I felt that they had a For Sale sign on this company for over 6 months, trying to find some sucker to swallow their tainted story-line, but could find nobody willing to drink their tummy-busting Kool-Aid. These announcements don't just arrive one morning like a newborn baby, they KNEW they needed to scam their way out of this thing LONG ago. Their product achieves NOTHING, it's a disaster, the Placebo group probably lost more on their waistlines than the Lipo202 labrats, because they were laughing so hard at how stupid the product was, that it actually tightened up their Abs. It's so weird, how Hype-Happy corporate Officers can put a bag over the heads of their investors and rob them blind and nothing happens to them, but if a criminal robs someone on the street, he goes immediately to prison. You know something, I have MORE RESPECT for the criminal than I do for these corporate con-artists.
They are the largest and the best, and the government just makes things harder and harder. It's a recipe for success, all hail Obamacare.
By sheer numbers, the most animal unfriendly places on Earth are the Zoos. That's where Blackfish producers should concentrate their next effort. Compared to Sea World, the Zoos are slaugherhouses....but for some reason, nobody cares.
China is in SERIOUS trouble and so are Yum's chicken joints.....
Lots of questions with regard to the diagnostic testing outfits that Agilent supplies. Lots of fines and sanctions against them. Agilent supplies these quasi criminals with what they need to perform their dubious testing. They feed at the same tough without any of the liability. It's a perfect world for Agilent until it isn't.....
And when the government starts hearing a bunch of creative apologies.....they should boot up the classic Carole King song on ITunes. "But it's too late Baby, now it's too late though we really did TRY to make-it" Our government never learns.
Those dramatic declines in the Chinese markets sure did disappear quickly. In my opinion, the declines weren't the only thing to disappear, a good many bears did too.....welcome to Chinese capitalism.
Yum and Dominos are both having SERIOUS problems with their Chinese outlets. Apple and Nike are declaring their Chinese sales as Strong. The reason CNBC, is that you can't STORE prepared food in a warehouse like you can cellphones and shoes. Wake up CNBC, Apple and Nike executives are looking at distributor sales to China in Palo Alto or Seatttle, not to the Chinese consumers. Please CNBC, stop being so gullible, do you have any reporters in China, can you confirm sales of these products to the consumers themselves? Is journalistic laziness your mantra?
Are Chnese consumers actually wearing Nikes or is the shelving at some Chinese warehouse stacked to the rafters with Nike shoes?
Wouldn't surprise me if some Chinese Apple distributors were state-owned and placed HUGE orders because they knew those sales numbers would make a huge splash in the media. Don't let the inscrutable Chinese, #$%$ over.
The Chinese have the saddest tendency to over-order. I can see Apple IPhones stored right next to those epic stockpiles of CAT equipment and copper wire that China is sitting on. And Tim just sits there looking at spreadsheets and proclaims China strong. And that's no outright lie, but if you don't know the sales figures to Chinese consumers themselves, aren't you just yapping in the dark. There were some software scandals where sales were booked as such when they left the company's warehouse, and they pumped the sales this way. Little did the investing community realize that the software was just moving to a different warehouse. Of course those were the days when software shipped in boxes. Now the Chinese may be able to mothball those Ghost Cities of theirs for a few years, but cellphones go obsolete pretty darn quickly.
They KNOW that YUM disappointed today because of problems in China. They then proceed to exclaim how Tim Cook says China is going strong. Well let me tell you something. Apple IS NOT selling IPhones directly to Chinese consumers, they use distributors. Now if the Chinese distributors stack 25K IPhone 6S's in a warehouse in some Chinese province whose name I can't pronounce, Tim counts those phones as SOLD. Well, if that's how Tim wants to look at it that way, I suppose you can too. But if YUM can't sell KFC to the Chinese, I don't see those IPhones leaving that warehouse anytime soon.