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October 6th, 2023 at 5:15:39 PM permalink
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Question not worth a thread. For those with a medical background.

What would you call it if you can mostly see but everything is cloudy and you cannot read anything at all. I doubt it would be some kind of functional blindness but is there a term?
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Sounds like cataracts. Cloudy vision is the hallmark of cataracts. I had mine done in April and I went from blurry vision without glasses to 20/20 vision without glasses. It's very astounding to have clear vision that you've never had in your life. I started wearing glasses when I was 10.
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It used to be cataracts but when you get them fixed some kind of gummy stuff from your eye gets on the lens and has to be blasted off. I have to wait a month. I am not talking the cause I mean like the blurred vision answer. Gonna keep killing me another month, ugh.
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October 6th, 2023 at 5:50:09 PM permalink
You might or might not get some benefit from the cheap reading glasses, they sell on a rack in grocery or drug stores if you need to see better temporarily. At least you can test the different magnifications right in the store and see if they help.
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October 7th, 2023 at 7:12:44 AM permalink
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Jurors in Clark County, Nevada, found Real Water liable for $200 million in punitive damages and $28.5 million in compensatory damages Wednesday. Two other defendants, Hanna Instruments and Milwaukee Instruments, were also found liable for compensatory damages.

Public health officials warned people not to drink the Las Vegas-based brand’s water in 2021 after linking it to liver illness in five hospitalized children. Will Kemp, an attorney who represented the majority of the plaintiffs, said the water was contaminated with hydrazine, a chemical used in rocket fuel.



Mmm, rocket fuel. Maybe they should have labeled it as an energy drink.
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October 7th, 2023 at 8:57:07 AM permalink
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Question not worth a thread. For those with a medical background.

What would you call it if you can mostly see but everything is cloudy and you cannot read anything at all. I doubt it would be some kind of functional blindness but is there a term?
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Last year I had cataract surgery on both eyes. The left eye was okay but I still had blurry vision in the right eye. I was referred to a retina specialist. He said I had a condition called a MACULAR PUCKER. I needed microscopic surgery. After the surgery the vision in my right eye improved but it still wasn't perfect. After follow up visits, he said my vision went from 20/70 to 20/40.
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October 7th, 2023 at 10:56:21 AM permalink
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He said I had a condition called a MACULAR PUCKER.
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If I use that term on somebody here, I'm sure I would get 14 days suspension.
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October 10th, 2023 at 2:41:24 AM permalink
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it's not often I'll propose a toast to a Billionaire

but here's to Charles Feeney who recently passed who started giving away to charity his Billions in 1988 - and formed the "Giving While Living" Foundation - see link

he lived the rest of his life modestly

so here's to you Chuck__________





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October 11th, 2023 at 2:09:20 AM permalink
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insane reality TV show on A&E - "Customer Wars" -

shows people fighting each other and employees in planes, stores, restaurants, etc.____________really, crazy behavior - punches thrown - cops take people off planes and subdue people in stores and restaurants and take them to jail - a woman spit on customer who was in her way and the got cold cocked by the same customer

maybe it was always there but now with millions of cameras out there everybody can see it

showed Ft. Lauderdale spring break - hot college girl giving a guy a lap dance on the beach in the middle of the day - bright sunshine_____________(-:\

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October 11th, 2023 at 4:48:01 AM permalink
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insane reality TV show on A&E - "Customer Wars" -

shows people fighting each other and employees in planes, stores, restaurants, etc.____________really, crazy behavior - punches thrown - cops take people off planes and subdue people in stores and restaurants and take them to jail - a woman spit on customer who was in her way and the got cold cocked by the same customer

maybe it was always there but now with millions of cameras out there everybody can see it

showed Ft. Lauderdale spring break - hot college girl giving a guy a lap dance on the beach in the middle of the day - bright sunshine_____________(-:\

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Sounds like just more trash TV showing the continuing collapse of our society. People will watch it in enough numbers to make it profitable.
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October 12th, 2023 at 2:27:24 AM permalink
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back in the day when I was a Sales Rep for a couple of years my boss was an ex pro football player

