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  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 127.... [View instapost]
    Al

    You asked a great question. I would prefer using the word "dividend". I think most that follow understand that !

    But i still think coupon is used differently. Maybe with bonds???
    Jul 3, 2015. 09:20 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Al

    Actually we were just a group of people who combined some funds to start up a business. I spent maybe 40 hrs per week analyzing horses to claim. Then we just let the money ride. I would say we were averaging claiming 5 horses per month. It was a track record as well...

    People that i personally know trusted me, we Incorporated, and at one time had over 30 horses ! It took a lot of hard work, understanding racing, and most important having an honest trainer.

    Well we had one, and we are still friends although we really stopped racing as a business. I still dabble in it but i am being honest here. My group actually FORCED the track to change their claiming rules years ago. I found the "sweet spot" as JBT calls it. That i will save for another time.. It would take a while to explain it..

    It took me a while to hook up with the trainer, i can't remember how many i had, but we raced where he did. Which was 7 hours away or a 45 minute plane ride. So most of the time when my stable raced i wasn't there. Back then the internet didn't even carry racing so i had to order a special dish that cost $100 bucks a month.

    But it was needed for me to do my work. Claiming races are where you get the horses from. ANY in that race can be claimed for the price of that races claim.. Sounds confusing but if it was a 10k claiming race you just "claim the horse" before the race. The old owner keeps the winnings and the 10k but we get the horse immediately after the race.

    You are taking a chance though. Why did the trainer put the horse in that race? Was he hurt ? They can cover that up easily for a race, and if i told you how it would take me a book to explain it, or were they gambling that no one would claim it?

    Hence why i needed a dish to watch the races. Sometimes it took us a month to decide. My trainer would watch him daily on the track working out, we would talk daily, and then make a decision.

    The horse i spoke about, FOXY JAZZ, was an OPEN horse. Meaning no one could claim her.She was one of the BEST horses at that track, maybe a group of 6 ?? Well just like any athlete horses go through ups and downs. They peak and they get tired. Happens that NO HORSE at that track had ever been claimed for 30k. So their connections dropped her in for "the tag" ( claiming price) EXPECTING no one would claim her, she would win, and they would make 50% of a really decent purse.

    Wrong......we had been following her for a month, saw no injuries, and claimed her. Then next we raised her back to the OPEN races and stayed patient. She paid her bills until my trainer got her "right". No one could claim her , and within a short time we had a TRACK RECORD !!

    I could go on and on, boy i do miss it !! But their is a dark side to that business as well... Eventually she started to develop an injury that could not be fixed. So we dropped her back in for the 30k claiming price and their old owners claimed her back!

    But now we knew the horse and what was wrong. She was never the same.. I do miss the business trips out there for long weekends watching my stable race.. You might ask why i stopped. RACINOS raised the purses but also brought new trainers that changed the landscape. We could not compete against what they used to get horses ready to race.

    I have to be careful what i say from this point on. But if only those purses didn't go so high ? We were racing for DOUBLE...Double also brought TROUBLE... I will end by saying why wouldn't a group claim a horse that won 5 races in a row? How could that trainer be winning HALF of his races?

    I think enough said !!!
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:59 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Controlling a population? Better to ask JW about that. But i think Buffet and Gates has a little influence if i recall a comment by JW once..
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:28 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    I really have a hard time accepting some decisions being made.. I mean the Dukes of Hazard... It's really getting out of CONTROL...

    But those in CONTROL......
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:19 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 127.... [View instapost]
    C

    Some times people send me a PM . Apparently they feel uncomfortable posting. If you go back one chapter i believe a FIRST TIME poster commented on DC bringing his thoughts here instead of WSB...

    Now as far as naming a Saturday it's up to you folks. You guys control where this takes us. I am along for the journey !!

    AL

    Coupon also has an investment meaning as well , am i correct ??
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:17 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Al

    Some things never change... Always hoping just more people wake up and take notice..

    PERSONAL NOTE...JULY 5 , 2002...MY HORSE NAMED "FOXY JAZZ" WON A RACE THAT SET A LIFETIME MARK AND A TRACK RECORD AT THE MEADOWS TRACK IN PENN.

    I do miss racing horses. Was pretty successful until those in CONTROL actually forced my connections out of business. Enough said on that !!

    Have a track in Goshen NY that has Harness racing this weekend. It is the same town for the Harness hall of fame. My stable has a brick on the walkway with our name on it.

    Tomorrow , if the weather holds up and the trainers doesn't scratch the horse, has a 3 year old racing that has won 17 straight races and is using this race as a tune up to the Meadowlands Pace at the end of the month. Purse for that race is about a million dollars with the winner taking 50%.

