NewsLetter - December 2021

Dear Reader:


Toilet out of order. Please use floor below.
In a laundromat: Automatic washing machines: please remove all your clothes when the light goes out.
In a London department store: Bargain basement upstairs…
Outside a second-hand shop: We exchange anything – bicycles, washing machines, etc. Why not bring your wife along and get a wonderful bargain?
Notice in health food shop window: Closed due to illness…
Spotted in a safari park: (I sure hope so.) Elephants, please stay in your car.
Message on a leaflet: If you cannot read, this leaflet will tell you how to get lessons.
On a repair shop door: We can repair anything. (Please knock hard on the door - the bell doesn't work.) No comment necessary.

And from the headlines….

Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says…Really?
Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers. Now that's taking things a bit far!
Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over. What a guy!
Miners Refuse to Work after Death. No-good-for-nothing' lazy so-and-so's!
Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant. See if that works better than a fair trial!
War Dims Hope for Peace. I can see where it might have that effect!
Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures. Who would have thought!
London - Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide. They may be on to something!
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges. You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?
Kids Make Nutritious Snacks. Do they taste like chicken?
Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half. Chainsaw Massacre all over again!
Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds dead


“You can’t be a 75% Fiduciary.” - Luis Aguilar

“Would you expect your butcher to recommend a veggie plate?” - Knut Rostad


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One of my readers asked why I was picking on the Motley Fool. It’s not really my intention to “pick on” anyone; however, it is my goal to educate my readers regarding what I consider, all too often, to be “financial pornography,” i.e., financial news and tips that purport to provide special insight to winning market moves that are at best misleading and at worst dangerous to the readers’ financial health. A major red flag is a headline that reads “That'll Make You Rich” in large font, bold.