I predict that 10 years from now you'll be up to 165 pounds and have tried many diets and foods and found that you are still too hungry to control portion size. The cycle often starts with watching weight and activity level, than becomes the battle of the bulge, than the yo-yo diet of losing weight only to gain back more, than finally the person gives up.
About big corporations, they make money off fat and diet foods and health care. Peanut butter and bread has added high fructose corn syrup, so kids will eat three PP&J sandwiches instead of one. Cereal bars are just very expensive candy bars. The low calorie lean foods, diet foods and vegetables make me more hungry. I've yet to find a food that really controls hunger enough to allow me total control over my diet. Fortunately I'm not overweight yet, but I've been very worried because meal size and portion size becoming more and more impossible to control.
About an hour ago I found that Google Maps is new, changed and doesn't seem to work with a Windows 7 computer. Maybe Google intends to self-destruct, or at least make some major changes that change the risk profile. I really wonder if traditional mass media will be completely replaced with individualized media - on mobile devices, with ads targeting and manipulating individuals. It's a very dangerous road when they spy and attempt to control everything each and every individual sees.
I think it's part of a plan to take away the desktop computer and mass media in general. Google's YouTube and Yahoo's flickr are messed up as well - at least in my experience using a new Windows 7 desktop PC. It must be part of a plan to force people to give up the TV and PC and replace the mass media with mobile devises such as iPhones, iPads and Android devices. It seems to be part of a larger plan to do away with mass media, and replace it with targeted ads designed for each individual. So media fascist can track everything each individual does and manipulate each and every person by controlling EVERYTHING the individual sees.
With a desktop computer, on March 21st 2014 I found that Google maps no longer works. Instead there is nothing but #$%$ about new maps, no Google Earth to start. Also, a few days ago I found YouTube is useless because the there is almost constant interruptions having to stop to wait for the video to cache. It looks like Google has destroyed itself. PC's will soon be useless.
Who made the decision to destroy Google for PC's? Give names!
I found the same strange behavior with SODA. The Feb 26 Report and guidance was very disappointing, yet the price per share went up as much #$%$ percent or so. I'm guessing it's some kind of market manipulation.
I can't figure out why SODA is still trading at 41 dollars or more per share. I won't buy at that price, and shorting is a waste of gambling money because I can never predict short-term changes in price. In the long-term SODA may have the same problem Apple has with market saturation.
Four thumbs down votes?
I should have been more clear that I'm not a Christian and I don't believe in the Bible. I don't believe the Bible proves the world is flat.
I agree with babyfaze211. The Bible is a collection of historic writings, mostly stories with a lot of contradictions. Is what I don't understand is why so many people believe in a god that would murder Jesus. Nearly all the Bible stories show Jesus as being a good person who seems to want to help people. Yet so many of the Bible thumpers seem to love or place moral faith in a god that would let Jesus be forsaken, betrayed or murdered? Never trust a Christian.
Maybe a government union pension fund would buy SWY? They seem to like the hassle of the store membership card and two-for-one price of milk where buying two gallons causes half of it to go to waste. What I like about WMT is the everyday low prices and at least an attempt to do things efficiently, so I don't think WMT would try to change SWY. Maybe WMT will buy FDO, DG, DLTR or something like that because they seem to be more efficient.
One reason I don't shop there more often is because they are so crowded. Sometimes I don't buy something because it's just too nerve-racking to get into a crowded isle to get to an item I'm looking for.
I don't like BIDU because it's a Chinese stock, and too often I've seen Chinese stocks suddenly fail and become worthless. When that happens, usually the Chinese regulators and the American SEC fail to investigate or do anything about it.
I think Apple (AAPL) or Google (GOOG) maybe a good idea because they have good earnings and growth potential in that probably most people will probably have to give up the Windows desktop PC and start using more mobile devices that have Android and iOS - causing more growth for Google and Apple. It maybe tempting to invest in companies such as Amazon, Facebook and Twitter because the growth outlook looks bright, but the stock is very expensive in terms of earnings per share. Google and Apple already have good earnings, and Apple has a good dividend.
I was trying to correct a mistake in my posted comment. I sure wish there was a way I could delete or edit my mistakes. I tried to post a correction but I kept finding that after I "posted" the correction it wouldn't appear on this message board.
The correction is "When you come out of that deal, you maybe would have nothing but a ring on your finger." This is in reference to too many cases where a man gets married and then savagely divorced and left with nothing.
When China comes clean on the many cases of Chinese stocks that suddenly stopped reporting then became worthless to Americans who invested in Chinese stocks.
This is typical what happens: The Chinese stock IPOs, Americans buy at 1 or 5 dollars per share that seems like a bargain price considering the growth. Suddenly the company stops reporting financial information, then the stocks price per share falls to less than a cent per share. Some investors scoop up thousands of share and the price continues to fall. Years go by. The SEC does nothing. The Chinese regulators do nothing. So those who invested lose all their money invested in the Chinese stock. I think Marissa Mayer may have someone to blame is things don't work out.
If you don't need to spend the money within a few years, maybe a no-load S&P 500 index fund would do. They have a low expense ratio and therefore tend to earn good returns for a long-term investment.
Are the American investors who lost money in the Chinese frauds going to get all of their money back? If not, are the auditors going to spend time in an American jail or a Chinese jail?
To see all the kingdoms in their glory? Maybe the Olympic Games? A lot of things said in the Bible could be misinterpreted in usage and in conversion to English.
I'm surprised that people still watch TV. But seeing one of them get spanked on national television maybe worth watching. I guess Melissa Lee is a network "news" anchor comparable to Peter Jennings years ago. I don't watch network TV because I don't believe anything they say.
To stop using Yahoo and sell Yahoo stock is only half way there. I suggest to buy an iOS device and invest in Apple. Apple is at a good price per share and a good dividend yield. When everyone has to switch from desktop PC's to mobile devices, Apple and Google will likely do very well.
I hate what Yahoo did to Flickr last May 2013, making the photo stream viewing so slow it's almost useless for use with a desktop PC. I don't know what happened to Yahoo email because I don't use it. It sure seems Marissa Mayer left Google to take over Yahoo and to either destroy Yahoo or convert Yahoo into a web site optimized for mobile devices.
correction: It's unclear if Yahoo will benefit from the change.
I complained, they ignore and I move on. I first noticed this in about 2005 when Yahoo news pages became too slow for dial-up internet access. Everyone now uses broadband and Google become much bigger then Yahoo. Now I see the pattern after Yahoo's Flickr was made very slow last May 2013. I believe Yahoo is intentionally alienating decktop PC users to force people to give up the PC and use mobile instead. I believe Apple and Google will benefit. Microsoft, Dell, HPQ and most people with a Windows desktop PC will not do so well. It's unclear is Yahoo will benefit from the change.