SanDiego, People's Republic of California FEMA District 9
Originally Posted by W4HAY
Remember it well. About an hour after the market closed, I call my stockbroker brother-in-law and asked how he was doing. He replied in a somewhat slurred voice, "I'm up to my neck in bear sh*t!" Seems he and his office mates were well into a fifth of Jack Daniels.
I told him to buy Texas Instruments and MCI (remember them?). A short while later, I sold them and used part of the profits to buy the horse you see in my avatar and a very nice jumping saddle.
A lot of fortunes were made in the weeks following that "adjustment".
It was a bad day for a lot of people.
Some never recovered their money, others it took something like eighteen to twenty years....
Originally Posted by KA5ROW
What started this ?. Nothing wrong in saying I don’t like one place or another.
Here in the center part of the country we ( as in most of us have always looked at the west cost in a negative way) maybe look at California as a state where peoples attitudes are different than ours. And they look at us the same way.
I saw a collage class mate with a car and trailer loaded up, and I asked her why were they leaving. She said ( we are moving back to California, you people in Oklahoma just don’t think right ) I didn’t say anything, but my thoughts were you are the people who don’t think right.
So I guess it just depends where you were raised and you just have what ever attitude that was instilled in you growing up that makes us that way.
It was something I said that started this shreadk
I was not happy about the state I am stuck in that is about to go BK deciding float a huge bond to build a high speed rail system that will neither serve the most populated part of the state nor be high speed.
I said some things that were clearly out of line. The apology is in post 233
AF6LJ Conspiracy Theorists Are People
Who Question The Statements Made By Known Liars.
AFAIK, technically it's still privately owned...by the bond holders who bought the bonds from the NJHA. They each individually own a percentage of the entire road. My uncle Jack (Werfel) was one of the original bond holders from the mid-1950s and every time we drove past the Essex toll plaza, he'd say "I own booth #3."
I haven't really kept up with what's been going on for the past 25 years or so, but last I heard the bonds were never paid off, so while the State "Administrates" the road, its improvements and maintenance, and collects the tolls in hopes of someday paying off the bonds, they still hadn't matured, so they don't own it. I think.
I could call Uncle Jack except he died about 20 years ago.
I had a grandpa jack Werfel... Wondering if it's the same fella?