It so reassuring to discover that RAI's earnings did not disappoint the Wall Street analysts and that RAI has raised its quarterly dividend. I only hope that if B.A.T. ever does take over this company it will provide the option for RAI shareholders to exchange their shares for BTI shares in a tax-free swap. Also, we should consider ourselves to be lucky that some of those anti-MO people who have been posting their inane comments on Yahoo's MO board during the past fifteen years are apparently oblivious to the RAI's acquisition of LO.
It seems as if there'll will be a generation of teenage mutant Japanese ninja turtles as the result of the 2011 nuclear accident.
We should consider ourselves to be thankful that this message board isn't cluttered with the kind of idiotic, pointless diatribes which blue.berry287 has been posting on Yahoo's CCJ board.
Quebec is more tobacco-friendly than some of the other Canadian provinces but I hope all of those Canadian class action lawsuits get overturned on appeal....somehow.
I was thoroughly dismayed after reading about today's ruling against the Canadian tobacco companies. However, I wasn't all that surprised to read that the decision was made in a Quebec court. I spent my undergraduate years in Montreal, Quebec and from what I've personally observed that province has often been an adversary of the private sector, free markets and economic freedom. And, things apparently changed very much such the mid 1970s as indicated by the number of high rise buildings which are under construction in Montreal as compared with the number of skyscrapers that are being erected in Toronto, Ontario. There are a few--possibly four or five--high rise condos and office towers being erected in Montreal while there are currently 22 buildings being constructed in Toronto several of which are 650 feet-- roughly 200 meters--in height.
I'm surprised that blue.berry287 is an Ontario resident. Doesn't that Canada province generate much of its electricity from nuclear power plants? Isn't Ontario the place where CANDU reactors are manufactured? I have often suspected that green.green/blue.berry is a third world immigrant who resides in such anti-nuclear Canadian provinces as either British Columbia or Quebec. It's amazing how you can tell the difference between pro-nuclear Toronto and a somewhat anti-nuclear Montreal by the number of high rise buildings which are currently being built in those respective cities. There are around 22 buildings of that type which are currently being constructed in Toronto while Montreal has 4 or 5 buildings being constructed.
It has been alleged that your employers are promoting a company that sells bottled dog farts that can be used as an alternative to such conventional fuels as coal and natural gas.
It's too bad that Rockfish hasn't been posting messages on this board during the past six years but he accurately predicted that the RJR/Brown & Williamson merger which took place in mid 2004 wouldn't require the divestiture of any of their brands. As far as the RAI/LO merger is concerned it's taking place partly as a result of the Fed's zero percent quantitative easing policies.
I wonder if RAI's dividend will remain unchanged as a consequence of the RAI/LO merger? I can live with the fact that RAI will not raise its quarterly dividend in the immediate future as long as the merger is executed. I was actually anticipating the possibility of RAI and Lorillard being forced to sell additional brands to Imperial Tobacco in order to obtain FTC approval. And, I wonder if BAT will be allowed to sell Cuban cigars in the U.S. market as a result of Obama's present Cuba policy?
Tell me, what are the requisite qualifications do you have in order to post messages on this board? How did you ever get this job?