Hello FTR Followers,
It was one year ago today, May 3, 2012 that FTR first dipped under $4 to close at $3.94 on about 21 mil shares traded. FTR had peaked to close at $4.63 on February 21, 2012 after the 47% divvy cut, perhaps on hopes that cutting the divvy down by $350 mil a year would right the ship.
Alas, the boat is still rocking but she has just about net, net flat lined for the ttm.
And that means something.
Let us spiritually join hands,
And link our hearts and minds,
And say the wholly words,
FTR Shareholder Prayer:
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I gave Maggie capital to keep,
If FTR should rise and then go dead,
Help Maggie my balls are red,
I shoulda bought VZ instead.
"So your Balls are Red? that is a sure sign that you have an STD , just wait for the swelling , high fever and then forced castration."
Ah, I've seen this before. It's a combo of projection and ye ole meaningless aggression.
The "forced castration" your dreaming about is of course a crude allegory of the next dividend cut, which apparently evokes inner rage.
It's not STD son, you've simply been hoodwinked. Acceptance is the first step. Denial will lead to further degradation and sadism. Search for truth instead.
I'd suggest some aspirin, scotch and curl up with "FCF" statements from Q1 & Q2 2011 and wait for the report.
Dinx. SCREW U - a s s h o l e. I'm tired of your #$%$. You used to like Jim Pyke. But I guess you only like him if it's within your benefit. Oh, another thing, since you don't hold any position here, why do you post every day unless you are an HFT [hedge fund trander.] OK, Now2000p that I have that off my chest I can now move forward, with or without him.
What dinx tries to do [and he's wrong] is try to instill fear in people. Think about it. Every day it's the same old rant. FTR is sitting on 4B in assets. They are not going to fail. There are many short people here that want it to, ... why? they make money short selling the stock. Let me give you an example. I've invested over 26 years with GTE/Verizon. I've made a lot of monies in dividends. My dad made 3 for 1 stock splits and he's got 3000 more dollars than I have now. My point is, is you listen to a person like dinx, and take that as CREDITABILITY, I'd take a step back. - Messages board are just that, however I do know telecom. FTR is a sit and wait. CD
Share... Just a quick Q, when you worked in those colos, did you get sea sick? And when you worked in the 500, did they make you work the 5ESS at the same time.. I am sorry, but something doesn't add up. My bad ,I guess I fell for it. Seeing as you have been here for a long time I should have recognized that at 100,000. This will not happen again. ha.cd
Well Share... You want my MO? You're a #$%$ ant. Someone like you, claiming to work in a 500, doesn't get any respect from me. I helped build those switches too. You know what aggravates me most is you actually sent a message to dinx, kind of congratulating him. On what. cd
I appreciate your perspective! I've worked in Telco CO's before, and colos too. Did DMS500's 5ESS's DACCS, whatnot.
To be sure, I'm not afraid. Dinx does not convey that, at least to me. What I'm really tired of is the incessant manipulation of the price. There is no way that the knockdowns are just random! I've seen it too consistent. OK, so someone wants to bid and take. What gets me is that someone can do that until they can't. But with baggie rotter at the helm, no one has confidence in FTR. Thus, the manipulators have the field and can do their games without end. I've been hoping that FTR may do something that would negatively surprise the shorts and hedgers. I'm thinking that is not going to happen. No one is pressuring Mgmt to get the share price up. In fact, it seems that no one cares that the company value is half of what it was 5 years ago.
Just my .02. Hanging in there for now. But....100K NO votes from me.
Mr. Dinx -
While you fairly regularly criticize FTR, I find myself agreeing with you more and more over the past year or so. This DOG has no legs, it is stuck due to market manipulation, lack of faith in baggie rotter, and failure to execute on the VZ assets by FTR with FALLING revenue every Qtr since the purchase.
Why oh why do the shareholders permit this? Why do the large institutions permit this?
I have voted NO to all management supported proposals. Maybe if enough shareholders do this the BOD will wake up. I'm just hoping for a run up at some point so I can SELL and move on.