i don't think that they needed people from out of state , but then i can be wrong about things i do
not know about ... but i have to believe that more than a few companies have "disaster plans" and
even competitors will be on board ... for most of whatever the cwa does for VZ can probably be
handled by field crews from cable companies in their own backyard and VZ and T are on the
ready when those shops have problems ..
pnp macnam ... amrad is not sure ... please state maintenance question !!
"why does the porridge bird lay it's egg in the air "
.................. pop , snap , fizzle ....
many busy executives ask me , "what about the job displacement market of the future ? " " well
count on us to be there , and we hope that we won't have to answer questions like yours ....
ever again .. "
you will be receiving a handsome , similfax copy in the mail soon ... and my reply ... thank you ... g
the "key " is ... 5 years down the road , what will the chart look like ?
seems like everyone is either picking a bottom now , or willing to wait for more data , then
buy hand over fist ..
the real key , is to ferret out what the recovery will be like .. it will NOT be anything close
to a V or U .. price recovery will be a rather slow process with a few spikes along the
way .. in other words , there is no urgency , there will be a great opportunity to just
add gradually .. for the disciplined investor , it would be okay to start buying now , but
small amounts and on a regular basis to dollar cost average .. that way you get the
bottom and some return from divs , but most will be either cut , suspended , or just
plain stopped , those actions will promote even more selling ... garce
it's just a razor nick at this point ... as supports melt away , the decline will steepen ..
i have to wonder how good 'ol Jim Rogers is doing ???
watch the cash flow ... i believe that just about every oil and gas company will be cutting divs .. a few may
not have to , but i won't bet which ones ... i'm waiting for the embers to die ,then i'll dive into the ashes as the
Phoenix rises .. .g
they sure can do both ... every share retired is saving 2.20 , i don't know what
the debt structure is but am pretty certain that most of it is under 4 % , soo paying
debt is probably not as a big of a savings as buying stock , of course , the lower
the share price goes the more attractive buybacks are ...
maintaining healthy div increases will entice holders to stay the course and maintain
a good price level .. .
nothin' new .. i'm sure that many others have done the same .. promoters used to pay the bobby soxers to
scream at shows , and hippie girls to throw bras on stage ..
Hillary certainly has the bucks to shell out ..
i've called for a charge of treason for Hillary and maybe Bill also .... we are so damned concerned about the
nuclear thing in Iran , how about the uranium that was sold to the Russians .. she'll probably blame that on the
dept of mines or the interior .. her people scour the country for areas to do polls in that get her best results
and her couterie continues to feed the ego monster ..
Hillary has a dictatorial nature .. she' going to tell you what's good for you .. like the "profit sharing" that she
wants corp America to adopt .. well , a lot of companies have already done that .. it's a tool for large corps
to control wages .. you don't get regular merit raises , or only token ones , and companies only have to
pay a premium if they have already done well .. you can bet that if the rank and file at corp zxcv , were to
get a 10^ bump , that the execs got a whole lot more .. it's just another shell game ..
view it as a socialist move ... not good ...
social programs , within a capitalist system can be very good , but only if targeted properly , like
health and education and maybe housing ... also infrastructure , which neither govt , nor industry seem
to be able to do .. garce
BH is like any other mutual fund .. a tipping point is reached , where the standard investments are no longer
there and rather than to overload the port on a few stocks , the money needs to go someplace else ..
in other times , they may have bought bonds ... weigh the difference .. put that money into a 10 year bond
and hold to maturity for 2% or invest in IBM with a 10 year horizon and they will do much better , not to
mention the income stream from the div ... Buffet has plenty of other investments that are maturing and will
be sold down for profit ... it's a different game at that level .. IBM at least represents a return of capital and
a chance for profit ...
the big investors are not looking for 2 and 3 baggers ... 15-20% is fine .. g
a 9 cent bump will cost about $390 million ... if they are paying more than 5% on some of their debt , it would
be better spent there .. soooo .. we'll something , maybe 9 cents , but not 15 or 20 , which i hope someday
they will be able to increase .. .g
could go either way .. mgmt has already stated that there is no plan for buyout , they
have had offers , but they were considered jokes ... mgmt will listen and if there is
a wow offer on the table , will consider it ... it's still up to shareholders though .. g
nice find .. i always believe everything that i read on SA .. nothing but the truth ...
i don't think that ATT is doing all that well in the mobile area ... that deal could very well
turn out to be a boondoggle ..
when did i say they were the best ? i have maintained that VZ is a very
well run company , good plans , good execution ... it fits me very well ..