No - absolutely not -
sorry - but scouting is from 10 to 16 smart stuff. you may decide you want to have your 10 year olds watch the kardashians/ read porn at a young age
however - in scouting we believe that porn - women in the tent - or same sex - does not matter same or opposite is not appropriate for our young children.
10 year olds- kids not even in high school - do not need to be pushed to have kardashian behavior wither same or opposite sex - this is just not part of scouting, period.
its a great time for boys to grown into men - in a safe environment
it is not saying "be equal for gay population" - its off the table period.
do you not get it????????? outsiders are not scout leader or assistants - its just the dads. we dont bring in third party "straight" or "gay" people -
its all about safety of the children (no church stuff) supervised - dads and kids, and eagle scouts - exceptional people - no kardashians admitted
don't get angry because you seemingly could not hack what an exceptional individual you have to make it to be an eagle scout. i could not - but my son will. don't hate because you can't handle it and have a chip on your shoulder
No reason to "boycott" Disney.
Disney does not donate - this is about employees volunteering on Disney's time. Big deal.
Unfortunate message / cave in by Disney. I believe management was not informed / did not understand that Scouts are about the Kids (and Scouts are all inclusive) - - not about encouraging risky Supervision/Adults to supervise children at a young age - a very very bad idea.
No - you are a loser.
You promote young men setting up gangs to bond?
You don't really support kids getting together - bonding - older kids teaching younger kids (supervised by SAFE adults). …learning such "useless" activities such as: finance, family values / contribution to the family, sports, golf, tennis, putting back to the community - schools, the veterans, parks et al - as part of the goal of Eagle Scouts, learning management skills, chess, learning hiking / camping - how to work with others, responsibility, honesty, integrity, appreciation of our great country, why its not good to do drugs (including Marijuana and alcohol addiction ?????
What are you offended that Scouts (who is only for 10-16 year olds) should put scouts at risk by having them supervised by higher risk adults????? That scouts should allow "relations" a/k/a Clinton type activity - among young children? Scouts could care less how young men are inclined on personal relations in the future - the only thing that is clear is that ANY such activity for ANYONE is inappropriate in the scouting scene - this is about young men growing - got it? These are kids - and we are talking about molding young men for greatness in the future, period.
I like Disney - and own a lot of it - LOT. However, this was a Disney MISTAKE. Disney I see it is about clean entertainment. Scouts is about growing great men. Totally consistent. This is not about molding boys to be THE KARDASHIANS/CASH AND SELLING CHARACTER - A/K/A BRUCE JENNER
no one cares about Ukraine - live with it
Its one thing to go to Iraq - or Afg - where US has a stake for oil and assisting Israel - that we buy (though O is destroying us as a nation and our defense).
Its not going to happen that we go to war with Russia - over the country adjoining Russia …… King Putin has no choice to do what he is doing as a thug country - they need access to sea -
Extremely attentive to detail and performance
Key thing I like - if focus that he permits no underperformance or "exaggeration" -
Recently - including shareholders meeting Cook did not hold back - major product released - new stuff - this year - has repeated over last month.
Being "SOLID" - no "BSer" - clear to me - you are a fool if you are shorting and not long Apple - great things to come and sooner side ..
If anything, I am buying more on a dip - I trust Cook (and I am a doubting skeptical lawyer by trade!)
I think are correct.
Best reply I have gotten counter is there are not enough games compared to XBOX
Give me a break - Apple "owns" gaming due to the app store /gaming.
I think you will see a proximate launch - before summer -
Apple TV is a key product in the Applestore - MSFT and Sony are in DEEP TROUBLE AND SOON -
Consumer wants variety/quick - they will get with apple tv/gaming -and I think it is sooner than anyone thinks - like you
Whole fall back from $700s to $300s was due to the slease WS / Traders / NY TImes and similar who do not profit on having a single successful American story - They need other stories "Samccum is great , blabla" …. and $$$$$ is not made on WS with a stock trading at fair value ($700-900s where it should be) …
They need people to DUMP the stock - so they can make $$$$$selling short, money on trades selling, money on trades buying et al.
That story ENDS when its OBVIOUS THAT THE STORIES ARE FALSE.
