Schiller's models have been wrong for YEARS....one analyst says his persistence in compiling models and trotting them around media circles shows some kind of agenda.....
You may not believe this, but Schwab just won't let you make trades they don't approve of. I try doing something and get endless critical messages from Schwab. I just want to scream " F off, you bloody message server" For example, I wanted to buy options instead of a stock position, they said sorry pal you're not experienced enough to buy and sell options, so go back to your kindergarden class and take a little nappy. Well Chuck, I don't like your attitude.
There are animals involved in every area of the park, except for the Cirque Du Sole Vegas-style show and those dancing humans dressed like Madagascar characters in that kiddie show. As soon as they would get rid of the Orcas, you would want all animals removed from the park, but Sea World doesn't have an inventory of characters like Disney to fall back on. Without the animals, you would have to close the parks and rebrand them, that would take a bankruptcy reorganization combined with a huge bet by remaining shareholders that they could pull-it-off.
Buy-out groups are terrified of the Sea World syndrome. After all, the fish, reptiles, birds and small mammals sold at Petsmart are poorly treated. Sick animals are universally put-to-death rather than treated because the cost level of the animal is low, it's more economical to kill it. And everyone knows this, and PETA does nothing.....until they DECIDE to do something and then Petsmart is TOAST......
Wouldn't it be remarkable to see how they would handle their "game" dinner in a bigger environment, like the bigger facility Sea World plans to construct? They could work together to kill the game and then share the chow. They would be SO HAPPY, they enjoy hunting SO MUCH....it's what the wild Orcas proverbially "live for". Have you seen the videos where they darn near beach themselves to snag a penguin standing in the shallows at the shoreline. That would be something to behold....
I have to agree with you, testicles are being squeezed, you can see the ball-shaped trading pattern in today's chart.
The Blackfish seemed really giddy about it....the opportunity to kill live game when all they get is Soylent Fish that the trainers pull out of an ice bucket. That's the answer Sea World morons....these are killers, let's see them in action....throw some penguins in there, how about a seal for them to run-down. No tricks, let them do what-they-do and have little Johnny and little Maddie cover their innocent little eyes. These whales aren't the Disney characters they would like you to believe they are.....
Insults are a compliment.....bigger the success, bigger the target. And Robin Williams was huge, the inventory of his films, his comedic genius. I remember his performance as Popeye, it was something to see. His performance in One Hour Photo was gripping. But there are other projects where I found him completely annoying....Mork and Mindy? You know there is a reason you have never seen those episodes in reruns...what about What Dreams May Come, now there's two hours I'll never see again. And I should have the freedom to say that.
That's true, the Ukrainians used to have 5,000 nuclear warheads, but they got rid of 99% of them. There's only 50 left, so it wouldn't be a MASSIVE nuclear war. The market would probably rally on the news, nothing stops this market.
Schwab literally laughed at me and told me I was a Space Cadet for even thinking there would be a borrow available on Zillow shares.
Some unkind/profane remarks from Twidiots offended the Williams family resulting in CENSORSHIP. Twidiots are EVERYWHERE.
The old days were barbaric....the harpooning method took many hours, it was a regular torture killing for the poor whales. Modern day Alaskan Indian Tribes, still use harpoons, but with explosive heads. Once that harpoon is in, the explosion kills the whale immediately (at least if they do it right). Otherwise they have to put another harpoon in and detonate again. The Alaskan Tribes have Federal Permits enabling them to harvest a thousand whales per year.
Have you tried Ebay? Wild Dolphins are being killed EVERY DAY in the fishing industry. They sling the dead Dolphins overboard like trash to cover their tracks. Even though the Dolphin could be eaten for food, but its not worth the hassle for the fisherman.
The pool area behind the stage pool (where they perform) don't look like "pens" to me. I do have a criticism about the night shift at Sea World Parks. There was an incident where some Timothy Treadwell of the Oceans, hid in the park until after closing, then jumped into the whale tanks to have a close encounter with the whales. The whales, who haven't trained with humans in years, let alone an inexperienced human, squished him dead. My first thought was....couldn't Sea World have hired an overnight babysitter/security guard for those whales? Can't they have someone sit-up with them for their comfort and safety? They have plenty of teenagers slinging nachos at their park, they couldn't hire somebody for the graveyard shift in the whale areas....mismanagement AGAIN.
Until then, they'll be a lot of construction and noise, not looking forward to the reduced numbers from that. Sea World San Diego is an aging facility. There are several other upgrades needed. The SkyTower could be replaced with something faster and more modern that's for sure.
The whale hunt depicted and narrated in Blackfish took place over 40 YEARS AGO. With the exception of 2 whales, Sea World's entire inventory of 50-odd whales have been bred in captivity. At the show I attended they seemed happy and well-cared for. The trainers truly love them, you can see that pretty clearly. Now if only CAL OSHA would allow the trainers back in the water, it's crazy...with modern technology it would be 10X safer than the old days.
I agree completely, I tried bringing up the cruelty and death in Horse Racing, but nobody cares, not sure why....
FROM A PREVIOUS POST
You want animal cruelty....spend a day at the Del Mar Races.....
Article written yesterday in the LA Times....
Last weekend was the midway point of the Del Mar meeting. There have been 12 documented serious incidents and 10 deaths of horses. Six incidents happened on the turf course, usually the safer race surface at any track.
It actually began before opening day. On July 13, a horse named Corlett Drive, in training, suffered a fatal heart attack. Then, on opening day, Kokaltash finished third in a turf race and broke down after crossing the line.
Quickly came fateful Thursday and Friday, July 24 and 25.
On Thursday, Mont Saint Michel was found dead in his stall. Then, in morning training on the poly track, Dance With Fate, sixth-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, bolted into an outside fence when a bridle broke. He injured his leg so badly he couldn't be saved.
The next day, Yes She's Unusual broke down racing on the turf and Longview Drive went down racing on the main poly track.
It continued. The next day, Lil Swiss Echo broke down on the turf and caused a three-horse spill, followed by another breakdown in the ninth race on the turf by J Kat.
After that, Del Mar shut down a turf course that, despite all the incidents, had been drawing general acceptance, if not praise.
While I don't agree with you on the level of suffering experienced by the artificially bred Orca community that Sea World has created in their labs, I have to hand you the prize on dishing out good investment advice. You said Stay away from Sea World shares and that was a good call. I have a sinking feeling that a lot of plain folks bought Sea World stock as an addition to their Disney shares, because it's an investment that little Billy or Moly can easily understand. The only thing the kids will understand now, is that Wall Street can dish out some pain, along with the prosperity and smooth sailing of owning perennial Disney Stock. Thanks Sea World for giving the kiddies a lesson in the Downside of investing.
The San Diego Zoo and many others have the most pathetic Polar Bear Exhibits. The Polar Bears pace back and forth methodically because they roam hundreds of miles in the wild and it's the only way they can keep their sanity. The warm San Diego weather could not possibly be good for their health, but it doesn't stop the wankers at the San Diego Zoo. The Polar Bears in captivity are all doped up and hurting and nothing is done about it.