THAT'S WHY the title of the posting was prefaced with << (OT) >>, a message board courtesy which, to the informed lurker, means "Off Topic" and thereby alerts a lurker to the fact that the subject matter contained therein has no relevance to the thread's subject stock and, if they choose to, they can pass it by.
HOWEVER, should even a casual lurker, possessing a modicum of perceptiveness, have read #498, they might have surmised from its content that it in some way related to its poster's screen name, a poster who had been a frequent contributor to the pre-merger CCA thread almost from its inception and who continues to try to make factually relevant, sometimes amazing, sometimes amusing contributions to the PZN thread.
It is also quite possible that that same casual lurker, having read posting #518, could surmise that the numeral in its poster's screen name might in some way relate to said poster's Intelligence Quotient.
First of all I DID NOT post 518. But it is VERY MUCH relevant to this thread. Because these continued escapes from your beloved PZN are only gonna make pzn's legal troubles worse. Lets face it if Pzn can't keep inmates under control they have no business in the business. As for intelligence quotient i really take issue with that being as how u don't know me. You may not like my posts but i have not attacted your intelligence. I have been investing since 1986 and i know what i'm doing.
It is evident from my posting's title, who I was addressing, and from its content, why?
Do you see your name mentioned or is there "transference" because you, too, have numbers in your screen name? If the latter is the case, I'd better not handle any mail in my mailbox that shows up with "flipper_58" in the return address.
Secondly, the number of the specific posting I was responding to is shown at the bottom, below the message.
At the time of my posting (then, #520), the posting I was replying to was number was #518. As of this posting, it is now #516, and #518, which your posting #540 characterizes as <<VERY MUCH relevant to this thread.>>, happens to be MINE (as can be noted, at the moment, from its reference # below your message).
There is a risk one takes in citing a posting's number in the body of the message because while they may have been the correct reference # at the time of the posting, they are forever cast in concrete as such while Yahoo keeps changing them otherwise.
I'm "long" PZN, not <<beloved>> of it, as you've stated. I reserve such terms of endearment for "people", NOT "things", and also the finer qualities of character that people are capable of exhibiting. I realize in saying this that someone lurking out there will take me to task for excluding animals or "pets" from meriting the appellation, "beloved." They, too, are entitled to their opinion.
I have never expressed an opinion about you or your postings. In fact, I appreciate postings of factual content, especially where attribution or reference is provided. I am just as interested in factual "negatives" as I am in factual "positives", maybe even moreso as that is a basis upon which I can continuously re-evaluate an investment's merits and the possible impact on a stock's market behavior.
Others may possibly take issue with your posting's content, hampton1_99, but until you see my screen name attached to a commentary of one of yours (as this one does), don't assume ANYTHING about my opinions of you or your contributions here.
If you are going to bash PZN by saying we can't keep inmates under control, have some facts to back it up. I have worked in corrections for several years. Escapes happen in every operation. Every operation has legal troubles. That is part of the risk. You may know what your doing but if your going to invest in the industry you might find out what we're doing. Or you could just base your decision on yahoo post. Your call.
Seems the glimer has worn off even in their home state. Over the past couple of years the governor has tried unsuccsefully to privatize a major portion of Tennessees' prison system, albeit unsuccseful. Cant even get it to the floor. (he had large backing from doc. and the boys. Early this week a bill introduced in the seante would take control of (largest facility and its showpiece South Central located in Clifton Tn), and put it back under state control. If they cant keep home cooking, then whats going to happen next.