I am a down to earth home body who enjoys hanging out with friends. I like to travel, especially car trips. One summer I cruised around Alaska and northern Canada for seven weeks a. I took the ferries up and drove the Alaska Highway back. I met a lot of MM people along the way and had blast with them. I am good-natured, usually outgoing and always honest. I am a financially independent private investor. I mostly do private real estate lending and the stock market. Anyone care to join...
This is day three after the balloon incident and this story is still receiving major news coverage. Don't get mr wrong, I am glad the kid¿is safe. With 2 wars being fought, unemployment soaring like a balloon, health care on life support, a trillion¿$$$$ deficit and the dollar dropping like a stone, is this what's really news worthy????? Are we this stupid as a society, or does the media just think we are this stupid or is it a mixture of both??????
On my 60th birthday, I got a gift certificate from my girl friend.
The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation who was rumored to have a wonderful cure for Erectile dysfunction. After Being persuaded, I drove to the reservation, handed my ticket to the medicine man and wondered what I was in for.
The old man slowly, methodically produced a potion, handed it to me, and with a grip on my shoulder, warned, "This is powerful
Medicine and it must be respected. You take only a teaspoonful and then say '1-2-3. 'When you do that, you will become more manly than you have ever been in your life and you can perform as long as you want."
I was encouraged.
As he walked away, I turned and asked, "How do I stop the medicine from working?"
"Your partner must say '1-2-3-4," he responded. "But when she does, the medicine will not work again until the next full moon."
I was eager to see if it worked. I went home, showered, shaved, took a spoonful of the medicine, and then invited my girl friend to join me in the bedroom. When she came in, I took off my clothes and said, "1-2-3!"
Immediately, I was the manliest of men. My girl friend was excited and began throwing off her clothes. And then she asked,
What was the 1-2-3 for?"
And that, boys and girls, is why we should never end our sentences with a preposition.
A man was called in for an audit by the IRS so he asked his accountant for advice on what to wear. "Wear your worst clothing and an old pair of shoes. Let them think you are a pauper," the accountant replied.
He then asked his lawyer the same question, but got the opposite advice: "Don't let them intimidate you. Wear your best suit and an expensive tie."
Confused, the man went to his Minister who would surely know the correct answer. He told him of the conflicting advice he had received, and asked what he should do. "Let me tell you a story," replied the Minister.
"A woman, about to be married, asked her mother what to wear on her wedding night. Her mother advised, "Wear a heavy, long, flannel nightgown that goes right up to your neck and wool socks. " But when the woman asked her best friend, she got conflicting advice: "Wear your sexiest negligee, with a V-neck right down to your navel."
The man did not understand. "But, Minister, what does all this have to do with my problem with the IRS?"
"It doesn't matter what you wear," replied the Minister, "You're going to get screwed".
They seem to be on life support lately. Maybe we can all jump on our private jets; fly to Washington and demand a couple of billion $$$'s to spend on important things like great parties a la AIG. Perhaps we could even purchase Obama's now vacated Senate seat in the process. The more I think about it the more I like the idea. At least we would be getting something for our tax dollars....
Not in the US but the rest of the world woke up to lower rates. How low can they go???? Pretty soon they will have to pay us to borrow. Won't the ladies like that...LOL.. Tough tough times. Hard markets to trade. The only thing working for me these days are the index ultra ETF's. the day after a big move in any direction. You have to be very nimble and NEVER GET TOO GREEDY.... Tough to do but so far a lot easier than finding the right woman....LOL...
Subject: Important Pfizer Drug Announcement
Pfizer announced today that Viagra will soon be available in liquid form and will be marketed by Pepsi Cola as a power beverage suitable for use as a mixer. It will now be possible for a man to literally pour himself a stiff one. Obviously we can no longer call this a soft drink and it gives new meaning to the names of cocktails, highballs and just a good, old fashion stiff drink. Pepsi will market the new concoction by the name of Mount & Do. Thought for the day, there is more money being spent on breast implants and Viagra then on Alzheimer?s research. This means that by 2040 there should be large elderly population with perky boobs and huge erections and absolutely no recollection of what to do with them.
Actually in our case it was more like 20 seconds of fame. The Jaimster and I met the Sham WOW guy at an art fair in the LA area a few weeks ago. Anyone ever seen him. He sells Sham Wow's on TV. They really work great. They soak up 100 times their weight in liquids. They work well....Better of course when he demonstrates them. We got along well with the Sham Wow people and ended up starring in a infomercial. If you are up late at night and you see a Sham Wow commercial with 2 guys; a big guy and a little guy that look like us; it's the Jaimster and I. We got a bunch of Sham Wows and a couple of food mincers for our efforts. It was fun. Sure hope we don't let fame go to our heads.....lol...
Whoever thought of this should be the next President.....LOL
""I?m against the $85,000,000,000.00 bailout of AIG.
Instead, I?m in favor of giving $85,000,000,000 to America in
a We Deserve It Dividend.
To make the math simple, let?s assume there are 200,000,000
bonafide adults in the U.S.
Our population is about 301,000,000 +/- counting every man, woman
and child. So 200,000,000 might be a fair stab at adults 18 and up..
So divide 200 million adults 18+ into $85 billon that equals $425,000.00.
My plan is to give $425,000 to every person 18+ as a
We Deserve It Dividend.
Of course, it would NOT be tax free.
So let?s assume a tax rate of 30%.
Every individual 18+ has to pay $127,500.00 in taxes.
That sends $25,500,000,000 right back to Uncle Sam.
But it means that every adult 18+ has $297,500.00 in their pocket.
A husband and wife has $595,000.00.
What would you do with $297,500.00 to $595,000.00 in your family?
Pay off your mortgage ? housing crisis solved.
Repay college loans ? what a great boost to new grads
Put away money for college ? it?ll be there
Save in a bank ? create money to loan to entrepreneurs.
Buy a new car ? create jobs
Invest in the market ? capital drives growth
Pay for your parent?s medical insurance ? health care improves
Enable Deadbeat Dads to come clean ? or else
Remember this is for every adult U S Citizen 18+ including the folks
who lost their jobs at Lehman Brothers and every other company
that is cutting back. And of course, for those serving in our Armed Forces.
If we?re going to re-distribute wealth let?s really do it...instead of trickling out
a puny $1000.00 ( ?vote buy? ) economic incentive.
If we?re going to do an $85 billion bailout, let?s bail out every adult U S Citizen 18+!
As for AIG ? liquidate it.
Sell off its parts.
Let American General go back to being American General.
Sell off the real estate.
Let the private sector bargain hunters cut it up and clean it up.
Here?s my rationale. We deserve it and AIG doesn?t.
Sure it?s a crazy idea that can ?never work.?
But can you imagine the Coast-To-Coast Block Party!
How do you spell Economic Boom?
I trust my fellow adult Americans to know how to use the $85 Billion
We Deserve It Dividend more than I do the geniuses at AIG or in Washington DC.
And remember, The Birk plan only really costs $59.5 Billion because $25.5 Billion is returned
instantly in taxes to Uncle Sam.
Ahhh...I feel so much better getting that off my chest.""
They have arrived. I love the National Parks. To me they are the most beautiful of the beautiful. I visit them whenever I can. I have already been to a slew of them all over the country including hiking the Grand Canyon twice; staying over night at the Phantom Ranch on the bottom. I was just up there a couple of weeks ago. As I pulled up to the entrance the park ranger told me it was $25 and I gave it to her. As I started to pull away, something made me ask if being over 62 did anything for me??? She checked my license; then gave back $15 and a card which she says will get me into any National Park in the country free for the rest of my life. Anyone over 62 planning on doing any road trips should take advantage. Aren't the Golden Years going to be great???....
We need to show more sympathy for these people.
* They travel miles in the heat.
* They risk their lives crossing a border.
* They don't get paid enough wages.
* They do jobs that others won't do or are afraid to do.
* They live in crowded conditions among a people who speak a different language.
* They rarely see their families and they face adversity all day every day..
I'm not talking about illegal Mexicans, I'm talking about our troops!
Doesn't it seem strange that many Democrats and Republicans are willing to lavish all kinds of social benefits on illegal's, but don't support our troops and are now threatening to cut funding for them?
Almost as good as good as religen. It doesnt look like much, costs less than $60, took less than 10 minutes to set up without needing any tools and has the ability to keep the interests of a 9 year old busy for 8 hours at which time you still have demand that he vacate the pool. I used to think that the thermos bottle was mans greatest achievement. How did it know whether to keep something hot or to keep it cold. May well have been the worlds first computer. How did it know?????lolol
Love him or hate him, he sure hits the nail on the head with this! Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did not and will not learn in school. He talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
Rule 1: Life is not fair - get used to it!
Rule 2 : The world won't care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.
Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.
Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.
Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.
Rule 6: If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine about your mistakes, learn from them.
Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are now. They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.
Rule 8: Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn't bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.
Rule 9: Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time..
Rule 10: Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.
Rule 11: Be nice to nerds. Chances are you'll end up working for one.
The Jaimster is here for the whole summer. He is nine. Don't let my profile fool you. Until he leaves I am 12 and with a drivers license and a little money to boot. Makes for a lot of fun and many many laughs. Great trips and wonderful memories. Hanging out with him is probably my favorite thing to do.