billion, or $12.30 per diluted share. These results compare to revenue of $24.7 billion and net profit of $6.0 billion, or $6.40 per diluted share, in the year-ago quarter. Gross margin was 47.4 percent compared to 41.4 percent in the year-ago quarter. International sales accounted for 64 percent of the quarter’s revenue.

The Company sold 35.1 million iPhones in the quarter, representing 88 percent unit growth over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 11.8 million iPads during the quarter, a 151 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. The Company sold 4 million Macs during the quarter, a 7 percent unit increase over the year-ago quarter. Apple sold 7.7 million iPods, a 15 percent unit decline from the year-ago quarter.

“We’re thrilled with sales of over 35 million iPhones and almost 12 million iPads in the March quarter,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “The new iPad is off to a great start, and across the year you’re going to see a lot more of the kind of innovation that only Apple can deliver.”

Apple and Google gag on profitakers and lawsuits

Apple Inc.

Apple Inc. (Photo credit: marcopako )

It makes no sense for lawsuits to affect Apple because they have more money than God.  Same for Google.  Mostly it seems that some profitakers are at it and it is not the market or the labor news or European news that is driving the decline.  I still have a profit margin in my few apple shares but I will add to my position should Apple really drop much more.  And hey I ain’t selling that position any time soon.

I have my eyes on the Splunk IPO and of course FB IPO which are due out soon.  My plans were to sell apple in order to buy into FB or SPLK.  However I have some cash I can move into my account if need be.  I am not sure how much I should buy into FB all depends on what the price is.

If it starts out high like 80/share I will not get in too deep.  If it starts at 50 I might go in the deep end and watch how high it flies.

For all you traders out there don’t panic.  I am both a trader and an investor because I trade online and invest at work where I don’t touch that money until I retire. 

I am in good shape financially because I bought  my house at the low end of the market and it is worth way more than I paid for it. I also had a garage sale over the weekend and made a hundred bucks before noon and then closed up shop. 

Santorum got JFK “all messed up” and now Rick won’t be the nominee

My first impression when I heard Saint Rick and his sick quip “I wanna throw up when I heard JFK‘s speech on absolute separation of state and church.” And then said Jack would not confer with men who were men of faith.  That’s a boldface lie.  Well Heloise had a chance to meet with the contenders recently in a dream and in the dream I “endorsed” Mitt Romney.  So, despite my back and forthing it looks like it will be Mitt the nominee for the GOP.  Sorry Rick but you blew it with me.

http://www.salon.com/2012/02/27/we_dont_need_truth_vigilantes/singleton/#

I’m getting a lot of credit on Twitter and Facebook today for my piece, but this is one of those rare times when I’d rather not be recognized, because – don’t tell my editors – what I did was easy. It took me exactly 10 seconds to Google JFK’s speech and another few minutes to read it. Then I cut and pasted Santorum’s comments next to JFK’s and voila, kids, I had a story. The Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart credited me with a “deep-dive,” and I appreciate the praise, but really, I barely got my feet wet. (The Post’s own news story wasn’t any better than the Times’; Capehart was the first person on staff to note Santorum’s distortion more than 24 hours after it aired on ABC’s “This Week.”)

 

Dead Sea Scrolls ONLINE–LINK

Dea sea scroll display is

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http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/

here’s the link you will need to access the Dead Sea Scrolls.  A museum in Israel has put this together.  Obviously you will need to translate the pages as well I am sure.  The original scroll is what you will search.  I have the books connected with them like The Nag Hammadi Library.  I was an earlier follower and reader of this find.  Love this thanks whomever did it.

July 2011 Best Month ever here

Thanks go out to my many new readers and to Natasha Curry and to Google for steering you here for my chart toppers of all time:

Natasha Curry: TV Anchor, Biracial beauty–updated 20,000    
Cheyenne Woods: A Chip Off The Old Uncle (Tiger Woods) 14,380    
Bethenny Frankel and Jason Hoppy both New York Jews–updated 7,582   7,582
Jonathan Capehart Can’t Hide His Homosexual Side  6,005   6,005

Some of these blogs are a surprise.  The Curry blog is not only the most popular but it is also the youngest article.  I wrote it in January 2011 and it is now happily over the top in terms of numbers.  I’ve updated it with new facts from readers who researched her background.   Recently, found a photo of  Capehart’s boyfriend and added it to that post thanks to a reader who linked the article.  That one is the most surprising of all in terms of popularity.  What you notice is that each one has a famous name in the title.  Name-fame-game is what people care about I see.

Infringement web sites beware don’t click on adds there

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My recent article was stolen with no attribution and only a few words changed.  The site is called “bestnovels.org” and if you are writing book reviews it would be wise to check on this site for your material.  I have sent two complaints to Google and will see what happens. 

Please report any copyright infringements you find. 

The Ledge new film

http://www.sundancenow.com/film/the-ledge/673?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=the%20ledge&utm_campaign=the%20ledge

 This looks good. Just saw the trailer for it.

Casey Anthony: Day 13 = Chloroform + Computer searches

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/08/florida.casey.anthony.trial/

Three expert witnesses testified today on the computer searches found on the Anthony home computer.  Kevin Stenger is the one I first watched.  He was a forensic computer expert who used the encase software to detail what happened and what was queried on the Anthony computer.

I don’t know about you but I’ve never queried “chloroform” or how to make chloroform on my computer.  But that and more was found on the computer.  Interesting how the police and the actual software designer spoke about what COULD have happened and what DID happen on that computer using the terms “cache” and “internet history” and of course most of the searches were done on Google, using Mozilla firefox 2.0 and many wikipedia URLs were retrieved by the finders.  Bradley who designed encase was on the stand talking about his product but also what he knew or did not know.  Such as when a history is deleted.  Only that it was deleted manually. Also, the actual page as seen on that day in March 2008 actually looked.  They are stored in two different areas.

I recorded four hours of News Now on HLN which must be owned by CNN to watch the trial. John Bradley said his role was to decode the history of the searches done most likely by Casey Anthony.

(CNN) — Someone conducted keyword searches on “chloroform” using a desktop computer located in the home Casey Anthony shared with her parents, a computer examiner testified Wednesday in Anthony’s capital murder trial.

The searches were found in the “deleted” or “unallocated space” portion of the computer’s hard drive, Detective Sandra Osborne of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office testified, meaning they had been deleted.

However, she told jurors, deleted material remains on a computer’s hard drive and can be retrieved until it is overwritten by new data. It had not been overwritten on the Anthonys’ computer, she said, and “a complete Internet history” was obtained. Osborne said she turned the data over to her sergeant, who is an expert at analyzing such material.

Anthony, 25, faces seven counts in the death of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee, including first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and misleading investigators. If convicted, she could face the death penalty.

http://www.cnn.com/2011/CRIME/06/08/florida.casey.anthony.trial/

PayPal : Google stole our employees and secrets

Logo of PayPal.

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http://money.cnn.com/2011/05/27/technology/paypal-sues-google/?hpt=P1&iref=NS1

Speak-to-tweet help for Egyptians brand new

http://www.knowabouthealth.com/google-twitter-launch-speak-to-tweet-service-for-egyptians/7751/