Alex Kapter - he was a college All Star for 2 years (guard) and played one year with the Cleveland Browns in the AAFC before they joined the NFL

so far, not a great story - but the thing is - he's listed in records as weighing 205 -

but when I worked under him in around '86 he had ballooned and was well over 300 - I'm guessing 340

I found his obit and he lived to age 83 - I didn't think very heavy people well over 300 pouinds could live that long - maybe I'm wrong - I don't think he lost weight - he had no interest in that when I knew him - pretty interesting - to me anyway






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October 12th, 2023 at 9:32:48 AM permalink
My brother often said "you see old people and fat people but not old fat people "
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October 12th, 2023 at 9:38:29 AM permalink
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My brother often said "you see old people and fat people but not old fat people "
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Old & fat certainly seems to land on a skinny part of the bell curve...
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October 12th, 2023 at 9:51:35 AM permalink
My former orthopedist worked with a lot of football players. He told me that while he had a lot of three-hundred-pound patients, he had never had an old three-hundred-pound patient.

On a related note, I just received word that the Captain of my HS football team passed away, at age 66. I went to the site my school maintains to leave a message and noticed a trend. There were around 220 in my graduating class, and 17 are known to be dead. What I found interesting is that 11 of the 17 were either football, basketball, or track team members. I don't recognize one name, and I'm wondering if they had a name change.
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October 12th, 2023 at 9:57:04 AM permalink
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On a related note, I just received word that the Captain of my HS football team passed away, at age 66. I went to the site my school maintains to leave a message and noticed a trend. There were around 220 in my graduating class, and 17 are known to be dead. What I found interesting is that 11 of the 17 were either football, basketball, or track team members. I don't recognize one name, and I'm wondering if they had a name change.
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So, about 65% of the dead people played on at least one sports team for your school. I wonder what the percentage of students at the school were on a sports team?
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October 12th, 2023 at 12:29:00 PM permalink
Roughly 20%, as there was a good crossover between them. Every freshman had to play one organized sport, but they counted stuff like mathletics, soccer, swimming, and tennis.
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October 12th, 2023 at 1:08:42 PM permalink
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October 12th, 2023 at 2:42:40 PM permalink
I had the meanest algebra teacher and he went to a college nearby decades earlier and he was a basketball star there and his picture hung on the wall by the basketball court and a lot of people spat on his picture on the wall because they knew him from class even though they went to Jr. High and this is college. He had a son who was in my algebra class who was a basketball star in HS, and his father was the coach. I heard the son passed away in his early 30's from alcohol poisoning. Sometimes there's nothing left of life after school.
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October 13th, 2023 at 3:23:35 AM permalink
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Taylor Swift is so very, very gorgeous

everybody can see why Travis and the Swifties love her so, so much








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October 13th, 2023 at 3:55:17 AM permalink
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Taylor Swift is so very, very gorgeous



I know that most people probably think so, but her looks don't do anything for me. To me her looks are just above average.
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October 13th, 2023 at 4:14:46 AM permalink
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Taylor Swift is so very, very gorgeous



I know that most people probably think so, but her looks don't do anything for me. To me her looks are just above average.
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I'm more impressed that she is re-recording her catalogue.
One admires the gumption.
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October 13th, 2023 at 5:20:10 AM permalink
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Taylor Swift is so very, very gorgeous



I know that most people probably think so, but her looks don't do anything for me. To me her looks are just above average.
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I'm more impressed that she is re-recording her catalogue.
One admires the gumption.
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I couldn't name one song she sings and really don't know anything about her other than she is the biggest pop star of this decade.
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October 13th, 2023 at 6:12:00 AM permalink
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Taylor Swift is so very, very gorgeous



