American shareholders have been shot-to the financial moon with this US Air merger and the company had the nerve to try to terminate retirement benefits for 47K past and present employees. What could they be thinking about? How deep is their level of GREED.
But the braintrust needing this story to stay perpetually positive won't let the poor performers die. That tactic can't last forever.....
I'd invest in Russia before China right now....and Copper will bottom at $1.78 when all this is done.
...and the variations in the consumer's favor by going to those sites IS STAGGERING. What are the criminals at Kelley Blue Book thinking?
Everything they publish is in favor of the dealers, don't let them hoodwink you with their LOW-BALL trade-in figures and completely inaccurate new car pricing data. KBB is BAD NEWS.
Glasses are great in EVERY ASPECT of daily life. Has anyone cross-checked the figures on macular degeneration against prior use of contact lenses. Nope, nobody wants to open that ugly can of worms.....
I've been to this Rodeo before, the bulls win......
And they're trying to buy their way out of them. At least they aren't as bad as Steve Case of AOL chasing down Time Warner's Levy to strip Time Warner shareholders of their wealth. Ted Turner, while not exactly in a homeless shelter, fell off the Richest Men pedestal over that fiasco.....
Flashback to 1999 and where is ExciteAtHome today?
I have two locations equally distant from my home. Yet, I gravitate toward just one. Every time, I go to what I will call the BAD location, I get all excited because NOBODY IS THERE. Then I get my dark roast coffee and it tastes horrible. My wife gets her Vanilla Latte, it's practically undrinkable...and once again we learn our lesson about that location. In fact, one time I SAW HER put in Decaf instead of Dark Roast when she filled my cup. Now if I were a lazy set of Starbucks workers with a manager who was just "going through the motions" I would make sure the coffee tasted bad, the orders were continuously wrong, the bathrooms smell etc. You've got to REPEL those customers any way you can. Sometimes underperforming stores are underperforming not because of the location, but because you don't have control of your employees.....
and see how it's done. If you need to farm-it-out and use a microwave to reheat products....YOU DO IT. SB's breakfast sandwiches put yours TO SHAME.
Here's a man who can afford ANYTHING HE WANTS, and says HELL NO to contact lenses. He tried them, he hated them....END OF STORY. Now Google wants the diabetic to monitor their blood sugar with eye torture devices.....Google is CRAZY
He gave you a million dollar smile, so comp him a room and give him a bucket of chips to play with.....
Don't forget Springer....what an incredible success story. Sea World had a hand in that rescue....
First killer whale to be captured and successfully re-integrated into the wild sighted with a calf
By Yuliya Talmazan Global News
Springer, a baby killer whale that made headlines eleven years ago after she was captured and successfully reunited with her pod, has been recently spotted near Bella Bella with a calf.
In 2002, one-year-old Springer was discovered alone and emaciated in Puget Sound near Seattle, Washington. Researchers saw her interacting with drifting pieces of wood and boats, and got concerned with her well-being.
After losing her mother and pod, she was struggling to stay alive. Springer was judged to be in poor health and unlikely to survive alone.
She was identified by researchers as species A73 – from the “A” pod, one of Canada’s Northern Resident killer whale communities, which has been studied since the early 1970s.
Springer became part of an unprecedented rescue effort – a coordination project between U.S. and Canadian researchers, including experts from the Vancouver Aquarium.
In June of 2002, after several months of monitoring her deteriorating condition, Springer was transported from Puget Sound and placed into a net pen at a research station, where she was rehabilitated.
When she was strong enough, Springer was brought back home into Canadian waters.
She was released when her pod made contact. Although not immediately, Springer was eventually re-adopted by her family.
She is the first killer whale ever to have been captured and then successfully re-integrated into her pod.
Springer makes annual trips back to the B.C. coast, and during the most recent sighting, she was spotted with her first calf. Both are believed to be in good health.