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The hippies had it figured out many years ago.

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During the July 4th I watched “Woodstock, 3 Days of Peace and Music” documentary, for about the 100th time, and it hit me.. the hippies had it figured out 🙂

I’m not going to dig through the FBI’s violent crimes database for statistics, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last several decades, you know murder, rape, robbery, terrorists attacks, etc have become normal, daily occurrences in the world we live in now. It seems every race and religion is offended by other’s race or religion, the U.S. government is completely broken, heck, the entire world is broken. Think of a string on a shirt and the more you pull it, the more it unravels. The world has a broken stitch and is unraveling.

Let’s go back to 1969, specifically mid August, when something magically occurred on a 600 acre dairy farm in Bethel, NY. Four guys got together and came up with a plan to host a “musical festival” over a 3 day period. Their goal was to build a small recording studio with the proceeds. Estimates for expected attendance vary from 50,000 to 200,000. Most estimates put actually attendance at over 500,000.

That’s over a half a million hippies in one place for 3 days, many running out of food, water, shelter, and a change of clothes. Sanitation was a disaster.  It rained, no, it poured. The once green, grassy alfalfa field became a huge mud bowl. Everything that could possibly go wrong did from a logistics point of view.

And what happened crime wise ? Pretty much nothing ! There were a handful of arrests for drug possession. Some reports put the number of deaths at 2 and some at 3. Either way, 1 death was from a person being run over by a farm tractor, 1 from a heroin overdose and a 3rd from a ruptured appendix.

Number of murders = 0

Number of robberies = 0

Numbers of assaults = 0

Numbers of joints smoked = LOL

Woodstock turned out to be around 1/2 million teenagers, clad in tie-dyed shirts, flowers in their hair and peace in their hearts who lived peacefully together in less than desirable conditions with basically no problems.

We could learn a lot from the hippies of the 60’s & 70’s.

Dave

Remember what Memorial Day is about

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From the History.com website:

Memorial Day, an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May, honors men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, at least, it marks the beginning of summer.

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Dave

A rude & painful awakening in Q1 2015

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I believe that The Affordable Care Act will not only be one of the biggest blunders in recent US history but will also be a very painful shock to many people when they file their 2014 taxes. Why ?

Your premium is based on your estimated 2014 income. Some people will qualify for a subsidy. If your actual 2014 income is more than you estimated, you will have to pay that back. Yep, read the fine print when you sign up.

And what about the people that are so glad they will be saving on their monthly premium now vs their former policy premium ? Did you happen to noticed what your deductible will now be ? So unless you have an extended hospital stay, you basically will be paying premiums for health coverage that won’t ever kick in because you’ll spend the year just meeting your deductible.

Thx,

Dave

No, no, no.. that puppy won’t hunt ..

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I normally stick to stock related stuff but this anti George Zimmerman campaign has actually gotten under my skin. But today something put the icing on the cake. I saw this image floatin’ around the web:

zimmerman

I’ll be brief.

I call bullshit right here. Whomever came up with this campaign didn’t put too much thought into it.

So you want me to believe a guy is following my daughter in his car while she is walking, he then exits the car (intent ring a bell?) and continues to follow her and then starts to CHASE her (intent no longer a question). Now let’s be very clear.

My daughter is walking down the street, a guy is following her in his car, gets OUT of the car and continues to follow her ON FOOT and then….. starts chasing her. She’s walking home from the store and a stranger is chasing her. Pretty safe to say who the “aggressor” is now.

But because my daughter had the guts to defend herself, you want me to believe the guy chasing her has the legal right to shoot and kill her in “self-defense?” Really ? Is that all you can come up with ? That’s weaker than puppy piss.

Do you believe in the jury system ?  Are you pissed off George Zimmerman was found not guilty ?  C’mon, that’s it, right ?

 

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Thx,

Dave

 

 

Thank you to all my subscribers, followers and friends !!

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Well, it’s 1-1-12. Wow, that doesn’t even look right. It seems just the other day we were worrying about Y2K.

I wanted to take a few minutes to say thanks to everyone that subscribes to my e mail list, follows me on Twitter and StockTwits and to the members of my live trading group. Without you guys and girls, there would be no Fib Doctor.

As we start a new year, let’s take time to remember that although money is necessary to survive, true wealth is found in family and friends and most importantly health. Never take your health for granted !

I wish each and every one of you a great year in 2012.

Take care,

dave