I read parts of the deadly dull s-3 sec report. Did anyone spot the projected combined earnings per share? Does anyone have any projection of after merger earnings per share? With earnings we can project dividend and put a realistic value on this puppy.
And now for something totally unrelated: I think a conservative believes in freedom. As a life long conservative I feel freedom of choice is very important. That is to say anti-choicers are not conservatives. They are the bane of the Republican party. I wish we could give them to the Democrats. Any ideas how we could pull that off?
One guy spoke of the millions of unwanted babies not allowed to mature. As owners of prisons we are being hurt by these abortions. After all fatherless and unwanted babies are those who eventually fill our prisons.
and by the way what choice does the baby have? Partially delivering a viable child, sticking an instrument into the back of its skill and sucking out its brains is that your solution to unwanted children? How many of these unwanted children have you adopted or even provided foster care for? I for one am Pro Life, a conservative, and a foster parent of a ten very old abused child that I am about to adopt. What have you contributed to solving the immense problem of homes for children in need? I supose your solution is to put them in institutions and let the "village" raise them or possible you could chose to..
I my anger with Bookman I failed to read my reply to him. I do know how to spell choose and 10 years old in not very old. Thought I had better acknowledge my errors before one of the children on this board accuse me of being uneducated and not able to spell.
Now off topic. (I really tried hard to stay out of this). Political beliefs, religious beliefs and morality are all relative. Whether morality embraces any natural truths is unclear - it's been debated by a lot of wise people over the last few thousand years.
What is not relative is life. Life is fascinating. Procreation is fascinating. Understanding the fringes of life is frustrating - where does it begin, where does it end. Answering the questions of life in absolutes is dangerous. But when questions of life are answered in terms of convenience, social burdens, stereotypes and presumed inevitablility (predestination?), the result can only be described as selfish, and puts us on a social scale with animals.
Then again, from a purely scientific standpoint, there may be no difference between humans and animals (or plants or minerals). We are, after all, composed of the same few elements. Maybe that is the dividing line in our fundamental beliefs - either humans possess something unscientific or they don't.
Life expands until it sufficates itself. Germs in a petri dish will multiply and fill the dish until all the food is consumed or their own waste products poison them. Around 1900 the deer population in the Kaibab forest of AZ exploded. They ate everything in sight including the bark off the trees. Their environment became so degraded the population collapsed not to recover for many years. It is believed there is a deer cycle of boom and bust population. Looking at the filthy cloud over Phoenix that comes back within two days after a rain one tends to think that people have reached a natural population limit. Only a little worse and deaths from poison air will slow growth. The anti-choicers are fighting an uphill battle against the facts of nature. Either people voluntarily limit their numbers or nature will cruelly do it for us.
A study of mice badly over crowded found an increase in violent acts against each other, insane like behavior and homosexuality. Could it be that our booming prison population is related to crowding? We are indeed in a growth business.