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  • sopoorcanonlybuyfractionalshares sopoorcanonlybuyfractionalshares Jun 1, 2004 9:18 AM Flag

    Did I miss The Announcement?

    Now and then, my eyelids take a rest. I nodd out. Just a gentle lights out. Out and over to where ever it is you go in that hazy realm where quick dreams flit by ... and fade away ... as the eyes grind open again ...

    You know how it is. So I 'recon I must have been nodded again during the merger announcement.

    Who's the buyer? What's the premium? Where am I?

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    • I can agree with you on Reagan. He was pretty much self-made and I believe sincere in his beliefs. W. Bush on the other hand, has always been handed everything he's ever had. Always been a product of priviledge. Never successful at any business enterprise. I don't think he's been successful at much of anything.

      John McCain is the only major politician who really deserves any respect.

    • Yank, I brought it on years ago. My heroes Reagan and Bush, both very successful men did also. Its very noticeable that those who didn't wait on government and succeeded are hated by those who wait on government to give them something.

    • As your hero Dubya would say, "Bring it on".

    • Yank, it seems you assume many things. You call that an attack!!! That was just the first surge to see how you would respond. There are many surges in a marathon. I'll see ya at the finish line.

    • awww burt, you've been in the swamps too long. Man of few words too, eh!!!!!

    • "In case you are a yank living in the south; always remember that the Mason Dixon Line is purely dependent on who you talk to. In this case, everything Richmond, VA-South is considered "The South" and everything north of Richmond, VA is considered 'Yankville'."

      This statement by Mr. smoke is another indication of the sorry state of our education system, or of the fact that, sadly, some folks simply can't be taught. Despite having been given a fine and concise lesson on the Mason-Dixon Line, Mr. smoke proudly displays his ignorance again. My grade school teacher, who was also my mother, used to say about such folks: "In one ear and out the other."

      You should not be allowed to graduate from grade school if you do not know that the M-D Line is a specific line surveyed, recorded, and amply marked by two fellas named Mason and Dixon. Fella named Thomas Pynchon wrote a most interesting book about them and that line; the location of which is not "dependant on who you talk to" -- it is a fact just as "Richmond is the capital of Virginia" is a fact and not dependent on what some ignorant blockhead wants to believe instead. The establishment of the M-D line had considerable influence on history and on what "the South" was to become.

      It is another matter if you want to claim that the "Real South" begins at Richmond. But frankly, I view such regional squabbles as of minor relevance. A much more important distinction is to be made between the nonleaners and those who want to learn and break through and go beyond the petty borders of ignorance and stupidity.

    • Maybe the name, EastNCYank, implies I'm from the north.

      I didn't take offense at it. I took it to mean that, since I jumped on Stillginidiot with both feet when he started being a smart-aleck with me and others, that it was a yankee approach.

      If you look at my past postings you'll see that I don't usually approach things in this manner. But when idiot started impugning my intellect, especially after saying his home state fought with the Union, I assumed his home state was Maryland. At which point he essentially said I was stupid. And he attacked others as well. Plus he hasn't contributed one thing of substance to this board. And maybe I haven't either. But I will fight back when attacked.

    • Not Stillgin, just a good ole boy that's sick of the shallow arrogance of you, yanks. In case you are a yank living in the south; always remember that the Mason Dixon Line is purely dependent on who you talk to. In this case, everything Richmond, VA-South is considered "The South" and everything north of Richmond, VA is considered "Yankville." Thanks again for the geography lesson.

    • "You must be from north of the mason dixon line."

      This statement about EastNCYank's worthy and smart geography lesson implies that because EastNCYank is knowledgeable about geography he must be a northerner, that because he knows his stuff he can't be a southerner. You're saying he's not ignorant enough to be a southerner. A shameful prejudice against your own kind, Mr. smoke. Although you and "stillgin" (and maybe you are the same person) are doing your best to provide the prejudice with proof.

    • Sopoor, dang man whur diad yuh lern to spail? Everwon noz rekkun is spailed rekun, recon ias a Marine, uv whicch i ias won>

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