We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
I didn't know where to fit this, but given that the stock market can be a very scary place I'll put it here.
Here's a ranking of the top 10 stock gainers in the past decade.
Company Symbol Exchange Cumulative gain (%)
Chico's FAS CHS NYSE 3,790.889
Apple AAPL Nasdaq 3,504.444
Frontier Oil FTO NYSE 2,367.556
Oshkosh Truck OSK NYSE 2,153.455
Clean Harbors CLHB Nasdaq 1,995.059
Echostar Communications DISH Nasdaq 1,870.947
Gilead Sciences GILD Nasdaq 1,816.260
American Eagle Outfitters AEO NYSE 1,737.162
Holly Corp. HOC NYSE 1,706.189
XTO Energy XTO NYSE 1,629.161
I love Apple, kids think it the ~Evil Empire...check out the YouTube on the Apple I-rack.
Waiting for the first wave of cute neighborhood kiddies to call (late this year), kids and I found this old but goodie Bush vs. Jesus on You TUbe: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GN3j-nJW1EE
The godly or the humorless conservative might be offended, but it'a funny for anyone else.
We live in a neighborhood swamped with gremlins. If this is anything like last year, maybe 60 kids. We've already got three pillowcase-sized bags of candy emptied in to baskets. Sunset at 5:50. We'll light all the pumpkins around 5:30 and immediately go to TRICKORTREATCON III. It is an intricately choreographed ballet.