Hedgeye is the modern day equivalent of the protection rackets, they aren't just selling an opinion. They are threats to burn your house down, with the use of message boards and opinion rags, like SA, where there is no responsible editorial control on the content. No, not all speech is free. You cant yell fire in a crowded theatre. And you cant whisper lies on the internet to interfere with peoples businesses and jobs unless the truth is in there somewhere. But in an age where the NYT, which used to be known for its commitment to fairness, has become just another propaganda tool for powerful politicians, its no wonder that the SEC, instead of protecting investors by investigating the crooks, instead seeks to shield them. I don't think it knows any better, to tell you the truth. Why should anyone indulge innuendo that's already been put to rest? They know the manipulations and half truths they get. When exactly did you stop beating your wife? All that said, I decided to go elsewhere with my time and money. No more MLPs for me. Too much bother.
I like the metro UI but I really would like to be able to toggle to a Bing desktop with the tiles as icons, like the old Windows when I don't feel like using touch.
has nothing to do with demand. There is plenty of demand. Look at the other utilities in this sector.The management are crooks. Look at their pay packages. Look at the Board. Look how many unnecessary Senior Vice Presidents there are. They just bought themselves a shiny new headquarters. You think they stinged on the furniture? You think they fly coach? Your dividend was cut. Not their salaries and not their perks. How many politically connected individuals pad their payrolls? Dont you know how this stuff works yet? This is a terrible company. Thats all and we re not oversold. Look at the earnings and their expenses. Learn to read a balance sheet. Its not rocket science. When they get low enough and the dividend is high enough, they will cut it again to get it into line. You pay the frieght, not them. Dont invest in terrible companys, thats all. Or buy an index where you have some cushion. Demand accountability. Or better yet, sue them and throw their cronie management and their political pals into jail.
no, its at a ten year low and its going lower. and then and only then will they cut the dividend again. figure somewhere between 21 and 23 because by then the dividend will be around 5 per cent and the ll be able to get it into line with the other dividend payers that have all gone up. Looking good yet? Same people that brought you OBCare. Real go getters this bunch. Go get other peoples money, lol.
You know _ nation, I wasn't going to bother with this but as fate might have it, I have a postscript. My husbands great aunt, who was 92, widowed, poor, and suffered from a variety of illnesses including a benign brain tumor and Parkinsons, etc.. and had been on Medicare and Medicaid for years, mercifully passed away in June. Well, we just got a letter from Medicare (which acts as the first insurance, and when that benefit is used up, Medicaid kicked in but only if Medicare approves the expense). The letter said that a panel of "..healthcare experts. " (not doctors you will note) had determined that she "..did not qualify for medicare coverage.." on the dates that the bills covered (two months each, two times during the last six months of her life) In other words, for two months, she did qualify. To make a long story as short as possible, for two months during that six month period she was qualified as home bound, since her entire left side was paralyzed, she could not walk, she could not talk coherently and finally she could no longer swallow and had to have a feeding tube. But for four months in the last six months, she wasn't qualified as "..homebound.." Apparently, the agency taking care of her failed to file the appropriate paperwork so the claim was denied. So a panel of experts found that in Jan she was homebound but in April she was not and in May she was and in July she was not. Until the day she died, she was aware, lucid (if you could understand her garbled speech, which I could) and loved opera. She received physical therapy so that she could get out of her wheelchair to use the toilet and get herself into bed. Parkinsons is a terrible disease that robs you of muscle control but not your ability to reason and understand. That is unless you apparently work for the HHS which is going to deny every possible Medicare claim to fund the monstrosity that is the ACA.
Put it this way, if someone said all you can eat is a McD hamburger and you have become used to eating a smorgsbord, you wouldnt die from just eating a bad hamburger but it is still a bad hamburger. How you serve it or the fact that lots of chefs wont make it anymore but will open restaurants of their own, is beside the point. Its still a lousy burger. Get it now? And did I leave out that you have no choice but to eat it?
Theres nothing to lie about. It is what it is. Obamacare has been public since it was passed and the basic infastructure of the US healthcare system is, and has been, being dismantled. Either you like it or you dont. It has nothing to do with how you sign up or what you have to pay to get into one of the exchanges or the computer system or the IRS overseeing it. I know nothing about that other than what I read in the paper or see in the media. My comment has to do with the Doctors relationship to it and the Doctors that agree to accept Medicare under its rules. Whether you like it or not, it just is what it is.
Did I leave that out? They all told me that it was the effect of Obamacare, though none complained of the cost. Although most wouldnt talk specifically, and I tried, one did say that one of the "..unintended consequences.." was what they felt was the "..violation of their Hippocratic oath.." and that they wouldnt do that. They said they had sworn to put their patients wefare first, not the govt mandate or the cost or the insurance premium and that they couldnt do that under what Obamacare was going to do to Medicare.
Truthfully, I dont get the finer points but I'm not a Doctor and all three of them indicated the same concerns.I did take note that HHS announced that dialysis payments have been curtailed and diagnostic tests curtailed and Eli Lilly and Co, a company that I have owned forever, was rejected this week by HHS for progress payments on their (up until now successful and supported by all) Alzheimers diagnostic tool. And not because it doesnt work, but because the govt apparently doesnt want to pay for diagnostic tools for diseases of the elderly anymore. Too expensive. Maybe thats true, but thats a dialogue we should all have out in the open, not dictated by the govt.
I should note that my coverage isnt effected as yet because it comes from a company But I am worried about her and worried about me and my spouse going forward.
that may be true but remember, the elderly already paid for it for the past forty years. they paid out of their paychecks and so did their employers. where did all that money go? (plus interest)