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this_is_pilot 15 posts  |  Last Activity: Apr 9, 2013 11:08 PM Member since: Oct 17, 1999
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  • Now there is a guy with make over experience.
    Maybe he could ignite some new life into Pepboys.

    He is said to be available now.

  • this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Feb 12, 2013 4:10 PM Flag

    Yes, it does appear that Mickey,snug on his yacht in Miami with ample hot coffee in his golden cup, is the main culprit in this saga.
    Why does he hire foreign crews at cheaper prices that line his pockets?
    Why does he not maintain his fleet up to industy standards?
    Why does he not design backup emergency propulsion power into the ships he commands?

    Why is he still such a skinflint about the lack of fudge issue?

  • this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Feb 10, 2013 10:50 AM Flag

    I have rarely seen such a poorly run company.
    Each director should be ashamed of this company's performance.
    Each director should be ashamed of their own personal performance guiding this company.

  • Reply to

    Is the dividend safe?

    by muchomacho42 Jun 8, 2012 4:31 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Jun 8, 2012 5:22 PM Flag

    If this bank gets any bailout money for ECB or Germany in particular, my money is on all dividends being curtailed until the bailout funds are given back.

    We had similar stipulations with our TARP program.

    Why would a lender [think Germany here] ever let you piddle away the money they just gave you on dividends to the shareholders?

  • Been watching this posting board for a while, and noticed [other folks even mentioned] that when the lack of fudge topic starts getting posted, the stock price jumps up.

    We owe some gratitude to the fudgers who keep this topic going.

    Maybe its good that they don't serve any fudge on the fleet ships.

  • Reply to

    Advance Auto Refer a Friend Program is a Scam

    by szbeth Nov 22, 2011 10:39 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Mar 30, 2012 1:20 PM Flag

    You spent 50 minutes on the phone trying to get $10 ??

    What is your time worth?

    The offer to take $10 off your next purchase was fair - you should have taken it.

    Better to file a complaint with the Better Business Bureau in the town where the radiator was purchased.

    Also best to avoid rebates or anything they promise to mail you - many times you never see the check in the mail.

  • The Gore group is set to lower the purchase price offered due to observation that nobody else wants to buy this troubled firm.

    Al is quoted as saying 'if I buy this turkey, I buy at one big discount'.

    Street conditions indicate that a more fair valuation is $8 per share.

    Re-pricing announcement expected by Easter.

  • We laugh at you and your hopefull wishes that things will turnaround and you will make money in 6 months.

    Way too long - you never make any money.

    Auto Zone buy you out with cheap snap of finger.

    Then fire every on of your workers who cause you to no make money.

  • Reply to

    Tree Trimming in North Shore

    by this_is_pilot Feb 1, 2007 2:44 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Feb 2, 2007 11:20 PM Flag

    Sorry to give you a reality check, but with a defunct power company and lazy locals who will not work and trim their damn trees you are in fact living ina third world country.

    That banker babe running this power company has got to be held accountable and maybe even fired.

  • this_is_pilot by this_is_pilot Feb 2, 2007 3:00 PM Flag

    Apparently the managers of this company do not know the elements their assets try to work in.

    One power plant sucked in seagrass enough to degrade its performance enough that rolling blackouts along the Northshore were announced and businesses advised to close down early to try to even out the electric load.

    Why was seagrass allowed to be sucked in the cooling lines?

    Doesn't management know that they have a power plant by the ocean that sucks in cooling water and there is in fact seagrass out there?
    Does it take rocket science to have seagrass filters on the intakes?

    All this points to bad management.

    There needs to be some wiki wiki spirit to get things right with this electric company.

  • Reply to

    Tree Trimming in North Shore

    by this_is_pilot Feb 1, 2007 2:44 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Feb 2, 2007 2:50 PM Flag

    Apparently life in HI does not include an electric can openers to open the cans of stored food for the outage events of an ill maintained power distribution system.

    Pretty sad when you know you have trees, you know you have wind, you know you have storms..... yet the trimming or removal to line endangering trees is in low gear (apparently).

    If management is not sharp enough to look out for these dangers its about time a sharper management be put in place.

    There are sharper managers back in America that could be tapped to straighten out the poor power system here.

  • Reply to

    Tree Trimming in North Shore

    by this_is_pilot Feb 1, 2007 2:44 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Feb 1, 2007 9:13 PM Flag

    14 hours not so bad?

    Do you live in a third world country?

    Here, that is not acceptable.

    Power loss hit at 1:33, right in the middle of Cramers Lightening Round.

    Continued thru dinner -- try to prepare dinner with no microwave or electric stove. Few houses have gas stoves; propane is the gas of availablity here.

    So if you enjoy going to bed (probably early) on an empty stomach with no prospect of the power coming on, then HECO is your power company.

    How tough is it to trim the trees back about 10 feet from the power lines?

    14 hours revenue from Sunset Beach lost.

    If some of these residents are shareholders, how happy can they be?

  • this_is_pilot by this_is_pilot Feb 1, 2007 2:44 PM Flag

    We in northshore have just endured a 14 hour blackout.

    Why is it HEI is not trimming the trees that cause these outages before the winds come?

    Also, why is HEI not just cutting and dropping limbs and leaving them as is for the owners of the trees to take care of or natural decomposition (which works well in HI)take place.

    It's high time we start undergrounding some of these utility lines. It doesn't have to be every line, just the ones that make sense.
    Look also to have telephone guys pay their share too; the utitlies poles are just overworked with the telcoms fist-thick wires (sometime 5 of them) attached.

  • Reply to

    stock price

    by jgw52 Dec 16, 2005 12:20 PM
    this_is_pilot this_is_pilot Dec 16, 2005 7:34 PM Flag

    Well the obvious hit is a direct result of the lack of hot fudge sundaes onboard the fleet of ships.

    All that kitchen talent and they can�t even get a hot fudge sundae right.

    Some one in top management should be fired.

    Maybe everyone in top management should be fired � then watch this stock skyrocket.

  • this_is_pilot by this_is_pilot Oct 17, 1999 1:05 AM Flag

    I tend to agree that the lower level of food on
    the HAL cruises does not merit their higher price of

    I too have seen these runny hot fudge sundaes. I
    cannot confirm for sure that its Hershey Chocaolate
    Syrup (a qualityproduct in itself) but I definately can
    confirm that they do not use real fudge. And the dessert
    menu that I read several times over the course of my
    cruise definately gave the impression that real live
    fudge would be used. And hot fudge at that. It wasn't
    on either account.

    It is soo sad to see a
    quality cruiseline going downhill. But if the
    shareholders continue to think that their company's services
    are up to snuff, then when the big realization of the
    truth comes out, those shareholders will be in for a
    big loss. And nobody will care about them

    That's this cruiser's opinion.