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Patrick_91403 1625 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 16, 2015 1:33 PM Member since: Oct 25, 2001
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    So Frustrating

    by patrick_91403 Mar 15, 2015 11:01 PM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Mar 16, 2015 1:33 PM Flag

    Thank You so much! With all the websites you have to come in contact with in the course of just living it can be daunting. Many times it is so time consuming to find these numbers. Again Thanks,

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Mar 15, 2015 11:01 PM Flag

    Bought Dragon Premium for my wife. She was a teacher of Computers in our middle school. Because of a horrific auto accident (pickup dropped a sofa off on the freeway in front of her in 2000)and 2 surgeries, one lower back and one on the neck, she hasn't been able to work. She spends 16-20 hours a day in bed and on heavy medications. She shakes so that it is very difficult to use a keyboard. She tried for over an hour to register Naturally Speaking Premium in English and each time it would jump to French instead of English. Just received an email from Nuance in French. This Was not due to her shaking. Is the rest of the program going to be so frustrating? The website doesn't offer a phone number or the ability to send an email just a bunch of options that takes one a lot of time to go through. It would be such a blessing if she were able to use the program. Can anyone help or have suggestions?

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Mar 5, 2015 7:24 PM Flag

    About a month ago we ordered a large pizza, 8 wings and brownies. We had never ordered from Papa Johns before but did so because of the commercials. The toppings were sparse, the crust was terrible. The wings were just OK but the brownies were very good. I complained and the guy at the Papa Johns said he would give us a 50% off on our next pizza. I said the Papa John's pizza was the worst pizza I've ever eaten frozen (wal-mart) or fresh (Pizza Hut, Domino's, Papa Johns) and I've eaten 100's of pizza in the 70 years I've been on the planet. If you gave me the pizza for free I wouldn't spend the gas money and time to pick it up. I will Never order another Papa John's Pizza. Do you give anyone their money back for lousy Pizza? That is a rhetorical question.

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Feb 28, 2015 5:37 PM Flag

    I write this to hopefully reach Wal-Mart upper management not just one store, where it goes no further but reach every store with auto bays.

    I bought a new tire for my Pontiac Montana. A Wal-Mart Tech put the small donut tire back on the tire and installed the new tire. Two weeks after the new tire was installed the spare donut tire fell off from underneath our van as I traveled out our long 500 foot driveway. If I had been on a busy street or freeway and the tire fell from our van could have caused a major accident, possible injury or loss of life. I complained about this and the assistant manager called me at home. I was busy at the time and said I would call him back but didn't. After inspecting the the crank that lets the tire down(a spring that puts tension on the tire when it is tightened) every thing was fine. The only thing I can conclude is that they didn't make sure that the spring/ bracket that should be centered wasn't centered and tightened to make the donut tire tight and secure underneath the vehicle. Wal-Mart can you Please instruct your Techs to make sure that spring/bracket that hangs down is centered in the middle hole of the rim when the tire is lifted into place and tightened securely. Sometimes the tool that spins the crank isn't in the slot and the tire isn't lifted and secured tightly. A busy tech might think the tire is secure when it is not. Wal-Mart Please make ALL your technicians check to make sure the tire doesn't move and the spring/bracket is tightly centered otherwise the tire will fall off. There wasn't any damage to our vehicle or problem with the tire afterwards. Thanks Wal-Mart!!!


  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Jul 13, 2014 11:41 AM Flag

    Just heard a story about what KFC uses for chicken. if it is true I'll never eat at another YUM brand restaurant. Any thoughts

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    Thinking Back

    by patrick_91403 Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Feb 18, 2014 3:31 PM Flag

    Thanks Quinne for the nice reply. Barbara suffers from chronic pain caused by the two auto accidents. Even with pain meds it isn't easy. Among other things she also suffers from Fibromyalgia which causes amoung other things a lack of energy. There isn't a way she would enjoy a cruise and I couldn't enjoy one without her.

    Quinne again thank you,


  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Feb 17, 2014 2:50 PM Flag

    Just saw Kevin Sheenan on Undercover Boss and the episode reminded me of the first and only cruise I've been on. I'm now 70 still in good health and remember the cruise and some of the ports of call. If was a 14 day cruise to the Caribbean and I can't remember of not one negative. It was the best vacation I've ever had. The food was beyond wonderful. The service was even better. The only food you had to pay for was the snack bar which offered many things and the alcoholic beverages served on the ship were charged for. My first wife and I took that cruise on NCL in the early 70's. Can't remember the ship name for sure. There was the Southward, Skyward, Seaward and the last doesn't come to mind. I think they had a total of 4 ships back then. We went on the maiden voyage of I'm guessing the Southward and that was 1972, 73 or 74. Old age is wonderful, it is nostalgic to think back and remember but some things are sure fuzzy. There was one negative about the cruise. I entered the ship weighing 185 and left the ship weighing 206. I'm six foot two inches tall so the weight didn't look bad on me except I couldn't zip up my pants but a little over half way.

