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Did you vote today?

Created by Rick on Jun 8, 2010

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Lake Villa, IL

#31737 Aug 4, 2014
Or welfare ,if lucky enough,or saved by Gods grace
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Lake Villa, IL

#31738 Aug 4, 2014
Or welfare if lucky enough ,saved by Gods grace,that psychiatrist I saw agreed with me then recommended I accept a sprint for that which causes the zombie shuffle,"they'll have to pay you, this way."
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Lake Villa, IL

#31739 Aug 4, 2014
End up with tablets that change the words your typing, Hmmm ?..
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Lake Villa, IL

#31740 Aug 4, 2014
That would be prescription,not sprint
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Lake Villa, IL

#31741 Aug 4, 2014
I can here them now,"we' ll need damage control,try to contain it ,can't let the truth out or be made public" Erin Brockovitch on a bigger scale.
Like "Miracle on 34th st" let's get him committed,ever wonder why there's a 10'year lull,?
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Lake Villa, IL

#31742 Aug 4, 2014
A hhh The cane, Van Goghs peach orchards.. Left with the house on miracle on 34 th st. And a request by a federal judge to my father.
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Lake Villa, IL

#31743 Aug 4, 2014
God is Real
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Lake Villa, IL

#31744 Aug 4, 2014
Hey Bernie (Madoff) what do I care ,as long as I get my check, I'll look the other way...Bernie did it all by himself ..when the cash flow dried up from major drug seizures.
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Lake Villa, IL

#31745 Aug 4, 2014
We are going to have to run this down the road ,give out loans to the unqualified ,whatever it takes ..buy time..
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Lake Villa, IL

#31746 Aug 4, 2014
That way we can get them to BAIL us out.
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Lake Villa, IL

#31747 Aug 4, 2014
And blame them for being delusional and inept
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Lake Villa, IL

#31748 Aug 4, 2014
Adelphia cable company, Washington Mutual, I'm not saying Chase banks Multibillion dollar error that one person caused,why was degrassio paid so much to leave the stock exchange,because he was worth it and they lovingly gave it to him or to by his silence.
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Lake Villa, IL

#31749 Aug 4, 2014
Hey it's within the system,fell through the cracks
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Lake Villa, IL

#31750 Aug 4, 2014
Buy
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Lake Villa, IL

#31751 Aug 4, 2014
CEOs ever backdate stock options,thieve from the companies?
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Lake Villa, IL

#31752 Aug 4, 2014
Golden parachutes?
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Lake Villa, IL

#31753 Aug 4, 2014
Who are the predators ,pray for or prey on, Michael Jackson? Worth more dead sooooo.....guess what?
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Lake Villa, IL

#31754 Aug 4, 2014
Investment manager David Poppe has all but accused Omnicom (OMC)'s top executives of backdating their stock options in a letter to shareholders. The note is the latest in a line of controversies surrounding CEO John Wren's compensation, which has flourished even as Omnicom and its agencies have withered in the recession.

While Wren et al were enjoying the appreciation of their stock, Omnicom asked its staff to take unpaid vacations; about 5,000 staff were laid off at the company's ad agencies (such as BBDO, TBWA and DDB); and top execs retained jackpot payouts even if they were fired until June of last year. Although BBDO's brass did take a pay cut so that their underlings could still receive bonuses in 2008, that sacrifice doesn't look quite so selfless once you realize that they were loading up on options instead.

The rumblings are another example of the fact that top managers operate in a goldfish bowl; details of their pay are available to all. The days of hiding excessive bonuses in paper filings that a person would have to physically visit at the SEC to obtain are gone.

Poppe, a director of Ruane, Cunniff & Goldfarb's Sequoia Fund, believes that a massive grant of 22 million stock options on March 31, 2009, coupled with 3.5 million options granted on the last day of 2008, gave Wren and his managers 8 percent of the entire company's stock at bargain-basement prices. The stock was trading in the low $20s at the time. It's now worth around $40. Poppe told the WSJ:
I can't ever remember seeing a grant of this size ... We felt it was so egregious it needed to be challenged.
He wants shareholders to reject the nominations for Omnicom's compensation committee, which approved the option grants. Poppe's letter further noted that the recent Omnicom grants may have been part of a longer historical pattern:
... there was an academic study cited by the Wall Street Journal last summer that found evidence Omnicom granted options at unusually favorable times on several occasions around the turn of the century.
Our own subsequent review of the timing of various Omnicom grants from 1995 to 2001 suggested to us that there was merit to the study. In particular, the academics cited a March 2000 grant that occurred at the stock's lowest closing price for the first six months of the year.
Three separate grants in 2001 occurred at either monthly or quarterly lows. The company has told us it did not backdate any grants.
Backdating options is the practice of looking back at a stock's history and then picking the date it was at its lowest as the "grant date." It's illegal.

The recent options grants were virtually worthless in 2008 and early 2009, but by the end of the year, with the stock market rallying, the value of Wren's annual compensation had leaped to $7.9 million in from only $2.9 million the year before, according to SEC filings.

Hey can I buy you lunch ,maybe we can put some welfare recipients down
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Lake Villa, IL

#31755 Aug 4, 2014
I can hear them now "It'll make our boss happy" ( not God)
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Lake Villa, IL

#31756 Aug 4, 2014
Can I please hear your rebuttal?

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