While the stock is up 100%+ from its low the uptrend is far from over IMO. Q1 results will be reported on May 9. The previous year Q1 was strong so comparisons are likely to be OK. With the focus shifting to Q2 and Q3 the picture becomes much brighter. Last year's Q2 and particularly Q3 were rather weak quarters which should enable the company to post strong y/y growth figures going forward.
The dental school program is ahead of schedule and progressing nicely http://biz.yahoo.com/iw/060420/0124070.html The fruit to be reaped in future quarters is being sowed right now. What is the appropriate valuation for an undisputed market leader in a 30 billion Dollar market that is owning the strongest IP portfolio in the entire sector? Imagine reasonable growth rates were being reinstalled, where would that put the market cap? 230 million? ROTFL! This should be a billion Dollar company IMO.
Now add to this the Presbyopia potential and you have a multi billion Dollar company.
The shorts are wrong for 9 months now already. They lost 100% from the stock's low and I bet there is another 100% loss in the cards for those shorts who do not cover. OUCH.
Rivvir asks, "Just what makes illegal immigration illegal."
The fact that our laws have determined who may enter the US and under what circumstances does not address what the potential immigrant with little to offer wants is exactly as it should be. For those poor souls not born here, entry to the US is a privilege, not a right.
If in restricting access to "those who want to come here and live off welfare," "blow us up or poison our water," we are forced to restrict access to some that want to come "here and work for their keep," IMHO, it is a small price to pay.
Please tell me exactly what does, "Now get down to the real reasons or go fight to raise the immigration quotas so they can get in. You don't have to write things to say them."
This makes no sense. I'm afraid your preconceived prejudices have made you unable to intelligently discuss the subject.
"Illegal immigration is bad."
Now think. Just what makes illegal immigration illegal. I don't mean people who want to come here to take advantage of free healthcare without paying their dues. I don't mean those who want to come here and live off welfare without paying their dues. I don't mean people who want to come here to blow us up or poison our water. I mean those who want to come here and work for their keep, but can't get in because you shut them out. Now get down to the real reasons or go fight to raise the immigration quotas so they can get in. You don't have to write things to say them.
"...we have the OBLIGATION to restrict access to the country to those that will help it." It's been some time since i've seen such bull
If you want to get real with your issues then by all means. In the meantime, please go back to your ot handle on these things as i requested before and you did before. I hate reading inciteful bull
rivvir, writes, "Given that history of yourself you wrote doesn't seem like today's immigrants and children of immigrants are any worse than they were in your own time. Yet, ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhhh my God!!! The immigrants are killing this country!!!!"
Did I write anything like, "Yet, ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhhh my God!!! The immigrants are killing this country!!!!?"
No I DID NOT.
Did I suggest any reason for or against immigration?
No I DID NOT.
It is immpossible to debate an important issue with some one who who doesn't read what I write AND worse responds to wild, inflamatory statements as if I had written them. What's the point?
Let's step back.
Legal immigration is good. Not for cheap, labor but to replace the labor force that has been killed as babies by their mothers. Immigrants are also generally motovated people with drvie and determination, that will contribute to the country if given the chance.
Illegal immigration is bad. As the host country, we have the OBLIGATION to restrict access to the country to those that will help it. It also leads to a shaddow economy and abuses of the immigrants
As I wrote originally, "Build a big fence and increase the number of green cards."
If you want to debate the issue then address the above. If not, then please just shut up.
"...the single most compelling explanation for these changes is found in the unprecedented upsurge of international activism,..."
"emergence of civil society as the "other superpower" in the massive worldwide demonstrations against the Iraqi war,..."
"the Report argues that the single most compelling explanation for these changes is found in the unprecedented upsurge of international activism, spearheaded by the UN, which took place in the wake of the Cold War."
Isn't that what i gave you in the first place?
What's your point? It's certainly not a pro-bush results report. At leat not bush the younger and his policies. Seems more a pro-reagan, pro-bush the elder and pro-clinton report for anything that has to with an American president.
""Over the past dozen years, the global security climate has changed in dramatic, positive, but largely unheralded ways,"
"In 1987, for instance, there were 17 significant terrorist attacks worldwide. In 2003, that number reached 175 and mushroomed to 651 in 2004."
"- The number of armed conflicts has dropped by nearly half since 1992,..." That doesn't mean bush the younger cut them in 1/2 DD, that means the trend since 1992 has been down to where it is at present.
I stopped reading at that point. Tell me what you're trying to get at and i'll see if i agree.