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Name: Tom Conroy
Gender: Male
Hometown: CT
Home country: USA
Member since: Sat Mar 6, 2021, 08:56 PM
Number of posts: 5,111

About Me

65 years old. Lifelong democrat. Saw JFK in New Haven CT on election eve 1960. I was all of 5 years old. Cast my first vote for Jimmy Carter. Stayed up all night at the English Speaking Union I London to watch the returns. We celebrated the results about 9 AM London time. I cried the morning I learned Bobby Kennedy had been shot. I don't think I ever quite recovered, although President Obama's election helped a lot. These days I'm a moderate democrat and a cultural conservative. I miss the world of good manners, fancy dress and dancing cheek to cheek. Big TCM fan.

Journal Archives

Where will Cathie Wood's ARKK etf be in five years?

Probably not where you want to be. It had one good year.

https://seekingalpha.com/article/4473196-arkk-etf-5-years

Rita Moreno revenge dated Elvis to get back at Marlon Brando!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/entertainment/celebrities/2021/12/03/rita-moreno-dated-elvis-to-get-revenge-on-marlon-brando/8856982002/

Army gets Navy Goat. Uh, two goats this time.

Just before Thanksgiving, cadets from the United States Military Academy at West Point did something that the three-star general in charge of the school officially ordered them not to do: They stole a Naval Academy goat mascot.

The general said afterward that the prank went against West Point’s core values and that he was disappointed by the breach of trust. Properly chastised, the academy’s cadets had time to reflect on the matter over the holiday.

Then last weekend, cadets stole a goat again.

Two goats, actually.

The animals are the latest in the line of 37 different bucks, stretching back more than a century, that have served as Naval Academy mascots. All have been named Bill. And among a certain set of West Point cadets and alumni, stealing Bill from one of the Navy’s secret pasturing locations has become the ultimate mission impossible. Cadets have done it least 12 times.

After a Bungled Theft of Navy’s Mascot Draws Fire, Goatnappers Strike Again https://nyti.ms/3G7g7UU


The Army-Navy game is one of the great events in sports.

Charlie Munger thinks investing in Cryptocurrency is insane.

Warren Buffet's partner is staying far away from bitcoin and it's ilk:


https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/charlie-munger-says-investing-climate-crazier-than-dot-com-era-20211203-p59ehk.html?campaign_id=4&emc=edit_dk_20211203&instance_id=46884&nl=dealbook®i_id=63878655&segment_id=75993&te=1&user_id=13ffad9bdbc094431ac6c5ff94c77b8c

It pays to go to tag sales!

A $30 purchase of an old drawing at a Massachusetts house sale could fetch $50 million at a London gallery. It turns out it was an original drawing by Albrecht Durer.


https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/19/unknown-durer-drawingbought-for-just-dollar30-at-a-house-clearancecould-sell-for-dollar50m

The biggest thing out of Miami Art Week is a ten year old!

https://nypost.com/2021/12/02/sofia-vergara-buys-art-by-10-year-old-painter-sensation-andres-valencia/


I wonder what happened to my old finger paintings.

Spielberg's new West Side Story almost achieves perfection!

https://www.thedailybeast.com/spielbergs-new-west-side-story-almost-achieves-perfection?ref=home

We'll, somebody likes it!

Why mrna technology could be a game changer for an HIV vaccine.

https://www.cnbc.com/video/2021/12/01/mrna-technology-game-changer-hiv-vaccine.html

Covid was just the beginning!

China's Didi, the ride sharing company, to delist from US stock exchange


Didi's announcement comes less than 24 hours after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalized rules that allow it to delist foreign stocks for failing to meet audit requirements.

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/12/03/didi-on-delisting-from-us-and-list-in-hong-kong.html


Do you really think this will be the only one?

Exhibits in the Ghislaine Maxwell trial.

It's a story in the Post. Being a NY tabloid their coverage seems better than the NY Times. The exhibits are just photos. Nothing terribly interesting except the one of the NM ranch house which made me say 'Holy Crap!'
Anyway, I thought I'd put it up, if anyone is interested:

https://nypost.com/2021/12/02/ghislaine-maxwell-trial-exhibit-images-released/#9
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