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  1. No BROWNS WEEK 9? Hey no problem we still have to eat, so what's your favorite gameday or just weekend eats? Dine in or tavern hangout, carryout, favorite rib, chicken, pizza, sandwich, whatever or even cook at home what's up for gameday? ......... OCTOBER 23, 2019......and we've added something that has become more popular delivery! Everyone is getting into the delivery business now even the better restaurants.
  2. Since we are low on sports stories and have some extra time on our hands I'm putting up a few more quick and easy recipes. HOT DOG FRIED RICE, it's much better than it sounds. YIELDS:4 PREP TIME:0 HOURS 30 MINS TOTAL TIME:0 HOURS 45 MINS INGREDIENTS 1 tbsp. butter 1/2 Onion, finely chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled and diced 2 hot dogs, sliced into coins and halved (or Spam, I like either one) 1 Garlic clove, minced 1 tbsp. sesame oil 2 1/2 c. cooked white rice. (or brown rice ??) 2 eggs, lightly beaten 2/3 c. frozen peas 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 scallion, thinly sliced DIRECTIONS In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add onions, carrots, and hot dogs and cook until onions become translucent, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add sesame oil to the pan and let heat 1 minute add the rice, and let cook for 3 minutes. Push rice to one side of the pan and add the eggs, scrambling them in the pan and incorporating them into the rice when they are fully cooked. Add the peas and the soy sauce and stir to combine. Top with scallions if desired and serve.
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    Trivia Question of the Day March 28, 2020

    Our man Vinny Testaverde is up there.
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    The Stock Market

    Yes like being an amateur sleuth I also look at trading volumes particularly extremely low or high ones, StockSpy puts them on the bottom. When picking stocks I look first at things like the P/E, dividend yeild, beta, IPO prices if applicable among others.
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    The Stock Market

    Circuit breakers were put in and tweaked up largely because of the mindless rapid fire computer trading. ........ just like these damn spell check programs, constantly changing my words even phrases and I generally don't proof read.
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    The Stock Market

    I've picked up a few good sayings and basic principles since I got into the market in 1971 just before the market crossed 1,000 for the first time........and then crashed and burned back to 700 and basically died for a decade. Sayings like was that a bear rally or a "dead cat bounce" ? Most all downturns have a "w" bottom before a true reversal. The trick is always trying to figure it out. I like to use the moving averages as a big key indicator. Early on and for about 30 or so years I was a technical trader watching all of that stuff. The WSJ was nice in undergraduate school and required reading in the MBA program, I had it sent to my office at work and read it everyday at lunch to be ready when you went to class. I also had the weekly Barron's sent to my house for weekend reading. Good basic information along with other magazines. The former Barron's editor in chief Alan Abelson had one I always remembered...... "when you buy a stock you are buying it from someone else who thinks it will go down". And from anonymous......"don't buy into a bear market until you see the blood running in the streets". Good advice.
  7. Earnest Byner by any chance? When you talk about RBs there were plenty of good ones that had to deal with injuries I'll have to think about it. Denver RB T. Davis comes to mind.
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    The Stock Market

    One of my favorite little toys the free StockSpy an easy way to monitor any indicies from all over the world with your choice of tools like moving averages for any time periods from intraday to many years. You can also put in any stocks you want to follow. It even has news information on the left side. Try it.
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    The Stock Market

    I was watching a few of those talking heads and their guests on CNBC today about the economy, Fed, business problems and all of that. This is no usual recession by any shot and I'll agree with that. This was not mortgage and banking catastrophe like in 2008 or a NASDAQ tech wreck like in 2000 or computer crash quick drop like in 1987 or other business caused economic drop this was an act of God event. It may go as fast as it came "IF" the coronavirus goes away to some satisfactory level..... we'll see on that. One thing though we had a more than slightly heated or overheated market so the DOW might get back to maybe 25,000 and then see what happens. Equities, well the DOW 30 is having the best week in 90 years, since 1932 it would have been a good jump back in week.......if you are a trader. We'll see how many of these snap back moves we have until the market goes back up -or- down. Stay tuned and buckle up -and- relax.
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    The Stock Market

    Up to now for the last 8+ years the worry has been disinflation and record low interest rates just check out the 10 and 30 year rates. And 30 year fixed loans on real estate is at unheard of low rates, less than my parents paid in 1963 with their open ended 25 or 30 year mortgage they paid off in about 10 years. Old timers who lived through the great depression hated debt of any kind now it's no big deal......I guess.
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    The Stock Market

    I've learned to cope with that.......... really...........honest, never bothers me....... much.
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    Bill Finalized

    One little tidbit that will come up seniors like me and my wife will get the stimulus checks however seniors who are claimed by others on their taxes will not get a check. ......Throughout the debate over the bailout bill, senators offered no explanation for this striking omission. The cost of extending rebates to elderly and disabled dependents would have been well less than 1% of the package’s total price tag. But even while they allowed up to $50 billion for airlines and a $17 billion set-aside reportedly written for Boeing, senators refused to provide a dime in direct aid to elderly and disabled individuals who rely financially on family members......
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    Bill Finalized

    All of this subject to the House passing it Friday...... which should happen. Mo' free money, nothing wrong with that !
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    The Stock Market

