August weekend edition

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. Do take advantage of market irrationality. There are excellent opportunities when this happens. I will be relating these opportunities in future postings. It is the basis for the Rob the Markets Blind portion of my strategy.



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...finding it, grabbing it, profiting from it, and then releasing it.


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 Famous People Series

This is the silly picture of Albert Einstein one sees in the school history books and in the media. The real Einstein is pictured below.

This is Einstein around the time he established his Theory of Relativity.

An interesting note: Records show the Nobel Prize Awarding Institution, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, decided to reserve the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, and therefore awarded no Physics prize that year. According to the statutes, a reserved prize can be awarded the year after, and Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for 1921 one year later, in 1922.

Einstein was unable to attend the December 10 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm. He presented his Nobel speech on July 11, 1923, in Gothenburg.

While Albert Einstein was visiting the United States in 1933, the appointment of Adolf Hitler as chancellor took effect and he decided he would not return to his home in Germany where he had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences.

Einstein had been in the US for a visiting professorship at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena at the time.

He and his wife Elsa returned by ship to Belgium in March 1933 to find that that their cottage had been raided. Einstein turned in his passport to the German consulate and formally renounced his German citizenship. By the summer, Einstein learned that his name was on a list of assassination targets.
In the 20-plus years he lived in the US, Einstein made many contributions, perhaps most notable of which was the atomic bomb. On the eve of World War II, Einstein helped alert President Franklin D Roosevelt that Germany might be developing an atomic weapon. Upon Einstein’s recommendation, the US began similar research, which would eventually lead to the Manhattan Project.

Albert Einstein at the first Solvay Conference, 1911. - age 32

Einstein never wore socks, even when he was invited to the White House.


Unique or Unusual section


These are the graves of Lady J.C.P.H van Aefferden and her husband Colonel J. W. C. van Gorcum, who were forbid from being buried in the same section of the cemetery because she was a Catholic noble and he was a Protestant.
After being married for 38 years, the colonel died in 1880 and was buried in the Protestant part of the cemetery against the wall. His widowed wife died in 1888 and had decided not to be buried in the noble family tomb but alone on the other side of the wall, which was the closest she could get to her husband. Two clasped hands connect the graves across the wall.


Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, California

Glass Beach is a beach near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline near the northern part of the town.
In the early 20th century, Fort Bragg residents threw their household garbage over cliffs  onto what is now Glass Beach, discarding glass, appliances, and even vehicles.

Over the next several decades the pounding waves cleaned the beach, by breaking down everything but glass and pottery and tumbling those into the small, smooth, colored pieces that cover Glass Beach.

The California Department of Parks and Recreation purchased the 38-acre (15 ha) Glass Beach property, and it was incorporated into MacKerricher State Park in October 2002.

The beach is now frequently visited by tourists. Collecting is not permitted on the park's beach.
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OK, finally got the MSN Money top 10 portfolio by Jim Jubak. I think it might be fun to watch how this performs. It is NOT MY portfolio, it is just one they think will do well the second half of 2013. So let's see. Of course, I will continue my real account live portfolio as well. The MSN money portfolio started on July 1 and I am prorating the ten stocks with a 'pretend' $10,000 for each stock for a total start of $100,000 and will compare it to the SP 500 by using SPY.  

Most beautiful towns series

Snowy Night, Edinburgh, Scotland

Summer Light, Hallstatt, Austria 


Misty Dawn, Saint Cirq Lapopie, France

 Medieval, Rovinj, Croatia




Painter/Painting   of the Day

 Life in the Harem, Cairo 1858
By John Frederick Lewis
Watercolor and body color
Paintings by PİNO ( Giuseppe Dangelico )
....  noted for his exceptional ability to capture the movements and expressions of his subjects.
PINO - At Rest II

This PINO  painting is available for sale - value $110,000
PINO - Dreaming Madrid


Anna Obolenskaya

Charles Auguste Émile Durand, known as Carolus-Duran (1837-1917) was a French painter. He also was  a director of the French Academy in Rome.

Raphael Soyer  
Russian-born American painter.. He is identified as a Social Realist because of his interest in men and women viewed in contemporary settings which included the streets, subways, salons and artists' studios of New York City 




Jennifer Lawrence




 Deepika Padukone



Classic Auto of the Day  
Invest in a classic car that is certain to appreciate in value  

 57 chevy

If the right car does turn out to be an appreciating asset, any later sale is not subject to capital gains tax.

Thought for the Day

                           Flapper    Alice White, The Sea Tiger, 1927

Alfred Cheney Johnston "Gilda Gray"  1920

Marlene Dietrich in Touch of Evil (1958)

Bonita Granville, Helen Parish, and Judy Garland eating hot dogs

Our heading changed from vintage ladies to vintage pictures but I'll still have ladies here

That's all Folks  





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