One thing not mentioned here: a small cadre of private equity guys have, over the last eight years or so, bought up essentially the entire world supply of cocoa. No lie, check it out. So this sudden shortage which will inevitably lead to price hikes sounds really suspicious. » 11/16/14 11:06pm 11/16/14 11:06pm

Life-long depressive here. I lived through the death of my wife from cancer at age 44. That tore me apart with grief, but it did not depress me. Depression is something I've had all my life, and it actually was somewhat better when my wife was dying. What I'm trying to say is that depression is not caused by your… » 11/11/14 11:41am 11/11/14 11:41am

First play in the denier playbook. "But what about China?" China is not stupid — they're not going to tie their hands unless we also do so. However, they're not raving insane (as we are) as soon as we indicate we'll sign on, they will to. They've already taken more private investment than we have, by far. » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm