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10.18.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Kimchi

 

Today’s commentary is going to be way way off the normal path. Why? Over the weekend, I got to swapping some recipes with some friends of ours. Then it dawned on me that in 25 years of putting out commentary on just about every topic imaginable, I’ve never put a recipe out.  Or, if I have it’s been so long ago I forgot I did.

 

Anyway, while desperate for the recipe to our friend Karen’s incredible Osso buco recipe, which she sent over Sunday, she asked for one in return. One I didn’t think she’d ever be interested in, caught me off guard. She wrote “Bob, do you know anyone that makes Kimchi?”  Bingo. Yes I do.

10.14.2017 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

The Vape Wars
 
Love them or hate them, “Vaping” or the use of Electronic cigarettes is on the rise. You can see them everywhere.  Well like a lot of things, I have a big opinion on E-cig’s because I am a user. So let’s talk history.
 
The electronic cigarette was invented in 2009 by a pharmacist in China. Looking for a way to deliver the nicotine that users crave, but also making it safer than a regular cigarette, he came up with the original versions. They were bulky, didn’t work well, but it was a start.

10.11.2017- Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

Thoughts
 
There’s several ways I could go with tonight’s letter, from poking more holes in the official Vegas shooting story, to commenting about China and Russia’s continued moves to distance themselves from the US dollar.
 
I will go with the shooting for just a brief moment. More and more videos have emerged that prove without a doubt that there were shooters on the grounds, and yet the media continues to follow the official plot of one lone wolf gunman on the 32nd floor.  Now we’re hearing that the shooters home has been “broken into” and they’re going to have to go back to investigate.  Really?

10.8.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Shooting;  One Week Later
 
Well folks, it’s been a week + since the Vegas shooting, and the story gets stranger by the moment. If you read my letter last Sunday, then you know I don’t believe for a single second the “official” narrative that’s been set down. One lone gunman from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay bay hotel did NOT pull this off.
 
I’ve gotten a ton of email from people who have been doing their own sleuthing on this disaster and the more we see, the more we know that this situation was NOT what we’re being told.

10.4.2017 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

The Shooting
 
First off, let me assure you that I do NOT know what happened in Vegas. But what I can tell you is what didn’t happen.  One guy in one room of the Mandalay Hotel, did not shoot down 60 people and injure 500 more.  Who did it and why is still a matter of speculation, but the official story simply doesn’t add up.

10.1.2017 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

The Honest Mechanic

 (and other anomalies)

Today I’m not going to rail against the bankers. I’m not going to whine against the Fed, or call Wall street any dirty names. Nope, today I’m going to talk about something that seems to be missing from society lately. The concept of being a good person.

 

What brought this up? A few things, all bundled into a short period of time. First off, I learned quite late that a “friend” of ours had spent the hurricane and the next 16 days in the hospital. Suffering from an ulcer, he was overtaken with vomiting and actually tore his esophagus and collapsed a lung. He almost died.

Any time something like that strikes, it takes you by surprise and gives you that kick in the head to tell you “hey, slow down, remember your friends, say a kind word, etc.” 

 

But it was my trip to the mechanic’s this week, that really got me pondering just how much society has appeared to change. Quite often when the conversation tends to focus on the typical mechanic, it can get pretty harsh. I’ve heard them called rip-off artists, and all manner of criminal. How many times do you hear someone say that some mechanic did 300 dollars worth of work only to find out he really only replaced a 20 dollar part that took him 20 minutes?

9.27.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Ethanol, the Problem
 
The other day I wrote a piece about dealing with the heat of Florida during a power outage, where the temp might be 94 degrees and the Humidity over 85%. I mentioned that a good gas generator, and a small window air conditioner can indeed get you through some rough nights.

9.20.2017 - Free Investment Newsletter Bookmark

North Korea
The dance continues.
 
NOTE>> A big Thank you to the folks that were generous enough to use the donate button to send some hurricane relief. I mentioned Sunday that I'd use any donate money to buy "stuff" for the people more inland than us who really got waffled in Irma. I want you all to know that yesterday afternoon, I took almost 900 dollars worth of food to 4 families that had lost almost everything in River floods. Thanks folks, you've been a blessing. 

9.17.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

The Storm

Hello everyone, I've made it through the storm.  I'm sorry about not putting out a letter on Sunday or Wednesday, but as you all know, Hurricane Irma made a visit to our part of Florida and well, things just took a bit of time to get 'normal".
 
For some in Florida, normal won't be for two years. For others like me, normal started showing up Thursday when the power came on. So, while I don't want to bore you with all the gory details, let me give you the Readers Digest version of things.

9.6.2017 - Free Investing Newsletter Bookmark

Again?
 
It’s Monday morning. I’m sitting here looking at the spaghetti string models of Hurricane Irma. I have to tell you, I’m not warm and fuzzy with what I see. Yes it’s a week away. However, on this particular day, 4 of the “better” models have Irma hitting Southern Florida and coming right up the center of the state.  Only one has it putting in a really hard right turn late in the week and sending it up into the Carolina/Virginia area.

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