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rlbeard6734 334 posts  |  Last Activity: Sep 12, 2014 8:39 PM Member since: Jul 17, 2008
  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 6:45 PM Flag

    what makes you think they werent democrats? most murderers are democrats, 85% of serial murderers according to fbi records are homosexuality active.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 3:04 PM Flag

    I would add to what johnny said and say while you may make money on spreads your question really tells me that you shouldnt be doing them because you dont understand time value which is what Johnny is telling you and the spread is not anywhere near 2.25 now but likely you would be lucky to get 1.85 to 1.90 the bid$1.85 would be an excellent fill. I have literally done 100s of thousands of bull call spreads and I would never go more than 60 days out and not so far out of the money as it doesnt have the volume to get good fills or prompt fills but then I trade 100 to 500 contracts at a time. the market is too volatile right now up and down and on no clear path so I am not doing them currently. the reason it isnt trading at 2.25 is because there is always the possibility of a sell off and the value of your money makes the time value not that great I would also tell you there are better stocks to do this with that have better spreads deep in the money such as aapl me I $35 which are currently worth $54.50 area

  • Reply to

    Whitaker Comp

    by cadillacofminivans Aug 13, 2014 12:24 PM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 2:21 PM Flag

    this is so much BS such as previous posts of this and elliott waves, your talk has been totally empty on value to follow, eventually you may get one right but as a trader you are zero, sorry to be so harsh but your crystal ball is so foggy as to be useless

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 12:53 PM Flag

    well obviously if you were a teacher you werent good, or you wouldnt deny without DD I would suggest you go today to a Walmart and ask for their HIPAA form at the pharmacy and by law they have to provide you one and read half way down under FOR MARKETING and SALE OF PHI and report back to us. I await your apology.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 12:50 PM Flag

    you evidently dont get scripts at Walmart do you, you sign a form online like a credit card printer and the HIPAA is printed on the back of your instructions. IF you do get scripts then you are ignorant of reality. Ask them for a copy of their HIPAA rules and by law they have to furnish it. IT does not mean they follow HIPAA laws as they violated my rights at least twice on the first visit and again once on the second even after calling headquarters.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 12:47 PM Flag

    the hipaa regulations and acceptance of them is on the back of your prescription and when you sign the insurace approval it has approval of Hipaa rather than rail you need to read what you have agreed to authourize them to do. YOu are dishing me for the WALMART policy stated on the back of your printout from them. If you do not believe me go ask walmart for a copy of their HIPAA policy and read half way down under "for marketing" and "sale of PHI" otherwise continue with your stupidity and denial.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 8:31 AM Flag

    after reading some other posts it seems you are a teacher, well no wonder our school systems are in trouble, if you understood english what I wrote was a quote from the Walmart HIPAA form, I did not say they sold it I said you gave them authorization to sell it to almost anyone they deemed. I dont have knowledge of thier business practices but I do believe you dont ask for authorization unless you intend to use it. If it is the dumbest thing you ever read then take it up with Walmart, they wrote it and the final point is that if it is the dumbest thing you ever read then you read very little. This authorization is an extreme invasion of privacy that people are signing away IMO because most dont read it and they denied filling my script because I wanted to restrict that sale of PHI We will see if the US govt that looks at HIPAA complaints feels it is dumb since I have filed a complaint.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 8:15 AM Flag

    I have never gone to a health provider that had an authorization that gave them the right to sell your PHI, I was a health care provider before I retired and my form just gave me permission to do what I have to do by law and talk or share information with your insurance co, referral doctors, and legal representatives.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 13, 2014 8:12 AM Flag

    shep, I dont know if they sell it I just know that when you sign the form you give them authorization to sell your PHI and I gave you the written statement off of thier form. It is not a conspiracy theory it is a fact quoted from thier HIPAA form and it wasnt there when HiPAA first came out and they had people sign it and more people were likely to read it than years later. I always thought they would change it and they have. I have refused to sign it for over the last 65 yrs and was never denied having my script filled until this week. I really dont think many read the form they sign anymore. One of my earliest contentions was why sign each time, the answer was so they could change it and get you used to not reading it. YOu are naive if you dont think they will sell it. they are worst than the guy that created Facebook

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 8:25 PM Flag

    finland if you are getting prescriptions filled at Walmart you need to read the HIPAA disclosure and limit or restrict their ability to sell all your PHI )personal health information, basically everything they know about you) to anyone that they are associated with. dont ask the pharmacists they will lie to you, read it, half way down under :for marketing and sale of PHI The restriction form has to be approved by them and it has so many loopholes imo that I am going elsewhere unless they change their policy

  • Reply to

    To Raleightrader101

    by portered115 Aug 11, 2014 7:12 PM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 8:19 PM Flag

    I too enjoyed his insightful post on Ghandi, it was educational on some of the absurdities of the man.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 8:14 PM Flag

    taxes are only important if you are paying some.

  • rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 8:13 PM Flag

    while the merger is good it doesnt mean the share price will go up if they dont get the pharmacy problem corrected that is more costly than the tax savings they wont need now.

  • Reply to

    primary care clinics in areas where doctors are scarce

    by m858 Aug 12, 2014 5:09 PM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 8:05 PM Flag

    and how is a doctor scarce if you have a primary care clinic and are you aware of what they really are. Let me explain what a federally operated clinic is.
    When they are approved even in metropolitan areas the owners are usually politicians or relatives of politicians. They are set up and funded with your tax dollars and guaranteed a profit and are overstaffed with cronies of the politicians who get huge profits even on the over staffing. The cost of a procedure to the taxpayer is usually in the neighborhood of 150% of what they would pay a private doctor sometihmes higher. I know this because I once worked at one and have always had to compete with them. They are not overseen by state medical and dental boards and refuse to cooperate with them at least in my state as I also set on one of these boards. the purpose of these is not to really provide care but to provide certain politicians guranteed income IMO. Before you respond negatively you really need to research what a federally qualified health center is and speak to board members of your state boards on their access to records for patient complaints about poor doctor treatment. The ones we tried to look at where hiring doctors that had been disciplined repeatedly and they would not let us have access to records. One had worked at a penitentiary and tried to help a convict escape.

  • did you know that when you get a prescription at a walmart pharmacy that if you dont restrict it that Walmart can sell all your PHI (personal health information which is everyone they know about you, address, drugs you take, diseases you have, social security number,your insurance plan) to "with your authorization we may receive renumeration, finacial or otherwise, dire ctly or indirectly in exchange for your PHI"
    "For marketing; with your authorization we may use or disclose your PHI to our third=party agents, representatives, service providers and/or contractors to offer target marketing communications to you"
    I dont know about the rest of you but this means they can sell it to about anyone. I tried restricting this and the form is a lot of double speak that is difficult to understand and make operable and Walmart has to agree to your desire to remove such items or it will not be effective. Their pharmacists must get paid to make sure you dont sign it as they argued with me about it even after I had a bentonville representative call them about not filling my script because I refused to sign their HIPAA agreement which in itself is a HIPAA violation. Do you really want Walmart selling all your PH information they have ? I believe this is a policy that few are aware of and it can be changed by making more aware of the abuse of your health information . Complain or go elsewhere is going to be my tactic until they change.

  • Reply to

    Taxing question

    by rlbeard6734 Aug 9, 2014 6:57 AM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 12, 2014 5:09 PM Flag

    well I heard from IR this morning after sending in a request last night but I have been out working all day, here is the response. EVeryone has to recognize losses or gains as of conversion date, a new holding period starts at the price at inversiion. This somewhat good news as it gives me a short term loss this year and a lower cost basis for long term gain. But I will have to delay some deductions such as charitable giving as this will reduce my stock income by 160k this year which I was not expecting and since I am retired almost 90% of my reported income is stock gains this will change things dramatically un less I do a lot of profitable daytrading between now and year end. I may even pay my property taxes jan 1 with a penalty rather than lose some deductions.

  • Reply to

    Taxing question

    by rlbeard6734 Aug 9, 2014 6:57 AM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 11, 2014 8:40 PM Flag

    my accountant doesnt know, so I have written to IR and will let you and the rest of the board know thier response as I am sure there are others in my situation who have no intentions of selling in the near future and this will greatly effect my tax planning.

  • Reply to

    Taxing question

    by rlbeard6734 Aug 9, 2014 6:57 AM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 11, 2014 8:23 PM Flag

    I am referring to the IRS rules that say that on an inversion all profits and losses are realized upon inversion even though you are still an owner and have not sold. Since I am in at an average of 13.95 on 32k shares this would be a rather large loss and I really need to know so that I can plan appropriately as 90% of my income is from stock trades and therefore if I dont have much income I will lose a lot of deductions such as charitable contributions which means I need to delay those until 2015. as my deductions could be larger than my income.

  • rlbeard6734 by rlbeard6734 Aug 9, 2014 6:57 AM Flag

    for nice round numbers lets say I have 20k shares at $14 per share and the inversion closes and price is $9 do I get to show a 100k dollar loss on my stock? or is the loss carried on and only gains are paid by IRS regulation

  • Reply to

    sell the rip buy the gap

    by winplaceshow999 Aug 8, 2014 9:39 AM
    rlbeard6734 rlbeard6734 Aug 8, 2014 10:30 PM Flag

    I would agree sold all my 8k shares at average of 42.15 looking to buy back under 40 next week if not I booked 25k in profits and will be happy

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