Hey Det5, was wondering if you were ever coming back this way. When Yahoo! changed their board format it was a quiet few months before the latest LOSERS (did I say LOSERS?) started to show up and blather...
Oh yeah. 7 of them were Libyans. Only 4 were Americans.(if that meets your definition of "service people")
Where the heck do you get this stuff? Do you know how to read real information on the web/newspaper or just go by hearsay?
That's it, you are off the board till you learn something!
Wish they had a Long-term sentiment of "Fed up with BS!"
Couldn't have made that decision any faster?
After all you promised way back when:
"Jun 20, 2013 9:25 AM
2 morons gave this post a thumbs down.. That is why I no longer waste my time on this board. Good luck to the decent posters."
Win4ster - can only hope that if the studies prove true then FDA approval is expedited. Sometimes that's just too long of a process for a lot of folks.
According to the IBM investors webpage: Dividends (2010 - )
IBM’s dividends are normally paid on the 10th of March, June, September and December. The dividend
record date normally precedes the dividend payment date by approximately one month.
Last year the record date was 11/09/2012 and dividend paid on 12/10/2012
Figured that would get you spun up. Good to see who owns up to fact the fact that they are just TP mimes. Entitlements, what a goof. They aren't busting the US. Why don't you search "The myth that entitlements Ruin Countries" in THEATLANTIC. Maybe, just maybe you'll learn something today - oh goody!
You are RIGHT, the most extravagant entitlements are going to the top 1%.
Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
So who is cheating? The Corporations? The Government? The Unions? I really don't get your point. If you are trying to say life is not fair, OK I'll grant you that.
Read up on the info and make an informed decision. I know if I was in that position I would instead of moaning about it on a stock message board.
My disclaimer: "Looks like they say it could be cheaper - do I believe it, no, not necessarily."
Look you are talking out of both sides of your mouth. First you say retirees are too old to understand benefits now. Then you say during their working live they improved technology and competitive edge. My Mom is 83 and she can keep up with the IBEW union short changing her from year to year with their changes - YEAH it's not just IBM. If you're retired how about staying in on a rainy day, forget about golf or the Country Buffet and friggin read the literature. Everybody else has to do it, besides if you can't read or have lousy comprehension, IBM has contracted friendly counselors to 'splain it to ya and give you a donut. Sheesh. Sour grapes. And you are correct, it's not your father's IBM anymore. Deal.
From an article in USA today dated Sept 7, "IBM moving some retirees off its health plan":
An IBM spokesman said Saturday that the change will affect about 110,000 retirees who are eligible for Medicare.
Under the change, IBM will make annual contributions to health-retirement accounts. Retirees would use the money to buy Medicare Advantage or supplemental Medigap policies through a private Medicare exchange.
Looks like they say it could be cheaper - do I believe it, no, not necessarily.
Hey, use a new fangled thing called "search" to find out more. BUT only if you are interested. Otherwise feel free to post pointless comments here, Yahoo! doesn't mind.
The change affects medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage.
You guys have non-existent reading comprehension - I find that is typical of people who post online. It really does speak volumes about our education system.
The change everybody is yapping about is for "Medicare-eligible" IBM retirees. Are you 65 or going to be 65 in 2014 or already on Medicare? If you aren't, they will not contact you BECAUSE IT DOESN'T APPLY TO YOU.