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  • GenJackripper GenJackripper Mar 7, 1999 11:30 PM Flag

    (OT) The General's flag is at half staff

    Stanley Kubrick, who, at the age of 34, produced,
    directed, and co-wrote the screenplay of the classic black
    comedy, "Dr. Strangelove", a film that gave cinematic
    life to the character of General Jack D. Ripper, died
    today in his home in St. Albans north of London. He was
    70 years old.

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    • Not only is this type of news highly publicized, but what is its relevance to this thread?

      • 3 Replies to r7ualj
      • Ah, r7; as a recent poster on the thread, it's
        not surprising that you would miss the relevance the
        General's Stanley Kubrick post. These threads are whatever
        the posters make them. Many threads are inane,if not
        insane. This is a continuation of the CCA thread, which
        for the most part functioned as well as or better
        than any thread I've ever seen in terms of providing
        useful information and discussion regarding a particular
        company (pro and con, from a wide variety of

        What is relevant about the General's post
        is that he made it. He's contributed a lot of what
        you would even consider relevant, and set the tone
        for the discussion early last year. Whenever he
        posts, whatever he posts, it's nice to know he's out
        there watching.

        As for you, r7, you are just as
        welcome. But when you do post "relevant" information,
        please make it accurate or give some basis for its
        credibility. Many of us are still waiting for some
        documentation of how you know what Treasury is going to do with
        PZN (in the meantime, disbelief comes easily).

      • 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

        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.

      • Cuban criminal escapes from private prison

        Associated Press
        Copyright 1999. The Associated Press. All
        Rights Reserved.

        HOUSTON (AP) - The search
        continued Monday for a Cuban national
        and convicted
        criminal who escaped from a north Houston detention


        Joaquin Aguila Echenique, 42,
        overpowered a guard and bolted out the
        front door of the
        Immigration and Naturalization Service Houston
        Center on Saturday evening. The facility is run by
        Corporation of America.

        Echenique, a
        convicted rapist and burglar, had served his time in
        Texas prison system and was awaiting deportation.
        However, he was
        being held indefinitely by INS because
        the United States cannot deport
        immigrants to
        Cuba, with which it has no diplomatic relations.

        Witnesses said Echenique jumped into a white van
        that appeared to be
        waiting for him. INS
        spokeswoman Luisa Aquino described him as being
        of medium
        height and build with a flower tattoo on his chest and
        shield-and-ribbon tattoo on his right arm.

        Nashville-based CCA declined to comment on the
        escape .

    • Bookmark this; full of good info:

    • But can we wait until after march 31?

    • So, is it yes or no? We can pick a city like Chicago or Atlanta?!
      Or a home town of PZN (and invite DOC to boot!).

    • Sure, count me in. Let me know when and where.
      You also have to promise not to throw any food at a
      Happy Brigader.

      P.S. You don't get grumpy
      ex-dividend do you? You seem pretty cheerful latlely. You
      must have some CMGI to counter your PZN.

    • Let me know where and when. I'll try to make it. And, like newMK, make it after Mar 31.

      I promise I won't bring, or send, any of the "good fellas", if you'll leave the asp at home. :-)

    • If LT shows we will all recognize her/him by the
      thong. The General will wear his uniform, Flipper will
      carry his calculater and we will all know who MK is by
      the color of his nose. For dinner I'll have a bowl of
      bran flakes and prunes.

    • I think this is the safest place to invest right now - sold my 1K of SUNW and put it in here.

    • I know it's a simple test, but I added up the
      current yield of about 15 reits, and it's a little below
      7%.If PZN continues to pay in the range of .55 (2.20
      annually) to .60 (2.40), then it's current yield is about
      10-11%.In order to yield 7%, the stock would have to trade
      in the $31-34 range.Postitives: The company has had
      long term growth, so if anything the dividend and
      price should increase. Also, there's that special
      dividend toward the end of the year which should be a big
      help (could someone more knowledgable than I please
      repost that info?).Negatives: I guess the safety of the
      dividend is number one, related of course to the business
      itself. What do we think the liklihood is of
      steady/increasing dividends?Regards.

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