Just heard an analyst on Bloomberg Business News discussing the $7.25 minimum wage issue. He was talking about the demonstrations at McDonalds. He made a good point that the people who can't live on the minimum wage that McDonalds pays end up on public support. Consequently, McDonalds gets workers who end up being subsidized by the American taxpayer. It's a pretty good strategy if you can get away with it. I personally would rather pay an extra few pennies a meal so these people could make a decent wage. Heck, I worked my way through college making $5 an hour back in the late 60's and 70's when everything cost so much less. The thought of someone working 40 hours and earning less than $300 is pathetic. I know the usual suspects say these jobs are only intended for kids, but that is not true. Kids are at school most of the day, so adults work these jobs mornings and afternoons. Since fast food chains stay open late at night, most late night shifts are filled by adults due to child labor laws. As for raising the minimum wage costing massive jobs, I sincerely doubt that businesses will fold rather than raise their prices a little.
Rays, are you really that naïve? Administrators always want their group to look good. Some of them evidently lied because they didn't want to get fired for failing to met the standards that the VA had set up. It appears to be as simple as that. I wouldn't be surprised to find out that some of these creeps mishandled monies also. If these guys didn't have a problem with seeing vets die because of their negligence, I expect they also didn't lose any sleep over doing other illegal activities also.
President Obama did campaign on helping vets, and he has done many great things for them. This problem is that some VA hospitals lied about their wait times and neglected to treat some vets entirely. The President wasn't aware of this because these hospitals lied about their activities and hid the truth. You can't catch a liar until he gets caught in his/her lies and someone blows the whistle. Vets and their families have now come forward and the President is aware of what apparently has been going on. I believe that we shall see swift action in the hospitals where these improper and illegal activities have been going on. In no way would President Obama want our vets to get anything less than the best treatment. Remember, he fought for healthcare coverage for just about all Americans with the Affordable Healthcare Act, so it is absurd to allege that our president would ever condone what went on in some VA hospitals.
The fact that some VA hospital administrators were lying in their reports about the waiting time for treating their patients is terrible and outrageous, but the key is that they LIED in their reports. Once the lies came to light, the President is investigating to see who to hold responsible. I sincerely believe heads will roll, but I believe most of the heads will be limited to specific hospitals where administrators and doctors misrepresented their activities and let our vets down. I have a number of vet friends who have used the VA hospitals in NJ, and they have been quite happy with their treatment. In fact, my cardiologist, whom I thought was one of the best docs I ever had, left private practice to go to the VA. If the truth be told, every president has faced issues where the people who represent our country and in essence him, have let our nation down. The fact that the loyal tea party types are trying to blame this on the President is just business as usual.
Many times traders buy months before ASCO and then start to unload as the meeting draws near. If blockbuster news is released, then those who buy and hold can be richly rewarded. I haven't heard that CLDX has anything dramatic set for release, so that may be why the stock has pulled back so severely. Many bio-techs have been under pressure, so it is not just a CLDX thing. However, those who bought in the $20's and $30's have to be feeling very frustrated by the situation. If nothing we don't already know comes out of ASCO, I believe the selling pressure may pick up again. I hope CLDX comes through for all those patients who need effective cancer treatments and for those investors who have support the company through difficult times. Good luck!
It appears that you spend most of your days spouting your one-sided conspiracy political #$%$ nonstop. Do you really believe that every problem our country faces is somehow President Obama's fault? If you do, you are obviously not the genius/sage that you keep telling us that you are. Most of the nonsense you post can be refuted with a little research and objectivity. When it comes time for you to leave this earth, I bet you will wish you had one more minute to post just one more hateful/political message on the CLDX message board. What a waste!
A 50 year-old woman with blood cancer who was out of conventional treatments underwent an experimental treatment where she was injected with a massive dose of measles vaccine. Her cancer which had spread widely throughout her body, went into remission and was undetectable after just one dose. The Mayo Clinic is planning a much larger study starting this September. Good news for cancer patients. Ironically, a very simple and inexpensive cancer treatment may be available if scientists continue to see similar results.
I don't know if it is the stock or the actions of its management that stink. Pumping while dumping has to raise some eyebrows with shareholders and the SEC. Though he dismiss Gale's management's tactics could be in for a big hurt.
"Dr." Whip, I personally know some gay young people who are friends of my children. They have great relationships with their parents, and they are intelligent, wonderful, and caring young people. I have had some candid and serious talks with them, and they ALL tell me that they knew they were different at a very young age. They didn't choose to be gay because who would really want to subject themselves to all the hatred and bigotry that guys like you throw at them. They tried to fit in, but they just weren't attracted to the opposite sex. What I like about these young people is that they seem unfazed by the likes of you. They believe you are entitled to your opinions even if they are hurtful to them. But then again, someone can only hurt you if you hold their opinion as valid. I believe one of #$%$ Cheney's daughters is gay. I guess you must believe that #$%$ relationship with her lies at the root of her "gayness." You are such a putz!
I have found that if the news is expected, traders often dump shares just before the meeting. Now if Cldx has some really great data that we are not expecting, then you might be right about tomorrow being a big day. We shall see. Good luck!
Whip, there is no societal "cause for homosexuality." People are simply born that way. Just like there is no "cure for "homosexuality." Now some people are damaged sexually by abuse as children. I have a friend who is totally messed up because his dad abused him as a youngster and his mom allowed it to happen. He is married and has children, but he still seems troubled by what his heterosexual dad did to him.
When the House Republicans start their new hearings on Benghazi, I hope they show how each one of them voted against millions that would have gone to help ensure US foreign embassy security. If they would have really cared, they would have voted for and paid for the security that our representatives deserved. But then, that would go against Republican standards of starting wars under false pretense and then not paying for them like Bush and Cheney did in Iraq. What would you expect from a guy who wouldn't even fulfill his national guard commitment, and another guy who sought something like seven deferments because he had as I believe he said, "Better things to do." Guys who wave the flag and yet do everything they can to avoid serving their country during war time don't have much credibility.
God created all things. Pope Francis shares my beliefs which are who am I to judge. I know a young man, a minister's son. He is very handsome and had a lot of girl friends. He told me he tried so hard to like girls, but he just didn't have the attraction. He finally came out as gay. I know God loves him because He created him the way he did. Frank, you can take your "Obomination" and stuff it. President Obama had nothing to do with this discussion, so bringing him in just shows what a total Abomination you are.
House Republicans voted to cut embassy security funding by $128 million in 2011 and $331 million in 2012. How's that for hypocrisy. I wonder if their new investigation will consider that. You could have had a heck of a lot of security in place if they hadn't voted down close to a half a billion dollars.
Great point! It take all kinds for us to see God's handy work. I don't pretend to have all the answers, but the one thing I do know is that our country will be a far better place when the 1950's mind set of a few old relics fades into the sunset!
Frank, since Condi Rice was part of Bush and Cheney's big lie on weapons of mass destruction that caused us to get into two wars that led to thousands of US deaths and a tremendous budget deficit, I would think that would make sense to you. You criticize everyone you want too, so other people deserve the same option.