    Hindsight is such a wonderful thing and it's never wrong! They were showing baseball cards on the Antiques Roadshow recently including a 1952 Mickey Mantle near perfect rookie card valued at $25,000 to $30,000. I had a very complete set from the 1940-1960s many from a kid up the street who was one of the first ones to go to Vietnam around 1965 and cans of marbles......all gone now. I always tell my wife that I could have bought her a really nice Mercedes Benz with it. Now that was a good investment "gone with the wind". One of the toughest things to do in investing is to forgive yourself and move on. (but I still could kick myself on the cards )
  15. CHICKEN, SPINACH & ARTICHOKE LASAGNA If you know spinach-artichoke dip is the best way to start a party, you can only guess what layering it in lasagna does: EVERYTHING. This is our go-to dinner for nights when you want something super-comforting, but also need to sneak in some greens, too. :-) The cream sauce is perfect. This is on our make soon list ! YIELDS:8 SERVINGS PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 20 MINS COOK TIME: 0 HOURS 55 MINS TOTAL TIME: 1 HOUR 15 MINS INGREDIENTS 1 lb. lasagna noodles 3 tbsp. butter 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour 3 c. milk (preferably whole or 2%) Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 c. freshly grated Parmesan 2 c. shredded rotisserie chicken 1/2 lb. frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed of excess liquid 1 (15-oz.) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped 2 (15-oz.) containers part-skim ricotta 4 c. shredded mozzarella DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 350°. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook lasagna noodles according to package directions until al dente. Drain and transfer to a baking sheet to cool. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute, then add flour and cook 1 minute more. Pour in milk and season with salt and pepper. Bring to a simmer and let thicken, 2 to 4 minutes. Add Parmesan and stir until creamy, then add chicken, spinach, and artichokes and stir until combined. Assemble lasagna: Spread a thin layer of chicken mixture in a large baking dish and top with a layer of overlapping noodles. Spread a layer of ricotta over the noodles, add a layer of chicken mixture, and sprinkle with a layer of mozzarella. Repeat for three layers total, ending with mozzarella. Tent with foil and bake for 35 minutes. Remove foil and bake until browned and bubbly, 10 minutes more. Let cool for 15 minutes before slicing and serving.
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    The Stock Market

    The very first thing any good financial advisor should ask you is what is your age, time horizon and risk tolerance and then move on to specific goals and an overall plan like budgeting, saving including emergency money, family situation, retirement plans etc. People lately have got a bit stock market crazy and have overlooked cash investments partly too because the cash market has been at historic lows and doesn't look to rebound anytime soon. The days of 10% + CDs are gone and older people are taking more risks with their money especially if there is a long recession or God forbid depression and years of recovery time. Once you have made and are comfortable with your plans go for it......but don't be afraid to periodically review your goals, objectives and time horizons. Just a starting point for all of this financial planning stuff, you better believe a lot of that is going on right now. ALSO if you're in cash right now this might be a good time to buy good stocks at reduced prices.
  17. It should have been a legitimate utility for years now. It's not a play toy anymore it's essential for day-to-day use in today's world.
  18. We're both retired and we're just ready to start remodeling our upstairs bathroom with a walk in tub and the works, already plunked down over $7,000 down on the job. We are on hold ! I'm now stressed out and depressed..... maybe the money would make me feel better. .........ok so it won't but being retired don't retired people want everything free parking by the door, discounts on coffee at McDonalds, the blue plate special by 4 pm at Perkins ? Actually I would write a nice check out to our church and sleep well.
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    Trivia Questions and Answers

    I think Joe Gibbs Washington Redskins had a losing then SB run.
  20. I remember when $billions were a lot of money now we have been another comma in talking about the national debt. https://www.truthinaccounting.org/about/our_national_debt?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIlfXstI-06AIVa_7jBx3H6QkQEAAYASAAEgJPz_D_BwE Our Debt Clock US Published National Debt $23,473,548,623,113 The Truth $123,121,840,566,000 Each Taxpayer's Share: $798,000 U.S. Published National Debt consists of: debt held by the public intragovernmental holdings, including debt held by Social Security and Medicare trust funds It does not include total unfunded Social Security and Medicare promises. This amount is updated periodically to coincide to with The Debt to the Penny Wow !
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    The Stock Market

    There are two basic types of investors "buy & hold" and traders. The buy & pray ones are in for the long haul and basically just have to hang in there. They've done well especially in the 2008 to 2020 up to Corona. The traders especially the big ones with computerized buy/sell/buy/buy can make a fortune but with risks. I was a day trader from about 2000 until the 2008 crash and got out too much work !! Now our buy & hold stuff has done well like IRA mutual funds, 401(k) and some select stocks......I also have dusted off my old Ameritrade stock account. I've been through about 7 stock crashes in my about 48 years dabbling in the stock market this is now number 8 and the most different of them all.
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    Trivia Questions and Answers

    I was a die hard NFL (BROWNS) fan back then hey just 1 year older than you -but- had a friend who was a bit "different" sports wise was an AFL fan plus the pirates, etc. I do remember some just merged in with the NFL like Buffalo, Oakland and the Boston Patriots but I can't place another repeating champion. I do remember that they did have some high flying football which did attract fans......and Pete Rozelle. Guess Buffalo and ???? Oakland.
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    Trivia Questions and Answers

    I'm trying to think of the powerhouse AFL teams back then San Diego comes to mind. (I was a teenager.)
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    Trivia Questions and Answers

    AFL - Houston Oilers, KC not sure of years just pre SB 1967 years.
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    Trivia Questions and Answers

    MIA in their glory years 1972 was the 17-0 year and the 71 or 73 was the other SB year, I think it was 72 & 73.
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