I know that most people probably think so, but her looks don't do anything for me. To me her looks are just above average.
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I'm more impressed that she is re-recording her catalogue.
One admires the gumption.
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I couldn't name one song she sings and really don't know anything about her other than she is the biggest pop star of this decade.
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As I understand, she became unhappy with the terms of a deal with a music publisher. She fulfilled the contract, then struck a more favorable deal with a different publisher.
She is now re-releasing all her old songs as new recordings, and her fans seem to be re-buying the new (old) albums.
She's getting a much better percentage on the deal this time around.
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October 13th, 2023 at 6:37:04 AM permalink
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As I understand, she became unhappy with the terms of a deal with a music publisher. She fulfilled the contract, then struck a more favorable deal with a different publisher.
She is now re-releasing all her old songs as new recordings, and her fans seem to be re-buying the new (old) albums.
She's getting a much better percentage on the deal this time around.
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Google says Taylor Swift is worth $400mm now. She's probably going to be a billionaire by the time she's 40. It's crazy how popular she is.
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October 13th, 2023 at 9:22:38 AM permalink
And to think...she hasn't yet figured out how to beat roulette
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October 13th, 2023 at 10:20:11 AM permalink
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And to think...she hasn't yet figured out how to beat roulette
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She has. She buys the casino.
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October 13th, 2023 at 11:33:20 AM permalink
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it's kinna strange to me when somebody you think really sucks tons of other people think is really great

my first reaction was - the Swifties are morons

but then I started to think - maybe I'm a moron for not loving her up like all the Swifties

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October 13th, 2023 at 11:56:57 AM permalink
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it's kinna strange to me when somebody you think really sucks tons of other people think is really great

my first reaction was - the Swifties are morons

but then I started to think - maybe I'm a moron for not loving her up like all the Swifties

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Maybe no one is the moron and different people like different things.
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October 13th, 2023 at 12:20:00 PM permalink
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it's kinna strange to me when somebody you think really sucks tons of other people think is really great

my first reaction was - the Swifties are morons

but then I started to think - maybe I'm a moron for not loving her up like all the Swifties

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Maybe no one is the moron and different people like different things.
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But my taste is impeccable, so anyone who disagrees with it is obviously a poopie-pants.
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October 13th, 2023 at 2:52:18 PM permalink
I've been watching Tales of Tomorrow, on Prime. I don't believe I'd ever heard of this series, which pre-dates The Twilight Zone.
If you enjoy TZ or One Step Beyond, this little-seen series will surprise you. There are some adaptions from the leading Sci-fi writers of the day. Some of the episodes include the commercials shown with the broadcast.
Fresh meat for the fans of this genre.
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October 13th, 2023 at 2:56:45 PM permalink
I went surfing through the On-Demand movie listings on my TV last night and either I've aged out of everything or their selection isn't what I wanted. I've probably gone too far and nothing appeals to me anymore. I watch mostly YouTube and the news, so it's usually a few hour break to watch a movie and I spend half an hour scrolling looking for one unless I hit a recommendation to watch one previously.
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October 16th, 2023 at 1:57:08 PM permalink
Walt Disney opened his new studio on October 16th, 1923.
His first venture had failed, and he moved cross country to California and borrowed $250 from his brother to start his second business.
Early on, he and his studio created Oswald the Rabbit, a huge success. After producing several more Oswald shorts, he was shocked to learn that his studio didn't own the rights to his creation. When much of his staff left to go work with Oswald's new owner, Walt learned a lesson in the value of contracts and Intellectual Property.
I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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October 16th, 2023 at 2:21:22 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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October 16th, 2023 at 2:50:24 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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Managing efficient is one thing. Unlocking value for the markets is another. DIS has done well as a stock, but we once thought GM and USX were too big to raid.
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October 16th, 2023 at 3:03:11 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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Managing efficient is one thing. Unlocking value for the markets is another. DIS has done well as a stock, but we once thought GM and USX were too big to raid.
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Disney has been a dog for quite awhile now. It's down about ten percent for the year and more than 25% over the last five years. It got pumped up during the Marvel Movie craze. If the stock gets into the 70s, someone may go for it.
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October 16th, 2023 at 4:47:04 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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Managing efficient is one thing. Unlocking value for the markets is another. DIS has done well as a stock, but we once thought GM and USX were too big to raid.
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Disney has been a dog for quite awhile now. It's down about ten percent for the year and more than 25% over the last five years. It got pumped up during the Marvel Movie craze. If the stock gets into the 70s, someone may go for it.
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Well, you can see I do not follow it really at all. But it probably needs to dog even lower for a raider to take notice as it would require astro-bucks.
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October 16th, 2023 at 5:49:22 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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Managing efficient is one thing. Unlocking value for the markets is another. DIS has done well as a stock, but we once thought GM and USX were too big to raid.
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Disney has been a dog for quite awhile now. It's down about ten percent for the year and more than 25% over the last five years. It got pumped up during the Marvel Movie craze. If the stock gets into the 70s, someone may go for it.
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Every time Disney drops below 80 dollars I have been buying. Talk to me in a year or two.
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October 16th, 2023 at 6:02:59 PM permalink
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I suspect Disney will break itself up over the next couple of years, as it is simply too big to be managed efficiently.
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I'm sure neither one of us knows what we're talking about when it comes to how Disney operates, but they're already segmented pretty well into multiple divisions. Overall you've basically got the theme park division and media division, each with its own executives, then those divisions are broken down into multiple divisions as well.... e.g., the theme park division has it's own "command structure" for each theme park. The entertainment division has, for example, as one of its sub-divisions, Walt Disney Studios, and that is broken down into things like Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, etc.

