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A. There are a lot of words and phrases that cause email filters to stop you from getting certain email. Unfortunately these filters aren’t as smart or helpful as we would like. You’ll also see lots of * and ‘ or ” or # in Coffee. Typically that is to do my best to insure you get Coffee….or ….it’s just me being stupid.
Q. I’ll get my tax refund check in about two weeks. How should I invest it? There won’t be enough to buy all 6 stocks in the ‘portfolio’. Should I buy one of those index funds for China? You seem to like China.
A. I’d wait until the Chinese Stock Market crashes, probably later this year. THEN buy an ETF or Index fund for China when the dust settles. Right now… I think an oil stock index like XLE will probably be your best bet…or maybe a CD at 5.5%
A. It would sound like a corny Miss Universe answer so, I’ll pass….
A. To actually have coined phrases that are on everyone’s lips everyday is a pretty cool feeling. The concepts, no.
A. The context. Remember you’re looking at a kid who was kidnapped. It’s a tragic picture. The kid however is in a very different context with a different set of thoughts and feelings. Bonding with people in traumatic moments is nothing new. It’s very common for victim’s families in murder to become close to the person who killed their loved one. Emotion binds.
Q. My wife and I listen to your programs together in the evening. Sometimes you’ll say something and she’ll laugh. If I would have said the very same thing, we’d have a ‘creative discussion’ about the EXACT same thing. Why is it funny when you say it and grounds for divorce when I do?
A. I’ve never left the toothpaste cap on your wife’s side of the vanity. There is no history of arguing or fighting. Just lots of cool hours and hours together. You unfortunately forget to take the trash out, don’t smell so great after a long day’s work, etc. Make sense?
A. The inside is THE side. That said, media gives us precisely what we are biologically wired to want. And frankly I don’t want to look at me or my brother or most of my friends on TV. Oh man….OK that thought having screwed up my day…I’ll take them as my friends and enjoy watching Jessica Simpson. (And PS…just because the girl is good looking doesn’t mean SHE doesn’t have a beautiful inside as well.)
A. It works.
I designed it so my reputation rides with it.
A. The U.S. needs to stop printing paper and calling it money, selling it to other countries as money and demanding our kids and those of us in our 40’s…to turn it into money by working 80 hour weeks and paying 50 and 60% taxes 10-15 years from now when the loans (bonds) have to be paid back. Remember it is NOT MONEY that the US is printing. It’s I.O.U.’s. The MONEY is what is generated to PAY the I.O.U.’s (bonds)
It’s a big joke on the people under 60 in the U.S…..
Iraq- Saddam is gone. The U.S. is like fish…after a couple of days you want to throw it out. I’m not saying that it’s all been bad. A lot of good has happened there too. BUT… Nothing is going to change in Iraq by staying. Slice it into thirds and make three separate countries and hit the road. The gov. should ask people under 60 if they are willing to take $1000 per YEAR just to pay for Iraq over and above their current taxes. This war alone would EASILY have broken any other country and now…it’s probably tipped the scales for our future as well. The war is 100% on The American Express Card, it’s being paid for in 2020 and 2025….
The Middle East in general? (Iran, Israel, Palestine, et al?) Not going to be resolved. Not about negotiation. It’s about religion. Religion doesn’t negotiate…Religion is Right or Wrong.
So why am I down? (I don’t recall saying I was down…) The gov. is stealing money from people in their 50’s, 40’s…10’s for every reason good and bad, but they aren’t asking the people they represent if it’s OK… and of course because I can’t legally bet on the Super Bowl…