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China To Buy $80 Billion Of Gold

Isanyone besides Rep Mark Kirk (R-IL) telling us the truth?

That’s Always The Next Headline, Isn’t It?

Governor Used State’s Money to Visit Lover

Finding the Big Trades…

I’d forgotten that MarketClub offers a way to catch big moves on stocks until Adam Hewison reminded me in a video today.

In today’s video, he will be using MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” technology to discover stocks that are potentially getting ready for big moves on the upside.

He will show you a quick and easy way to replicate these moves using using MarketClub’s tools for the trader. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you too will be able to spot these trades.

You can use MarketClub’s “Trade Triangle” signals for Stocks, Futures, Precious Metals, forex, ETFs and Mutual Funds. To the best of my knowledge there is no easier, faster way to find winning trades.

The video is free to watch and there is no need to register. I would love to get your feedback about this video on our blog.

Portland Acquires Jeff Pendergraph

The Statesman Journal reports Portland acquired big man Jeff Pendergraph, 6′ 9 240 pound forward:

The Portland Trail Blazers acquired the draft rights to forward Jeff Pendergraph (No. 31 overall) from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for guard Sergio Rodriguez, the draft rights to forward Jon Brockman (No. 38) and cash.
“We’re excited to add a player like Jeff, who is a four-year starter, hard worker and has a strong athletic presence inside. We feel he can help this team.”

Pendergraph, 22, played four seasons at Arizona State, where he finished with career averages of 12.6 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.04 blocked shots and a 58.0 percent shooting percentage.

The 6-9, 240-pound forward set school records for games played (126) and started (120) and his 1,588 points are sixth best all-time.

As a senior, Pendergraph averaged 14.5 points and was named to the all-Pac-10 Conference first team. His 66.0 percent shooting percentage led the nation.

Does New Video Show Driver Killing JFK?

Sure looks like it! See for yourself:

Porsche Spyder For 2013

Z Cars has pictures and information about the reintroduction of the Porsche Spyder:

Farrah Fawcett R.I.P.

I have always loved Farrah Fawcett and that hair. What boy will ever forget that iconic pinup:

She will be missed! She was way too young to go: 62!

An Evening With Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Gerry Altman and I went to the Bagdad last night to hear Carlos Ruiz Zafon author of “The Shadow of the Wind” and now “The Angels Game”. Zafon, who is about 45 and a little roly-polly, was interviewed by a man from Tin House. The event was sponsored by Powell’s books and for the price of $19 each, the large audience sat enthralled while Zafon talked about writing and his books. We each received a free autographed copy of “The Angels Game.”

Like Phillip Margolin, Zafon does not just sit down and begin to write, watching the letters spew from his pen. He believes in outlining his novel in advance. His outlines is built with images. He alluded to beginning a war. You place your units with their various specialties, then when the war begins you make changes and adjust. The perfect plan is only perfect until you throw everything out.

When he begins to write from his outline, his job then is to add texture. He writes in his native language, Spanish, which is translated to English later when the book is complete. That process can take up to three years, so if we only know English, we are three years behind the Spanish speaking.

“The Angels Game” is the second in his four book series he plans to write from a writers perspective. This novel takes place in the 20s and 30s. It is filled with the sick undercurrent of chaos that led to the Spanish civil war and eventually broke out in Europe as WWII. I wanted to ask if he sees any parallels between the pre-civil war period in Spain to the world at large today. Maybe, I will email him.

He’s lived in so many places that he considers himself a man of the world, rather than a Spaniard or Los Angelino. He talked about getting away from a subject to write about it. He put his hand up close to his nose and tried to describe it. He couldn’t. He couldn’t even see if it was attached to something, but pull it away and you gain perspective; the ability to describe its lines, whirls, color and function. In a sentence he urged me to leave Portland (for Mexico) by saying if “one never leaves we can never understand it.”

I am convinced many writers write not only to put their thoughts into words, but to talk about themselves. It is an ego trip to have 500 people hang on your words and buy your books and dissect your thinking. Zafon, while modest, seemed to enjoy the evening.


This kind of thing is getting really boring. How many times do we need to see some hound dog with a hangdog expression. In this case he’s thinking more of his wife and kids, now, than he ever did before.

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