    For the last 13 years I've been married to the most wonderful woman of my life. During that time Barbara has had two severe auto accidents. After the first accident she just couldn't continue teaching. She is the love ofmy life and I only wish I had taken her on an NCL cruise while she was able. We have the $$$ but sad to say Barbara will never be up to taking any cruise.

  • patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Feb 12, 2014 8:31 PM Flag

    Hay Murtha!

    I'm goin south Martha! When I get to Juarez will you be there to meet me? I know that is your second home. One kennel in Juarez and one in El Paso. Have you learned to bark yet? They say you were awesome at the dog kennel Christmas party last year.

    Murtha I've been out of PBY for more than a year. I've got my $$$ in a coffee can in the back yard. Everybody hangs on every word that comes out of your mouth. You are just so impressive. What other stocks do you like. Please Please do tell us.

    Yur Gud Friend!


  • patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Jan 27, 2014 1:51 PM Flag

    Dearest Martha!

    I check this board about every 3 months to see if you still love me. I'm sure glad you've been thinking of me. Tires at $28 are a steal. To bad for me, I paid over $120 a tire for 2 tires when I was at PBY last. Oh well... I have to say those tires have held up wonderfully. I have about 25,000 on the tires and they still look new and I love the steel valve stems they put in. It is easy when I put air in the tires with my compressor. Can't complain when I was there about 2 years ago they were very busy but I only had to wait about an hour.

    As to the stock market, I'm 100% in cash and waiting for at least a 10% correction. If PBY gets to 9 I'll probably buy 5 shares. That's all I can afford. If you weren't such an expensive date I could buy more. If you liked Ol Roy instead of Alpo life would sure be easier.

    The guys down at the Juarez dog pound really miss you. Last year when you were there for the Christmas Dog show you were the star! You really made an impression. Martha you really need to visit them more often!

    Yur Gud Buddy!

    Patricio aka Patrick

  • Reply to

    Do you miss the 3 penny dividends ??

    by martha_on_the_ragg2 Aug 7, 2013 1:41 AM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Sep 12, 2013 1:27 PM Flag

    Dearest Murtha I really had an ulterior motive about our date. I was going to take you just south of the border to a all Male Mexican Kennel where you could be the star of the show. That is why I asked you if you had your shots. Don’t want any Mexican K-9’s getting anything bad.

  • Reply to

    Do you miss the 3 penny dividends ??

    by martha_on_the_ragg2 Aug 7, 2013 1:41 AM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Sep 11, 2013 10:03 PM Flag

    Murtha, how do you spell sirrape?

  • Reply to

    Do you miss the 3 penny dividends ??

    by martha_on_the_ragg2 Aug 7, 2013 1:41 AM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Sep 10, 2013 5:38 PM Flag

    I needed a good laugh, so what better than to talk with Martha at PBY. Martha do you own any PBY Stock? With the divy you get you could take me to your favorite hang out. Taco Bell. We could go in my Toyota and I'd throw a Mexican Blanket over the front seat to make you feel right at home. Can someone tell me how to spell Sirrape? I know Martha can. She knows everything and everyone Mexican. I'll get one to warm you up on those chilly nights. I do have to know one thing Martha, have you had your shots?

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    this O'fart sees

    by madmilker70 Sep 10, 2013 2:16 PM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Sep 10, 2013 2:40 PM Flag

    Is that after the reverse split?

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Sep 6, 2013 1:58 PM Flag

    Bought at an ave price of 27.42 and sold it all at 25.00. Bought at 24.12 ave and sold it all at 22.00. The falling knife struck me in the wallet. I just love losing $$$. Once I'm broke I can sign up for food stamps.

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Jul 19, 2013 12:49 PM Flag

    I've never liked the fees and the way I have been treated at WFC and BOA. I have no financial interest in WFC short, long, or options. There is someone else that doesn't like WFC. This may have been posted before. See the following link :

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Jun 18, 2013 5:56 PM Flag

    Anyone know what caused the spike in volume? Probably not.

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Jun 14, 2013 3:50 PM Flag

    Why is the distribution on ALDW, CVRR and NTI so high? I've dipped my toe into the water with NTI currently down about $1.40 average. Not worried.

  • patrick_91403 by patrick_91403 Apr 15, 2013 5:00 PM Flag

    Dow Chemical is the World's largest user of ethylene oxide and formaldehyde in world. One of the major ingredients of these is Silver.

  • Reply to

    Segue to why the nice runup in price

    by disabledretiree Feb 11, 2013 6:47 PM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Feb 13, 2013 7:14 PM Flag

    If it drops to $22.50 I'll buy more.

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    by pay.back37 Oct 28, 2012 9:57 PM
    patrick_91403 patrick_91403 Jan 15, 2013 1:18 PM Flag

    Haven't looked at GTY in over a year. Wow what happened? One would think the price would be a lot lower with the dividend cut.


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