Each one of these divisions and sub-divisions and subsidiaries have their own "command structure," so I feel like they're already pretty efficiently managed. But you might be right... overall, it might make sense for them to at least split up between parks and media. That would probably be the easiest "breaking point."
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Managing efficient is one thing. Unlocking value for the markets is another. DIS has done well as a stock, but we once thought GM and USX were too big to raid.
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Disney has been a dog for quite awhile now. It's down about ten percent for the year and more than 25% over the last five years. It got pumped up during the Marvel Movie craze. If the stock gets into the 70s, someone may go for it.
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Well, you can see I do not follow it really at all. But it probably needs to dog even lower for a raider to take notice as it would require astro-bucks.
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About a year ago, Disney dumped a bunch of top executives and division heads as they consolidated a bit. The former director of Marvel has been trying to incite the shareholders as he looks for deep-pocketed partners.
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October 17th, 2023 at 3:35:08 AM permalink
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from the article:

"It's estimated that at least 23% of all car accidents each year involve cell phone use – that's 1.3 million crashes. 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver."


https://www.edgarsnyder.com/resources/past-statistics-on-texting-cell-phone-use-while-driving#:~:text=It's%20estimated%20that%20at%20least,accidents%20involving%20a%20distracted%20driver.


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October 17th, 2023 at 4:19:12 AM permalink
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from the article:

"It's estimated that at least 23% of all car accidents each year involve cell phone use – that's 1.3 million crashes. 3,331 people were killed and 387,000 were injured in accidents involving a distracted driver."


https://www.edgarsnyder.com/resources/past-statistics-on-texting-cell-phone-use-while-driving#:~:text=It's%20estimated%20that%20at%20least,accidents%20involving%20a%20distracted%20driver.


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Good to know. So cell phone use is protective against car crashes! Since virtually everyone on the road is texting or calling or searching the web or Zooming while driving and a mere 23% of accidents included those behaviors….

Seriously, though, unless you tell me what % of drivers are ‘distracted’ it doesn’t tell me anything. If exactly 23% are distracted then the distraction doesn’t add to risk.

Edit. Without hyperlink I didn’t actually read article.., Lazy, I guess.
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October 17th, 2023 at 4:58:19 AM permalink
I just got SiriusXM radio for my car and there's over 100 stations. I don't know where to start but I can set a few presets and turn the knob to scroll through the channel numbers but eventually my discount service will expire and I may have to resort to just streaming it over my 5G phone. I can't change the station on my phone while I'm driving, so I'll have to use a rest stop to change the channel when it comes to that. You know, they change the DJ at the top of the hour and suddenly everything you were listening to isn't the same anymore. I hear SiriusXM may decommission their satellite radio by 2027 anyway because everybody will be streaming on their 5G phones by then. It may be $10-$15 cheaper per month to stream but just what is a car radio worth nowadays?
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October 17th, 2023 at 6:10:27 AM permalink
I had three months of Sirius XM free when I bought my car. I didn't even set it up because it was too much of a PITA. I just listen to the radio instead. I'm only in my car for like 20 minutes a day anyway, so the radio is plenty.
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October 17th, 2023 at 6:40:11 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

