Heelys, Inc. is the perfect example of why one shouldn't drink while underwriting an IPO. From jump street, bringing a oneproduct concept public as a standalone company has always been a mistake, but a sneaker on wheels? Really? That's a public company? Golden Goose Starter Sneakers If the bankers at Bear Stearns and Wachovia (remember them?) that took this thing public in December of 2006 weren't laughing their heads off, I'll eat my hat. Their giggles must have intensified to belly laughs when the the initial pricing went from $16 to $21 per share and I'll bet someone needed a timeout to catch their breath when the stock kissed $30 on the first day of trading.

Often times, nonservo or leadingtrailing systems will use interchangeable front and rear brake shoes. The nonservo system can get away with this because it applies the same pressure to the both shoes. Alternately, a selfenergizing system may use front and rear shoes that are the same length, but use different types of friction material to modulate the pads' engagement strength for either front or rear applications. For instance, a front shoe's friction material might contain a bit more copper than the rear, making it a bit more slippery and easier to modulate. But, because the shoe is longer than it would otherwise be, it can still provide the same amount of grip as it would if it were shorter but contained less copper. Lastly, the primary shoe isn't always on front; some applications place the primary shoe on the rear, and the secondary on the front.


One of my favorite foods in the world has to be a freshly picked apple. Whether I am eating a juicy, red Gala apple, or a green, tart Granny Smith apple, my taste buds explode with the goodness of each bite. Not only are apples delicious, but they are packed with the essential vitamins and minerals that your body needs to stay healthy. As I always say, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," and I believe that is why I Golden Goose Sale have not gotten sick since the 5th grade. Yet, lately I have been pondering over this question: Many fruits, such as apples, are sprayed with pesticides, and if pesticides can kill insects, what are the potential dangers they have on our body and the environment? This prompted me to dedicate a post about the dangers of pesticides, and my research surprised me.