    Hope to see this horse race tomorrow, The town also has a fair this weekend. We go every year ! No wagering allowed at this track. But it is a fun weekend.

    Here is a link to the Hall of Fame..

    http://bit.ly/1LNoI03

    Lucky to be one town over...
    Jul 3, 2015. 08:03 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPORTS, SPORTS, AND MORE SPORTS...CHAPTER 2... [View instapost]
    OAG

    You woke up ! Yes you did >>>

    Surprised you haven't commented on my rant in the new chapter ...
    Jul 3, 2015. 07:50 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    "What's next, two wives allowed at the same time to one husband? Don't laugh as that door is now left open by the Supreme Court's ruling."

    Didn't take too long. Then i read this !!

    http://aol.it/1LNkx4a



    Jul 3, 2015. 07:19 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Yup, and he was laughed at as well. You don't play politics within the rules THEY want and THEY will eventually get you removed from the game...

    Like i said, most could care less, and move on. UNTIL it hit's home..... Then all hell will break loose...

    But this flag stuff ? Will it die down? or will it get a life on it's own ? Depends on the people and who accepts being brain washed...

    THE DUKES OF HAZARD ? REALLY ? .....GEEZ !!!
    Jul 3, 2015. 07:07 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPORTS, SPORTS, AND MORE SPORTS...CHAPTER 2... [View instapost]
    This Country likes action, and scoring. That is why in the NFL rules are changed to help the offense. Hence more scoring. That is why the running backs are being paid less and less. More passing !!

    The game is becoming a scoring machine. People would rather see a 45 to 40 score then a 10 to 7 game. Personally i am one of them. I like scoring.

    But i also like the game of soccer because it's a world game. Football is OUR Countries game. We are now competing in soccer against the World. We were late to the party, laughed at because our athletes were behind the world.

    Well we caught up and passed most nations that have their children born with a soccer ball at their feet. That says something about our resolve.

    Have to admit when my parents bought their home up here i was 12 years old. I looked at the kids kicking a ball around and said "i can't use my hands"??

    Me, a kid use to playing stick ball in the streets in NYC. Many have no idea what a pensie pinkey is , or a spauldine...

    Times have changed, my daughter played soccer for her college, and i learned the rules and adapted.. Now knowing what goes into the game i accepted it .

    Hockey isn't so bad either. My Rangers almost won it all...
    Jul 3, 2015. 07:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    JBT

    It comes down to CONTROL.. Do we allow others to control us? Most sit back and take it.

    If i was living in the south, or born there, i would be really annoyed right now..

    CONTROL... They are so afraid of Donal Trump that they are trying to control his finances. Did he speak the truth ? They will spin it to make him look like an evil person. But i am telling you the establishment is seriously afraid of him.

    Seems his polling numbers are pretty strong. I am curious as to how this will end for him. Is he in it to win it ? Or for the publicity ?
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:47 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • SPORTS, SPORTS, AND MORE SPORTS...CHAPTER 2... [View instapost]
    JBT

    Uh, they kinda changed the color around .. But yes, years ago it was simply black and white. Kinda symbolic that it just could not stay black and white.

    I know many don't like the sport, nor understand it, but we have improved as a country, and you should at least enjoy the level of play and root for our nation.

    Being that i have reffed the sport, or played it for over 35 years now i appreciate the advancements our country has made. We were laughed at not too long ago. Now we might be World Champs again?
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:38 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    Al

    First, i am sure the slaves weren't thrilled.. But aren't we all still enslaved by our government??

    I could go on and on about that !!!
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:20 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Interesting Times For All Commodities And Investments !! Chapter 128.... [View instapost]
    JBT

    Should we be like Hitler? I agree with being labeled though. I think by now you know i could care less..

    On this blog, and as long as i can control it, NOTHING is considered bad enough to be censored...

    So speak your thoughts if you choose to... THAT IS EXACTLY MY FEAR. People worried about speaking their mind for a worry of censorship, labels, etc... If we lose the opportunity to speak out we are losing our freedom..

    That is why i don't believe i have deleted many comments, if any here. ALL are free to place their thoughts here. As long as we try not to get personal..

    I believe you are one that can verify my tattoo. I sent you a picture and you sent me one back of yours about a year ago..
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:13 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • SPORTS, SPORTS, AND MORE SPORTS...CHAPTER 2... [View instapost]
    Support our women's soccer ..

    Sunday night at 7pm.... Going for the cup !!!

    Proud to be an American !!
    Jul 3, 2015. 06:09 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
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