I had three months of Sirius XM free when I bought my car. I didn't even set it up because it was too much of a PITA. I just listen to the radio instead. I'm only in my car for like 20 minutes a day anyway, so the radio is plenty.
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My dad had Sirius which amazed me because he never wanted to pay for such things. I never even looked at it. I usually listen to podcasts I have downloaded. I only ever saw Sirius for truckers or road salesmen who are in their car all day. Why pay for radio?
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October 17th, 2023 at 7:39:34 AM permalink
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Quote: TigerWu

I had three months of Sirius XM free when I bought my car. I didn't even set it up because it was too much of a PITA. I just listen to the radio instead. I'm only in my car for like 20 minutes a day anyway, so the radio is plenty.
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My dad had Sirius which amazed me because he never wanted to pay for such things. I never even looked at it. I usually listen to podcasts I have downloaded. I only ever saw Sirius for truckers or road salesmen who are in their car all day. Why pay for radio?
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Why pay for television? Why pay for water? I enjoy listening to my music, and I would rather pay a few dollars to listen to good music that I can control than listen to a radio station and hope they play something good.
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October 17th, 2023 at 8:00:16 AM permalink
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Quote: TigerWu

I had three months of Sirius XM free when I bought my car. I didn't even set it up because it was too much of a PITA. I just listen to the radio instead. I'm only in my car for like 20 minutes a day anyway, so the radio is plenty.
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My dad had Sirius which amazed me because he never wanted to pay for such things. I never even looked at it. I usually listen to podcasts I have downloaded. I only ever saw Sirius for truckers or road salesmen who are in their car all day. Why pay for radio?
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I've had it in different cars that I've rented and I certainly would never pay for it. Why would I pay to listen to podcasts that I wouldn't listen to if they were free. And I'm not a big fan of music when I'm driving, I'm fine at entertaining myself with no distractions. Guess what I think about.
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October 17th, 2023 at 8:04:01 AM permalink
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No thanks.
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October 17th, 2023 at 10:06:11 AM permalink
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Quote: AZDuffman

Quote: TigerWu

I had three months of Sirius XM free when I bought my car. I didn't even set it up because it was too much of a PITA. I just listen to the radio instead. I'm only in my car for like 20 minutes a day anyway, so the radio is plenty.
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My dad had Sirius which amazed me because he never wanted to pay for such things. I never even looked at it. I usually listen to podcasts I have downloaded. I only ever saw Sirius for truckers or road salesmen who are in their car all day. Why pay for radio?
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Why pay for television? Why pay for water? I enjoy listening to my music, and I would rather pay a few dollars to listen to good music that I can control than listen to a radio station and hope they play something good.
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I pay for water because there is no other choice. But radio? I can get all the music I want on Pandora for free. During work from home during the virus I would put it on if I had enough of podcasts. Maybe I am not the music fan some people are.
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October 17th, 2023 at 10:09:47 AM permalink
YouTube has enough music for free to last a lifetime. I'm sure some of it has been uploaded "less than legally," but sometimes they're pretty lax about taking it down, and even if they do there's always someone coming right behind them to re-upload it.
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October 17th, 2023 at 11:00:35 AM permalink
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YouTube has enough music for free to last a lifetime. I'm sure some of it has been uploaded "less than legally," but sometimes they're pretty lax about taking it down, and even if they do there's always someone coming right behind them to re-upload it.
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I try to respect creators' rights, although it is increasingly difficult.
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October 17th, 2023 at 11:23:14 AM permalink
I use the XM app. The app works on any car and Bluetooth for the price of one.

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October 17th, 2023 at 11:29:20 AM permalink
In the '80s and 90s I used to listen to talk radio in my car and I had a big box full of cassettes by people like Joseph Campbell and Alan Watts. I always listened to stuff when I drove but now I never listen to anything and I don't know why. My vehicle has a really expensive aftermarket Alpine Stereo setup with like 14 speakers throughout the van and I never even turn it on. Something about me has changed in the last 30 years.
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