WHEN IS IT OBVIOUS - SALES / INNOVATION PILING UP (WHICH YOU CAN SEE IF YOU READ THE PATENT FILINGS OF APPLE - PRODUCT LIST IS EXPLODING - SUCH AS MOTION FILINGS RELEASED TODAY WHICH POINT TO APPLE GAMING ON APPLE TV .. REMEMBER IT BOUGHT OUT KINETIC MOTION COMPANY THAT APPLE USES FOR X BOX!).
THE TRUTH TRAIN IS STARTING ABOUT NOW - WITH TOMORROW'S MEETING -BS ERS BEWARE YOU WILL GET HURT
You are correct - but I think - particularly with the RAGE of Obamacare EXPLODING - she has to come clear sooner.
Also - tactical error of Obama team - I believe that the anger of the Masses at having to open up their w checkbook for EXPENSIVE OBAMACARE JACK UP IN RATES (not insurance company fault) and expensive cost of care without Health Savings Accounts we had before/high deductibles - is going to cause the GOP to take both houses.
With BOTH HOUSES - then Ms. Lerner could be in deep trouble - special prosecutor et al - Major error in Obama not agreeing to 3 year hold on Obamacare IMMEDIATELY.
If he wanted all his troubles to "disappear" then that is what he would do - don't think his ego will allow - he is just going to dig in and disagree with everyone .. even his team / dems in congress as they go down
This does not happen - Carl had a deal with Tim - a specific conversation that said what Tim's plan is for tomorrow.
Its the same thing as Lerner - if she really wants immunity, she will have to tell prosecutors privately the truth about what she did - and who knew what she was doing - we know who knew don't we???? - give us all a break - she has to be "queen for a day" -she says the truth, prosecutors determine whether its enough to give up prosecuting her
Back to topic - owning $4.5 Billion in Apple, NO WAY that Tim did not agree to do XYZ to support stock before Carl withdrew proxy - at minimum a $25-50 Billionadditional buy bad announced this meeting (1 year's buyback) plus something else - dividend increase, split et al - Keep in mind Google already announced a split (4/1 I think its done .. thereabouts)
Stock will react favorably to the announcements - discounted pre meeting - on the way to 700s this year … 600s short term next few months
yes - with Carl attending there is no way we are going to be hum-drum / quiet w/ nothing happening.
You are Nuts if you don't maintain or improve your Long Position today - major lost opportunity-
No way good does not occur at that meeting (++Buy Back or Split)
I don't expect - but would be very positive - shows management believes pending products will be block buster - and strength of China Mobile.
Ideally stock split and + $50 Billion more in buy backs - need the apple product buyers as shareholders not the fickle hedge funds - who are in then out (right now they are out other than Carl)
Love the tenor of this board - negativity - what is happening attitude.
With a company like Apple - that is exactly where you want to me - when the "unexpected" happens - upgrades Galor.
Investors are ignoring the data coming out of China which shows iphone/ipads are rocking / exploding at China Mobile -
And they are ignoring the good news / pending products -
Heck - that Disney deal looks great today - exclusive deal/exclusive content in Apple ecosystem only -!
Set break $600 within 1 month max
Fox hype - sounded like he was back on - you are correct
Carl speaking in minute LIVE
Stock buy back was authorized, and planned. Not to do it would have been malfeasance.
Cook acting appropriate now - Apple stock was cheap, he purchased before ex dividend date and made even more for shareholders - he is listening to Carl - who - in this case - is an outstanding shareholder and not a raider
You layer out a time line that I have been thinking about - makes a great deal os sense.
The April-May larger iPhone + adding GAMES to Apple TV -----really makes sense from marketing point of view. It is most sensical to have couple launch dates to spread out Apple consumer not having to "choose" between the watch and the larger phone. - if one or other is April/May - and other August/September - then consumer will buy both. .. consumer has time to "recharge" their credit card.
I don't think Apple will take until 2015 to launch a credit card equivalent - predict October-November.
Good layout. This is going to be a blow-out year. I have a ton of July calls (about 60) plus lot of stock - I will be evaluating whether to roll-out some of the options in the next weeks …..
Keep this at the top - you will be miserable if you don't buy up down here - buy when stupidity reigns - product launches are pending and H U G E -
don't be sad just because I pointed out you are clueless - and have ZERO resume/education/background to support any value to your comments - irrelevant Joe - the point this the point - get it ?????
This is the product / buying time for the chinese - love it - perfect timing
cnbc will run the story when its over -