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by psu_dad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 13442

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

Ramesh Balwani's attorney categorized Theranos as a "business failure" rather than a fraud case, and added that his client is looking forward to the trial to clear his name. Dude. I admire the bravado, but seriously. Get real. Your client wasn't indicted by the District Attorney of Santa ...
by psu_dad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 13442

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

But, what about the people who relied on them for accuracy? The WSJ staffer who broke the story (John Carreyrou) and wrote a book (soon to be a movie) believes Holmes' fundamental mistake was treating her company like a Silicon Valley tech startup. Exaggerating capabilities is pretty common in that...
by psu_dad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1519
Views: 68658

Re: Politics

You're probably over-thinking this.

Ronaldo was happy because a tie is better than a loss and that game had "loss" written all over it. I guarantee you the fans of Spain weren't happy. And if they tie Iran on Wednesday, they're going to be really unhappy.
by psu_dad
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 13442

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

It might be better were she were committed to a psychiatric facility. I saw Jim Kramer (speaking of lunatics) interview her when the WSJ story broke and this all first began to unravel. I wasn't a Psych major, but she came off as totally unhinged. Not in a wild hysterical way, but in a calm sociopat...
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 13442

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

She settled with the SEC a few months ago. Paid a huge fine, returned a bazillion shares of stock and relinquished control of Theranos. I kinda/sorta thought that was it. I didn't know she was being fitted for orange pajamas.
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:47 pm
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Topic: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread
Replies: 108
Views: 13442

Re: The Ongoing New Financial Era Thread

Elizabeth Holmes, Theranos founder and CEO, 2015: TIME magazine list of "Most Influential People in the World" Forbes magazine list of the "Most Powerful Women" Glamour magazine "Woman of the Year" Fortune magazine "Businessperson of the Year" Horatio Alger Aw...
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 414
Views: 17441

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

From that, you already have a few teams really contending. I just don't get how the attendance can be a big drop off from last year as it's a very similar situation. It's not at all similar. Look at the WC standings. Last year at the AS break, you had 10 AL teams within 4 games of a playoff spot. T...
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:22 pm
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Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 414
Views: 17441

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

I actually expect it to get worse. There aren't going to be more than a handful of teams in the AL whose games are going to matter after the All-Star break. And those handful are just going to be jockeying for division winner vs WC. The 3rd place WC team is 7 games out and the 4th place WC team is 1...
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:36 pm
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Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 414
Views: 17441

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Attendance is way down this year. Normally, it doesn't fluctuate more than +/- 2% a year, but it's down almost 7% from this time last year. It wasn't that long ago that Red Sox games were mostly sell-outs and they're at 92% of capacity this year. Most teams would kill for that, but it's odd to see e...
by psu_dad
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 414
Views: 17441

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

That might be more common than you realize. It could have happened to the Cincinnati Red Stockings or the Hartford Dark Blues in the 1870s. You don't know.