Harvey, you're missing the purpose here. What if it was play money? This is all too commonly looked over in the ski industry. Although roughly 2/3 the size of real money and with FisherPrice and pictures of elmo on them. Play money can be very useful. For instance, when I was in 2rd grade, this kid kept on beating me up. So I payed the larger kid 2 play-doh dollars to protect me. This is directly related to the ski industry because of the economicaly aspects of dog shows. I think we need to consider that some dogs can run really really fast. If Armada hired dogs to do the factory work, then the skis could have poop on them. Which really is what the customers are looking for. Take CVS, for example. See they have the extra-care card, which is very conducive to making people come back. So what 4FRNT installed cards sticking out of their skis? Would this work? Probably, but only if they including pictures of famous rap stars. Think about it. If a picture of Jay Z, was on a card sticking out of the top of a ski, hell I'd buy it! I think what we're talking about more in this situation is whether menupause is really a problem. See Harvey, after a woman looses that boost, well then her boones fall apart. Which is what it comes back to Martha Stewart. Pie is not necessarily better than cake. But the people at Salomon would have you think so! If Martha Stewart can rape babies, then I'm not sure why this new company can't make good skis. Half of this issue is based on being fat. If you're too fat...you can't ski very well. Which is why we need to either make more fat people or less skis. The real way to make a good ski company work, is my having funding from a great corporation, like Wendy's, Denny's, or Arby's. Without a fast food sponsor, skis just sorta suck. Unfortunately the consumers just aren't ready to handle stinky old people juice served on a toasted bun. So, if we wait the economy may just flatten out and the ski industry may just be saved. Just look at these excerpts:
'For most of the 18-year bull market that ended in March 2000, the name Michael Murphy was all but synonymous with tech investing. From his offices in California's fog-shrouded Half Moon Bay, the veteran securities analyst wrote three investing newsletters, ran three eponymous mutual funds with peak net assets totaling $35 million, and launched a private money management business. For the business press, he was the go-to guru on tech, quoted constantly in print and on CNBC.
Now that tech stocks have led the Nasdaq index up 16 percent this year, you'd think Murphy's talking head would once again be everywhere. But it's not. The erstwhile guru has shut down his money management business and liquidated all three mutual funds after a long stretch of terrible performance. He has also stopped publishing his 'California Technology Stock Letter' (which also had a miserable track record, according to 'Hulbert Financial Digest,' although Murphy disputes that), absorbing its portfolio into his larger advisory, 'Technology Investing.'
Murphy, 61, is hardly the only tech investor to lose spectacularly in the past few years, and no one has accused him of doing anything dishonest. But his former prominence makes his current capitulation feel a bit like the passing of an era. And now that tech stocks are starting to tempt investors again, it's a good time to ask what the rest of us can learn from his humbling.'
'Ragwort is one of the most frequent causes of plant poisoning of livestock
Ragwort (Senecio jacobaea L.) is one of the injurious weeds specified in the Weeds Act 1959. This Act empowers the respective Agricultural Ministers
(in Scotland, The Secretary of State) to serve notice requiring an occupier
of land on which ragwort is growing to take action to prevent the weed
Ragwort is normally a biennial (rosette - spring 1st year; flowering - July/August 2nd year).
Ragwort seeds can be dormant in the soil for up to 20 years.
Each plant can produce up to 150,000 seeds with a 70% germination '
'Kites have been a part of history for hundreds of years and is a craft and a sport widely participated in still today. Some cultures have special meanings for kite flying, but for many other people, it is a fun thing to do on a windy afternoon. '
'There is plenty of help available for parents caring for young children but very little help for children caring for old parents!
OldCare can offer a choice of solutions based around low cost, live-in help. Sometimes, a live-in carer can look after a pensioner in his or her own home, providing companionship, cooking and cleaning, and making sure everything is safe. Other times, a better solution is to move the elderly person into a son's or daughter's home and provide an OldCare helper to be on hand 24 hours a day. This latter solution can free up the now vacant property to be either sold or rented out.
OldCare finds suitable live-in carers from many countries - usually where wages are much lower than ours and young women want to come to more developed countries to improve their English and make a little money! We help with visas and flights, meet them at the airport and then train them for a few days to make sure they meet our (and your) standards. In this way, you can be sure of getting somebody who is capable of doing the job. We also look after the interests of the carer to make sure they are put into a home where they are treated decently.
Apart from the normal difficulties associated with old age, we can help those families suffering the distressing problems (and huge financial costs) associated with senility and dementia. With Nursing Homes costing ridiculous amounts of money, a lifetime's savings soon disappears, quickly followed by the family property! Over 1,300 homes a week are taken by local authorities to pay for care home costs for the elderly.'
Looks like rain to me.