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April 2009



It's time to destroy my CAPS rating.

April 23, 2009 – Comments (13)

I have reached a point of no return in CAPS.  I have close to the 200 stock picks allowed.  Most of them are negative.  A handful have truly terrible point counts.  My truly brilliant picks (hey, everybody gets lucky sometimes!) have been closed when they presented me with wonderful gains. I am left with the losers or the ones that I neglected to close when they were winning.  One very frustrating stock has a very negative score but is still open because at one point in the past I was actually score leader.  It is time to take a hit to points or accuracy or both.  Goodbye pretty cap, It's been fun.  [more]



GoodVibe Lounge : The Taxman Cometh Bringing Cheese!

April 15, 2009 – Comments (114) | RELATED TICKERS: C , H

There is much going on!   [more]



A spelling lesson for April 15th - brought to you by THE I. R. S.

April 14, 2009 – Comments (6) | RELATED TICKERS: R , S

Have you done your taxes, and gotten them speeding off over the Internet?  Are you one of those who remembers lining up to drop thick envelopes into the mailbox  on your way into work and looking at others with envy or a bit of a smirk depending on whether you had to do yours still, or had a refund back and spent?  This is for you, for the postal workers who are about to have a ton of last minute envelopes, and, yes, the folks at the IRS who are trying to answer too many questions from too many people who are too frantic from waiting.  (and yes, I did figure this out in early Jan.  It's just that the timing is to good Not to bring it back today!)  [more]



Of Miracles and mustard seeds

April 11, 2009 – Comments (24) | RELATED TICKERS: F , AIT , H

My grandfather was a minister for over 50 years.  His official work in that area ended one day on the way to a speaking engagement when he pulled to the side of the road in the midst of a stroke.  This stroke and other minor ones to follow left his right side paralysed.  With physical therapy, he regained use of everything except his right hand.  He could not use it, could not close it to hold a pen, a fork, a paintbrush, or anything else.  In time, he moved to a retirement home for nursing care and taught himself to use his left hand as the muscles of the right hand atrophied beyond hope.  [more]



GoodVibe Lounge : Banish the taxes and bring on good cheer!

April 08, 2009 – Comments (173) | RELATED TICKERS: CH , A , T

We are open for business -   [more]



What kind of new car would you choose?

April 05, 2009 – Comments (13) | RELATED TICKERS: R , S

I am doing some research.  If you had a good, old, reliable car and were in the position of needing to and being ready to look at new cars, what kind of car would you look at?  The needs of being able to carry lots of 'stuff' or people are taken care of by another car in the family, so this could be any car you would want.  The requirements would be fairly simple.    [more]



Taxes - The infamous box 7

April 03, 2009 – Comments (5)

There is a first time for everything and this "first" came close to costing someone a bit of money today.  I learned something about assumptions.  Let me pass along the caution to those of you who haven't done your taxes and perhaps to those of you who have.  [more]



GoodVibe Lounge: Having survived April Fool's Day.....

April 02, 2009 – Comments (200) | RELATED TICKERS: CH , A , T

Hi Gang,  [more]

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